What I Actually Wore: 5.18 – 5.24

preppy yellow dress featured

Hope you guys had a great long weekend (and the unofficial start of summer, YAY). We are back with another real outfit diary! I was so happy with the response last week’s outfit diary so am going to make this a regular Monday feature. These are fun to put together though yes, I still cringe a little posting all these mirror selfies!

There are days where I will have two cute outfits and days where I won’t have anything to share. On Monday and Wednesday I was in workout clothes all day so… yeah… didn’t document those! But on other days I got dressed twice!  I also really need to wear some different earrings. I get lazy and wear the same clear earrings every day.

And I sure am getting my money’s worth from my Palmgrens bag!!!! I bought it last year and it’s still my favorite spring bag. A reader shared this knockoff with me and it’s very cute (though I still say buy the Palmgrens if you can – they are a cool Swedish brand and their craftsmanship is amazing).

Saturday Afternoon

the occasion: backyard wine at my sister’s house.

what i wore: old See by Chloe top (last seen here in this post with extremely long hair… several similar options linked below in the widget) // GRLFRND cut-offs (also here – they are from last year but the style, “Helena” is exact) // Loeffler Randall Heels // Palmgrens Rattan Bag (cute knockoff here) // BaubleBar Clear Hoop Earrings

Saturday Night

the occasion: dinner and drinks at The Williamsburg Hotel.

what i wore: Veronica Beard Jacket (last seen here) // Equipment Silk Dress //  Loeffler Randall Heels // Palmgrens Rattan Bag (cute knockoff here) // BaubleBar Clear Hoop Earrings


the occasion: reading in the park.

what I wore: James Perse tank (my favorite tanks – I’ve had this one for 5+ years and it’s still in great shape) // very old Rag & Bone cutoffs // Sonix Sunglasses (old but these are similar) // Pamela Munson Mad About Plaid Bag (gifted!) // gold Birkenstocks


the occasion: Brand meetings in the city. (Note: I pulled that chunk of cat fur off my leg on the subway. Fail.)

what I wore: BaubleBar Headband // Madewell Tee // MM La Fleur Cropped Pants (last seen in this Instagram) // Vince Warren Sneakers


the occasion: the opening party for Lemon’s (the new rooftop pop-up at The Wythe Hotel, GO if you are in Williamsburg!)

what I wore: Hanes xKarla Tee // Rodebjer Skirt (bought this past September on my trip to Sweden – get a similar look with this cute $37 skirt) // Talbots Heels // Palmgrens Rattan Bag (cute knockoff here)// BaubleBar Clear Hoop Earrings


the occasion: working from home and recording the podcast.

what i wore: MDS Stripes Dress (last seen here) // Vince Warren Sneakers // Estee Lalonde x Daisy Jewellery Necklace


the occasion: attending the opening of the new Sephora in Times Square.

what I wore: Draper James Dress (last seen in Charleston 3 years ago – that post reminds me I need to find those earrings!) // Sarah Flint Heels // Palmgrens Rattan Bag (cute knockoff here) // Tuleste Marabou Earrings


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  1. Gosh Grace, you even manage to look stylish and chic working from home! Love the last two outfits so much. The yellow dress is gorgeous on you! Perfect yellow shade! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. Megan:

    Love these pots and love your fashion, Grace!

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  3. Love these real outfit roundups! The white tee and skirt combo is my favorite. 🙂 And I agree, if you can splurge on the Palmgrens, do it! The quality and attention to detail is so worth it. I carry mine all the time! Have a great week, Grace!

    Erin | Cathedrals & Cafes

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    • Thanks Erin! Yes agreed! Usually for a straw or rattan bag I would advocate going with the cheapie but this one is so special!!

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  4. Corinna:

    Here’s another “dupe” of your beautiful Palmgrens rattan bag from Etsy! It’s gorgeous!!!


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  5. Grace, thank you for this! I get so tired of seeing only brand new stuff on people that I get worried about their wallets AND it also makes me feel like I always need to be buying! I don’t care about getting the exact same, I just like the similar stuff too!

    The Adored Life

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    • I’m so glad to hear that!! A lot of readers get irritated when it’s similar and not exact so I’m happy to hear that!

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  6. Bailey:

    LOVE this new feature!!!

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  7. kaitlyn:

    Grace! I love that this will be a recurring post! You crush the mirror selfie game! Thanks for sharing : )

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  8. Jessica Camerata:

    I love that red and blue striped dress! Such a great dress for Memorial Day weekend.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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  9. I love seeing what bloggers wear in real life, it’s so insightful! My favorites are your Saturday and Sunday posts, two great way to wear denim shorts.

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  10. Love these real outfit roundups. Looking forward to reading these every Mondays 🙂

    – Trisha

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  11. Hayley:

    Love these posts, so glad you’ll be continuing with them! I have to ask – what on earth is that knobby thing (it looks like it sticks out?! ) on the back of your phone?

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    • Ha! It’s a popsocket – I don’t know the technical word for what it does but it makes it easier to hold my phone when I’m running, talking to the camera, or taking a pic. We had branded ones made for the podcast and give them out at the live show meet & greets!

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  12. Lisa Autumn:

    I love these posts girl! And I looove your casual style!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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