Throw Away the Mold

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This spring, I’m having a lot more fun with fashion. I’m pushing myself to wear different color combinations and I love it. My number one rule with fashion is: have fun! Fashion is supposed to be about expression. Whatever you decide to wear for the day, it should express how you feel. Never feel compelled to wear something to please someone else. Never dress a certain way because you’re afraid of what others might think. At the end of the day, you need to be happy with yourself. If you don’t fit into a box or a certain mold, own it. Stand out. When God created you, He threw away the mold. Be proud that there’s no one else like you.

This particular day, I was feeling bold and flirty. This off the shoulder ruffled dress helped me bring out the flirty side. I paired it with my metallic loafers to bring an unexpected element to this look and I loved the result.

Dress: http://www.queenstylesboutique.com

Shoes: http://www.shoedazzle.com

Sunglasses: Target

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Just Go With the Flow

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I’m looking forward to this three day weekend. We made all of these plans and then we scrapped them. Why? Because we didn’t want to have a planned weekend. We really just wanted to rest and go with the flow. I really believe that amazing things can happen to us when we let go. When we realize we don’t always have to have control, we open ourselves up to new possibilities, relationships, and experiences. So, I have no idea what we’re doing this weekend but I’m looking forward to it!

Pants: http://www.motherhood.com

Top: www.queenstylesboutique.com

To all of the brave men and women who lost their lives fighting for the United States, I thank you for your sacrifice. I’m praying that God’s peace and love surrounds your family.

How to: Wear Overalls

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I’ve been busy with Queen Styles Boutique and getting everything ready for when our baby boy arrives. I needed a break! A time to just refocus and recharge my batteries. So we went to a baseball game and tried out a new restaurant. That seems to always do the trick. I’ve always loved overalls because they bring me back to my childhood. I probably had a pair in just about everything color! So this seemed like the perfect time to wear them. I really do believe that what we wear can alter our moods. Our clothing can boost our moods and make us feel different when we need it.

I decided to be really casual and paired my overalls with a stripped shirt and comfy shoes. You can wear overalls with tank tops or a basic tee. You can pair them with sneakers, sandals or a cute pair of wedges.

Overalls: Motherhood

Top: Marshalls

Babymoon: Charleston, South Carolina

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We had our babymoon! It gave us an opportunity to vacation before our baby boy gets here. For our babymoon, we went to Charleston, SC. We always have a good time in Charleston; it has a lot of charm. We didn’t really plan the activities for this trip like we normally do. I have to admit, I’m a planner so it was hard to just go with the flow but it was great seeing where our vacation took us. We ended up eating at restaurants we would’ve never gone to and exploring the beach like we never would’ve if we had planned every detail. Isn’t it funny how we try to have so much control over certain things in life when giving up control is really what’s best? There’s nothing wrong with being a planner. When God made me, He knew exactly what He was doing. Planning allows me to be efficient, productive, and effect. It’s a great quality to have; however, sometimes when we give up control we’ll open the door for new experiences to happen to us. Here are a few photos from our babymoon:

My bathing suit is from Target. It was so comfortable!

This off the shoulder dress is from http://www.queenstylesboutique.com. I love how this color pops.

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Homecoming Weekend

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Homecoming weekend was this weekend at my alma mater. I love homecoming weekend because it’s always great seeing old faces and catching up and it reminds me of how much I have grown as a person. Don’t get me wrong, I know that I still having growing to do. I think we all do but sometimes we tend to focus only on the negative. I don’t know about you, but I’m so quick to beat myself up. I’m quick to remind myself of a goal that’s not completed. Or how I should’ve done a certain task better. While I was walking on campus and driving past familiar buildings, I started to think about who I was back then and the woman I am now. I realized just how much I’ve grown. I encourage you to do the same this week. When you’re tempted to beat yourself up, just remember how far you’ve grown and focus on the positive.

Sweatshirt: FreedomHouse

Shorts: Belk

Boots: Forever21

Shirt: Old Navy

Skirt: Forever21

Boots: ShoeDazzle



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Celebrating the Small Stuff

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I hope you all are doing well. This past weekend I went to a wedding that my husband was in. It’s a great thing when you witness family and friends gathering to celebrate something positive. I had to wonder, how many people (including myself) make it a habit to celebrate the “smaller” events with loved ones? Don’t get me wrong. Of course a wedding is an occasion that should be celebrated but have you celebrated the “smaller” events recently? If you just rocked a test after studying really hard, celebrate. Maybe you’ve been trying to make a habit of remaining positive in the midst of adversity, celebrate that. When you do celebrate, make sure your family and friends are there to bask in your victory. Here’s to all of us celebrating the “small” stuff.

Kimono: Marshalls

Dress: Marshalls

Shoes: Charlotte Russe

P.S. you will definitely see this kimono again.


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Summer Trip: Savannah, Georgia

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This past weekend, we had a getaway to Savannah, Georgia and it was much needed. Last week, I shared that I am launching my online boutique tomorrow and I needed a break. Creating content isn’t an easy task. We work hard. That’s why it’s so important that we remember to take time for ourselves. Whether it’s ten minutes or a road trip, always make sure you’re taking time to relax and refresh your creativity. Here are some photos from our trip:

How to Wear a Dress with Sneakers

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I’m all about comfort nowadays. We’re almost in our third trimester so I’m all about comfort! This sweater dress from Queen Styles Boutique is comfortable and can be paired with boots during the fall and winter and a pair of sneakers during the spring. I love wearing a dress and sneakers together. I opted for a sweater dress but you can try this look with a shorter cotton dress or a collared dress( think t-shirt dresses). Don’t overthink it. One of the best benefits about this look is that it’s simplistic, so use that to your advantage.

Sweater dress: https://queenstylesboutique.com/collections/all/products/garnet-sweater-dress

Sneakers: Nike.com

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Navy Jumpsuit and Spring

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Now that Spring is here, I’m pulling out my favorite jumpsuits. I love jumpsuits because they effortlessly make you looked pulled together. This jumpsuit has vertical stripes, which are great for visually adding height. Yes, they can give the appearance that you’re taller! Aside from that, this print creates visual interest, taking out the hard work for you. Plus, the ruffles and pockets make this jumpsuit a fun piece to add to your wardrobe.

Jumpsuit: Queen Styles Boutique

Sandals: Forever 21

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How to: Wear Metallics Pieces During the Day

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Some people say that metallics are too flashy to be worn during the day. I’ve always disagreed with that. Fashion isn’t supposed to be restricting with a lot of rules, it’s supposed to be fun. If you feel like wearing metallics during the day, do it! Balance is key. Try pairing your metallic piece with some casual ones. Casual pieces such as sneakers, jean jackets, or cotton t-shirts are great options for pairing with metallic pieces. Below, I wore this metallic skirt from Queen Styles Boutique and paired it with a striped t-shirt and a pair of really comfortable shoes. Who knew this combination also worked for maternity fashion?

Shirt: Old Navy

Skirt: http://www.queenstylesboutique.com

Shoes: Forever 21

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