Sunday, November 11, 2012

the Queen City Style Turns One!

Ralph Lauren Sweater from summerbird, Skirt from The Boulevard at South End, Forever 21 Shirt, Coach Bag, J. Crew Necklace, tights, bracelet, Charlie 1 Horse boots, Blinde Sunglasses, JewelMint Earrings

Ralph Lauren Sweater from summerbird, Skirt from The Boulevard at South End, Forever 21 Shirt, Coach Bag, J. Crew Necklace, tights, bracelet, Charlie 1 Horse boots, Blinde Sunglasses, JewelMint Earrings

Ralph Lauren Sweater from summerbird, Skirt from The Boulevard at South End, Forever 21 Shirt, Coach Bag, J. Crew Necklace, tights, bracelet, Charlie 1 Horse boots, Blinde Sunglasses, JewelMint Earrings

Ralph Lauren Sweater from summerbird, Skirt from The Boulevard at South End, Forever 21 Shirt, Coach Bag, J. Crew Necklace, tights, bracelet, Charlie 1 Horse boots, Blinde Sunglasses, JewelMint Earrings

Ralph Lauren Sweater from summerbird, Skirt from The Boulevard at South End, Forever 21 Shirt, Coach Bag, J. Crew Necklace, tights, bracelet, Charlie 1 Horse boots, Blinde Sunglasses, JewelMint Earrings

Ralph Lauren Sweater from summerbird, Skirt from The Boulevard at South End, Forever 21 Shirt, Coach Bag, J. Crew Necklace, tights, bracelet, Charlie 1 Horse boots, Blinde Sunglasses, JewelMint Earrings

Ralph Lauren Sweater from summerbird, Skirt from The Boulevard at South End, Forever 21 Shirt, Coach Bag, J. Crew Necklace, tights, bracelet, Charlie 1 Horse boots, Blinde Sunglasses, JewelMint Earrings

Sweater: Ralph Lauren from summerbirdShirt: Forever 21. Skirt: c/o The Boulevard at South End (call to get yours!). Boots: Charlie 1 Horse from Constance ConsignmentBag: CoachTights: J. Crew. Sunglasses: Blinde, similar pair. Necklace: J. Crew, similarthis one is amazing! Earrings: JewelMint. Bracelets: vintage, J. Crew. Rings: Tiffany, Diamonds Direct.

Last week the Queen City Style turned one!  This has been one of the best things ever to happen for me.  I submitted this story to Lucky Magazine, they ran it (thank you Lucky!!), and that was all the validation I could ask for; somebody out there was interested in what I had to share.  After seeing the printed article, I woke up the next morning and decided I would write a blog.  I can't tell you how much joy this have brought me.  I have met some of the nicest people; fellow bloggers, brand consultants, designers, boutique owners, stylists, industry people both afar and in my own community.  I've got a little business going here.  Awesome things have spawned from this blog. I am now working as a wardrobe consultant/personal stylist.  I've recently helped facilitate, along with three other small business owners, a new philanthropic effort here in the Queen City, Warm Charlotte.  I am so, so grateful for all of these opportunities.  the Queen City Style has become my path for creativity, fun and pursuing my passion....Finally, at the age of 35!  Hello!  This is me! Yippee!!  Thank you to each and every one of you for walking with me through this journey over the past year.  Thank you for reading, and thank you for your feedback.  Thank you for accepting me, introducing me to great people and opportunities, helping me and supporting me.  You know who you are.  If you are reading this, I am talking to you.

With all my heart! -Whitley

Here's my first post, wearing the same necklace I love so much, mama got it for me for Christmas!

47 comments:

  1. How exciting!! Happy Birthday (sort of) I only hope I can stick with all of this blogging for a year!

    Xo, Rachel
    Glitzy Blues

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    1. Rachel,
      Thanks so much for your readership and for taking the time to comment. I am grateful for your support!

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    1. Thanks Amy!! So grateful for your readership and inspiration!

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  3. Love the chambray layered under that sweater:))! Gorgeous necklace too:)! WOW!!!

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    1. Thank you, and thank you so much for your support!!

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  4. Congrats you amazing one year old! hah I'm so happy for you Whitley! Besides wanting you to be a happy, fulfilled human being; blogging allowed us to meet and I would most certainly consider knowing you a highlight. Congratulations on all your wonderful accomplishments and I look forward to years of friendship with you. Ugh, I just wished we loved closer! Guess we'll have to make time for a visit in the New Year. Miss you!

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

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    1. Nic,
      The feeling is oh so mutual. Truly LYLAS!!!

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  5. Congrats Whitley on your one year anniversary!
    xoxo-

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  6. Happy Blogiversary dear! I love your layering in this look - that is a gorgeous necklace! Now go buy yourself an anniversary gift :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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    1. Thanks Heather! I am very grateful for your readership, support and our friendship! This layering looks reminds me of you :)

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  7. Congrats my love! It feels so good/important to have a passion for what you are doing and if this is it than hats off..it is not always an easy task.
    Continued success!
    Sheree xxx

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    1. Thanks Sheree. So grateful for your readership, support and friendship. Madonna's on tomorrow's post!

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  8. Whitley - congrats to you and the blog and all of your success. It couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Rock out with your !#@$ out. WHAT???? Who said THAT?!! Love love love!

    Mwah.
    Shan

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    1. Oh girl. I know YOU didn't say that. Love you and mean it!!

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  9. Happy Birthday to you and a big congratulations on the Lucky article!! You rock it mamma! :)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. I am grateful for your support and our friendship!!

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  10. lovely outfit!

    X Jenny
    Rocknrollerr.com

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  11. How exiting! Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Keep looking fabulous and sharing your stories!

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  12. congrats, Whitley!! great skirt.

    cheers.

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    1. Thanks Camille. I am grateful for your readership and our friendship!

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  13. Your skirt is absolutely fabulous! You look beautiful. Happy blogiversary!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  14. Congratulations Whitley!!! I LOVE your blog! I love that you are getting to pursue your dreams. The 30's are the new 20's, at least that's what I tell myself.:) You are just gorgeous and I am totally inspired by you.
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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    1. Amy,
      Thank you so much! This really means so much to me and that you are inspired. The feeling is definitely mutual!

      Whitley

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  15. Yeah Yeah Yeah!! Congratulations Whitley!! I'm so happy for you my friend!! You are so awesome!! And inspiring! I love that necklace BTW.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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    1. Thank you, Meredith. I'm so glad we connected. You have been such amazing support. I am grateful for that and our friendship!
      Whitley

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  16. sound like you had an amazing start with your blog! congratulations!

    [oomph.]

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  17. Love the earrings and congrats!

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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    1. Thank you Suzanne, and thank you for taking the time to share!

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  18. that layered sweater is so cute with the skirt!

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  19. Love this look!! Looks Beautiful on you, happy 1 year!!

    www.McKennaBleu.blogspot.com

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  20. Happy Blogiversary! You look gorgeous!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  21. This necklace is gorgeous and I love anything with cowboy boots. Happy one year!

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

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  22. Happy Blog Birthday Whitley! No, thank YOU for providing us with a constant source of beauty and inspiration! You are such a gorgeous person, inside and out. May the next year be as wonderful as the last.

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenny. You are such a supportive source of joy and friendship to me. Thank you for being this way.
      Whitley

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  23. This outfit is amazing! Love the layers!

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  24. Wow another congrats! I didn't realize this was only a year old! What a great job you have done! Love this outfit by the way.

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