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Sweet Sweet Summertime

There's something about hot weather and fruits that make summertime infinitely more appealing.
Maybe it's the thought of a refreshing and naturally sweet taste or just the fact that I love anything colorful - and that pertains to my food as well. 

I am LOVING the pineapple trend for summer. I've witnessed a pineapple takeover on the blogosphere and in magazines as of late and I've fallen for the trend. And this pineapple dress is the definition of comfort. I'm serious. I felt like I was walking around in my pajamas all day. #sogood
Also, it's only fitting because I've been snacking on pineapples and trying to avoid the outdoor heat wave at all times. Seriously... is it Fall yet?

P.S. Don't forget to enter my Impressions Boutique giveaway below!
The giveaway will end on June 30th at 5 PM.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I'm also loving this new Besame 'Exotic Pink' lipstick that Gloss48 sent over to me. It's one of my favorite new lipsticks and it smells like cotton candy. LOVE.

Gloss48 is a makeup discovery site that launches brands for 7 days at a promotional price. All products from Besame Cosmetics are now available until Wednesday, July 2 at a gift with purchase special! Head over to Gloss48 to pick your favorite color lipstick for half off!

 Wearing: dress: ASOS (similar here - love these here + here + here) | neon necklace: Benevolent Jewels (sold out) similar here | blue necklace: Coralie and Co. c/o | bag: Ralph Lauren | shoes: Forever 21 (very old) similar here | rings: ASOS (sold out) + Francesca's (similar ones) | renegade cluster bracelet: Stella & Dot c/o | sunglasses: Calico c/o (similar here) | watch: Timex c/o | bracelet: Armed & Readi c/o | earrings: Pop of Chic c/o | lipstick: Besame 'Exotic Pink' c/o Gloss48


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Beach Please

I took a beach trip with my family a few weekends ago. We headed down to Myrtle Beach, SC and spent the weekend soaking up the sun. 
As you can see, I got a little too much sun... and a slightly uneven one at that. #fail

This is a casual 4th of July look you can wear on the beach or wherever you are celebrating the holidays. And the best part is that this C. Wonder striped top is on SALE!

P.S. Don't forget to enter my Impressions Boutique giveaway below!
The giveaway will end on June 30th at 5 PM.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for stopping by!

Wearing: top: C. Wonder c/o | pants: Forever 21 (old) similar here + here + here | lipstick: Revlon | panama hat: Forever 21 | watch: Timex c/o | renegade cluster bracelet: Stella & Dot c/o | shoes: Target (old) similar here (in different colors!) + here + here | aviator sunglasses: Ray Ban c/o bracelet: Armed & Readi c/o | wallet: Kate Spade (want this one) | 


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4th of July Ready + Giveaway!

Can you believe 4th of July is right around the corner?!
I'm still in shock of how fast summer is flying. August will be here before I know it and it'll be back to Chapel Hill for this girl.

Today, I'm teaming up with the sweetest Impressions Boutique to give ONE Gracefullee Made reader a darling sunflower dress that I wore as my pick for the 4th of July. I couldn't help but grab a few fresh sunflowers from the local florist for this shoot to match my dress. Impressions Boutique has been so gracious to gift me with my previous outfits lately ( here + here + here + here ) and I couldn't be more thrilled to collaborate with them.

Now for the fun part. 
Enter below to win a 'Never Let Me Go' Dress just in time for the 4th of July!
The giveaway will end on June 30th at 5 PM.

I'd love to see how you style it for the 4th! Be sure to share and tag us on instagram if you win! (@shopimpressions + @bygracelee)

Wearing: dress: Impressions Boutique c/o | sunglasses: Francesca's (sold out) love this one here + here + here | heels: Target (old) similar here + here | bow: Marley Lilly (sold out!) | necklace: Coralie and Co. c/o | vintage brooch: Chanel | lipstick: Revlon | renegade cluster bracelet: Stella & Dot c/o | heart ring: Gigglosophy (on SALE!) | rings: ASOS (sold out) + Francesca's (similar ones) | nailpolish: OPI 'Dating a Royal' c/o Sunset 45 |


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If you asked me what my favorite social network is, I'd have to say Instagram.
There's something so appealing about sharing deets and life updates in the form of pictures.
Though some of these images are not from my Instagram (otherwise I'm sure many people would get tired of seeing me all over their feed - ha!), I thought I'd do another instagram roundup.

Are you following along?
@bygracelee }

{ avocado toast + kale banana smoothie }
{ soon on the blog }
 { swooning over this H&M striped jacket. #yesplease }
{ the regret of not purchasing this $10 striped skirt from Charlotte Russe... }
{ a white on white combo for a shopping day - found here }
 { beach vacay - found here }

 { new favorite hairstyle - found here }

{ love this peach flowy top from Bluetique Cheap Chic }
 { cheering on USA for the FIFA World Cup 2014 with this Marley Lilly patriotic bow - found here }
{ details from my most recent outfit post... - found here }
 { church attire - found here }
 { spending the mornings poolside - found here }
 { details - found here }
 { perfect weather for a striped peplum + new ASOS skinny twill pants  + (old) Anthropologie sunnies (similar here) }
{ being productive with my time. Cough, watching old Gossip Girl episodes... macaron pillow here }
 { beating the heat with my panama hat + C. Wonder top - found here }
{ spending afternoons poolside }
 { homemade waffles. SO so good }
 { chiffon kimono for a beach cover-up }
 { reppin' the TARHEELS everywhere I go }

Thanks for stopping by!

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