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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

I’m Feeling Inspired By The 70s

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I'm Feeling Inspired By The 70s. Modeling a pleated denim dress, platform sandals, round Ray-Ban sunglasses, and a printed Fossil purse.I'm Feeling Inspired By The 70s. Side view of the of the pleated denim dress, platform sandals, and a printed Fossil purse.I'm Feeling Inspired By The 70s. Close up of the of the pleated denim dress, featuring the gold button detail and navy blue belt.I'm Feeling Inspired By The 70s. Close up back view of the of the pleated denim dress.I'm Feeling Inspired By The 70s. Modeling a pleated denim dress, platform sandals, round Ray-Ban sunglasses, and a printed Fossil purse.I'm Feeling Inspired By The 70s. Close up of the pleated denim dress and a printed Fossil purse.I'm Feeling Inspired By The 70s. Modeling a pleated denim dress, platform sandals, round Ray-Ban sunglasses, and a printed Fossil purse.I'm Feeling Inspired By The 70s. Back view of the of the pleated denim dress.I'm Feeling Inspired By The 70s. Close up of the pleated denim dress, round Ray-Ban sunglasses, and a printed Fossil purse.

Dress: Perfectly Posh | Platform Sandals: Similar | Purse: Fossil, Similar | Sunglasses: Ray-Bans

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous week! For all my Cobden people, IT”S GRADUATION WEEK! Holy cow, I can’t believe it! If you are searching for a graduation dress Perfectly Posh in Marion has soooooooo many cute options! I definitely recommend checking them out!
I am still obsessing over 70s trends (see another 70s inspired outfit here). I saw this dress hanging up at Perfectly Posh and I knew I had to share it with you! Ya know I love denim, and I think the pleated bottom and gold buttons are just adorable. And, since the dress is so neutral and simple, it can be styled so many different ways. To match the gold buttons and 70s theme I added my round Ray-Ban sunglasses and platform sandals. This Fossil purse was a Christmas gift from a few years ago and I think it is so cute! Crossbody purses are my favorite and the shape is so perfect for carrying all of the essentials. Plus, the print is absolutely adorable and stands out against the simplicity of the dress perfectly!

What decades are you feeling inspired by this Spring?

Xoxo, Sam

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

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15 Things I LOVE About My Mom

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15 Things I love About My Mom. My mom and I at homecoming 2015.

I know everyone thinks they have the world’s best mom, but I am pretty convinced I struck gold! Mom, you rock, and you are my rock! I don’t know what I would do without you!

Here are 15 of my favorite things about my mom!

  1. She always puts others before herself and is one of the most genuine and generous people that I know.
  2. My friends love her like she is their own mom.
  3. She is hilarious… when she isn’t trying to embarrass me.
  4. She taught me to be kind and to treat others how I would want to be treated.
  5. She committed to being a cheer mom because that’s what I love… From driving back and forth to practice, taking us to cheer competitions, putting our hair in ponytails when we wouldn’t sit still, she’s done it all.
  6. She also stepped up to coach high school cheerleading, trust me people, it’s a lot of work.
  7. She has always encouraged me to be an individual and not follow the crowd.
  8. She is the best cook, EVER.
  9. She has taught me to love Jesus.
  10. If I ever need to talk to her about anything, she is always there to listen.
  11. She enjoys eating at a good restaurant as much as I do.
  12. From going to the movies in our pjs to a Maroon 5 concert, she is almost always down for an adventure.
  13. It’s usually pretty easy to convince her to let me listen to my Justin Bieber cd on a roadtrip.
  14. She has fed my shopping/clothing addiction.
  15. I have never, ever, doubted her love for me.

I Love You!
Xoxo, Sam

 

When I “Grow Up”

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When I "Grow Up". Modeling a pale pink coat, striped sweater dress, and lace up wedges. When I "Grow Up". Modeling a pale pink coat, striped sweater dress, and lace up wedges. When I "Grow Up". Modeling a pale pink coat, striped sweater dress, and lace up wedges. When I "Grow Up". Back view of the pink coat.

When I "Grow Up". Close up of the pink coat and striped dress.

Pink Coat: Eccentrics | Striped Sweater Dress: Eccentrics | Shoes: Similar

When I “grow up” I want to have my own clothing store!

About a year ago, I discovered an adorable store in Carterville, Eccentrics. They are a great example of how I envision mine to look. The interior is so adorable, there are so many great clothing options, and the employees are always so helpful and sweet. Like Philanthropy, they are a store that uses their platform to give back. They run “Give Back Beautiful” campaigns involving different charities and organizations!

I have been eyeing this coat for awhile. It is sooooooooo cute! The pale pink color is beautiful and the fabric is so soft. It is super lightweight too so it is great for this time of year. When I was walking around picking out clothes for the blog, I saw this sweater dress paired with the coat. I was originally going to style something different with it since it was already on display, but I just kept coming back to it. It is the perfect length to wear to work or school, but it could also be paired for going out (it would be great for graduation parties and events coming up too). And, I have been seeing a lot of turtlenecks this winter and spring so I think it is super on trend. I love that it is a print to go with the simplicity of the coat and the black and white stripes really work with the color of the coat.

Basically, if you haven’t been to Eccentrics, you are missing out!

Xoxo, Sam

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

 

 

A Printed Romper, Internship, and Fork Necklace

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A Printed Romper, Internship, and Fork Necklace. Modeling a printed romper, silver statement necklace, and a vibrant orange purse. A Printed Romper, Internship, and Fork Necklace. Modeling a printed romper and a silver statement necklace.

A Printed Romper, Internship, and Fork Necklace. Modeling a printed romper, silver statement necklace, Steve Madden wedges, and a vibrant orange purse.

A Printed Romper, Internship, and Fork Necklace. Close up of the orange purse. A Printed Romper, Internship, and Fork Necklace. Image of the beautiful scenery in Southern Illinois.

A Printed Romper, Internship, and Fork Necklace. Modeling a printed romper, silver statement necklace, Steve Madden wedges, and a vibrant orange purse.

A Printed Romper, Internship, and Fork Necklace. Modeling a printed romper, silver statement necklace, Steve Madden wedges, and a vibrant orange purse.

A Printed Romper, Internship, and Fork Necklace. Modeling a printed romper and a silver statement necklace.

Romper: Express, Similar Sleeveless Version, Long Sleeve Romper On Sale| Necklace: Rescued Relics | Purse: Similar | Shoes: Steve Madden, Similar

Okay girls, who doesn’t love a cute printed romper? This one is an Express clearance find ($15) that I think is sooooo cute! Black is my favorite color to wear, but lately I’ve been really drawn to prints so this black and white printed one was perfect for me. It is so springy and the neutral colors allow for accessorizing with vibrant hues. These shoes are the same shoes that I wore to prom and I think they are so cute (prom post coming soon). I love that they are both black and brown so they can go with a bunch of different outfits, plus, who doesn’t want a pair of shoes they can wear to prom one day and with a spring romper the next?

Last Fall I landed an internship with Varsity, a cheerleading apparel company, and our meetings were in Memphis! While we were there we stayed with my mom’s best friend from high school and her family. They have the cutest boutiques down south so we decided to do a little shopping while we were there. Lucky for us, there was a festival going on in the little town we stopped at. They had all kinds of adorable vendors selling cute crafts, clothes, and jewelry. I purchased this adorable “Rock On” necklace while I was there from the vendor Rescued Relics. It is so unique and I love that it has a story to go with it. I am the worst at forgetting to wear jewelry but I am 10xs more likely to wear it if it is a conversation piece like this. I also purchased the orange purse in one of the shops a different trip. I love the vibrant color and the braided detail.

Have a fabulous week! Xoxo, Sam

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