Trend Report: Oxblood

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Let me first preface this trend with a conversation I recently had with my English major/ raging feminist roommate:

Me: “I need a new party dress for Christmas this year, I was thinking something like that dress from the Marni show, like a great oxblood dress.”

Sarah, not really paying attention, because she’s being a good student and writing a bajillion page thesis paper: “Oxblood? EWWW, why would anyone want bloody clothing? You fashion people are so weird.”

Me: *face-palm*

Don’t worry guys, it’s a color, not actual blood.

Somewhere in between crimson, brown, and cranberry colored you have oxblood, a great, rich red. It’s a color that is perfect for the holidays and conjures up thoughts of crisp autumn leaves and mugs of mulled wine.

This is a pretty fool-proof, classic color. So the only rule is: pick something you love!

Other than that, if you’re completely color-phobic, remember that a deep burgundy is absolutely divine as a lip color. My personal favorite burgundy lipstick is Dark Side by M.A.C.

Clockwise from left: ASOS Pyjama Peg Pant, ASOS Pussybow Blouse, Topshop Snood,  Latico Mimi Pleated Tote, Urban Renewal Tunic, Sam Edelman Classic Western Boot, Forever 21 Tulip Skirt, RAE Patent V Throat Sandals

Bisous!

Erin at Pixel Perfect

5 Comments
  • Alix

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    I love the little oxblood dress. I see tights a long scarf and some boots with it. Sweet.

    • Anonymous

      Cute idea Alix!

  • Riona

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    I love this colour!
    I always like deep colours- Oxblood, navy, deep green.
    I love the trousers on the left with the bow on the waist band. They would be gorgeous with a cream vintage blouse!

    -Ríona

    http://rionasprettythings.blogspot.com/

    • Anonymous

      Oxblood and cream go great together.

    • Erin

      they’re from ASOS actually, and pretty cheap. I’m thinking about buying a pair in black myself 🙂

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