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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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Level Up Your Basics: 5 Ways to Level Up Your Closet Essentials

Level Up Your Basics: 5 Ways to Level Up Your Closet Essentials

Maybe you've already checked cleaning your closet off your list and shedding those pieces you don't need anymore. It feels so great to see all of that empty space, but then you're probably wondering how you're going to fill that space back up. We want to intentionally add beautiful outfits and timeless essentials that are high quality and will never fade out of style. The best place to start when it comes to adding exciting pieces is with your basic closet essentials. Whether it's a neutral sweater or relaxed jeans, here are our favorite ways to level up the must-haves in your fashion arsenal.

1. Relaxed Jeans

Model is wearing Etica Denim Bryce Pinch Boyfriend Jeans with button-up shirt

Recently, skinny jeans have more or less disappeared and while we say love whatever you want to love, we DO love how great relaxed jeans feel. Once you find a pair that fits you perfectly, like any piece you buy, make sure you never let that go. The looser cut is great with ankle boots or combat boots, sneakers, and even heels. Pair with a boyfriend shirt or fitted t-shirt and blazer. The options are endless.

2. Classic Crewneck T-Shirt

Model wearing Ripley Rader Fitted Tee with black pants

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A basic white crewneck t-shirt that is beautifully tailored to you and is made of high-quality materials is a closet essential that everyone must have. No matter what, it'll go great in any casual setting and it can be versatile enough to even dress it up if executed well. Wear it with a maxi skirt, your favorite pair of jeans, or even a matching blazer and pant set with stilettos for an elegant night out.

3. Non-Neutral Blazer

Model wears red Ripley Rader Ponte Knit Oversized Blazer with brown pants


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We all have a black, white, gray, or beige blazer hanging in our closets, but we're veering toward more color in our essentials for 2023. Consider a bright color to wear with your outfits to bring a fun pop of color. Go as daring as you want, from red, blue, or even a bold orange. Add it to your monochromatic outfit or dress it up with an eye-catching color-blocking ensemble. 

4. Neutral Sweater

Model is wearing Leap Concept Cashmere Crop Sweater with gray cashmere pants

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We've got a few more weeks of winter until all of our cold-weather clothes are put away, so snatch up some neutral-toned sweaters for this season and the next. Keep it handy as luxe loungewear or wear it with a boyfriend blazer, some slacks, and loafers for a classic modern workwear look. Bonus: find sweaters made from lighter fabrics so you can carry them into spring and summer. 

5. Casual Midi Dress

Model is wearing yellow Ocean Prairie Sundrop Silk Slip Dress

A versatile midi dress is definitely one of those closet essentials to have in your closet for 2023. A midi-length dress brings comfort and to style it, your choices are unlimited. Wear it with cardigans, a cropped denim jacket, or even turn it into a midi skirt by wearing a shirt or sweater over it. 

Start your 2023 with new and fresh pieces that will go with anything else you're keeping in your closet. Download our app to shop or shop all of these closet essentials at Queen Anna House of Fashion now.

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Exclusive tips from our last blog: New Year, New You: Refresh Your Closet and Life With These Essentials

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Work-Life Flow versus Work-Life Balance: A Personal Choice

Work-Life Flow versus Work-Life Balance: A Personal Choice

Work-Life Flow

Work-Life Balance

Unlike a traditional 9-5 job, Mompreneurs like myself have varying hours depending on the day, the size of the need, and if we decide to open our mouths and ask if anyone can help. Trying to put hours on a schedule like that is not only unrealistic but nerve-wracking. I have had my luxury fashion concierge business, One Posh Closet, for seven years now, and as of the day when this blog goes out, I will have started Queen Anna three years ago. And I have to admit, every single day has been different and even more different than the schedule and calendar that I keep for myself and everyone else.

The one thing that I have learned over the years as an entrepreneur is that balance is not always equal; coming to that conclusion made it easy for me to no longer look for a work-life balance but more of a work-life flow. Depending on who you are talking to and their personal beliefs as it relates to how they keep every aspect of their life as functional as possible, you could get variations of the same concept. Work-life integration, work-life balance, or work-life flow all boil down to how to keep your bills paid and people alive and well at home, similar concepts at work, and still allow yourself space and time to decompress and do something for yourself.

As most women do, I strive to be everything I can be for my family, as well as my team/extended family at work. I am not just a clothing store owner who is all about selling clothes to every single person I come into contact with; instead, I have created a brand that is founded on empowering women through fashion and using the resources that I have to cultivate a group of like-minded women to go out and positively impact the world fashionably, and that takes time and dedication. Being committed to my home first and foremost, the "things" that happen at home are what allows for the additional time and space to do everything else at home, so I work overly hard to make sure things at home are in order.

Everyone has their view on the topic, but I truly believe that trying to do things "equally," or "balanced" at home and work is impossible because there are some times when a 100% of me is needed at home for an extended period and if I were operating from a place of balance that would then put the other parts of my life that I was not available for at zero and that wouldn't be possible for two fully operational brands.

However you choose to see it, I wanted to share my vantage point, and a few quick and easy ways to make a good "work-life flow" and allow for mistakes in between and not feel like everything is going to come crashing down around you. We will have the opportunity to talk about it more intimately AND with my better half Greg on April 16th during a Queen Anna Exclusive Event; "An Intimate Conversation with Greg and Nicole Jennings." We will be discussing in a more detailed manner the various components that make up our occasionally cohesive but seems to work, "work-life flow."

Until then, here are the things that give me the courage to be happily married for 15 years, have four children, be a Girls Scout Troop Leader, have two operational businesses, and eight employees while running marathons for fun and as a significant stress reliever.

Do I know the meaning of life? NO, not even a little bit! But do I know what has worked for me when things at home and work look crazy and sound even crazier? Yes.

  1. Find and keep a job that you love. Yes, you should be getting paid well too, but when things get tough, you need to know that at the end of the day, it's worth all of the grey hairs that you might be getting from the work you're putting in.
  2. Ask for help. Sometimes people assume that you are ok because you appear to be, but on the inside, you feel like you are ready to snap and have a circa 2007, Britney Spears, shave your head moment. No one would know how many of these moments I have had in my day, but it's because I put myself through all that agony just because I didn't open my mouth and ask for help.
  3. Write EVERYTHING down and aim for it to be in a planner. Creating a plan and knowing what the main objective and goal of each day allow me to understand what each one of my actions should be moving me closer to my end goal for each day. Although a stretch, I aim to keep that same planner digitally so that someone else can assist me and sometimes even hold me accountable, so I don't drop the ball (or forget to pick up a child because I have come close to this happening.)
  4. Schedule alone time with yourself, and don't feel guilty. I had encountered so much mom guilt when I was working at the store, and the kids were at home, but now being at home and they're at home hasn't helped but made the mom guilt even worse. So much so that I choose not to schedule my alone time sometimes, and then by Friday I am D-O-N-E. But again, I know what it stems from, and I have to take ownership of not doing my part and putting me on the top of the "To-Do List."

Realistically, this is the abbreviated version of the things that work for me and has allowed me to function at high capacity without feeling overwhelmed and stretched too thin. Now more than ever is when we need to embrace the concept of "flow" versus "balance." With the effects of COVID-19, so much has changed, and stress levels are at an all-time high across the nation. Giving yourself, as well as others, the grace to make mistakes, figure it out as you go, and get it right sooner or later, will take you farther, faster.

 At QA, my team and I strive to assist everyday women just like myself, to feel empowered to do bigger and better things, and I hope that these helpful tips and tricks are another way for us to assist and empower you to do bigger and better.

 Join us on April 16th for more but until next time a bye-bye!



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