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These are a Few of My Favorite “M” Things…



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When the baby cries (Motherhood)
When I need jewelry (Michael Kors)
When I’m wondering what to wear (denim Maxi dress)
I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don’t feel so bad!

In case you’re not familiar, this is a play off the song “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music!

M is for MAXI DRESS!

This denim maxi dress was in my cart as soon as I saw it!  It is SO EASY!  The off the shoulder and smocked neckline dress is perfect for a new mother who is breastfeeding. (For obvious reasons, I’m not!) It’s comfy but still “dressy” and looks elegant. It literally requires NO thinking! Just throw it on and go. I especially love that it has pockets for any last minute things that I’m grabbing on the way out.

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// Photography by Angie Garcia //


You know that I LOVE jewelry, especially anything big and bold and that makes a statement. The bigger the better for me! Since Little M is now a “big boy”, I’m used to wearing all of my jewelry again be it chunky, bold, pointy, metal, etc. When he was born, I basically stopped wearing jewelry unless I was out without him. It’s really hard to give up again now that we have Baby MJ, but I’ve found the perfect jewelry that is beautiful AND is safe to wear with her.

THE STYLE Rx: It’s Summer! Throw on a maxi and go have fun! Elevate the look with a few gold jewelry pieces.

I’ve been wearing the Michael Kors fireball cuff, hinged bangle, and slider bracelet non-stop since Baby MJ was born. They are dainty enough to be out of the way, but the pave crystals have enough bling to make them noticeable. The double chain necklace and spiral ring each make a statement on their own. I love that it dresses up the simplest of outfits, like a white tee and jeans (another of my uniforms).

Even Little M loves my bracelets. He literally grabbed my arm (when I was taking him out of the car seat) and asked me, “Why are they so shiny?” He’s in the WHY phase! He was tickled by the fact that he could see his reflection in the fireball cuff. So cute!

M is for MOTHERHOOD (and Baby MJ)!

This is the first photo shoot since Baby MJ has come along. (Remember this photo shoot with the gals! I forgot my outfit because we found out about her the day before.) She is SUCH a different baby than Little M. Also, I’m probably a different mommy than with Little M (a little less nervous). She is extremely laid back, and I feel like I can take her anywhere! I was worried about the heat because Texas summers are brutal, but we shot in the shade and she was completely zonked out!  She even made a little cameo appearance with her little ruffle bottom pants!

We feel truly blessed to have our family. Motherhood has been one of the most difficult but most rewarding things I’ve ever done in my life. I’m thankful that I have this opportunity by the grace of God.

What is your Summer go-to attire? And are you a maxi dress fan? What are a few of YOUR favorite things?


dress CAPULET {also love this one}
ear crawlers STELLA & DOT
necklace, ring, bracelets MICHAEL KORS c/o
neverfull mm LOUIS VUITTON
sunglasses QUAY

Rxoxo, Sam

Read the Comments +

  1. Maci says:

    ???????????? You all look fabulous! Comgrats, and great idea…hoping to steal this one as I so often hope to!

  2. Mica says:

    Oh my goodness it’s so cute seeing her in your photos Sam! You forget just how tiny they can be, don’t you? So happy for you!

    Love your maxi dress too – denim and it has pockets?! I’m going to keep an eye on it, see if it goes on sale closer to our summer, not sure it would get worn much before then!

    How are you adjusting to life with two little ones? You’re looking as stylish as ever :)
    Mica recently posted…Monthly Purchases: JuneMy Profile

    • Sam says:

      Thanks Mica!! Yes, definitely keep an eye out for a sale – so WORTH it! The only thing about this maxi is it is kind of long. I’m wearing wedges.

      And this outfit made me think of you because you always accessorize your maxi dresses SO WELL!!

      Mommy life with 2 little ones is good but tiring!! I actually miss Little M – it sounds crazy but I’m used to spending so much individual time with him. Mr. S is trying to help so that we can get mommy and Little M time. It’s been so fun to see the two of them interact. She responds so positively to his voice and touch. He just thinks it’s hilarious to touch her hair bc it’s so soft!

      • Mica says:

        Aww it’s sweet he;s loving on her so much already! :) We had that too, it definitely helps when they just love their sibling from the beginning! :) I think being worried they might hug or kiss or pat baby too forcefully is better than the alternative if they don’t like baby!

        One on one time is hard and a real juggle – great that hubby can help you balance it, it will get easier as your little girl gets bigger and they can play a bit more together – toddler T is happy to ‘play’ with baby when he does tummy time, and show him all his cool cars.
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  3. Monica says:

    Huge congrats!!!! I am sooooo happy for you guys!


  4. Love that dress!! So easy!
    And eeeee!!!! Look how tiny!!! Congratulations again! So exciting :D
    Closet Fashionista recently posted…{recap} Wardrobe Update – JuneMy Profile

    • Sam says:

      Thanks Meg! Yes, she is itty bitty! I can’t believe Little M was that small at one point! It’s crazy how time flies! Hope you had a rad 4th of July! xx

  5. calvin phil says:

    beautiful style i really like it.

  6. Hi Sam! This is such a beautiful post and I love how you incorporate your daily life into the writing of it. It makes everything that much more relatable and special! Also, so cute that lil’ M saw his reflection in the Michael Kors jewelry and had some fun with it too! Again, so happy for you and your family! What a blessing indeed! P.S. I want to buy this whole look ASAP – perfect for summertime travel adventures!


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    • Sam says:

      Hi Emily! Thank you so much! This is one of my throw on and GO outfits – perfect for any kind of adventures! :)

      I just LOL’d when I could see his little face in that ball, and he kept holding my arm close to his face. It was truly a special moment!

      Hope you are have a great week!

  7. Sheela Goh says:

    My sort of dress – grab and go, ironing optional :) and I’m especially in love with how long the straps hang on the shoulders. So alluring. And so many hugs to you and growing family, Sam, children are such a blessing. Although that sentiment does get challenged, ever so frequently, as they grow up GRIN xoxoxoxoxoxo

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