Friday, May 27, 2016

Life is Ruff(le) + Memorial Day Weekend Sales


Happy Friday, everyone!
I'm finally back from a fun girls trip getaway in Charleston, South Carolina. The past few days were nothing short of amazing, as my gal pal McKenzie and I strolled the streets of Charleston and rode bikes downtown through Rainbow Row and King Street. I'm considering doing a travel diary round-up preferably this weekend to show you all the amazing things we did and places we visited. I'm also working on a travel diary video for you guys, so be on the lookout for that. You can even subscribe to my channel to get the notification when I post!

As for today's look... I wanted to share an easy Memorial Day inspired look that you can easily recreate, just in time for the weekend. Instead of pairing fun ruffle tops with white denim shorts or jeans, try mixing it up and opt for a scallop skirt / skort. This skort from Palm Avenue located in Cameron Village, Raleigh, NC, is an item I would wear all summer. It's perfect to wear on any given day, let alone easy to wear for picnics or if you're on a boat because of the hidden shorts underneath. 

Speaking of Memorial Day weekend... what are your plans?!

P.S. I just wanted to go ahead and share these Memorial Day Weekend sales:

  • Ann Taylor // 50% OFF full-price purchase + extra 40% OFF sale styles - CODE: SUMMER50 - until 5/31 
  • Anthropologie // additional 30% OFF all sale items, in stores + online - until 5/30
  • ASOS // extra 20% OFF - CODE: HISUMMER - until 5/30
  • Banana Republic // extra 40% OFF - code: BRTAKE40 - until 5/30
  • Express // 15% OFF your purchase - code: 9492 (enter at checkout) - until 5/31
  • Free People // additional 25% OFF all sale items - until 5/30
  • J. Crew // 30% OFF your purchase - code: WEEKEND  - until 5/31
  • Moon & Lola // 20% OFF your full-priced order - code: RSCHARM20 - until 6/6
  • Nordstrom // up to 40% OFF - until 6/7
  • Old Navy // extra 50% OFF select styles - until 5/30
  • Sole Society // 50% OFF select styles online - until 5/30
  • Urban Outfitters // long weekend sale - 25% OFF shorts + 25% OFF graphic tees - until 5/30
Happy shopping!

 Photos by Nieto Photography

Wearing: skort: via Lilly Pulitzer via Palm Avenue | top: via Uniquities | earrings: Lisi Lerch | bag: vintage Chanel via Charlotte's | heels: LuLu*s (old) similar here + here | sunglasses: DITTO (use code GRACELEE for your first month free!) | bracelet: via Charlotte's |

[the items marked with 'via' can be found in the Cameron Village shopping center located in Raleigh, NC ]

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This is a partnership with Cameron Village Shopping Center. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Black Out


I'm the type of person who can go from wearing brights and color to an all-black look in one week.
My style is ever-changing and I love the concept of being able to pull off different styles versus sticking to "one category."

With summer in full swing, I wanted to show you how you can put together an all-black look for the summer. Even in hot temps, you can still find ways to make it work. For instance, this bodycon midi dress is a soft, stretchy material that's actually quite comfortable and thin. It even has a choker attached to the dress that gives it an edgy feel. Also, this vest is my favorite. I love the drapey look in the back and the material is actually sheer. You can kind of tell in the photos below. SWOON.

How would you style an all-black summer look?

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

Photos by Nieto Photography

Wearing: bodycon dress: via The Art of Style (make sure you follow along on their Instagram here!) | vest: via The Art of Style | bracelets: David Yurman via Bailey's | earrings: via Bailey's |  shoes: Sam Edelman via Bevello | sunglasses: DITTO (use code GRACELEE for your first month free!) | lipstick: Revlon's 'Black Cherry' | bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Bevello |


[the items marked with 'via' can be found in the Cameron Village shopping center located in Raleigh, NC ]

Congrats to our two features this week:
|| Courtney from The Dainty Darling || Sara Kate from Sara Kate Styling ||


Gracefullee Made

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#WIWWlinkup

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This is a partnership with Cameron Village Shopping Center. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Great Time Overall


I have always wanted a pair of overalls since last spring.
I've put it aside on my shopping list and it wasn't until a few days ago that I stumbled across this one and knew I would be wearing it time and time again. Even though these aren't your typical overalls, I've always been a sucker for dresses rather than pants. Dresses are far more comforting to me and quite frankly, I knew this dress would be worn multiple times in the summer. 

P.S. Can you believe it's only $35??

As for a little life update... if you're following me on Instagram, you've probably seen me mention that I will be traveling on the road today for a fun girls trip. I'm partnering up with Toyota for their 2016 Prius summer campaign and will be sharing my trip via Instagram and Snapchat (bygracelee), so be sure to follow along to see where I'm headed!

Thanks for stopping by!

I had a little photobomber... hah!


Wearing: overall dress: H&M (only $35!) | gingham top: Zara (only $26!) | bag: ℅ Henri Bendel | earrings: Lydell NYC (old) similar here | sunglasses: DITTO (use code GRACELEE for your first month free!) | sneakers: Adidas Superstars | lipstick: Revlon's 'Black Cherry' | hat: Forever 21 (old) similar here |

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Feeling Fringe-y


Ever since Coachella, I've been on a fringe kick lately.
There's something so fun about the fringe trend that I cannot get enough of. It's perfect for summer - along with the pom-poms and tassel items that have been resurfacing time and time again in the warmer months. 

I've always gravitated towards crossbody bags because they've been easier to carry around when I'm always on-the-go, and this one definitely caught my eye. It makes quite the statement paired with these fun fringe heels and this stripe romper from The Art of Style. This romper actually cuts into a deeper V (perfect for a night out) and the bow can be tied in the front and back.

I typically stray away from rompers just because they usually don't look as flattering on my body type, but this one fit me perfectly. Not to mention, stripes never go out of style.

Thanks for stopping by!

Photos by Nieto Photography

Wearing: stripe romper: via The Art of Style (make sure you follow along on their Instagram here!) | bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Bevello | sunglasses: via Uniquities | bracelet, ring, necklace, earrings: David Yurman via Bailey's | shoes: via Bevello |

[the items marked with 'via' can be found in the Cameron Village shopping center located in Raleigh, NC ]


Have a great weekend!

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This is a partnership with Cameron Village Shopping Center. All thoughts and opinions are my own.