Mixing prints is one of the best ways to show your personal style. Mix prints as much or little as you like. You can go with larger prints or smaller ones. You can choose prints that are the same color or different colors. Mixing prints should be fun! I chose to mix camouflage and leopard print below. Here are a few tips when you’re mixing prints:
1. Keep the size of the print in mind- If you feel overwhelmed with mixing prints, consider the size of the prints. Smaller prints are easier to work with.
2. Consider the distance of the prints- Wearing a printed hat and printed shoes creates space between the prints and makes them less overwhelming.
3. Keep the colors in mind- When I’m wearing prints I try to tie my outfit together with neutral colors. For example: if you’re wearing prints that are very colorful, a few neutrals that will bring the look together are jeans, black pants, a white shirt or brown shoes.
Check out my example below:
Jacket- Queen Styles Boutique
Pink top- Queen Styles Boutique
Scarf- Queen Styles Boutique
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What’s living boldly mean? I used to think it was impossible to live boldly. Especially when our world continuously sends messages on how we should live, dress, act, and talk. Then I remembered, we’re not of this world. You see, God calls us to be in this world but not of it. What does that mean? It means that we’re not supposed to fit in. It means that we’re different. Fitting in won’t work because we were created to stand out. Living boldly to me means aligning all of my actions with who God created me to be.
Dress- Queen Styles Boutique
Jacket- New York & Company
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These past six months have been the most interesting and challenging fun I’ve ever had! Being a mother brings feelings of love, worry, fatigue, and excitement. I’ve learned a few lessons along the way:
1. Surround Yourself with Positive People.
The people we surround ourselves with, truly impacts our internal energy. I choose to surround myself with people who encourage, lift me up, and offer me good advice. As a new mom(and really as a person) I don’t need negative energy around me.
2. Give Yourself Grace
I’ve gotten better at extending grace to other people but you know what I haven’t really done? Extended it to myself. There’s no step by step guide to motherhood. Yes, there’s knowledge and doctors that help you along the way but there’s no instruction manual. I’ve had to extend grace to myself so many times.
3. Remember You are a Person Outside of Being a Mom.
You still need to developed a person outside of being a mother. I’ve challenged myself to new skills and improve skills to better myself as a person. Why? Because being a mother is part of who I am. It’s a huge part but still a part of me. It important to still evolve as a person.
Here’s a photo of me and our baby boy.
I’ve been busy with Luke and Queen Styles Boutique! This year’s pop-up shops are different. I need to stop and pump for Luke. Which means I need coverage while I’m away. I’m grateful to have great friends and family who are helping me during this new season. Not to mention a husband who delights in encouraging me.
Here are a few looks from this month. All looks have pieces from Queen Styles
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Asheville, North Carolina is one of my favorite places to visit. When I’m there, it always reminds me to slow down. The pace is just so relaxing. Life can be hectic at times and if we’re not careful, we can get caught up in the busyness of it all and miss out on the simple moments. It doesn’t hurt that the scenery is so beautiful. Here are a few pictures of my trip.
This sweater dress is from Queen Styles Boutique
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Our first date night since baby Luke was great. Questions like: “was he thinking about us?” and “what was he doing?” crossed my mind. Granted, he was with my mother so there wasn’t a need to worry but I had never been away from him. My husband and I went to one of our favorite burger spots and listened to live music. It was a short outing but needed! If you’re a new mom or know new parents I highly suggest investing in date night or offering to watch their little one so they can enjoy a night out.
It’s close to fall but the humid Carolina summer isn’t showing signs of letting up. I wanted to be very comfortable but of course fashionable. I love these black shorts from Queen Styles Boutique. They’re perfect for all seasons. During the warm month I can wear them with just about any style shirt for a cute look and I can’t wait to pair them with a pair of tights when the weather cools down. For date night, I paired them with a white t-shirt and sandals.
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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_
It’s that time of year for: Summer Sale’s. Stores are getting ready for their fall inventory and one of the ways to do that is to have a sale. When you’re about to shop a Summer Sale, do your research. Are all items on sale? Is the sale happening in waves or all at once? Research the discounts. Do you see the term “up to” or do you have to spend a certain amount to qualify for a discount? The answers to these questions can make a huge difference in the amount of money you spend. Queen Styles Boutique is having a Summer Sale right now. Here’s what you can expect: 25% off at checkout….on everything. That’s right, everything. Here are a few of their pieces:
This Pink Ruffled Dress
Curvy Queens Off-the-Shoulder Top
Champagne Metallic Skirt
Summer Sale’s can be fun so enjoy them!
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It’s hard to believe that our baby boy will be here in less than 4 weeks! We’re so excited to meet him. We’re busy making sure everything is ready for him and I’m busy trying to stay cool and comfortable. I’ve been sticking to light fabrics as best as I can. Here’s a look I out together recently. It’s pretty casual but I can’t wait to dress these pants up with a cute pair of heels or wear them with a crop top. Wearing black and white really allows you to play with different colors in your accessories. I chose to pair this look with metallic accessories but the next time, I’ll probably pair these paints with a little more color.
Top: Old Navy
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