Thursday, January 10, 2013

Burgundy goes Basic


  


flats (Luxury Rebel, Piperlime), jeans (Express BOGO 50% off how cute are THESE), sweater (Old Navy only $29), shirt (J.Crew), watch (Cartier), bag (Burberry), shades (Gucci), bracelets (J.Crew & Voce)
I may be committing  a Major No-No in this post....Metal Mixing!  I remember reading an article interviewing Rachel Zoe (whom I adore) where she firmly stated, "do not EVER mix your metals."  Alas, here I post, all gold hardware on the bag, watch, ring, bracelets and.....Silver Flats!!!  But you know what, there's another wise gal in this fashion world I've always admired & looked to for fashion advice--one of my best gal pals, Brooke, who works for a pretty amazing fashion designer in NYC and She metal mixes and  always look ridiculously fabulous...therefore, I say MIX!  Here's the other thing, I am quite detail oriented when it comes to my rigs, but there's a point where I have to cut myself off otherwise I'd drive myself completely insane trying to align all the metallic stars.  So for those of you who see this as a major metallic clash, my deepest apologies--I just can't help myself!  Hells Bells, we can mix stripes & polka dots, but we can't mix metals--just doesn't add up in my book!  Put this to rest for me, gang...Metal Mixing, is it a Do or a Don't?
Make it a good one!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem
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30 comments:

  1. Oh I totally think it is okay to mix metals - and sometimes you end up looking more "effortless" that way! Love this simple but chic combination :)

    www.pennypincherfashion.com

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    1. Totally agreed, Kimberly! Thanks for the feedback, Missy! Xx--bp

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  2. I usually consider it a "Don't", but it really works here. Love those jeans!

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    1. Thanks Heather--glad I got your seal of approval ; )
      Xx--bp

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  3. a definite do. i keep it simple though... Today it's my all time favorite petite sterling silver Tiffany necklace along with a long and funky Madewell gold and purplish bead necklace.

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    1. Sounds lovely, Kristy!! Appreciate your feedback, dear! Xx-bp

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  4. You look so fabulous that if I were to see you on the street my eyes would have stopped at that fabulous bag and I probably would have never made it to your feet!!! I say mix away,I see all the other wonderful fashion bloggers doin it too so go ahead have fun,you look GREAT!!!!

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    1. Why thank you!!! Looks like MIX is the winner!
      Xx--bp

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    1. These won the title of first Broken Resolution--just couldn't help myself! Thanks, Lili! Xx--bp

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  6. Silver Rolex from my hub, a staple, but love to wear gold, so I totally mix! My gold and silver Stella and Dot bracelet is perfect on that wrist!

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    1. Sounds perfect!!! Thanks for the feedback, Mary! Xx--bp

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  7. I'm totally ok with mixing metals. The more shine and metallics the better!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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    1. Love it, Meredith--have to say I agree completely! Xx--bp

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  8. For years, they told us not to mix black and brown, not to mix black and navy, not too mix metals, etc., etc. I say, if it works, it works! I'm a new reader, and I've just loved getting know your blog over the last few weeks. Mix away!

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    1. Amen, Meg! Couldn't have stated it better myself---so glad you've found s + s! Enjoy!
      Xx--bp

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  9. i absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this classic, totally chic outfit. and i don't think it's bad to mix metals - i think it looks great!

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    1. Thanks, Molly!! Looks like "mixing" is unanimous! Xx--bp

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  10. I love the outfit and the metal mixing is just fine. My favorite thing is that you mixed a little leopard in - I am all about a little leopard print to spice things up and add a little punch of fun!

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    1. Thanks, Kellyann!! Can never go wrong with A pop of leopard, right? Xx-bp

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  11. Mix Mix Mix!! Total do, I mean look how good it looks on you!

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    1. Thanks, dear!!! Mix has taken the lead! Xx--bp

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  12. I love mixing metals!

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    1. As do I---clearly! Thanks for your feedback, Jennifer! Xx--bp

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  13. I am a total metal mixer and proud of it!

    XO,

    Gina

    www.popcornandpandas.wordpress.com

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  14. How bad is it that I didn't even notice that your shoes were silver and your other jewelry was gold? It just all looks so good together. And I'm normally a very observant person - really, I am!

    Love those jeans too!

    Lea
    http://highheeledstyle.com

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