netflix documentaries

i cannot count the amount of people talking about netflix documentaries on my two hands. from my friends to my professors, i feel like everyone is watching them. as curious as i am, i’ll admit that i’m actually a little bit afraid. the food ones peak my interest the most but i’m so afraid to watch them because i like meat. regardless, i’ve been more and more apt to cozying up on my couch on friday and saturday nights because it is just so cold outside and leaving my leggings, candles, and blankets is just way too much effort. i’m excited to dive in this weekend, here are the top five that i’m most excited to watch!

hungry for change


[an expose of the secrets that diet, weight loss, and food industries use to keep consumers coming back for more.]

food matters

Image[taking an inside look at the food you eat and how it is helping (and hurting!) your body.]

bill cunningham new york

Image[photographer, bill cunningham, records what the people on the streets and in the salons of new york are wearing.]

park avenue: money, power, and the american dream


[a clear demonstration of the gap between the wealthy and the poor most apparent on park avenue.]

god save my shoes


[a revealing documentary of the relationship between women and their shoes.]

i’m secretly glad that food, inc. is no longer available for streaming because if it was i know that i would be watching that first and swearing off meat for the next few weeks. if you have any suggestions for documentaries you love and would not miss, let me know in the comments! i am always up for suggestions! 

xo, Samantha


friday things!

it is officially november!! cue the holiday music, red cups, and yummy desserts. i am so extremely excited for this month and the upcoming holiday season! november has been and always will be one of my favorite months of the year because after daylight savings on sunday things start to feel that much cozier. i’m so excited to spend most of the weekends this month relaxing on the couch with holiday music, cozy socks, and a few good reads.

here’s what i’m loving this friday!

one . red cups


 [my very first red cup of the season – well documented of course! nothing makes me happier than that little cup of cheer at 8 am! my favorite holiday drink is also officially out as well – skinny peppermint mocha! what’s yours?]

two . michael buble holiday pandora


[it is never too early. never.]

three . desk inspiration


[i am truly loving scouring pinterest for some major desk inspiration. it’s my goal to have my desk organized and a new inspiration board by the time i leave for thanksgiving break!]

four . mark and graham


[absolutely in love with this little monogrammed shop. i will definitely be getting some holiday goodies from here!]

five . sam edelman


[i still need to have these heels. sam edelman himself is coming to ohio state tomorrow for a fashion show benefitting a cause near and dear to my heart – buckeyethon! i’m so excited to play dress up with my best friend and have so much fun at the event!]

have a fabulous weekend and go treat yourself to your favorite holiday drink! you all deserve it!

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!


[polka dot charley sweater via j.crew factory]


[navy quilted vest via j.crew]


[sam edelman penny riding boot via nordstrom]


[cap toe leather ballet flats via j.crew]


[neutral infinity scarf via loft]


[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

statement necklaces

i have loved statement necklaces since they made their debut last year. from bubble necklaces to sparkly bibs and everything in between, they can dress up the most casual of outfits. the best part? i’ve hunted around and found such pretty pieces at all different price points. here are some of my faves!


Short Crystal Bib Necklace (Loft)


Beaded Rose Necklace (J.Crew)


Kahlo Bib Necklace (Stella & Dot)

ImageHancock Park Collar Necklace (Kate Spade via Nordstrom)

ImageButterfly Statement Necklace (Banana Republic)

let me know some of your faves, i’m always up for suggestions!!