Monday, July 28, 2014


It goes without saying that I've worn the pineapple print pretty much this entire summer.
I pulled out the pineapple skirt here in South Korea for a shopping day out in the city. The weather was too humid so I opted for a high bun and minimal bling. We also went in and out of taxis all day, which definitely wasn't the best idea considering I wore wedges and a skirt, but once we were on our feet, it was comfy enough to walk around in.
P.S. I love the idea of wearing a darker pink lipstick to add a little color to a plain white graphic tee.

P.S. We're heading to the capital (Seoul) tomorrow for the last few days in South Korea. I can't believe it's almost time to head home!

Be sure to follow along on my travel snaps via Instagram with the hashtag #gracefulleetravels !

Wearing: tee: ByLucianaM c/o | skirt: J.Crew (sold out) same print in a sweater + here + here | sunglasses: Karen Walker | ring: Francesca's | heart ring: Gigglosophy (on SALE for $19!) | watch: Timex c/o | shoes: Dolce Vita c/o Belk (now for $45!) | lipstick: Besame 'Exotic Pink' c/o Gloss48 | necklace: monogram necklace c/o Onecklace (similar here) | bracelet: Benevolent Jewels c/o (sold out) but shop the bracelet section here |


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Thursday, July 24, 2014


Lately, my summer wardrobe has consisted of stripes and panama hats.
Talk about walking out of a J.Crew style catalog, ha! Ever since I purchased these ASOS cropped pants, I have been wearing them nonstop. 

Today, I am back in Gwangju after a week-long rendezvous around South Korea. We visited several places, such as a waterpark / gold spa and resort, traditional houses, aquariums, saw a waterworks display show, took family photos, and headed out to fancy restaurants. I. am. exhausted... to say the least.

Also, guess what!
I recently teamed up with Armed & Readi to share some of my favorite picks, and now you can SHOP the Gracefullee Made x A&R featured collaboration! Which one is your favorite?

 Wearing: top: Forever 21 (old) similar here | pants: ASOS | panama hat: Forever 21 | shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target (old) similar here + here | bracelet: Armed & Readi c/o from the (Gracefullee Made x A&R collection| bracelet: Armed & Readi (sold out) c/o from the (Gracefullee Made x A&R collectionwatch: Timex c/o | necklace: Armed & Readi c/o from the (Gracefullee Made x A&R collection| (earrings: Armed & Readi (sold out) c/o from the Gracefullee Made x A&R collection| trench coat: gifted (similar here + here + here) | sunglasses: Calico c/o (sold out) similar here + here + here + here) lipstick: Revlon |


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rooftop Sunset

Due to the rainy weather I've been experiencing in Korea, it's been a little hard to take blog pictures. So when the rain finally settled (for good, I hope), I took full advantage and slipped into this new periwinkle dress that ShopBellaC sent over. I opted for a bold red lip + this vintage Chanel clutch that matched perfectly with my ankle-strap sandal wedges. This dress would be perfect for a rooftop summer date night. Right?
Also, the intricate detailing on the shoulders is everything.

ShopBellaC is graciously offering all Gracefullee Made readers 15% off on this periwinkle dress from July 21-August 5!
Use the promo code: GraceLovesSBC at the checkout!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wearing: dress: ShopBellaC c/o | shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target (old) similar here | clutch: vintage Chanel | lipstick: Revlon | sunglasses: Karen Walker | necklace: Sunset45 c/o | earrings: Sunset45 c/o | bracelet: Armed & Readi c/o | heart ring: Gigglosophy (on SALE!) | rings: Francesca's + ASOS |

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Instaglam (Gracefullee Travels Edition)

Today's Instagram round-up is from the past few days here in South Korea.
It's taking a bit longer to adjust to the weather, people, and environment here. Life here is so different. I've seen long tube banana ice cream cones on the streets of Jeonju to people carrying umbrellas to block the sun from their faces to little 6-year-olds crossing the streets after school by themselves. And the amount of times we have stopped at coffee shops is insane. Seriously. Caffeine overload!

The weather was rainy for the first couple of days, but then the sun came out and the humidity is as high as ever. We spent most of our time outdoors walking the streets like in New York City, shopping (a lot of shopping), and eating Korean street food - which is actually pretty good.

you can follow along on my travel diary on Instagram with the hashtag #gracefulleetravels!
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{ fun fact: chicken + beer is a common combo in South Korea }

{ you haven't experienced South Korea without trying patbingsu (팥빙수) - which means red beans with ice. It's a Korean shaved ice dessert with sweet toppings like fruit, fruit syrup, red bean paste, etc. It was the perfect chill dessert after a long day of walking outdoors in the humid heat! }

{ exploring Jeonju with the siblings }
{ We spent one day entirely outdoors in triple digit weather and exercised / played soccer in this park that was a few blocks from my grandparents apartment complex. }

{ I snapped a photo of these mini Chicago-esque beans while traveling through the city of Jeonju via bus. }

{ did you know macarons here are $1?! In North Carolina, they're about $3. You can bet I stocked up on macarons! }

{ weekend splurge - purchased this Zara lime green jacket }

{ Cabaret Sauvignon wine cheersin' + dinner with the fam }

{ tried the iced chai tea latte at another local coffee shop }

{ what I wore while exploring the streets }

{ airport deets }

{ sunrise shot from Chicago }

{ at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport getting ready to board Korean Air }

{ morning flight = Starbucks latte + arm stacks }

{ shopping attire }

{ fresh squeezed juice at the airport }

{ purchased new Karen Walker sunnies! }

{ wining + dining on the Korean Air }

{ I've been drinking colombian organic coffee every morning. So delish }

{ this is a typical breakfast here at my grandparents house }

{ 10-story mall with amazing interior lighting }

{ obsessed with these stunning lights }

{ purchased this watercolor flare skirt... can't wait to style it }

 { ate memil guksu (메밀 국수) + kale and apple blended juice for lunch. Memil Guksu is buckwheat noodles and one of my favorite Korean dishes. Fun fact: buckwheat is a very healthy food to eat. }

{ loved this shop called Dewl at the mall. It reminded me of Kate Spade in a way. It's also where I purchased my watercolor skirt }

{ colombian organic coffee shot on a different morning }

{ salad + fruit + tomato smoothies for lunch }

Thanks for stopping by!

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