Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What do you call it?

Blazer: Lauren Conrad for Kohls (similar) | Dress: T.J. Maxx | Boots: Charlotte Russe | Clutch (similar), Ring, Ring, Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings: Forever 21

What do you call this color? Oxblood? Burgundy? Wine?

Well, I am just going to be real here. I refer to "the it" color for fall as maroon. Plain and simple, maroon. Maybe it's because my alma mater colors were maroon and gold. We never said, "Our school colors are oxblood and gold." It just sounds silly and a little creepy, but it seems to be the name of choice on other fashion blogs and in magazines.

I am just going to stick with the tried and true maroon.

Have you scooped up this color and added it to your closet yet? I have gotten a couple of new pieces, but since I am partial to maroon (ahem, Texas State) I already had a few items tucked away.

If this isn't your shade of choice, what color(s) are you drawn to this season?
 

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78 comments:

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

super cute! you pull of any color and outfit! :) I'm kinda leaning towards a mustard yellow this fall...mustard yellow with some floral scarves, YES PLEASE!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

This is beautiful, looks so wonderful and well put together girl.

prettyanddelectable said...

It's a gorgeous color... whatever you want to call it! Those boots are just perfect and I love your rings!

Angie Ang said...

so coordinated! Love the color combo. I think your right, it looks like maroonish is the official sponsor of fall 2012.
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Perfectly Jenn said...

I think they're just calling it oxblood or wine. I love it though! This color with mustard is so fall 2012

SimplyHeather said...

What a pretty outfit! You look amazing!

xo, Heather

A J said...

I've been calling it bordeaux to sound more trendy, but it really is maroon/burgundy. I've only scooped up a scarf so far, but I'm pretty sure I need one or two more items in this lovely color.

Love the outfit, that jacket is great and I can see you pairing it with a lot more this fall/winter!

-AJ
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Danavee said...

I don't have a darn thing this color! Must remedy that!

Katie said...

I need something in that color! I love it!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

LOVE!!! It is definitely maroon, but would you expect anything less from an Aggie :) Your booties are fabulous too & I MUST get that Love bracelet and fast!

The Vintage Modern Wife said...

I think it's wine. Oxblood is almost like a maroon :) looks cute!

Melody said...

SO cute!! I've been loving this color too, I just call it burgundy. That sounds so boring next to all the other ways..lol I'm also loving army green and mustard for the fall.

Montana said...

I recently did my nails that color for fall, does that count?
My school color was maroon too! (West Texas A&M) Go BUFFS!

Lauren said...

I love this color for fall, but I've also been drawn towards dark hunter greens.
-Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Melanie said...

Gorgeous colors! Love your boots :)

xoxo
Melanie

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

My first thought was maroon. And then I was like... that's a terrible color name, it's more of a wine. But it's totally maroon.

Scribble-N-Dash said...

Whatever anyone calls this color, I absolutely love it! Perfect outfit for Fall :)

<3 Melissa

TheTinyHeart said...

I call it burgundy. I hate the way "oxblood" sounds too...it grosses me out! The striped dress is adorable, Shanna!

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Angie Bean said...

I love this! I'm going to call it garnet and gold! >>--,-> Seminoles!

Sheridan @ Wimmer Wimmer Chicken Dinner said...

I love "Bordeaux" - it's so French Quarter. And you look damn gorgeous.

Lins said...

Umm....this is SPOT ON. I'm in love with this outfit. I can't wait to shop every single piece! Seriously, this is why I follow you - love this look.

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Understated Classics Clare said...

I love your commentary. Agreed. I'd be nervous and freaked out if I had to claim my school colors were oxblood and orange. Weird.

But I am sticking to wine this season. That sounds much more luxurious than oxblood!

Clare
Understated Classics

Penniless Socialite said...

It's maroon. Why are we inviting gross color names when a perfectly good name exists? And I have that F21 bracelet...and those boots.
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Lindsay said...

I think oxblood sounds creepy too! You will never see me use it. I have just always called it burgundy. I think this is the biggest blogger debate out there :) But whatever it is it looks fabulous on you!. I love that dress...so cute!

Always Maylee said...

You look beautiful Shanna, love this entire outfit! I personally call it burgundy. I think oxblood is such a weird term, all I can picture is that scene in Carrie when she gets blood dumped on her... sorry, that was gross. I just grossed myself out again.

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Beach wedding said...

The beautiful very simple and very elegant.

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I don't know who came up with oxblood, but it is a little weird. You, however, look fantastic. Love this dress and blazer!

Amy


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Landi {Freckled Confessions} said...

This color {whatever it may be called} suites you well! Love the "Love" bracelet :) and booties! xo

Emily said...

so cute, loving those stripes! I call it anything but "Ox Blood" yuck.

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Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I am probably going to show my age but this color reminds me of the Aigner line that was popular like 20 years ago. Do you remember Aigner? Any hoot, you sure are a pretty ox.

Loveleigh Me said...

Love the outfit! Definitely burgundy or maroon....which left me curious as to what the actual difference between the two is, so of course I Googled it! ha! Maroon in lighter and more on the red side, where burgundy is darker and has more of a purple undertone! :) There's your "fun fact" for the day! :)

ashlyn williams said...

cute outfit mama-cita! you look so pretty! i call it burgundy, but i am sure it has many names!

xx

Niki Caron said...

Love this color, whatever its called! I actually have a post scheduled for Friday on oxblood - I hate that name! Maroon sounds much nicer :)

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Who do you think came up with oxblood? That is so weird. I would like to call it "box wine."

Misty said...

Florida State fan here, so I call it garnet. ;) Maroon works though. I bought a maroon pencil skirt and really want to pick up some maroon skinnies. Love this outfit and all your accessories!

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Oooh I love the dress and blazer together. Such a great way to wear "maroon!" I'm glad you're calling it maroon - "oxblood" seems kind of pretentious, honestly.

I just unpacked all of my fall clothes and unfortunately it seems like my main color is gray :( I think I'm going to try to add some bright colors this season - maybe maroon will be one of them!

Shea Sayers said...

I love your dress and that pretty maroon blazer! I love that color this season, and I mostly call it burgundy--oxblood sounds too weird to me!

Kacie said...

I'm loving seeing how you style your booties! It gives me inspiration for mine :)

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Lindsey A. Turner said...

I've also been loving this color! I've been calling it burgundy! Anything but the ox name! Gross!

Lindsey
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Jordan said...

I'd say maroon but oxblood is way more dramatic. Great outfit, as always!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Definitely maroon. My sorority colors were maroon and gold and I always rather liked that combination. :)

Stesha said...

my school colors are maroon and gold too! You are rocking this whole outfit. I am seriously obsessed and could not be more in love with you and your style. Can we switch closets please? I would gladly trade my stuff for yours. IN LOVE.

xxS

The Pink Growl said...

You look like a FL state fan or an ASU fan! I think they are both the maroon & gold colors. Anyhow - Love this look on you with your little booties.

Ashley Aspinwall said...

haha Ox Blood is totally a creepy name! I like Garnet or Maroon way better, but what can you do :)


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Lacey_Renea said...

Looks like the perfect game day dress to me ;)

Mallorie Owens said...

I am loving dark mustard this season! Sooo cute! :) You look great in Maroon!

TaraMixandMatch said...

I love your photo location, and of course the outfit :)

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I think I would call this color burgundy (like Ron Burgundy! ha), and this whole outfit decidedly CUTE!
I got a sweater at the beginning of the summer... not brave enough to try it on my lips, but I would love to try it on my legs with some skinny jeans!
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Lindsay said...

I call it maroon and I call it gorgeous on you!

Jenny said...

I probably would go with your choice of 'maroon', or 'burgundy'. This is definitely a great color for fall, I just love its warmth and vibrancy! You look amazing in this dress and I love how you've paired it with a blazer and booties, so appropriate for this season!

Jenny
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Sheena Rae said...

ummm, i NEED that dress in my life. ASAP.


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tara said...

i call it 'give me those shoes right now'!!! kthanksbye.

Chelsea Lennox said...

I think I'd call it maroon. Where do you take all your outfit pictures? Is it your house? It looks like such a cool place!

meghan said...

Ha! I love your realness here. You're right, we're not all walking around with machetes looking to kill out next meal, so why in the world the term oxblood has come to be used as a color is beyond me. And this look is great! You look like you're ready to hear out to a Florida State game (or Texas State in your case it seems).

Franziska said...

YES. YOU ARE MY GIRL. I just had a post about it last week (titled Maroon, you moron) because IT'S NOT A NEW COLOR! My high school colors were maroon and white so its been a part of my life forevs. Love that more people are enjoying it though :)

Tashia said...

I'm with you. It's all maroon to me. Cranberry if it has more of a pink tint to it. I am really attracted to cobalt and mustard this fall.

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

You look awesome, Shanna! I love maroon and gold together.

Head to Toe Chic said...

I definitely call this maroon, oxblood is just weird to me haha. Love your blazer and dress! Super gorgeous outfit and you look like a model in these pictures :) Love you!

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Angela
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Nicole said...

Great dress! Love the background of your photos.
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Makaila said...

Shanna, I was LOL'ing through all of this! YES! "Oxblood", the new "Maroon". hahahaha. It does should cooler and fresher. Kinda like "chambray" vs "denim" ? :D

Either way, I am loving the color this season. It is rich!

Ashley said...

I say let's end this "oxblood" trend and just stick to burgundy! Love this look.

zhanna said...

I called it maroon as well. You look so pretty in that color and it goes so well with your grey little booties.
XO,
Zhanna

Morgan | xoxo, me said...

Oh, I COMPLETELY agree. The term "oxblood" has been driving me bananas! Just call it what it is, people! I haven't added it to my closet yet, but your outfit is certainly making me want to!

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Annie said...

I feel stupid calling it oxblood...it's maroon! LOVE that dress with the blazer and ankle boots - so cute Shanna :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love the color...hate the name! Oxblood...ewww. I call it burgundy or maroon! Love the blazer with the dress and those booties!
~jessica
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Olivia Moone said...

I am so with you on the what do you call it color! I have never heard so many new names for the color burgundy! lol

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Cassandra said...

I'll go ahead and call it Maroon too. Whatever its technically called I LOVE IT!

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The burgundy color is so in season and you've nailed it!
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Jamie said...

The whole color name thing makes me laugh. It'll always be burgundy to me - no matter what you call it! This dress is adorable - I love the color in stripes! So cute.

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Awesome look. I love the combo of feminine and boyish pieces! The colours are fantastic too

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Ashley K said...

I'm also all for calling it maroon. I think the trend of calling it oxblood was just to entice consumers into buying a trendy piece for fall.

Jen Hsieh said...

No matter what you call the color, it is absolutely beautiful on you! I always alternate between all four names depending on how dark it is, haha. I have no clue which one is which anymore. :)

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

Yes!! Thank you! I literally just tweeted this the other day. It's freaking maroon! Haha. I just don't like the word oxblood. But the color is gorgeous on you!! You're glowing in it. Love the outfit. The short boots are fabulous with it!

lori said...

i call it wine myself... and its one of my fave nail colors for fall, although i don't have much clothing this color.

you look gorgeous, as always!

Amy said...

Love that stripped dress, I always love a good find at tjmaxx or stores like it. i def. need some more of the color in my wardrobe!
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Janna Renee said...

OMG. I feel like you stepped out of the pages of Water For Elephants. I LOVE those colors and how you put it together!

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