Fashion Friday: It’s all Gray

I’m all about the gray this fall.  In fact, it started last fall when I bought like four charcoal gray sweaters without even realizing it.  I know, really.  Obsessive much?

Then throughout the winter, I started noticing gray boots everywhere. Then I bought a gray peacoat.

Then last spring I bought gray jeans. Then last summer, my mom surprised me with this gorgeous gray leather handbag from Garnet Hill for my birthday.

I carried it some while I was in Maine and then I lovingly laid it away for fall.  I’m about to unveil it, and I can’t wait to carry it everywhere.

Oh yes, and then there was the charcoal gray clutch that came in my swagbag at the BlogHerStyle event.

And the light silvery-gray LOFT jacket I got at our BlogHerStyle event that is no longer online to link to.  HMPH.

Speaking of jackets, I need to get better at layering.  What are your best layering tips? I always feel kind of fusty when I try to layer.  I feel another Fashion Friday post in the works…

All this to say, can a girl have too much gray?

Wait.  Don’t answer that.  Because I have… wait for it…

My Fall Fashion Wish List

1. Gray Boots
Last year I noticed them and I liked them.  This year, I may be ready to invest.  (Or at least, put them on my Christmas list.) The question is, what style am I looking for?  I’d like something practical enough to wear around town on mommy duty, but also something stylish enough to wear for a day trip to NYC or whatever other fun events might crop up this winter.

I’m not quite ready to embrace the over-the-knee boots that are all the rage.  They are cute, but they’re a bit much for preschool drop-off and sitting at my computer all day waxing eloquent about my suburban life.

If money grew on trees, I’d snag these these in a heartbeat.

These are adorable, and the price is much more palatable.

I’ll have to look around and see what’s out there, but if I make an investment in my fall wardrobe, I think it will involve gray boots.

2. Gray Watch
A few weeks ago, Big Mama linked to this gray watch.

A watch is an easy way to update your style without breaking the bank.  I love accessorizing with watches.  I have a few different colored bands, and I change them out depending on what I’m wearing.

3. Gray Leather Jacket
This one’s a pipe dream, but what’s a blog for if not to dream?

I love the styling on this jacket, and you can tell the leather is to die for.  Of course, if the leather doesn’t do it, the price will put you right in your grave.

But this is cute — and affordable.

Gray is a fabulous neutral because it goes with just about everything and it’s not as harsh as black (not that I have a problem wearing black; I big puffy heart black. But that’s a different post.)

Gray goes great with red, pink, purple, teal, orange, and a slew of other fun colors.  And of course you can pair it with black or white or denim for a stylish all-over neutral look.  (Just don’t wear all your gray at once.  Yikes!)

What’s your favorite color this fall? If you’re in the south and still running your air conditioner, do you start to wear fall colors now, or do you just stick to the summery stuff for a while longer?