Winter Preview Fashion

Hello,

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

Don’t forget! You can follow all of my adventures, family fun, and Queen Styles Boutique fashions on my Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/_lifeisgolden_

Advertisements

Homecoming Weekend

Hello!

Homecoming weekend was this weekend at my alma mater. I love homecoming weekend because it’s always great seeing old faces and catching up and it reminds me of how much I have grown as a person. Don’t get me wrong, I know that I still having growing to do. I think we all do but sometimes we tend to focus only on the negative. I don’t know about you, but I’m so quick to beat myself up. I’m quick to remind myself of a goal that’s not completed. Or how I should’ve done a certain task better. While I was walking on campus and driving past familiar buildings, I started to think about who I was back then and the woman I am now. I realized just how much I’ve grown. I encourage you to do the same this week. When you’re tempted to beat yourself up, just remember how far you’ve grown and focus on the positive.

Sweatshirt: FreedomHouse

Shorts: Belk

Boots: Forever21

Shirt: Old Navy

Skirt: Forever21

Boots: ShoeDazzle



Don’t forget to follow me on my socials:

Instagram: @_lifeisgolden_

Twitter: @_lifeisgolden_

Snapchat: DeneaGM

How to: Save on Winter Fashion

Hello,

One of the keys to saving on winter clothes is knowing when to shop for winter clothes. Right now, most stores are getting ready for spring and summer, which means they’re marking down the prices on their winter items. What does that mean for you and me? It means we have a great chance to save money. Queen Styles Boutique is having a winter sale that starts today. Here are some of the items you can save on:

On selected items, you’ll find up to 40% off. The sale lasts for a week. It’s a great time to shop and save!

Don’t forget to follow me on my socials:

Instagram: @_lifeisgolden_

Twitter: @_lifeisgolden_

Snapchat: lifeis_golden

How to: Make Any Outfit Complex

Hello,

I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed with the “choker” trend. It could be due to the fact that I grew up watching the show “Clueless”. The choker trend really brings me back to that time. So I was really excited to wear this dress from Queen Styles Boutique. I always try to make my outfits complex and add elements of visual interest. Sometimes that can be hard to do without overpowering your look. That’s why I think less is more when you’re layering. If you think you’ve gone too far, try taking off the last piece you added. See how your outfit looks. If it looks too plain, add on the last piece. If it looks better without the last piece, you’ve achieved the perfect balance for your outfit.

Dress: http://www.queenstylesboutique.com

Vest: Target

Boots: ShoeDazzle

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!

How to: Balance Dark and Rich Tones

Hello,

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

DSC01895DSC01903DSC01904DSC01913

Turtleneck Weather 

Hello!
     

    In my last post, I discussed how we didn’t receive a lot of winter weather this year. Well over the weekend the Carolinas received a touch of winter weather. To be honest, we received about an inch of snow that melted before noon but it gave me an excuse to wear one of my favorite turtlenecks. In my opinion turtleneck is never go out of style. They are timeless and classic. Throwback photos of Audrey Hepburn prove that.

Turtleneck: Banana Republic

Jeans: Forever 21

Hat: Target

Bag: Kenneth Kole

Boots: Old Navy


I will be doing a Spring Lookbook soon! Please let me know if you have any requests. Feel free to comment below.

Don’t forget to follow me on my socials:

Instagram: _lifeisgolden_

Twitter: _lifeisgolden_

Snapchat: DeneaGM

Faux Fur Jacket

Happy Monday!

     I’m so ready for spring! In the Carolinas, we have had a very mild winter. Usually we have snow and ice a few times in February but this year, it snowed once in January and that’s it! So this past weekend when it dropped to cooler temperatures, I thought it was the perfect time to bring out my faux fur jacket. I love this jacket! Aside from the fact that it keeps me warm, it’s so fierce and chic. It’s one of my favorite winter jackets. I want to know, what are some winter fashions you’re trying to wear before the warm weather is here? Comment below!

Jacket: Express

Shirt: H&M

Jeans: H&M

Booties: ShoeDazzle 


Don’t forget to comment below on the winter fashions you are trying to wear before spring and follow me on my socials!

Instagram: @_lifeisgolden_

Snapchat: DeneaGM

Twitter: @_lifeisgolden_

Happy Monday!

  I was talking to a friend the other day and I was so frustrated. I said “I feel like all I ever do is run errands.” We talked about this for a while and finally he asked “When do you need to get all this stuff done?” I thought about it for a while and realized that most of these errands didn’t have an immediate due date. I just wanted to get them done and cross them off of my list.

  I’ve been thinking about that ever since. How many of us are going through life just “crossing stuff off of our list?” I’m not saying that you should be careless and not responsible. There are times when you just have to “adult” and there’s no way around that. I’m talking about those other times. The other times when stuff can wait. The other times when we have the choice to slow down and just smell the roses. So that’s a goal that I’ve set for myself. Just to stop every now and then and smell the roses. 

Sweater: Target

Jeans: Forever 21

Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless

Faux Fur Vest

Hello!

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

dsc00723dsc00724dsc00725dsc00729

Next week I will be giving away a gift card to one of my favorite brands! Be sure to follow me on socials to see how you can win!

Instagram: @_lifeisgolden_

Snapchat: @DeneaGM

Twitter: @_lifeisgolden_