Styling :: 50 Shades of Grey

7 May

I had you at the title, right? So, tell me…….have you read it? Was it all that we’ve heard it to be? Wait! What’s that? You don’t have the foggiest idea what I am referring to? Come on now……….unless you’ve been propped up on your couch in a Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream coma for the past 3-weeks you must know what I’m talking about………. E L James, erotically entertaining new book, Fifty Shades of Grey. I haven’t read it……..yet! But the title and text was the inspiration for this saucy style.

Style Tip  ::  Think outside the box. I layered this grey and cream graphic blouse over a grey dress with a high rosette trimmed neckline. The neckline looked too constricting so I wore the dress backwards and unbuttoned, creating a slight V-neck.


In keeping with the grey theme, I chose to accessorize with a silver toned clutch, belt and jewels.

silver purse

Style Tip  ::  Create an hourglass shape by defining the smallest part of your mid-section. This belt is perfect……..stretchy, shiny and full of fab scale-like texture. It was worn by my grandma in the 70’s and 80’s and recently given to me.

retro silver belt

Style Tip  ::  Prints add interest. Pair larger prints, like the one on my blouse, with smaller ones, like snake-skin shoes.

Dress  ::  Chen Luu


Belt  ::  vintage piece from my grandma’s closet

Clutch  ::  $2.00 yard sale find

Shoes  ::  BCBGMAXAZRIA (Similar here)

Jewelry  ::  gifts from my Mom

Watch  ::  Christian Audigier

Sunnies  ::  Steve Madden

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6 Responses to “Styling :: 50 Shades of Grey”

  1. Vivian December 2, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your wbloeg and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  2. Sara Smelt May 7, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    love it! it looks great and i like the idea of turning the dress backwards to achieve the neckline you want – inspired!

  3. astimegoesbuy May 7, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    Very nice!
    Love the printed shirt but LUST the shoes!

    • Paula Parisotto May 7, 2012 at 6:50 am #

      Lust is a great word for these shoes. They are one of my favorites pairs. I bought them in January, perhaps you can pick some up for yourself. Shop BCBGMAXAZRIA

      • astimegoesbuy May 7, 2012 at 6:57 am #

        I’ll be sneaking over to have a look at them but will have to wait until the shopping fast is over in July before buying anything. :)


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