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Nicole's Fall Must-Haves

Nicole's Fall Must-Haves

As the seasons change and I start transitioning my favorite summer pieces back into storage, I think about how fast the summer went and how sad I am to see it go. I am a sun shining, fresh breeze, beach waves kind of girl.

So many of my friends love the fall season because they get the opportunity to pull out their chunky knit wool sweaters, OTK boots and scarves. With the cooler temps gradually creeping in, I begin to start thinking about my seasonal favs that will hold me over until spring blooms start to blossom.

My Fall Must-Haves:

1. A lovely fashion forward stacked heel mule is an easy transitional item that will take you from summer into fall. This Mode Collective Black "Piper" Strappy Suede Mule is a fabulous example of that.




2. Rose' season is officially coming to an end (it never began for me!), and I am gearing up to stock our cellar with my favorite red wine, Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve. A smooth tasting, easy going pinot noir that can transition any Rose' lover into the red wine season. Cheers! 

Evenstad Domain Serene


3. At Queen Anna part of our morning routine includes lighting a candle and creating a good vibe for a great work day. Voluspa's Vermeil Prosecco Rose Corta Maison Candle is one that I think everyone needs to experience.


These are a few of my favorite items that make the change of seasons easier for me. For all those that may be doing a "fall purge" making room for a few new pieces, make sure you think of Queen Anna if you find yourself in need of beautifully crafted transitional pieces.

xx,

Nicole Jennings

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New Arrivals: The Perfect Transition Pieces

New Arrivals: The Perfect Transition Pieces

Our transition to fall has started, and we have received some amazing pieces here at Queen Anna to get you ready! From delicate champagne and blush tones, to an eye-catching dark cherry red, the color palette in our store is sure to please.

 

C/MEO COLLECTIVE AUTONOMY PANT IN DUSTY PINK

High waisted with flare hems, these pants are ultra-flattering in a stunning dusty pink tone. Pair with a simple white blouse for a chic, retro-esque look.

C/MEO COLLECTIVE BEYOND ME DRESS IN KHAKI

Featuring flowy sleeves and a tie waist, this dress is the perfect fall wedding or special event look. The khaki color will complement the changing season, and the off-the-shoulder style is just the right amount of sass.

CHAN LUU BLACK MATTE LONG SEQUIN BLOUSE

Transition from day-to-night with ease. , This sheer black sequin blouse features a longer hem and button up front. Wear this blouse with jeans or dress pants for a versatile ensemble with a touch of glamour.

CHAN LUU CASTLEROCK GEORGETTE FLARE BLOUSE

Classic and casual. In a steely stone gray hue, this flowing chiffon top graces your lower back for a feminine, comfortable look.

 

CHAN LUU MATTE BLACK SEQUIN BLOUSE

Paired with a denim skirt or high wasted black denim, this blouse is a knockout. Sequins are all the rage this season, so add this hand-sewn top to your fall must-have.

 

CHAN LUU SATIN WARP KIMONO BLOUSE

To carry your favorite tank with you as we move into cooler temps , place this delicate kimono wrap over it for a refreshed fall look. In a beautiful iridescent champagne , this piece instantly elevates any ensemble.

 

LAMARQUE HOKU BLOUSE

“Its all in the details” is proved to be true with this blouse. With hidden buttons, an asymmetrical hem, and ties on the sleeves, this top is a statement all on its own. A stunning white blouse is a “must have” in every wardrobe, and we couldn’t love this piece more.

 

THE FIFTH LABEL PAUSE SWEATER IN BLUSH

The ideal layering sweater! Perfect for fleeting later summer nights, pair it under a leather jacket to create an effortless and cozy look. A true neutral, this sweater will be on repeat.

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Travel: Labor Day Packing Essentials

Travel: Labor Day Packing Essentials

Labor Day weekend is a long-awaited holiday for many reasons; it's a wrap-up to summer, a cause for family gatherings and an excuse for a weekend getaway. This period also serves as the beginning of our summer to fall wardrobe transition and requires mixing of seasonal pieces. The summer heat can still be present and managed with flowing silhouettes, and breezy nights are welcomed with lighter knits. Whether you are going to the lake house or a pool party, we have your weekender essentials.

Pieces to add to your packing list include a white button-up blouse, skinny jeans, neutral sandals, denim jacket, cotton maxi dress, sun hat, and colorful swimsuit and cover-up, just to name a few.  

We've curated our "must have" pieces for a Labor Day Getaway; check them out below!

The Bailey One-Piece swimsuit by Solid & Striped

 

Rag & Bone/JEAN White Skinny Jeans

Rose Mirror Aviator Sunglasses by Carrera

 

Braided Sun Hat by Hat Attack

 

 

Hudson Jeans Classic Denim Jacket

 

And our favorites found here at Queen Anna....

Madison Cool Shoulder Dress by Drew

 

 

Alice + Trixie Silky Multicolor Maxi

 

 

The Fifth Label "Pause" Sweater

 

"Be Present" Mantra Band Bracelet





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Transitioning from Summer to Fall

Transitioning from Summer to Fall

The transition from summer to fall can be long-awaited for lovers of cardigans and booties. However, this time of year also serves as a  last call for statement sandals and flowing sundresses. We like to view the period of time between these two seasons as an opportunity to combine your favorite seasonal pieces for looks that will transition with the changing weather.  

Keep your favorite summer dresses in play by pairing with them with opaque tights, close-toed shoes and a leather jacket or sleeveless trench.  This creates a versatile fall ensemble by playing with layers and textures. A well-made leather jacket is truly an essential investment piece, as it will be on repeat throughout fall and reintroduced in early spring.  

If you’re not quite ready to pack away your summer sandals try pairing them with your go-to skinny jeans and lightweight sweater for for those warm September nights! And with patio season still in full swing, don’t be afraid to layer in the evenings. Whether that means throwing a cotton cardigan over a favorite tank or getting major use out of your denim jacket.

We wish summer could last forever, but our boots, knits and cargo jackets await! Here are a few of our must-have transitional pieces:

Find these two favorites at Queen Anna:

Wish Australia Dash Jumper

C/meo Collective Evolution Sweater

Shop these two other pieces essential for early fall:

Elizabeth & James Cotton Aimee Sweater

 

All Saints Cargo Leather Jacket

 

 

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Summer Wedding & Special Event Wardrobe Inspiration

Summer Wedding & Special Event Wardrobe Inspiration

Summer weddings and events are an exciting opportunity to find a new ensemble, but also a challenge when it comes to meeting standards for appropriateness and formality, along with dressing for the weather (those warm summer nights!). Floral applique, vibrant hues and midi-length hems are just a few key looks for a classic yet trendy approach to your special event. Whether you are looking to find another trusty LBD or open to trying something new with a jumpsuit, we have you covered.

Here are a few current favorites that are sure to get your name on the “Best Dressed Guests” list:

Weddings

Here are two of our favorite looks found at Queen Anna that are perfect for attending a summer wedding:

Enlighten Midi Dress by C/MEO COLLECTIVE

No Reasons dress by C/MEO COLLECTIVE

 

Azaelea Cobalt Dress by Self-Portrait

Cocktail Hour:

Black Knit Dress by Finders

 

Deklyn Jumpsuit by Black Halo 

Dakota Printed Cocktail Dress by Veronica Beard

 

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