Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gray Matters

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Good morning, lovelies! How is the week treating you all?

Lately I've been loving all things gray. Gray is a funny color. I have a love/hate relationship with it. Some seasons I feel like it's blah. It washes me out and it really does nothing for me. And then some seasons I embrace it with all of my heart. This season happens to be the latter of the two.

Not sure what it is this year. Maybe it's that chunky knits look so good in gray. Maybe it's that gray suede is oh so tempting. Maybe it's my Michael Kors wool scarf that I pulled out this weekend or my gray over the knee socks that are hanging on my closet door just begging to be worn. Or maybe it's that the new Essie shade Power Clutch comes up dark gray on me rather than a smoky green like it does in the bottle.

Whatever the reason may be, I'm just going with it. For this season, at least.... :)

Oh and I'll let you in on a little secret. I never know how to spell gray. No matter how many times I look up the spelling and find out that the American way to spell it is with an "a", my go to spelling is always with an "e". The British way, I'm told. Maybe I'm a Brit at heart. Who knows... {You'll see I did my best to spell it the American way but to tell you the truth I had to go back and correct it every time I spelled the word:)}

How about you all? Are you feeling it this season?

Have a fabulous day, sweets!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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61 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I love grey, works so well with most colors and feels very cozy, perfect for winter

Ann said...

Oh I want that cardigan ♥

adele said...

I've always liked grey & have a fair amount in my wardrobe - my favourite top is grey right now! Love the photos you've chosen. Happy Wednesday Dawn xoxo
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Martina said...

I like grey . it combines so well - with other neutrals and with bold colors. I like it with this seasons mustardy yellow! xx

sugarhoneybaby said...

I love grey.:)

Collette Osuna said...

This is a great color...kinda like black, you can mix and match it with just about anything:)
Happy HuMpDaY!!


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modniza said...

grey cardigan-so soft , cozy , love it! have too great day , my darling! xxx Stella

Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

Ahh I could wear grey all year round; it goes with pretty much everything and I love all the varying shades! xx

Debby said...

I feel the same about gray but at the moment I seem to be embracing it. I always spell it with an "a" but am never sure if it's right! xo

catwalk criminal said...

great pics & post ♥

Diana Mieczan said...

Grey is one of my favourite colours. It feels cozy, comfy to me and it looks great! Oh-so French:) Muah

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

That spelling always messes with me! :) I'm with you on the gra(e)y... and share that same love/hate relationship. But your right it's so gorgeous and gives me warm and fuzzies! Happy Wednesday Dawn! :)

LifestyleBohemia said...

The perfect color for the rainy NYC morning. Beautiful inspiration photos!
xx
Joanna

odessa said...

Gray is the best and it is totally the time for it! I always write it with an 'e', didn't know any better :) xoxo

Tanvi said...

Love the grey inspiration! I am loving it alll!!!

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Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Grey cozy knits are my favorite! So neutral and easily pair with anything and everything!

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

I've always spelled grey with an "a" but years ago was corrected and now do it with an "e". But anywaysss, its my favorite. Our entire house is a grey. All different shades

classiq said...

You remember maybe that only last week I wrote about elegant grey in one of my blog posts. LOVE it! I wear it all year round and never feel dull in it. I've started to wear my autumn little grey dress, grey cardigan and I'm waiting to put on my wool shawl and over the knee socks with my camel boots. And maybe I'll finally go for a grey winter coat this year, still looking for the perfect one. xoxo
Ada
PS: I always spell grey with 'e', as that's the way I learned in my English classes, I'm curious if they still teach the classic English or there is mixture of classic and American English now. :)

With love... said...

The first images looks so chic.
I am sure that with some of your love for 'blush' combined with the chic grey, you will look fabulous this winter season.

Have a great day!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That is so funny - perhaps you are a Brit at heart! I love gray (especially deeper shades of gray!)

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

LatteLisa said...

a true Brit at heart indeed if you spell it with an 'e' ;-) Why did those American have to rebel and change the grammar too?!! haha It would be so much easier to have just one version of English.

There isn't much grey in my wardrobe. I guess I have to work on that.

Styleabaad said...

This is so funny, I too have this kind of love/hate relationships with this color! I rarely wear gray but seeing these photos made me really inspired to do so! A big knitted gray sweater in winter can be one of the most simplest and most beautiful things!

xoxo
Elsa at Styleabaad

Dancing Branflake said...

I love GREY and I always want to incorporate it into my wardrobe. Love your photo choices!

Alexa said...

Hahaha...I do the same thing with the spelling, glad to know I'm not alone. And also love sometimes and hate it. Big, comfy gray/grey sweaters always look nice to me though. :)

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love love that you're loving gray! I love it so much I painted my house gray {although I have a bit of love hate with it, lol} and designed an entire line in gray. And do you know I once got into a huge argument with my dad playing scrabble over how to spell gray. He contended that I was wrong until I hauled out the dictionary! Now that he's gone, it makes me smile.
Hope your week is a good one so far Dawn!
xo Mary Jo

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i adore every single one of these images - from the nails to the socks peeking out from the boots! i looove gray!

Sarah said...

I love gray. Those leg warmers are awesome. As soon as it gets cool enough I'm totally rockin those.

- Sarah
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B. in the Know said...

I am loving gray this season - there is something so cozy about the color I love every fall. I especially love it on my nails or a big sweater circle scarf.
Much love,
B

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I love gray - goes with everything and a bit softer than black. Beautiful images!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i think chunky knits look great in gray. and i totally adore those gray essie nails!

kristina@beancakes ★ said...

i just love spelling the word grey with an "e!" it is just more visually appealing imo. and i love all things that are grey ~ such a nice neutral to work with i think. i hope you are having yourself a fabulous wednesday dawn!!
xoxo ~ kristina

Meta Musings said...

amazing cardigan and scarf! is that essie chinchilla nail polish? one of my favs!!

Katie said...

There's so many shades of gray - I love a different variation every year :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

i LOVE those grey socks underneath the boots!! i must buy some!!!

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Loving grey with a pop of mustard yellow!
xo*

jozen said...

GREY is one of my all time fave colours! i got the essie nail polish just a few weeks ago!

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Gray is the best color for any fall/winter!! Great pics for inspiration!:)
xoxoxo
Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

I always interchange the spelling as well. Grey just looks better! Oh how I love over the knee wool socks in the winter. Speaking of, that is definitely something I need to add to my wish list!

bridechic said...

I have trouble with gray/grey too so I just sorta wing it. This post is so fantastic--I've always loved gray as a neutral . . .

Charlotta Ward said...

Grey is gorgeous and so timeless. It never feels out of place and I adore it in interiors as well as fashion.

Lovely post darling.

xx Charlotta

Mani said...

I looove grey! It goes with everything!

the nyanzi report said...

grey with an 'E' is the right way...I think. I any case, I love the first tow shots and grey is my go-to colour of choice during the winter months.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I used to have nothing but gray sweaters!! Yea the spelling could go both ways huh?!

alexandramrodriguez said...

I LOVE grey! Especially a super dark slate/gunmetal color, feels less frumpy to me. Great post!

pretty pink tulips said...

Gray/Grey?! I am definitely feeling it...though it's something I never would have done when I was younger. I guess that happens....shifts in what we like. And, I am LOVING it now!!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

Grey is always a colour that looks elegant and timeless.
I love wearing grey and can be teamed with so much.

Enjoy dressing for the season.
Hugs
Carolyn

Silver Strands said...

I love everything about this post Dawn! Especially the nail polish. Very nice!

honey my heart said...

i heart gray right now and am actually wearing a gray top right now,too! that gray clutch is amazing.

Erika [small shop] said...

It's the chunky cabled look that's doing it for me! But I love gray, esp in my home. Go-to neutral for me.

My grandma's maiden name is Gray so I'll always prefer that!

Kavery said...

I feel the same way about grey. I think it helps to have red or blonde hair to provide a contrast

Mabel and Zora said...

Grey is always a hot color here in Portland.

Maria @ Orchard Bloom said...

I'm big on grey as well. Such a great neutral!

Bestie said...

i'm obsessed with grey/gray too...ever since i saw a pair of grey suede boots in the first j crew fall catalog, i've been hooked on it for the fall. you are totally right on grey being the perfect color for all things chunky and cable!

Elle Sees said...

grey, all the way.
except for when i'm referring to my way-too-soon grey roots, which i spell as BROWN. ;)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

i am a gray girl too! i have my eye on grey booties for fall. That first sweater looks cozy!

Taryn said...

My mom makes fun of me for always wearing grey, I think it is such a versatile color!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

I really loved grey (We use the British spelling :)) last Autumn but we're going into Summer...I haven't found my color for this season yet...

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

I do love gray. Especially a darker heather charcoal sweater. Loving the chunky knit!

Lonely Wife Project said...

I'm a huge fan of gray! Especially, cozy, chunky knits!

La Maison Boheme said...

Yes to all things knit and gray. Tis the season!

MondoMOM said...

I'm also lovin me some gray these days... especially gray nail polish & gray scarves, hats, gloves!