No Longer Grey

The sartorial experiments and ramblings of a girl named Sarah

Camel + Denim + Silk

by Sarah on October 4, 2017, one comment

jacket- thrifted, shirt- thrifted, pants- Levi’s, boots- Ariat

Camel colored coats for fall? Groundbreaking. Also groundbreaking? Silk shirts, black denim, and Chelsea boots. I can practically hear Miranda Priestly (and Anna Wintour) rolling their eyes. The coat and shirt were wonderful thrift store finds. I find one of the most important things to keep in mind while thrifting is fabric. My current loves are silk, cotton, wool and leather. The moment you start in with polyester blends is the moment pieces look like they’ve been through the wash a few times too many. This rule also applies for non thrift stores, but with out of the box clothing, there’s less wear already on the garment, meaning that it will stay fresh for longer.

What are your favorite fall fabrics?

Trend Trifecta

by Sarah on October 1, 2017, 4 comments

shirt- DIY, pants- thrifted, shoes- Everlane

Don’t ask me why I look so angry in the fourth photo. I promise I’m not actually an angry person, despite the red hair.

I’ve been loving the super simple little tank tops that have been populating my instagram and Bloglovin’ feed this year. Cut straight across, with tiny little straps (or no straps at all), these minimalistic shirts are perfect for pairing with more voluminous trousers. Sure, the non Man Repeller look would be to go for some skintight jeans, and maybe a stack heel, but this is fashion we’re talking about. Why go sleek when you can go loud? I could practically write a love letter to these pants anyways. Think sweatpants that you can wear to work. Plus, the dusty rose color is popular enough that it managed to get a new name- millennial pink. I’ve been especially liking these pants with super simple shoes, like these amazing ones from Everlane. They fit the backless slide bill, but also manage to make anything look just a little more chic. All in all, this is one of the trendier outfits I’ve shown here, as it checks simple tank top, dusty rose anything, and backless shoes off all in one fell swoop. What’s your trendiest look?

 

Lacy Look and the Silver Boot Debacle

by Sarah on September 27, 2017, no comments

shirt- To Save, pants- Levi’s

Just a few more shots from my recent collaboration with To Save- this shirt was just too good to resist a full outfit post. I’m savoring the last few days of summer with light looks like this, but I’m definitely getting ready for the coats on jackets on sweaters on turtlenecks that fall will bring. I’m currently debating if my wardrobe needs a pair of shiny silver boots. Fall demands an iconic look, and nothing is more iconic than ankle length space boots. On the other hand, shiny silver boots are the antithesis of a practical purchase, especially for someone who is masquerading as an adult. Please advise.

To Save x No Longer Grey

by Sarah on September 21, 2017, 2 comments

To Save, or not to save, that is the question… A company called ToSave recently sent me a few pieces to test out. Spoiler: it was a roller coaster, but the sort that only goes up.

Let’s start off with the worst. My least favorite was a little red romper that in theory is super cute. It’s got double straps, a v neck, and cinched waist. Sounds great, right? However, the fabric feels like melted plastic. I couldn’t for the life of me get the wrinkles out, but was not about to iron it, because I feared I would burn down the house. However, if you’re looking for something super cheap for a holiday party, this could be your piece. With a little styling (and if you’re brave enough to iron it), it could look like a million bucks.

The second piece I chose was a lovely off the shoulder top. It has a choker that matches the shirt and puffy sleeves. For a piece like this, buying cheap makes a lot of sense. Bardot tops were absolutely everywhere this summer. Are they a lasting trend? Personally, I think not, as I like to be able to raise my arms above my head without fear of my top turning into a less than glamorous potato sack. However, this shirt is a great trendy piece, and for $4.59, you really can’t beat the price.

The next piece was a camisole. It’s a lovely sheer, lacy number that fits the bills for those occasions when you want to wear “a nice top and jeans.” Is it perfect? No. The lace on the front is crooked (nothing a little seam ripping won’t fix, but it is nice when you buy something and it doesn’t immediately need to go under the knife). Here I’m actually wearing it backwards. Even though it’s ridiculously sheer, it’s still a great little shirt. I plan to wear it with a turtleneck underneath it as soon as the weather is cool enough so that I won’t die in the summer sun.

In addition to the clothing, I also got two necklaces. The first is one of those shoelace style necklaces that everyone in LA has been wearing. Honestly, it’s pretty cute. It’s made out of a faux suede, and has gold tips. Oh so cheap and oh so lovely. The second necklace is a wee marigold yellow choker. Again, To Save kind of nailed it. It’s simple, hasn’t broken, and looks pretty great. Plus, I’m a sucker for yellow.

All in all, To Save was actually pretty good. Don’t expect designer quality, but don’t expect a garbage bag masquerading as a dress. Would I order again? Perchance. Stick to things that you don’t care about what sort of fabric it is, and you’re golden! They also have everything from car chargers to fidget spinners, and have a sister site that sells hair extensions Big thanks to To Save for sending me these pieces. I will absolutely be wearing them again.

This post is sponsored, but opinions are my own. It’s a real review. Really.

So You Want to Be a Millennial

by Sarah on September 12, 2017, 2 comments

So shirt- Zara, pants- thrifted, shoes- Topshop

I may not be a real millennial, but I sure do love millennial pink. These trousers were a thrift store find, and they’re baggy and weird in a properly fashion girl way. The shirt is a tank top from Zara. I figured if you’re going to wear pink pants, you might as well go full Leandra Medine and throw in a pink shirt. As if the onslaught of millennial pink isn’t enough, I added some white sneakers (which, if we’re being honest, is the calling card of a millennial). All I need now is an overpriced rainbow frappiccihno, and a desire to kill the napkin industry.