Undeclared and Proud

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Every time I meet someone new on my college campus, the conversation unfolds a little something like this:

Random Person: “Hi, I’m [fill in the blank]. What’s your name?” Person smiles and acts genuinely happy to have just learned my name, which will most-likely be forgotten within ten minutes.

Me: “I’m Grace, nice to meet you. Where you from?” My voice probably gets higher pitched because I’m trying to sound friendly.

Random Person: Responds cheerfully, “I’m from Chicago, what about you?”

Me: “Id-er-ho, and yes, we’re known for potatoes.” We share a giggle. “What’s your major?”

Random Person: “Oh, I’m majoring in international business with a double minor in economics and accounting. What about you?” Person smiles and stands a little taller.

Me: I return the smile and say confidently, “Oh, I’m undeclared.”

BOOM. Just like that, all life and joy is sucked from the conversation. The person’s facial expression turns to that of pity, and he/she gives a sympathetic (emphasis on the pathetic) smile, saying,

Random Person: “Oh…Well that’s okay, you’ll find something…” Continue reading

Blogging Anniversary and a Big Announcement

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Happy 4th of July! I hope you get the chance to celebrate today with friends, yummy food, and lots of fireworks. I’d love to hear what your plans are in the comments below. 🙂 While today marks our country’s celebration, tomorrow marks a personal celebration in my own life…the two year anniversary for blogging. Yep, that’s right, I started Graceful Rags back on July 5th in 2016. But for some reason, I don’t feel like celebrating, and here’s why… Continue reading

Why Your Summer Wardrobe Needs Mock-Neck Tops

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Okay okay, so turtle necks get a bad rap—while there are exceptions, this style often conjures up feelings of frumpiness and old elementary school teachers that we didn’t like (or am I the only one for that second part?). But the real question is, have you ever tried mock-necks instead? This sexier cousin of the turtle neck is a much more youthful version, and here are 3 reasons you need to add one (or three) to your summer wardrobe ASAP. Continue reading