Grey Scale

23.8.10



This past weekend in Toronto definitely had me thinking I was back in London. Incessant rain trying to rush us into Fall much earlier than planned, completely threw my plans of heading to the seaside and possibly having a barbecue, right out the door.

Instead, I decided to bake some cookies and start on another not-so-summer-anymore read Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje; "a story about love, about family, about identity...a story propelled by a riveting mystery". I'm only through the first chapter, but these claims definitely hold true. Has anyone else read it....or even heard about it? 

I also finished reading the Kite Runner a while back, and for those who asked, it is most definitely worth the read. Such a well written book, it had me crying from both laughter and sorrow while being completely transported into the life of the characters. 


Not to be outdone, I decided to match the grey skies head on with this monochromatic grey attire. I had initially tried wearing a maxi dress as skirt here and thought I'd give it another go with this grey dress from forever21. Paired with a distressed shirt from Mango, and a diy turban made from an h&m leopard print scarf (okay, I couldn't do the dreary look from head to toe). Have you tried any other monochrome colours? 


Hope you all had a more summer-like weekend than I. Thanks for all your sweet comments and a big welcome to my new readers. I'll be stopping by all your blogs soon. Have a lovely week ahead!


Bisous,
Abs

38 Contributions:

imawomanintheclouds said...

Beautiful pics,
you really look so good :)

Isquisofrenia said...

this photos are so pretty and that dress, man you really carry it awesomely!
love the headpiece alot!

Sharon said...

What a style you have! I simple love it! Did I say that already? hehe
:)

Rocío said...

thanks for your comment!!

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L'Amour et la Paix said...

I love this outfit! I've been meaning to pick up the Kite Runner for a while, I think now I'm going to have to. xo

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StylisHedForeVer said...

nice outfit and so pretty :)
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Joslyn @ missfitbliss said...

My goodness Abs you are stinkin' gorgeous!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

This looks amazing on you. I love the cut of this.

It's pouring here so I sympathise about the weather.

pancakeSTACKER said...

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Elena Vasilieva said...

this is a pretty maxi dress, love how you wear it

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xx

eugenialejos said...

el vestido es muy bonito!
besitos

ilsteviewonder said...

lovely photos! I so thought this was a one piece until I saw you write where you got each piece from! either way its still mice! lve it =)

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

I think the grey on grey is lovely. Especially with the turban.

MT Days & Nights said...

That dress looks so chic on you, very classic.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I think you wear the turban/headpiece better than anyone I've seen yet. I keep making myself one with a scarf, but when I walk by a window later I inevitably find a piece sticking straight up and looking ridiculous! Anyway, a great, elegant look and I like the bling at the head!

bravegrrl said...

the top and skirt look like a dress together... i love it!

style-haus said...

i love the grey on grey look! and the diy turban is fabulous....

thx for the book review/preview. will have to check it out.

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Fashionably Black said...

The grey looks beautiful on you. The dress is instantly chic.

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Fashion Queen said...

This look is so amazing. I really love it.

celita said...

I just bought a zara skirt very similar to that and I'm delighted! you are very pretty with that turban!

Anthea said...

I am a fan of your monochromatic look. I have only tried it with all black so far. You make me feel like reading. I have been putting it off.

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Eden said...

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Fashion Tidbits said...

for a minute there i thought it was a maxi!

My Republic of Fashion said...

Great outfit!!:) SarahD

michelle_ said...

i love this outfit !
not many people can pull off a turban but u did well !

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Tasha said...

That mango top and f21 skirt go perfectly together! You look beautiful!

Abi said...

Thanks all :)

@Emily: I've had that happen to me a few times till I learnt to tuck everything in nice and tight!

Trishna said...

I find myself trying to identify the places in your photos. I actually like the look of maxi skirt on you, you are so tall and beautiful, it looks perfect for you.

Love from near Vic Park Station

StylishSinead said...

Nice blog. And even nicer style :D

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v a m p i r e said...

i did not read the Kite Runner but i watched the movie it was a moving one , i love the story

ps:great outfit i absolutely love the head scarf

agatiszka said...

You look fantastic!!
Your previous look is also goreous!!

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Abi said...

oh Thanks Trishna! I know, I try to do that with other Toronto bloggers too. This is in Philosopher's Walk ;)

@vampire: thanks :) The movie was indeed moving; the book even more so.

Thank you agatiszka! :)

Abi said...

Thanks StyleSinead :)

antonia said...

oh my God! You look beautiful! great gray!

Abi said...

Merci beaucoup Antonia :)

NinaSafada said...

you have such a great style! I am so inspired!! love your blog, I am following!!

xoxo Nina

Abi said...

That means a lot Nina. Thanks for following :) I'll be sure to stop by your blog soon!

Princess Feef said...

super pretty <3

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