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

this weekend will be spent enjoying the fall air after a week of 90 degree, my-hair-is-still-wet-from-the-shower humidity. i have a ton of schoolwork to catch up on and exams next week so i’m momentarily saying goodbye to my social life, but i know a lot of fun things are coming my way.

one . the fault in our stars

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[i bought this yesterday and can tell i’ll be finished by the time the weekend is over.]

two . explorer megs

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[one of my very best friends has embarked on a journey of a lifetime through semester at sea. she is traveling to sixteen countries over the next three months and has the best blog posts about it. travel lovers, check her out.]

three . loft

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[i am loving this front pocket tunic from loft for this fall. it looks incredibly cozy to wear with leggings and sit with a cup of tea and read. i know it’s going to be a staple.]

four . home

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[i’ve officially booked a trip home in three weeks to visit this guy at school! i am incredibly excited to see him, eat cider donuts, and enjoy his gorgeous beach house for a few nights!]

five . words

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enjoy the weekend!!

xo, Samantha