Friday, September 9, 2016

The Snack Monster





There's something you should absolutely know about me...

I am a snack monster. I don't know about you guys, but I love snacking throughout the day for a number of reasons. First of all, I'm a mom on-the-go so I'm usually chasing after my 5-year-old son or looking for a million and one ways to entertain him. Second, the concept of physically having to prepare a complete meal doesn't sound appealing to me all of the time. Finally, snacks are more fun. In all honesty, I often eat snacks in between meals to help satisfy my cravings or keep me from eating my arm. One of my favorites would have to be the Fiber One Lemon bars (their Oats & Chocolate bars are also quite addicting). 

The bars have 25% less sugar and no artificial colors or flavor, which is a major factor for me. There are so many other sugar-packed snacks that my body would hate me for, so Fiber One Lemon bars keep me satisfied throughout the day. My son also loves them as after school snacks. Hence, my purse is packed with these. In short, the bars are so good, they should have another name. If you haven't tried them yet, they are available at Costco (AKA a mom's BFF). What are some of your favorite healthier options for snacks?




Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Costco, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.






Thursday, August 25, 2016

Chokers, Striped Silk Pants, and Translucent Heels








Well, hello there. It's been awhile.

Apparently, three days of not eating and barely sleeping leaves you feeling like a breath of fresh air. Despite my ill spell, I escaped for a little jaunt through Coral Gables today and almost forgot how beautiful this area of Miami really is. I've also been slightly obsessed with these pajama-style silk pants because they are extremely comfortable. What are some of your favorite pieces or trends at the moment?


What I'm rocking:

Choker (DIY) (Similar style here)
Top by Alexander Wang (Similar style here)
Pants by ZARA (Similar style here)
Watch c/o KYBOE!
Shoes c/o ASOS (Similar style here)


Monday, August 15, 2016

My Story of Perseverance






Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to view a pre-screening of the all new GREATER movie. This particular movie touched me because it focuses on not only continuing to pursue your goals, but with perseverance, dedication, and faith. As many of you already know, I gave birth to my son about 5 years ago. At that moment in my life, I was just releasing all of the negative energy and surroundings around me. Needless to say, I knew that I needed to make some changes in my life but wasn't sure where to start. Once I had my son, it was like a light switch clicked and my entire being shifted. I've always been creative and artistic, so it was at that moment when I decided to start a business and transform my body. Losing all of the baby weight I gained was one of the hardest yet rewarding projects of my life. 

I dedicated my time to building a healthier "me" through extreme workouts, staying consistent, sticking to a strict diet plan, and staying focused on the goal. Over the course of two months, I managed to lose 55 pounds and completely transformed my mind and body. It's incredible what dedication and consistency can do for you. Therefore, the GREATER movie truly hit close to home for me because I could relate to the Brandon Burlsworth story as well.

Brandon Burlsworth was the greatest walk-on in the history of football, and his story showed that sometimes there is a larger plan for our lives that we have no control over. Despite being bullied, looked over, and torn down, he focused on his dream and made it come to fruition by being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.

GREATER is released to theaters on August 26th so check to see if it's available near you. I highly recommend this, as it's truly an inspirational movie that anybody will enjoy.

Check out GREATER the movie trailer here: 


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and GREATER Productions. but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #GREATERMovie #GreaterTheMovie  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Translucent Jumpsuits + Taking Over the World


Aside from the obvious wonders of birthing a child and watching him grow into a little man, I have to admit that it somewhat brings a tear to my unemotionally slivered eyes. As my son's fifth birthday (yes, Dear God, it has been five years since this young boy dropped out of my womb and presented himself to the world) came upon us a few days ago, I couldn't help but wonder where the time went. We all hear the typical "cherish the time you have with them because they grow up fast" tagline, but it is apparently 100% accurate. Despite the quickly curated seconds that have passed by, it's incredible to see my baby boy grow into his own personality and character. It amazes me every day how this little human who once resided in my stomach, absorbs so much knowledge each day. 

In addition to his amazement, I made a promise to myself from the moment he was born, that I would not become that elastic jean wearing mom who lets everything go postpartum. Stemming from a moment in my life which was surprisingly dark and toxic, came the greatest blessing of my life, my son. He motivated me to remove any negativity from my life, do what I've always been passionate about, and ultimately create myself. I started working out shortly after having him, and made it a #FitMom mission to never give up on who I am...in any circumstance of my life. For that, I am forever grateful. I've committed myself to staying dedicated. 

My apologies for the sentimental mushy crap today, but I had a moment. 







What I'm rocking:

Shoes c/o GUESS
Watch c/o KYBOE!





Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Miami Swim Week 2016 Parties & Events

Miami's yearly Swim Week combines swimwear fashion filled with bikini-laced models and an international mecca of parties or social events to attend all over the city. Although most of the runway shows are private or invite-only, there are also a number of options that are available to the public.

1. SWIMMIAMI Kick-Off Party with Kent Jones
7pm to 10:30pm | Thursday, July 14th at WET at W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach | RSVP at swimopening@feinbergpr.com

Presented by Planet Fashion TV, SWIMMIAMI's official opening night party will take place at the Wet Deck of W South beach featuring capsule collections by kay & elle Swimwear, OMG Miami Swimwear, and Roberto Cavalli. Special performances by Kent Jones (featuring his #1 song "Don't Mind") and Reggaeton singer Vikina Lopez.

2. Swim Week Wellness Weekend 
July 15th - July 17th at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach | RSVP at 1wellness.splashthat.com

Friday, July 15
Core-Based Yoga Flow at 9:00 am (60 min)
Location: Private Beach

Yoga Pilates Fusion at 10:30am (60 min)
Location: Private Beach

Rooftop Community Yoga at 6:30 pm (60 min)
Location:  The 1 Rooftop

Saturday, July 16
Bodyweight Beach Bootcamp at 9:00 am (60 min)
Location: Private Beach

Power Flow Yoga at 10:30 am (60 min)
Location: Private Beach

Core Creative on Deck at 11:30 am (60 min)
Location: Private Beach

Sunday, July 17
Deep Detox Yoga at 9:00 am (75 min)
Location: Private Beach

Beach Community Yoga & Guided Meditation at 10:30 am (90 min)
Location: Private Beach




3. Madewell + Bikyni Pop-up and Party
3-6 pm July 16th (party) and July 16th-17th (pop-up) at Madewell, 714 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach | RSVP at RSVPMiami@madewell.com

Join Madewell for a Saturday party and weekend pop-up shop. DJ Laura of Miami from Klangbox.fm will be spinning the best tunes, with sips from Union Wine Company and sweets by The Little Sugars. Receive 20% off your purchase of $125 or more. Even better, if you purchase a Bikyni, you will receive a free Madewell Bien Fait tote as well!

4. SPF Runway Brunch
11am | Sunday, July 17th at Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Drive. Miami Beach | $49.95 RSVP at nikkibeach.com or 305-538-1111

Grub on Nutella waffles, eggs Benedict, and prime rib while guzzling mimosas and enjoying a swimwear show of hot models in bikinis (of course). Swimwear by Jay Jay Swim, Acid NYC, Yas Gonzalez, Cai Swimwear, Lila Nikole, and more.



5. Lazy Sunday BBQ 
1pm to Sunset | Sunday, July 17th at The Standard, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach | RSVP at bbq@standardhotels.com

Hosted by Mara Hoffman swimwear line, there will be a daytime barbecue for those looking to catch a little sun and easy breezy fun.



6. Aloha! Sunset Party
4pm | Sunday, July 17th at The Delano South Beach, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach | $45 RSVP at delanoevents@mhgc.com 

To celebrate the end of Swim Week, The Delano is hosting a an "all-you-can-eat" selection of roasted pig, charred pineapple salad, and plenty more to tickle your fancy.







Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Her, in the Red Dress


Do you ever have some days where you just feel like dressing up? As much as I would like to (and those who know me can definitely vouch for me), I would love to wear workout clothes every day of the week. However, there's a flip side where I love getting glamorous and throwing on a form-fitting dress with pumps. This particular dress is also a great go-to date night piece. 

Oddly enough, I wore this dress to a cocktail event for my beau's business and it's just one of those outfits that makes you feel like a million bucks wherever you are. 

[ Outfit details listed below ]







What I'm rocking:

Necklace (gifted)





Monday, June 27, 2016

Birthday Suit







Yesterday marked the anniversary of the day I was born (someone told me that we no longer celebrate birthdays, but anniversaries). Honestly, I wasn't going to celebrate this birthday whatsoever. I'm usually that girl who plans an entire monthly series of birthday events, but this year I just wasn't feeling it. Despite my "negative Nancy" attitude, the man had my birthday planned out for me which was actually a breath of fresh air. I didn't have to do anything, but get dressed and simply...go. Then I began to realize I should be grateful for life's blessings and another year to be present. It's refreshing to start a new chapter of my life and I'm excited to see what's in store for me next. 


Check my Instagram for a birthday recap clip: @STYLEBYLYNSEE

What I'm rocking:

Shirt by ZARA
Shorts by Urban Outfitters

Get the look here:






Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Kia Soul





Let's be completely honest here. I experienced the 2016 Kia Soul Crossover quite some time ago, but it was somehow tucked away in the archives. However, that doesn't take away from the overall experience. The vehicle essentially caters to you digitally, as it controls your smartphone, music, entertainment, etc. It's also perfectly "cool mom" approved, with its Designer Collection exterior colors and sleek body molding. I was also rather impressed with the size, as I was expecting it to fit those who are similar to a hamster (like the commercials). It's actually extremely spacious and smooth to cruise around Miami in. 

For more information, visit www.kia.com


2016 Kia Soul Crossover featured throughout





Thursday, June 2, 2016

Chasing the Wind







Ladies and gentlemen, I have discovered the most comfortable pants in the world.

Now that Summer has arrived, and we have officially entered the sweatiest time of year in Miami, wearing loose-fitting or flowing pieces has been essential. I found this uber comfortable pair of palazzo styled pants at Express, and let's just say we have become lovers. They're perfect for day or night, paired with a crop top or bodysuit. What are some of your must-have pieces for the Summer?

Pants by Express
Shoes c/o GUESS







Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible

 Let's just say having the option to keep my butt cool throughout the day has made quite a difference in my daily driving routine.



The Ford Mustang GT convertible and I have a very nostalgic connection, as my mom owned two variations of them throughout my childhood and I've learned to appreciate the vehicle inside and out. Over the past week, I've had the opportunity to experience the all new 2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible and its updates are incredible. As you all may know, I am a major fan of a powerful engine and the Ford Mustang is well known for having such. Aside from the obvious engine, the new model not only has heated but cooled seating (which is a must in Miami) as well. Let's just say having the option to keep my butt cool throughout the day has made quite a difference in my daily driving routine.

It also features six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters that allow you to override the automatic operation and enjoy the sporty performance feel of a manual operation. The exterior styling speaks for itself, with its sleek and sporty look that gives a classy yet sexy appeal. I also love that there is enough seating space in the rear to fit my 4-year-old son without sacrificing my cool mom points. Overall, this vehicle is perfect for cruising Miami Beach during the summer.



2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible featured throughout.

For more information visit www.ford.com






What I'm rocking:

Two Piece Set c/o Hot Miami Styles
Shoes by Express