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    Be a Boss Lady With Banana Republic

    Being a boss lady, like with anything else in life, is not as straightforward as we make it out to be. Yes, a big part of it is being a strong woman who kicks butt at work, but it’s also a lot of small things that add up. One of the most important parts, in my opinion, of being a boss lady is the way you view yourself. If you are always convinced that you’re going to fail, there is a big chance you might. I get it, being positive and always seeing life as being glass half-full can be challenging. Sometimes we need a little boost to get us…

  • Celebrating International T-shirt Day with Chico's!
    Fashion,  Petite fashion tips,  what to wear

    Celebrating International T-shirt Day with Chico’s!

    Did you know it is International T-shirt day? Wohooo!! Today is a day to celebrate the most versatile piece of clothing. Think about it! You can’t exactly wear a fluffy winter coat to the beach on a hot summer day or a bikini in the coldest part of the world. I mean you could, but it is not recommended lol. T-shirts can be worn on or under about any piece of clothing and can even be worn by itself!! I find myself wearing T-shirts a lot but the color T-shirt that I wear most would have to be white. I mean do you blame me? It is the easiest color…

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    The Best Choker Necklace Trends How to Wear a Choker

    The Best Choker Necklace Trends How to Wear a Choker Thanks to an overall ’90s resurgence, this choker‘s a trend that’s been creeping back. In my memory, it is always associated with the dark smoky eyes and a lot of metal accessories. It is kind of a symbol of the punk rock scene for me. But in fact, the choker can be made of a variety of materials including velvet, lace, pearls, rhinestone or leather to dress up or down for everyday cool girls. So there’s a very good reason your favorite ’90s staple has somehow gotten huge again. It adds a little bit of an edgy (think “rock star”)…

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    How to pull off The ultimate cool girl look‏

    How to pull off The ultimate cool girl look‏‏ I finally started to use Snapchat and my user name is colorandgrace. Hopefully see you there! 😉 Also please click around the links and ads so I can make a few cents to keep this blog running. Thank you so much for your great support! 🙂 //lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar// Somebody said your childhood decides who you are when you are all grown up. I guess that is most likely…

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    Not just a long vest, it is a trench vest!

    Not just a long vest, it is a trench vest! Similar WHBM Vest/ Similar French Connection Tee / Similar Joe’s jeans / Similar nude lace-up heels/ Similar Louis Vuitton bag What is your personal all time fave transition piece from winter to spring? Mine has to be the trench coat. If you have been reading my blog then you probably noticed that I have a lot of trench coats. From traditional tan or black to very colorful ones. But since last year, I started to find my heart is leaning towards the trench vest more and more. Similar WHBM Vest/ Similar French Connection Tee / Similar Joe’s jeans / Similar…

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    Denim everything but not jeans Cool new ways to wear denim

    Denim everything but not jeans Cool new ways to wear denim My early life in China was quite hard. It was not because of poor life choices. I didn’t do drugs, run away from home or end up with a terrible marriage. No, I was just a normal kid from northeast China. The difficulty in my childhood was simply because we were poor. In America you don’t really understand poor like a lot of the world does. My family didn’t have enough money for me to buy my daily meals at my high school. So I was constantly hungry. Not that hunger would stop me from trying to look good!…

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    What to wear on Valentine’s Day‏ outfits recap

    What to wear on Valentine’s Day‏ outfits recap My husband and I almost never celebrate Valentine’s Day. Just simply because we feel every day is Valentine’s Day for us. We don’t need to limit it to one particular day in the middle of February. Years ago, my husband started saying that he is the luckiest man in the world because he has me as his wife. Nowadays, it has been me saying the same thing about him. My friends in China called us Beauty and the Beast when we first met. LOL, they didn’t know what a rare, decent and joyful person my man is. By the way, I call…

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    A Cape for every season fashion linkup

    A Cape for every season fashion linkup I am not a Superhero. OK, at least not a well known one! But, wait a minute, I do have a secret alter ego. By day, I’m an awesome middle school teacher and then at night and on the weekends, I help save poor helpless women from bad fashion choices as an awesome fashion blogger! Wow, that explains a LOT! Like why I love capes. Somehow this traditionally men’s garment gives women so much confidence and style and (dare I say it?) power! I have a few capes. Yeah, I know, you’re not surprised. Anyway, I have at least one I can wear…

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    Vegas style

    Vegas style Las Vegas is such a special place that I even heard about it before I knew a lot of Chinese cities, and I grew up in China! It really goes to show you just how powerful the media is. And especially in China in the 70’s and 80’s they decided what we needed to know or not. So in most Chinese people’s mind, Vegas is all that was wrong and ugly about the evil Western society! A place filled with so many dirty things, like gambling, drugs and red light districts. Of course, it’s not that China doesn’t now and hasn’t always had those things but it was…

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    Where do you take photos for your blog?

    Where do you take photos for your blog? I am often being asked by my blogger friends and readers, where and when do I take my photos for the blog? Well that’s changed quite a bit over the last year. I called myself “The Backyard Model” for a long time. Because our backyard was where I took most of my photos for the first half year of my blogging career. There and various rooms inside our home. Now in my defense, I started my blog in December…in Michigan. Uh, what WAS I thinking? So for a lot of the shoots, my choice was to shovel snow or stay indoors; you…

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    The Long Sleeved Shift Dress Your Best Friend for Fall!

    The Long Sleeved Shift Dress Your Best Friend for Fall! I am a contributor to vraimagazine.com and here is one of my articles that was published on 10/3. Enjoy! Fall is the perfect season for layering. But what to do if you are not real confident about your layering skills? Well, no worries. There is an old Chinese saying that goes something like, “when you are approaching the mountain, you will find a way around it.” I think it kind of means that even though a problem looks big it can be solved. Learning a few layering tricks is a LOT easier than climbing a mountain! And a lot more…

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