Entering The Grey Zone

640-AdjSE_5402Thanks to the phenomenon of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’; GREY is the ‘red hot’ shade right now!

To be honest with you, I was not a fan of grey for a long time.., simply because I had never found this colour cheerful.
Someone I once went out with for eighteen months, was an alcoholic and was also battling depression. His favourite colour? Grey! After seeing about 500 shades of grey T-shirts; suits and so on for one and a half years, I was totally convinced that grey and dark mood went hand in hand.

My change of mind came from a female friend of mine; who once said to me, “Grey is such a feminine tone, you’d look amazing in it!”
‘Really?’ I had some doubt. But I have to admit that I love pearl grey, perhaps it’s close to silver.
If I go for a grey outfit, I’d choose the cooler shade of it, and I don’t mind the dramatic shades such as: stormy sky grey; dark sandy grey and deep charcoal.

With my very limited grey choices in my wardrobe, I put together the above grey+grey+grey ensemble.
Do you have any grey in your wardrobe? If not, don’t panic! There are plenty choices out there, some only a mouse click away!
As I’m learning to embrace the shades of the moment, seriously, grey is elegant; urban; cool and timeless… So, ‘It can’t be that bad, right?’ And, for you who has any doubt, here’s my answer:

‘YES! Grey IS the new black!!’

Photography by: Kent Johnson

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  1. Beautiful outfit! ⭐ All the best to you!, Aquilina πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you Aquilina! :-*

  2. RosaVelata · · Reply

    black, grey, white and a touch of pink (or mauve…) is very nice πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

    1. I agree RosaVelata; these days I love matching powder grey with baby pink! πŸ˜‰

  3. Your style is great i love grey !!!!

    1. Thank you Maria! X

  4. Vintage Viv… sophisticated… all very good… still more credit should be given for the pose… ’cause you’ve just transformed an image into a piece of art πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for your compliments Heath.., you’ve made my day!! :-* πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you! :-*


    Truly beautiful my friend, thank you for sharing your fifty shades of grey, the colors and styles are awesome, love them. Also thank you for following what we are doing here at the VABWM. Please click on this link and receive my personal welcome message.

    1. Thank you for your lovely feedback Pastor Davis.

  6. I feel so smart when I’m wearing grey:) My favorite shade is also pearl grey plus the really dark, almost black, ones.

    1. I can so see you in pearl grey Mitzie. You’d look sophisticated and elegant in it!! πŸ™‚

  7. You look very gorgeous. Grey suits you!

    1. Thank you Katie. I’m glad to hear that! πŸ™‚

  8. Fabulous choices for a fabulous Lady!

    1. Thank you! You are so kind to say that.., love, X X X

      1. I tell the truth! πŸ™‚ You are adorable, fabulous and beautiful! If it weren’t the case, I’d keep my peace… ❀

  9. Hi dear! Thank you for sharing!
    Beautiful pictures ❀️
    xx Marina

    1. Thank you Marina. I really like your fashion sense! x x πŸ™‚

  10. Jingjing · · Reply

    hi Vivienne! good to see you again.
    I love this grey outfit. The dress is really dramatic and chic. And with the lace collared T, that is wonderful combination.

    1. Thank you for your feedback JingJing.
      So nice to hear from you again; I’m glad that you like my grey ensemble! X X

  11. Girl this look is flawless! Love your blog!

    1. Thank you very much Kat! I enjoy your blog too!! X x X

  12. Yes, 50 shades is a hot topic right now, liked your photo a lot, thought you looked cool and sophisticated. Keep it up! Li

    1. Thank you for your feedback Li. So glad to hear from you! πŸ™‚ X X X

  13. I have always loved grey. It is almost a non-colour that accents most colours, steel-like yet majestic, detached yet engaging and you wear it beautifully!

    1. Thank you Margie; you describe grey beautifully!!

  14. What an incredible outfit. I love the skirt. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Julie, I think the skirt is definitely the strongest element in this ensemble! I’m glad that you mentioned it! πŸ˜‰

      1. It’s a wicked skirt…..very eye-catching πŸ˜€

  15. A beautiful outfit! I don’t own much grey, but you have inspired me. I think I own too many black clothes – I’m gonna change that now! πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you for your feedback. As I said, I don’t own much grey neither; however it’s growing in me… πŸ™‚

  16. You look great & cool in this lovely outfit! Nice picture too! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for your compliments Sophie! :-*

  17. Fantastic! Such a beautiful look! xx..Cortneybre…

    1. Thank you Cortneybre; I’m happy to hear that from you! πŸ™‚ :-*

    1. Thank you! :-*

  18. Kenny Devine · · Reply

    Lovely shades. Love the oversized black belt, and the black top with its delicate pattern.

    1. Thank you Kenny! You do pay attention to details! :-*

      1. Kenny Devine · ·

        I see the things others may not! πŸ™‚

  19. Gregory McBean · · Reply

    You are a stylish lady in grey, indeed…portrayed beautifully in a stylish photo by Mr Johnson.

    1. I’m glad that you like it Greg! X

  20. Hi Vivienne, this is a really beautiful outfit and it looks stunning on you. A wonderful and inspiring story. Thank you for reigniting beauty and class in an understated and neglected colour πŸ™‚

    1. Even though that Sydney sky is grey today, your beautiful feedback has brighten up my day! Thank you for your kind words Eva, love and hugs… x x x x

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