Grey Is The New Black

I can’t even begin to tell you how many grey items I’ve bought since the beginning of this year. The piece above was one of two pieces I picked up just last week! It just feels really appropriate to don grey and black attire on a very grey day (read: most days), and stroll round all the victorian houses on my way to work. That being said, these photos were shot last Saturday, when the sun was having a desperate struggle with some very scary looking clouds. As a nod to the hint of spring we were getting, I brought out the ol’ faithfull – my Zara orange bag. Part of their collection last spring, I even did a what’s in my bag video on it – you know it’s love when that happens (video link here).

I picked up the cardigan/coat hybrid from H&M (note: if we’re talking about this as a coat, it’s a really thin coat!) and pretty much haven’t taken it off since. I saw it in Sammi’s (a.k.a Beauty Crush) recent haul and was a woman on a mission for 48 hours until I got my hands on it. I’d been looking for something like this for so long I can’t believe it was hiding in H&M. I’m also wondering how I missed it the first time I blitzed the store earlier this month?

With the grey and orange I kept the rest simple, ASOS Adverse boots, ASOS tights, Zara skort, black slouchy jumper (one of the many unidentifiable black items in my wardrobe – who know’s where that one came from) and my Topshop snood. Nothing ground breaking there…



Scarf: Topshop

Top: Unknown

Skort: Zara

Tights: ASOS

Boots: ASOS

Bag: Zara

Cardigan: H&M

Sunglasses: Market Stall on Kensington Gardens/Brighton


Oh, and my hair? I’ve been trying out something a little different after seeing Zoe (of – seriously, go have a read, she’s my favourite right now!) post about halo braids. I went for a double halo as my hair is still rather mid-length – post coming later this week!


  1. Catherine Loves
    25 Mar 2014 / 8:39 am

    Love the bag 🙂 x

    Catherines Loves

  2. Sabina B.
    25 Mar 2014 / 8:50 am

    Orange bag is a perfect choice for this black and gray mix! Love it!

  3. yesterdayisdream
    25 Mar 2014 / 8:53 am

    ohhh you have really nice hair! <3 and perfect outfit *.*

  4. Leanne Van Breda
    25 Mar 2014 / 8:56 am

    Looks so fab. That pop of colour is gorgeous!

    Love from South Africa

    Arum Lilea

  5. Amanda
    25 Mar 2014 / 9:13 am

    That bag is just, argh, greatness!

    I always fall for colourful bags, but i need a black one in my life asap. Sometimes too much colour is bad thing!

    Love this outfit 🙂

  6. Lizzie
    25 Mar 2014 / 9:24 am

    love the combination of the orange with the black and grey! definitely be trying this look!

  7. Pippi
    25 Mar 2014 / 9:31 am

    love love thee cardigan, it looks so cosy !! xx

  8. Zazie Bibi
    25 Mar 2014 / 9:32 am

    Love your hair and your bag! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  9. Sara Chergui
    25 Mar 2014 / 9:37 am

    You look so lovely with that hair and makeup !

  10. beckyrouncefield
    25 Mar 2014 / 9:39 am

    That bag is completely gorgeous! I've been in love with grey this year too 🙂 Your hairstyle here is great btw! x

  11. Aerin Downs
    25 Mar 2014 / 9:45 am

    I love your hair! xx

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  12. Luxe Life Aspirations
    25 Mar 2014 / 9:52 am

    I love grey too, it's my way of adding ahem colour to my mostly black wardrobe! Love your hair like this!

  13. Jamie Mursell
    25 Mar 2014 / 10:21 am

    Love the bag!

  14. Maisie Gibbons
    25 Mar 2014 / 10:32 am

    I really love this whole look! Is your hair in milkmaid braids with just a few pieces down at the front? It looks lovely! x

  15. cheyenne
    25 Mar 2014 / 10:45 am

    grey is the best color! dominant color in my closet as well. and i love the braids, they're so cute!
    xo, cheyenne

  16. Carmen Li
    25 Mar 2014 / 10:49 am

    Loving the grey and pop of color! Your hair is amazing <3


  17. Sophia M.
    25 Mar 2014 / 10:54 am

    Nice look. I love orange!
    What is the lipstick on you? It looks gorgeous!

  18. Claire
    25 Mar 2014 / 11:11 am

    Gorgeous, love your hair, I wish I could do this it looks so chic 🙂
    xxx Claire

  19. Chrystin Gloria
    25 Mar 2014 / 11:31 am

    The hair, the makeup, the outfit…I love it all! You should do more outfit posts like this!

    Kisses from Buenos Aires!!

  20. Lenka Moravcikova
    25 Mar 2014 / 11:47 am

    I love the bag from ZARA, amazing color!! Very nice combination with lipstick.:-)

  21. Nicola Simmons
    25 Mar 2014 / 11:53 am

    What is this lipstick? It's amazing!! x

  22. tabitha beckett
    25 Mar 2014 / 12:20 pm

    your hair looks absolutely gorgeous! I really love the whole Halo-band look 🙂

    Tabitha Beckett – xx

  23. lashesandblushes
    25 Mar 2014 / 12:57 pm

    You look gorgeous! The lipstick goes perfectly with the bag. And I love your hair! Xx Alessia

  24. Victoria Caulfield
    25 Mar 2014 / 1:03 pm

    I love the outfit, but what really caught my eye was your beautiful hairstyle!
    And that lipsticks looks amazing on you.
    Have an amazing day 🙂

  25. guru chatter
    25 Mar 2014 / 1:05 pm

    Love the bag! 🙂

    Follow and i will follow back!!

  26. Lynnsay
    25 Mar 2014 / 1:23 pm

    Love love love this look/hair! I like how you've made the halo braids more messy and casual 🙂

  27. Kat
    25 Mar 2014 / 1:49 pm

    I think adding grey is a friendly alternative to an all black outfit. But I do like the pops of color in your lipstick and bag. But that coatigan looks lovely!

    Kat // bespectacled

  28. Huyen
    25 Mar 2014 / 1:54 pm

    love the orange pop of colors!


  29. Amber Hunter
    25 Mar 2014 / 2:50 pm

    This entire outfit is spot on! Lately I've also been loving grays–especially the deeper, charcoal shades and I love how you added a pop of color with the bag!
    Lovely Notions

  30. Madeline Rose
    25 Mar 2014 / 2:56 pm

    That bag adds such a wonderful pop of color to the outfit!

    Madeline | Ring-a-Round a Rosey | Bloglovin’

  31. Maddy
    25 Mar 2014 / 3:27 pm

    Love the grey with the orange bag, it looks gorgeous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    P.S. I don't want to be spammy, but I have a YSL Lipstick Giveaway on my blog at the moment!

  32. Ciara Pollock
    25 Mar 2014 / 4:05 pm

    your hair is gorgeous here, looking forward to reading that post! 🙂 x

  33. Lisa Robb
    25 Mar 2014 / 4:16 pm

    Love those dark colours with the bright bag!!
    L x

  34. Ellen UnderWater
    25 Mar 2014 / 4:27 pm

    l love your hair and outfit! So pretty xx

  35. Moira Parton
    25 Mar 2014 / 4:34 pm

    This is outfit looks great on you, love the pop of colour! x

  36. Alyson
    25 Mar 2014 / 4:53 pm

    Hair tutorial please!

    xx Alyson

  37. Elizabeth Prince
    25 Mar 2014 / 5:05 pm

    The splash of orange makes this perfect!

    Liz, Blog | Store x

  38. Manouk Maat
    25 Mar 2014 / 5:07 pm

    This is TOTALLY something I would wear myself. Soooo classy! And your hair.. gorgeous x

    WOMANOUK (beauty & drawings)

  39. Elise Simpson
    25 Mar 2014 / 5:17 pm

    I love the Zara and your hair looks lovely! x

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    25 Mar 2014 / 5:57 pm


  41. CatrinTeleri
    25 Mar 2014 / 6:55 pm

    Really want one of the Zara skirts so badly, also I love the halo braids but my hairs like a centimetre too short to reach.

  42. Lesley
    25 Mar 2014 / 7:10 pm

    This hairstyle is so beautiful! x

  43. Victoria Williams
    25 Mar 2014 / 7:42 pm

    Love the cardigan come coat, couldn't find one in my H&M though!

    Victoria | SocialVix

  44. Lauren Parker
    25 Mar 2014 / 7:49 pm

    literally love everything, you look beautiful!


  45. Megan
    25 Mar 2014 / 8:06 pm

    Everything about this outfit is perfect, it's casual but the bag and the hair make it look super feminine at the same time. Love it!

  46. Imogen Stafford
    25 Mar 2014 / 8:07 pm

    the bag is soooo amaazing! love the bright orange 🙂

  47. Sarah Beth
    25 Mar 2014 / 8:17 pm

    What lipstick? Need this in my life! x

  48. Sarah Linda
    25 Mar 2014 / 8:53 pm

    I'm not a black kinda girl but love grey! Love the sunglasses and card 🙂

  49. Nicola J
    25 Mar 2014 / 8:57 pm

    Gorgeous outfit, your hair is beautiful

  50. Shaun Nolan
    25 Mar 2014 / 9:01 pm

    LOVE your sunnies! You look wonderful!

    Shaun Nolan // Shaunyland

  51. Dani
    25 Mar 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Love the outfit but the hair is amazing! Fabulous all round x

  52. Lucy Makes Up
    25 Mar 2014 / 9:27 pm

    I have died and gone to heave grey and orange, my absolute favourite, this is perfection!! i will wear an orange lip tomorrow with a grey dress, yes yeees!!

  53. Roxii Hoare-Smith
    25 Mar 2014 / 10:07 pm

    Wow I love that bag!

  54. Diva In Me
    26 Mar 2014 / 3:09 am

    Grey is definitely a great substitute for black. The touch of orange definitely completes the outfit =)

  55. Molly Robinson
    26 Mar 2014 / 10:37 am

    Suzi you are so gorgeous! I am in love with the orange bag and zip, it really compliments the outfit and makes a statement!
    Molly x

  56. zoejadec
    26 Mar 2014 / 1:10 pm

    Can you post a link for the hm cardigan? Or give the price? I want it now!! X

  57. Daniella C
    27 Mar 2014 / 1:57 am

    love the braid and lips

  58. Tereza
    27 Mar 2014 / 11:00 am

    Love the hair do lady! And the outfit, obvs:)

    Tereza // Cityscape Bliss: How to store bobby pins

  59. Emily /
    27 Mar 2014 / 2:22 pm

    Love the jacket:) x

  60. Meleonie E. Louise ♥
    29 Mar 2014 / 8:01 am

    Such a wonderful, classy look! x

  61. Raffaela
    02 Apr 2014 / 9:16 am

    Love your hair and the outfit. I want that bag!
    I discovered your blog and youtube a few days ago and you're already one of my favourite bloggers!

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