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The Gracest: Intro

Grace writer of The Gracest fashion blog sitting on her bed with laptop, fashion magazines, and her Pomeranian Cous Cous.

Hi everyone! Welcome to my first post here at the Gracest. My name is Grace (in case that wasn’t already obvious), and I am here because I am a sucker for all things style related. Cous Cous (my little puppy boy) is mostly just here to be my ultra cute accessory. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I feel like in today’s trend saturated world, it can at times be incredibly difficult to feel at all unique or establish your own personal sense of style. Because of that, I wanted to start this blog to not only challenge myself to explore fashion and my own sense of style more thoroughly (i.e. have an excuse to buy lots of clothes…sorry husband ;), but to also have a community to share these explorations with. I think that having an impeccable sense of style is great, but above all it’s most important to remain true to yourself in your choices. After all, your clothes are an exterior reflection of who you are – don’t you want them to accurately represent you? ๐Ÿ™‚

Crop Top – Similar here,ย here, & here | Shorts – Similar here & here | Necklace – Similar hereย & hereย | iPhone Case

In an effort to be more aware of my personal style goals, I recently bought this book called The Curated Closet, which is all about steps you can take to actually figure out what your true sense of style is – and then build a lifestyle appropriate wardrobe full of pieces you love off of that. You know, instead of making a bunch of trendy impulse purchases on a whim and then feeling frustrated by a closet full of “nothing to wear” (can anyone else relate?!).

Now I’ll admit, my shopping strategies aren’t exactly calculated beyond my gut reaction of “I NEED THAT!” – but I’m hoping to get to the point where my purchases won’t be so dictated by practicality, trends, or impulse (okay let’s be honest, sometimes impulse buys are the best). Either way, I hope that you’re excited to join me on this journey of self exploration, and that you’ll be inspired to branch out more and explore your own sense of style as well! And remember, there’s nothing wrong with following trends or buying into what’s popular – as long as you remember to “be the most you” while you do it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย Since we’re all new here, leave a comment below and introduce yourself – I can’t wait to get to know you!

 

xx. grace

 

Photography by (my huzz!) Daniel Mattei.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Jennie Forsberg

    I can’t wait to go on a fashion adventure with you! And I’m sure be inspired to spend money I don’t have to better represent myself….and I’m cool with that! Love this post, love your hot face and your amazing style. And that little fox…he is a classic piece:)๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

    August 7, 2017 at 7:09 pm
    • Reply Grace

      Ha! You already have the best style…but we’re def long overdue for a shopping trip together! Plus now you have to meet my second little classic piece!! <3

      September 12, 2017 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Brittany Moses

    love this!

    August 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm
    • Reply Grace

      Thanks love! I can’t wait to follow along with all your new boutique adventures!!

      September 12, 2017 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Carly Lopez

    I love everything about this!! Just thinking recently about how I feel so not me in my clothes and how I don’t even know where to start to change that. Can’t wait to hear and see your musings <3

    August 13, 2017 at 6:07 am
    • Reply Grace

      Aw! Isn’t that the worst? I hate when I look in my closet and nothing excites me or makes me feel good. I hope you get inspired to explore your style more and what makes you feel the most you when you wear it. Love love!

      September 12, 2017 at 10:59 am

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