Personalized Gifts Made From The Heart

I LOVE making gift baskets for people. It is really like my go-to thing! If anyone is still in need of the perfect gift this is a great way to show someone how much you appreciate them without having to pay rush shipping fees! Plus it is a really great way to incorporate many of the individuals’ favorite things!

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The above basket was inspired by and made for the Champagne lovers in my life! In addition to 2 bottles of their favorite champagne I found ways to incorporate many other things they like. This fun basket consisted of the following:

  1. Two bottles of champagne
  2. Gold polka dot flutes
  3. Cabernet Truffles
  4. Champagne Jelly Belly
  5. Cute mugs (they also like Star Wars if you can’t tell 🙂 )
  6. Starbucks Tea
  7. Hot Cocoa Mix
  8. Star Wars Jelly Belly
  9. Twizzlers
  10. Christmas themed candy corn

I accessorized the basket with tinsel and ornaments. The boxes of tea and cocoa were used underneath the tinsel to ensure everything on top was able to sit at different heights and be stable. Putting this together was so much fun and the recipients loved it! I promise yours will too!

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This gift started around the serving platter. My sweet coworker always made comments about my platter when I brought things in for potlucks so I knew exactly what I wanted to get her. I dressed this one up with Starbucks coffee, cute coffee mug, hot cocoa, a bunch of ornaments and garland.

See! Super sweet gifts that are super easy to make and can be personalized for everyone in your life! I hope this helps with any last minute gifts you need!

Okay, on a side note though, who watched Miss Universe last night?! Holy moly! I was going through all sorts of emotions for everyone on stage and I was just on my couch! Poor Steve Harvey he is getting so much crap for this. I know the contestants were all filled with nerves on that stage but I’m sure he was too on LIVE TV trying to ensure he did everything 100% right. Towards the end (before the final 3 were announced) he started stumbling his words already to make me believe he was just nervous as well. Poor Ms. Colombia for having to go through all those great emotions just to find out they announced the wrong winner and poor Ms. Philippines that she didn’t get “her moment” to celebrate. I’m sure she felt bad for Ms. Colombia and also all those people yelling things because they were upset about the mistake. OMG! Well, they all did so amazing and looked so fabulous!! A huge congrats to my cousin (not really my cousin) Ms. Philippines!

Thank you so much for stopping by beauties! Cheers to a short week! And if you have already started your vacation, I’m already a little jealous LOL!

xo, Roselyn

Little Black Dress (that you can dance in!)

What makes a perfect Little Black Dress even more perfect? When you can dance in it!

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So I know us girls say “I just need one black dress that I can wear over and over.” Well, we lied. We want multiple black dresses that we can wear over and over 🙂 so I linked up many of my favorite LBD’s below. All of them that you can dance in of course!

 P.S. How cute is this bag? I am obsessed!

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  1. Lulu’s | 2. MNG | 3. Asos | 4. Asos | 5. Forever 21 | 6. H&M | 7. Topshop

As always thank you for stopping by loves! I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s holiday looks!

xo, Roselyn

Pattern Play with Old Navy

So I walked into Old Navy to buy my niece gloves, scarves and beanies that she asked for and then I walked out with this sweater. 🙂 I don’t regret it.

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SweaterClassic Button Up | Denim | Patent Pumps | Jewelry

Fortunately, my company has partnered up with United Way and one of the fundraising programs we have in place is that we donate $5 each Thursday we want to wear jeans. Umm, yes please! So I love how this perfectly structured sweater dresses up my casual Thursday for the office!

Is everyone done holiday shopping?! Yeah, me neither ;( But I am so close! 🙂 My nephews are super easy to shop for and my nieces are super fun to shop for so I am not complaining at all! I love it!

Thanks for stopping by babes!!

xo, Roselyn

Wednesday Wish List- Cute Coats

“Let’s not sugar COAT it, you’re going to need more than one!”

Am I the only one that walks into a store saying, “I just need a new black coat”, and then ends up walking out with 3 different ones? I didn’t think so 🙂

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  1. DKNY | 2. Kenneth Cole | 3. Kenneth Cole Platinum Color | 4. London Fog | 5. Old Navy

Below is a super cute blush pink one that I purchased not too long ago. I got a thing for blush pink 😉 And thankfully our Houston weather is not requiring a full sleeve coat!

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How cute is that coffee mug?! I got a thing for mugs too 🙂 This exact coat is sold out, but I have linked some other blush ones below. Be sure to snag them up before they’re gone too!

Blush Coats: Kohl’s, Nordstrom, and Amazon

I hope everyone had an amazing Wednesday! Two more sleeps until Friday! Thank you so much for stopping by!

xo, Roselyn

10 Quotes That Get Me Through Life

NUMBER ONE: THE GOLDEN RULE

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

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NUMBER TWO: “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way”

I’m just little ole me and though I wish I had millions of dollars and magic powers to change the world for how I believe God intended I don’t have either of those things so I just truly try to live my everyday showing everyone I cross paths with positivity, love and true sincerity. If I could leave a complete stranger thinking “wow, there are still good people out there” then my job for the day is done.

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NUMBER THREE: “True forgiveness is when you can say, thank you for that experience”

OMG, I couldn’t agree with this one more. I know the saying “forgive and forget” but let’s be honest when some major falling out happens in your life it is not easily forgotten. Especially by the ones who were hurt along the away. The day you come to a realization of something and can say what you learned from it and thank someone for showing you that experience is definitely true forgiveness. So I say thank you ex boyfriend LOL.

NUMBER FOUR: “Some pursue happiness, others create it” – Author Unknown

Have you ever encountered an individual that has their mind so set on pursuing the perfect “happiness” that they are too stressed out to realize the simplicity of creating it? This may sound silly to some, but creating the little pieces of happiness each day is what creates the most greatest feeling of all. Being happy everyday is true happiness. Trust me I’m not happy all day everyday, but finding happiness in each day will really change your life.

NUMBER FIVE: “The man who has done his best has done everything”- Charles M. Schwab

All we can do is our best. But ensure that what you are giving, is in fact your best.

NUMBER SIX: “You get what you give” -?

Is that an official quote from someone? LOL. I just googled it and all sorts of different things came up. Anyway, I had an instructor tell me and a class full of bright eyed students that once and it really stuck. Especially now as a blogger whose dream is to be able to do this full time. I am doing my best to give my all to this which means putting full time hours into blogging as well as putting full time hours into my corporate job. Sometimes that means kissing my husband good night at 11pm and working a couple more hours before I call it a night.

NUMBER SEVEN: “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great” -John Rockefeller

Basically, don’t settle. Good is good, but great is GREAT! We may get comfortable in a state that we are at which is totally fine, but if you want more don’t be afraid to go for it. What’s the worst thing that can happen? You go back to good?

NUMBER EIGHT: “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Truth. Make a list of steps you need to take to accomplish whatever you are wishing for. I promise you’ll get there much faster 😉

NUMBER NINE: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe

Now that’s deep. Sometimes when I think about all of the things I want to accomplish in the future it’s easy to think “ugh, if only I had this or if only I can do this I could make it happen so much quicker.” I have to remember, baby steps. I need to start with where I am today and once I remember that I realize what I can do is a lot and what I have is much more than I even knew.

NUMBER TEN: “Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.” – Jesus

Ummm, enough said. Pray. It really works.

Okay, enough of my Life Coach in training post LOL. I actually have many more that I like to remind myself of on the daily, but I figured most people may stop reading at 10! I just really wanted to share these with you because we all have a choice of how we choose to react to every situation. Life isn’t perfect and when we want great things we must go through obstacles to get there. I’m not just talking about career wise, but life in general. Unfortunately, it isn’t all rainbows and sunshine, but if we keep a positive outlook it is all achievable I promise you. You may see that I often hashtag #liveauthentically and #goodvibesonly in my social media because truly that’s what I want to surround our lives with. Surrounding yourselves with people who define these 2 things will really make EVERYTHING in life seem so much easier. 🙂

P.S. I bought both of these tees in store at Marshalls. Unfortunately, I cannot find the exact ones online, but I have linked up similar graphic styles below.

Good Vibes Only Top: Here, here, here and here

Love Is The New Black Top: Here and here

Thank you so much again for stopping and taking the time to read my jibber jabber 🙂 I appreciate you!

Wishing you all a wonderful week! Let me know if you have to refer back to one of these quotes! 🙂

xo, Roselyn

 

 

 

Gift Guide for the Fashionista

“You don’t need a million bucks to look like a million!”

Beautiful gifts all under $150!

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Look, I am all about affordability but I am also a girl who loves fashion so of course you are going to find designer pieces in my closet. Yes, it does take me some time to ponder over whether I really need it or not and then when I come to a decision, which is usually yes :), I think about how much I will actually use the item and that determines how much I am willing to spend!

Like most of us with a long list of people to buy for, you want to find the perfect gift for everyone in your life but also you want to keep a budget in mind because again…you have a long list of people to shop for!

Today I am sharing total designer must haves all under $150 that I promise your fashionista will L.O.V.E!

Diane von Furstenberg: Whitney Rain Boots here and here | Wrap Bracelet

Gucci: Sunglasses | Gucci Bamboo | Booties

Kate Spade: Beanie | Wallet

Rebecca Minkoff: Convertible Crossbody | Business Card Holder

Tory Burch: Earrings here and here | Sandals | Wrap Logo Bracelet

Now go and get that shopping done! And be sure to treat yourself for all of that hard work!

Thank you so much for stopping by babes!!

xo,

Roselyn

 

Voted Best Newcomer Blog

” A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.”

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Shut the front Dior!

I am so happy I ended up wearing this tee to the holiday party because that is literally how I felt when they called my name!

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Tee | Skirt | Shoes similar here | Ring | Earrings | Clutch similar here

The Houston Fashion Bloggers holiday party was held at Lily Rain’s newest location on Voss. Have you been to a Lily Rain location? If not, you MUST! And if you have you can understand my love for this boutique. They have the cutest items and I literally could have done almost all of my Christmas shopping there! 🙂  Sponsors for this event were Kissue, Burdlife, Macy’s and Dave & Busters.

Okay, so on November 17th, I received a group email from Shasie, the Founder of the Houston Fashion Bloggers. The email was to inform everyone of who was selected as Award Nominees. Already super excited to read this email because I knew whoever was on this list I would most likely meet at the upcoming holiday party. Never in this entire universe did I think my name would end up on this list and TWICE at that! The Style_Lynn Kind was nominated for Best Newcomer Blog and Best Blog Design. O…M…G!! Seriously I was just so honored and ecstatic to be nominated amongst all of these amazing and talented bloggers who already have a much larger following than little ole’ me! When they were announcing the nominees for the Best Newcomer Blog category at the party I was so filled with joy and love hearing all of the other bloggers names because “whoa! is this even right? Did my name get in by accident?” then they announced the winner…The Style_Lynn Kind!!! I was just standing there and my friend/photographer extraordinaire says “I think you’re supposed to go up there!” LOL. So then I did… and now here I am with still the biggest smile on my face!!! The Best Blog Design was awarded to East of Zay who totally deserves it! Thank you to everyone who voted! My blog may have gotten nominated, but you guys totally got us the award! Without the votes I couldn’t have done it! Thank you to the HFB babes for the nomination and THANK YOU to the wonderful blogging community that has been totally good to me.  I love seeing everyone grow and succeed. I can’t wait for what else is to come! Congratulations to all of the nominees and other winners! You are all winners in my book!

Thank you so much for stopping by this evening and for the endless love! I hope you all had an amazing weekend and wishing you an amazing week! God is good!

xo, Roselyn

Denim on Denim

“Make today ridiculously amazing!”

Happy Friday beauties!!

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I love the denim on denim look, but since it’s holiday season of course I had to dress up this casual look with some sparkle! This sweater is J Crew and a gift from my sweet friend at Plot Line Clothing. She is currently sold out, but I have linked up some other favorites below.

Jewel Embellished Sweaters similar here, here, here and here | Chambray Button Up and similar here and here | Distressed Denim | Nude Pumps and similar here and here | Earrings | Clutch similar here and here

Who else is excited that it’s Friday? Clearly, I am! We have a busy day and weekend to look forward to and I couldn’t be more excited! Tonight is the Houston Fashion Blogger party and they will be announcing some amazing awards! I am super DUPER honored that I have been nominated for 2 categories; Best Newcomer Blog and Best Blog Design. Little ole’ me?! I can’t believe it! I am just honored to be nominated amongst many talented Houston Fashion Bloggers and I can’t wait to mingle, meet and catch up with some of these amazing babes tonight!

Have an amazing day!

xo, Roselyn

Wednesday Wish List- Gifts for the Hostess & Jet Setter in your life!

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  1. Pop Champagne Candle | 2. Kate Spade Salt & Pepper Shakers here and here | 3. Bottle Stoppers here and here 4. Cocktail Shaker here, here and here 5. Tiered Marble Server | 6. 3 Piece Marble Cheese Set | 7. Stemless Wine Glasses here, here and here | 8. Kate Spade Table Napkins here and here | 9. The perfect conversational coasters here, here and here

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  1. Scratch Map World Travel Edition | 2. Travel Jewelry Cases here and here | 3. Passport Holder here and here  | 4. Selfie Stick (because, duh) | 5. Shoe Bag | 6. Chic Luggage Tags here, here and here | 7. Luggage Scale | 8. Carry All Reversible Tote