Friday, March 27, 2015

Celine & the City

I'm currently in one of those post-travel slums right now.
I don't have a really sensitive stomach, by all means, but I've been feeling the need to detox. It's been constantly on my mind this entire week. While in NYC, I allowed myself to have foods that my stomach wasn't accustomed to. My stomach hasn't been digesting as well as I hoped and I haven't been able to eat right lately. I've been researching and trying to find a cleanse to detox my system as I adjust to my regular schedule back home.

What are some of your favorite cleanses? I'd love to hear some recommendations and try some new ones that you guys like! Shoot them at me. I could really use all the help I can get.

As for the outfit...
I wore this denim on denim look to the airport and DAY 1 in New York City. I ended up layering in a trench coat later that night because it was freezing. I love how the black hat balances out this sporty chic look with the leather pants. Denim on denim is one of my favorite trends and can we please talk about this chambray color coordination with this Celine bag?! #obsessed

Wearing: button-down shirt: old, similar here (on sale!) | denim jacket: ℅ Blush Boutique (sold out) last worn here - similar heresunglasses: Karen Walker | bag:  Bag Borrow or Steal | leather pants: Forever 21 | sneaker wedges: Nike | lipgloss: Chanel's '156' (not available) but '4' is similar | watch: ℅ Daniel Wellington | earrings: ℅ Honey Bee Boutique | hat: Forever 21 (old) very similar here (and it's ON SALE!) | 


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Scallops for Spring

One of my favorite trends for Spring is scallops. It's such a fun and girly trend that makes me want to escape for a mini vacay to the beach. I love this fun, white scallop skirt that can be easily paired with various colored tops. The first thing I notice about purchasing white clothing is the material. For bottoms, such as denim or skirts, I like to have the material thick enough so it's not see-through. There's nothing worse than having sheer bottoms. Yuck. 

Luckily, this scallop skirt is thick to wear by itself and though it does shed (excuse that white string), it's a definite winner for a warm Spring day.

What are your thoughts on the scallop trend?

And if you're still in the cold, here's another way you can wear white-on-white.

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Wearing: button-down shirt: bought in Korea (similar here + loving this scallop collar one here | blazer: old, similar here + here | bag: Prada - love this one here + here |  skirt: ℅ LuLu*s (sold out) similar here + here | earrings:  Lisi Lerch | sunglasses: Karen Walker | shoes: ℅ LuLu*s (sold out) identical here | renegade cluster bracelet: ℅ Stella & Dot | customized GRACE bracelet: ℅ TAudrey Jewelry | bracelet: ℅ Onecklace worn as a bracelet (similar here) | white bracelet: ℅ Lily and Laura bracelets | brooch: vintage Chanel | lipstick: Revlon's 'Fire & Ice' |

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Sharing a little Spring-time rainy day look to brighten up your Tuesday.
Denim jackets are one of my favorite pieces to incorporate in a Spring wardrobe. Because I know I'll be gravitating towards classic denim pieces, I try to keep my options open by investing in light denim, as well as dark denim jackets. 

What's your favorite shade of denim? Dark or light? Or both?

P.S. thank you Puddle Jumper Bows for the red boot bow!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wearing: denim jacket: old, similar here + herejeans:  Impressions Boutique | boot bows:  Puddle Jumper Bows | scarf: ℅ Louis Janerainboots: Hunters (couldn't find them! similar here + OBSESSED with this ONE | lipgloss: NYX 'Peach Cobbler' | earrings: ℅ Très Chic Boutique (sold out) similar here - last seen here | three stack bracelets: ℅ Lily and Laura customized bracelet set: ℅ Wrenn Jewelry | gold bracelet:  HoneyBee Boutique | 


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Monday, March 23, 2015

NYC #GracefulleeTravels Round-Up

Happy Monday! 
I am officially unpacked and back to reality AKA Chapel Hill. Sad face. I touched down from NYC Saturday night and captured a beautiful sunset. You might have seen it on Instagram, if you've been keeping up with my #GracefulleeTravels or following me on snapchat: "bygracelee". 
New York City was such a surreal experience. I've visited NYC several times in the past, but it had always been in the summer. Experiencing NYC in the snow was certainly something... and by something I mean, I wish I packed more coats in my suitcase...

I'll be sharing all my outfits from the trip here on the blog soon, so be sure to check back! 
I rounded up all my travel snaps in order of the days I was in the City. 

{ NC >> NYC on an AM flight || bag:  Bag Borrow or Steal }

{ waiting on my flight // airport deets || bag  BBoS | portable charger | wallet } 

{ snapchat: bygracelee }

{ walking around Madison Square Park }

 { walking around Madison Square Park }

{ my home for the first two nights looked like something I pinned on Pinterest. Sawoon. }

{ glass balls at Madison Square Park }

{ coffee table details }

{ double fisting: green juice + coffee AM fix for two meetings at TIME and ELLE magazine }

{ candid }

{ TIME meeting }

{ #OOTD snap + quick break before heading to the Hearst Tower for a meeting with ELLE }

{ Hearst Tower }

{ inside the Hearst Tower }

{ Flat-Iron Building on the way back after meetings }

{ quick lunch/dinner break at Chop't }

{ post blog-shoot || fueling up with avocado, quinoa, grilled chicken kale salad topped with the BEST Greek yogurt dressing }

{ green juice break }

{ #ootd }

{ stepping out for some air }

{ headed to Chelsea to meet up with Alexa from A Life in the Fashion Lane }

{ bonded over gelatos }

{ it was my first time visiting Chelsea Market }

{ The Standard }

{ day 3 and AM coffee fix at Pret-A-Manger }

{ heading to the FiDi (financial district in Manhattan) district to visit an old friend }

{ was obsessing over the view from his apartment }

{ I mean... }

{exploring this amazing place }

{ how beautiful is my friend's apartment?! Swooning over the interior }

{ apartment interior goals }

{ green juicin' after my last meeting and it starts to snow... hard. }

{ quick selfie before blog-shooting in the snow }

{ watching the snow fall }

{ Spice Market }

{ night out in NYC with my fabulous friend Lonnie }

{ meeting new friends }

{ waking up to this view }

{ Uber-ing around NYC }

{ I had to. Ha. }

{ Goodbye New York City }

{ captured the sunset on the way home }

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll share all my outfits from the trip SOON!

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