Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: The Big Chop (And Why You Should Too)

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If you follow me on Instagram and saw Thursday’s blog post, then you probably noticed I chopped off all my hair—more than ten inches worth! I’ve been known in the past to secretly plan a hair appointment and then show up to school the next day with all my hair gone; something about the shock of such a big change is thrilling to me. Some people say I’m brave and that they could never do the big chop like I do, but I’ve always disagreed. While they feel super attached to their hair and protected by it, I, in contrast, associate chopping my locks with freedom and positive transformation. So if you love my hair and want to hear about my specific cut (or even if you hate my new ‘do), I’m sharing all the deets below, along with some reasons you could use a fresh hairstyle too. Continue reading

My Complicated Relationship with Hand-Me-Downs

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Let’s talk about hand-me-downs…Do you have older siblings? Or older friends that used to give you their used clothes? I have two older brothers, and growing up, it seemed like I never got any girl clothing items of my own. Instead, I always received “gifts” that consisted of old gross boy items. Obviously I did have some girl clothes, but it sure didn’t feel like it…and I loved being dramatic about how much I hated hand-me-downs. Sound familiar? Continue reading

Turkey Attire

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As promised last week, I’m coming at ya’ this week with Thanksgiving inspired posts. Today’s outfit is one for the cook: something you can wear if you’ll be slaving away all day in the kitchen (and munching on the goods early, if you know what I mean). Wednesday’s post will feature the perfect outfit for eating! ‘Cause we all know that’s the only thing I do on Turkey Day. 🙂 And also, a quick side note: Today marks the 200th post on Graceful Rags! Can you believe that?! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. Continue reading