Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rich Romantic Berry: this Fall's Red

Every fall I have to actively remind myself to wear more color.You might feel that with all the nuetral sweaters, earth-toned layers, grays and blacks floating around, it would be difficult to incorporate color into your look, but with Berry appearing to be falls new red- it can be easier than you think.
Berry and similar colors like wine, burgundy, bordeux, and plum are easier to wear than red and are also less tricky to shop for. So without further ado here are my favorite berry pieces for fall thus far, including editorials, shoes, clutches, and makeup.
Jovita Miseviciute in Eleganza Gipsy - I love how her lips match her dress
Buberry Silk Satin Peplum Dress
Sophia Vergarra looking incredible on Letterman wearing a wine colored dress
Carolina Herrera Draped V-Neck GownHilary Swank in Dolce & Gabbana Dress - Instyle September 2010
J.Crew Silk chiffon Arabelle crinkle gown
Burberry Plum Satin Dress with Pleat Front
Kate Spade Chime Heels
Very Berry Steal: Forever 21 Love 21 Burgundy Side Zip Top
Buy it HERE for only $19.80
O.P.I. Nail Lacquer in No Spain No Gain
Now onto Lipcolors. Rich Berry Lips add instant color and romance to any outfit.  
Match Your Berry Lips to your Dress
Lips: MAC lip liner in Half Red glossed with Cover girl Wetslicks in Clear Radiance
Burberry Prorsum Velvet Dress- Instyle August 2010

Here are my picks for Designer Berry Lip colors:
 Left to Right: Chanel Rogue Allure Luminous Satin Lipcolor in Fabulous
NARS Matte Velvet Lip Pencil in Damned
YSL Rogue Volupte 12 Forbidden Burgundy

If you are interested in Berry Lip colors that you can find at Drugstores, here are my top 4!
Left to Right: Loreal Color Riche 703 Cranberry
Loreal Color Riche 590 Blushing Berry
Mabelline Color Sensational Lip Color 175 Bit of Berry
Nuetrogena Moisture Shine Lipstick 400  Berry Blast

Also I highly recommend checking out THIS post by Karen at the Makeup and Beauty Blog (one of my favorite sites!) of NARS Holiday  Collection featuring incredible swatches of NARS Bougainville and Strawberry Fields Lip Gloss! They are soo gorgeous!
Dolce and Gabbana velvet clutch
ASOS Premium Cowl Neckl Velvet Dress
Fendi Maxi Polished leather shoulder bag

Shoes are a great way to add color to your fall /holiday looks. You can even wear them to work (they look excellent with gray suiting) as they are less severe than red. Here are my top 6 picks - 3 of which are under $100!

1. Carlos by Carlos Santana Queen's Pumps $89
2.Christian Louboutin Ronaldo Point -Toe Pumps $695
3. Mario Bologna Pumps with open toe $245
4. Brian Atwood Maniac Patent Platform Pumps -Bordeaux $580
5. Nine West Rocha Pump -Dark Red Suede $78.95
6. Guess Amazed Pumps, $98.95
And lastly, if you want to add some quick color to your dress, tie a berry, wine, or burgundy velvet ribbon around your waist as a sash. As you can see from the photo below, a little color goes a long way.
Karolina Kurkova in Louis Vuitton - Numero Tokyo December 2010
1. Wine Velvet Ribbon 3/8" Elizabeth's Embellishments
2. Wine Velvet Ribbon 7/8" Vogue Fabrics
3. Bordeaux Crushed Velvet Ribbon 1" MJ Trim

I hope you all enjoyed these berry, wine, burgundy, and plum ideas! Its easy to add color and romance to your fall wardrobe this season with rich berry dresses, tops, lips, nails, purses, shoes, and sashes!
Have a lovely day everyone!!


  1. Velvet is absolute perfection in this shade ~ love the Dolce & Gabbana clutch so!
    Gorgeous post, darling!


  2. unbelievably gorgeous post! so many wonderful ideas i had to write them down!! :)

  3. Oh, I so love this post - wine and berry hues are my favorites for the fall!! :)