Monochromatic Feelings


50 Shades Of Monochromatic Grey

These were the photos that I briefly mentioned on Snapchat yesterday. Like I said, we were shopping in Marks & Spencers and then all of a sudden it decided to rain so heavily that it was flooding down the road and we couldn’t leave the store. It was sunny beforehand, which is why we planned to shoot my photos just after the shopping, but that really was an epic fail! Since it was raining so hard and not due to stop after I checked the weather app, we decided that the only thing we could do was to find somewhere inside the store and shoot the photos there.

By the back entrance they have two flights of stairs which lead to the upper levels and Adam thought they would be really cool and different as a setting. It was extremely poor lighting so the original photos made me dark, orange with yellow hair. Thank goodness we shoot in raw though so I was able to edit the lighting to how they should look. I wasn’t overly fond of doing the photo inside and on some stairs with people staring at me all the time, but as it turned out, I think they look quite unique and different, so oddly enough I’m quite pleased with them.

For those of you wondering, yes, we did get completely soaked when we left, despite having umbrellas. My jeans were drenched, my New Balance which I had for walking were soaked through and it was just so bad. Normally I would be in wellies and a rain coat, but when you have to shoot outfit photos for the blog it’s not always possible. The things I have to go through for fashion blogging sometimes! Lol. It even ruined my new hair cut after, which you can see in these photos. Speaking of which, what do you think of it?

Anyway, getting to my outfit, I wore my J Brand Maria High Rise Skinny Jeans in Dove Grey which I absolutely adore. I know you have seen these numerous times, but they truly are the perfect grey! I then paired them with my new Vince Grey Ombre Sweater as I thought the greys would work harmoniously together. I then opted for my RAYE Grey Heels to add yet another shade of grey (Yep, I’m going for 50 shades here!) but as my Chloe Mini Drew Bag has a gold chain, it really didn’t go with this outfit, so I went for my Rebecca Minkoff Mini Love Bag in Black instead, which matches the top of the sweater. Normally when I wear neutrals and muted tones I like to have a pop of colour in there somewhere, but this time I decided a monochromatic look entirely would be better. I only chose a little hint of red with my lipstick. What do you think of my outfit and the location?


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What I Was Wearing:
Knitwear – VINCE
Jeans – J Brand
Shoes – RAYE (similar)
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff



  1. March 30, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    An everyday look. You are splendid it this outfit. The shoes match with the sweater and i love this.

    • March 30, 2016 / 3:57 pm

      Thank you so much!

  2. March 30, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    Love the monochromatic grey look, Lorna! You look so chic and I love the fact that you added a bright bag to the outfit! So chic, and it’s CHANEL! Swoon!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • March 30, 2016 / 3:58 pm

      Thanks Vanessa! This one is actually black and it’s Rebecca Minkoff as I mentioned in the text, I wish it was Chanel though!

  3. Steven W
    March 30, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Alas it’s the time of year where predicting the weather is so difficult. We had some heavy rain too – though, thankfully, less than was forecast up here.

    You did well with these shots. You made the best of an awkward situation and got the job done very nicely indeed. So I think you’re absolutely right to be pleased with them. πŸ™‚

    I’m guessing that you’ll know what I think of this outfit without me even saying anything? πŸ˜‰ Naturally I love it. πŸ˜€ It’s another triumph for greys. I’m in complete agreement with you that those jeans are the perfect grey. The sweater is lovely too.

    Actually I think, in terms of photo composition, the soft striped pattern on the sweater makes a very happy marriage with the more solid horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines of the stairs and the handrails. πŸ™‚

    • March 30, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      I thought you would like it! Well, I knew you would lol since it’s all grey! I think the background actually worked well with the whole look too, it was a stroke of luck for sure!

      • Steven W
        March 31, 2016 / 5:25 pm

        Yes, you found the silver lining on the torrential rain clouds. πŸ˜€

        • March 31, 2016 / 5:34 pm

          Thank you πŸ™‚

  4. March 30, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    I’m so thrilled to see this, you can’t even begin to believe it! For reasons unknown to myself, I have totally been craving neutrals even with spring in full bloom here. I would like to say it’s because spring is a rainy season here, but maybe I just prefer more muted tones as I get older. Either way, this is such a lovely combination. I would love to rock something like this myself.

    • March 30, 2016 / 9:56 pm

      That’s exactly how I feel too, as I get older I’m just more into muted tones and neutrals, bright colours aren’t my thing anymore. I might venture into them sometimes, but not as much as I used to.

    • March 30, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you, Lana! And I know right? Love grey!

  5. March 30, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    I love your new shorter hair Lorna, and you look very foxy! Sorry to hear the weather was so awful the day of the photo shoot. It was a great idea to shoot indoors instead, and the resulting photos look really good. I love the monochromatic look. It’s very classic and sophisticated.

    p.s – I hope you’re taking care to avoid catching a cold on days like this. You could always keep extra layers in a spare bag and have one of those massive umbrellas with you, if you’re travelling by car.

    Saba xx

    • March 30, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you! It actually wasn’t too cold, but I am always taking vitamin C and keep an umbrella with me. I just can’t wait for the Summer lol. So glad you liked the outfit though! And thank you for caring!

      • April 3, 2016 / 3:01 pm

        You’re so welcome Lorna! I’m glad to hear you’re taking sensible measures to stay well. Your outfits are always fabulous and very inspiring!


        • April 3, 2016 / 6:27 pm

          Thanks, Saba! You are always too kind!

  6. Michael
    March 31, 2016 / 12:17 am

    Gotta love those grey jeans hugging your hips and bum…!

    • March 31, 2016 / 11:17 am

      Thank you!

  7. March 31, 2016 / 2:42 am

    Lorna, I like the shades of grey in the sweater… it’s very pretty xox That must have been very rainy for you to get soaked so easily… we don’t have a lot of that hard rain, however; we do have lots of rainy days but it us usually spritzy…Have a great rest of the week and hopefully you don’t get sick xox

    • March 31, 2016 / 11:17 am

      Yeah it was like some torrential downpour, skies just opened up! Thank you, so glad you like the look!

  8. David
    March 31, 2016 / 9:34 am


    • March 31, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thank you! Nice to see you here!

    • March 31, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thank you!!

    • March 31, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thank you!

  9. March 31, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    Beautiful monochromatic look! Pretty sweater! Your hair is looking great too! πŸ™‚


    • March 31, 2016 / 11:43 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ You can see more styles on my Instagram actually!

    • March 31, 2016 / 11:43 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  10. April 1, 2016 / 5:46 am

    Your new haircut is lovely, and these photos turned out great, even if your plans were a little ruined by the rain!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • April 1, 2016 / 11:23 am

      Thank you so much Mica!

    • April 2, 2016 / 10:48 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  11. April 4, 2016 / 6:29 am

    So gorgeous in your new, shorter hair! Love that sweater too, the ombre effect is lovely!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  12. April 9, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    I think they turned out amazing! I love the monochromatic look. Sometimes we just have to go through something that we’re scared of because it might turn out amazing, like these photos did! I hope you didn’t get sick from the rain :O

    Since going back to blonde I sometimes look at myself and I’m like “oh gosh it looks yellow!” but it’s all from the lighting xD

    Rosie’s Life

    • April 9, 2016 / 7:03 pm

      Yeah, I have noticed that hugely! How the bathroom light in my house makes my hair yellow or certain lights in stores!

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