Romantic Lace Top

Apr 30, 2017

Such a busy weekend! I had a prom shoot yesterday then on Sunday I had a graduation group to shoot. Can't wait to get all of the images edited this week! I'm also hoping to find time to go to IKEA one day this week so I can get the items for my new closet/office space. So much to do! 

I love the details on this top- the high neck, the lace, the hem, def a new favorite! I love feminine tops paired with jeans and simple heels. I feel put together with very little effort in my look haha. 

xo, Samantha Brooke

Lace Camisole

Apr 28, 2017

lace cami, lingerie top, black ripped denim

lace cami, lingerie top, black ripped denim

This is probably one of my favorite outfits I've worn in a while (besides this one!)! I love the simple colors and the femininity of the lace cami. I can't wait to wear this cami with my leather about juxtaposition. 

I thought I was done with everything today and crawled into my bed at like 10:30- super early for me. Anyway, I was thinking, 'I know there's something I forgot to do! What is it?' I couldn't think of anything so I got comfy and turned the tv on then I was like 'duh! You didn't do a blog post.' BLOGGER FAIL. Oh well, one day I will be super organized and on top of things. Today is not that day though!

xo, Samantha Brooke

Sephora Faves + Makeup Bag Newbies

Apr 24, 2017

sephora haul, makeup finds, beauty favorites

sephora haul, makeup finds, beauty favorites

My Sephora Faves:

*I LOVE this foundation. I love the smell, the semi-full coverage, and the fact that it contains SPF. It goes on silky smooth and isn't too matte or too dewy. It looks like skin...but better. 

This is the first time I purchased this mascara and I'm hooked. I like the big brush and the volumizing formula. You guys know I love Better Than Sex mascara, but it does tend to be flaky so I was looking for a substitute. This one makes my lashes huge like BTS does, only minus the fall-out. 

Again, I love Dior makeup. This formula looks like lipstick but doesn't feel like lipstick which I love. It's very moisturizing. 

Nonsticky, lots of colors (88!) to choose from (I have a couple others), and it feels like it has a bit of peppermint oil in it so it acts as a plumper too. I love the cool feeling it gives my lips plus it makes your breath feel fresh :)

What else is new in my makeup bag:

I have been using this almost daily. I dab some on & set it with a transuscent powder for a super natural look. I love that it has Salicylic Acid to help with oil control/breakouts during these humid months. 

I picked this up at my local Whole Foods last week and have used it daily. The smell is uplifting (it only contains water and rose oil) and I love to spritz it on my face mid-day. PS!! I last talked about the beauty benefits of rose HERE

Aveda Tulasara Creams c/o

 (( Facial cream  & Eye cream ))

I  have been using both of these at least 3 times a week for the past couple months and love the glow that my skin has. Instantly you will have brighter skin because of the turmeric that is in the product, and overtime you will notice dark spots will be lighter. All of my light freckles are gone (hallelujah) and I will continue to use this product, probably as long as they make it...that good!

These are just some items I am loving lately & a few recent purchases :) If you try them let me know how like them! xo, Samantha Brooke

Little Black (cold shoulder) Dress

Apr 21, 2017

Sunglasses, Celine

Excuse me while I live in this dress ALL SUMMER LONG. It is so flattering and I am obsessed with the cold shoulder detail. The fabric does not wrinkle and it fits TTS. Highly recommend! Also, still obsessed with this bag, last seen here!

I have a busy weekend ahead! On Saturday I have a prom group to shoot and I'm hoping the weather holds up! I really want these kids to have some great pictures to look back on. Good news! We started working on the new closet space! We had a door frame taken out and had sheet rock put in to fill the hole, I'm hoping the rest of the process goes just as smooth! Anyway, enjoy the weekend 💖

xo, Samantha Brooke 

Pretty Peplum

Apr 20, 2017

peplum top, gucci crossbody

denim on denim outfit, gucci crossbody, peplum top

denim on denim outfit, gucci crossbody, peplum top

denim on denim outfit, peplum top, gucci crossbody

Bag, Gucci

Happy Friday Eve! So I have wanted a 'cloffice' for a while. I currently share a closet space with my husband- when we moved in we saved a bedroom and moved the door frame so that we could use that room as a big walk in closet. And I LOVE IT, I really do. We had custom shelving and racks put in and he even surprised me with a great custom vanity. The only issue is I need more space, embarrassingly enough. But when clothes are like, your job, and you get c/o items pretty often, eventually that's what happens! So. We are planning to turn one of our spare bedrooms into my new closet and office space. I have been pinning like a mad lady and I am sooo excited! Plus, bonus, my husband won't have to see my unorganized crap everywhere haha. Stay tuned for updates!

I wore this earlier this week for our trip to the museums and I can't tell you how comfortable these $40 jeans are! They legit feel like leggings and they neverrr lose their shape. Obsessed. 

xo, Samantha Brooke

Pink Drink & Azaleas

Apr 18, 2017

embroidered denim jacket, pilcro, gucci crossbody, starbucks pink drink

embroidered denim jacket, pilcro, gucci crossbody, starbucks pink drink

embroidered denim jacket, pilcro, gucci crossbody, starbucks pink drink

embroidered denim jacket, pilcro, gucci crossbody, starbucks pink drink

Jacket (that I want to frame...)
Dress, under $30!
Shoes, Nordstrom
Earrings, Gorjana
Bag, Gucci
Sunglasses, Karen Walker
Bracelet, David Yurman

It's that time of year again-dresses and Pink Drink everrrday! I love a dress all year, but esp in the warmer months when you can just throw one on with sandals and go! So much easier than putting pants on. I tied a knot in this one to give it a different look but it is the best non-clingy material. The back has a cute criss-cross detail at the neckline...actually when I bought it I thought the criss-cross went in the front, so when I put it on to wear I had it on backwards. I really need to start trying things on IN STORE. I last wore this jacket here & I'm still obsessed. It's seriously a work of art.

Today my sister and I took my little cousin to Raleigh to visit the state museums and the capitol building. I had not been to the museums in yearssss and had forgotten how amazing our state museums are. We only had time to visit the NC Museum of History and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, but both were amazing. Admission is free FYI, so if you're in the area definitely take advantage of it! The exhibits are first class and I love how both are laid out. The history museum has an exhibit downstairs that literally tells the story of NC, from Native Americans before the Europeans settled all the way to the industrial period. The science museum has a killer butterfly exhibit that you can go in, but it was closed today :/ Anyway! We had a very educational day and it was nice to brush up on my NC facts :)

xo, Samantha Brooke

How cute is my sister's outfit?? I made her let me take a picture haha

This adorable cat just walked up to where we were taking pics and laid right at my sister's feet. He was so cute and the sweetest thing!