Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Navy and Wood + Giveaway!

I know it's been awhileeeeee aka basically forever since I've blogged but man a full time job has been kicking my ass!! I thought I could handle working and blogging and school but I clearly couldn't. I honestly don't know how some bloggers do it. I seriously applaud them. Please teach me your ways!! 

But I did manage to shoot a few posts that will be going live in the weeks to come so you will get some new content from me. YAY! 

Seriously thank you for sticking with me through this hiatus period. I honestly thought I wouldn't have any views in my time off but they kept going up so thank you from the bottom of my heart! :) 

Today's post isn't about me but about my brother, Alex! Andddd there's a fun giveaway at the bottom of the post in honor of my return back to blogging! WOOHOO! 

Sunglasses: Unknown// Button down: Target (similar here)// Shorts: Target (similar here)// Shoes: Unknown (similar here)// Watch: Jord Watches// 

Usually Alex is behind the camera taking my photos but today we switched it up and I'm the one snapping pics! When Jord Watches reached out to me to collaborate for a post I immediately thought of my brother for this watch. Navy/blue looks good on him and he's been talking about upping his style game so I figured this would be the perfect introduction to helping him do it! 

I styled him in a navy short-sleeve button down from Target, khaki cargo shorts (I strongly dislike cargo shorts but he likes them so I had to roll with it) and nice brown dress sandals. He accessorized with the watch, of course, and his sunglasses which I also didn't want him to wear but he said he liked these the best and felt most comfortable in them so I let him wear them. 

This look isn't too casual but not too dressy and could go for lunch, running errands, church, Sunday brunch, etc. It's one of those multi-purpose outfits that can be worn to various things. I feel like guys looks can be worn for like a million things whereas a girl's outfit is activity specific. Anyone else feel like that? Haha! 

But seriously how cool is this watch packaging?! When I opened it up I just gasped. It's a beautiful wood box, with the watch, watch cushion and it comes with a cleaning cloth and wood polish. Talk about a company/brand who's doing packing right! 

So what's the big deal with this watch? It's just a watch right? 

NOPE! What set's Jord Watches apart from all the different watch brands is that they are made of 100% wood, yup wood. Thus the wood polish they had in the packaging. 
Isn't is a cool watch?! I love how the dark wood and the grain compliments the navy face and gold detailing. It's such a stunning watch! 

They also are based out of St. Louis, Missouri and "work, play and live" there so they're a totally U.S. based company which I love! 

This watch is the Frankie series in zebrawood and navy which can be worn by men or women. If you're a woman who love huge watch faces then this watch is for you! They do have specific men's watches and women's watches if you want a watch that's smaller. 
They have toooons of different styles, wood finishes, watch face colors, etc. so be sure to check out their men's and women's shops! Plus, it can be dressed up or down. You could wear it with shorts and a t-shirt or a blazer and dress pants. It's a multi-purpose watch which I personally love. 

Anddddddd it's a suuuper nice quality watch but doesn't break the bank. How much do you think this watch is? $250? $275? $300? NOPE! It's $189! UNDER $200 FOR A WOOD WATCH! How crazy is that!?

This would also make a great gift for your brother, boyfriend, dad, mom, sister, girlfriend, or any other important person in your life. It's a great graduation, birthday, anniversary or Father's Day gift since it's coming up soon or a belated Mother's Day gift! 
Now onto the fun part! Jord was kind enough to host a GIVEAWAY with this post too! Yup you could win a $100 gift code to buy your own Jord watch! You could get a watch for potentially under $100 and have free shipping. Can I get a woot woot? 

But if you don't win the $100 code, they are also giving everyone else a $25 code as a thank you for entering! So if you were to get this exact watch it would be roughly $164 before tax. UNDER $175 for a unique watch that let's you stand out from the crowd. 

Just enter by clicking this link. It's that easy!

The contest ends 5/28/17 at 11:59pm CST. Must have valid email address to enter. 

Congratulations to William for winning the $100 gift code! And thank you to everyone who entered! 

Thank you to Jord Watches for the insanely cool watch in today's post and for doing the giveaway and promo code. The watch was gifted to me for free, all opinions are my own and are in no, way, shape or form influenced by Jord Watches and I am not making any commission off of it. Collaborations like this wouldn't be possible without the support of all my readers and followers so THANK YOU!

How do you style guy/guys in your life? What do you think about this unique watch? What posts do you want to see from me? Share in the comments below! 

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

DIY Floral Monogram + Video

Hello friends! I am alive despite my lack of an online presence. My new job has been AMAZING but has been kicking my ass. I average about 7k+ steps every day, more on the 14k+  side every day on the weekends when we have weddings. When I get home I eat dinner, say hi to my family, change into my comfy clothes then basically crash. I hope to shoot some outfits this week so yay for that! And school has been stressing me out too since I don't have a lot of time to work on it during the day. But I think I have it worked out so double yay! 

I really appreciate you guys sticking with me while I transition this. I do have some really cool ideas for posts that I hope to be able to produce for you guys! Time will tell if I can get them done..... 

Today I'm bringing you a VIDEO and a DIY! *insert salsa dancing emoji here*

 I'm sharing how to make this ridiculously adorable floral monogram! It's super easy to make, pretty affordable and adds a fun touch and pop of color to a room! You could even give it as a gift too! 

So how do you make this adorable DIY? 

Watch the video below! 

I got all of my supplies from Hobby Lobby and used their 40% off coupon on some of the things that weren't on sale. They will be denoted with a * 
*Paper mache letter 
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Flowers of your choice
Paint color of your choice
Paint brushes 

So there you have it! It's that easy to make this beyond cute floral monogram! You can pick any type of flowers to go on this and have total creativity over it! If you wanted you could even do real flowers and cut the top of it and fill it with floral foam!! HOW CUTE WOULD THAT BE?! 

What other DIYs do you guys want to see? What kind of videos too? Leave me a comment sharing! 
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

On a Blush Kick

I've been on such a blush kick lately! I don't know if it's because I'm so excited for spring and being able to break out my pastels or what but I've been loving this color! I've had this cardigan for awhile now but haven't eve worn it till now. Why I haven't until now I have no clue because this is my new favorite cardigan! It's lightweight, perfect for the spring temps and the perfect length, not too long or too short. Plus it has a gorgeous draped waterfall cut. It's one of those wear all the time pieces!

Sunnies: Forever 21 (similar here)// Tee: Abercrombie (almost identical here and similar here )// Cardigan: Forever 21 (similar here, here and here)// Jeans: American Eagle (similar here)// Converse// Purse: Calvin Klein// Necklace: Kendra Scott// 

|Thanks to Alex for the photos| 

I wore this outfit awhile back on my Insta and decided to give it a proper blog post because I've worn it like 5 times since then. It's just a great outfit! It's cute but casual and the cardigan is the perfect weight for these cool but still warmish California temps. 

This exact cardigan I've had for a year or more BUT I did manage to find basically the same one just in a slightly darker blush color here. The black and taupe are sold out :( But when they come back in stock I am ordering both! They're just great pieces to have, can go with so many different outfits, will be perfect for the office and are under $10 so you really can't beat them! 

I actually am wearing this same outfit to work today! I swapped out the ripped denim for my white jeans and my Converse for some black wedges since it's super warm here in SoCal! Like I said it's so versatile! 

Also now that I have an office job I need to start building up my wardrobe. It's dressy casual so if you have any great, affordable places that sell super cute clothes share them in the comments, send me an email or tweet me! I've been searching everywhere and so far Target and Forever 21 are the only places I've been able to find stuff.... 

Love blush like me? What are your double time pieces? Share below! 

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Exciting News!

If you follow me on Instagram then you already know the news BUT if you don't you should cause I post there first with news, updates and general life happenings! It's @samantha_goble if you want to follow along!

Anyways I interviewed for an event planning job a few weeks ago at a local wedding venue here on Southern California. It's a beautiful venue with an amazing staff and they were looking for an administrative assistant. If you don't know I'm currently in college finishing up my Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Management with a concentration in event and meeting management and plan on becoming an event planner/stylist. So it would be the perfect intro job not only in the industry but help me gain some experience and really allow me to work assisting event planners and learning the ropes. 

So by now you can probably fill in the blanks of where this going. I interviewed and last Thursday was offered the full time position of administrative assistant! I excitedly accepted and started yesterday! 
I am so excited to be starting my career and in the industry! I have such a passion for people and for events and can't wait to dive in and start learning! 

It is a full time job and I'm also a full time college student too and I run Tribe 21 and I have my blog so it's going to be an adjustment with all of it. I know I've just been getting back into blogging regularly but I plan on trying to keep to a schedule. I do have 2 days off during the week (Tuesday and Wednesday) so I'm going to try to shoot some then if I have time between my schoolwork. If I fall behind please bear with me as I adjust to this all, so I apologize in advance! 

If you want to see any work related content such as outfits, how to manage it (once I do), etc., let me know and I'll do my best to crank out some content! And let me know what other content you guys wanna see! I'm going to be doing more videos so if there's any kind you want leave me a comment!

Thank you guys for all your support, it means so much to me! :) 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Stripes and Suede

I love stripes that is no secret. They are so versatile; you can dress them up or down, make them the focus or blend in, they come in so many cute styles, you really can't have too many striped tops. Moral of the story. So when I saw this one on Forever 21 for under $15, with the cutest lace up front (super trendy right now) I knew I had to have it. 

Stripe lace up top: Forever 21// Suede skirt: Abercrombie & Fitch (similar here)// Lace up flats: Kohls (similar here and here)// Watch: Arvo// Sunglasses: Old Navy// Purse: Forever 21 (similar here)// 

|Thanks to Alex for the photos|

This top is so soft and super strechy! It's definitely very body hugging so if you want it loose I'd size up at least two sizes. It is a shorter length, not quite crop top length but pretty close to it. It's gonna be so versatile with high waisted jeans or shorts for the summertime. And it comes in two other colors! 

I bought this skirt back in the fall of last year and just never had time to style it but it's gonna be SO PERFECT for spring! It's sadly sold out :( But I linked a similar style. 

Lastly, I don't think I've ever shown my watch on here formally so here we gooooo!
 It was on my Christmas list and low and behold it was sitting under the tree. Dad you're the best!!! It's from the brand Arvo and is such amazing quality. It's got a bigger watch face than normal, which I prefer, the prettiest brown band and is gold. The trifecta of watches for me. And the bestest, best part? It's $70. YEP $70 FOR THIS BEAUTY! When I first saw this watch on Instagram I figured it'd be $125-150 like most are. I think I had an aneurysm when I saw that it was $70. If you're looking for a really classic, versatile watch that won't break the bank go check out Arvo! 

How do you wear stripes or suede? Share in the comments below or tag me in a photo, @samantha_goble! 

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Real Vs.Steal

I love shoes, that is no secret. I probably have over 50 pairs easily ranging from sandals to heels, flats, sneakers and boots. But shoes can get pretty pricey and I'm a college student so I gotta save where I can! I love designer pairs but can't justify spending $100+ on shoes. SO I love when affordable stores like Target or Forever 21 come out with designer dupes for practically pennies compared to the designer ones. ANDDD Target especially has been SLAYING the designer dupe game lately and they have a ton out. I've rounded up 4 pairs that are super trendy right now that won't make your wallet cry! 

#1: GucciTarget// #2: Steve Madden - Target// 
#3: Marc Fisher - Target// #4: Valentino - Target/

So now time for some math. I promise it won't be too bad. 

If you were to purchase the designer shoes it would cost you $1,789 for all 4 pairs. 

If you were to purchase the Target shoes it would cost you $119 for all 4 pairs.
That's a savings of $1,670!!! 

You could buy all 4 pairs of Target shoes 15 times and for what you could buy the 4 pairs of designer ones once. 

YAY FOR SAVING MONEY! And still being super in style and trendy!  

Almost every pair of Target shoes are identical dupes for their designer counterparts. The only ones that are different are the Marc Fisher wedges. Marc Fisher doesn't have a pair similar to the Target ones but if you are wanting the "style and look" of the Marc Fisher pair the Target ones will do the trick. But if you are wanting a MF look alike these Steve Madden ones are almost identical dupes. 

All of these shoes are super popular right now and I've seen fashion bloggers sporting them in their Instagrams and posts. Plus they're all really fun and add a statement to any outfit! 

What are your favorite real vs steal shoes? Have any to share? Leave them in the comments below! 

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Blush + Lace

With Valentine's Day being tomorrow (seriously how is it already Valentine's Day? Wasn't it Thanksgiving last week?) I thought I'd roll out with a fun flirty little outfit! I just bought this ADORABLE lace satin cami from Target the other day in the prettiest blush color. It's perfect for a girl's night out or a hot date! 

Sunglasses: Old Navy// Lace cami: Target (similar herehere and here)// Jeans: Target (similar here)// Heels: Target (similar here)// Clutch: Forever 21 [identical style just solid color]// Crystal bracelet: Loren Hope// Spike bracelet: Wanderlust + Co// 

|Thanks to Alex for the photos| 

*UPDATE: Target has this exact cami on their website and it's currently on sale for 25% off!! So get it while you can! 

Unfortunately I couldn't find the cami online :( BUT did find some similar styles like this one at Forever 21 that's on super sale right now! I'd also try your local Target to see if they have them in the store. It's from the Who What Wear brand! I can't wait to wear this with cutoffs for the summer! It would also be a super cute work wear piece with a cardigan or blazer. It's so versatile and at $20 you can't go wrong. 

I decided to keep with the neutral colors and fairly simple. I love dramatic, glam looks as much as the next girl and fashion blogger but sometimes simple is better. Like they say "less is more". 

I'm also super obsessed with these all black aviators that I picked up at Old Navy. I have a couple other pairs of sunglasses from there that I love and wear constantly. I usually am not a fan of colored frames but I just love the black with the dark tinted lenses. They're the only pair that I've been wearing lately. I can't get enough of them! 

So that's all I have for you guys today! I do have a lot of great new content coming soon so be ready.

You can, as always, keep up with me on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) where I post there daily or try to at least and show off my musings. 

Till next time! 

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