Grace & Lace


Do you ever wish you had a little extra length at the bottom of a top or a dress like we sometimes do?  Well, we now have the perfect product for you! Grace & Lace products are fabulous and beautiful but this company has a little something else: a truly humbling and inspiring story.

Owner Melissa had always loved sewing and was brought up with DIY roots, and this craftiness and can-do attitude grew with her into adulthood. In the spring of 2010, she was eagerly awaiting the arrival of a little bundle of joy. At five months pregnant, she found out that her precious baby girl was trying to come early. Melissa was put on strict bedrest in the hospital. Not even allowed to sit up, this DIY mom decided that she had to do something with her hands! Melissa began knitting a blanket for her little girl.

Sadly, after two weeks the doctors could no longer stop the labor. Melissa’s little girl was born, but was almost immediately called back home to Heaven.

But Melissa found that she had rekindled her love of sewing through knitting her little girl’s blanket, so she began knitting boot socks. Having received an endless stream of compliments, Melissa decided to put her boot socks up for sale online. After an overwhelming reception, Grace & Lace was born! After still more success, Melissa and her husband went on the hit ABC show “Shark Tank” in 2013. They were bought by Barbara Corcoran for $175,000! Melissa and her husband now have three beautiful, healthy children and are based in Austin, TX. Melissa herself says, “I truly believe that out of this great tragedy has come our greatest victory.”

Grace & Lace is women’s apparel line, featuring beautiful tops, sweaters, and of course the boot socks that started it all! Additionally, a portion of each sale is donated to organizations that build orphanages  and safe places for children in India, which removes them from the child-trafficking trade. What’s better than fabulous clothes for a good cause?!

Here at Inspire Me! Boutique, we have sold Grace & Lace like crazy! Our customers love their tank extenders and beautiful tops so much that we continuously have had to re-order! We love to put them under any top that we’d like to make a little longer, or just to add that little pop of lacey elegance under any button-up top. Also, coming soon are the Scalloped Lace Top Extenders–perfect for any top that you’d like to leave unbuttoned at the bottom to let the lacey double hem peek out–and the Chiffon High Low Extenders, which will get you that flawless, on-trend hi-lo look no matter what top you pair it with! We could not be more excited to be getting more Grace & Lace–all of their lace extenders add that little extra something to any outfit, dressy OR casual!

We hope the story of this amazing company that was “made with HIS grace and a little lace” has inspired you to spread love, grace, creativity, and joy!


Inspire Me

written by Kelsea King




Whimsical Fever


There is nothing more elegant than pearls, lace and crystal.  Coco Chanel was quoted saying, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.”


In the photo shoot this week with the beautiful Rachel Thimlar of Salon Rouge, I chose a large statement necklace in cascading pearls, a triple knuckle pearl ring and a tiny crystal bow ring on her other hand.


I was so amazed how our photographer Brooke from Ashley Beige Photography shot these pictures!  Each and every week she gets more and more creative!  I love her!  These shots were taken in the “french room” of my store.  We loved the soft blue color of the walls and the hardwood floors for this shoot.


Here is a shot of Rachel’s hair where she softly pinned it back at the top and a picture of the pearl stretch bracelet with crystal brooch.


Another one of Coco Chanel’s quotes that I have always loved is, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”  That is why I have never worn head to toe in one designer.  Here is this blog, I chose a beautiful chiffon sleeve and detachable bow blouse by Zelda and darling embroidered skirt by Chan Luu and a cute, little, silver cross body metallic bag.


Lastly,  I was in DSW looking for shoes the week before for the previous photo shoot and saw these and knew these were the PERFECT shoes for this shoot!  I love when that happens!

I hope that I inspired you!



Modeling,Hair and Makeup – Rachel Thimlar of Salon Rouge

Photography – Brooke of Ashley Beige Photography

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