Let’s start this post off with a question: how do you feel about grey?
I have a love-hate relationship with the colour. For example, if there’s a bunch of cards laid out on a table (they’re all different colours) and I have to pick one, grey is the last colour I’m going to go for. In that sense, it seems dull and nowhere near as exciting as the other colours on offer. Same with the weather, grey skies just ruin the mood. On the other hand, when the option comes to buy something for the home or clothing that’s grey, I can’t get enough.
I absolutely adore grey homeware, anything marble and to top it all off, dusty pink. When it comes to clothing, grey is the one colour (other than black) that I’m drawn to in stores. I don’t get how it works!
Growing up with a fashion-obsessed mother, I learned to colour-coordinate very quickly. It’s something she still loves today, and I have to admit, I quite like matching everything up too. It was once a huge trend to coordinate all clothing together, whereas now it’s more popular to colour block and pattern clash. Today’s look is taking it back to the days when everything had to match, with a sprinkle of pattern for a little fun.
Side note: this is the first non-tights look of the year and I couldn’t be more excited.
You may have seen this dress before on the blog and it’s a piece I can’t get enough of. Even though it’s a spring piece I was still wearing it in the winter. I love the simplicity of this dress, from the fabric (a basic jersey) to the colour which is really easy to build around. The dress, is a shift dress pattern with a tie detail to add a little somethin’-somethin’ to the look. On the website, the model has the waist band tied once so I’m copying her.
I managed to find this coat in my mum’s closet (also known as my secondary closet) and the colour matches almost perfectly with this dress. The coat is made of a sweatshirt fabric so it’s lightweight but SO comfy and cosy to wear. It’s almost like wearing an enormous jumper that’s soft on both sides. I also discovered this backpack in a wardrobe other than mine: my sister’s. She bought this Fiorelli number from TK Maxx for college a while back and I hasn’t made an appearance on the blog yet!
Like the coat, it’s very lightweight but a lot more structured and has that faux leather feel to it – so it looks luxury but animals didn’t have to suffer for it! Fiorelli is one of those handbag brands that always has something that I’ll like. On occasion, there are brands I go off for a while as they’re not coming out with anything I’m into, but I’m always drawn to Fiorelli bags, especially via TK Maxx or ASOS.
When I put this look together in my head, I thought there’s no way it would work. Grey, with grey, then more grey, and a little more grey? But I actually quite like it and think this has awoken the coordinator in me. I’d like to create an all-red or all-yellow look for the summer!