It’s all gray, but it feels great. Last week I was super-colorful and boho (or “old hippie”). Today I’m all about the monochrome, in all-gray, and feeling good.
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This look is casual enough for my easy Florida life, at least 95% of it. If I need to look more polished I could swap out the stretch skirt for a slim woven pencil, and the open toe shoes for Chelsea-style booties. The scarf is a special one to me, with Bill Cunningham all over it.
The top is my favorite piece here – it’s by Kate Spade Saturday (now defunct) and it’s a super thick cotton blend with structure. I found it at my Greenwich Village Goodwill for $12, a good deal. The skirt is c/o pRana, an ethically-sourced green clothing line I think you would love.
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Love this look on you Patti and see your moves. . .
Haha! thank you Neti, and your post about body shapes is wonderful, xox
Patti! You are stunning in gray my friend. The different shade suit you. Actually, every color suits you. I love the scarf so much. It adds warm to your look <3. Stunning and Amazing as usual
Thank you Rama! I loved your post about how to up-do your hair for a workout, and your hair is gorgeous, xox.
Your wigs are so great Patti, and you always find the best stuff at consignment stores!
Thank you for the link up!
thanks Cherie! You look cozy and chic in your layers today; I hope Peanut keeps you warm, xox.
Your hair and your smile are paricularly gorgeous in these photos! x
thank you dear Vix, and thanks for linking up your incredible mini-house! xox
I love your skirt and how you styled it!
thanks, Lanae and I really enjoyed your post about keeping Christmas simple/fun. xox
Love the top and the scarf is so precious! Thanks for the linkup 🙂 Kisses
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Thank you Vale. Your wrap dress and moto jacket are gorgeous, and so YOU, xox.
Gray is my favorite neutral and I love the all gray look! Have a fabulous week my friend!
thank you Debbie! Your thanksgiving dress is a beauty, and so is Mr. Squirrel : > xox.
I love a grey toned look any time of the year! Your scarf adds such a lovely pop of color to it!
I hope you are having a great week so far!
thanks Amber, and I appreciate you linking up! Love that pale leopard sweater, very cool. xox
Love the scarf! It is so cute!
thank you, Stephanie. Your little boy is totally adorable! xox
I love you organically grown skirt and that colorful scarf is just the right accent. You look comfortable and chic. Today I am monochrome as well, with camouflage pants and a cream cashmere sweater!
Love your happy vibe and that wig !
thank you, Elle, and you look gorgeous today! And thanks for linking up and being fabulous, xox
That skirt is perfect – the perfect amount of casual seams but a perfect fit. That it is comfortable makes is a no-brainer. Sad that we cant go look it up and get one 🙂
You can find the skirt here: https://www.prana.com/women.html; it’s called the Beaker Skirt. I think you’d love it. Your chandelier earrings are perfect! xox
So chic! I think the grey works especially well when you have on a silver wig.
That scarf is wonderful.
Thank you Suzanne! You have been a great inspiration to wear my hair, whether it grows out of my head or not. Love your post today about fast fashion, xox.
Looking fabulous in gray!
Thanks for the link up! Have a great week!
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Same back to you, Andrea! I enjoyed reading about your Harry Potter family adventure, xox.
Isn’t it the best when we can do every colour and every neutral, whenever we want? I have been playing with neutrals more lately, but I’m never without a bit of colour (even if it’s just my hair!).
Thanks so much for hosting, Patti!
Your hair is looking awesome, I like it long (and short too). Thanks for linking up and stay fabulous, xox.
You can never go wrong wearing grey which I totally love Patti. And the hair is fabulous. Lots of love to FL from sunny Frankfurt watching your nail-biting recount 😉 xo Sabina
Thank you Sabina. You look so cozy and enviable in your warm wrap, on the balcony, xox.
Grey, but not boring at all. I am loving your youthful yet elegant outfit, Patti! xxx
Thanks Ann! How I wish I could join you on one of your weekend jaunts to the vintage fairs : > xox.
I’ve been wearing a lot of monochromatic looks lately too—it’s my way of doing fall when it’s still warm out. Love your hair like that, too!
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thanks Cheryl. I really enjoyed your tribute to sweatpants – you rock them! xox
I love your hair, looks sensational! The scarves are so pretty, I love it tied aournd your shoulders. I have been wearing grey more and always loved the look! You look great!
Have a great week!
thank you Jess! Your new romantic red necklace is all that and more, really lovely, xox.
Dance on Lovely Lady!!!! Good buy on the Kate Spade. You look gorgeous. Thanks so much for hosting once again and have a great week.
Thanks Charlie! Your post today is soooo funny, true, and insightful. We all seem to care about the shape of these bodies we carry around. xox
This look really suits you. You look amazing!
thanks, Amy. Loving your new checked puffer vest! xox
What a fabulous scarf -really picks up your outfit, I’m styling an outfit around a scarf today, hope you’ll stop by. Jacqui Mummabstylish
Thank you Jacqui! I just finished your weight-loss post and you look more at ease now. And your son, what a transformation! xox
This is such a great outfit, Patti! I love a monochromatic gray look. These pieces all fit you so beautifully, too. And that scarf is gorgeous!
Thanks, Shelbee! I’m swooning over your collection of faux-fur jackets, xox.
I think you look pretty elegant and cool and perfectly accessorized with your scarf!
A little dance always rocks! You Rock!
Thank you Sra. Love your tweed jacket with your colorful blouse! Stay fabulous, xox
That’s such a great scarf and I love the grey palette. Love the hair as well!
thank you Penny. Your velvet gown is just beautiful! xox
thank you, TOF, and thanks for sharing your brilliant photography! xox
It’s always nice to have a change! Love the hair (and posing) x
Thanks Porcelina! Your photos among the changing leaves are marvelous! xox
I love the way you styled this colour with the accessories so well. I feel like it is fun to experiment with different tones, but sometimes classics always seem to feel just right. Love your fashion sense 🙂
Thank you Heather, and thanks for linking up – your blog is elegant! xox
It’s good to hear between mono and colorful. Your outfit still looks fresh and bright and not in the least conservative thanks to the design on the top and the edgy shoes.
Thank you Gail. Your spa visit looks wonderfully luxurious! xox
I love the options we have no matter what day it is….I’m usually more of a rainbow, but there are days I love the monochromatic!
Thank you Jodie! Your leather skirts and gorgeous shoes really made my day! xox
This is a great look, Patti. You are so right about that outfit working about 95% of the time–said by another FL resident. The wig has so much personality and spunk.
Thanks Kim! Are you having any cool breezes yet? : ) And thanks for your post with good advice on jewelry, xox.
Love you getting your dance on! Heh. I don’t see this as conservative because you’re the one wearing it, Patti. The scarf adds a burst too. I’m a bit muted in this photo but feeling so fine. O took my photos – such a treat. Thanks for the linkup!
Right you are, I haven’t been called conservative in at least 40 years : > Loved seeing your Nordstrom videos, and feeling very special to know you. xox
I don’t stick to a certain style either – it’s much more fun to mix it up and have fun! I love the addition of the beautiful scarf to the grey background which allows it to stand out. Fabulous hair too! Hope you have a great week Patti 🙂
Thanks Emma, and thanks for linking up. I think coated jeans are a fantastic idea for an upgrade, and you look fab. xox
Patti, your “never follow a formula and never be predictable” approach to style is such a positive perspective on ageless fashion. Thank you for this weekly dose of inspiration.
Thanks so much for your kind words, Rena. I adore the picture of you and your husband, lots of love there. xox
You look sassy, not conservatively, methinks. 🙂 Love these photos of you! Your shoes and scarf are great fun, and the form-hugging skirt is sensual and elegant! Wonderful look! <3
thank you dear Natalia! I enjoyed your time travel back to a gorgeous floral maxi dress, xox.
You rock every color of the rainbow, Patti! And I *love* the hair. <3
Thank you my friend. Your look today is A++++ fabulous, I must come to Seattle asap to shop with you!
Love the hair Patti! It looks terrific!
thank you Kellyann! Your floral trousers are tres chic, xox
Well, color one day and neutrals on another day, either way you look great.
thanks Tiina, and thank you for sharing the Finnish-style relaxation tip! xox