November 2016 ~ Roses and Rain Boots .

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wedding Wednesday: How to choose your Wedding Party

As if wedding planning needs to get any harder, they add choosing the wedding party on the list! Besides choosing a venue, which is by far the most challenging aspect of wedding planning, simply because you can't do ANYTHING else until you have one. Since let's face it, the venue usually determines the date of your special day. The second most challenging aspect was the task of choosing the wedding party. Originally, I was really turned off about picking a bridal party because I felt as though I was "ranking" friends. But I quickly that wasn't the case. Continue reading to find out the top 3 tips I used to pick a bridal party I am over the moon excited about!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas with Daniel Wellington #DWforEveryone


Happy Cyber Monday! Did you do any shopping this past weekend? If you missed my holiday sales round up, be sure to check them out here {Holiday Sales going on RIGHT NOW}. With December 1st, just three days away, Christmas has made it's presence in the apartment. I've been sharing some sneak peaks of our home decor on my Insta story, be sure to follow along and let me know what you want to see more of! 

Friday, November 25, 2016

What to buy for the Man in your life

I am thankful for so many things, but this year I am especially thankful. I know why they say your wedding day is the best.day.ever I have been over the moon since my fiancé proposed and I can only imagine what the future has in store for us. In honor of that, I'm sharing my top picks on what to get the man in your life for Christmas this year. AND it's almost all on sale! Happy shopping friends.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Holiday Sales going on RIGHT NOW & some Gift Guides

Happy Thanksgiving y'all! I am SO grateful for many things this year. I am grateful for my wonderful family and friends. I am also so excited, as well as, thankful to have said "yes" to spending the rest of my life with the love of my life, and to welcome a new family into my life. Lastly, I am grateful for my wonderful and loyal followers who support this blog. Y'all are the best! 

I wish you a wonderful day filled with good food, laughter and even better company. There's so much to be thankful for! 
xx, LO

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Banana Republic // 50% off one full-priced item with code BRFIFTY and 40% off the rest of your purchase with code BRFORTY

BaubleBar // 30% off holiday collection & gift sets with code HOLIDAY30
J.CREW // 40% off everything in stores and online with code HOLIDAY 
J.CREW Factory //50-60% off everything, prices as marked
LOFT // 50% off everything with code BERRYGOOD



MACY'S: Extra 20% off and free shipping with $50 purchase, use code THANKS

MADEWELL: 25% off your entire purchase with code THATSALE


TORY BURCH // 30% off $250 or more with code: THANKS

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner


Just the other day one of my friends posted this quote on instagram "I never understand why we get so dressed up for Thanksgiving and don't go anywhere, just walking around the kitchen looking fly as ever," and I couldn't agree more. Every year, everyone in my family gets all dressed up and for what... just to move around the kitchen and dining room to eat. I LOVE to dress up, but I also go for comfort on Thanksgiving. Because we all know it's the worst, when your parents start to feel snug and it's only been round one.  My goal for Thanksgiving is to be comfortable & presentable. This cold shoulder dress is the perfect solution!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

the BEST holiday gifts for under $25


This was definitely most challenging gift guide so far. It's hard to pick just a few of my favorites. Today I am sharing my top 5 best gifts to give & the best part is they are all under $25! What's not to love about that price tag? And it gets better. Would you believe most of these items are from Anthro and Free People?!
Such a steal. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Beauty Gift Guide

With Christmas just around the corner I am sharing my top beauty products that I use or that are on my own list! Be sure to read more to find out why each of these items made the cut. Also, you can support Roses and Rain Boots blog, by shopping your favorites with the pink text links or using the images at the end of the post. Thanks for everything y'all do to help support & make this blog a success! xx

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The "IT" Blanket Scarf of the Season

This scarf is FINALLY back in stock, but it's selling out fast and trust me, you are going to want this one! It's taking over Instagram accounts everywhere and why wouldn't it? This is a gorgeous blanket scarf, that's under $30 AND it matches my riding boots. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wedding Wednesday: a Night Out with Forevermark Diamonds at J. Albert Jewelers

I was so flattered when Forevermark Diamonds reached out and invited me and my fiancé to attend one of their events at J.Albert Jewelers in Fairfield, CT. But first, I have to say it; thank goodness I was engaged prior to this event or else my {instagram fiancé} would have had a night out with a disgruntled girlfriend! After all, everyone knows diamonds are a girl's best friend. Besides trying on Red Carpet pieces worn by Rachel McAdams, complimentary tasty treats and massages, the best part of the event was 10% off the night's proceeds were given to the environmental education non-profit SoundWater. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Three Reasons to LOVE Bell Sleeves

I am definitely obsessed with three things right now: blanket scarves, lace up heels and bell sleeves. This is by far one of my favorite looks because I can't get enough of burgundy and blue as a fall color combo. Did you know, Pantone released their Fall colors of the year for 2016 and both were on there. These shoes are just the right shade of plum meets burgundy. They foster my purple color obsession to be age appropriate. Often times, I associate purple as a younger color, since it's often a fan favorite for my students. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Bell Sleeves & Lace up Heels


Birthdays are the best days. I say this because my family has hooked me up! They gifted me some gorgeous lace-up heels {shop the exact pair in the link below (they are LESS than $100!)}. Can we talk about how obsessed I am with lace-up heels?! I mean what's not to love. Additionally, I was also gifted some fabulous new makeup and gift cards. This girl definitely has some shopping to do. Be sure to comment below if you would be interested in a fall favorites or make up tutorial.