Marleylilly Statement Style

One of my favorite ways to build an outfit is to style around a statement accessory. I love this method because dressing around a statement piece is fun, and not to mention easy. All you have to do is choose your accessory, and then finish with basic pieces to compliment the accessory. This is an excellent time of year to try out this method because holiday style is all about extravagance and making a statement.

Thanks to my friends at Marleylilly (my go-to retailer for all things monogrammed), I was able to practice this with a beautiful pink monogrammed crystal bracelet that is perfect for all of your holiday events! Monogrammed jewelry is so classy and the color of this bracelet adds the perfect amount of sass.  This beautiful bracelet features my monogram on a small charm, and I adore the combination of pink and gold.

I styled this bracelet with an Ann Taylor LOFT blouse, SOLD Design Lab jeans, Urban Outfitters booties, and a Tory Burch handbag.

Have fun with statement dressing this holiday season!

Stay Sparkly,

Samantha

Seventeen Social Club – L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

Hey y’all,

Recently, my awesome friends at the Seventeen Social Club sent me some new foundation. It is a new product by L’Oreal Paris called Infallible Pro – Matte Foundation. I absolutely fell in love with this product and will definitely be using it in the future. This foundation has medium coverage and a demi-matte finish.

This product is so awesome because :

  1. The color matched my skin almost perfectly, which doesn’t happen often.
  2. The foundation is very light and airy on my skin.
  3. It isn’t cakey and applies smoothly.
  4. It is matte and does an excellent job at covering oil and shine.
  5. This product is extremely long-lasting and looks fantastic all day long.

You can read more reviews about this product by checking the hashtag #iaminfallible on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Blake Lively’s Top 5 Fashion Moments

Hey y’all,

Blake Lively is a fashion icon. I first fell in love with Blake during her role as Serena on the CW’s hit show, Gossip Girl.  Since her Hollywood debut, Blake has always impressed fans and critics alike with her amazing sense of style. Recently, she began her company Preserve (preserve.us) that sells hand crafted goods from artisans across the world.  Preserve also has a section called “Blake’s Closet” in which shoppers can score some of Blake’s favorite pieces.

Today I will be sharing my some of my favorite looks by Lively.

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Blake rocked this beautiful dress by one of her go-to designers, Gucci at the Cannes opening ceremony in May of 2014.

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This beautiful Michael Kors mini dress is so eye cathing and the scalloped bottom adds a bit of fun and flirtiness to the look. Her adorable pink pumps and headband tied together this look that she wore to the CFDA Fashion Awards in June of 2014.

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Lively wore this Zuhair Murad dress in LA to the premier of the Savages in June of 2012. This look is so glamourous and her loose waves and red lipstick complimented the dress perfectly.

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In 2010, Blake wore this Marchesa dress to Fashion’s Night Out : The Show. I love how her she really let the dress shine and is wearing minimal accesories.

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This Gucci gown is my favorite look on Blake. The yellow really works on her and I love her turquoise accesories. Her loose fishtail braid adds to the bohemian and relaxed vibe of the dress.

xoxo,

Samantha

Seventeen Social Club – Sally Hansen Insta – Dri

Hey y’all,

Seventeen Social Club and Sally Hansen recently hooked me up with some awesome new nail polish. It is called Insta – Dri and I used the color “Ablazing.”  This color is so bright and happy. I love how this quick drying polish gave me a picture perfect manicure. My nails were done drying in just sixty seconds. This polish is an absolute must have for girls like myself who are constantly on the go and don’t want to wait around for their nails to dry. A manicure is one of my favorite ways to add a pop of color to an otherwise boring outfit or to brighten up any outfit. A bright manicure in a color such as “Ablazing” is the perfect way to make a statement. I highly reccomend this polish to anyone who is looking for a quick and long lasting manicure. nailssally

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – Sherri Hill

Hey y’all,

If you didn’t already know, New York Fashion Week is going on. Today is the last day and fashion week is wrapping up with a runway show by the wildly popular dress designer, Sherri Hill. Along with the runway show (which you can watch here at 5:30 EST http://www.sherrihill.com/livestream/), the fall 2015 collection will also be released this evening. So in honor of this, I have decided to share my top ten all time favorite dresses designed by Sherri Hill.

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I love this dress because of the intricate beading on the neckline. I am a huge fan of white dresses and the pop of blue in the beading is perfect.

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This dress is so unique. I love the beaded metallic belt and it is the perfect way to add a touch of sparkle.

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I love the striking red color of this dress. I am obsessed with how unique the beading around the neckline is.

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The lace overlay and detailing on this dress is to die for. I love the cut and the detailing on the hemline.

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I love the navy lace and high neck on this dress. I can speak from experience when I say that the cut of this dress is extremely flattering and comfortable. (I wore this dress in Oct. 2014)

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I love the simplicity of this dress. The beading is truly exquisite and I love how the gold and turquoise contrasts with the black.

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I love the sparkle on this beautiful cocktail dress. The use of sequins and lace creates a unique bodice, and the bottom is just full enough.

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This dress is stunning. I love the shape of the beads and the neckline.

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I absolutely adore this dress. It is absolutely timeless, and I adore the way the lace was used to create an illusion type bodice.

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This is my favorite Sherri Hill gown to date. I love the bright color palette, and when paired with the key hole and open back, this gown is a true showstopper.

I hope that you all enjoyed this post and I’ll be back soon with my take on the Fall 2015 collection.

xoxo,

Samantha

7 Awesome Quotes to Get You Through The Mid-Week Slump

Hey y’all,

We all know the feeling… the one that comes when you realize that it’s only Tuesday night and you still have to get through the rest of the week. Well, instead of dwelling on this feeling, it is much more beneficial to focus on the positives in life and move forward. I thought that I would share some of my favorite quotes and pieces of inspiration that help me get through the mid-week slump.

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5. credit

6. dance

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all images are courtesy of pinterest.com

I hope these quotes will help you finish out the week strong because you’re all fabulous.

xoxo,

Samantha

Monday Mashup – Taylor Swift 1989 by Kurt Hugo Schneider

Prepare to love this video just as much as I do. It features every song on Taylor Swift’s 1989 in under three minutes.

xoxo,

Samantha

P.S. – “Mashup Monday” is a feature I will post every Monday that includes a cover/remix/mashup of my some of my personal favorite music choices.

First Post – Introduction

Hey y’all!

My name is Samantha Mayberry. I am fifteen years old and reside in Hurricane, West Virginia. I have been writing for publications such as The Huffington Post and The FBomb for around a year. I now feel that I am ready to branch off on my own and show the world what I have the offer. I plan to use this blog to write about lifestyle, fashion, and whatever else inspires me. I love fashion and look forward to sharing my thoughts and ideas.

xoxo,

Samantha