Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Gray

I know that spring is usually all about nudes and blushes, the occasional polka dot, and a sprinkling of floral patterns but I’ve got a put in a plug for gray this season, especially during this transitional bit before it becomes really warm out. Whether it’s a soft heather tone or a more steely hue, I’ve always been a fan of touches of gray (either as solid colors or the visual result of a blending of black and white patterns). Here’s my take on gray for spring and here are a few other great gray items on my spring wishlist from ModCloth.



jumper: TK Maxx, Cambridge / cardigan: Zara


What's Not to Love Cardigan


Unlock Your Heart Tank


Pounce and Flounce Top


Good Night and Good Tuck Skirt


Don't Steel My Skirt

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38 comments:

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Gorgeous! I too am loving the grey, especially when it's textured or has a fantastic pattern. And I love, love that adorable jumper -SO cute!! xx veronika

maweisse said...

Now, gray and black is great for those who like to wear them. I like to look at them on other people, but do not like to wear a lot of gray or black.

So. I have spent several hours this weekend looking for a suit to potentially wear at job interviews. The logic is that if I start early I will be less stressed. My conclusion is that anyone who is a size 16 or 18 is apparently not allowed to wear anything that is not gray or black, and most certainly not something that is well cut. The fashion world seems to assume that sizes 16+ are shaped like balls. While an attractive shape, and all, I have an hourglass curvy shape, and nothing works. And they do not work in grays and blacks. How I wished I had your love and capacity for these colors!

Next fall: interview outfit workshops!?

Sandy a la Mode said...

i LOVE grey!! its my fave color!! loving the look of grey leopard!

Fashion Limbo said...

I do like how grey looks in the warmer months, I don't think it's a shade only for winter, and although it's hard to do grey and exciting I like how you have done this one. The leopard print provides the fun with an all grey ensemble, and I really like it.

Courtney Erin said...

Miti - it can definitely be hard sometimes to find business wear that's flattering in larger sizes but I absolutely think it's out there! You should let me take you on a little shopping excursion to places like Ann Taylor and Banana Republic that have a lot to offer in this regard - and remember that you always opt for a smart black suit and add a jewel toned blouse or statement necklace to get a pop of color in there - both of which will also draw attention to your face which is good in an interview setting!

Nav said...

I like the grey and black leopard print. you know how to rock the leaopard print lady effortlessly =]

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Sunny & Star said...

I love the pleated skirt in the last photo and have actually been looking for something similar for a while now.

And that leopard print cardigan is wonderful. I think it would be so cute paired with skinny jeans too.

Yajaira said...

gray is a most basic!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

loving your sweater paired with that dress!

<3 steffy
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Chelsea Lane said...

somehow your grey-toned looks are never boring. excellent styling courtney!

xoxo

Pamela said...

Oh! What a cute dress, love the button!

Cat said...

Love grey on you! Oh, and “what is not to love” about that cardi…swoon!!! :)

xx Cat brideblu

Bonnie said...

I love grey. Then again, I'm a total neutrals person when it comes to clothes. Most of the time. Sometimes, I surprise myself.

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Emma said...

That cardi is one of my Favorites!

Marie a la Mode said...

I love the skirts you picked! I wear grey all season even though I should probably switch it up a bit...

Femke de Groot said...

nice post!
love the cardigan and all the other itmes too,
lovely blog.
x

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Katie said...

Gray works for me! I keep it in rotation year round :)

Alexa said...

Um...love that Goodnight and Good Tuck skirt!
Alexa

Debby said...

Love the goodnight skirt too! I always like you look adorable when you where animal prints. You do "funky" so well!! xo

Diana Mieczan said...

I love grey and you look fantastic. That heart tank is so cute! I want one so much:) Happy Tuesday
kisses, sweetie

match.box.muse said...

wow your picks have totally made me swoon! i love the first cardigan and that heart tank, would look perfect with the skirt too :) have a lovely day sweetie!

love, M
match.box.muse

Angga said...

That cardigan is my favorite and happy belated birthday!! so I havent been around, and Loving the whole outfit, animal print with grey dress is a great idea!!
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Kristin said...

Grey is definitely a year 'round color for me!

She is Sara said...

Love your grey dress and pics! I love that first skirt, classic.

StyleID said...

Grey is such a wonderful color that to me, its season-less .... I Love your cardigan, as well as the heart top ... that top is beautiful, I want it!

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Robyn said...

That gray midi skirt is a winner for sure. I think heather gray is probably my favorite neutral. I think it works well for fall/winter, but also pairs perfectly with all those sugary sweet spring colors.

Fashion Meets Food said...

loving the leopard! This one my favorite outfit of yours!

xo

Claire said...

you look gray-t! haha. bad joke. anyway, love that sweater. it's fantastic. laughing that you're not wearing shoes though :) i'm gonna try pairing some gray with a neon yellow skirt. wish i had some of those gray pieces you put up!

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Daisy said...

such great picks! I'm a big fan of gray :)

LyddieGal said...

I think grey is a nice spring transitional color, especially if you wanted to pair it with oh say some turquoise or yellow (or both!)

You've got some seriously cute things on your wishlist - I hope that heat tank and pencil skirt find their way to your closet!

Chic on the Cheap

Burning Skies said...

I love your sweater! I'm a sucker for anything animal-printed :) And i love the tank top with the heart too!

laura said...

Only YOU can make gray transitional... into spring, nonetheless! And, oooh, that sequined heart tank is speaking to me.

Leia said...

I love your expression in the first picture! These grays and blacks and leopards suit you :)

Leia

this free bird said...

that leopard cardi is adorable. never let it go!

dotie said...

great selection...the flounce top has got to be my fave :)

eclectic du jour

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i'm a big fan of grays and i know how much you love your prints, so this is a wonderful spring outfit.

Ashleigh said...

I adore that heart tank and tucked skirt. oh, Modcloth, you make me happy :) I'm a lover of grey in all seasons. So chic & universally flattering!

Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage said...

Ditto on the heart tank - it's beautiful!
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