Soap and GLORIOUS

Soap and GLORIOUS

Soap & Glory is a company SO near and dear to my heart. While abroad in London, literally every single single store I went into had the most beautiful display of their INCREDIBLE products. How I didn’t have an extra suitcase coming home of just Soap & Glory products is beyond me! Although a U.K. company, you can find their brand almost anywhere nowadays in the U.S., including Target and Walgreens, I MEAN WOW. 

I was so beyond excited to receive the most precious box from S&G, with so many amazing goodies inside! Lets take a look at what was in the box, shall we?


 

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MY NEW FAVORITE HAND CREAM. Although Hand Food is one of my OG favorite products, – The Righteous Butter is hard to beat. My hands are so incredibly dry in the colder months that adding some hydration with this balm makes all of my problems slip away. Not to mention, it is so portable all you have to do is toss it in your makeup bag, and you are good to go.
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I must say, very few things compare to facial/body mists. I don’t know if it is the convenience, or the luxurious and refreshing feeling.. but this one was just added to my collection. I have replaced my after the shower moisturizer for this bad boy and have been loving it. 
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I am the type of person that always needs something on her lips. Whether it is my chapstick, or lip oil, I just need some sort of moisture! What more can you ask for then a product that offers gloss, moisture and plumping all in one…. you can’t! 
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A look at all of the products that I have mentioned in this post. I would recommend any and all of these to anyone! This brand continues to amaze me, just check our their social media and you will feel the same way! Gotta love Soap & Glory ♥

 

Apologies for my absence last Tuesday, so much has been going on! Updates to come soon, I promise! See you next week!

ROOM REVAMP!

ROOM REVAMP!

 Although I like to think of myself as a social butterfly, there is really nothing I love more than being by myself in the comfort of my little space. Anyone else? 

Ever since I was little, I would change and transform my room whenever boredom would strike me. Whether that meant painting the walls, drawing on the walls, moving my bed around… anything!

After basically going through the entire spectrum of the rainbow on my walls, a few years ago I finally decided to go classic and get the walls painted a creamy white, along with some white carpets. Yes, white carpets is risky business… I don’t recommend. Since then, I have somewhat turned into a minimalist and love my clean and organized little space. 

I have always been a creative gal and love starting little projects. Although, i’ll admit I don’t always finish them. I’m not sure if it was the random 70 degree day we had a few weeks ago or WHAT.. but I once more got the urge to give my room a bit of a transformation. This time, it was straight DIY (do it yourself) style!

It all started when I decided that I wanted to get rid of the black and white tapestry taking up the main wall in my room. However, the tapestry was sort of masking the fact that my bed is without a headboard. So, that was the first order of business. 

My first thought was to head to the thrift store, which was a fail. Although I did find some headboards, they were extremely dated and would require loads of work to get them from their old fashioned wood to a stark white! So, this is where I write a thank you letter to my dad, who is probably not reading this. 


STEP 1- THE HEADBOARD

I have to give this one all up to my dad, because he took the time and effort to construct me my very own headboard! I LOVE IT. If I am being honest I have zero idea how this came to be, but I believe it involved two giant pieces of wood that got nailed together? No? I tried. It was then painted white and given a nice molding to finish it off. 

 

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STEP 2- THE FLOWER WALL 

After scrolling through Pinterest for days, I decided to make myself my own little terrarium (basically). I wanted my room to still have the clean and classic look, with a little something extra. I contemplated different ways to go about achieving this look, one involving finding a branch outside and hanging the flowers off of it, but that was a no go. So, I although this may look rather difficult, it wasn’t at all! You will probably need an extra helping hand however (thanks mamma). 

I ran over to Michaels Craft Store, and wasn’t expecting to find the strands of flowers already made! I was fully expecting to buy individual flowers and have to mend them together myself, but I was happily mistaken.

I decided to stick with a somewhat neutral color scheme consisting of pink, lavender and white… but the options were endless! I went through and cut the strands to the appropriate length, and used both halves throughout the wall. I do recommend buying a few more than you may originally think because I had to run back to grab more.

Measure out where you want your flowers to go, screw in some s hooks, and hang your flowers! It’s as easy as that!

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Can’t forget the twinkle lights around my headboard, simply the best part. 

STEP 3- THE PHOTO WALL 

I love a nice photo gallery. I watched so many room tours on YouTube on the search for inspo, and kinda used a mixture of them all. I decided on these print outs below ↓

If you want to accomplish this transformation in an in expensive way like I did, then you can simply print these out yourself, rather than spending the money for hard print outs from Etsy (or anywhere else).

Believe it or not, I had some trouble finding white frames! I tried painting black ones, but they didn’t turn out as planned. Eventually however, my mom found these bad boys for me! Yay this is my gallery wall!

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Now, i’m basically finished.. however spring cleaning is still on my list of things to do. Ugh, anyone else dreading it as much as I am!? 

Welcome to, the girls room

Welcome to, the girls room

PSA: If you didn’t understand the reference in the title… i’m disappointed in you. 

Oh hey there! Happy Tuesday peeps! Coming at ya live, with a new fashion post featuring only affordable clothing! Side note- I have found that most of the time, the exact pieces I am wearing are no longer available.. so in that case I do some research to find similar styles! Not to mention, most of the time they are on sale for KILLER deals, which pains me considering I most likely paid full price. 

Anywayyyyy….

Before I move on I want to quickly make an announcement about my new blogging schedule. In the past, I would only post when I had time, which lead to inconsistency and lack of posts. NO MORE OF THAT NONSENSE AM I RIGHT. So, as of now every Tuesday I will have a new blog post out! The topics will vary from fashion, beauty, health, fitness, you name it. I am really looking forward to all of these fun posts to come, and I hope you are too! Also, suggestions would be more than appreciated!

On to the post!


 

When planning this shoot, my friend Nicole and I wanted vibrant and fun scenery. We wanted neon signs, fun backdrops, the whole nine, and we got just that! All of these photos were taken in Wildwood New Jersey, which if you have ever been there, i’m sure this will make a lot of sense.

I remember running to the mall the day before this shoot thinking, I want something trendy yet affordable to make for some really cool photos. More times than not, you really do not have to break the bank at Urban to get the trendy look you’re going for. I’m living proof!

 

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Graphic Tee: Forever 21 (similar) // Red Pleather Skirt: Forever 21 (similar) // White Shoes: Bershka London (similar).

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SEEING STARS

SEEING STARS

 

Months ago while scrolling aimlessly through Instagram, I saw a blogger wearing a large puffy star jacket, just like this one. From that moment on.. I WAS A GIRL ON A MISSION. 

I did some research and continued to find diddly squat. Bummer right? Wrong. 

I will never forget the moment I spotted this beautiful lady hanging ever so perfectly on a rack in the middle of Bloomingdales. My vision had come to life, and I was ELATED. 

With a jacket like this one, you can really do anything. I know, that sounds crazy… I mean, look at it. However, a statement piece is a girls best friend because it completes the look for you, requiring minimum effort. How nice is that!?

 

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Faux Fur Star Jacket: Bloomingdales // (similar) Dollskill

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OUI, OUI!

OUI, OUI!

Do you ever come across a piece of clothing that you know is SO questionable, but you also kinda need it? That was this shirt. A while back I stumbled upon this Sacajawea inspired silk top and grabbed it for about 8 dollars at a thrift store on South Street here in Philadelphia. While it sat in my closet collecting dust for quite some time, I knew that one day I was going to wear it and love it. So- that is what I did!

 

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Black Jamie Jeans: Topshop // Beret: Forever 21

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Fun fact- If you look closely enough, you’ll see several tears streaming down my face considering it was about 20 degrees this day #neverforget. 

IN A NEW YORK MINUTE

IN A NEW YORK MINUTE
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Hat: Forever 21 // Velvet Jumpuit (similar): Urban Outfitters // Belt: Gucci // White Boots (similar): Urban Outfitters

 

Ah, New York, New York. Although you leave me exhausted, helpless, and a little dirty, I can’t help but to love ya. Just a few weekends ago, I visited New York with a full agenda. This included a visit to by CHLOE, an Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper live show (which was incredible), a visit to Cha Cha Matcha, and much more. Of course, I brought my camera along for the journey!

 

I have to admit, Cha Cha Matcha has been ALL over my Instagram feed and it was on the top of my priority list during this trip to New York. Funny enough- I hate green tea. Moment of silence for the money I willingly wasted at this establishment simply because it looked beautiful. If you say you have never purchased something simply for the Instagram, YOU. ARE. LYING. TO. YOURSELF. 

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Now that the weather is breaking a bit, I need to get my butt back to New York. What should I put on my to do list?

That’s all I got for today! I really cannot express how excited I am to get back to blogging. Unfortunately, the last couple months of school have completely drained every ounce of inspiration I had in me, BUT.. its a new semester and there are only good things ahead. 

So many posts to come, I can hardly wait 🙂 Have an amazing day!

Hermes link, ice blue mink

Hermes link, ice blue mink

One of our favorite things to do while traveling through Europe, was to simply explore. When arriving in a new place, we would unpack our bags and immediately take the town. We weren’t necessarily sure where we were going half the time, but we always managed to get to the darnedest places…which also translates to a vintage art, clothing, and handbag market. Isn’t that convenient!?

Part of our trip was to the South of France. It was hands down one of my absolute favorite places I have ever been. Our first stop was to Nice, and turns out you can hop on a train to Monaco and Cannes and be there within 20 minutes which we took full advantage of for two days. 

When arriving in Cannes, we started making our way to the city center where we quickly discovered the JACKPOT. 

Strangely enough, the four of us ended up in the center of it all at a table full of vintage Louis Vuittons, Hermes scarves, and Chanel jewels (I remained totally calm during this entire endeavor). NOT. We made friends with two older French women who were selling these goodies and had THE TIME of our lives. 


 

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What did I find?

While looking through the glass case of Hermes vintage scarves, I was so overwhelmed by their beauty. What does she look like you ask?

 

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I don’t know about you, but when I purchase or receive something this special I put it on display in my room just to stare at. I love anything vintage and this piece will definitely be in my life for a veryyyyy long time. 

Thanks for reading:) What is your favorite vintage item you own?

Meet ya here again soon,

Sami