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Book Report – ‘Capture Your Style’ by Aimee Song #1

Book Report – ‘Capture Your Style’ by Aimee Song #1

For my 3rd year blogging, I decided to read more books to learn and motivate myself. The first book I am reading is Capture Your Style by Aimee Song from songofstyle.com

Book Report Capture Your Style by Amiee Song #1

If you are in the fashion blogging world, you probably heard of her before. Maybe you already follow her on her Instagram.

Book Report Capture Your Style by Amiee Song #1

This book is one of the New York Times Bestsellers and it is the very first how-to Instagram guide. In this book, Aimee Song breaks down the essentials to taking gorgeous photos and building your brand and following. Sounds amazing, right?

Book Report - 'Capture Your Style' by Amiee Song #1

So far, I am only at the very beginning of the book. I will have a few more book report posts in the future, so stop by later to read more. Anyway, here are some notes I have taken.

1. Post more frequently.

I believe you have heard this from many people. I post 2-3 times per day. Aimee Song posts 4-5 times per day. Every day she has at least 10 Instagram stories too. If you follow her on her Snapchat, then you should know she posts a lot there too. When you are building your brand, you don’t just want to post the most beautiful pictures. You need to let your followers get to know you as a person as well. Doing this can create deeper and longer bonds between you and others. So post more and show some of your real life. I am not good at it, but now I am trying to at least post once a day on my Instagram story.

Book Report Capture Your Style by Amiee Song #1

2. Build connections with others.

The chances are we are not the most beautiful person in the world and our Instagram feeds are not the most eye catching either, but that shouldn’t stop you getting many loyal followers. They may be attracted by your beautiful photos first, but what makes them keep coming back is who you are as a human being. It will be difficult if you have thousands of comments to reply to everyday. At the very least, you can reply to some of the most sincere comments. I don’t leave a lot of comments due to my super busy schedule. But if I do, it will not just be the standard “So cute!” “Love it”. I may only have time to respond to 5-10 people a day but I will give my best comments to those posts that speak to me.

Book Report Capture Your Style by Amiee Song #1

3. Re-learn how to use your phone camera.

Aimee Song suggests just using your cell photo to take photos and post on Instagram. I have always used my camera. Honestly, I never even knew my iPhone had so many functions before! For example, use the Autofocus & Focus Lock when you are taking photos of a moving subject. This will be ideal when I take photos of models when they are walking down the runway to make sure they don’t come out blurry. Another awesome feature is the Exposure adjust. I never knew that I can simply swipe on my screen to make it brighter when I take a photo.

That is all for today. Come back later for more updates. 🙂

Book Report Capture Your Style by Amiee Song #1

Photo credits: Ashley Buck.

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TWO YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY | COLORANDGRACE.COM TURNS TWO

Two year blog anniversary—colorandgrace.com turns two!

Yes, it has only been two years for colorandgrace.com. Somehow I feel like it has been 3 or 4 years already. Lol! There are a lot of people who have asked me “What inspired you to become a fashion blogger?” Here is the answer for you all. I have always loved fashion and dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. But I don’t know how to draw or sew. After reading many articles about how the fashion blogger industry has grown stronger, I realized that I could do it too.

TWO YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY | COLORANDGRACE.COM TURNS TWO

This has been a very difficult year for our family but I still managed to achieve some of my goals as below.

1. Never missed a day:

You may all know about my husband’s illness this year. If not, you can read here, here and here. With a full time job, a sick husband and a blog to run, it has been quite hard for me this year. I post 3 times a week and usually schedule them a week ahead of time. How did I not miss a day of posting for the whole year? I guess because I really love blogging and take it very seriously. In order to take care of and balance everything in my life, I almost never get enough sleep, and no weekends or free time for me anymore. I have to use any minute that I can find and make it produce 3 minutes worth. Yes, I am the woman warrior! 😉

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

2. Invited to NYC for Fashion week:

petite fashion street style NYFW16 ELIE TAHARI black wool vest coat + Nordstrom collection black cashmere long cardigan + Lord& Taylor purple cashmere sweater+ purple fur scarf+ joe's jeans+ crown vintage booties + Louis Vuitton lock me red bag+ queen fitzgerald fur ear muffs

3. Have worked with many famous brands:

It has been my honor and pleasure to work with many famous brands, like Meijer, L.L. Bean, Old Navy, Burberry, YSL Beauty and Citizen Bank.

Have a sweet day with Japan Candy Box Michigan Detroit over 40s petite fashion style blog blogger Old Navy denim jacket + Tigers graphic Tee + WHBM blush full skirt + Black derby shoes + Zac Pozen black bag + Bad Spade sunglasses

4. become Brand Ambassador at Beau Satchelle:

It has been a great pleasure to partner with this luxury leather goods brand based right here in Michigan. You can read more here.

JJsHouse Dress For Your Office Christmas Party

5. Become a TV CO-HOST:

I was very fortunate to be a TV co-host for What’s Up Detroit. You can read more here. Currently I am taking a break due to my husband’s illness.

What's up Detroit on TV 20 http://colorandgrace.com
Photo by Raphael Goudy

6. IG have reached more than 20k, become its own platform:

I started to focus on growing my Instagram account since last summer. And now I have more than 20k followers.

Petite 2016 spring casual outfit tips street style blog White jacket + graphic tee + brown CUSP fringe skirt + red Louis Vuitton bag + Nine West red shoes

I also realized that my personal style evolved: before I will say I was Elegant, colorful, sophisticated and fun, but now it is Elegant, polished and fun for me. Below are the top looks of my personal favorites:

Petite street style orange coat +cat print sweater+ black faux leather pencil skirt+ DV black booties+ pink bag

petite street style helene barman cape+lord & Taylor black sweater+Nordstrom Rack black faux leather skinny+BADGLEY MISCHKA HANDBAGS+ DV black booties

Petite street style pink faux fur beaded crop jacket+Saks 5th Avenue black shirt+Happiness boutique statement necklace+Vince Camuto orange culottes pants+DV black booties+Michael Kors silver chain bag

petite fashion winter street style new chic vintage coat dress + Prism sunglasses + teal fur wrap + LV bag + black booties

Michigan over 40 petite fashion style blogger blog 2016 spring fashion black lace up bodysuit + blush WHBM skirt + Steven Madden nude heels + Tahari orange tweet jacket+ Red LV bag + sterling forever earrings

2016 Spring petite fashion street style yellow derby hat + black studded leather jacket + WHBM blush full skirt + Yellow studded heels + yellow studded small leather cross body bag

2016 spring casual fashion petite street style White jacket+ Express striped shirt + black faux leather leggings + Nine West burgundy booties + red Louis Vuitton bag

Michigan 2016 Walk fashion show Marchesa Notte red dress black lace choker + Karl Lagerfeld clutch + Betsey Johnson black bow heels

Michigan petite fashion style blogger blog street style spring outfit tips how to wear white lace in a modern way lookbookstore White Lace Two Piece Dress + WHBM tan trench vest + Red LV bag + yellow BCBG studded heels

Summer must have white fit and flare dress + Findi white sunglasses + red LV bag + Red nine west heels+ lord & taylor coat

Prep for Wedding Season with Meijer‏ lookbook store red lace open back dress + Karl Lagerfeld graphic clutch + Betsy Johnson black bow heel sandals+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Black studded cropped leather jacket

How petite women wear an off the shoulder crop top My wish list for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Topshop yellow off the shoulder crop top+ joe's cropped white jeans + tassel black and white heels + Ray Ban sunglasses + DVF necklace + Ettika black choker + Zac by Zac Posen black bag

Parisian Experience Boîte (Box) from TEBEP.com Michigan Detroit over 40s petite fashion style blog blogger http://colorandgrace.com H&M striped shirt + Nordstrom Rack black faux leather pencil skirt + Black platform derby shoes + Ray Ban sunglasses + LV red bag + vintage neck 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

Patches Fashion Trend 2016 D.I.Y with Sticker APP Michigan Detroit over 40s petite fashion style blog blogger http://colorandgrace.com Sincerely Jules Lips & Lashes Graphic Tee + Free People jeans + D.I.Y patches jeans, shoes and bag

A Fall Weekend with JORD Wood Watch

Special Art Accessories from Punctually Punch Art Shop Michigan Detroit over 40s fashion style blog blogger Anne Klein white tweed jacket + Tibi black and white tweed dress + Chloe white sunglasses + Punctually Punch pins + DVF coral lace up heels + pink leather bag

Comfy Chic with PinkBlush Michigan Detroit over 40s petite fashion style blog blogger Navy Blue Striped Faux Suede Elbow Patch Top + Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 striped skirt + Nine West burgundy booties + Purple bag

Staying warm comfy and stylish with LL bean this winter

It is certain that I have lots of unknowns in my future due to my husband’s illness, but there is one thing I know for sure; that I love fashion and blogging. I am far away from where I want to be and I don’t plan to stop here. 😉 Let’s dream big and work hard!

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All videos and photos if not credited otherwise, are by Robert Buck and Grace Liang.

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http://colorandgrace.com occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

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