Lady in Gray

by Jessica Sturdy on February 10, 2014

Happy Monday! (True Story: I just had to look up what day it was.) We’re in the midst of New York Fashion Week and all of the days are blending together at this point. As fun and exhilarating as this week is, it’s kind of starting to take a toll … Early mornings, jam-packed days, lots of parties and get-togethers, late nights, and barely any sleep. Exhausted is an understatement! If you were to sneak a peek at my dark circles, you would probably think that I’ve joined a boxing league. And if you were to take a look at my feet, you might think that I’m pregnant. #SwellingForDays Actually, I feel like my entire body is swollen at this point. Maybe because I’ve been living off of chips & guac for the last few days…

Anyway, enough about my physically fatigued state. Let’s talk my outfit for a second — I wore this monochromatic gray look to work last week before the NYFW madness began. Pink and gray has always been one of my favorite color combinations so I topped off all of the gray with my bubblegum pink coat from J.Crew. I kept my accessories simple… clear, silver, and crystal.

J.Crew Pink Coat | J.Crew Gray Sweater | J Brand Jeans (on sale!) | Silver Pumps (similar here & here) | Capwell + Co Lucite Cuff (coming this spring!) | Elizabeth Arden Lip Gloss | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Kate Spade iPhone CaseCapwell + Co Panther Ring

Photos taken by Hallie Wilson

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Rosemary February 10, 2014 at 8:30 am

Silver high-heel shoes for daytime! I don’t think so.


Nodisha February 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Chile please!!!! There are very few rules to great fashion anymore. Try silver, metallic, glitter, sequins…….it all rocks for daytime wear nowadays. It may take a few attempts to get used to but you should let your hair down and give it a try. :)


Tina @ My Highest Self February 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Best comment reply of all time!


stephanie February 10, 2014 at 8:45 am

You’ve convinced me to try grey jeans.
xx Stephanie (


Ellen February 10, 2014 at 8:46 am

I love the outfit – you nailed it! Those shoes make the outfit.


Rachelle February 10, 2014 at 8:50 am

Adore this outfit, love pink and gray together.



Kimberly February 10, 2014 at 8:59 am

1. This might be my favorite look of yours ever = perfection!

2. Gimme that cuff!!


vera February 10, 2014 at 9:02 am

This outfit is perfect & the coat is beautiful!!


Kenzie February 10, 2014 at 9:06 am

Love this color combo! And that cuff is gorgeous!

X Kenzie


Kristin February 10, 2014 at 9:17 am

Love this color combination! Your coat is amazing!


Christina Storm February 10, 2014 at 9:38 am

My favorite color combination as of late! So pretty!! Love that coat!

The Style Storm
<3, Christina


Katie Albury February 10, 2014 at 10:21 am

Love this look- the coat is gorgeous! Sounds like Fashion Week is so much fun, but can imagine how exhausting it is- fab experience though!

Katie x


Ally February 10, 2014 at 10:36 am

Love the girly pop of pink with an all grey outfit! One of my favorite color combos


Olivia February 10, 2014 at 10:56 am

You look fab in pink and gray! It sounds like you’ve had an exhausting week, but chips and guac sound like the perfect pick-me-up ;)!


Sam February 10, 2014 at 10:59 am

Love the monochromatic look with the statement coat! I spy a matching phone case too :) Your NYFW tweets and instas have been great so far! Keep on truckin!



Liz [See Song Designs] February 10, 2014 at 11:01 am

Love the pink and silver! I have been pining over those Karen Walker sunnies forever… might just have to pull the trigger!


Caitlin February 10, 2014 at 11:29 am

I love the gray and pink together, it gives it such a pop of color!


Kayla February 10, 2014 at 11:44 am

Complete perfection! Love that lucite cuff!



Meagan February 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Kristin @ Crumbs and Curls February 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I love this, everything about it! So chic!

Crumbs & Curls


Courtney February 10, 2014 at 12:14 pm

I love your shoes! And that coat is perfect :)


Samantha February 10, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Love that pink coat! Cute outfit 😉


Kirsten (Red, White and Bows) February 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Love this pop of pink coat for Valentines Day, toned down with the grey/silver hues.



Katherine February 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Just grabbed a similar pink J.Crew coat, and I absolutely love pairing my grey cashmere scarf with it. (Also, my room is grey and pink, so I agree it’s a perfect colour combo 😉



Jen February 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Love how your iphone case matches your outfit :)

I’ve been following along on twitter/instagram and it looks like your having an amazing time despite the overwhelming fatigue I’m sure your feeling.



Megan @ Lush to Blush February 10, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Fab monochromatic look! Loooove the pink coat!!

xo Megan, Lush to Blush


Elena Michelle February 10, 2014 at 5:01 pm

You may have bags under your eyes, but you get to hide them with those FAB sunglasses. Love those.

Elena Michelle


Ashara Vale February 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Grey and pink really do look great together. It’s a great alternative to wear pink with grey, which is a neutral, but isn’t black or white.

I have some outfit ideas and inspiration about wearing pink, and lot’s of possibilities on what to wear for Valentine’s Day that will interest you.


sasa February 10, 2014 at 7:40 pm
Minela February 10, 2014 at 10:30 pm

This is so funny, another blogger I follow just posted an outfit feature silver metallic shoes! I LOVE this color combo, its not something obvious you see everyday! Especially, because the shoes and pants are almost the same color!! LOVE IT!!!!!



Whitney & Blaire February 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm

I love the pink and gray together. The are a great compliment to each other. I’m sure as tired as you are, you’re still loving it!



Code Overdressed February 11, 2014 at 12:43 am

Lovely! I’ve seen lots of looks with pink coats but none with grey included and I love it! The silver heels and cute bracelet bring a fabulous touch to the look!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed


Rona February 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

Love it with the combination of pink! perfect 😀

Dress To Cook


Ashley February 11, 2014 at 11:12 am

Love, love, love this look! xx


Chelsea February 11, 2014 at 11:34 am

That pink coat is just a fun pop of color for the winter. You look gorgeous Jessica!

Chelsea & The City


FatFreeFashion February 11, 2014 at 11:38 am
Deanna February 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Such a darling coat!

Because I’m Obsessed


Andrea February 11, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Love love love the pink coat!



nancy @ adore to adorn February 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm

that coat is so dreamy. It’s the perfect bubblegum pink.


Stacey February 11, 2014 at 5:05 pm

I love pink & grey, and that coat might possibly be the most perfect pink coat!
Five Minute Style 


Beeta @ Miss Sophisticate February 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm

I just came across your blog via College Prepster, so glad I did! You’re so cute and I love your outfit. Grey is one of my favorites, love how you styled it with the pop of pink. :)

P.S. Love that cuff! xo


Nodisha February 11, 2014 at 5:31 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE that coat


Preppy Pink Crocodile February 12, 2014 at 2:43 am

Oooh I love the grey/pink combo. One of my favs!

KK @


Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache February 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Do you remember if this color was called smoky coral?


Jessica Sturdy February 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm

I just checked my order confirmation and the color is Peony!


Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache February 12, 2014 at 3:43 pm



Kacie's Kloset February 12, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Pink and grey is such a pretty combo!


Kimberley February 13, 2014 at 5:19 pm

That coat is so darling, looks comfy! Love the silver pop.

Eleventh & Sixteenth


AJ February 13, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Very chic all grey with a pop of pink. I would love to rock this for Vday!



Amelie February 16, 2014 at 9:35 am

I love the outfit! You look stunning and that coat is beautiful!



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