Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Toyota RAV4

Believe it or not, I vowed to never become one of those caravan soccer-mom drivers after I had my son. There was something about driving an oversized minivan that did not scream, "I have arrived." However, I have opened up to crossovers or SUV's. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Crossover has been an absolute breeze to drive, and it's not too bad on the eyes either. Its bold and chiseled exterior gives it an athletic touch, yet it remains refined with elegant interior. 

Let me break it down for you. After I stepped inside the vehicle for the first time, I utilized the Smart Key System and pressed the ignition. I thought to myself, "do you hear that?" Absolutely nothing. The RAV4 has such a quiet start that I turned the vehicle off and back on, to make sure it was accurate. Aside from that, it's spacious enough to fit my whole life and then some. It also has an incredibly proven hybrid powertrain and great fuel efficiency. What surprised me the most was its 194 horsepower, which gave it sporty acceleration (we all know I love this aspect of cars).

Toyota RAV4 Crossover featured throughout.

For more information, visit www.toyota.com

What I'm rocking:

Trench by Revolve
Jumpsuit c/o Anatomie (older style)
Shoes c/o Cole Haan at Brickell City Centre 

Get the look:

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Silky Lingerie and Army Green

As a young Lynsee, I was quite the obvious tomboy. Yes, believe it or not, I enjoyed wearing oversized t-shirts with over-the-knee shorts and high-top sneakers. Although my style has transformed throughout the years, I still integrate the raw edginess of masculine pieces into my outfits. For example, this particular look combines a delicate light pink bralette and silk pants with a military styled trench coat and metallic shoes. What are some contrasting pieces that you enjoy putting together to complete your looks?

What I'm rocking:

Trench c/o Hot Miami Styles
Bralette by Urban Outfitters (see similar style below)
Pants by ZARA
Shoes by ALDO (see similar style below)

Get the look:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mitsubishi Outlander

For the past week, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the all new Mitsubishi Outlander - and an excellent experience it has been. It came as a surprise when I stepped into the vehicle, as the Outlander offers spacious seating and leg-room for up to seven passengers with its standard third-row seating. Another aspect of the interior that I could appreciate is its sophistication of leather seating surfaces and leather-wrapped accents. The gloss black and chrome interior detailing also gave it a touch of luxury that reflected a stylistic approach. 

The Outlander’s ECO Mode employs energy saving measures that allow it to switch from 2WD to 4WD only when necessary, ensuring that you’re getting the best fuel economy and lowest emissions. The vehicle also warns you when it’s necessary to brake, or if you are nearing another vehicle too closely it will brake by itself. Therefore, the new Mitsubishi Outlander not only has beauty, but brains as well. 

For more detailed information about the new Mitsubishi Outlander, visit http://www.mitsubishicars.com.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

My Current Hair Routine

My hair has gone through a damaging rollercoaster over time, but my latest haircare routine has been keeping it smooth and silky. To begin, I've recently fallen in love with Suave's newest collection - Coconut Oil Infusion shampoo, conditioner and damage repair oil treatment. The 3-step system visibly repairs two years of damage and leaves hair luscious and healthy-looking. After using it, I've noticed a difference in the softness and weight of my hair. Since I live in Miami (also known as humidity central), Suave's Damage Repair Oil Treatment helps tame flyaways while delivering a healthy and long-lasting shine. Many of Suave's collections are salon proven to work as well as luxury brands. Awhile ago, I damaged my hair by applying an ombre dye job and let's just say it was a nightmare. In an effort to strengthen my hair, I tried a number of shampoo brands but failed to get the result I was looking for. Therefore, Suave's Coconut Oil Infusion collection has brought my hair back to life! I also love how affordable the products are, as I snagged these from Walmart. 

Currently, I wash my hair and condition it first. After rinsing, I towel dry it and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then, I blow dry it and apply Suave's Damage Repair Oil Treatment and smooth it out with my hands. Brush over it one last time, and my everyday hair is ready!

Visit your local Walmart to try out all of the new 2016 Suave Professionals collections: Coconut Oil Infusion, Coconut Milk Infusion and Biotin Infusion, while supplies last.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®  & Suave Professionals  but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SuaveBeliever #pmgSuave  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

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)