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Shop Fall Floral at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Michigan

Shop Fall Floral at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Michigan

This is a sponsored post by Twelve Oaks Mall but all opinions and experiences are 100% my own.

Shop Fall Floral At Twelve Oaks Mall In Novi Michigan

Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi Michigan and I have a very special connection. The story of this connection has to begin 10 years ago.

Shop Fall Floral At Twelve Oaks Mall In Novi Michigan

When I first moved to America from Shanghai, China, I lived in a city called Howell… population under 10k. In China, we don’t call this little tiny place city, we call it small village. 😉 Anyway, if you have never been to Shanghai, you may not truly understand how huge the changes were for me. Shanghai has 24 million people, and now I lived in a place where there the population was less than 10 thousand people. The second morning after I arrived at my new home in Howell, I sat on our front porch doing my usual people watching thing just like I did wherever I went when I was in China. But this time, there were no people. I sat there for about half an hour and I didn’t see a single human. At that moment, I felt like I was the lone survivor in an abandoned place.

Shop Fall Floral At Twelve Oaks Mall In Novi Michigan

The apartment I lived at when I was in Shanghai was right in the center of the city. It was super convenient to everywhere. Across the street was the subway station and there were in total 8 big shopping malls right next to my place. So I often took my evening walks to those malls after dinner. Now you can imagine how excited I was when my late husband took me to Twelve oaks Mall the first time. I felt a piece of home finally. Later, my man won a free night stay at a hotel in Novi from his company. We were quite tight on money at that time so vacation for us was a bit of a luxury. We were very happy to spend a whole weekend in Novi window shopping at Twelve Oaks Mall. Later, after I started to work, our life was getting better and better and we took many vacations. But somehow, every time I think about this trip, it makes me feel heartwarming.

Shop Fall Floral At Twelve Oaks Mall In Novi Michigan

Ok, enough about me. Now, you may be curious about Twelve Oaks Mall. Twelve Oaks Mall is a full line super-regional shopping mall with over 180 stores located in Novi, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Among the 180 stores, are so many of my favorite ones, like BCBG, Anne Taylor and White House Black Market.

Shop Fall Floral At Twelve Oaks Mall In Novi Michigan

Last week I went shopping on a hunt for a fall floral dress for my road trip and camping. I knew BCBG would be the best place to start since its specialty is dresses. And sure enough, I found exactly what I was looking for. You can watch the short video below to see my whole shopping trip. You also will see my road trip last weekend when this floral dress was in action.

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You probably already noticed two ways that I have styled this floral dress. In Michigan, it has been quite cold lately and mornings are about 40 degrees. So I paired this floral maxi dress with a burgundy turtle neck sweater, black leather leggings, combat boots, leather jacket and knit hat when I was traveling and camping. I also swapped my combat boots to over the knee boots and changed to a felt hat for a more feminine look. Which one is your favorite?

Shop Fall Floral At Twelve Oaks Mall In Novi Michigan

Shop Fall Floral At Twelve Oaks Mall In Novi Michigan

I have to say I had a wonderful experience shopping at BCBG/Twelve Oaks Mall. As you have seen from the short video, the staff at the store were very friendly. In fact, one of the sales ladies suggested I pair this floral dress with a navy blue turtleneck sweater. So I borrowed her turtleneck sweater idea and changed into burgundy. But boy, I felt bad about myself because I didn’t come up this genius idea first. Shame on me as a fashion blogger. 😉

Shop Fall Floral At Twelve Oaks Mall In Novi Michigan

Shop Fall Floral At Twelve Oaks Mall In Novi Michigan

At our camp set, our neighbors were a quite nice older couple. The lady told me “You look very elegant. But this is not a typical camping gear.” Lol, I didn’t even care, who said I can’t be fabulous when I am camping?

Shop Fall Floral At Twelve Oaks Mall In Novi Michigan

Shop Fall Floral At Twelve Oaks Mall In Novi Michigan

Next month, I will be back shopping there again. What fall/winter trends do you really hope I can try at Twelve Oaks Mall? Leave a comment and happy shopping!

Shop Fall Floral At Twelve Oaks Mall In Novi Michigan

Photo credit: Grace Liang/Ashley Buck

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MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

A few weeks ago I received an email asking me if I would like to meet Steve Madden and interview him during the world premier of his documentary film in Michigan. I was like, heck YES! I love Steve Madden shoes and I loved to get the chance to know more about the person behind this popular brand. Then I suddenly realized, I knew nothing about him.

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

Who is the iconic shoe designer, really? At the beginning of the film, there are a lot of people trying to figure out who he is. “I didn’t even think Steve Madden was a real guy,” one bystander says in the film, obtained exclusively by The Wrap. “I just thought it was a brand.” “I know he was in that movie, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’” said another.

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

I had no clue about the movie nor him. So I spent a few days doing research on him. I found out he is a man with so many interesting stories behind him. He went from stock boy at a shoe store to global powerhouse, addict to sober, prison to redemption, he has always bounced back. Steve Madden’s life epitomizes the triumphs and trapdoors of pursuing the American Dream. During the researching process, I came across a short video captured of him working at his company. He told a young girl that if she wore a specific pair of shoes again to work, she would be fired. I was like, holy moly, what a bossy guy!

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

I was a little bit nervous about the interview. What if he gave me a hard time? I better ask some smart questions! I figured all the questions about fashion probably had already been asked millions of times, so I decided to focus on life. I also created this red-carpet look around this pair of white Steve Madden boots. It is just my way to show some respect. 😉

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story premiered at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. You can watch this short FB live story from my interview with Steve Madden on the red carpet before the film.

Posted by Grace Liang on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

It turned out he was pretty nice as you can see. The director, Ben Patterson, did a great job telling us who Steve Madden really is. The film provides intimate access to Madden as it explores how he repeatedly nearly destroyed his life through drugs, alcohol, and through a single-minded determination to build his business no matter what the cost to his personal life, and even to his freedom. Throughout it all, Madden has maintained an uncanny charm, clever wit, endless creativity. After watching the whole film (You can watch it on iTunes on the release day, December 1.) I have to say, he just got another loyal fan. Beneath the fame and the fortune is a flawed man coming to terms with the sacrifices he made to build his empire.

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Steve Madden with director Ben Patterson

Below is a recording of the Q & A session after the film just in case you want to know him more. It is quite long, but worth the watch. 😉

Posted by Grace Liang on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Everyone knows the name Steve Madden, but most don’t know the man behind the ​eponymous shoe brand. “Certainly, we had a lot of obstacles, I made some terrible mistakes,” Madden said. “We overcame them personally and professionally, that’s the story I want to share and hopefully some young kids will be inspired by it, perhaps.” I have to say, his personality must be super, because even after many huge ups and downs in his life, most of his friends, employees and even his ex wife are still in his life and saying very nice things about him.

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story, is a film definitely deserving of being put on your watch list.

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

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Photo credit: Grace Liang/Ashley Buck

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you. Of course, don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories daily to know me better as a person. Finally, don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!
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Grace
http://colorandgrace.com occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

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