Marsala (Pantone Color of the Year 2015)

It’s been eight years since Pantone last declared a shade of red its color of the year so it was unsurprising when news broke that “marsala” (like the wine) was named Pantone’s 2015 color of the year.

Oxblood/burgundy was kind of the unofficial color of the year in 2012/2013 during which time I added a number of styles to my closet so I am happy that it continues to be on trend (not that I wouldn’t wear the color otherwise; it’s just fun to to partake in the fanfare). 

 UGG Classic Earmuff with Speaker Technology | H&M Multi-Knit Turtleneck Sweater | J. Crew Sterling Skirt in Double-Serge Wool | Zara Double-breasted Wool Coat | c/o Ann Taylor Pebbled Signature Tote | Plaid Scarf (similar) | Ann Taylor Coby Zip Up Leather Boots

So, you may not want to know this about me, but my extremities are always cold (why quality gloves and socks are essential to my existence). One of my best purchases last winter was UGG earmuffs; they are expensive for earmuffs but are worth every penny. Ersatz shearling earmuffs simply do not compare. I added another pair to my closet this fall (with headphone capabilities) and no longer worry that my ears might be frostbitten.

Now eager to try UGG brand gloves.


Ann Taylor is running another fire sale: extra 70% off sale styles, including the Coby Zip Up Leather Boots worn above. Here are my picks: Ombre Plaid Coat (worn here; one of my favorite coats), Cropped Cable Sweater (worn here), Striped Knit Top, Cozy Pocket Sweater, Striped Mock Neck Sweater, Crepe Embellished Shirt, Sweater Jersey Wrap Top, Structured Envelope Clutch, Jeweled Zipper Front Sweatshirt, Notch Collar Colorblock Coat, Side Button Sweater Jersey TopFaux Leather Pleated Skirt, Embroidered Lace Front Sweatshirt, Textured Tweed Jacket, and Cascade Ruffle Front Top.

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