Tag: Affordable

My Favorite Quotes to Inspire Self-Love

sequins, rose gold, Valentine's Day, self-love

By now it’s probably no surprise that I love any excuse to celebrate… That means birthdays, achievements, holidays, and yes, even Valentine’s Day, regardless of relationship status. I know a lot of people have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day, but I urge you to at the very least do something nice for yourself. It could be as simple as writing a list of all the things you love about YOU! Cheesy, I know, but sometimes we really need to just take a second to appreciate all of the things we have achieved and all of the things we do like about ourselves; too often we get sucked into a whirlpool of disappointment and negativity. So, to inspire you, today I rounded up some of my favorite and nontraditional self-love related quotes to help you start brainstorming! Oh, and of course, I’m sharing a glitzy+girly outfit as well.

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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”