I’m so old.
I’m so old I was around when marsala was called burgundy.
Burgundy hasn’t been burgundy since what?…1980?
There was wine, maroon, cherry, more recently, oxblood. Yet another “shade” of a marginally redder burgundy.
This year though the burgundy has a bit of an orange/brown undertone…thus it is now marsala.
Thus my vintage leather coat that I thrifted for $1.50 comes darn close to the colour of the year though.
Jeans – 7 for All Mankind (sim) Booties – TJ Maxx (sim super comfy Earthies!) Sweater – Forever 21 (sim) Jacket – thrifted (sim)
Full disclosure. I got it for $1.50 because I had $10 credit at Talize.
I know I already own a burgundy/oxblood/maroon/marsala leather coat…but this one is shorter, and 1970’s style. And it came with a special surprise hidden in the pocket…
An old kleenex.
Here I am wearing all shades of grey. I’m not going to even mention the 50 shades…
So yeah…burgundy ooops I meant marsala and grey work well together. Here are some other fun colour combos that show you how to wear marsala colour of the year 2015.
Outfit #3 Hat Top Skirt Handbag Booties
I think Marsala sounds more like dinner than a color, but I do like the color by whatever name they call it- much better than the funny pink “orchid” color that was last year’s “Color of the year.”
You look great- my favorite part is actually the floral pants. I like how there is a design but things don’t get too overboard because it is all in grey tones. Be still my heart!
Yes, these color names are fascinating (reminiscent of Meryl Streep’s lecture about “blue” in the Devil Wears Prada). You are gorgeous in gray and that jacket is the steal of the year – I cannot even get a 7-11 coffee for $1.50! Rock on, xox.
Natalia Lialina says
1.50! I wouldn’t even think twice . I have not found deals as good as yours while thrifting yet.
Thank you for explaining that there are virtually no difference – coming from an artist, it’s invaluable. I actually thought that I am a little colorblind – I can’t always tell a difference between all those shades called by different names.
I like your ideas. I must say that pairing with blue and esp with that funky green is unexpected, but on the other hand – blue is great with brown (even if it’s undertone), and green with red – classics. It’s all how you look at things I guess. 🙂
Your floral pants are great! And the whole outfit is lovely and so modern, two very popular colors. Marsala looks a bit too serious to me, I guess I’m in a different stage now, but we’ll see what happens. xxx
Kristina C says
You’re such a pro at thrifting. You always manage to find such incredible pieces for unbelievable prices. This jacket is beautiful! I’m really digging the 70s vibe. I’m actually very excited that the silhouettes from this decade are going to be big this year. Hello wrap dresses, suede trench coats, turtlenecks and bell-bottoms!
Tiina L says
It looks good with your red hair, and brightens up the grey. But it is definitely not a colour for everyone (neither is burgundy…) Who cares what they call it? A name is just a marketing trick, to make it sound new and exciting. Brown burgundy, or burgundy with a hint of brown, rusty burgundy…. This ‘Marsala’ is a colour I will pass, though, too brownish for me (I’ll have mine with just a touch of blue, please…). I’m very particualr about colours, and have been known to obsess about a ‘wrong colour’, i.e. a shade that was just a bit too much this or that and not enough something else…
Gnome Lover says
You look yummy! Burgundy, maroon, whatever it is called is not my favorite. But you make me want to wear it! I love it on you. And my favorite part of the outfit is how you styled the greys in that outfit. Grey being one of my very favorites. Except for the book. Nope. In fact, I think that grey outfit is my favorite outfit of yours. You look so good!
two birds says
What a beautiful coat! For $1.50, it cannot be beat! I don’t wear lot of burgundy…ahem…I mean, marsala! But the color really looks great on you!
Oh my lovely!
Yes, I do remember, too, all of the words for the dusky wine shade,
But I like it, so ay for 2015.
Love your jacket, and super impressed with your BARGAIN!
It looks like Vince !
Love your inspirations, and sets for wearing the (old) new color!
love the damask jacket, I just bought the prettiest crushed velvet
coat that resembles that,, or like persian lamb,
children’s size 12. Yay, little bones!
I like the way you styled both sets, and love the shade of blue you added to the palette.
Love your damask pants and many shades, ahem, of grey sweater.
You are looking might gorgeous !
perfect outfit, love the pants and the jacket <3
Loving the jacket and the whole 70s feel to your outfit. I like all the wine-inspired colours, whatever the subtle differences between them, although I’m not sure I have anything in that particular shade. For my money, it perks up the grey a treat (which isn’t a colour I am much drawn to) and at that bargain price, you can’t go wrong! xxx
Now isn’t that a great outfit?! Love the look and you look fab. What a great coat (and price). I’m glad you told us about marsala, else I’d have still called it burgundy. And yes I have lots of burgundy…I mean marsala…in the ole’ closet that I normally pair with black or chocolate brown. I hadn’t thought of gray, though I think I will next time I wear it.
Totes jealous that you also scored an old tissue!!! Hope it was used. 🙂
Happiness at Mid Life says
It’s kind of sad that it’s the same color repeating with just a new name. I guess the shade is just a slight difference but in my eyes it’s all the same.
You always have best finds!
I love this color, although I’m not so sure about the name. I’ll probably just call it burgundy. In any case, it’s a fabulous color on you!
CiCi Marie says
It’s burgundy to me!! Maybe in the UK we’re a bit old-fashioned like that… I really like your grey pairings and think I’d probably do similar with a colour like this. Although cream would look great too. That leather coat was a real find!
Anna Shirley says
Definitly is this color “burgundy” in Europe.o) I love your coat, it is wonderful. Nice outfit.
Jazzy Jack says
It is burgundy to me too! I see you like that colour, as I glance across at your button featuring the other (?) burgundy coat paired with grey!
Lovely paired with blue also per your suggestion.
That grey top is wonderful, and the pants and hat take it to another stratosphere!! xo Jazzy Jack
Ugh. I hate marsala. I’m breaking my only-say-nice-things rule to express my distaste for this ugly hue. On the other hand, I love everything you wear so I’m classifying your clothes as burgundy and not marsala. In my world, I can do that. 🙂
Mrs C says
The only Marsala I know is the wine I use to make Tiramisu… wait a minute, ahh.. now I get it! I always call this color the other wine, Burgundy and on this week’s post I wore a Burgundy color leather jacket and one of the bloggers point out that it is called Marsala.. learn something new everyday! It’s a nice color whatever wine one decides to call it and I am glad I didn’t get rid of my old jacket! Great looking coat, makes you look like some hot French spy 😉
That is my favorite color for a leather coat, purse, shoes, couch, chair, car interior. haha You name it!! I love love love your coat.
I love the marsala-grey combo, dear. Can I have those pants, please? You know how I adore flower patterns!
The names of colors and the trends in that always make me laugh. As did you in this post.
You’re one lucky marsala-gal, with your free Kleenex! Wow.
Hahaha.. ahhh. Yeah. I thought it was burgundy, too, dude. Also, I don’t consider you old for calling it ‘burgundy.’ I feel like that word has been around…well…forever. It’s a good word. So…why did we need ox blood? Remember that old bag? Haha. I’m not hearing that one so much, anymore. Now, it’s marsala. I had absolutely NO idea what that was referring to when I first heard it. I thought to myself…’You mean…burgundy? Burgundy.’ Fashion be crazy, yo.
Anyway, that leather coat is super luxe. It transforms the entire outfit, really. Also, I love that you’re wearing florals in winter. Good to know it’s not just me doing that. Hehe. ;D
No Fear of Fashion says
I still have burgundy skinnies and a matching top, with a grey boyfriend jacket.. That will do me fine.
You have an impressive amount of coats, and I think at this price there is no reason to leave this fine fashion colour coat in the shop. I do wonder however, where you hang them all…..
PS Lime with black is one of my favourite combinations, but you are right, lime with burgundy/marsala whatever, is good too of course (red with green). Thanks
No Fear of Fashion says
I always forget to say something about your outfit. Looks ever so nice. Your half bare arms keep surprising me in that cold country.
Yes, I too am old enough to remember when Marsala was Burgundy. You never hear anything called Burgundy anymore. Whatever the colour is called, it looks marvelous with your hair, and it works very well with grey. I used to be such a sucker for vintage leather coats – if it fit, I wanted it! This one fits you very nicely so it’s definitely a keeper.