Friday, June 17, 2016

Jewelry Obsession with Rocksbox + Free Month

I love jewelry, whether it's a simple bracelet or a big statement necklace I love buying new baubles. I've buy from all types of stores from boutiques to Forever 21 to Kendra Scott and BaubleBar. But being a college student jewelry adds up faaast and I don't seem to wear everything that I have bought. BUT there is a solution to this problem. Enter: Rocksbox. I've been a subscriber and lover of Rocksbox since March of 2015 when I first posted about them. You can read that post here. So when they reached out to me to be one of their influencers I, 1) couldn't believe it and 2) said heck yes! I had experience with the brand, trusted it, knew the quality and wanted to share it with all my followers! 

If you have never heard of Rocksbox, girl where have you been?! It's only one of the BEST subscription boxes you can subscribe too! I'm going to give you the 411 on it and how you can score yourself a FREE MONTH! Yup a 100% free month of getting sparkly mail delivered right to your door. 

So what is Rocksbox? Rocksbox is the Netflix of jewelry. Basically what you do is sign up, you know giving all the important info like name, address, billing info etc., then you take their Style Survey (like what kind of metals you prefer, do you like statement necklaces or delicate, etc.) which will help them determine what your style in jewelry is. Then you can put together a wishlist of pieces that you would like to receive. Once you've done that you wait for your Rocksbox to show up at your doorstep! 

Your personal stylist will curate 3 pieces based on your Style Survey and wishlist and put your box together. Then you can wear them for the month or send them back after a week for a new box! It's totally up to you! 

They have all types of gorgeous baubles from bold statement necklaces to dainty everyday ones, cuffs to bangles, ear crawlers to studs, there is something to fit everyone's style!  

It's all designer so no Forever21 or H&M here. Designers include Gorjana, Loren Hope, Kendra Scott (one of my favorites), Trina Turk and more! They have tons of pieces that are 100% stylish, in season and that you've seen in magazines or on your favorite bloggers so you're sure to be in style! 

Plus you can try out fun styles/pieces that maybe you wouldn't normally buy or go for but may realize you love! It's all about you and your style, you never get anything you don't want. 

Your Rocksbox will arrive and inside it will contain a couple of little notecards that have a little note from your stylist, explain what the pieces are, who the designer is, pricing, etc. and then a little card with an adorable and inspirational quote. Each of your pieces is sanitized and comes in their own dustbag for storage. All jewelry is also insured in case you loose an earring back or a stone comes loose. You can read more about them and about the service on their FAQ page!

For this month's box I received this Kendra Scott 'Elisa' necklace in iridescent druzy which I have been eyeing for forever! I think it's the perfect everyday necklace and have worn it every day since I got it! I also have the matching bracelet and wear it everyday too. They're just simple pieces but add the final touch to any look whether casual or dressy. 

I also got this Robyn Rhodes gold druzy (I'm obsesed wth druzy) lariat style necklace which I think is super fun and a different take on a 'statement' necklace. It's definitely more delicate but would look fab with a black jumpsuit and some strappy heels. 

Lastly in my box was this Gorjana studded ring. I'm not a huge ring fan but I did love wearing this one. It's not too big or flashy but adds the perfect touch to an outfit. 

Kendra Scott is my #1 favorite and Gorjana is my #2 so I always try to have pieces from both on my wishlist. 

As I mentioned earlier Rocksbox is great because they send you pieces that YOU want and wear. So you get 3 beautiful pieces every time. 

You also have the option to buy your pieces if you love them and can't live without them. All you do is keep the piece/pieces you want and the discounted price will be billed to whatever credit card you have on file. You also get a $10 Shine Credit and can get credits if you sign up people to be applied to your order! How awesome?! I'm taking advantage of my $10 Shine Credit and gonna put it towards getting the Kendra Scott necklace! That makes it only $42 versus $65 through Nordstrom! 

Once you've worn your jewels or want to get a new set it's easy peasy lemon squeezee to return them and get your next box! Each box comes with pre-paid return shipping label and the packaging that you received it in also doubles as your shipping packaging too. Just put all the pieces back in the box, put the box in the padded envelope, seal, peel and stick the return shipping label and drop it off at your local Post Office. It couldn't be easier! 

If you're still with me then your reading will not go un-rewarded! If you are on board with Rocksbox and want to get your own box of sparkle then I have a code for a FREE MONTH, on me, no obligations to keep the subscription, buy any pieces, etc., although I hope you do continue it because it's pretty dang awesome!! 

To get your free month follow the steps below!
1) Go to
2) Where it say's 'Join Now' enter your email address. You'll then be prompted to enter a password for your account. 
3) Take your Style Survey. Kudos if you mention that you heard about it from me! :) 
4) Enter in your shipping/billing information. 
5) Enter in your credit card information. You won't get charged for the first month with the promo code! You will only get charged if you A) decide it isn't for you and don't cancel before the month is up, B) want to buy a piece and C) want to continue with the boxes. 
6) At the bottom where it says 'Summary', click on Have Promo Code/Gift Card and type in the code samanthagoblexoxo for your first month! It should say "Your first month of Rocksbox is free! #BeYourBrightest and "Successfully applied code "samanthagoblexoxo" 
7) Click 'Activate Account' and you've got yourself a free month! 

Again there's no obligation or commitment to keep the subscription but I hope you do! There's so many cute designer pieces to choose from, free shipping both ways, the best customer service, all jewelry insured, the ability to switch it up any time and to purchase your favorites! Seriously it's like it's too good to be true! 

I've been using Rocksbox for over a year now and am a long time fan so when they reached out to me I was over the moon! Partly because I finally felt like a "blogger" because a huge brand was reaching out even though I still had pretty low numbers. And the other part was that I could share the sparkliness with all of you! 
So to be 100% transparent with you guys I don't make any "money" off of it, but I do get a Shine Credit for every person that signs up. I know some people are weird about bloggers making commissions but I assure you I'm not in it for the money. I mean I'm not even getting paid in real dollars! Haha! Plus, I mean it's a totally free month of gorgeous baubles! 

What are your favorite designer jewelry brands? Have you used Rocksbox before? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments below! :) 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tropic Like It's Hot

Even though I have 2 months until my trip to Hawaii that's not stopping me from starting to plan out my outfits and get everything in order. One item that will definitely be making it into my suitcase? This adorable tropical print romper!

I totally felt like Caitlin of Southern Curls and Pearls and Emily of the Sweetest Thing in this look. Just something about this fun tropical romper, sky high wedges, floppy hat and woven beach tote made me feel like this is something they'd totally wear. Think they'll let me into their girl gang?!

I love this print because not only does it scream tropical vacation but it's different than the other tropical print items out there. I also love the pops of mauve and burgundy. It adds a nice contrast to the 50 shades of green!

I'm also going to be taking my floppy hat because what trip to Hawaii isn't made without a floppy hat for basking in the sun on the beach? This one is the perfect floppiness and covers your face, neck and part of your shoulders. It's definitely the 'it' accessory of the summer and I've been seeing my favorite bloggers sporting floppy hats for their summer escapes!

Another 'it' summer accessory are these straw/woven totes! Perfect for the pool or beach! Mine is from the Lilly Pullitzer for Target way back when but there are tooons out there that look super similar. I've linked several below that are all under $50! I'm not sure if I am gonna take this bad boy to Hawaii or not. Reason why not is because it is pretty big and would take up a lot of room in my suitcase.... I might pick up a smaller one though... Let me know your thoughts! 

One of my favorite pictures I've taken. I just wish my arm wasn't up. I mean what the heck is it doing!?

Another few reasons why I love this romper and it got a spot in my luggage is that A) it's strapless (bare shoulders are super popular this summer), B) it's pretty light and airy, perfect for the hot temps, C) it's sooooo comfy, basically like wearing pajamas! And it's under $30 and in stock in all sizes! So scoot your boot on over to get yours!

I bought these wedges off of Poshmark and they are super comfy! I was a little worried about their platform height and them being too high and unstable but they aren't at all! I think the platform helps kinda keep balance. The nude color goes with everything, shows off a nice tan and elongates your legs, always a plus since I'm only 5'1"! These will also get a spot in my suitcase as well! Even though you can't get these exact ones I linked a couple of similar pairs below!

Sunglasses: Versona Boutique (similar here)// Romper: Charlotte Russe// Hat: Forever 21 (similar here)// Tote: Lilly for Target (similar here, here and here)// Bracelet: Kendra Scott// Wedges: Forever21 from Poshmark (similar here, here and here)// 

|Thanks to Alex for the photos|

I can't wait to wear this outfit on the beach in Hawaii or at dinner! I love how versatile it is too. It can be worn as a swim coverup with sandals then transitioned to dinner with the wedges! It's definitely gonna get worn for sure!

What else should I pack for my trip? Or what is one thing you wish you would have brought that you didn't? Have any recommendations or must sees, do's, eats, etc., for Oahu? Share them in the comments below! I'm all ears! :) 

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Beauty Favorites June 2016

Found another set of photos I forgot I had on my hard drive today from before I left Kansas! #winning 
 Back in April-ish I had come across a whole bunch of new beauty products. I was on a beauty kick, trying out tons of new things. Several of the products I tried have become everyday things I use. So today I'm sharing with you some of my current beauty favorites! 

Let's start with the skin and hair care products. 
I have heard wonderful things about the First Aid Beauty line from Youtubers, bloggers, beauty gurus and in magazines. Everyone seems to love their products. I had a gift card and decided to pick up the FAB Faves To-Go Kit which had a travel size Ultra Repair Cream, face wash and radiance pads. My skin has been dryer than normal so I was in need of a nice moisturizing cream that wasn't gonna feel thick or make my skin greasy/oily. I used this after washing my face with my Aveeno cleanser and I fell in love. It's super moisturizing, thick but doesn't feel heavy, it's really lightweight and really soaks into my skin. It's all I've been using since I got it. And it's also for your body and helps with eczema so I've been using it on my spots and I notice a huge difference. It is perfect for sensitive skin and has no parabens, harsh chemicals, fragrances or colorants. I'm definitely gonna pick up a full size when I run out! 

Next is the It's a 10 'Miracle leave-in product' which is the holy grail of leave in products. Like First Aid Beauty I've heard nothing but great things about this spray. I finally got my hands on some and have been using it after every shower. I've noticed that my hair is shinier, softer and just look better. I also use it as a detangler and a heat protectant for when I blow-dry my hair. This is one of those products that lives up to the hype! 

Now let's get to the makeup favorites! 
I've had the Maybelline Master Fix powder for several months now and have been using it every time I wear makeup. It is the best loose powder I've tried. I'm not a huge loose powder fan (too messy, too heavy, looks cakey, etc) but this has converted me. This is a suuper finely milled power that almost looks like powdered sugar. It sets, mattes, blurs and smooths and it does all of that! It doesn't feel cakey or heavy and goes on super smooth. And a little goes a long way!

Ever since I took a beauty class with undoubtedly the master of brows Anastasia Beverly Hills I've been doing my brows (more on that below) and I've been using this Essence concealer pen thingy as an under brow bone highlighter. I love this concealer for three reasons: 1) it covers up any little hairs you missed, any discoloration, redness, veins, etc., 2) it's a great highlight color that really makes the brows pop and 3) it's like $3. I mean you can't go wrong! It really helps shape and define your brows making them #onfleek. 

If you've been following me for awhile now then you know that I have the shortest lashes ever and that for the longest time I was using the Benefit 'They're Real' mascara and it was my holy grail mascara. Well that has changed. I tried the Stila 'Extreme Lash' mascara and HOLY LASHES! One coat of this gives me huge, long and thick lashes. It's a wetter formula, which I prefer, and gives such long gorgeous lashes. This is my new favorite hands down. 

After reading Sarah's February Beauty Favorites post and seeing that she loves and uses the ELF blush brush for highlighting I decided I needed to get one too. I've really been into highlighting and needed a brush that would give me the perfect highlight without going overboard. I picked one up myself and love it! It gives the perfect highlight without looking like a harsh stripe. It's super soft and is under $5 for a really great quality brush. 10/10 would recommend. 

I've been using this Ulta illuminating powder in Pink Diamond for a couple of month now and don't know how I lived without it! It's the perfect highlight powder! And in a time where highlighting is all the rage and the beauty trend of 2016 I'm a do-er now. I gives you such a beautiful, really natural highlight without looking like your face is metallic. I was a little intimidated by the pink color but it just blends so nicely with whatever blush you're wearing. 

Another highlighting favorite is the Benefit 'Watt's Up' highlighter stick. I got this little baby one as a sample and have been using it as a cupid's bow highlight for my lips and inner corners of my eyes. It's a pretty champagney highlight that you can use on your cheekbones as a regular highlighter too. I like cream for my cupid's bow and inner corners because I can control the precise application and it stays longer on. Plus it brightens up my eyes, makes them pop more and makes my lips appear fuller and more defined. But not overly defined aka Kylie Jenner lips. Haha!

As I briefly mentioned above I've been doing my brows basically everyday. Now I have pretty bold/thick brows naturally so I try and not overdo them or make them look too crazy. I lightly fill and shape them with this ELF brow pencil and love the way they look. The color is deep brown and really blends nicely with my hairs. Sadly the pencil is sold out online so try your local Target stores or wherever ELF products are sold. Bonus points it's $2 so if you're looking for a new brow pencil definitely give this one a go! 

So there you have it! Some of my recent beauty favorites! These are products that I've been using daily and absolutely love. They're all under $50 with quite a few being drugstore. They are really affordable and great quality so it's an A+ from me! 

What are your beauty favorites as of late? Any I should try? Share them in the comments below! 

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Off the Shoulder

I love the off the shoulder trend. It's flirty, cute and perfect for the summer heat. And all my favorite bloggers were sporting the cutest OTS tops. I was totally on board. Despite all the super cute options I couldn't find any that wouldn't slide up my shoulders when I moved even the tiniest inch. And since I'm so not broad across the shoulders they would always slide up around my neck and that just wasn't cute. So it looked like my journey for the perfect OTS was over before it even began.  

BUT have no fear friend this story has a happy ending! I was shopping with one of my best friends and we just decided to stop into Hollister. Yes Hollister the store I hadn't worn since like middle school. But we had time to kill so we popped in. We were browsing through the section reminscing on the days where it was only cool to wear items from Hollister when I spotted this beauty, basically in the dark, in the back. I scooped it up and headed to the fitting room. I wasn't hopeful just because of my many strikeouts with OTS dresses in the past but I tried it anyways. 

LOW AND BEHOLD it had sleeves and didn't just sit on my shoulders like the rest. Meaning I could move my arms without it sliding up! It was the miracle of the day!

It's a shift style which is my favorite type of dress and has the cutest ruffle detail! I never know what kind of jewelry to wear with necklines like this so I opted for pretty neutral statement necklace that was just the perfect length. 

This is such a great staple dress for summer. It can be worn to so many different functions from casual shopping and lunches, dinner, to a garden party, brunch, birthday, etc. Plus it's a LBD which is always in style! Every girl should have a casual LBD!

These shoes are so fun for summer too! Sadly I can't find them online :( But I did link a similar pair below. I love pops of color, especially with black because the color is so vibrant! And the turquoise color looks so pretty against a tan. 

I can't wait to wear this dress out to any number of things! It's the perfect LBD for summer!

Sunglasses: Old Navy (similar here)// Necklace: Walmart (similar here and here)// Bracelet: Kendra Scott/ Spike bracelet: OASAP (similar here)// Dress: Hollister// Shoes: Ross (similar here)// 

|Thanks to Alex for the photos| 

I definitely love the OTS trend and want to find more tops and dresses that are like this one where it doesn't slide up to my neck. The search is on!

Where do you get your off the shoulder tops/dresses? Have the same problem as me? Love or loathe the trend? Share your thoughts below! 

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Blue Suede Shoes

I love neutrals. They're classic, stylish and you can never go wrong with them. Whenever I'm in a hurry and don't have time to plan an outfit I'll throw on a neutral outfit whether that's black and white, denim on denim or white and tan. Case in point today's outfit which I've worn a tooon this spring. 

How fabulous are these shoes?! These are probably my most fun pair I own. They're fringe, a gorgeous royal blue color (Go Royal's!) and perfect paired with white jeans. I bought them at Nordstrom Rack forever ago and kinda forgot I had them till I was packing up to go back to California. Sadly they're sold out almost all online but I did find one retailer who had them but in limited sizes :( I linked several pairs that are similar below! 

I love wearing neutrals and incorporating pops of color into the outfit. It's an easy way to give some pizzazz into a look. You can incorporate color in a variety of ways whether it's jewelry, a purse, scarf or shoes!

This tee from Old Navy is the best casual t-shirt ever. It's the perfect length, not too long or too short, has a slight v, is super soft, comes in a ton of colors and is suuuper affordable aka under $10! I love it so much I own it in three different colors and have multiples of the same color! I mean you know what they say, "if you love something buy it in every color!" Haha! 

These shoes are too perfect for summer! I can't wait to wear them more! They're gonna look so cute with a pair of shorts and cute tank or a simple dress! 

Sunglasses: TJ Maxx (similar here)// T-shirt: Old Navy// Jeans: Target (similar here)// Belt: Target (similar here)//  Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar here, here, here)// Purse: Forever21 (similar here, here and here)// Bracelet: Kendra Scott (currently all sold out)// Pearl bracelet: Forever21// Spike bracelet: OASAP// Earrings: Claire's//

|Thanks to Alex for the photos|

While I love bold prints neutrals will always be my favorite. They're chic and effortless and everyone can master them. Throw in a bold pop of color and wham bam you're a cool girl! 

How do you incorporate color into your outfits? What's your favorite neutral combination? Share in the comments below! 

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Denim, White and Pink

I completely forgot about these photos till I was going through my outfit of the day folder and stumbled upon them! I adore this dress and have worn it so many times since I got it at the beginning of May. It's the perfect white, summer dress. It can be dressed up for a garden party or event or dressed down for a casual lunch or shopping! 

I threw on my trusty denim jacket for a more casual feel but still stayed "dressy" with these adorable nude wedges from Forever21. Denim jackets are my go-to for casual-fying a dress. They're inexpensive and just put the finishing touch on the outfit. I also love them because they are the perfect layer for when it's toasty during the day but cool in the evenings. If you don't own one you should! They're so practical and go with eeeeverything!

I love the cut and style of this dress. It's more of a "fit and flare" style with a shirt dress top with the slight collar and half buttons. It's a wide tank style and has the prettiest eyelet fabric! I'm obsessed to say the least. It's just the perfect summer dress! 

This one is a girl's size XL from Target BUT I did find a pretty similar one at GAP that's under $100 but knowing it's GAP will probably go on sale to be under $50. I also found an adorable one also at Target that has a bow back for under $50.

I paired my hot pink Kendra Scott necklace with it because #pink and love the way it adds a nice pop of color to the otherwise all neutral look. This necklace I wear alllllll the time. It's simple but a nice statement piece. And it matches basically everything I own. Haha!

How cute is this Kate Spade clutch/pouch?! I picked it up awhile back when they were having a surprise sale and it's so handy! I typically use it when I'm traveling to store either my electronics or to have all my necessities handy like chapstick, gum, Advil, etc. But I've been using it lately as a clutch when I'm going to dinner and I don't want to lug around a big ol heavy purse. It's the perfect size, holds a lot of stuff and is super cute! A winner in my book!

Also I'm obsessed with these wedges. They're from Forever21 but I got them off of Poshmark and they are the perfect summer nude wedge. They're tall (just like I like them) but not uncomfortable or make you feel unsteady. Plus they make your legs look really long and tan, always a good thing. I linked a super similar Steve Madden and another brown pair from Forever21

I think white, eyelet dresses are perfect for summer because they're so versatile. You can wear them to picnics, casual lunches, outdoor events, shopping, concerts and basically everything except a wedding. And they're light and airy (I hate dresses that are tight especially for summer because then you have sweat in the unmentionable places Haha!) and will let you breathe during the hot months. 

Dress: Target (similar here, here and here)// Denim jacket: Target (similar here and here)// Necklace: Kendra Scott//Clutch: Kate Spade// Wedges: Forever21 (similar here and here)

This dress will definitely get worn a ton this summer because it's such a staple piece to have! I can't wait to style it more so make sure you're following me on Instagram (@samatha_goble) to see more ways I style it! 

How do you wear/style white eyelet dresses in the summer? What' a classic summer staple item that you own/wear? Share in the comments below! 

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