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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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    eShakti.com review

    eShakti.com review When I was little, and by that I mean like late elementary school and early middle school, one thing I really enjoyed was visiting the local tailor with my mom. Somehow I always believed my mom had a miracle closet that filled with all kinds of beautiful fabrics. My mom didn’t allow me to choose what I wanted but I had the chance to sneak a peek at those fancy photo books at the tailor shop. There were so many beautiful women wearing beautiful clothes in those books. By then I wished I could just live in the book and never come out. Maybe that was when I…

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    They got it right Shanghai street style

    They got it right Shanghai street style Are you still following celebrities for fashion and style inspirations? Oh no! If so, you’re already out of date! 😉 In fact, nowadays fashion bloggers are the new cool kids on the block and already are at the leading edge of the trends all over the world. This is my first week back to work, so I’ve been pretty overwhelmed. For today’s They Got It Right theme, I will just be a little bit lazy…BUSY! I meant to say busy there. Whew! Working hard over here! Don’t worry, I still made time to show you some more Shanghai Street style. You can read…

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    Wearing a trench coat in summer

    wearing a trench coat in summer—fashion 101 Knock down those A/C goosebumps with, a trench coat! It seems this time of year the air conditioners can make a penguin shiver! For those chilly evenings after you walk out of a frigid restaurant, bar or cinema, a trench coat not only can keep you warm but it also adds a layer of sophistication to your look. You can wear a light weight pink military style trench coat with a flapper dress to tone down the dressy and feminine vibe and make it wearable for day time. Or wear a teal light weight trench coat with a simple white but detail polished…

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    Chinese street style Shanghai June 2015

    Chinese street style Shanghai June 2015 My student told me I MUST watch the show called FRESH OFF THE BOAT. I watched a couple of episodes and kinda liked it. Just in case you don’t know anything about it, here is a very brief intro. Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and his book Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir. It is the first American television situation comedy starring an Asian-American family. Since I am going to show you the newest street style from Shanghai, I felt it can be a relative title for it!…

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    Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat

    Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat As you all know, I love colors! For spring, I love to use bright yellow, teal and pink to brighten up my day. please see here for Spring must haves 2015 Below my driving story continues… This hour has 300 minutes! This was a day of “firsts”. My first time driving on an Interstate Highway or “freeway”; My first time almost being crushed by a huge truck; My first time going 70 miles per hour and even a bit faster when I had to get out of the way; AND now my first time driving in snow! Oh, and not just snow, but snow…

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    Classy trench coat and jeans

    Is it supposed to make that noise? As I hope you know, I’ve been writing about how I learned to drive after moving to America. My fiancé was my driving teacher and his old little car was my practice target! We had survived my first lesson without driving in the nearby lake so after a day or two to recover I was ready to give it another go. Maybe this time I would even get the car out of first gear! The adventures we had driving in our local cemetery ended on a scary note so we thought maybe we would try somewhere else for lesson 2. My fiancé/driving teacher…

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