Gold and Grey

by jennine on January 23, 2009

Just like yellow and grey pair up nicely, so does gold and grey.

When it’s cold and grey on the outside, I’ll be wearing gold and grey on the inside. Flecks of gold are my rebellion against the dreary winter weather.  A few weeks ago, I wrote about gold, wearing more gold, loving gold, longing for it… you get the drift. I’ve always been a fan of the color. At the flea market, I found this sparkly gold sweater which was crying to be worn as a dress.

While gold has a reputation for being gaudy… I really don’t think that it has to be, nor do I think it should only be brought out for parties. Personally, I’d wear a gold dress in the day, if it’s toned down just right. Just like yellow and grey pair up nicely, so does gold and grey. Grey will tone down any gaudiness and gold will brighten up grey’s boring tendencies (even though I absolutely love grey). And of course, I’m all about casual red lipstick... to add a bit of color to the whole ensemble.

The Outfit

Gold dress: flea market Blazer: thrifted Tights: flea market Belt: Painted Bird, SF Ring: Swarovski Scarf: Burro, London

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Edith January 23, 2009 at 6:07 am

I love this outfit! It sucks that the weather is still so bleary but at least it’s milder than it was a month ago! Might I ask which flea market you frequent? :)


Stylish Thought January 23, 2009 at 6:18 am

Loving the color combination and the gray blazer! Hot legs mama!!! :)


Kimleestar January 23, 2009 at 6:57 am

Yes! This is a great outfit!!!


Sal January 23, 2009 at 6:59 am

A truly fabulous ensemble, and a combination I never would’ve thought of as someone who doesn’t gravitate towards gold. The red lips are the perfect finishing touch.


charm January 23, 2009 at 7:04 am

I love gray and gold- just asmuch as I love gray and yellow:-)


Frankie - Swell Vintage January 23, 2009 at 7:13 am

Great combo! Looks amazing on you, Jennine x


jennine January 23, 2009 at 7:31 am

thank you so much for your lovely comments! it’s been a while since i posted an outfit, so i may be a little rusty.

❤ edith…oh i go to the frankfurt flea market every other weekend. whenever it’s by the Main… that is. if you come out, let me know!


Michelle January 23, 2009 at 8:36 am

Love it! Grey and Gold is a great combo! That red lipstick looks great on you.

xoxo, Shelly


kylie jo January 23, 2009 at 9:06 am

You look great! I absolutely love this color combination. The belt and the lipstick are like icing on the cake :)


apricot tea. January 23, 2009 at 9:51 am

Gorgeous! I’ve been really into grey lately, as well. A few months ago, I have NOTHING grey in my closet; & now it’s clearly dominating everything else. :]


belle fantaisie January 23, 2009 at 10:11 am

i love this outfit! the gold jumper looks awesome with all the grey. your boots are cute too!


Kayla January 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

I’m really loving this color combination…in fact, I may have to try this today!


Ginger January 23, 2009 at 10:44 am

aside from your ensemble (which is lovely), your hair has really really grown! And you’ve inspired me to purchase a tube of red lipstick this weekend. I have large lips and I’ve always worn neutrals (like brown) and stayed away from reds and pinks. But hey, I figure…what the hell.


WendyB January 23, 2009 at 10:51 am

Ah!!! Love everything about this outfit.


szaza January 23, 2009 at 10:57 am

Ooh it all looks fabulous.


J January 23, 2009 at 11:43 am

Tell me about the *shoes*! I want!


jennine January 23, 2009 at 11:45 am

❤ shelley… red is the oldest color in my lipstick drawer!
❤ apricot… grey has a funny way of doing that. i go through spurts, but i think it’s more suited to my skin tone than black, which can be harsh sometimes.
❤ ginger…oh that’s awesome, i’m sure the red will be amazing on you! full red lips are the best. i wish mine were fuller.
❤ shelley… red is the oldest color in my lipsick drawer!
❤ apricot… grey has a funny way of doing that. i go through spurts, but i think it’s more sutied to my skintone than black, which can be harsh sometimes.
❤ j… the booties are from steve madden, i got them on clearance two years ago… which turned out to be a good buy.

Reply Maegan January 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm

cute! Love the color mixes!

Reply January 23, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Love this outfit! Great colour-mix. The gold really highlights all the shades of gray.


eyeliah January 23, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I am in awe, this is so brilliant!


susie_bubble January 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Such a good colour combo… really prevents the gold from becoming to bling bling…


Beka January 23, 2009 at 10:33 pm

I love this look. I think that wearing gold during the winter is very inspired. Fabulous flea market find, by the way!


Cécile January 24, 2009 at 2:22 am

ohh funny, yesterday I wore a grey wool dress and a gold jacket..!!


winnie January 24, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I adore the colour palette of this outfit. The red lipstick looks lovely with it.


ambika January 24, 2009 at 5:16 pm

I definitely veer to the darker colors when it’s cold & nasty outside. I don’t think I manage to look as nearly as fabulous as you in this grey & yellow.

Btw, the typepad link has been taken by someone else-I’m at now. FYI!


Hannele January 24, 2009 at 5:54 pm

You look great!
it’s always the most unexpected color combination that make me the proudest.


Glendy January 24, 2009 at 10:28 pm

I absolutely LOVEEE your belt :) It’s so stylish, your look is awesome!

Much love,


miss.lee January 25, 2009 at 7:11 am

i love the shoes!! vintage?? x


Prêt-à-Porter P January 25, 2009 at 9:34 am

gold & grey looks good


jess Smith January 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm

this outfit is rockin!! I love gold&grey!! you wear it so nicely, have a splendid night.


Kimandra January 26, 2009 at 2:08 pm

oh love the second picture!!!
❤ outfit


Rhiannon January 26, 2009 at 11:33 pm

You look so wonderful!


Lauren January 29, 2009 at 7:06 am

So this is the best blog post in the whole world. WHY? Because I LOVE GOLD! AND, I LOVE GRAY! I mean, love them so much. I named my shop Dear GOLDEN! and the background of my shop is GRAY! I am happy to see I am not the only one that adores this fantastic color combination!


Tara January 30, 2009 at 11:22 am

I also adore gold — it just makes me feel warm and vibrant. I never considered the combo of gold and grey — I’m going to try this!!


missmilki January 31, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I’m a little behind in my blog reading so I’ve only just seen this outfit. I love it - its perfect - the long grey scarf, the colour combination, the red lipstick. All perfect!


Entirely Official February 1, 2009 at 12:26 am

what a great ensemble, love the combo, as the shoes are fantastic


Jasmine Anderson February 3, 2009 at 11:47 am

LOVE the way the gray and gold play off each other and the shoes look fantastic with the tights.


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