Be Mine

With my 20th birthday coming up this weekend, I have been asked by my close friends and family to share my “wish list.” Since, spending the day with Beyoncé,  getting a new baby Golden Retriever, or taking a day trip to LA is out of the question, I realized I needed to brainstorm some more realistic ideas. After a few hours of looking online, I compiled my favorite finds. I felt it was suiting to share with yall because I found that there is a lot of new merch out right now. Check it out! (Oh, and to those of you wondering what in the hell you are going to buy for your girlfriend for valentines day- step away from the Russel Stovers and step into the light…)


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Kendra Scott “Rayne” Dangle Necklace | $78

BCBGeneration “Who’s The Boss” Scarf | $38

Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Spray | $62-$110

Ray-Ban Polarized “Clubmaster” 49mm Sunglasses | $245

Dogeared “Hugs & Kisses” XO Pendant Necklace | $62

Kate Spade New York Stud Earrings | $38

DV by Dolce Vita “Pace” Boot | $63

Be Mine Mug | $22

Wildfox “Sparkle Heart” Tee | $50


The Chill

Growing up in Colorado, I have experienced plenty of cold weather. From week long snow days, to below freezing temperatures that begin in October and continue well into March (with the occasional random 70 degree day, which is then followed by a news-breaking snow storm), I can say I have truly experienced it all.

Living in Baton Rouge isn’t quite the same, considering until today, it has never been below 60 degrees. As much as I love the warm weather and wearing out my Rainbow flip flops year-round, I couldn’t help but be a little excited today when Baton Rouge news said the first “cold snap” has arrived. I could finally break out my North Face vest and scarf which to be honest, I never thought I would actually miss. But here I am, completely in love with the idea that today I could turn on my butt-warmers in my car and wear layers on layers of clothes.

This day is truly celebratory for me, if you can’t already tell, so I felt the need to talk about a few of my favorite “cold weather” clothes and turn on some Christmas music. Yes, I know it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet, and before this year, I always followed Nordstrom’s lead (they are the only department store that doesn’t put out decorations for christmas until AFTER thanksgiving) in holding back and not jumping the gun on the Christmas craze, but I gave in. And I’m not sorry.

Here are some of my favorites for when the chill rolls in:


I call these gloves the convertible mitten. You can put them on as mittens or put the top down and have your fingers exposed. These ones are free people and look amazing!


 Oh, Slouchy beanie, how I love you.


The ever popular infinity scarf. Don’t ask how many of these I own…


 Cute socks or half leggings to pair with boots. The top sticks out of your boot (which looks so cute) and keeps your legs warm when it gets really cold!


lulu & nike – my fashion reality

I would really like to say that I am one of those people that wakes up every day for class and puts together the most perfect outfit… But the obvious truth is, i’m not. Unless it is a day where I have afternoon classes only, I will usually be seen decked out from head to toe in nike and lulu lemon. I can’t remember when my lulu lemon obsession started, but it is safe to say it is one that is not healthy for my bank account. I reason with myself every time I am in a lulu store that I will wear whatever I am contemplating all the time… that between dance and pure barre it is a no-brainer. Sure it is a no-brainer until I leave the store with two pairs of leggings and zero money in my bank account. Oh good Sammy! Another week of living off of mini wheats and fiber one bars because of my impulse buy at lulu. Totally rational decision. I can honestly say I have never left a lulu store empty-handed. No, I am not proud of it. In addition, to my lulu addiction, just like any other girl I can’t help but want a pair of nike frees in every color. Every day I wear a pair of nike frees. Everyone wears them these days but that doesn’t matter to me because they are the most comfortable shoes EVER. I mean that. So yes I spend too much money on nike and lulu but at the end of the day, they are great products that can withstand a lot of wear and tear. Check out my favorites below!

lululemon, can’t stop running pant, $108


lulu lemon bitty bracer, $68

9644170lulu lemon, CYB tank, $64