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Retro Vibes

Jun 30, 2017









Get the look:
Sunglasses, Celine

Happy Friday & 4th weekend! I got this dress last year during the Nordstrom Anni Sale and never wore until now 🙈 I actually almost got rid of it then I tried it on & I am so glad I did! Love the loose fit & bell sleeves, esp with platforms to give it a retro feel :) I've been 'shopping my closet' more lately and it's kinda refreshing. I have wayyyy too many clothes and shoes and to be honest buying new things lately is just not interesting or as 'fun' as it used to be. Is that weird? I think for a blogger it probably is haha. Anyway, enjoy the festivities over the next few days! Can't wait to see some fireworks <3

xo, Samantha Brooke






Monday Must-Haves

Jun 26, 2017


These retro sunnies are my new favorites and I am obsessed with this bamboo tote for summer! I can't wait to wear these at the beach in a couple of weeks with some palm print <3



cult gaia, bamboo tote, beach tote


 It is so important to wear SPF (especially on your face to prevent aging!) and I love this powdered option for summertime. It's lightweight and helps with oil that comes along with humidity, but I also love it to even out my skin tone when I go without makeup. The primer is such a cool concept, a lot of full coverage foundations do not contain SPF so this is a nice option to layer UNDER a full face. I love both of these because of the tinted color, the SPF protection, and they do NOT leave you shiny/greasy like most sun protection for your face. 



nordstrom, aveda, t3 micro

Having naturally crazy curly hair, my summer routine is A LOT different from the rest of the year. Anti-frizz products are absolutely necessary and these from Aveda are all natural and smell amazing. I especially love the Damage Remedy to help out from my heat usage. 

How perfect are these pink hair tools?? The hair dryer is perfect for travel and I am obsessed with all of the T3 Micro styling tools. ((See my review HERE!))They work so well!


knox rose, target, boho style, budget

I may have a new favorite brand. It's affordable, cute, great quality, and it's at...Target! I have walked by the Knox Rose section a million times and never really looked until last week. I love love love the boho vibes and the prices are too good. I get major Anthro feels from the pieces for a fraction of the cost. Holllaaaa!

knox rose, target, boho style, budge boho


Twinkle lights! I have these around my vanity in my cloffice and I have an amber/golden set on my headboard in my bedroom- I just love the cozy romantic feel they give a room <3

So those are my favorites from last week! I'm going to try to share my beauty, fashion, home, and hair favorites...pretty much all the stuff I love...a couple times a month. Hope you guys like these products as much as I do! 💗

xo, Samantha Brooke


Palm Print OTS Top

Jun 21, 2017

palm print ots top, tropical print top, quay sunglasses

palm print ots top, tropical print top, quay sunglasses

palm print ots top, tropical print top, quay sunglasses

palm print ots top, tropical print top, quay sunglasses

palm print ots top, tropical print top, quay sunglasses

Top ($12!)
Louis Vuitton bag

Happy first day of summer! This is my favorite day of the year, the summer solstice. It's the longest day of the entire year and there's just something magical about that <3

xo, Samantha Brooke





Birthday Weekend

Jun 19, 2017


{{29 & feelin fine! 6/17}} I spent Saturday morning with my grandma, she lives about an hour away so I drove up to where she lives so she wouldn't have to drive all the way here. I don't see her nearly as much as I'd like- she works full time and works 3rd shift so her work hours are kinda cray. Anyway,  we had lunch and went in a few craft stores and TJ Maxx. I absolutely love TJ Maxx, I never come out empty handed! 



My sister and I out celebrating our birthday with my family! 29 & 19, 10 years apart to the date 🎂.  I love that we have the same birthday. It makes it so much more fun each year...since there's two of us everyone makes a big deal out of it and we love that haha!

my black dress | wedges, Michael Kors. Similar here & love these bow ones!



Us girls at Maxi B's in Greensboro. Our favorite local bakery, it's the cutest little spot & the cake is so good! I always get the buttercream cake with strawberries. My siblings are literally my best friends, I hate my brother had to work (he's a cop so you know how their schedules are) but we will all be together at the beach in a few weeks and we can. not. wait!


Some of the cakes at Maxi B's. They have sooo many options!


Trying to balance out the birthday treats with a healthy stop at Clean Juice. I thoroughly enjoyed my birthday/Father's Day weekend...and all the food. Hibachi, cake (twice!), brunch...omg all so good. As much as I enjoyed the splurges, I am even more ready to get back in the gym on Monday morning and get back on track!

Enjoy your week!
xo, Samantha Brooke


Floral Boho Blouse

Jun 16, 2017

forever 21 boho blouse, camelia roma, abercrombie denim shorts

forever 21 boho blouse, camelia roma, abercrombie denim shorts

forever 21 boho blouse, camelia roma, abercrombie denim shorts


forever 21 boho blouse, camelia roma, abercrombie denim shorts





Cheers to the weekend, friends. It's my birthday weekend (and my sister's, we are exactly 10 years apart to the day!) and I am so excited for cake! I have been semi-strict on what I've been eating lately and I have been waiting to eat a dessert (besides shaved ice haha) for this weekend. Like I seriously can.not.wait. 

PS: I am secretly hoping my husband will surprise me with a puppy or a few ducklings...I feel like I'm pretty good at dropping hints (it's a gift) but I also feel like he's pretty good at selectively hearing said hints (also a gift). I would have a mini-farm if I could!

xo, Samantha Brooke





Date Night

Jun 14, 2017

louis vuitton favorite pm, cold shoulder ruffle top, date night look, ag legging denim

louis vuitton favorite pm, cold shoulder ruffle top, date night look, ag legging denim





Louis Vuitton bag
Similar tops: 





When I don't grab a dress for date night, I always go for a simple 'formula' for my look. A cute top, denim, and a chic bag and shoes. It never fails me and it's super simple to put together and look put together! This date was super impromptu- at 9:45 on Saturday night my husband was like, let's go out! And of course I was like, ok! Lol, so I got ready in 15 minutes and we went to our fancy dinner at Texas Roadhouse (hey now don't judge, their bread is bomb). Luckily I had left my camera in the car from earlier so on the way home we tried night shooting downtown and I actually kinda like the pics! It was literally almost midnight- there was no traffic and plenty of lights in the background which I love <3

xo, Samantha Brooke





Off the Shoulder Ruffles

Jun 9, 2017

off the shoulder ruffle top, quay playa sunglasses, gucci soho disco


off the shoulder ruffle top, quay playa sunglasses, gucci soho disco

off the shoulder ruffle top, quay playa sunglasses, gucci soho disco

off the shoulder ruffle top, quay playa sunglasses, gucci soho disco

off the shoulder ruffle top, quay playa sunglasses, gucci soho disco




off the shoulder ruffle top, quay playa sunglasses, gucci soho disco


Farmer's market flowers and a shirt combining all my faves- ots, dots, and cutie ruffles! Enjoy your weekend! 💓

xo, Samantha Brooke

Juice Cleanse Review

Jun 6, 2017

clean juice, juice cleanse, juice cleanse review, juice cleanse greensboro


First of all, this post is in no way sponsored, nor did I get my juices for free. I know it's hard to tell what's 'real' in the blogging world, but this is a completely non-biased review! Also be warned that this post will be real and very descriptive! I started my juice cleanse last Tuesday and ended on Wednesday. There are many reasons I chose two days, but we will get there. I decided to go with Clean Juice for my cleanse because it's local and it is also farm to table and FRESH. It's so fresh they advise that you call a day ahead of your cleanse so that they can press your juices that day and you can pick them up the next- and since these were going to be my meals for the next 48 hours, I appreciated that. I know that there are sites that you can order online if you do not have a juice bar local, but I was fortunate that they opened literally a week before I was going to order online. So the cleanse is six juices a day, the same ones both days. My favorites were Orange (carrot based with a bit of pineapple, yum!) and White (pressed almond with hints of cinnamon, tastes like sweetened milk!). You do drink them in a specific order (as seen above) and you should definitely drink LOTS OF WATER in between each juice because you will pee a lot! Like an unfathomable amount. I went to the mall with my sister on the first day and I know I got on her nerves because I went to the restroom like seven times in the hour we were there. You don't really poop until after the cleanse...but again we'll get there. 

Day 1
I woke up starving, I think because I knew I couldn't have actual food. A lot of this is all mental fyi. I drink my first juice (sweet green) and it did fill me up. I worked out after my 'breakfast' and burned right through those calories. I was hungry again within an hour, but just dealt with it. You drink a juice every 2.5-3 hours so the hunger doesn't last that long. By my second juice I was craving Chick-Fil-A like no other and wanted all  the ranch. I did nibble on a few almonds (no salt, organic) when I would get too hungry because I didn't want to blow it. I went back and forth with I'm so healthy look at me with this juice for my meal and oh my god I am so hungry give me something to eat! This first day was actually the worst. You also don't have much energy throughout the cleanse because duh, you're drinking juice. It may be cold pressed organic, but it's still...juice. Your body is only getting sugar and carbs (liquid at that!) so your blood sugar goes up then crashes, hence the low energy in between each. So maybe be prepared for a nap.

Day 2
I woke up actually not hungry. I just went through the day and drink my juices and didn't even crave food. It's crazy how quick your taste buds can change! You will still pee a lot on this second day because you are living off of liquid that is detoxing your system, but that is normal. You are also extremely bloated (see below) and this lasts for a few days after the cleanse. You just survived off of liquefied veggies and fruit so that makes sense, lots of gases released in your body! 

The bloat after the cleanse...(can't believe I'm posting this & also excuse the mess)

((So bloated! This is after the cleanse. I definitely wasn't expecting to have a larger stomach after the cleanse but it only lasts a few days then your tummy will be flatter again...promise :) ))

Thoughts
I did this for  a reset because I wanted to get back to strictly super clean eating without struggling and this definitely helped! It changes your tastes for sure. I did drop 4 pounds within those two days and two more pounds by the second day after the cleanse, water weight for sure. The days after the cleanse are when your stomach is not so happy and you poop...a lot. Sorry for that, but your body is releasing everything so it happens. So if you are looking for a major weight loss, this isn't it. If you are looking to kick start your new lifestyle or get back to where you were a few months ago (holla) this is worth it! I personally wouldn't do this for more than two days though, you get very little protein and going too long would result in losing muscle tone, which would defeat the purpose because then it's just harder for your body to burn calories. 

So I hope this was helpful for those of you who asked or who may be interested! Let me know your thoughts or if you are considering doing a cleanse to change your slightly shitty eating habits yourself 🍦🍬🍴🍠🍗🍝🍕🍟🍮🍰🍺

xo, Samantha Brooke



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Go-To Tunic & Bell Bottoms

Jun 5, 2017

lush tunic, free people denim, rayban round sunglasses, wool hat



lush tunic, free people denim, rayban round sunglasses, wool hat

lush tunic, free people denim, rayban round sunglasses, wool hat

lush tunic, free people denim, rayban round sunglasses, wool hat

Sandals & just bought these (lower heels)
Louis Vuitton bag

Such a busy weekend! I had a yard sale with my mom on Saturday then went out with my family for dinner that evening, came home and relaxed on the patio (my fave spot!) and that was pretty much the whole day haha. On Sunday my husband cooked us breakfast (we usually go out so it was nice to chill in) then we ran some errands (Target included) and had a coffee date ☕💓I want to kinda redo our kitchen and den, do more of a shabby French country look- only more simple if that makes sense? I can see it in my head I'm just not sure what style it would fall under. Anyway, I am on the hunt for a certain floral printed fabric to make some hand towels with. I am going to try a few fabric shops this week and see what I can come up with :) Also hitting up Hobby Lobby so wish me luck. That store always takes all my money haha. 

PS! This tunic is such a staple piece. I have four colors and they are my go-tos! See a look here & also here!

Hope you guys have a great week and I will be posting my juice cleanse review/results tomorrow! I have a couple pics so I'm feelin very vulnerable 🙈

xo, Samantha Brooke



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