This gray ruffly dress from Nina Ricci is one of my favorite things I’ve seen in a long time – if my legs were that long I’d have to have it for myself. Instead, I’ve done the next best thing I can think of, which is to use it in an inspiration board. The romantic ruffles, the moody gray of the dress, and the blush pink on the model’s face and at the back of the runway. All of those things made me think of romantic flowers and frilly calligraphy, with a moody twist. The overall look reminds me of sunset over a city, particularly pink sunset over gray city, hence “Sidewalk at Sunset.”

Mood: romantic and moody
Palette: warm gray, blush, nude, blackberry

Top row from left: gray ruffle dress by Nina Ricci via A Glamorous Little Side Project, dramatic dahlia centerpiece from Little Flower School, Paris at sunset via Paris Apartment
Row 2: white calligraphy on gray paper by Lisa Holtzman for Sugar Paper via Oh So Beautiful Paper, blush Vera Wang gown, grape elderflower fizz from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: dahlia bouquet by Ariella Chezar, Esla Events logo via 100 Layer Cake, blackberry tartlet via La Tartine Gourmande, table with garden chairs and votive candles via (help! where did I find this!)

If you like this inspiration board, you might also like:

Board #348: Ink & Peony
Board #471: Rough Winds and Darling Buds
Board #340: Urban Lavender

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  1. ARTiculateART

    Absolutely love the colours! Love the romantic ruffles and the mood the picture board gives! Everything’s just so lovely!

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  2. Laurel

    Absolutely stunning. What a great colour scheme.

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  3. Paper Moss

    this board makes us want to plan a trip asap. and something fancy to wear that dress to!!

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  4. jennie

    more grey dresses please!

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  5. Jessica

    Completely and utterly romantic! The berry and blush tones are the perfect complement to the grey.

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  6. lydia {ever ours}

    love love the pink and grey!

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  7. Shana

    So romantic!

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  8. Diana

    Can I just say, Yum! I love these colors together and how gorgeous is that grey ruffle dress!!

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  9. Lisa Holtzman

    Thanks so much for including my calligraphy in your sumptuous inspiration board!

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  10. Claire

    Oh this is exactly the color scheme I’ve been imagining for my wedding! We’re having our wedding out in nature, in the forest, so our look isn’t quite as “urban”, but these colors are spot on! I’m definitely saving this one, thanks!

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  11. Laura

    What a delightful color combination. I feel inspired.

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