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Many Shades of Gray

Happy Tuesday, ladies. I have another look at charcoal gray today because it’s such a great alternative to wearing black. Charcoal is softer on the complexion, available in warm and cool tones, and just as versatile as black…maybe even more so. Today’s look is a tonal gray outfit with low contrast, eco-conscious knit shoes, and an amazing coat.

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective. Nordstrom is my favorite department store so I love collaborating with them. I also wanted to remind you that today is the last day to shop their Black Friday sales and I’ve got a few ideas for you.

As always, you can click the red text for more info and to shop the item.

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This unlined coat is a cashmere blend in the most gorgeous charcoal gray. It’s Nordstoms’s Signature brand which is a cut above all their other house brands and quickly winning my heart. Budget-friendly option here.

MORE GRAY AND CHARCOAL COATS ON SALE

blonde woman wearing column of gray coat and jeans with low contrast
WEARING –  EMBELLISHED SWEATER  –  WOOL AND CASHMERE COAT  budget-friendly option here   –  HIGH WAIST ANKLE JEANS  –  KNIT SHOES ON SALE  –  DAVID YURMAN EARRINGS

It’s a wool blend with only 10% cashmere but so soft, it feels like it’s all cashmere. The two-tone version here is super popular and on sale. This coat’s unstructured shape easily pulls in with the belt because it’s so soft and drapey. You could remove the belt, but I like it tied in the back when the coat hangs open.

NORDSTROM SIGNATURE LATEST MARKDOWNS 

woman standing by white pillar wearing gray outfit
WEARING –  EMBELLISHED SWEATER  –  WOOL AND CASHMERE COAT  budget-friendly option here   –  HIGH WAIST ANKLE JEANS  –  KNIT SHOES ON SALE  –  DAVID YURMAN EARRINGS

I’m wearing it over gray ankle jeans by Wit & Wisdom. I love the fit of these jeans. They’re very stretchy and a true high rise which you know I love for muffin top control. They’re available in 0 petite to 14W. I am wearing a 6 regular and they run true to size.

Tonal gray outfit with low contrast

woman wearing all gray outfit with low contrast
WEARING –  EMBELLISHED SWEATER  –  WOOL AND CASHMERE COAT  budget-friendly option here  –  HIGH WAIST ANKLE JEANS  –  KNIT SHOES ON SALE  –  DAVID YURMAN EARRINGS

Wit & Wisdom jeans are known for their “Ab-solution” shaping which slims and shapes in all the right places and is available exclusively at Nordstrom.

woman wearing gray sweater and gray coat

I paired them with this subtly embellished mock neck sweater in grey heather. It’s made from a sustainable fiber in three colors, sizes 0-3 – 16W. Because it’s slim-fitting, I decided on the medium and I’m happy with the size. It has a subtle sprinkling of stones across the front and sleeves to give it a festive look.

This gray cashmere sweater and this V-neck cashmere are both on sale and would be gorgeous with this outfit. The charcoal gray cashmere crewneck has my name all over it and is also marked down. Nordstrom cashmere is a great value to begin with, but on sale, they’re amazing!

MORE GRAY AND CHARCOAL SWEATERS ON SALE

Over the top sparkle is hard to wear for daytime, but this sweater looks great with jeans and would also be fun with this pleated satin midi skirt for a holiday party or going to the Ballet, etc.

woman wearing gtoanl gray outfit with low contrast coat and gray knit shoes

My eco-friendly flats are a stretchy knit made from recycled fibers. I have several pairs of Eileen Fisher sandals and one pair of her boots which are all super comfy. The knit upper on these flats means nothing pinches or pushes on sensitive parts of my feet plus these are on sale! Because they’re on sale, I ordered them in this taupe which will be great with paler colors.

woman wearing long gray coat from nordstrom
WEARING –  EMBELLISHED SWEATER  –  WOOL AND CASHMERE COAT  budget-friendly option here   –  HIGH WAIST ANKLE JEANS  –  KNIT SHOES ON SALE  –  DAVID YURMAN EARRINGS

Nordstrom is a great place for holiday gifts this year. Free shipping and returns make online shopping easy and their price match guarantee means you won’t find an item at a lower price so your best deals are always at Nordstrom.

Beauty gifts are always a favorite in our house, especially with my daughter coming home and Nordstrom has some fabulous options here. Joining the Nordy club here is free and allows you to earn points towards notes you can use to shop plus you get free basic alterations. They also offer BOPUS, ROTUS (reserve online, try on in-store), and curbside pickup.

Are you almost ready for the holidays? Remember, this is the last day to save big on Nordstrom’s Black Friday markdowns so if you still have gifts to purchase, have a peek:)

Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

 

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16 Comments

  1. Jan Whichard says:

    Would like to see a warm charcoal grey next to a cool charcoal grey as I can’t imagine the difference.

    Thanks,

    Jan

  2. Cute outfits! I just dressed in grey so thanks for the seconding!
    But your ankles look cold as mine get!!! What do we wear under these shorter jeans???? Socks? Knee highs?
    Help!!

    1. If you’re in a cold climate I’d wear socks that matched the color of my pants to lengthen the look of my legs. CA isn’t they cold yet, this time of year:)

      1. Thanks……always a challenge! As are shoes period for these aging feet!! How I’d love to wear suede or velvet heels again!
        🤗

  3. Gwen Ewing says:

    Love the wrap coats. Such a classic look!

  4. Love charcoal as a substitute for black. The charcoal coat appears blue in most of the photos–not sure if it’s a filter or the true color?

  5. Beautiful! I have more charcoal than black now. I have softened all my colors as I get older. Muted colors not dusty but muted. I love the new wooly cashmeres we are getting today. I bought real cashmere beanies for adults this year and a mix for the grandchildren, I like the feel of theirs better. Those knit shoes are searching for my feet. Got to have a pair.

  6. Francesca B. says:

    Gorgeous outfit looks wonderful 🙂 l adore the coat…..Happy week Jennifer!

  7. Very nice look — I especially like the wrap coat. I don’t have a local Nordstrom so am unlikely to buy from them as I don’t have a feeling for their petite fit. In a pandemic, I think you go with brands you know, at least I do. A question I have — maybe you know — is why are washing instructions so odd these days? Given its materials, the sweater should be washable, right? Items that used to be machine-dryable are now almost always ‘lay flat to dry’ as well. Another question: why is there so much nylon in clothes this year? It’s really off-putting; I’m not going to spend big $ on non-eco synthetics.

    1. In my experience, brands tell us to dry clean things for liability. In case we have laundry helpers like I do who puts everything in a hot dryer:)

  8. I love a all grey moment, very classy.

  9. Very awesome look on you. I am interested in those knit loafers.

  10. Linda in Virginia says:

    Love that brooch which looks so great on the coat! Is it new or vintage?

    1. It’s quite vintage but I see similar ones every year. Classic patterns always endure:)

  11. I love the look it is subtle but makes a big statement. I will be ordering the shoes today because they look very comfortable.