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Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

There is a special personal connection between me and the Salvation Army. Back when I just moved to America, my late husband and I were pretty tight on money, so yard sales and the Salvation Army were the two major resources for us, especially after he was laid off not long after. Now you know why the Salvation Army has a very special place in my heart. 🙂

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Are you a Salvation Army shopper? I am! Top fashion doesn’t have to mean top dollar — everyone wants the look for less! Last month, I went to the local Salvation Army store in Rochester Hills, Michigan and had so much fun treasure hunting!

Looking at the hottest color for this spring.

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

More spring colors.

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Oh the timeless polka dot!

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

At this location, they even have a boutique section!

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Everyday they have a certain color tag to indicate items that are on a discount. Every Friday they have this super great deal where you can spend $10 and get 10 pieces of clothing. 😉 Take a look at these two outfits I got from them. Can you guess how much I paid for each piece?

Zara Top with WHBM Pants:

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Zara Top with WHBM Dress:

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

So, what is your guess for those 3 pieces? Well, here is the answer. The Zara top was $3.99, WHBM red pants were $5.99 and the dress was $18.99. How crazy! Many people don’t realize that in addition to unique vintage items, the stores are packed with new merchandise too — a lot of times the original tags are still on them! See below:

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

I have to tell you, the best one in Michigan has to be the one in Rochester Hills. With the high end communities surrounding it, I often find really good brands. One time I found a Prada top! Unfortunately it was way too big so I didn’t buy it. One time there was an Armani Lace vest. The trip I just took last month was when I found this Missoni dress. Again, it was just too big on me.

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Ok, enough about fashion, let’s talk about a serious topic. 😉 The ARC (The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center) operates 37 thrift stores across southeast Michigan, including the one I go to, from which all proceeds benefit the ARC’s 180-day residential adult rehabilitation center for men and women struggling with substance abuse. I know a few people in my life that have suffered from this.

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Without the support of a comprehensive rehabilitation program there is a lesser chance of recovery and a greater risk of relapse. That’s where The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) can help.

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Full recovery from substance abuse goes beyond traditional detox treatment. You need individualized emotional, social and spiritual assistance to maintain a strong and healthy path on the road to recovery – and all of that takes time. At the ARC, they give you the time you need to self-reflect, work on self-defeating habits and behaviors and truly heal so relapse can be avoided. They can help you rebuild your life through a residential, self-help program that can run 180 to 365 days, depending on your personal progress. Their 12-step, abstinence-based approach is designed to help you learn how to stay clean.

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Sobriety is a lifelong commitment! As you can see, the ARC is a significant stop on the road to recovery! Through other Salvation Army programs, as well as partnerships with a variety of housing, job placement, relapse prevention and other community organizations, they can help ensure your successful return to independent living.

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

So you see, shopping at ARC stores is not just getting amazing fashion for less, but also contributes to a great cause helping others return to a healthy and clean life. Now I am teaming up with the ARC to give one lucky winner a $50 gift card to shop at any of their 37 stores in Southeast Michigan. All you need to do is leave a comment below. 🙂

Look For Less To Support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Photo credit: Grace Liang/Ashley Buck/Marie Boyle

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Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

It seems like everyone is talking about New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. For me, no matter what the new trends are every year, I like to stick with timeless pieces, so I don’t alway jump on board to the hot, but often fast dying, trends.

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

One of the timeless pieces I always can count on, is an exotic and luxurious Python clutch.

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

I am pretty sure most women own at least one snakeskin print piece. It doesn’t matter if it’s a blouse, pencil skirt or a handbag, snakeskin never goes out of style. This iconic print/material makes it to the top of the trend list every year, every season.

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

Before I dive in to more details about my new Genuine Python Clutch Purse from Beau Satchelle, I would like to show you what all I have gotten from this Michigan luxury leather goods brand.

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

The Michelle Bespoke handbag

You can read my review here about this fabulous bag!

How to Embrace Fall’s Victorian-Inspired Clothing Trend at http://colorandgrace.com michigan petite over 40s fashion blogger Burgundy lace high-neck dress + Dior yellow sunglasses + Ann Taylor yellow belt + BCBG yellow studded heels + Beau Satchelle Hand made yellow luxury bag + Burberry silk scarf

Michigan Bespoke Luxury Leather Goods Beau Satchelle Interview #2 Michigan Detroit petite over 40s fashion blog/ blogger http://colorandgrace.com Beau Satchelle yellow leather hand made bag + ABS yellow lace dropped top + WHBM blush full skirt + Steve Madden nude platform sandals + Nordstrom statement jewel earrings

Grace bespoke evening clutch

You are right, this bag is named after me, just like the Michelle hand bag was named after Michelle Obama. 😉 You can read my review here for this bag.

JJsHouse Dress For Your Office Christmas Party

A Guide for choosing the Perfect Clutch with Beau Satchelle Michigan over 40 petite fashion blog blogger Christmas party look black wrap tie top + blush full skirt + Beau Satchelle silver Grace clutch + black pumps

Custom Made Tiger Hat Box Style Bag

I told the brand what I would like to have designed for a bag and they custom made this for me. They used a tiger image on the bag because it is my Chinese zodiac, and they said they would like to let this tiger protect me when I travel. 😉 I did enjoy every minute in Paris with this amazing bag. You can read the full review about this bag here.

Custom Made Tiger Hat Box Style Bag from Beau Satchelle

Custom Made Tiger Hat Box Style Bag from Beau Satchelle

Now, this Genuine Python Clutch Purse has become my 4th bag from Beau Satchelle and I love it very much too! I mean, how could you not like a super well made luxury python clutch? For many decades, this exotic material used to be associated with the rich and “money rules my style” kind of ladies only. You can see almost every well established lady in history has carried at least one Python bag.

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

My Genuine Python Clutch Purse was custom made for me again! I told the designer, Ty, that I hoped my next clutch would be a bit bigger since my iPhone is quite big. Not just my iPhone, but all my makeup touch up essentials and my big Gucci wallet! But I didn’t want to carry a big tote or handbag either. He designed this clutch to be a bit bigger than my previous silver one. It can be used as a normal evening clutch, but also as a practical cross body bag for the day. When I am traveling, or shopping, I would like both of my hands free so I can look up directions or pull my suitcases.;)

See The World || Shanghai China #1

Almost all of the handbags from Beau Satchelle are super light. I took this purse with me on my 22 day China vacation and it proved just how practical this bag is. I can put my big wallet, my phone, my global wifi router (which is quite big), my Chanel powder, blush, blush brush, lip balm, lipstick, eyebrow pencil, Q-tips and then a small bag of snacks all inside at once.

See The World || Shanghai China #1

Ty designed it with one side wider than another side so it will be easy for me to put things in and take them out. It is definitely a great feature when traveling. I don’t have to dig into the whole purse to fish out what I need. 😉 I carried it many times when I was in China. I also really appreciate the light weight feature. After many hours of sightseeing or shopping, I didn’t feel any shoulder or neck pain at all. You know sometimes when a bag is too heavy, it can cause pain on your back or neck.

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

Beau Satchelle always delivers the best handmade, luxury quality goods. From sketch to finish, each bag is handcrafted and produced under the same roof in Michigan. You can read the full interview about this unique and low key brand here and here. Love my bags? Now you can directly contact the brand to custom design your own bag here! I can’t wait to see your own winning fashion spin on your next Beau Satchelle bag!

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

Photo credit: Grace Liang/Zhou Shu

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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