Every day is silent and grey…

I know you missed me.  I took a much-needed hiatus to rest my fingers from all the furious typing I’ve been doing to satisfy my readers’ demands for my brilliant writings.

Okay, not really.  I wasn’t lying when I said that I was lazy. I have plenty of ideas for posts, but I’m still working on them. And right now, all I want to do is look at pretty things.  So, taking a cue from my friend nadarine, I’m going to talk about things that I love and want but really shouldn’t buy.

I’ve been obsessed with grey lately and I’ve realized that I have very little of it in my wardrobe.  I want to make a concerted effort to phase out most of the black and replace it with grey because I think it looks better against my ghostly white skin.  There’s also something a little more modern about it–it can be used just like black but it’s so much softer and less conservative.  I have found about a million things in grey that I’d love to have, but below are some of my favorites.

The first are these boots, which I actually might get if I can make up my mind about them.  One side of my brain says “Hey, the only boots you have are galoshes.  You should spend money on a pair more practical. like those riding boots you’ve been imagining having for months,” but the other side of my brain says, “Grey suede!  YAAAAAAAAAY!”size2

I love 90% of the shit on Modcloth, but this dress is my current obsession.  It’s the perfect combination of girly and sexy.   marlene-dietrich1

And, speaking of grey and Modcloth, I have been lusting after this coat for quite a while.


I am slowly but surely starting to love clutches (I always thought they were so impractical, but now I’m seeing the beauty in impracticality),  and I think this one is the perfect combination of vintage-looking, yet modern.  The best is that it’s handmade right here in the good ol’ USA!


Aaaaand, here’s a pair of shoes that the fashion mags would call an “investment,” except that you’re never going to recoup your money, much less make more money off them.  Though I think it may still be wiser to invest your $600 into shoes instead of the stock market right now.  Better to be broke and look good than just broke.  Beauty in impracticality, right?  RIGHT?


Join me next week when I talk about navy!  Ooooh, such a wardrobe risk-taker!



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7 responses to “Every day is silent and grey…

  1. nadarine

    I’m going to start yelling “beauty in impracticality!” with the same tone one would use to shout “one for all, and all for one!”. Except in this case, it’s more like “shoes for me, and oh god I’m broke!”

    (that clutch, ooooh yes. A frivolous Valentine’s hint, perhaps?)

  2. Grey and Red are my favorite neutrals. GET THE DRESS.

  3. nadarine

    I painted my nails grey for you this weekend. I tried to take photos, but damn, grey polish does not respond well to the flash on my camera.

  4. I have just the opposite problem–I think I need a little less grey in my wardrobe. It might just be my favorite color. Hell, I’m wearing it right now!

    It’s just so versatile and it certainly goes better with pale skin, in my opinion.

    Also, I agree with Sparkle—get the dress!

  5. truculentandunreliable

    Ladies, I may HAVE to get the dress. I’m waffling, though…….

    Nadarine, I have been on the lookout for a nice grey polish, but I haven’t been able to find one yet, as I don’t like to invest a lot of money into nail polish because I use it two or three times and then never use it again.

  6. nadarine

    I couldn’t find a grey polish I liked, so I bought a cheap-ass bottle of both black and white and mixed them in a thoroughly unscientific way until I got a grey I liked. I think the total cost for this was about $3.

  7. truculentandunreliable

    You are fucking brilliant. Why didn’t I think of that????

    Of course, I’d probably wind up spilling it all over the carpet.

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