DSW’s Newest Style Squad: 3 Reasons Why I Am Already Loving This Partnership

Ahhhhh, I feel like I have been waiting to share this news with you guys for centuries! I am over the moon to announce that you are looking at DSW’s newest Style Squad!

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I mean look at how beautiful and stylish these babes are! Wouldn’t you want to be a part of that squad too?!

Over a month ago DSW reached out to us and notified us that we were handpick to be the newest Fall Style Squad. Ummm, pinch me!!

There are so many reasons that I am so stoked about this partnership! The obvious reasons are shoes, duh ūüôā And the fact that I was even selected out of so many talented and beautiful influencers out there to be a part of this squad is amazing. I’ve bee a customer of DSW’s for as long as I can remember so to say I am now officially part of the DSW¬†brand is kind of unreal.

Today I want to highlight the 3 things I already love about this collaboration.

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1- ¬†I actually personally knew 3 of these babes already. – I knew that they were hard working, I knew that they were hustlers, I knew they were authentic in all that they shared, and ¬†I knew they were as beautiful inside as they were stylish on the outside. I hadn’t met Shay until our photoshoot but instantly upon meeting her and connecting with her on social media I already¬†knew she was exactly like that too! I knew DSW had handpicked this style squad for those exact reasons and to think I was categorized in a group of boss babes like this? Life. Made.

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2- Our style is so different – We didn’t coordinate our looks at all for the photoshoot. We knew each girl would bring her best outfit to express her style. This squad is such a great representation of a real girl squad. Each babe unique and Extraordinary in her own, special way. I am so excited to collaborate and share everyone’s unique style throughout the upcoming months.

 

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3- WE are so different. – We all come from different backgrounds, different ethnicities but we all work just as hard to live the life we love and embrace eachothers stories.¬† The digital influencer world has grown into what we are because we bring a sense of realness to the game. Not everyone can relate to a runway model billboard advertisement but I’m sure you can list a bunch of bloggers who you can relate to because they look a little more like you, are your size, maybe come from a similar background. I couldn’t be more excited that they picked each one of us. So different, each has¬†a different story to tell and a different style to share.

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DSW-blue-heelsOutfit Details: Dress: Forever 21 (tucked in as a top) Skirt: ASOS (wearing a 6) | Heels: DSW | Sunglasses: Quay | Handbag: DSW

What happens now? Well, the best is yet to come! We will be sharing¬†all of our favorite DSW styles¬†for Fall, Winter and¬†into the next year with you! We’ll share how to style your favorite outfits with your newest shoes!¬†Follow along on our individual adventures and our #squad adventures with DSW and I promise you’ll be seeing some fun, inspirational things.

Thank you all for the support and for following along! If you aren’t following the whole DSW Style Squad yet, check out my latest Instagram post and all the babes are tagged there!

xo, Roselyn

**Sponsored Post: Thank you DSW for partnering with me on this post. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.

Photos by Banavenue Photography

Casual Style With Tanger Outlets+ 4 Tips On Shopping Smarter During Tax Free Weekend

You guuuuyyyssss….I know I’m not going back to school but a gal livin’ for a bargain won’t pass up tax free weekend!

Today I am sharing 4¬†things you need to know about Tax Free Weekend to save even more money back to school shopping. Oh¬†and read¬†through today’s post to see how¬†50 of¬†you¬†can win¬†a $25 gift card for FREE!

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Outfit Details: Fila Top | Denim | Pink Tennis Shoes

I was thinking back to when I was in highschool a hundred years ago and laughed because I remember picking out my outfit for the first day of school like I was getting ready for fashion week. I would pick out my outfits, shoes, matching nail polish and then of course make sure my best friends were coordinating too, duh. And then I remember my second year of college and I was all “where are my leggings?” LOL This outfit is definitely a good reflection of how I would have dressed for college. Super casual. Still a bit trendy but super casual. I’m pretty sure¬†Fila was my jam back then too. I’m happy to say it’s making its way back!

Okay you guys, who likes saving money?! I know I do! As you probably already know, it is Tax Free Weekend here in Texas so here are 4 tips to shopping smarter!

1- Know what is tax exempt and what is not – Most clothing, backpacks and school supplies under $100 are tax free this weekend. See the full list here.

2- Know when tax free weekend is РEach state differs. Tax Free Weekend in Texas this year is August 10-12th.

3- Know when to start shopping РThe answer is now. Whether you are shopping for yourself or for your kids, try to go in a day before to try on sizes and make a list of everything you need (sizes included) so that you can be sure to snag all the things without waiting in line for a dressing room. Even ask if the sales associate can put your items on hold for the next day. If not, at least you will know exactly what you need to grab and just need to pay or them. Tax Free Weekend is cray so this is the way to go if you still want to take advantage of the sales.

4- How to save even more money? РThis is a 2 part answer. The first thing you need to do is visit this link to get your coupons that will get you an additional 25% off your purchases! Remember some stores will even apply this to clearance items!!

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Another way to save even more money is knowing retailers are competing for your business so it doesn’t hurt to ask for a price match if you see the item at another retailer for a lower price.

And your bonus gift for today?? The first 50 people to text in to Tanger Outlets will get a $25 gift card. Visit my Facebook here to get the code.

Happy shopping friends and let me know if you have any questions!

Oh and also, if you caught my Instagram stories this week you saw that I was at Tanger Outlet’s Mommy and Me event! It was soooo much fun. Baby Weaver did not want to get out of the indoor sandbox. Yes, you heard that right, INDOOR SANDBOX! It was all indoors which is a blessing in this Texas heat! It had bounce houses, craft stations and the sandboxes. And it was inside. Did I already say that? lol. Anyway, if you missed this week’s they will have another one on September 4th. If you mention my name at check in you are going to get a really nice gift!! I can’t tell you what it is but I can tell you I kind of want it for myself lol. I’ll be sure to post a reminder for you mama’s a week before the event!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

Tanger Outlets Try On Session

Hi babes!

So I’m not sure what is going on with my Instagram highlights but a lot of you missed some of the try on session. The items are so good I didn’t want you to miss out so I am publishing them here!

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Loft Outlet| If you buy one thing this month, make it these pants! Joggers | Top

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American Eagle | I honestly hadn’t shopped here in so long but I found so many good things! I even got home and added more to my cart on line ūüôā | Tank | Cardigan | Denim (currently buy one get one 50% off!)

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American Eagle | Tank | Camo Leggings (getting the olive color as well because they are so good!)

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American Eagle | Floral Top | Denim

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Loft Outlet| Sorry for the quality of this photo. Apparently I only took a boomerang in the dressing room lol so I had to screenshot this. These pants definitely came home with me and the top is the same one I’m wearing with the joggers in the first photo. #versatile | Top | Pants

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American Eagle | Floral Top | Denim (these are actually my Free People jeans)

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American Eagle | Henley Top | Plaid Shirt | Denim

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Loft Outlet | Another screenshot of a boomerang ūüôā but this tweed dress was too good not to share! Wearing a small¬†| Tweed Dress

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Old Navy Tee (wearing a medium) | Loft Outlet Skirt (wearing a 4)

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Also, a friendly reminder that you can get your additional 25% off coupons here AND tomorrow I will be partnering up with Tanger Outlets to give 50 of you $25 gift cards!! I’ll be announcing the code first on my Facebook Page at 8am CST tomorrow morning, 8/9,¬†so stay tuned!

xo, Roselyn

Dressed Up With Tanger Outlets

Happy Monday beauties!

If you caught my Instagram stories¬†you saw that I found some great looks at Tanger Outlet in¬†Texas City, Texas this weekend! I found baby Weaver some really cute items plus mama snagged some stuff for herself too ūüôā Today I am sharing 2 outfits that would be equally perfect for work or date night!

Oh and also sharing where to get your additional 25% off coupons below!

Outfit One: Ann Taylor Factory Store

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Dress can be found here and I’m wearing a size small.

Outfit Two: Loft Outlet

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Shop the jumpsuit here (wearing a 4) and floral blazer (wearing a small) here.

How cute are both of these outfits? So cute right?!

Did you know that Tanger Outlets offered coupons for additional savings?! I had no idea! I thought because it was an outlet and the prices are already marked down that they didn’t do coupons. I was so excited to find out they did! You can snag yours here!

I linked¬†my outfits to the Ann Taylor Factory and the Loft Outlet websites in case you wanted to shop them online but remember you won’t be able to use you Tanger coupons there so if you wanted to take advantage of allll the savings be sure to visit your nearest outlet!

Tanger Outlets was also so generous to give me a code for you to text in to get a $25 gift card! This giveaway begins on Thursday, August 9th. So be sure to come back to the blog on Thursday morning to get the code so that you can use yours to shop this tax free weekend, August 10th-12th.

A gift card, coupons and tax free! Who could pass up that deal? Not me!

Let me know if there is anything you guys are looking for. Items¬†your little ones, outfits for work or back to school! I’d love to help you out!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

**Sponsored Post: Thank you Tanger Outlets for partnering with me on this post. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.

Halogen Pleat Skirt Styled 3 Ways

Hi babes!

Short and sweet weekend post today because I had to share this skirt with you before it goes back to full price! It’s such a great fit and under $50! It’s available in 2 colors and the pattern¬† have on here is currently available in all sizes!

Today I am sharing how to style it 3 different ways!

Casual Vibes:

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Brunch Look:

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Outfit Details: Cami: Express | Skirt: Nordstrom | Booties: DSW | Denim Jacket: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Target

Wear To Work:

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Outfit Details: Cami: Express | Skirt: Nordstrom | Heels: DSW |Handbag: Sole Society (similar) | Sunglasses: Target

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

Feminine Tops + 5 Quotes To Motivate You

Happy hump day friends! Do people still say that? ūüôā

Today I am sharing a pretty and feminine top styled with jeans that I snagged from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’m so bummed to announce that this top is completely sold out but in true Roselyn fashion, I made sure to find you at least 5 equally cute styles!

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Outfit Details: Top: Nordstrom | Denim: Nordstrom | Handbag: Similar Sole Society | Sunglasses: Target | Heels: DSW

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Who needs motivational quotes weekly if not daily?! I sure do! I tape them in visible places and sometimes put them on my phone’s wallpaper as a little reminder that “I can do anything”. Today I am sharing 5 quotes that I love and might inspire you too!

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What are some of your favorite quotes?

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

If you liked this post, you may want to read 10 GirlBoss Quotes To Keep You Motivated.

Wear To Work: Printed Ankle Pants

Happy Monday friends!

If you remember, I mentioned in this post that I bought these pants in 3 colors because I love the fit so much! I wanted to be sure to share the other 2 colors with you today because this is the last full week on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and when it ends these pants will go back to their full price of $89!

Outfit One: Plaid Ankle Pants

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Outfit Details: Tee: Nordstrom | Pants: Nordstrom | Heels: Steve Madden| Purse: Target | Sunglasses: Quay Australia

Outfit Two: Navy Pinstripe Pants

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Outfit Details: Cami: Express | Pants: Nordstrom | Heels: Vince Camuto | Purse: Louise & Eleanor | Sunglasses: Target

I am always on the hunt for easy and affordable work wear! If you were looking for cute and affordable work wear, these pants should be on your list! They are true to size and I am wearing a size 4. For some weird reason, the printed pants fit a little more snug than the plain black ones but not too snug. Like if I got the next size, they would be way too big. I just want to point that out in case you get them and are wondering if it’s just you. It’s not, it’s the pants ūüôā

As you can see, I styled both of these looks super simple with a basic tee and the other with a basic tank. I would actually throw a blazer over the white cami for the office but to be totally honest, this was the 5th outfit change during my photoshoot with Yash and I was just trying to not sweat my booty off, haha! This is one of my favorite white blazers in case you are looking for one!

Did you all have¬†a great¬†weekend?! I sure hope so! Why do¬†the weekends¬†fly by so quickly?! There is just not enough snuggle time with my little guy! When we were visiting a vendor in Austin last week so many of the employees had their dogs in the office with little baby gates. I asked my boss if I could bring baby Weaver in everyday if I just put a babe gate up ūüôā Unfortunately, he said no but I’ll keep trying, haha!

I hope you guys have an amazing week! I have some really exciting things to share with you all this week! The first piece of good news is coming Friday and the second piece of amazing news that I have been hinting at will be shared Sunday!

OMG I’m so excited to share with you guys and of course¬†I am trying to think of some fun ways to give back to you guys because I couldn’t have done it without you!!!

Stay tuned! Love you guys so much!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

Balayage and Haircut with Estilo Salon

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Hi babes!

A few months ago I met with Estilo Salon and Spa in the Montrose area to discuss some hair services. To be totally honest with you I was just thinking a hair cut¬†because I literally have not colored my hair in over ten years. I didn’t want anything high maintenance. There are so many times I have seen a hairstyle in a magazine or on Pinterest and thought “I want my hair to look like that!” but then immediately thought about how much time I would have to sit in a chair and how often I would have to get a touch up. I wasn’t willing to commit. But in the middle of my conversation with Vanessa, one of the owners of Estilo Salon, I complimented her¬†on her gorgeous hair. And she was like “oh my gosh, I haven’t colored my hair in 8 months and I was like “gimme some of that!” lol so basically that’s how I ended up deciding I was okay with trying out color again.

About 3 weeks later I met with Megan for my hair appointment and I’ve been in love with my hair ever since. Megan was super sweet and was trying to get an idea of what I wanted to do with my hair. My main concern like I said before was that I wanted¬†it to be¬†low maintenance and also I wanted¬†to keep my length with long layers but I didn’t want it to look choppy when I wore my hair straight. She worked her magic and voila she gave my hair life and most importantly 2 months later I am still loving it and don’t feel like I will need to get¬†a touch up any time soon. I’m hoping I can go like every¬†9 months LOL but I’ll let you know. And just to give you more info about my hair type in case you were considering changing up your hair. It’s naturally jet black, super straight and again, it had been over 10 years since I colored it. I did a full balayage highlight with a gloss to add shine. If you are wanting to schedule¬†an appointment, I¬†can highly recommend Megan Halvorsen!

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Although I won’t be needing to get my bayalage touched up soon. I will be going back for another blowout! They are currently running a blowout special so I wanted to be sure I shared that with you all too!

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Please let me know if you guys have any other questions. I would be happy to answer them!

xo, Roselyn

 

 

More Love, Less Shade – How To Stay Inspired In A Competitive Enviroment

This is a topic that has been super heavy on my heart lately. I’ve been going back and forth on whether to share it or not but then one of my favorite influencers, Courtney from Color Me Courtney said something really great on her instastories the other day, “You’ll Never Shine Throwing Shade”. It really inspired me to write this because¬†more than likely¬†you guys feel this way too!

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Outfit Details: Tee: Nordstrom | Blazer: Nordstrom | Jeans: MUST HAVE! Nordstrom | Heels: Nordstrom | Handbag: Louise and Eleanor | Sunglasses: Target

I’m not sure how many bloggers you guys personally follow. Maybe I should survey you all to get your feedback but since I am in the influencer realm, naturally I follow dozens and dozens of fellow bloggers. Fortunately, I have become really close friends with so many of them. Think of them like your coworkers that you meet in the workplace and then end up being life long friends with. It’s exactly like that. These are the girls¬†you will see me share¬†and you will see me hanging out with. To people on the outside it may seem that the community is all rainbows and sunshine. I wish it was but unfortunately just like the workplace there are those that are…well let’s just say people I wouldn’t want to associate myself with in the workplace. You feel me?

Being¬†in the industry I’ve seen shade thrown left and right but the last¬†few weeks I have seen it more than ever and personally it’s over the most petty of things.

I have seen too many bloggers throwing shade about how other bloggers are promoting certain things. Rule #1 You can’t be all “women supporting women” and at the same time be talking s#$@ about women doing their thing. That is shade, you guys. The shadiest of all shade. I am a super positive person but I can’t help but listen to these shade throwers thinking “are you jealous?”, “why are you even spending time talking ill about someone else when you should be worrying about your own business?”.

It’s okay to disagree with what someone else is doing and it’s okay to not want to do it yourself but leave it at that. Do you and let her do her. No reason to talk negatively about someone. Stay focused on growing your own brand.

I was following this influencer for the longest time and so many times¬†I’ve heard her complaining about other influencers. At first I would just swipe through her stories thinking she was having a bad day (everyone is allowed bad days!) but then I started to realize the complaining was so constant but the icing on the cake was when I realized she was the co founder of a¬†reasonably large¬†influencer community. Like hold up! Are you empowering women or bringing them down?

I don’t want to get too heated on this platform where I try to stay positive ūüôā lol so I’ll leave you with a few things you can keep in mind. Good for those in the influencer world, good for those running a business and just as good for those trying to live a positive life.

Throwing Shade Won’t Make You Shine– spending time and energy speaking negatively about someone else is simply a waste of time. That time could be used productively building your brand.

There is room for everyone– the amazing thing about blogs and businesses are the individuals behind them. So essentially if someone is selling the “same” item, it is truly the person(s) behind the business that makes them different and you choose who you support. I can’t help but feel like the negativity from some people comes from a place of feeling competition. The amazing thing about you is that you are you and no one else is exactly like you. You can choose to be competitive or you can choose to be collaborative. You may get to the top either way but the collaborative route is just way more fun and you’ll have an amazing community to celebrate with in the end!

The number of followers doesn’t define you but the people you follow kind of does– Think about it. It’s like your group of friends. People you associate yourself with starts to define the way you view yourself. Choose a supportive group of women who uplift you not crush down your wildest dreams. Anything is possible when you put your mind to it, don’t let anyone make you feel otherwise.

Remember why you started your blog or your business and stay focused– You didn’t start it to get caught up in the drama. You started it for so many other reasons whether it be to inspire working Mom’s, spreading your personal story or simply because you wanted to bring in additional income for your family. You will not achieve any of those things as quickly as you want to if you get sucked into drama.

Why did I share this? I was beginning to get irritated and uninspired because all of this negativity that was floating around the social media world. As a influencer, you can’t log off. Social media is part of your business. If you were starting to feel the same way I just wanted to pop on to¬†remind you that we have a choice not to fall into that negativity.

Choose your tribe wisely. People who support you. People who motivate you. People who inspire you.

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

 

How To Dress Up A T-Shirt For The Office

Happy Thursday friends!

Today I am styling this super comfortable t-shirt for the office. This tee is actually part of the Nordstrom sale and I bought 3 colors because they are so good and only $11!

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Outfit Details: Tee: Nordstrom and similar here | Pants: Nordstrom | Heels: Amazon | Bag: so old! so linking a similar one here | Sunglasses: Karen Walker

So I wish I was dressed up and had makeup on today but instead I am still in my pj’s working from home because I am so not feeling well! Rachel, if you are reading this I blame Justin. ūüôā

Tomorrow the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens up to the public (non cardholders) so all my office gal friends make sure you snag this comfy tee and flattering ankle pants! Like I mentioned, I snagged this tee in 3 colors and actually these pants in 3 colors as well. In addition to the black ones I grabbed the navy pinstripe style and the plaid ones! Both the tee and pants run true to size. I am wearing a small in the tee and size 4 in the pants for reference.

If you guys are anything like me, sometimes you just wanna throw on a tee and be done with your outfit but since #nopantsmonday isn’t a thing at the office here are 3 tips to styling your favorite t-shirts to the office.

1- Make sure your choice of bottoms are tailored– I opted for the easy route which were these tailored ankle pants but tucking your t-shirt into your favorite pencil skirt would achieve an equally chic and effortless look.

2- Tuck Your Shirt In – Duh. We can get away with not tucking our blouses in but the secret to making your casual weekend tee look not so casual at the office is making sure it’s neatly tucked in.

3- Throw On A Blazer¬†– basically my solution for everything ūüôā But seriously a blazer will dress up any look!¬† A few weeks ago I couldn’t find a clean white cami to wear so I¬†grabbed a white gym tank I had and threw a blazer over it. Voila!

So… I’m not sure if you noticed but the blog is undergoing some changes/rebranding. ūüôā I couldn’t be more excited about it as I’ve thinking about moving to RoselynWeaver.com for some time now! Stay tuned for some fun things coming our way. Yes, that means YOU too! I’ll be sharing some exclusive content and gifts here for you guys! I love and appreciate you all so much and I don’t think I tell you that enough!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography