The Simple Joys of Life

Close your eyes. Now, take a minute and think about all the things you’re thankful for. The things that immediately come to mind are probably big things such as family, friends, shelter, health, and safety. With that being said, there are many small things in life that just make the world a little better. Often times, these small joys in life go unnoticed. These are the things that make the bad days better and the great days fantastic. I’m going to share a list (in no particular order) of some of these wonderful little things that make life that much sweeter.

  1. Puppies
  2. Fresh Flowers
  3. Coffee
  4. Girl Scout Cookies
  5. Snow Days
  6. Dancing Like No One Is Watching
  7. Free Wifi
  8. Fuzzy Socks
  9. Manicures
  10. Christmas Lights
  11. Laughing So Hard It Hurts
  12. Fast Internet
  13. New Car Smell
  14. Brunch
  15. Knowing Every Word To A Song
  16. Summer Camp
  17. Having Time to Yourself
  18. Fall
  19. Fresh Starts
  20. The Beach
  21. Warm Hugs
  22. Winged Eyeliner
  23. A Freshly Made Bed
  24. The Royal Family
  25. Handwritten Letters
  26. Waking Up And Realizing You Still Have Time To Sleep
  27. Chocolate Fountains
  28. Exercising
  29. Eating Your Favorite Meal
  30. Spending All Day In Your Pajamas

I encourage you all to take an extra minute today to reflect on all the simple joys that make your life better.

Stay Sparkly,

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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2. whereeveryouare

3. now

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5. credit

6. dance

7. change-the-world-quote

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