Monday, January 26, 2015

Buggin' Out

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shirt/H&M (sold out but found here), necklace/F21 (similar), jeans/UO, blazer/H&M (similar), shoes/Sole Society (similar), clutch/ASOS (similar)

I'm pretty much terrified of any and all kinds of bugs, but for some reason I'll wear them on my clothing. Funny huh? Found this moth shirt and bracelet in the same week and couldn't resist; it was clearly DESTINY.

In other news, it's already getting back to the early 80's here in Phoenix, and people are starting to dress for Summer. Did I miss something or is it not even February yet? Gosh. February is going to be a pretty busy month around here...Daniel and I will be celebrating 2 years of marriage (!!!), Valentine's Day, his 25th birthday, and my parents are coming to visit! Basically I'll be going broke. ;) 

What are you looking forward to in February? Can you believe the first month of 2015 is almost gone?!

xo, grace -@thegracemattei

Monday, January 12, 2015

Feelin' Fuzzy

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sweater/Nordstrom Rack (similar), shirt/TjMaxx (similar), jeans/UO, bag/Anthro (similar kiiiind of?), shoes/Nordstrom Rack (similar)

The past couple weeks we had a freak cold front in Phoenix, where it dropped down to like 32 degrees at night and stayed fairly chilly during the day. That being said, I took all these photos in cozy sweaters and whatnot, and now it's back to being in the seventies. I feel like a fake!

I know, not really much of a complaint right? Poor me, nice weather in the Winter. Don't get me wrong, I'll take it over freezing temps any day, but sometimes a girl just needs a reason to wear a fuzzy sweater, am I right?

In other news, my sisters are coming to visit me this week, and I can't waittt! Reunion! It's been over a year and a half since the last time that we were together, and it seriously can't come soon enough. Christmas was only a few weeks ago but I'm already in need of another vacation...go figure. ;)

What are you excited for this week?

xo, grace - @thegracemattei

Monday, January 5, 2015

Blue for the New Year

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sweater/TjMaxx (similar), skirt/TopShop (similar here + here), clutch/ASOS (similar here + here), shoes/TjMaxx (similar)

I was gonna write about some of my New Year's resolutions in this post, but instead decided to finish watching Lost with my schmoo (I know, we're like 80 years behind - but only 4 episodes until I'm freeee!). That being said, maybe I should resolve to watch less tv...but more on that later! ;)

What's one of your New Year's resolutions for this year?

xo, grace - @thegracemattei

Monday, December 29, 2014

New Year's Eve Classic

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dress/HM (similar), shoes/TjMaxx (similar), clutch/ASOS (similar), watch/F21

Guys, I had an epiphany the other day as I was in the dressing room, trying on a full fledged gold sequin dress. I don't look that good in sequins. They make me look weighty. And in fact, I'm willing to bet that most women who are over the age of...hmm, say 14 - and weigh more than 90 pounds would agree that they aren't exactly the most flattering thing.

Now, while I can FULLY appreciate some sequined glam in my life, I'm just deciding to play it cool this year for New Year's Eve. Instead of going all out for a piece that I can really only wear a few times at most, I decided to keep it classic. I found this simple sheath dress from H&M and knew that it would look great paired with a few metallic details. Timeless, sophisticated, and sexy, this look is one that I'll be repeating all throughout the year.

How about you guys? Going all out in sparkles this year, or keeping it classic for New Year's Eve? I'd love to hear!

xo, grace - @thegracemattei

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas with Eshakti

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dress: c/o Eshakti, boots: TJMaxx (similar), coat: SheInside, necklace + hat: F21 (similar here + here)

A little while ago I partnered up with eShakti to try out their site with custom sizing that you can tailor to your body and style. I had never heard of them before they reached out to me, but I have to say after my experience with them I'm pretty stoked about the possibilities they offer for different body types! You can take any item on their site and customize it to your exact measurements, and even change things like sleeve lengths, necklines, and hem lengths for no extra cost for your first cool is that! So listen up, size in-betweeners...because this site if for you.

I chose a dress that wasn't necessarily something I would typically buy to try and switch things up a bit. It's simple, but a fairly classic silhouette with a little flair (I wish it came in black typical is that?). I chose to shorten it a bit from the original midi length it was supposed to be since I'm pretty short, and I'm glad that I did. 

With the holidays almost here (and for those who haven't found a NYE outfit yet), see a few of my favorite picks on their site right now below. You can enter the code "patternedposies" in at checkout to get 10% off of your order now through 1.19.15. Yay! AND you can use it as many times as you want. Shop my faves: 1 2 / 3 / 4 / 5.

So ladies, what do you think? Would you give eShakti a try? Let me know if you do! 

xo, grace - @thegracemattei

*This is a sponsored post, but I really love all of the options that eShakti is providing for women of all sizes. So go on and get'cha some! Thanks for supporting the brands who support PP.