Every year, as summer comes to a close and the trees start to turn, I dream of finally becoming a really impressive cold-weather dresser: the kind of girl who wears a coat and a scarf and boots and yet magically somehow doesn't look like she's given up/is maybe wearing pajamas beneath that parka. It's a big dream, and one I don't ever seem to realize.

 Glimmery grey by  Hef Prentice  via  Dead Girls.tumblr.com .

Glimmery grey by Hef Prentice via Dead Girls.tumblr.com.

Despite my noble intentions, the moment the weather becomes less than balmy - on the first dark/chilled/rainy afternoon, or on the bitter night the wind kicks up - I automatically resign myself to dressing like a Victorian chimney sweep who happens to be living in some forlorn, uninhabited corner of the world. That is to say, I completely give up on the fashion front, while giving in to the slovenly dressed devil that sits on my shoulder, whispering go on, wear those sweatpants... at least until June finally comes back around. 

 Angelica Huston styling by Ara Gallant, 1976 via  Into the Gloss .

Angelica Huston styling by Ara Gallant, 1976 via Into the Gloss.

As the days become colder, shorter and ever more muted - and as my will to dress with any semblance of care wanes and weakens and finally gives up the ghost - it seems as good a time as any to revisit a post from Olympia Monthly's very optimistic first issue, which was, as you might remember, all about GREY.

In fact, I'm turning back to our very first slideshow: titled Glamorous Grey, it contains all the best silvery dresses we could find, and it seems right on topic for this month's SILVER LININGS. Like, literally. And the dresses themselves are a useful reminder that the de facto color of winter skies, sweatpants, and cement can, at least in theory, be glitzy, not glum. In fact, when you put silk, glitter, metallic embroidery and see-through clouds and rainbows into the mix, grey can be positively cheerful.

 Look 45 on Grace Hartzel at Spring 2015 Valentino Couture via  Style.com .

Look 45 on Grace Hartzel at Spring 2015 Valentino Couture via Style.com.

See the full slideshow HERE!

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