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Ellen @ The Perennial Style || Heather @ Style by Fluent || Cathy @ The Middle Page || Ashley @ Side Smile Style || Mary @ So Then They Say || me || Molly @ A Piece of Toast || Lynsey @ Tomboy KC || Tanya @ Film Fashion Fun

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// Do you recognize the last group shot?!  It’s my favorite gals from Chic at Every Age! //

Last month, I was ECSTATIC when I received the invite from Tanya to Exhale Spa for a Blogger Retreat.  It was EXACTLY what I needed after a crazy month of moving, getting sick, hosting some events, and did I mention moving?

We started the day with a Chill Yoga Class.  It was extremely relaxing.  Honestly, I have NOT DONE ANYTHING as far as work outs go since little M was born (over a year ago).  We then ate a fabulous lunch at KNIFE next door.  Eating and hanging with these ladies… #TOOMUCHFUN.  Finally, we finished the retreat with our spa treatment.  I got the most A.MA.ZING massage.  Seriously, y’all, I haven’t had a massage since our honeymoon, and THAT was over eleven years ago!!

We toured the facilities, and I LOVED that they had a garage with it’s own entrance to the spa so you could come and go incognito i.e. when you are sans makeup for a class or after a facial.  They have shower and steam areas and a “quiet lounge” so we can all get our Zen on!  An added bonus is the outdoor pool and boutique.  If I lived in Dallas, I would be there all the time!

Have you been to Exhale Spa?  What are your thoughts?!

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top and pant DIOR {found the exact top in brown} // necklace LULU FROST FOR JCREW {love this one too} // bracelets VINTAGE, KELLY WEARSTLER, STELLA & DOT // bag THRIFTED CHANEL // gold heels VALENTINO via LAST CALL // baroque sunglasses PRADA // lips CHANEL SAGA + DESIRE

Photography by Mary Summers

This is how I wore the last pieces of my Spring/Summer FIVE PIECE FRENCH WARDROBE.  I LOVE the pants, especially the curved hem detail with the buttons.  And I LOVE the green animal print top, although this cut isn’t the most flattering on me.  You WILL be seeing these pieces again.  I have LOTS of plans for these pants, even in Fall/Winter.  But I need to come up with a better way to wear the top… maybe with skinny jeans and a cropped blazer or a high waisted skirt?!  What do you think?  Have any other suggestions?

Happy Monday Y’all!  Coming up this week… A Blogger Retreat and some Fall fuzziness!

Rxoxo, sam

style of sam, five piece french wardrobe, christian dior green leopard outfitWe’ve already gone into Fall, but I still have the last PIECES from Spring/Summer of the Five Piece French Wardrobe.  It was an ebay find.  I happened to be searching for an “Audrey Hepburn My Fair Lady” necklace to wear for a cocktail event.  You know, I have ideas.  Somehow, I landed on this listing and I JUST KNEW that it belonged in my closet.  Who DOESN’T need a green leopard Dior outfit?!!  Was it fate?  Was it serendipity?  Either way, I pressed the “Buy It Now” button twice!!

It probably looks better on the hanger than me, but I don’t care!  I luuurrve these gorgeous green pieces!  And hey, according to Neiman Marcus, I’m on trend.  Woot Woot!  Stay tuned to see how I wore it!

Rxoxo, sam



dress DVF // necklace OSCAR DE LA RENTA via Last Call {very similar} // clutch PRADA via Last Call // bow-tie booties CHANEL // bracelets VINTAGE, KELLY WEARSTLER // lips TOM FORD APHRODISIAC


Last month, I was HONORED to co-host The Fall Trend Event with Lauren at Neiman Marcus in Fort Worth!!  We style chatted with the fab Allie Kobs about handbag, shoes {seriously my faves}, and the upcoming Fall 2014 Trends!!

One of my favorite questions was “What pair of shoes and handbag would you bring if you were on a deserted island?”

I thought my answer was #genius because my shoe choices were the Chanel camellia jelly flip-flop or Valentino bow sandal and my handbag choice was the Balenciaga backpack.

I mean, why can’t you be fashionable AND functional at the same time?!?!

A gorgeous green candy bar echoed Neiman’s green trend.  Everything they do is lovely!!  We jammed to beats of DJ Sober and enjoyed frozen treats from Steel City Pops!!
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My favorite trend was GREY, and I styled my mannequin in various shades of that gorgeous rich color.  The python print dress is a combo of black and white = grey right?!  And that Lafayette 148 leather jacket is just so beautiful.  Lace up heels/booties have been on trend for awhile and I LOVE those grey suede Joie cage booties.  The I HAD to add a pop of color, so naturally, a GREEN necklace and this Nancy Gonzales Croc bucket bag {it’s like butta} were my choices.

You’ll also see that it was a cinch to pick my faves for the trend table.  Can you put the whole store on it?!  Saint Laurent was KILLING it with the boots this season. Um… Who DOESN’T need a pair of gold western boots?!  Those ombre gold to blue suede Choos are a piece of work!  #GetInMyCloset  And still obsessed with all the fringe for the Global Chic trend… I WANT those Prada fringe sandals!

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Photography by Laura McCarthy with Elusive Images Photography {unless watermarked}

Thanks to those of you who were able to stop by!!  I know it’s difficult during the week, and my schedule is very selective now that I have little M!  Hope you enjoyed the recap.  Stayed tuned for my last Spring/Summer piece of the Five Piece French Wardrobe and a Blogger Retreat at Exhale Spa!

Here are some of my other trend faves from Neiman Marcus: