Express Gray Dress

Graceful Glamour Girl Express Dress

Graceful Glamour Girl Helen & Louise Scarf

Graceful Glamour Girl Black and White Vest

Graceful Glamour Girl Christina's Boutiques Boots

Graceful Glamour Girl Gray Dress

Graceful Glamour Girl Winter Wardrobe

Graceful Glamour Girl Up Close

| Dress: Express (similar here) | Scarf: Helen & Louise (similar here) | Vest: 116 Bijou (similar here) | Boots: Christina’s Fine Clothing (similar here) |

How about that weather this week? Is winter already over? I hope not. I haven’t been to the snow enough times to soak it all up. However if the weather is going to get warmer, one of my favorite outfits featuring this gray dress and it’s ready to go. I have to tell you, when I shot this outfit it definitely was NOT warm outside. I was shivering in between shots. My sister, mom and nephew were out there with me and were bundled up beyond belief, as I stood there in a thin dress. Either way, I have to tell you, this has become one of my favorite outfits.

I found this vest at a store in Turlock, CA called 116 Bijou. I have been following them on Instagram for forever but finally made time to stop in. They have such cute items and as soon as I saw this vest, I knew exactly how I wanted to wear it. I added this gray knit dress from Express. I’ve had it for years, however there is just something that made it pair perfectly with this vest. I added my super comfortable brown riding boots and a blue scarf to finish it off. I have already worn this outfit to work quite a few times and have been dying to share it! You can take a look at other ways I wear my favorite brown riding boots, here and here.

I have a texture problem. I don’t like textures that are static clingy, one’s that cling to my curves or whats that make me hot all day. Needless to say this knit dress is none of those things and is great for any occasion. Just don’t stand out in a park in the severe wind, it doesn’t end well, people. My sister and mom got a good laugh though. A huge thanks to my sister who took these photos for me. I’d say she has a future in photography, what do you think?

Hope you all have a great Wednesday! God bless!

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Week 2 Update

FitJourney Week 2 Update

Let me just start off by saying that i’m not one of those people who takes pictures of all her food. However, seeing as how it is a requirement for bootcamp, I’ve been doing my best to keep up. I’m so excited to share my week 2 update! When I was putting together this collage I was thinking about how I really need to work on my meal presentations haha. Some of these are just sad. LOL. So Friday I had my first weigh in since starting bootcamp. I am pretty stoked about how it went. I have been sticking to my meal plans and workouts now that my cold is gone. I was a little nervous to step on the scale but was beyond excited once I did.

These last two weeks have been such a rollercoaster. I didn’t really expect to have any mood swings or anything even though I was warned I would. However last weekend, one snuck up on me and caught me completely off guard. What started out as accidentally burning my finger while cooking dinner, turned into full blown tears and frustration. I kind of felt pathetic for crying because I never cry and my finger didn’t really hurt as bad as it could have. However something just made me ball. I’m really thankful I was around my family and my sweet nephew cause they cheered me right up.┬áHonestly, I have never experienced anything like that. I laughed about it later but phew, it was weird.

I have learned a lot in the last two weeks. For one I have learned that healthy food isn’t gross. Yes, I actually thought that before bootcamp. I guess I was just eating the wrong healthy food. Another thing I have learned is i’m physically stronger than I thought I was. I have been pushing myself like crazy in the gym and am surprisingly only moderately sore. I am grateful for my gym where they are encouraging and inspirational. I don’t feel like i’m failing even if I don’t get to all the reps I needed to. It makes all the difference you guys! Want to read why i’m doing this? You can find that post here. You can also find a great recipe, here.

Can’t wait to share more updates with you all! God bless!

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Sitting Pretty + Giveaway!

Graceful Glamour Girl Sitting Pretty Top

Graceful Glamour Girl Tory Burch Clutch

Graceful Glamour Girl Valentine's Day

Graceful Glamour Girl Shane's Flower

Graceful Glamour Girl V-Day Outfit

Graceful Glamour Girl Swingset

Graceful Glamour Girl Sitting Pretty Giveaway

| Top: Sitting Pretty | Necklace: c/0 Sitting Pretty | Leggings: Target | Boots: Target (similar here) | Clutch: Tory Burch | Giveaway Items: c/o Sitting Pretty |

 Can you believe that it is already February? Where did January go? I caught the worst cold/flu bug in January and I feel like it made the month fly by. February is one of my favorite months. There is snow on the ground, love in the air and the only time it is 100% acceptable to buy yourself a huge box of chocolates. I have definitely done that a time or two. Today i’m teaming up with Sitting Pretty for this post.

Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite days. Not because of all the hype around it but because of the fact it was made special by my dad for so many years. When I was little, my dad used to work for Budweiser. Every year on Valentine’s Day he would come to my school and while I was out to recess he would leave one single red rose on my desk. He then would leave his business card and on the back would write, “Happy Valentine’s Day! Love Dad.” The first few years were completely unexpected. I can’t tell you how special I felt in elementary school when I would come back from recess and see that rose.

When I got into Junior High it was still just as special. My friends would see his Bud van out in front of the school and before they could even call my name over the loud speaker, I would know he was here. I still have all the business cards he wrote on. I will cherish them for the rest of my life. Even when I didn’t have a Valentine I always had him. Well last year and this year, there’s a new Valentine in my life. His name would be Shane. My sweet sweet nephew is the light of my life and he was so sweet to take some pictures with me. How cute could he be with that flower? Be still my heart.

I decided this outfit would be the perfect date night outfit for Valentine’s Day. It is comfortable and so classy. I added this oversized shirt with a pair of my favorite leggings and boom, you’ve got an outfit! I found the shirt and necklace at Sitting Pretty in Chowchilla!

Here is the really exciting part of today’s post. It is a GIVEAWAY! I’ve teamed up with Sitting Pretty in Chowchilla, CA., to give you a few accessories for the perfect Valentine’s date night. Sitting Pretty is kind enough to give away the purse and necklace in the last photo of this post. Want to enter to win? Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter link below to enter! Good luck! Winner will be chosen Sunday, February 7th and announced shortly after.

Have a great day! God bless!

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** A huge thank you to Sitting Pretty for providing my necklace and the giveaway items for the purpose of this post. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Graceful Glamour Girl.