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    Summer Frosé with Barefoot Wine

    European picnic vibes with thegracemattei Summer Frosé with Barefoot Wine
    Thank you to Barefoot Wine for sponsoring this post! All thoughts and opinions are my own, as always. 😉

    Guys!! Officially coming to you from the other side – and by the other side, I mean my *thirties.* PAUSE FOR EFFECT. 😛 Not gonna lie, it was something that I was literally dreading for the longest, but now that it’s actually here I’ve decided to just embrace it. After all, life is good! Age is just a number. I feel happy and blessed in my everyday life – and while nothing ever turns out quite like you plan, I feel like I’m on a path that I’m excited about. So all that to say…20’s, you were alright. Now I’m old and wise so…bring it on 30’s. OKAY enough of the sap, let’s talk about what really matters…the fact that it’s SUMMER and this bomb Summer Frosé with Barefoot Wine Frosé recipe I made. 🙂

    European picnic vibes with thegracemattei Summer Frosé with Barefoot Wine

    European picnic vibes with thegracemattei Summer Frosé with Barefoot Wine

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    Beauty, Lifestyle

    Waterless Haircare with Pantene

    thegracemattei of the gracest wearing braids in her pink hair with flowers in them. Pantene waterless haircare advertisement

    thegracemattei of the gracest wearing braids in her pink hair with flowers in them. Pantene waterless haircare advertisement

    This blog post is sponsored by Pantene, all thoughts and opinions are my own. As always 😉

    Hello again! Coming to you from social distancing day who the heck even knows anymore…because I sure don’t that’s for sure. Idk how you guys have been living your life during quarantine, but I’ve basically been living in sweats nonstop. Like…I honestly need to get my act together y’all haha. HOWEVER, I’ve decided that in order to get my life together and start being more productive during this time, I needed to give myself a low maintenance get ready routine that doesn’t take too long but still makes me feel good! Enter, the Waterless Collection from Pantene. I’m about to bless y’all with some get ready knowledge rn!!

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    Fashion, Outfits

    DOC MARTENS SUMMER STYLING

    doc Martens styled with socks and flowers

    doc Martens styled with socks and flowers

    *Thank you to Zappos for sponsoring this blog post!* Hey y’all! It’s been a minute. And by a minute, I mean a loooong one. What can I say, life has been…crazy! Like transitioning to working for myself full time, Daniel leaving his job and us moving to another state to pursue our dreams crazy. And while everything seems especially wild right now (global pandemic and all), one thing that hasn’t changed (and never will) is my love for fashion. SO today let’s talk about something a little more upbeat than pandemics – doc martens! More specifically, doc martens SUMMER styling!

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    Fashion, Lifestyle, Outfits, Personal

    Arizona Desert Boho Elopement Wedding Shoot

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    Hi guys! Today’s post is a little different than usual, but one that I’m really excited to share with you all! As some of you probably already know, Daniel and I recently celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary (hi, we’re officially old) on February 3rd. (Yes, the Super Bowl. We actually got married on the Super Bowl too…what are sports? 😂 ) Anyway, as you can imagine, a lot can change in 6 years! So we decided to get all dressed up in our wedding best again and have ourselves a fun little wedding do-over shoot! An Arizona desert boho elopement wedding style shoot to be exact. 😏 Wedding trends come and go (clearly – peep some photos from our actual wedding here), but the one thing I’d never change is my groom. Or our sweet little ring bearer – look at that tiny pink noseeee!

    I’ll spare you all the details of me telling you about how much I love Daniel, and just let the photos do the talking instead. I hope you guys enjoy them, find inspiration in them for all you engaged couples, and let them remind you that you’re never too old to dress up and have fun with the one you love. 🙂 Also if you love this style, I made sure to link all the products that I could below for you guys so you can rock this style too! And special thanks to Lulu’s for sending me this lovely dress to skip through the desert in. 🙂

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    Fashion, Outfits, Style Picks

    3 Ways to Wear Sparkle for the Holidays

    Grace Mattei, writer and fashion blogger behind the Gracest blog poses in subtle sheen power suit to show how to wear sparkle for the holidays.

    Alright, so I know that it’s the end of December and the holidays are honestly almost over. But it’s been on my list to write this post since I shot these photos a few weeks ago, and I’ll be damned if I was gonna let them go to waste! (#persist) That being said, let’s talk about 3 ways to wear sparkle for the holidays! Or ya know, just any time of year. Because honestly I’d probably wear sequins every day of my life if you guys wouldn’t judge me for it. (New 2019 goal, perhaps? 😏 )

    Now I know some of y’all are extra like me, and are like – umm the only way to wear sparkle is to cover your body with it entirely. Obviously. But for those of you who are more reserved, or ya know, just normal – I’ve got you covered too girl! Scroll below for 3 different ways to wear your sparkle, and for lots of outfit links and inspo as well.

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    Fashion, New York, Outfits, Travel

    How To Attend NYFW For The First Time

    Grace Mattei, writer and fashion blogger behind the Gracest blog poses in NYC & talks about how to attend NYFW.

    Guys! The post you’ve all been waiting for – let’s talk about how you can attend NYFW (yes, even as a small blogger)!

    First of all, what even is NYFW, you ask? NYFW stands for New York Fashion Week. It’s an event held in NYC every February and September, when designers showcase their upcoming collections to both the public and fashion industry. There are tons of invite-only fashion shows, parties, events, and showrooms that go on during NYFW, and tons of fabulous people who attend them (including you after this post!).

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    Arizona, Lifestyle

    5 Reasons to Take a Staycation

    Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ.


    Right now you can use code INFLUENCER for 25% off a stay of your own and free valet parking at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar PHX!


    I don’t know about you guys, but traveling is one of my favorite things to do. Unfortunately, if you aren’t a full-time travel blogger, then there might not always be budget or enough vacation days for a big getaway! So, what do you do? Enter, the Staycation. Staycations are like the little sister of the vacation. They’re the perfect way to spend some time outside of the house, have some of the same relaxing perks of being on vacation, and get to know your own city! Kind of like traveling without any of the actual exhausting “travel” part involved. Daniel and I were fortunate enough to recently partner with Hotel Palomar right in downtown Phoenix for a little staycation of our own, and now I’m here to convince you why everyone (yes, including you!) should take a staycation at least once. 🙂

     

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