Holiday Look - Lace Top / Boyfriend Jeans / Statement Earrings

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Who's ready for Thanksgiving?! I'm looking at my calendar throughout the rest of the year and already seeing just about every spare moment booked up with events, holiday parties, and special time with friends, so I'm so happy to say that on Thanksgiving, it will just be me and my little family. No hosting, no stress. Which is so perfect. I usually love nothing more than a house full of people, but it's been such a crazy year that it feels good to know that I'll actually be relaxing. 

The hubs has our (tiny) turkey brining in the fridge, and I'll be making a homemade pumpkin pie tonight. Other than that, it will be an easy go tomorrow. 

Since we'll be making some pre dinner rounds to visit friends, I'm thinking I'll step it up (just) a notch with an outfit like this... Perfect for Turkey Day, or any other holiday event that requires some casual dressing up!

Baggy, boyfriend jeans (because, um... hello, second helpings) balanced nicely with a lace top and statement earrings. Bonus - you might already have these items in your closet!

 Happy Thanksgiving, and happy outfit inspiration!

Scroll Lace Mock Neck Top - Loft
Ripeed Boyfriend Jeans - Lucky Jeans
Jasmine Tassel Drop Earrings - Anthropologie

Photos & art direction by Steffi Neth at SKCN Design 

Holiday Look - Retro Waves, Red Lips, One-Sleeve Ruffle Dress

Thursday, November 16, 2017

I was thinking about how much I used to fashion blog (5 times a week!) and how with just one baby, and blogging and fashion styling being my only business, I could totally do so. Nowadays I'm lucky if I get a post up on Instagram daily, and a fashion post up once a month here!

I love that I can look back over several years here on this blog and see how my style has evolved, and how much I've grown professionally and personally. It's like a diary that I'll no doubt keep and show to my daughter some day. And man... I love what I do as a creative producer and director and all of the art I get to create, but sometimes I miss it just being about the fashion!

I'm going to try to post more in November and December because I LOVE the holidays and dressing up. It's like an excuse for me to rock my favorite vintage-esq style with retro waves and red lips and all things fancy and over dressed! I swear I was born in the wrong era. I love that in Los Angeles, pretty much anything goes for fashion, which leaves a lot of room for creativity... but there's something about the winter and holiday time that just feels magical to me and gets my creative juices flowing! 

I wore a Banana Republic one-shoulder dress, a vintage coat, Sole Society heels & earrings from Nordstrom Rack. As always, my favorite red lip is Nars in Heatwave. 

Little White Dress

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Who says you can't wear white after Labor Day? I feel like I'm loving everything basic, and clean lately. Those are the pieces that will last forever. And I'm tired of cheap, throwaway fashion. #canigetanamen?

I recently needed something sleek and chic for a work event and knew that I would be photographed a lot in it, so I went to a major go-to of mine - BCBG.

I immediately fell in love with this dress because it had such a tuxedo, cocktail dress feel, but was also super easy to wear. And I discovered a new love of mine - The Little White Dress! It's as timeless as the Little Black Dress and I know I'll wear this one for years to come.

Don't forget your self tanner (unless you're golden-complexion blessed, which I am not), and I decided to go with easy waves, strong eyes and nude lips - which I think plays nicely against white. (Click for my favorite, and the best faux lashes and an amazing nude lipstick!)

Nude sandals go with everything, almost as much as a super foxy, and supportive friend. (Thanks, Miranda!) 

This dress is no longer avail, but I found some super cute Little White Dress options for you below. (Click the pic to shop!) And check out my instagram for a fun behind the scenes video. 

When all else fails...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Take a deep breath and start again.

When transitioning from my old company, Séchoir into rebranding and starting over again here at November Grey, I realized that I was going to need some (deep breaths) new content, fresh starts, website makeovers, carefully curated photos and videos, while still paying homage to the years of work (blood, sweat, and tears) I put into my old company.
So much has happened. Mostly tremendous growth - both professionally and personally. I look back now at all that was accomplished along side some pretty talented people, and I feel grateful for the journey. All of it. The good and the (freaking) hard.

What I'm soaking in now is that feeling... you know the one? Where you're on the verge of something great, brand-spanking new - fresh starts. Like moving into a new apartment, or cutting your hair, or finally organizing your closet and ridding your life of everything that no longer suits you.

That feeling.

That's the one.

Can't wait to share with you guys all that's on the agenda, and my new website (launching very soon)!

With love,

T xx

Photos by Steff Walk


A.L.C. silk blouse 
(I love these similar styles in high, mid, and low price points)

Motorcycle Jacket
(A good faux leather version from H&M + A real leather, broken-in version from Topshop)

Tanya Dempsey - Video & Stills Producer/Creative Director/Fashion Stylist

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Feeling grateful for all the wonderful opportunities I've had over the past several years. Doing what I love, from Los Angeles, to New York, Las Vegas and back. 

Check out my Creative Director/Fashion Stylist Reel:

Sonder Living event in NYC

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

When one of my favorite lifestyle clients, Sonder Living asked me to help out with some creative content for their annual Summer Soirée event in NYC, I jumped at the opportunity. I love visiting New York, and although it was a quick trip, it was well worth the hustle and turned out to be such a fabulous event!

Wearing a Victoria Beckham for Target top

I ran into some old friends, including this babe, actress Genevieve Howell whom I've known for several years, back when she used to live in Los Angeles. (If you follow me on Instagram, find a pic of us and you can read the whole dramatic encounter I once had that made me love this girl for life!) 

The team pulled out all the stops to make sure guests had an enchanting evening, where they were treated to a peek at some of the latest pieces from Sonder Living's designers, fun art giveaways, wine and music!

Nylon PR girls with Sonder Living Senior Sales Manager, Jay Krift

We served the delicious Lorenza Rosé, a no-brainer, perfect wine for any summer occasion.

And nibbled on some pretty gorgeous art deco cookies from Modern Bite, almost too pretty to eat!

Here with the New York team Jay Krift, Jared Bond, Kristina Zuniga and Sachette Lindsay

Looking forward to the next one...

Photos by Steven Lake

I have a thing for red (dresses)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll see a common pop of color that threads thoughout my feed. When advising friends and clients about their marketing and brand on Instagram, I always suggest a well thought-out color scheme, and a signature color. But the red just sort of "happened" for me.

So I went with it. I love me some red lips, and while I don't wear a lot of red tops, I just counted in my closet and I have a red jumpsuit, two red skirts and four red dresses in all different styles, in all different shades! So I guess it's safe to say that red is my signature color.

And I guess it has been for a while. I still have (slightly torturous) memories of my senior year in high school, when I sang a rendition of Trisha Yearwood's Walkaway Joe (side note, a super young, gorgeous, and unknown Matthew McConaughey plays the heartbreaker in this video), and I, big bangs and all attempted to sing my heart out in a handmade, satin, red dress to my peers to the same song with disastrous results. 

In my defense, our music teacher/piano player didn't quite know the song and we couldn't sync up with each other. It was painfully embarrassing but I suppose it built me some character, and the dress was great (thanks mom) so it wasn't a total wash. Also, my friends decided not to disown me, so that was good.

Perhaps I'm eternally looking for that perfect, red dress to make up for that moment in time. We'll leave that up to therapy, but just let me tell you about THIS dress. It was a FREAKING AMAZING score at Banana Republic on sale. When I say amazing, I'm talking under $25 bucks and I'll wear it for-EVS. Yes, it has pockets, no, it's no longer avail. But find some of my favorite red things below.

What is your signature color? 

Favorite red lipstick - Nars Heatwave
Favorite color-stay drugstore lipstick - Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick