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


wednesday musings


and it has become fall overnight! i’m definitely not complaining. here are a few things i’m loving on this sunny wednesday morning:


[this article from levo league. i’m a skinny vanilla latte, what about you?]


[the simplicity and daintiness of this scallop ring via kate spade.]


[lengthy emails to my best friend, Melanie, living in Madrid.]


[newest obsession. i love waking up and reading these emails so i feel educated enough to have an intelligent conversation. note: probably should start reading the paper, any paper.]


[on the hunt for cute stationary and i think this set via paper krush might be a winner! let me know if you know any cute shops that have pretty stationary!!]

enjoy your wednesday, loves!!

xo, Samantha

friday things


i have been waiting to say that all week! it feels like this week dragged but it also feels like monday was just yesterday! regardless, i’m officially a week into the semester and sunday marks september which unofficially means FALL. the best season around!

one . fooooootballllllllll

Image[tomorrow kicks off college football season which means day parties, hairbows, and lots and lots of beer. #justgobucks]

two . PSL

Image[the pumpkin spice latte is officially back at my starbucks! as much as i wanted to get one yesterday i’m making myself wait until it is officially september, and it is officially no longer 88 degrees everyday.]

three . LOFT


[i love this dress for fall! here’s thinking ahead to thanksgiving, but with some navy blue heels, i know exactly what i’ll be wearing.]

four . levo league


[levo league is the perfect website for twentysomethings. they have articles about everything from networking to pencil skirts and share such good tips for how to transition from college to work. i especially loved this article regarding FOMO and how it affects our generation of social media obsessives. i know i have such a fear of missing out but after reading this, my perspective changed just a little.]

five . fall tv

Image[another reason why fall is one of my favorite times of the year is the promise of new tv shows and the return of favorites. what am i looking forward to? modern family, how i met your mother, the mindy project, trophy wife, and ravenswood]

i will be spending my weekend cheering on the buckeyes and wearing the last bit of white for the season. enjoy the long weekend!!

xo, Samantha


friday things

happy friday, bloggers!!

this series is always one of my favorites to do and to read on other blogs that i follow on a daily basis so i’m changing the structure. from here forward i’m going to focus on things inspiring me this week in no particular order!

one . warby parker


[whether or not you need glasses, warby parker is the place to go! i found their location on newbury street and popped in to try a few pairs on in their libraryesque store, but if you don’t have one near you they offer at home try on! at only $95 a pair including the lenses, you can’t go wrong.]

two . starbucks


[i love iced anything, but recently my boyfriend went out of the box and got the orange spice iced coffee and let me tell you, it was AMAZING. it was bold and fruity and tangy all at the same time.]

three . hammy


[meet buster!! my new chinese dwarf hamster. my adorable boyfriend got him for me to keep me company in my roommate-less apartment and he is absolutely darling.]

four . the mindy project


[my newest tv obsession. mindy kaling was witty in the office and is brilliant in her new show. i cannot wait for the second season premiere on september 17.]

five . CHAARG


[i recently joined the newest women’s fitness movement, CHAARG, at my school. between group workouts, whole30 recipes, and a whole new way to look at fitness, i can tell that this fall is going to be an adventure!]

stay tuned for pictures of my newly decorated apartment as well as me cooking my way through a cookbook, julie & julia style. happy weekend!!

xo, Samantha