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Life After Loss|| From Love To Self-Love With Tapper’s

I have met many super nice people since my late husband passed away. They all have said, “I am so sorry!” I really appreciate all of their help and support. At this moment, I have realized that I am NOT SORRY for myself at all.

Life After Loss|| From Love To Self-Love With Tapper's

In the past 14 months, I have learned how to live alone safely, happily and peacefully. I never could have imagined I could accomplish this. I had a very unpleasant childhood and it affected my adulthood. I was insecure and self-doubting all the time. My late husband was always the one to remind me of how much I have achieved and how amazing I am. But now, I finally realized that I don’t need anyone to give me confidence. I know who I am, I know what my flaws and skills are, and what I really want.

Life After Loss|| From Love To Self-Love With Tapper's

My late husband showed me what the true love was. The grieving journey I took after I lost him has helped me open the door to self-empowerment and self-love.

Life After Loss|| From Love To Self-Love With Tapper's

I have always wanted to do something special with our wedding rings and the jewelry my husband had given me. I want those pieces to remind me the great love my man and I shared, but also the even greater self-love that I need to hold on to. I couldn’t figure out how to incorporate them into my current life until I visited Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry Store at our local Somerset Collection mall. After a tour around the stunning, newly remolded store, I suddenly saw a LOVE necklace. At that moment I knew exactly what I wanted to do with our rings. Yes, I wanted to turn them into a LOVE necklace!!

Life After Loss|| From Love To Self-Love With Tapper's

After I expressed my interests, I was told Tapper’s specializes in custom jewelry, so I made an appointment to meet with the Vice President/lead designer Steven Tapper to explore my possibilities. I took all four rings (our wedding bands and engagement rings) and a necklace that he bought for me many years ago. To be honest with you, I had no clue if turning them into a LOVE necklace was doable, or what the necklace would look like. I was also not sure of how the custom design process works.

Life After Loss|| From Love To Self-Love With Tapper's

Then it was the day of my appointment! I quickly learned that Steven is such a warm gentleman and made me feel very comfortable by telling him about my late husband and what I would like to create. He is a very creative artist. Right after he heard I wanted a LOVE necklace, he took out his tools and started drawing.

Life After Loss|| From Love To Self-Love With Tapper's

Steven asked a lot of great questions to get to know me; to know the true love my late husband and I shared. He said my stories helped him get inspiration for the design. I felt very comfortable opening up to him. We discussed a few styles and layouts then finally decided on one design, which you can see below. It is timeless, and the letters are very flowy, just like love flowing around. You can watch this short video below to see more details about our meeting.

Life After Loss|| From Love To Self-Love With Tapper's

Right after the appointment, I went on my month-long vacation in Shanghai. When I was back, the necklace was already completed. Again, Steven communicated with me throughout the process and had sent CAD images to me when I was in Shanghai, but I was still not very certain how the necklace would turn out. Then it was the moment of truth. When Steven put this necklace on me, I just couldn’t help smiling at this stunning piece in the mirror! That day, I was quite tired from jet-lag, but this necklace brought me joy! This is the perfect LOVE necklace I imagined! This necklace is not just a pretty piece of jewelry for me, it is a symbol of a great past and amazing future! It is a symbol of my journey from love to self-love!

Life After Loss|| From Love To Self-Love With Tapper's

I am more than pleased with the design, quality and service. My necklace even came with the appraisal certificate! I already recommended Tapper’s to a few friends that they go for their engagement rings and custom work. Tapper’s Jewelry of Michigan is also a part of the worldwide network of authorized Rolex dealers, allowed to sell and maintain Rolex watches at all three locations. They have the only Rolex shop in Michigan at its Troy, Michigan location. If you are thinking of turning some of your old jewelry pieces into something new, Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry Store is definitely a great place to go!

Life After Loss|| From Love To Self-Love With Tapper's

You can read all the Life After Loss series here and Living with Cancer series here.

Life After Loss|| From Love To Self-Love With Tapper's

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Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

It seems like everyone is talking about New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. For me, no matter what the new trends are every year, I like to stick with timeless pieces, so I don’t alway jump on board to the hot, but often fast dying, trends.

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

One of the timeless pieces I always can count on, is an exotic and luxurious Python clutch.

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

I am pretty sure most women own at least one snakeskin print piece. It doesn’t matter if it’s a blouse, pencil skirt or a handbag, snakeskin never goes out of style. This iconic print/material makes it to the top of the trend list every year, every season.

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

Before I dive in to more details about my new Genuine Python Clutch Purse from Beau Satchelle, I would like to show you what all I have gotten from this Michigan luxury leather goods brand.

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

The Michelle Bespoke handbag

You can read my review here about this fabulous bag!

How to Embrace Fall’s Victorian-Inspired Clothing Trend at https://colorandgrace.com michigan petite over 40s fashion blogger Burgundy lace high-neck dress + Dior yellow sunglasses + Ann Taylor yellow belt + BCBG yellow studded heels + Beau Satchelle Hand made yellow luxury bag + Burberry silk 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

Grace bespoke evening clutch

You are right, this bag is named after me, just like the Michelle hand bag was named after Michelle Obama. 😉 You can read my review here for this bag.

JJsHouse Dress For Your Office Christmas Party

A Guide for choosing the Perfect Clutch with Beau Satchelle Michigan over 40 petite fashion blog blogger Christmas party look black wrap tie top + blush full skirt + Beau Satchelle silver Grace clutch + black pumps

Custom Made Tiger Hat Box Style Bag

I told the brand what I would like to have designed for a bag and they custom made this for me. They used a tiger image on the bag because it is my Chinese zodiac, and they said they would like to let this tiger protect me when I travel. 😉 I did enjoy every minute in Paris with this amazing bag. You can read the full review about this bag here.

Custom Made Tiger Hat Box Style Bag from Beau Satchelle

Custom Made Tiger Hat Box Style Bag from Beau Satchelle

Now, this Genuine Python Clutch Purse has become my 4th bag from Beau Satchelle and I love it very much too! I mean, how could you not like a super well made luxury python clutch? For many decades, this exotic material used to be associated with the rich and “money rules my style” kind of ladies only. You can see almost every well established lady in history has carried at least one Python bag.

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

My Genuine Python Clutch Purse was custom made for me again! I told the designer, Ty, that I hoped my next clutch would be a bit bigger since my iPhone is quite big. Not just my iPhone, but all my makeup touch up essentials and my big Gucci wallet! But I didn’t want to carry a big tote or handbag either. He designed this clutch to be a bit bigger than my previous silver one. It can be used as a normal evening clutch, but also as a practical cross body bag for the day. When I am traveling, or shopping, I would like both of my hands free so I can look up directions or pull my suitcases.;)

See The World || Shanghai China #1

Almost all of the handbags from Beau Satchelle are super light. I took this purse with me on my 22 day China vacation and it proved just how practical this bag is. I can put my big wallet, my phone, my global wifi router (which is quite big), my Chanel powder, blush, blush brush, lip balm, lipstick, eyebrow pencil, Q-tips and then a small bag of snacks all inside at once.

See The World || Shanghai China #1

Ty designed it with one side wider than another side so it will be easy for me to put things in and take them out. It is definitely a great feature when traveling. I don’t have to dig into the whole purse to fish out what I need. 😉 I carried it many times when I was in China. I also really appreciate the light weight feature. After many hours of sightseeing or shopping, I didn’t feel any shoulder or neck pain at all. You know sometimes when a bag is too heavy, it can cause pain on your back or neck.

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

Beau Satchelle always delivers the best handmade, luxury quality goods. From sketch to finish, each bag is handcrafted and produced under the same roof in Michigan. You can read the full interview about this unique and low key brand here and here. Love my bags? Now you can directly contact the brand to custom design your own bag here! I can’t wait to see your own winning fashion spin on your next Beau Satchelle bag!

Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

Photo credit: Grace Liang/Zhou Shu

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you. Of course, don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories daily to know me better as a person. Finally, don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

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

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