WIW: Cranberry, Pumpkin & Bordeaux

Inspired by Angie's amazing fall color combination, I have been playing with versions the last few days. About the only pink I have for fall is a pink coat.
I'm not sure about these looks, but this included all three colors. I would love to know your thoughts and suggestions.

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  • Dianna replied 11 months ago

    Loved it, Joy.  The clutch is fantastic and ties the outfit together.  You are so clever in your use of accessories, always.  I need to take some lessons.

  • shevia replied 11 months ago

    Wow I love this combination on you! I sort of want to see your face to get the whole effect but must admit you have solved a selfie vs. whole outfit problem.

  • Joy replied 11 months ago

    Thank you, Dianna and Shevia. The pumpkin in both outfits is a very soft EF shift dress, soft enough to be tucked or semi-tucked. It is a bit too big for me but I loved the color and length. The pants and boots are the Bordeaux. The beads look like cranberries, and the clutch/cross-body/shoulder bag pulls it all together. I am thinking of using blush or pastel pink with Bordeaux and pumpkin as I have those colors in warm pieces for fall.

  • rachylou replied 11 months ago

    Love this!

    And now I’m hungry, because I realise Angie’s colour combo is the same as the cranberry tangerine jelly that my Auntie makes for me at Thanksgiving. Better than cranberry sauce!

  • Joy replied 11 months ago

    Please share the recipe. Are the cranberries ground raw with tangerines?
    My mother's favorite cranberry dish was a relish that was easy to make in the food processor with raw cranberries, woke oranges and a little honey.

  • Dianna replied 11 months ago

    Now I am hungry too, Rachy.  That jelly sounds yummy, as does Joy's relish.

  • Sara L. replied 11 months ago

    Great looks! My sister actually dresses in this combination frequently. She says she just mixes all the fall colors in her outfits - rust, orange, burgundy, brown, forest green, etc.

  • Mirjana replied 11 months ago

    Lovely color combination, I like both version, different look with the same items. Wonderful Joy.

  • Staysfit replied 11 months ago

    Joy, you manage to nail each of Angie’s combinations. I love each of these and wouldn’t change anything. I would love to see your closet someday! :-)

  • RobinF replied 11 months ago

    I really like both of these. It is an unexpected color combo but really looks great. I think the orange keeps the pinks from being too sweet. The purse is perfect!

  • Joy replied 11 months ago

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Sara, your sister sounds like she likes fall colors. I hang those items together along with a bit of grape and dark denim this time of year.

  • Angie replied 11 months ago


    You rock my style world, Joy. 

  • karen13 replied 11 months ago

    Love this on you.  I like the proportion tucked better. Who knew this could be such a great color combo. I keep looking in my closet for new variations.

  • Joy replied 11 months ago

    Thank you, Angie! If it weren't for you, I would not have any style!
    Karen, thank you for addressing the tucked/untucked. I liked the look best tucked and may cut that dress off into a top and scarf.

  • skylurker replied 11 months ago

    Totally works. The fushia+pumkin looks great on you.
    I also prefer the tucked version - but I’m not keen on dress over trousers in general.

  • rachylou replied 11 months ago

    Ok. Lol. It’s really jello - the rare cranberry jello with tangerine and cranberries in it. Tangerine jello works too :)

    Just love the stuff with turkey.

  • Joy replied 11 months ago

    Jello! I remember cranberry! How could I forget? My dad ( a huge Jello fan) must have bought a case of it on sale. Let's see...cranberry jello with fish sticks, cranberry jello with liver and onions, cranberry jello with tuna casserole, with root beer floats, with Chef Boy R D Chop suey...no wonder I was a very skinny child!

  • Sterling replied 11 months ago

    I missed this post.  When I finally saw it I was excited to see your version of this color combination.  

    I adore it.

    Joy for the WIN.  

  • Joy replied 11 months ago

    Sterling! I'm thrilled that you approve of this version.

  • Sal replied 11 months ago

    How fun Joy, this looks so great and appropriate for fall.  My favourite is the tucked version too!!

  • Joy replied 11 months ago

    Thank you, Sal. I need to play more with the top/dress to discover how I want to wear it. Sales goggles led me to a larger size than I usually take in this brand. I tried to shrink it in the washer and dryer but don't think it shrunk.

  • Runcarla replied 11 months ago

    You and Ms. Mary must have the deepest closets - kind of like Snoopy's dog house. You do these colours really well, Joy.

  • Jane replied 11 months ago

    I love that these colours are all references to food!

    I like this Joy, the colour combination really works.

  • Joy replied 11 months ago

    Runcarla, Ms Mary was my inspiration when she was posting her fabulous daily WIWs. Jane, I love the food references too and have a weakness for cozy oatmeal sweaters with cream.

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