“Because pink can be edgy too.”

Oh, Pinks and blushes.  So pretty and delicate to look at.  It’s no wonder that Rose Quartz was picked as Pantone Color of the Year 2016 along with Serenity.  Yes, this color thing is an ACTUAL thing, guys.  The rose tone of my sweater looks so soft and feminine so I decided to add a little edge to it.  Want to know how to achieve this combo?  Here’s my equation: Pink + leather/camo = femme fatale.  I just love the contrast of edgy and soft for that sweet yet daring look.  Throw on some leather or even a military jacket and voila!  I love the way a good ol’ camo jacket looks against soft pinks.  I scored my camo jacket from Asos and guess what?  It’s actually a men’s jacket! Who would’ve guessed?  I love an oversized military jacket and this one goes with almost anything.  My closet would be nothing without this!

*Here’s a quick tip: don’t be afraid to browse the men’s section.  A lot of times, that’s where the goods are!  I love when its #borrowedfromtheboys *

To top it off, add some sunnies and studded boots to bring out your inner cool girl.

So guys, is it time to rethink pink? ❤

P.S. I just noticed that my purse isn’t closed in this photo.  Oops!  #nobodysperfect haha!
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Photos by Nathalie Blize

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Brandy Melville Sweater // Loose Pink Sweater / V Neck Pink Sweater
Free People Destroyed Ankle // Love 21 Frayed Jeans / Joe’s Jeans Frayed Ankle Jean
Topshop Studded Pointy Boots (on sale!) // Topshop Buddie / Jeffrey Campbell Maceo
Asos Camo Jacket // Camo Print Jacket / Atlanta Camo Jacket
Celine Havana Sunglasses // Celine Tortoise Havana
Coach Shadow Crossbody (on sale!) // Chloe Marcie / Forever 21 Crossbody

“HAPPY NEW YEAR! MY STYLE AND GRACE TURNS 1!”

HELLO 2016!  365 new days.  365 new chances.

Exactly a year ago, I launched My Style and Grace as my creative outlet in hopes to share my fashion tips and to motivate and help the fashionistas at heart.  I had no idea that my following would grow quite quickly given the fact that I had just started blogging.  My blog has opened a lot of opportunities for me and for that, I’m GRATEFUL for the new connections and friendships that I’ve made so far.  At first, blogging seemed impossible to break into knowing how competitive it is within the industry but with some planning and determination, it can be one of the most rewarding and creative careers around.  So here I am, about to tackle another 365 days of new challenges and goals.  I’m thrilled to see what 2016 has to offer!  I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for following along and for inspiring me to continue writing.  Also, I would like to thank my family, my friends, my boyfriend for their continued love and support throughout my journey.  I am nothing without you, guys!

A huge chunk of my thank you’s and appreciation goes to my sister, Gladys Jem ❤ for snapping my beautiful blog photos.  I’m so thankful for your awe-inspiring talent and creative direction.  We make such a badass sister team!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!  Here’s to happy new dreams.  Happy new desires.  Happy NEW YOU.  You know those things that you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them. It is never too late to set another goal or to dream another dream, guys!  I hope you will find this post inspiring.  Have an AMAZING year!

2016, I am coming for you!

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Photo by Gladys Jem