Posts Tagged: Gracey

Gracey Wears: Blue and Green

For a long time, blue and green was one of those color combinations I was a bit iffy on.  Why?  Because, when I was younger, I read a book in which a girl sat her blue-wearing rival on a green couch because she knew that the green paired with the blue would look “ghastly.”  I was fairly impressionable as a child, so, for years, I thought that blue and green didn’t pair well.  As it turns out, that’s totally not a thing:

Gracey of Fashion for Giants in green vintage dress & blue floral LOFT scarf Gracey of Fashion for Giants in green vintage dress, blue floral LOFT scarf & Gap boots

Although, for that era, it might have totally *been* a thing.  Just as certain colors gain and lose popularity as time goes by, I’m sure certain color combinations do too.  Or, maybe it has to do with the shades of blue and green being paired.  I’m hard-pressed to imagine any color blue doesn’t go with, but, then again, I am admittedly biased towards blue. read more

Gracey Wears: Red Shoes

I have never been a red shoe type of gal.  I have always, for whatever reason, preferred blue shoes.  And then I met these:

Fidji V623 Sandals

I think it was probably the scalloped edges that did me in.  But, the totally walk-able heel isn’t hurting matters.  Or my feet.

Still, I wasn’t sure I’d really wear them.  After all, they *are* red and I’m a lifetime member of Team Blue Shoe.  But, can I just say that those little babies are easily as versatile as my beloved blue shoes.

I mean, you can wear them with shirtdresses: read more

Gracey Wears: A Crop Top

Yes, that’s right, several seasons after they came back in style, I’ve decided to try wearing a crop top:

gracey the giant in vintage Jantzen skirt & cropped sweater

And I’m wearing it in the only way I know how; with a high-waist, vintage skirt:

gracey the giant in vintage Jantzen skirt, cropped sweater & cage sandals

One reason I thrift so many midi skirts is that you can hike them up to your rib cage if needed.  I hiked this one all the way up,  so there is no gap between my waistline and the hemline of my top:

old navy cropped sweater & vintage Jantzen skirt close up

I know a sliver of skin can be an effective way to combat the inherent boxiness of crop tops, and is considered on-trend, but not where I work.  In fact, there was a minor kerfuffle the other day over bare ankles (not mine), so, yeah, a sliver of skin is not happening. read more