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Grace of “Color and Grace”

A woman poses in front of a tan brick wall. She's wearing a vibrant long-sleeved link dress, holding a black handbag, and wearing cheetah print high-heeled shoes.
Grace of “Color and Grace” poses in this gorgeous pink dress

Meet Grace! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and the fashion expert behind the blog “Color and Grace.” Every outfit Grace assembles is fit for a magazine (and she actually is featured in Marie Claire right now!)…and you can always expect a vibrant pop of color!

Grace’s posts are always a delight to read, too. Not only will you get some wonderful fashion and style advice, but Grace has an awesome sense of humor. Usually, by the time I’m done reading one of her posts…I’m in stitches! The first post I ever read of Grace’s was when she had her wisdom teeth pulled…after that, I was hooked on her wit. But before I get too carried away, I’ll let Grace tell you a little more about herself and her lovely blog, Color and Grace.

Q&A With Grace from Color and Grace

A woman stands in front of a blue-painted wall. She's wearing a black polka-dot blouse and light pink knee-length skirt paired with matching nude heels and a handbag.

Tell me a little about yourself.

Grace: I am a 41-year-old, petite woman. Born and raised in China, moved to America for love in 2007. Day job: teacher, dream job: fashion blogger. Based in Troy, Michigan, United States.

How would you describe your blog, “Color & Grace?”

Grace: It is a place you can get real-world fashion inspirations and color combinations.

What inspired you to create “Color & Grace?” And what’s the story behind the cute name?

Grace: I have always wanted to be a fashion designer. But I don’t know how to sew or how to draw. After I read so much about fashion bloggers over the last few years. I decided to give it a try since I always liked writing too. My husband and I came up with several names, but we both felt comfortable with Color and Grace. It is easy to remember and also points out my specialty—-using colors.

A woman poses outdoors in a stylish fall outfit. She wears a colorful patterned sill shirt under a deep maroon leather jacket, paired with khaki pants.

What do you hope the future holds for Color & Grace?

Grace: Lol! I hope someday this blog can support me and my family. So I can retire to a warm place near the beach. Oh, I’d still run my blog, but you’d never see me posing in another winter coat again! 😉

What has been your favorite post on Color & Grace so far, and why?

Grace: I probably have a few favorite outfits but not posts. I put 100% into every post, so I like them all. They are kind of like my children, and it wouldn’t be nice to choose one over the others! 😉

A woman poses outside, showing off her fall-inspired outfit. She wears burnt-orange cropped pants with black heeled boots, a black silk blouse under a couture pink jacket.

How would you describe your personal style?

Grace: My core style is elegance with a colorful and edgy twist. But I do like to try all different styles as well.

What is your favorite clothing store?

Grace: Nordstrom Rack

A woman sits on a park bench wearing an all-black outfit. She wears a black and gray hooded top and shorts paired with black and leopard print loafers and a matching handbag.

Not only do you blog about your gorgeous outfits, but you also include personal stories about growing up in China and moving to the U.S. Could you tell my readers a little more about your experience?

Grace: It is very different and interesting living in America now. I am very grateful to have the chance to live in two different cultures.

Have you always been so fashionable :), and what was fashion like growing up in China?

Grace: Most women in China are quite good at picking out cute outfits but are lacking in their attention to makeup and hair. I was an ugly duckling till about 30 years old when my husband found me. He always says I am beautiful, but I didn’t see myself that way in the mirror. So I started to learn about fashion from magazines and try new things. After a few years, people always told me they liked my outfit. I guess I graduated. 😉

A woman poses in front of a terra cotta brick wall. She's wearing cropped white pants with a silky blue off-the-shoulder shirt paired with a lacy shawl. Her shoes are strappy tan heels, and she's carrying a black and leopard print leather handbag.

What would be your typical go-to outfit for your day job as a teacher? And how does your job influence your style?

Grace: It will be a pair of skinny pants with a sweater and a long vest to layer. Most of the outfits I wear for my blog, my co-workers haven’t ever seen. I try to keep it low-key at work. Because I am a teacher, I will never have any posts that show any cleavage or too much skin.

A woman dresses business-casual with a light blue overcoat over a orange, white, and blue stripped skater dress.

Do you have any advice you would like to share for someone starting their own blog?

Grace: For the style, you need to know who you are and be yourself. To grow your blog, just work hard and be patient.

Any final thoughts you would like to add?

Grace: Thank you so much for reading my story, and I would love to see you guys around. Please follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. I host 3 linkups every week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Don’t forget to join our party!

Be sure to visit Grace’s lovely blog!

A woman poses against a stone wall. She's wearing a cropped black and white stripped shirt and red patterned knee-length skirt. The outfit is accessorized with sunglasses, a cross-body bag, and strappy red heels.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Grace always has the best outfits. 🙂 Thanks for reading, Geraldine.

  1. Lauren-Blair says:

    A funny lady is a girl after my own heart! AND she has cute fashion! I’ll definitely have to check her out! Grace…nice to meet ya! XO

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      You’ll LOVE Grace’s blog, Lauren! Thank you for reading! 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      I completely agree. 🙂 Thank you for reading, Gabrielle!

  2. AmandaBrezovsky says:

    Grace’s style is so on point! I love all of the color and print mixing.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Agreed! She does an awesome job of mixing colors and prints! 🙂

  3. Viviene Kok says:

    The Fuchsia pink dress and powder pink skirt looks great on you! 搬迁真的不容易,希望您现在过得开心,一切顺利 :)

    Happy Tuesday dear x

    Real Life Nerd // www.vivienekok.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Doesn’t Grace look fabulous? 🙂 The pink dress is my favorite too. 🙂 Happy Tuesday to you too!

  4. Grace has such great style. I LOVE how she mixes colours and patterns!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      I agree – she does an awesome job! Thank you for reading! 🙂

  5. Grace Liang says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful post! You absolutely made my day because the positive feedback about my blog. I am so happy that you like reading it and even still remember some of them. Really appreciate it! 🙂


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh no thank you for the amazing post, Grace! I loved getting to know you better, and I am so happy I found your lovely blog! 🙂

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