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Tone It Down

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Tone It Down. Modeling a printed dress, over sized cardigan, and lace up flats. Tone It Down. Modeling a printed dress, over sized cardigan, lace up flats, and fox necklace. Tone It Down. Modeling a printed dress, over sized cardigan, and lace up flats.Tone It Down. Modeling a printed dress, over sized cardigan, lace up flats, and fox necklace. Whoo, it’s finally Friday! Who else is ready for the weekend?

Several weeks ago I styled this dress a little dressier, but it’s so chic, I thought it would be perfect for a daytime event too! I love the fun print with the variety of vibrant colors so I added neutral accessories to make it a little more casual and tone down the busyness of the dress. The over sized, navy cardigan contrasts really well with the mod style dress. The solid color and the shape definitely add a casual vibe to the look. I replaced the platform sandals with my nude, lace up flats. They are super trendy and match perfectly with the nude in the dress and the style of the cardigan. I finished the outfit off with a fun fox necklace to go keep the outfit a little more playful and exciting!

Have a stylish weekend! Xoxo, Sam


**Photography: Emma Staley, follow her on Instagram @emmabeenice

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This Dress is “Mint” For Summer

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This Dress is "Mint" For Summer. Modeling a mint green, midi style dress, floppy hat, platform sandals, beige cross body, and Giving Key necklace..

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This Dress is "Mint" For Summer. Modeling a mint green, midi style dress, floppy hat, platform sandals, beige cross body, and Giving Key necklace..This Dress is "Mint" For Summer. Modeling a mint green, midi style dress, floppy hat, beige cross body, and Giving Key necklace.This Dress is "Mint" For Summer. Details on the mint green, midi style dress, floppy hat, and Giving Key necklace.This Dress is "Mint" For Summer. Modeling a mint green, midi style dress, floppy hat, beige cross body, and Giving Key necklace.Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset

This Dress is "Mint" For Summer. Modeling a mint green, midi style dress, floppy hat, beige cross body, and Giving Key necklace.This Dress is "Mint" For Summer. Trying to be serious so you can see the beautiful mint color and floppy hat.This Dress is "Mint" For Summer. Modeling a mint green, midi style dress, floppy hat, platform sandals, beige cross body, and Giving Key necklace..

Dress: Stash, Facebook \ Instagram | Giving Key Necklace: Philanthropy, Instagram | Purse: Brickwood, Facebook \ Instagram

Hi friends! I hope you are having a fabulous week! Now that the sun has been shining and the weather is warming up a bit I’m ready to break out the sleeveless tops and vibrant colors. This Stash dress just screams summer to me. The midi length is right on trend, and it is a modest, yet fashionable, approach to a simple summer dress. I think the buttons down the front make the dress a little more unique and add something special to the front. To go with my usual “blast from the past” theme, I added my favorite platform sandals and floppy hat. I love wearing hats because not only do they hide a bad hair day, they really “top” off the outfit (pun intended ;). I threw on this pretty beige purse from Brickwood and my Giving Key necklace to add some more components to the outfit. The Giving Key necklace is a great conversation piece and is the perfect piece for any ensemble. The Giving Key employs people transitioning out of homelessness in LA to stamp the different words on the key. The keys are supposed to be flawed, unique, and special the same as the person wearing them. Philanthropy has a great selection of Giving Keys if you are looking to get one of your own, be sure and stop in!

Happy Wednesday! Xoxo, Sam


**Photography: Emma Staley, follow her on Instagram @emmabeenice

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Mix & Match

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Mix & Match. How to combine different neutral colors, textures, and prints to make the perfect outfit for any season.Mix & Match. Modeling a striped poncho, a lace tank top, boyfriend jeans, and corduroy Toms.Mix & Match. Modeling a striped poncho, boyfriend jeans, and corduroy Toms.Mix & Match. Modeling a striped poncho, a lace tank top, and boyfriend jeans.Mix & Match. How to combine different neutral colors, textures, and prints to make the perfect outfit for any season.Mix & Match. Modeling a striped poncho, boyfriend jeans, and Toms.Mix & Match. Close up of the corduroy Toms. Mix & Match. How to combine different neutral colors, textures, and prints to make the perfect outfit for any season.

Poncho: Brickwood Boutique | Lace Tank: Brickwood Boutique

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day! I will be sending some extra love and prayers to everyone that has served/is serving our country!

If you are spending the holiday looking for some fashion inspiration, this outfit is dedicated to you! The tank and poncho definitely make the outfit. I love that they are both made of neutral colors so you can mix and match them with other pieces you already have hanging in your closet. And, I think the combination of textures works really nicely together. The lace tank is so cute and a staple for any wardrobe! Not only does it look great with this poncho for spring, but it could be paired with shorts in the summer, or layered under a flannel in the fall and winter… In other words, you can get so many looks with this one piece. And, the poncho is super lightweight and perfect for layering. Plus the stripes add some spice to any outfit.

Brickwood is a new store in downtown cape located in the Indie House. They have so many cute clothes in there that are super affordable too! If you haven’t followed Brickwood Boutique on Instagram or liked them on Facebook, you should be! You will find all kinds of sales and sneak peeks of new clothes! Brickwood is so awesome, they are offering this kimono and tank 15% off, and to all of my out of town readers, they will ship to you for FREE! Go to Brickwood Boutique on Instagram and find the picture of this outfit with the instructions for ordering, or go visit the store to find more adorable options. AND, check out my Instagram for an exclusive Brickwood gift card giveaway!

Enjoy your holiday! Xoxo, Sam


**Photography: Emma Staley, follow her on Instagram @emmabeenice
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You Can’t Go Wrong With Denim

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You Can't Go Wrong With Denim. Modeling a denim romper, yoga slings, and a priceless necklace.You Can't Go Wrong With Denim. Modeling a denim romper, yoga slings, and a priceless necklace.You Can't Go Wrong With Denim. Modeling a denim romper, yoga slings, and a priceless necklace.

You Can't Go Wrong With Denim. Modeling a denim romper.You Can't Go Wrong With Denim. Modeling a denim romper, yoga slings, and a priceless necklace.

You Can't Go Wrong With Denim. Close up of the navy and gold earrings.You Can't Go Wrong With Denim. Modeling a denim romper and a priceless necklace.

Romper: Perfectly Posh | Necklace: For King and Country 

Those of you that have been following me for a while know I am OBSESSED with denim. I am just convinced that there is no wrong way to wear denim. And I think my second favorite thing to denim, is rompers, so this outfit is a personal favorite. This romper is so perfect for this time of year because it is so comfy, effortless, and easy to throw on. It would be great to throw over a swimsuit or for going to festivals or outdoor activities. But, if you wanted a transition from day to night, you could throw on a pair of wedges and accessorize a little more and you’d be good to go.

These shoes are probably my favorite shoes to wear in the summer… I love them so much I purchased them in black too. The bottoms are yoga mats so they are soooooo great when you have be on your feet for a long period of time. When I used to work in the mall, they were the only pair of shoes I could wear that my feet didn’t hurt after a long shift. Plus, they are so much cuter than a pair of flip flops. I snagged mine up at Journey’s for around $19, originally $42, so they are super affordable and if you check the clearance racks you might get a good deal.

Y’all know I love a piece with a story, and this necklace has a great one. This necklace is merchandise from the band For King and Country. It is an Australian one-cent coin serving as a reminder that you are priceless! It is a great reminder of your self worth and is the perfect accessory for many outfits, plus, it is only $10!

Have a great weekend! Xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, follow her on Instagram @emmabeenice

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The Overall Scoop

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The Overall Scoop. Modeling a pair of short overalls, a grey and white striped tee, and maroon polka dot Keds.The Overall Scoop. Modeling a pair of short overalls, and a grey and white striped tee.The Overall Scoop. Back view, modeling a pair of short overalls, a grey and white striped tee, and maroon polka dot Keds.The Overall Scoop. Modeling a pair of short overalls, a grey and white striped tee, and maroon polka dot Keds.The Overall Scoop. Modeling a pair of short overalls, a grey and white striped tee, and maroon polka dot Keds.The Overall Scoop. Modeling a pair of short overalls, a grey and white striped tee, and maroon polka dot Keds.The Overall Scoop. Modeling a pair of short overalls, a grey and white striped tee, and maroon polka dot Keds.The Overall Scoop. Modeling a pair of short overalls, a grey and white striped tee, and maroon polka dot Keds.

I never woulda thought that I was the kind of girl that would sport a pair of overalls, but in the wise words of Justin Bieber “Never Say Never”, because over the past few years they have become a wardrobe essential for me! They are so easy to throw on and they are so trendy right now, Julianne Hough is one of my personal favorite overall enthusiasts (how adorable does she look here?)! I love how simple they are and they give off a very effortless vibe. Plus they have lots of pockets and because of all the details, a bunch of jewelry isn’t necessary. I usually throw mine over a tee shirt, but I’ve been seeing them worn over one piece swimsuits (see Rebecca Robertson here), and I think I will definitely be trying that trend out this summer too.

I love to mix prints so I thought my polka dot keds would be a nice contrast of the grey and white striped tee shirt. And, wanted a pop of color against all the neutrals so I thought the maroon really stood out.

Xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, follow her on Instagram @emmabeenice

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It’s All In The Details

It's All In The Details.Close up of the cutout detail and floral printed dress.It's All In The Details. Back of the floral printed dress, orange cross body purse, and lace-up Sseko sandals.

It's All In The Details.Close up of the cutout and printed detail of the dress and the orange cross body purse.It's All In The Details. Modeling a floral printed dress, orange cross body purse, and lace-up Sseko sandals.It's All In The Details.Close up of the cutout detail and floral printed dress.

Dress: Stash | Shoes: Philanthropy, Sseko

I am so excited about this outfit. 1. I’m back at Stash and Philanthropy. 2. These shoes are adorable and they have an even better story! As soon as I saw this dress I knew I had to share it with you! I always love a good floral print and I think this one is absolutely adorable. I also love the cutout detail at the top because it makes the dress a little more unique and you don’t need jewelry to go with it so it is super easy to throw on in the summer. I threw my orange purse with it to really make the orange in the dress pop and I thought it matched perfectly, plus, I think the braided pattern adds a nice detail to the outfit.

These shoes are my new go-to. Sseko is a brand in Uganda that helps generate income for women to attend university. Your sandals come with a tag that says the name of the woman that made your sandals so you can learn more about her story on the Sseko website. The ribbon can be tied hundreds of different ways so you can get a totally different look each time you wear them and there are a variety of different ribbons that you can purchase to switch out for even more looks. So far I’ve been sticking with this wrap style, but I may try something new soon. If you have a pair, how do you tie them? They are sold at Philanthropy in Cape so after you check out Stash, head over to Philanthropy to get these adorable shoes!

Have a great week! Xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, follow her on Instagram @emmabeenice
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Workout Style

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Workout Playlist, Accessories, and Outfit. Working out in a Nike athletic tank, Victoria's Secret leggings, and Nike tennis shoes.Workout Playlist, Accessories, and Outfit. Close up of "After This We're Getting Pizza" water bottle and gym bag.

Workout Playlist, Accessories, and Outfit. Close up of "After This We're Getting Pizza" water bottle..Workout Playlist, Accessories, and Outfit. Modeling a Nike athletic tank, Victoria's Secret leggings, and Nike tennis shoes.

Gym Bag: Bloom Studio and Gifts | Water Bottle: Bloom Studio and Gifts | “After This We’re Getting Pizza” Yoga Mat (not pictured): Bloom Studio and Gifts | Sport Bra: Victoria’s Secret | My Favorite Leggings Ever: Victoria’s Secret | Sneakers: Nike, Similar

Are the water bottle and gym bag not the #truth? For real, though! Honestly, if it weren’t for cheer, I would hardly ever get a workout in! But whether it’s cheer practice or on my own time, I am a sucker for cute workout clothes and accessories. Pizza after a good workout is always good motivation for me and I think these hilarious accessories are the perfect reminder to do some extra lunges and crunches so you can indulge later, guilt free. I got this adorable Nike tank top on the clearance rack at Macy’s for less than 6 bucks. I REPEAT, LESS THAN SIX BUCKS… And these sneakers, only $27. If you’re looking for cute Nike workout gear that is affordable, Macy’s clearance is where it’s at. This sport bra and these leggings are my absolute favorite. I’ve tried many brands and I always go back to VS. They are so comfortable and fit so well and I hate working out in anything else. When I bought this set it was buy the bra and get the leggings free! I hope they do that sale again soon because I need more!

I hope you find a good workout sale this week! Xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, follow her on Instagram @emmabeenice

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A Jumpsuit and a CEO Trade Show

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A Jumpsuit and a CEO Trade Show. Close up of the navy jumper and layered necklaces.A Jumpsuit and a CEO Trade Show. Side view of the navy jumpsuit.A Jumpsuit and a CEO Trade Show. Looking at flowers in a navy jumpsuit, platform sandals, gold jewelry, and printed Fossil purse.A Jumpsuit and a CEO Trade Show. Modeling a navy jumpsuit, platform sandals, gold jewelry, and printed Fossil purse.

A Jumpsuit and a CEO Trade Show. Modeling a navy jumpsuit, platform sandals, gold jewelry, and printed Fossil purse.A Jumpsuit and a CEO Trade Show. Modeling a navy jumpsuit, platform sandals, gold jewelry, and printed Fossil purse.

A Jumpsuit and a CEO Trade Show. Modeling a navy blue jumpsuit.

A Jumpsuit and a CEO Trade Show. Modeling a navy jumpsuit, platform sandals, gold jewelry, and printed Fossil purse.

A Jumpsuit and a CEO Trade Show. Side view of the navy jumpsuit and printed Fossil purse.

Navy Jumpsuit: Eccentrics

I really think this could be one of my favorite outfits ever. Jumpers are literally my favorite thing to wear. They are so adorable and so functional all at the same time.

I wore this one a couple of weeks ago to a trade show for the CEO program that I am in. For those of you that are not familiar with CEO, it is a business program for high school students, but we never meet at school, instead we meet at different businesses every morning from 7:30-9 to learn different business concepts. Part of the class was starting our own business, which led me to this blog. To showoff all of our hard work, we had a trade show where all of the of the students presented our different businesses. I thought this jumper was so perfect for the event because it can totally be “work appropriate”, but it is very trendy and fun…. Plus when I am pitching myself as a fashion blogger, I’ve gotta look the part!;) I added my favorite platform sandals and some layered gold necklaces to add some detail to the simple jumpsuit. And, I thought my floral purse matched perfectly and added some color to the neutral look.

Have a great week! Xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, follow her on Instagram @emmabeenice

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Graduation and a Romper

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Graduation and a Romper, Modeling a printed romper, oversized cardigan, and lace up flats.

Graduation and a Romper, Modeling a printed romper, oversized cardigan, and lace up flats.

Graduation and a Romper, Modeling a printed romper, oversized cardigan, and lace up flats.

Graduation and a Romper, Modeling a printed romper, oversized cardigan, and lace up flats.

Graduation and a Romper, Modeling a printed romper, oversized cardigan, and lace up flats.

Romper: Philanthropy | Cardigan: Similar (on sale) | Lace-up Flats: Similar

Holy cow, it is graduation! I can’t believe it! If you are looking for a cute outfit for graduation parties and events, you should head on over to Philanthropy! They have so many cute items that are perfect for this time of year (and would make great gifts too). I always love a good romper and I think this one would be perfect to wear to parties and BBQs these next few weeks. Rompers are so perfect for me because they look a little bit dressier and are super comfortable. I think the colors on this one are so pretty. It has been a little chillier so I’ve been throwing cardigans over all my outfits and I haven’t shown my lace up flats on the blog in a while so I thought it was time I brought them back. I absolutely love these!

Xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, follow her on Instagram @emmabeenice

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Prom

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Prom. Modeling an animal printed, Rachel Allan, two piece dress.
Prom. Close up image of hair/makeup and the printed top.Prom. Back view of the dress.Prom. Full view of the two piece dress, hair, makeup, and corsage.Prom. Close up image of the beautiful corsage from Enchanted Garden.Prom. Modeling an animal printed, Rachel Allan, two piece dress. Prom. Modeling a two piece Rachel Allan dress.Prom. Close up image of the black and brown Steve Madden wedges.Prom. Modeling an animal printed, Rachel Allan, two piece dress.

Prom. Modeling an animal printed, Rachel Allan, two piece dress.

Prom. Modeling an animal printed, Rachel Allan, two piece dress.

Dress: Rachel Allan, The Prom Boutique | Corsage: The Enchanted Garden | Shoes: Steve Madden | Lipstick: Mac, Ruby Woo

To all the underclassmen, when you get your chance to go to prom, GO! And please, dance the entire time… I’m telling you, it will be so much fun!

When it comes to prom style I always want something that will stand out and no one will have anything even similar to. This animal printed, two piece, immediately caught my eye. I think it is so fun and I figured not too many other people would have a dress that had leopard AND zebra print covering the top. I think the print at the top paired with the simplicity of the skirt goes so well together. I loved that there was a mini skirt underneath so the slit up the side looked really striking. Although, if I was a designer of the dress I would have made the overlay detachable because it would have been so much easier to dance without all of that extra fabric. I am typically not a huge fan of corsages but I thought this one turned out beautiful. At Cobden prom, a girl had a corsage made entirely of feathers, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever (check out her Instagram here), so I asked if they could somehow incorporate those into mine. Suggesting the feathers and picking out a few of the ribbons was really the only input I gave and Enchanted Garden designed the rest. If you don’t know what you want, walk in and tell her what you don’t want and she will do a fabulous job!

Xoxo, Sam

**Photography: Emma Staley, follow her on Instagram @emmabeenice