Leopard x Black

Jan 23, 2017

Coat, Zara (sold out). Identical here (under $50!) & here
Pants, J Crew
Booties, Choie's c/o
Sunglasses, Ray-Ban
Bag, Dagne Dover 
Watch, Michele

Today I am so excited to be teaming up with Brittany at Loverly Grey to share how we style our leopard print! I have followed Brittany on Instagram for a while now and love her effortless style- she always knows how to mix edgy with feminine details and I LOVE that. I also love that she has her own unique style- I have so much respect for bloggers who stay true to themselves. Be sure to check out her post!! She is wearing THE CUTEST leopard sweater 💓

I feel like leopard is such a great way to spice things up, especially if you're like me and love an all black look. I was a little worried that this coat might be a bit 'much', but as soon as I tried it on I was in love! I plan to wear it with distressed jeans and a tee next, I think it's best to keep it simple when you wear any print, let the print be your 'statement' piece and just work around that :) (like I did with my leopard booties in this post). If you are looking for a sleek pair of black pants, I can't say enough good things about these skinny pants! I have had them for 4? years now and they still look and feel brand new, definitely worth the investment. Also, the tag says dry-clean only BUT I accidentally washed them in the washing machine once and they are totally fine lol. So that's how I wash them now FYI ;) 

The weather has been so gloomy lately! When these pics were snapped it was gray and drizzly (hello frizzy curls) and it's been like that for days. I am so ready for some sunshine. Sunday was my husband's birthday so we were super exciting and celebrated at home...we are very low key if you couldn't tell 🙈 I cooked breakfast for him complete with bday cinnamon rolls (and candles!) then I made his favorite homemade vegetable beef stew...and I'm not cooking for the rest of the week lol. He is a die-hard Patriots fan so there was also lots of football, joy joy! I am not a football girl, not even close. I'm like, what's on Hallmark?? Anyway, I love lazy Sundays and this one was perfect <3

PS: Brittany & I would love to know how your wear your leopard! Tag us on Instagram for a chance to be featured in an upcoming blog post of mine or let us know what your favorite pieces are on our Instagram posts <3

xo, Samantha Brooke
Image via Pinterest

Utility Jacket x Casual

Jan 20, 2017

Jacket, Sid + Sam c/o
Hat, Nordstrom
Tee, old. Similar here
Sunglasses, Ray-Ban
Shoes, Choie's c/o
Bag, Givenchy
Apple Watch Cuff, The Ultimate Cuff c/o (20% off with code MESSYHAIR20)
Necklace, Tiffany & Co
Bracelet, David Yurman
Similar jeans here

Happy Friday! Let me tell you about my past few days...Tuesday night my dad came over for dinner (I made chicken fajitas and he was amazed by the fact that I could actually cook and was super amazed by Netflix. Ha, he couldn't get over the fact that every show and movie was on there! Oh, parents. And out of allll the movies in the world of Netflix, we watched one that was older than me.) anyway, after he left I started feeling sick and by Wednesday morning I thought I was on my death bed. I hardly ever get sick, but when I do it's always a stomach thing. So annoying. Thank heavens it usually only lasts a day! I woke up Thursday morning feeling like a new person, sooo much better. Can you believe I lost SEVEN pounds in those 18ish hours? I know it was water weight, but still blows my mind. I was thankful to get out of the house this morning! I met Carolyn (@missmyrtleblooms) & Emily (With Style & Grace) at a local coffee shop for girl chatter and coffee, well I had to get green tea bc I wasn't sure how my stomach would take coffee. Do you know how hard it is for a coffee addict to order green tea first thing in the morning at one of her favorite coffee shops?? Hard. I like green tea but not first thing, I need the real stuff.

This casual look was perfect for today. I love that I was comfy but still felt cute- the heeled booties and bits of jewelry helped with that :) If you are looking for a utility jacket (so perfect for spring!) I highly recommend this one! It runs TTS, I am in a small, and I have been told that more sizes will be restocked soon! It's such a great price point for the quality, too. It's lined with a soft almost flannel-like material but it's still thin enough to wear during warmer days (it was in the 60s today when I wore it). I can definitely see many ways to style this in the next coming months!

xo, Samantha Brooke