Monday, September 24, 2012

Double Oxblood | Work to Night Out Burgundy Outfit

burgundy wine day to night outfit IMG_6708 pull on pony cheap red sole heels IMG_6699
Day:
H&M cable knit burgundy sweater // Forever 21 burgundy lace pencil skirt //
DIY Christian Louboutin dupe/Payless red-sole black pumps //
Black metal buckle belt (pass-me-up from brother) //

Night:
H&M cable knit burgundy sweater // Forever 21 burgundy lace pencil skirt //
Thrifted @ Goodwill/Ann Taylor black strappy wedges // H&M faux leather biker jacket //
Black metal buckle belt (pass-me-up from brother) // Michael Todd vampy lip stain in Disco (thanks Nikki) //

Photography: self; remote and tripod

OXBLOOD AND BLOOD ORANGES. What is with the violence in colour terminology these days? Why is it oxblood and not simply blood? And even though blood oranges are so yummy, there's something so inherently Bram Stoker and grotesque about it. This all-burgundy/wine red/oxblood outfit was inspired by this pin on a Refinery 29 slideshow on wearing midi skirts. What's more fall appropriate than lace pencil skirts with a matching cable knit sweater in the same exact perfect autumn shade? For the PrettyShinySparkly oxblood challenge: one of my big-time doc blogger inspirations!

I noticed halfway through the day why my neck was itching so badly. Looking side my shirt, I saw a tag *facepalm* ... so I had my sweater on backwards. However, I rolled with it because it gave a more straight cut neckline which looked sophisticated. This black belt with the cool silver square buckle is actually a really old belt my brother wore for piano recitals when he was a little kid. Ironically it fits well around my waist still! How to transition to night time? Throw on a leather jacket to toughen things up and go along with the black and burgundy theme, exchange work-friendly pumps with strappy wedges from summer. Nothing makes me happier than sticking it to the man - in this case, Mr. CL and his uber expensive shoes. $20 pumps, $3 of nail polish and voila! Two things I will never invest in: designer heels or designer bags because I am so rough with my crap everything gets tattered faster than you can say cobbler. I'll post the DIY Christian Louboutin red sole heel tutorial soon if anyone's interested in having some faux glam fun :)

Friday night meant wearing wine colours to wine tasting but I got very lost and missed the bus, so instead mosied on over to a dumpling night event and stuffed myself with the tasty treats doused with Sriracha hot sauce (thank goodness for the sweet tea they had handy). Afterwards was an evening well spent with some new friends, practical physical exam skills. Don't judge - call us nerds now and be thankful when we can wield our diagnostic tools with finesse when you have an ear ache or pink eye. This weekend JJ visited and we had a grand old time eating along High Street and exploring North Market. And today I sang my first performance ever with our med school a cappella group - do epic shift, guys. Every single day.

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51 comments:

Elizabeth Exposito September 24, 2012 at 9:19 PM   said...

OH MY GOODNESS you are sooooo pretty! I really love how you styled your outfits, so classic. I'm in love with that maroon color as well!!

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Crystal Dots September 24, 2012 at 9:29 PM   said...

Haha I like how you pair your shoes with that lip gloss to compare the height! Perfect.

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♥ Natalie September 24, 2012 at 9:30 PM   said...

Oh great, I loooove both looks! Love how you can switch from business to free time outfits so easy. Thanks for showing (:

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Sheila September 24, 2012 at 10:05 PM   said...

Love how you did a day to night outfit change!! Great post! :)

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Michelleesque September 25, 2012 at 12:04 AM   said...

I absolutely love both looks! I envy how you can pull off sweaters so well. I honestly can't without looking like I am swimming in them.

Dale JaneĆ© September 25, 2012 at 1:31 AM   said...

I like that you bring up the point about the 'blood' . I was wondering the other day why they call it 'oxblood'. Great post and you look gorgeous and it's perfect how you showed the look two different ways.

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Maria September 25, 2012 at 1:45 AM   said...

Very cute outfit! Love the jacket with it too :) I totally agree with the color naming. Anything with the word "blood" in it is just wrong. I'd much rather call this color maroon.

Megan September 25, 2012 at 1:53 AM   said...

I love those DIY CL dupes!!! :) And anything in "oxblood" looks amazing for Fall. It's one of my favorite colors to wear :)

KT of KTRstyle.com September 25, 2012 at 3:04 AM   said...

You are too cute, love that sweater dress, it's so perfect for the fall!

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Katherine Tealeaf September 25, 2012 at 5:58 AM   said...

The burgandy colour is really lovely on your skin!

chocolatefashioncoffee September 25, 2012 at 6:49 AM   said...

love both outfits :)





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mitch September 25, 2012 at 8:08 AM   said...

I genuinely loooovee both outfits! The sweater and lace skirt are so perfect together, they look very fab on you!

Street Fashion Paris September 25, 2012 at 9:00 AM   said...

Love both of them!!! so cute!!!xxx

Neris / Fashion Fractions September 25, 2012 at 10:22 AM   said...

i love both of these looks! deep red looks fab on you!

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lisacng @ expandng.com September 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM   said...

Love your head to toe oxblood (and I agree, what is up with the names? Must be vampire fever!)! Love the day to night transition as well. Would love to see how you DIY those CL pumps. Beware, Mr CL might sue you ;)

Trina Mock September 25, 2012 at 2:50 PM   said...

I love how the sweater and skirt match perfectly!

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Rachel Lynne September 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM   said...

Freakin' amazing, seriously LOVE this so much! The sweater is fantastic and I love both your at work and play looks!

xoxo,
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TheUrbanUmbrella September 25, 2012 at 3:47 PM   said...

Wow that dress is fabulous! Loveee the "play" look, totally gorgeous! Thanks for commenting on my Oxblood look BTW <3



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Heather September 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM   said...

This is fabulous! I love both looks and I totally thought this was a dress! Beautiful!

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Craspidote September 25, 2012 at 8:51 PM   said...

I love .. LOVE it... good to see med school folks having fun..from an all girls med school, mine was boring though we sprinkled our own flavor of "fun" . Plzz dont mind if i copy this outfit :))

Franziska September 25, 2012 at 9:22 PM   said...

As someone applying to med school right now, I love seeing others still enjoying "frivolous" things like fashion while studying to become a doctor. Thank you for being the inspiration to keep at doing both :)

Afro Vaidosas September 25, 2012 at 9:24 PM   said...

both are so nice!!!!! iam in love with burgundy color..... great post

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Angie | Pandaphilia.com September 25, 2012 at 10:20 PM   said...

that's very interesting - an all girls' med school! and power to us girls haha :) don't mind one bit and glad you're inspired!

Angie | Pandaphilia.com September 25, 2012 at 10:24 PM   said...

best of luck applying, franziska! i know you can do it - it's a long, long road with lots of hurdles to jump but once you're at the end you're going to be so surprised at how much you accomplished! after so many years of pre-med and now starting medical school, i realize that you really do need to keep doing the things you love or else you'll start losing your marbles

Stephanie Noel September 26, 2012 at 12:35 AM   said...

Great either way!

simplyvonne September 26, 2012 at 8:55 AM   said...

you look gorgeous girl! I just love the second picture on the play and with that lil smirk on your face. IT's like oh yeah im ready to have some fun and be naughty hahah ok not the naughty part ;)

Stylish Petite September 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM   said...

Love both looks! Yay- you got the pencil skirt too! I love mine and you can't beat the price! :)

Lida Vinnikova September 26, 2012 at 3:18 PM   said...

a stunning dress!love the colour)

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fashionmania September 26, 2012 at 4:33 PM   said...

love your style! I've noticed burgundy is so in now, def inspired to get some!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy September 27, 2012 at 1:00 AM   said...

This is an amazing combination of textures. That is great that you can get away with tucking that chunky looking sweater and still look very slim.
Love both looks and great poses.

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The Blogture September 27, 2012 at 1:58 AM   said...

Love this work/play concept!

Liz September 27, 2012 at 10:57 AM   said...

What a great dress! I love how you styled the look for day and night. The leather jacket is fabulous :)

Mallory September 27, 2012 at 7:57 PM   said...

Oxblood looks amazing on you! Also that jacket is perfect for a night out :)

Mallory
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Jessica @ Here(and)Now September 27, 2012 at 9:29 PM   said...

I love accidental awesomeness - that backwards sweater is chic! Both looks are gorgeous, the monochromatic look so sophisticated!
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Lindsay September 27, 2012 at 9:55 PM   said...

Love this whole look and I love that you did a play version! I love the sweater and skirt paired together...so unexpected but perfect!

Angie September 28, 2012 at 3:49 PM   said...

This must be one of my favourite outfits of you so far! Gorgeous, especially the burgundy + leather.

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Happy_Days_2012 September 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM   said...

I know right! Oxblood is such a weird name. The Banana Republic belt I got was called Oxblood too, but it was more of a brown color than burgundy. It's funny how I blogged about this over a month ago too.

.brigittamonique. September 30, 2012 at 5:01 AM   said...

i love both look :D
love the sweater <3 it looks comfie to wear

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Estelle La Mode September 30, 2012 at 8:19 AM   said...

Pretty outfits, love the colour!

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SewPetiteGal September 30, 2012 at 4:12 PM   said...

Oh wow, burgundy is definitely your color! How did you tuck that sweater in so seamlessly? LOL about the backwards sweater :D

sara.fashionocean October 1, 2012 at 4:03 PM   said...

Love the outfit.

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Annette October 2, 2012 at 11:41 AM   said...

i'm loving oxblood sweaters & leather for fall - too bad it's still 100 degrees+ in LA so i can't quite pull of leather or sweaters yet.
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Oreleona October 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM   said...

you look amazing! i love the double burgundy! esp your skirt! perfect for fall :D

devorelebeaumonstre. October 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM   said...

pretty!


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Monika October 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM   said...

pretty dress <3

Karen (CFbeauty) October 3, 2012 at 7:37 PM   said...

Angie, it's great to see you enjoying the non-academic aspects of med school through friends and extra activities. Also- nice touch of having burgundy top + bottom but with different textures!

mochaccinoland October 4, 2012 at 1:10 PM   said...

great skirt! love your outfit with the jacket on :)

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Jemappelleshen October 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM   said...

Both looks rock. The "play" look is so chic, a little leather never hurts. :)

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maggiechn October 9, 2012 at 3:18 AM   said...

Hey thanks for checking out my blog. I love oxblood red. It's just really flattering on everyone. This is a great outfit from work to going out. :)

fashionpas October 9, 2012 at 7:26 PM   said...

Nice outfit! This colour is great on you!

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