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Trina Turk x Kate Spade x Vintage polka dots | glossyqueen.com

Life as a creative entrepreneur often means spending days at your home office or studio draped in leggings and an oversized tee. With all the demands of running a business your day to day look can take a serious beating.

Renew your work day look this spring with a dress you can seriously wear anywhere.

The key is to find something comfortable. No, that does not mean trading your leggings for joggers!

Geometric print dress by Trina Turk | glossyqueen.com

Check out this vibrant, geometric print, cotton & silk dress by Los Angeles designer Trina Turk. The bright and bold colors perfectly reflect your creative nature without even opening your mouth. This piece is super easy to wear as it features an elastic waistband and relaxed cut.

Trina Turk & Vintage Polka Dots | glossyqueen.com

For power meetings with your peers pair it with a jacket. I’m still into mixing prints so I chose a vintage 1980s polka dot jacket in a vivid shade of pink. This dynamic duo certainly says “I am not afraid.”

No need to hold this piece to the office either. It works for a weekend get-a-ways as well. Just lose the jacket and pair it with sandals, a hat and your fave pair of sunnies.

Your work into weekend adventures will never be brighter.

Jacket and dress both available in my Vinted shop and remember there is just one, yes, just one of each.
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OOTD details: Dress by Trina Turk, Jacket is Vintage, Ipad case by Kate Spade, Necklace by Glossy Queen (available soon)


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Aoyama Itchome  for Anthropologie | glossyqueen.com

Spring has officially sprung. And while it’s just a teaser to my favorite season of the year I’m more than giddy to be inching closer to Summer. Let me guess, so are you!

Of course this annual transition calls for a celebration, right?! Please pull off and tuck away your down jackets and wool coats. This entire week I’ll be sharing 5 colorful and creative looks for you to flaunt all season long.
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Now of course this time of year is all about renewal. I’m not talking about renewal of the trees, and flowers and such. I’m talking about renewal of L.O.V.E.

While I’m happily single and definitely not looking for any long term commitment at this time (ain’t no one getting in the way of my Vagabonding plans) a sweet Spring Fling sounds rather fun.

Look 1 is all about catching your Spring Fling!

Lace your legs with short, barely there shorts in a girly shade of blush pink. Pick a top that will steal the show like this billowy, purple, cotton frock by Aoyama Itchome for Anthropologie. It’s totally modest and balances all the leg you’ll be showing!

Aoyama Itchome for Anthropologie | glossyqueen.com

With subtle details like kimono style sleeves, tone of tone geometric patchwork and hidden, on-seam pockets this is really unique piece. If you’re petite like me it’ll look like a little baby doll dress over your shorts. Sure to make him stare. And stop you, we want to be stopped don’t we!

Aoyama Itchome for Anthropologie | glossyqueen.com

Look 1 is all about the top. Who really needs pants when you’ve got a gorgeous pair of legs (which have been hidden for months) dying to see some sun and some fun.

Maybe tomorrow we’ll play grown up, but for now, it’s Monday, I’ve been working all weekend and now it’s time to play.

Gotta love life as a #GirlBoss! Until tomorrow.
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OOTD Details: Shorts by Forver 21 Top by Aoyama Itchome for Anthropologie


DTLA streetstyle: vintage chambray dress by french connection
DTLA streetstyle | Jennifer Elizabeth of Glossy Queen | Wearing: vintage fcuk
DTLA streetstyle | Jennifer Elizabeth of Glossy Queen

Things have been crazy. That statement is not meant to be a complaint, I mean crazy in the best of ways!

I’ve been pulling consecutive 16 hour days.  Despite all the “work” I’ve still managed to fail meeting my February goal. Failing, however, at anything does not discourage me. There’s always a reason behind a fail. In this case my attention was needed elsewhere. Marketing is important for any business but sales come first. And the sales have been coming!

Give thanks.

Of course with more sales comes more “work”. Work that ranges from buying, sales, marketing, customer service, administration and the list goes on.

Although this is the funnest “work” I’ve ever done that doesn’t stop me from tiring out at times. This past Tuesday I felt exhaustion setting in.

How do you respond to burnout?

Meditation is part of my daily practice. Just about every morning for 20 – 30 minutes I start my day with a guided meditation. A formal meditation is a great foundation but I believe the greater purpose of the practice is to live a more mindful life.

Through this daily ritual I’ve gotten a million times better at regulating my emotions. When shit is hitting the fan I breathe deeply, change my perspective about a situation and re-frame it in a way that’s beneficial. Sounds simple enough, but it is a practice that I’ve got to be conscious about implementing.

If you’re ever feeling frazzled (in anyway) I recommend you try this. I woke up Wednesday morning with a completely different disposition.

Hump day was spent wandering about DTLA with a friend. The agenda was fluid. We brainstormed business ideas, ran a few errands, snapped lotsa pics…laughed, smiled and of course ended it with a powerful meditation session.

Perfection.

My crazy days are actually quite lazy days and I couldn’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing with my time.

Let’s toast to failures, burnout, meditation, that vintage French Connection dress I’m wearing and the upcoming month of March.

It’s only going to get better from here.
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OOTD details: Dress by FCUK French Connection, Sweater is a vintage piece I don’t really want to sale, Shoes by MIA, Hat by Forever 21


Style blogger Bet of Twenty Something Plus in a Glossy Queen thread bib necklace

That babe is Bethany. She’s the brilliantly, bold woman behind Twenty Something Plus, a Northeast life + style blog.

As you can see she styled Glossy Queen’s ‘Be Daring’ bib necklace like a true style blogger boss!

Sorry to tell you the neon green ‘Be Daring’ bib necklace is sold out. But please no frowns on your pretty face. Bet and I teamed up to bring you a Valentine’s Day give-a-way!

To win any jewelry item from my shop all you gotta do is head over to Instagram and follow @theglossyqueen and @twentysomethingplus.

That’ll get you one entry to win, but I know you want more. Just head to either one of our IG accounts to find out how you can get additional entries.

Love abounds my beauties. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. MUAH!


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They say Thursday is the new Friday. Either way I’m feeling good and I’ve got a bonus post for ya’ll today!

I’m developing a YouTube series called Esoterica. I’ll be talking spirituality, consciousness, metaphysics, astrology, numerology, a bit of philosophy and other things of that nature.

Why you ask.

Style is not exclusive to what you wear, it also encompasses how you think.

While opening yourself up to new ideas may push you to the limits and shatter old, engrained beliefs it is an adventure worth taking. Trust me on this! I started this exhilarating journey several years ago and all the aforementioned subjects have grown to be a huge part of who I am. I love talking about them, thinking about them, sharing and listening to others experiences and viewpoints about them.

Now I invite you to press play and dive into the dark. Well, episode 2 is not exactly a very deep subject. I kept it rather light so you could ease your way in and we’ll go deeper together.

It will be fun! I promise.

Oh, remember to head over to my YouTube channel to like, comment and subscribe. I’ve got two questions for you:

1. What is your favorite crystal, mineral, earth treasure?
2. Have you ever noticed a change in your being while wearing one of these fabulous earth treasures?

Don’t want to comment on YouTube? You can Tweet Me your reply.

Love & Light all you beautifully, adventurous Creators!
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OOTD details: Chunky clear quartz statement ring by Glossy Queen, Striped leggings available soon in my eBay shop.