Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Dark Grey and Ruffles

When I was in school, the home ec teacher used to always wear light grey - head to toe grey with light grey hose and slightly darker shoes.  Even her hair was that silver grey colour.  She always looked sophisticated and put together.

I didn't really like the colour back then, it looked old and fuddy-duddy.  But now, I like it - all shades of grey. 

Pink Calico: Grey and Ruffles


So today's outfit is mostly grey, but dark grey.  Before blogging, I would probably have worn the black blouse with black skirt and jacket but now I am (gasp!) venturing out to mix black and grey - I know shocking. But I think it looks okay.

I love the blouse and am on the lookout for more of this style - with ruffly stuff in the front.  I hope it never goes out of style.  I suppose if it does, I can always say that I'm wearing ruffles due to the Spanish influences in my life?

Pink Calico: Grey and Ruffles

I always wear the same 3 strand bead necklace with this blouse - I like how the print picks up the round bead design.  The only thing which I'm not crazy about is that the blouse is sleeveless.  This limits me to wearing it with the jacket at work.
Pink Calico: Grey and Ruffles

Although, now that I think about it, this style would look weird in a short sleeve and long sleeves would be too dressy looking.

Pink Calico: Grey and Ruffles

Today I wore:
black sequin tank ... winners
black and white ruffle blouse ... ricki's
dark grey jacket ... jessica
grey knit skirt ... kenneth cole
tights ... calcedonia
shoes ... privo?
bracelet ... gift from mom

Today's post links to: what i wore wednesday


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8 comments:

  1. I really like your ruffly blouse. Maybe with a small cap-sleeves will make it ok to wear without jacket? I'm not used to wearing sleeveless unless under cardigan/jacket and so on, but I'll be okay with a cap sleeves tops.

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    1. Hi Far! Me too, sleeveless feels very casual and exposed!

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  2. That is a great blouse! Maybe you can also pair it with a belted cardi for work?

    Stopped by from The Pleated Poppy! Have a great week!

    julee @ diylouisville.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Julee!

      The blouse has become a favourite of mine. Thanks for dropping by - I'm off to visit your blog.

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  3. That blouse is darling. You could wear it with pants and an open flowy cardi too. :)

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    1. Thanks Kelly! It's my favourite style right now - wish I had more ...

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  4. You look very elegant in this outfit - and a bit Spanish! I always prefer black with grey, and a bit of white. Just like your outfit! The belt is perfect with the skirt!

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    1. Thanks kaffesoester - I think the grey adds a bit of interest, not being black.

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