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

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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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[imogen duvet via anthropologie]

wear.

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[adding seersucker to my shorts collection! via j.crew factory]

read.

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[i picked up this book on a whim at the library this week and have not been able to put it down since! it is the perfect summer mystery read that is almost in the same league as gone girl. the best part? it’s the seventh book of a series! i think i’ve found something to keep me occupied!]

eat. 

Image[it is officially summertime in new england which means seafood, seafood, seafood! bring out the dancing lobsters! amanda show..anyone? just me?]

music.

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[taking a break from shopping this week, although if you’re looking for a KILLER sale look no further than j.crew factory, definitely obsessing over luke bryan and jason aldean. with summertime in full swing, all i want to listen to is country music.]

happy weekend & first day of summer!! everyone get an ice cream cone today!!

Samantha

 

happy (almost) weekend!

this being my first friday post, i want to do something on fridays that’ll be repeating every week. some of my favorite bloggers kind of wrap up the week with a post of a peek into their weekend or reflection of the week and i know i look forward to friday’s post all week long!

on this little blog i’m going to focus on five things inspiring me for the weekend! enjoy!

decorate.
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i’m definitely looking forward to the fourth of july (family trip, barbecues, fireworks, nothing better) and honeysuckle life has such cute party ideas!

wear.
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i am love love loving maxi dresses! well, maxi anything! i’ve been living in them for the past week because it has been beyond hot and they are the most comfortable things ever. i definitely am loving the ones from j. crew, gap, and loft.

read.
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i haven’t had the time to read for leisure in MONTHS. this summer i plan to read like crazy and decided to start with the starboard seai’ve heard so many good things and can’t wait to dive in!

eat.
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pineapple chicken fajita wraps! i’m heading into week two of the whole30 challenge and this was lunch yesterday! stay tuned for a recipe!

shop.

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is anyone else as obsessed with j. crew shorts as i am? bright colors, bold patterns, and not too short? perfect.
this weekend j. crew is 25% off (in stores and online) & factory is 40% off (in stores only)! you’ll know where to find me!

enjoy the weekend, loves!

Samantha