Tuesday, December 6, 2011

neutrals {black & grey}

Blouse-Thrifted; Necklace & Skirt-Smart Set; Shoes-Charlotte Russe; Beret (worn like this)-Zellers
 


This past weekend was a whirlwind of train travel, dancing, cab travel and more dancing.  I was in Toronto taking fitness class training and am excited to say I am now a certified Zumba Instructor!  I will be posting choreographed videos later this week (after my aching body has recovered) but for now here are my black and grey neutral outfits as part of Megan and Keely's latest fashion remix challenge!


Dress (worn like this) Swapped; Vest, Belt & Ring-Thrifted; Boots-Spring


{This outfit is all about the faux fur so I'm also linking up to Tammy's decade challenge!}


Neutrals are not my forté so true to its name, neutral week will definitely be a fashion challenge for me! I was so tempted to throw on a pair of colourful tights but wanted to stay true to the neutral palette.  

What about you- do you prefer dressing in neutrals or bright colours?

40 comments:

  1. Yah for the fur vest! It looks gorgeous over your dress. You look very chic and cozy. The black outfit is great too with your beret :)

    I thought the neutrals would be a piece of cake, but they have turned out harder than I thought. I like color, ha ha! Heather

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  2. I adore that grey neutrals outfit - you look so elegant!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  3. I am obsessed with fur vests this season and this one looks fantastic with your outfit. Congrats on the training. That is such a huge deal:) I love zumba.

    Julie

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  4. loving the vest, and YAY ZUMBA!!!

    Where do you teach? I've always wanted to try it out!

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  5. I like using almost any colour when it comes to clothes. it mostly depends on my mood though.. and the fact how much time I have for getting dressed. btw, you look really chic in that grey outfit! it really suits you so well ;)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  6. you know i am a brights girl
    congrats on the zumba certification
    i have yet to try zumba, prolly not coordianted enough to pull it off
    loving the fur vest!
    brett

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  7. Your all black look is so chic - but I am crazy dying over that gorgeous fur vest! I love it! Thanks for joining up with us this week. Zumba sounds like so much fun!

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  8. I love the fur vest!!! It is adorable!

    I have been wanting to try Zumba, but I haven't yet. Maybe you'll inspire me to get out and do it!

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  9. I definitely love my neutrals (esp. black) but I do enjoy throwing in a pop of colour too.

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  10. Congrats on becoming a Zumba instructor! Way to go! That must have been a lot of work. I can't wait to see your videos. :)

    But how are you supposed to look fashionable in gym clothes??? I usually look like a mess at the gym, sad but true.

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  11. My little friend, that vest has my link up written all over it! I love the hat! I still think my head is to big for hats!

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  12. Excellent job styling black and gray! Love these looks. Especially that fur vest! I'm a neutral girl, but really need to incorporate more color in my wardrobe.
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  13. Woohoo!! Go you! I always toss around the idea of getting into personal training, or fitness instruction, but then I remember my couch is comfy!

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  14. Congrats on the Zumba certification! I love that class. Your neutral outfits look great. As far as wearing neutrals or bold colors, I guess it all depends on my mood.

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  15. Ok so I am in love with the gray outfit. It is so rich and the fur is beautiful. Those boots ohhh those boots are so gorgeous. Congratulations on your Zumba certification. I take Zumba twice a week and LOVE it :)

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  16. Love the thrifted fur vest! I have not found my fur vest yet unfortunately, still on the look out!

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  17. I'm a big fan of your second look here. I really love an outfit with a lot of neutrals, but my favorites are brown & grays. But personally I have an easier time making outfit with lots of colors in them. Something about bright colors just makes an outfit feel 'finished' in my mind.
    Also, I would love to see your Zumba videos, I've never tried it before because I am scared to work out in front of people. But it sounds like a lot of fun.

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  18. love the second look, especially the fur vest! I'm LIVE in neutrals, so I should probably participate in the NO NEUTRALS week. lol

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  19. That. Vest. Oh, yes. :)

    I usually wear neutrals when I'm super-stressed or sad. My clothes are a pretty good barometer of what's going on inside.

    Jenn

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  20. I definitely prefer neutrals I don't like attention of bright colors. So I like your neutral outfits, the faux fur vest is beautiful! Looks great with the dress and boots for a party look. The black ensemble is feminine and stylish yet edgy. The beret is really cute.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  21. emily these are great neutral outfits. i like all your elements of texture! you look classic, comfortable, & elegant.

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  22. I am so excited to hear that you are Zumba-certified! I cannot wait to see the choreographed videos. :)

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  23. I love wearing neutrals. I'm dying over that grey faux fur vest!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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  24. Ooh, that fur vest is gorgeous!! I can't wait to see your zumba videos! =)

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  25. Delightful. Loving both looks but I'm drawn to the grey one. It's my favorite of all your dresses. You look amazing in it. Also, the faux fur makes me go purrrrrrrr.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  26. I love the outfit. <3

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  27. WOO HOO! I have never been to Zumba because I'm afraid of being made fun of for not knowing how to dance. HAAHAH.

    I love the greys, lady! Very chic!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  28. What a lovely outfit. You look amazing. :3

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  29. I love both outfits! Especially the one with the fuax fur vest :)

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  30. depending on my mood i wear certain colors! but i always feel stylish and thin in darker neutrals. now that i'm getting bigger i have to say i do lean towards neutrals! spring i'll bring back the colors for sure though! you look great in that hat and the fur vest!!!

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  31. I love your accessories in these neutral outfits, especially that adorable black beret!

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  32. EMILY, Congratulations darling. I am so impressed with you becoming a Zumba instructor. I love your outfit with the fur vest, looks hot! They have a class where I work...I should get in on it next time. Have a great night. Worked on my post today...just need to finish it tomorrow. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  33. Hey Girl! Congratulations on your certification!!! WOOOO! I knew you could do it. Both of your outfits look so good. Love the black beret with stones. So cute! And I'm super loving your fur vest. That gray is awesome. :D
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  34. Wow! So cute hat and vest too! :)
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    KISSES!
    Estefanía J. ABSOstyle

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  35. Cute outfits! If only neutrals week was last week. So excited for you! I have always had a small idea of being a fitness instructor! Wishing your muscles to heal quickly!

    -Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  36. Cute outfits. I love your hat in the first outfit.

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  37. Love your gray outfit with the fur vest! I'm dying to get a fur vest this season.

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