Christmas 2010

h&m sweater/target leggings/h&m beret/f21 necklace/dolce vita x target oxfords
The Christmas Outfit...I'm trying to get Nigel back on board as photographer. Let's hope for that.


Curb Stompin' Boots.

thrifted blazer/target tank/leggings/grammie's earrings/h&m scarf/thrifted doc martens/

So in love with my Doc Martens; I bought them a year ago but just started wearing them these past few weeks. I've been wearing the H&M scarf almost every day. It's the perfect thing to keep my neck warm and safe for swimming. 

In other news, I was deferred to regular decision for Columbia. I'm not upset though, I'm happy I wasn't flat out rejected. That'd be terrible. I've since sent in my applications to Fordham at Lincoln Center, Drew, UMass - Amherst, and University of Pittsburgh. I'm still working on Emory, UPenn, and Harvard...yes, Harvard. It's not by choice but whatever. Maybe I'll get in? Also, I'm on winter break! So excited for the next 2+ weeks of relaxing and attending the boys basketball games - I'm the head manager.

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vintage blazer/f21 top/target leggings/h&m wedges/f21 necklace/f21 earrings

It's finally starting to look and feel like winter...I'm not sure if I'm ready for all of that yet. Please excuse my apparent inability to keep a straight face, ever. Also, my Columbia decision comes out on Thursday. I'm so excited and nervous; I can't even stand it.  

That's me being fashionable/photoboothing after school. I am SUCH a cool cat.



So, I've joined the tumblr bandwagon. After falling in love with Black FashionHell Yeah Blipsters, & many others I felt almost obligated to make one myself. Follow if you'd like. 


Comfy & Chic.

blu reed top/thrifted harem pants/flea market scarf/vintage belt/sping oxfords

My go-to outfit of the moment. The absolute epitome of comfortable while still looking put-together.

Happy Thanksgiving, Loves! <3 



photocred: Tattoologist

I saw this and it made me even more excited to get inked. <3


Embracing My "Inner Nicki"

Picture this: You're hell-bent on being Nicki Minaj for Halloween but the wig you bought is just NOT working. What are you going to do? Well, you could just opt for black hair and cut your bangs on a whim...the consequences can wait. If you're me, that's precisely what you would do. At first, I was really NOT a fan, but these bangs seem to be grown on me - haha, bad hair pun, couldn't help myself :)

 Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, & Lady Gaga 

So, this is the new hair. Longer than before because well, hair grows but the bangs are a new addition and are here to stay...at least for a while. As of now, I'm no longer known as "Sam or Sammie" my friends, classmates, and even my mom have begun referring to me as Nicki Minaj. It's not so bad though, she's a great rapper with a sick and sexy sense of style. 

target blazer/black tank/BDG leggings/f21 necklace/f21 earrings/h&m circle scarf/spring oxfords
thrifted blazer/jcrew v-neck/h&m leggings/f21 earrings/h&m wedges

Two outfits from this past week. With the chilly weather lately, blazers, leggings, and close-toed shoes seem to be the way to go. I bought the black wedges this past weekend and I am SO in love with. They're deceptively easy to walk in, especially because they have no platform and are about four inches high. 

Meh, also it's Hell Week for the fall drama production! We're performing Mary Zimmerman's Arabian Nights. I'm beyond excited because it's the first show that I'm acting in. Historically, I've been the go-to girl for costume and makeup business...I still plan to do that, just while acting. Though this week will be beyond stressful, I'll try to update as much as possible. I don't want to leave you all hanging for another month. That would be lame and bad.


You Can't Touch This.

old navy cardigan/Op pocket v-neck/thrifted harem pants/target shoes/target belt/f21 earrings

Looking better than MC Hammer, emirite?

Fun Things To Think About:
1. Applied to Columbia!
2. Revised my first set of articles as Fashion Editor for my school newspaper.
3. I'll be eighteen Halloween & I'm dressing up as NICKI MINAJ!
4. Planned my first tattoo <3


Funny Faces.

thrifted blazer/f21 cheetah tank/target cami/f21 leggings/f21 shoes/f21 necklace

Clearly being very serious. 




Ugh, so in love with these new oxfords from Urban Outfitters. They fit well, they're sturdy, & they're EXTREMELY comfortable. 



blu reed top, levi's jeans, daddy's belt, f21 necklace, spring oxfords

cool fno display things at macy's
f21 diy bag
vintage blazer, f21 dress/necklace, spring oxfords
I spent last weekend in Manhattan and it was great as usual. On Friday, I went to Fashion's Night Out with one of my best shopping partners, my Grammie. The F21 in Times Sqaure was better than I could have ever imaged. The store consisted of four floors that offered all the branches found on the website - Forever 21, Love 21, Heritage 1981/Heritage 1981 Kids, Faith 21, F21 Twist, 21 Men...I think that's about it. I spent four hours shopping and bumping to the DJ; I received a free manicure and made an awesome DIY totebag. I window shopped at Macy's Herald Square (& was almost run over by a crowd trying to see Kimora Lee Simmons...really, of all people?!) and H&M before I spontaneously got sick and made my way back to my grandparents' apartment. 
Saturday, I went to the MRC Open House at Columbia and fell in love with the school all over again. Between the arts program, beautiful campus, and wonderful people there, I know that it's definitely the right fit. 

thrifted plaid flannel, op pocket v-neck, target skirt, f21 necklace/belt, blue pointy-toe flats (not shown)
That was yesterday's school outfit and the only outfit picture I've had time to take this week. School is wonderful, but I'm terribly terribly busy because of it...It's nice to have a full schedule again though. 


Back To School 2010

op white v-neck, kimichi blue skirt, old navy cardigan, f21 wedges, wal-mart shades

Tuesday was my very last first day of high school & it was surprisingly wonderful. I like my classes, I loved seeing all of my friends and the new kids aren't all that bad. As far as I can tell, senior year is going to be AMAZING. I'm excited. On a completely separate note, sorry for the horrendous full-length shot; my brother and I were both exhausted & did not have any interest with cooperating with one another.  

P.S. Thank you to my new followers & keep it coming!

P.P.S. I'm going to Fashion's Night Out in NYC this Friday, are you?



grey lace-up wedges - f21
grey flat boots - walmart
black converse - HKG
purple zippered flats - target
gold oxfords - spring

My new shoes for the school year, so now I have about 35 pairs total. Excitement :)


A Wonderfully Dreary Sunday.

blu reed top, levi's jeans, target flats, claire's earrings, f21 necklace

Today was pretty eventful despite the dreadful weather. I went to an Emory info session (SO IN LOVE WITH THAT SCHOOL) and afterwards, Target run with Mommy. Oh, fun fact - today was the first time all summer that I've worn jeans. I'd really consider myself more of a skirts, shorts, leggings kind of gal. Whatever though.

In other news, my younger brother, Nigel has named himself as official blog photographer. That picture above is what I call "Coolest Mistake Ever - Take 2"


Coolest Mistake Ever.

vintage blazer, target romper, tahari black patent platform pumps, claire's earrings

I had a mini-photoshoot with my brother, Nigel yesterday. He accidentally put his finger over the flash in one shot, and this is what came out.