Emily VanCamp in Sydney

Posted on May 01, 2012

Sassy!

That was our first thought when we saw this getup. One of us may or may not have actually blurted it out, as we’ve been known to do during our editorial meetings. After sixteen years together as a couple, our early morning meetings tend toward single-word (and if we can manage it, single syllable) exclamations.

“Sassy!”

“Gross!”

“Ew.”

FABULOUS!”

“No.”

“Oh, honey, no.”

If we’re still doing this in another 16 years, our editorial meetings will be nothing more than a series of grunts, chirps, and whistles.

 

 

Anyway, we absolutely love this look for being street casual in a way that actually looks it (rather than carefully calibrated by a stylist) and also kind of chic in its own way. But can something be sassy and chic if it’s all in shades of grey like this?

Emily says, “Oh yes, bitches. Eat my sassy grey dust.”

 

[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

    • formerlyAnon

      This one’s great.

    • nannypoo

      Nothing wrong with grey. She looks great.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      I think shades of grey is very classically chic. 

    • http://twitter.com/Kathy_Marlow Kathy Marlow

      Hell yes!! I want every piece of this outfit.  Totally cute!

    • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

      Love this monochromatic look! That leather blazer/jacket is all kinds of awesome.

    • Scimommy

      You’d better still be doing this in 16 years.

    • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

      Are the sides of that jacket different lengths?

      Regardless: super cute!

      • Deac82

         I think that when the jacket is buttoned its the same length

      • Jessi03

        I just now saw that and I can’t unsee it.

        • Beardslee

          Look at the lapels – they are aligned – so the hem is indeed two different lengths.

          • uprightcitizen

            Actually, look at the button AND button hole on her left side. It’s ver slightly double-breasted. When you wear a double-breasted jacket unbuttoned, it will look like the hem is too different lengths, but I’m pretty sure if it was all fastened up, it would be even. Nice casual style. The white piping on the top (is that a sweatshirt?) makes it work.

          • uprightcitizen

            Actually, look at the button AND button hole on her left side. It’s ver slightly double-breasted. When you wear a double-breasted jacket unbuttoned, it will look like the hem is too different lengths, but I’m pretty sure if it was all fastened up, it would be even. Nice casual style. The white piping on the top (is that a sweatshirt?) makes it work.

      • kimmeister

        Yes, and it drives me nuts!

    • Anathema_Device

      I like it. Yes, it is pretty gray, but it works. Darker jeans could have solved the dishwater palette.

      Please keep posting your exchanges, monosyllabic or otherwise, for many more decades to come.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      the lights in that last pic look like thought bubbles….”yes, i do look fabulous”….

    • cmb92191

      I’d wear every part of that as well.  LOVE IT!

    • Judy_J

      Love it.  Classy, chic, and looks comfortable.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      So chic! And her makeup is flawless.

      • HomeOfficeGirl

        Agreed!  I think the use of some color in her makeup actually helps her pull off the all grey outfit.  She’s sassy and she knows it!!

    • jw_ny

      Sassy in grey…who’da thunk?  She looks great!  A pop of color would have ruined this.  

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I happen to really like grey a lot, and I have a couple of grey basic pieces (skirt, pants, striped jacket, solid jacket) in my wardrobe that are reliable go-tos and fallbacks when dressing for work.  This is really a smart outfit, and the greys are light enough to avoid “depressing” or “dingy” entirely.

      • formerlyAnon

         Hi NDC! Hope your blood work’s been letting you stay on schedule – this week is what? 7 of 9?  You’re still in my (I’m sure it’s “our”) thoughts!

        • NDC_IPCentral

           Hi, formerlyAnon –

          What good calculations on your part!  I had to miss two successive Taxol Fridays in April because my white blood cell count was too low, but I was able to receive Cycle 3 – both anti-cancer drugs – this past Friday after getting Neupogen injections Wednesday and Thursday; it boosts WBC production.  Yesterday I was pretty puny and dizzy – the double whammy seems to really drop my blood pressure.  That happened after I received Cycle 2 as well.

          I see my oncologist tomorrow; he and my gynecological oncologist have to confer on my progress and decide, after CT scans that I’ll undergo in a few weeks, whether I undergo The Big Open surgery later this month/early June or whether I get another three rounds of chemo, which has done a great job of reducing the tumors.  My sister visited me this weekend and was impressed with my stamina (before yesterday) and that I’m not ill the way I was 6 weeks ago when she was here for my exploratory surgery.  So, cautious optimism.  Thanks so much for asking!

          All the best,

          NDC

        • NDC_IPCentral

           Hi, formerlyAnon –

          What good calculations on your part!  I had to miss two successive Taxol Fridays in April because my white blood cell count was too low, but I was able to receive Cycle 3 – both anti-cancer drugs – this past Friday after getting Neupogen injections Wednesday and Thursday; it boosts WBC production.  Yesterday I was pretty puny and dizzy – the double whammy seems to really drop my blood pressure.  That happened after I received Cycle 2 as well.

          I see my oncologist tomorrow; he and my gynecological oncologist have to confer on my progress and decide, after CT scans that I’ll undergo in a few weeks, whether I undergo The Big Open surgery later this month/early June or whether I get another three rounds of chemo, which has done a great job of reducing the tumors.  My sister visited me this weekend and was impressed with my stamina (before yesterday) and that I’m not ill the way I was 6 weeks ago when she was here for my exploratory surgery.  So, cautious optimism.  Thanks so much for asking!

          All the best,

          NDC

          • minnye

             Lots of luck & good thoughts from here as well.

          • SapphoPoet

            Wishing you well. 

    • Carly Warnock

      She’s giving great bitch face in that last photo.

    • http://profiles.google.com/amanda.leigh.albert Amanda Albert

      Love the shoes, ditch the hair. 

    • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

      Hamptons Batman is working… it… out!!!

    • merciblahblah

      Huh – I had no idea how DESPERATELY I needed a grey leatha jacket in my life until just this moment. LOVES.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      She looks terrific. Full stop.

      • TropiCarla

        I totally <3 you for using the phrase "Full Stop."

    • jilly_d

      i want that grey leather blazer so bad it hurts.

    • Kolo_Ol

      oh yeah, so sassy!  she looks great!

    • sagecreek

      Cute!

    • Jessi03

      She looks fabulous.  I love Hampton’s Batman.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      “50 Shades of Grey” joke in 3…2…1….

      • Elizabeth Wiggs Maas

        I’m surprised there haven’t been more, actually! That was my first thought. My first dirty, dirty thought. 

        • Spicytomato1

          Haha, me, too. But I am heartened that perhaps most Kittens feel it’s unworthy of a mention, even in jest.

      • Ogden1990

        This is how my street casual inner goddess dresses…..how’s that?

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      I would’ve preferred a pop of color in there somewhere, but she still looks great.

    • Emerald Storm

      “If we’re still doing this in another 16 years, our editorial meetings
      will be nothing more than a series of grunts, chirps, and whistles.” — too funny!!

    • annie_wonder

      The shades of grey together with the girly pink make-up and soft hair are perfect. I’d steal that jacket off her in a heartbeat if I didn’t think she would kill me me in cold-blooded retaliation with one swiftly-delt ninja-blow to the neck.

    • EditKitten

      I adore it.

    • carolynmo

      I love it! Really digging that white and grey. . . Sweater? Whatever. She looks terrific.

    • mjude

      very cute

    • SapphoPoet

      She looks wonderful. I like grey–it’s a nice alternative to black which often looks harsh on blondes such as myself and Emily. 

      Speaking of blonde, if I may insert a personal note here, I cut off a foot of my hair last week in preparation for chemo. It’s been well over twenty years since I had a short cut, and I have to say that I really like it! I think it took ten years off instantly. Funny how long hair is seen as youthful, but a short cut can make you look younger. 

      Anyway, back to Emily–I like her hair and make up, too. She looks chic and comfortable, which is hard to achieve. 

      • Chaiaiai

        Sappho, I’m sure you’re gonna be the sassiest chemolady on the block.  Best of luck and big hugs.

        OT, Hamtpons Batman looks GOOD. 

      • NurseEllen

         Good luck with your treatment–we’ll be thinking of you and sending positive vibes your way!  Remember laughter is documented to be a great adjunct to health so visit TLo often.

      • formerlyAnon

         Oh the little lift that a new cut can give, if it works!

        Hope you sail through the treatments and on into healthy good times afterwards.

      • SapphoPoet

        Awww–thanks all! I really appreciate the support. 

        Yes, I plan to rock those turbans and scarves! I have a vintage turban that was my mom’s so I’m going to pin a rhinestone brooch on it and go glam. :)

        • kimmeister

          You’re my kind of lady.  I always thought that if I ever lost my hair, it would be an excellent excuse to go buck-wild with the turbans!  Best wishes on your recovery.

      • NDC_IPCentral

         As a short-hairdo person for decades, I maintain that a short cut is an inexpensive face-lift – the eyes move upward.  I think my short pixies have been sassy and fresh.  So, good for you.  And as a sister Bitter Kitten who’s undergoing chemo and still has some hair after 5 infusions (I’m an anomaly; the remaining hair IS thin, but not sufficiently so to warrant a shave-off yet), be strong, get caps and hats and contemplate the heat and scratchiness of a wig (none for me, thanks).

        Good thoughts to you, good luck and good veins.

        All the best from your sister in the fight against cancer,

        NDC

        • SapphoPoet

          Thanks, NDC. I read your update above and am sending you good health karma. No wigs for me–they’ve always freaked me out for some reason. I’ve talked with several other women who had them and they said they were itchy and uncomfortable and they didn’t use them. Of course, I may get three months into this and change my mind, but going with scarves and hats for now. 

          Holding you in the light (as the Quakers say). 

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Girl, I am SO waiting for the hair to get to Shave status.  I want to embrace the baldness – to let folks know that I’m battling a deadly disease.  While it’s flattering to be complimented “You look great” all the time, appearances are deceiving.  I want the chrome dome to send the message that my leanness apparently isn’t.

            No wigs for me, either – especially in the heat of the summer.  I’ve gotten some truly lovely hand-knit caps from girlfriends, done in nice stitches and colors – just waiting to be donned.

            Just as I’ve done, with Tom and Lorenzo’s kind indulgence in letting me post about my status (mine, by the way, is ovarian/uterine/endometrial cancer), please do let us of the BK/PUF/minion community know how you’re doing as your treatments get underway.  Try to engage in moderate exercise (it sure helps me), keep eating, take the anti-nausea drugs and keep trying to moisturize your skin.  I’m dealing with chemo hands (very chapped and delicate from lots of hand washing), and they’re a side effect, too.

            Best,

            NDC

      • minnye

         Hope your treatments go well! Best wishes from over here.

    • elemspbee

      Sassy, chic, slick.

    • NurseEllen

      She looks fab.  No arguing with her look!  And I like her nail polish.

    • MerBearStare

      It’s always nice to see her smile, since Hamptons Batman never smiles.

    • Pennymac

      I love everything about this. Its casual and fun, and I think gives her an unselfconscious confidence. Like not over styled or obviously promotable, but very sassy and chic with out pretension. LOVE!

    • SpcilK

      She looks good.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

      Love it.

    • Le_Sigh

      Cute!  Makeup is super-fresh too.  Methinks airports should offer quick touch up counters for the face after especially long flights.

    • Lina_bee

      I like the top and jacket, but the fit of the pants is awkward at best, the white fingernails are totally distracting, and I hate these shoes with this outfit. I want to put her in black boots/booties instead. Still, she’s cute and she’s selling it and it’s always nice to see a starlet grow into her fame.

    • BrooklynBomber

      She seems to be on of the few that looks good in those super-tight jeans. I wish she’d had the courtesy (just kidding) to remove her jacket, as I’d like to see the top.

    • EEKstl

      She looks fabulous, the unigrey is working for her.  Hair and makeup are equally good.

    • http://twitter.com/SuzBald Susan Baldwin

      Yes, yes, cheers to 16 more years AT LEAST!  

    • minnye

      Nice deployment of gray tones. The asymmetric blazer is sharp.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I love it, and I’d totally wear this look! I would have added a pop of color – even if it was just in an accessory. The nice thing is that ANY color would work. 

      • SapphoPoet

        Yellow would look nice with grey.

    • MilaXX

      I wouldn’t recommend wearing all one color, but this works.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZFKRECRF5BOBWB4RXAJGI4D6KA mmc

      Sassy!  Love it!  And a lined jacket!

    • Patricia Gillett

      Great outfit and bonus points for kick-ass hair and make-up. 

    • Spicytomato1

      Oh yes is right. Love! Covet!

    • luciaphile

      Ohhh, she looks very chic!

    • http://www.djplaw.com/ Tadiana

      I saw these pictures and TLo’s comments and immediately felt better about all the grey in my wardrobe.  I’m adopting “Eat my sassy grey dust” as my new motto.

    • http://blue-again.myopenid.com/ blue

      Her makeup looks fantastic. I love the pearly pink with the grey outfit. Divine.

    • giiiirrrr

      A WERQ for me.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      She looks terrific head to toe.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I love it, but some color would have made it better.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Drab pajamas, but they do fit well.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      Love it.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      I think the white border on the shirt are what keeps it all from being too grey. She looks great! 

    • understateddiva

      Looks both very casual and very expensive – nice!

    • Nonnah

      Adorable.  I wish I owned this.

    • TieDye64

      Casual and very chic. I love it and she’s definitely werqing it. I’d definitely wear it.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I like it.

    • alyce1213

      Superchic and understated, letting the pretty woman shine.  Love it.

    • tsid2012

      That is a GREAT outfit that doesn’t have that “my stylist totally put this together for me” look that often appears as “trying really, really hard to be stylish”.  Good for her.

    • YolandaHawkins

      Love the look!

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      i wear grey every day.  I’m wearing it now. LOVE.

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      It can when the makeup and hair are perfect. She’s having a moment!

    • CatherineRhodes

      TLO, I hope you’re still doing this in 16 years.

    • frankystein123

      Bitch I look fabulous.