Saturday, December 5, 2009

shades of gray

Why hello there.

Its been a minute since I last did a post of themed picks so, I thought I'd do another for this imminent winter season.

The color gray (or grey, depending on your location) kind of gets a bad rep -- its usually associated with being dull, washed out or -dare I say- depressing. I happen to love gray, more so than I realized; after reorganizing my closet two weeks ago, I noticed that half of all my clothes are a shade of gray!

Anyway, I think there is a certain sophistication of gray that just appeals to me: its classy yet not as predictable as black, and delicately pretty without venturing into the metallic realm. Perfect for any occasion you may find yourself in this winter...

Staying in tonight? These picks make me want to do just that.

*I could definitely picture myself wearing this adorable polar bear hoodie by Zoe Chen, lounging around the house or otherwise. Cozy and cute.

*I featured a pair of Infusion's amazing Eco Toes way back when, but I adore these Mary Jane herringbone wool versions. A wonderful remedy for fugly house slippers.

*Nothing would make me happier than drinking some hot cocoa out of these neat faux bois mugs by Urban Soule on a cold winter night. Marshmallow, anyone?

*For those nights when you're fighting a bug or its just too damn cold, these therapy packs from the Ferris Wheels would be the perfect things to snuggle up to (while you're drinking your hot cocoa, of course).

Going out on the town? Go glam with gray.

*These lovely Wendy earrings by Bead Who You Are would be great for going out to eat, drink and be merry, whether in a dress or just jeans.

*Move over Little Black Dress! This Haute couture dress by Nostalgia is edgy, feminine and just plain chic. I love it and would wear it out in a heartbeat.

*I also loooove this Stormy Skies necklace from Rose Marie's Bijouterie. Something about the combination of pearls and satin ribbon is just so elegant.

*I'm not really a headband person but, I thought this charcoal Dior bow headband by Nomsa was adorable. Cute for a holiday party, no?

Where ever you may be headed, keep warm with something gray and cozy.

*This beautiful Alpaca scarf by Jill Bent just looks snuggly, and would go swimmingly with just about any style of winter jacket you might have.

*What's not to love about this reusable cozy cuff by Megan Auman -- it keeps your hands warm and your latte warmer, and it even doubles as a funky cuff bracelet!

*Whether you're headed to a party or skipping off to grandma's, this steel gray capelet from Hand Knitted Things is one sweet way to keep warm.

*Keep your digits toasty when you're braving the cold with some cute folk mittens like these by Green Bean Designs. I adore the Scandinavian pattern.

As always, I hope you've enjoyed my picks. Until tomorrow my darlings!


Mrs. M


  1. Funny as I just found myself admiring a charcoal gray bra at target tonight :) too bad I am preggo and needed something a bit more substantial than what the gray one had to offer...sigh....

  2. that's too bad. Target does have some beautiful maternity clothes though! x