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Living for Living Coral

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Happpppy Monday! Did you know that 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year is called Living Coral? Do you even know what a Pantone Color of the Year is? If not, no worries. It’s basically just a color that’s “forecasted” to be popular throughout the seasons in industries such as fashion, home décor, and even marketing/design. Last year’s color was Ultraviolet, and while I can’t say I saw a ton of vibrant purples, gorgeous lavender shades were a huge hit in the past year and even still to this day. Keep reading to see some ideas for how to style this year’s fun new salmon-esque color! Continue reading “Living for Living Coral”

An Origin Story, A Festive Outfit, and A Blog Linkup

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I’m doing something a little different this Thursday and sharing the origin story of Graceful Rags, both for my longtime supporters and the new faces in my virtual crowd. I’m also super excited to be teaming up with Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood to cohost a blogger linkup! Keep reading for more details on that and to find out how this little corner of the internet came to be. Continue reading “An Origin Story, A Festive Outfit, and A Blog Linkup”

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 “Undeclared and Proud”