What Does Living Boldly Mean?

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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.

Burgundy dress

Winter Fashion Babydoll dress

Outfit details:

Dress- Queen Styles Boutique

Jacket- New York & Company

Hat-Forever 21

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Winter Preview Fashion

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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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Turtleneck Weather 

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    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.

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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 


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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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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!

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What’s Your Vision for 2017?

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I hope you are having a great weekend! This morning I went to church and the message was about finding your vision for 2017. I’ve been thinking about that all day to be honest with you. I have goals I want to accomplish for this year but I never stopped to think about my vision for this year. I think that’s why resolutions don’t always stick. We tend to think of a resolution as a one time occurrence or a temporary fix instead of a long-term objective that can increase the value of our lives. It’s time to start challenging ourselves and thinking about the vision for our lives and how 2017 can get us closer to that vision. I’m taking some time to meditate on what my vision is for my life and I challenge you to do the same!

Sweater: Forever21

Jacket: Forever21

Leggings: Forever21

Boots: Aldo

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P.S. Don’t forget at the end of the month, I’ll be posting about a giveaway! So stay tuned on my socials!

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2017 Trends

2017 Trends

Happy New Year! 

With a new year comes new trends on the horizon. Here are a few trends I’m looking forward to exploring this year. 
1. Super Stripes. These aren’t just ordinary stripes. They’re a lot bigger and bolder (perfect for the new year). This dress is a bold look, if you want to tone it down, try to wear this trend in a top or a scarf. 
2. Unconventional Khaki. Usually when I think about khaki, I associate it with school uniforms (blah). Unconventional khaki isn’t boring. It’s innovative and exciting. This mini dress is perfect for rocking this traditional trend in a new way. 
3. Color of the Year: Greenery. Pantone has named the color of the year Greenery. It represents nature and new beginnings. To make this hue more streamlined, try pairing it with a tailored piece.

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Winter Meets Spring

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I hope you all enjoyed the first day of spring over this past weekend. We opted for a quick getaway. The weather has been so nice so we decided to explore the downtown area of Greenville. It was relaxing walking around and taking everything into perspective. Recently, I’ve been focusing on things in the future. There’s nothing wrong with making goals for yourself and focusing on the future but sometimes by focusing solely on what you want to happen “x” amount of months from now, you miss out on what’s going on right now in your life. I think we are all guilty of it. I certainly am. Where you are right now, is exactly where you are meant to be. It may not be where you want to be but enjoy the present. Maybe you’re supposed to learn a lesson or something new about yourself but enjoy where you are. That idea really resonated with me this weekend. Maybe it’s something you need to consider too. Just food for thought.

Dress: Target

Shirt: Forever21

Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless

Hat: Forever21

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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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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve always loved this holiday. Whether you are single or in a relationship, it’s a day that is dedicated to celebrating love. I do believe that we should always take the time to celebrate love, but today feel free to remind someone you love them by writing them a note or simply spending quality time with them. Feel free to show yourself some love too. After all, you deserve it.

Pants: Forever21

Top: H&M

Shoes: ShoeDazzle

Jacket: Tj Maxx

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