Gibson City Safari Collection

Hi loves! I just still can’t believe that I have had the opportunity to work with Gibson Look for the THIRD time! Seriously, I cannot thank you guys enough for helping me grow this platform of mine and allow for opportunities like this to happen.

The International Women’s Day collection was the first collection that I had the opportunity to work with them on and it was nothing short of AMAZING! During that launch I was not able to share too much info or sneak peeks but as the time goes on, the Gibson Look team has been so awesome to allow me to share a little more because we have discussed that is what YOU GUYS want! You all like to know more details before the big launch day! Details like: how many styles are there going to be, how many namesake pieces do I have, who are the other bloggers involved?, etc.

So Iā€™m spilling all, okay maybe not all, but MOST šŸ™‚ of the details for you today!

What other influencers are involved?

I feel so very fortunate to have so many amazing women during each of these collabs! Tara and Jaime are seriously so amazing, kind, beautiful and HILARIOUS! I’m not sure I stopped laughing the entire time with those girls. If you don’t follow them already, you are absolutely going to fall in love with them immediately. Tara has the cutest daughter who she does a lot of mommy and me fashion with. You will love watching the stories they share. Jaime, is a mom of 3 boys so really she is already superwoman in my book! She shares a lot of great everyday fashion, with a great mix of both affordable and designer items.

All of our styles are different which I love because you guys will get so much inspiration on how to style this collection in different ways!

How many styles are included in this collection?

There are 10 styles and 27 skus. Meaning the 10 styles come in multiple color ways.

How many namesake pieces do I have?

3! Eeek! So excited. A Top, a skirt and a dress and you are going to need all three!

When can you shop?

Tuesday, August 20th at 7AM EST. It will all go live on Nordstrom and GibsonLook.com.

I promise I will share more sneak peeks with you all as launch day approaches!

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Wear To Work: Snakeskin Print Blouse + Culottes

Another super cute work wear look for you today because a cute outfit (and coffee) always helps get me through a busy day, haha!

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Outfit Details: Top: Anjouil’s | Culotte Pants: Express | Heels: Sam Edelman | Handbag: Fashionphile | Coffee: Blonde Biscotti šŸ™‚

Okay these high waisted culottes come in 2 other colors and I’m going to need those too! The fit is so good and I think they are so flattering. I am wearing a size 4 for reference. My top is another adorable find from Anjouil’s boutique that I shared on my Instagram story try on over the weekend. Don’t forget you can use code ROSELYN15 on your purchases at Anjouil’s for 15% off!

Wishing you guys a great rest of the week!

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Wear Now and Later: Stripe Maxi Dress

I mentioned on stories last night that I grabbed a ton of items from a local boutique last week. Anjouil’s has so many really cute pieces and everything is so affordable! I’ll be sharing a try on session this weekend but I wanted to share this perfect transitional maxi dress with you ASAP because I feel like it’s going to be a hot seller!

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Maxi Dress Styled For Summer

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Maxi Dress Styled For Fall

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Outfit Details: Maxi Dress: Anjouil’s | Denim Jacket: Old Navy | Booties: Nordstrom (I purchased mine from the Nordstrom sale last year but these are almost identical) | White Sandals: Amazon | Sunglasses: Quay | Straw Handbag: Amazon | Hat: Anjouil’s

*Be sure to use code ROSELYN15 when checking out at Anjouil’s for 15% off!

Fashion at the end of July is like being in limbo. Some people are preparing for back to school and with the Nordstrom sale being so huge and promoting Fall fashion it’s like “what do I buy?!”

I still got vacation on my mind and it’s still hot AF out so do I take advantage of all the swimsuits on sale or do I buy a peacoat and leather jacket? LOL.

That is why I wanted to share the perfect transitional dress to take you from Summer into Fall effortlessly. I love the burnt orange stripes on this maxi and the length is perfect for your 5’3.5″ girl. The straps are adjustable as well which I love. I am wearing a size medium for reference.

Friendly reminder to swing by my IG stories this weekend to see what else I picked up last week!

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5 Interview Tips

Hey friends! Recently I have been getting messages asking for advice and tips for people entering into the workforce right after college. Maybe it’s because graduation season is quickly approaching or maybe it’s because I have been sharing a little more about my 8-5 career! Either way I love sharing tips on this topic so today I am sharing 5 powerful interview tips that will totally prepare you to nail your next (or first) job interview!

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Outfit Details: Top: Shein and similar Amazon one here | Blazer: Express | Pants: Express | Heels: DSW |Handbag: DSW

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Powerful Interview Tips

  1. Make sure you research the company you are interviewing with – you don’t have to be an expert by any means but you should know some high level facts. For example, 3 things I like to know before interviewing with a company are:
    • When and how the company started- Researching information such as this will open up so much knowledge. Referencing some of these facts during your interview will really show the interviewer you did your homework.
    • The company’s mission and values- knowing a company’s mission and values should be a reason you want to work for them. Becoming familiar with this will allow you to speak to your knowledge about the company as well as give you the opportunity to talk about how your personality and work ethic align with those values and mission.
    • How much the company has grown in the past xxx years. Researching this could also help you talk about why you are interested in working for their company. The possibilities of your career growth for example.
  2. Be truthful but smart when explaining why you are interviewing for a new job– This won’t apply if you are a new graduate on the hunt for your first job but if you are leaving one company for another, really think thoroughly about how you will answer the interview question, “why are you seeking another job opportunity?”. If it’s because you see the potential of more professional growth with the new company versus your current company, great. But if it’s because you are currently working in an environment where you feel like your co-workers are not “team players” or just don’t work as hard as you do and you don’t want to be around that anymore? Be careful on how you word that. Although it may be true, trust me I’ve been there, but you don’t want to come off as a complainer and you definitely don’t want to have the interviewer thinking, “what if it’s you that’s the problem?”. In all honesty, I have definitely thought that when interviewing candidates.
  3. Study your resume- this may sound silly but I have interviewed quite a few people that when I asked about a past job it was like they didn’t totally remember what they did there. I can understand how you may have forgotten things about a position that you worked at 4 years ago but when you are stepping into an interview be prepared to talk about how you thrived and/or grew professionally in each position you have held.
  4. Use examples to answer the obvious interview questions. – I’ve had a few off the wall interview questions like “what items are in your trunk right now?” but if you have sat through an interview or 2 in your life you will know that there is a 99.9% chance you will be asked: “What are your weaknesses?”, “Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?” and “What would you consider your greatest strength?”
    • What are your weaknesses? – I feel like this question is a trap, haha but I always ask it and I have always been asked it when being interviewed. My best advice is to provide an example of when you realized your weakness (this proves self awareness) and then provide an example of how you overcame that weakness (this shows problem solving skills and the motivation to want to better yourself). For example, instead of just saying “I’m a perfectionist” you can describe a time when you took a little longer on a project because you wanted it “just right” but how that made you realize you were holding up the people who were waiting for you to complete their part of the project. Explain how you were still able to meet deadlines but realize that your “weakness” may affect other people. Talk about how you have improved this weakness by giving yourself an allotted timeline to complete the project and really utilizing your attention to detail to ensure your work is done right the first time.
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? – This would be a great opportunity to give an example on the research you have done on the company. Maybe the department you are applying for has grown tremendously in the past 5 years and you see that as potential for your professional growth. Try to be specific as possible as to what you are wanting in each year. For example, year 1, I forsee myself training and working diligently to becoming an expert in my role. Year 2 and 3 I would like to take full advantage of working closely with my colleagues to understand what each manages and to understand the processes as a whole. Year 4 and 5 become certified in xxx and be considered for xxx role within the company. This is a generic example but you really want to show that you do have a goal for your professional career and you are telling them that even though you do want to grow and promote, that you want to do it within the company.
  5. Follow up and thank them – most likely the interviewer is going to be interviewing other people. Making a lasting impression during your interview is important but that might not last if you are the only one who didn’t send a thank you card or email. Things to say in your follow up:
    • Thank them – thank them for their time and giving you the opportunity to meet with them face to face.
    • Reference something that was said during the interview – maybe it was something personal you guys talked about (bonus points!) like how you both were dog lovers or bonded over how you both have kids the same age. Giving the interviewer that feel good feeling again will score you major brownie points!
    • Re-iterate – re-iterate why you think you will be a great fit for the company and the open position.

I really hope this blog post on interview tips was helpful! If there any questions, please feel free to comment below or email me! info@roselynweaver.com.

Good luck!

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What I Wore In New York City

Hi friends! After 10 glorious days in New York with my little family we are back home in Houston. I plan on sharing all of the kid friendly things that we did in New York next week but I wanted to share all of the outfit details asap because I am getting so many messages from you guys since I totally failed at linking everything in real time. šŸ™
I am so sorry!

Typically during New York Fashion Week I shoot with Banavenue Photography so I have everything linked for you prior to posting, but this time around it was Fashion Week/family vacation so I was really trying to balance my work load and really not work too much after my meetings. Clearly, I failed and decided I wasn’t going to link anything in time, ha! But making it up to you today and sharing all outfit details below!

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Sweater: Target | Stripe Pants: Forever 21 | Tweed Jacket: Zara | Booties: DSW | Handbag: DSW

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Embroidered Sweater: Haute Rogue| Jacket: Revolve (the hubby picked this out all on his own! | Denim: Nordstrom | Booties: DSW | Purse: DSW

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I wore this outfit twice during the trip, okay maybe 3 times šŸ™‚ I actually posted this one on Instagram here | Teddy Coat: Amazon | Leggings: Nordstrom |Silver Boots: Amazon | Sweater: Target

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Cami: Express | Pants: Zara | Coat: Zara | Booties: DSW | Handbag: DSW

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Look how happy I am to be in a Starbucks Reserve, lol!

Sweater: Old Navy | Coat: Old Navy | Denim: Nordstrom | Shoes: Shein

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Blazer: Zara and similar here | Denim: Nordstrom ( I only packed one pair of jeans for New York so if you saw me in an outfit with jeans, this is the same pair | Boots: Jeffrey Campbell (can you believe Brandon picked these out on his own too?! He is seriously the best gift giver! These exact ones are sold out but here are a grey pair| Brandon’s Blazer: Express | Vest: Express | Pants: Express | Shoes: DSW

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Sequin Blazer: Shein | Cami: Express | Denim: Nordstrom | Booties: DSW | Handbag: DSW

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Adidas Sweatshirt: Amazon | Leggings: Nordstrom | Boots: Amazon | Jacket: Abercrombie (sold out in yellow but linking a cute yellow moto jacket here | Sunglasses: Nordstrom

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One of the most asked about outfits from the trip! It’s so cute and comfy! Plus these golden goose dupes are great too! I highly recommend sizing up a full size in the shoes. Pants and sweatshirt run true to size.

Sweatshirt: 2(X)ist can also be found on Amazon here| Joggers: 2(X)ist can also be found on Amazon here| Golden Goose Dupes: Shein

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Blazer: Zara (and found a similar one here) | Top: Shein | Pants: Forever 21 | Booties: DSW | Handbag: DSW

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Wifey for Lifey Sweatshirt: Target | Thermal Pants: Target

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My Outfit| Cami: Express | Skort: Zara | Jacket: Zara | Handbag: DSW | Booties: DSW

Brandon’s Outfit | Blazer: Express | Pants: Express | Button Up: Express (can you tell the man loves Express? haha!) Tie: Gucci (this was actually one of the gifts I got him for our anniversary. I shared his gifts in this post.) | Shoes: DSW

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Embroidered Sweater: Haute Rogue (linking a similar one here | Denim: Nordstrom | Boots: Amazon

Another most asked about topic, “what Chanel bag did I get?!” Sadly, I didn’t end up bringing one home. *insert ugly cry here. This is the bag I want. The medium, calf skin boy bag with silver metals. Neither Bergdorf or Chanel on 5th Ave had it. They had the small, they had the new medium, they had the one with the gold metal detail but not the one I wanted! Waahh! Of course, both sales representatives offered to order it for me but that’s not the same LOL. This will be my first Chanel handbag purchase and I just pictured checking out and angels singing as the salesman handed it to me šŸ™‚ Is that too much to ask for? LOL. So I’ll have to swing by another Chanel store before my husband changes his mind, haha!

I’ll be sure to share with you all once I get my hands on it!

If you have any questions about sizing on any of the outfits I shared, feel free to comment here or email me at info@roselynweaver.com.

xo, Roselyn