Author: Graceful Rags

May Monthly Round-Up

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Today I want to start the tradition of publishing a monthly round-up blog post at the end of each month. I’ve seen other bloggers do these weekly and monthly recap posts (especially Styled by McKenz—if you don’t follow her, you should!), and I love the journal-like vibe of them. Not to mention, I’m not the best at setting short-term goals. I always have the big ideas swirling in my head but have a much harder time breaking them down to smaller, more manageable chunks and timeframes. Hopefully these monthly posts help me do just that, as well as allow me to share what has inspired, entertained, and interested me during this past month. Here we go! Continue reading “May Monthly Round-Up”

The Dos and Don’ts of Pattern Mixing

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I feel like it’s been forever since I shared a good ol’ fashioned ‘style tips and tricks’ blog post, so I figured this bold outfit was the perfect opportunity to dish on what I’ve learned about pattern mixing over the years. I never used to mix prints before I started blogging, but through a lot of trial and error, it’s now one of my favorite ways to spice up any outfit! Why is pattern mixing worth the trouble? After you get over the initial “I have no idea if this looks good” hump, print mixing can do wonders for your closet by dramatically increasing the versatility (and cost per wear) of your garments. Suddenly, you can make so many more outfit combos from the pieces you already own! So here are some of the print mixing tricks I’ve learned and the mistakes I’ve learned to avoid. Continue reading “The Dos and Don’ts of Pattern Mixing”

My Best Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet

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Happy Memorial Day! Cleaning out my closet has been on my to-do list since I first returned home due to quarantine, and I know I’m not the only one doing a little spring (or summer?) cleaning at this time. So per request, I’m sharing my best tips and tricks today on how to go about purging your closet… because it’s definitely a daunting task. Continue reading “My Best Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet”