Tag: Confidence

My Favorite Quotes to Inspire Self-Love

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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 Confidence Checklist

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Sometimes you just need an extra confidence boost, ya know? Whether that be a Monday where you’re really struggling to get out of bed (me, this morning), a day where you have to give a presentation, picture day, or even your birthday, it’s nice to have a set list of items that you know will boost your mood and self-esteem, no matter the occasion. Not to be cheesy or anything, but you deserve to feel beautiful! And knowing just how to make that happen is a critical skill I believe everyone should master. Today, I encourage you to consider what makes you feel most gorgeous and compile a Confidence Checklist—here’s mine! Continue reading “My Confidence Checklist”

Why Photoshoots Are Good for the Soul

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{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”