Dad’s 70th Birthday + Rent The Runway

It’s Friday, YAY! I’m still in the best mood ever after getting to spend time with family last week and celebrating my Dad’s 70th birthday! If you are following me on snapchat (roselyn_m) you see how cute they all are. We are a very close knit family and I love them all so very much! Every second with them is the best time. 28 days until I’m with them again to celebrate my niece’s high school graduation, but who’s counting right?! 🙂

Okay, I’ll tell you guys more about Dad’s special party in a minute, but let’s talk about this amazing Yoana Baraschi shift dress from Rent the Runway that I wore to his celebration! **Special shout out to my nephew snapping these pictures of me before the party! 🙂

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Dress | Shoes (similar) | Earrings (similar)

Have you guys used Rent the Runway before? I’ve actually heard both good and bad things about the service prior to me using them, but when the opportunity came up to work with them I thought I should experience them myself so that I can share my feedback with you all. You know what? It was great! For those of you who are not familiar with their service, Rent the Runway is a site that offers beautiful designer clothing and accessories for you to rent. Think about it like having a super fabulous girlfriend that has a dream closet filled with the most amazing designer wear for you to borrow. No more having to spend so much money on a dress that you will only wear once to a party or wedding. Reality is that when I shop I am very aware of price tags and conscious of how much I spend, but when it comes to a formal gala or wedding I definitely want to splurge on something more formal. Rent the Runway allows me to wear that designer dress that I would never pay full retail price for and chances are I’d also never wear it again. All you have to do is select the dates you need your items and pick your size. Also, they will send you a second size for FREE just in case you are in between sizes and we all know depending on the brand, everything fits differently. You receive your items, you wear it fabulously to your event and then you return it with the packaging and label provided by RTR. Simple right? Check them out here for your next gala.

Now onto my Dad’s party! You know what makes me so happy? Seeing my family and loved ones happy? I mean look at these pictures below guys! It just makes me smile!

My Dad had 176 of our family and his closest friends there. He had some special song and dance performances for him, the DJ and photographer were phenomenal and just being with all of my family and my parent’s friends topped the whole thing off. Dad was so happy and so grateful and really that’s all that matters. Oh and he had 4 different flavor cakes because if you hated everything else about a party at least you’ll remember the cake was good, LOL!

Below are more pics of my sweet family! Every single one of us had a hand at ensuring the party went as planned! My oldest brother and SIL put together the best video montage, my other brother and sister ran the guest check in table, my nieces helped with setting up of the cake table and programs and even the little guys helped ensure all the table numbers were placed perfectly on every table. And my nephew did the opening prayer. We all made sure Papa knew how special he is! If you need a party committee to work your next event, call us. 🙂

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Oh and if you haven’t already, you have to start following me on snacpchat just so you can see the pictures I was scrolling through from the party. The photographer caught the most unattractive facial expressions of me. They were hilarious and definitely not blog worthy, haha! But if you hurry I’m sure you can still catch them on my snaps! #notcute

Happy Friday loves! I hope you all had a great week!

I would love to hear if you plan on trying Rent the Runway or if you have I wanna hear if your experience was good or bad!

Thanks for reading loves!

xo, Roselyn

**Sponsored Post: This post was done in collaboration with Rent the Runway. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Versatile Top For Work & Play + Marley Lilly

If loving anything monogrammed is wrong, I don’t want to be right!

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Affiliate Links: Exact Top is only available in Target stores but linking a similar one here | Jeans | Shoes (similar here and here) | c/o Clutch |  Bracelet | Earrings | Sunnies

I am loving this contemporary and chic top that will easily take you from the office to happy hour! It can be tucked into your favorite pencil skirt, paired with your favorite wide leg trousers or worn with your favorite skinnies like I have styled here! One top  with endless possibilities. Plus, this beautiful red hue will look amazing on any skin tone! Target’s site shows this exact top as orange, but it is more of a red color just FYI. Also, sorry it isn’t available online, but be sure to visit your local Target to get yours before they are all sold out!

What better way to style this vibrant top then with cognac shoes and the perfect matching clutch from Marley Lilly. My love affair with anything monogrammed is endless! I love how the clutch comes with a detachable strap!

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I hope you all are having an amazing week so far! Halfway to the weekend loves! Also, I would like to give a special shout out to my brother Manny because it’s his birthday today! Everyone have a drink (or a piece of cake) today! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Roselyn

**Sponsored Post: This is a partially sponsored post. As always, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Walk In Love

It is well with my soul.

These words are so strong and meaningful. What makes you feel this way? As we celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread we are reminded to ask ourselves, “what have I learned since last Passover?” and “what have I done to become a better Christian?”

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Affiliate Links: c/o Tee | Denim (similar here and here) | HatHeels | Watch | Bracelet | Sunnies

Leaven is a food additive which causes many products such as bread to rise. During the Feast of Unleavened Bread it represents sin. We remove leaven from our homes and from our daily routines to show that we are “cleansing” both visible and hidden sins from our lives.

I have listened to sermons and read quite a bit on this topic but living through your first couple years of the Feast of Unleavened Bread really teaches you something. I mean let’s think about this, I eat a piece of wheat toast every morning, I keep baking soda in the house for so many reasons and the weeks leading up to Dad’s big 70th birthday celebration this past weekend all I could think about was how many red velvet cupcakes I was going to eat because weekend calories don’t count! 🙂  Even though I was being conscious as the feast began at sundown on Friday, I still went to grab a cupcake Saturday evening without even thinking about it. That’s how easily sin comes into our lives and how easily we can give into it.

I didn’t publish this post to tell you guys not to eat cupcakes (because that’s crazy!) but no matter how many times I hear scripture or read a verse depending on the day I hear/read it a different way. Does this happen to you too?

We’re humans guys, so even when you are living your life trying to do no wrong the opportunity to sin will always present itself. With God, we are much stronger than any evil.

“So, the Feast of Unleavened Bread is a time to concentrate on putting the righteousness of Jesus Christ (the true “bread of life”) into our lives (Galatians 2:20). Naturally, the more we do that, the more sin will be kept out. To overcome sin, we must “not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21). In other words, the more Christ is living in us and the more we are living righteously, the less opportunity there will be for the leaven of sin to find a place in our lives. Living by—eating fully of—the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth is the key to purging out the “old leaven” of sin.”

Read the rest and more at Life Hope & Truth!

I hope you all had an amazing weekend! The Mr. and I were in California celebrating Dad’s 70th birthday! Lord knows that good man deserves a big one and we were so happy to be there to celebrate another year with him!

Any weekend with the family is the best weekend! More about his special night coming to the blog later this week!

As always, thanks so much for reading loves!

xo, Roselyn

 **Sponsored Post: This post was done in collaboration with Walk in Love. 🙂 As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Graphic Tee Chic + SiammPatra

I like to call this look “business on top, party on bottom” 🙂 LOL

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Tee (similar here and here) | Shorts (similar here and here) | Blazer (similar here, here and here) | Heels (similar here and here) | Earrings | Bracelet | Prada Sunnies (use code stylelynn20 at checkout for a free months subscription) | Hat (similar here and here)

I am a firm believer that a blazer goes with everything. Wearing this fun graphic tee and cut off shorts alone kind of make me feel like I’m trying to dress like a 21 year old. Okay, maybe I still shop at Forever 21 and maybe some days I still feel like I’m 21, but Lord knows those days are long gone, haha!

This doesn’t mean I am going to shy away from the pieces I love the most! On my “not really feeling it” days, bloated days or my “I just want the world to know how I feel today without saying a word” days, graphic tees are perfect. You can see my past posts here and here on how much I love them and enjoy styling them different ways. So the days of running out of the house with a tee, cut off shorts and flip flops have grown into glamming that look up a bit with a blazer, nice heel/wedge and the perfect accessories to complete the look that’s where SiammPatra has got you covered.

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Can we take a moment to talk about how pretty this bracelet is? The minimal and chic design make it the perfect added touch for any outfit. Holy chic is right! Check out this exact bracelet here and look forward to more looks with these jewels because I adore them so much! Also, you can shop the SiammPatra bedazzled collection here with code STYLELYNN for 20% off.

Happy shopping loves and thank you so much for reading!!

xo, Roselyn

Sponsored Post: This is a sponsored post, as always thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 

Make It Right Foundation

Good morning loves! For all our friends and family in the Houston area I pray that you all are safe and flood free! Man, that rainstorm was no joke! I was happy to see it let up early yesterday evening and I really hope all of you stayed safe and ended the day with minimal to no property damage!

Thankful there is currently no rain this morning…yet. Hoping we can all get to the office or wherever we need to be without too much trouble!

Let’s take a look at some OOTD inspiration for a sunnier day!

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Affiliate Links: c/o Dress | Heels | Clutch | Earrings | Sunnies

For those of you who read my New Orleans recap (which I hope you did!) I mentioned an amazing tour that I got the opportunity to take while on my work trip.

Founded by Brad Pitt in 2007, The Make It Right Foundation has broken ground in a couple of states, but they started their amazing work in New Orleans, LA. The lower 9th ward was an area hit the hardest by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 so that’s when the good hearts of the foundation decided that’s where they wanted to start their work. As of my tour last Thursday, they have built 112 sustainable homes that are energy efficient, built to meet the highest standards in green building and designed by renowned architects from around the globe. Make It Right gives families the opportunity to work closely with these designers and builders to personalize their homes to make them their own. Not only do they help them financially get into these homes they ensure the homes are being built in the most efficient manner so that they do not become a burden for the families in the years to come. We had the honor to have dinner with the COO of the organization and he told us all of the many great things still to come. One things includes a community inspired “marketplace” for all of the neighborhood, locals and even tourists to enjoy. I am so happy I got to take this tour and I am excited to see how it grows.

Please check out the links below because they tell the story best! Also, be sure to add this to your list of things to do when in New Orleans!

About the Organization | How They Build | How To Help

Thank you so much for reading guys! This is a great reminder to donate our time and/or monetarily when we can!

Wishing you a blessed Tuesday!

xo, Roselyn

 

Lily James Collection + New Orleans

Happy Monday guys!

Though eating beignets in New Orleans may sound like a lot more fun than being in the office today I am super excited it is a short work week and we will be flying home to California to celebrate my Dad’s 70th birthday!

Whether you are looking for the perfect top for work or for travel, Lily James Collection has got you covered!

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Top | Denim | Heels | Tote | Bracelet | Watch | Sunnies

Last Wednesday I flew out to New Orleans for work and though the days were jammed packed I was fortunate enough to attended some great meetings with my management team and let’s not forget the delicious meals!

While traveling for work, it’s very important to stay comfy while still being stylish so be sure and carry a tote like the one above to hold your back up shoes and make up in case you have to reapply during your long days!

Eateries You Must Try:

  • Antoine’s -when you go be sure to order the Baked Alaska and Café Brulot Diabolique after dinner! You may have seen this on my snapchat but I need you to experience it for yourself! It’s amazing and reason enough to go back to New Orleans 🙂
  • NOLA
  • Café Du Monde
  • Cochon
  • Mother’s

Where To Shop & Things To Do As A Tourist:

  • Shop Canal Street for all of your favorites such as Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, etc.
  • Shop Royal Steet if you are an antique and art lover
  • Visit Jackson Square for street vendors galore! Maybe even take a horse carriage ride, grab your lunch to go and sit outside to people watch!
  • Go to Pat O Brien’s, order a hurricane and start your walk on Bourbon street. So I actually convinced Brandon to do this. For those of you who know him, he’s not a big drinker, but I am so glad we got to experience it. We actually did it pretty early in the day because we wanted to catch an early dinner (we’re like 80 year olds LOL), but the people walking the streets were still as entertaining as ever!
  • Visit the Garden District
  • I also got the opportunity to take an amazing tour with the Make It Right team. This is definitely a must do guys! Have you heard of this before? I was so moved, it will definitely be a separate blog post.

Have you all been to New Orleans lately? What are your favorite things to do?! Mine was definitely enjoying all of the yummy restaurants!

Thank you so much for reading today! Enjoy your Monday!! 🙂

xo, Roselyn

 **Sponsored Post: This post is partially sponsored by The Lily James Collection. As always, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Workout with TKO

Happy Friday beauties! I am so happy to be sharing my first of many fitness posts with you all! For those of who know me personally or have started to follow me on Snapchat (roselyn_m) you know that fitness is a huge part of my life! You may also know that I have a love for great food and a major sweet tooth, but that is called balance 🙂

I love the feeling I have after a really intense workout and being fit and healthy makes me feel good about so many other things.

I was gifted these TKO Resistance Bands and they could not have come at a better time. I am currently in New Orleans  for work and just because I am out of town doesn’t mean my daily workouts stop. These TKO bands are super lightweight which make them easy to pack in your suitcase and get a good workout on in your very own hotel room.

Here’s my TKO workout routine:

Warm Up: Repeat 2x

1 minute-Jog in place

1 minute- Jumping Jacks

1st Set: Repeat 2x

20 Bicep Curls

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1 minute mountain climbers

15 push ups

2nd Set: Repeat 2x

15 Lateral raises

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15 Bent over Lateral Raises

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1 minute High Knees

3rd Set: Repeat 2x

15 Tricep Raises (left)

15 Tricep Raises (right)

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25 full sit ups

15 leg raises

4th Set: Repeat 2x

15  Superman & Kickbacks (left)

15 Superman & Kickbacks (right)

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1 minute High Knees

25 Squats

Cool down:

Jog in place 1 minute

Torso twist 1 minute

DON’T FORGET TO STRETCH!

You can purchase your TKO Resistance Bands here. And don’t think I would forget the outfit deets! That’s the best part of working out!

Tank (I purchased mine at Victoria’s Secret, but linking similar ones here and here) | Leggings | L/S Cold Gear Top | Shoes (similar here and here)

Also, I don’t know why I look so angry in some of these pics! I guess that’s what I look like when I’m working out!! LOL.

Wishing you a blessed weekend!! Thank you so much for reading!

xo, Roselyn

**Sponsored Post: This post was done in collaboration with Lipton Publicity and TKO. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

4 Simple Rules to Wearing Mixed Prints

When you run into Target wearing your gym clothes to buy shampoo and you come like…

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The Who What Wear line got me again! 🙂

I am a firm believer in mixing prints, but I can totally see why people shy away from doing it. It may be a little intimidating at first, but I am sharing 4 simple rules that you can easily follow to rock the mixed media trend.

Rule 1: Match colors not prints. For this look you can see that my base colors are black and white. Not everything has to be black and white, but if you keep a centralized color theme it allows you to blend your prints more easily. The blue and yellow are my accent colors.

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Rule 2: Choose one big print and one small/accent print. Here my small print is stripes and my big print is the bold floral scarf.

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Rule 3: Treat stripes as a neutral. If you have a colorful floral skirt that you normally wear with a white blouse, trade in that white blouse for stripe one. The next time you are thinking about wearing your go-to leopard ankle pants and black button up? Swap that black button up for a striped tank!

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Rule 4: If you are still not sure about wearing 2 apparel pieces together that are different prints then start small with an accessory like I did with this bold printed scarf!

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Dress (I am wearing a medium for reference. Many of the sizes are sold out online so be sure to check out your local Target for this exact Who What Wear dress. Linking up similar ones here, here, here and here | Scarf (Find this Who What Wear style in a Target near you! Linking up other pretty prints here, here, here and here)| Leggings (similar here and here) | Shoes (similar here and here) | Clutch (similar) | Earrings | Bracelet| Sunnies (Ditto.com, use code stylelynn20 at checkout for a free months subscription)

Are you convinced about this trend yet?! All you have to do is remember these 4 simple rules and you will be rocking mixed prints in no time!

I can’t wait to see!!

As always, thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog! Always, feel free to ask questions or give suggestions of what you would like to see on the blog!

xo, Roselyn

Spring Pantones with Nordstrom

Today I am sharing another one of my favorite spring trends (and colors) with you!

Rose Quartz and Serenity  are probably colors you have heard a lot lately. That’s because they are Pantone’s Spring 2016 Colors of the Year. Up until now, Pantone would always announce its color of the year and lo and behold this year we were lucky enough to get two! First time ever guys! That has to mean 2016 is going to be an amazing year right?! Right!! 🙂

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So what do you do when you are in Nordy’s and you see a top that is serenity, buttercup, rose quartz and colorblocked? YOU BUY IT!

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 Not only does this top contain 3 of the seasons hottest colors, but the asymmetrical color block design make it a season must have! The fit is perfectly structured, but the raw edge seams make it the ultimate match for my all time favorite distressed denim. Because the colors in this top are so soft yet colorful, pairing it with neutrals is your best bet. I am typically all about the nudes, but that would have washed this top out.  I went for more a darker shade of tan to make the colors pop. Remember the piece that you built your outfit around that day, everything else should compliment that piece not overpower it. In my case, it was this top.I linked the exact style below along with another style that has definitely made its way to my wishlist.

Top (and similar here) | Denim (similar here and here) | Clutch | Shoes (similar here) Watch | Sunnies

Did you all have an amazing weekend?! I hope so! Ours stayed pretty busy! If we could just get that extra day in between Saturday and Sunday, all would be good! Haha, a girl can dream right?! The Mr. and I are gearing up for another jam packed week. I will only be in the office for two days this week as I will be heading to New Orleans Wednesday for work. That means the 2 days in will be extra crazy! You know how that goes! More coffee please! 🙂

Wishing you all a blessed (and quick) week!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xo, Roselyn

Sponsored Post: This post was in collaboration with Nordstrom. As always, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Off The Shoulder + Denim

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I thought I was so cool when I came across this red tile wall. The bright shade would make so many outfits pop! Then I attended the Sugar & Cloth color wall launch party this past Tuesday and realized my cool wall isn’t really that cool anymore, lol! Check out these pics from the event!

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**picture shown above was taken from the Sugar & Cloth instagram page

Now you see what I’m saying! If you are in the Houston area be sure to go check it out when you can and if you are not in the Houston area be sure to put it on your must see list when you come visit! I’m not sure the inflatable props and balloons will still be out there, but BYOI (bring your own inflatables)! Check out their site here for address details!

Okay, so maybe my wall find wasn’t as fabulous as the fun new Sugar & Cloth paint wall, but this outfit is still blog worthy!

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Affiliate Links: c/o Top (similar here and here) | Denim (similar) | c/o Francesca’s Sunnies (similar) | Shoes (similar here and here) | Clutch | Earrings

I can’t get enough of this off the shoulder trend! I am especially swooning over this sweet eyelet detail top from Francesca’s! It is so feminine and of course I paired it with distressed denim because…well that’s what I do! 🙂  The sun was shining on this particular day so I felt like this outfit needed a pop of color so I threw on my red heels. And can we talk about this post office inspired clutch. Emoji heart eyes times a million!

This makes for the perfect weekend outfit! What do you all have planned this weekend?! Will it include an off the shoulder OOTD?!

Thanks for stopping by loves!

xo, Roselyn

This post was in collaboration with Francesca’s. As always, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.