Tag: Francesca’s

Springtime (Or Winter?) OOTDs

spring outfit, blue and pink outfit, casual floral spring

Almost exactly a month ago, I shared a blog post featuring the outfit-of-the-day photos I recently started taking in my stereotypical over-the-door college mirror. As you probably suspected, I wear a lot more outfits than just the two I post weekly on Graceful Rags, so this gives me an opportunity to showcase more of my daily looks. This past month’s outfits included a lot of…well…winter looks? That’s right, Denver likes to snow in May, so this batch of OOTDs is a hodgepodge of winter outfits, spring outfits, and even a few summer looks. I noted where I wore each item (to prove the practicality of these outfits!) and linked all of the pieces to the last time I wore them on the blog, to show versatility. Enjoy! Continue reading “Springtime (Or Winter?) OOTDs”

Why Photoshoots Are Good for the Soul

purple flowers, mums, green army jacket, blush shirt, sparkly headband

{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”

Pastels, Petals, and Pattern Mixing

pastel blue, pattern mixing, white shoes, botanic gardens

Nothing says springtime quite like rocking subtle shades of pastels—I’m thinking eggshell blue, baby pink, lavender, and muted sunshine-yellow. The only problem? I’ve learned over the years (and especially through all my blog photos) that I just don’t look very good in pastels. My skin tone lives for the “go bold or go home” mentality when it comes to what colors to wear. That’s why when the stylish ladies of the Magnificent Eight group asked me to participate in a special “pastel pattern mixing” post, I struggled a bit to put together a fashionable outfit! Continue reading “Pastels, Petals, and Pattern Mixing”