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.
To Grab a Drink
Mr. West — from coffee to mimosas — Living Room Bar, and, in the summer, I love The Nest at the Thompson.
Movies at iPic
Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Cambodia
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
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.
“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.
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?
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.
What household item could you not live without?
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.