1 June 2016

Burgundy State of Mind

For these outfit photos, I decided I was quite intent on wearing my burgundy lace blouse, even though it wasn’t the most sensible choice when I woke up the following morning to a very overcast and gloomy day. But I remained quite determined and braved the autumn-like weather conditions to capture these images. With light rain and windy weather to contend with, it wasn’t long before my hair started reverting to type and getting unruly, which is definitely not good! All the blossoms had fallen on the magnolia tree which I took photos of in full bloom a month ago (A Staycation (Part 1), which was a fitting reminder of the importance of making use of time while we have it.

This outfit is one of my more gothic-inspired looks, but less severe I think than an all-black ensemble and relatively make-up free, apart from the eyeliner and a touch of concealer and pink lip balm. I still love my goth looks, but with some colour rather than all-black head-to-toe. I wasn't a ‘typical’ goth in the sense that I would never wear clothing which depicts skulls or anything coffin-like, as those things scare me! So I guess you could say I was rather a tame goth, with more of an emphasis on fashion!

Anyway, this outfit features a very special piece, the burgundy butterfly brooch which was a birthday present from my bestie many years ago. Like all women, I love to wear jewellery which has an emotional importance for me and positive memories, and I always remember the jewellery I wore at particular times and on special occasions. Another thing that must have subconsciously influenced my burgundy state of mind, is the fact that I’ve been listening to the song Burgundy by Warpaint every single day, and working my way through every version of this song. I get so intense sometimes with my musical obsessions!

Do you like this colour and is it something you would wear? Do you also go through phases of listening to the same song repeatedly? Do leave your comments below and let me know what you think!





Top – Oasis (similar)
Blazer - Oasis (similar)
Brooch – gift from my best friend (similar)
Bird stud earrings – Outfit (similar)
Sunglasses – Ted Baker at T.K Maxx (similar)
Footwear - Lonsdale

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51 comments:

  1. You probably know already that I adore burgundy, it's something I own in many pieces and wear all the time! That brooch is really pretty too, it's nice when jewellery has a meaning to it, you're lucky to have a friend buy you it! I am definitely into the gothic inspired look here, but it's still feminine and classic at the same time. I think you styled it well!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments Lorna, I'm really glad you approve of the look! I recall the post you did a little while ago, with the burgundy lace-up blouse, which was very sassy and looked fab on you! I think burgundy is really flattering on everyone. It's true, having a caring friend really makes a big difference. I'm glad you like the brooch too!

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  2. Saba, I adore your burgundy lace blouse, it looks really sweet with your suit... I am sorry the weather wasn't nice but you really look great here xox
    Oh and yes, I can listen to the same song, over and over... too many times to remember them all... love it xox

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    1. That's so lovely of you, thank you Launna! I'm really pleased you like the look. Summer has officially begun here in the UK, but you wouldn't think so to look outside! Thanks so much for your visit and encouraging comments.

      Xx

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  3. great outfit ! i love your lace blouse its beautiful !

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    1. Thank you so much Carolina! I'm glad you like it!

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  4. That's such a nice outfit :) It looks amazing

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  5. Does playing a song on repeat in my head count (Secret Machines 'lights on')? Otherwise, it's still The Great Gatsby sound track in these past few months!

    This is a lovely outfit, Saba - elegant goth. The brooch is mighty fine too! The top is so pretty... burgundy really suits you.
    You do wear head to toe black very well also - an earlier post of yours where you're wearing all black is probably my favourite look of yours! Xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Yes, playing a song in your head totally counts as well! The Great Gatsby soundtrack is also amazing, that's a great choice! I'm really glad you like the burgundy top with the brooch, and one of my earlier all-black looks.

      Thanks again for your encouragement!

      xx

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    2. I'm hoping your state of mind goes through all the colours of the rainbow this month! Xx

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    3. Haha! I should make that a blogging challenge!

      Xx

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  6. Love that burgundy colour on you Saba! I want to see more of that lovely lace top! Have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Angela. I'm really glad you like the burgundy top. It's lovely of you to drop by.

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  7. A very great solution to add an edgy touch to a suit!
    Love your burgundy top and the brooche! :)
    xxx
    S
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    1. Thank you Silvia, that's so sweet of you. I'm glad you like it!

      Happy Friday!

      xx

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  8. Hey Saba! Thank you so much for your lovely comments you always leave me, I really appreciate you!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. You're so welcome Lorna! I always love reading your blog and find it hugely inspiring, so it's always an absolute pleasure to leave a comment.

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    1. Thank you so much Tina for your super-sweet comment!

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  10. Such a chic look I love the location too.
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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Rumela!

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  11. Gorgeous look, the pictures are really pretty! Would love to follow each other and keep in touch, let me know if you want to! x

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    1. Thank you so much Adele! I'm glad you like the outfit and images. Yes, that would be great! I've visited your blog, and it's a pleasure to see your lovely outfits as well.

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    1. It seems to be a popular obsession! Thanks for dropping by!

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  13. I like your top, especially this color!!!You look so elegant & classy!Kisses
    Sophia
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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Sophia! I appreciate you dropping by!

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  14. follow me via bloglovin and i follow back

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    1. Hey Jenny,

      I visited your blog and it looks lovely, I only wish there was a 'translate' button, so I could read and appreciate your blog posts too!

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  15. Nice outfit! I like the top and the brooch :)

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    1. Thank you so much Greta! I'm really glad you like it!

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  16. I do really adore the burgundy top, especially the neckline, the pleated neckline is so awesome, and whole look is so nice, beautiful! :)

    xoxo,

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    1. Thank you so much Chelshea! I'm so glad you like it! I appreciate your visit.

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  17. Your burgundy lace top is beautiful. It and your lovely brooch are so nice with the black outfit :)


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    1. Thank you so much for your super-sweet comment Mica! Thanks for dropping by!

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  18. Lovely outfit! I really like the dainty burgundy lace and your beautiful brooch. You are absolutely right - pieces of jewellery with memories are always the most precious.
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    1. That's so sweet of you Christina! Thanks so much for your visit and comment.

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  19. You are such a beauty, girlie; I love your hair! I also love that burgundy lace top and that cute butterfly brooch, so chic! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Thank you Jalisa, you are too kind! I'm so glad you like everything. I've had a lovely start to the week, thank you. I hope you have a fab week as well! Thanks so much for dropping by.

      xx

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  20. Thanks again, Saba, for your lovely comments! Really looking forward to a new post of yours!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  21. Love this look. Your burgundy lace top really looks great on this tamed gothic look and that brooch is just so pretty. :)


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    1. Thank you Gellie, that's really kind of you! I'm so glad you like the look. Thanks for dropping by!

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  22. Hope you're having a great week, Saba! Looking forward to a new post :) xx

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    1. Thanks so much for always taking an interest, and your sweet comment on my latest post!

      xx

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  23. Hey Saba, thank you for your lovely comments! I do keep checking back a few times a week to see if you have a new post, so I'm really looking forward to your new one!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. It's always a delight to visit your blog and leave a comment Lorna! Thanks so much for your continued support!

      xx

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  24. Love the pop of color and texture that the lace outfit lends to your look. You look beautiful and that color is really flattering on you.

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    1. Thank you so much Mikayla for your super-sweet comment! I'm so glad you like the outfit, and the burgundy lace top! I appreciate your visit and comment.

      xx

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