This Dress And A Giveaway

A tiny stretch of Selwyn Avenue constitutes part of one of my regular running routes.  First, I run past Selwyn Pub and try not to peer over my left shoulder with envy at all those folks sipping on their cold beverages.  Just beyond the pub, I'm usually slowing my pace to catch a glimpse of the window display at KK Bloom Boutique, which always bears lovely things.  I pick up my pace to pass Yoforia, as I get that same feeling I do when passing Selwyn Pub.  On a recent run, however, this dress in the window at KK Bloom stopped me in my tracks.  It is so amazing, that I opted to keep it simple with my every day accessories.  This dress is like butter; a paper thin swath of gauze that swirls and floats through the air with each step.  It was all I could do return it to them.  With all this talk of sipping on something cold and tasty, what better location for showcasing this dress than the patio at Nolen Kitchen.
I have a surprise for you at the bottom of this post!

Charlie Jade Dress at Nolen Kitchen, KK Bloom Giveaway

Charlie Jade Dress at Nolen Kitchen

Charlie Jade Dress from KK Bloom, JJ Winters Clutch, Stella Dot and J. Crew Bracelets, Blinde Sunglasses,

Patio at Nolen Kitchen

JJ Winters Clutch, Stella Dot Bracelets

Dress: Charlie Jade at KK Bloom Boutique, or love this, this and this shorter one also by Charlie Jade. Sunglasses: Blinde, or here is similar pair.  Shoes: Gifted, but here's my summer staple.  Right Arm Bracelet: Old, but here's a similar one.  Left Arm Bracelets: Stella & Dot ONE, and TWO now on SALE here, J. Crew. Earrings:  Thanks to JoJo Loves You. Necklace: KK Bloom Boutique.  Clutch: JJ Winters here, mine is from Lipp Boutique.  Rings: Tiffany and Custom by Diamonds Direct.

Want this dress?  A few remain!  The exciting part, KK Bloom Boutique is giving away a $50 Gift Card to one lucky reader of the Queen City Style!  Recently awarded by Charlotte Magazine 2012 Boutique of the year, KK Bloom not only carries fabulous garb, but they have a magnificent assortment of jewelry and accessories, including Kendra Scott, Towne & Reese, JJ Winters and more!

There are several ways to enter:

1-Mandatory Entry: You must be a follower of the Queen City Style by Email, Bloglovin' or Google Friend Connect.
2-Mandatory Entry: You must Like KK Bloom on Facebook.
Additional Entries:
3-Like the Queen City Style on Facebook
4-Follow the Queen City Style on Twitter
5-Follow the Queen City Style on Pinterest
6-Share this Giveaway on Facebook
7-Tweet Giveaway, link to (@QueenCityStyle) and (@KKBLOOM).
8-Pin an image to Pinterest & reference Giveaway on the Queen City Style.
9-Share the Giveaway on your Blog
10-Refer a friend to this Giveaway
11-Tell me how YOU would style this dress!

Please let me know in ONE comment below each of the ways you have entered. It would help me greatly if you listed 1., 2., 3., etc)

This giveaway ends Friday, July 13, and the winner will be announced Monday, July 16.  Thanks so much for reading, and Good Luck!  Whitley

And the winner is...

  1. 1. Following
    2. Liked KK Bloom on FB
    3. Like you on FB
    4. Follow you on twitter
    5. Follow you on Pinterest
    6. Shared on FB
    7. Shared on twitter
    8. Pinned image & referenced giveaway
    11. I would style with tons of bangles, funky earrings, dressy black wedges & my gold Rebecca Minkoff clutch.
Please email me at, so I may mail you your Gift Card!  Thanks to everyone for reading and for entering this awesome Giveaway from KK Bloom!

Wave It Proud

Independence Day eve most wonderful man in the world and I took the uptown bound train to see Coldplay perform at the arena.  

WOW.  What a show. How could the performance have possibly been better than the last, you ask?

Confetti Everywhere!!

Well, when you are just about within reaching distance of Chris Martin laying down on the stage doing his gyrating thing that he and Gwenny probably practice together (hey... yoga!!), then you are feeling just like the temps.  HOT. HOT. HOT.  

Everybody was given a wrist band with a light sensor.  Amazing!

Well, not completely sure about all that on the ground stuff, but the Jordan-Worthy leaping across the sky moves (OMG.  Did you follow me there?  Killing myself.  Go Tar Heels!  Sorry, could not be helped.) ... that is some gooooooood stuff.  If you haven't seen Coldplay perform live, do not stop to collect $200, just GO!  If you have, then you know of what I'm speaking.  Given the day ahead of appreciation for our freedom--and the gazillion degree temps--I reached straight for this pair of shorts and tank (of which I must own in 14 colors-perfect fit).  And, a few photos...  

I've received lots of inquiry about these shorts.  Would you expect anything other than J. Crew?  You should get a pair!  They are available in red and white or blue and white stripe.  FYI, these shorts run one size big on me, and they have stretched just a bit after a couple of wears.

Tank: Gap. Shorts: J. Crew.  Sandals: Nine West (old), but here's a cool pair. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators.  Earrings: Gifted.  Right Arm Bracelet: Old.  Left Arm Bracelets: Stella & Dot here and now on SALE here and J. Crew. Rings: Custom by Diamonds Direct and Tiffany.

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For the love of stylin' with great pride and joy...
I hope you and yours had a wonderful day... of rest or celebration!  Whitley