Merry Christmas

Hello,

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

Boots: Shoedazzle

Hat: Forever21

I hope that you all are enjoying this holiday with your friends and family. Merry Christmas!

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How to: Wear Over the Knee Boots

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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

Scarf: Forever21

How to: Balance Dark and Rich Tones

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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”.

Hat: Forever21

Sweater: Forever21

Jeans: H&M

Jacket: Old Navy

Boots: ShoeDazzle.com

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Listen to Your Body-Get Some Rest

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For the past weekends, I’ve been doing several pop-up shops for Queen Styles Boutique. I love doing pop-up shops. Being that I sell clothes online, I like whenever I can meet customers face-to-face. I can see their reactions to the fabrics and interact with them. It’s an amazing feeling. I had the opportunity to do a pop-up shop yesterday and today. I thought about it and chose to only do an event yesterday. I struggled with that decision if I’m being honest with you. I wanted to work but I knew I was tired. I didn’t want to start a new week off drained and tired. I knew I needed to recharge my batteries. So, I decided to listen to that voice. We went to church, picked out our Christmas tree, and watched Hallmark movies all day…I enjoyed every minute of it. And you know what? I feel refreshed, and ready to take on another week. Sometimes, the decision is tough. I think we’ve trained ourselves that if we’re not working or busy, we must be lazy. There’s a happy medium and your body will tell you, just listen.

Cardigan: Forever21
Dress: Queen Styles Boutique
Jeans: Express
Boots: ShoeDazzle

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Shopping Small

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I hope this post finds you well. I’ve been getting ready for Shop Small Saturday. American Express annually holds this event to shine light on small businesses. It was truly an amazing experience! Running Queen Styles Boutique has opened my eyes to the importance of supporting and investing local businesses. Before owning Queen Styles Boutique, it didn’t occur to me that when you and I make the decision to shop in local businesses, we are choosing to invest in our communities. When we shop in local businesses, we are validating dreams. Here’s a picture from yesterday:

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Own Your Wardrobe!

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I visited Treehouse Vineyards this past weekend and had a blast. It was nice recharging my batteries and relax a bit. I guess you could say that I was inspired by nature. This time of year, the leaves are changing and it’s so beautiful to witness. Some say you shouldn’t mix yellow and brown and red. I will admit I thought I would look like a hot dog at first but I really liked mixing these colors. Fashion is supposed to be fun. If you like mixing colors, do it. If your wardrobe consists of only black and you like it, own it! I think the moment we stop wearing what expresses who we are is the moment fashion stops being the creative force it was it intended to be. So whatever your wardrobe consists of, as long as it expresses who you are, own it!

Dress: Target

Shirt: Queens Styles Boutique

Tights: Target

Boots: Shoedazzle

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Multifaceted Lifestyle 

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   I hope you are having a great weekend. I created Queen Styles Boutique for the woman who has a multifaceted lifestyle. I created Queen Styles Boutique for the young professional woman who needs clothes that she can wear for her new career and out to brunch. Clothes that she can rock to that interview and wear to run errands or out for drinks with the perfect accessories. She is most likely on a budget and needs her money to stretch. I selected these pieces because they are east to mix and match. You can dress them up or down like these culottes and grey shirt. This pair was so easy to dress down today. It’s a cold and rainy Sunday in North Carolina which calls for comfortable clothes!


You can shop these culottes here: https://queenstylesboutique.com/collections/all/products/black-culottes-with-side-split

You can shop this grey shirt here:

Grey Half-Sleeved Shirt

To see what else Queen Styles Boutique has to offer, you can check out the rest of the pieces here: https://queenstylesboutique.com/collections/all

I hope you have a great week ahead!

What No One Tells You About Being a Girlboss

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   As you may know, I’ve launched my own clothing boutique and I couldn’t be more proud. It’s my baby. I’ve dreamed of having my own business for years but I never thought it would actually happen for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love being an entrepreneur. I love being the CEO. I love doing something that I’m passionate about. However, it’s hard work! Is it just me or did anyone else look at the images of entrepreneurs on social media and think “wow, that looks easy”? I know now that being an entrepreneur means:

1. Fulfilling orders on a Friday night. 

2. Answering emails at midnight. 

3. Conducting industry and customer research in between meals. 

4. Having to motivate myself when I feel so uninspired. 

5. Not playing the comparison game with another Girl Boss’s business. 

6. Having to turn down social events in order to fully focus on my business. 

7. Setting aside hours to plan and create content. 

8. Feeling isolated sometimes being that I’m the only employee. 

I say all of this, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s an unexplainable feeling of having something that’s yours. There’s an unexplainable feeling to watch your business grow. So, to anyone who’s on the fence about starting your own business: what are you waiting for? 


If you have any advice on how you deal with being an entrepreneur, I’d love to hear it! Feel free to leave your comment below. You can shop Queen Styles Boutique and build your fall wardrobe. 

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Trip to Aspen, Colorado 

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  For my anniversary with my husband, we went to Aspen, Colorado. It was breathtaking. The people there were rarely on their phones and spent time reading newspapers. It reminded us that we needed to slow down too. We packed only a carry-on bag so I didn’t have room to bring my camera but I did take some pictures: 

 

Right before our couples massage. It was so relaxing!

This sweater dress is from: www.queenstylesboutique.com 

We rode a gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain. It was beautiful! 

It snowed on and off for two days!

This blouse is from www.queenstylesboutique.com

It was a wonderful trip! 

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Growth 

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   This past week, I celebrated my birthday. I celebrate my birthday for a full week. I believe that your birthday is not “just another day.” Your birthday is a gift. You e been gifted with another year of life and that should be celebrated. It was a great day to do some self-reflection. I realized that I’ve come a long way. I’m not as critical of myself and I’m way more balanced than I was a year ago. I’m a lot more patient with myself and less judgmental of my emotions.  I’m not perfect, of course but I think recognizing my growth is a step in the right direction towards my purpose. 

  It might not be your birthday but maybe you need some self-reflection. When was the last time you were kind to yourself? The last time you were sad, angry, or upset did you judge yourself or acknowledge that you are a human being who has emotions? Moving forward, lets both take a vow that we’ll choose to be a lot kinder to ourselves. 

Skirt: http://www.queenstylesboutique.com 

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