Rack Addik: The Fabric Of My Grunge Glam Heart

Rack Addik, guys.

If you’ve been reading following along since last February, you probably remember it from my first post of NYFW. If you’re not familiar, it’s the label by Kelly Dempsey (Project Runway Season 14). Watching that season, I immediately connected with her vibe: unapologetically fashion forward. A rebel at heart myself, I feel my best when I take risks and give things 110%. I’m also not afraid to try something different or completely reinvent the wheel on life. Her designs are exactly that: IDGAF loud, authentic, and totally chic. Going to support her show was a no-brainer. She’s just as authentic in person, I had a blast getting to chat with her for a bit afterward!

The Harleigh Tee Dress reminds me so much of the vintage Nike tee dress I wore the second day at NYFW, and once Kelly released it on Rack Addik a few months later, I grabbed one. The “glitter is my favorite color” screen print on the front makes it even more fun to wear.

Loud dresses like these deserve an equally calculated styling; I paired it with a sale jacket from Forever 21 that I found last month during the holidays. Adding my favorite beanie, Fenty choker and flats completed the look and gave it that authentic Rack Addik feel. If you’ve never checked out her beanie and fanny pack collection, do it. They’re finally restocked, and I have one coming and can’t wait to wear it in NYC this year.

If you’re not feeling quite as bold, know that this dress is perfect to pair with your favorite pair of leggings and heels or sneaks. I wear it quite often this way, and took it with me for NYFW this past September and wore it with jeans and a leather jacket. During the winter months, it’s even fun to pair with leggings and OTK boots and a statement jacket, like the one here.

I’m starting off this year’s OOTD Novelas with Rack Addik as well, as signifies so much of my goals for 2018: boldly accomplishing new things, not holding back, and challenging myself. It’s what being a rebel is all about.

Outfit Details

Dress: Harleigh Tee Dress, Rack Addik

Jacket: Mongolian Fur Cropped Coat, Forever21 (OLD) similar here / here

Bra: Zero Gravity Bra, Michi via Carbon38 (ON SALE!)

Shoes: Rockstud Caged Flat, Valentino in Neon Yellow (affordable dupes here!)

Beanie: Gold Logo Beanie, Adidas

Sunglasses: Rose Gold Aviators, H&M

Makeup Details

Primer: Perfect Canvas Serum, c/o Ren Skincare

Foundation: Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Fenty Beauty in 210

Highlighter: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Fenty Beauty in Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal

Blush: Air Blush Soft Glow Duo, Marc Jacobs Beauty in Lines & Last Night

Contour: Match Stix Matte Skin Stick, Fenty Beauty in Mocha and Rum

Eyes: Eye-conic Multi-finish Eyeshadow Palette, Marc Jacobs in Frivoluxe

Liner: Long Lasting 12 Hour Liquid Liner, Sephora Collection

Lips: Le Marc Lip Creme, Marc Jacobs Beauty in Slow Burn

Photos by Rachel Radcliffe Photography



  1. January 8, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    I am loving this whole look! Those shoes are absolutely stunning and make such a statement!

  2. Anna English
    January 8, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    Your fashion risks are so unexpected, but on point, every time! Love this mix girl.

    • Mandy Gragg
      January 8, 2018 / 7:02 pm

      Aww thanks Anna, that means so much! Same to you, always such awesome edgy looks, total style crush!

  3. ashley dtkaustin
    January 8, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    This look is KILLER!! I am obsessed with that jacket and those shoes are some of my faves!

  4. January 8, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    Wow, this is a superb mix of grunge and glam. I love your coat with the beanie. So chic.

  5. January 8, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    What a fun look! Love the coat! xo

  6. medicinemanicures
    January 9, 2018 / 2:47 am

    Love love that fur jacket!

    xo, Kristina

  7. Laura Leigh
    January 9, 2018 / 5:23 am

    You are rocking this lady!!! Love how your style reflects your fun personality.

    xo Laura Leigh

  8. January 10, 2018 / 2:59 am

    Those shoes are AMAZING! Such a fun look.

  9. January 11, 2018 / 1:13 am

    Love this coat!!

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