holiday arrival roundup

here’s a little secret – i spent at least 45 minutes last week signing up to receive holiday catalogs from all of my favorite stores. i can’t help it, i’m officially in the holiday mood and what’s more exciting than coming home to get a catalog out of my mailbox everyday for the next month? ever since i was little i can remember pouring through the glossy pages and circling my favorite items. now it’s a lot easier to just skip the catalogs and go right to the email gift guides – but they aren’t as fun. go sign up to get them delivered to your mailbox, who doesn’t love getting mail?

here’s a roundup of some of my favorite holiday items so far:

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[plaid shep shirt via vineyard vines]

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[light up the room candle via kate spade]

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[all that glitters emanuelle via kate spade]

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[pop, fizz, clink iphone 5 case via kate spade]

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[striped pajamas via j.crew factory]

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[classic flannel button down via j.crew factory]

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[in flight essentials kit via j.crew factory]

i’m sure there will be more to come on the holiday arrivals homefront but these are my favorites as of right now! what’s catching your eye? be sure to check back for a few gift guides as we start to get closer!

xo, Samantha

fall favorites

it is officially fall in ohio! i wore yoga pants and a long sleeved shirt to class today and i had goosebumps walking around campus! i can officially break out my vest and riding boots without looking like a crazy person and i could not be more excited!

here are a few of my fall essentials!

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[polka dot charley sweater via j.crew factory]

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[navy quilted vest via j.crew]

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[sam edelman penny riding boot via nordstrom]

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[cap toe leather ballet flats via j.crew]

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[neutral infinity scarf via loft]

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[monogrammed bow for gameday….go bucks! via etsy]

what are some of your favorites this year? also, a PSA for anyone and everyone, all i can think about is the fault in our stars and i am reaching out to all of you for suggestions! please recommend any and all books that could help to cure this book hangover, i can’t wait until the movie!

xo, Samantha

friday things

decorate.

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[loving the idea of an inspiration board – via glitter guide]

wear.

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[i am obsessing over spirit jerseys. traditionally for sororities, they now make them for literally everything, i got mine in nantucket, and it is the comfiest piece of clothing i own. perfect for this past week of rainy, humid days where you just want j.crew shorts and a big t shirt.]

read.

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[call me crazy but i’m still on a book hangover from fifty shades of grey. this series is the only thing to come close to it and with the third book out just last week i can’t wait to finish it!]

eat.

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[i have officially joined team green smoothie and have even experimented with the recipe which is scarier than it sounds. my favorite? 6 oz. orange juice, 6 oz. water, five whole strawberries, a handful of pineapple chunks, 1/2 cup of baby spinach, 1 tbsp. peanut butter, and a handful of ice.]

shop.

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[i cannot wait to get to victoria’s secret during my break today at work, the semi-annual sale is my favorite!]

happy friday, loves! enjoy your weekend!

Samantha

c. wonder

let’s talk preppy.

c. wonder, a new chain of colorful, preppy-inspired clothing, accessories, and decor has popped into my life and i don’t think i’ll ever be the same. dramatic, but really.

the brand undoubtedly resembles tory burch’s attention to bright, bold colors and has a nautical flair. its not an accident that j. christopher burch is the mastermind behind these little pop-up shops.

i stepped into the store and didn’t want to leave. between the nautically decorated ceilings, the nine foot surfboards, and the impressive wall of sunglasses, i was hooked. with my closest c. wonder store being the one in nantucket, i’m definitely thankful they have a website!

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[nantucket store via cwonderstore instagram]

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[limoncello shorts]

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[i love you nautical flag bracelet]

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[citrus currant soy candle]

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[the preppiest innertube you ever did see – bought this. obsessed.]

have you been to a c.wonder yet? what are your faves? let me know in the comments!!

Samantha