STYLE ME GRASIE » fashion & lifestyle blog by grasie mercedes


how to wear black & white for summer

I love color and prints (you know this) but black & white for summer is also a great option.View full post »

zebra pj top

Clearly there’s a pajama theme happening here, but I went for it with this Madewell zebra pj top.View full post »

yellow romper dress

Yellow is easily becoming my favorite color and I’m a little obsessed with this yellow romper dress situation.View full post »

cali york

America is a big, BIG place and as a girl born and raised in New York City, who now lives in LA, I forget thatView full post »

maxfield x farfetch

Maxfield in LA is the ultimate shopping destination for luxury items. Farfetch is the ultimate online destination forView full post »

happy 4th

It’s 4th of July week and I want to wish you a very Happy 4th! Today we embark on the 2nd leg of what I’mView full post »

floral ruffle top

This floral ruffle top from H&M is as pretty as can be. It’s the perfect summer piece that you can dress upView full post »


The rumors are true. I don’t know what it is about this statement but I love it. It’s sassy and makes youView full post »

dive into blue

Summer is here! And LA beaches are my summer escape. I find the ocean and the blue skies soothing and I always feelView full post »

summer florals

Summer florals are the thing to wear this season. And now that summer is officially here, it’s time to break outView full post »

h&m magazine

Super excited to share a few selects from my photoshoot with H&M Magazine.View full post »

pretty in pink

This is it…my last look from Paris featuring this pretty in pink dress from French Connection.View full post »

canal saint martin

You know I loved the location when I saw the colorful store fronts. It’s so adorable and a really quaint part ofView full post »

eiffel tower

You guys, I’m back! Back in LA after a glorious week in Paris. I have so much to share with you and will be doingView full post »

festival staples

With festival season upon us, I wanted to chat festival staples. There are so many ways to dress for a music festivalView full post »

sheer black all black

If you’re going to do an all black ensemble, I say play with textures! Mixing and matching different fabrics willView full post »

white lace dress

It’s FriYAY! And this little white lace dress has got me feeling all kinds of girly.View full post »

trench dress

This Madewell trench dress is chic AF! A classic piece that’s original and versatile.View full post »

long weekend

In honor of this long weekend, I give you this very chill look. A retro take on casual cool.View full post »

confident with curls

Two years ago this summer, I went for “The Big Chop.” I cut off all my chemically processed, straightenedView full post »

nautical style with elaine

Nautical style is big for summer, so I teamed up with my girl Elaine, to show you how we wear the trend.View full post »

i’m in maui!

I’m in MAUI!!! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that and if you don’t, what theView full post »

topshop summer edit

I’m so excited to announce that I joined forces with Topshop to create a curated summer edit!View full post »

pussy bow top

Pussy bow! I remember the first time I heard that term I thought “why is it called that?”View full post »

father’s daughter

Today I want to introduce you to Father’s Daughter, a collaboration between father Jim Kim and daughter Su Kim,View full post »


I love the classic look of black and white gingham checkers. They have a retro feel but somehow still feel modern.View full post »

striped pants + mj

Two things I’m obsessed with? Stripes and Michael Jackson.View full post »

pajama chic

It’s Friday and I plan on wearing pajamas all weekend.View full post »

eyelet cutouts

Eyelet cutouts are feminine, chic and vintage vibey (that’s not a word).View full post »

tropical trousers

Tropical trousers for the win! You know I love prints and stripes, so if you combine the two, then I’m really inView full post »

toucan top

Confession? I really don’t like birds. It’s not like I hate them or wish them harm, but I reallyView full post »

little yellow dress

A little yellow dress is a great alternative to your classic LBD for spring and summer.View full post »


I love a good bodysuit! Especially one with snaps because let’s be honest, if it doesn’t have snaps,View full post »

floral pink dress

This pretty, floral pink dress from Love Shack Fancy is a new favorite. While I think it looks great in LA, I can notView full post »

black lace + vintage denim

Sometimes the classics, like black lace and vintage denim, are all you need.View full post »

spring culottes

For this look, I paired my The Odells culottes with a soft blue top for an almost monochromatic OOTD.View full post »


This dress from French Connection is very “Coachella” to me. It has a 60s music vibe and flowy silhouetteView full post »

floral swing dress

This floral swing dress may just be my uniform all summer long. It’s comfortable and easy to pull off so anybodyView full post »

5 spring shoe trends

Spring is here and I’ve partnered with DSW to show you 5 of my favorite spring shoe trends.View full post »

90s vibe

I’m a product of the 90s and so happy this trend is back with a vengeance! Sporty Spice anyone? She wasView full post »

sheer floral top

This sheer floral top from Forever 21 is perfect for Coachella. This is the first time in 4 years I’m NOT headingView full post »

ruffled blouse

I love when unexpected pieces work together! Sometimes getting dressed can be like solving a puzzle and that’sView full post »

silver metallic goodness

This silver metallic top is total goodness. It’s looks fancy AF but really you can wear it with anything.View full post »

colorful stripes

Stripes are my jam. Colorful stripes are even better and perfect for spring.View full post »


With festival season around the corner I had to pick up this kimono from Forever 21.View full post »

easy like friday morning

Friday is the perfect day to be casual.View full post »

spring has sprung

Spring has sprung and this F21 floral dress is perfect for the season.View full post »

mixing prints

I’ve always been a fan of mixing prints and love the way these black and white pieces came together.View full post »

killin’ it

There are a couple of things I’m really into right now: bomber jackets and leggings.View full post »

denim patches

Denim patches are the jam! I also have a love for patches in general. There is something very nostalgic about it all.View full post »

tropical set

This tropical set from Christine Alcalay has got me ready to jump on a plane to Hawaii!View full post »

ruffles and denim

I wore this top with ruffles while in Vegas a couple of weeks ago and it felt perfect.View full post »

painted walls

I have a thing for painted walls and this one stole my heart.View full post »

leopard and stripes

Continuing my current obsession with athleisure, I give you this Pam & Gela head-to-toe look.View full post »

denim overall dress

This denim overall dress from Topshop was a recent purchase that I can wear forever. Maybe when I’m 50 overallsView full post »

denim jumper

This denim jumper will be on repeat this spring/summer. Throw it on and you’re done.View full post »

madden nyc at kohl’s

Excited to share some of my favorite pieces from the new madden NYC collection at Kohl’s!View full post »

pink and red

A pink top and red pumps are not supposed to go together, but the right shade of each can work perfectly.View full post »

patchwork denim dress

Patchwork denim is definitely a hot trend right now and I’m a big fan of mixing denim.View full post »


It’s Friday and I’m off to Vegas to celebrate my sister’s 30th birthday!View full post »

neon tee

A neon t-shirt is a fun way to add color to your wardrobe.View full post »

lady in red

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, so in the spirit of love, I give you my new red dress.View full post »

weekend overalls

It’s Friday so I’ll make this quick. Weekends are for denim overalls! Throw them on and you’re done.View full post »

pink pjs

There I go wearing pajamas as outside clothing again! This time in the form of this pink PJ top from Heidi Merrick.View full post »

floral pumps

These floral pumps from the Who What Wear Collection are the perfect transition piece. They brighten up my outfit andView full post »

heidi finale

Closing out H. Merrick week with this Heidi Merrick print set ensemble and burnt orange coat.View full post »

heidi merrick

Heidi Merrick is an LA based designer and friend for like 5 years now.View full post »

bright yellow coat

It’s such a fun, uplifting hue. It’s the perfect color for winter that reminds you of spring.View full post »

shades of black

I don’t usually wear black and I especially stay away from all black ensembles. I think it’s becauseView full post »

leopard shift dress

I wore this leopard shift dress in a post about NY in the summer and wanted to update the look for winter.View full post »

denim dress

I picked up this denim dress at Reformation for spring/summer but then threw on this ribbed top underneath for anView full post »

the girls are out

I don’t think you need to show your boobs to be sexy but I’m also okay with showing my boobs.View full post »

winter floral

This is one of those weeks y’all! It’s a busy one! Three back-to-back days of film and commercial shootsView full post »

bright yellow dress

This bright yellow dress makes me happy. It’s like sunshine in an outfit.View full post »

michael jackson forever

I’m obsessed with Michael Jackson and have been since I was a child.View full post »

get fit 2017

As cliché as it is, my number one resolution for 2017, is to get fit!View full post »

long wool coat weather

This has been the perfect weather to whip out this long wool coat I’ve been dying to wear.View full post »

faux fur collar coat

I own so many coats; too many for a woman who lives in a desert climate. But, I love them!View full post »

collarless coat

Thinking about my end of the year post and what resolutions I may make today.View full post »

sheer floral dress

When I think of florals, I think bright, colorful and spring. This black, sheer, floral dress is just the opposite andView full post »

merry christmas

Merry Christmas Eve!!! While this look was shot in sunny Los Angeles, I’m currently in snowy New York for theView full post »

the power of lipstick

You know I love lipstick, right? I really, really do. It empowers me and makes me feel invincible.View full post »

perfectly green dress

Can you believe Christmas is this weekend?! I can’t. But I do believe I have found the most perfectly green dressView full post »

staycation new year’s

This New Year’s Eve, I’m dreaming of a chic night stay at my favorite boutique hotel and a sexy night in!View full post »

miss piggy love

I have to admit, one of my favorite celeb meetings was with Miss Piggy!View full post »

black velvet swing dress

The “IT” fabric of the season is definitely velvet!View full post »

another pajama top

Yup, another pajama top for me! I’m kinda really into this trend right now. I mean, what’s not to love?!View full post »

big pink coat

Who doesn’t love a big, pink coat? It’s definitely a statement piece that brings a little softeness toView full post »

statement earrings

I never wear earrings. Have you noticed? Probably not, but it’s true. Every time I try putting a pair on, I endView full post »

lbd + faux fur

I’m absolutely freezing in my LBD and faux fur coat because it was one of those NYC days when the windchill is aView full post »

checkered + print

A little look I put together, while in New York last week, on an unseasonably warm day. I’m back in LA now,View full post »

electric blue holiday

Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I’m gearing up for festive dressing. This electric blue dress byView full post »

holiday plaid

I love plaid all year round but holiday plaid is my favorite! Red plaid tops are so festive, classic and can be easilyView full post »

holiday travel style

It’s Monday and I’m off to New York for Thanksgiving! I tend to do a fair amount of traveling around thisView full post »

it’s a jungle out there

All the fuzzy jackets from the KENZO x H&M collaboration are gone, but I was lucky enough to snatch this one atView full post »

family holiday wear

When dressing for a family holiday, I want to be comfy but still cute.View full post »

ruffles and leopard

Because we have had quite a week, I’ll just leave you with this…Happy Friday! Hope you have a lovelyView full post »


Athleisure is a thing. A huge trend that doesn’t seem to be going any where, any time soonView full post »

my car kit

When you live in Los Angeles, you spend most of your day in your car. As an actress and blogger that goes double forView full post »


The number one question I get asked about my name is: “Is that your real name?” They are of courseView full post »

fall fashion is my fav

The temps are finally starting to drop in Los Angeles and I’m all about getting into fall fashion.View full post »

cut outs and slits

A great cut out dress with deep slits is both sexy and feminine.View full post »

pajama top

When comfort meets chic I’m definitely on board.View full post »

five friday faves : metallic boots

This week’s Five Friday Faves is all about metallic boots!View full post »

the cape blazer

It’s a cape. It’s a blazer. It’s a cape blazer!View full post »

colorblock crossbody

It’s really hard for me to wear black or white without incorporating color into my look.View full post »

last minute halloween costumes in your closet

When it comes to Halloween I’m the ultimate procrastinator. I usually wait till the day before to think about myView full post »

the denim bomber

I have a lot of denim jackets but this is my first denim bomber jacket and that’s different.View full post »

dôen date night dress

For me, a date night dress should be feminine and pretty but still comfortable and practical.View full post »

five friday faves : lace cami

This week’s Five Friday Faves is all about lace camisoles.View full post »

choose or lose

This Choose or Lose t-shirt is my new favorite. Last week was National Voter Registration Day and on Monday I dressedView full post »

style me crush : hillary clinton edition

(L to R) The Fashion Laine, The Style Editrix, Style Me Grasie (that’s me!), Sydne Style, Walk in Wonderland,View full post »

blue suede shoes

Not to toot my own horn but I really like everything about this outfit. But, can we talk about these blue suede shoesView full post »

dress + tee + kicks

Sometimes new trends come along that help you rethink your current wardrobe.View full post »

dressed for a shower

At this point in my life, most of my friends are either married or about to be married, so a bridal shower is often onView full post »

saddle bag for fall

Transitioning into fall in Los Angeles is simple. Throw on a light jacket, retire your brights and start wearing fallView full post »

all dressed up

Whether it’s a wedding, holiday party or special event, I love getting all dressed up.View full post »

five friday faves : fall booties

This week’s Five Friday Faves is all about fall booties.View full post »

leopard cropped trousers

Happy Monday! Like my leopard cropped trousers? Because I’m obsessed with them.View full post »

east coast bound

I’m east coast bound! Tonight I jump on a red-eye to Boston for a job and to spend some quality QT with myView full post »

labor less

I’m trying to be okay with less labor. I’m a bit of a workaholic. If I’m not busy I get sad,View full post »

five friday faves : lace LBD

This week’s Five Friday Faves is all about lace little black dresses!View full post »

denim romper

I love a good denim romper. Despite the added challenges when having to use the restroom, it’s a great look.View full post »

corporate wear

I imagine that if I were a lawyer, head of a firm or business mogul, I would want to look professional but also fashionView full post »

striped dress & beach hair

Salt water is magical and the air by the beach does something to my hair that just feels really right.View full post »

casual little look

Just a casual little look that I dressed up with some fab pumps.View full post »


This striped dress from Sandro is on sale!View full post »

wine time

Wine colored purse? Yes please! I’m pretty sure this Kate Spade purse is the most perfect color and I’m aView full post »

jg x reebok

My bestie Natalie of Jungle Gurl has just launch a collaboration sneaker with Reebok and it’s amazing.View full post »

fall is near

As summer starts to close out, I’m getting excited for fall fashion.View full post »

a statement necklace

A great statement necklace can take an outfit to another level.View full post »

fear is a good thing

I’m currently reading “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield and the following quote really struck a chord: The moreView full post »

Five Friday Faves : low heel pumps

This week’s Five Friday Faves is all about low heel pumps.View full post »

pump it up

Statement flats are my favorite way to dress up an outfit and still be comfortable.View full post »

little orange dress

This little orange dress from Rachel Zoe is a fun alternative to a LBD.View full post »

Five Friday Faves : upscale jumpsuits

This week’s Five Friday Faves is all about upscale jumpsuits.View full post »

teal perfection

Let’s get right to it; I’m obsessed with this bucket bag! It’s part of Brahmin’s new SouthcoastView full post »

Striped Top and a High Waist

Here’s a slightly different twist on two things I love: a striped top and high waist jeans.View full post »

latina vibe

This top from St. Roche has a major Latina vibe and I love it.View full post »

five friday faves : printed shorts

This week’s Five Friday Faves is all about printed shorts for summer.View full post »

bucks & does

I love supporting Silver Lake shops. From boutiques to pet stores to juice spots, it’s all about shopping in theView full post »

date night dress

I rarely dress up for dinner, but when I do, I love a great dress.View full post »

summer brunch

One of my favorite past times is a great summer brunch spent outdoors.View full post »

venice vibes

I threw on these printed shorts a day after visiting Venice, looked at myself and thought “I could live inView full post »

just call me rosie

After throwing on my new Dôen striped jumper, I tied a red bandana on my head, looked in the mirror and was likeView full post »

sporty lace

I’m in love with this sporty lace dress from Ganni. I dressed it up with white pumps, but plan on wearing it allView full post »

summer makeup

I like to wear less makeup in the summer; I go for softer lipstick hues, rosy cheeks and skip the eyeliner. BecauseView full post »

style me crush : fashionlaine

We got another STYLE ME CRUSH y’all! This time around it’s the adorable Elaine of FashionLaine!View full post »

five friday faves : midi sundresses

This week’s Five Friday Faves is all about midi sundresses for summer.View full post »

stay up

I love showing off my neckline and therefore I love a great strapless dress, but there’s nothing worst thanView full post »

tie dye + denim

I remember being a kid and having this amazing tie dye shirt that I made for myself in school.View full post »

five friday faves : flared denim

This week’s Five Friday Faves is all about flare jeans.View full post »

easy chic

Classic pieces always look chic. You can never go wrong with a black and white striped top, denim and a black leatherView full post »

hanging in my hood

I live in the LA neighborhood of Silverlake, a hood that is so fitting for my aesthetic. It’s colorful, vibrant,View full post »

five friday faves : striped button downs

This week’s Five Friday Faves are striped button-down tops for summer. Plus, a bonus maternity top for expectingView full post »

jacket 3 ways

Three looks, with New York vibes, that can take you from a lunch meeting to running errands to a “hot”View full post »


I’m lucky to live in a neighborhood in LA with a ton of cool, boutique shops within walking distance. Once recentView full post »

teva season

Last year around this time I was in Tennessee for Bonnaroo with Teva. It was a fun-packed few days of music festivalView full post »

five friday faves : slip dress

Today I’m starting a new series…because why the heck not?!View full post »

5 ways to wear it : the who what wear collection

For the video, I wanted to create 5 distinct looks with signature styles so there was something for everyone.View full post »

think swim

Now, that summer is unofficially here, it’s time to think swim.View full post »

pops of color

Bright, bold, pops of color are my favorite trend for this (and every) summer. It’s the perfect way to bring lifeView full post »

i quit

I loved working there but always knew if I didn’t try acting, I would one day regret it. So I QUIT!View full post »

brush your shoulders off

I’ll make this quick…I can not see an off the shoulder top without singing in my head:”Ladies isView full post »

brahmin southcoast

You know I’m all about that laid back vibe when it comes to fashion. Outfits that look like you didn’tView full post »

style me crush : take aim

Today’s crush is Michelle Madsen of Take Aim. She’s as chic as they come, with a minimalist aesthetic thatView full post »

florals and kicks

Pairing a floral dress with sneakers is my favorite new trend. Also, I love any trend that incorporates comfort.View full post »

think outside the dress box

I know deciding what to wear to a wedding can be stressful, but take it from me, what you wear, matters!View full post »

timex watches giveaway

I having an exciting giveaway for you today. I’ve partnered with Timex to gift one lucky winner TWO TimexView full post »

black + white stripes

Have I told you how much I love stripes lately? Of course I have because I’m obsessed! Black and white stripesView full post »

style me crush : thrifts & threads

Meet my latest style crush, Brittany Xavier from Thrifts & Threads!View full post »

video : top 3 trends for spring & summer

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner and these are the top 3 trends I’m super excited about!View full post »

little white dresses + dreams

They are simple, classic and chic; perfect for everything from running errands to Sunday brunch.View full post »

denim day

Today is Denim Day and I’m wearing GUESS denim in support of their partnering with Peace Over Violence.View full post »

shades of blue

Blue has always been a favorite color of mine, so why not go blue on blue?View full post »

jungle gurl vintage + swim

My bestie Natalie is the owner/designer of Jungle Gurl, an amazing swimwear line that now has gorgeous vintage piecesView full post »

candy striped dress

This candy striped d.r.a dress will definitely be on repeat this summer.View full post »

vamos a la playa

Vamos a la playa! Let’s go to the beach! I love this tank because it reminds me of how lucky I am to live in LA.View full post »

off to the desert

The time has come to head off to the desert for Coachella! Last year was the first time I actually attended theView full post »

splattered paint dress

It reminds me of the paintings I recently saw at The Broad; if you took this dress, framed it and threw it up on a wallView full post »

denim shorts and bodysuits

This weekend kicks off music festival season and everyone is gearing up to embrace their inner flower child and 90sView full post »

this cheetah print stole my heart

When I walked into Topshop recently and saw this cheetah print top, it was love at first sight. Cheetah plus stripes?!View full post »

polka dot skirt + originals

This time around, I wanted to change it up a bit, so I paired it with a simple black tank and my “onView full post »

summer cashmere

I used to think cashmere was reserved for fall and winter and way too hot for spring and summer.View full post »

mesh dress + retro vibes

I love experimenting with braids, twists and knots and I’m always pleasantly surprised when something works out.View full post »

girly feelings

It’s hard for me to be girly sometimes. As a child, I was always a tomboy and as an adult, surrendering to myView full post »

palm trees

If you follow my on Instagram, you know that palm trees are my jam, which is why I had to swoop up this shirt fromView full post »

safari chic

Safari chic is a thing y’all and very “hot” for spring, so I’m jumping on the trend.View full post »

floral tiger

Mixing prints is my fav and I love the way this floral bomber and tiger print purse compliment each other. It’sView full post »

spring jumper

Spring is officially here! I’m kicking it off with my new palm printed jumper from Finders Keepers; a greatView full post »

style me crush : bianca alexa

I discovered Bianca when I decided to go natural and her locks where my ultimate inspiration. My curls want to be herView full post »

transition to spring

Before I can plunge into spring florals and pastels, I like to ease into it with pieces that tease the new season.View full post »

all about the shoes

A statement pair of pumps can elevate a very simple outfit into something special.View full post »


I’ve taken the Canadian tuxedo to a whole new level with this look. Denim on denim on denim because why not?!View full post »


LA is absolutely beautiful this time of year and these pretty pink trees are all over the city.View full post »

mustard : spicy brown or yellow?

The other night Damien and I went out for pastrami sandwiches at Greenblatt’s and had a 15 minute conversationView full post »

desert sweater

This sweater makes me want to drive to Joshua Tree and go camping. I’ve never done that, but it sounds really,View full post »

easy breezy

A great maxi dress is the easiest way to get it together in an instant. That’s my favorite part of any dressView full post »


When you live in Los Angeles, you don’t have to go far for a getaway experience.View full post »


As we move into spring, I’m moving away from coats, but not before giving some love to this Topshop score.View full post »

last bit of it

Who am I kidding with this outfit? It’s been in the 80s all week here in LA.View full post »

it’s banana

I’m usually way better at mixing and matching my brands, but I think these Banana pieces work perfectly together.View full post »


My uber-chic friend Katherine and her equally stylish sister Margaret have just launched a new line and it’sView full post »

new favorite shirt

I’m obsessed with it and have worn it non-stop since I purchased it two weeks ago. It comes in two other colorsView full post »


Theses are DL1961’s Farrow jeans in “Ringwald” and I love them. I especially love the name of theirView full post »

a day at nyfw

I ran around in this ensemble trying desperately to stay warm in the 7 degree weather. There is nothing moreView full post »

change of plans

There’s a big difference in packing for 2 nights in Providence and 5 nights in NY during fashion week! So,View full post »

twirling lbd

Just twirling around in my LBD. Also, playing with this socks + heels trend.View full post »

casual monday

I want to be comfortable when traveling, but I’m not down with looking a mess. My solution? Wear my stretchiestView full post »


I posted the longest Instagram caption in history! Or at least the longest in my history. And because I’m stillView full post »

who what wear collection

So, in the spirit of fashion week, I styled my favorites from the collection to put together a look that I think isView full post »

valentine’s day fiesta

My first date with Damien was at a Mexican restaurant here in LA. Since that magical night, when we fell in love overView full post »

varsity jacket

So, with my city slicker education, I missed out on that whole thing. You know, that thing, when you date a boy andView full post »

ny / la

I’m an east coast girl living a west coast life and this sweatshirt says it all.View full post »

fresh faced

On this day, I felt like going for a muted look, something clean and natural.View full post »

can’t believe that worked

One of the most gratifying things for me is when I put two articles of clothing together that I think won’t workView full post »

moto love

It’s just one of those pieces; it will never go out of style and will (hopefully) fit for life.View full post »


People love to throw the word “hipster” around, but I want to give some love to the “prepster.”View full post »

statement pants

Happy Friday! I got my party pants on and I’m ready for the weekend!View full post »


My favorite thing in the world is when people think I’m still in my 20s…View full post »

clean slate

If I worked in an office, this would be my business wear. Professional yet chic, cozy yet polished.View full post »

that coat tho

I currently have 7 faux fur coats/jackets in my wardrobe, someone call faux PETA, because I clearly have a problem!View full post »

winter lace

I love white lace especially during the winter; it’s such a delicate contrast to the season.View full post »


Over the weekend I watched a Netflix documentary called “Fresh Dressed” and it was fantastic. It was allView full post »

hello 2016

It’s amazing how invincible you feel in your 20s, then you hit your 30s and everything starts slowly fallingView full post »