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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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  • Aquamarine replied 10 years ago

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

  • journey replied 10 years ago

    absolutely beautiful!

  • replied 10 years ago

    Sumptuous! Great color palate ~

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  • Sveta replied 10 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! 

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  • Angie replied 10 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 10 years ago

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

  • Transcona Shannon replied 10 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 10 years ago

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

  • Suz replied 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

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

  • Angie replied 10 years ago

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

  • Eliza replied 10 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 10 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.


  • Jaime replied 10 years ago

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

  • JillG replied 10 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 10 years ago

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

  • Joy replied 10 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 10 years ago

    You are such a knock-out! Beautiful colors!

  • Neel replied 10 years ago

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

  • CocoLion replied 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

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

  • Isis replied 10 years ago

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

  • replied 10 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the equestrian vibe and hint of retro.

  • Von replied 10 years ago

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

  • Sanet replied 10 years ago

    You look great - as always!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 10 years ago

    Really love this!

  • Kristin L replied 10 years ago

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

  • MsMary replied 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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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