Living with Grace

A lifestyle blog inspired by a college student’s love for food, fashion, design, and fabulous finds


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Spring Fever

spring2014Spring Fever = 

  1. The wanting the present to become summer.
  2. Slacking off in school because the year is almost over.
  3. The wanting to be outside every day rather than inside.

(according to Urban Dictionary)

I could not agree more. Enjoy the beautiful spring day today!


 

Featured above (clockwise from the top): Flowers, Maison Jules Dress on Refinery29, Emerson Fry Dress via DustJacket Attic, Ruche Embroidered Shorts, Free People Coconuts Sandal, Ruche Blouse, Ruche Flourish Outfit

 


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Nashville, Tennessee

This year I enjoyed my last spring break in Nashville, Tennessee. Over the course of 4 days I visited:

  • Centennial Park
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Belmont Mansion
  • The Hermitage, Home of Andrew Jackson
  • Belle Mead Plantation
  • Frist Center for Visual Arts
  • Tennessee Capitol
  • Hatch Show Print
  • Robert’s Western World

I ate at 4 incredible restaurants (all of which I highly recommend):

Touring Nashville was a blast. My favorite part of the trip was actually learning the history of the city. The tours of the Hermitage, Belle Mead, and the Belmont Mansion were fascinating. And of course, the live music aspect made walking around the downtown area a ton of fun. Nashville’s Broadway is not quite the same as Austin’s 6th Street but the two are very similar, cowboy boots and all. There is so much more to do and see in Nashville. I can’t wait to go back, hopefully sometime in the near future!


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Kale, Kale, Kale + More Kale

kale 6 ways

I’m kale obsessed and you should be too.

Here’s why:

  • It has more vitamin C than an orange
  • It has more vitamin A than any other leafy green
  • It contains the omega-3 fatty acid that supports brain & heart health

(source: Huffington Post)

On board yet? Try these recipes (pictured above):

I typically make my kale salad with granny smith apple slices, avocado, quinoa, green onion, toasted pecans, dried cranberries and Annie’s Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Then I make kale chips with whatever leftovers I have from the week. Simple, easy, and healthy!

Are you hooked on this leafy green yet? How do you enjoy your kale?


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The Classy Cubicle

The Classy Cubicle

Today I want to share with you another blog called “The Classy Cubicle.” The author, Mary, has devoted her posts to workweek fashion.

Can you guess why I wanted to share this blog with you? Our daily college roll-out-of-bed look isn’t going to get us very far in the real world. Senior year is here and coming to a close, probably faster than most of us would like. That’s why I think this blog can be a relevant resource to you, no matter which industry of work you decide to go in to.

Mary posts classy work outfits and offers readers an opportunity to get the look with similar, affordable items. Yes, she posts great finds from Forever21 and ASOS. She even re-wears items so that if you scroll through the blog or her Pinterest page you can see how she creates different looks with the same items.

So do you feel like giving up your sorority t-shirts yet? At least we still have a couple more months to get acclimated to the real world.

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