Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Trend: "Oxblood"

I know, I know. I'm SO late to this party. In all actuality, I've loved this color for ever, even before it became a big thing. I love to wear it, it's been in my home since I can remember... love it.

My only issue with this color is the name! Ugh! How horrible is the name "oxblood"?! It's called burgundy, people. Or maroon, but I think burgundy is more purple than maroon. Either way, I prefer those two names to oxblood. Just saying it, makes me cringe.

Have you ever gone to get your hair colored at a salon and they call the color "caramel" or "mocha"? Don't those colors just sound so delicious? Or maybe "fire red" or "cherry red"? Those names are so descriptive and you can visualize the color so vividly. Now do the same with the word "oxblood". Did your stomach just turn too? Blegh. No, thank you. I'll stick to burgundy (or maroon).

I'm done ranting about it (for now) but I do love the color and I'm so stoked it's popular now. It used to be non-existent! Unless you lived in the 70s. Is anything new? I've never really followed a bunch of trends but this is one that has me in it's grip. This and sequins.. and military.. and studs... and velvet.. ONLY A FEW!

Here are some pieces I'm loving in this color:

top left to bottom right: Sister Jane studded jacket, Alexander Wang tote, Asos military coat, Legend studded heels, studded shoulder tunic, Hybrid dress, Topshop snood

I'm honestly in love with all of these. Especially that tunic and both the jackets! AH! I wish my Christmas list could have a non-existent price limit. (The tunic is a strong possibility.) Maybe next week I'll find similar, more affordable, pieces... hmmmm.

If you haven't checked out my Tattuesday post from yesterday, please do. I had some ideas about a possible video from Black Friday and/or a haul. Also, if you didn't hear, I GOT A NEW CAMERA! Testing out that bad boy tomorrow.

I will be posting tomorrow with Things I'm Thankful for Thursday, in honor of the holiday, so check back BUT in case you're all too busy to read...


We have about 3 Thanksgivings to go to, so wish our belly's luck!


  1. I'm in love with these pieces too!

  2. Rant away, I think most of us agree with you! Those picks are beautiful, I love that bag!

  3. Love these glam picks! I agree--the name doesn't do the color justice!

  4. I love the velvet oxblood jaket really pretty

  5. Great post !

    Like your style girl ;)

    If you have the time you are always welcome on my blog :)

    I just wanted to let you know I’ll be following you around from now


    1. Thanks so much :) I'll definitely check it out asap!

  6. Amazing photos, love the items! I really like your blog by the way, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?
    kisses and have a nice day,

    1. Thank you :) I'll check it out as soon as I get the chance. Promise

  7. Love your blog and all those bits!
    Would you like to follow eachother on Bloglovin' & GFC? Check out my blog and let me know, I'll follow straight back!
    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    1. THANKS :D I'll check out your blog as soon as I can. Trying to get over this virus quickly!

  8. I thought I was the only one late to the Oxblood party!

    xx Lainey


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