Friday, November 25, 2016

Gray Matter

“Baby it’s cold outside” or at least that’s how the song goes…LOL! Here in SoCal early mornings and late evenings are cool- but not exactly cold. Nonetheless, if ever there was an ideal time to pull out pre-existing cool weather items (I’m from the Midwest)- this is it! I love layering up in cozy knits, varying textures, and adding touches of furrr : )
This ensemble is ideal for Fall-like days spent at the office, shopping, or catching a meal. I have a basket (literally, from Pier 1) of sweater dresses that wait patiently all year for days just like this. This gray number is neat because it features a cable print + an a-line cut. The two aren’t often designed together, although I’m not entirely sure why not.
Because monochrome styling has been my thing since the beginning of time, I added additional grey matter via a velvet BF style coat (c/o ELVI), a vintage fur collar (detached), leather gloves, and knit knee high socks. For color contrast, I wore cognac boots and a leopard print clutch. Stay warm out there Babes!

Until next time,
XO

Velvet boyfriend coat: Here | Fur collar/scarf: Similar here| Dress: Similar here| Leather riding boots: Similar here| Leopard clutch: Similar here

26 comments:

  1. Love this ensemble - rich in textures and so luxurious! You have such an inspiring style, Joi!

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  2. Really cute! Do you give styling advice? I know a few women do accept styling advice by submitting photos to them. I'm into shopping my closet and I have so many clothes from the 90's early 2000's that are adorable, problem is that I mainly wear flats or low heals now because i'm retired so I've been collecting boots that have 1" or 2" heels from places like Poshmark or eBay, I try not to pay full price for anything now that i'm retired. Email me if you do accept styling advice and your fee at lily@lilyseymour.com

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    1. Hey Lily!! Thanks for the compliment and inquiry! I'll shoot you an email :)

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  3. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

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  4. Fabulous ♥️. It look so cozy and fine. Amazing pictures. Your hair looks great.
    xxxx

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  5. I feel your pain as I'm also a sweater dress and boot loving SoCal gal. I adore your cozy and chic ensemble. Thank you for adding your cool to my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  6. Diva! Love the dress and your hair is fabulous!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  7. This outfit is so wonderful and cozy, and the color combos just touch my heart!

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  8. Beautiful color combination and looks very lux!

    Gail
    www.isthismutton.com

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    1. Thank you! Gray is one of my favorite neutrals :)

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  9. Gorgeous textures! That little fur is so luxurious!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thank you Ruth! The little details are my favorite personal touches!

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  10. Hello you velvety beauty! Love the whole velvet trend right now.
    And hey, at least you get some chilliness in the mornings! We are at a solid 80 in the mornings here in Miami. No pretty velvet jackets for me! :(

    http://earnestyle.blogspot.com/

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    1. LOL, thank you Nathy!! Whoa, 80 degrees sounds so good right now :) I am enjoying our temporary dip in temperatures, but I sure hope they don't drop any lower!!

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  11. I love monochromatic look plus yours is given me class and luxury

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    1. Thank you very much! I feel like I lean towards monochrome palettes 75% of the time, they're so easy to put together and I live for tiered textures :)

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