Today I’m wearing a gray shirt dress and it’s Fancy Friday linkup time!

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The shirt dress is very trendy at the moment, although you saw them a lot in spring collections too. This is an item that is always stylish, easy to wear and versatile. I own several shirt dresses, see here and here, and basically I never wear them barelegged. I don’t like them barelegged. The one I am wearing today is been on the blog before here and you can see I only wear it in the colder months while the fabric is chiffon, so it’s really a summer item. But not for me, today I am wearing a gray shirt dress with dark brown!

Colors that you’re not supposed to wear together!

Last week I told a bit in this post about what my style says over me. I remember now that I forgot to mention that I am terribly stubborn. Yes yes, self- reflection. I love contradictions, smart and tough, pink and red, blue and green, masculine pants with high heels… And so I wear this gray shirt dress with dark brown, wich actually is not done in fashion world. But yeah, stubborn. First I think the boots are beautiful with the shirtdress( the shoemaker could not take anything of the heel so these are sitting boots). And it seemed to me not at all nice to add another color to make it a little brighter. And why should I, it doesn’t have to be smart, it has to be the way I like it!

And who decides then what you can and can’t wear together, you yourself surely! If you find it beautiful and you feel good in it, it’s good. Well, that is not entirely true, it depends on your demands on the way you want to look. There are plenty of women who wear something because they have to wear something. You hardly can go outside in your bare ass. And then I may think, oh dear you could look so much nicer if you put a little more affort into it. But if that women is not interested in the way she looks, who am I to say that she could look so much better. But okay, I think gray and dark brown go well together, it depends on the items and the accesories. Gold colored earrings to keep a warm touch in my face, wooden bangles and a corsage to secretly brighten it up…Nancy’s style!

Shirtdress: this one is from last year, I saw a nice one here*

Boots: these were from h&m last year, these hereare gorgeous too, check the heel!

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  1. shelbeeontheedge1
    October 28, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    Nancy, you are too funny! I love the term “sitting boots”! I think I have quite a few pairs of shoes that I must start calling “sitting shoes”! And this…”You hardly can go outside in your bare ass.” Hahahaha! I suppose that is quite true, but a really stubborn person may just try that!

    Anyway, I love gray and brown together. And gray and tan or gray and camel. I love the play with the deeper, darker neutral tones. And you most certainly nailed this look…Nancy-style! Well done, my friend. You look gorgeous!


    • October 28, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      Hahaha, no no no even I am NOT going to try that! Thank you very !uch for your lovely comment! Have a fabulous weekend Shelbee!

  2. jaymieashcraft
    October 28, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    Great dress!!

  3. October 28, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    LOVE that flower on that darling dress!! You look gorgeous as can be!!

    • October 28, 2016 / 2:07 pm

      Thank you!

    • October 28, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      Hahaha, you gready girl!

    • October 28, 2016 / 2:26 pm

      I am glad you like it! Thank you!

  4. robjodiefilogomo
    October 28, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    The grey & brown together remind me of my first house, where I put up a curtain in the guest bathroom to hide the washer & dryer. The curtain had browns & greys in it (i have no idea why I bought it—unless it was given to me) and I was never sure if I liked it much!
    But now I appreciate the neutrals together much more!!
    And that flower pin is totally up my mom’s alley!! If I didn’t know better, I would think you raided her closet–ha ha!

    • October 28, 2016 / 2:59 pm

      Well I want too! I have got them in several colors! Thank you Jodie and enjoy your weekend!

  5. October 28, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    How fabulous does this look together, what a good combination. Nice to link up with you.x

    • October 28, 2016 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you, I am Happy you stopped by!

    • October 28, 2016 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you Gemma, enjoy the weekend!

    • October 28, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      Haha, I think that will come next week on Friday! Just wait!

  6. October 28, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    I don’t think that there are any bad color combos and you’re proving that to be true. Gray and brown can work very well together in the right shades and proportions. Your outfit is a lovely example of how those colors can work together. Thanks for sharing your style and for hosting.


    • October 28, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      Thank you Rena, I am glad you like it!

  7. October 28, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    I like these neutrals together and think you proved they really do play nicely together. Your large flower was a brilliant accessory for this look!

    • October 28, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks! I have many of those.

    • October 28, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      Thank you! I will!

  8. Jess
    October 28, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    I do think of both of these colors as a neutral, yet you dont see them together that often. I love this pairing, and you look great in a shirtdress. THose boots are so nice! I am obsessed with pretty boots this year..
    Have a great weekend Nancy!
    jess xx

    • October 28, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      Yes, but they walk awfull! Have a great weekend Jess!

  9. October 28, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    Our weather was so nice this week – I did a shirtdress Monday, too. You look fab! : )

    • October 28, 2016 / 6:40 pm

      I know! I saw it!

    • October 28, 2016 / 11:23 pm

      Thank you! Have a happy weekend!

    • October 29, 2016 / 8:43 am

      Thank you Lisa! Beautiful picture of you and your hubby!

    • October 29, 2016 / 8:44 am

      Thank you, I thought it looked surprising good together!

  10. October 29, 2016 / 4:21 am

    I love this beautiful color combination, especially that gorgeous flower you added!

    • October 29, 2016 / 8:44 am

      Thank you!

  11. October 29, 2016 / 4:47 am

    I’d never have thought of pairing grey with brown, Nancy, so thank you!! For the inspiration. I do think you pulled it off very nicely.

    • October 29, 2016 / 8:45 am

      Thank you Sheela!

  12. October 29, 2016 / 9:25 am

    Dat is ook zo waarom zal je de kleur in de outfit brengen als je het zo leuk vind. Ik hou ook van lange laarzen met jurk. Leuke outfit!

    • October 29, 2016 / 1:08 pm


    • October 29, 2016 / 11:12 pm

      Thank you Tina! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • October 29, 2016 / 11:13 pm

      Thank you!

    • October 30, 2016 / 11:03 am

      Haha, well that s nice! I am glad you like the combination!

    • October 30, 2016 / 11:14 am

      Thank you!

    • October 30, 2016 / 12:31 pm

      Dankje , zijn ze ook maar ze lopen voor geen meter! Haha

  13. October 30, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Wat een mooie outfit! Leuk gecombineerd met de bruine laarzen en de accessoires! 🙂

    • October 30, 2016 / 12:31 pm


    • October 30, 2016 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you very much!

    • October 30, 2016 / 6:22 pm


  14. October 30, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    I completely agree with you that no one can tell us what to wear. I love mixing colours and think that fashion rules should be broken.

    • October 30, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks! The important thing is that you feel good in what you re wearing isn t it!

  15. Elle
    October 31, 2016 / 12:54 am

    Love the boots an shirtdress together, The colors are fabulous together, so who ever said they do not work… I also love the flower brooch you are wearing. You look so happy to be outside, and so chic!
    I have my
    ” i can roam the city shoes”
    I can walk to the restaurant and back if its one block away shoes,
    and everything in between!
    xx, Elle

    • October 31, 2016 / 9:47 am

      Hahaha, and the ,,high heels when the restaurant is next to a parking place shoes,,!

  16. October 31, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Well, I’m finally back to comment (added my links on Friday); Friday and the weekend were super busy…

    Your link up is growing! And look at your comments! You are getting the attention you deserve!

    I love black and brown together, so I think it makes sense that I’d like grey & brown together. I think the grey shirt dress looks fabulous with your brown sitting boots!

    Have a great week!

    • October 31, 2016 / 2:47 pm

      Thank you Andrea! Thanks to some very loyal readers!!!! Wink wink!

    • October 31, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks Vanessa! Happy Halloween!

  17. November 2, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I know the shirtdress is a classic and trending right now, but I’ve never found them terribly inspiring. But, as you’ve shown here, it’s all in the styling. I absolutely adore the flower brooch. Between that and the tassel belt and knee boots, the shirtdress feels like a blank canvas with loads of possibility. And I love the rich, dark color palette. It feels so Baroque and luxe!

    I’m so drawn to statement pieces and flourishes that I take versatile workhorses like this for granted. I guess I think basics lack personality, but this is such a fabulous look full of personality! Maybe I’m just being lazy and need to bring the personality with my accessories! lol

    <3 Liz

    • November 2, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Ha ha thank you for your lovely comment! It is that if you have a rather dull piece, you should make something off it. That’s why I don’t like to wear this one in summer, just plain with sandals? Nah.

    • November 3, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Haha, youre welcome!

    • November 7, 2016 / 11:29 pm

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha, that’s great! Thanks!

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