The Art of Autumn Procrastination

Sometimes Gracefully Ruche 2Sometimes Gracefully Ruche 3Sometimes Gracefully Ruche 5Sometimes Gracefully Ruche 4

Top: Ruche; Jeans: Forever 21; Boots: Similar
Top: Ruche; Jeans: Forever 21; Boots: Similar

Last Sunday was supposed to be our unofficial day of productivity. We were busy on Saturday enjoying every second of my cousin’s wedding, so we figured that we’d save all of our domestic and academic to-dos for Sunday. The apartment will be vacuumed! The bathroom mirrors will be Windexed! Books will be read! Papers will be edited! Someone will take out the recycling!

We had our arms flexed, our red bandanas wrapped around our heads, and the phrase “We Can Do It!” markered on our foreheads. It was all very “Rosie the Riveter.

But then we discovered The Blacklist over lunch. And all procrastination broke loose. There were good guys. Bad guys. Plot twists. Fast walking. Who-done-its. Crazy people. Secrets. Dysfunctional relationships. Long gazes and stares. Sleek business suits. Clenched fists. So. Much. Drama. And the background music is just so darn intense. My hands were clenched for a socially unacceptable number of hours {Yes, Netflix. We’re still watching The Blacklist. Go judge another family who hates cleaning their apartment}.

 We did eventually decide that we needed a break from The Blacklist {“Too much television will melt your brain, ya hooligans!”…I’ve got an old granny voice in my mind that often threatens me with such scientifically supported statements}, so we took a walk around the nearby park and watched the fall trees glow as the sun set on Minneapolis. Darrin talked about how much he loves our neighborhood,  our little home, and to-do lists that we’re frequently putting off. Today is now Tuesday, and we still need to vacuum and Windex and read. I’m sure we’ll find some way to procrastinate on the autumn to-dos for just a little longer…I mean, this lovely season only lasts for so long, here in Minnesota. It’s sometimes best to just ignore the lists and spend time with the trees. And if we’re not going to figure out the mysteries of The Blacklist, then who will? WHO WILL, I ASK YOU?! 😉

Hope you have a relaxing Tuesday!


  • Reply hazel hae bo October 21, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Ooooh.. Fall weather is coming. Love the top.

    Hazel =)
    Please follow me on Instagram: @theskimplelife

  • Reply Christina Storm October 21, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Such gorgeous photos! I love that top!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  • Reply Lauren October 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

    That top is so pretty and your hair is perfection!

  • Reply Deniz October 21, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Your sweater is super cute!

    – Deniz

  • Reply Kelsey Ann Yoki October 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Autumn in Minnesota is the absolute best. I find myself getting less done, but it is all so I can just enjoy this beautiful season (it’s my favorite!)

    • Reply Grace Beekman October 23, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      For real, right?! The trees have been insane this year!

  • Reply Idalia October 21, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    loving the outfit!



  • Reply jennifer prod October 22, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    oh grace, these pictures are stunning – it’s a good thing you paused blacklist (i know how hard that can be) to enjoy those glowing trees. side note: the city already put twinkling lights in the trees over here – it’s gorgeous!

    • Reply Grace Beekman October 23, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Gah! We definitely have to head over there! I’m one of those “it’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit!” kind of people…haha!

  • Reply Allie Kay October 22, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    These photos are adorable! Great blog 🙂


  • Reply Sienna October 22, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    your hair is so beautiful and bouncy! i love it

  • Reply Anna James October 23, 2014 at 3:22 am

    oh my goodness, these pictures are so adorable. Love that top! If you get a moment, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest. 🙂 xx

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