Girls Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina

I can’t believe it has already been 2 weeks since our girls trip to Charleston. We had such a great time and came back with so many memories! If you are looking for a place to visit with your gal pals I would highly recommend Charleston. Today I am sharing where we stayed, where we ate and what we did! Oh and all of the outfit details, of course!

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It was my first time in Charleston and I always heard about how charming it was and now I totally get it! It was one of the most charming cities I have ever been to and I would go back in a heartbeat. Also, my middle brother was born there so before I left for the trip my parents were telling me all of the things they remembered from there so as we biked through the town I just imagined them walking through the city with my brothers as kids and that made this trip that much sweeter.

Where We Stayed:

Zero George hooked us up with the private Garden Suite which was just about as charming as the whole city of Charleston. We had our own little house that was complete with a living room and I can’t forget about the complimentary wine, cheese and 24 hour espresso service! I cannot recommend Zero George enough. The staff was so kind and accommodating. The property was as cute as can be and so close to everything that we were able to bike from the hotel to all of the spots we wanted to see. Oh and the pre-dinner cocktails we had at Zero Restaurant + Bar were pretty great too. 🙂

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What We Ate:

Aside from eating all the cheese boards and drinking all the coffee from Zero George, we stopped at a few delicious hot spots during our girls weekend in Charleston.

Breakfast at Millers All Day – I had the frittata which was yummy and the restaurant reminded me of a place you would see in Palm Springs. So cute!

Brunch at One Broad Street

Dinner at Husk – I had the NC Chicken dinner which was okay. Honestly, I think this restaurant is a bit overrated as it is always on everyone’s top places to eat in Charleston and apparently it’s super tough to get a reservation there. For that reason, it’s worth saying you’ve been there but if you can’t get a reservation during your visit to Charleston, don’t feel too bad.

Dinner at The Darling Oyster Bar– OMG, I wish I had a picture of the crispy fried chicken that Margret and I shared. It was SO good and one plate is definitely plenty enough for two people! The atmosphere was super cute and the cocktails were legit.

Sweet Treat at Jeni’s – We stopped by during our bike ride back to the hotel to satisfy our sweet tooth cravings. I had the salted caramel ice cream and it was delicious!

What We Did:

I loved that we walked and biked through Charleston all weekend. The only time we took an uber was to dinner each night because it was pretty chilly at night. Zero George provides first come, first serve, complimentary bikes which was another plus from our hotel stay. I would recommend biking or walking through the city because there are so many charming houses each way you look and that is the only way you can take it all in. FYI- you can get fined $500 for biking on the sidewalk. I wish someone would have told us the first day, haha.

King Street – surprisingly we all had intentions of shopping but I think only Jessica bought something. We sure did window shop in Gucci though but we all came out empty handed. King Street has a ton of chain stores as well local boutiques.

Charleston City Market – The city market is a must when visiting Charleston. Such a great place to grab souvenirs as all of the items found at the Historic Charleston City Market are certified authentic Made in Charleston items.

Republic – Our sweet new friend Hillary recommended that we go to Republic for some night life fun. If I’m being totally honest, Rebekah and I were just trying to run into the Southern Charm cast, haha. We actually got there right after dinner which was probably pretty early #momlife but Republic ended up giving us bottle service which started that visit off pretty great and we got to dance the night away.

The Battery – The gorgeous and huge houses along the peninsula are definitely a must see. Apparently these homes were built by some of the wealthiest families in the city and I’m not surprised.

Waterfront Park and Pineapple Fountain- I am so glad Margret brought us by here on our last day. It was just a quick stop on our bike ride back to the hotel but the fountain is always something I see on Southern Charm so that’s pretty important to me, haha! This area has a great view of the harbor and would be such a great spot to let your little one run around if traveling to Charleston with your family.

Rainbow Row- The iconic Charleston site is a series of houses near the water front painted bright pastel colors. Again, another charming stop and must see in the city in my opinion.

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If was such a fun weekend with some of my favorite mama’s and I would totally go back to charming Charleston in a heartbeat!

Pin this post if you have a girls trip to Charleston planned for the future!

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xo, Roselyn

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Mom Blogs That I Love

Hi beauties! Today’s post is for all of my mamas and mamas-to-be out there! With my Mom’s birthday yesterday and the fact that I got to take a trip with some of my favorite mamas this past weekend, it inspired me to share Mom Blogs that I love to read and I think you will love reading too!

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5 Mom Blogs That I Love

  1. Scary Mommy – This parenting site is a self-described “vibrant community of millions of parents, brought together by a common theme: Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect.” Expect to find some comedic gems on their site! Although they share a lot of things that will brighten up your day and make you laugh, they also share a lot of great topics like body image, single parenting, special needs and so much more! The confessionals page which you can find here might be one of my most favorite things things life.
  2. Style The Girl – If you all have been following along for some time now you already know that Margret is one of my dearest friends in real life. So even though she might not technically categorize her as a “mom blog” she is a Mom who blogs and has helped me from day one in my journey to becoming a mama! She is one of the most kind humans I have ever met, she has the cutest style which of course translates to mommy and me outfits. She is always out and about doing things around the city with her daughter Sofia and you’ll love her family travels. They travel as a family often which I love so much. One of my most favorite travel posts from her is “Things To Do In Seville Spain with A Toddler” which you can find here. It makes me want to book a European family trip STAT!
  3. Mommy Poppins – Okay, total honesty here. If you are not one that reads blogs often, you may go to the Mommy Poppins blog and feel very overwhelmed BUT I promise you it is a site full of fun activities and knowledge from so many different mama’s! So many times I have googled things to do when we traveled in different cities and this site popped up. Mommy Poppins has different contributors who are mom’s in different regions so they round up fun things to do in so many different cities. I just typed in “Texas” and more than 6 pages popped up! Check them out here.
  4. Lipstick Heels + A Baby – Jess is HILARIOUS! I started following her when she just had her oldest son and now 3 babes later she’s still fabulous! I met her at New York Fashion Week last year and she’s as sweet and pretty in real life. I remember her sharing this meme once that read “I’m just trying to find my soulmate who will pre-game before our kid’s football game with me”. Haha! I was like, “that is my kind of girl!” She shares a lot of really great fashion and beauty too but what I love most about her is that she shares things that make mom life a little easier like food services, haha! Being the perfect Mom doesn’t mean having to have the perfect home cooked meal every single night, you just gotta make sure your family is fed! I first heard of Nuture Life through her when I was meal prepping baby Weaver’s meals one night at midnight and I was like genius! Also, when anyone gets on Instagram Stories all put together with 3 kids like Jess, I will follow all of their tips LOL
  5. Dawn P Darnell – You probably already know Dawn is another dear friend of mine! She is also a #boymom and I feel like we were sisters in another life. I love how candid she is and her laugh is contagious! She shares a lot of boy mom fashion which of course you’ll love if you have a son. In real life she has been such a sweetheart and blessing through our whole adoption process. She has great Mom fashion but isn’t afraid of being sexy either. She was extremely open about her recent breast augmentation which I think is so bold of her! You can read all about that here. Dawn shares everything from fashion, blog tips and fitness. She is currently training for a marathon!

My favorite thing about all of these moms are that they are all so different. Raising their kids in different ways and are all killing it at that #momlife. They are running businesses and while sometimes the instagram feed will show a perfect life, they share so much behind the scenes on their IG stories that remind you that they have have hard days too and are open to share tips on how they survive those days.

I really think you’ll love these bloggers. I’d also love to hear some of your favorite Mom Blogs that I may not have listed! Drop them in the comments below so I can check them out!

xo, Roselyn

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Leopard Print Dress + Adidas Sweatshirt

Hey babes! Many of you requested to see more casual but still put together looks on my recent poll so that’s exactly what I am sharing today! I grabbed 2 pieces I wear so much from my closet and styled them together!

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Outfit Details: Dress: Target (wearing a medium) | Sweater: Adidas (wearing a 6) | Shoes: DSW | Sunglasses: Quay Australia

You all know I love leopard print and this $35.00 Target dress is something you can wear to the office with heels too but today I wanted share how you could totally replicate this look for the weekend! You probably already have similar items in your closet! It doesn’t have to be a leopard print dress it just has to be any shift dress really! Grab an athletic sweatshirt or even a denim jacket to tie around your waist, throw on your favorite sneakers and voila! You’ll never have to substitute comfort for style again!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

31 Things To Do For Yourself In January

Happy New Year friends! If you are like me your head is spinning with all of the things you want to do in 2019! So today I wanted to share 31 day challenge of things we can check off together!

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In 2017, holy smokes! I thought I wrote this last year. In 2017, I published a post called “Random Acts of Kindness“. I totally want to do that again this year but this months 31 day challenge is a little more focused on you. Taking better care of yourself, strengthening those relationships that are sometimes hard to make time for, challenging yourself and trying new things! So let’s do this shall we?!

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Outfit Details: Sweater: Forever 21 | Denim: Tobi and similar here | Handbag: DSW | Heels: DSW | Sunglasses: Quay

Unlike the Random Acts of Kindness challenge, these tasks are not given specific calendar days so you can schedule your to do’s as they fit into your schedule and then check them off of your list!

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I’d love to hear if you will be joining me in this 31 day challenge!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

The Best of 2018

Wow, I cannot believe we are getting ready to close out another year! I feel like I just got used to writing 2018! Before I go into all the things you loved the most for 2018, I want to thank you all for every single second of your time. Each like, comment and page view truly does not go unnoticed. Influencers do not ask for support on on their photos and posts because it’s a popularity contest. We ask for it because that truly tells us what you, the readers, want to see more of and also let’s brands know that you all are out there LOL. So again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing RoselynWeaver.com to a whole new level in 2018. I can’t grow without you guys!

Alright, let’s start this recap off strong!

Top Ten Best Selling Items From 2018

Plaid Dress | You guys are still loving this dress and that makes me so happy! I recommend sizing up in this style!

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Faux Gucci Belt | This is still selling like crazy! Amazon keeps flagging the designer dupes and every once in a while they make the retailer take them down. Click here for the newest link.

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Nautica Baby Boy Suit Set | We have this suit in basically every color way for church lol and I just bought this one last night for my mom’s retirement/birthday party.

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Skiphop Diaper Bag

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T3 Micro Whirl Trio Wand | You all had hair goals for 2018! 🙂

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Mommy and Me Matching Tees | Need I saw more? 🙂 Shared a ton of others in this post.

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Pink Knot Front Top | You all sold this one out so fast during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so I am linking a few similar ones here and here.

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Free People Cutoff Shorts | Literally wore these like everyday in the summer lol

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Quay Aviator Sunglasses | Another item I wear almost everyday!

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Spanx Faux Leather Leggings | Hands down one of my favorite purchases!

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Thankfully a lot of those top ten items are pieces that are cult favorites and continually get restocked. You still have a chance to snag them!

Top Ten Blog Posts From 2018

Here are the top ten posts you guys loved reading this year. Again, THANK YOU!

1. An Open Letter To Our Son

2. 5 Must Have Shoe Trends For Fall

3. The Ultimate Guide To Black Friday + Cyber Monday Sales 2018

4. Mommy and Me Tees + Adoption Update

5. Our Adoption Story- The Beginning

6. Adoption: Frequently Asked Questions

7. 10 GirlBoss Quotes To Keep You Motivated

8. Dressed Up With Tanger Outlets

9. Instagram vs. Reality

10. 1st Birthday Celebration: Baby Weaver’s Candy Shop

Okay and last but not least, I couldn’t close this end of year post without highlighting some of the moments I am most thankful for.

  1. Ringing in the new year with my amazing family who flew in from California to meet baby Weaver for the first time!
  2. Taking baby Weaver on his first flight for Brandon and I’s wedding anniversary trip.
  3. Celebrating our little guys 1st birthday with our nearest and dearest friends! And then taking him to Walt Disney World for the first time to continue the birthday celebrations.
  4. My niece gave birth to a baby boy!
  5. Landing some amazing partnerships that your girl thought she could only dream of.
  6. Growing stronger friendships with some of my blogging friends who I now consider some of my best friends.
  7. Getting to fly out to see my family more!! More of this in 2019 please!
  8. Like to Know It Family account takeover.
  9. Another fashion week and my mom got to tag along this time!
  10. Celebrating 35 years young! And being surprised with a car from Brandon, omg!
  11. Getting to know you guys more! That means so much to me!

Cheers to an amazing year and remembering the best is yet to come!!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being here!

xo, Roselyn

Ultimate Guide To End Of Year Sales 2018

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Did you know the last week of the year is known as Cyber Week II? Yeah, I know it’s crazy but it’s because there are so many sales going on with each retailer! And don’t be fooled, it’s not just out of season stuff either, it’s a lot of in season, on trend goodness! Today I am rounding up some of my favorites!

Click on any retailer name below and it will take you directly to their site!

Abercrombie | 60% off select styles plus an extra 25% off entire purchase A

American Eagle | 50% off clearance | Take $40 off $150, $25 off $100, $10 off $50 with code NICELIST

Ann Taylor | 40% off full price styles with code REFRESH + an extra 60% off sale styles

Ann Taylor Factory | 50%-70% off entire site

ASOS | up to 50% off sale

Banana Republic | extra 50% off sale stylesBB Dakota | 50% off select styles using code THANKS50

DSW | up to 60% off so many great styles

Express | new styles up to 60% off | Take an extra 30% off clearance

Forever 21 | 50% off select outerwear and accessories | Extra 50% off sale items with code EXTRA50

Francesca’s | BOGO 60% off | sale styles up to 70% off

Gap | 40% off entire site including sales styles

H&M | new styles up to 60% off | winter sale items starting at $6.99

Hunter Boots | OMG up to 50% off select styles for women, kids and men!

J.Crew | extra 50% off sale styles with code BIGGERSALEKate Spade | 30% off entire site with code GIVECHEER

Kendra Scott | 200 new markdowns up to 50% off

Loft | 50% off full price styles with code LOVEITL

Macy’s | up to 50% off + extra 20% with code JOY

Madewell | extra 40% off sales styles with code GOBIG

Nasty Gal | up to 80% off entire site

Nordstrom | half yearly sale is happening now! Up to 50% off items

Old Navy | up to 60% off entire site

Red Dress Boutique | 20% off regularly priced items with code MERRY20

Sephora | extra 20% off sale items with code TWENTYOFF

T3 Micro | up to 50% off select items

Target | thousands of items just marked down!

Tarte Cosmetics | Holy smokes this end of year sale is hot, hot, HOT! Up to 70% off so many great items

The Children’s Place |50-60% off all clearanceUlta |Morphe Brush Set under $20, Anatasia Palettes for 40% off + so much more

Urban Outfitters | take and extra 30% off sale items

Okay, I better get to shopping! I hope you all are having a great week!

xo, Roselyn

James Avery Marrakesh Ring

When I first moved to Texas I remember seeing the longest line wrapped around the James Avery store of customers waiting to get in. A few weeks later (when the line was not there, lol) I decided to go in to take a peek. After talking to a sales associate and seeing the jewelry myself, I realized what the hype was all about.

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Outfit Details: Dress: Target | Hat: Target | Booties: DSW (similar here and here) | Ring: James Avery

I actually had no idea that James Avery was a family owned, Texas based company and James Avery himself lived to be 96 years old and just passed in April of this year. In 1954 James Avery started his jewelry business in a two car garage and in 1957 he mailed out his first Christian jewelry catalog. All items handmade. In 2007, he stepped down as CEO and passed the reigns onto his son Chris  who is CEO/President today.

I love how James Avery jewelry is designed to reflect the things that are important in life. From wedding bands to first communion crosses and commemorative charms, each piece is created with so much meaning behind them. I immediately fell in love with this Marrakesh ring that was inspired by a royal palace in Spain which happens to be one of the countries Brandon and I love the most! So many memories were made in Spain during the first years of our marriage and I love that this ring reminds me of all of them!

James Avery has such beautiful and unique pieces that make great gifts for anyone in your family. They have a way of making their charm bracelets look chic and timeless and I love that each piece has a story of inspiration behind it which then is passed onto your loved one that has a story of their own. Like my new Marrakesh ring for example. It was inspired by Alcar of Seville, a royal palace in Spain but when I look down at it, it reminds me of Brandon and I’s time in Spain which makes this intricately designed ring such a special gift for me. Also, I just adore the mix metals of the sterling silver and bronze.

Do you have a favorite James Avery piece? I’d love to hear what it is and why it’s special to you! If you are looking for a meaningful gift, you can check out their new arrivals here.

xo, Roselyn

 

New Years Eve Outfit Ideas

Hi babes! Today I am sharing some additional photos from the latest DSW Style Squad shoot to give you all the New Years Eve outfit inspiration!

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My Outfit: Romper: Shein size up one size if you don’t want it super tight like the gal on their website 🙂 | Heels: DSW

Dawn’s Outfit: Top: Macy’s | Pants: Revolve | Earrings: Baublebar | Heels: DSW

Sarah’s Outfit: Dress: Revolve | Jacket: Revolve | Boots: DSW

Shay’s Outfit: Blazer: Nasty Gal | Pants: Nasty Gal | Earrings: Loft | Heels: DSW

Steph’s Outfit: Dress: Nordstrom | Boots: DSW (similar)

First off, how beautiful are these girls? SO beautiful right?! I love everyone’s individual style and they are just the nicest girls IRL (in real life). 🙂 My Mom wants me to start sharing acronyms 🙂

Secondly, I am laughing a little inside because there is 100% chance I won’t be dressed up like this for NYE this year! Maybe I’ll pick up a sequin sweatsuit just for fun, lol. Sequins are basically mandatory for New Years Eve. Whether it’s a sequin bodycon dress or a hoodie, ha! We are keeping it pretty low key this year with our little guy. Our plans are to hang out with our family friends but for all of you beauties that are going out, all 5 of these looks are great options! Let me know what you are up to for NYE so I can live vicariously through you! 🙂 

xo, Roselyn

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Mommy and Me Tees + Adoption Update

Hi friends! This mommy and me t-shirt set has been one of the top selling items from my Instagram this past week so I wanted to share here and also give you a quick adoption update!

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Our full outfit details can be found here and I also found a ton of other cute mommy and me sets that I will link below. Ummm, we need all of them! 🙂

So many of you have been so sweet and continuously checking in on us so I wanted to be sure to give you all an update on our expected adoption day as I know we are all excited for it! So long story short, 2 months ago we had the court hearing where they terminated rights of baby Weaver’s birth parents. Although, I hate the way that statement sounds it is actually the outcome we were all praying for. For the 12 months prior to that date we had some scares and there was always a possibility that a blood relative was going to be able to gain custody of our sweet boy. Of course, if we felt that was the safest, most loving environment for him than that’s what we would have wanted but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. From day one we knew he was our son and had faith that God (and the state of Texas 🙂 ) would make it final in no time. So you can imagine our overwhelming tears of joy when the judge said “rights of xxx, xxx, and xxx are terminated. I order that the child not be removed from his current placement.” I was crying, Brandon was squeezing my hand so tight I knew he was crying inside. I started saying thank you and hugging everyone that was standing in front of the judge with us. I’m pretty sure I even hugged the bailiff and an attorney who wasn’t even a part of our case LOL.  

Aside from the official adoption day, that was the day we had been looking forward to for 12 months. We had hoped it would come sooner but we are just so thankful it came. 

So what happens now? The next step is paperwork and once all of the paperwork is processed the judge will give us a court date which will be our official adoption day. OMG, I tear up just thinking about it. Although, we had hoped it would before the end of the year, our current judge did not get re-elected so our case is getting pushed to 2019. So with that and some other circumstances we are looking at an official adoption day at the end of March or beginning of April. So bummed you won’t be able to see our sweet boys face until then but I promise I am going to spam you all with all of his life’s pictures once that time comes! 🙂

Thank you all for your sweet prayers and messages. If you are new around here I have part of our adoption story here and here but you can always feel free to email me with any questions, info@roselynweaver.com. 

xo, Roselyn

Stylish Winter Coats With Talbots + 40% Friends and Family Winter 2018 Event

“Just give me a basic coat.” – said no fashionista ever.

I am excited to be styling two beautiful coats with Talbots today and they are both 40% off!

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Outfit Details: Coat: Talbots | Plaid Button Up: Talbots | Pants: Nordstrom | Heels: DSW | Handbag: Target

Surprisingly Houston has already had some really cold days and typically that wouldn’t be my preference but with coats like these you kind of hope for cooler weather! This wool stadium coat is the perfect, vibrant shade of pink and so cozy! I love wearing it on the weekend with jeans and then straight into the work week like I did in the photos above. Elle Woods would be proud. 🙂 Today you can snag it for $120 off!

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Outfit Details: Coat: Talbots | Denim: Nordstrom | Heels: DSW | Handbag: DSW

Okay now…let’s talk about this tartan plaid cape coat that is giving me all the heart eyes. I mean Wonder Woman wears a cape all the time and since I cannot prance around in my one piece swimsuit all winter long this plaid cape is the perfect substitute! 🙂 This cape is $120 during the Talbots Friends and Family event going on now and it’s worth every penny. The quality is so good you guys. It had actually been a while since I last shopped at Talbots and I was so impressed with all of the stylish options! There are great styles for work and the weekend. Seriously, it was hard for me to narrow down what I wanted! I am wearing a size 4 in the pink stadium coat and a small in the cape!

The Talbots Friends & Family Winter 2018 Event allows you to enjoy 40% off of your ENTIRE purchase from December 10th -December 17th. Grab your 40% off discount code here!

xo, Roselyn

Sponsored Post: Thank you Talbots and Stylinity for partnering up with me on this post!