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"I know this transformation is painful, but you're not falling apart; you're just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful."
-William C Hannan
I came across this quote and it literally stopped me in my tracks.  As some of you know, I made a big change recently and took a chance on myself and my business.  To say it was a big decision was certainly putting it mildly and it has been one of the toughest ones I have ever had to make peace with.  If I'm totally honest with you, I'm still working through it because "what if?" can creep in and make you wonder.   I know a lot about myself in ways I had never imagined at this point and some things I could have maybe avoided (ha!), but these lessons are providing me with the strength and tenacity to see through my dreams.  Things may not have been served up in a package that I would have chosen, but I am trusting all roads will lead to my next chapter.                
Change can be terrifying but if you allow yourself to be still, it can become a time of looking forward to the things you hope for.  However, there are other times when change appears out of nowhere and can bring you to your knees. Sometimes you can justify the lesson and other times you can't quite understand why change appeared in your world.  But as most things in life, you may not understand the reason, but you can find peace in knowing there is a definitive purpose.  I have experienced more than one type of change in the past couple of months, but the dust is slowly beginning to settle and I'm excited to share with all of you the NEW wlbstyle.com!!!   Here is a little bit of what my vision is for this brand, lifestyle and journey.
                                 
Simple & streamlined.  I hope #WLBSTYLE will become a part of your style story - whether you need outfit inspiration, want to know what new looks I am loving or just want to hang out, I hope you stop by.                                                                                                                               
#OOTD.  This collection will host all of my favorite looks of the day, along with some fun style series that I have in the works.   This will also be an area where I will showcase "Style Stories" inspired by some of my favorite style icons and films.                                                                                                
#MUSTHAVES.  These are pieces I know will make your style story a happy one!                    
BLOG.  
My approach to style, plans and more will all live in this area of the site.  I will be discussing products available here and from other stores to show you different ways of styling your looks.  I will be continuing my "Weekly Style Tips" series as well, but instead of sticking with just fashion, I will be including style tips for all facets of life - food, health, life, home and anything else I feel is useful and worth sharing.                                                                                  
So here's to the beginning of this journey.  Thank you for coming along with me.  We will have so much fun, I promise!

#OSCARFASHION

One of my favorite times of the year is when the red carpet rolls out, the cameras flash and some of our most beloved actors and actresses pose in some of the most beautiful and sometimes surprising looks for awards season.

Last night's Oscars did not disappoint.  From classic silhouettes to interesting cut outs, the red carpet did not disappoint.  Here are some of my favorite looks from last night and a few wild cards that made me smile and say, "Kuddos!".

 

LADIES:

-Jennifer Lawrence.  Her Dior Haute Couture dress with a lingerie inspired design and Chopard jewels looked effortless and romantic. 

-Cate Blanchett has always been a style risk taker, so it was so fun to see her in such a delicate and feminine piece last night.  Her Armani Prive dress was absolutely stunning.

-Naomi Watts had such a fun look last night.  The rich blues and purples were so perfectly highlighted against her porcelain skin and blonde hair.  But then again, how can you not stand out when you are wearing Armani Prive.

RISK TAKER

-Amy Poehler is my all time favorite #girlboss and she managed to make it even better with this intricate design by Andrew GN in an unexpected silhouette.  LOVE!

The men didn't disappoint either.  However, I think we can all sum up last night's event with one actor who finally won an Oscar and wore a tux like a boss.  Our man, Leonardo DiCaprio.  Enjoy ladies :)  And yes, I included a picture with Kate Winslet because I secretly want them to live happily ever after together.  :)

Til next time

-Amanda

The Paducah Sun Style Column

If you didn't get a chance to pick up The Paducah Sun for Style Tips by WLB's own Amanda King, here's the column for you digital readers :). 

 

Marlene Dietrich once said, “I dress for the image, not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.”  Be bold enough to create a style for yourself and make it yours alone.

Here are some tips to create a style that is all about YOU:

KNOW YOUR ASSETS - Dress to highlight your best features.  If you have a gorgeous waistline or a great pair of legs, it makes perfect sense to highlight the areas you love about yourself.  Remember, you are the one wearing the clothes, so if you are comfortable and feel confident, that’s half the battle.  Dress for the parts of your figure you love and you can never go wrong.

COLOR PALETTE- Color choices are a great way to express your image.  I personally love rich jewel tones and I will always be a fan of the always classic staple, black.  I incorporate these palettes together by allowing a rich color pop against a black legging or trouser.  If you aren’t a fan of colors and stick to neutrals there is nothing wrong about that choice either. Choose a colorful accessory and you can make a new look out of your standard favorites.

DON’T BE A SLAVE TO TRENDS - trends come and go constantly.  If you love a trend, but know you will never wear it the way you see on others, that’s okay.   A good habit to form is to look at trends overall and break them down into what works for you.  A great example is patterned leggings.  Not everyone is comfortable wearing these, but what makes them a trend is because of the boldness and ease of the piece itself.  So make it yours, use a patterned scarf or blouse for a look that is bold and easy but most importantly, yours.

CONFIDENCE IS KEY -  If you commit to a look and feel like a million dollars wearing it, then who really cares what anyone else thinks?  Rock it like the gorgeous person you are and heads will turn because they admire what you put out into the world - the reality of a strong person loving themselves and really digging their outfit.

If you have any questions about style please email me at whiteliliboutique@gmail.com.  Your question could be answered by yours truly.