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    how to style A Leather on leather trend outfit

    How to style a leather on leather trend outfit! Leather is the way forward this season. Skirts, skinnies or satchels; whatever wardrobe staple you’re after, make it leather – the classic, luxe fabric we love all year round. See how I interpret leather on leather trend.;) My driving story continues below. Enjoy! It’s all downhill from here! In a sort of famous book called “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams there is a simple message on the cover of the title book. It says “Don’t Panic”. This message was lost on me. I was learning how to drive in our little car with the manual shifter and…

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    How to style a Spring leather jacket

    How to style a Spring leather jacket Leather jackets are the perfect outerwear when the weather is warming up. I have several different color leather jackets and I wear them all the time during Spring. Here are the looks for a brown studded jacket paired with some white skinny jeans. Read my driving story below: 😉 I’m on a roll now! So, there I was: At a stop sign: At the top of a small hill. For most Americans this is never a problem. Their car has an automatic transmission and they don’t have to think twice about stopping and starting. Just take your foot off the brake and give…

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    Spring fashion 2015 must have

    Spring fashion 2015 must have—A Pink Trench Coat! Everybody has a tan or brown trench coat. So how can you stand out from the crowd? Here is how I do it. 😉 My life story in America continues below: Time to leave the parking lot! If you’ve been riding along you know I had to learn to drive after I moved to America from China. My fiancé at the time decided he could teach me so we started the lessons. We started small, in a local cemetery of all places! Then we moved the practice to a local parking lot in our small town we were living in. Well you…

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    What to wear on St. Patrick’s Day

    What to wear on St. Patrick’s Day Why is everyone wearing green? One thing I’ve been surprised about since I moved to America is how much American’s like to celebrate other country’s holidays. I think that often the holidays are more popular here than in whatever country they came from. Of course this isn’t always true and in fact, I’ve been a bit disappointed in how little Chinese New Year is observed. Even with the Chinese people that are living here. I always have a big dinner and decorate our home but many of my friends that also came here from China don’t do anything. I think they could learn…

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    Fashion collaboration and giveaway

    If you are a regular reader you may remember I did a collaboration blog with Rachel of Garaytreasures with faux fur vests. We both had such a blast that we decided to do it again. We were talking and noticed that we both happen to own and rock a white hat and a leather cuff bracelet so that is the subject of today’s collaboration. And to spice things up we are tying it in with a giveaway. You can enter anytime from today until March 30 by filling out the form below. And if you came back to see how my driving lesson posts are coming along, don’t worry, our…

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    What to wear for a St. Patrick’s Day party

    One of the interesting things I like about American life is that most people always seem willing to join in if a party is involved! I noticed soon after I moved from China that there are so many unusual holidays, but people are happy to help celebrate. When my husband tried to explain to me about St. Patrick’s Day I was very confused. Most people in China had heard about Valentine’s Day and even Christmas but what was this holiday? What is a leprechaun and where is that pot of gold? When I looked into the history there was something about snakes, how did this become a holiday or a…

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    Leopard top and cutoff jean shorts

    You mean between these lines? So, I had to learn to drive a car after I moved to America. Most of you did that when you were still in high school. Here I was, an adult living in another country, not very comfortable reading English yet and sitting in the driver’s seat of a car for the first time. My husband thought he’d be the perfect teacher for me since he had grown up with cars and had a lot of miles of experience. There’s a saying that experience is a great teacher. We found out though that this doesn’t automatically mean that if you have experience YOU will be…

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    An instant outfit—-Dress

    Hi everybody! My name is Grace and I am the editor of colorandgrace.com. It is my pleasure to be the guest writer for this amazing blog by Rhea! I am so excited to have this chance to share my fashion “two cents” with you. For most modern women, our life is so busy juggling family and work responsibilities that we often don’t take time for ourselves. So I really appreciate whoever it was that first created the dress for women. This one piece garment is a real life saver because it is so easy to style and naturally flattering to a women’s figure. You can never have too many dresses…

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    Classy trench coat and jeans

    Is it supposed to make that noise? As I hope you know, I’ve been writing about how I learned to drive after moving to America. My fiancé was my driving teacher and his old little car was my practice target! We had survived my first lesson without driving in the nearby lake so after a day or two to recover I was ready to give it another go. Maybe this time I would even get the car out of first gear! The adventures we had driving in our local cemetery ended on a scary note so we thought maybe we would try somewhere else for lesson 2. My fiancé/driving teacher…

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    Happy Birthday to Me!

    What was your best birthday memory? Mine was on this day exactly 10 years ago. ? ?In China, most adults don’t really celebrate their birthday until maybe they are more than 60 years old. I was quite surprised at how crazy people in America go for birthdays. Even little kids have huge parties and piles of gifts. When I was growing up, your birthday was pretty much just another day. There were no parties, no cake, no candles and no gifts. The best birthday memory I have from childhood is when my mom cooked two hard boiled eggs for me. For a family that was lacking food, eggs were absolutely…

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    Pullover and long skirt

    It’s all downhill from here! I would guess that most of the people reading this learned how to drive a car when they were teenagers. Probably you went to a driving school and had professional instructors and special cars with warning signs and safety features. I am not most people. I didn’t learn until I was quite a bit out of my teens and my future husband was my teacher. And his little old car was my classroom! For my first time behind the steering wheel we went to the nearby cemetery in our town. This may sound unusual but in fact it was a pretty good place to learn.…

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