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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Oxblood red nails

How gorgeous is this Chinatown red nail polish for the holidays? My friend Kendra is wearing it here, and it looks romantic and elegant. The color is deep, rich and glossy. It would be so pretty to wear to a party. (We also liked this dramatic red, if you want something even darker.) Which polish are you wearing right now? xo

P.S. Oxblood shoes.

(Scarf from Madewell. Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. Styling by Kendra Smoot)

118 comments:

Vicky Barone said...

Where are Kendra's rings from?? We love them! And they look great with that color :)

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heykay said...

I'm still hooked on the navy nails you posted about last year, Jo! I've had Gelish Deep Sea put on the past two times I got my nails done. Love!

Bianca Elysse said...

Such a gorgeous color, want!

abroadathome said...

So funny, I'm wearing this exact color right now! I love it for the fall : ) I'm also wearing a lot of navy and deep purple.

eljohnny said...

I love that colour! I may have to pick it up!
I almost never have nail polish on my finger nails because working with my hands and constantly washing them causes nail polish to chip and peel off, but my toe nails are almost always red.

Jenna Senter said...

I love that color, but I wanna know where she got that skinny gold ring on her right hand! :)

EmHacket said...

great, versatile color. I have a bright red on for Veteran's Day, but feeling like darkening it up. peacelovemusicgrows.com

Isabel said...

The rings really are gorgeous! So simple and dainty.

Mona peacecabona said...

Nice colour! Not sure that it would suit my skin colour though. Right now i'm wearing chinchilly (gray).

jane said...

Love the color, perfect for the fall/ winter transition!!

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bisbee said...

I've got a very similar color of gel polish on right now...and I also have that Madewell scarf she's wearing in the first picture!

laurenfoode.com said...

Favorite color ever. I'll try something new, and then the following week I'm back to oxblood. It's just so classic and works whether my skin is ghostly winter white or sunkissed in the summer.

emmyjay said...

I die over those rings every time!

Shruti Kapoor said...

Beautiful color. Would love to try it! I'm still stuck on mint :)

Zoe Hastert said...

Ah, I was debating between oxblood and matte silver last night - the latter won. Gorgeous, autumnal color. And that scarf in the first photo is gorgeous.

pancakesandpoodles said...

I love grey nails right now. My current fav: Savina Dolphin. It's a nice matte blue grey. Perfect for soft winter days.

fancyalterego said...

I'm wearing a Maybelline Color Show polish in "Impeccable Greys." My only problem with it is that it's more a muddy purple than grey...but it's still very pretty. It's just that I have, like, 4 polishes in a similar shade because apparently "grey" polish isn't always grey. :-/

Katy said...

YES! Where are the rings from? They are gorgeous!!!!

Margaret S. said...

I love the rings, too!

Islay Thompson said...

same here!! Where are those gorgeous rings from??

Stefania said...

Yes! So elegant (but still very cool).

What polish am I wearing right now? I think it's called Macarthur Park from American Apparel. And honestly? Not sure how I feel about it. My BF snatched a free bottle for me at some swag table (bonus!), but the color is somewhere between mustard and pea soup. Tried it on last night anyway & taking it for a test run today!

Heather said...

You Dont Know Jacques by OPI

Sarena Udani said...
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Sarena Udani said...

Love that delicate gold ring!

jm said...

i adore that color!. I saw someone next to me getting it last time I had a pedicure and it looked amazing. It would be perfect for holiday parties.

Michelle Ash Latham said...

Love it! The perfect color for chilly weather!

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Eli Sedlachek said...

This fall I'm in love with cement, grey, cloudy polish. Matches most of my wardrobe pieces :)

Renelle Allard said...

Bordeaux by Essie :)

Unknown said...

Yes, where are the skinny gold rings from? They're lovely!

nel said...

Pretty!! Love the scarf too (where is it from?).

Jillian said...

love the color - but the SCARF! where does that come from?

Jessica Martinez said...

OPI All Sparkly and Gold, for a touch of festivity.

Maywyn Studio said...

Gives new meaning to maroon five. Classy color

RoselyC said...

Lovely color. I am always drawn to dark colors.

Maywyn Studio said...

Classy color

www.mysoulfulhome.com said...

none as usual. But this looks so lovely…I am attempted although I have a day of gardening planned for this week!

kendra said...

they have a gel polish that is that oxblood when you are cold and then turns to a brighter red when you warm up. I had it for a few weeks and LOVED it. i think it is by gel-ish. i had it done at a salon and got so many compliments

Manda said...

I like this nail polish and own a few that are similar- but what I really like seeing is that she isn't afraid of having cute, short nails.
I've been petrified to cut mine short for who knows why...

Manda from Eat Cake

Kathryn said...

I love it! Where's her scarf from?

burbgirl said...

ooh joanna goddard, no one makes me want to drop everything and paint my nails like you do...

Charlotte Miller said...

Oooh I want Kendra's scarf - so beautiful! www.worthwakingupfor.co.uk

L8Blmr said...

thanks - that's my next color. wearing a light grey right now, which i love and get lots of compliments on - goes with absolutely everything and is fresh!

bisbee said...

The scarf is from Madewell...I think it's sold out...mine came last week, but was on backorder for a few months.

zozo said...

Love these intimate shots and the oxblood nails with classic tartan. All over tartan this fall/winter

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talktomyshoes said...

Lovely colour!

Glamourbibliotekaren said...

Very nice color! I am wearing something slightly darker - Chanel Rouge Noir.

renapki said...

i have to have that delicate gold ring! anybody know where it's from??

Arzoo Amer said...

I'm obsessed with Big Apple Red by OPI around this time of year! It's much brighter but so festive for the holidays!

Joanna Goddard said...

Thanks for these sweet comments! Kendra says the circle ring is from her friend's jewelry shop: http://bashaburwell.com/ And you can find similar thin gold rings at Catbird. And her scarf was from Madewell, but is now sold out. Good luck! xo

Arzoo Amer said...

Love that color! I'm currently wearing and obsessed with Big Apple Red by OPI for this time of year! It's a much brighter red, but it's perfectly festive for the holidays!

Niki B. said...

Those rings!!

Raquelita said...

Yes please! Love them.

Dana Stanley said...

hey ladies! try checking out catbirdnyc.com - they have a lot of "threadbare" rings that look similar to these!

RosyRilli said...

Oh, I'm kind of in love with that color. Unfortunately, dark colors don't really go so well with light freckly skin tones. Tends to look a little more goth than romantic. Boo!

Erin Harwood said...

I'm actually wearing the Essie polish you've linked to: Shearling Darling. I'm totally loving the dramatic yet sophisticated darks cabernets this season. Another favorite this fall was Ruffian's Fox Hunt, a shiny, corally red. Such fun!

his little lady said...

I'm wearing a white polish right now but I'm definitely LOVING this deep red for the holiday season! Too pretty ;)
xo TJ

http://www.hislittlelady.com

Barb Cvetnic said...

Such pretty pics too

Fisher Sisters said...

Baublebar.com has some similar dainty rings as well!

Tawny said...

I really love Head Mistress by Essie. It's a darker red.

Neatly-Packaged said...

These pictures and this color are absolutely GORGEOUS! :) I just painted my nails a little lighter red :) I would be honored if you checked it out

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dakotabee said...

Pretty! I've been drawn to emerald green for nails this season. :)
xo! Dakota
dakotabee.wordpress.com

Brittany Danielson said...

A-piers to be Tan by OPI :)

Unknown said...

I like this color. I followed the link and it took me to the Nars polish page on Nordstrom, but which color is it exactly?

Joanna Goddard said...

chinatown! xo

Unknown said...

Disregard my previous comment! I figured it out!

GOSIA said...

somehow i can't go back to rings, nail polish colours and such after the yesterday's post...... my mind has been going back to this baby Paul and his mum all day....

smorrison said...

I'm Not Really A Waitress by OPI is my fave for the upcoming holidays! It reminds me of bright cranberries!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The scarf the scarf!! Where can we get the scarf please!

LeeLee said...

Love the color and the rings.

Seeking Style said...

My favorite nail color!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

cleartheway said...

I love this color for nails because it's a really brown-red. I don't care much for bright or pink-reds.

Kate from Clear the Way

Cute Counselor said...

Love the Color! I went blue last week but Oxblood Red is next! I think Fall is finally starting to peek its head in South Florida (we struggle wearing fun cold weather colors http://cutecounselor.com/color-mani/ ).
Love it, thanks.

Ali Bousquet said...

the scarf is from Madewell!

Stacia, the Homey Owl said...

This is gorgeous! I love the deep plums and deep reds that I'm seeing around right now.

bekbecker said...

try www.graceleedesigns.com. She carries amazing delicate jewelry. Look for her whisper ring and beaded rings!

qphase2.com said...

Oxblood is rapidly becoming my new favorite color. I'm surprised by how versatile it is! Now I'm saving my pennies for a pair of Fiorentini and Baker boots in oxblood. Until then, I can at least wear the color on my nails!

picklesandchapstick said...

I agree, this is a great color for the upcoming holiday season! My nails are also that color as I type this :)

xo
Rachel

stitchsanfrancisco said...

I love, love, LOVE oxblood. I just got a new coat in that very color and I'm smitten. I think it's perfect for winter.

-Katherine
stitchsanfrancisco.wordpress.com

Prince Snow Farm said...

The scarf immediately grabbed my attention!

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Perfect winter red!

Maiz Connolly said...

LOVE. I've not been liking all of the blues and greys, and I think this is way warmer and sexier!

Michelle Panting said...

Love the colour and everything she poses this. That scarf is so classic and Madame Bovary is a fave of mine.

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Happenstance said...

You've inspired me to go red again. 'Tis the season:)

Jessica Hart said...

Such a beautiful for the holidays.
Jessica
the way to my Hart

Julianna Marie said...

This is gorgeous! I'm currently loving the Winter collection from Essie, so I'm wearing Parka Perfect with a matte finish :)

Kadija Tyler said...

I LOVED the gray nails that were posted just a short time ago! I have oxblood red and love it on everyone I see wearing it; I'd like to try the darker red shown in the link for the holidays as well. Maybe with a bit of sparkle on one nail?

My 5 year old told me I needed to shake things up a bit, so I have a deep dark purple with confetti sparkles on my middle and ring finger nails (yes, I said confetti sparkles lol).

P.S.
I always adore Kendra's style! And your blog :)

lipoooo said...

Incredible color ;)

Valerie Guenther said...

I've been wearing a color by CND called Chocolate Milk. It's sort of a creamy rust color. So beautiful and perfect for November!

You can get it here:

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Nail-Design-Chocolate-Milk/dp/B00377K9ZE

Katerina Kosta said...

I love this color but I can't wear anything but black lately..I also liked the grey nails you posted the other time..

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Kim O. said...

This is the PERFECT colour. I bet it looks good on everyone!

Gina said...

Love it!! My fav is "Wicked" from Essie (a vampy dark) but this one is just perfect. I'm gonna buy it NOW.

Michelle Lee said...

great color!

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Eugenia Woods said...

Love this polish! It does look perfect for a party, and for a t-shirt and jeans. Chanel makes one, too that is pretty amazing called Rouge Noir. I am definitely going to give this NARS one a whirl!

H said...

I don't want to give your advertisers any ideas, but I just went out and bought this colour :)

little_vale said...

Love the polish but i also love the scarf! where did you buy it?

Mariclare Cole said...

I just applied a very similar color by OPI called "Suzy Loves Sydney" a couple of days ago. Always been a favorite!

Janine said...

this colour is gorgeous, i love oxblood for fall and winter

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

I'm wearing blue bird nail art stickers by Sephora and OPI! They are crazy but so fun! These nails do look exquisite - the short square shape makes it so sophisticated.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Just stopped by the Madewell website and it appears that the scarf is available.. wooo hoooo.

Daphnia Neofytou said...

Adorable
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Katy said...

Everyone who is drooling over the rings- Catbird is amazing. Ordering a few rings tonight and even featured my favorite few on the ol' blog.

http://livelyandlovely.com/trend-dainty-rings/

splendorbug said...

May I ask where you found your gorgeous barely-there-beautiful-rings???
I am smitten with them in addition to the beautiful red nails!

sweet harvest moon said...

Oxblood is my favorite nail polish color for fall! I wear it almost all the time

Mary Keller said...

I'm also loving her short nails! I have short nails and sometimes it makes me think twice about certain colors but hers look great.

Laura D said...

Love that color for fall! I've been searching for a good dark red.

Check out my blog, if you'd like: http://greenmountainglobetrotter.blogspot.com/

Open Roads Mama said...

No polish for the everyday for me, nail polishes and mommyhood don't seem to go together for me ;)
This one does look beautiful, perfect for the holidays!

Jennifer said...

This is so tempting, but I have probably five bottles of almost this exact shade. In fact, last week I put a second coat on that was a different color than the first, and didn't notice until I put the bottles away...

jenn said...

Love it! I have this color on my nails still from my wedding on the 9th :]

Danielle Gunter said...

I have to say, the thin rings are the most endearing thing!

Kai-Li said...

This oxblood shade is so dramatic!

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Dompka Family said...

what rings are these?? i love them! looking for a wedding band

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