Did you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving? Full of love, laughs and lots of turkey?! Good! Same here! The Mr. and I hosted Thanksgiving for the 3rd year this year and it turned out amazing. At least if my cooking really was horrible his sweet family would never tell me and they keep coming back every year so I must be doing something right! LOL
I also ran the Houston Turkey Trot 10K as I have for the past 4 years and the weather was just perfect for it! I wish I would have gotten pictures of all of the turkey costumes and tutus!
Did anyone brave the Black Friday crowds?! Or were there crowds? I read retail sales were somewhere down 10% from last year, YIKES! I remember being a retail Buyer and I don’t miss having to come back to that division meeting after the weekend. On the plus side I hear online sales increased and I can say I attributed to that. 🙂 You’re welcome stores all over the globe! Would love to hear what your buys were! If you are loving this vest, plaid top and shoes as much as I am you can still get them at 40% off by shopping the links above!
“Powered By The People… ideas thatchange the world!“
-London Berry Apparel
Not only is this ultra chic tank super soft that you won’t want to take it off, but once you put it on you will feel like an instant bad a$$! Well, at least I did 😉
London Berry Apparel only produces a limited amount of each design ensuring your tee a uniqueness. I had the honor of communicating with the Principle Owner & Founder of the brand who was able to further explain the design behind this specific foil print Marilyn Monroe tank. Andre states, “I started reading many quotes and writings from her personal journals; the quote I decided to use on the design to many really reflected who I thought and many others believed she was. I wanted to include a rarely seen part of her life that would strengthen her quote; her Los Angeles Police Department arrest number and then her icon signature. These three traits together would represent who I felt I had come to know in my research. A woman who was not going to be defined by the mistakes she made in life or relationships with famous baseball players or the President but more of a woman who was strong, good, sad, happy but most of all a woman who wanted to be loved.”
Maybe his statement was what had me already wanting to put on this tank and feel like I could rule the world LOL. I can tell that everyone behind this label is extremely passionate about what they do and what they design and I love that! Be sure to check out their site here for so many other great styles! I have my eye on quite a few that I will need to add to my wardrobe! I can’t wait!
I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration with your family and friends! I hope you are all not shopped out yet because remember it’s Small Business Saturday! Support your favorite local boutiques and coffee shops! Be sure to check out my previous post for some of my favorite small businesses!
“Behind the success of every small business, there is a FAMILY”
Happy Wednesday beauties! In honor of Small Business Saturday coming up I am sharing some great offerings from the cutest shops. What’s even better is that you can shop these deals online if you don’t want to fight that holiday crowd AND you can start taking advantage of some of these deals as early as today!
The Hidden Trunk | Giving away a free CC Beanie with every $50 purchase. Enter code FREE CC at checkout. Starts today and ends Sunday 11/29
Rongrong DeVoe | This extremely talented Houston Illustrator is offering $10 off of every $50 purchase using code: BLACK2015. I will definitely be taking advantage of this deal! Starts Thursday 11/26 and ends Sunday 11/29.
Wood Worx Designs | Offering free shipping on ALL US orders using code FREESHIP15. Wood Worx has so many items that will make the perfect gifts! Starts Friday 11/27 and ends Saturday 11/28
Fashion Manor | Offering 40% your entire purchase using code BF2015. Who doesn’t love receiving jewelry as a gift? I know I love it! Starts today and ends Sunday 11/29
Sixth and Vine | This sweet Midwest online boutique is offering 35% off of the entire site using code THANKFUL. Code lasts all of Black Friday 11/27 day until 12am.
Sweetees | This faith based company offers the wittiest tees and I love them all! Get 25% off on Friday 11/27 using code SWEETBLACK. Code lasts all day until 12am EST.
I hope you all have some time to check out these sites and take advantage of these deals! Wishing you loves a great Thanksgiving with your family and friends!
“Behind the success of every small business, there is a FAMILY”
This fun shoot took place in Central Park during our NY trip earlier this month. What makes it so fun is that well one, we were in New York which is one of my favorite cities of all time and two, my husband took all of the pictures. Even though taking my blog pics isn’t at the top of his “most fun things to do” list I always love shooting with him because he cracks me up with jokes and his over exaggerated “I’m a photographer” moves. LOL. I love going through the pictures after we shoot because the majority of them are me just mouth wide open laughing hysterically! Thankfully we captured some blog worthy ones 🙂 Also, just a personal thought, isn’t it funny how much a picture tells you and at the same time how much it doesn’t? Looking through these specific ones I can totally see and remember what a great weekend it was. I think these photos show what a great time we were having and the happiness is totally captured. However, what it doesn’t show is that literally minutes before we started this shoot Brandon and I got into a little “argument”. Do you want to know what the argument was? It was because we had a bunch of things we wanted to do that day and he had written a list out and my photoshoot was like 5th on the list. I didn’t understand why he would want me to ruin my hair and have to retouch my makeup. I mean DUH, right? Well after explaining to him he totally understood. In his defense, he was like “I’m a guy. I don’t think of things like that. You look like that all the time”. Flawless? Okay, I forgive you LOL. Needless to say, we continued on with our amazing trip! 🙂
My husband is a NY Jets fan so that was the main reason we booked the trip. Again, taking advantage of the Southwest deals this past June! We both have been to New York several times, but never together so we made sure we did all the tourist things this time around; Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, Times Square, Rockerfeller Center, Museums, Central Park etc. We also purchased the Big Bus pass for the entire 4 days and I’m so glad we did! We did the ride through Brooklyn, Harlem and the night ride through the city. The night ride also took us over the Manhattan Bridge which gave us the most amazing views. I would highly recommend the Big Bus experience! It may take you through parts you didn’t plan on going and gives you the opportunity to take amazing pics!
Thank you so much for stopping by!! Happy Monday and Happy Thanksgiving week!!
I love getting beauty items as gifts! Sometimes they’re items that you wouldn’t have tried otherwise and then you end up falling in love! I am sure we all have more than one beauty lover in our lives so the key here is great product at even better prices! All items below are $25 and under!
I love a good holiday party! Maybe it’s the holiday cheer, maybe it’s the people, maybe it’s because I can bust out my holiday sparkle! 🙂 With so many functions each year I try not to spend too much money on something I may only wear once.
I got this beauty of a bronze dress for under $30 last year to wear for New Years Eve and I still love it! I love it on its own, but my Mom doesn’t really like looking at her “little girls” tattoos so if I was attending a holiday party with my Mom you best believe I will be accessorizing with a second piece of some kind. I love how the vest lends an edgy look to this otherwise glam dress. Last year I wore it with a tuxedo jacket, but I think I’m going to need to dress it up with some fur this year! This exact dress is sold out, but I linked some other must have styles also all under $50.
Did you all have a great weekend and a good Monday? I hope so! My sisters were in town for a short visit and I just had the best time being with them. Always! Also, just a side note Minette and Crystal aren’t actually my blood sisters. I have known them, well since FOREVER. Our parents were friends, our siblings were friends so naturally we just became family. I have a number of babes I call my sisters because when you stay best friends for so long they become your family. So anyway, I thought I would put that out there so down the line you’re not like “dang, I didn’t know Roselyn had 27 sisters” LOL
Annnyyway, my “sisters” and I had a great weekend. We did all of our favorite things which include eating, sipping cocktails, shopping and just being together. They, along with the rest of my family, live in California so when I do get to see them it is just so nice. It was totally worth having to get up at 3am to take them to the airport this morning LOL. Today I may have had more coffee than usual!
I hope you all had a great day even if coffee had to help you get through it! Thank you for stopping by loves! I appreciate you!!
Helllooo Saturday and beautiful people! I wanted to share our recent trip to Memphis, TN with you all! As some of you may know, we went to Memphis for my birthday weekend. The hubby and I have on our bucket list to visit all of the U.S. together (in addition to an out of the country trip once a year) so when Southwest had that crazy, amazing deal back in June for $92 a ticket Brandon called me and asked me if I wanted to go to Memphis for my birthday. Umm, DUH! Naturally, I asked some of our best friends to go and fortunately, 2 of them agreed! Memphis may not be a top “must see” place on everyone’s bucket list, but really I think travels are all about who you are with and what you make of it! I really could be in the middle of no where with these 3 people and have the time of my life! And after visiting the fun city I say it really should be on everyone’s “must visit” list!
Danielle found us a sweet spot via Air BNB. Have you guys ever tried it before? It’s a site where you can find unique stays all over the world. People rent out their homes, vacation homes and even extra rooms. The extra room thing had us kind of skeptical. I’m not sure how I feel about staying in a house with complete strangers. Obvi, I could never be on Real World LOL. Also, I just went to the Air BNB site to pull the link for you guys and notice that they even have castles for rent in some parts of the world, CASTLES!! Dang, we totally missed that. Maybe next time 🙂 Overall I would have to say it was a 5 star experience. The gentlemen who we rented the house from was super easy to work with and his place was so contemporary chic that Danielle and I joked about trying to buy some of his pieces from him, haha! The house was a short distance from basically everything and I noticed there were no hotels around so we wouldn’t have been able to get that “localism” feel otherwise and surprisingly it was the fraction of the cost of a hotel. I would highly suggest using Air BNB.
Okay so the rest of our weekend…where do I start? We did so much while we were there. The first night we got there we went to a restaurant called Kings Palace on Beale street, walked around and enjoyed a few frozen drinks.
We went to the Civil Rights Museum which, I’m not sure you know this because I didn’t, but it is actually at/part of the motel where MLK was assassinated. Whoa, now that was an emotional yet refreshingly educational morning.
And there was no way we would be in Memphis and not go to Graceland. Who doesn’t love Elvis right? I know my Dad is probably a top ten biggest fan! I snagged a few bags of Peanut Butter & Banana flavored coffee too!
So during our time between visiting every “must see” site in Memphis we had a lot of laughs, did some souvenir shopping and went to a number of delicious restaurants. I’m not even kidding when I say I’m pretty sure we went to ALL of the “Best of Memphis” restaurants while we were there and probably flew back at least 5 pounds heavier BUT happier 🙂
Saturday night, my actual birthday, we went to a place called Flight which I highly recommend! Can we say DE-LICIOUS?! We enjoyed delicious steak and yummy cocktails. Afterwards we went out to enjoy a night of endless cocktails and A LOT of laughs! I’m pretty certain there was some dancing in there too. I mean that’s basically always guaranteed.
Needless to say turning 32 was amazing and Memphis THANK YOU for being good to us! Delicious food, amazing stay, so many must see sites and places to shop. Thank you Uber drivers for taking us to late night eats (like we didn’t eat enough during the day) and thank you to my amazing husband and friends for always providing a good time!
AND..thank YOU for stopping by the blog this Saturday morning. Wishing you all the best weekend!