My Love/Hate Relationship with Burgundy!

Today is Burgundy Day!  I am joining other bloggers on Tuesday for a tribute to this saturated, rich color hosted by Jill and Adrienne!

My problem with the color is that there are days I love the jewel-toned richness and autumn beauty of it….then there are days I am exhausted by it.  The school where I have worked for over 15 years has maroon and gold for its school colors.  The college my son is about to graduate from and deeply loves has school colors of maroon and white.  Some days, I am just tired of seeing it!

But this Chaps sweater, I found early in the season at Kohls, is perfect.  Though the burgundy is the base color, the over all paisley print keeps it lively and interesting.  The jacket (which I bought five years ago for five dollars at a Macy’s Red Apple Sale) has a small maroon stripe in it.

I really like the overall look  a lot and will probably wear it often this season.  Burgundy will always be in my life…even if I am inundated with it at times…I just have to find new ways to enjoy it!

Now, hop on over to Everything Just So and The Rich Life On A Budget and see how everyone else does merlot (or whatever you call it these days)!!  Then have a Fabulous October 2!!


  1. I'd have difficulty wearing all burgundy.. or wearing it often. I have pieces of it in my wardrobe to add in to my (basically) neutral wardrobe. You look wonderful and I like the cuff! Wonderful statement piece!


  2. That color combo is really great with your coloring. You may be sick of it as school colors but it one that is flattering for you in this outfit.

  3. School colors….I totally get it. Orange is my love/hate color.
    You totally rocked the burgundy today! Love your sweater & the whole outfit. Casual but SO composed!
    Have a super Tuesday!

  4. I love how you wear your burgundy, it looks so good with this jacket! Thank you for joining us once again Pam, we always love having you with us! XO, Jill

  5. You do burgundy so well, Pam – that's probably why your school chose it!! : > Srsly, this is a great look for you, love the whole outfit.

  6. Hi Pam, well it really does look great on you! I wear different variations on this color, from wine to cranberry etc! You always discover the best buys!

    I am having an amazing Giveaway of Plush Pumpkins from Love Feast!
    Art by Karena

  7. Burgundy and all the deep rich red wine colors look great on you. It is your shining spirit that shines through your eyes and your joy of living and the color is the icing on the cake. It is so obvious you love what you do it is contagious in all colors!!!!!

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