Thursday, January 31, 2013

Gap + Meredith Jackson Jewelry Design Winner


Gap Striped Academy Blazer, Gap Ultra Skinny Printed Pants, Gap 1969 Western Shirt, Gap, Clean Leather Belt, by boe heart necklace, Cole haan pumps, Gap Dress Shirt and Trousers, American Apparel Red Suspenders, Cole Haan Loafers, Casio Watch, J. Crew Socks, the Queen City Style

Gap Striped Academy Blazer, Gap Ultra Skinny Printed Pants, Gap 1969 Western Shirt, Gap, Clean Leather Belt, by boe heart necklace, Cole haan pumps, Gap Dress Shirt and Trousers, American Apparel Red Suspenders, Cole Haan Loafers, Casio Watch, J. Crew Socks, the Queen City Style

Gap Striped Academy Blazer, Gap Ultra Skinny Printed Pants, Gap 1969 Western Shirt, Gap, Clean Leather Belt, by boe heart necklace, Cole haan pumps, Gap Dress Shirt and Trousers, American Apparel Red Suspenders, Cole Haan Loafers, Casio Watch, J. Crew Socks, the Queen City Style

Gap Striped Academy Blazer, Gap Ultra Skinny Printed Pants, Gap 1969 Western Shirt, Gap, Clean Leather Belt, by boe heart necklace, Cole haan pumps, Gap Dress Shirt and Trousers, American Apparel Red Suspenders, Cole Haan Loafers, Casio Watch, J. Crew Socks, the Queen City Style

 Gap Striped Academy Blazer, Gap Ultra Skinny Printed Pants, Gap 1969 Western Shirt, Gap, Clean Leather Belt, by boe heart necklace, Cole haan pumps, Gap Dress Shirt and Trousers, American Apparel Red Suspenders, Cole Haan Loafers, Casio Watch, J. Crew Socks, the Queen City Style

Gap Striped Academy Blazer, Gap Ultra Skinny Printed Pants, Gap 1969 Western Shirt, Gap, Clean Leather Belt, by boe heart necklace, Cole haan pumps, Gap Dress Shirt and Trousers, American Apparel Red Suspenders, Cole Haan Loafers, Casio Watch, J. Crew Socks, the Queen City Style

 Gap Striped Academy Blazer, Gap Ultra Skinny Printed Pants, Gap 1969 Western Shirt, Gap, Clean Leather Belt, by boe heart necklace, Cole haan pumps, Gap Dress Shirt and Trousers, American Apparel Red Suspenders, Cole Haan Loafers, Casio Watch, J. Crew Socks, the Queen City Style

Gap Striped Academy Blazer, Gap Ultra Skinny Printed Pants, Gap 1969 Western Shirt, Gap, Clean Leather Belt, by boe heart necklace, Cole haan pumps, Gap Dress Shirt and Trousers, American Apparel Red Suspenders, Cole Haan Loafers, Casio Watch, J. Crew Socks, the Queen City Style

Whitley:
Shirt, Pants, Jacket, Belt: Gap. Shoes: Cole Haan (old). Earrings: old, love this pair. Necklace: thanks to by boe. Bracelet: My Grandmother's. Rings: TiffanyDiamonds Direct.
Luke: 
Shirt and Trousers: Gap, Suspenders: American Apparel, similar. Socks: J. Crew,
Shoes: Cole Haan, Watch: Casio, vintage, similarBracelet: handmade.

I was so excited to collaborate with this adorable lad, Luke, for my first studio shoot.  Since I met Luke at Gap Southpark over a running conversation while he helped me pick out a shirt for a male friend, a Gap-inspired shoot seemed like the only way to go.  Full wardrobe styling by Luke Yerrick, animation inspired by Malibu Rum.  Go see Luke in the Queen City at Gap Southpark.

Click here to see if you are the winner of the Meredith Jackson Jewelry Design Giveaway!

Thanks so much for being here!  
I'm off to my Alma mater, Chapel Hill, for a fun week of shooting with Roy Rice Photography!  
Hope yours is fantastic!
-Whitley

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Vintage Corporate Cute

Great-Grandmother's Vintage suit, needlepoint purse, Cole Haan shoes, Blinde Sunglasses, J. Crew tights, CAbi turtleneck, Vintage jewelry, Tiffany's interlocking circles ring, Diamonds Direct bands, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments by Donna, the Queen City Style, Uptown Charlotte, NC, Trade/Tryon Streets

Great-Grandmother's Vintage suit, needlepoint purse, Cole Haan shoes, Blinde Sunglasses, J. Crew tights, CAbi turtleneck, Vintage jewelry, Tiffany's interlocking circles ring, Diamonds Direct bands, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments by Donna, the Queen City Style, Uptown Charlotte, NC, Trade/Tryon Streets

Great-Grandmother's Vintage suit, needlepoint purse, Cole Haan shoes, Blinde Sunglasses, J. Crew tights, CAbi turtleneck, Vintage jewelry, Tiffany's interlocking circles ring, Diamonds Direct bands, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments by Donna, the Queen City Style, Uptown Charlotte, NC, Trade/Tryon Streets

Great-Grandmother's Vintage suit, needlepoint purse, Cole Haan shoes, Blinde Sunglasses, J. Crew tights, CAbi turtleneck, Vintage jewelry, Tiffany's interlocking circles ring, Diamonds Direct bands, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments by Donna, the Queen City Style, Uptown Charlotte, NC, Trade/Tryon Streets

Great-Grandmother's Vintage suit, needlepoint purse, Cole Haan shoes, Blinde Sunglasses, J. Crew tights, CAbi turtleneck, Vintage jewelry, Tiffany's interlocking circles ring, Diamonds Direct bands, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments by Donna, the Queen City Style, Uptown Charlotte, NC, Trade/Tryon Streets

Great-Grandmother's Vintage suit, needlepoint purse, Cole Haan shoes, Blinde Sunglasses, J. Crew tights, CAbi turtleneck, Vintage jewelry, Tiffany's interlocking circles ring, Diamonds Direct bands, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments by Donna, the Queen City Style, Uptown Charlotte, NC, Trade/Tryon Streets

Great-Grandmother's Vintage suit, needlepoint purse, Cole Haan shoes, Blinde Sunglasses, J. Crew tights, CAbi turtleneck, Vintage jewelry, Tiffany's interlocking circles ring, Diamonds Direct bands, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments by Donna, the Queen City Style, Uptown Charlotte, NC, Trade/Tryon Streets

Great-Grandmother's Vintage suit, needlepoint purse, Cole Haan shoes, Blinde Sunglasses, J. Crew tights, CAbi turtleneck, Vintage jewelry, Tiffany's interlocking circles ring, Diamonds Direct bands, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments by Donna, the Queen City Style, Uptown Charlotte, NC, Trade/Tryon Streets

Suit: Belonged to my Great-Grandmother. Purse: Made by my Great, Great-Grandmother. Best bet is to search ebay, but here's a neat modern day bag and hereShoes: Cole Haan from Constance Consignment. Turtleneck: CAbi. Tights: J. Crew. Sunglasses: Blinde, similar pair. Hair Comb: Jewelmint. Earrings: old, love this pair. Bracelets: My Great-Grandmother's, Grand-mother's, Grand-mother in law's, Stella & Dot. Rings: Tiffany, custom by Diamonds Direct.

I live in a banking city.  More banking resources are headquartered in Charlotte, NC than all but one U.S. city, New York City, of course.  We are also in the South, so by default, there are lots of rules on acceptable work attire.  Many of my friends work for a bank, and there's not much room for creativity in dress.  I suppose the point of this post is to show all of my corporate followers a way to dress appropriately so, yet still look cute and even better, not like everyone else with the black pants and cream blouse or navy suit and one and half inch pumps.  I wore this suit for one of my first interviews in New York City 14 years ago.  I had it tailored to fit.  I'll never forget walking down Madison Avenue and the number of times I was stopped over this suit.   It remains one of my absolute most favorite pieces.  So, my message today is to shop your local vintage and consignment stores.  Not only will you find something completely original, you will likely save a lot of your money and get triple your investment on the quality. There are so many other things I want to say about this outfit, but perhaps in another post.  Can you tell it's a favorite? :)

For the love of timeless, classic style...
Thank you so much for being here!  Whitley

Don't forget to enter the Meredith Jackson Design Jewelry Giveaway HERE!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Giveaway... Meredith Jackson Jewelry!


Meredith Jackson Jewelry

Meredith Jackson Jewelry



CHRYSOCOLLA RING, Meredith Jackson Jewelry

Meredith Jackson Jewelry

DressGiorgio Armani, thanks to summerbirdCoatBanana Republic (old), similarShoesTory Burchsimilar, from summerbirdPurse: Chanel, here's one. Hat: My Great-Grandmother's. SunglassesBlindesimilar pairHair CombJewelmintEarrings/Cocktail RingBracelet: c/o Meredith Jackson JewelryOther RingsTiffanyDiamonds Direct.

As promised, today Meredith Jackson Jewelry Design is hosting an amazing giveaway.  One lucky lady or lad will be the winner of $100 credit toward any pair of earrings in Meredith's Everyday collection.  As mentioned in Scene I and Scene II, these classic stylish pieces are all hand-made using a combination of natural, semi-precious stones and fine metals.  Every piece is exquisite yet wearable for any occasion.

Here's how to enter: 

1) Mandatory Entry: You must follow of the Queen City Style by Email, Bloglovin' or GFC.
2) For a DOUBLE entry Like Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs on Facebook.
3) Tell me which piece in the Everyday collection you would love to open on Valentine's Day.

Please let me know in ONE comment the ways you have entered.  This Giveaway ends Wednesday, January 30th, and the winner will be announced the next day.  Can't wait to see if you are the winner?  Take 15% off all regular priced earrings through Monday, February 4, using Coupon Code: QCS2013 at check out.  One more bit of fun, if you are in the Queen City, please join me and Meredith for a festive Valentine's soiree at her studio on Wednesday, January 30th 5-8pm.  There will be discounts and more giveaways in store!

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

And the winner is... 


1. Follwed on GFC.
2. Liked Meredith's FB page
3. Citrine earrings.




Congratulations!!  Please email me at thequeencitystyle@yahoo.com

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Meredith Jackson Jewelry Design: Scene II

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigan, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigan, Jason Locus, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigant, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigant, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigant, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigan, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigan, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigan, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigan, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigan, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigan, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigan, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Whitley:
DressGiorgio Armani, thanks to summerbirdCoatBanana Republic (old), similarShoesTory Burchsimilar, from summerbirdPurse: Chanel, here's one. Hat: My Great-Grandmother's. SunglassesBlindesimilar pairHair CombJewelmintEarrings/Cocktail RingBracelet: c/o Meredith Jackson JewelryOther RingsTiffany, custom by Diamonds Direct.

Jason: 
All Clothing: Ralph LaurenShoesFerragamo Bracelet and Watch: NY Flea market finds.
Visit Jason in the Queen City at Ralph Lauren Southpark Mall.

Here today for Scene II, I am proud to share with you Meredith Jackson Jewelry Design.  As mentioned in Scene I, these classic stylish pieces are all hand-made using a combination of natural, semi-precious stones and fine metals.  Each stone is hand selected based on cut, polish and color. The collections are proudly handmade in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Each of the pieces styled here are exquisite yet wearable for any occasion.  What are you getting yourself or your lady for Valentines' Day?  Take 15% off all regular priced earrings through Monday, February 4, using Coupon Code: QCS2013 at check out. Stay tuned for a Meredith Jackson Jewelry Design Giveaway!!

Thanks so much for reading!  
xx-Whitley

Monday, January 21, 2013

Meredith Jackson Jewelry Design: Scene I

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigant, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, at The Villa Charlotte NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigant, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigant, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigant, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigant, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigant, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigan, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Giorgio Armani dress from summerbird, Banana Republic Trench, Chanel Purse, Tory Burch Quilted Cap Toe Pumps, Mink Hat, Meredith Jackson Jewelry Designs, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Diamonds Direct Bands, Blinde Sunglasses, the Queen City Style, Moments by Donna, Donna Jernigan, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Donna Jernigan, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Donna Jernigan, Jason Locust, Ralph Lauren, The Villa Charlotte, NC

Whitley:
Dress: Giorgio Armani thanks to summerbird. Coat: Banana Republic (old), similarShoes: Tory Burch, similar, from summerbird. Purse: Chanel, here's one. Hat: My Great-Grandmother's. Sunglasses: Blinde, similar pair. Hair Comb: Jewelmint. Earrings/Cocktail Ring/ Bracelet: c/o Meredith Jackson Jewelry. Other Rings: Tiffany, custom by Diamonds Direct.

Jason: 
All Clothing: Ralph Lauren. Shoes: Ferragamo.  Bracelet and Watch: NY Flea market finds.
Visit Jason in the Queen City at Ralph Lauren Southpark Mall.

I am proud to share with you Meredith Jackson Jewelry Design.  These classic stylish pieces are all hand-made using a combination of natural, semi-precious stones and fine metals.  Each stone is hand selected based on cut, polish and color. The collections are proudly handmade in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Each of the pieces styled here are exquisite yet wearable for any occasion.  What are you getting yourself or your lady for Valentines' Day?  Take 15% off all regular priced earrings through Monday, February 4, using Coupon Code: QCS2013 at check out. Stay tuned for a sweet, sweet story in Scene II, as well as a Meredith Jackson Jewelry Design Giveaway.

Hoping your day is nothing short of spectacular!  
xx-Whitley

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Green Jeans Consignment Winner + Freaking Awesome

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I am sure many of you are enjoying a day off from work in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  If you are not one of those, not to worry, you are not alone.  Both of my boys are out of school for the next three days, so I may not be getting much work completed.  I am, however, looking forward to taking the boys uptown via light rail for a child-friendly educational celebration.

For those of you who entered the Green Jeans Consignment Too Busy To Tag Giveaway, click HERE to see if you are the winner!  If you would still like to consign, there is plenty of time! Perhaps you would prefer to shop all the awesome designer duds at ridiculously low prices.  All of that information is below, or visit their website HERE.


Do you recognize these photos?  I could not believe it when the event organizers contacted me to ask if they may use images of the Queen City Style for their postcards!  I am very flattered.  The event is amazing, and the organizers are just awesome, real people.  You should definitely check it out if you are in the Queen City!!


Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great day!
-Whitley

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Smelly Cat

ASOS Ribbon Applique Shirt, CAbi turtleneck, Piperlime Faux Suede Shorts, J. Crew Tights and Boots, Blinde Eyewear, Vintage Ring and Bracelet, J.T. Posh Earrings, Chanel Quilted Chain Purse, the Queen City Style, Smelly Cat Coffee Shop, Charlotte, NC, Donna Jernigan Photography

ASOS Ribbon Applique Shirt, CAbi turtleneck, Piperlime Faux Suede Shorts, J. Crew Tights and Boots, Blinde Eyewear, Vintage Ring and Bracelet, J.T. Posh Earrings, Chanel Quilted Chain Purse, the Queen City Style, Smelly Cat Coffee Shop, Charlotte, NC, Donna Jernigan Photography

ASOS Ribbon Applique Shirt, CAbi turtleneck, Piperlime Faux Suede Shorts, J. Crew Tights and Boots, Blinde Eyewear, Vintage Ring and Bracelet, J.T. Posh Earrings, Chanel Quilted Chain Purse, the Queen City Style, Smelly Cat Coffee Shop, Charlotte, NC, Donna Jernigan Photography

ASOS Ribbon Applique Shirt, CAbi turtleneck, Piperlime Faux Suede Shorts, J. Crew Tights and Boots, Blinde Eyewear, Vintage Ring and Bracelet, J.T. Posh Earrings, Chanel Quilted Chain Purse, the Queen City Style, Smelly Cat Coffee Shop, Charlotte, NC, Donna Jernigan Photography

ASOS Ribbon Applique Shirt, CAbi turtleneck, Piperlime Faux Suede Shorts, J. Crew Tights and Boots, Blinde Eyewear, Vintage Ring and Bracelet, J.T. Posh Earrings, Chanel Quilted Chain Purse, the Queen City Style, Smelly Cat Coffee Shop, Charlotte, NC, Donna Jernigan Photography

ASOS Ribbon Applique Shirt, CAbi turtleneck, Piperlime Faux Suede Shorts, J. Crew Tights and Boots, Blinde Eyewear, Vintage Ring and Bracelet, J.T. Posh Earrings, Chanel Quilted Chain Purse, the Queen City Style, Smelly Cat Coffee Shop, Charlotte, NC, Donna Jernigan Photography

ASOS Ribbon Applique Shirt, CAbi turtleneck, Piperlime Faux Suede Shorts, J. Crew Tights and Boots, Blinde Eyewear, Vintage Ring and Bracelet, J.T. Posh Earrings, Chanel Quilted Chain Purse, the Queen City Style, Smelly Cat Coffee Shop, Charlotte, NC, Donna Jernigan Photography, Jewelmint Hair comb

Bernese Mountain Dogs, NoDa, ASOS Ribbon Applique Shirt, CAbi turtleneck, Piperlime Faux Suede Shorts, J. Crew Tights and Boots, Blinde Eyewear, Vintage Ring and Bracelet, J.T. Posh Earrings, Chanel Quilted Chain Purse, the Queen City Style, Smelly Cat Coffee Shop, Charlotte, NC, Donna Jernigan Photography

ASOS Ribbon Applique Shirt, CAbi turtleneck, Piperlime Faux Suede Shorts, J. Crew Tights and Boots, Blinde Eyewear, Vintage Ring and Bracelet, J.T. Posh Earrings, Chanel Quilted Chain Purse, the Queen City Style, Smelly Cat Coffee Shop, Charlotte, NC, Donna Jernigan Photography

Blouse: ASOS. Shorts: Piperlime and here. Turtleneck: CAbi. Boots and Tights: J. Crew. Purse: Chanel. Sunglasses: Blinde, similar pair. Hair Comb: JewelMint. Earrings: from J.T. Posh. Bracelets: Belonged to my Great-Grandmother, Grand-mother, Grand-mother in law, Stella & Dot.  Rings: Belonged to my Grandmother here's my other favorite, TiffanyDiamonds Direct.

When I spotted this shirt on my favorite on-line shopping site, ASOS, I was kind of drooling.  Then my super-stylish pal, Jenny, (seriously check her out) insisted the shirt was made for me.  So, done and done.  That's when you buy it.  If you love it, and you can afford to pay for it in cash, you get it.  I could go on for days about the shirt, but I won't.  Instead, if you like it yourself, it's on SALE now.  If you're in the Queen City, check out Smelly Cat Coffeehouse in NoDa, Charlotte's Historic Arts District.  The neighborhood is Charlotte's closest answer to my hometown of Asheville, NC.  Arts, culture, good eats, music, creatures of all kinds and more!  Oh, how about the fact that Donna has photographed Mother Teresa?!  Yes, Mother Teresa and me.  Unbelievable.

Love, Peace and Hair Grease, xx-Whitley

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Green Jeans Consignment Giveaway


If you've followed along the Queen City Style for the last year, you know I love a Green Jeans Consignment Sale.  Green Jeans Consignment is Charlotte's most talked about 4-day shopping event for Women and Teens.  The buck stops here, featuring new and gently worn brand name and designer fashion (clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories) for all ages, including sizes 0 to Plus and Maternity.  Items are priced to move, and they do, very fast.  If, on the other hand, you are looking to de-clutter your closets and make some easy extra cash, today is your lucky day!  The ladies of Green Jeans Consignment are giving away one Too Busy to Tag Service for one of their upcoming spring sales. Here's the low-down...

  • The Giveaway: One Too Busy to Tag Service ($25 Value ~ Reality… priceless cause it’s your time). 
  • What's Included:  Curbside Pick-up (Greater Charlotte area), Item entry, Tagging and Item Transport to Sale. 
  • How you make your money and the Rules: Too Busy to Tag Winner will receive 50% of her sales (check will be mailed less than two weeks after the sale).  The standard $10 consignor registration fee still applies and must be paid via Paypal or personal check. Winner’s items must be ready for pick-up by:  Friday, February 15 for Southpark or Friday, March 29 for Lake Norman.

A few items I'm consigning...





Here are all the ways you may enter to win:


1) Mandatory Entry: Must be a follower of the Queen City Style via Email or Bloglovin'.
2) Mandatory Entry: Share your email with Green Jeans Consignment
HERE under E-News Sign-up (Green Jeans will not sell or share your
information – EVER and only send emails prior to seasonal sales).
3) Like Green Jeans Consignment on Facebook.
4) Like the Queen City Style on Facebook.
5) Share this giveaway on Facebook.  
Be sure to tag Green Jeans Consignment & the Queen City Style!
6) Tell me why you need this service.

AND THE WINNER IS...

Hey there! I need this because I am a slave to my job and have no time to tag all the great things I have to consign. I've done em all 1,2,3,4,5,6!!!



Congratulations Andrea!  Please email me at thequeencitystyle@yahoo.com

Please let me know in ONE comment, all the ways you have entered.  
This Giveaway ends on Sunday, January 20th, and the winner will be announced the next day.

Thanks for being here, and good luck!
xx-Whitley 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Celebrate In Vintage

Dress from Hong Kong Vintage, Corral Boots, ASOS Clutch, Vintage necklace and cocktail ring, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Harris & Barnes, the Queen City Style
via Daniel Coston

Dress from Hong Kong Vintage, Corral Boots, ASOS Clutch, Vintage necklace and cocktail ring, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Harris & Barnes, the Queen City Style
via Daniel Coston

via Bluesol Photography

via Bluesol Photography


via Bleusol Photography

Dress: Vintage, from hong kong vintage. Boots: Corral Boots from Mexico. Clutch: ASOS, last seen here. Necklace: My Grandmother-in-law's. Earrings: Gifted. Rings: My Grandmother's, Tiffany, custom by Diamonds Direct.

I recently had the pleasure of celebrating my friend Sonya Barnes at the 10 year anniversary party for her image consulting firm, Harris & Barnes.  This vintage frock from hong kong vintage has been stowed away in my closet since I purchased it almost a year ago.  I always imagined wearing it to a Cinco de Mayo party or some similar festivity, but it jumped right out at me on this particular evening.  Perhaps not the most logical pairing (some things remain), the boots made a leap for me too.  And the clutch.  I like it when my clothes jump out at me, and I don't have to jump at them or jump up and down, because I am frustrated with them.  How about you?  Do you agree?  Do certain things in your wardrobe jump out at you?  More here from hong kong vintage.

Thanks so much for being here!  
My very best, Whitley

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Denim On Denim

Denim on Denim, the Queen City Style, Forever 21 Chambray Shirt, Zara Ripped Jeans, Vintage Coach Cross Body Bag, Blinde Sunglasses, Jewelmint Bee Earrings, Ralph Lauren Cable Cashmere Sweater from summerbird, Charlie 1 Horse Boots from Constance Consignment, Diamonds Direct, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments By Donna, TrySports

Denim on Denim, the Queen City Style, Forever 21 Chambray Shirt, Zara Ripped Jeans, Vintage Coach Cross Body Bag, Blinde Sunglasses, Jewelmint Bee Earrings, Ralph Lauren Cable Cashmere Sweater from summerbird, Charlie 1 Horse Boots from Constance Consignment, Diamonds Direct, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments By Donna, TrySports

Denim on Denim, the Queen City Style, Forever 21 Chambray Shirt, Zara Ripped Jeans, Vintage Coach Cross Body Bag, Blinde Sunglasses, Jewelmint Bee Earrings, Ralph Lauren Cable Cashmere Sweater from summerbird, Charlie 1 Horse Boots from Constance Consignment, Diamonds Direct, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments By Donna, TrySports

Denim on Denim, the Queen City Style, Forever 21 Chambray Shirt, Zara Ripped Jeans, Vintage Coach Cross Body Bag, Blinde Sunglasses, Jewelmint Bee Earrings, Ralph Lauren Cable Cashmere Sweater from summerbird, Charlie 1 Horse Boots from Constance Consignment, Diamonds Direct, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments By Donna, TrySports

Denim on Denim, the Queen City Style, Forever 21 Chambray Shirt, Zara Ripped Jeans, Vintage Coach Cross Body Bag, Blinde Sunglasses, Jewelmint Bee Earrings, Ralph Lauren Cable Cashmere Sweater from summerbird, Charlie 1 Horse Boots from Constance Consignment, Diamonds Direct, Tiffany Interlocking Circles Ring, Donna Jernigan Photography, Moments By Donna, TrySports

Shirt: Forever 21, similar. Jeans: Zara, similar pairSweater: Ralph Lauren from summerbird, here's one. Boots: Charlie 1 Horse, mine are from Constance ConsignmentPurse: Coach, belonged to my mother, current version here. Belt: old, similar. Sunglasses: Blinde, similar pair. Earrings: Jewelmint, also like these. Bracelets: My Grandmother's, Grandmother-in-law's, Stella & Dot. Rings: Tiffany, Diamonds Direct.

How do you feel about denim on denim?  I've had mixed emotions about it over time.  I think mainly because while I feel it is a very all American classic look, it can also get a little trendy.  The former I am drawn to, the latter not so much.  I paired my denim look with two more American staples; a vintage Coach bag and cowboy boots, then dressed it up just smidge with small sparkly jewels and a cashmere cable knit.  In all honesty, this might as well be my uniform.  I wear any part of this outfit at least three days a week, if not the entire outfit three days a week.  I definitely love casual and comfortable. How about you?  Any regulars on rotation in your closet?  

I hope your week is terrific!  
As ever, thanks so much for being here! Whitley