Theme for March 1: GRAY

The theme for March 1 is: GRAY

This month’s theme is another reader request, this time by RubyAlison. Gray is the perfect way to debunk the “Goths always wear all black” myth without going overly-colorful… So now’s your chance to break out your “less than black” clothes and accessories and show everyone how well we wear gray! But of course, your theme post doesn’t have to be limited to clothing. share some gray-themed artwork, write poetry or showcase anything gray and Gothy that you own or wish for! Just be sure to cite your source if borrowing photos or content that are not your own original work! 🙂

Be sure to come back on March 1 and submit your post.

How It Works
On the first day of each month, I will post my theme post with the Mr. Linky sign-up form at the bottom. You can link to any post you’ve done that day or previously, as long as it matches the theme. Be sure to add the icon to your post, and link your post to mine using the Mr. Linky box at the bottom.

You can post your theme post earlier than the first of the month, or link to an old post, but you must add it to Mr. Linky on Day 1 of the month. I will leave the Linky open until 11:59 PM PST on March 3, so everyone has three full days to post.

You don’t have to participate every single month. Feel free to join in whenever you wish. Just be sure you get your post linked before the second day of the month!

Also, let’s keep the posts appropriate for all ages, in terms of both language and imagery. Thanks!! 🙂

Posts that are linked up without including the icon will be removed from Mr. Linky.

HTML for the icon: (The icon and the HTML will remain the same each month)

<a href=”http://www.sophistiquenoir.com/search/label/Monthly%20Themes”><img src=”http://www.victoriankitty.com/blogPhotos/2012/07/monthly-theme-icon.jpg” border=”0″></a>

Please pass this invitation on to any bloggers you know who might be interested, and feel free to share the announcement on your blogs.  Of course, it’s a good idea to follow my blog to be sure you don’t miss any of the themes.  😉

Questions? E-mail me!

Want to Suggest a Theme?
Leave a comment on any post at any time, or e-mail me. If I use your suggestion, I will credit you on my theme post for that month and in the theme announcement the week before.  No promises that I will use every suggestion, because the themes have to be things that I would be able to do a post about.

Want to participate in the Monthly Theme? Here’s how:

  1. Add the Monthly Theme icon to your blog post (copy the code below and paste into your post using the Edit HTML feature):

    <a href=”http://www.sophistiquenoir.com/search/label/Monthly%20Themes”><img src=”http://www.victoriankitty.com/blogPhotos/2012/07/monthly-theme-icon.jpg” border=”0″></a>
  2. Paste the URL to your post using the Mister Linky box at the bottom of my August 1 post.
    Please use a direct link to your relevant post, NOT a link to your blog’s home page.
  3. Visit all of the other participants who have entered, and show them you appreciate their theme posts!

11 Comments:

  1. Hah, I'm wearing my favorite blue-slate colored shirt right now. I guess that's pretty close to grey? xP

  2. Great theme! I have a lot of grey clothes. I think it's a colour that needs a little black added to look good. Actually I might take a picture of my outfit for today, wich is the grey striped top a black short sleeved top over, a black skirt and grey leggings.

  3. Hmmm I shall have to have a think…I'm not sure I own any grey!

  4. This is a good one, I wear black and gray all the time so I'm sure I can come up with something ^_^

  5. An interesting theme, I really like to wear grey with black for some contrast (would like to wear white, but I never manage to keep white WHITE). Gotta see if I have the time to participate this time though. :0As for the future themes, I might be interested in blogging about patterns or necklaces/pendants! :}

  6. Tenebris, yes! Slate totally counts. Take some photos and get your post ready! ;)linnea-maria, excellent! Oh yes, gray + black is most definitely acceptable. Even other colors are fine, as long as there is grey in there somewhere. :)Alexandriaweb, time to go shopping! ;-D Actually, anything gray would count, even if it's not clothing. Feel free to be creative!Le Professeur, MOAR GRAY please!! 🙂 Sorry for the poor timing on my part. But I know you will come up with something fabulous!Snowhyte, yay! I'm looking forward to it.Raphael, thank you for the wonderful suggestions! I have added them to my list and will definitely use them both soon (and I'll give you a link-back when I do!).

  7. Le Professeur Gothique

    Holy smokes! Is it really the end of the month already?!? I saw the post pop up in my feeder and almost fell off my chair! wow … time is really flying.awww … I just featured a grey outfit. hmmmm … I'll need to revamp and tweak.

  8. My dog is going gray. She approves of this theme.

  9. Hi! This monthly theme seems like big fun! However, I run a makeup blog and I was wondering if I could still participate, but doing a makeup post instead of an outfit post? I do mostly gothic makeup. :)Feel free to check out my blog: http://madamnoire.blogspot.com

  10. MadamNoir, absolutely!! The posts don't have to be outfits. Mr. Kitty usually does a car-related post and I have a dear friend who does music posts for most of my themes. It's more interesting to see the many different ways that people can interpret a general concept. Make-up posts would be awesome!! Thanks for sharing your blog link. I'm looking forward to checking it out!

  11. I'm very excited and much look forward to seeing what everyone shares! Thank you!

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