Author: Graceful Rags

Valentine’s Day Favorites

V-Day, Valentine's Day outfit, red blouse

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I LOVE coming up with festive red and pink outfits, whether they be for date nights or a night out with the girls. I’ve already seen so many cute V-Day looks on Instagram and Pinterest this season! While heart and lip patterned items can be cute, it’s usually difficult for me to find pieces that aren’t tacky, which is why I prefer to stick to classic red and pink clothing. That way you can wear them throughout the year, rather than saving pieces exclusively for February, and you can accessorize with glam V-Day themed jewelry and hair pieces instead. So without further ado, I decided to round up some stylin’ red and pink pieces for you to shop before February 14, as well as sharing my own Valentine inspired outfit from items already in my closet. Just click any of the tiny shoppable photos to be redirected to the store’s website! Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Favorites”

When Fashion Blogging Turns Dangerous

plaid skirt, cableknit sweater, winter outfit, knee socks

Okay okay, you’re right, using the word ‘dangerous’ to describe fashion blogging is probably an exaggeration. But life would be a little boring without at least some exaggeration, don’t you think? As my dad always says, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” And today’s ‘story’ is showing you that fashion blogging isn’t always all fun and games. (Hard to believe, I know, since all you have to do is throw on a cute outfit and prance around in front of a camera—right?) Here are ­­­­seven examples of when this fun, unsuspecting hobby turns dangerous…dun dun dun. Continue reading “When Fashion Blogging Turns Dangerous”

10 Tips to Save Time in the Morning

waking up, morning person, morning routine

Have you noticed a theme on the blog lately?? I’m very centered around putting in minimal effort in the mornings… (If you missed Monday’s post, it’s all about what to wear when you “just can’t”.) I guess it’s just the chill of winter, the lack of sleep, and the adjustment of going back to school that’s making me so lazy and lethargic, ya feel? Anyway, I thought it would be helpful to share my best tips for saving time in the morning, both to relay some wisdom to all of you as well as remind myself how to be more efficient during my morning routine (I want those extra five minutes of sleep just as badly as you do!). So without further ado, here are my tips and some corresponding photos taken properly in the dark, before the sun has risen. It always drives me nuts when TV shows portray kids getting ready for school with the sun shining brightly outside. That is just not realistic, unless they don’t start school until 9 am or it’s very close to summer! It’s almost always still dark (or mostly dark) when I wake up… Ok, rant done now, here are the tips for real.

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