OUTFIT DETAILSHoang-Kim Eyelash Lace Top in Black (PXXS, also in white), White Jeans, Kendra Scott Earrings c/o
“I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now.”
This is my quote of the day because the day I’ve waited and worked months, years for is finally here! The Gibson x International Women’s Day Collection is officially LIVE on Nordstrom.com! I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to design a top with Gibson for their International Women’s Day Collection. I was fortunate to be raised by a strong woman. My Mom came to America from communist Vietnam, worked full time, got two Master’s Degrees and raised a family. She led by example and showed me if I wanted something, I had to be willing to get down in the dirt, work hard and make opportunities for myself. I’m the only one in my family to be born in America and seeing my name on the Nordstrom website with a top I designed feels incredibly surreal. To me, International Women’s Day is a way to celebrate and empower women who are strong, going after their passions and doing what they love. I started Color & Chic because I wanted to empower women, starting with the clothes they wear.
I’m still speechless when I think about how a top I designed is selling online at Nordstrom. I have a bit of a surprise! There are actually two “Hoang-Kim” tops. I have a feeling these tops will sell out fast, so make sure you snap them up before your size is gone! If you purchase any of my tops, I would love it if you please tag me on Instagram! I would love to see y’all in my tops! Also, I want to say THANK YOU so much. If it weren’t for my incredible readers, this would not have been possible!
Hoang-Kim Eyelash Lace Detail Top
The first top is the Hoang-Kim Eyelash Lace Detail Top, which is available in black and white. Most of the International Women’s Day Collection is size inclusive and available in Petite XXS to 3XL! For reference, I’m wearing my top in size Petite XXS. The start of the peplum hits right below my waist and the length isn’t too long. One aspect I love about this top is how it’s perfect for tucking into high-waisted bottoms. For example, tuck my top into fellow blogger Thamarr’s Pleated Skirt for an ultra-feminine look.
My style is classic and feminine and the Hoang-Kim Eyelash Lace Top emulates that whether you purchase in black or white. The cut is classic and figure flattering with a feminine peplum that isn’t too exaggerated. The eyelash lace is fresh and romantic. It’s a basic piece any woman can wear and style a variety of ways year after year. Wear it to work with neutral colored pants or make your outfit pop with colored pants like I am with these red ones. I believe in pieces pulling double duty where you can wear it to work and wear it again on the weekend. The Hoang-Kim Eyelash Lace Top is just that. Head to my Instagram stories to see a few different ways I’m styling my top.
Hoang-Kim Tie-Front Crepe Top
Y’all know I love pink so I can’t resist designing a top in pink! What I love about this particular shade is how it really pops and the subtle floral pattern really makes it fresh. Definitely perfect for spring and of course, it’s a versatile piece you can wear so many places. I’m wearing size Petite XXS for reference. Similar to my Hoang-Kim Eyelash Lace Detail Top, this is perfect for work and the weekend. I love it with white jeans but also with navy pants for work. Whether you pair with pumps or nude sandals like I am here, it’s a must-have for spring and summer!
The Gibson x International Women’s Day Collection
There are a total of nine incredible bloggers who designed at least one piece for this collection. We are all unique. We’re different sizes, come from different backgrounds and cultures and all have something different to bring to the table. I want to share each of the other women and the pieces they worked so hard on. This is truly a fantastic collection and you’ll be seeing plenty of it over the next few weeks!
Roselyn (Roselyn Weaver)
Ruffle Detail Smock Waist Blouse (also in lavender) | Roselyn wears size small
Chelsea (LoweCo Petite)
Rebecca (Mommy in Heels)
Ruthie (Ruthie Ridley Blog)
Erin (Living in Yellow)
Ruched Sleeve Blouse (also in blush leopard, green, blue polka dot) | Erin wears size XS
Thamarr (Musings of a Curvy Lady)
Lindsey (The Mother Chic)
Mindy (Mindy City)