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Blog Anniversary || Color and Grace Turns Four Years Old!

December 7th, 2014, after about one week of researching, discussions with my late husband and other friends, I bought the domain of Color and Grace and posted my first blog on www.colorandgrace.com. Below is one of the earliest photos for the blog post. I had no clue of photo editing. I was so shy so all the photos were taken either in my front yard or back yard. And I had no clue what to write!

Blog Anniversary || Color and Grace Turns Four Years Old!

In the past 4 years, there was one frequently asked question: “What inspired you to start Color and Grace?”. So here is the answer. 🙂

I was born and raised in the rural village of Northern China. The weather is very similar with Michigan. My parents worked super hard but we still ended up struggling with no money, no food and barely hold on a straw roof house. I know this description is totally out of your imagination, so below is a similar house like where I was growing up. About my early life, you can read more at ABOUT ME.

Blog Anniversary || Color and Grace Turns Four Years Old!

I have no any photos to show you about our house because we didn’t have the money to take any pictures. Anyway, when you are struggling for just to survive, fashion is probably the last thing you can think about. In fact, I didn’t even know fashion is a thing until when I was 13 years old. One day, my mom took me to a local tailor shop to make my first dress. When the tailor asked us what the dress I would like to have, I had no clue. Then he handed me a magazine with all the beautiful models wearing so many pretty dresses. That was the moment I was like “Oh my gosh!” I felt my heart just skipped a beat! Lol!

Blog Anniversary || Color and Grace Turns Four Years Old!
2014 December

For a poor teenage girl, all the clothes I had was my older brother’s hand-me-downs. But it never stopped me dreaming that someday I will be just like those women I saw on that magazine. I also had a really wild dream that I want to be a fashion designer to design the most beautiful pieces for me and other women! I got accepted by a fashion design college in Beijing, but we couldn’t afford the tuition. The same time, I got a full scholarship from a local teaching college to become a teacher. The choice was quite obvious.

Blog Anniversary || Color and Grace Turns Four Years Old!
2015 December

Even in my college years, I was still that same ugly duckling wearing man’s clothes, had super short boy’s hairstyle. I knew I had a beautiful inside, but my outside just doesn’t match. After I graduated, I ran to Shanghai to start my new life. The same story again that I had to survive first. Finally, after I turned 30 years old. I decided I am going to focus on how to bring out the beauty I see inside of myself. My belief was this, if I can graduate from college, run a big department, why not make myself look more beautiful and stylish? So I had my second attempt to do something with fashion. I opened an online boutique in China for about 2 years before I moved to the U.S.

How to wear the velvet slip dress in winter Michigan over 40 petite fashion style blog blogger winter street fashion style
2016 December

It seems like my life was a strange circle. Not long after I moved to America, my late husband got laid off. So I decided to go back to school to get my teaching certificate. We need to survive first, right? Then I turned 40 years old in 2014. You know that feeling when a passion was just burning inside of you and no matter how many times that you tried to kill it, it just will not die? That was the fashion passion for me. Lol! I decided to do something about my dream since our life was pretty steady and comfortable at that time. But again, I didn’t know how to draw or how to sew, it was quite difficult to become a fashion designer. Around fall, 2014, I started to read a few articles about fashion bloggers. Then one day I suddenly told my late husband “I think I can do that too!” Lol!

The Perfect Knit Wear From Misook For a Sophisticated Woman
2017 December

Ok, it is a quite long story. Lol! Color and Grace is not just a blog for my personal dairy anymore. It has shaped my style, grown from a fashion blog to a lifestyle blog. It became the platform for me to share my stories and leave a positive impact on this world. It also was my personal therapy treatment during the Living With Cancer and Life After Loss period of my life. It is still the main platform for me to share my newest Being The Best Of Me stories. I am very grateful that I was able to turn my blogging to a full-time job last year. I know there will be many great years of Color and Grace to come!

How To Wear Sporty Chic For Petite Woman Over 40s
2018 December

I picked the photos from 2014 to 2018, you can see the differences between my styles. 😉 Thank you so much for your longtime support!! I am running giveaways for each week till end of this year to celebrate the 4th anniversary and the holidays. Make sure to enter it on my Instagram account!

Blog Anniversary || Color and Grace Turns Four Years Old!

Photo credit: Grace Liang

Thank you for reading! 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 updates. For all the amazing fashion/beauty and lifestyle products I share, also follow me on Instagram. Remember 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 lifestyle videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

|TODAY’S LINKUP PARTY:|


Grace

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Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

Hi guys,

I have some very exciting news! Now you can check out the brand new launch of my personalized clothing store too! You can now exclusively shop the looks I put together with ease allowing me to directly help you transform your wardrobe! We’re in this together! Here’s how it is done:

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

Step 1. Enter my store here or via the ‘Shop my feed’ link at my linktree on Instagram.
Step 2. Browse my photo-set history and see all the available looks I have put together which you can buy immediately from the store. Every day there will be a new look posted up so make sure to come back and check it out!
Step 3. Select specific pieces or choose the whole set. It’s fully customizable and up to you! Happy shopping guys! 🙂

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

I have two separate closets just for winter coats and jackets. Lol! I know, sounds crazy! If you live in Michigan, or anywhere there are about 6 months of winter, you need a bigger wardrobe to make sure that you are not wearing the same black coat for the whole winter, right? 😉

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

I like to use bright colors, fun patterns or designs to beat the winter blues! Anyway, Stylewe has been the place that I always can find some cute pieces with a pretty reasonable price tag. By the way, the quality is not the best I have to say, but it is good enough to wear for a few seasons. If you just wanted to find some feminine and elegant coats, it is a good place to check it out!

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

For this winter, I scored two coats. One is this leopard jacket. I have paired it with two different ways as you see below.

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

I also found this orange graphic coat, it has quickly become one of my go-to’s lately.

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

Love those fun words/graphics on this coat!

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

Shop My Feed || Stylish and Affordable Winter Coats

Which coat is your favorite? Now you can get $10 off by visit this link: https://www.stylewe.com/account/coupon/index?code=67l6ew.

Photo credit: Grace Liang/@melita_moda_

Thank you for reading! 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 updates. For all the amazing fashion/beauty and lifestyle products I share, also follow me on Instagram. Remember 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 lifestyle videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

|TODAY’S LINKUP PARTY:|


Grace

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

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