Oxbloody Crazy

I am so glad I held out on the bright-red-pants trend because oxblood is infinitely more wearable (and slimming!). And I’m glad I finally got to bust out the pirate shirt (aptly named by my husband) from Zara – it’s hot but not stiflingly so, and this blouse is sheer so I can stand to wear it without sweating bullets. I’m so sorry I was a little silly about setting the link-up date for the Bloggers Do It Better oxblood challenge for today – I couldn’t actually do it because I would be posting my own outfit the same day and that would have been a mess. I apologize. The link up post will go live tonight at midnight Central time.

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  1. 09.24.2012 / 12:13 am

    I could not agree more! I have what I like to call “sprinter legs”, so bright denim was just NOT going to work for me. Oxblood? Totally. And I love how easily it pairs with leopard prints.


  2. 09.24.2012 / 12:21 am

    Love this combo! I am still on the hunt for the perfect pair of oxblood pants!

  3. Chaz
    09.24.2012 / 12:28 am

    I wasn’t sure about oxblood, but I have now been convinced! Love the pirate shirt – you look totally rocker-chic!

  4. 09.24.2012 / 12:33 am

    I love oxblood and leopard! It’s exactly the combo I put together for my oxblood link up. Looking forward to sharing my look with you tomorrow for Bloggers Do It Better!

  5. 09.24.2012 / 12:57 am

    beautiful as always, love the oxblood pants

  6. 09.24.2012 / 5:36 am

    oxBloody amazing!

  7. fredetta
    09.24.2012 / 6:34 am

    I love this! Oxblood is such a great color…im obsessed lol

  8. 09.24.2012 / 8:42 am

    Love oxblood, but I love my bright red pants too!

  9. 09.24.2012 / 10:06 am

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  10. 09.24.2012 / 10:51 am

    cute, I love how you pair your red skinnies. And the pirate shirt comment made me laugh because I love Seinfeld. Your hubby is funny. My post is up this morning cannot wait for the link up.xo

  11. 09.24.2012 / 11:07 am

    These jeans look great! I really had no idea how fun of a color oxblood was before this challenge…the color works well with so much! I love it with leopard!!

  12. 09.24.2012 / 11:24 am

    This is just gorgeous – the details on that shirt are so pretty and those jeans fit you like a glove!

  13. Chris
    09.24.2012 / 1:06 pm

    LOVE the leopard accents that you added to this outfit. Did you wear this on Talk Like a Pirate Day last Wednesday? lol

  14. 09.24.2012 / 1:22 pm

    beautiful light and beautiful woman! love the oxblood, guess i’m going shopping today πŸ™‚

  15. 09.24.2012 / 1:27 pm

    You look gorgeous, as always, but I just can’t get on this oxblood train. I may be the only person resisting it!

    • Penny
      09.24.2012 / 3:44 pm

      Dawn, I’m with you on the oxblood. It looks great on others, but I’m just not into it for my wardrobe. The closest thing I have to oxblood is my lipstick and it’ll stay that way =)I agree with the other commentors – the leopard looks great with the oxblood – great pairing choice!

    • 10.14.2012 / 3:30 am

      OK I second Dawn’s comment about not being able to “get into” oxblood this season. Like Penny says, it tends to look better on other people not me. Having said that, this outfit that Kristina pulled together is lovely. I love the accessorizing with the leopard print thin belt and shoes. And the white flouncy blouse really breaks up the ox blood.I believe the secret to wearing oxblood is knowing how to pull it off i.e. ensure the other items you wear with it work with this strong color rather than fight it.

  16. 09.24.2012 / 1:27 pm

    The leopard looks great with the oxblood.

  17. 09.24.2012 / 1:34 pm

    So in love with the oxblood color! Love the touches of leopard you added!

  18. 09.24.2012 / 2:08 pm

    Love these skinnies! Can’t wait to link up tomorrow! My look also involves leopard print πŸ™‚

  19. 09.24.2012 / 2:17 pm

    Beautiful feminine blouse with the the animal print and dark pant is a perfect combo. Looks great!

  20. 09.24.2012 / 2:17 pm

    Yes I am loving the oxblood even if I think the name is a bit trendy and a tad gross! Still the colour is super flattering and will transition nicely into the holiday season from fall making us get loads of wear out of the colour! Looking forward to the link up.

  21. 09.24.2012 / 3:29 pm

    I am a huge fan of the leopard belt and heels! This is a great unexpected way to bring in animal print for work! And of course, I’m loving oxblood for fall! As always, you hit the nail on the head with this look girl!

  22. 09.24.2012 / 3:57 pm

    Wow I so love your outfit, the pants are fabulous and I adore your heels <3 You've rocked this trend! <3Excited to add the link to my post, hope you like my look as well <3

  23. 09.24.2012 / 4:08 pm

    Love the combo!! The leopard belt and that blouse are sooo pretty!!! XX ~ E

  24. 09.24.2012 / 5:30 pm

    I love it! That blouse is gorgeous. You look beautiful.
    So, I was hesitant to join this Oxblood party, because I am NOT a fashion blogger, but I do wear clothes. So, I am joining the fun, but please do not expect too much, and I hope you will excuse the fact that I am not a fashion blogger. I am going to give it my best shot!

  25. 09.24.2012 / 6:13 pm

    Okay, I need some Oxblood pants. There are so many different combinations you can do with that but I love the idea of a cream blouse and leopard print as your neutrals!

  26. 09.24.2012 / 8:48 pm

    Absolutely love the look! Can’t wait to see how others styled it as well.

  27. 09.24.2012 / 10:38 pm

    Oh BTW .. how long will the link be up for? Unfortunately I can’t stay up til 12:00pm, I work earrrrrly!

  28. 09.25.2012 / 2:48 am

    The pirate shirt is DARLING. The whole outfit is fantastic! How is the new iPhone??

  29. 09.25.2012 / 3:06 am

    I am IN LOVE with the Oxblood trend and I love what you’ve done here – it’s bloody brilliant! πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait for the live link up so I can post my outfit. Also, can I say – WOOOHOOOO BDIB IS BACK! πŸ˜‰

  30. 09.25.2012 / 4:31 am

    I never realized how much burgundy (excuse me, oxblood) was in my closet until I did a recent inventory. Great combination with the leopard belt and pirate blouse.

  31. 09.25.2012 / 7:15 pm

    Definitely amazing and perfect with the leopard! Wish I could have participated but I don’t have anything quite this right shade πŸ™‚ I see a lot of great looks though!

  32. 09.26.2012 / 12:23 am

    I love these jeans, they go so perfectly well with animal print!

  33. 09.27.2012 / 8:32 pm

    Great color combo! Oxblood is oh so very fall & I like it with the touches of leopard!

  34. Sarah
    09.28.2012 / 6:57 pm

    love oxblood jeans. i think it’s as wearable a color as black or navy. and those jeans! The cut of them is perfect. I don’t know much about how the cut or fabric makes makes different brands of skinny jeans look so different – all I know is that they matter. You could show me a whole page full of jeans, and my favorites are often Paige. Must try some. Love your blog, happy weekend! xo

  35. 10.09.2012 / 11:28 pm

    I am loving this colour trend. Very nice outfit too πŸ™‚

  36. Chrystal Lapre
    10.31.2012 / 6:52 pm

    I luv this look ! Those leopard heels are bangin lol skinnies is hot

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