Channeling Farrah

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So I know that while just about every other blogger was going nuts for Valentine's Day, I neglected to post any sort of tribute to it - but what can I say? It's been a busy couple weeks. Plus, I'm wearing pink here, so that has to count for something, right?

I've actually been wearing pink a lot lately. Straying from my usual black ensembles, I think the already 80 degree temps here in Phoenix have brought my playful side back. When I saw this retro roller derby/collegiate style top in Zara, it was love at first sight. Pair it with a pair of these bad boy palazzos (which are so comfy, they might as well be pajamas), and you've got a Farrah Fawcett-esque look that's too good to pass up. Also, for some reason this shirt kind of reminds me of Golden Girl era Bea Arthur...which only gives it extra points in my book. ;)

In completely other news, I've been struggling to find the time to post lately. Between work and trying to do graphic design on the side, I've had a lot of trouble keeping up with this blog. It's been pretty frustrating - I know I can't do everything, but it seems like it should be manageable. How about you guys - does anyone else have trouble managing their time?

Any tips on finding a better "life balance"? I'd love to hear!

xo, grace - @thegracemattei

Parisian Chic

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dress/Zara (similar), boots/Aldo (similar - on sale!), tote/Madewell, necklace/Etsy, jacket/TjMaxx (similar)

Sorry for the image overload on this post, but these are some of my favorite pics that Schmoo and I have taken so far. That, and I'm just a little *obsessed* with this fantastic Parisian inspired dress I recently picked up at Zara. Seriously, I feel like I belong in France when I wear it. I probably bought way more than I should have at Zara's semi-annual sale, but I justified it by buying only staple pieces that you can wear the crap out of (except for this necklace, which reminds me of candy and was too good to pass up.). Speaking of, you'll probably be seeing this dress a lot more get ready. ;)

What staple pieces do you have in your closet?

xo, grace - @thegracemattei