Neon + Tartan.

coat // bag // skirt

Friday! I am taking a half day today! I’m going home to Cape Cod tomorrow, and before I leave I’m having lunch with a friend in the city and doing a bit of museum hopping and experiencing the pretty, magical city. Since moving to Brooklyn I don’t get uptown very much but it’s just so wonderful this time of year.

Yesterday was one of those manic days. I finished up the bulk of my Christmas shopping, got to the post office to mail all of my long distance gifts (which will probably all be late – #fail), ran 1,000,000 errands, and made it to the Apple store. My laptop has been on the fritz (and it’s 7 years old which probably isn’t helping) so I bought a new one so that I can work a bit while I’m home, and I got the new iPhone X. Oh my god – I am a creature of habit and having a hard time dealing with the new interface.. anyone else? The lack of a home button is so strange and I’ve been doing a lot of googling (i.e. how to take a screenshot!) but I LOVE the new camera and being able to send those funny animojis. So I mean, obviously it’s worth it since I can now send talking unicorn texts to all my friends, right? Ha.

I hope you guys had a good week and that you’re through the last of the holiday madness. We’re almost there!!! XOXO

Outfit Details: J.Crew Cocoon Coat (also here. It runs a bit big…I am wearing a size 4 tall) // Old Navy Tee (very old, love this) // Vineyard Vines Tartan Skirt (c/o, also here) // Cambridge Satchel Company Gold Cloud Bag (c/o) // Express Tights (the best tights!) // Club Monaco Boots // Celine Sunglasses // Pat McGrath Lipstick in McGrath Muse

photography by Trent Bailey.


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  1. Happy Friday to you! Dang, I’m jealous you got the new iPhone X. My iPhone 6 needs some serious upgrading, haha!

    I love the colour combination of this outfit, especially the coat. Such a nice way to add a little cheer to the cold weather. 🙂

    Hope you have a great weekend! ❤❤

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    12.22.17 Reply
    • thank you so much charmaine! i am loving the X so far – there is definitely a learning curve but after a few days with it, i’m really liking it! the camera is so great.

      12.26.17 Reply
  2. Happy Holidays! Love the fun, unexpected skirt – so festive!

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  3. sydnee:

    Love the skirt, so Christmasy! Merry Christmas!

    Design by Sydnee | A Lifestyle Blog

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  4. Love this color combination! I just upgraded to the iPhone 8 Plus and, while it’s not as different as the X, it’s been so great. Loving Portrait mode photos!

    Happy holidays, girl!

    briana |

    12.22.17 Reply
    • thanks brianna!! and yesssss portrait mode is the best! it’s amazing what great photos (and video) it can capture!

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  5. I never would have thought to pair neon and tartan, but you are rocking it! Happy holidays to you and yours! – Kristin | It’s Kristin

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  6. Natali:

    Super fun and bright outfit! Love the combo of neon yellow and tartan, I haven’t thought of mixing these two before. 🙂

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  7. Missy:

    Just wanted to say thanks for providing such great content to your readers, Grace. Yours is the first blog I read in the AM. You’re real and honest and funny — and it shows that you genuinely love this work. Merry Christmas!

    12.22.17 Reply
    • thank you so much, missy! truly so kind of you to say! hope you have a great holiday!!

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  8. What a fun color! I’m totally eyeing that purse!


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  9. Grace. Yours is the first blog I read in the AM. I like it your blog.

    12.24.17 Reply
  10. temple run 3:

    I like the dress that she wears beautifully.

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