Pink and gray/grey!

Grey is a word I have terrible trouble with these days – American spelling or British spelling? It seems everyone in my family struggles with American English at times. My son demonstrated his Southern accent yesterday. He is pupil of the week in class and had to write a sentence beginning with “I feel…” to articulate his emotions on being selected. I checked his work afterwards and he had written “I feel people’s buckets with water”. Yes that’s right – he read it as ‘fill’ because as a true Southerner he ‘fee-yils’ things up. Just like Poppy brushes her ‘hay-yer’.

It’s election day here in the US today and I’m ready to vote. It’s also bloody freezing so I have the big guns out for the first time this year – my new Mango coat. I took inspiration from Pinterest for my outfit. Nothing more relaxing on a Monday evening than surfing Pinterest and catching up on Homeland while the Husband watches Monday Night Football!

pink trousers 1 pink trousers 2 pink trousers 3 pink trousers 4 pink trousers 5


Here’s my winter version of how to wear pink trousers. These are the J.Crew wool joggers and they are fabulous – I can’t wait to wear them with my Vince Claires in the evening. They fit big and these are a US 6.

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Trousers – J.Crew // T-shirt – J.Crew // Sweatshirt – Everlane // Sneakers – Nike from J.Crew // Coat – Mango

The t-shirt can’t be seen but it’s so fun with Ostriches from a new selection at J.Crew:

ostrich tee


Yesterday I was in culottes – I just flipping love these from Marks and Spencers! Less than £30 too! I am in a UK 12 medium length and they fit beautifully.

IMG_9782 IMG_9798Boots – Zara // Culottes – Marks and Spencer // Sweatshirt – Mango // Jacket – Mango (similar here)

Remember to get and vote if you are in the US!



23 thoughts on “Pink and gray/grey!

  1. dinagideon

    We go up the “STAY ERRRS” in our house, lol. And when we speak spanish, we say “OH LAAAAH.” Ridic. We aren’t even that southern here, but it creeps in…

    Do you all “GIT” it too? We GIT everything, never receive. Sounds so cultured. 😉

    I spell GREY GREY because I think GRAY looks dumb and it is a recognized version of the spelling, and I know several folks who spell it with the “e,” and not the “a.”

    That grey coat is delicious. OMG–want.

    1. iwontwearsludgebrown

      You could always describe it as light black to avoid saying the ‘g’ word??? Nope that’s not helpful is it! Anyway, I love the joggers teamed with your coat. Haven’t ventured into culotte territory yet…. x

  2. Sue

    I think I am going to have to order the culottes to exorcise that trend out of my system. They look a fab fit on you and love them with the long boots which is how I would pair them. Right, let’s hit that button!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I bet they look great on you Sue with your boots – they are so flattering! Can’t wait to see them! xx

  3. Schoolrunstyle Mum

    Just love love love both those outfits, I want your whole pink and grey outfit adore your styling, love those joggers and coat and top and trainers!! And the culottes look soooo fabulous on you so glad you like them, I flippin love them too, look great with the black boots….as you can guess a lot of love coming from me for your outfits you cool chick! Xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Aww thank you Frances – huge compliment coming from you – I am stealing all your ideas:) xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Try them Sharron – they are so comfortable and really flattering – they give me a waist – 20% off today too!

  4. Becky @ re:style

    The ‘feel’ mix up made me laugh! I come from the land of ‘luke’ and ‘boo-k’ instead of look and book, but I refuse to pronounce them that way. I’ve lived up north since I was nine, and it’s the one thing I could never bring myself to say!

    Loving your first outfit, I always think shades of grey (deffo with an e 😉 ) look so luxe with pale blue or pink. Gorgeous!

    Becky x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I had to re-read it to understand what he was trying to say! My Husband is from Cheltenham and often talks about ‘barthes’ instead of having a bath:)

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Thanks Michelle – always struggle with pastels regardless of the season but I love the fit of these trousers so much and they will be great dressed up for a night out!


    Oh what a dilemma with the accents going on, but whatever, or however things are said, as long as they are meant well, thats all that matters! Love your styling with the GREY coat and trainers….Cool Mama you! (Thought that sounded a bit southern or maybe not??) Helen xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Lol – yes I am a maw-mee here – another word I had to start spelling wrong – mom not mum! x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I forget about it for days at a time then I get sucked right into it again – it’s knowing what search terms to use! x

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