Category: Blogging

My Obsession with Cost Per Wear and Excel Spreadsheets

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The secret is finally out…I have just *a bit* of an obsessive personality. So much so, in fact, that I keep meticulous records of all my clothing items and constantly evaluate a cost per wear analysis for each piece, saving it in a massive Excel spreadsheet. For me, I think of it as “My Clothing Log”, but my close friends refer to it as simply “The Spreadsheet” (and yes, you have to say it in a dramatic voice). I’ve been maintaining my Excel spreadsheet for close to four years now, and in that time I have logged every piece of clothing or accessory I’ve bought/received, how much the item cost, where it was from, and at least three ways to style it in an outfit. Yes, I admit I have a bit of an addiction… Continue reading “My Obsession with Cost Per Wear and Excel Spreadsheets”

Why I Could Never Be A Model

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Happy Memorial Day! I hope you all are enjoying the day off and taking some time to remember the true meaning of today. Now I know, I have been extremely absent from the blog lately…And I’m just going to throw out all my usual excuses: school, work, more school, did I mention school? I’m sending all my apologies for my absence here on Graceful Rags! But now back to the good stuff… Since I do photoshoots quite often and spend lots of time prancing around in front of a camera, I often wonder what it would be like if I were to become a model. I mean, getting dressed up fancy, having your hair and makeup done, and just strutting around in gorgeous clothes all day? Sounds like a dream come true! But then I remember…there are just *a few* things standing in my way. So, here are all the reasons I could never be a model—fashion model, runway model, or otherwise. Continue reading “Why I Could Never Be A Model”

Why Photoshoots Are Good for the Soul

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{Click} “Work it work it!” {Click click click.} You guys…photoshoots are not just for models, high school seniors, and bloggers anymore. Before I started Graceful Rags back in 2016, I wasn’t that into photos unless I was being a tacky tourist and trying to make it look like I was “holding” the Seattle Space Needle (you know, those pictures that never turn out how we want them to?). BUT then I came to college and met my roomie/photographer/partner in crime Piper and found out that she likes photoshoots too…for no particular reason other than that they’re fun. Now, she’s converted me to loving photoshoots as a pastime instead of just something I have to do for my blog (I can neither confirm nor deny that we have a running list of shoots we want to do over the next year…). I am now convinced that photoshoots are not just an activity but a way of life. Am I being dramatic? Yes. But are photoshoots good for the soul? Absolutely, and here are seven reasons to explain why. Continue reading “Why Photoshoots Are Good for the Soul”