Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lady In Red


I've always wanted a red dress. For the longest time.
It wasn't until this year that I decided to stop convincing myself I didn't need one and to finally make the purchase. I believe that every girl should own a LRD 'little red dress' in their closet. Most people live by the rule 'when in doubt, wear black' when it comes to holiday party attire. I believe red is a bold color to opt for for the holidays as well. I decided to bust out this comfy halter dress that I wore for my Halloween costume (here) paired with a slick leather jacket and these OTK boots on repeat.  

Who knew that shopping for a dress to wear on Halloween would motivate me to finally go through with it?
{ last seen here }

Sidenote: Today, I'm shooting my special collaboration I mentioned on my Instagram yesterday. Stay tuned for this shoot on Friday!

And it's What I Wore Wednesday, so be sure to link-up with us below :)

I mentioned on my sneak peek Instagram post last night with this quote: 
"I think that being good to people - you'll never regret that. Maybe you'll get walked all over, maybe you'll get tricked, maybe you'll get fooled, but I think it's so much better to be kind to people and to trust people rather than to have your guard up and say mean things to people. You never want to be the reason that someone else feels bad." - taylor swift

^ I... love this quote. I wish they were my words, but they're not. But it's so true. With the holidays in full swing, we tend to overlook the good people in our lives. Even though this should not just apply for the holidays, I believe it serves as a reminder for us all that we should be kind to people. Anyone, in general. After all, you never know what kind of battles they are fighting.


Wearing: dress: Forever 21 (ONLY $14!) | OTK boots: ℅ boohoo (sold out) similar here + here | leather jacket: Forever 21 (only $18!) | sunglasses: ℅ Ray Bans | lipstick: Revlon's 'Fire & Ice' | bangle bracelet: ℅ Honeybee Boutique (LOVE THESE) you can grab your own (or anything else from the boutique with $5 off your next order - use code: SIS5 at checkout) | earrings:  LuLu*s (ONLY 2 MORE LEFT!) |

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Monday, December 15, 2014

On Crop of The World


... which, by the way, I totally am. 
I've been gravitating towards this combo as of late: cropped sweaters + skirts with a little flare. I headed home on Friday to reunite with my family and spend time with them for the rest of the year. My family and I are super close and we always have a great time when we are together. So yes, I'm feeling on crop of the world. 

For those who aren't a big fan of the crop top trend, another way to still wear crop tops without fully showing your stomach is to wear either a pencil skirt or a high-waisted skirt. By doing so, it'll create a flattering waistline, while still looking modest.

P.S. I'm giving away these cobalt blue 360 studs on my INSTAGRAM today!
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I felt inspired by these tassel garland decorations in my room and opted for a blue on blue combo. What do you guys think about this look?

Wearing: sweater: Forever 21 (if you want it a little loose, size up!) | skirt: ℅ TOBI (UM - it's $18!!) | vest: GroopDealz (it's BACK for $33! Get it before it's gone!) + here - also, this is not an herringbone vest, but I love this quilted one here (AND it's 33% OFF + FREE SHIPPING) | necklace:  Accessory Jane | renegade cluster bracelet: ℅ Stella & Dot | OTK boots: ℅ boohoo (sold out) similar here + here | lipstick: Revlon's 'Berry Couture' | earrings: ℅ Honeybee Boutique in cobalt | bangle bracelet: ℅ Honeybee Boutique (LOVE THESE) you can grab your own (or anything else from the boutique with $5 off your next order - use code: SIS5 at checkout) | aviators: Retro City Sunglasses (sold out) similar here + here | 

| tassel garland decorations:  Benevolent Jewels |

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This post was sponsored by TOBI. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Tulle-iday


Today is the happiest of days on so many levels.
For starters, this girl is D-O-N-E with exams. I am taking my last one (or took one - if you're reading this after 10 A.M. EST) at 8 A.M. this early Friday morning. And I'm heading home tomorrow to spend my Christmas break with my family. I'm already giddy just thinking about decorating the house together for our tradition, gift-wrapping, watching Christmas movies pretty much every night, drinking hot chocolate and baking Christmas cookies, and planning out a possible family trip for the next few weeks (remember last year's trip to the Grand Canyon / Las Vegas / California (here + here)?
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. I'm just stoked that I can relax for the rest of the month and finish 2014 with the best people. 

Sidenote: I have two big holiday collaborations that I'm shooting this weekend with most (not all) of my best girlfriends! Be sure to stop by sometime on the blog next week for all the details! 

Have a great weekend!
I was so ecstatic to take a picture with this enormous Christmas tree on Franklin St. Eek!
I wasn't lying when I said it was huge {here}.

Wearing: tulle skirt: ℅ Bliss Tulle (last seen here) | striped top:  Impressions Boutique (last seen here) | black top: H&M (old) similar hereheels: ℅ boohoo - loving the boohoo Christmas page | necklace: ℅ Benevolent Jewels (sold out) but similar here | bow: Clip A Bow Boutique | 
lipstick: Revlon's 'Fire & Ice' | sunglasses: Calico (sold out) similar here |

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Eula Ferns Earrings Giveaway


There's a Eula Ferns 360 pearl earrings giveaway happening on my Instagram right now!
Have you entered?? 

The winner will be picked in 24 hours!
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink


I'm a sucker for finding new ways to wear scarves.
That's why when I was back in high school, I used to belt my oversized scarves. I wore belts to structure most of my clothes in order to avoid the bulky, plump shape of oversized clothing. I was all for structured outfits that defined my shape rather than oversized or loose-fitting clothes that made me feel like a fat cat. Now that I'm in college, I couldn't help but notice that my perspective on this trend hasn't changed as much. 

What are some ways you style your scarves? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

P.S. A big thank you to the ladies at Rocksbox for graciously offering Gracefullee Made readers a first month membership for $9 using coupon code: BeYourBrightest

Make sure to use this code at the checkout!

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Wearing: pink peplum: ℅ Fecbek | slim boyfriend jeans: Bluetique Cheap Chic (old) similar here + here + here (only $30!) | OTK boots: ℅ boohoo (sold out) similar here + here | plaid scarf: Target | earrings:  Eula Ferns | sequin clutch: ℅ Accessory Jane (sold out) identical here | sunglasses: Karen Walker | lipstick: ℅ Besame's 'Exotic Pink' tartan gloves: Etsy (very old) similar here (on SALE for $36!) | hat: Forever 21 (old) similar here + here | necklace: ℅ Rocksbox | phone case: ℅ Casetify | House of Harlow 1960 bangle:  Rocksbox | 

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