The Wrap Up Vol 2

Some Rules Were Made to Be Broken

And Labor Day sales so good, I just couldn’t wait until Friday to share in this week’s the wrap up vol 2

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Holy Labor Day Sales!!!  I’m such a weirdo about routine and order.  I have to do things on the same day, at the same time and in the same order.  I’m guessing that’s the OCD in me (obviously self-diagnosed).  But with all of the BOMB (do people still say that?) Labor Day Sales, I just couldn’t wait until Friday to give you all the dets.

*Note:  Keep checking back because I’ll keep updating this page as I discover more Labor Day Sales to share with you.

Do You Wear White After Labor Day?

Up until a few years ago, I was pretty adamant about the hard and fast rule of wearing white after Labor Day.  And for me, there really wasn’t any complications.

It was easy . . .


I mean, that’s just what I was taught.  And I’m pretty sure watching the movie, “Serial Mom”, starring Kathleen Turner at such a young age didn’t help.  #traumatized

*If you haven’t seen the movie, please do.  Spoiler Alert:  It’s a black comedy where people meet their untimely demise for super ridiculously petty offenses at the hands of Kathleen Turner, the Serial (killer) Mom.  One of which, wearing white after Labor Day.

As the years went by, I slowly lifted my ban on white after Labor Day with the introduction of “Winter White”.  a.k.a.  “Off White”.

Nowadays, fashion and style are much less rigid and more fluid.  Pants can be worn by ladies in the workplace.  The mixing of metals (golds and silvers) is acceptable.  And (Thank God) no more pantyhose with open toe shoes.

So in short, I say “F It!” when it comes to white after Labor Day.  Wear your white articles of clothing proud and without fear of being judged or killed by the Serial Mom.

Ups, Downs & All Arounds


To say that the last 2 weeks have been crazy and amazing would be a HUGE understatement.  I sold my house and it wasn’t even on the market.  CRAZY, right???!!!!  Because my neighborhood, in Houston, didn’t flood during Hurricane Harvey (what a blessing), my area has become very desirable for investors and potential homeowners.  I had planned on selling my house but it needed work before I felt comfortable with putting it on the market.  And with the year I’ve had (Chameka’s passing), the thought of taking on one more thing was toooooo, overwhelming.  Well lemme tell you, the universe listens.  I received an offer on my house that I couldn’t refuse with a 15 day close.


And now, I’m homeless (kind of).  I sold my house but didn’t really think of a plan beyond the closing.  So, yeah.  There’s that. . .

& All Arounds

So in my haste to vacate the premises that I once called my home, I sold home items (for the first time) on apps like Next Door, 5 Mile and Offer Up.  Feeling a little nervous about meeting potential buyers to transact the sale?  Me too!  Did you know that app “Offer Up” has designated “safe exchange” areas at local police stations?  Pretty cool huh?!

ICYMI = In Case You Missed It . . .

how does an oxygen facial work

Issa GIVEAWAY!  I’m SO excited to be giving the gift of #selfcare 💆🏽‍♀️ 🧖🏽‍♀️ .  I’ve teamed up my with friends at Sanctuary Spa in Houston to bring you a pretty LEGIT giveaway!  We are giving away (1) OXYGEN INFUSION FACIAL (est. $195) & (1) BREA’S SIGNATURE RESTORATIVE FACIAL (est. $135).  To enter, head to my Instagram (@ResplendentlyLiving) and look for the picture above for entry details. Good Luck!!!

Not sure if you should get a facial?  Not sure what exactly happens during a facial?  Check out my blog post because I’m spilling ALL the TEA on EVERYTHING you need to know about basic facials and oxygen facials too!!!

I must confess, I (now) LOVE San Antonio.  Need a quick getaway from Houston?  It turns out, there are so many more things to do in San Antonio that are not the Alamo or the Riverwalk.  

Links of the Week

Apple or Droid?  Regardless of what team you are on (P. S. I’m #teamApple all the way), cell phones have become a necessity in today’s times.  But what about pay phones and phone booths?  Do they even still exist?  And what happens to them?  Well, England is definitely onto something.  See the creative ways for repurposing England’s iconic phone booths.

A 91-year old YouTube star proves you are never too old to shine.

Get your stalk on in peace once more now that Instagram has stopped notifying people when you screenshot a Story.  Instagram rolled out a test of the feature earlier this year that notified users when someone screenshot their Story.  Well that the test is officially over.  So you can now go back to lurking and sharing screenshots of people’s Stories in peace.


And that my friends is a wrap!

-XOXO Melissa

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*Think “Hell-Yes” in sale form

Clothing + Beauty + Jewelry

Express:  40% of EVERYTHING!!!

TopShop:  Up to 70% off

J Crew Factory:  50% off EVERYTHING

Moda Operandi:  Get 10% off your first purchase // code NEWTOMO

The  Get up to 50% off

Shopbop:  Up to 70% off

Tous:  Up to 30% off

Boohoo:  50% Labor Day looks (excludes sale items)

Meli Melo:  Get 25% off

Macy’s:  Take an EXTRA 20% off + FREE shipping // code WKND

eBay:  Get 20% off trending products in Tech, Home, Sporting Goods, Lifestyle and Fashion // code JUSTRELAX

Lancome Paris:  Get 10% off  // Code RSXLANC

Nordstrom Rack:  Extra 25% off clearance

SHAPE:  20% off // Code:  RSFF2018

ATM (Anthony Thomas Melillo):  20% off // Code: ATMSUMMERBOD

Purlisse:  15% off Blue Lotus Essential Daily Moisturizer // Code: 15OFF

Poppy + Sage:  10% off // Code  POPPY10

Tuleste:  25% off Labor Day sale // Code:  LDWKND

Bella Belle:  10% off // Code: BBRSR10

Moon & Lola:  25% off summer collection
 // Code: RS3QN

Luscious:  15% off //  Code: RStyle15

Juice Beauty:  20% off End of Summer Sale // Code: JB818

Urban Outfitters (UO):  Get 30% off sale items (in Stores + online)

ASOS:  Get 20% off everything to celebrate Labor Day weekend  // Code:  DAYOFF

Ulta:  Get a 20% coupon with qualifying purchases // Code:  679729

JC Penney:  Get an extra 25% off $100 or more // Code: 7BIGSALE

Ann Taylor:  Shop 40% off full-price accessories and jewelry 

Vineyard Vines:  Shop 50% off select Endless Summer styles

Dockers:  Get 30% off 2 purchases and 40% off 3 purchases // Code:  ABOUTTHEBENJAMINS

Lauren Moshi:  12% off // Code: 12OFF

Home + Decor

Macy’s:  Take an EXTRA 20% off + FREE shipping // code WKND

Target:  Get up to 30% off + an extra 15% off furniture

JC Penney:  Get an extra 25% off $100 or more // Code:  7BIGSALE

Bloomingdales:  Home Sale: Save 20-55% 

Allswell:  Shop 20% off sitewide // Code: LABORDAY

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