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NC Blog Buzz

Last weekend I attended the NC Blogger Buzz hosted by the lovely Ashley of Dancing With Ashley and Angela of Head to Toe Chic at Bevello in Raleigh, NC. 
I had a blast socializing with old (and new!) blogger gal pals from around the area, as well as hearing other bloggers' stories about their favorite posts / ideas.
Emily and I have been in contact for the longest time now and it was so great finally getting to meet her in real life. She is the sweetest gal inside and out and her blogging tips (as well as Molly of Still Being Molly -- the other guest speaker) were simply phenomenal. 

To see more amazing photos from the event, click the blog links above! 
And thank you Sara from Sara Logan Photography for taking the photos from that night.

P.S. the winner of my Gracefullee Made INSTAGRAM Giveaway is...
@classyandfashionable -- please shoot me an email @

thank you for all who entered! 

 { everyone }
 { quick coffee date before the NC Blog Buzz with Emily }
 { obsessing over Mason of Mason Like the Jar's adorable pink heels from C.Wonder. 
hashtag get in my closet -- photo from my instagram }
{ taking selfies with these beauties (left to right): 
Emily of Life with Emily + Mason of Mason Like the Jar } 
{ love this shot from Sara Logan Photography + obsessing over this print from With Great Heart }
{ I really wanted to take this GiGi New York clutch home with me... }

Wearing: Forever 21 denim jacket (old) similar here + here | Gap gingham button-down shirt (similar here) | J.Crew colorblock skirt (old) similar here | Timex watch c/o | Stella & Dot band rings c/o | ASOS rings | nail polish: Essie's 'Blanc' | Stella & Dot renegade cluster bracelet c/o | Armed & Readi bracelet c/o | Revlon lipstick | Louis Vuitton bag (similar here) | Anthropologie sunglasses (sold out) similar here + here |

photos taken by Emily Helm
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Just when I thought things couldn't get any better... it did.
Do you remember my graphic tee obsession here? Well, a huge thanks to Luciana M for graciously sending me this #heartthis tee. I am o b s e s s e d !
I have been loving the graphic tee trend lately. Especially when it comes to warm weather (hellooo Spring!) , so be expecting to see this tee on the blog a lot! I opted for a statement necklace and this darling Impressions Boutique skort that is seriously convenient for a college girl like me. #constantlywalking
So ... hashtag yeah, definitely HEART THIS.
P.S. have you entered my instagram giveaway yet? Head over to @bygracelee to enter!
Wearing: '#heartthis tee' c/o Luciana M | Armed & Readi necklace c/o (sold out) but in a different color here) | black skort c/o Impressions Boutique (similar here + here) | Karen Walker sunglasses | ASOS rings | monogram necklace c/o Onecklace worn attached to a bracelet (similar here) | Timex watch c/o | Stella & Dot renegade cluster bracelet c/o | nail polish: Essie's 'Good As Gold' | Stella & Dot band rings c/o |  Dolce Vita wedge sandals c/o Belk | Revlon lipstick Forever 21 hat (sold out) similar here + here | Amazon tote bag 

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Spring It On

If you ask me what my favorite social network is, I'd have to say Instagram.
I'm obsessed with taking and posting fun and creative photos and also interacting with other bloggers and friends at the same time. Because of all the overwhelming love I receive on a daily basis, I decided to do a fun exclusive INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY for my instagram followers.
To see how to enter, head on over to my instagram (@bygracelee) to win this Francesca's pastel pleated skirt!
Here's the catch: the winner of this giveaway will be announced here on my BLOG next Monday, March 31st.
P.S. did you win my $75 Belk gift card giveaway?!

Wearing: Francesca's pleated skirt (sold out) but similar here + here | Versona Accessories denim vest (similar here) | | New York & Co. button-down shirt (old) similar here'Candy Crush' bib necklace c/o Calico | Timex watch c/o | Stella & Dot band rings c/o | ASOS rings | nail polish: Essie's 'Blanc' | Stella & Dot renegade cluster bracelet c/o | Calico sunglasses c/o | monogram necklace c/o Onecklace worn attached to a bracelet (similar here) | MAC lipstick c/o Belk | Target gold cap toe heels (NOW for $14.98!) |

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Red-y for the Weekend


Friday joke of the day: what's black and white and re(a)d all over?

1. a newspaper
2. Grace
3. both

ding ding ding, both! Haha.

I'm heading to Raleigh for the weekend to attend the NC Blogger Buzz and to catch up with some gal pals at NC State University tonight. Remember my last NC Blogger Buzz mini-blogging conference? On Saturday at 2 PM, I'll be at Crabtree Valley Mall to attend this blogger event.
Feel free to stop by! 

P.S. have you entered my $75 Belk gift card giveaway yet?! It ends on Monday!

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ALSO... next week on Monday, I have an exclusive INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY with a surprise (and it's one you wouldn't want to miss, trust me) that you can win! You have to be following me to win it!
{ @bygracelee }

Stop by on the blog next Monday for deets!

Wearing: Forever 21 peacoat (old) similar here + here |  White Plum Boutique gingham button-down shirt c/o | Nordstrom bib necklace (borrowed) similar here + here | Charlotte Russe denims (similar here + here) | Ray Ban aviators c/o | monogram necklace c/o Onecklace (similar here) | Revlon lipstick | ASOS rings | XO ring from Forever 21 (similar here) | Stella & Dot renegade cluster bracelet c/o | Benevolent Jewels bracelet c/o (ON SALE for $25.95!) | Forever 21 black booties (old) similar here | ClipABowBoutique bow |

Sequins of Events

I know what you're probably thinking.
Does this girl ever stop wearing sequins? Yeeeah... not likely. 
But rest assured, I am putting this jacket up for awhile when the weather gets warmer. 
As a college student, I have been drifting towards shoes that are comfy enough to walk around everywhere on campus in and these UrbanOG combat boots definitely top that list.

What are your comfiest pair of shoes?

P.S. have you entered my $75 Belk gift card giveaway yet?! It ends on Monday!

Wearing: sequin sleeve jacket Forever 21 plaid button-down shirt (old) similar here | Forever 21 skater skirt (old) similar here + here | Francesca's pearl necklace (old) similar option here + here | Diamond & Bows ring c/o HelloFab | Timex watch c/o | Ray Ban aviators c/o | Kushyfoot fleece tights c/o | UrbanOG combat boots (very similar here) |

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