Grey for Fall, Fall for Grey

It’s that time of year again!  The kids are back in school, the weather is getting a little bit cooler and I’m thinking of grey clothes. Yes, I have barely worn a stitch of grey over the past few months and I’m starting to get itchy to pull out some of my Fall grey favourites.

With the kids being out of school for the past two months, I didn’t have a lot of time to hit the shops.  But I managed a night away in the States with my husband and a girls’ trip to Whistler.  During these short trips, I was perusing the new Fall fashions every chance I got.  And what did I see?  Shades of grey – everywhere!

Of course, I couldn’t resist taking a few photos to show you this neutral that has had serious staying power for the past few years.

First up:

this cute cute sweater from J Crew Factory. love the pineapple, don’t you?
cozy, slimmed down puffer jacket in a shiny steel grey available at TNA / Aritzia
who doesn’t need a charcoal grey draped cardigan ? find it at Joe Fresh
a long dress in a light and dark grey marble would be great with boots and a jean jacket this Fall. also at Joe Fresh
these lace up military style boots would be great with leggings and skinny jeans, wouldn’t they?
shouldn’t everyone have a grey and white plaid shirt in their wardrobe? find this one at Banana Republic

Grey for Fall, or Fall for Grey?  Either way, I can’t wait to start wearing grey again!

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Let it snow!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, I mean rainy.

But the fire is so delightful, oh yes it is.

And since we’ve no place to go (who doesn’t have things to do this time of year?)

Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain.

Ok, so it doesn’t rhyme.  It’s hard to make a cute little ditty about the rain at Christmas.  So instead, I will show you what I have been wearing:

Me, my boyfriend jeans and Blundstones.
Me, my boyfriend jeans and Blundstones.
Shades of grey, of course.
Just a peak of plaid.
Just a peak of plaid.

I’ve been wearing this plaid scarf frequently almost every day.  It adds a pop of colour to my grey wardrobe and our grey rainy weather.  I think it would look great in the snow.  Don’t you?

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

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Friday’s Fun Finds

Hello! I know I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve started and stopped a few posts with the intention of getting back to it later…

So, instead of a wordy post, I thought I would just post pictures of fun things I have found recently.

This blue cart from Ikea is the best. I would buy it, if I just knew where to put it.


Also at IKEA, were grey pillows!! Many shades of grey! I’m sure I could find a bed or couch in the house that needs a new pillow, couldn’t I?


This rocket style desk light would be cool in any kid’s room.


My next stop was my local upscale dollar store where I saw these great plaid stockings for only $7 each!!


Last but not least, are these owls. I’m seeing owls everywhere and these two might have to make it into my Christmas decor this year.




Hope you also have some fun finds this week!

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4 Shades of Grey

I had an hour at the mall the other day and since I had not been in to Banana Republic in quite a long time, I decided to see what they had.  Well, wasn’t I pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of things to try on.


If you are thinking you are seeing shades of grey, you are correct! I have to admit, I couldn’t help myself.  All of these tops were crying out for me to try them on.  Unfortunately, only one of them made it home. Which one?

Well, this one looked better on the hanger than it did on me.  I loved this sweater, but it was too heavy and warm and I knew I would never wear it.  Lastly, the top on the far right didn’t fit me quite right.

So this one was the winner.  The zippers made it fun and it fit really well, too.

Surprisingly, it’s the first grey top I have bought in a while.  I’ve been perusing the flyers and reading the style notes in the magazines, and it looks like grey isn’t going anywhere for a while.  So, I might as well embrace it.  Are you?

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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:

Old Navy Grey is the New Blue unnamed-1


and then a few days later, this one arrived:



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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