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    How To Get The Perfect Fit Every Time

    The Perfect Fit - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, wears an eShakti pajama style blouse in a laundromat in Phoenix, Arizona.

    The Perfect Fit - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, wears an eShakti pajama style blouse in a laundromat in Phoenix, Arizona.

    You know what’s the worst? Going shopping and finding something you absolutely love, only to find that it fits you…completely wrong. It’s like some sort of cruel joke. Whether your bust is too big (or in my case, too smallย ๐Ÿ™„ย the worst!) for the the top that fits you otherwise perfectly, or the jeans that fit your thighs just right, but leave a gaping space between your butt and the back hem of the jeans because you aren’t a Kardashian, it’s an altogether frustrating scenario that happens wayyy too often. (Don’t lose heart just yet though – this post is gonna help you get the perfect fit!)

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    Morning Coffee

    Grace Mattei, blogger behind the lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, wears a plaid blazer and black turtleneck while having her morning coffee at La Grande Orange in Phoenix, AZ.

    Grace Mattei, blogger behind the lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, wears a plaid blazer and black turtleneck while having her morning coffee at La Grande Orange in Phoenix, AZ.Grace Mattei, blogger behind the lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, wears a plaid blazer and black turtleneck while having her morning coffee at La Grande Orange in Phoenix, AZ.There’s something to be said for a morning ritual – an order in which you do things to get your day started on the right note. A favorite song to wake you up, a morning yoga routine to energize you, a cup of morning coffee. Honestly, my morning routine is something I desperately need to work on. You’d think I’d be better about having a peaceful morning ritual, especially as a freelancer who can make my own schedule – but I suppose that’s just something I’ll have to try and improve on this year! Anyway, while Daniel and I have gotten pretty lax about keeping to any sort of regular routine lately, there’s still one thing that we usually love to share in together to start our day off right – and that’s our cup of morning coffee.ย  Read more

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    The 70’s Called…

    Grace Mattei, blogger behind the lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, wears a 70's style denim jumpsuit, wedges, and a red floral hair wrap.

    Grace Mattei, blogger behind the lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, wears a 70's style denim jumpsuit, wedges, and a red floral hair wrap.Grace Mattei, blogger behind the lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, wears a 70's style denim jumpsuit, wedges, and a red floral hair wrap.The 70’s called…and they want their jumpsuit back. I don’t know what’s in the water, but these past few months I’ve been all about a good 70’s throwback outfit. The thing is, if you would’ve asked me what my least favorite decade was style-wise in recent years, the 70’s would’ve been my definite answer, without even a second thought. Think about it. The corduroy. The insane overuse of psychedelic prints. The feathered hair (on men especially#nah). The rusty muted tones. The bell bottoms. Yuck!

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    A Farewell to Summer: The Baby Spice Remix

    Grace Mattei, blogger behind the lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, poses in downtown Phoenix, AZ in a white crop top, satin pink track shorts, and light pink adidas gazelles.

    Grace Mattei, blogger behind the lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, poses in downtown Phoenix, AZ in a white crop top, satin pink track shorts, and light pink adidas gazelles.

    (These have been my go-to earrings for the past few weeks – these exact ones are currently sold out, but I’ve linked to some super similar ones below at the bottom of the post. Keep an eye out for them in the next few weeks…you’ll definitely be seeing a lot more of them!)

    Grace Mattei, blogger behind the lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, poses in downtown Phoenix, AZ in a white crop top, satin pink track shorts, and light pink adidas gazelles.

    Hello again! I’ll be keeping today’s post short in the name of procrastination, considering the fact that it’s 11:00 the night before I’m posting this and I’m about 2 seconds from passing out. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Whoops! Sometimes the week just gets away from you…can anyone else relate?!

    Now I know that everyone and their mother who writes a blog is posting all about sweater weather, over the knee boots, pumpkin spice lattes, and the like – but I’m wrapping up September over here with one more Summer worthy outfit. Although we finally did experience a weather shift here in Phoenix (and I couldn’t be more pleased…it’s actually not sweltering when I wake up!), it’s definitely still warm enough for some good old satin shorts.

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    Brilliant Bodysuit

    Y’all, the heat in Phoenix is no joke. I mean, I may look like I’m just casually chilling outside in these photos, but the fact of the matter is that taking pictures while trying to look cute (and not like a hot mess) in the Summer is. A. Commitment. As in, the reality is that while taking these pics, I was sweating from….well, basically everywhere.

    SO, all that to say – sometimes my strategy to combat this oppressive heat is to just basically wear as little as possible. Makes sense right? Enter, the bodysuit.

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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™‚

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