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Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Those Who Have It All

Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Those Who Have It All

Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Those Who Seem to Have It All

Are you tired of struggling to find the perfect gift for that special someone who seems to have everything? Look no further! In this blog post, we have curated a list of innovative and unique holiday gift ideas specifically tailored for those who give great gifts and have the resources to buy almost anything they want. We understand the challenge of finding something extraordinary and memorable for individuals who seemingly have it all. That's why we are helping you out and sharing a few ideas that will leave even the most discerning recipients in awe. From personalized experiences to one-of-a-kind items, we have got you covered. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to discover the ultimate holiday gift guide for people with everything! 

One Posh Closet virtual styling collage of product imagesExperience Based Gifts

Think of something fun and unique and cover the entrance fee to it. You can even take it a step further and build a multi-day experience or create at home digital gift cards for each part of the experience and have multiple people in the family partake in handing the gift recipient an envelope for each part of the multi-day experience.

This idea works lovely with families with multiple children and needing to spread the longevity of one gift into a layered moment. It ends up making an experience out of gifting your loved one an experience. An example would be if Granny Anna was going to be gifted a spa treatment at the 4 Seasons Hotel and then a dinner gift card to **Red Rabbit**, a gift card to Queen Anna House of Fashion and a hotel room overnight at **The Hewing Hotel;** makes for four separate gifts that could be given by four different people in a row so that one gift ends up being a multi-layered gifting moment that could be used all on the same day (or not.) Who doesn't love having options?


This is perfect for people who may need a personal styling service like One Posh Closet, or a wine subscription like The McBride Sisters. You can purchase a use at your leisure gift card or a year subscription services that your loved one may need but would never buy for themselves. 

Learn how to dress your body type with this free e-book download curated from One Posh Closet and this shopping and style guide based on the clothing that will accentuate your body type and elevate your style. Learn more here.

Wellness with V Mobile Massage Company in the Twin Cities

Homemade Heartfelt Coupons

This is a gift idea that will always be in rotation in our home. Whether the coupon is for "one night of free babysitting" or in-home massage by a loved one or a traveling masseuse like Wellness with V; this idea allows you to completely tailor the needs of the loved one with your resources or ability to provide help and you outline it on a card and fold it up and put it in a covered or decorated box and they can pull out and redeem the coupon when they need to. 

 Innovative and unique gift ideas for those who give great gifts and have the resources to buy almost anything they want can be daunting but not anymore with services like One Posh Closet, and many of the other companies listed here. This gift offers a transformative styling experience and the opportunity for personal growth and self-expression through fashion. Whether it's a family member, a friend, yourself or a significant other, gifting One Posh Closet Styling Services is a surefire way to impress those who seem to have it all. 

If you end up opting to take your loved one on a digital or in person shopping spree will always go over well, and if it just "HAPPENS" to be with u at Queen Anna House of Fashion, we can promise that it will be an experience that will never be forgotten. Our boutique offers a curated selection of thoughtfully curated smaller designer brands and take pride in our offerings ourselves as having a little something for everyone, from elegant dresses to sophisticated statement accessories or handmade items with a philanthropic connection.

By thinking outside the box and selecting a gift that showcases your thoughtfulness and creativity, you can give them something truly extraordinary. So why settle for ordinary when you can deliver an unforgettable gift? We are here for you regardless of what you choose for your loved one this holiday season as we have curated the Ultimate Gifting Suite for Impressive Year Round Gifting, to make gifting effortless and innovative all year long.

 Cheers and Happy Holidays from our family to yours; until next time, bye, bye 🎁

~Nicole Jennings, Owner

Queen Anna House of Fashion


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Unleash Your Unique Beauty: Dressing for Your Body Type

Unleash Your Unique Beauty: Dressing for Your Body Type

Unlock the Secrets of Your Diamond Body Type

Here at Queen Anna House of Fashion, we believe that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to you, you are the first beholder of yourself. So it is imperative that when you look in the mirror, you first believe that you look good, so that will, in turn, make you feel good.

No matter how nutritious apples and pears are for us, we think that you’re even more special than that, and that's why we scraped the fruit and redesigned our way of thinking to be focused on your unique brilliance; unique and beautiful just like a diamond. Our innovative diamond body shape concept empowers you to make fashion choices that celebrate your individuality and elevate your style ensuring a effortless increase in your personal style and allowing you to have fun getting dressed no matter where life leads you. 

Silhouettes of a Woman Body Types

  • Radiant Diamond Types: Symbolizing a balanced and proportionate body shape, this diamond type lays the groundwork for achieving a harmonious look.
  • Trillion Diamond Types: With broader shoulders and a narrower waist, the trillion type creates a strong, triangular silhouette and emphasizes the importance of balancing proportions.
  • Heart Diamond Types: Featuring a smaller upper body and wider hips, this diamond type encourages you to enhance curves and embrace a romantic style.
  • Princess Diamond Types: Defined by a rectangular body shape, the princess type aims to create the illusion of curves and add visual interest to the figure.
  • Emerald Diamond Types: Representing a fuller, voluptuous figure, this diamond type highlights embracing and accentuating curves while maintaining a balanced and stylish appearance. 

Each woman encompasses one of the five diamond types with the potential to encompass trait of more than one diamond, making your body type that much more unique. Each diamond type has a distinct trait, but before we jump right in, we want to be sure to note that not every trait will always fit; this is not a cookie-cutter template but one that will lay a foundation to understand your body type and how to dress in any setting with your diamond type (pun intended).

General Styling Tips for Any Diamond Body Type
Understanding your diamond type can help you make better fashion choices that align with your body and personal style. Here are a few general tps and tricks for dressing for your body type:
  1. Choose garments that emphasize your assets. Focus on clothes that highlight your best features and draw attention away from any areas you feel less confident about.
  2. Balance proportions. Aim for a harmonious silhouette by balancing the top and bottom halves of your body, creating visual interest and an overall sense of balance.
  3. Experiment with colors and patterns. Don't be afraid to play with different colors, patterns, and textures to create a unique, personal style that reflects your personality and preferences.
  4. Invest in quality wardrobe staples. Having versatile, high-quality pieces in your wardrobe can make dressing for your body shape easier and more enjoyable. 
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Are you ready to unlock the secrets of your diamond body shape and transform your style? Explore our virtual styling services at One Posh Closet and the stunning merchandise at Queen Anna House of Fashion today, and let your journey to embracing your diamond body shape click here to chat more.

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Queen Anna House of Fashion Presents: 2021 Holiday Season Gift Guide

Queen Anna House of Fashion Presents: 2021 Holiday Season Gift Guide

2021 Holiday Season Gift Guide

Queen Anna is happy to help you take the guesswork out of gifting this holiday season by providing you with comprehensive gift guides throughout the remainder of the season that will make your shopping simple. Whether you’re the last minute gift giver, or you plan weeks in advance we’ve got you covered.

Our world has changed so much in the past 8 months which means so has our gift guide ideas. Queen Anna carries all of the essentials you will need to stay stylish all while in the middle of a pandemic; (who would’ve thought face coverings and hand sanitizer would become some of the most practical gifts?!) We are all wearing face coverings, for good reason, but they have tended to take a toll on our skin.

Silk is a cool and breathable textile that causes less friction which helps to prevent breakouts. Our KES The Dreamer Silk Face Covering is the answer to breakouts and lackluster face coverings. The KES Silk Face Coverings come in several varieties; give the gift of good skin!

Silk Face Coverings

Since many of us are spending ample time in the house, our ambiance should be impeccable; that’s where candles come in! Queen Anna has a special affinity for candles, as we light the same scent everyday to set our own ambiance. The Voluspa candle in the scent prosecco rose is our in-store favorite! (and it doesn’t hurt that it’s scent is reminiscent of a popular adult beverage). We have these candles in several sizes and other gift set combinations that will be perfect for gift giving this holiday! These sets have a variety of scents including bourbon vanilla, prosecco bellini, crisp champagne and more! (more adult beverage scents, right up our ally!)

Voluspa Candles

Along with maintaining the good energy throughout our homes, it is important to keep our good energy and spirits high as well! Motivational mementos are some of the best ways to do that. Giving the gift of inspiration and hope is unmatched, particularly with the 2020 that we have all experienced.

Expressions Bracelets is black women owned brand that we carry throughout Queen Anna that provides just the right messages of encouragement that we all need. From keychains, to super stylish cuffs, Expressions Bracelets has the perfect reminders of resiliency and strength that we all could use a little bit more of this year. 

Expressions Bracelets
Now moving on to gift giving for the fashionista in your life; we’ve got them covered too! Since it is winter and many of us have been pulling out our extra layers, so we have some fashionable options for that special someone.

Our Allen Schwartz Mel Faux Fur will make the ultimate style statement. Gift this piece with a cashmere hoodie to complete the chic, yet comfortable look. The Grace Willow Caspian Coat is another fashionista must. This coat comes in two hues and is so fashion forward. Gift this piece with a stylish neckerchief to complete the look. 

Hue and Stripe Look

We are here to take the heavy lifting out of the holiday season. We have compiled a gift guide catalog through our luxury fashion concierge styling service that will easily guide you directly to the gifting ideas mentioned above. Click here to browse these top gift giving picks and more! Queen Anna will help you give the gift of inspiration and style which is something we could all use a little bit of this holiday season.

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5 Must-Have Pieces for The Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

5 Must-Have Pieces for The Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

It's a new year and with that, we usher in a new decade. This year we look to the 2020 clothing trends to identify our latest closet must-have pieces and what, if anything, should be added into the rotation.

When building a capsule wardrobe there are a few things to consider... What do I already have? What do I have that needs to be replaced? What do I need to add to my closet entirely?

If you're looking to create a capsule wardrobe for the first time, check out our recent post on how to get started with a capsule wardrobe and build off those initial timeless pieces.

Now, if you're looking to refresh your current closet, let's jump right in. Here are five pieces to add to your capsule wardrobe.

Travel-Friendly Blazer

Jet-setters rejoice! We have found the ultimate travel blazer. Wish Australia's collection of travel-friendly blazers are equally comfortable and stylish. Plus, their tailored, slim-fit design doesn't add bulk to your look.

From the board room to the airport lounge, these jackets look polished and professional without sacrificing comfort.

Wish Australia Persuit Jacket

Updated Trench Coat

A top fashion pick, the updated trench coat. While a classic trench coat is always a good idea, this season look for a sleeveless trench (like this beauty from J.ING)  that can be worn multiple ways - add tights or leggings and wear as a dress or pair with a turtleneck and trousers for a chic workwear look.

J.ING Exposure Sleeveless Trench Coat

Remix the Classic T-Shirt or Sweater

Every closet must-have a basic white t-shirt, even better, the softest white t-shirt. Our favorite basic t-shirts are from Commando.

Made from luxurious European model blends, their selection of tank tops, t-shirts and long-sleeves will take you from season to season. We love the Commando Covet Oversized Tee in the winter. It can easily be worn under your favorite cardigan or on its own due to its drapey look.

For those that have already found that perfect white tee, opt for updating your white button-down shirt, a wardrobe staple.

Covered in the classic white shirt department? Take inventory of your sweaters. Neutral hues in cashmere are the perfect way to get you through the cold weather months and great for transitional temperatures. If you're looking for something a little bolder, check out a classic crewneck cut in a color blocking or two-tone pattern.

Either way, you can't go wrong. Both the classic crewneck sweater and t-shirt are must-have wardrobe-essentials.

Maison de Papillon "Ronika" Colorblock Sweater

Silk Dress

Fashion trends come and go, but the LBD is here to stay. This year invest in a timeless piece that can be layered, worn alone, dressed up, dressed down... the options are endless with a silk black dress. With a flattering length that hits just below the knee, this dreamy Maison De Papillon tank dress can be worn all year round.

Maison de Papillon "Therese" Silk Slip Dress

Leather Pants

Joggers, cropped flares, leggings, trousers, you name it, we love it when it comes to leather pants. As one of the main clothing trends, leather has taken over.

A seasonal favorite here at Queen Anna, pleated leather trousers. Complete with pleats and leather-feel the J.ING Yooni Faux Leather Cropped Trouser provides all of the chic. The edgy pants pair perfectly with a simple turtleneck, button-down blouse or sweater.

Really loving leather? Level up your look ever further by mixing and matching leather separates - throw on a faux leather moto jacket, or accessorize with a leather micro bag for a fun winter outfit.

Feeling good about your winter style and the capsule wardrobe you've built for the season? Look ahead to spring styles, including an updated denim jacket (dark wash denim, anyone?), vibrant fluro pieces and leathers in pretty spring shades.

As always, shop our curated selection of women's clothing on, in our mobile app or visit our North Loop Minneapolis boutique.


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Reflecting on 2020 & The Many Lessons Learned

Reflecting on 2020 & The Many Lessons Learned

Reflecting on 2020 & The Many Lessons Learned

Well, here we are... the year I have coined as the "Year of the Unexpected." 2020 has been difficult, but as I progressed through it, I recognized that it was up to me on the perspective and approach that I took. When I changed my perspective and mindset to find what I like to call "pockets of gratitude," I was enlightened in more ways than one.

I was enlightened about myself, about others that I thought I knew, about things that mattered, something that didn't, as well as reconfirming my purpose in life. Owning and operating Queen Anna House of Fashion and One Posh Closet in such a time as this and being the person I am was necessary. The platforms that I have been blessed with and the opportunities I have been afforded allowed me to do things this year I would have never thought I would do in a million years. Even now, I still find myself challenged, mentally, physically exhausted, and at times emotionally drained. All areas of my life have their own set of challenges; as a working mother who now homeschools her children, a wife, identifying as a Black Woman, and let me not forget operating the two businesses that I own..but even in the midst of ALL of that, I am yet, filled with joy.

One of the first things that I learned this year that has changed my perspective on life is that autopilot is only made for automobiles and airplanes but not for humans. Autopilot is only supposed to be a guide and used for a while. The plane, train, or car can only go so far before stopping so that it can be refueled. Not us as humans, we go, go, go until we can't go anymore.

We continue to press on as if our life depends on it, not realizing that actually, our life is counting on us stopping to refuel, just like cars. Before you know it, you look up, and then once 5 pounds 11-ounce baby you brought home from the hospital is in high least that's what happened to me anyway.

Nicole's Daughter Amya

I learned that toilet paper is essential in a pandemic and not dry noodles or rice. At least that what the isles showed me when we walked through the stores earlier this year. And Amazon confirmed it when they stopped my auto-shipment of toilet paper that I have had for years due to the shortage. You do learn something every day. When we have our financial planning session, I am eager to buy stock in whatever toilet paper we can so that the next time we have a pandemic of this size, our rear end will be covered! HA! (super corny, but I had to.) But in all realness, I think stock in toilet paper is the way to go for sure.

I learned that people believed that we lived in a society where all men were treated as equals; and until the murder of George Floyd, had no idea that police brutality, racism, or the systems that allow it to be woven into our lives so much that it is undetectable, was a thing.

I learned that l had been lulled to sleep in the comforts of my own privilege and keeping my kids safe that I forgot to put into action anything for the kids of others who have the same skin color as my kids but not the same privileges. As other people were becoming woke to the concept of racism, police brutality, and its systemic roots, I was coming to grips with knowing all about it and not actively doing what I could to take a stand against it like I do anything else that goes against my value system of dignity, love, and respect for all humankind.

 I learned that there is power in your voice and that as minuscule as I thought it was, I realized that my voice carried weight. It mattered, and some people wanted to hear my voice more, and these people were not friends, family, or loved ones. They were people who truly wanted to know more about my world as a Black woman entrepreneur who was also a mother and a wife and valued my experiences motivating many to also use their voice and do what they could for not just me but others that look like me. The adventures of hurt, loss, and despair have been felt in several ways this year by all. Still, I used that emotion for good. I used my voice to start my own podcast on uncomfortable but necessary conversations. Although the topics of discussion are not topics that I wish I needed to talk about, it was still enlightening and liberating, to say the least, that I could use my voice for something bigger than myself and that people cared about what was being said.

I learned that if I went on that TV show "Are You Smarter Than a Second Grader," I might not win if I couldn't use Google. The number of times that I had to research how to do homework with my second grader this season as we were homeschooling was wild. But it showed me that there was a part of his life that I had been so removed from as it relates to him and homework that I need to rethink how we got to that point, so I can know and understand his assignment and not miss out on this part of his life even as an entrepreneur. Believe it or not, I love having our kids at home as long as I was there too.

There is always a level of "mom guilt" that I experience on any given day. Still, nothing compares to the level of mom guilt I feel when my humans are all at home, and I am at work 8-10 hours of the day. So the days that I am home with them and we get to work in the same space, eat lunch, and take gym breaks together was a joy and one that I would not have brought the chance to experience if it weren't for COVID.


2020 exposed many things and people for who and what they indeed are, and that includes me. I had so many areas in my life on autopilot that until I slowed down and experienced a complete shutdown in my business and wholly altered life as I know it at home, did it rear its ugly head. It was like I had miniature holes in areas of my life that were covered by cute little area rugs, and they had been there so long that I never questioned them or what was under them. It wasn't until COVID hit, and I had the chance to do some internal "house cleaning," did I notice that there were areas that needed to be addressed, internally and naturally, too. Nothing, and no one, went untouched by the pandemic or the racially driven civil unrest in the world, but we all had choices to make afterward. Were we just aiming to get by and wait for things to pass over, or were we impacted enough to make life-altering changes for the betterment of ourselves and for others? I chose the latter.  

2020 and all that came with it doesn't end on January 1st, 2021. The change that everyone is so eagerly looking for started many weeks back for me and my personal "mini holes." If I need to put a date on it like we traditionally do, 2021 started about 6 weeks early for me, and I have been on a mission to get things in order ever since. It was when my perspective on things changed that I felt like everything else did too. My mission as a mother, wife, and entrepreneur has changed and very different than ever before. It feels good to know that for once in my adult life that, I didn't "auto-pilot" these findings. Instead, I was forced to slow down, live, listen, learn, and adjust. If it weren't for 2020, I can't say that I actually would have and for that reason alone, I will be forever grateful for the lessons learned, the challenges that made me tap into my bucket of resilience that I never knew was there, for the lives changed by my voice and for all that is to come from the many holes in my life that I had the chance to fill.

Vision Board Event

I talk through my process on January 16th and walk you through a strategies  that may help get your thoughts in order as we progress through another year of life. Cheers to 2021 as we enter into a New Year, and cheers to you for being a part of it along with the rest of the Queen Team and me. We are grateful for all the support and look forward to being a part of great things with you in 2021.

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Fall '20 Fashion Forecast: Timeless Fabrics

Fall '20 Fashion Forecast: Timeless Fabrics

In this week's installment of the Fall Fashion Forecast, Queen Anna House of Fashion is excited to share with you some of the most exciting textures that will be all over the fashion world this season. Texture adds an entire dimension to your wardrobe and offers your look another element of style. Textures like leather, cashmere and silk are ones that will be around not only this season, but will be staples in fashion for seasons to come; so it can be really valuable to your wardrobe to invest in quality textures that will outlast time and trend. At Queen Anna and One Posh Closet, our stylists will show you how to wear your textured investment pieces in ways you haven’t thought about before as well as the ways to wear your investment  pieces season after season.

Leather is a texture that is a Queen Anna and One Posh Closet staple! From leather jackets, to leather pants, to leather skirts, to a leather bag, it is nearly impossible to go wrong when adding a leather piece to finish off your look. All types of leather are gorgeous depending on how you wish to style it, but if you are new to wearing this texture, try to aim for wearing neutral hued leather like black or brown to subtly introduce the timeless textile into your wardrobe. A classic leather motorcycle jacket is another staple layering piece that every wardrobe should have. Layering either a turtleneck under your leather for a more classic look or pairing your leather with a hoodie for a more casual look, gives you the edgy look of leather while Try wearing a leather legging or trouser, like the Grace Willow Vera Culotte as a replacement for denim and watch your look transform! 

Cashmere is another texture that we adore at Queen Anna and One Posh Closet. This luxurious textile is one of the rarest natural fibers in the world; as most cashmere is harvested from goats in a tedious, detailed process to sort fine fibers of goat hair. Cashmere is something that will keep you extremely warm all while possessing an indescribably softness that you just have to feel for yourself; So stop into Queen Anna to do so:). Try incorporating cashmere into your wardrobe with casual wear first, like with the Maison de Papillon Giovanna Joggers. Cashmere is such a comfortable texture that works so well for casual wear. The Maison de Papillon Eros Cashmere Hoodie is another great casual piece that pairs well with other textures like layering underneath a leather jacket. 

Silk is another one luxurious delicate texture that is so versatile and can be used and worn in so many different ways! Inclan Studios is one of our favorite women of color owned brands that uses silk to bring their designs to life. Pieces like the Ardin Top and the Paola Maxi Dress use silk in an unconventional way with pattern and color blocking. Silk is a natural protein fiber originating from silkworms that is spun to create a textile; it is one of the finest of all natural fibers, as well as one of the strongest. Renowned fashion designer Oscar De La Renta likens silk to diamonds in its rarity and exquisite make. Try pairing a silk top with a leather bottom to create an interesting mix of textures that work so well together. 

Try incorporating these classic textures into your wardrobe; while having confidence that they will never go out of style. Allow our stylists at Queen Anna and our luxury fashion concierge service One Posh Closet to introduce your wardrobe to these textures as well as many others that will forever be in style. Click here to secure your very own personal stylist now. Continue reading

Queen Anna House of Fashion I Fall '20 Fashion Color Forecast

Queen Anna House of Fashion I Fall '20 Fashion Color Forecast

Your trust in our ability to be a style resource to your fashionable needs means the world to us. With our Luxury Fashion Concierge: One Posh Closet as one of the most exciting resources we can offer our clients, we have been even more diligent with staying on top of our fashion knowledge game. 

With the transition of the season, we are bringing added value to what it is we can do, in the form of a 2020 Fall Fashion Forecasting display, as it will play out in our store and offerings here at Queen Anna. Our 2020 store forecast might look different than what you see in Vogue Magazine, and that is purposeful.

Just like you, we are a unique women's lifestyle retailer and brand that specializes in taking you from day to night, and everything in between with ease and doing so in a manner in which you do so looking steller as your authentic and individual self. The only way for us to succeed in that space is for us to find smaller independent lines that specialize in creating on-trend but not trendy, unique, and timeless designs, and the colors, materials, and overall silhouette of that concept is what we hope that you see in our 2020 Fall Fashion Forecast.  We are excited to offer a glimpse of what is to come inside our space here at  Queen Anna House of Fashion this fall. 

Pantone Color Golden Harvest

This color has notably become more prominent in fashion and design due to its natural/earthy nature, which perfectly emulates the fashion industry's strides towards sustainable and environmentally considerate fashion.

This color will be essential in clothing for seasons to come, as it can be paired with brighter hues or alongside many different textiles, like denim, leather, and suede. This straw-like hue is versatile and will work beautifully in various textures, like this Grace Willow Vera Culotte.

Pantone Color Bloodstone,

A deep burgundy that transitions so well out of fall and into holiday and winter, this is a color that is an absolute must-have this season. Inspired by the mineral hematite, this color looks beautiful next to neutral shades or with anything ranging from a pastel tone to another more vivid jewel tone.

The Allen Schwartz Suki Jacket is an elegant example of the Bloodstone hue at in action. This piece is an ideal layering item and will allow you to incorporate this rich Pantone hue into your fall and winter wardrobe.

Pantone Color Copper Coin

This lovely shade of blush will wear many names, depending on the designer. Pink, blues, or copper coin, whatever the name is a staple of ours at Queen Anna. Depending on how it is styled, this is a color that transcends seasons and would be a perfect color year-round. The lovely Grace Willow Oliver Jacket is a perfect example of this.

Style this Pantone color with a rich brown shade or with a jewel-toned teal to take things to the next level.

Fall Fashion Forecast

There is so much more of this to come, so make sure you follow us on our social platforms, as well as download our Queen Anna Fashion App in the iOS Store or Google Play Store and subscribe for notifications for the most up to date information we are putting out.

If you are looking for a capsule wardrobe like this personalized for you, the stylists at our Fashion Concierge Service at One Posh Closet can curate a specialty lookbook just like the ones above but specialized just for you. Between our fashionable collection at Queen Anna and the skills of our stylists in-store and at One Posh Closetwe can make 2020 your most stylish year yet.

Click here to get started with our stylists now. 

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From The Desk of Our Founder

As I write this blog, my body is still recouping from our memorable Elevate & Amplify: A Black Business Virtual Venue Experience weekend. It was such an honor to partner with so many Black-Owned businesses, both locally and nationally. The much-needed conversations that we had and shared with others in such a safe space allowed others to hear Black businesswomen and entrepreneurs' hearts and listen, learn, and grow from their experiences. If you happened to miss the event, we have the entire event available for replay here.

elevate & Amplify

We take pride in aiming to listen and hear the things that are most pressing to our clients. We strive to position ourselves as a resource for women of all walks of life-related to Fashion & Style, Culture, and Philanthropy. Being a business owner, I understand the need to deliver authentic content that is valuable to you. You have so many people and things fighting for attention. I don't want Queen Anna to be just another brand that tries to sell you clothes and filling your inbox with random promotions. That does nothing for you and is also a waste of time for us as well. We want to speak your language by speaking to your fashion needs. 

September Focus

For September, we are focusing on the many transitions that are taking place right now and support you by giving you content to assist you in those transitions. Whether it is going back to school, homeschooling, working from home, balancing a closet change, whatever it may be, we will be delivering the content that will support you and hopefully bring value to your lives in some fashion (no pun intended).

As you continue to navigate your version of the "new normal," our team here at Queen Anna House of Fashion will continue to navigate it with you. We want to be the brand you look to for authentic conversation on all things fashion related, knowing that whatever the content is, that we curated it with you in mind. Check out the latest episode of The Royal Report to hear more on our Fall Fashion Trend Inspo for 2020.

National Hispanic Heritage Month 

This month, we will also be spending time highlighting National Hispanic Heritage Month and the impact that this nationality continues to have on the fashion industry. We so often go through life experiencing things and appreciating things without thinking about the person or people responsible for creating that brings you so much joy. 

For that reason, we will be highlighting Hispanic Heritage and their culture and the many ways that they continue to impact things that we have come to know and enjoy in the fashion world. 

In-Store Promotions

Another aspect of life that can be troublesome around this time of year is transitioning wardrobes. Regardless of whether it is too many clothes or the feeling that you don't have enough, it can be challenging to navigate either way. We offer the services of our luxury fashion concierge service One Posh Closet regularly but never like this. If you spend over $150, the items you purchase will automatically be styled and sent to you in a virtual closet.

One Posh Closet

Check out an example virtual closet here for an example of what can be done for you. Aiming to combat any post-purchase mental blank on how to style the things you purchase. Our goal in adding value comes from allowing you to take photos of things you currently own and then upload the images into your virtual closet. Your stylist will make outfits with your current wardrobe in your closet that you own. Insane right? I know. 

One Posh Closet

 In closing, "as the world turns," and things continue to transition in your life and around you, I encourage you to think about yourself. As women, we usually put ourselves at the end of the totem pole. Now is the time to recall the flight attendants saying, "put on your oxygen mask before helping others."

It is ok to take care of yourself, just like you would anyone else. So with that, my friends, I am closing out letting you know that we are here to help support you woman to woman and remind you to remember your mask...your oxygen mask (and your N95 too!).

Until Next Time, Bye Bye Bye!

😘😘 XOXO,



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Silhouettes of a Woman: The Ladies of Silhouettes of the City

Silhouettes of a Woman: The Ladies of Silhouettes of the City

Since we launched Silhouettes of a Woman we have been spotlighting the beautiful women that make up the movement. This month we'd like to share a group of amazing women who participated in our Silhouettes of the City fashion show, multiple Queen Anna House of Fashion photo shoots and so much more. Please say hello to these incredible ladies!


Name: Nicole Brown

Occupation: Software Engineering Program Manager

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Me, then daughter, sister, friend, mentor, multi-$M detail manager, and artist

How would you describe your ideal style? 
My ideal style is imperfectly me...

Now, what’s your style actually?... 
My actual style is an imperfect representation of my mood at any given moment that takes me from the gym to a gala and everything in between. So, whether I'm in my J's or 120 mm designer pumps, I'm comfortable. It displays creativity and attention to detail. 

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you? 
I love that I embrace all parts of me, which allows me to love from a place bigger than me and be authentic in all situations.

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna? 
What I'm currently wearing...

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Name: Tara Stone

Occupation: Banking

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Mom, encourager, singer, teacher and business woman

How would you describe your ideal style? 
I would describe my ideal style as sleek, tailored, crisp, edgy and business couture. 

Now, what’s your style actually?... 
My actual style is a mix of edgy and tailored.

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you? 
I love my height!

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna? 

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Name: Pam Milliren

Occupation: VC Operations Manager

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Mother and friend

How would you describe your ideal style? 
I would describe my ideal style as Jennifer Aniston mixed with Victoria Beckham and a bold edge. 

Now, what’s your style actually?... 
My actual style is super casual with a Queen Anna House of Fashion twist.

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you? 
I love my personality! I'm very easy going. 

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna? 
All of my purchases! One of my favorites is my grey ABLE jumpsuit.

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Name: TaMica Tody

Occupation: Project Coordinator and Manager

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Mother of five (5) human beings, daughter, sister, boss-babe and artist

How would you describe your ideal style? 
I would describe my ideal style as unique, sexy, comfortable and stylish, of course!

Now, what’s your style actually?... 
My actual style is all of the above. I definitely wear what speaks to me and what I feel good in.

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you? 
I love that I am comfortable in my skin and with myself.

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna? 
Everything! Shoes, a Fifth Label dress, and lilac coat. Up next, a white jumpsuit and a silk, lilac wrap dress - I hope!

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Name: Hillary Kline

Occupation: Senior Public Relations Specialist, On-Air Host, Emcee, Beauty Expert

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Curvy, Tall and Genuine

How would you describe your ideal style? 
I would describe my ideal style as classic and minimalistic. I really love flowy pieces with statement accessories, too. 

Now, what’s your style actually?... 
My style is a mix of colors and prints, but my signature style is and always will be, accessories. I feel out of sorts if I'm not rocking some sort of accessory. I'm a big believer of the phrase, "The bigger and bolder the better!"

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you? 
I really love my tenacity and my willingness to branch outside of my comfort zone. We oftentimes get stuck in our own ways and get complacent and I vow to myself to not do that. I continue to try to break the mold and crush stereotypes, all while being (and staying) authentic in who I am.

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna? 
Definitely my new Rachel Zoe bag from One Posh Closet. It's so hip and stylish. 

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Name: Karen Preston-Cornelissen

Occupation: Nutritionist, Hospital Business Manager Nutrition

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Wife, mom, employee and self-employed

How would you describe your ideal style? 
I would describe my ideal style as J-Lo. I love her entertaining and daring fashion sense that's fun and fearless.

Now, what’s your style actually?... 
My actual style is sexy, elegant, and/or feminine edgy.

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you? 
I love that I believe in myself.

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna? 
My favorite purchase is my Allen Schwartz striped set and fun shoes too!

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Elevate and Amplify: A Black Business Experience

Elevate and Amplify: A Black Business Experience

Elevate and Amplify Black Business Experience 👑

There have been many Black-Owned Businesses that operated in excellence long before recent public recognition. As we navigate a new normal in the business marketplace, it is essential to continually recognize Black-Owned retail businesses that run their company with excellence even when no one is looking. Black companies deserve to be seen, heard, and met with equal opportunity. We want to create a platform to lift the presence of Black-Owned Businesses and turn up the volume for Black voices in the retail marketplace.

As I was preparing for this blog it was staggering the data that I found as it relates to Black Businesses in America. The Center for Responsible Lending, a nonprofit research and policy group, sounded alarms in April about the Paycheck Protection Program, estimating 95 percent of black-owned businesses and 91 percent of Latino-owned businesses were tiny companies with slim chances of receiving a loan in the initial round. Most of those companies are the owner’s primary source of income, according to the report.

"Elevate & Amplify: A Black Business Experience" was created to provide an accessible platform for all to experience Black- Owned businesses and services as well as allow for consumers to utilize these businesses as resources to fulfill their potential business or professional needs. This unique event will also be a resource for consumers as it will allow for them to gain access to a diverse group of businesses, their unique offerings as well as needed learning opportunities in breakout sessions that will be available within a VIP ticket purchase.

Thursday, August 27th through August 30th, join us for an elevated virtual experience with nation-wide Black-Owned businesses.

General Admission: FREE

  • Grants you access to all vendors virtual shopping booths.

VIP Ticket $50:

  • Virtual Swag Bag made up of free digital gifts from vendors and sponsors.
  • Access to workplace-based diversity and inclusion breakout sessions
  • Virtual mixers
  • Recording of the entire experience and the breakout sessions.
  • Shopping, Health and wellness demos, and more!

Break out sessions Included with VIP Ticket:

Thursday, August 27th

"The True Meaning of Diversity & Inclusion with a certified D&I Specialist."

Included with VIP ticket

Join us our DE&I Specialist as they unpacks what it truly means to incorporate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in your business, or organization.

People need new ways to think about and talk about diversity. Leaders need new skills to enable equity and inclusion in the workplace. And organizations need scalable ways to ensure that their diversity & inclusion initiatives avoid common mistakes and are solid and sustainable. 

"Amplifying the Experiences of Black Business Owners in the Twin Cities" 

Come out and hear what these Black entrepreneurs have to say about owning a business in the Twin Cities and their experiences of own triumphs and challenges and how they pull on their community as they strive for success as a Black business owner. Learn how you can do your part to support, uplift, and recognize companies right in your backyard. 

Join us as we hear from Black Business Owners in the Twin Cities as they share their realities and experiences "Owning a Business While Black."

 Saturday, August 29th

"Opening the Door to Uncomfortable but Necessary Conversations Round Table w/ Nicole Jennings."

Included with VIP ticket

Join the Owner and Founder of Queen Anna House of Fashion as she has a live roundtable on ways to properly engage in uncomfortable but necessary conversations surrounding race in the business setting.

Sunday, August 30th

"How to Create Impactful Allyship in Business"

Included with VIP ticket

Join us for a roundtable discussion with Black business owners as we answer a question that is being talked about around the world; " How to be an Ally" and doing so understanding what goes into being an impactful ally as it relates to business .


Be sure to join us for the first of many Black Business Experiences hosted by Queen Anna House of Fashion.

"Elevate & Amplify: A Black Business Experience"

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