over50feeling40: My Love/Hate Relationship with Burgundy!
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Oct 1, 2012

My Love/Hate Relationship with Burgundy!

Today is Burgundy Day!  I am joining other bloggers on Tuesday for a tribute to this saturated, rich color hosted by Jill and Adrienne!
My problem with the color is that there are days I love the jewel-toned richness and autumn beauty of it....then there are days I am exhausted by it.  The school where I have worked for over 15 years has maroon and gold for its school colors.  The college my son is about to graduate from and deeply loves has school colors of maroon and white.  Some days, I am just tired of seeing it!
But this Chaps sweater, I found early in the season at Kohls, is perfect.  Though the burgundy is the base color, the over all paisley print keeps it lively and interesting.  The jacket (which I bought five years ago for five dollars at a Macy's Red Apple Sale) has a small maroon stripe in it.
I really like the overall look  a lot and will probably wear it often this season.  Burgundy will always be in my life...even if I am inundated with it at times...I just have to find new ways to enjoy it!

Now, hop on over to Everything Just So and The Rich Life On A Budget and see how everyone else does merlot (or whatever you call it these days)!!  Then have a Fabulous October 2!!

17 comments:

  1. Well maybe you are sick of it, but you certainly look beautiful in it! Those porch shots are amazing. It's like your outfit was made to coordinate with the porch! Beautiful!

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  2. You look great in burgundy, and have added so much interest with your subtle pattern-mixing and bold cuff.

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  3. I'd have difficulty wearing all burgundy.. or wearing it often. I have pieces of it in my wardrobe to add in to my (basically) neutral wardrobe. You look wonderful and I like the cuff! Wonderful statement piece!

    leslie

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  4. I like the more fitted jacket you are wearing today. You look fabulous

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  5. In DC it's not unusual to see a lot of burgundy/gold as it's the Redskin's colors.

    I mostly focus on shoes/handbags/belts.

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  6. That color combo is really great with your coloring. You may be sick of it as school colors but it one that is flattering for you in this outfit.

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  7. Loving the cuff! that is really pretty

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  8. Haha!! I can understand the school color situation! Blue and Gold here!
    You look great Pam!!!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  9. School colors....I totally get it. Orange is my love/hate color.
    You totally rocked the burgundy today! Love your sweater & the whole outfit. Casual but SO composed!
    Have a super Tuesday!

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  10. I love how you wear your burgundy, it looks so good with this jacket! Thank you for joining us once again Pam, we always love having you with us! XO, Jill

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  11. You do burgundy so well, Pam - that's probably why your school chose it!! : > Srsly, this is a great look for you, love the whole outfit.

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  12. I love wearing burgundy this time of year! I can't wear the burnt oranges so burgundy helps me embrace this time of year!

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  13. You look gorgeous in it!! I love your porch decor for fall!!

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  14. Hi Pam, well it really does look great on you! I wear different variations on this color, from wine to cranberry etc! You always discover the best buys!

    I am having an amazing Giveaway of Plush Pumpkins from Love Feast!
    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  15. Burgundy and all the deep rich red wine colors look great on you. It is your shining spirit that shines through your eyes and your joy of living and the color is the icing on the cake. It is so obvious you love what you do it is contagious in all colors!!!!!

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  16. I can see how the school colors would lead to overexposure to the color but it looks great on you!

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  17. Pam, you combined color, texture, and pattern just perfectly! Stacy & Clinton would say you dressed to perfection. I love the outfit.

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Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!