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My Three Favorite F Words: Friends, Fridays, and Flare Jeans

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Floral Blouse: Stash | Suede Cross Body Purse: Philanthropy | Bracelets: Sunkissed Jewelz 

It’s official… I love city life! This past Friday was probably my favorite college yet! All of my classes got out early, whoo! So I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Olivia Rink, and she mentioned the Nordstrom Rack sale and of course I had to go check it out myself… The location I went to was a total bust sale wise, but I love having so many shopping options so close and whether I buy anything or not, it really is retail therapy. Then later that night some of my cheer friends and I went to Six Flags and had the best time ever! We spent the car ride jamming to Backstreet Boys and Fergie songs! Then where we got there we had a blast riding all the rides and trying to avoid the ‘scare zones’ because we are all big chickens haha! They even convinced me to ride Superman– the ride that goes up really high and then drops–I swear I almost had a heart attack but my screaming the entire way up made everyone else laugh so I guess it was worth it! Roller coasters and new friends are two of my favorite things! This is a picture of the four of us!

This outfit is so fun! I know I mention it a lot but I seriously love denim, and I love wearing denim different ways! I totally used to be that girl that only wore skinny jeans but times have certainly changes, if you are this girl, you’re definitely missing out! Everyone needs a good pair of flare jeans in their wardrobe! These flare jeans are a pair I bought when I worked at Aero and I picked them up for like $8! They fit super nicely and I love the wash! I paired my flare jeans with this girly blouse from Stash. The floral print is so pretty and the blue in the top with the blue in the jeans work so well together. The outfit doesn’t need a ton of accessories because the blouse is pretty detailed, but I did add another shade of blue with this chic cross body bag from Philanthropy and some bracelets from Sunkissed Jewelz.

Have a great week!

Xoxo, Sam

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

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Embracing the ‘Minimalist’ Style

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Hi there! I hope you’re having a good Tuesday! As you all probably know by now, I am loving the more ‘minimalist’ style–boyfriend jeans, a comfy tee/tank, and a ponytail! This outfit is a poor/trendy college student’s dream hahaha! My tank is an Old Navy clearance find that I snagged for under $5! It is a great staple piece and can be worn through all the seasons by layering or unlayering. I paired it with my favorite $2 Goodwill boyfriend jeans! I’m pretty sure these jeans are the best 2 bucks I’ve ever spent because I wear them practically every other day. I added a pop of color with my orange bag and printed Old Navy flats. To finish it off I wore some of my favorite accessories: a simple necklace, black Quay sunglasses, and a headband!

Xoxo, Sam

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

 
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Trending: Off the Shoulder Top

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Off the Shoulder Top: Stash | Necklaces: Sunkissed Jewelz

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Lindenwood Cheerleading performed at a Cardinal’s game on Friday night and my family came up to watch, then I got to spend some quality time with them on Saturday which was so nice! Also, I have been loving this fall weather! It is so nice to finally break out the long sleeves and boots! Fall fashion is the best fashion!

This outfit is one of my favorites! I feel like it gives off the effortless chic vibe that I love. It is also super easy to put together and is the perfect outfit for so many different events! This off the shoulder top from Stash is such a wardrobe staple and is the foundation of this outfit. Tops similar to this are so on trend and they are just so charming and girly. I think this top pairs perfectly with my favorite Banana Republic jeans. These and my ‘mom jeans’ are my absolute go-tos. They are just so comfortable and go with practically anything. I also love the distressed detailing at the bottom. My accessories are a little more vibrant than I typically go for. Both of my necklaces are from Sunkissed Jewelz (sold at Brickwood and Thredz) and I love them. The tassel necklace really ties everything together and adds some color to the look. It also matched perfectly with my orange cross body bag and platform sandals!

Have a great week! Xoxo, Sam

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

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Fall-ing In Love With Floral

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Floral Tunic: Love of Family and Home

Hi everyone! Happy fall! I seriously cannot believe it is almost October, college goes by sooooo fast! This past weekend was so fun! On Friday I went to the Loop with my friend Ashlynn! For those of you that have never been, it is in downtown St. Louis and there are a bunch of trendy shops, boutiques, and restaurants. It was so hipster and cool, I can’t wait to go back (I am working on a full post to share my favorite spots there)! Saturday we had another football game and my parents came and visited me! After the game we all went out to eat at the best breakfast restaurant ever, Gingham’s. My friends and I always go there around midnight for some late night pancakes! Sunday I went to Six Flags with my roommate Shelby and introduced her to the Batman! She lives in Orlando so she goes to Disney and Universal all the time (lucky) but I think she liked the St. Louis version of an amusement park!

For this outfit I wanted to take some of my favorite summer items and transition them into fall. I started with this little floral tunic from Love of Family and Home. It can be also be worn as a dress but is perfect to pair with jeans or leggings when the weather is a little cooler. I also wanted to wear my favorite hat! This is definitely going to be a year round piece for me, I swear it goes with everything. I added my Ray-Bans and Bauble Bar earrings to finish off the look!

Talk to ya soon! Xoxo, Sam

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

Tie-Dye T-Shirt

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Tie-Dye T-Shirt: Brickwood Boutique | Necklace: Philanthropy in Cape

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve had a great start to your week! Last Friday night I spontaneously went to the Florida Georgia Line concert with some of my friends here and it was a blast! It was raining so hard and the venue was outside so we sang and danced in the rain and I’ve never been happier about wearing wet jeans and getting muddy, haha. Literally I could wring out my hair at the end of the night! Speaking of hair, can I just say that the FGL guys rock the long hair, I give man buns two thumbs up!;)

My style lately has gotten super casual. I’m not sure if it’s because of college or what but a cute t-shirt and some jeans are my go to look pretty much every day, and lucky for me, they are definitely in style right now!  I actually wore this shirt to the Justin Bieber concert a few months ago and I think it is perfect for concerts. It is so comfortable and easy but the cut outs make it look a little more dressed up than just a regular t-shirt. I paired the shirt with all of my favorite items: boyfriend jeans, Ray-Bans, and my Giving Key necklace!

Go do something fun this weekend! Xoxo, Sam

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

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Denim on Denim

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Denim Top: Philanthropy | Cross body Purse: Stash | Necklace: Sunkissed Jewelz 

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a good week so far! Today was my first day of the week that I didn’t have practice so I had a pretty relaxing day catching up on homework and running errands. Any other newbies to adult life feel so mature when buying groceries, because same?! Hahaha!

This is the perfect outfit for getting stuff done because it is super comfortable but it looks a lot chicer than leggings and a t-shirt — which is one of my go to’s. Denim on denim is huge this season and I am definitely jumping on the denim train. It is so easy to style and I think almost everyone has some denim laying around in their closet they can use! This light wash, denim tank from Philanthropy in Cape is the perfect transition piece from summer to fall. The split detail in the back is so unique. I cuffed my favorite pair of dark wash skinny jeans and slipped on these $4 printed Old Navy flats. The flats are the perfect pop of color and I just think there is something about printed shoes that transform an outfit. I paired the outfit with some of my favorite accessories: Ray Bans, this pretty Stash cross body, and a choker from Sunkissed Jewelz (sold at Brickwood)!

Have a great day! Xoxo, Sam

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

Denim X Suede

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Hi people! I hope you had a good weekend! I went to see Beyonce in concert with my sister, and our friends Kennedy and Wendy! It was sooooo much fun, partly because of the concert and partly because I got to see my favorite people! Out of all the concerts I have ever been to she probably had the best production as far as choreography, set, and costuming goes (I feel like I’m cheating on JB when I say that but it’s true haha)! Oh my gosh, she rocks, and she just seemed like such a genuinely happy and nice person on stage! Plus we got to see one of her backup dancers get proposed to in the middle of the show which was so cute!

I have been saving this outfit for awhile and today seemed like the day to share it with you! I don’t know if I like the outfit or the firetruck in the background more, but either way, this is one of my favorites! For any of you that have been paying attention to New York Fashion Week (seriously on my bucket list to go one day and watch), I’m sure you have been noticing the huge trend of mixing textures and I am so excited about it! Because the entire outfit is blue, it is all about the textures. I think the way the printed denim works with the suede is so chic and kind of unexpected to have only 1 hue. Both of these items are clearance finds from Old Navy, I believe the skirt and shirt were around $6 each. To contrast with the blue in the clothes, I accessorized with grey. Both the booties and the hat are from PacSun and they were each $5! You read that right, $80 Roxy booties for $5! That was probably one of my best deals ever! The “Rock On” fork necklace is so fun and such a statement piece. I purchased it at a craft fair at the booth Rescued Relics and I love to wear it to spice up an outfit and give it some personality.

Talk to ya soon! Xoxo, Sam

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

 
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Printed Maxi Dress From Philanthropy

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Dress: Philanthropy Cape

Hi everyone! I hope you had a super relaxing weekend and a good week so far! My sister and I had a lot of fun at the Fifth Harmony Concert on Friday night. If I’m being totally honest they weren’t my favorite show ever but Amanda and I had some much needed “sister bonding time” haha! Before I left for college we would always drive around and JAM to the radio (especially Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and Selena). We hadn’t gotten to sing in the car together since before I left so it was probably my favorite part of the weekend driving around and exploring the campus and St. Louis. My other favorite part was the serious shopping spree we went on(of course haha)! Amanda is my absolute favorite person to shop with because she knows my style, she likes the same brands, and she is also really good at finding sales, I taught her everything she knows;). Free People and the Lucky Outlet were having some awesome deals that we definitely took advantage of! Both of us have been obsessing over fun graphic tees and dressing them up with chokers, booties, and other accessories. If you are also loving the graphic tee trend, Lucky men’s department has some super cute ones and I love the fit of them because they are actual t-shirts instead of the fitted style.

This outfit is the total opposite of the grungy t-shirts and choker I have been loving but my style seriously changes from day to day so this Philanthropy dress was one I had to share with you! It is just so pretty and it is such a flattering cut. Maxi dresses can have a tendency to be more flowy and not as fitted but this one has such a nice fit that really lays nicely. Also, the print is so fun and I love the colors, it helps distract me from thinking about how summer is almost over. My favorite part of the dress is obviously the back. It is so unique and a really nice detail, very feminine and girly in the front but a little chicer in the back!

Talk to ya soon! Xoxo, Sam

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

Labor Day Giveaway

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Purse, Sunglasses, and Bracelet: Brickwood Boutique

Hi people! Happy Friday! I am so ready for this long weekend and to finally go home! Last night I cheered at my first ever college football game and Lindenwood won so that was really exciting and tonight my sister and I are going to see Fifth Harmony (yay for $10 concert tix, if you live in St. Louis and are free tonight here is the link)! It is going to be such a good weekend!

Since I’ve been in college for a few weeks I would say my style has definitely gotten a little more casual. I am always looking for something quick to throw on so I can be out the door quickly. This tank top I got at Old Navy is an essential for me. It is so comfortable and easy to wear but it also looks a little dressier and is easy to transition from a casual look to a more dressed up look. Also, it was around $5 I think, which is a total steal! I wanted to keep the look pretty simple so I added my favorite Tommy Hilfiger thrifted shorts and my polka dot Keds that were an $11 clearance find. The accessorizing is where I added to the outfit! This hat is one of my favorites ($5 Pacsun clearance). I wore it to the pool all the time this summer but I’m sure I will wear it a lot with flannels and boots in the fall. The bracelet, sunglasses, and purse all came from Brickwood! They are all really neutral pieces and are very versatile to wear a bunch of different ways! Make sure you follow Brickwood on Instagram because they have been posting a ton of new accessories and summer clearance and if you don’t live in Cape they ship for FREE!

To celebrate Labor Day weekend, Brickwood gave me the purse, sunglasses, and bracelet to giveaway to one of you girls ($50 value)! Make sure you are following me on Instagram to enter (info will be posted tonight, 9/2)!

Have a happy Labor Day weekend!

Xoxo, Sam

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

 

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Thank you Brickwood Boutique for sponsoring this giveaway, as always, all opinions are my own

Farming For Good- A Day at the Farmers Market

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

Our Favorite Farmers Market Stops: Maryanne’s Organics | Chautauqua Bend | Oma Gisi’s German Bakery | Brumleve Farm

Hi girls! I can’t believe this is my last #Farmingforgood post! It’s so crazy how much my life has changed since the first Farming For Good outfit!We started class last week and regular season cheer practices so it was super crazy! Living in St. Louis is seriously so fun and I’ve made some awesome friends!  On Friday we decided at 3 o clock in the afternoon that we were going to go see Luke Bryan and it was a blast, probably one of my favorite concerts ever! Perks of living in the city is there is always something to do!

One of the things I miss about home is all of the fresh food so I styled my final Farming For Good outfit for a day at the farmers market! Emma (my photographer/bff) and I had so much fun walking around trying foods and my favorite thing was probably picking out fresh flowers! Since I was going a lot of walking I kept it really simple and functional with jeans and flats and tied a flannel around my waist to add some color and a print!

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. Also, thank you Michelle Sirles for all of your support with both the Farming For Good Project this blog! She has given me so many ideas and connected me with so many people and has been a huge asset behind the scenes!