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Playera


 Burgundy is probably the only bold color I will sport.
Those who have patroned my blog know I am all about neutral and barely-there colors. I make few exceptions: a floral pattern that’s understated or just too pretty to pass up, a jewel-toned dress that’s classically cut, and other hints or small pops of color when I feel like being jazzy.
I got this dress from Goodwill in 2011; since then, my taste has become more muted but I could never actually get rid of this dress. This particular shade of burgundy has a sense of mystery that I find alluring. It’s that kind of silky, heavy polyester (yup, poly) that lays beautifully to show your figure off when you move but doesn’t cling much either. It has to be my favorite fabric for dresses, skirts and cardigans. (Travels like a dream too.) Polyester is usually a big no-no in the fashion world — but seriously, this kind is incredible; I’m always on the lookout for it.
When I saw this cardigan-kimono at Honey Moon Muse Vintage, it had to be mine. Neutral color, avant-garde design, but I’ll admit that what really sold me was the fabric! And yes, this is an all-polyester outfit… (never thought I’d say that). But honestly, it’s one of the coziest outfits I can muster up within my wardrobe (I definitely value comfort).
This burgundy dress almost completely matches these vintage ’70’s sunglasses and my lipstick. I wanted to off-set the bold (for me) color move and pair it with the neutral cardigan. I’d say the result is classy, simple, super comfortable and very fall-like. Success!

VINTAGE 70’s BURGUNDY SUNGLASSES FROM A GARAGE SALE; VINTAGE 90’s BIAS CUT BURGUNDY :: GOODWILL; VINTAGE BEIGE CARDIGAN KIMONO FROM HONEY MOON MUSE; THIN BLACK VEGAN REPTILE SKIN OXFORDS FROM ETHER PDX *DISCLAIMER: Gifted sample product review; opinions expressed are my own.

PHOTOS: PHOTOVEDGE; COPYRIGHT: AMANDA HATHEWAY / FASHION VEDGE, 2014 ( ALWAYS LINK BACK TO FASHIONVEDGE.COM )
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Amanda Hatheway

Vegan since 2011; artist and nerd since birth in 1990; portrait photographer; friendly and silly yet distinguished introvert; feminist and philosophical soul; partial to felines; hopes to help as many as possible with the truth about animals and what our actions means for all of us; plans to create a chic, ethical, all-vegan boutique in Portland that is as much about eternal style as it is about ethics.

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