Author: Graceful Rags

Velvet with The Thrifty Six

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When the theme ‘velvet’ was announced for this month’s Thrifty Six collaboration, I knew right away I wanted to style this blue, fish-like dress. I don’t wear velvet very often, let alone secondhand velvet. But I quickly remembered I brought this blue dress to school this quarter—with the highly unlikely hope that I would have a reason to wear it—and the velvet leopard print overlay fit the theme perfectly. Continue reading “Velvet with The Thrifty Six”

Weekly Recap #42, 2021

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Today’s post is going up so late because I spent the past six hours with a friend procuring a pumpkin and making gluten-free pumpkin bread from scratch… It was an ordeal, but thank goodness the loaves turned out yummy! I also asked him to take a cheesy picture of me mixing the batter like in a 1950s housewife commercial for today’s cover photo—I think we nailed it. In other news, this past week marked halfway through the quarter, which meant I spent a bulk of my time studying for two midterms. The weather was also kind of all over the place, from rainy and cold, to windy, to pleasantly warm, so here are my equally all-over-the-place outfits! Continue reading “Weekly Recap #42, 2021”

Why I Will Never Want a Career in Fashion

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One of the most-asked questions I receive from family members and strangers is if I would ever want to pursue something fashion-related as my full-time job. In fact, when I was a senior in high school, people would often ask me, or even assume, that I would want to study fashion in college. Obviously, I took a very different route by studying criminology and geography. I started college wide-eyed and undeclared, but I always knew fashion was on the list of things I did not want to study. When people asked me again during my Graceful Rags tabling event last week whether or not I wanted a career in fashion (or if I would ever blog full-time, if the opportunity presented itself), I was not surprised to find that my answer was still a quick and unequivocal “no”. Continue reading “Why I Will Never Want a Career in Fashion”