Grey. Or is it Gray?

by Jessica Sturdy on April 26, 2012

I’m going to be honest… Each and every time I type the color that is a lighter shade of black, I rack my brain to remember if it’s an A or an E, never remember, and just pick one knowing that I’m probably wrong. Well here it is folks. There is a website devoted to the spelling confusion. “GrAy in America. GrEy in England.”

Anywho, the skies have been gray and so have my outfits. I’m a strong believer that I need sunshine to feel like myself. Kinda makes ya wonder why I’m moving to NYC instead of Florida, but that’s a horse of a different color.

These shoes: Two Parts Dorothy, One Part “They’re-glitter-and-on-sale-for-$45-so-naturally-I-have-to-buy-them-even-though-I-very-rarely-wear-red.” I’ve worn them to a Blackhawks game earlier this season and this past Monday to dinner and to a bar to watch the Blackhawks play lose. Apparently Dorothy is a big Blackhawks fan.

Blazer: J.Crew (similar for less) // Gingham Shirt: J.Crew // Red Glitter Flats: J.Crew (similar for less) // Denim: Citizens // Watch: Michael Kors (almost identical) // White & Black Rhinestone Bracelets: Bauble Bar (sold out) // Leopard Bangle: Sequin NYC (on sale for $17.99!) // Striped Bangle: Sequin NYC (on sale for $15.99 in Black/White, Orange/Cream, Yellow/Silver) // Nails: Essie ‘Sure Shot’

Oh, one last thing… Sorry for the lack of photographs. There were four men standing behind a sliding glass door across the street while Megan H was talking these pictures. Talk about awkward! I couldn’t stop laughing (my natural instinct in awkward situations) so the pictures didn’t exactly turn out. #CREEPS

[Disclaimer: Lack of photos is in part due to the fact that Megan and I had just consumed our body weights in sushi and I resembled a whale. A very large, beached whale. The aquatic-mammal-status could also be explained by the fact that my two main food groups have been Lemon Bars and Puppy Chow Cookies, but more on those later.]

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

pearlsandtwirls April 26, 2012 at 8:34 am

Moving to NYC? We need details! That’s so exciting, congrats girl!!

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Jessica April 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Thank you!! I’m so excited! I’ll give you guys some more details soon :)

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patriciastreeter April 26, 2012 at 9:04 am

Before I read your post, I thought of Dorthy. The good thing about a gray outfit is the fun you can have with your shoes/bags/etc. I know this weather hasn’t screamed bright fun colors lately.

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Jessica April 30, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Gray is definitely a great canvas to add snazzy accessories!

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Amber Presley (@amberpresley) April 26, 2012 at 9:05 am

Lol…gray vs. grey. I faced this recently and don’t think I ever found a straight answer-think I got it now! Lovin the gingham…

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Jessica April 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Glad I could help with the GRAY debacle :)

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racheltr April 26, 2012 at 9:07 am

Cute photos! :) Love the Dorothy red glitter shoes! And too bad there was a group of creepers watching you take photos. I’m finally just getting used to our neighbors looking at us, but I’m sure it would be much worse if I took photos downtown! And congrats on moving to NYC! Sounds like an amazing opportunity :)

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Jessica April 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm

This was by far the creepiest situation so far! Normally it’s just people walking by and judging/staring. The increasing number of men in a window takes the cake!

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Kate April 26, 2012 at 10:55 am

We just had this debate at work recently! I have always spelled it gray, just because I like the look of it better, but it turns out I spell almost everything in the “American” way (I’m from Canada, and typically we spell things the same as England!) Color vs. Colour, etc. Also, exciting that you’re moving to NYC!

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Jessica April 30, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Too funny that you just had this debate at work. Mine is always an internal debate! ha

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Andrea Matillano April 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

I love the red shoes! I also love your arm candy! <3

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Jessica April 30, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Thanks Andrea!

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Jenni April 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

SO cute! Love the shoes and I’m always so impressed by your extensive bangle/bracelet collection…so fun!

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Jessica April 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Thanks Jenni! I flock to jewelry in stores… It’s just so much easier to buy… No trying-on required! :)

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Dominique April 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Love the shoes! I think it ties the hole thing together :)

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Jessica April 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Thank you!

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Jessica Novak (@PurplesPrettier) April 27, 2012 at 8:25 am

Grey or gray, either way it’s super cute!!

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Jessica April 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Thanks Jessica! Appreciate you commenting :)

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Brienne Michele (@Briennemichele) April 28, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I think i prefer grey ;)

Also, Moving to NYC?! How exciting!

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Jessica April 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I think they are both acceptable so spell it however you prefer! :)

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beth May 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Love the gingham! I am most definitely a gingham girl! Would you mind telling me which LV style your purse is? I love how classic it looks and how you can use it easily with a lot of your outfits!

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