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12.14.2012

Gray Lady


As I walked out the door in this outfit, I thought to myself, "I feel like the Gray Lady." It sounded sort of romantic and Victorian, until I couldn't for the life of me remember why I knew the term 'gray lady'. I tossed it around in the back on my mind the whole bus to work, running through classic literature and films. Was it Brontë? Browning? Eliot? No. No, I remembered term 'gray lady' from a made-for-tv-Hallmark-movie starring an Army Wife. Sigh.

N.B. 'The Old Gray Lady' is also a nickname for the New York Times. Sadly, I was, in fact, thinking of the Lifetime movie, and not the newspaper with 108 Pulitzer Prizes. Oh, the shame.

UPDATED 11:06am 12/14/12: My grandma also notifies me that "Gray Lady Down was a disaster movie (1978) about a submarine that rammed a Norwegian ship. Lots of tense moments."

UPDATED 8:12pm 12/16/12: Several readers have informed me that "Gray Lady" is also a nickname for the island of Nantucket. Cool! 




SKIRT: Dana Bachman SWEATER: Gap (Swapped!) SHOES: Jeffrey Campbell SCARF: c/o Theory  at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets COAT: Vintage SUNGLASSES: Tilly's NECKLACE: Guess WATCH: Michael Kors BRACELET: c/o Stella & Dot

14 comments:

  1. This outfit is really chic and on trend with the brocade skirt!!

    www.insparisian.com

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    1. Thanks! I purchased this skirt as is, and considered majorly hemming it - now I think I like it this length!

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  2. With either reference, I love this outfit! That skirt is seriously gorgeous, and I also am obsessed with that coat!

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    1. Ha - thanks! This coat is so toasty warm :)

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  3. Oooh I love the length! So classy!

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    1. Thanks, lady! I was considering hemming it up quite a bit, but I decided I rather like the length as is.

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  4. Howare you my dear, hope you had a fabulous week. :)
    Great outit. :)
    Enjoy your weekend!

    Xoxo, Victoria from Toronto.

    http://fashionstylebeautyandmore.blogspot.ca/

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  5. That skirt is gorgeous! I also love how you mixed warm and cool tones with the beige coat and pewter pieces. Very fresh!

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  6. OK I did think you were calling yourself the NYT but I adore that you were referring to a lifetime movie instead.
    Absolutely lovely as always, darling!

    xo
    Kara
    www.thebostonista.com

    PS: See you tomorrow night! So excited!

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  7. So chic- you're gorgeous in these colors! Grey Lady is also the nickname for Namtucket :)

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  8. You look amazing in all these outfits. But I love this post-grey looks great on you. Happy New Year to you and your family. xx Naina

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  9. Alicia1/10/2013

    Where did you find this gorgeous skirt???

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