No Longer Grey

The sartorial experiments and ramblings of a girl named Sarah

Rosie

by Sarah on February 27, 2017, no comments

Rosie// No Longer Grey Rosie// No Longer Grey Rosie// No Longer Grey Rosie// No Longer Greyshirt- Hanes, jeans- Levi’s, shoes- Everlane

This past week, I was incredibly lucky and happened to be in London during fashion week. Predictably, I was shocked/ awed/ intrigued by the street style. How often do you see someone in a feathered hat, or sparkly shoes, all in the name of fash-un? What struck me the most was the pageantry of it all. It became apparent to me that street style is truly a contrived “art”. Not to be too cynical, but is it for the photographers? Is it for fame? Is it to document how many layers of pastel faux fur you can wear at once? It’s fun, sure, but it’s also a big show.

In the spirit of ridiculousness, I threw together this outfit. It brings to mind chocolate boxes and mid 19th century English schoolgirls, all at once. It’s fun, which in my opinion is what fashion should be. A method of expression, a bit glamorous, a little je ne sais quoi, all tied up with a big red bow. If you like it, then you should have put a bow on it.

Paddock Boots

by Sarah on February 7, 2017, no comments

paddock boots// no longer grey paddock boots// no longer grey paddock boots// no longer grey paddock boots// no longer greyjacket- Fidelity, scarf- Vintage, boots- Ariat

I think we can all agree that the clothing associated with horseback riding is pretty great. You’ve got your jodhpurs, you’ve got your little jackets with elbow pads, your plaid shirts and neck ties. But the footwear is really where it’s at. Without riding, would we have knee high boots? Cowboy boots? Or, my personal favorite, chelsea boots? These shoes were an accidental find. I knew I wanted black chelsea boots, and was four Amazon pages deep when I found them. They’ve got a front zip (practical and cute), a little heel, and stretchy uppers. And, magically, they’re water, mud, horse and salt proof. They’re actual paddock boots, made for mucking out stalls and tramping around in the barn. Worn as a fashion shoe, they let you look stylish and conquer mountains of grayish white snow that plague the northeast at this time of year. I highly recommend.

Bardot

by Sarah on February 3, 2017, one comment

Bardot// no longer grey Bardot// no longer grey Bardot// no longer greydress- thrifted, shoes- Topshop

Film cameras do something magic. They saturate what needs saturating. They blur what needs blurring. They feel so much more spontaneous, more real than any DSLR snap ever could.

That being said, these are from a DSLR camera, just taken in the dark making them wildly grainy. Oh, the life of a fashion blogger who lives in the northern hemisphere in winter time. The outfit is a simple, Bardot- esque swept up hair, striped dress, bright heels, and socks. Perfectly impractical, because of ice and Arctic blasts, but perfectly fun.

Miracle

by Sarah on January 30, 2017, 2 comments

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miracle// no longer grey miracle// no longer greymiracle// no longer greyshirt- Zara, jacket- thrifted, pants- Levi’s, shoes- Topshop, socks- J Crew

I don’t think I’ve ever had colder hands than I did at the end of taking these photos. I had to stick them into the heating vents in the car to try to get them to warm up. But hey, sports are life (ironic because I actually decided not to do sports in order to start this blog)

The outfit itself looks way more 80’s in person. It’s this voluminous black silk jacket. It has great gold buttons, and 5 (five!!!) pockets. It’s optimal for stowing granola bars and sunglasses and small books. The shoes and shirt are some of my staples. Their respective costs per wears must be down to cents.

Style Lessons as Taught by Netflix

by Sarah on January 22, 2017, 2 comments

Style Lessons as Taught by Netflix

 

The first show that I loved was Gossip Girl. It was my introduction to a world of clicky heels and dripping pearls, a portal into a world of opulence that is seldom achievable in real life. And as much as I love Serena and Jenny, I think we can all agree that Blair was the one who truly brought the sartorial knowledge to the show. Her headbands, bright tights and capes were truly iconic. She never looked understated, and from her I saw that sometimes, more is, well, more.

Throughout my life, I’ve learned a lot from TV shows and movies. That Voldemort really can be vanquished, that you should never decide to hatch dinosaur eggs, and that if you’re in a relationship and going on a break, you really have to define that. But I’ve also learned about how to dress through them. Today I was inspired by Luma, a wifi service that actually lets you watch your shows (without buffering, weak spots, or weak a** wifi. Sounds pretty good). Their unique and customizable surround wifi network insures you get fast network anywhere in your home. Here are some of my favorite, and most fashionable shows and movies!

Style Lessons as Taught by Netflix// no longer grey

Style Lessons as Taught by Netflix

 

You can’t talk about Gilmore Girls fashion without talking about Lorelai’s tie dye and cowboy boots look for Rory’s first day at Chilton. Even in the revival characters kept up their looks. My favorite was Paris. Her growth over the seasons, and yet the way that she never truly changed, is reflected into her look. The school uniform blazer morphed into a more refined pink jacket, the hair into a sharper bob. She stayed true to herself.

Style Lessons as Taught by Netflix

 

10 Things I Hate About You has strappy tank tops and little braids and all the crop tops you could ever want. The way the sisters’ opinions and style contrast makes it so wonderful for me. You get the sweet, innocent look with Bianca, and Kat’s darker, edgier look. Next to each other, they look all the better. Opposites really do attract.

Style Lessons as Taught by Netflix

 

I read A Series of Unfortunate Events as a kid. They were some of my favorite books. The show is amazing too. And this scene, with the primary colored rain coats and the aftermath of a terrible fire- wow. From the Baudelaire orphans I learned that it’s okay to stick out.

Style Lessons as Taught by Netflix

 

The First Monday in May is about fashion, so it’s not surprising that it has great fashion. But one word: Rihanna.

Style Lessons as Taught by Netflix

 

Finally, Moonrise Kingdom costumes are amazing. Suzy’s little pink dress is amazing, but it’s her beetle earrings and bright turquoise eyeshadow that truly make the look. She’s the poster kid for accessorization.

Of course, to have the perfect night watching any of these, you have to grab some fancy (or not so fancy, a la Kat in 10 Things I Hate About You) clothes. Why not have a watching party with some of your best friends? Get everybody to dress up for a screening.

What are your must watch shows? Let me know in the comments!

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