Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Flannel & Fog

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hat/Target (similar), flannel/H&M, pants/TJMaxx (similar), vest/TJMaxx (similar), shoes/Steve Madden (similar)

This is the second round of photos that we got from our drive up to Flagstaff a few weeks ago. I think that these are actually my favorite pictures that we've taken for my blog so far - I love how the dust from the passing cars added a whole new element of depth and dimension to them, and the moody overall feel. I'm also in love with the gorgeous landscape of tall evergreens that we NEVER get to see in hotass Phoenix! We're currently in Denver, and I hope that we end up getting some good photos to share with you from here too...the scenery is amazing (but it is downright FREEZING)! And as you can probably guess, I am basically living in my flannels...especially this one I'm wearing in these pics. Also these tailored sweats. I feel like they are the greatest trend-so easy to dress up OR down! I'm obsessed; for real a wardrobe staple.

Alright folksies, that's all for now. Can we just talk about how Thanksgiving is SO close?! What's your favorite dish that you're looking forward to?! #turkeytime #TD4W

xo, grace - @thegracemattei

This week I'm linking up with Lisa - you should too!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Autumn Stripes

A couple weeks ago Daniel and I took a much needed mini roadtrip into the mountains of Flagstaff to chase Fall and find some cooler weather. I've never really been one for the cold, but having lived in perpetually hot places for the past 6 years I'm starting to get a little antsy for a legitimate reason to wear one of my 400 sweaters. Even though we were there for less than 24 hours, the brisk weather was entirely rejuvenating, and I'm desperate for more of it! Thankfully we're taking another mini trip up to Denver in a few weeks-any suggestions on places to visit while we're there? I'd love to hear!

Also, I'm totally diggin stripes lately (can you tell?!). What's been your Fall go-to?

xo, grace - @thegracemattei

P.S. - I totally felt like John Mayer while taking these pictures. #thuglife

hat/similar, shirt/similar, jeans/UO, booties/similar, sweater/similar

Monday, October 13, 2014

Everyday Jumpsuit

I love the crap out of this black jumpsuit (another TJ Maxx steal obviii, so dang cheap!), because it's a perfect staple and with the right pieces it can look great for almost any season. However, with the days getting shorter and there being less and less light when I get out of work (WAH, when do you all find time to take pictures now?!), I threw this ensemble together for some quick pics and then later realized that I would literally never wear this outfit. Huh. Something about the combination...just so not me. Butttt hey-we're all entitled to our off days right? Speaking of, it's Monday. Cheers to a new week, guys.

xo, grace - @thegracemattei

P.S. - I've missed you all! What's been happening? How would you style this jumpsuit? Find a similar one here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Stripes + Florals

shirt/F21 (similar), pants/Anthro (similar), shoes/Sam Edelman, bag/Botkier (similar here & here)

Hey guys! I feel like I don't have much to report lately since I've so crazed with class, but let me tell you - I seriously can't wait for it to cool down here. If anything I just feel like it's getting hotter...I mean, do you know what it's like to take blog pictures in 110 degrees?! Sweaty, to say the least. I know I keep saying it, but I am just honestly so sick of Summer here. Somebody feel my pain! It's almost October...for the love of sweaters, can it please just cool down! Anyway, cut me some slack if my posting has been a bit infrequent...I am just waiiiiting for the day when I can wear a sweater in some pictures without feeling like I've instantly been transferred into Hell! Ha!

Also, I freaking love stripes lately. And my fake Birks. I have a feeling they'll stay with me all winter long (socks and birks what uppp! #shoobielife).

What has your latest fashion go-to been?

xo, grace - @thegracemattei

Monday, September 15, 2014

Endless Summer

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dress/F21 (similar), shoes/Sam Edelman via Nordstrom Rack (also here)

So, it's official. I've fallen off the face of the earth. I'm sorry! I keep guilting myself over not posting lately, but between taking classes (oh yeah, did I mention I'm taking classes?! Another thing to check off this list!), and work (and driving the million miles between them), I've basically had no time to like. Live. Or breathe. Or sleep, for that matter. So the fact that I'm posting right now should make you feel really proud of meee!

All that aside, not much else has changed. Being so busy, and it (STILL) being in the triple digits here in good ol' AZ, I am basically living in easy Summer dresses & jorts. I've started to buy a few "Fall" items here and there, but let's be honest...I still won't be able to use them for at least two months. Womp.

So yeah, that's about my life. OH, and Daniel and I have started watching The Office. Jim & Pam! I'm geeking out. I know, we're so 2000 and late. What's been going on with you guys?! Did anyone else just start back up with school? Busyness aside, I've actually really been enjoying myself...maybe I'll post some of the projects I've been working on in the future! It feels so good to be learning again...makes me excited!

What's something that you're excited for this week?

xo, grace - @thegracemattei