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BFFs

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BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.BFFs. Hanna and I modeling an Eccentrics dress and WLB Style blouse.

My Blouse: WLB Style (on sale)| Hannah’s Dress: Eccentrics, sold out, shop other dresses here

Hi girls! I hope you are having a great week! This is one of my best friends, Hannah! We got to know each other through all star cheer in middle school and have remained super close ever since! She is attending Clemson University and even though we are super far apart we still talk all the time! She is definitely one of those people that I know will be a friend for life, and she is absolutely STUNNING! She is wearing a dress from Eccentrics boutique. Unfortunately, it is sold out but they have lots of other trendy options so definitely check them out, AND, they are having a huge sale starting today (8/25), so definitely check them out! Her gold watch and sandals are both Michael Kors, I will link some similar options below!

I am wearing this fun shirt from WLB Style! The off the shoulder trend is HUGE right now and I love that this one is so girly and chic! I think Amanda of WLB describes it better than I ever could, she says, “Who remembers when Britney Spears would wear a bandana top and we all thought, hey I want to do that?!  Well, this is the 2016 version.” So true! Basically, you need this shirt in your wardrobe! And it’s ON SALE! Make sure you snag it before it’s sold out! I added my Banana Republic straight leg jeans and my $3 Old Navy kids shoes to keep it simple!

Amanda at WLB styled this shirt on her blog too so be sure and check it out here for more ways to style this blouse! 

Have a fantastic weekend! Xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, like her Facebook page EGS Photography

 
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Farming For Good-Dressing Up a T-Shirt

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“Farming For Good” t-shirts can be purchased at Rendleman Orchards and were printed by Merchop of Carbondale  | Skirt:  Philanthropy Cape  | Necklace: Sunkissed Jewelz

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Today is my first day of classes at Lindenwood and regular season cheer practice, and it also happens to be my 18th birthday, so it is going to be a busy day haha! It is so strange not spending it at home with my family but my roommate surprised me with the sweetest decorations and gift so it made me feel a little more at home! I also got to see my family and my best friend, Wendy, this weekend which was so nice! I miss them all so much!

This is my favorite of the #farmingforgood outfits! I wanted to show that you can totally dress up a t-shirt for more stylish events and still be comfortable! I paired my t-shirt with this super trendy skirt from Philanthropy in Cape. High-waisted skirts like this with buttons down the front are really in style right now and I see them all the time in suede but this one is a faux leather and I think it is so cute. I added this lace chocker from Sunkissed Jewelz to add some detail to the top. Chockers are another HUGE trend this fall and I think they are usually an edgier piece but I love that this one is a little girlies and more feminine. To finish the look off I added my platform wedges. Platforms are my favorite shoes if I am dressing the outfit up because they are so easy to walk in and add a little height, plus they make the outfit look a lot chicer.

Don’t forget to post pictures in your t-shirt using the #farmingforgood!

Have an awesome week! Xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, like her Facebook page EGS Photography

Thank you Rendleman Orchards for sponsoring this post, but as always, all opinions are my own

Boho Vibes

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Boho Vibes. Wearing a printed shirt from Brickwood with Tommy Hilfiger shorts, sandals from Philanthropy, a chunky belt and a hat. Boho Vibes. Wearing a printed shirt from Brickwood with Tommy Hilfiger shorts, sandals from Philanthropy, a chunky belt and a hat. Boho Vibes. Wearing a printed shirt from Brickwood with Tommy Hilfiger shorts, sandals from Philanthropy, a chunky belt and a hat. Boho Vibes. Wearing a printed shirt from Brickwood with Tommy Hilfiger shorts, sandals from Philanthropy, a chunky belt and a hat. Boho Vibes. Wearing a printed shirt from Brickwood with Tommy Hilfiger shorts, sandals from Philanthropy, a chunky belt and a hat. Boho Vibes. Wearing a printed shirt from Brickwood with Tommy Hilfiger shorts, sandals from Philanthropy, a chunky belt and a hat. Boho Vibes. Wearing a printed shirt from Brickwood with Tommy Hilfiger shorts, sandals from Philanthropy, a chunky belt and a hat. Boho Vibes. Wearing a printed shirt from Brickwood with Tommy Hilfiger shorts, sandals from Philanthropy, a chunky belt and a hat. Boho Vibes. Wearing a printed shirt from Brickwood with Tommy Hilfiger shorts, sandals from Philanthropy, a chunky belt and a hat. Boho Vibes. Wearing a printed shirt from Brickwood with Tommy Hilfiger shorts, sandals from Philanthropy, a chunky belt and a hat.

Top: Brickwood | Shoes: Philanthropy

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday! Today is my first day of no cheer practice and freshman stuff begins! I think I am going to wear this outfit to one of the events if they are dressier! This was one of my favorite photoshoots ever, we were goofing around and I was dancing all over the place and Emma was able to get some good pictures out of it, haha! I purchased this shirt at one of my favorite stores, Brickwood! I absolutely love the print and all of the lace detailing. The sleeves and the bow in the back are such cute details. I added my favorite Tommy Hilfiger shorts to go with it. I think it gives off a bit of a boho vibe so I paired the outfit with this trendy belt from American Eagle. Do you ever forget you bought something and then find it a while later in the back of your closet? That happened with this belt and now I wear it all the time, I love when that happens! I’ve been seeing a lot of belts similar to this on celebrities or other fashion bloggers/vloggers but usually they are pretty expensive. This one was a $10 clearance find at AE so if you are on the hunt for some cute belts I would definitely recommend checking them out. These shoes are from another one of my favorite stores, Philanthropy! They are so comfy and are one of those products that give back. I’ve talked about them before but in case you forgot, read all about them here. They are a super comfortable shoe and the straps are customizable so you can tie them different ways and get different colors and prints! I finished the look off with this $5 Kendall and Kylie hat from PacSun.

Have a great rest of the week, xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, like her Facebook page EGS Photography

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Farming For Good- Keeping It Casual

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Farming For Good- Week 3. Modeling a Farm t-shirt from Rendleman Orchards with jeans and converse.
This is my homegirl Emma, she takes all of my pictures and totally rocks it! If you are looking for a photographer definitely check her out, she is a pro and I can’t wait to see her when I return from college!

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“Farming For Good” Tee shirts can be purchased at Rendleman Orchards and were printed by Merchop of Carbondale | Delicious Peach Smoothie: Rendleman Orchards| Necklace: Philanthropy Cape 

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great start to your week! Last time I did a “Farming For Good” post I was still living at home… So much has changed this past week, it’s crazy! I am thinking about doing a “college experience” post so if you are interested in reading about my life here at LU, definitely let me know in the comments below! To make a long story short, it was definitely hard at first, right now only cheerleaders, dancers, and football players are living on campus so it’s like a ghost town everywhere but the gym and the dining hall, haha! I am without a roommate until later this week and am the only person on my floor, so it was a little lonely at first but I’m getting used to it now! We have had practice everyday since move in so I haven’t had too much time to explore or do anything outside of practice but hopefully the next few weeks I will get to take advantage of the St. Louis shopping and other things to do. It’s so weird that here, it’s the same distance to go to the Hollywood Amphitheater as it was Wal-Mart at home, or at home it took me 25 minutes to get to a mall and here there’s at least 4 HUGE malls in a 25 mile radius! Before it was so hard to find something to do and here I feel like I will never get bored. Now that I’ve been here for a few days I have made several friends on the team, and am not as homesick I’m really starting to like it here!

Now to talk about my outfit! TBH this is an outfit that I would seriously wear all the time! I am definitely a jeans and t-shirt enthusiast (read about this tee here) so this is an outfit you would definitely catch me wearing to run errands or for school or something casual. These jeans are a favorite of mine that you will be seeing a lot this fall. I love a good skinny jean, but lately I have been looking for something that I can comfortably squat down in and don’t have to do a dance to get on (admit it, we all have the skinny jean shuffle). These straight leg Banana Republic jeans are a perfect replacement. They are still a more fitted jean, but they have a little bit more room to move around in. If you are also looking for a little more wiggle room but a fitted jean, I would recommend venturing over to the “straight leg” section because they are an awesome alternative ( I’ve linked several pairs below if you are interested in ordering). I threw on a few necklaces to go with it and my Converse to keep it casual! I think I’ve mentioned several times that I pretty much hate to do my hair, so usually I just throw it in a messy bun like this and hardly any makeup!

If you missed the first Farming For Good post, or the second Farming For Good post you can see them here!

Xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, like her Facebook page EGS Photography

 

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Farming For Good: How To Style a Trendy T-Shirt For a Day at the Winery.

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“Farming For Good” Tee shirts can be purchased at Rendleman Orchards and were printed by Merchop of Carbondale| Headband: Bandiez Couture  | Necklace: Sunkissed Jewelz | Winery: StarView Vineyards

Hi everyone! As promised, I’m styling this trendy t-shirt again! It is such a cute shirt and your purchase supports our local food pantries (read more about it here)! This t-shirt is such a great one because it only has neutral colors and can be styled so many ways! There are so many wineries here in Southern Illinois and this shirt a perfect outfit option to wear. StarView is one of my favorite wineries because they usually have awesome local bands to listen to and they make some great appetizers if you are under drinking age like me, haha. This shirt is cute and comfortable but still looks stylish. I added a pair of distressed white skinny jeans and dressed it up a little with the accessories. These sandals are actually from the Old Navy kids department. Ladies, if you did’t know, a size 6 in women’s is a size 4 in kids, and kids shoes are about half the price. If you have small feet, it’s definitely worth the look, especially in more expensive shoes like Uggs, Vans, Toms, etc. I snagged these sandals up for THREE DOLLARS, total steal! They are so easy to wear and the different colored straps are right on trend.

This headband is so cute and it is another way to avoid styling your hair! Bandiez is another company that uses their product for good! It was a company started to raise money for a mission trip and since that trip, their mission has grown stronger (read all about their story here)! You can purchase yours online and at Brickwood Boutique among other local boutiques in Cape Girardeau. This necklace is from a new jewelry company, Sunkissed Jewelz. They have so many cute necklaces and bracelets (if you’ve been on the hunt for some good chockers, they have a ton). They are sold at Brickwood Boutique and Threadz so you should definitely check them out!

If you missed the first Farming For Good post, you can see it here!

Xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, like her Facebook page EGS Photography

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Dressing To The “Max-i”

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Maxi Dress & Necklace: Philanthropy

Hi everyone! How cute is this maxi dress? I’m typically not a huge maxi wearer but they are super trendy right now and so I have been on the hunt for some cute ones! I think this one is so pretty and girly and I think the color is so unique. I love how maxis are so flattering. They are super comfortable and easy to move around in, and they are very transitional through the seasons. You could throw a jacket over this one and easily take it into fall and winter. This beautiful purple hue is what drew me to this one. I don’t have anything that matches this shade hanging in my closet and it really makes the simple cut of the dress into something special.

I have been such a hat lover this season. They transform the entire outfit and are the perfect accessory, plus I really don’t like to spend hardly any time on my hair while I am getting ready so they are the perfect excuse to skip fixing my hair. This necklace is my favorite necklace I own. I swear it matches practically everything and I love the story. And to finish it off, I added my lace up wedges to dress the outfit up a bit!

Have a stylish week! Xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, like her new Facebook page EGS Photography

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Farming For Good

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“Farming For Good” Tee shirts can be purchased at Rendleman Orchards and were printed by Merchop of Carbondale| Necklace: Philanthropy | Shoes: Philanthropy

Hi everyone! I AM SO EXCITED TO SHARE THESE FARM SHIRTS WITH YOU! Although you guys normally see me all dressed up, a girl needs a cute  t-shirt to be comfortable in. When Rendleman Orchards reached out to me about promoting these t-shirts I was psyched! I love the color and the simple design so you can style it a bunch of different ways. And, boys can wear it too, haha! It was so funny, she handed each of us the shirts and I went back and changed first and came out and was like “these are so soft”, a minute later, Bryce walked out and was like “these are soft”. They are a super comfy and lightweight material. Plus, when you purchase one of these tees you are supporting a great cause! When you purchase a shirt, $1 will go to Bethany Village Food Pantry and $1 will go to Murphysboro Food Pantry, AND the shirts are only $10, so they are super affordable! Today I styled mine super simple with my favorite $2 thrifted Tommy Hilfiger shorts (gotta love the GW Boutique, also known as Goodwill)! I added my Sseko sandals (read their story here) and Giving Key Necklace (read their story here) from Philanthropy and left it at that!

Every Monday for the entire month of August I am going to be styling this tee a different way, so make sure you like my Facebook page and follow me on Instagram to be the first to see my new post!

If you purchase this shirt, be sure and post your pictures and tag them #farmingforgood so I can see how you wear your tee!

Xoxo, Sam

Thank you Bryce for modeling in this post, follow him on Instagram here!

**Photography: Emma Staley, like her new Facebook page EGS Photography

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Lace Up

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Lace Up Dress & Bag: Brickwood Boutique | Shoes: Similar, On Sale

Hi guys! Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! I had my last day working at Philanthropy on Saturday. They threw the sweetest party for me that included Chinese and gourmet cupcakes (two of my faves)! I am definitely gunna miss that place!

I love this dress from Brickwood! It is so clean and simple with the perfect amount of detailing. I have been loving the lace up trend lately and I think this dress incorporates it perfectly. It is perfect for me because it requires very minimal accessorizing so it is very easy to throw on and go. Plus, this dress can be easily transitioned into the fall with an oversized navy cardigan or simple jean jacket. I paired the dress with a simple beige cross body, also from Brickwood, and my lace up flats.

I will be hosting another giveaway tonight with Brickwood on Instagram, so make sure you are following @originalsamsmith and @shopbrickwood to enter!

Talk to you soon, xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, like her new Facebook page EGS Photography

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15 Sales and 20 Items on Sale

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Whoever says Christmas in July isn’t real, does not know how to shop end of summer sales! For all the fellow shopaholics on a budget, now is prime time for purchasing those items you’ve had your eye on but didn’t want to pay full price for! All of the stores are clearing out to make room for fall and winter and that means tons of name brand stuff for a fraction of the cost! Above I linked some cute, name brand items I found on sale, and below are a list of some other note worthy sales that are definitely worth browsing.
  1. American Apparel– Extra 60% off clearance
  2. American Eagle– 50% off clearance (lots of cute stuff that is super affordable)
  3. Anthropologie– Extra 30% off sale items
  4. Banana Republic– Clearance is an extra 40% off
  5. Calvin Klein– Clearance is an extra 20% off (and you can low key support JB, win/win)
  6. Free People– Clearance is an EXTRA 50 % off (this one is A-MAZING)
  7. Fossil– Up to 30% off sale
  8. Gap– 40% off purchase
  9. Lucky Brand– Clearance is an extra 60% off
  10. Levi– Clearance is an extra 40% off
  11. Macy’s– Semi-annual clearance & sale 40-75% off
  12. Nordstrom– HUGE ANNIVERSARY SALE (tons of designer deals)
  13. Old Navy– 40% off purchase
  14. Pacsun– 20% off site wide
  15. Rad-Summer sale up to 50% off

Happy Shopping, xoxo, Sam

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K+K Romper

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Hey girl! Happy Monday! I am spending the day at Lindenwood finishing up some registration stuff and then I am doing a little retail therapy! I can’t wait to live in St. Louis and have so many shopping options all the time! AHHHH, it’s a shopaholics dream! This romper is one of my favorite summer purchases! It is from the Kendall and Kylie collection at PacSun! Kendall and Kylie are two of my favorites when it comes to celebrity street style so when they announced that they were coming out with a fashion line I was psyched! I think they have such cute stuff and definitely embrace the 70s styles that I have been loving. This romper is so fun and features a lot of this season’s trends. I have been seeing the lace up detailing everywhere and you can never go wrong with a good summer romper! I also love the ruffles and the chic print, this is definitely a summer essential piece for me. To enhance the 70s vibes in the romper I added this fringe cross body and my platform sandals, and to include some denim, I tied my denim jacket around my waist!

Have a stylish week! Xoxo, Sam
**Photography: Emma Staley, follow her on Instagram @emmabeenice

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