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Mint To Be

You've probably seen me wear this Impressions Boutique mint sweater far too many times. No shame. I'm obsessed. Truth is, I didn't own anything 'mint' until this sweater arrived and... well, I'm merely making up for lost time. 
{ remember when I wore it here? }

Also, it's crazy to believe that today marks the last day of February. 
My birthday month may have been the shortest, but I've spent it in the best way possible. Thank you all for the sweet birthday wishes!!


Also, a few friends and I went viral by starting a #ROYING movement after UNC's win vs. NC STATE last night. You can even check it out { here }.
We started it on twitter, so be sure to follow along! @gracelee95

P.S. Don't forget to enter my Benevolent Jewels giveaway! It ends next Monday!
You can win this Jeweled Arrowhead Statement Necklace by signing up below:

Wearing: Impressions Boutique sweater c/o (similar here) | Forever 21 plaid button-down shirt (old) similar here + here | Forever 21 skirt (old) similar here + here) | 'Soho Fabulous' black booties c/o Impressions Boutique (similar here + here + here) | ASOS rings | XO ring from Forever 21 (similar here) | Timex watch c/o | nail polish: Essie's 'Blanc' | Benevolent Jewels bracelet c/o (ON SALE for $25.95!) | Benevolent Jewels necklace c/o (sold out, but similar here + here + here) | Revlon lipstick | Calico sunglasses (sold out) similar here |

No Coffee, No Workee

Wednesdays can be stressful.
For starters, lots of coffee is required in the mornings, and the day doesn't start without it. With Spring Break in full swing starting next Friday (more like Winter Break part 2), my schedule has been pretty packed. For busy days like these,  I usually opt for something simple, so picking outfits are at ease.
One less thing I have to worry about.

How do you spend your mornings? Do you abide by the 'no coffee, no workee' quote?

P.S. Don't forget to enter my Benevolent Jewels giveaway! It ends next Monday!
You can win this Jeweled Arrowhead Statement Necklace by signing up below:

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Wearing: H&M coat (similar here + here + here) | Burberry shirt (similar here + here) |  Etsy tartan gloves (sold out) similar here + here  Charlotte Russe leather leggings | Revlon lipstick | Calico sunglasses (sold out) similar here | Forever 21 heels (old) similar here | 

Birthday Girl

If you remember this post { here } in January, then you probably know how early I planned all this out. I bought this skirt at Francesca's nearly a month ago and I've been waiting to wear it especially for my birthday. I've ranted about finding the perfect tulle skirt for quite a while now, but even though the tulle isn't how I expected it to be, it's still perfect and I couldn't be any happier.

Balloons are always included in all of my birthday shoots (last year + year before), and for those who have been following along for awhile... clearly, this is no surprise.

ALSO, as a special birthday surprise from me to you, I am excited to announce that I am teaming up with Benevolent Jewels for a GIVEAWAY!

You can win this Jeweled Arrowhead Statement Necklace by signing up below:
Giveaway will end NEXT Monday, March 3rd at midnight! Winner will be contacted via email.
Good luck!

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 P.S. here's a little outtake all thanks to the wind! (nope, not turning 91! haha)

Wearing: Francesca's metallic skirt ON SALE for $19.98! (also loving these herehere + here + here + here) | Forever 21 turtleneck shirt (similar here) | neon necklace c/o Benevolent Jewels (sold out) similar here + here | chain necklace c/o Coralie & Company (similar here) | Anthropologie sunglasses (sold out) similar here + here | Charlotte Russe heels (sold out) similar here + here |

So Gossip Girl

I've had the biggest obsession with Gossip Girl for the longest time. No shame.
So when I purchased this J.Crew sweater from BowTyThrifter on Instagram, it instantly reminded me of a preppy look that Blair Waldorf would wear. I spent the wonderful evening people-watching and sipping on coffee from the Mets steps Wilson Library steps in the heart of UNC campus.

What looks has Gossip Girl inspired you to try?

{ remember these posts here + here + here }

Wearing: J.Crew sweater (similar here + here) | NY & Co. button-down shirt (very old) similar here | Forever 21 black dress (worn underneath) similar here | Express tights (similar here) | Bluetique ankle boots c/o (sold out) but similar here + here + here | BeMonogrammed necklace (similar here) | Anthropologie sunglasses (sold out) love this one here + hereRevlon lipstick | Love Andrea's Closet tassels | Diamonds & Bows ring c/o HelloFab (similar here) | Stella & Dot renegade cluster bracelet c/o | ASOS rings | Louis Vuitton bag (similar here) |


Just thought I should switch my posts a little bit and show you a few of my favorites snapshots via Instagram from the past two weeks. I'm still recovering from my amazing 5-day weekend due to the snow + ice storm, but I spent it in the best way possible, and I'm thanking God for blessing me with such wonderful people.

 { here }
My roomie and I shot a Galentine's Day photo-shoot the weekend before Valentine's Day and even personalized our paper straws for our iced coffees.

here }
I had a sleepover with my sister on a weekday and we ended up having a photo-shoot with this one Krispy Kreme doughnut + having a movie night. And yes, the movie was Frozen. #seestalove

here }
 I haven't uploaded this outfit on the blog yet, so stay tuned for deets!

here }
A little v-day layered baubles + a bold red lip. 

here }
I've noticed that quite a few people have pinned this on Pinterest, and I'm blushing since I'm a Pinterest addict. This is my favorite go-to hairstyle when I am literally rushing out the door. So easy, yet so chic.

here }
Last week, I enjoyed a 5-day weekend with some pretty amazing people. This was shot Thursday when UNC cancelled a full day of classes for the first time in 12 years. Pretty crazy stuff, huh?

here }
I had the best Friday night out with some of my fave gals. I am so blessed to have them in my life! 

 { here }
 Last Saturday, my family came up to Chapel Hill to celebrate my 19th birthday a week early. I tweeted a picture of it { here }. It was seriously the sweetest thing!

here }
I know I uploaded this yesterday, but I'm just so excited to share my b-day shoot on the blog next week! 

here }

a few goodies from my Gracefullee Made x Belk collaboration came in today!
- iPhone case here -

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