He’s Here!

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Baby Luke is here! I’m still blogging but there may be some gaps in my post as we adjust to our newest blessing. You can see him on my Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/_lifeisgolden_

Dress: www.queenstylesboutique.com

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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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How to: Have Fun with Spring Fashion

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It’s official, spring is finally here! Spring represents a new beginning. The flowers are blooming, daylight lasts longer, and the temperatures are rising. It’s truly a beautiful time of year and it’s a perfect time to reflect the season in your wardrobe! Go ahead, experiment with bright colors. Want to wear bright print? Do it! If you’re not used to wearing bright colors or prints, start small. For example, try pairing a bright colored shirt with denim pants. Another option to brighten up your wardrobe is to wear pastel colors. This time of year, there are plenty of pastel colored dresses in stores, try one on! Fashion isn’t about looking perfect. Fashion is all about having fun with your look.

I wore this pink pastel dress to bring in the new season. To mix up my look, I paired this dress with a grey hat and black boots.

Dress: www.queenstylesboutique.com

Boots: ShoeDazzle

Hat: Target

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Simple and Bold

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 This white dress is one that I’ll be wearing multiple times this summer. I like that it’s simple, understated and bold. It just works. Don’t get me wrong, I love prints and bright colors but every now and then it’s good to be simple and understated. I’ll admit, I used to think I always needed to be loud. Loud in a fashion sense and personality wise. I was always compared to other family members who were a bit more outspoken. I tried to imitate who they were and it just didn’t feel like me. 

 I’m content with being the strong silent type. That’s who I was created to be. Maybe someone is trying to tell you how you should act, talk or even dress. Well, you were uniquely created. God created you with a unique purpose in mind. You have a destiny to fulfill and you can’t accomplish what you need to by being someone else. Peer pressure is a real thing. Even as an adult. Sure, you could try to fit in but why fit in when you were born to stand out? 

Dress: Old Navy

Sandals: ShoeDazzle 

Sunglasses: Target 


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Faux Fur Vest

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I hope you are having a wonderful week so far! I love wearing my pink faux fur vest. It’s a great layering piece anytime I need to make an outfit a little more complex. I’ve shared before, that I think some of the best outfits are a little complex. For example, instead of just wearing a t-shirt and jeans you may want to add a third piece (jacket, scarf, or vest) to make the outfit complex. Adding that third piece is also great way to make your look more aesthetically pleasing. The look below started out as just a plaid shirt dress and grey jeans but by adding the faux fur vest, it not only gave this look a little extra pop but it also helps me show off my personal style as well.

Shirt Dress: J Crew

Faux Fur Vest: Target

Jeans: Forever21

Boots: Old Navy

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How to: Wear a Transitional Outfit from Winter to Spring 

I love this dress! The print is beautiful and the length makes it an easy transition piece. Transition your wardrobe from winter to spring can be challenging. My advice is to start with a dress or a skirt and you can always layer from there. I layered this tulle pink skirt under this dress to add another layer of fabric to keep me warm and to add dimension. Here are the details to what I wore to a wedding yesterday:

Dress: Target

Skirt: Forever21

Shoes: Chinese Laundry

Scarf: New York & Company

Clutch: Forever21

   
    
    

 

How to Apply the Three Piece Rule

I’ve got a “three piece rule”that I’ve been following for a while. It’s basically a rule that states you need to add a third article of clothing to your outfit to make it more complex. That third piece can be a blazer, vest or one of my favorites: a sleeveless jacket. The third piece should make tie your outfit together. I got this sleeveless jacket on sale for just $5.50 at Tj Maxx. You can’t beat that!

Sleeveless Jacket: Tj Maxx

Dress: H&M

Leggings: Forever21

Hat: Old Navy

Boots: Old Navy

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White & Blue

I love those days when I’m extra productive. You know, those days you seem to get everything done and then some! Whenever I have days like that, I like to take it in. A good way for me to do that is spending time outside. Nature has a way of relaxing me. I was feeling good but I was having a bad hair day, hence the hat. 

Hat: Old Navy

Dress: H&M

Shoes: Aldo

Jacket: Adam Lippes for Target

   
    

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Faux Suede

This faux suede dress immediately caught my eye. I’m such a fan of clothes that are reminiscent of the 60s and 70s. When you have pieces like this, it’s important to style it with modern pieces to make a modern look. You don’t want to look like you are in costume! Here’s how I styled this look: 

Dress: Target

Shirt: Forever 21

Shoes: Christian Siriano

Necklace: Forever 21

Belt: J. Crew

   
    
  

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