Monday, January 30, 2012

A "GRAY"ve Situation

It is my experience that we all gravitate towards certain items throughout our lives. Like moths to a flame, there are simply people, items, places, whatever that we are naturally drawn to. This isn't a blog about soul mates. It's a blog about my obsession with the color gray.



It's clear I have a "problem" with the color gray (see here, here, and here for further examples). Gray has been my favorite color since at least 1999. It's my safety color- not as stark as black, not as earthy as brown or khaki. It's like a magnet pull. I see something gray and I want to buy it. Currently in my closet I have 6 different gray sweaters- I don't care who you are, that's too many.



I go through phases where I have to outlaw purchasing gray items for my wardrobe. People crease their brows when you say gray is your favorite color. "Really," they will say thoughtfully, "but that's so... depressing."



So, when I walked into my local Gap, I immediately noticed this beautiful gray wool skirt. And even though it was too big for me (what a great problem!), I couldn't resist the gray color and the $4.97 clearance price tag!  And I promise I haven't forgotten how to smile. This is what happens when I am taking pictures at 7:00 A.M. to catch the fog. I'm too tired to remember to smile!

Happy Monday! What's your favorite color to wear?

17 comments:

Amber said...

Mine is brown. I have a lot of brown items in my closet and brown accessorizes :)

Feathers & Freckles said...

Gray's not depressing at all! It's one of my favorite colors as well and I own a lot of it. It's Kevin's favorite color too and I think he owns about 95% gray shirts/sweaters.

Thetinyheart said...

I love how you paired the grey with the purple, such a pretty combo! I too enjoy grey in the winter so I'm trying really hard to incorporate more color into my wardrobe. Confession, my fav color to wear is black, which is way more depressing than grey. (I can't help it after being a New Yorker).

-Sharon
PS Running a necklace giveaway today on my blog!

Kathy Haynes said...

Your outfit is really cute! Your makeup and hair look great! Green is my favorite color.

Alicia said...

My favorite color is green but my favorite color to wear is brown, I guess. I have more brown than anything else. :)

Kristin said...

I LOVE GRAY!! I agree - not as stark as black. And it goes with anything - my current obsession is warm gray and taupe. Love.

Tara_St said...

That is a great skirt for $5! At least your favorite color is a grown-up color. If society allowed me, I'd probably dress like a 5 year old and wear bubble gum pink everyday.
Your makeup is beautiful!

Tara
Penniless Socialite

SkippySays said...

Loving the purple and gray color combo, and the skirt looks awesome on you!
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Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

:) This made me laugh Tara! Wouldn't be a wonderful world if more people wore pink!?!?

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Love that combination!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks Kathy!

Quinn Bell said...

Wow! That is a great price and for such a wardrobe staple, too! I love it. That shade of purple looks gorgeous on you!

Marissa said...

I have to be conscious about not buying only black and gray items, I usually have to force/remind myself to buy some color. My closet looks a lot more colorful than it did a few years ago I had only black, tan, gray, and a few white pieces....snooze right?

Marissa said...

PS: Awesome deal on the skirt!

Becca said...

I've never met anyone else who said gray was their favorite color. I know exactly what look you're talking about when someone asks you what your favorite color is.. I kind of laugh to myself whenever someone asks because I know the look I'm about to get. I LOVE GRAY! :) Cute outfit by the way.. gray & purple go great together. I love gray & turquoise together too!

Annie said...

I LOVE gray - clearly, I mean, we do share a last name :) ANd that skirt is so cute - love it with the purple top :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much!

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