Welcome back to a new week! I returned home from a whirlwind trip of New York Saturday, only to re-pack and fly out again yesterday! This time to celebrate Mr. SP’s milestone birthday in Sedona, a place he’s been anxious to visit for years. I can’t wait to share more with y’all!
It’s been awhile since we’ve had an Outfit Inspiration post (years, actually!), but those of you who’ve been around since the beginning #blessyou remember it’s how I used to incorporate fashion and style! This has always been a lifestyle blog with a little bit of everything, but over time, my passions (and time restraints) have changed. After all, it’s been almost eight years!
Style and travel have slowly become more prominent, but my love for interiors remains. In fact, many of my outfit ideas come from home decor…hence how the Outfit Inspiration series began!
My first post-college apartment was hosed down in maroon, so the color stayed locked in the 90s vault for me…until The Makerista used it in her library, and then my love affair with the shade was back! Except now we call it oxblood, you know, so it’s not confused with burgundy. #sarcasm
And there’s nothing I love paired with the jewel tone more than blush pink.
It’s actually a bit of a tone-on-tone, which is what makes it such an easy combination. Oxblood is indicative of Fall, but adding the softer pink makes it new and fresh. I kept my shoes neutral to allow the colors to shine (and also elongate the leg!)…but couldn’t resist a little fun with the leopard.
This dress has become a sort of uniform around here lately, as I can’t seem to stop wearing it…or ordering it more colors, for that matter! I now own it in black (see that here), navy (shown here), and now wine…and I’m not even embarrassed about it! It looks chic and flattering, and works for so many occasions. (I’m even considering it with this cardigan for a rehearsal dinner later this month.)
Fit Tip: It’s true to size, and I’m wearing an XS.
So thank you to the darling Gwen for re-igniting my love of this color! Are you a fan of oxblood? What colors do you like to pair?