Pantone has selected their color of the year for 2015 and it’s a real beauty this time. Marsala is an earthy wine color. Close to burgundy – which is my favorite color – this is a shade I was already in love with and look forward to seeing how designers add this color to their lines. Pantone tells us Marsala “enriches our minds, bodies and souls.” Perhaps that’s why I adore it so much.
I also added a Jewels of the Vineyard bracelet in a deep red – a little too red to be Marsala but pretty close.
Stella Carakasi featured several pieces in their fall 2014 line in the color “Aubergine” – a perfect example of Marsala. I love this Defining Moment Tunic.
Persolé recently came out with a new style that features Marsala. Skully Knuckle – my current favorite Persolé style – has a silver Alexander McQueen inspired handle. The stunning Marsala interior is layered with a black exterior. Persolé is made to be used for sun protection but is also 100% waterproof so you can carry it everyday!
My most recent Marsala purchase is this midi skirt I bought on sale at White House Black Market (similar) a few months ago. I didn’t try it on before buying it and when I brought it home I realized it was a little too small. I kept it, though, thinking I would drop my holiday weight in January and I am happy to report I did indeed lose a few Christmas pounds.
Not a true Marsala shade because of its dark pink undertones, but close enough for me, this skirt is flirty and feminine. I wore it with a Banana Republic back zip sweater, Ivanka pumps and a Louis Vuitton clutch.
As soon as I hit publish on this post, I am packing this outfit and another more casual look for an overnight media trip to Calistoga. I have been invited to review the newly renovated Brannan Cottage Inn.
Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? You can follow my Calistoga getaway on Instagram.
What do you think of Pantone’s color of 2015?
Will you be wearing Marsala this year?
Make it a rich day!
Disclosure: I was given the Jewels of the Vineyard bracelet, all Stella Carakasi clothes and the Persolé. Everything else, I purchased. My stay in Calistoga is sponsored. All opinions expressed here are my own, as always.