Hiii everyone !! I am so excited to be starting a new segment on my blog..The LA Travel Guide Series ! For a long time now, I have received countless requests to write an LA travel guide or give recommendation around LA, but with the amount of amazing things to do here, I truly don’t think one post could do the city justice. Therefore, I am now going to start regularly posting about some of my favorite places in LA with photos, why I love it, and all that good stuff.
So if you follow me on instagram..you must know I attended Lollapalooza in Chicago last week and had the best time ! I knew it would be fun, but I wasn’t fully aware of how fun. Every artist was amazing. With all the energy, the people, the music..it made for an incredible atmosphere I am so grateful I was able to be apart of.
It’s Music Festival season !! In Louisville, Forecastle is a big event and is continually growing each year. Usually about this time of the year is when my family goes on vacation, so I actually had never been to Forecastle before this year ! When I found out I was going to be in town though, this was not an opportunity to pass up.
It’s finally here!! Tomorrow officially starts Derby weekend and I could not be more excited ! With all the festivities and energy around Louisville, Louisville has been alive this week! Whether you are going to the track or sitting this year out, Derby affects everyone in Louisville whether they like it or not. Stores, schools, gyms, and so many other businesses are closed in order to celebrate on Friday and Saturday and with all that is going on in the city, there is no way to avoid this local holiday! So in order to help you prepare for the weekend, I am sharing some of my past years Derby looks as well as my Derby-themed shop! There is still time to overnight some pieces to be in by Oaks, Derby, any weekend festivities, or maybe even if you are looking on forward to Mother’s Day!
Time to talk about the city of lights!! I could not be more excited for this post..Paris was definitely my favorite city we visited in Europe and is honestly one of my favorite cities I’ve ever been to in the world. While America will always be my home, would definitely be interested in moving to there for a few years. The people there were so kind, the fashion there was like nothing I had ever seen, every single building was beautiful, the food was amazing…need I say more?
Hello everyone!! Sorry it has been a while since you have heard from me..if you follow along on instagram (@gracieparish) and snapchat (gracieparish), you will know that I have been traveling around Europe for the past two weeks !! With spotty internet in Europe and some maintenance going on to Snapped by Gracie’s website, I have not been able to blog for a bit longer than usual but was sure to keep you all up to date through social media!!
More from NYFW!! As I mentioned in my last NYFW post on Amika, I really realized the true benefit of a blowout during NYFW! While I have always been one to love a good blowout, my hair has never been the type to fully ‘maintain’ the full benefits. Some people are blowout bar addicts and can keep their hair looking freshly blow for up to a week solely using dry shampoo..not me. I shower every single day and when I use dry shampoo it’s after a workout or if my hair looks like it needs a midday pick-me-up, so a blowout is usually something I only do on a special occasion. Before I thought, ‘my hair only takes 15 min. max to style and a blowout doesn’t even last. What’s the point?’. In New York though-oh did I realize the point.
Two weekends ago I had the best time in Atlanta and stayed at the Mandarin Oriental, which could not have been nicer! This five star hotel is in the center of absolutely everything, was so chic and comfortable, and was honestly everything I could’ve asked for! As soon as I pulled up, I was amazed with how beautiful the hotel was and knew I was about to be in for a treat. When you walk inside, it is no surprise that there is beautiful artwork hanging on the walls with sleek decor to introduce you to the hotel and its personality.
Time for some more pieces from Chaser Brand!! If you can’t already tell..I am kind of in love with Chaser Brand and love their pieces for absolutely anything! When I went to Atlanta last weekend and the weather was in the 60’s, I was so excited to pull out this new tank. It is absolutely perfect for spring, summer, or even fall weather and honestly with the colors-it is perfect for any season! Whether you wear it by itself or with a jacket, the pattern is sure to make a statement and I love the unique style! Wear this tank with blue, white, or black jeans, maybe some leather or suede, shorts or a skirt, the possibilities are endless! I paired my tank with a bandeau but think it would also be so cute with your favorite bralette or even just a bra and some fashion tape!
I am absolutely obsessed with this fall quilted sweater dress!! Sweater dresses are essential for both fall and winter and this one could not be more practical!! I mean how could you not love it for under $10?! This dress costs less than a meal and is so cute. The material on this dress is just thick enough to keep you warm but thin enough to be comfortable, light weight, and totally appropriate to wear a jacket with!