Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NC State Tailgate Idea + NEW Video!

Okay, let me explain: I am not by any means a NC State fan. 
I shot and filmed this tailgate look a few weeks back because I really wanted to film a UNC and NC State tailgate video in time for the Carolina State football game this weekend, but wasn't able to film the UNC look. Instead, I just edited the State look and posted it on my channel (here). 

So for any State fans or students reading today's post, here's a tailgate idea for you!
I love wrapping a plaid button-down shirt around my waist to add definition to the waistline to a simple LBD.

Is anyone attending the Carolina State game in Raleigh this weekend?

P.S. I'm guest-blogging over on OCM's Blog today.
I'm talking about 3 looks to wear for the holidays... would love for you all to read it!

Happy Thanksgiving!! 

Don't forget to link-up below for #WIWWlinkup !

Wearing: hat: borrowed | earrings: Kendra Scott (borrowed) | bracelet: Kendra Scott (borrowed) | necklace: Kendra Scott (borrowed) | dress: sold out, similar here + here | plaid button-down shirt: old, similar here + herebooties: old, similar here + here | lipgloss: Chanel's '156' (not available) but '4' is similar | watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs | 

Congrats to our two features this week: 
|| Shannon from Upbeat Soles || Jalynn from The Red Closet Diary ||

P.S. Don't forget to enter the $500 Nordstrom gift card giveaway!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sequins of Events

With Thanksgiving in just a few days and December right around the corner, this sequin jacket is the perfect holiday outerwear. I'm usually opposed to ordering sequin clothing online without trying it on, just because sequins can be tricky, but I fell in love with this jacket the minute it arrived. It's light enough to wear and even has slits on the side. 

I'm even considering wearing this leather + sequins combo for a possible New Year's event.  I would definitely recommend going with a bold red lip! 

Are you a fan of the sequin jacket??

P.S. Don't forget to enter the $500 Nordstrom gift card giveaway!

Wearing: top: old, similar here | jacket: ℅ SheIn (only $25!) | faux leather pants: old, similar here + here | | earrings: ℅ Weekend Flair (similar here) | booties: old, but almost identical here + here + options here + here | sunglasses: ℅ DITTO (use code GRACELEE for your first month free!) also here | lipstick: Revlon's 'Fire & Ice' |


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Thank you to SheIn for partnering on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ombré + Kendra Scott Giveaway Winners Announced!

Alas. Thanksgiving Week.
Normally, I would have started off with another 'where has the time gone?!' but I feel like I've used that line just about every other week because honestly... where has the time gone.

Things are starting to get serious (and scary). I've been staring wide-eyed at my planner at finals week and I may have reached for a tissue or two, in the process. Despite all the stress that I'm sure I'll be under in the next two weeks or so (bear with me), I'm excited to be finishing up early this year to spend the rest of December with my family. 

As for the outfit...
I'm really loving this ombré fuzzy sweater. I hate sweaters that are shapeless and make me feel bulky, but this one isn't too thick. It seriously feels like I'm wearing a blanket and I love tucking in the front part of the sweater into my skirt to give it some shape.
*drum roll please*
Congrats to my two Kendra Scott Game Day Giveaway winners:
@casey_fallin + @kaylacasa_
Thank you for all who entered! I loved seeing your looks via the hashtags on Instagram!

Please shoot me an email! 
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P.S. Don't forget to enter the $500 Nordstrom gift card giveaway!

Wearing: sweater: ℅ Abaday (only $35!) | skirt: Forever 21, similar here | earrings: ℅ The Peach Box | ring: ℅ The Peach Box (obsessed!) | lipgloss: Chanel's '156' (not available) but '4' is similar | over-the-knee boots: identical here + here + here sunglasses: ℅ DITTO (use code GRACELEE for your first month free!) also here |


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Friday, November 20, 2015

When On Franklin Street...

When Oasis and Shopping Links asked me to share my favorite street here in Chapel Hill for the #UpMyStreet Campaign, I knew just the one: Franklin Street.

Many of you fellow Tar Heels should already know that Franklin Street is the center of social life. Due to all the restaurants, bars, coffee shops, boutiques, etc., Franklin Street is always populated with people and college students. 

Scroll through the post to see my favorite spots!
 Did you catch the #UpMyStreet campaign video in yesterday's post?

P.S. Don't forget to enter the $500 Nordstrom gift card giveaway!

 1. Carolina Coffee Shop - my favorite go-to coffee shop. Not to mention, their breakfast menu is my favorite.

2. Sugarland - for cupcake cravings.

 3. Starbucks - my other go-to coffee stop.

 4. R&R Grill - Sunday brunch spot.

Wearing: skirt: ℅ Oasis | bag: ℅ Oasis | top: ℅ Oasis | necklace: ℅ Moon & Lola | sunglasses: ℅ DITTO (use code GRACELEE for your first month free!) also here | socks: ℅ No Nonsense (sold out) but available in other colors herewatch: Marc by Marc Jacobs | ring:  ℅ The Peach Box (use code tpb-bygracelee for 15% off!) | earrings: ℅ Cherry Pick (LOVE these! Use code HOLIDAY10 for $10 off your next purchase!) lipstick: Revlon's 'Iced Amethyst' |

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Thank you to Oasis for partnering on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.