Who watched the Oscars last night? Per usual, I watched the red carpet events and then caught up on the highlights of the show, winners etc. this AM.
Tonight I am sharing some of my favorite gowns and linking up ways you can incorporate these styles into your real life outfits! Unless you soon will be attending a red carpet event (get it girl!) here are some cute outfits you can snag to recreate these looks into your everyday!
Rooney Mara in Givenchy | Recreate Rooney’s look in this Nasty Gal dress. Dress it up with heels for a perfect night out look or pair with sandals for a romantic daytime look.
Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein | “You can never go wrong with sequins!” That’s my motto 🙂 Bring this glamorous look into your daytime wardrobe with this perfect top, denim and gold heels!
Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture | Charlize looked hot, hot HOT in this red dress and you will look equally as HOT in this must have jumpsuit. Accessorize perfectly with this Ralph Lauren knotted necklace.
Which were your favorite red carpet looks? I would love to hear!
I was hoping to share our fun Boston adventures with you today, but I have been fighting this crazy migraine all day (ugh!) so instead I’ll just share my airport look for now!
If we have a midday flight I like to look a little more dressed up anticipating we will be doing something fun immediately after we land, but we had a late night flight to Boston this last trip so this was my “I’d rather be in pajamas but I don’t want to look like a slob in public look”! 🙂
Rule number one, always bring a layering piece. It is always so stuffy and hot before take off then during the flight it’s somewhere between 15 degrees and “excuse me can get a blanket?” A jacket is always needed!
I hope you all had an amazing weekend! I was lucky enough to attend my first blogger conference, Thrive! I had the chance to listen, learn, and be surrounded by hard working women and entrepreneurs all part of the blogging community! I left so inspired! I even got to participate in a mini photo session with my Thrive Tribe. 🙂 More details coming real soon I promise! Until then, praying for these migraines to disappear!
Again, thank you so much for stopping by the blog guys! I appreciate each and every one of you!
Not only does Lee and Lane have the cutest items, but owner Amanda, is the sweetest! I am sharing some questions from our mini interview so that you can get to know her and a little more about her boutique!
The Style_Lynn Kind: When did you start your boutique?
Amanda: We are coming up on our 1 year anniversary on March 17th!
The Style_Lynn Kind: What’s the story behind the boutique name, Lee & Lane?
Amanda: It is a combination of my younger brother’s middle names. I wanted something that was not gender specific nor did it nail me down to one product line. I started throwing names around and then it just stuck!
The Style_Lynn Kind: What would you say is going to be your favorite spring trend?
Amanda: Florals. I’m obsessed. I have always loved florals, pastels and the traditional Spring patterns but florals are my jam.
The Style_Lynn Kind: What do you like to do in your spare time?
Amanda: My second passion next to my boutique and family is event planner. I have worked on weddings but birthday parties are my favorite. We have a lot of family so we are ALWAYS celebrating something. So much that I have passed the love onto my 10 year old. He gets really jazzed about parties. Aside from that I am a boy scout mom, autism mom, wannabe personal shopper for all my friends and I am obsessed with my hubby of 6 years.
The Style_Lynn Kind: If you could have one super power, what would it be?
Amanda: The ability to do it all and not have to sleep! I would have so much more time!
You guys. L&L has such cute items, but after getting to know Amanda a little bit more it made me love her boutique even more!
This cardigan is the perfect edition to your spring wardrobe! Super easy to style like I did here with denim shorts and a basic tank. It is also very versatile that you can wear it over a dress or even with your favorite skinny jeans! I’m sure you will see me in this again! 🙂
Be sure to check out Lee and Lane. They are consistently getting adorable new product!
Happy Wednesday loves! I hope you all are having an amazing week so far!
Thank you for stopping by!
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Sweater vest layering!! I was waiting for the day I could finally dress like they did in the movie Clueless again! 🙂
Okay, maybe I’m not wearing a school girl skirt and knee high socks, but this is my own personal take on the trending sweater vest layering look.:) I paired it with distressed denim (of course!) and fun fringe heels! Fringe, that’s all the movie was missing!
Did anyone else watch Clueless on repeat? I know I am not the only one! Right? LOL!
Unfortunately, my Forever 21 sweater and windowpane top seen here are sold out, but linking up 2 equally cute combos you can snag to rock this trend!
At least I feel much better about Mondays when I have a cute outfit planned! I saw this cute tweed top when I was shopping in Boston with some of my Style Collective blogger babes (squeal!!) and I immediately grabbed it. It took me about 3.5 seconds to find 2 things I just “had to have“!
Side note before I share this super cute work outfit, be sure to check out my blogger friends; Annie, Jenna and Caitlyn. I promise you will not be disappointed! Annie is the babe behind The Lovely Girl. She just re-launched and I am loving the content she is putting out there! Jenna is the gal behind Boston Chic Party, so clever I know!! Not only is she so chic, her cocktail recipe shares will have you drooling! You can find Caitlin at Tailored and True. Oh my gosh she is the cutest! In pics and in real life! She has some big, exciting things coming up so you’ll definitely want to follow along!
I hope everyone had an AMAZING weekend! I got some catching up time with house chores which included about 12 loads of laundry. We had an amazing church service on Saturday which left me feeling so fulfilled and I got to catch up with one of my bestest girlfriends and her sweet 6 month old cutie. Ahhh, it was just so nice to relax a bit and catch up with her. Much needed after a hectic few weeks! Also, Brandon is now a part of our church basketball team so somehow I got tricked into going to practice with him which didn’t end until 10:30pm! They don’t mess around! LOL
Although I wish the weekend would never end, we can make it better with a cure all outfit! 🙂 Wishing you a blessed Monday and fresh start to the week loves!
Omg, it is a beautiful 75 degrees in Houston! The Mr. and I flew back from Boston today after being on the east coast for 5 days. Though we had the best time, the weather did not get above 30 degrees while we were there and it dropped to -15 at some point during our trip! Yikes, I know! Despite the recording breaking lows this time of year we really enjoyed everything we did there. Seeing the snow fall from the sky makes me forget how cold it is! It is so magical! Anyway, I will definitely be sharing our amazing trip soon, but I had to mention the weather so you could relate to how happy I was to land in Houston’s weather today so I am sharing a super cute casual look perfect for the warmer weather!
“Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite”
Happy Monday loves!
I hope everyone had an amazing weekend celebrating love whether it was with your main squeeze or your favorite friends!
Brandon and I are currently in Boston celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary! It’s actually today, February 15th! I, very often, reflect on our lives. Every marriage is different and though ours isn’t perfect I feel pretty dang blessed for having him. I’ll assume he will say the same about me! LOL. I thought it would be the perfect time to share something a little more personal (and sappy) about how B and I make ourmarriage work. I promise it won’t be long and I will thank you in the end for reading with fun facts and photos from our wedding day!
Compromise & Share The Work Load-In the household and in life. Even though he mostly does the vacuuming and folding of clothes doesn’t mean I should always expect him to do it. And just because I mostly do the dishes and dust the furniture he should not always expect that of me. If he knows I have a lot going on one week he will always pick up more of the household “chores” or run out and do the grocery run. Or if I know he is having a crazy week and on one night just wants to throw his work bag, clothes, shoes and lunch kit where it doesn’t belong I have remembered to just let it be! I can handle it for one night.
We Have Learned How To Fight- Yup, let’s just put this out there! We get into little arguments like most couples, but we have learned how to fight. There are never mean things said that we can’t take back. Don’t ever use the word “NEVER” or “ALWAYS” when fighting. Let’s not be dramatic ladies, does he really “NEVER” put the clothes away or did he just not help one day when you were in a bad mood? LOL. Our little arguments usually start with a few exchanged words, a moment of silence then we talk about why each person got upset. Usually from there we come to an agreement that we were both seeing it 2 different ways and then somehow the argument turns into a big joke and then laughter.
Make sure God is at the Center of your Marriage-B and I were both religious people before we met, but it wasn’t until after we were married we started attending the same church and praying together. Words cannot explain how much closer it has brought us and how much closer we are to God as husband and wife. It is the best feeling.
We Have Created a World for Both of Us-We both work very hard at our corporate jobs, but we are also very passionate about other things. With him it’s politics & community related events, for me it’s fashion/blogging and for the both of us it’s traveling. We try to travel as much as possible together which is definitely “our” thing, but we find time to help eachother out as much as we can to pursue our other passions. Believe it or not he is the man behind many of my photos and I will volunteer at any of his functions when he needs me.
Often Discuss Goals-We talk about this often. Work goals, travel goals, family goals…etc. This is so important to ensure you are always on the same page because let’s be honest these things can change from month to month. It is important to discuss and he is so much better at planning than I am so I always love sharing my stuff with him so he can help me figure out how to best execute! Haha.
I believe these 5 things are very important in making our marriage work. Okay, so now that you know how to make ourmarriage work LOL, let’s talk some fun facts about our past 3 years from proposal to honeymoon!
Brandon purposed on February 15, 2013. It was the day we closed on our house. I left to get us food so that we could have a bite to eat before unloading the Uhaul. When I got home I found Brandon kneeling down in the middle of rose petals in the shape of a heart. Before I started balling I heard “I don’t have much but what I do have I want to share it with you” then tears of joy came rolling down and that day had become the best day of my life. Oh and I must mention he was in a suit. Sneaky thing threw one on when I was at Whataburger, haha!
Exactly one year later we got married in California! My new “best day of my life”!
3. I’m forever in debt to our loving family and friends for spending their Valentine’s week/weekend traveling, attending rehearsal dinners and our wedding.
4. We had a beautiful wedding party of 9 Groomsmen, 9 Bridesmaids, 2 Junior Groomsmen, 2 Junior Bridesmaids, 2 Flower Girls, 2 Flower Girl Escorts and 3 Ring Bearers. We also had 18 sponsors, a Filipino tradition. These aunts, uncles, close family friends can also be referred to as Godparents. They are ones who are giving their blessing and witnessing your wedding. You can read more about the tradition here.
5. Our cake was red velvet with cream cheese filling and icing. The grooms cake had a Bald Eagle and American flag on it, double chocolate filled just like B likes it! Side note, we were planning on saving the top layer for the 1 year tradition, but maybe I woke up the next morning and ate it!
6. Some people might think we were crazy to have this many people in our wedding party, but seriously all of these people mean everything to us. We set up a table with each persons picture framed with a little story of how we met them. Also, I need to say that I was so crazy busy that week I completely forgot I didn’t finish printing and framing all of them. Two of B’s best friends (also groomsmen) totally stepped up and finished them for me the morning for the wedding! I’m telling you guys these people are angels!
7. We did first look pictures. Most all pictures were done before our ceremony which made the rest of the day so much less stressful.
8. First Dance Song? God Bless The Broken Road.
9. Best part of the day? I literally could feel the love in the air. Seeing how happy our families were, goodness especially our parents. I loved seeing my Dad for the first time that day at the church. Going through the pictures and seeing these huge smiles on my brothers’ faces and my nieces and nephews dancing the night away. Also, all of our friends who had dedicated so much time in making not only this day, but our bachelor/bachelorette parties and bridal shower perfect. They were just so amazing, having a great time not even worried that they had to travel all that way to spend their Valentine’s Day weekend celebrating us! Brandon and I are so blessed guys.
10. Okay, okay I have to mention my second best part…our Mom’s speech! I think my Mom had a 6 page speech written (LOL seriously) but every word was perfect and it was so her. My Dad got to say about 10 words and then my Mom took over the mic. So accurate. Then Brandon’s Mom said a speech that would have even made a stranger cry! Definitely memorable moments.
11. We had some dancers that performed traditional Filipino Folk Dances and even a special number by my Mom.
12. We honeymooned traveling the Mediterranean Sea. Italy, France, and Spain.
Well, thanks for hanging in there and reading my short novel! Some people will tell you that marriage is hard which I hate hearing. I’m telling you now, it’s not hard but at times it definitely is work. Just remember all of the small moments of frustration and “work” will eventually be drowned out by all the love and happiness in the end! Love conquers all!