Monday, February 27, 2012

Musical Monday?!?!

What?? I used an alliteration for the title!?!... why yes, in all my glory I just did. I don't think that this is going to be a consistent thing, always putting music up on Mondays, but then again who knows. I was just basically obsessed with a few songs, and since I have no facebook anymore I can't share with people on their my, if i do say so myself, wonderful taste in music lol. Also springtime is vastly approaching and I am so excited and every spring I ALWAYS get the song "We Looked Like Giants" by Death Cab for Cutie stuck in my head.
"God bless the daylight, the sugary smell of springtime. Remembering when you were mine in a still Suburban town. When every Thursday I'd brave those mountain passes, you'd skip your early classes and we'd learn how our bodies work."
Yepp mainly that beginning part their I am constantly singing in my head. And playing that song over and over again. It's just one of my crazy random habits, lol.

And the other song I will be posting has become a fairly new, with in the last two years or so, favorite of mine.  It's called "All Of My Days" by Alexi Murdoch. His music was featured in the movie that came out awhile ago called "Away We Go" that came out awhile ago! <- if you haven't seen it I suggest you do!!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Instagram Life #7

So this week was interesting. I got behind on school work because my prof wasn't their all week. I took a walk down the Schuylkill river to the PMA. And I took a lot of pictures, after living in Philly for two years I have never been behind the Art Museum. It's really pretty back there, and cool. I suggest everyone to take a walk back their if you are planning to visit. I also have a new baby cousin! She's so adorable! In that pic she's only two days old! I haven't held or been around a baby that young in eight years! I was terrified I would end up dropping her or something, hah. Hope everyone else had a wonderful week and a great Sunday. Time for me to make dinner, take a bath, then watch the Academy Awards. (Is it sad the only reason I'm watching it is for a game on the app Viggle? lol)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Samantha's Favorite Things

So you know how Oprah did her favorite things show. Well this post will be that but without the free giveaways hahaha. Sorry broke college student. Although I do plan on doing a giveaway eventually ;)
So here are just a few of my absolute favorite things that I use and own! (<-haha own like Oprah's TV station! I crack myself up)


Perfume: So I have three favorite perfumes. I use them at different times of the year though. They are Burberry Britt which I use in the Fall/Winter. Viva La Juicy which I use in the Spring/Summer and Lola which I just got for Christmas and I use for special occasions.

Lotion: So my all time favorite lotion for all over is Lush's Dream Cream. It is amazing! It has a nice sent and it helped me a lot with my dry skin over the winter season! If you even have a Lush store around you go there and try it out, I promise you'll love it. (and if you ask nicely they might just give you a free sample to take home with you) 

Lips: Now I normally don't buy really fancy expensive chap stick, I just always use the medicated chap stick in the winter seasons when my lips get really dry. But lately I've been using Vaseline on my lips before I go to bed (just a little dab with do ya), and in the morning they are soft and plump and just amazing! I highly recommend trying it. (and yes this pic is of the Vaseline product I use. I also use it on my legs after I get out of the shower.) 

 Make-up: My mom bought this set of make up for me randomly one day and now I'm obsessed with it. It's all by Laura Geller and the box was called Backed Vanilla nudes. Everything in there I constantly use, the mineral powder, the lipstick, the eye shadow it's awesome. Another thing I am IN LOVE with is Lorac's liquid eyeliner pen, it will apply very smoothly and last! Lastly I love YSL's lipstick in Opera Rose it has an awesome sent and it even tastes good, well worth the money!

Alright well that's is just a couple of my favorite things for now. I will probably post another one later on in the future, lol. Hope you enjoy some of the products and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Demi Lovato Inspired Style

Well, I have a confession. I actually used to not like Demi Lovato. When she first stepped out on the "scene" in Disney's little TV series As The Bell Rings and then got her break out role in Camp Rock she defiantly wasn't my favorite actress. To me, even in just her acting she seemed just a little to fake and seemed to be hiding something.
Then after her break down, she finally came clean and told everyone what she has been going through and she got help. This was when I started to respect her. She finally started to show her true colors, no matter how scared or damaged they may be.
I respect her and now consider her a role model to me, for more personal reasons than just fashion.
I also have just loved her style and body confidence since she has been out of rehab. She's doesn't seem scared now.
Now she is not my personal style now but, I did used to love this style and played up my own version of the punk rock, black, indie-esque style. Although her style, more specifically her friend Hanna Beth, is my target market customer I tend to design my clothes around.
So here are just a few pieces of clothing I found on polyvore (check it out for more information on each individual garment) so you can mix and match to get her style, or just grab a couple pieces to incorporate into your own personal style, like I tend to do.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Miranda Kerr Look for Less

So Miranda Kerr is my favorite Victoria's Secret Angel. 
She also is another person who I just adore her style. So here is another Look for Less.
 (Check out my past Kourtney Kardashian one)


Have a wonderful day everyone and happy shopping.

Monday, February 20, 2012


So I figure that I would do a segment on my relaxation, since I am in desperate need to do so now and I've noticed a lot of people don't take the time to do so. I know from personal experience I tend to keep going and stressing. So some of the times you need to schedule some time to just relax. And here are some of my things I do to relax and keep myself well at least somewhat sane lol.

  •  Turning of my phone, laptop, ipad basically just removing myself from the world for about 10-20min.
  • I am also very big on candles and having them lite give my apartment a calming feeling. 
  • I love taking bubble baths and just listening to music and laying down for a little bit in the warm water. I like to get really nice smelling bubble bath to put in a hand full of bath salts or bath balms from Lush.
  • Drink hot tea, I am currently in love with Trader Joe's Pomegranate White Tea with some Honey.
  • Lastly I like to use face-mask's 


So take some time and relax. Also check out Lush they have some awesome bath products. But if Lush is out of your price range (I know it's pretty steep) then look into other places like Bath and Body Works, Ulta, and even The Dollar Store. Yes I have bought some bath salts from the dollar store and they work very well. So finally  get off the computer and take sometime to truly relax. Which is exactly what I plan on doing right now after this busy week into weekend into the crazy monday I had today.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Instagram Life #6

Sooooo it's been about a week since I have posted anything, sorryyy :( I've been super busy. Valentines day was really nice. I've had a bunch of homework and school work to catch up on (which I am still doing), I also got accepted into the college I will be getting my second degree at after I graduate in the summer, and I got an internship!!! So as anyone can see it's been a very exciting and busy. So I now really need to get back to working on more homework. You  everyone has a great Sunday and having more fun than I am right now, lol!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Olivia Palermo Style

So I have always loved Olivia Palermo's style. I obviously love style that is very classy, simple and trendy. You can probably tell because I feel Alexis Bledel (post of her style I did) has a similar type of style as Olivia. Although all of these pictures I got were ones of her more casual outfits. She is always going to partys and fashion shows, so she dose dress nicer a lot of the times as well. But always keeping a very classic look for herself. Here is my take on her style. 

 Each item I found on Polyvore is under $50. You can check out more of the details of where I got everything on my Polyvore. Enjoy.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mix & Match

As I said a couple days ago, I am now posting different says to pair different patterns and textures. Normally this is a scary thing for some people. But don't worry all you have to do is fallow the rule of thumb that I follow. Match patters you are mixing through colors that go together. Also when pairing patterns together make sure the sizes are different in the patterns.
As you can see all the bigger patters are paired with with smaller ones like the orange stripped dress and the smaller zig-zag striped on the cardigan. 
You can also do this very simply by using the different pattern in your shoes.
Hope this has helped. Have a great day.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Instagram Life #5

So this week, there were actually really nice days. It was beautiful out. Hence all of the pictures outside and the passion fruit or whatever kinda fruit iced tea I got from Starbucks and ice cream. So today is Super Bowl 46 Patriots vs Giants. I am going to be watching it while finishing up homework and playing along with the new app I just got called Viggle. You get points for the TV you watch and when you accumulate enough points you can exchange them for gift cards, money, gifts, basically anything! It's pretty awesome. Well have a good day!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Spring Must Haves

spring must haves

These are just a couple of my favorite things that I will be shortly starting to look for, in my spring wardrobe.  Check out my polyvore for more of the detailed information on what I have shown above and to check out any other of my posts on their.

-Stripes are defiantly a must. Think nautical. I think every spring this is a style always repeated but always looked forward to by everyone. I just love wearing stripes with blue shorts and flats, something very simplistic and Americana about it.

-Knee Length Skirts are getting big. Now they don't have to be exactly knee length in my opinion. I think ones that come a little above the knee or a little below are perfect! And so easy to pair with a simple shirt. Also if you get a nice big flowing skirt it will keep you cool.

-Crochet has become very big. It's on everything now! Shorts, shirts, heels, flats, bags, jewelry. I say run with this trend. I don't think it's going to be something big and trendy for very long but for now, why not use it? And I bet in a few years time the crochet style will be back again.

-Kitten Heels, are sooo much more comfortable to wear than regular heels! I'm actually really happy that these are back in style. I love getting that little extra boost in height without having to kill my feet! They still look sexy and classic. My professor quoted Karl Lagerfeld  a couple weeks ago about kitten heels being the next big thing in shoes.

-Now obviously you will always need your rain boots and umbrella for the spring. Come on it's always raining.

-Patterns and the mixing of patterns. Don't be afraid to wear patterns on your shorts like the ones I have shown above and then wearing a small pin stripe blouse with it. The type to keep in mind when using two different patterns it make sure the colors are around the same and the print sizes aren't the same. (I will be doing a post on how to mix patterns shortly, keep posted.)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hang The DJ!

So I'm not going to be posting any pictures from my February hairstyle challenge I gave myself because it's only been like two days since, so I don't only want to post two pictures. 
So Instead I will post some awesome songs. Hah, have a good day.

Panic-The Smiths

Siouxsie and the Banchies- Hong Kong Garden

Sonic Youth-Sunday
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