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    Mixing patterns

    Mixing patterns Mixing patterns is not an easy task but if you follow some basic rules, it can be pretty easy to manage. First, follow the same color themes. Second, choose one print to dominate and another as an accent. That is the easiest way for a beginner to get started. Third, pick complimentary patterns. Pairing stripes and polka dots always works. Four, Treat black, white and animal prints as natural colors. Five, Pair neutral prints with colorful prints. Six, Stay with the same print, but mix it up with different colors and scale. There are so many ways that you can mix patterns. for example, picking two different prints…

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    PETITE FASHION TRICKS NUDE SHOES

    PETITE FASHION TRICKS NUDE SHOES This is the 3rd post of this Petite Fashion Tricks series. You can read the previous two here and here.. For a petite person, I’ve covered playing with the length of your clothes and creating or better defining a waist line. It can also be helpful if you can somehow create a long legged silhouette. It’s been said the perfect human body height should be nine times the length of your head. I come up about 2 and a half heads short! How do you measure up? I guess for most of us who don’t have a super model’s figure and height, we wouldn’t mind…

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    Petite fashion tricks show /create your waist line

    Petite fashion tricks show /create your waist line There are a lot of people who have asked me how to look taller and leaner in all body types. Well, if you’ll read this one which I posted last week, you can see how one trick is to play with the length of clothes to influence the proportion of your appearance. And today I will share with you another trick that I use all the time. That is to show your waist line. You might laugh but the traditional hourglass figure is about as common as, well, hourglasses in this digital age. So what to do if I don’t have a…

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    Petite fashion tricks playing with the length

    Petite fashion tricks: playing with the length Do you remember that for my real job I am a teacher? You do? Great! Thank you for paying attention. But it still won’t get you out of quiz time! Hey, that’s what teachers do! 😉 How tall do you think I am? No cheating! Don’t peek! Well, I hope you got that answer right too. I am 5 feet, period. I know, I don’t look like only 60 inches, I usually look taller. 😉 How? I cheat of course! I’m the teacher so it’s OK that I cheat. You still can’t. That’s one of the best things about my job, it’s based…

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    Pink fringe bag

    Pink fringe bag If you have been following me for a while, you probably will have noticed this pink fringe bag. It is the most popular one among all my bag collection. Even my gold Valentino can’t compare with this $30 bag. Lol! I have a golden rule for organizing my closet to avoid clutter. That is however many pieces I buy, I need to get rid of the same number. Other than donating to a local charity, I sometimes drop things at thrift or consignment stores too. I found this bag at one of these store more than a year ago. It was brand new with the original tag…

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    Wearing hats in the summer

    Wearing hats in the summer Just got back from my vacation and I will slowly reply to all your comments and email. Thank you so much for your continuing support the last few days! 🙂 You just can’t top, a floppy hat! That same piece that keeps your head warm when the leaves are falling protects you from the damaging rays of the summer sun: And adds that stylish crowning touch to your look! You don’t have to use the wool hat, a straw hat is perfect for summer style and protection. Ok that is enough of hats! I do have a fairly large collection and I do love wearing…

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    Wearing booties in the summer

    Wearing booties in the summer—fashion 101 I am on my vacation from 7/18-28, I will not be able to answer your comments but I still love to see them when I am back. 😉 What’s your fashion mood today? Trendy? Tough chic? Boho? Well, it doesn’t matter what style you are trying to create; booties just have that magical power to make any outfit look cooler. Whether you choose studs, animal prints, heels or flats, adding those just right booties kicks up your vibe one whole level! Have you seen those fashionista often wear booties with their summer outfits? Why don’t you take a step in the cool direction for…

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    Leather skirt for summer

    Leather skirt for summer In today’s Fashion 101, I am going to talk about the classic leather skirt. Wearing leather for summer? I know that to some, it sounds just a bit crazy. But it is totally doable if you choose a faux leather material to reduce the heat. Here are some of my summer leather skirt looks: It’s hard to think of a more versatile piece than your favorite leather skirt. Just like you, it can be sweet, chic or rock the house with serious attitude! For summer, think light or bright colors by choosing blush or red to fire up that summer blaze. More of my look for…

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    Summer layers —fashion 101

    Summer layers —fashion 101 https://colorandgrace.com Daily Special Menu. Monday – Fashion 101 Tuesday – Fashion Chinese Take-Out Wednesday – Graded by Grace&link up Throwback Thursday Friday – They Got It Right! Saturday – Fashion Gossip Sunday – Gone Fishing! Or shopping. Or gardening. But not blogging! Got a special order? Let’s hear it! I’m always looking for suggestions and comments! LAYERING. Quick what season are you thinking of? If you’re like most people, summer wasn’t the first one that popped into your mind! But actually you can do layering all year round. Due to the usually hotter temperature, of course summer layering will be more tricky than in other seasons.…

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    Fashion 101 Just add a colorful bag

    Fashion 101 Just add a colorful bag https://colorandgrace.com Daily Special Menu. Monday – Fashion 101 Tuesday – Fashion Chinese Take-Out Wednesday – Graded by Grace Throwback Thursday Friday – They Got It Right! Saturday – Fashion Gossip Sunday – Gone Fishing! Or shopping. Or gardening. But not blogging! Got a special order? Let’s hear it! I’m always looking for suggestions and comments! A few days ago, I was lucky enough to be chosen to appear in Cliche Fashion Magazine. Their Editor in Chief Megan Portorreal asked me:”What is my fashion must haves?” Great question! What can’t I live without or what makes me different than others? Oh, that has to…

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    Fashion 101 what to wear to a graduation party?

    Fashion 101 what to wear to a graduation party? https://colorandgrace.com Daily Special Menu. Monday – Fashion 101 Tuesday – Fashion Chinese Take-Out Wednesday – Graded by Grace Throwback Thursday Friday – They Got It Right! Saturday – Fashion Gossip Sunday – Gone Fishing! Or shopping. Or gardening. But not blogging! Got a special order? Let’s hear it! I’m always looking for suggestions and comments! It’s that time of year again! That time when you dread checking your mailbox because you’re afraid there will be one of those thick unmistakable envelopes. And just like that, you’re invited to another graduation party! We don’t really have the graduation party tradition in China…

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