So it’s been a busy week for me. I recently posted that we’re having a baby boy on my Instagram and we’ve been busy getting his nursery together! Now more than ever, I’ve been dressing in layers especially when we’re out running errands. It’s been pretty cold in North Carolina but I’m so ready for spring. Wearing this shirt was the perfect solution for me. It’s lightweight so I won’t get overheated plus the bright color makes me feel like spring is here! Wearing bright colors during the winter is all about balance. I love pairing this bright shirt with pants that are a neutral color, like these jeans.
Jeans: Forever 21
Wow! I feel like February has gone by so quickly. It could be time or the fact that my husband and I have been so busy this month. For starters, we’re four months pregnant! You can head over to my Instagram (@_lifeisgolden_) to check out our announcement. We’re so excited! I’ll be posting our gender reveal soon as well. In addition, I’ve been working more and more on Queen Styles Boutique. Our spring collection will be available soon and we’ve been working so hard on it! I can’t wait for you to see it. The top below is one of the items that will be apart of the spring collection.
I love exploring new areas of Charlotte. These photos were taken in the beautiful Huntersville area.
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One of the keys to saving on winter clothes is knowing when to shop for winter clothes. Right now, most stores are getting ready for spring and summer, which means they’re marking down the prices on their winter items. What does that mean for you and me? It means we have a great chance to save money. Queen Styles Boutique is having a winter sale that starts today. Here are some of the items you can save on:
On selected items, you’ll find up to 40% off. The sale lasts for a week. It’s a great time to shop and save!
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I think sometimes we can get caught up in the routine of life. If we’re not careful, something that was once miraculous can turn ordinary. When something amazing happens, we should be celebrating it! One of the things I love most about a new year is having new reasons to celebrate. Turning another year older? Celebrate it! Graduating? Congratulations; celebrate that! Did you just add an addition to your family? Celebrate that! Getting married? That’s definitely a reason to celebrate! Having a reason to celebrate leads to….you guessed it, a celebration. It might be a big event or something you’re planning in your backyard, but having a celebration is a great way to honor a special occasion and spend time with the people you love.
One of the first steps to planning a celebration is picking out the invitations. Luckily for us, Basic Invite has taken out all of the hard work when it comes to selecting invitations. They are one of the few invitation companies that offer a wide variety of colors to choose from. Once you select a design for your invitation, you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options! They also give customers the option to order a printed sample of their invitation. Which takes the guessing work out of the invitation process. If you needed another reason to love them, Basic Invite has an address capturing service! I hate having to track people down for their addresses. I send text messages or call them but for whatever reason, getting an address is one of the hardest things to do. With Basic Invite, their address capturing service allows customers to share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Check out a few of their invitations below and see for yourself why they’re the perfect invitation company:
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It’s that weird time when it’s not quite spring and it doesn’t feel like winter. In North Carolina we just had snow last week and yet today, it was almost seventy degrees out! When the weather goes back and forth like this, I get anxious….for the next season. I’m so ready for spring. Wearing pastel sweaters and accessories helps to cure my impatience while I’m waiting for spring. Try wearing a hat that comes in a bright color or a scarf that comes in a bright print during this time. That’s just what I did below by pairing this sweater from Queen Styles Boutique with some pastel accessories. When you do this, make sure the sweater you’re wearing has enough weight to it (heavier fabric) if not, your outfit won’t look balanced with your winter accessories.
I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed with the “choker” trend. It could be due to the fact that I grew up watching the show “Clueless”. The choker trend really brings me back to that time. So I was really excited to wear this dress from Queen Styles Boutique. I always try to make my outfits complex and add elements of visual interest. Sometimes that can be hard to do without overpowering your look. That’s why I think less is more when you’re layering. If you think you’ve gone too far, try taking off the last piece you added. See how your outfit looks. If it looks too plain, add on the last piece. If it looks better without the last piece, you’ve achieved the perfect balance for your outfit.
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. It represents the promise God gave us: His son. It’s a promise we love to celebrate! This morning we went to Christmas Eve service. I wore some bell bottoms that I’ve been wanting to wear for a while. I’m so happy they’re coming back in style. I paired them with a layered shirt from Queen Styles Boutique and a vest to make the look more complex.
Jeans: Macy’s Inc
Shirt: Queen Styles Boutique
Vest: Tj Maxx
I hope that you all are enjoying this holiday with your friends and family. Merry Christmas!
It’s time to bring out over the knee boots. They’re definitely a favorite fall and winter staple of mine. You can wear them with dress, shorts or skirts which makes them really versatile. If you’re looking to elongate your legs while wearing over the knee boots, try pairing them without tights or a dress with a shorter hemline.
Sweater Dress: Queen Styles Boutique
Boots: JC Penny
The weather has been so back and forth recently. One day it’s been cold and the next day, it’s hot. This weekend it actually snowed so I took advantage of it by wearing some fall and winter wear. I love having fun with neutral tones. It’s fun to combine colors like grey and black with rich colors like this emerald green hat. Whenever I’m wearing dark and rich tones during the day, I like to balance them with lighter tones. This peach sweater kept me nice and warm, plus it balanced out the darker tones in my outfit. Having this balance creates a look that isn’t too “heavy” or “weighed down”.
Jacket: Old Navy