Hot Fall Color: Oxblood

Forever 21 striped Oxblood sweater

If it wasn’t apparent during last night’s Emmy Awards, Oxblood is the color for fall. It’s not exactly burgundy, but it’s not brown either. It’s a mix of both – and when I see it, I immediately think of my step mom who has used this as one of the main colors to decorate my parents’ house. I also think about many parts of the east coast where they experience a real fall season with leaves that change to this color.

I didn’t have anything in my wardrobe in oxblood, so it was the perfect opportunity to go shopping for the latest Bloggers Do It Better challenge. Now is the best time to go shopping anyways as many retailers are having awesome sales to clear space for new fall merchandise. I scored the striped sweater for $4.99 this past weekend at Forever 21 during their additional 50% sale clearance.

I’m wearing the sweater with a pair of Mossimo “skinny” khakis I bought at Target a few years ago. I painted my nails in Forever 21’s polish, which I don’t recommend because it started to chip within one day. I just so happen to have DKNY eyeglasses in an oxblood color, so of course I had to include them as part of the outfit. The earrings I bought at a boutique in Miami (forgot the name, sorry!) and the bracelets are my own creations

I put together this spread of oxblood pieces I’ve added to the fall wardrobe wishlist…

See how other fashion bloggers do Oxblood better over at Pretty Shiny Sparkly

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