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Befitted.com review+Fashion link up

Befitted.com review+Fashion link up

I know a lot of you are surprised when you read that in my day job, I am a teacher. I hope it won’t be as much of a shock to learn that I am also a Personal Stylist and Wardrobe Consultant. 😉 I got my training for those specialties about 5 years ago and started this side business after that. I will write more about that chapter in, well, another chapter later! You’ve probably already seen through my super clever segue. And that’s fully understandable. Just by the fact that you’re reading my blog you’ve demonstrated your superior taste and discerning nature. Well done!

Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace

Today I am going to talk about a new website I discovered recently that can help you with your personal style. As a fashion blogger, there are some perks. For example we sometimes get access to the newest products and get to try them out. Befitted.com is exactly one of those. It’s a VERY cool website that I’ve just tried and am totally hooked on so far. 😉

Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace

OK, so what, when, where, who & why? Just looking at the name Befitted.com, I thought it was maybe some sort of workout website. Great. Sweat, pain, more sweat, soreness, and don’t forget the sweat! But in fact it is a social fashion website with a unique concept; and no yoga pants in sight! I have to confess that I regret about how I thought about Instagram and Facebook years ago. I pretty much ignored the IG and FB “fad” for a long time. I mean how long could this Social Media silliness last? Surely people would get fed up with all that checking in, posting, tagging and following nonsense after a few months. Right? RIGHT?!?!? Huh, I really didn’t see that coming; and now I (and a few million other doubters) wish I was in that first group of people who saw it for what it would be. Social media platforms have become the main communication tools for a lot of people. But, as usual, I am behind the pack and playing catch up. For sympathy you can still follow me now to help me gain a bit of ground on IG and FB. 😉

Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace

Well as it turns out I CAN be trained! And as American Pharoah showed us, you don’t want to let the dark horse slip away again. You probably guessed I didn’t see that coming either and did NOT put any money down on him winning the Triple Crown! So anyway, I spent some time to research Befitted.com. There are a lot of fashion sharing websites out there. But Befitted.com has one feature that sets them apart and that I really like. Their search criteria is based on your body type along with your physical measurements to help you find the group of similar size and shape people to watch and follow.

Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace

I don’t know about you, but that makes a LOT of sense to me! After I moved to America 8 years ago, I was totally lost with what to wear. I needed to find somebody as my fashion target to learn from. I wanted to fit in with my new country so I didn’t want to dress just like a Chinese woman would completely. After a few years (hey, give me a break, I was new here!) searching, I locked in to Eva Longoria since we are similar age and she is just a little bit taller than me. But she is such a sexy woman, there was a bit of a mismatch. As a teacher, I can’t see myself wearing those deep V cleavage flaunting tops to my classroom! Then I discovered Wendy Nguyen from Wendy’s Look Book. I loooove her style but there was a problem with her too. Most of the things she is wearing are the top brands. With my teacher’s salary, I can’t afford to keep up with her style.

Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace

I really need somebody who is a real person just like me, and with a similar size and measurement, compatible style and age bracket to be my fashion reference. Where, oh where to look? YES! I was waiting for you to ask! Befitted.com is exactly such a resource. This website will help me narrow down the huge confusing cyber world to focus only on those people who are physically similar to me.

befitted.com review
befitted.com review

Above is the home page, new looks.

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Above is the result of my matches.

Here are more Befitted details in their own words:

“Befitted is a new social network dedicated to fit, fashion, and most of all – you! We’re all unique — a spectacular diversity of personalities, styles and body shapes that deserve to be celebrated, and that’s what Befitted is all about!”

“There are nearly two million body shapes in the world, so it should come as no surprise that small, medium, and large sizes don’t fit most of us. When you join Befitted and add your body dimensions, you’ll see other people that are your same shape and size, so you can see exactly how great fashions will fit you!”

Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace

Befitted.com will not only find your similar pals, but also can offer fashion bloggers a platform to earn some money by adding in links where to buy their clothes. One more bonus, every month $150 dollars will be given away in cash prizes to users who get the most “Love” votes on looks they share!”

I am working on my look now and already have that $150 spent! Lol!

Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace

Like any new idea or website it still has a way to go. I can’t find a lot of matching members with similar age as mine. But as the idea catches on and word spreads, the database will get bigger and better and much more useful. I hope you’ll all help me as you help you by joining in to create this new fashion community with me. The guys from Befitted, John and Manuel, want to hear from you, so please drop them a line at contact@befitted.com, and send them your suggestions. As they like to say, Befitted is your community!

Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace

See you at Befitted.com and don’t forget to join my weekly link up below. Have a great day!

Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace
Black Label white crop top+Lucy&Co. midi skirt+Deux Lux blue bag+ Chinese Laundry blue pumps+ESQ cold tone watch+blue statement necklace

| Outfit Details |   

Top :: Blaque Label [Same here. ]
Skirt::Lucy & Co. [similar here. ]
Bag :: Deux Lux [Similar here.]
Shoes::Chinese Laundry [similar here. ]
Watch::ESQ from Movado [Loving this. ]
Necklace::Nordstrom Rack [similar here. ]

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Scent Trunk Review Color and Grace Fashion Link Up

Scent Trunk Review Color and Grace Fashion Link Up

What is your first memory about perfume? Mine was not that pleasant. If you have been reading my blog you will know there was not much fashion in China before the 1980s. Perfume was very much a luxury thing for normal Chinese back then. When I was young, our family had pretty tough times but also some good years too. I remember one year my mom bought her first bottle of perfume and I hated it so much because it smelled awful! 😉

petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt

I found my first favorite perfume back in 2000. One day I was strolling down a street where there happened to be many fashionable stores in Shanghai. A young and beautiful girl walked by. That was a hot summer day and she smelled so good! She was wearing something that was very sweet and happy. I couldn’t help but stop her to ask what perfume she was using. That was how I fell in love with Flower from Kenzo.

petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt

“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”
― Coco Chanel
I don’t totally agree but I do love perfume! It quietly speaks for you just like your outfit. When you’re putting together what to wear, you probably don’t want to pair the exact same things that you did before. We all want to be a little bit different and mix it up if we can. So I was on the hunt for a different perfume to complement my wardrobe. My husband often says I have very expensive eyes because most of the things I like are kinda pricey. He’s wrong of course but he’s gotten pretty used to that since we got married! Lol. But it is true that those full sized bottles are at least $50, and most of the scents I like are more than $100. The thing that does sort of bother me though is sometimes I buy the bottle but a few weeks later I don’t love it as much as I thought I did! So now I have a pretty large collection of perfume bottles that aren’t quite empty! In fact some are more than half full. What to do? Too expensive to throw away but not the smell I am looking for to wear. And why are the bottles so big to begin with? The perfume lasts long enough for me to get tired of it and the bottle is too large for me to bring with me when I travel.

petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt

Well as usually happens with my million dollar ideas, someone already had them! And that’s exactly what I discovered when I learned about Scent Trunk. It is a luxury, niche fragrance subscription service that sends you a box containing three unique fragrance samples each month. I just received my first one yesterday:

scent trunk review
scent trunk review

Below are the details:
Price: $18 US for monthly (3 scents/box), see Scent Trunk for details on seasonal, semi-annual and annual Samples: 2 mL each. Enough to use for the entire month!
Shipping: US & Canada
Shipping Cost: Always included

For $18 per month I (and you) have 3 different perfume scents to use based on the answers to my test I took on their website. This sounded more than reasonable to me. Below are the first 3 personalized samples I received. I love a sweet and flowery type of smell. So far, so good. I like all of them but I really love the one called Pavane No.2.

scent trunk review
scent trunk review

Honestly I don’t know much about perfume so I like the useful little card they include that tells you a little about each of the samples you receive. It is pretty neat for me that those cards show the longevity and sillage level.

scent trunk review
scent trunk review

Scent Trunk is a small start-up from Kingston, Ontario, Canada. I was pretty impressed by their story. The service started as a student summer project in 2014. They work with luxury niche, unique and up and coming brands and these are samples you can’t find in department stores.

petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt

Does this smell interesting? Well wait until you get a whiff of the fun part. I have two bits of info that I think you’ll be happy to hear if you would like to try some new perfume. The first is, if you use code 7297 when you check out you will get $7.20 of gift credit. The second is, they are running a giveaway now here and you could be the lucky one!

Now talking about giveaways (see how seamlessly I segued there?) the lucky winner from last week’s giveaway on my blog is Janneke from South Africa. Congratulations! Don’t forget to join the Color and Grace Fashion Link up before you leave and have a great day!

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petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt

| Outfit Details |   

Sunglasses :: Polette [same here. ]
Top :: HOT&DELICIOUS[Similar here. ]
Skirt ::Express [ Similar here.]
Bag :: Ifchic [Similar here.]
Heels ::Jessica Simpson [similar here. ]
Watch::Movado [Loving this. ]
Necklace::Express [ Similar here.]
Bracelet::My Arm Charms [ Same here. It is only $8.99 now!]

| Shop the look |

|TODAY’S LINKUP PARTY:|

Please grab the code and link back to me! 🙂
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Graceliang Made

what i wore

Mid Week Muse is a linkup party

The Wednesday Pants – Link Up!

Gracefullee Made

WIWW: LINK UP

Because Shanna Said So- Random Wednesday

http://www.cappuccinoandfashion.com

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The Stylish Housewife

How I Styled It Link Up

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Cheers!

Grace

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