The List: Sabrina Tan

Fashion and lifestyle blogger

The pages of Sabrina Tan’s Gypsy Tan blog and social media will give you some serious closet — and home décor — envy. The Malaysian-born fashion and lifestyle blogger settled in the Pacific Northwest with her family as a sophomore in high school after living in metropolitan cities all over the globe, which is how she adopted her “gypsy soul” spirit. Her blogging career started with simple outfit-of-the-day posts on Instagram and evolved into a full-time career as of August 2017. During that time, she also owned and operated a tanning salon in Chelan. She’s since taken a step back from daily management to produce blog material and engage with her nearly 150,000 followers on Instagram. “I love when women of all ages send me messages thanking me for inspiring them. It’s on a deeper level than just what to wear but about feeling good about themselves again,” she said. The Bothell resident shared a few of her favorite things.

 

Favorite Places

 

For Dinner
Umi and Revel

To Grab a Drink
Mr. West — from coffee to mimosas — Living Room Bar, and, in the summer, I love The Nest at the Thompson.

Sabrina Tan

iPic; Photo by George Kamper

To Relax
Movies at iPic

To Be Inspired
Seattle Waterfront and Volunteer Park Conservatory

To Travel
Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Cambodia

 


 

Inspiration Board

 

Reading
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

Favorite Movies
Book of Eli, The Notebook, Lion, The Sixth Sense, Mean Girls

Favorite Framed Photo in Your House
My boyfriend, Leif, and I at the top of Snow Lake.

Favorite Quote
“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.” — Charles R. Swindoll

Who Inspires You?
Aimee Song, Reese Witherspoon, and my grandma.

Favorite App
Instagram

 


 

Q&A

 

courtesy Chloe

What are two fashion staples you love?
Currently, I am obsessed with my Chloe Faye backpack and Madewell fleece coat.

Is there a trend you’re tired of?
Bomber jackets.

If you could raid someone’s closet, whose would it be?
Julie Sariñana from Sincerely Jules, and Nicole Richie.

How has your gypsy lifestyle influenced your style?
I’m such a free and adventurous spirit and tend to be more inventive when it comes to putting together pieces. I favor versatile pieces that reflect however I’m feeling and love putting together looks with accessories.

Sabrina Tan

sincerelyjules via instagram

What household item could you not live without?
My Keurig!

What’s the best professional advice you’ve received?
No one will be as interested and invested in your career as you are, so take initiative and learn how to define and market your skills.

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