{Outfit Inspiration} Gray & Aqua

It’s obvious my love of bright colors and patterns applies to both my home and closet (hello Stripes & Florals), but I can also appreciate a pretty dress in a lovely, muted hue. Okay, to be fair, I bought this dress for a Summer funeral. Had it not been for that sad occasion, I’d likely have brought the mint green one home. So to make the dress more ‘me’ in my day-to-day life, I paired it with bright aqua accessories.


I’ve been searching for the elusive “perfect gray” paint color for our Living Room, so I’ve been pinning lots of rooms like this….and my favorites tend to include a touch of aqua, too.

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Gray pairs nicely with just about any color, but I’m drawn to the watery shades of blue. Not to mention, I jump at the chance to wear these floral pumps with the little bow on the toe.

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I need the name of this wall color!!!

This picture is for my friend Chassity, who requested a full-frontal. Smile, that is. A full-frontal smile! This cheese is for you, girlie!



And you guys always love behind-the-scenes shots…so here’s what happens every time…Babygirl runs in for at least one shot. Then immediately panics and asks, “It’s not going on your blog, is it?!” Of course not, honey.


What’s your favorite color to pair with gray?

{Outfit Details: Dress – JCrew Outlet; Shoes – Nordstrom Rack (also worn here & here); Bracelets – JCrew Outlet; Necklaces – JCrew & Local Boutique (also worn here & here)}

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  1. Awesome dress!! I've "gone gray" in my home office and now my dining room… in the office I've got pops of purple (which I LOVE). The dining room is a work in progress, but I love a bright green with gray, too. And now your aqua has got my wheels turning… thanks for the inspiration!
    xo Heidi

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  2. CaseyinTO wrote:

    Hey Cassie,

    I just painted my place in "A Touch of Grey" by CIL. It is a great pale grey that is a very true grey. I love it!!



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  3. Amy wrote:

    Great outfit and decor shots.


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  4. That's a great dress and you look terrific. My favorite color to pair with gray would be orange.

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  5. I love the neckline and back on this dress!

    I have that image (the one you were looking for the wall colour) ripped out of one of my mags (style at home or house&home). I can check and see if there is any sources in the mag for ya if you want?

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  6. Love grey & mint together! I'm currently waffling between painting my room grey or mint… maybe both? Need some more paint swatches hahaha xo

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  7. Hi!!! I love the aqua, is so beautiful!!!!

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  8. Look at you, cutie. Love the full frontal. Darling dress.

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  9. Ooohhhh ooohhhh. Cass, you look so freaking dreamy in these. LOVE the full frontal 🙂 And I adore that dress so much, really the whole outfit. Best one yet, I think! 🙂

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  10. Mary wrote:

    You look gorgeous! I pair gray with just about every color – it's definitely a favorite!

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  11. Unknown wrote:

    YELLOW! but I love the aqua too!

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  12. Love the full frontal! Thanks for the inspiration – I just got a gray dress the other day!

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  13. Sheila wrote:

    Oh, I long for the days when I would allow a shot like the last one…

    Beautiful color combination that gray and aqua – I sense redecorating in my future.

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  14. You look so cute! I love that dress!!

    I love gray paired with yellow and a little splash of coral right now!

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  15. One of my favorite outfit posts to date Cassie! Dig the full frontal:)

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  16. Love this color combo and your shoes are absolutely to die for, sooo cute!

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  18. I'm loving the gray with aqua! Love the lines of this dress.

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  19. That looks beautiful, Cassie! I love gray paired with blues. My living room is actually gray and blue with yellow accents and I am debating painting my kitchen gray and pairing it with coral accents.

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  20. Stork1 wrote:

    I just painted our DR Benjamin Moore Cumulus Cloud #1550. I really like it with the contrast of the White Trim (Behr Color: Polar Bear) and the Black painted brick around the fireplace. I am doing a LR makeover to be the Eating Area of the Kitchen. I am new at blogging, but I will be doing a page on the whole room redo, along with the basement and kitchen redos also!
    I love the BM Cumulus Cloud color!!

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  21. Dee wrote:

    SW has a paint match for photos.


    Here is what it will do- If you have a picture with wall colors that you like and want to find out what color it is… This will tell you the name of the sherwin william colors in the pic. Then you will be able to match it up with any type paint. I love it.

    I love the gray matched with the blue, I just finished my bathroom in those colors.

    Love your shoes.

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  22. Michaela wrote:

    Well…you have the cutest dresses! And I LOVE those shoes. Aqua and gray and two of my faves.

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  23. emily wrote:

    I need that dress, shoes, and necklace . . . stat. You know I would have to throw a cardi over the dress for good measure. 🙂

    Posted 7.26.12 Reply