Wednesday, March 29, 2017


A few not-so-secret secrets for everyone joining me here today. 
  1. It's bee a little while since I've gotten a post up... oops! 
  2. We're going to be pausing our regularly scheduled programming for a major move. I haven't started packing... and I need to turn off from the world & get that s#*t  done. 
  3. I manage to get stains on me CONSTANTLY, but I won't give up on you white jeans... no, I won't! Please excuse whatever I shoved my knee into (assuming my still dirty, snow residue covered car).


Friday, March 24, 2017

Basket Bags & Stripes

Red ruffle sleeve top with white jeans.
We've all been stuck wearing sweaters and coats for so long, that I'm basically at the point where I'm refusing to wear anything associated with winter anymore. Thankfully, really great spring tops & shoes are finally coming out and the trends are right up my alley!


Cult Gaia ark bag styled casual.

Spring style in Minneapolis on a young woman.

Club Monaco ruffle top with white Citizens of Humanity jeans.

Red is going to be a major color going into spring and summer, trust me. With everyone loving really feminine details (like ruffles), as well as embroidery and tassels/pom poms, red is an easy way to add a bold pop of color to pieces. 

Sometimes red is hard to wear. If you're on the fair side like I am, try wearing blue based reds to help not wash you out. I stick to the same rules with lipsticks! If you're on the more olive or tan side, warmer reds are going to be best. Next time you're shopping, expiriment between the two to find your best shade.

I'm also 110% obsessed with this basket bag. I had seen it on some of my favorite bloggers like Katey from Chronicles of Frivolity, Jacey from Damsel in Dior, and Julia from Gal Meets Glam and knew I had to have it. Take a look at the different ways that the gals and myself styled it. They're all SO different! I think it will definitely be my favorite bag for the spring & summer. 

On a more personal note, we signed our lease for our apartment in Philadelphia today! I'm so excited & can't wait to finally share pictures with you once we get there. 

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

xox, Sam

Monday, March 20, 2017

Suede for Spring & Some Big News!

I think the last week in Telluride was one of the best weeks of my life. We got some pretty shocking news two days before we left (more on that in a few), so 5 days of unwinding in the mountains are just what this girl needed. If you've kept up with me on Insta stories or Snapchat (username is samanthaakellyy), you know how magical of a place Telluride is. 


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Packing for Colorado

Packing is one of those funny things that's so much fun to do, but also SO stressful. Like... will i forget my toothbrush? do I have enough pairs of panties - do I even have panties?!?! Yep, forgot those once.

I can't wait to leave Sunday! I mean, y'all have heard about this trip for a few weeks now so I've certainly built up my anticipation for vacation. I've never skied, so I'm probably over packing. Better to have too much than not enough in my opinion though!


Monday, March 6, 2017

Hunter Boots for a Snow Day

Hunter boots in the snow on young woman.
Well spring has this funny habit of sometimes raining, sometimes snowing, and sometimes its the sunniest and prettiest 60 degree day ever. Last week, we picked snow... It wasn't that cold, so I threw on my new raincoat from Zara & my Hunter boots and left the parka at home!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

20 Minute Make-Up Routine

20 minute make-up routine products.

Time is without a doubt of the essence in the mornings when getting ready for work for me. From the time I wake up to the time I'm out the door, it's about an hour all said and done. That being said, I've gotten my daily make-up routine (when I personally feel my best without being "prom ready") down to twenty (yes, 2-0) minutes!

I'll link & give you colors of all of my daily products below! 

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