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So the sweater under my jacket is a beautiful shade of merlot. I picked it up while shopping this past Saturday with Beth Ann. It's mohair, which I have loved since I was a child. I'd been looking for something else other than a white button-down to pair this skirt with and I think I put together a nice equestrian inspired outfit. What do you think?

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36 Comments

  • Aquamarine replied 9 years ago

    You had me with merlot-colored mohair...so yummy! I love pairing burgundies and browns so I think this looks fab.

  • journey replied 9 years ago

    absolutely beautiful!

  • replied 9 years ago

    Sumptuous! Great color palate ~

  • MsMaven replied 9 years ago

    Lovely.

  • replied 9 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Sveta replied 9 years ago

    I think it is fab! I love how your boots pick the color from the skirt's pattern - and hey, how can you go wrong with merlot! 

  • Gigi replied 9 years ago

    Super-classy!

  • Angie replied 9 years ago

    Killer gorgeous. I love mohair too - I wish I could wear it. 

    I adore the '70s vibe of the boots with the skirt. Delish.

  • deb replied 9 years ago

    Just lovely. It is a great color with the skirt and jacket.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    Wow - talk about a stunning colour! This whole outfit has a real elegance and richness to it due to the colours and textures. Gorgeous!

  • pil replied 9 years ago

    Beautiful sweater and colors, the longer line of your skirt is pretty.

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    This is an extremely elegant take on a 70s vibe. Gorgeous! 

    We are seeing quite a few of these elegant plaid midis on the forum lately! Hmmm. Something in the air. 

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Suz -- I think it's in the air and the water. Midi's are big and plaids are big in my book this season.

    Aquamarine -- I am not sure what's going on with me this season but I can't seem to find a red, wine or berry tone that I don't like. 

    Sveta - It's very hard to go wrong with Merlot. I really wasn't going for 70's but I think when it comes to a plaid midi that's where I'm stuck -- my Mom had tons of them that she wore like this during that time. 

    Angie -- you must be allergic to mohair. :-( I think when I was younger it made me itch and sneeze. As I got older I got addicted to the plush softness of it. The only drawback is the shedding. 

    Shannon -- I have to agree with you on the color palette. I had not realized that merlot would add so much dimension and richness to the browns. This has been the most satisfying combination I've made with this skirt. 

  • Caro in Oz replied 9 years ago

    YLF. Love the colour - so wish I could wear mohair (or any wool for that matter).

  • Angie replied 9 years ago

    Day Vies, I have very fussy skin and nasal passages unfortunately. 

  • Eliza replied 9 years ago

    Day Vies- love this look and your superb choice of colors and textures.

    I also like how your hair plays into the combination. I would be happy to have half your skill in creating a total look so consistently.

  • Thistle replied 9 years ago

    I love the color of that sweater!   Mohair drives my skin crazy with itchiness, but gosh does it look so fab and luxurious.

    YLF!!

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    The color is stunning on you and I love the elegant long skirt!

  • JillG replied 9 years ago

    I love the way you combine colors!  Merlot is so perfect with this outfit.  I've got a serious case of boot envy.

  • Karie replied 9 years ago

    You look fantastic. I love the 70's vibe of this outfit. The color of the shirt is divine!

  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    This time I'd so love to see the outfit in real life. The photo looks so rich but can't possibly do justice to merlot mohair. You look knock'm-dead fabulous.

  • Amy replied 9 years ago

    You are such a knock-out! Beautiful colors!

  • Neel replied 9 years ago

    Luscious color combo!!  The long boots with the skirt adds to the drama! You look lovely!

  • CocoLion replied 9 years ago

    Your flawless eye for color and proportion impresses me every time!  This is a fabulous outfit that Ralph Lauren would approve of.

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Coco- I just sent you a message mentioning Ralph Lauren.

    Joy - everything is better in real life.

    Angie - I'm that way when it comes to anything that lives underwater.

    JillG - The boots are Rockports. I have found they make some surprisingly stylish boots and booties for women. Generally when I think Rockport I think about my calculus professor and his unfab utilitarianism.

    Seems like for most mohair is better seen than worn ;-)

  • replied 9 years ago

    I have the same problem as Angie -- the little fibres get in my nose and I can't stand it!

  • Isis replied 9 years ago

    Elegant, equestrian and retro!  You look so great; love this outfit!

  • replied 9 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the equestrian vibe and hint of retro.

  • Von replied 9 years ago

    This is such a good classic combination.  I love plaid skirts in the winter with boots!

  • Sanet replied 9 years ago

    You look great - as always!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 9 years ago

    Really love this!

  • Kristin L replied 9 years ago

    Perfect! You have a gift for mixing color and texture. 

  • MsMary replied 9 years ago

    This really plucks at my heartstrings because it looks just like something I would have worn back in high school or college in the 70s -- in the best, best, possible way!  You look fab!!!

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Thanks MaryK! It's so interesting to me that this turned out to be such a retro outfit. As I said before I get stuck in the 70's with plaid midi skirts because my default is pairing them with tall boots. I think I might try switching it up with a round-toe Mary Jane and colored tights for a 30's /40's look.

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    I missed this post, DV! I love the sweater with the skirt! I'm a fan of midis with tall boots, too. Kudos to you for trying the regular and the petite to get just the right fit!

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Yeah Beth Ann -- that is exactly why it takes me so long in the fitting room I have to try on EVERY size.

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