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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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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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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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.
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I’m all about comfort nowadays. We’re almost in our third trimester so I’m all about comfort! This sweater dress from Queen Styles Boutique is comfortable and can be paired with boots during the fall and winter and a pair of sneakers during the spring. I love wearing a dress and sneakers together. I opted for a sweater dress but you can try this look with a shorter cotton dress or a collared dress( think t-shirt dresses). Don’t overthink it. One of the best benefits about this look is that it’s simplistic, so use that to your advantage.
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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.