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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.

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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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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!

|Shop my look:|

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

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Follow me on FB and IG for daily updates!:) Have a great day and see you soon!

|TODAY’S LINKUP PARTY:|


Grace

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

Best WordPress Plugins for beginner bloggers

Best WordPress Plugins for beginner bloggers

December 7th will be the 2 year birthday for colorandgrace.com. After about two years of blogging, I have found several plugins that have worked very well for my blog. I design and update my blog all by myself, so it is not that fancy or professional. But if you are a new blogger this post may help you save a lot of time and trouble for later.

Best WordPress Plugins for beginner bloggers Michigan over 40s petite fashion blog blogger fall winter street style  BCBG black leather biker jacket + Chloe sunglasses + fur ear muffs + leopard skinny scarf + white peplum shirt + leopard bag + black faux leather skinny pants + black lace up booties

1. Akismet:
We all hate spam comments. I was so tired to check every single comment and then approve them. Until I found Akismet. It identifies and blocks 99% of the spam comments. Sometimes I have to manually approve or remove a few comments but overall it is a huge time and life saver for me.

Best WordPress Plugins for beginner bloggers Michigan over 40s petite fashion blog blogger fall winter street style  BCBG black leather biker jacket + Chloe sunglasses + fur ear muffs + leopard skinny scarf + white peplum shirt + leopard bag + black faux leather skinny pants + black lace up booties

Best WordPress Plugins for beginner bloggers Michigan over 40s petite fashion blog blogger fall winter street style  BCBG black leather biker jacket + Chloe sunglasses + fur ear muffs + leopard skinny scarf + white peplum shirt + leopard bag + black faux leather skinny pants + black lace up booties

2. iOS Images Fixer:
I have had problems with my MAC for a long time. Every time after a new update, the photos which I uploaded on my blog will either be flipped or upside down. I can fix it in my computer but it will still show the flipped images on an iPad or iPhone. I had spent more than a week trying to figure out what was going on. I even took my MAC back to the Apple store. And then I found this plugin. I have to say this plugin truly saved my blogging career. Honestly I almost gave up on it.

Best WordPress Plugins for beginner bloggers Michigan over 40s petite fashion blog blogger fall winter street style  BCBG black leather biker jacket + Chloe sunglasses + fur ear muffs + leopard skinny scarf + white peplum shirt + leopard bag + black faux leather skinny pants + black lace up booties

3. Top 10:
Count daily and total visits per post and display the most popular posts based on the number of views. You can see this on the right side of my blog.

Best WordPress Plugins for beginner bloggers Michigan over 40s petite fashion blog blogger fall winter street style  BCBG black leather biker jacket + Chloe sunglasses + fur ear muffs + leopard skinny scarf + white peplum shirt + leopard bag + black faux leather skinny pants + black lace up booties

Best WordPress Plugins for beginner bloggers Michigan over 40s petite fashion blog blogger fall winter street style  BCBG black leather biker jacket + Chloe sunglasses + fur ear muffs + leopard skinny scarf + white peplum shirt + leopard bag + black faux leather skinny pants + black lace up booties

4. Yoast SEO:
Everybody knows SEO is very important for blogging. But I am just a girl who barely can understand English. So I have put off the SEO mission for a long time. Then I found this plugin. It is quite easy to use and at least I can understand what it is saying. 😉

Best WordPress Plugins for beginner bloggers Michigan over 40s petite fashion blog blogger fall winter street style  BCBG black leather biker jacket + Chloe sunglasses + fur ear muffs + leopard skinny scarf + white peplum shirt + leopard bag + black faux leather skinny pants + black lace up booties

Best WordPress Plugins for beginner bloggers Michigan over 40s petite fashion blog blogger fall winter street style  BCBG black leather biker jacket + Chloe sunglasses + fur ear muffs + leopard skinny scarf + white peplum shirt + leopard bag + black faux leather skinny pants + black lace up booties

Those are just some of my favorite plugins I have been using. What are your favorite ones? Don’t forget to share with us so we can all make our blogging life a little bit easier.

Best WordPress Plugins for beginner bloggers Michigan over 40s petite fashion blog blogger fall winter street style  BCBG black leather biker jacket + Chloe sunglasses + fur ear muffs + leopard skinny scarf + white peplum shirt + leopard bag + black faux leather skinny pants + black lace up booties

Best WordPress Plugins for beginner bloggers Michigan over 40s petite fashion blog blogger fall winter street style  BCBG black leather biker jacket + Chloe sunglasses + fur ear muffs + leopard skinny scarf + white peplum shirt + leopard bag + black faux leather skinny pants + black lace up booties

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

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Follow me on FB and IG for daily updates!:) Have a great day and see you soon!

|SHOP MY LOOK:|

|TODAY’S LINKUP PARTY:|

Meet our co-host Rania from The Wardrobe Stylist

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Rania’s Biography:
Branding herself The Wardrobe Stylist, Rania began styling and blogging nearly a decade ago. She worked with a long list of clients and as a blogger, she covered several coveted events. She recently launched the Reversible Pocket Square. Made from 2 distinct fabrics, the reversible pocket square takes a modern and innovative shift on the age old accessory, allowing the wearer to choose which side to showcase or have both sides conveniently peak through.

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Grace

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

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