Blue Lace Romper

If you are looking for a summer date night romper, your search can stop right here with this blue lace number!

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Outfit Details: Romper: Tobi | Heels: Sam Edelman Sunglasses: Quay | Straw Crossbdy: Francesca’s | Earrings: From one of my vendors that I used to buy from for my boutique so I can’t link them. Sorry! But linking super cute floral styles from Baublebar here, here and here

To be totally honest with you, the low v neckline had me questioning if I would actually keep the romper but then I realized it had adjustable straps and once I fixed mine to my liking I fell in love with the romper. However, if you have a little more to show off than I do (I’m sure you do because that’s not hard 🙂 ) then I think you are going to love this romper even more for date night and so will your man!

The light blue hue, ruffle and lace details make this romper cute but the neckline in the front and back make it spiiiicccy! Also, side note a backless bra would be needed. My favorites are this one and these.

Do you guys have any date nights planned for this weekend? I think Brandon and I are going to a casual family dinner tonight. He doesn’t it yet but mama is craving Mexican food, haha. Tomorrow baby Weaver and I have a breakfast date with our sweet friend who we haven’t seen in forever then church and then a housewarming party. Sunday is Pentecost so we have a church service and then I have a work event + dinner. So no date night plans per se but definitely a fun filled weekend!

I hope you guys have a great Friday and weekend! xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

Business On Top Party On Bottom: Blazer & Short Set

Happy hump day friends!

Business on top, party on the bottom with this blazer set 🙂 You all know I love a good blazer so pairing it with some shorts for summer is no surprise! I was bummed when this set sold out quickly after I shared it the first time but excited to share it with you today because I found an almost identical stripe blazer and shorts for a even better price!

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Outfit Details: Blazer: Asos (sold out so linking an almost identical blazer here) | Shorts: Asos and $19 option here | Cami: Express | Heels: Steve Madden | Purse: Fossil | Sunglasses: Quay | Lipstick:

Don’t tell baby Weaver I went to Kemah Boardwalk without him, lol. I can’t wait to take him back with us this summer. Did know that starting in June Kemah Boardwalk has a “rock the dock” event every Thursday evening and a firework show every Friday? He’s going to looooove that! Actually I hope he loves the fireworks. That is questionable. I was deathly afraid of them when I was little.

Okay, back to this set. So cute right?! Stripes are such a great classic print and both the blazer and the shorts are great on their own. I wore the blazer with a tee and skinny jeans and I’ll probably pair these stripe shorts with a cami and sandals. Such effortlessly cute pieces and you can grab them today for cheaper than I bought them for. YOU are winning! My blazer was $68 and I just found the identical option on sale for $24 here. Both pairs of shorts that I linked above are under $30. I am wearing medium in both the blazer and shorts for reference.

I hope you guys are having an amazing week so far. The days are flying by and I can’t believe summer is basically here. What do you guys have planned for the summer?!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

If you liked this post you blazer outfits here and here.

 

 

Good Things Will Come

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Outfit Details: Tee: Forever 21 | Denim Shorts: Free People | Sunglasses: Nordstrom | Wedges: Marc Fisher and similar here | Straw Bag: Francesca’s

Good morning my lovely friends 🙂

For the past week something has been really heavy on my heart and I was going to post this yesterday because it truly has to deal with this time of year but this year was a little different for me.

Mother’s Day.

Yesterday I was so overwhelmed by the love from my husband, my family, my friends and YOU GUYS for sending me “Happy First Mother’s Day” messages. Seriously, I cannot thank you enough for always being so uplifting and kind to me!! Mother’s Day is always such a special day for us to celebrate our Mom’s and all the mother figures in our lives but this year I felt extremely blessed to be able to be celebrated by my sweet little family.

As I have been anticipating this special Mother’s Day all week I couldn’t help but reflect on what I felt like last year. I want to share this with you because not until I opened up about our story did I find out how many of you guys went through or are going the same thing.

The last two Mother’s Day celebrations were probably the hardest. I felt so guilty for being sad because I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful mother myself and also two amazing sisters to celebrate that day! But the other 364 days of the year I was able to “hold it together” pretty well staying busy in my everyday activities. It seemed as though every around us was getting pregnant. Even friends that didn’t want kids were having kids and 2 friend’s of ours even made their baby announcement on Mother’s Day. Even though I was genuinely happy for them I couldn’t help but feel sad about our situation. I didn’t really talk about it in depth with anyone outside of Brandon because honestly I didn’t want anyone else to “feel bad” for us and I also didn’t want to take any happiness away from anyone else.

2016 was probably the hardest Mother’s Day of them all because we already knew our chances to conceive were going to be tough if at all possible. 2017, last year, was actually a lot better because we had already gone through the adoption process but we hadn’t gotten a call and my hopes of that becoming a reality started to wither away as well.

Fast forward to 2018 you guys. I got to celebrate in my first Mother’s Day. This post is on the more not-so-happy side than most of my blog posts, but what I want you to know is that

GOOD THINGS WILL COME

I feel your pain for you, my friends, who are suffering infertility. I know the sadness of you longing to be a mother because you deserve it more than anything. I know some of you who have lost a child. I know Mother’s Day is a celebratory day for the world but it’s okay for you to be sad because only you know what you are going through.

 I want you to know, from someone who has experienced some of that sadness, that you are not alone. It may seem like people are just having children without any of the struggles you are going through but I’m telling you right now that the amount of people that have reached out to me about their infertility struggles is overwhelming. You are not alone.

I was praying on my way to work this morning (that’s when I pray, haha) and I remember that before we got baby Weaver I’d always pray this “God, I pray that Brandon and I are able to conceive a child if that’s what is meant to be, if not please help us be patient and strong through this adoption process”. This morning I caught myself praying that He help me be the best mother for baby Weaver. Within two years I was praying for our sweet baby and it not until this morning I realized my prayers had switched to me praying that I would be the best mother to our son that God has blessed us with.

You won’t ever forget the sadness that you went through waiting for your sweet baby but I promise you you’ll forget how sad you were and how long you waited because when you are finally blessed with that sweet soul, it will be hard to remember anything else. I know that if you are going through the struggle right now that you hear that from people all the time and it gets annoying but again, I was there girl and I promise you Good Things Will Come

We don’t always understand God’s timing but I know it’s always the right time.

Good Things Will Come

xo, Roselyn

P.S. Adoption was always in our plan. It just happened sooner than we had planned. If you guys have been thinking about it yourselves or are curious and have questions, please always feel free to reach out to me. You can email me at hello@thestylelynnlife.com. You can also read more about our story here.

6 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Mother

Happy Sunday you guys! Today I get to celebrate my first Mother’s Day as a mother and I couldn’t be more thankful. I’ve learned so much in the past 6 months and I wanted to share some things with you today.

But before I get all teary eyed and sappy I have to share another Brandon Weaver story. I was dying to get this Boy Mom shirt as soon as my girlfriend sent me a screenshot of it. As soon as I got it in I showed the hubby.

Me: How cute is this shirt?!

Brandon: Boy mom? What is that supposed to mean?

Me: That I’m a mom of a boy, duh.

Brandon: Why doesn’t it just say “I have a son”

bwhahahahaha!! I can’t with him you guys!

Okay, okay onto today’s post!

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Outfit Details: Boy Mom Tee: Stateline Designs | Shorts: Free People | Sandals: Asos | Sunglasses: Quay

His Outfit: Tank: Zara | Denim: Zara | Shoes: Adidas

6 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Mother

1. I’ve learned a brand new type of love for my husband. Obviously, I love my husband so much and honestly I adore and admire him like no other it almost seemed impossible to love him even more but then…I got the opportunity to watch him become a father. Whoa. Watching him play with baby Weaver may be my new favorite thing ever.

2. Mom guilt, wife guilt, work guilt is all so real and can’t be avoided. I remember the first day we had to take baby to daycare. I cried the whole way to work because I felt so guilty that I had to leave him with “strangers”. Then I cried the whole way home because I felt like I wasn’t giving my projects at work 100% that day because all I was thinking about was my baby. That same weekend I cried after everyone went to bed because I felt like I wasn’t giving my husband much attention that week. OMG, thinking back on it I’m like what is wrong with me?! LOL but seriously I still get caught up in those moments of guilt. I try to remind myself I am doing the best I can but honestly having mama friends to talk to and who can relate really helps too.

3. Take people’s advice with a grain of salt. People’s intentions are good but everyone and every child is different. The first month I was taking everything I read and everything people told me so literal that I think Brandon was ready to take our son and walk out on me. LOL, totally kidding but one day I would say someone told me that I needed to do xxx and then the very next day I would come home and tell him I read an article and we can’t do xxx anymore. I’m crazy I know. Listen to your pediatrician and then do what works for you and your baby.

4. I can actually get ready under 10 minutes if I really want to! 🙂

5. I never knew fatigue until now. It would be normal for you to receive a text from me at 2:00am and then see me at the gym at 5am full of energy. These days I have found myself taking advantage of sleep! I even indulge in a nap every once in a while and it’s glorious!

6. Having a sense of humor is a saving grace. So our sweet, perfect little guy has started throwing little “fits”. I mean it’s the most fake, dramatic cry I have ever seen in my life. While some parents, might be embarrassed, Brandon and I can’t help but laugh because baby Weaver still looks so dang cute when he makes this face. It happens when you aren’t handing him his snacks fast enough so it usually takes place at a restaurant or if we are out and about. He does this fake cry with his eyes shut tight and his mouth wide open. Like, SO dramatic you guys! I wish I could show you a picture. Sometimes Brandon will imitate him and baby Weaver will start laughing so hard. I’m like “daddy is making fun of you buddy!” lol

Obviously, I’ve learned so much more about being a mom than just these 6 things I shared today. I’ve even learned so much about myself in the past 6 months but honestly today I’m just so overwhelmed with emotion about the fact I even have been blessed with the opportunity to be a mother. When Brandon and I got married, not once did it cross my mind that it would be a challenge to start a family. We even waited to “start trying” because we wanted to enjoy being a married couple for a while. Then we found out it was going to be difficult for us to conceive, we prayed and prayed and prayed for our sweet family then God brought us the most perfect baby boy that we could have ever asked for. Honestly, not to be dramatic but if I was guaranteed more exactly like him, I’d take at least 4 more 🙂 I’m so thankful to be celebrating my first mother’s day as a mommy (eekkk!!).

Happy Mother’s day to all you mama’s out there. I have so much love and respect for each and every one of you. Thank you for always letting me share life with you.

xo, Roselyn

20 Dresses Under $20

Happy Friday!

Summer heat is quickly approaching and I will be living in easy throw on and go dresses! I was so excited to find this cute little red, white and blue dress from Forever 21. It’s actually perfect for Memorial Day too if you are still looking for something to wear!

Quickly realizing spending too much money on clothes is not ideal with a baby boy always getting his food residue and dirt (#boymom) on you, I am rounding up 20 of my favorite dresses under $20!

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Outfit Details: Dress: Forever 21 | Studded Sandals: Asos | Straw Bag: Francesca’s | Sunglasses: Nordstrom | Denim Jacket: Forever 21

20 Dresses Under $20!

What are you all up to for Mother’s Day? I’m so glad I got to see my Mom last weekend in Vegas but we will definitely be face timing this weekend as well! This is my first Mother’s Day as a Mom and I cannot even tell you how extremely blessed I feel! I hope all of you mama’s have the best weekend and even if you are not a mama, I hope your weekend is well spent with loved ones!

xo, Roselyn

 

Little Black Scalloped Dress

Happy Tuesday!

My Monday blog post is a little late as you can see 🙂 but we were spending our last day in Vegas yesterday and I did not open my computer one time this weekend and it was quite glorious! I got to see the majority of my family at my cousin’s wedding and per usual cried on the plane ride back, lol.

I am so close to my family and even though we text, call, email, basically like everyday, it’s still super hard getting on a plane back to Houston. Now that we have baby Weaver, I just want us to spend even more time with them. Thankfully, Brandon totally gets it and we talked about me flying home to California more often this year.

Anywho, today I am sharing this little black dress from Tobi and I think it is such a pretty option for a wedding guest outfit.

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Casual Friday Look + Out Of Office Luggage

Happy Friyay!

Grabbing my favorite luggage, my favorite people and hopping on a plane to Vegas today!

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