Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Family

A gift guide for giving to family members.

For Your Mom: Cookbook & Baking Mitt
 During the holiday season, one of my favorite things to do with my mom is bond and make memories in the kitchen. We're always between family member's homes, so taking the time to do some baking together is always a lot of fun! This book has really cute illustrations, and having festive oven mitts are always fun!

For Your Brother: Bose Bluetooth Speaker 
Bose is always known for great quality products, and this little speaker is loud for its size! Its currently 20% off at Nordstrom, if you hurry and order you will have it for Christmas.

For Your Dad: Southern Tide Sweater & Bottle Opener
 Dad's are funny, they always seem to have tons of shirts... but when it comes time for a decent sweater their closets lack. Even better is this bottle opener, the hammer of the shark comes off and is a wine screw!

For Your Sister: S'Well Bottle & Vineyard Vines Cosmetic Case
S'well bottles are amazing gifts, they keep liquid cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. I love this color, but they also come in 66 (I know, SO many to choose from) other colors! Cosmetic cases are a perfect gift for any girl, seeing as though most of us have tons of beauty products.

For Your Cousins: Smathers & Branson Key Fob
Such a great little gift with tons of other designs too. Needlepoint accessories spice up any outfit!

For Your Aunts & Uncles: Voluspa Branche Vermeil Candle 
Branche Vermeil is the most heavenly scent, it smells like a Christmas tree and the small size has up to 60 hours of burn time. 

If you order these gifts soon, most are guaranteed before Christmas! Is there anything that was a must-have on your list this year?!

xoxo, Sam

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fur Vest

Vest - Old, Similar, Darker Version || Sweater - Forever 21 || Jeans - DL1961 in Boston
Boots - Sam Edelman || Bag - Rebecca Minkoff || Watch - Michael Kors || Sunglasses - Prada

I'm all about fur vests, but had a hard time making the plunge on purchasing one while living in Florida. I love the color of this, but the whole time I was thinking "what in the world am I supposed to do with my hands while wearing a vest that doesn't have pockets?!" Still confused by that. I love pockets... in dresses, vests, sweaters, everything. The only thing that could make this vest better would definitely be pockets. 

You saw these DL1961 Florence coated jeans in my first post, and probably will a few more times this season! I can't get over how comfortable they are. 

Shopbop has kicked off Thanksgiving week with one heck of a sale! Two of my favorite staples are included in that sale (this bag and this watch), so now is a great time to add those to your list for an early Christmas gift purchase. Along with Shopbop, quite a few of my favorite retailers started marking down items early this week, I'll be linking the retailers & sales at the bottom!

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?! Do you plan on celebrating big or keeping it small?

Xox, Sam

Early Holiday Sales:

J.Crew - 30% off with code GETSHOPPING
Nordstom - Price Matching & many others on sale
Shopbop - 15% off $250+, 20% off $500+, 25% off $1000+
Tory Burch - 30% off purchase of $250+

Friday, November 13, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide - White Elephant Gifts

Moscow Mule Copper Mugs || Passport Cover || Craft Cocktail Party Book

The holidays are without a doubt my favorite time of the year. Whether its going to a party at your best friend's house, or having a gift exchange and cocktails with your co-workers, nothing compares to how I feel during the holidays.

One of my favorite things to do is get everyone together and do a White Elephant gift exchange. They're a blast, because you really don't know what you're going to get! If you're attending a party full of girls, the gifts above are perfect. They're all under $50 (or really close to it), and sure to be a hit for anyone that picks your gift from the center of the circle.

I'm loving the Anthropologie and Nordstrom gift guides this year.

There are a going to be a ton more coming to Seaside Styled to help you get prepared for the holidays! What is on your gift list for those special people in your life?!

xox, Sam

Friday, November 6, 2015

Winter Whites & Neutrals

J.Crew, excursion vest, bella luxx, winter whites, neutrals, casual, fall outfit, J Brand jeans, jeggings

Sweater - Bella Luxx || Vest - J.Crew (Similar) || Pants - JBrand Luxe Sateen in Camo
Boots - Sam Edelman || Wristlet - Henri Bendel || Watch - Nixon 42-20 || Necklace - Gold Bar
Earrings - Kep Designs || Bracelet - Gold Shark Tooth || Lip - MAC Modesty & NYX Stockholm

Everyone loves a classic ivory sweater, but they're usually a dime a dozen. When I saw the ribbed detailing on the bottom of this sweater, I fell in love. It's such a great little detail for when you're wearing your vest open like this! You could pair it with a big blanket scarf for more warmth around your neck too.

Also, I think these JBrand pants would look good on everyone from your little sister, to your aunt, and even your grandmother. They're so flattering and the most incredible material. They're the Luxe Sateen, and come in navy too. The navy would be great for holiday festivities with a sparkly top or a classic white button up!

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has a great weekend and relaxes, the Holidays are right around the corner!

Xox, Sam

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Shopbop Surprise Sale

Tweed Bag - Tory Burch || Gold Cuff - Gorjana || Michael Kors Watch - Lexingon
Plaid Dress - Rails || Red Quilted Bag - Rebecca Minkoff 
Open Toe Sandal - Tory Burch || Grey Cardigan - BB Dakota

Shopbop always has the best sales. In case you missed their Friends & Family 25% off a few weeks ago, they're currently holding a 3 day surprise sale! The Friends & Family didn't include a couple brands, one of which was Tory Burch but the surprise sale does! I always love when I can buy brands I love at better prices.

I'm in love with crossbody bags right now, and can't seem to take my eyes off red accessories. I don't know if its because we're going into Christmas or what, but I'm 100% okay with it. This tweed Tory Burch bag is going to be a classic for years to come, and black & white is always in style too!

New arm candy is currently on my mind, I've eyed this watch for a couple months so finding it on sale was surprising but exciting! This Gorjana cuff is the perfect addition to any  wrist stack. 

The peep-toe sandal is a self explanatory closet necessity and would look so cute with the plaid dress! And I seriously can't wait for Florida to cool down so I can wear this cardigan 24/7. 

Find the Shopbop Surprise Sale here & don't forget to shop fast! Items sell out quickly.

Xox, Sam

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wednesday Wish List | Pre-Holiday

1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6 || 7

The fact that it's November 4th really floors me, because I'm pretty sure that it was 4th of July yesterday. Who knows, maybe it's just me... but it's going to be Christmas before we know it! 

Going into the holidays, I'm always on the hunt for fun novelty items, but also accessories that transition throughout the season. A fur vest says "I'm chic, but also sophisticated," and that is key when mingling with girlfriends for happy hour and family at holiday celebrations! 

These booties are the perfect neutral. You can style light taupe with brown, black, other greys... and realistically any other color! The heel size is perfect for dressing up or dressing down, and the style is an easy to go from fall and winter into spring. 

Red lips are a staple, find a good red and stick with it.  The right color red lip has the ability to transform an entire outfit and Rouge in Rock by YSL is that color. Another twist on red for the holidays is this Rebecca Minkoff clutch, its such a great little bag and under $100!

My favorite sunnies are a square shape with a slight cat eye and Celine nailed it with these! They're high on my wish list, but expensive so I linked a little more reasonable option here.

Nordstrom carries my favorite brand of phone cases. They're extremely durable and protect my phone so well! I have this case and this case, but this design is next on my list!

I love the movie Elf, it's one of my favorite movies ever. I can't wait to curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate and watch it with friends & family in these pajamas! The "Santa! Omg! I know him!" might be one of my favorite parts of the movie.

What is on the top of your list for the upcoming season?!

xox, Sam

Monday, November 2, 2015

Monday Blues

Top - Rails Hunter Button Down || Jeans - J Brand || Boots - Sam Edelman
Bag - Henri Bendel || Sunglasses - Ray-Ban || Watch - Michael Kors

I'm pretty sure Christmas came early when I found these boots. For weeks, I had been eyeing this pair, but had a hard time pulling the trigger on them, so excited is an understatement when I came across the Sam Edelman pair. They're such a good duplicate of the Frye ones!

I love anything cozy, its still warm in Florida but I'm all about embracing fall! I've loved plaids since day one, but Rails are the best. They're the softest, and have such good patterns like this cobalt buffalo check! Not only does Rails make great shirts like this, but they have tons of other styles as well. I think my next plaid purchase will be this dress. How cute with booties?!

Tons of my staple items were included in this outfit, but I think my number one is an all black pair of sunnies. Instead of the regular metal frame, these Ray-Bans are the thick metal frame. They feel so much more substantial and look good on just about anyone! They're currently back-ordered, but worth the wait for them to come back in stock! I love them so much I am considering the tortoise pair too.

Is there anything you just can't live without for fall right now?!

xox, Sam 

Friday, October 30, 2015


Top - Sjobeck Venus from Morley Delray || Denim - DL1961 Florence - Boston
Sunglasses - Prada || Bag - Henri Bendel || Shoes - Old, Similar || Watch - Michael Kors
Lip - MAC Patentpolish - Clever

Welcome to Seaside Styled! I've finally taken the plunge and started something that I've wanted to do for over two years, this little blog! You'll find many outfit posts like this one, and others regarding an abundance of things each time you visit. You can go here to learn a little more about what makes me tick. 

Now lets talk about fall in Florida! Quite frankly, it just doesn't exist. Which is why this little sweater tank is perfect. It says "fall is here and I want to play in pumpkin patches, but its still 90 degrees and beach weather." Pairing my little sweater tank was a no-brainer. Enter these DL1961 coated black jeans, which I decided were coming home with me by the time I had pulled them up to my knees. All I kept thinking was... Best. Fit. Ever. 

On another note, this bag is essentially my version of a Mary Poppins bag. I keep putting stuff into it and it hasn't changed shape or bulged, it just gets heavier which is my own fault... It comes in so many great colors for fall and a few other versions and textures! The double zip is great for storing my planner so it doesn't get destroyed by the 1,000 other things in my bag too.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Check back often to see whats new.

Xox, Sam

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