Nicole Lee patched bag review

Nicole Lee patched bag review

Have you noticed those hundreds of patches all over jeans, jackets, and bags are suddenly kind of a thing? Well, I’ve had an eye on them already for a long time.

Nicole Lee patched bag review
Nicole Lee patched bag review

I’ve realized that I always need something to make my outfit more than just pretty. It needs some soul, happy soul in fact. I usually try to reach this goal by using different colors. I guess by now you should already know why my blog is called COLOR AND GRACE.

Loft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels
Loft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels

Another way I like to use, is adding some really funky pieces to break down the seriousness and bring the fun and games into a proper or uptight outfit.

Loft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels
Loft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels

These last few months have been very hard for my husband and me. He just recovered from some surgery he had a couple weeks ago and today it’s my turn! Don’t worry, I am not blogging from the Operating Room. 😉 I like to work ahead so this post I actually scheduled last week. My poor husband may be getting his second surgery in the near future. What does this have to do with a post about patches you may ask? And I mean other than the fact that we’re both getting “patched up” recently (HA! See what I did there?). The point is, life really is unpredictable! Everybody knows this, but it really hits home when you have some health problems.

Loft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels
Loft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels

So why not have more fun when you still can? You know what they say, no one ever says with their last breath that they wish they had spent more time at the office!

Loft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels
Loft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels

Because of my new and improved attitude, I love this ATHENA PATCH PRINT HANDBAG from Nicole Lee very much. It just screams fun and carefree. When I first laid my eyes on it, I just couldn’t stop smiling. It made me feel that life is so good again. Lol! And the bonus? It can be carried showing either side.

Nicole Lee patched bag review
Nicole Lee patched bag review
Nicole Lee patched bag review
Nicole Lee patched bag review

If you are not familiar with this brand, Nicole Lee is an LA based handbag company. It had it’s launch in 2004. Since then, the company has quickly emerged into the mainstream market; gaining never-ending recognition from magazine editors to Handbag 101 Pro’s. I even found their cute backpack on the Walmart website but it was sold out.

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oft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels

With unique designs and funky details, Nicole Lee has created a collection that is continuously pushing the envelope when it comes to hot fashion trends. Their motto is “We believe fashion should be fun and refreshing.” I love how they have the same fashion philosophy as mine. 😉

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oft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels

NL has so many cute products, not just handbags. They also have shoes, jewelry and bags for men as well. I litarily spent a half day looking through their collections. There are more things that I liked very much too.

Like LIANA PRINT SLIP-ONS, some funky and comfy slip-ons for travel. Or SOPHIA LASER CUT BOSTON BAG to go along with my sophisticated winter coats. Even a cool WANDA DENIM PRINT BACKPACK PURSE when I am strolling down the sidewalk some weekend…

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oft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels

Enjoy some more photos of this happy bag and don’t forget to link up below. Have a great day everybody!

oft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels
oft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels
oft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels
oft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels
oft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels
oft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels
oft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels
oft heart prints tie neck blouse+BCBG tweed skirt+NL patched jean bag+wine colored heels

| Outfit Details |   

Blouse :: Loft [Similar here. ]
Skirt :: BCBG [Similar here. ]
Bag :: Nicole Lee [Same here.]
Heels ::DSW [similar here. ]

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eShakti.com review

eShakti.com review

When I was little, and by that I mean like late elementary school and early middle school, one thing I really enjoyed was visiting the local tailor with my mom. Somehow I always believed my mom had a miracle closet that filled with all kinds of beautiful fabrics. My mom didn’t allow me to choose what I wanted but I had the chance to sneak a peek at those fancy photo books at the tailor shop. There were so many beautiful women wearing beautiful clothes in those books. By then I wished I could just live in the book and never come out.

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

Maybe that was when I started my fashion designer dream. 😉 Unfortunately, I don’t know how to sew OR how to draw. But I still managed to design my own traditional Chinese wedding gown and with a modern twist. My husband, of all people, taught me sewing after I moved to America. Mostly because at that time I was too petite and couldn’t find any pants that I could wear without shortening. But he doesn’t trust my sewing work because he knows me too well. 😉 Let’s just say that I like to cut corners a bit too much for his liking. He’s an engineer and maybe a bit too picky for his own good sometimes!

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

I read about eShakti.com before on a few fellow bloggers’ posts. I was thinking I may have to give it a try since I always need some alternation with the clothes.

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

For some of you who are not familiar with eShakti.com, here is how it works in their own words:

1. PICK YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN
Choose one (or many) of the dresses, tops, and bottoms in the eShakti collection.

2. TELL US YOUR MEASUREMENTS
Whether you choose to customize your item or not, we’ll always need to know at least your height to give you a great fit.

3. CUSTOMIZE YOUR DESIGN TO SUIT YOUR STYLE — OR NOT!
Want a higher hemline? A lower neckline? Different sleeves? No problem.
We customize designs for sizes 0-36W for just $7.50 per item, and customization is free for all first-time customers.

4. GET READY FOR YOUR CUSTOM DESIGN
Your item will be hand-crafted to order and at your doorstep in less than 2 weeks.

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

In recent years, it seems either all my clothes have shrunk or maybe I lost my perfect high school figure. Anyway, I found myself in a very weird situation when it comes to shopping. I am too old to shop at Juniors stores, although I still do. If I don’t, all the pants are too long, and some of the sleeves are too long too. I had so much difficulty shopping online for my clothes the last few years as well. Somehow they just don’t fit very well. Until two weeks ago that is. That’s when I put my measurements into eShakti.com. It was only then that I realized what the problem is; there are actually 3 women living in my body! My bust belongs in the medium size, my waist falls into the large group and my hips still maintain the small size.

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

See? That is why I can never find perfectly fitting clothes online, because of my messed up figure. Thank goodness somebody didn’t forget about the poor women like me with a combination of sizes. And here is where eShakti.com comes to the rescue!

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

But I have to let you know, eShakti.com is not a totally custom clothing website. Like you can’t add features on the trim or change the buttons to different colors. But you can change different things based on the garment type. For example, this SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT is what I ordered. I was given the options to choose the sleeve type, the choices are as shown, that means the normal long sleeves or 3 quarter length. For the length of this coat, I can pick from as shown, hip length or mid-thigh length.

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

Overall I am very happy with the coat I ordered from eShakti.com. It fits me perfectly and I love their classic style with a trendy twist as well. This fall and winter the 70s style is still going strong. This suede coat with it’s piping is the perfect piece for it! Don’t forget to come back again next week for the Color and Grace Fashion link up and you will have a chance to win a $50 gift card from eShakti.com!

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

Here are some more items that I am thinking I may just have to order later. 😉

A structured long vest is still a hot piece for this fall and winter.
SHAWL COLLAR SLEEVELESS JACKET

SHAWL COLLAR SLEEVELESS JACKET
SHAWL COLLAR SLEEVELESS JACKET

DOUBLE BREASTED COAT DRESS, this is the piece to help me easily transition from day to night.

DOUBLE BREASTED COAT DRESS
DOUBLE BREASTED COAT DRESS

FAUX LEATHER A-LINE SKIRT, love the clean cut and color. Either heels or knee high boots would both look fabulous.

FAUX LEATHER A-LINE SKIRT
FAUX LEATHER A-LINE SKIRT

DRAPE FRONT BELTED LONG JACKET, this is the single hottest piece for this fall.

http://www.eshakti.com/shop/Jackets/Drape-front-belted-long-jacket-CL0036363
http://www.eshakti.com/shop/Jackets/Drape-front-belted-long-jacket-CL0036363

HIGH WAIST PALAZZO PANTS, the perfect trendy and classy piece for this fall!

HIGH WAIST PALAZZO PANTS
HIGH WAIST PALAZZO PANTS

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SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

| Outfit Details |   

Hat :: Lord & Taylor [ Similar here. ]
Trench coat :: eShakti [Same here. ]
Skirt :: FOREVER 21 [Similar here. ]
Italian leather bag:: Beyond the Rack [Similar here.]
Shoes::Nine West [Similar here. ]
Bracelet::My Arm Charms [same here. ]
Ring::Joomi Lim at IFCHIC.COM [same here. ]

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