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

Photos by Banavenue Photography

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!

Casual Friday: Colorful Cardigan + Denim

Hey friends! Sharing a super easy and adorable casual look today! Plus this retailer is having 20% off women’s clothing making this cardigan only twenty bucks!

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Outfit Details: Cardigan: Target | Denim: Madewell | Purse: Target | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Shoes: DSW

Last weekend I shared an impromptu try on session with all the items I bought from Target. Oh you know, the typical went in for a magazine and came out with 6 pieces of clothing story 🙂 Sorry husband!

Even though Target already has great prices I’m excited to be sharing these looks with you again today because you can snag them for an additional 20% off! I’ll post and link all of the items from the try on session below! The sale is only good for today and tomorrow!

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Shop these items:

xo, Roselyn

Spouse Rate Card

Hi beauties! The title of this post may have thrown you off today but I promise this post is so good! If you follow along on my stories, you got a sneak preview last week!

About two years ago Brandon and I were going through all the foster to adopt training classes, crazy busy with work and trying to deal with some other family/personal life situations that a few months in, we realized we needed to get our goals and priorities on the same page. Even as husband and wife, you have to take a moment in your busy lives to reconnect because let’s face it, life will grab a hold of you sometimes and you get so caught up in everyday tasks and trying to be there for everyone that you almost lose sight of things you are not doing.

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Outfit Details: Tee: Abercrombie | Jeans: Abercrombie | Heels: DSW |Sunglasses: Quay | Purse: DSW

Brandon: Polo: Express | Jeans: Express | Shoes: DSW (limited sizes here but similar style here and here)

Baby Weaver: Button Up: Old Navy (I had my friend’s sister put the graphic on the back for me) | Joggers: Old Navy | Shoes: DSW  (these exact ones are sold out but linking similar ones here and here)

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So I can’t take credit for this brilliant idea. Actually Brandon came up with it all on his own. One evening I came home from work and he was like I need you to fill this out. I was like “uh oh” LOL.

Okay so filling out the rate card is a 3 step process:

There are 13 “categories”: God, Family, Work, Church, Travel, Relaxing, Marriage, Dogs, Community, Health/Workout, Friends, Date/Activities and Kids.

1- On a piece of paper number them in order of how you currently would rate yourself

2- Rate your spouse/significant other on how you currently see them prioritizing these certain categories

3- Rate these 13 categories in how you think they should be prioritized. Let’s take “community” for example. Volunteering was such an important thing to me but when life got busy I quit putting aside time from doing anything for our community. When I rated myself this fell down to the bottom 3 of my rate card however when I rated how I thought it should be it ended you in one of my top categories. I hope that makes sense.

4 Things We Learned From This:

1- Man, when life got busy our priorities were all out of wack!

2- How we viewed ourselves is sometimes different from how our significant other may view us. For example, I thought I was putting so much effort into quality time with my husband but to be totally honest he rated me at 8 out of 13 which meant he felt that I was prioritizing us closer to the bottom of the list. Yikes!!

3- On the surface some of these categories seem like they are one in the same but they actually should be prioritize separately. For example, you may look at this list and think shouldn’t marriage, kids and family all be put into one category? Well, essentially yes, but you still have to make time and put effort into them as there own categories. Making time for your kids is different than quality time with your spouse which is also different than making time for your brothers, sisters, mom, dad, etc. They are all important. How do we prioritize all of them? That brings me to my next learning moment.

4- Once reality hit (LOL) we were able to put a list together of these 13 categories and how we would both prioritize them together as a unit. From here, we were on the exact same page, with the same priorities. Also, after putting that list together we brainstormed on how to actually execute them. Like, we both wanted to be more active and workout even with our busy schedules so we decided that we would both have the same workout schedule. Not that we would work out together but that if one was going to get up early in the morning to work out the other person would too. If one was going to the gym at lunch the next day, the other would plan to as well. It helped hold us accountable even if we weren’t doing it together. Also, we both wanted to do bible study but our schedules would not permit actually attending a bible study group session so we agreed we would do it at home together. Agreeing to make more time for our family meant, we would make a better effort to schedule a dinner or something of that sort with Brandon’s side of the family more often and also agreed that we would go to California more often to see my family. Just little planning things like that help because now we were on the same page and could help keep each others priorities in line now that they are the exact same.

Obviously, you can add in different categories or delete ones that you do not think are important for your own rate card but I went ahead and attached a PDF version in case you wanted to print it out and complete it with your spouse.

Click here for a copy of the Spouse Rate Card

If you do, I would love to hear your results! info@roselynweaver.com

xo, Roselyn

Work To Weekend With Express

Babes supporting babes aka friends don’t let friends miss a good sale! 🙂 I am excited to be partnering up with Express today to share how I style my Express items for work and the weekend! And lucky for all of you everything is 50% off today plus free shipping!

Express is one of my go to places for work wear but I love that I can mix and match pieces into my weekend wear as well. As soon as I saw this plaid blazer I wanted it in my wardrobe ASAP!

Weekend Wear

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Outfit Details: Blazer: Express : Tee: Nordstrom | Skirt: Express | Heels: DSW | Bag: DSW

Wear To Work 

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Outfit Details: Blazer: Express | Pants: Express | Tank: Express (I wear these all the time) | Heels: DSW | Bag: Target

Are you all like me and shopping at home in pajamas all day? If so be sure to take advantage of the free shipping at Express on top of 50% off the ENTIRE site! I know Brandon and I will be 🙂 I laugh every time we go shopping because Express is definitely Brandon’s number one spot to get all of his suits and work wear but he still calls it Structure LOL. We were in Atlanta last year and Brandon ripped his pants and I remember him immediately saying “we need to get to a Structure stat” bwhahaha I will never forget that.

Shop this post:

xo, Roselyn

**Sponsored Post: Thank you Express for partnering up with me on this post!

 

The Ultimate Guide To Black Friday + Cyber Monday Sales 2018

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Happy Thanksgiving babes! I hope you all are having the best day with your family! I just had a huge serving of chocolate fudge cake with a side of ice cream so you could say my day is going pretty great! 🙂

Typically I would publish a Black Friday post and a Cyber Monday post separately but retailers have gotten so competitive this year that everyone started their sales early so I have rounded them up all together in today’s post for you! Get ready to shop and save! I am a huge online shopper so I am so happy that most retailers are offering free shipping at no minimum on top of their sales! So let’s get the fun started shall we?!

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

Abercrombie | 50% off plus free shipping

Amazon | so many great deals on electronics!

American Eagle | 40% off + free shipping | 50% off all sweaters

Ann Taylor | 50% off entire site + free shipping with code CYBER2018

Ann Taylor Factory | 50%-70% off entire site + an extra 15% off! with code CYBER15

ASOS | 25% off entire site with code EPIC25

Banana Republic | 50% off entire site

BB Dakota | 50% off select styles using code THANKS50

DSW | 25% off everything with code ITSWILD + Free Backpack with a $59 purchase!

Express | 50% off entire site + free shipping

Forever 21 | Extra 50% off sale items + free shipping with code EXTRA50

Francesca’s | 35% off entire site

Gap | 50% off entire site + an extra 10% off with code YOURS

H&M | 30% off entire order + free shipping

Hunter Boots | OMG 20% off + an additional 20% off select styles!

J.Crew | 50% off entire site with code CYBER + extra 60% off sale styles

Kate Spade | 30% off entire site with code GIVECHEER

Kendra Scott | up to 30% off

Loft | 50% off entire site using code CYBER

Loft Outlet | 50%-70% off + extra 10% off with code CYBER

Macy’s | up to 50% off + free shipping with code CYBER

Madewell | 25% off entire purchase using code SHOPALLDAY

Nasty Gal | 60% off entire site

Nordstrom | up to 60% off so many great items + 40% off designer sale

Old Navy | 40% off entire purchase

Red Dress Boutique | 30% off + free shipping

Sephora | so many beauty deals

T3 Micro | 25% off entire site with code FRIDAY18

Target | Ahhh, so many great deals! Sharing a ton I have my eye on below

The Children’s Place | up to 75% off

Ulta |Morphe Brush Set under $20, Anatasia Palettes for 40% off + so much more

Urban Outfitters | buy one get one 50% off entire site

Okay, I better get to shopping! A friendly reminder that I will be updating this post as sales are updated through Cyber Monday. Also, I will be sharing things I already own that are currently on sale on Instagram stories so swing by if you wanna check that out too!

xo, Roselyn