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    Fall 2016 Must Have Jewelry from JTV.com

    Fall 2016 Must Have Jewelry from JTV.com This post was sponsored by JTV.com. I was paid for this post and received JTV jewelry pieces as compensation. BUT it doesn’t mean I don’t really love my jewelry! Recently I enjoyed reading an article in one of my favorite fashion magazines. It talked about if you can only choose one thing, then what will it be? For example, if you only get one shade of lipstick, which is it? I liked reading it because I can get the most honest advice about what is that special thing that someone definitely can’t live without in their life. I have discovered quite a few…

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    Patches Fashion Trend 2016 D.I.Y with Sticker APP

    Patches Fashion Trend 2016 D.I.Y with Sticker APP There is no doubt that patches are having a moment. This staple is the hottest thing in fashion now. We have seen many fun patches and badges pinned or sewn onto clothes, mainly denim jackets, cutoffs, or jeans. //Sincerely Jules Lips & Lashes Graphic Tee // Free People jeans // Patches jeans // Patched shoes // Patched bag// I love this trend but I don’t really want to spend much money on it because it is just a trend, it may look very silly next year. So D.I.Y is the way to go. But I don’t want to sew any patches on…

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    How to Embrace Fall’s Victorian-Inspired Clothing Trend

    “We are attracted to clothes that have a history, a past life, a new romanticism.” A quote from Philosopher & designer Lorenzo Serafini. I have always had a thing about Victorian-Inspired clothing. Don’t you think they have the best, most elegant fashion in the whole of human history? According to the history experts, the Victorian era—technically lasted from 1837 until Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 which is of course where the name came from. But it seems that it’s long outlived the Queen herself and there’s no arguing with the fact that the historic period still seems to have a lasting impact on fashion. You only have to look as…

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    2016 summer/fall Trend: Lingerie-Inspired Looks

    2016 Summer/Fall Trend: Lingerie-Inspired Looks Are you a fan of this lingerie-inspired trend? To be honest with you, it took me a long time to dip my toes into that water. But I am glad that I finally tried it and I have to admit that I love the end result. //Chelsea 28 vest// purple cropped cami // black shorts // TOMS peek toe booties// I wore this look to visit a dear friend and had dinner at her home. It was a super hot day and this Purple Sheer Eyelash Lace Spaghetti Strap Crop Cami on CHOIES was such a relief for my usually bra-imprisoned bust! 😉 Of course…

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    Adult Summertime outdoor Play Trends

    Adult Summertime outdoor Play Trends //green and pink dress from C3 creation // Fendi white sunglasses // White flats//hair bow// When was the last time you played outdoors? I guess there are a lot of people who probably can’t even remember. Life gets so busy and we don’t have time for play. Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “It is a happy talent to know how to play.” I sure don’t have this talent. All I have is working hard to try making money and solve problems. 😉 Luckily, I have a husband who knows how to play and relax. He’s good at it. In fact it’s sort of his superpower! I…

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    My current clutch envy from Farbod Barsum

    My current clutch envy from Farbod Barsum My wardrobe is separated into 3 parts now. One is for my teaching job, the second one is for my blog and now I am building the 3rd one for my TV host job. If you are new to my blog, you can read What’s Up Detroit Tv host and I want her closet on What’s Up Detroit to catch up more. 😉 Because of this TV gig I need to attend many formal events in addition to my blog events. So I found myself wearing many cocktail dresses or gowns. And of course it naturally follows that I need more evening clutches…

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    How petite woman wear off-the-shoulder tops

    How petite woman wear off the shoulder tops I have covered a few hot trends for this year. ONE BLACK LACE-UP BODYSUIT THREE STYLES, which show you how to use this $17 top to create very different styles. HOW TO LOOK TOUGH YET FEMININE AFTER 40S, what about HOW TO PULL OFF THE ULTIMATE COOL GIRL LOOK, of course DENIM EVERYTHING BUT NOT JEANS COOL NEW WAYS TO WEAR DENIM, and the so hot trend 2016 SPRING TREND REPORT LACE-UP EVERYTHING…Ok. I think I have made my point here. I have written many useful tips for us petite, over 40s or should I say cute and mature women. In fact,…

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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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    2016 spring trend report Lace-up everything

    2016 spring trend report Lace-up everything By now you probably already know, in the fashion world, or most places actually, nothing is really new. The trends come and go, just about every 20 or 30 years the same trend will come back again with a slightly different twist. This includes the hottest trend this year so far, lace-up. Literally, it seems that lace-up everything is where it’s at this season. Hold on, I just came untied…OK, where was I? Oh yeah, lace-up is hot! My first memory of lacing up has to be from my high school times. When I was a student in China, we didn’t have much fashion.…

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    how to wear a striped dress

    How to wear a striped dress There are a lot of people who don’t like wearing stripes, especially vertical stripes. I love stripes and wear them quite often. But for a petite person like me, there are a few tricks that will help us to pull off this chic look: 1. Pay attention to proportion: For striped dresses, usually an above the knee length is the best for a petite frame. 2. Pick a body friendly cut: A loose, baggy striped dress is a nightmare for a petite person and the whole body will just disappear in that striped bag. Don’t go too far with how tight it is either,…

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    Colorandgrace.com 4 Month Anniversary

    Colorandgrace.com 4 Month Anniversary! Four months. One third of a year. Ten dozen posts! If we’d been dating this long we would probably have met each other’s parents by now! And by some crazy coincidence, that’s exactly how long ColorAndGrace.com has been around. I know I’m surprised! I had some jobs that didn’t last this long! So, what do I think? Well one thing is for sure, this can be a lot of work! I am really trying hard to post almost every day. Of course the biggest pressure comes from the person in the mirror. This is pretty common for me. I set goals and then almost immediately, I’m…

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