My burgundy capsule, a work in progress

I'm not sure how to link this to Angie's blog post because it comes straight from my capsules in Finds. I often mix pieces of this capsule with grey because of grey in several of the prints. These are pieces that can work from hot fall into the coldest winter months. It is getting heavy wear right now. The jeans are new this fall replacing 2 pair with a low rise.
What should I add? Delete? Suggestions for styling are always welcomed.

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  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Below are more finds in this capsule.

  • JP replied 1 year ago

    Nice Joy.  Looks like you are linked to Angie's post, that's how I found this post.  I really like your skinny jeans & the accessories.  Do you have a solid color outerwear for the patterned / floral tops? I think that's missing.

  • FashIntern replied 1 year ago

    Nice collection! I think the sage green of the leaves on the rose against a black background on your custom find would go well with many of these. as would many greys.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, JP and fashiontern. I do not have any burgundy outerwear, but have been wearing a black or brown leather jacket or an above-the -knee pewter trench coat. I am glad I am linked to Angie's post.
    Good idea for the scarf, fashiontern.

  • bridgie replied 1 year ago

    Joy, Just chiming in here.  You know me, I would keep everything you already have.  And you do have so much in burgundy, you don't have to worry about adding anything, but if you see something you love, then get it. :)

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    You’ve got a lot of options in your burgundy capsule. And all of a sudden I have a desire to see it with optic white...

  • replied 1 year ago

    Beautiful pieces. I have always loved burgundy. It's such a rich color.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Bridgie, you are wise. I really don't need any more burgundy.
    Rachylou, optic white is a wonderful idea to change things up. That may actually be a color/neutral that is not represented in my cold weather wear, so cream or bone may need to be used instead. This needs more thought.
    BC, burgundy has always been a favorite and used to be well represented in my wardrobe and home decorating. It is fun to discover it again, although this time the warm rusty versions are best with my coloring...more brownish than blue.

  • Sara L. replied 1 year ago

    Great pieces!  I can't see that you need to add anything.  I love those cute lace ballet flats.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Joy, I answered your question back on the blog.

    Nice capsule. I vote a new pair of burgundy bottoms, and make sure the belt looks sharp and not dated.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Excellent advice, Angie. Thank you. If I can get the velour pants in my size, that would be a new bottom and a change from anything I have. A new belt is a good idea.

  • karen13 replied 1 year ago

    Love all this burgundy fabness. I have added a ton of burgundy myself lately. I really like it with navy. And of course all the combos with shades of rust, orange, etc. we have been seeing on the forum.

    I adore the Ted Baker top and the quilted boots. I’m not familiar with the boot brand -how is the fit for a small wide foot?

  • Barbara Diane replied 1 year ago

    I love all the patterns/interest/texture in your collection. 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Karen and Barbara Diane. Karen, the Flexx quilted booties are very comfortable. My feet are pretty average, although I do have to accommodate a pinkie toe that once was broken and healed in a slightly bent position, so wide is good. The brand is worth a try. This is a rare lace-up boot that is not painful for the top of my feet or ankle bone. The side zippers give easy on/off without messing with the laces. This is the only shoe I own in this brand, but I would buy it again.

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    Joy, this is a beautiful capsule.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, JAileen. I am enjoying some of it in a kind of a mini 30-30 challenge with my olive pieces.

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