Old Navy, New Grey

I have to admit that lately Old Navy is surprising me.  Everytime I go in there (which is often), I find cute tshirts, well fitting shorts and reasonably priced summer dresses, not to mention the great clothes for kids.

But this time, I think they know me, I mean really know me. This email from Old Navy arrived in my in box last week:

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and then a few days later, this one arrived:

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Hello ?  If this isn’t a sign that I need a pair of grey jeans, then I don’t know what is.  I guess I had better go shopping because apparently, there is a shade of grey for everyone 🙂

 

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50 Days – Done!

And we’re done!  Day 50 is today.  My no grey challenge was a marginal success compared to last year. I definitely struggled more, but besides the weather I think I was a little lazy complacent when it came to banishing the grey from my day to day (hey, that rhymes!).

Grey is my go to.  It’s my easy to put on. It’s my always looks good (or does it?).

I love the idea of wearing a neutral head to toe.  While I was out shopping today, I saw a woman of a similar age wearing shades of cream; blouse, scarf, skinny jeans and flats.  She looked fantastic.  It reminds me of Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie A Perfect Murder.  Her wardrobe was classic.  Simple, yet stylish neutrals paired together.

Today was sunny and I was feeling sunny and colourful, so I ended my challenge like this:

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cute Tiffany coloured flats from Vince Camuto

I’m glad the challenge is over, but I do wish I had done a better job.  Oh, well, there’s always next year!

 

Blue Skies Ahead

This no grey challenge is particularly hard for me this year.  I can’t explain why, but it just is.  Most of my shirts and tees are grey and the weather here is still quite cool, so I don’t feel like the summer t-shirts are ready to come out of storage.

Here is a typical outfit of the past few weeks:

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Grey cargo pants, grey shirt, black and white cardigan, boots and a scarf.  It looks good together, but it’s 50 many shades of grey.

That said, there was a little brightness over the weekend.  A quick overnight trip to the Seattle area got me this t-shirt:

 

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Isn’t that a pretty green-blue colour?  It’s by Maison Jules and apparently a store favourite.

The kitchen also got a pick me up with this tea towel from Target:

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Isn’t it fun?   It was only $2 and such a nice pop of colour for the kitchen.

Back to the no grey challenge and I would have to say that my progress to date has been sad.  Not quite a failure, but no passing grade.  At least two days per week, I am not wearing grey and I feel pretty put together.  But the rest of the week…blah, blah, blah.

Oh well, not to worry.  I feel that blue skies are definitely coming my way.

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Divergent

Ok, I’m a little late to the party.  Which party?  The Divergent party, of course.  My sister and co-wearer in grey, gave me the the first book of the series at Christmas time and last night, I finally saw the movie.  Although the reviews weren’t great, I really enjoyed the movie.  So much so, that I started the second book as soon as I got home.

If you don’t know much about Divergent and its series, I’ll tell you a little. There are 5 factions living within a city.  Each faction is known for having a specific value and place within the community.  For example, Dauntless are the protectors and they wear black.

I did a little search on Pinterest and found some examples of the factions and their clothes.

Based on my current wardrobe, I would be Abnegation.  They wear…you guessed it – GREY!

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The style of Candor (known for saying what is on their mind and for not liking grey) is also a favourite of mine:

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Don’t you think everyone should have a little Amity in their life ?

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My moto jacket falls under Dauntless:

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and my love of the colour blue is Erudite:

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Dictionary.com shows the meaning of the word Divergent as:

adjective: diverging, differing, deviating

Overall, I think my wardrobe and I are a little Divergent…which isn’t such a bad thing to have in your life.

 

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Pink, of course

IMG_5242I wear a lot of grey.  Almost everyday from October – March.  Last year, my sister and I started this blog as a way to help ourselves not wear grey everyday.

Today, I wore a grey sweater. But I wore a pink button down shirt with it.

You see, pretty much anyone who is anyone wore pink today.  Today is officially known as Pink Shirt Day in Canada.  It started in 2007 in Nova Scotia when Travis Price and David Shephed saw a grade nine student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt.  The next day, they brought pink shirts to school for their friends to wear and the annual event has grown from there.  Read more about their story and about Pink Shirt day in BC here.

Pink Shirt Day is a way for everyone to wear pink and say NO to bullying.

Both my kids wore pink today, too.  Did you ?

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Today’s the day

Today I’m wearing grey capris, a white shirt with grey stripes and pink and grey Nikes. What a coincidence, or is it, that today is day 50 of our 50 Days of No Grey Challenge!

I have to admit that when we started this project back in March, I thought 50 days was a long time. It really wasn’t. Between kids, family, friends, sports, and day to day life, the time just flew by!

I have actually enjoyed the challenge and I think I have made an effort to change how I was dressing, and ultimately how I was feeling. I weeded out my closet, I shopped with a purpose and tried to put outfits together instead of just throwing something on.

The beginning was easy. I was feeling quite confident those first few weeks. But as time went on and the weather improved, I have to admit, it was challenging. I am not a super creative person, so I need time and effort to put it together; whether that be decorating my home, or organizing my clothes.

Overall, I am pretty happy with my results. But I think our project wasn’t just about clothes, it was about changing our attitudes. It was to look at things differently, more creatively and to be a little bit more fun and colourful.

So, going forward, we want to continue our blog. We want to write about experiences, life, family, friends, funny things and hot topics. We want to look at them creatively and with a sense of humour.

I can’t promise that we won’t wear grey, but we will try.