One Way We’re Saving Money This Year

One way we’re saving money this year is cutting back how much we eat out. When I lived on my own in Nebraska and Virginia, I rarely ate out. I’m lucky in that I grew up with home-cooked meals almost every night. I have fond memories of my Mom in the kitchen serving up traditional Vietnamese dishes or more American-fusion meals. Eating out was a huge treat, reserved for celebrations, birthdays and on occasion, holidays (she would usually make a big feast at home). Even though my Mom worked full-time as a Psychology and Vietnamese language professor she would always make sure we had family dinners and when I attended school, my Dad would make my lunches.

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A Colorful Winter Outfit That’s Actually Warm

I absolutely love dressing for winter. I think there’s something so chic about coats, hats and boots. However, I know it can be hard to teeter the line of something that’s stylish and something that’s functional. To me, when it comes to winter, I believe in clothes that perform well. There’s no such thing as bad weather, but there is improperly dressing for that weather! I’m so excited to share a colorful winter outfit that’s actually warm. This includes a great coat, pair of boots and more. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may recall seeing this blue parka a few times. It’s a go-to of mine for super cold days, especially when temperatures drop below 30 degrees. Let’s get into how to properly dress for those frigid days!

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The Truth About My Morning Skincare Routine This Year

As I grow older, taking care of my skin is so important. While I wish I have the time in the morning to run through a long regimen to treat absolutely, I do not.  If I do have time for something, I would prefer to sleep in since I prioritize that. Time is money so the truth about my morning skincare routine this year is it’s shorter and involves fewer products than ever before. However, this doesn’t mean I’m not taking care of my skin or not doing what I can to improve it and treat problems. I want to share the products I actually use in the morning.

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What I’m Looking Forward To in 2020

Happy New Year! Cheers to 2020 and a new decade! While it is a new year and new decade, I think it’s important to remember you don’t have to wait for a whole new year to start something. Any time is the best time to take the first step toward achieving your dreams, whether that’s picking up a new hobby or starting a business. I started 2019 without any huge goals or resolutions. When doing my annual review with Johnny we both realized I accomplished quite a lot, especially with Color & Chic! For that, I want to say thank you. I’m beyond grateful and humbled to have your support, especially to those of you who come to read my blog.

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How to Style a Pink Winter Coat Different Ways

Winter weather can be dreary but fashion doesn’t have to be. Over the years, I’ve amassed quite the coat collection and you can bet it has colorful pieces in it. Bright coats are one of my favorite winter pieces because not only do you stand out in a sea of black, brown and navy, but really let your personality shine. Plus, a colorful coat can be a big confidence booster. In this post, I’m excited to share how to style a pink winter coat different ways. From workwear to more casual winter outfits the possibilities are endless.

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