Sunday, December 25, 2011

Have a Fashionable Christmas!

Life has been so hectic! And with nearly nothing open on Christmas Day, what a better time to relax and take a breather!

Hope everyone's Christmas has been lovely--both in the priceless sense with spending time with loved ones and in the case of presents :o)

This was my first Christmas being single in 5 years so I thought it was logical that I simply buy myself Christmas gifts to compensate for it. I wiped out my wallet that day but I feel like it was well worth it. :o)

My Christmas presents to myself:

Jessica Simpson "Colie" heels in Violet Nubuck.

Monday, December 5, 2011

"Weep not for the memories."

Forgot to post these pictures so here they are, the last batch of summer pictures. Look how tan I was! :o)

I love Sauce clothing; they are always so fun and whimsical. Sauce is also a pretty popular brand among celebrities such as Vanessa Hudgens, Nicky Hilton, Megan Fox, and Anna Kournikova.

Here, what would have been plain white tee shirt was transformed with tab cap sleeves and the addition of the safety pins (one of their trademark additions).

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Let's stop chasing those boys and shop some more."

Being single (and with not so many opportunities to mingle) these days provides me a lot of spare time on my hands to do things such as shopping. :o)

Here are some of my recent fabulous purchases!

I had been eyeing this ring for awhile; it had even been an Obsession item a few months back. Finally, it's all mine!
Cara Accessories "Critters Hummingbird Crystal Stretch Ring.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

All I want is...a pair of fabulous Sperry Top-Sider shoes.

It's been awhile since I've had one of these posts, but as soon as I saw the Sperry Top-Sider sale on HauteLook, I knew it was time for one of my Obsession posts. As HauteLook put it, "The iconic loafer gets a chic update." Well put!

Well I think of Sperry Top-Sider shoes, I think of their [famous] boat shoes. Personally, boat shoes aren't really my style; they're a little too low key casual for me. However, check out their more recent styles and tell me if you're not obsessed too!

Obsession of the Moment: Chic Sperry Top-Sider Shoes

Monday, October 31, 2011

"I used to think one day we'd tell the story of us."

As the temperatures drop, it's clear summer has left us. I don't really mind the cold; it's the rain that I hate. I've told you that I'm not cut out for the Pacific Northwest! But either way, time for layering and long sleeves!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"I love you like a love song."

There is a skate park in my area with the Washougal River behind it. While the skate park would probably make for neat pictures, the area by the river is absolutely stunning.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"I love your gypsy eyes."

While Gypsy 05 is likely more well known for their tie-dye/ombre maxi dresses popular amongst celebrities, their screen tees are also a hot commodity. I don't normally like tees that come with the "worn in" look, but Gypsy 05 tees are so comfortable that I don't mind. Inspired by Selena Gomez, I went for the Gypsy Eyezz tee (also worn by Vanessa Hudgens).

Gypsy 05 tee. Earl jeans. Coach bag. Melissa "Marine Rosette" flats.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

"Can't fight the moonlight."

Sometimes I get really busy during the day and don't have time for pictures until the end of the day. It's a lot easier to get away with it during the summer when it's still light out late at night. In any case, I'm thankful for flash photography and some moonlight. :o)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"I'm too sexy for my shirt."

I think I'm going to just have a fun month with screen tees! I love this Alex & Chloe one which says "I'm too sexy for my shirt" -- in French. I think the foreign language factor adds much coolness.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

"How great Thou Are."

Apparently, I am on a screen tee streak! I love this Kitson LA screen tee though. You can't tell in this picture but there are little embellishments that simply make this shirt--such as little rhinestones on the girls' jewelry. And how fashionable is the girl with the pink headband??

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"Don't you wanna stay here a little while?"

Any other Juicy Couture fans out there? I am a huge Juicy Couture fan; I especially love their witty screen tees. I present you with another day of screen tees with positive messages! Today's message: "Be Juicy." (Feel free to go ahead and "couture yourself" while you're at it.) :o)

Juicy Couture tee. Splendid cardigan. Joe's Jeans. Melissa flats.
Coach Purse. Tarina Tarantino ring (as seen here).

I hope you don't tire of my black outfits because I have a ton of them. I love monochromatic outfits, especially when it comes to black! I went for a black and white theme with this outfit but did venture out to silver with my Coach bag. Besides, black is a classic. I read somewhere that "anyone who ever tells you something is the new black is probably trying to sell you something." Seems pretty true! Black is timeless and versatile and will probably always be my go to color (or shade if we want to get technical!).

What is your stance on black? Is it also your go to color?

Does anyone have any "real" colors they always fall back on?


Thursday, September 1, 2011

"Life's too short to be sittin' 'round miserable."

Sorry I've been gone for so long! I've been really busy, work had been stressful, and my boyfriend and I had broken up; in general, life had just been rough and I was taking a little break. But I'm back and better than before!

I'm turning twenty three this weekend and I'm ready to make good changes. It's time that I go after everything I want in life. Let the ambition restart! :o)

Juicy Couture tee. Eighty Six skirt. Gap flats. Marc Jacobs earrings. Guess watch. Forever 21 ring.

I went for a green and gold theme here. I had this Eighty Six skirt for awhile and had been dying to wear it; but sequin skirts--especially gold ones since the color makes it extra blingy--are kind of hard to pull off on a normal day. I paired gold skirt with my Juicy Couture screen tee since the gold lettering matched the skirt. Despite the fact the words are glittery, the screen tee adds casualness to the outfit. I added my gold rose ring for a little bit of statement, and anytime I wear dark green, I seem to always wear my Marc Jacobs owl earrings! Finally, to bring my outfit down a notch and prevent it from being over the top, I went with flats--dark green to match! :o)

Thus, when trying to wear something normally fancy/dressy for a normal day, dress it down with casual items such a screen tee and/or flats.

Also, advice of the day, as my shirt says, "Eat cake, wear Juicy Couture!" although not necessarily verbatim. (I, personally, am not a huge cake fan.) In a more general translation, eat what you want and dress fabulously! :o)

Have you seen the Pretty Little Liars season finale?? It was pretty good! And of course, expect Pretty Little Liars fashion inspirational pictures to follow later!

<3 Samantha

Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Me not working hard? Yeah right."

I know I fell off the face of the earth again...sorry! Life has been keeping me busy!

People's Liberation top. BCBG tank top. Heartloom skirt. House of Harlow ring. Calvin Klein heels.

I love this People's Liberation top, it is fun, versatile, and really comfortable--yay for easy cute things to throw on! I specifically chose it to go with the Heartloom skirt because balance is usually key. If my skirt is fitted, I try to make my top a little looser and vice versa; it helps make the outfit not be too much (when really fitted top to bottom) or not so flattering (with everything loose fitting).

The next episode of Pretty Little Liars is supposed to be fashion focused and I am so so excited! In general, I can't get enough of that show, it's really gripping--I mean, how psycho does "A" keep getting??

Most stylish funeral attendees I've ever seen (from the last episode)!

From the next episode's fashion show, they look amazing! Hanna's dress is super cute, Spencer's dress is super plunging, Emily's dress is a great color, and maybe if the nude part of Aria's dress was a different color, I'd like it.

Love these outfits, so summer glam!

[Images courtesy of ABC Family]

Can't wait for the next Pretty Little Liars episode, I know I'll be fashionably inspired!

What has been inspiring your outfits lately?

I've also been adding new items to my shop so be sure to check them out! :o)


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"Count your blessings to find what you look for."

We are reaching Hump Day, and I am thrilled it is finally the middle of the week.

I just figured out that you can change your Google Chrome theme and went with the Rebecca Taylor theme, and I have to say that I am getting pretty obsessed with it. I am loving using the internet simply so I can stare at the pretty flowered background. LOL. I think I am starting to like it more than the Louis Vuitton theme I used to have for my Firefox. In conclusion, if you are a Chrome user who has an appreciation for pretty things--especially flowery things--you should get the Rebecca Taylor theme too! :o)

It is midnight now, and I am absolutely exhausted which is rather weaksauce for me. I am quite the night owl so around 3 in the morning is usually when I start getting tired. But it's been a really busy week so far, and I've also gotten back into writer mode! I am actually taking a break from a new novel I just started writing to work on this blog post!

I have the most confidence when I am wearing a pair of really high heels. Still, sometimes, it is more about convenience. I am obsessed with Melissa flats, as I've mentioned in a few past posts. They are cute, trendy, eco-friendly, and most of all, comfortable!

I also love this C & C California ombre dress--I even have it in a pink version. :o)

C & C California dress. Forever 21 tank top. Coach purse.
Sequin earrings. Marc Jacobs ring. Melissa Night Flocked II flats.

I'm off to watch the latest Pretty Little Liars episode and catch up on blog browsing and comments before bed!

Hope everyone has a great day! :o)


Saturday, June 25, 2011

"And tonight, let's enjoy life."

Sorry for the delay in posts, I've been pretty busy! However, to make up for it, you have yourself an abundance of pictures! Enjoy! :o)

The boyfriend and I took a trip to the Japanese Gardens, and it was pretty fun. I have a really short attention span and had expected to be a bit bored (I mean, how long can you look at flowers for??), but it was really not as bad as I thought it would be. Everything was really pretty, and there was definitely a lot to look at.

There were these girls who were in the middle of the path trying to take pictures of something, and I guess they were mad because we accidentally blocked them. But they were pretty rude and were like, "It's so hard to take pictures when all these people keep stopping! But at least we're not taking pictures of each other"--while we were well within earshot.

And then the girl continued and said, "And heaven forbid people stop and talk too!" Seriously, I don't know if they were professional photographers or what, but they were at a tourist attraction so I don't know what they were expecting. Granted, they may have been frustrated that people were in their way of taking pictures, but you should certainly expect there to be a lot of people--especially talking and taking pictures at a tourist attaction--on a nice day.

Nonetheless, the boyfriend and I moved on. Though they were rude, I didn't want to be rude too, whether or not it was inadvertent.

Juicy Couture dress and jacket. Guess watch. Nordstrom earrings
House of Harlow Sunburst Ring. Melissa Marine Mesh flats.

Last time I wore this dress (seen here), I mentioned how I'm not a huge fan of the color. However, I absolutely love this dress. It's an easy throw on dress, and I love it for its simplicity. Additionally, I love the fleece material of the dress which makes it perfect for days like today where it was warm, but still pretty breezy. So when I got too warm, I could take off my jacket, but the dress kept me at a perfect temperature. :o)

I like the picture below (which is supposed to be sideways).

I will try to blog more often; I know my average number of blog per week has gone down to about one. :o( I'll be working at my internship less (the number of interns in the office has grown greatly since school has ended, and my boss said she didn't want a zillion interns in the office all the time), but at the same time, I'm going to be working at my [day] job full-time. You win some, you lose some! Still, huge thanks to all my loyal followers! I appreciate you all greatly! :o)

Speaking of which, I chose both a Blogger of the Week (awarded to someone who left me a sweet comment) and a Look of the Week too, awarding it to a fabulous blogger who does simple chic like no other. Check out my Facebook / Twitter to see who they were! Will you be my next noted Blogger of the Week? :o)

My Marc Jacobs cardigan from the last post sold quickly! I also sold several other items so keep visiting my shop and let me know right away if there's anything you're interested in! I'll be adding new items by the end of the week! Honestly, a lot of items I wear once for this blog and don't get around to wearing again. As they say, my loss [can be] your gain!

Hope everyone has a good rest of their weekend! I am loving the nice weather the Pacific Northwest is currently gifting us! :o) I'll be headed to a wedding tomorrow! You can expect that I'll be wearing a cute floral dress and flats (because unfortunately, heels wouldn't be good for that particular outdoor place)! Who knows, maybe I'll catch the bouquet?? (But maybe not, it might be scary!)


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