Olive You

Aug 27, 2015







Top, Anthropologie | Pants, J Crew. Similar Here & Here ($42) | Bag, Louis Vuitton. Shoulder strap Here | Shoes, old. Similar Here | Earrings, Gorjana | Bracelet, David Yurman | Sunglasses $10!

First of all, I love this top. The material isn't too thick, and it's kind of a cross between a peplum and flowy sweater/blouse hybrid and it ties in the back! I really love it with the olive green/tan neutral combo. I, obviously, love neutrals. Especially this time of year :) 

So I fell for that PSL rumor that was floating around. Rolled to Sbux and ordered a pumpkin spice, and the girl was like "ummm, that isn't out yet. We are still promoting summer drinks." You know, in her Starbucks accent they all have because they know more than you ever will about all things wonderful and Starbucksy because they work at one of the best places on the planet (second to maybe, Disney lol) and know the difference between all coffees, espressos, larges and ventis. So if you were wondering, the PSL is NOT out yet! haha. 

xoxo

Budget Boho

Aug 25, 2015

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I need each and every one of these items in my wardrobe, stat. They are perfect bohemian transitional pieces that will take your wardrobe from summer to fall. I love it when I find items that are guilt free!

ps: SO glad Monday is out of the way. Yesterday was extra Mondayish. 

xoxo

Blackxblackxblack

Aug 24, 2015







Tee, Nordstrom (2 for $28!) | Watch, Michele | Sunnies, Cartier. Similar Here | Jeans, Loft (DIY distressing) | Bag, Givenchy | Shoes, old. Similar Here ($28) & Here ($40)

I hate how quickly the weekends go by. If I could train my body to never need sleep, all would be right in the world! Haha. I feel like I got a lot accomplished this weekend though, including a closet clean out! If you follow my 'closet page' @shopmssamanthabrookescloset on Instagram, you can get first dibs on gently (sometimes never worn :/ ) items that I sell from my personal closet. 

Anyway, you can probably tell these are my favorite jeans. I love the fit, the stretch, and the rips I added :)

Happy Monday & enjoy the week <3<3
xoxo

Sunday of Summer

Aug 21, 2015





Top, TJ Maxx (old) | Shoes, Michael Kors. Almost exact here | Jeans, Here (DIY distressing) | Sunglasses, Chanel | Bracelet, David Yurman | Bag, Tory Burch | Earrings, Gorjana

So I know I've posted these jeans a couple times before, but in real life I re-wear things. I don't have the funds or the desire to have a new outfit for every single day, what's the point in that? I like to mix things up and get creative with changing up my pieces. I also ((OBVIOUSLY)) like to DIY distress my jeans. I hate buying distressed denim and the holes and rips aren't where I need them to fall at on my legs- like the knee hole will be two inches above my knee. Anyone else have this problem??

I know everyone is gearing up for the weekend! Here's to making it a great one <3

xoxo



Weekend Exploring

Aug 19, 2015












Bag, Tory Burch | Shoes, Michael Kors. Almost exact here | Earrings, Gorjana | Sunglasses, Chanel | Bracelet, David Yurman | Dress, Anthropologie. Similar here ($24!)

 Saturday I did some exploring in a nearby town with my sister (who also doubles as my sometimes photog) and my friend, Taylor. This place was so adorable and picture perfect, plus they had this amazing little cafe, The Goat. Best lattes and gelato!

After we left that little village we went to downtown Pittsboro to a super adorable soda shop and ran into Roy Williams. I almost didn't even realize it (I was literally standing two inches from him) but everyone was looking and I was like, he must be important. So I started racking my brain for who he could be, then I remembered all the games my husband watches lol (he's a HUGE Carolina fan). I had my sister take a picture with him, total lame-o's, I know haha. But it was a good day and I can't wait for our next adventure!

Hope your weekend was spent doing something fun with those you love!

xoxo

Floral x White Denim

Aug 9, 2015







Top, Forever 21 | Jeans, Paige (DIY distressing) | Shoes, old. Similar here | Bag, Givenchy | Necklace, Just Jewelry | Bracelet, David Yurman

I love this top (less than $16)! I like that it feels like a tee, but looks a little more put together than one. I also love the print, the colors in the floral pattern will transition nicely into fall with a moto jacket and booties :)

This weekend has been really busy and lots of fun! I hope everyone else's was great too. 

PS: Freeze some Sprite and gummy bears into popsicles and thank me later ;) (recipe from Cosmopolitan's Instagram)

xoxo

Printed Shorts

Aug 6, 2015






 Sweater, boutique find. Similar here & here| Cami, Old Navy | Shoes, Tory Burch | Shorts, boutique find. Similar here | Sunnies, Ray-Ban | Bag, Gucci. Similar here | Turquoise ring, Bling Jewelry c/o

I wore this out to brunch a couple weekends ago...hence the dark hair :) 
These $5 tanks from Old Navy are some of my favorite basics. They are great for layering and they are made of a great stretchy material that doesn't lose shape throughout the day. Does anyone else require a cardi with them at all times during the summer? It'll be so hot out then when you get indoors it's absolutely freezing (I am anyway)!

I am trying to post more regularly on here, at least three times a week. I'm not exactly sure where I want this blog to go in the future, but right now I am really enjoying outfit posts and sharing things I love (like beauty and skincare :) ). I guess we'll see how things go!

((Thanks for reading my ramblings tonight, I am really tired so I hope everything makes sense. I'll probably read this tomorrow and find tons of errors haha.))

xoxo