A NEW J.T. Posh Giveaway Winner!

Did ya see it??  I had the fantastic pleasure of styling this precious mama, Sarah, and her newborn twin boys for a feature story in this month's Charlotte Parent Magazine.  If you live in the Queen City and are interested in checking it out, you may pick up a copy at any Harris Teeter or pediatrics office.


I have not heard back from last week's chosen winner of the J.T. Posh $50 Gift Card Giveaway, so we have a new winner!  
I entered with all 5!


Congratulations Mariel!!  Please email me within the next 72 hours at thequeencitystyle@yahoo.com.  
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend, and thanks to everyone who entered!

-Whitley



You Dress Me

Melvin Born This Way Dog Tag, Melinda Maria, Grecian Beer Ring, Chelsea Charles Count Me Happy Bracelet, Lucky Brand Shorts, Charlie 1 Horse Boots

Boots: Charlie 1 Horse. Shorts: Lucky Brand/Irving and Fine. Tank: Gap. Necklace: Melvin. Bracelet: Chelsea Charles. Ring: Melinda Maria. Sunglasses: Blinde, similar. Belt: similar.

I am often asked for suggestions on how to look unique in every day attire.  Here in the Queen City there are molds that can sometimes dictate every fad from what we wear to what we eat to what kind of car we drive.  My general reaction to those fads is to run the other way as fast as possible. Not quite that dramatic, but nevertheless, my response as it pertains to dress is to wear A) typically whatever everyone else is not wearing and B) whatever makes me feel good. Admittedly, I'm obsessed with my cowgirl boots. I wore them all winter.  It is approaching 90 degrees outside, and I am now wearing them with jean shorts.  A reader recently recommended I pair my boots with white shorts. Well, here it is, my outfit for the day.  So, You Dress Me. Would love to hear your thoughts and have some fun with this.  Tweet me. Email me at thequeencitystyle@yahoo.com. Message me on FacebookInstagram, however!

I'm hoping for some really awesome outfits!
xo-Whitley
PS-Love THIS bracelet?  Stay tuned for a Giveaway!

The Matching Dots + Giveaway!

the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, The Matching Dots, Charlie 1 Horse Cowboy Boots, Gap Denim Jacket, Freedom Park Charlotte, NC

the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, The Matching Dots, Charlie 1 Horse Cowboy Boots, Gap Denim Jacket, Freedom Park Charlotte, NC

the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, The Matching Dots, Charlie 1 Horse Cowboy Boots, Gap Denim Jacket, Freedom Park Charlotte, NC

the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, The Matching Dots, Charlie 1 Horse Cowboy Boots, Gap Denim Jacket, Freedom Park Charlotte, NC

the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, The Matching Dots, Charlie 1 Horse Cowboy Boots, Gap Denim Jacket, Freedom Park Charlotte, NC


the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, The Matching Dots, Charlie 1 Horse Cowboy Boots, Gap Denim Jacket, Freedom Park Charlotte, NC

All Dresses: c/o The Matching Dots. Jacket: Gap. Hat: My Grandmother's, here's one and hereBoots: Charlie 1 Horse, from Constance Consignment. Sunglasses: Blinde, similar pair. Bracelets: Bakelite thanks to summerbird. Rings: Tiffany, BCBG, Diamonds Direct

I had the most fun styling these adorable dresses by The Matching Dots with two of my most precious girlfriends.  You all know how much I love great design, so it was such a treat to learn the company's designer and owner went to fashion design school in Italy and worked with some pretty amazing designers prior to starting this philanthropic focused company.  This is not just a mommy and me line.  While The Matching Dots' main focus is on children's dresses, ladies don't need to have daughters to wear these adorable designs.  I am SO excited to be able to share the fun!  One lucky person will be the winner of a $70 credit gift card to The Matching Dots!  I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Donna's photographic specialty is children and family, in addition to engagement photos.  More here on my photographer extraordinaire.

Here's how to enter: 

1) Mandatory Entry: You must follow of the Queen City Style by Email, Bloglovin' or GFC.
2) Like The Matching Dots on Facebook.
3) Like the Queen City Style on Facebook or let me know you already have.
4) Tell me which women's or children's dress by The Matching Dots is your favorite.

Please let me know in ONE comment the ways you have entered.  This Giveaway ends Tuesday, February 12th, and the winner will be announced the next day.  Can't wait to see if you are the winner?  Take $10 off any purchase through Tuesday, February 12th, using Coupon Code: take10 at check out.  

And the winner is...

  1. Just subscribed. So excited to read more of your feed. I have two little girlie girls and love The Matching Dots website.

    JenniferEbullock(at)gmail(dot)com
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  2. Following The Matching Dots FB

    JenniferEbullock(at)gmail(dot)com
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  3. Following you on FB

    JenniferEbullock(at)gmail(dot)com
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  4. The Little Chloe is adorable and I love Gray.

    JenniferEbullock(at)gmail(dot)com
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Please email me at thequeencitystyle.com!

Thanks so much for reading, and we hope to see you at the party!!  
xx-Whitley

Madonna, My First Marathon And More

It has been one busy week!  Wednesday night I gave a presentation to the most delightful group of women.  I spoke on the topic of 'Finding Your Personal Style' to a neighborhood garden club.  I admitted to right away it was my first time presenting on behalf of the Queen City Style, and I think they took it pretty easy on me.  Everyone seemed to have a great time.  I know I did! 

An Example Slide

Then came Thursday night; a night I have been waiting for my entire life.  I saw Madonna live in concert.  Here's a picture of me as a little girl with a poster of Madonna hanging behind me, performing perhaps my most favorite of her songs, Dress You Up.


I purchased the tickets back in February and originally planned to post about the show every month leading up to the concert, but we all know about not having enough time.  I, myself, could not believe I did not have a clue what I was going to wear until the night prior to the show, but I ended up happy with some garb already in my closet. I ran to the nearest costume for the pies de resistance, finger-less black lace gloves.  How'd I do?


I paid my fanny in savings for seats on the sixth row.  Here's my girl, Madge, doing her scantily-clad thing.  She's totally still got it.  There are no words to describe the caliber of the performance of this show or the choreography.  She performed Like A Prayer, just before the closing performance.  My life is complete.



My new friend, Derek, was dying over the gloves, so I gave him one at the end of the show.  So fun!


Saturday morning I woke up early to run my first marathon.  Wow, it was hard.  I qualified for Boston with a time of 3:29.  Very excited, but I did say this would be my first and only!


Me and my running buddy, Justin, clowning around at mile 13.


The fan support is always awesome at races.  There was certainly no shortage for this one!


Crossing the finish...


Most Wonderful Man in the World and the Precious Peanuts were on the course five times!  It's been a long road of training and lots of Saturday mornings out of the house.  
I am grateful for the support!!


Lastly, if you haven't already entered to win one of these awesome JJ Winters clutches from Lipp Boutique, today's the last day!  You can do that here.  Shop Lipp Boutique for 20% off any one item when you mention this post!



I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great start to their week!

My Best, Whitley

This Dress and Clutch + Giveaway!

the Queen City Style, Akiko dress and JJ Winters clutch from Lipp Boutique, Cuff from Sloan, Tory Burch pumps from summerbird, Blinde sunglasses, Melinda Maria cocktail ring, earrings from JT Posh


the Queen City Style, Akiko dress and JJ Winters clutch from Lipp Boutique, Cuff from Sloan, Tory Burch pumps from summerbird, Blinde sunglasses, Melinda Maria cocktail ring, earrings from JT Posh, at the Mint Museum

the Queen City Style, Akiko dress and JJ Winters clutch from Lipp Boutique, Cuff from Sloan, Tory Burch pumps from summerbird, Blinde sunglasses, Melinda Maria cocktail ring, earrings from JT Posh, at the Mint Museum

the Queen City Style, Akiko dress and JJ Winters clutch from Lipp Boutique, Cuff from Sloan, Tory Burch pumps from summerbird, Blinde sunglasses, Melinda Maria cocktail ring, earrings from JT Posh, at the Mint Museum

the Queen City Style, Akiko dress and JJ Winters clutch from Lipp Boutique, Cuff from Sloan, Tory Burch pumps from summerbird, Blinde sunglasses, Melinda Maria cocktail ring, earrings from JT Posh, at the Mint Museum

the Queen City Style, Akiko dress and JJ Winters clutch from Lipp Boutique, Cuff from Sloan, Tory Burch pumps from summerbird, Blinde sunglasses, Melinda Maria cocktail ring, earrings from JT Posh, at the Mint Museum

Dress: Akiko c/o Lipp Boutique. Clutch: JJ Winters from Lipp Boutique. Shoes: Tory Burch from summerbird. Sunglasses: Blinde, similar pair. Bracelets: Stella & Dot, my Grandmother's, cuff from Sloan Boutique. Earrings: from JT Posh. Rings: Melinda Maria, Tiffany, custom Diamonds Direct.

I've probably received more complements on this clutch than any single item I own. It's the perfect size, shape and weight, and the shimmery tones make it so versatile; perfect for almost any outfit. It has become my official go-to night time bag.  There was no decision making involved on which clutch I would style with this equally lust-worthy Akiko dress on loan from Lipp Boutique. So. In. Love... I felt as if I was wearing a palette of water colors.  I am super excited to share some of that love today!  Lipp Boutique is giving away a JJ Winters clutch to one very lucky winner!  

Here are all the ways you may enter:

1) Mandatory Entry: You must follow of the Queen City Style by Email or Bloglovin'.
2) Join the Queen City Style on Google Friend Connect.
3) Like Lipp Boutique on Facebook.
4) Like the Queen City Style on Facebook.
5) Join Lipp Boutique's email list via their website here.
6) Share this Giveaway on Facebook.  Be sure to tag the Queen City Style and Lipp Boutique!
7) Tell me how YOU would style your JJ Winters clutch!

Please let me know in ONE comment the ways you have entered.
This Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 20th.  I will announce a winner the next day.
Can't wait to see if you are the winner?  Lipp Boutique is offering 20% off any one item through Tuesday, November 27th at both Metropolitan and Birkdale Village locations! (A few sizes in this dress still remain at Birkdale!)

Thanks so much for being here, and good luck!
-Whitley

And the winner is....



You look gorgeous Whitley. I love your dress and clutch! I follow you on Bloglovin, GFC, and Facebook!
Meredith
createthatoutfit.com




Congratulations Meredith!  Please email me: thequeencitystyle.com

Excited to be linking up today with Real Girl Glam for some Real Girl Style!  Take a look!

Real Girl Style Link Up

My New Favorite Dress + A Giveaway!

THML dress and necklace from Scout & Molly's, Ann Roth Shoes, Coach Bag, Blinde sunglasses, Melinda Maria, Tiffany, Diamonds Direct Rings.

THML dress and necklace from Scout & Molly's, Ann Roth Shoes, Coach Bag, Blinde sunglasses, Melinda Maria, Tiffany, Diamonds Direct Rings.


THML dress and necklace from Scout & Molly's, Ann Roth Shoes, Coach Bag, Blinde sunglasses, Melinda Maria, Tiffany, Diamonds Direct Rings.

THML dress and necklace from Scout & Molly's, Ann Roth Shoes, Coach Bag, Blinde sunglasses, Melinda Maria, Tiffany, Diamonds Direct Rings.

THML dress and necklace from Scout & Molly's, Ann Roth Shoes, Coach Bag, Blinde sunglasses, Melinda Maria, Tiffany, Diamonds Direct Rings.


THML dress and necklace from Scout & Molly's, Ann Roth Shoes, Coach Bag, Blinde sunglasses, Melinda Maria, Tiffany, Diamonds Direct Rings.

Dress: THML thanks to Scout & Molly's of Charlotte, I also like this one. Shoes: thanks to Ann Roth Shoes, 20% off using code: THEQUEENCITY. Bag: Coach (old). Sunglasses: Blindehere's a pair. Necklace: thanks to Scout & Molly's of Charlotte. Rings: Melinda Maria, TiffanyDiamonds Direct. Earrings: old, here's a pair. Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Grandmother's.


If you live in the Queen City and shop the boutique circuit, Scout & Molly's of Charlotte is likely at the top of your list. Scout & Molly's has a very clever email blast which keeps you informed of all the fabulous new duds as they arrive, which is how I found my new favorite dress.  I immediately responded to the owner asking her if my size was available.  Scout & Molly's has long been on my list to contact for a collaboration, so I was very excited when they asked if I would be interested in hosting a Giveaway.  Let the fun begin... Scout & Molly's of Charlotte is giving away a $50 Gift Card to one lucky winner.  Want this dress?  I couple in sizes XS/S remain. I am wearing a size M.  Perhaps something else?  Awarded the 2012 Best of the Best Award by Charlotte Magazine in the category of Best Boutique for Local Jewelry, Scout & Molly's has great clothes AND fabulous accessories (like the necklace I'm wearing).

Here are the ways to enter:
1) Mandatory Entry: You must follow of the Queen City Style by Email, Bloglovin' or GFC.
2) Subscribe to Scout & Molly's Email List, which you may do from their home page HERE.
3) Like Scout & Molly's of Charlotte on Facebook.
4) Like the Queen City Style on Facebook.
5) Share this Giveaway on Facebook or your own Blog. Be sure to tag the Queen City Style!
6) Tell me how YOU would style this dress!

Please let me know in ONE comment the ways you have entered.
This Giveaway ends Monday, October 22, and I will announce a winner on that Wednesday.  
Can't wait to see if you are the winner?  Scout & Molly's is offering 20% off all regular priced merchandise through October 31.  Just mention the Queen City Style at purchase.
Thanks so much for reading, and good luck! Whitley

Congratulations!  The winner of the Scout & Molly's Giveaway is:



Oh my word love that dress! Absolutely adorable. Thanks for your sweet comment tonight :) I follow you, already like you on FB & liked Scout & Molly on FB as well. I would love to wear this with a pair of tights & ankle boots!
Please email me at thequeencitystyle@yahoo.com!