The Dance Party Text

Sometimes Gracefully Nordstrom Rack Sometimes Gracefully Nordstrom Rack 3 Sometimes Gracefully Nordstrom Rack 5 Sometimes Gracefully Nordstrom Rack 2

Polo: similar; Sweater: Nordstrom Rack; Jeans: American Eagle; Heels: Target; Bag: c/o Mellow World
Polo: similar; Sweater: Nordstrom Rack; Jeans: American Eagle; Heels: Target; Bag: c/o Mellow World

All of these graduate school deadlines that I initially ignored at the beginning of the academic year have now arrived with a vengeance because, well, who cares about planning for major Midterm papers when you’re breaking in a new mechanical pencil on a clean sheet of paper from your sleek new notebook {nerd alert}?! The beginning of the academic semester is exciting! The middle of the academic year can be a drag. An incredibly busy and stressful drag. Unless your sweet husband sends you a text message in the middle of your three hour long night class that reads: “Dance party when you get back.”

Yes sir.

I arrived home ready to blast the new T-Swift album {duh} and found Darrin at his office desk, surrounded by heavy textbooks and loose leaf sheets of notebook paper. He had the movie Les Miserables playing on his computer screen while he operated on some strange, scientific robot. Because nothing says “Let’s watch Les Mis!” like the presence of a robot.

We took a rain check on the dance party because, well, ROBOTS you guys, and Darrin tried to explain to me the programs he was creating while the little robot machine hummed at a register that did not jive with Anne Hathaway’s “I Dreamed A Dream.”

I fell asleep that night thinking about three main ideas:

*Dance party invites from Darrin are just the coolest. Even if they don’t necessarily occur. It’s the thought that counts, folks.

*I sure hope that robot in the other room doesn’t turn into a Decepticon. I’ve seen Transformers. I know allllll about evil robots trying to take over the world.

*Robots, musicals, academics, dorky dance parties…our kids are going to be huge nerds.

On that note, how about 10% off any handbag purchase over at Mellow World? The handbag I’m sporting above is so perfect for the fall, so be sure to browse their site and use the code SOMETIMESGRACEFULLY at checkout for a discount! As Matthew McConaughey would say, “Alllll right all right!”


  • Reply jennifer prod October 28, 2014 at 8:54 am

    what a fun post – i love how you two make every day more fun for one another 🙂 and maybe you should organize the dance party next time? make sure it happens? you wouldn’t wanna miss spinnin’ right round to t.swift 🙂

  • Reply Christina Storm October 28, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I love this look! That sweater is perfect for fall! And I know I say it every time, but your hair is just beautiful!

    The Style Storm

    <3, Christina

  • Reply ≈ CARMEN ≈ October 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Although I prefer mechanical pencils to regular ones, my left-handedness makes using them very messy. I stick with pens. Hooray for stress-relieving dance parties. :] // ☼ ☯

  • Reply Megan October 28, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I love the look of a oversize sweater with a collared shirt underneath! The statement necklace is so pretty too!

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