Outfit: Shades of Gray

James Perse Tee // Free Press Scarf // 7 for All Mankind Jeans // Jessica Simpson pumps

(all c/o Nordstrom Rack)

I have partnered up with Nordstrom Rack for a fun little styling challenge.  The challenge?  Three head to toe looks (including the shoes!) on a $500 budget.  The theme for the first look was “Gameday Glam,” but to be honest, I’m not a big sports fan.  So I opted to put together a chic casual look that I’d wear to work or out with friends… (or yes, to watch the game at the local dive bar.)  I stuck with a simple monochromatic palette, in soft shades of white and gray.  I’d been on the hunt for a pair of great gray jeans and these are just perfect.  The James Perse tee is incredibly soft (new fave) and I have to hand it to Jessica Simpson… she makes a great pair of shoes.  I’ll be running all over the city in these bad boys.  They’re incredibly comfortable and will look amazing with black tights once the temps cool down.

I have to say, I was a little bit nervous about this challenge.  I wanted to make sure I chose pieces I’d wear again and again afterward.  I’m feeling a little tired of fast fashion these days, and my experience with off-price retailers is that I usually end up buying pieces I regret purchasing later.  That said, I had a great experience shopping at Nordstrom Rack.  They have brands I trust & love (to name a few… 7 for All Mankind, Paige Denim, BCBG, and Vince) in styles I’ll keep and wear.

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Compensation was provided by Nordstrom Rack via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nordstrom Rack.

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  1. Fashion-meets-art says 9.19.12

    wonderful look. l love it.
    kisses

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    • graceatwood says 9.19.12

      thank you so much! x

  2. PennyPincherFashion says 9.19.12

    Love this post – I’m all about challenges like this!  You look so fabulous in those skinnies + pumps! 🙂

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

    • graceatwood says 9.19.12

      yeah the challenge part definitely makes it extra fun! x

  3. Ashley Gale says 9.19.12

    shades of gray!  you just made me miss Christian and Ana! Is that weird? SO cute!! xxoo

    • graceatwood says 9.19.12

      haha you are hysterical. not weird at all 🙂

  4. Meghan says 9.19.12

    looking good lady! xx

    • graceatwood says 9.19.12

      thanks lady! x

  5. A Pretty Nest says 9.19.12

    Adorable outfit ! Looove those jeans !
    My Blog – A Pretty Nest

    • graceatwood says 9.19.12

      thanks! I love them too… such a great deal!

    • graceatwood says 9.19.12

      thanks! I love them too… such a great deal!

    • graceatwood says 9.19.12

      thanks! I love them too… such a great deal!

  6. Lilipaz says 9.19.12

    Love the whole outfit! btw, what’s the color of your nailpolish? TIA!

    • Grace Atwood says 9.19.12

      It’s Deborah Lippmann’s Ruby Slippers!  I’m obsessed.

  7. Bettina says 9.19.12

    Amen to kicking the fast fashion to the curb! I totally got sucked in for the first part of the year and now I’m regretting it and giving/selling a lot of my quick to buy purchases. Cross our fingers, I’ll use the $$ to buy the YSL heels! 

    • graceatwood says 9.19.12

      agree. I still love Zara + Forever 21 but am trying to focus upon buying the classic investment pieces I’ll have forever!

  8. Nicole Levine says 9.19.12

    those jeans are perfection!! 

    • Grace Atwood says 9.20.12

      Thanks, Nicole!  I love them!!

    • graceatwood says 9.26.12

      Thanks, Nicole! I love them too 🙂

  9. Fashion-isha says 9.20.12

    You look fabulous for Fall!
    xo
    Sharon

    • Grace Atwood says 9.20.12

      thank you so much!

    • graceatwood says 9.26.12

      thank you Sharon!

  10. Thepocketstylist says 9.20.12

    Love that scarf I am such a sucker for a great scarf.

    • Grace Atwood says 9.20.12

      Me too!  This one was only $14.99.. such a fun find!

    • graceatwood says 9.26.12

      I feel the same way!

  11. you look so cute and comfy, even in those massive heels! i love this challenge. im obv not a sports gal either so this is totally up my alley!

    • graceatwood says 9.26.12

      thanks lady!! xox

  12. nicole feliciano says 9.24.12

    Love the look. You scored. And the nails are terrific.

    • graceatwood says 9.26.12

      Thank you!!

  13. Cjevans says 9.30.12

    This is so cute! I’m one of those girlie-girls so this is so up my allie!-Love the scarf! <3

    • graceatwood says 10.2.12

      thanks! the scarf is so cozy 🙂