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Winterizing a Summer Dress

Dec 29, 2016




Dress (Free People) & here | Boots (Goodnight Macaroon) | Similar tights | Vest, old. Almost exact vest here | Bag (Givenchy) | Watch c/o (Armani Exchange)

I loveee a Free People dress. I wore this one back in the spring with jeans and love that I was able to wear it in multiple seasons. I wouldn't wear this one without tights or jeans under it (unless it was for a swimsuit cover up), but I love how it looked with tights and OTK boots :) I also really like that it has a longer length in the back, you don't have to worry about keeping things covered ha. It is so easy to get wear out of your clothes year round if you layer correctly. Wearing a summer tunic with tights or leggings and throwing a faux fur vest over it gives the dress a whole new look! 

I am still working on my New Year's resolutions. I want to keep it to five (or less) *reachable* goals that are meaningful and worthwhile. I might share them, haven't decided. Idk why I always keep my resolutions private lol, like I'm going to jinx them if I tell someone what they are or something 🙈 Maybe that should be one of my goals...be more open?

xo, Samantha Brooke


Black & Camel

Dec 26, 2016








Sweater Poncho (Ruana) | Booties, Choie's c/o | Denim, Mott & Bow, c/o | Tee, Target | Necklace, Gorjana c/o | Similar belt here & here

Happy Monday! I am so sad Christmas is over 😢 I don't know what I'm going to watch on tv lol, all I have watched for the past two months is Christmas movies! And don't get me started on the radio...I am so behind on what songs are out right now bc of listening to Christmas music since October it's quite sad. I may extend Christmas one more week :), just until New Year's! We had such a great weekend. We were spoiled by our families and had so much good food. I love the holidays #lesigh. We have one more dinner tonight (my Grandma on my dad's side always does her's the day after so that everyone can make it) so we get one last taste of Christmas 💚💓

I love sweater ponchos but sometimes I feel like they can make you look a little wide, so I took this budget friendly sweater poncho and tied it behind my back for a more flattering look. I actually saw a girl at a local boutique wearing it this way and it looked so great I just had to try it! You can even wear your blanket scarves like this, too, but I love the black with camel. It's so simple and chic. And these Mott & Bow jeans are my new favorites. They are the perfect mid-rise and wash, and they don't lose their shape throughout the day. I HATE jeans that stretch out, there is nothing worse than a saggy bottomed jean 🙈 (they run TTS)

xo, Samantha Brooke



Moto jacket x OTK boots

Dec 23, 2016









Jacket, Choie's c/o (under $50!) | Similar tank here | Boots, Goodnight Macaroon (see full review here) | Jeans, J Crew | Bag, Givenchy | Sunglasses, Karen Walker

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! I have everything done for Christmas except wrapping (err...bagging) the gifts. Definitely my least favorite part ha. I am loving this time with my sisters! They are both on their winter breaks from college and I loveeee it. I always mean to put our adventures on Snapchat but we have so much fun and so many laughs I forget...& that my friends is a GOOD THING! Just like today my sister and I were running a few last minute errands (that included lunch and lattes haha) & we thought we had a few minutes so we were going to Target. Then on the way to Target I was like "WE FORGOT THE  HAM!" Which was the whole point in our outing lol, so we had to turn around and fight traffic and go to freakin Honey Baked Ham. Fun times. They had police officers directing traffic in the parking lot... yeah insane. For the record, I don't even like ham 😑

Anyway, enjoy this weekend with your friends and family and soak up every minute 💓

PS: I absolute adore this jacket! At under $50 it is such a steal. It's the perfect neutral too, a real pretty olive-ish color. Can be worn with black or brown!

xo, Samantha Brooke


Winter Florals

Dec 16, 2016












Dress, Bohoblu c/o 10% off with code SAMANTHA10 | Necklace, Gorjana | Coat, J Crew | Bag, Forever 21 | Watch, Michele | Booties, Choie's c/o

So I totally felt like Rory Gilmore in this outfit- the cute dress, tights, lady like coat- ahh I love this look. I love floral prints and this one is perfect for winter and will carry you into spring. I was instantly drawn to it as soon as I noticed that it was Magnolia print- when I was 17 (11 years ago!) I told my (now husband) then boyfriend that my requirements for our house were a big porch, nice closet, and a Magnolia tree somewhere. We have a huge porch, I love my closet, and when we bought the place he showed me that there was a Magnolia tree in the woods haha. 

Tonight I went to an event at Bohoblu's Downtown Greensboro store. If you are local you must check out one of their locations, if not go online. I get Anthro vibes, only with much better prices. Anwyays, it was nice to sip some bubbly and discuss blogging with  the girls that were there tonight. It's always fun to meet people who get it. I absolutely love blogging and am often met with strange looks when I tell people what I do haha. People just don't understand the passion and love that goes into these little spaces! Thank you guys for understanding 💓 

xo, Samantha Brooke

Casual Layers

Dec 9, 2016












Booties, Nordstrom | Similar jeans $44 | Bag, Louis Vuitton | Sweater, old Forever 21 available in three other colors here & similar gray option here | Watch, Wristology c/o 10% off with code SAMANTHAD10| Hat & Scarf c/o Bohoblu 10% off with code SAMANTHA10 | Similar jacket on sale here

Casual is my style. Like if you were to ever see me out running around, there is a 99% chance I would be wearing destroyed denim, booties, and a cozy sweater & scarf combo- or gym clothes. I just feel like this combination is super comfortable but you still look like you tried...even if you didn't ha.I love these booties because they have a bit of a heel but they aren't dressy, so you can wear them with a baseball cap and not feel silly. I feel weird in flat shoes so I always look for heeled options and these are perfect. If you are looking for a new affordable watch look no further than Wristology. This one is the Olivia watch and there are tons of interchangeable straps to choose from. You start with their Build A Watch page and choose a watch face, then go from there and choose your strap(s)! I chose The Olivia because it is classic, and I picked the black leather, brown leather, and gold straps. You can get all four pieces for less than $100 PLUS you can get another 10% off with code SAMANTHAD10 :)

I have seen similar options to this faux suede hat but none have been this cheap ($15!). I love baseball caps and this one is a bit more stylish than most. (10 % off any purchase at Bohoblu with code SAMANTHA10)

I went in Bath & Body for the first time in probably two years?? today and holy allergies! I didn't know my allergies were that bad but my nose started running and I started sneezing like crazy! Must get worse with age ha. I did get a candle- I don't much care for scented lotions and sprays, other than perfume, but I LOVE a candle! I went with Cinnamon Caramel Swirl and it smells so good. I burned it hours ago and my house still smells like I baked something 💓

xo, Samantha Brooke


Buffalo Plaid Vest

Dec 5, 2016










Vest, Bohoblu c/o | Pumps, Target | Top, J Crew | Bag, Bohoblu c/o | Watch, Michele | Similar jeans here | Bracelet, David Yurman | Lots of monogram necklace options here

1) You need this coat vest (I just made that concept up I think, but that's the only way I can describe it!) It's thick, but not so thick that the fabric doesn't flow well. I love the chic sleek sleeveless look of it. It would look so good with a sleeveless black dress in spring!
2) The burgundy bag is reversible plus it comes with a crossbody bag AND a change purse. Talk about versatility! I love the brushed effect too, gives it a vintage feel.
3) If you are looking for heels you can walk around in all day, these block heel pumps are such a steal. Suede is totally in right now and this faux suede material is 👍

**10% off any Bohoblu purchase with code SAMANTHA10



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