Mrs Grey (and Black)

woohoo i’m back with an outfit post. After over a week off  and a month of very limited blogging, it feels good to be getting back in to some sort of blogging groove.

As the year draws to end and everyone starts to reflect on what has been their highs and lows i can’t help but follow suit. One things thats been a big change this past year has been my style. No longer are all my outfits full of colour and pattern mixing, but more simple and classic. It’s taken me a while to come to terms with this, heck i feel (felt) that i built this blog on colourful outfits, which i do still love, but on a daily basis i am reaching more and more for neutrals and finally i am ok with this. When i wore this outfit  yesterday my step daughter said it looked very grown up and nice and all, but not her style. This i was actually ok with! I’ve established that i don’t always have to be ‘down with the kids’ haha! and that growing up and a growing sense of personal style can also be very cool, going hand in hand with being more comfortable in my own skin that i ever have.

Grey may be dull to some but to me it is my new favourite go to colour.

2015 may be more greys and blacks but my mood is joyful and happy.

This can only be a good thing!

 A quick note on the outfit, i am in love with faux leather trousers! Having dabbled with coated skinny jeans & faux leather look leggings, i’ve now gone the whole hog and gone for faux leather jeans and i just love them and wanna wear them all the time. They just add that look of luxe and like effort was made, but haha i fooled you because actually really it’s just jeans and a sweater.. 😉
The coat was also bought in the pre-christmas sale, even though its New Look i  thought it looked more like Cos! its really beautiful on with its simple cut and lovely lines, and i know i know, another coat.. uughh! But it was such a bargain and it’s grey. I am loving grey right now. And also khaki. Two new colours to me that i can not get enough of.
Speaking of grey though.. 50 shades of infact… i have never read the books, have you? would you recommend or just go see the film? The hype has made me curious i must say!

 Coat, sweater and faux leather trousers: All New Look

Boots: F&F

Bag: River Island

Earrings: Yosa

So grey? 
Love or loathe ladies?



  1. December 28, 2014 / 11:41 pm

    Wonderful subtle colors and lines, Rachel – you look gorgeous. Fabulous purse too. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:15 pm

      thanks Patti, the bag is a new favourite from the sales… i do love a good bargain ;)xx

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks so much Pam, so glad you like the photos, you've put my mind at ease as i wasn't too happy with these images :)X

  2. December 29, 2014 / 2:27 am

    Love this "grown-up style" on you; the soft grays are beautiful. As a high school teacher, trying to stay current but definitely differentiating myself from the teenagers was always in my mind. I once had a student say…"I want to dress just like you, Miss, when I grow up." I always remember that comment with a smile.

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:17 pm

      i know exactly what you mean Susan, i think its that i like to try new trends but in an adult type way.. and sometimes i do like to be just like a giant child haha!XX

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you Maria, im pretty besotted with it too! =* xx

  3. December 29, 2014 / 7:15 am

    You look wonderful. I mean sophisticated but fun. I love grey these days a lot but want colors, too.

    Have a lovely week!

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:18 pm

      i am the same Martina, crushing on grey but still loving colour,as always. I am pretty fickle so i am sure colour will make an appearance again soon :)X

  4. December 29, 2014 / 11:27 am

    I know what you mean about how your style seems to change. I feel like my style has really changed this year too. I used to wear a lot edgier type clothing but lately I've like a more grown up look….but I still love the patterns. lol! Hope you have a great New Year's!

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:20 pm

      yes its funny isn't it. i guess we are more aware of style-volution due to blogging. it sure is fun to look back and see the journey ive taken. I have to say i'm finally getting to where i want to be style-wise, in my head i had an image and bit by bit i'm getting there!
      hope you are enjoying your new style too!XX

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:21 pm

      thanks gorgeous ada, happy new year to you and your wonderful family too! i shall be getting back in to the blogging swing and be sure to be coming by your blog very soon lovely!XX

  5. December 29, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    I'm so in love with that coat! Also been after some leather look trousers like that too!

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:21 pm

      i was shocked by the quality of both.. new look really does get it so right sometimes. they are like whistles or reiss items but way way cheaper..which also makes me happy haha!xx

  6. December 29, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    Love this look Rachel! I too have been drawn to more neutral, toned down looks lately. Your greys are lovely.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:25 pm

      neutrals feel so good, a complete change for me but a change is as good as a rest as they say… whatever that means haha! either way, im enjoying this new style change.. we shall see where it takes me
      hope you and the mister had a lovely festive season Amy ann xxx

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:25 pm

      thanks lovely jess.. the bag was a recent sales buy, perfect for this grey phase im currently having!XX

  7. December 29, 2014 / 6:38 pm

    I love this outfit! I know what you mean about surrendering to neutrals, and it's no bad thing! Sometimes I miss the bright colours and sequins of my student years, but I like growing into a more classic style. And as for the Fifty Shades books… I have read them, much to my shame. They were a bit daft, not very well written, but ultimately harmless. Give them a wee go! xx

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:27 pm

      haha i love your description of the 50SOG books! a bit tongue in cheek.. i should give them a go, the film trailer most definitely has me intrigued! Plus mr grey looks easy on the eye haha 😉
      Yes i am very much with you on the style front, sometimes i just crave some crazy sequins and colours..other weeks i just to live in neutrals.. i am very fickle!XX

  8. December 29, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    I'm loving all things grey atm! It looks great on you Rachel! I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas! All the best for 2015! Ax

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:29 pm

      same to you andrea! hope you and the family had a wonderful festive season and here's to a smashing 2015!!! grey has my heart at the mo thats for sure. so very unusual for me. But with black hair i actually find it easier to wear than an all black ensemble so for me it is my new go to!XXX

  9. December 29, 2014 / 9:01 pm

    this definitely isn't a boring outfit, you look beautiful! i'm really liking grey right now as well:-) both your sweater and coat are lovely! xx

    • December 29, 2014 / 9:30 pm

      thanks laura! I just can't help but be drawn to it now, and seeing from the lovely comments i think a lot of ladies are digging grey at the mo too! So great to hear!
      Its wonderful to explore new colours, and this is definitely a new one on me!
      wishing your lovely self a very happy new year!XXX

  10. December 30, 2014 / 8:45 am

    Love your 'grown up' style, Rachel. You always look fabulous. I love neutrals and wear them a lot, especially at this time of the year. Grey doesn't suit me but I do love it – a classic. Lynne xx

  11. December 30, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    I love the soft colors of the sweater and coat really a beautiful shade for the season. Grey is one of my favorite colors and this is perfect!

  12. December 30, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Such a lovely coat in both colour and cut. You look amazing hun.

    X x

  13. December 30, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    I love this outfit and look forward to many more outfit posts. I'm definitely in the yes camp on grey. Best wishes for 2015 x

  14. August 5, 2015 / 2:02 am

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