• Being the best of me,  See the world,  wokshop

    Everyone Needs a Break Sometimes

    I have been so incredibly blessed with all of the amazing things I’ve been able to do since starting this blog five years ago. What began as a fashion and beauty blog transformed into a blog about living with the cancer of my late husband that then transformed again into a blog about being a grieving widow that continued to evolve into me learning to live life to the fullest. Now, I want to take everything I’ve learned over the years of living and learning and help others learn to do the same. This Monday I will be traveling to Palm Springs, California to participate in two weeks of training…

  • Fashion,  New Trends,  Over 40s fashion tips,  Petite fashion tips,  Wear Colors,  what to wear

    What Does Business Casual Mean In Today’s Workplace?

    Throughout history what has been the ‘normal’ women’s clothing style has changed significantly. In the 1800’s it was scandalous to show your ankles. As society changed and evolved, so did fashion. The norm for womens fashion became more form fitting and shorter in length. Before long we had entered a time when women wore pants and shorts. While we have come a long way there are still certain unspoken social rules we follow, fashion and otherwise. Certain things are only appropriate in the right situations. It’s not like you’d wear your Sunday best just to go grocery shopping or your bathing suit out for a fancy dinner… At least I…

  • hanging outside in Vans Off the Wall
    Fashion,  New Trends,  Over 40s fashion tips,  Petite fashion tips,  Wear Colors,  what to wear

    How Petite Women Over 40 Can Rock Vans This Fall

    I enjoy wearing a variety of different styles– especially fun and fresh pieces! I love the looks of Vans, and I know that my former students will be excited to see me rocking the brand from head to toe, especially as a 45-year-old woman! Fashion has no limits, right? Take a walk on the wild side and try out these new styles for fall. Read on about the history of this famous company and find several ways that you can style Vans for your age and frame. Early History of Vans  The Van Doren Rubber Company was founded in Anaheim, California on March 16, 1966, by two brothers named Paul…

  • blogging,  Life Style

    Behind the Scenes with a Social Media Assistant

    By Lois Pele It was a Monday afternoon this spring when I received a long awaited phone call from the social media influencer, Grace Liang. I was nervous to pick up the phone because I knew I was either going to get a positive response or a negative one. After picking up the phone and hearing the words “You’re hired” I texted my friend right away and told him that I have received the job! Before Grace reached out about her assistant position I was exploring other fields. Since I am currently in nursing school, I was looking for an opportunity in the hospital for the summer time but they…

  • How to Maintain Workout Routine When Travel in Summer
    Fashion,  Fitness/healthy life style,  Travel Tips

    How to Maintain Workout Routine When Travel in Summer

    This post is partnered with adidas, but all opinions are my own. Summer season starts and it marks the busiest travel time for most folks. Kids are out of school, the weather is amazing so there are so many people taking road trips, camping or flying somewhere far to explore the unknown. No matter if you are on the road visiting family, taking a vacation or a business trip, maintaining your regular workout routine can be a challenge! Beach Run You ever said, “I’d love to get in shape, but I travel too much?” That was me before. Any time I had traveled in the past, I abandoned my workouts…

  • Fitness/healthy life style

    “Make Your Home Natural” by Simply Earth

    Hey guys, hope you guys are enjoying the summer heat.  Today we will be unboxing the monthly subscription box from Simply Earth.  In case you are interested to know, Simply Earth is not only a brand name, but it is also the name of a vision, a cause since Simply Earth donates 13% of its profits for the rehabilitation of human trafficking victims.  In case you want to play your part in this noble cause, feel free to subscribe to Simply Earth’s amazing monthly subscription boxes. Each subscription box from Simply Earth contains 3-5 essential oils and 7-6 recipes. Interestingly, every month the subscription box has a theme. Thus, the essential oils and recipes are all relevant to the…

  • Susan G Komen 3-Day Walk Fundraiser Party Recap
    Being the best of me

    Susan G Komen 3-Day Walk Fundraiser Party Recap

    This past Sunday, my 3-Day Walk partner Alison Hill and I held our Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Fundraiser Party at our beloved Area45 Fitness in Troy, Michigan. It was a long day and a lot of work leading to the party, but it was a success and Alison reached her goal of $2300. Now we can walk together as a team of Color and Grace this August 2nd to 4th! It has been more than 4 months after I personally signed up to walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for breast cancer research. First I recruited Alison as my team member. Then I reached my personal…

  • Get What You Want || Women's Empowerment Starts On A Personal Level
    Being the best of me,  Fashion

    Get What You Want || Women’s Empowerment Starts On A Personal Level

    What is your definition of women’s empowerment?  For me, it is about women being free to be our independent selves. Being treated equally by others in all aspects of life without a gender label. As a woman, I understand I must acquire empowerment myself rather than having it given to me by others. But are we focusing on empowering only certain areas of a woman’s life (like our careers or family life)? Are we limiting ourselves? What about our empowerment in the bedroom and intimate relationships? Women have been socialized to put their needs second to their partner’s needs, both inside and outside of the bedroom. For me, women’s empowerment…

  • Empowering Women with Natori || I am Good Enough
    Being the best of me,  Fashion,  Fitness/healthy life style

    Empowering Women with Natori || I am Good Enough

    This post is partnered with Natori. But all opinions are my own. I used to hate my body and dislike myself for a long time. The memory of my mom yelling at me saying how ugly I am and showing me her discussed face seemed to haunt me for a long time. Then I turned 13 years old, my period came and my boobs started to grow. I got yelled at for being a dirty women now. My mom was super ashamed of my body because my boobs were bigger than the average Chinese girls. She made me hunch over so I can make my boobs appear smaller. She yelled…

  • Being the best of me,  Fashion

    The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® Walk in Michigan Has Been Fully Funded

    I am thrilled to share with you this amazing news! My fundraiser for The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® walk in Michigan this August to fight again breast cancer has been fully funded!!! What a journey! It all started 10 years ago. I was invited to a local Susan G. Komen meeting. The speaker there was super amazing and I remember crying and smiling while she was telling us the story. But I didn’t join the fundraiser group because my husband just lost his job. Fast forward to about 4 years ago. My late husband was diagnosed with skin cancer. When you have lived with cancer, most people become more aware…

  • What To Wear When Travel To Key West Florida In January
    Fashion,  what to wear

    Outfit Ideas for Making a Style Statement in a Graduation Party

    Are you thinking of what to wear to a graduation party? Here are some amazing ideas on choosing the perfect outfit, for your graduation party. Outfit Ideas for making a Style Statement in Graduation Party A graduation party is one of the best moments of life, where students, their parents, family members, teachers, friends, and relatives can come together to celebrate. It is also an occasion to dress up and show off your style. But, there is a question: what do you wear to a graduation party? Whether you are a student or a woman in her forties invited to the party, you need to choose clothes that the occasion…

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