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”

Springtime (Or Winter?) OOTDs

spring outfit, blue and pink outfit, casual floral spring

Almost exactly a month ago, I shared a blog post featuring the outfit-of-the-day photos I recently started taking in my stereotypical over-the-door college mirror. As you probably suspected, I wear a lot more outfits than just the two I post weekly on Graceful Rags, so this gives me an opportunity to showcase more of my daily looks. This past month’s outfits included a lot of…well…winter looks? That’s right, Denver likes to snow in May, so this batch of OOTDs is a hodgepodge of winter outfits, spring outfits, and even a few summer looks. I noted where I wore each item (to prove the practicality of these outfits!) and linked all of the pieces to the last time I wore them on the blog, to show versatility. Enjoy! Continue reading “Springtime (Or Winter?) OOTDs”

Why Photoshoots Are Good for the Soul

purple flowers, mums, green army jacket, blush shirt, sparkly headband

{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”