Category: Chic

My Confidence Checklist

white lace dress, denim jacket, blush clutch

Sometimes you just need an extra confidence boost, ya know? Whether that be a Monday where you’re really struggling to get out of bed (me, this morning), a day where you have to give a presentation, picture day, or even your birthday, it’s nice to have a set list of items that you know will boost your mood and self-esteem, no matter the occasion. Not to be cheesy or anything, but you deserve to feel beautiful! And knowing just how to make that happen is a critical skill I believe everyone should master. Today, I encourage you to consider what makes you feel most gorgeous and compile a Confidence Checklist—here’s mine! Continue reading “My Confidence Checklist”

Why I Could Never Be A Model

blue patterned Cabi dress, leopard flats, circle purse

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”

Getting Graphic: How to Style a Graphic Tee

polka dot shorts, graphic tee, yellow purse, jean jacket

I’ve never really been one for the graphic tee trend resurfacing over the past few years… I’ve always found tees with images so much harder to style than ones with patterns, and they often have a grunge feel that’s a little too reminiscent of my goth days (you know, the band tee look that you only wear to concerts). But when I received this graphic (excuse me) tank for my birthday, I fell in love! Unlike a lot of graphic tees, this one has bright colors and a floral pattern. Not to mention, how CUTE is that elephant?! Needless to say, I immediately started brainstorming a fun outfit to go with it. Continue reading “Getting Graphic: How to Style a Graphic Tee”