Burgundy & Plaid

Autumn Burgundy and Plaid with Modalu Pippa Bag Finding the perfect burgundy wardrobe staple is a bit like finding a needle in a haystack — at first you think you’ve finally found it but then you realize sadly that you’ve just got a shiny piece of hay.Massimo Dutti Neutral Knit Sweater Elizabeth and James Plaid Tiffany Pearls by the Yard BraceletBurberry Brit Westbourne Jeans Elizabeth and James Plaid Top Modalu Pippa Black BagRoper Black Cowboy Boots Burberry Brit Westbourne Jeans Milkmaid Braid Elizabeth and James Plaid Flannel Shirt Pearl Studs Modalu Black Pippa Burberry Elizabeth and James Plaid Black Modalu London Pippa Bag Burgundy Burberry Brit JeansAutumn From Where I Stand Modalu London Pippa Purse in BlackSweater – Massimo Dutti (no longer available but similar here and here)
Plaid Shirt – Elizabeth and James (old, new season embellished-version here and similar color-scheme available here)
Skinnies – Burberry Brit ‘Westbourne’ (not currently available in burgundy but available in a medium-wash blue here and black here)
Boots – Roper Chunky-Heeled Cowboy Boots (old but similar here, here and here)
Purse – Modalu London ‘Pippa’ in Black (here)
Earrings – Tiffany & Co Pearl Studs (here)
Bracelet – Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti ‘Pearls By the Yard’ (here)

For three years I’ve been searching for a pair of burgundy jeans to wear around autumn but could never find the right hue and cut. While snooping around Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago I came across this Burberry Brit pair and was smitten (especially with the 73% off price tag). They are skinny without being skin-tight, have a slimming vertical seam down the back and the color mixes in so well with my autumn closet staples (like this sweater which I also featured in this post) that it acts like a neutral. Finding these felt like the autumn closet jackpot!

And if this purse looks familiar, it’s because you’ve seen it before in its gray ‘brogue’ incarnation. I cannot say enough about how much I love this bag — years ago, after Pippa Middleton sparked a worldwide obsession carrying it around London after the Royal Wedding, I knew I had to have one of my own. It’s the perfect blend of classic chic and practicality (it even fits my enormous DSLR) that coordinates with pretty much any outfit. I’m a firm believer in finding what works for you and this purse meets all my needs perfectly — I suppose that’s why I own it in two colors.

What are some of your favorite wardrobe pieces for autumn?

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