Category: Blogging

The Best and Worst Parts of Fashion Blogging

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Yesterday marked the four-year anniversary of when I created Graceful Rags. Four years?! Wow, time flies! I started my blog during the summer between my sophomore and junior years of high school, and a few notable things changed as a result: I became a chronic procrastinator with schoolwork (before starting my blog, I was the type of student who studied every night and finished all my projects a week before the due date), my productivity plummeted thanks to starting my blog’s Instagram account, and I suddenly had no free time (hard to determine if this was due to the difficulty of junior year or the added work of my blog—I’m guessing a combination of both). I have poured so many sweat and tears into Graceful Rags—literally—as well as countless hours, so I’m excited to celebrate four years of content creation today. Continue reading “The Best and Worst Parts of Fashion Blogging”

The Weirdest Photoshoot Ever…

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me share some behind-the-scenes pics/videos on Saturday of one of my photoshoot days. As you can imagine, I take a lotttt of photos for the blog, which means I also get a lot of weird stares from passersby as I stand with a tripod and take a bunch of pics of myself (narcissistic, much?). I had such a fun time sharing behind-the-scenes on Saturday that I wanted to keep up the trend and tell you about the weirdest photoshoot experience I’ve had to date. Like I said, taking a bunch of photos out in ~the wild~ is odd enough as it is. But this particular photoshoot? Definitely the most eventful one I’ve had in my nearly-four years of blogging… Continue reading “The Weirdest Photoshoot Ever…”

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”