To spice things up a bit, I decided to invite my friend Mariah to write on how she uses her Rags with Grace. Her story encouraged me beyond words! Have a read and be inspired!
When I was in middle school and high school, I felt different for a multitude of reasons. I was smaller than everyone else, from 4'11 I have a charming perspective in life especially when I'm on stage. It's an insecurity that's always bothered me but something that even at 18 years old I'm learning to conquer. I also never felt like I could relate to other girls. Not because I was better or they were better, I was just...different. I've spent so much of my life wishing I was "normal" or that I could have a "regular" life that I missed the value of what sets me apart. Girls would be talking about boys and I never felt ready to date, or they would say they hated their parents and my mom and dad are my best friends. I would often ask my parents or family why I felt this way and they would say 5 petit words I've heard my whole life "you're such an old soul!" This, of course is a major compliment. One I've had a hard time accepting because it glamorized what I thought was "weird" about myself. But as I've gotten older I've grown to accept and embrace my "old soul". All of this comes out in my style especially. I've always tried to dress somewhat classically and polished. Because that's what suits my soul! But even when I'm feeling a bit trendier with a little more flannel or leather than normal, "classic" isn't always fashion, sometimes it's just a posture or the way you carry yourself. So however you like to dress, remember not to overload yourself to the point where your personal style or soul can't shine through. Don't hide who you are with your rags or disguise yourself to fit in. Embrace every era of your soul and love what makes you different. That's how you wear your rags with grace!
Dress : Band of gypsies
Clutch: Louis Vuitton