Category: Fashion For a Cause

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”

Living for Living Coral

pantone color of the year, living coral

Happpppy Monday! Did you know that 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year is called Living Coral? Do you even know what a Pantone Color of the Year is? If not, no worries. It’s basically just a color that’s “forecasted” to be popular throughout the seasons in industries such as fashion, home décor, and even marketing/design. Last year’s color was Ultraviolet, and while I can’t say I saw a ton of vibrant purples, gorgeous lavender shades were a huge hit in the past year and even still to this day. Keep reading to see some ideas for how to style this year’s fun new salmon-esque color! Continue reading “Living for Living Coral”