Versatile Style by Tracey

Burgundy & Browns

Posted on: February 16, 2015

Awhile back I put together this look,  with browns and added

Burgundy due to the coloring in the print….

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I loved these colors together, so much that they really stuck with me.

 That prompted me to give them another go..

Here’s the result…

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It was really fun to remake the color scheme without relying 

on the easy way of adding shades from a print…

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I even mixed a brown and red lipsticks to come up with a burgundy…

In addition I changed my black prescription sunglasses for a tone more appropriate. 

Like my windblown look?  

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I was happy to get another chance to style my Joan Rivers velvet blazer 

Velvet and corduroy textures definitely add an element to this look,

as does the snake skin purse.

Dear Readers, there really are so many ways a blogger can come up with inspiration for outfits.  

I like adding this one into my repertoire.

 There are so many times that colors I put together are due to pulling a shade from a print , something I recall was my mother’s favorite way to style… Even at her funeral a woman she babysat for told me she marveled at how my mother would pull a shade from an outfit and add it in a sock color for her baby boy.  I remembered my mother coming home after those babysitting days with pure delight at the compliments she received.  I remembered that and have used it so much in my life… I even used it when putting window displays together for my consignment store. I once had an customer come in while I was putting a display together and ask me if I had an art background.. For someone who was never strong at art, this was a huge compliment and I credited it to observing my mother put together outfits.  

It is so funny when I sit down to write a blog post, I never know where it’s going to bring me..

Today it brought me to lovely memories of my mother.

Gratitude

Of course I have to start with being grateful that today’s post allowed me a wonderful moment to remember my mother.

I am grateful that the taxes and FAFSA forms are done!  

I am grateful for a very lazy Sunday spent reading. 

I am grateful for the chance for snow and hope we actually get a little this time..

I am grateful that my college children send texts and pictures to their younger brother, making him feel loved and not forgotten.. 

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2 Responses to "Burgundy & Browns"

I love those two colors together in the colder months! You look so bohemian and chic! Love your gratitude post! It’s amazing how special our mothers are and all they do! My mother is 84 and dresses in style and with colorful choices. She is so chic that everything looks good on her! Blessings!

Thank you! Yes mothers are dear to our hearts and how wonderful that your mother loves color and style!

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