Black and White Floral Pants

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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

Pants: QueenStylesBoutique.com

Shoes: Target

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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

Wearing Bright Colors During Winter

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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.

Shirt: http://www.queenstylesboutique.com

Jeans: Forever 21

Jacket: Target

Boots: ShoeDazzle.com

How to: Wear Pastel Colors During the Winter

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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.

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

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!

Anniversary Trip: 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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What Inspires You?

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    I just got back from attending a Bachelorette party in Miami and had an awesome time. I had forgotten how much I miss living in an environment that is so rich with culture. In Miami, the culture is in the food, music, and the way people dress, and talk. I started to realize how inspired I felt and wondered when was the last time I felt that inspired. I really missed having that inspiration. Before I started to go down that negative path of thinking, I started to think about the resources I have now that could inspire me. There are so many times we are waiting for a place or someone to inspire us but we have to realize that instead of waiting, we have the power to inspire ourselves. Don’t get me wrong, I think drawing inspiration from people and places is very important but there are so many other things we can be inspired by. It could be the sunset, sunrise, your loved ones or yourself. Together, lets make a habit of taking control over what inspires us. Feel free to tell me something’s that inspire you in the comments. 

Pants: Ross

Shirt: Target

Shoes: ShoeDazzle

Sunglasses: Forever21

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