Tag: Affordable Fashion

What to Wear When You “Just Can’t”

lazy day outfit, casual look, stylish, affordable fashion

We all have those days where we don’t want to get dressed… Whether you’re feeling sick, it’s your time of the month, or it’s just any old Monday, finding the motivation to get out of bed and put effort into an outfit can be tough work. To use the vernacular of “kids these days,” sometimes you “just can’t.” On this chilly winter Monday, while I’m sitting on the couch wishing I was napping instead, I figured it’s the perfect opportunity to share some of my tips for still looking presentable, even when we least want to get dressed. Who’s with me this Monday? Who wants to be comfy as possible without looking like a slob? Don’t worry, I know you guys are silently nodding yes. Continue reading “What to Wear When You “Just Can’t””

My Latest OOTDs

white lace dress, denim jacket, blush purse

Well folks, it’s that time again! I’ve rounded up my recent outfit-of-the-days from Instagram and am providing links to previous blog posts for all of the items. That way you can see multiple ways to style each piece, which will hopefully give you inspiration any time you wake up in the morning and say, “I have nothing to wear!” Also, I wear a lot more outfits than just the two I post each week on Graceful Rags (at least, usually—sometimes in the summer I never get dressed), so these OOTD posts allow me to showcase more of those looks. Enjoy! Continue reading “My Latest OOTDs”

My Obsession with Cost Per Wear and Excel Spreadsheets

cost per wear analysis, getting your money's worth, affordable fashion

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”