Sunday, September 12, 2010

obey the grey {deux}

have you heard?
:: grey ::
is this season's best neutral.

that works for me
since i always gravitate to grey.
not sure why, exactly.
i just love it.

:: stormy skies ::
:: weathered barnwood ::
:: wet cement ::
:: pebbles ::

grey is almost always flattering to wear,
maybe because its drabness
makes any complexion look rosy by contrast.

i also have a hunch that my grey addiction
has something to do with
my mother's oft repeated refrain,
"but, you look so GOOD in pink!"
don't get me wrong,
i love my mom & i love pink, too.
and long ago,
she & i arrived at a happy medium:
she gives me both colors, and i wear both.
in fact, i have one fleece jacket from her
that is the symbol of our
it is reversible: pink AND grey.

but, since this is not a pink post but a
:: grey post ::
here's my new grey shirt
~ L♥Ve it ~
so soft & layer-able
{a bargain: $8.95 at again}

it is a little bit prairie & a little bit victorian.
it reminds me of
:: these ::

rational ruffles tee : : : : : : molded & melded tee
{both from anthropologie}

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check out the "romantic ruffles"
section at garnet hill
for loads of lovely grey
:: like this ::

also from garnet hill,
i love this giant grey cashmere scarf

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sporty grey peep-toes, anyone?
i had the good judgement
to buy a pair of these more than 2 years ago.
and they still look good-as-new.
back then, they were J-41 brand
which was sued by JEEP (?)
and had to change names.
the brand is now called JAMBU.
{they are still available here}

note: i'm so picky about shoes
and i really love these.
very comfy & good for your feet.
cute with jeans.
cute with skirts.
cute.  cute.  cute.

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another favorite...
this strand of grey freshwater pearls.
it is a necklace,
but wrapping it 4 times around my wrist
 makes it a cuff.

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i also have a new favorite pair of
insanely comfy charcoal grey yoga pants by
green apple.
they are made of organic bamboo fiber!
they are very long with a raw hem...
just trim to the right length.
if you buy these, please take my advice:
wash on cool & hang to dry.
{had to return the first pair after they shrunk.}

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want more grey?
:: try curtains ::

{kediri curtain from anthro}

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my friend, dawn, has an awesome blog called
:: ciao bella ::
check out her {friday favorites} post,
where she featured this killer grey nail polish:

her post from march entitled
grey is my new favorite color!

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for beautiful & inspiring grey interiors
:: like this ::
don't miss the giant post
brimming with photos
from cote de texas last month entitled
:: gray is the new turquoise? ::
{thank you, martha, for the head's-up.}

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since every silver lining's got a
touch of grey...

:::may the grey be with you:::


Dianne said...

Love it all, especially your new lace/ruffle top and peep toe shoes. I really am nuts for gray with camel. The perfect combo!

Dawn said...

Love Love Love my grey...wearing my grey boyfriend cardi right now!!
I just had to "retire" my most favorite grey purse :( I am on the hunt for a new one!
I really like those shoes too!
Your top is so cute, I need to find a good consignment store in my area! And, Dianne grey with camel....yum!!

Anonymous said...

But you look so pretty in pink!!! Love, Mom

catie said...

love you, mom! ♥

martha said...

THIS is some fun....will come back and linger longer when i can....
our very first house was a gray capecod, and gray interior..LOVED it, still think of it
very OFTEN!

mary said...

wow, this must've taken a while to pull all this greyt-ness together! enjoyed it all! :)

jill said...

fab post, catie!! wow...

have been wanting to try the sally hansen nail poslish, i think it should be "our" next color.

i'm with your mom, in that (hot) pink makes me weak in the knees! but i ♥ grey - esp. charcoal grey...mmmm fall. so happy it's here!

♥ it, mar - greyt-ness!!

catie said...

yes, mary - clever! ♥

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