STOP HIDING YOUR BEAUTY!
Oct 26th, 2016
I can’t remember when I first met Phoenix through Tango. What a special name, right?!Well, Phoenix is a really cool person just as her name. She is the mom of 3 kids, a dancer, musician, skateboarder, and research at OHSU. Her typical outfit is loose fit pants and a comfortable black or neutral color top with sneakers. She usually put her hair in a bun. In my mind, she successfully hides her beauty!! 🙂
Since I see Phoenix in Tango from time to time, I have a pretty good understanding of her style even though people do dress a bit differently for tango. My immediate instinct of styling after my 1 hour session of checking her closet: add more colors, patterns, or more fitted styles dresses or pencil skirt. Those options give her a pulled together look that will that complements her natural beauty . Luckily, Phoenix was very excited by my ideas!
Hello everyone! Welcome to Style Right! Before I share today’s look, let me tell you a little bit about myself and also why I feel so passionate about fashion!
I grew up in a small town in China. My father was a well-respected business man. My mother not only had to take care of my sister, brother and me, but also worked full time in my father’s factory. As a result, she kept my hair short to save herself time until I went to high school. She also didn’t have much time to shop or knit clothes for me, 95% of my wardrobes were handed down from my sister and brother.
With boyish short hair plus handed-down clothes, most of my father’s friends were concerned no man on earth was going to marry me ever. Neither their concern nor my boyish look bothered me at the time, and I still liked to dress up: putting scarfs on my head to be my pretended long hair, wearing my mother or sister’s jewelries or secretly trying my mom’s lipsticks……
My sister with psychology study background told me why I like to buy clothes, always dress myself pretty has everything to do with my childhood experience. Psychologically I am trying to make up for what I didn’t have in my childhood. So THAT is the origin of my passion for fashion!
Many years went by, now I ended up living in Portland, Oregon, United States with my own family. I have two beautiful boys, one is almost 4, the other is a bit over 2. Before I quit my job at Intel 3 years ago, I was a program manager there. Ever since then, I have been a full time mom. I remember I received countless compliments at work for how great I looked everyday. Often time they would thought I specially dress up for coming to work. 🙂 Nowadays I still get compliments all the time from my dance friends when I am out dancing , by strangers while I strolling around on the street, or by school teachers or parents when I go pick up my kids…… All of those compliments have planted a seed in my heart that I should be in fashion industry sharing my passion , looks and tips to become others’ inspiration!!
Now you have known why I start this blog. Without further due, let me share today’s look: wearing a simple dress but with interesting details is always something I like and strive. I love those grommets of different shapes on the bottom of the dress, which brings a bit of industrial feel to this dress. Paring it with pearl earring and necklaces is my attempt to soften the industrial feel.