Get Crowned


When to Know it's Time to Let Go

Kimberly OatesComment

So probably most you ladies suffer from a minor case of hoarding. And when I say hoarding I don't need you keep EVERY SINGLE THING but we can definitely hold on to clothes and shoes. I don't know about you but I start to build an emotional connection especially to shoes. But after awhile I have to come to terms with the fact that I haven't worn it more than once. 

If it's not getting enough showtime (know what I mean?) then it has to go. So one thing I did at the start of the New Year was turn my hangers in the wrong direction and when I used the clothing on the hanger I would flip it forward. This tells me if i am actually wearing the clothes in my closet or are they just space-fillers.

I summed up my relationship to my clothes and shoes as I do my relationship with men. If they don't communicate well and barely want to go out with you in public, something is not write they are not treating you right. They belong to someone else (I'll let that marinate). 


So what I have done recently I separated the new things I collected from the old and used. I decided what I should donate, what I can sell-one of my favorite places to bring clothes for a quick buck is Plato's Closet because they take gently-used clothing and gives you money on the spot, nothing to make your rich but it's enough to buy another pair of jeans LOL. Then lastly decide what I can keep, that means what are good staples something that I can use multiple ways and will always remain a classic piece no matter how the fashion trends change. 

So remember If your clothes are not treating you right, let them go. Ladies we don't need space fillers or pieces that don't compliment the woman you are, drop them off. You are too cute to let anything waste your time and space. so declutter your closet and your life, okay!

Click on the pictures for additional decluttering tips. 



Resurrection Sunday

Kimberly OatesComment

I started making flower crowns because I’m picky, I know what I like the only problem was that I was not finding it in stores (and not at a reasonable price). So there started Get Crowned. I have always loved flowers and creating and/or customizing so I mixed the two.

Soon, my weekends became packed with flower crown orders and custom request. I vended my crowns and even created a Big Cartel site to allow people from other states to get their hands on my crowns. At one point, my crown even ventured to England, how cool is that!

Get Crowned X Beauty Brunch 2014

Get Crowned X Beauty Brunch 2014


Then I became overwhelmed with growth. A rough (but also beautiful) patch hit me, new job-but my car engine blew. I finally buckled down and applied to Graduate School for Public Relations-I got in but the school was in hour away and still had no car. Needless to say, Get Crowned took a back seat and I lost all passion for the project. I set my Big Cartel site in maintenance mode and completely ignored my Get Crowned Social Media pages. As a PR professional, I definitely knew better. Consistency is the major key to success!

Recently I have found myself at a crossroads, that new job I had about 2 years ago I now dread going to-it pays the bills. I finished school with Honors; I was also awarded by Lambda Pi Eta for my academic excellence. But now I have an extra bill called School loans. OMG, and my longtime boyfriend took a job in Miami leaving me alone.

Now overwhelmed for the wrong reasons and alone I was seeking guidance on how to move through my life, basically how to turns lemons into Lemonade. People would still ask about Get Crowned and I would just say “I’m just not passionate about it anymore.

I read something that makes me think… Think hard about the turn of events I now found myself going through 

But I was just scared, scared that it would actually work out. I am now re-launching and re-branding Get Crowned under my own rules. This is so exciting to me. This is still a learning process and something that challenges me which is all I look for in a career. Stick with me on this journey and let’s Slay together, k?
                                                                                                                        Xo, Kim Glen