What I’m craving…

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy shoes, and that’s kind of the same thing”

Let me tell you a little about myself.  Before I ever go shopping for myself I usually have a pretty good idea of what I want.

Recently I have been thinking that I want some new booties, but I have a specific type in mind.  It sometimes takes me a while to find the exact ones that I want because I always have something really clear in my mind.  That doesn’t mean that if I go shopping I won’t find other things that I like, but I definitely have the thing I am really “craving” in the back of my mind all the time.

I like to find a deal so I very often shop around online first.  My favorite sites to look at are:  Nordstrom, DSW, Zappos and Steve Madden.  Aldo has some great shoes as well.

I have highlighted 2 pairs of boots above – let me know what you think!

If you are looking for a pair of shoes or boots for a specific event or to wear with something in particular, I have always found that it is best to find a contrast rather than try to match too much.  I love to wear red or maroon shoes with black, and Gold and Silver are always a great way to accentuate anything you are wearing.

Boot 1 – Vince Camuto from Nordstrom

Boot 2 – Aldo Shoes

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Being a Woman in the world is still hard in so many ways.

Wear your style with confidence and walk boldly no matter what it is that you are doing.

Make a great First Impression and you will be surprised by how much more people will respect you.

Not So Ordinary!

“Life’s too short to wear boring clothes!” – Cushnie et Ochs

I love taking an outfit that is just ordinary and creating something that is much more memorable.

For this outfit I added a unique pair of blue boots (I just fell in love with the color), and layered the ordinary black pants and long sleeved T-shirt with a sleeveless sweater.

As I have mentioned before, layering is one of my favorite things to do in the Fall and Winter.  It gives us the opportunity to be much more adventurous and add more colors than we would normally do.

I like to stretch myself to try new things and create outfits that are not what everyone would wear.  You could recreate your own outfit using bold shoes or boots and adding another layer or dimension with a shawl, vest, or sweater.  I always like to test my outfits using what I have in my closet. Then if I have decided that I like that style, I will take myself on a little shopping trip to add more pieces.

Boots:  Lola Shoetique     Sweater:  Nordstrom

Be Remembered

As individuals we have the unique opportunity to decide how people remember us…

Style is only a part of that, but it is first thing people see and very often the last thing they remember about us.

Whatever your Style personality, give people something great to remember!!

  • Shoes:  Vince Camuto    Sunglasses:  Tory Burch     Watch:  Michael Kors

Leather in Style

“Fashion is art and you are the canvas” – Velvet Paper

I have always loved wearing leather jackets.  I think they can transform any outfit from being just ordinary to classy or even to a little edgy.  A great black leather jacket is wonderful because you can wear it with just about anything.  I especially love wearing black on black – and then adding a contrast scarf.

This wonderful leather jacket is a Michael Kors jacket from Nordstrom – I am obsessed with it!

Boxy leather jackets work with just about any body type – especially because they look cool even with longer shirts or sweaters that can cover problem areas.  It is worth paying a little more for a leather jacket because you will get better quality and you can wear it year after year.  The great thing about that is that leather never goes out of style!

The outfit in this picture is just one example of how you can do it – I chose to wear tighter pants with over the knee boots to make it a little more sexy.

Confidence both Inside and Out…

Style is the sum of so many things – beginning with a sense of who you are and having self confidenceKate Spade

One of the biggest reasons for not having a healthy self esteem is because you don’t live up to the standards you think you should.  We have expectations that are programmed into us by what we see on TV, in magazines, and the environment in which we live.  If you spend too much time watching TV and seeing celebrities and models on there you may create an unconscious expectation on yourself, which will only make you disappointed.  

It is hard to not compare ourselves to other people, especially when we are not feeling confident in ourselves.  The best remedy for this is to take control of yourself.  You decide how you feel and that very often can stem from how you look.  Make the decision to LIKE how you look,  then the confidence will follow…

Put together a great outfit and walk like you mean business –  your confidence will become contagious and others feel that!

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“You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure!”

I grabbed a pair of amazing leggings that I recently purchased because they fit both criteria.  Leggings are a perfect wardrobe addition (if you pick the right pair) because they are comfortable, they can be flattering and of course don’t forget, you want to find a pair that is stylish.  I have seen lots of people walking around in leggings that are either worn out, the wrong color or fabric for someone’s body type (they show off ever bump and curve) and finally the worst thing I think I have ever seen is a pair of “flesh” colored leggings that looks like someone isn’t wearing any pants at all…definitely not the impression you want to make EVER!

The booties have a perfect heel height for lots of walking, shopping and errand running – which is essential for weekends and holidays.  As I have mentioned before, I like to wear shoes with heels a lot more than not, so when I find a pair of boots or shoes that have heels but are still comfortable, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot!!

What is your ideal street style?  Do you look for comfort first?  Style first?  Or do you just throw on whatever is closest.  The great thing about style and fashion is that it is ever-changing so you don’t ever have to stick with what you have always done, you can change at any time.

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Find Your Personal Style

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as WE are!”

What is your personal style definition? There are many different types of personal style how do you identify your fashion style? We have many personal style examples here at Style Queenie!

Don’t get caught up in wearing things that you think you should wear or what you think others might like, dress for yourself, be yourself, love yourself…let that confidence and certainty in yourself shine through in everything that you do.  Which means picking out your outfit is only a small part of that, but it is something that will set the tone for your entire day.  I know for a fact, when I feel like I look amazing, I am going to perform and react a lot better than if I feel uncertain about my outfit or even my hair.

We all have bad hair days, we all have not so great outfit days, that’s why I always have a few outfits that are back-ups, which means that I can fall back on these outfits on days where I know I need to look my best.  It is something that isn’t thought about much, but it is always a great idea to have a few outfits ready to go in your closet just in case you need them!  Choose things that flatter your body, your coloring and boost your confidence.  I have talked in previous posts how certain colors can evoke certain feelings…there are always colors that you are more in tune with than others, I am drawn to Red and when I want to feel really sassy, powerful and confident, that is always the color I am drawn to first.  Do you have a color that makes you feel most confident?  If you do, make sure you have something in that color that is a standby just in case you need it.

Johnny Cash was always known for wearing all Black – during his era people thought it a little strange.  These days it is not so unusual, but still not something that everyone likes to do, and that is totally fine.  Outfits that incorporate all of the same colors, or closely similar colors are becoming more and more popular – I love the idea of wearing all Beige or all White, to me that is classy.

This is just one more way for you to put your unique personal style stamp on what you wear and how you present yourself…have fun on your personal style journey and don’t be afraid to try new things!

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Here to Empower Your Fashion Sense

Don’t underestimate yourself by comparing yourself to others.  It’s our differences that make us unique and beautiful.”

What if I told you that you need to forget everything you already know about style and fashion inspiration.  Not because you are doing anything wrong, but because no matter how great you are at putting together outfits and fashion, it is always fun to “clean house” and go back to basics.  We are your fashion inspiration blog with fashion inspiration themes we are not here to tell you who you are but help you find your own fashion inspiration and personal style.

If you truly want to be different, unique, or stand out, the only way you can do that is by taking risks – and the most important thing to remember is that you will probably have people that don’t like what you are wearing BUT if you feel good, then you have accomplished what you set out to do.  Are you confident enough to create your own unique style.  It is easy to see what someone else is wearing and copy it or try to be just like them – but what takes real confidence is to be you…and not care what anyone else says about it.  Now that doesn’t mean you can’t try to recreate outfits that you see in magazines or see a pair of shoes and want to buy them – because magazines and blogs (just like this one) are there to give you ideas and inspire you!

I honestly believe that we were all created to be unique and that our style has the opportunity to show the world just how unique without us having to do or say anything.  As you go out in your own outfit creation, don’t forget to smile and have fun…the more happy and confident you feel, the more others will feel it too!

“Fashion inspiration should be a form of escapism not a form of imprisonment.”

Have you ever wondered which colors suit you best?  Do you sometimes hesitate to wear certain colors because you think they are too bold?

“If you want to have something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done!”

Wearing a tight skirt with a tunic or dress over the top is actually a really flattering look and appropriate for most occasions. I feel that it looks professional, especially because I didn’t have to worry about pulling down a shorter dress all day long (especially when sitting down).

Wearing short dresses in the summer can be really tempting but beware of wearing something too short for work – it not only conveys the wrong message to people you are meeting, but it also means you are going to be trying to adjust your hem all day long. Even if when you are standing and it’s not too short, it is a good idea to do the sit test and see how the dress or skirt fits you when you are sitting down.

Doing something unexpected is definitely going to be different for everyone – I tend to try things that can be unusual, but that doesn’t mean that you have to. The key is to make sure you don’t come outside your comfort zone, but you can definitely stretch it!

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