Gracey and I are tall (6'0") but still within normal range. For comic effect, Gracey calls her blog "Fashion For Giants." We joke about being ginormous.
Last year, I met Gracey in person when she visited New York. She was as nice and charming in person as she is online. Gracey is one of those friends whom you cherish. She's a wonderful person.
So why am I gushing over her like a schoolgirl? Well, to explain the following photos. Gracey gave me two presents, both of which I'm showing here. The first one is something she calls a "lady-tie." Others call it a pussy bow or mini-scarf. I've always admired this item and, after reading that on my blog, Gracey found one for me. Then she found another. This is the second one she sent. I love its pretty colors and traditionally feminine vibe.
The second gift is a necklace with the symbol of Gracey's home-state, Oregon. I'm embarrassed to admit how little I know about geography. During our meetup, I referred to Oregon as being in the Midwest (like Iowa). Gracey was kind enough not to correct me. I later learned Oregon is on the West Coast, above California. It actually abuts the Pacific Ocean. Who knew?