Blazer, Cartonnier (thrifted); top, Nanette Lepore (thrifted); pants, J. Crew (thrifted); shoes, J. Crew; bag, Gucci
Blazer, Cartonnier (thrifted); top, Nanette Lepore (thrifted); pants, J. Crew (thrifted); shoes, J. Crew; bag, Gucci

If I look less than enthused in these photos, it’s not because of my outfit. I loved this outfit. Let’s just say that I’m less crazy about other things going on in my life at the moment, and perhaps the camera captures more than one thinks it does, hmm? Moving on, let me tell all about my outfit instead. Did I mention that I loved it? Because I did. And I still love all the light grey happening here, along with the hint of florals, plus the heathered texture of the blazer.

close-up on pattern
close-up on pattern
grey scale
grey scale

I resisted the urge to go super-simple with black pumps, and I’m glad. I think these purple ones add a little extra something to the whole thing. I’ve talked about how versatile they’re proving to be, and you can consider this another example.

purple pumps for the win
purple pumps for the win

Chapter 5 of A Temporary Engagement is live, and you can read it here. If you are reading along — first of all, thank you — and, secondly, I hope you’re enjoying it.

7 Comments on Floral & Gray

  1. Those purple pumps are great! I’m liking this whole outfit. It has enough colour and texture to be interesting but still looks very professional.

    Also, I’d like to read all the installments of “A Temporary Engagement”, but I can’t find Chapters 1 and 2. Only Chapters 3-5 are on the home page and I don’t see a “Back” option anywhere. Any advice?

    • Sorry about that — we had forgotten to add an Archives menu. I *think* I did it now (I’m not tech-savvy but it seemed to work) — if you look at the bottom of the page, there is a drop-down menu now and if you select “August”, the first two chapters will pop up. Tonight, I’ll ask my husband about installing a “Back” option … I can’t figure that one out, LOL!

  2. Not sure what else is going on right now to make you :-|, but you look great, and this is my favorite blog to read. Nice mix of pretty things (mostly thrifted!) and thought provoking discussion.

  3. Thrifted Cartonnonier Blazers ftw! My fall “what I’m thrifting” post tomorrow links to one of your Blazers (might be this same one) as inspiration and lo and behold I found this exact one but in a muted red/blue marl and I love it. Thanks for the excellent idea!
    Good vibes/solidarity for whatever less-than-stellar stuff you’re facing right now. Some days clothes are the easiest (only?) thing to be excited about.