Thursday, June 30, 2011

Look at the stars, look how they shine for you.

I think these are the first pictures where I have worn my ACTUAL glasses. I rarely wear them when I take pictures because it is always sunny out when I take them and usually, I wear my sunnies. These glasses are from a company called Warby Parker, located in NYC. They do a great thing; for every pair of glasses you but from them, they give a pair to someone in need (yes, these glasses ARE prescription, people don't believe me). They actual just started selling sunglasses, so I am excited to look through them!

c'est la vie dahling,

Samantha Jole

[shirt, self made//blazer, h&m//skirt & belt, F21//earrings, Charlotte Russe//glasses, Warby Parker//shoes, Payless]

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Take a walk on the wild side.

The day these pictures were taken, my OTHER friend Amanda wanted to go try on brides maids dresses with me and another friend Nicole. She was joking saying, "Want to take pictures for your blog?" and of course, I said, "YES!" We walked down her street and what did we find? A HUGE TRACTOR that happened to be the same color as my shirt. We eventually got yelled at by a soccer mom (literally there was a game going on behind us) to get off, so we kindly obliged. I took pictures of her as well, just not with the great tractor (she will be a "Featured Friend"). Amanda is an amateur picture taker, so I apologize for the blurriness! You'll get it next time, girl.

c'est la vie dahling,

Samantha Jole

[shirt & shorts, Forever 21//necklace, Charlotte Russe//bag, Urban Outfitters]

Friday, June 24, 2011

Christian Dior!

hello, birdie.

When Stephanie told me that she had a vintage Christian Dior blazer hanging her closet, then proceeded to tell me she would let me have it, I was ECSTATIC! I think this is the only "designer" piece that I own (I just got rid of some tired Steve Madden Moccasin flats). So, here she is. I love how bright the yellow is and the leopard detailed buttons. I also love the flirty back. Definitely a piece I will keep in my closet forever!

c'est la vie dahling,

Samantha Jole

[blazer, Christian Dior//pants & belt, F21//bracelets, H&M//necklace, gift from "JC"//watch, NY&Co//shoes, Target]

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Featured Friend: Amanda Maria

Since starting this blog, a lot of my friends have been asking if they could be in it. My response? ABSOLUTELY! If you would like to be featured, let me know!

This is my dear friend, Amanda. She has just graduated college and is now getting ready to take her CPA exam. She has been working her butt off and I hope all the best for her in the future. These pictures were taken on one of our not so infamous nights out (we have had MANY). Amanda insisted that I feature the boat shoes that she had purchased a few weeks ago. [Side note: if you have small feet you CAN find cute shoes! Amanda is a 5-5.5 size shoe and she was able to find these fab shoes for summer!] I am also loving the messenger Coach bag! Perfect for a night out, as I mentioned here about my summer picks.

[boat shoes, Sperry Topsiders//shirt, Target//Jeans, Macy's//bag, Coach]

Oh yeah, and she insisted  I also take a picture of her fashionable watch the other night! Haha love her!

[shirt, Charlotte Russe//watch, Fossil]

C'est la vie dahling,

Samantha Jole

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I feel summer creeping in.

|| one. Top Shop || two. Top Shop || three. Forever 21 || four. Zara || five. Zara || six. Zara ||

Per request, cough Stacy Cabin cough, I brought you my Summer picks! It is the official first day of Summer (as I type this it is 2:26 a.m.), so I thought today would be an appropriate time to post.

one. The swimsuit, of course! I am loving that they are bringing 50's style bathing suits back as well as one pieces! The bathing suits I put up have that era's feel with a modern twist.

two. Breathable shirts are a must. There is nothing worse than sweating outside and having your clothes stick to your body. Although I know a lot of people cringe at the belly baring shirts that are in stores now, I love them! They are not too short, fun, and easy to just grab and throw on. 

three. SUNNIES! Mine have to be prescription, so right now I only have a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. If I could see without a prescription, I would definitely be grabbing either a pair of Cat Eye sunglasses, a-la Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, or the big tortoise glasses with the "angel wing" arms. Please ladies (and gents), no bug eyes and NO WHITE SUNGLASSES. UGH! They are by far the tackiest color to buy.

four. A floppy hat! Chic and helps steer away the aging sun! Pair this with SPF!

five. Cute sandals! Ditch the flip flops and get a good, cute, bright pair of sandals. They will instantly make you put more put together in the summer.

six. I love love love messenger bags for the summer, especially in these bright hughes! It is so easy to grab and go and makes it easier to juggle your iced coffee and cell phone! It is small, so you aren't lugging as much and is great for a walk in the park, music festival, or for a night out. No worries of where you have to put your bag!

After making this post, it just depresses me because I have no money to buy all these wonderful items! C'est la vie. Sigh. I hope that everyone has a great first day of summer and many more to come!

"JC" and Floydie on our vacation to Myrtle Beach two years ago. I go it put on canvas and is now on our living room wall.

C'est la vie dahling,

Samantha Jole

Sunday, June 19, 2011

If she's this crazy now, there's no telling what's in store.

Yesterday was another hot one for Philadelphia. My friend Jordyn and I decided to go to Neshaminy State Park. This part of the park is near the Delaware River. It is a nice place to just sit back and relax. I rolled up my jeans because it was so hot and kind of wished I had worn shorts instead! We did go to two BBQ's later so I did swap them out then. I also love this shirt with the fun frilly sleeves! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

C'est la vie dahling,

Samantha Jole

Pictures c/o: Jordyn Fani

[shirt & necklace, Forever 21// jeans, Charlotte Russe// shoes, Target// watch, Walmart// bag, Urban Outfitters//sunglasses, Ray-Ban] 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Style Inspiration: Audrey Hepburn

If you must know ANYTHING about me, know that I LOVE Audrey Hepburn. She is the epitome of style and class. Audrey Hepburn is a huge inspiration for me and I hope that you all look into this beautiful, talented, kind-hearted woman.

P.S. Happy Birthday to my dear friend, Amanda Winscom!

c'est la vie dahling,

Samantha Jole

[Images c/o: Google Search]

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Take it easy, baby.

I LOVE this dress! It is so light weight and easy to throw on. Guess how much it was? FOURTEEN BUCKS! Such a steal! These pictures were taken a couple days ago, but I threw this dress on today to do some errands and I instantly felt fab walking around in it! What's your go to outfit for the summer?

c'est la vie dahling,

Samantha Jole

[dress, O.P.// shoes, nicole// necklace, Forever 21//watch, New York & Co.//necklace worn as bracelet, gift from friend] 

Pictures taken by: Stephanie Baur