With Style and a Little Grace: August 2013


Happy Labor Day weekend pretties! I am off to the river for the long weekend where I am going to try to unplug and unwind. I plan on baking in the sun, riding the boat, cooking something delicious for game day and watching the Tide Roll!! Lots of relaxing in my near future! Before I head that way I will be indulging in some labor day shopping! Check out the fab sales at ShopbopTory Burch, and Madewell to name a few!

Thursday Ramblings

It's almost the long weekend friends! I am so excited because we are off tomorrow to the river to enjoy the end of summer on the water. It is also the first Alabama football game on Saturday ( ROLL TIDE!!) We are planning some boat time, I am going to finish several books, do some game day watching and relax. I can't wait!

On to my ramblings,

Pretty Little Liars

Did y'all catch the summer finale of PLL Tuesday night? I LOVE LOVE this show and I can't BELIEVE that EzrA is A.... He can't be right??? I thought they made it extra creepsterish in this episode too. I read the books and the show is so opposite of everything that happened in the books. I also think this season has gotten really wacky. I feel like the plot is all over the place but I still can't wait for the Halloween episode. Also what are your thoughts about their intro to Ravenswood? Is Caleb going to leave PLL? Can you tell I might be a little over invested in the show.. Judge free zone

I am super confused on what this is going to be about? But I know I will watch. 

Shopbop is having a sale and I have Birthday money burning a hole in my pocket... items I am currently watching



Such cute stuff check it out! I have also been perusing all the other clothing sale sites. Do ya'll ever take forever trying to decide what you really need to add to your wardrobe.... what is the best investment? I have this problem all the time and always end up buying a bunch a less expensive stuff when I should really just save for an investment piece. I am working on it! 

Currently lusting over these houses....

Happy Thursday! Its almost the long weekend!

End of Summer {OOTD}

I have not done that many outfit posts on the blog and I would love to start doing more. My camera isn't the best quality so I am saving up for this bad boy. Recently I have decided to embrace the end of summer instead of jumping straight into Fall like I normally do. It doesn't help when all my favorite blogs are already there. But lets get real I live in Mobile and it really doesn't get cold(ISH) until mid-October.
A few end of summer outfits that have made it into the rotation {bedroom is a work in progress}

Top Target Similar here/Pants Victoria Secret/Shoes Payless OLD
Chambray Shirt Forever 21 OLD Similar Here/ dress worn as skirt Tibi OLD/ shoes unknown/ Aviators Rayban
AMAZING banana milkshake

It's my Birthday {Plus Taylor and Miley at the VMAs}

Today is my Birthday friends! I hope y'all had an amazing weekend. We went to a party on the water Saturday, mass on Sunday, birthday lunch with my in-laws, and shopping with the hubs. It was such a great weekend topped off with Starbucks, pizza, and the VMAs, which was a massive cluster of craziness.... which obviously means I loved it.... did y'all see Miley?? Henry didn't make it past the dancing teddy bears :) I told him this was a judge free zone and he promptly reminded me how old I would be turning today! 

I can't even
Oh girl it was bad! But so good! Also Taylor Swift was caught in the ultimate fan girl moment but seriously who can blame her he was AMAZING last night really the only reason I watched. Oh Tay Tay she kind of looks like an alien here.

Plus this reunion had me clapping and screaming at my TV like I was 12 years old again! 


 Since today is my Birthday I am going out for lunch and then dinner with my lovely husband. I plan on indulging in all sorts of delicious food today. If I could do absolutely anything for my birthday I would go somewhere that looked like this


And wear this dress to dinner with my hubs on our own deserted island

Happy Monday!

Cobalt Blue Pinspiration

As the month of fashion is quickly approaching and all the new fall trends are arriving I have been drawn to the striking color of Cobalt Blue. It is seriously having a moment and I am not usually a blue person but I am thinking that it needs to be added to my wardrobe!

It's almost the weekend! It is also my precious Mamas Birthday! Happy Bday Mom! Love you so much!

Check me out on Pinterest for all my favorite pins - Gracie Johnston  

Birthday Wishlist

Birthday Wishlist


Happy Hump Day Friends! Sorry I have been a little MIA this week. Our weekend was very quiet and rainy. We watched several movies and I have started book 2 in the Fifty Shades series. My Birthday is coming up on Monday so I thought I would put a little wishlist up - a girl can dream - for anyone who might be reading - Henry :)
In reality we really just need to save money so that money tree is the most appropriate for the big 2-8! Hope y'all are having a great week! 

Monday Pinspiration

all images via

I am currently looking for new blog inspiration everywhere! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday y'all! I am so ready for the weekend! I have a sushi/movie date planned tonight with the hubs and some good friends and the rest of the weekend is up in the air. I have so been enjoying this little break in the heat we are having and I am trying to savor the last couple of summer weekends we have left!

These two articles from Buzz-feed left me in stitches and reminiscent of how much I LOVED The OC and want to bring it back! Enjoy


Currently Craving

This weekend I fully intend to clean out my closet in order to make room for some new items for the fall/winter! I have been trying to streamline my wardrobe and add some nice pieces but I do think this will take me a few years to get all the key pieces I want. I am currently wanting to put everything below in said closet :) Plus some other obsessions



I am addicted to PLL (Pretty Little Liars) and I can't wait for the next two episodes - I know I love ABC family don't judge! Will we find out who red coat is????? dun dun dun

Also I am getting my reality fix with The Vineyard ( ABC Fam again)... is anyone else watching this? At first it was way too bad and scripted for me but now I am kind of into it. :)

I am also finishing up The Alchemist series and have started reading the fifth book in the series The Warlock. This is a really fun series of books. I am on a reading frenzy right now with all this newfound free time! It is so nice! 


Happy Thursday.. its almost the weekend!