Making Time


The Darebear and I have been pretty busy these last couple of weeks playing “catch-up” with our friendships. We’re pretty dedicated people when it comes to our academic careers and non-academic careers, but that dedication keeps us extra busy. And not in a “let’s try and nurture my social life” kind of way. More in a “I may have permanent neck damage from leaning over my homework” kind of way. So, in honor of that whole “find your healthy balance” movement {Man, am I using the unnecessary air-quotes today!}, we decided to meet up with friends and family on the nights we didn’t need to breathe that stingy air that often accompanies academia…and wowza have we been busy.

FallI’m not typically a fan of being busy. My mother loves to be busy, which may be borderline unhealthy if it was destroying her in some way. Β But don’t worry. She’s fine. I’d rather be busy to “get things done” so I can relax as long as I’d like afterwards. You can imagine what putting off homework or a project does to me. Procrastination just really isn’t my “thang.”

FallBut it has been wonderful spending time with these friends we’ve slightly neglected because of our fall schedule change. Making time for people, not just friends butΒ othersΒ in general, is not only rewarding but just right. It’s the right thing to do. So there ya go. Gracie’s mini soap-box segment. Moral of the story: Love others. Love your friends. Enjoy each other.

Also, on a less important note, I’m pretty stoked about “tights season” being back. Thank you, fall. And I thought I’d celebrate the coming season wearing this burnt orange dress I snagged a wonderful second-hand store called Buffalo Exchange, located in the Uptown district of Minneapolis. Total score!


I hope you all have one rockin Wednesday! I wish I had a camel to consistently remind me on Wednesdays what day it is..not that I’d forget..but just because….HUMP DAY!!


  • Reply Miho September 18, 2013 at 5:18 am

    please share your allergy to procrastination with me!! it’s so important to switch off, regroup & spend time with your favourite people when you have a busy lifestyle. your dress is so pretty by the way! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Haha! I’m not sure what it is! I just have that whole “get things done” mindset…which my husband slightly lacks. You’re so right about regrouping with your favorite people. It’s such a refreshing way to slow down! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Isla Everywhere September 18, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Love your lace dress and those shoes are amazing also!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you so much! They’re Korks! Super comfy! πŸ™‚

  • Reply nazaret September 18, 2013 at 8:37 am

    i love this dress!!!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks! I was pretty happy about this little thrift shop find. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah Heckle September 18, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I say it every time, your hair is SO pretty! Love your dress and shoes!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks girly! The shoes are Korks. SO comfy! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Darcy September 18, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I love the name of your blog! (And the heading of your blog, especially.) Couldn’t agree more about tights season! I can’t wait to bust out all my colored and patterned tights!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Thanks so much! PicMonkey is the secret to my blog header. And yes to “tights season”! For some reason, it always feels like you can never have too many tights! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jody Baird September 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Love this outfit! The tights with the booties is perfection together! You’re so gorgeous!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks so much! I love tights…and cool, crisp tight weather! πŸ™‚

  • Reply catalogototal September 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I love your shoes

  • Reply libys11 September 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    omg!! that red lace dress is STUNNING!! you look incredible in it!

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  • Reply Sarah September 18, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Love your entire outfit! Gorgeous hair, as always. You’ve done it again!


  • Reply Lauren September 19, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Gracie, I absolutely love that dress on you. The color and pattern is fab. Great look! xo

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much! It was such a great thrift store find!

  • Reply Kara September 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Your dress is beautiful Grace! And did I mention your hair looks perfect πŸ™‚


    • Reply Grace Beekman September 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks so much! I was pretty excited to find that dress at such a cheap price! Way to go thrift store shopping! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kat Tanita September 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    The lace detail on that dress is so sweet!

    xo Kat

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks so much! It was such a great find! πŸ™‚

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