Casual Friday + Things Texans Don’t Say

Happy Friyay!

I’m not sure if you remember, but  a few months ago I wrote a post called “Things Californians Don’t Say”. If you didn’t catch it, you can read it here.

Us Californians don’t have all the fun sayings like the South like “madder than a wet hen” but, we do have some verbiage that I catch myself saying in conversation and it is immediately followed by someone asking where I am from. So today I am sharing things I will forever say because the Californian in me!

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SheIn Dress + Why Reviews Are Important

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Dress | Heels (similar here and here) | Clutch (similar here and here) | Sunnies | Belt (similar) | Earrings

This post was done in collaboration with Shein. Have you ever ordered from them before? They reached out to me a couple of weeks ago and to be completely honest I was hesitant at first because I have heard both good and bad things about the website. Like anything else in life, I had to try it out and see for myself. To my surprise I received my item quickly and the quality was good!

Not only did I want to share this oh so pretty dress with you but I wanted to talk about why reviews are important. Have you ever purchased a swimsuit or bra online? I use these examples because these are probably the most difficult items to purchase without trying on. If you are anything like me and love shopping online then purchasing swimsuits and bras online is inevitable. If I am not familiar with a brand what really helps me is reading the product reviews. Aside from the product descriptions and measurement guide I really trust the product reviews. I really appreciate the shoppers who take the time to give their real life feedback like, “I’m usually a true medium but it was pretty small around the chest area. I think I’ll keep it though because a large will definitely be too big”. Reviews like that are very helpful and really help me make a decision when buying online.

Now back to Shein and please give me your feedback on your personal experience because I have heard a lot of different reviews from friends!

I chose this dress and another. I loved them both equally but as I was reading through the customer reviews of the other dress I noticed a lot of negative comments like “fit is horrible and dress did not look the photo”.

This dress on the other hand was exactly as pictured and since it is a white dress I expected I would have to wear a slip underneath. The material is actually pretty thick that you won’t have to wear a slip and thank goodness for that with this Texas heat! However, the top area runs a little big so if you are in between sizes I would definitely size down for this particular style. That was also noted in the reviews by multiple customers so that definitely helped me decide on size.

Also, I’m not sure if you saw my 72 second snapchat rant during the weekend, but I talked about my blog reviews. I always write 100% honest reviews on The Style_Lynn Kind. I wouldn’t post anything on my blog that I wouldn’t use or wear myself. I don’t want any readers to come across my blog or any of my blogger friends’ blogs (say that 5x fast!) and think we say things because we are getting paid.

In the past I have agreed to work with companies on reviews, but once I received the product it was not the quality I had expected so I kindly reached back out and said I couldn’t write the review on my blog. This space is not to bad mouth product or to put negative energy out there. This space is here because I spend time searching and trying brands, products and affordable finds that I love so I can share them with you. If I don’t like a product or brand I just chose not to work or write about them. I’m not wasting my time writing a whole negative post. Ain’t nobody got time for that! 🙂

If you asked me personally or sent me an email asking about a product that I didn’t have a good experience with then I would be honest with you because that’s helpful, but I’m not here to put anyone or anything on blast.

Okay sorry, sorry. My 72 second rant turned into multiple paragraphs, haha! I just needed to put that out there.

So basically, my overall review for my Shein experience was good! Quality was good, fit was great, and shipping was quick! The shipping may have been really quick because they knew I was doing a review (just being honest). Remember this product is coming from overseas which it states online as well so be prepared for it to take a little longer than what you are used to from your favorite department store.

If you are debating on ordering something from them:

1) Let it be this dress 🙂

2) READ the reviews before making that final decision to add it to your cart!

I would love to hear your feedback on this topic or on your Shein experience!

Thank you so much for reading guys!

xo, Roselyn

**Sponsored Post: This was a sponsored post. As always, thoughts are 100% my own.

 

Spring Infusion with Lee & Lane

So excited to share my first of many upcoming looks with Lee and Lane Boutique!

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Not only does Lee and Lane have the cutest items, but owner Amanda, is the sweetest! I am sharing some questions from our mini interview so that you can get to know her and a little more about her boutique!

The Style_Lynn Kind: When did you start your boutique?

Amanda: We are coming up on our 1 year anniversary on March 17th!

The Style_Lynn Kind: What’s the story behind the boutique name, Lee & Lane?

Amanda: It is a combination of my younger brother’s middle names. I wanted something that was not gender specific nor did it nail me down to one product line. I started throwing names around and then it just stuck!

The Style_Lynn Kind: What would you say is going to be your favorite spring trend?

Amanda: Florals. I’m obsessed. I have always loved florals, pastels and the traditional Spring patterns but florals are my jam.

The Style_Lynn Kind: What do you like to do in your spare time?

Amanda: My second passion next to my boutique and family is event planner. I have worked on weddings but birthday parties are my favorite. We have a lot of family so we are ALWAYS celebrating something. So much that I have passed the love onto my 10 year old. He gets really jazzed about parties. Aside from that I am a boy scout mom, autism mom, wannabe personal shopper for all my friends and I am obsessed with my hubby of 6 years.

The Style_Lynn Kind: If you could have one super power, what would it be?

Amanda: The ability to do it all and not have to sleep! I would have so much more time!

🙂

You guys. L&L has such cute items, but after getting to know Amanda a little bit more it made me love her boutique even more!

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Fringe Cardigan | Top | Clutch (similar) | Heels (similar) | Hat

This cardigan is the perfect edition to your spring wardrobe! Super easy to style like I did here with denim shorts and a basic tank. It is also very versatile that you can wear it over a dress or even with your favorite skinny jeans! I’m sure you will see me in this again! 🙂

Be sure to check out Lee and Lane. They are consistently getting adorable new product!

Happy Wednesday loves! I hope you all are having an amazing week so far!

Thank you for stopping by!

xo, Roselyn

Sponsored Post: This post is partially sponsored, as always my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

To Be Or Not To Be? Basic.

Apparently there is a fine line between being basic and not basic. I’m sorry to all you Kreayshawn fans out there, but being basic doesn’t exactly mean one is not awesome.

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I’ll be honest- I have other “don’t be basic” themed tees in addition to this one. If you would have walked up to me last week and asked me if I was basic. I would have said “ummm, NO!” with an “I can’t believe you just asked me that” look on my face.

Let me give you one example of why I’m NOT basic:

  1. I do not conform to things/trends just because. If I like it then I like it. If I don’t then I don’t pretend to.

This should be the only reason you need to define you are not “basic”.

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Sweater | Button Up | Denim | Similar Kate Spade | Similar Heels | Similar Bracelet | Earrings

I read through lists upon lists of what different social sites define as being basic. One of the explanations includes a definition of a “Basic B****” from Urban Dictionary which was too harsh for my taste. These lists of describing a “basic” person were pretty ridiculous if you ask me.

I’ll give you 20 things that were common amongst these lists and I guarantee you check at least 10. Not because you are basic but because you are a human.

  1. You’re basic if you like Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

-Ummm. Okay. If you don’t like coffee that tastes like dessert, you might be a robot with no taste buds.

  1. You’re basic if you love brunch.

-A meal that makes it totally acceptable to drink before noon? You can call me super basic on this one.

  1. You’re basic if you had a wedding board on Pinterest before you were even engaged.

-Yes. And I call this good planning.

  1. You have a spin instructor that you claim all your friends “must try”!

-Yes, I have the name of 3 instructors you must try actually!

  1. You’ve done a juice cleanse.

-Yeah, I like living a healthy lifestyle.

  1. You love Taylor Swift.

-Ummm, have you heard this girl sing? And do you see all the amazing, selfless things she does? C’mon you may not be her biggest fan, but you love her too.

  1. You’re basic if you’ve told someone you loved them after a couple cocktails.

-I overly tell people how much I love them after zero cocktails soooo…again another reason I am “basic” according to “the list”.

  1. You’ve made your own jean shorts.

-I can’t even. Of course I have! What else am I going to do with perfectly fitting denim that has paint splatter all over them?!

  1. You’re basic if you own jean shorts.

-Omg, is this seriously on the list?

  1. You’re basic if you like Starbucks.

-Starbucks has coffee, tea, smoothies, sandwiches, water, the cutest coffee mugs and dessert. What’s not to like?

  1. You’re basic if you wear leggings.

-#sorrynotsorry I enjoy comfort.

  1. You’re basic if you love scented candles.

-Yes, I like things that smell yummy.

  1. Sometimes you refer to Mean Girl quotes.

-You go Glen Coco.

  1. You’re basic if you cry when you watch The Notebook.

-Yes, I have a heart and feelings.

  1. You’re basic if one of your life goals was/is to purchase Louboutins.

-It’s called good taste.

  1. You’re basic if you get excited about the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

-That’s like asking a man why he’s excited about the Super Bowl.

  1. You’re basic if you take selfies.

-I guess I was basic all weekend.

  1. You’re basic if you take food pictures.

If I think something is pretty, even if its food, I want to share my pic with the world.

  1. You’re basic if you abbreviate words.

-See #18. Guilty.

  1. You’re basic if you love frozen yogurt.

-Literally, laughing out loud! I’m done with this list!

So if you would like to read these long lists in detail feel free to google basic girl vs. non basic. You might be surprised like I was to see how many have put together lists to describe Basic B’s.

Also, for pure entertainment purposes here’s a link to a BuzzFeed questionnaire to tell you just how basic you are LOL.

I scored 37 out of 119 which tells me “Yeah, you like basic s#@!. But there’s a reason why popular things are popular: They aren’t that bad. Go grab a burrito bowl and crack open that D.C. — you deserve it.”

After reading these articles of how being basic is described, I’m thinking my favorite “don’t be basic” tanks should really say “don’t be human”. LOL

I would love to hear your thoughts on this term. I think I’ll stick with my definition of “don’t be basic” because I like it better. I am my own person. I will like what I like and post it all over Instagram because I like it. I will continue to make my own jean shorts and wear them while I eat my fro-yo and drink pumpkin spice lattes. I am, basically not basic.

xo, Roselyn