Thursday, January 30, 2014

Newly Engaged + A $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway

***This post is sponsored by Target but all opinions and views are my own*** 

Hello my loves.

Are you all over the winter weather yet?   I think this may very well be the most snow I've seen in the last 10 years.  No exaggeration. I'm completely over it at this point. My lil Peanut and I are going stir crazy in here staring at one another!  That part is quite alright by me though because I'm thoroughly enjoying this quality with him before I head back to work.

I can hardly believe that January is basically over and we're about to embark on February. That means Valentine's Day is almost upon us.Have you began shopping for your significant other yet? If you're in need of some inexpensive and very practical gift ideas check out my last post

Valentine's Day has easily become one of my favorite holidays. Not only because of the chocolates, balloons, and cuddly teddy bears but also because on that day 4 years ago my honey and I made our relationship official. Since then we've created tons of great memories-the greatest of them all being the birth of our beautiful baby boy this past December.

The next step from here would be engagement. What better gift could a girl ask for than an engagement ring on Valentine's Day? I already have our wedding plans all figured out. We would register with Target's fabulous Wedding Registry and have a very intimate reception, that would also double as our ceremony, at his parents clubhouse which overlooks the water.

Wait, did I mention how fab Target's Wedding Registry is? It's the absolute BEST destination for newly engaged couples as its products will allow any couple to turn their dreams into reality. I literally can't wait to begin adding things to my list. Since both my honey and I love technology and social media we would most enjoy the Panasonic Lumix Digital Camera to post pictures on our social media and begin our website, the HP All-In-One Printer to print business documents, and the Garmin Nuvi Portable GPS to navigate us to business meetings, etc. These items will help us to expand and grow our hobbies into entrepreneurial powerhouses.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS19K 14.1MP Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom -Black     HP Envy 114 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer - Black (CQ811A#B1H)    Garmin Nuvi 52LM Portable GPS  (010-01115-01)

 And being that we are choosing to focus more on our honeymoon in terms of how we will make use of our budget,  we could definitely make use of some nice luggage like this SwissGear Upright Luggage Set.

SwissGear Zurich 28SwissGear Zurich 20

The best part of this post is that Target has agreed to give one of you lovelies a $25 gift card just for visiting their Wedding Registry and coming back here to comment about your most favorite item (you must leave the link to the item) and why you love it. (You may also visit Target's Pinterest board to view more items) A winner will be chosen at 11:59PM EST on Friday,  February 7, 2014-just in time to do some last minute Valentine's Day shopping. Please leave your email address in the comments as your gift card will be emailed directly to you by a Target representative.

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Thank You for reading and best wishes. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: For Him

Hello and Happy Tuesday my loves.

I know the day is about over but I wanted to post anyways-having a newborn has my schedule all thrown off therefore I just post when I can. Gone are the days when I continuously beat myself up about not posting at a certain time of the day, 3-4 days a week.  It's my blog and I make the rules; which means I'll post when the mood strikes-even if it's past normal business/blogging hours.

I can't believe that Valentine's Day is right around the corner y'all! I mean, didn't the new year just begin!?

Valentine's Day happens to be one of my most favored holidays. I love love and the opportunity to celebrate it. Most of all I love the aspect of giving my special someone, something special. Any opportunity to shop is my kinda day!!!

So what do you get your man this year? Especially when he already has everything. Here are a few practical and inexpensive gifts that any man would enjoy-even if he does have everything-on Cupid's day.
Valentine's Day Guift Guide: For Him

A SWISS ARMY KNIFE will get him out of a jam in a flash. It can open beer and/or wine bottles when he's hanging out with the fellas for All Star night and it's easy accessibility provides convenience for the man on the go.

The TOOL KIT...what man doesn't need a tool kit? This one speaks for itself because it can benefit you as well. Remember that broken hinge on the door? Yeah ladies, this is possibly the best gift on the list.

A UNIVERSAL REMOTE will easily provide comfort and quietness within the home on those days when PMS has gotten the best of you. 

The CHARGING STATION is perfect for the tech savvy guy. He can charge all of his gadgets at once with this and can furthermore stop using the excuse that his phone was dead when you attempted to contact him to remind him of the eggs you needed from the grocery store. 

Lastly, the ELECTRIC SHAVER will keep him looking and feeling his best. Because after all, who wants an unkempt man?

I hope this list provided you with some new and exciting ideas that you hadn't already thought of. I love compiling lists like this because it makes it that much easier for me to shop for gifts. Please come back and visit the blog tomorrow as I will be teaming up with Target again to discuss love and offer one of you a $25 gift card that will help lower the cost of your Valentine's Day shopping bill.

Have anything else to add to list?
Lemme know in the comments below...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Black, White, and Pumpkin Spice...

Happy Wednesday Snow Day my loves. 

I hope you all are enjoying some much needed time off to relax and take in the beautiful scenery outside.  My area rarely ever gets snow-especially not in January- so this is somewhat of a big deal for us.  I believe the last time we had weather like this it was in the middle of March. Crazy, right!?

Today I want to share with you one of my maternity outfits that I intended to post before the baby got here. Time obviously got the best of me as I was busy nesting and doing baby related chores.

Since I didn't really get a noticeable baby bump until late (about 7 months)in my pregnancy this outfit will look great on a non expectant woman as well.

My Mother gave me this wonderful striped blouse as a birthday gift and I knew immediately that I wanted to pair it with a bold color.

If you're a new visitor, each Tuesday I highlight one trend and come up with an inspiration board containing 3 different styling ideas in my Trendy Tuesday posts. My outfit post for the week usually pertains to the highlighted trend-giving you a chance to see a real life budget friendly version of that trend. View this week's post to see the styling ideas I came up with for the black and white trend.

These bold leggings worked perfectly to bring out the classic black and white pallette. They were found on the red line clearance rack at NY&Co, one of my favorite retailers. I can't wait to style them this Spring.

The elastic waistband made for a comfy belly too!

I'm all about some layers so I figured I would top this fit off with my thrifted Zara corduroy blazer.  The elbow patches had me at hello. This piece is such a staple in my closet.

All in all this may have been one of my favorite maternity outfits-it was super comfy and stylish, and best of all it cost me less than $25.

What are some of your favorite budget pieces from your closet?

I can't wait to hear from you. 

Thanks for reading. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How To Wear: Black & White

Hello and happy Tuesday my loves!

I hope everyone is off to a great start this afternoon.

I soooo miss being able to blog on a regular basis-my newborn has inevitably taken over my life and I'm totally fine with that because I'm so in love with him.

Whenever I get a free moment these days, I'm undoubtedly blogging or thinking of blogging. I actually think I would rather blog than hang out sometimes. Does anyone else feel that way?

Just me, huh!? OK...greeeaatttt!!!

Anyhow, I wanted to drop in today to share with you some styling ideas that I came up with for the black & white trend.How To Wear: Black & WhiteHow To Wear: Black & White by sherockwell featuring a black sweatshirt

What do you think of these styles? 

And how do you wear your black & white?

I can't wait to hear from you. 
Thanks for reading!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How To Wear: Silver Pumps

Happy Tuesday my loves!

I know I'm late as heck but better late than never, right!?

Just wanted to drop in with a little trendspiration. This year I'm focusing more on motherhood, my goals as an entrepreneur, and lastly meeting and styling more clients. Once I put this bit of information out into the world of social media, a couple of my friends and followers began to ask me for styling advice.

My first diva said that she needed help styling a pair of silver pumps so here are the 3 looks that I came up with...

How To Wear: Silver PumpsHow To Wear: Silver Pumps by sherockwell featuring leopard handbags

One look for each personality type-something casual, fun, and flirty-all of which were styled with a hint of edginess in mind. This post actually reminds me that I now own 2 PAIR of silver pumps that I need to style for myself. Funny how being a blogger and helping others allows you to unleash inspiration for yourself as well. Oh, the perks of being creative.

What do you think of these looks?

I can't wait to hear from you.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Trendy Tuesday: 8 Winter Coat Essentials

Well hello everyone!!

Happy Holidays to you. It feels so great to be back-momentarily.

I can't quite apologize about my hiatus this go 'round because most of my regular readers know I've been busy having a baby. And we all know that with a new baby, time, sleep, and regular life activities get interrupted-and sometimes even deleted altogether. I am slowly recovering and enjoying time with my adorable little one. I'm also looking forward to somehow incorporating him and my journey through motherhood into this little blog of mine.

But for now, let's talk about this ridiculously, bone chilling, cold weather. The lowest temperatures in 20 years huh? Wind so cold that schools have cancelled classes-now that's cold.

How well equipped are you for this winter's blistering cold?

I happen to love layering but I don't particularly care for the bulkiness winter coats however these babies had me at hello.

8 Winter Coat Essentials
8 Winter Coat Essentials by sherockwell featuring a trench coat

Which style will be your go to this season?

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I can't wait to hear from you!!

Thanks for hanging in there with me!


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