Category: Collared Blouses

B2S Series: How to Make the Most of College

college life, college student, University of Minnesota, polka dots

I considered titling this post, “How to Live It Up in College” but I decided that was too “frat boy party life,” which is not the vibe I want to be giving off in this post. But college *IS* a party in the sense that you get to live with your best friends, learn amazingly interesting stuff, and spend each day experiencing something new and exciting. I love it so much! That’s why for the next installment of my Back to School Series, I’m sharing my top tips for living your best college life. There’s no doubt that college is really difficult, but it can also be an absolute blast depending on what you put into it—and these are allll my tips for making the most of it. So come on, let’s tackle this Monday and tackle that college life! Continue reading “B2S Series: How to Make the Most of College”

Pastels, Petals, and Pattern Mixing

pastel blue, pattern mixing, white shoes, botanic gardens

Nothing says springtime quite like rocking subtle shades of pastels—I’m thinking eggshell blue, baby pink, lavender, and muted sunshine-yellow. The only problem? I’ve learned over the years (and especially through all my blog photos) that I just don’t look very good in pastels. My skin tone lives for the “go bold or go home” mentality when it comes to what colors to wear. That’s why when the stylish ladies of the Magnificent Eight group asked me to participate in a special “pastel pattern mixing” post, I struggled a bit to put together a fashionable outfit! Continue reading “Pastels, Petals, and Pattern Mixing”

Wear Denim, Support Survivors: Denim Day 2019

support survivors of sexual assault by wearing denim

It’s not very often that I use my blog to talk about deep, important stuff like social issues and advocacy. That’s because when I started Graceful Rags back in 2016, I did it to scratch my itch for creativity, and more importantly, I wanted to design something fun and lighthearted through the lens of fashion—a place for stylish young gals to come and poke fun at the latest trends, find outfit inspiration, and maybe even laugh every now and again. But with that said, there is always more to be said when it comes to raising awareness for major issues in today’s society, like sexual assault. Yes, it’s hard to talk about. No, it’s not glamorous or fun. But yes, it needs to be discussed. And when social awareness and fashion collide? Well, you know I had to partake. Continue reading “Wear Denim, Support Survivors: Denim Day 2019”