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seattle based life + style blogger ♡ inspiring you to live your best life daily ✎ hello@queencarlene.com

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And just like that... 2020 is over 🎊✨ This year has been full of ups and downs physically, emotionally, & mentally. I could sit here and list them all out or I could tell you what I want to accomplish in 2021, but I’m not going to do all that. Instead I just want to say THANK YOU 💕 And I want YOU to THANK YOURSELF because baby girl... you survived ✨🥂 Take a moment to today to thank yourself for all that you did this year! YOU: ✨ Learned to love yourself more ✨ Worked towards accepting your body ✨ Grew during discomfort ✨ Did things you didn’t think you could do ✨ Broke social norms ✨ Stood up for what you believe in ✨ Went after your dreams ✨ Got stronger everyday ✨ Were the best version of yourself you could be at any given moment Now go pop that champagne & celebrate the new year because you earned it. 2020, thanks for all the lessons... but 2021, here we come!! ! 🍾✨🎉 #goodbye2020 #hello2021 #betterdaysahead // http://liketk.it/34Y9Y @liketoknow.it 📷 @karyaschanilec

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Still making recipes from the @shopritestores Baking Spirits Bright event weeks later! 🙌🏽 [sponsored] If you’ve been watching my stories, you already know which are some of my go-to recipes now, including this peppermint moscow mule perfect for the holidays! ✨♥️ Crush up a candy cane + shake, add @sanpelligrino_us ginger beer, & add a splash of @schweppesUS and garnish with mint - you’re good to go! 🎉✨ Can’t wait to keep my shopping festive at @shopritestores. Thank you to @wheatthins @goodthins @triscuit @pepsi @realduncanhines @filippoberio_us & @bettycrocker for sponsoring such an amazing event to take us through the holiday season! 🎄✨🥂 #bowlandbasket #wholesomepantry // http://liketk.it/34UDE @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.home

Every year I leave our tree up until I get this overwhelming sense to take it down... 🎄✨ Today was that day 😳 I was determined to leave it up through the holidays but something just overcame me & I took it all down to start organizing for the new year... If I feel the need to clean I gotta roll with it right?! 🤷🏽‍♀️🤣 But just because the decor is down doesn’t mean I’m not in the spirit ✨🥂 Is your holiday decor still up or are you getting a head start on starting the year off fresh? ♥️ Dress is a velvet classic I’ll have in my closet from years to come from @shopreddress! Linking on LIKEtoKNOW.it/queencarlene #velvetdress #holidaystyle #holidayfashion #rdbabe #ltkholidaystyle #ltknewyear #ltkcurves // http://liketk.it/34QVV @liketoknow.it 📷 @karyaschanilec

Someone asked me if I’m really dressing up on New Year’s Eve & the answer is: HELL YES I AM! ✨🎉 I may not be going anywhere other than from the livingroom to the bar cart to the kitchen and back but there’s something about dressing up to ring in this new year knowing I’m leaving 2020 stronger than I entered it 💪🏽🤩 If you’ve been feeling down about yourself, your situation, and the weight of the world is weighing heavily on you... just know that YOU SURVIVED TOO WHICH MAKES YOU STRONGER! 🙌🏽 And THAT is something to celebrate! To better days ahead! 🥂✨ All these outfits are @amazonfashion + all under $35, linked on LIKEtoKNOW.it/queencarlene & full try on over on youtube.com/queencarlene 🤩 #holidayoutfit #nyeoutfit #nye2020 #sequindress #amazonfinds #amazonfashion // http://liketk.it/34MRa @liketoknow.it

Champagne + sparkles = always a good idea ✨🥂 Literally the most comfortable glamorous dress for under $35 that you can get in time to ring in the new year & say goodbye to 2020 forever! 🎉 I know we can all cheers to that 🤣 Showing you guys even more affordable @amazonfashion finds in my instastories + over on youtube.com/queencarlene so we can shine our way into 2021 💫⭐️ #amazonfinds #amazonfashion #nyeoutfit #nye2020 #nyedress #ltknewyear #ltkholidaystyle #midsizestyle // http://liketk.it/34Ldx @liketoknow.it

Best way to ring in the new year? In full glam, duh! ✨🎁 I’m dressing up even if I’m only going to my living room because you know what? Surviving 2020 is something to celebrate! 🥂✨ All these @shopreddress looks are linked on LIKEtoKNOW.it/queencarlene ♥️ #nyeoutfit #ltknewyear #ltkholidaystyle #holidayoutfit #rdbabe // http://liketk.it/34HEu @liketoknow.it 📷 @karyaschanilec

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! ✨🎄 Love David, Carlene, & Millie ♥️ #holidaysathome #tistheseason #verymerry // http://liketk.it/34Aj2 @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.home

Smiled for the first time this week since I got to go into NYC for a photoshoot... there’s something about the city that makes me feel so alive ✨🗽🚕 Maybe it was because I felt refreshed from yesterday’s IGTV or maybe because it was only 30 degrees shooting spring content, we may never know ❄️🤣 Regardless I wanted to say thank you for all your love + support from yesterday’s video 🥰 If you’ve been here for awhile you know I’m outspoken & far from shy - but yesterday I had to dive deep to find the courage within myself before posting but I’m happy I did. I know I have new faces around here and I wanted to share a few more vulnerable things that some of my closest friends don’t even know about me! It’s so easy to see me living my life now and assume I “had it all good” but that’s far from true... so here goes: 🇯🇲 My dad is Jamaican and I’m my very Irish mom’s only child. I’m also the only American-born child of my father. I have lots of family in Jamaica & have visited over the years, but I live with guilt sometimes because most of them can’t visit the US. ☔️ I was born + raised in Seattle, WA & grew up in a very white neighborhood. I often was one of only 2-3 POC in my classes throughout middle + high school. 🏥 My dad passed when I was 9 from leukemia. Before he passed I got to live in Jamaica for 3 months with him while he treated with more non-western medicine but ultimately he had to have treatment in the US. 📚 I’m a first generation college student. While my parents are SO smart, my dad never graduated high school & my mom didn’t finish college. 💰 Growing up in an affluent area doesn’t mean I learned how to gain wealth. I am just now learning as an adult how to handle money responsibly and am just now recognizing the systemic issues that put POC at a disadvantage in regards to this. If you’re new here, welcome. If you’ve been here, thank you. If you left here, I hope you one day find your way back. Love you guys so very much ♥️ // Sweater is one of my faves this winter + is under $35 - linked on LIKEtoKNOW.it/queencarlene or http://liketk.it/35zPT

You already know I love a good @walmartfashion find! 😏 Let’s kick the new year off by styling affordable pieces because you don’t have to spend a fortune to look cute this winter ❄️☃️ Which @walmart find is your favorite? Shop all these looks + more on LIKEtoKNOW.it/queencarlene or YouTube.com/queencarlene 💕 // http://liketk.it/35e17 @liketoknow.it

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