Friday, September 14, 2012

Style Night Out; What I Wore And...

Gap Denim Jacket, ASOS Dress, Steve Madden Heels, Bauble Bar Earrings, Blinde Sunglasses, Vintage jewelry, Hair by BLo ouT

We are heading into Fall, and it is still low 80's and sunny here in the Queen City.  I knew there would be an assortment of trending fall fashion at this event; lots of black, leather, peplums, studs and lace.  I love it all, but my worst fashion nightmare is looking the same as everybody else.  My friend and emerging designer, Cigi Guz, recently kindly gave this dress to me. I knew the clock was ticking on being able to wear it this year, so with my trusty denim jacket, I decided to non-apologetically break all the seasonal fashion rules.  I always say when it comes to fashion and style, wear what makes you feel good, so that is what I did.  Thanks to Cigi Guz for the beautiful dress and to BLo ouT for making me feel pretty with the perfect up do.

Gap Denim Jacket, ASOS Dress, Steve Madden Heels, Bauble Bar Earrings, Blinde Sunglasses, Vintage jewelry, Hair by BLo ouT

Gap Denim Jacket, ASOS Dress, Steve Madden Heels, Bauble Bar Earrings, Blinde Sunglasses, Vintage jewelry, Hair by BLo ouT

Gap Denim Jacket, ASOS Dress, Steve Madden Heels, Bauble Bar Earrings, Blinde Sunglasses, Vintage jewelry, Hair by BLo ouT

Gap Denim Jacket, ASOS Dress, Steve Madden Heels, Bauble Bar Earrings, Blinde Sunglasses, Vintage jewelry, Hair by BLo ouT

Gap Denim Jacket, ASOS Dress, Steve Madden Heels, Bauble Bar Earrings, Blinde Sunglasses, Vintage jewelry, Hair by BLo ouT

Dress: ASOS (old) from Cigi Guz. Jacket: Gap. Shoes: Steve Madden. Sunglasses: Blinde, but here's a less expensive pair. Earrings: Bauble Bar. Bracelets: Vintage. Rings: My Grandmother's, Tiffany and custom by Diamonds Direct. Hair: BLo ouT.

I've had the awesome experience of attending various fashion events and runway shows in NYC, be it for Fashion Week or some other unique experience, but Thursday, September 13th marked my first ever Style Night Out in Charlotte.  Actually, it marked my first experience with any major style event in Charlotte.  My previous line of work never really gave me a reason to attend such an event. I love style and I love fashion, so why in the world wouldn't I?  I will never forget being six weeks away from delivering Precious Peanut #2 and feeling much anxiety about managing everything effectively.  I ultimately made the decision to take a step back from my business, focus on family and let things fall into place as they may while hoping for the best.  It was a tough transition at first, then the Lucky story happened, which led me to the Queen City Style, which 9 months later has led me to here.  I am pursuing my passion, and I cannot put it down.  I've said from the beginning if I get nothing more out of this than pure joy, I will have achieved my goal.  My soul is so full, and I am skipping with every step.  I've never had more faith that when one door closes another opens.  This is that door.  I just want to say thank you very much for reading and keeping me so hungry for more!

Have a wonderful weekend!  Whitley

35 comments:

  1. Looking great- you and your killer legs!! So glad you are having so much fun!

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  2. Aw! I just read the you Lucky story how exciting and such a blessing. I'm happy that you took a leap of faith!

    www.theluxuryrehab.com

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  3. Love the dress.. Love the whole look.. Love you!! Love that you don't want to look like everyone else!! I love being fun and different too :) You look amazing!!!!
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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    1. Aww... right there with you dear, and thank you for the kind words! xx

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  4. so great to be so content isn't it? I LOVE that dress and I love the denim jacket with it..you look great and it looks like you had a ball!
    Sheree xxx

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    1. Yes, girl, it is ... Seems like you might know ;) The evening was wonderful, thank you!

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  5. You look beautiful! Love the dress and can't wait to hear all about last night!

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  6. Passion is where it's at! Love what you are doing Whitley! We love you! And... that dress... those legs... beautiful! Way to rock it at SNO!

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    1. Thanks girl... in every way!!!! Grateful for your support!

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  7. You look like a model in these photos! That dress is gorgeous on you and I LOVE your hair like that! Oh Whitley, you are just so sweet!! I didn't know about the Lucky article. . .you must have been so thrilled, especially to see that stunning photo of your Grandmother and Great Grandmother in the magazine! You truly deserve all of the success you've achieved.

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. Jenny, sweet as ever you are!! Thank you for your kind words about the Lucky article, and everything else. I am so grateful for your support.

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  8. You are so cute... I love you and this blog. I look forward to seeing it in my in box every day. Keep it up!! ;-)

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    1. Wow. Thank you. Seriously, from the bottom of my heart cannot tell you how much I appreciate it and how nice it is to hear. So happy you seem to enjoy the Queen City Style as much as I enjoy sharing it with you!! Best, Whitley

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  9. That is one perfect dress,honey!Love how you styled it with denim jacket!
    Thank you for the sweetest comment on my blog,it really made my day!
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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    1. Hi Bee! Thank you so much for this. I probably would not make it through the week without my denim jacket! ;)... Def. meant what I said in my comment to you.

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  10. This dress is so cute! And the jacket gives it that cool factor! Great look!


    Kisses
    http://thepurpleclown.blogspot.com

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  11. I am in love with your dress. The print is gorgeous, and the fit is amazing. It looks like it was made for you.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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    1. Bonnie, this was an ASOS score from my designer friend, Cigi Guz. I was a little late in the season wearing it, but I couldn't NOT. Thank you!!

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  12. Whitley! You look amazing! That dress is so beautiful, and it could not look better with the pink carpet! Also, I love your Lucky Story! So beautiful!
    Meredith
    www.createthatoutfit.com

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    1. Thank you, Meredith. That means a lot re: the Lucky story, and of course, thanks for your sweet words about the dress. It was as fun night.

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  13. Love your dress! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I followed you! :)

    http://morningblushblog.blogspot.com

    xoxo,
    Olivia Yuen

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    1. Yaya, Olivia, thank you!! And, thank you for taking the time to comment. I look forward to staying in touch with you now.

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  14. love that dress and of course you look kick a$$ in it!

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    1. Aww, Heather, that is a totally awesome, kick a$$ complement!! Thank you!!

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  15. perfectly lovely dress to wear to a formal or casual events!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  16. So how adorable are you in this dress?! I love all the colors and the fit is fantastic! You just rocked it by adding the denim jacket and your hair looks lovely! I know the BLo ouT did if for you and it now I know where to go when I'm in Charlotte.

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

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  17. Hi Whitley!
    It was great to meet you today. I'm psyched for the BLO out recommendation - I've driven by it a million times.

    I appreciate what you are saying in this post. What I was so inarticulately trying to say in the Trader Joe's pasta aisle is that I like coming here for style inspiration! I appreciate that I am not reading a diary. You offer a glamorous, but approachable point of view that may motivate me to get out of my sweats today! :-) Keep on being fabulous and putting yourself out there.

    Hope to see you around town again!
    Mary Kate

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