Friday, July 31, 2015

#TheInternDiaries: Must Haves

It's heeeere! Another post in my #TheInternDiaries series! Today I'm going to be sharing my must haves for your purse/work bag. These are things that I take with me every time I go out to a meeting. I am never without them and are always packed with me! So what are my must haves?


And yes it is just a coincidence that everything is polka dots.... I didn't realize it until I was writing this post. Lol. 

I always keep a pair of flats or sandals in my bag at all times. I like changing into these if my feet start hurting or I know I'm going to be walking downtown or all over and don't want to ruin my heels. 

I try and keep powder or a compact in my bag for touch-ups, especially if I am going to be out all day and need to freshen up before my next meeting/event. 

Lipstick is a must have. I never leave home without it. I usually take whatever color I'm wearing that day and have a fun color in my bag if I want to change it up. 

A planner really is a no brainer. I carry mine everywhere and use it religiously. Almost my entire life is planned out in that thing and I would probably die if I lost it. No joke. 

I like to keep either a rollerball or little spray bottle of perfume with me to freshen up from meeting to meeting. 

To hold all of my makeup and small miscellaneous items I usually have a cute makeup bag or pouch. I'm one of those bags inside of bags girls and it just keeps everything in place and not rolling around my bag. 

Gum is essential for me. I'm a compulsive gum chewer so I have to have it on me at all times. Plus, minty fresh breath. 

If I know I'm going to be out all day I take a double walled water bottle with me. It's super handy to have especially in the summer heat. 

A large bag/tote is oh so necessary to to carry all of your stuff in! I also usually take my laptop and charger with me if I'm going to be meeting with Kat. So a big bag is a must. 

Being a PR/events/social media management intern I am constantly on my phone. Whether it's checking emails, snapping pics or uploading content to Instagram my phone pretty much never leaves my hand. A backup battery is crucial. I can't tell you how many times my phone has died on me right in the middle of something important. Lesson learned. 

The last thing I always carry with me is a notebook and pen. I'm old fashioned and prefer to write everything down on paper than on my phone. I usually always take notes of what I need to do, events coming up, assignments, emails to send, lists to make, etc. 

Obviously I always take my wallet, phone, laptop/charger, etc. with me. I didn't include them because they're not super interesting. Lol. 


That is everything that I always, always, always keep with me in my work bag. Other miscellaneous things are my wallet, chapstick, keys and phone! 

What do you carry in your work bag? Anything I should add? Leave me a comment sharing! 

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"i like big bags and i cannot lie"

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Black and White

I absolutely love this outfit. I have worn it so many times this past summer, from work, to events to dinner/going out it's the perfect casual/dressy outfit. And it combines my favorite color combos of black, cognac and white. You can see more of the colors in action here and here

Sunglasses: Old Navy (similar here)// Top: Target// Jeans: Target (similar here)// Heels: Target// Bag: Old Navy// 

|Thanks to Alex for taking the photos!|

It's minimalistic and simple, but still chic and sophisticated. All of the pieces individually I've worn countless times and are definitely wardrobe staples. As much as I love color and prints, you can never go wrong with solids and neutrals. There's just something about them that are so timeless. 

What are your favorite neutral color combos? Leave me a comment sharing!

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"fashions fade, style is eternal"

Monday, July 27, 2015

Instagram Roundup No. 2

It's been a hot minute since I've done an Instagram roundup! So today I'm recapping some of my recent Instas and linking where you get the items! Note: I will do my best to try and find the exact items or really similar ones! 

Full outfit post here 

Ghost chair: Ross (identical here)// Handbag: Kohl's (old)// Leopard heels: Target (select sizes)// Kate Spade book// Acrylic drawers: Container Store (in store)// Floral heels: GoJane// Rockstud heels: GoJane// Bow heels: GoJane (same heel different website)// 

Full outfit post here

Monogram decal: Etsy// Planner: Day Designer (at Target. Original here)

Monogram necklace: Etsy// Top: Old Navy (select sizes. Similar here)// Jeans: Target (similar here)// Sandals: Altar'd State (similar here)// Crystal cuff: Versona Boutique// Turquoise bracelet: Target (similar here)// Tassel bracelet: BaubleBar// Bag: Forever21 (same bag, different colors. Similar here) // 

Spike bracelet: OASAP// 

Pajamas: Target (similar here and here)

Spike bracelet: OASAP// Top: H&M (old)// Shorts: American Eagle// Jacket: Old Navy (similar here)// Boots: Unknown (similar here)//

Sunglasses: Versona Boutique (similar here)// 

Full post here

Triangle cuff: TJ Maxx// Spike bracelet: OASAP// Turquoise bracelet: Target (similar here)// Tassel bracelet: BaubleBar// Bag: Forever21 (same style, different colors. Similar here)// Top: Francesca's (similar here, here  and here)// Shorts: American Eagle// Shoes: Target (similar select sizes here)//

Floral heels: GoJane// Acrylic pencil cup: Container Store// Planner: Day Designer (at Target. Original here)//

Full outfit post here

Tank: Old Navy (similar here)// Plaid: Garage (similar here and here)// Jeans: American Eagle// Sandals: Target// 

Whew! That was a long one! But there you have it, my Instagram roundup! I know there's a lot of things that aren't linked and I'm sorry about that :( 

Follow me on Instagram (or search @samantha_goble) for all the latest snippets, outfits and other random postings of my life! And if you really want more of me and my life follow me on Snapchat (@samanthagoble)! 

I hope you guys enjoyed and I will see you next time!

Do you Instagram? If so leave me your username and I'll follow you back! :)

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Weekend Reading No. 26

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! I hope you all had a great week and stayed cool. Here in Kansas we had heat advisory warnings for pretty  much the entire week. To be honest I'm so ready for fall now. Bring on the sweaters and boots! 

This week's Weekend Reading list is back to it's normalish length and is chalk full of great reads! So let's get to it! 


Everyone loves a good s'more in the summer. But these s'mores just leveled up

I adore Kate Spade and am thrilled that their adding more lifestyle categories to their brand! The cupcake one I'm most excited for!

Love this simple and chic look on Christine. Perfect for brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks!

I was never a huge Jake Gyllenhaal fan but after watching this he seems like such a fun and cool guy!

Are you a blogger? Here are 12 proven ways to increase your blog traffic!

I've been wanting to travel to Charleston for awhile now and after seeing the inside of this hotel I want to jump on a plane right now.

Krista shares her 10 tips for planning your perfect vacation

I laughed so hard while watching this! I love Jimmy and Jake!

Loving the new GBS website design! And they announced their next GBS event

I'm not a Kim Kardashian fan at all but her latest Vogue photoshoot is stunning. It's nice to see more of the "real, laid back" Kim K. 

I'm thinking of a hair change for the fall and I'm loving this one! Thoughts?

Chocolate chip walnut coconut pie? SIGN ME UP. 

I've been wanting to travel to Napa since I first watched the Parent Trap and here's Molly and Sally's recommendations. 

20 iconic movie scenes that were completely improvised. This is such a cool read. 

I love their chemistry! This is just plain hilarious!! 

Like me and have wanderlust on the brain? Here's cheap airfare hacks that you need to know. 

What you missed on 'of life and style':

#TheInternDiaries: A Day at Work // What a day in my life looks like 

Off the Shoulder // Sharing this boho off the shoulder look 

Invested // Comfy outfit feat this green army vest 


So that's all I wrote for this week! I hope you all enjoyed and maybe learned a thing or two or got some inspiration! I hope you all have a great upcoming week and will see you tomorrow!

What have you been loving on the Internet lately? Leave me a comment sharing!

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"sorry my weekend is all booked up"

Friday, July 24, 2015


I was on Pinterest the other day and saw this really cute outfit featuring a green military vest. I went heart eyes at it and knew I needed one in my life too. Low and behold I was at TJ Maxx recently and found one in the clearance for $22 AND I have a $10 off voucher, so it made it $12 for this baby. Needless to say I am OBSESSED. I've already thought of a 5 more ways I can wear it for the summer and there are soooo many possibilities for fall and winter. It's going to be a staple item for sure!

Monogram necklace: Etsy// Tank: Old Navy (similar here)// Vest: TJ Maxx (similar here and here)// Belt: Target (similar here)// Jeans: American Eagle// Shoes: Target// Bag: Forever21// Crystal bracelet: Versona Boutique// Spike bracelet: OASAP// Chain bracelet: Francesca's// Gold band: Forever21// 

|Thanks to Alex for the photos|

If you follow me on Snapchat (which you totally should because I post lots of fun snippets of my life and of me being awkward; it's @samanthagoble) then you know that this is the umpteenth time that I've worn this tank and jean combo. It's so comfortable and versatile! I just throw on different accessories and shoes and it's a whole new outfit. I wore this outfit while out shopping/running errands and it's uber comfy and chic. 

What do you guys think of my hair?! I tried out the double braided crown/headband and I love it! It's super easy to do and I got so many compliments. Would you guys be interested in a tutorial on how to do it? 

What do you guys think of the military vest trend? Do you wanna see how I did my hair? Leave me a comment letting me know! :)

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"accessories are like vitamins to fashion- as such you should use them liberally"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Off the Shoulder

If I were to describe to you  my style I'd have to say it's 75% timeless, sophisticated, classic pieces and 25% 'SoCal', boho, edgy pieces. I like to describe it as a mix of East and West coast vibes. A lot of the time I'm in 'preppy' outfits, a few of which you can see here, here, here and here. But there are other times where I like to channel my inner boho babe and let her loose. Case in point, this outfit. 

Hat: Target (similar here)// Sunglasses: Versona Boutique (similar here)// Top: Francesca's (similar here and here)// Shorts: American Eagle// Shoes: Ross (similar here and here)//

|Thanks to Alex for taking the photos!|

I was never an off the shoulder top kind of a girl until I saw Caitlin of Southern Curls and Pearls and Emily of the Sweetest Thing
wearing them and looking fabulous, so I decided to try out the trend. I have to say I like it! I really like this top a lot. It fits great, and I love the scalloped shoulder detail. It's also super light and airy, perfect for these 95 degree days we've been having in Kansas lately! 

How do you wear the off the shoulder tops? Like the trend? Loathe it? Leave me a comment sharing your thoughts!

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"style is the dress of thoughts"

Monday, July 20, 2015

#TheInternDiaries: A Day at Work

Hi, hey there, hello! Today I'm going to be sharing with you all what a day at my internship looks like! I love watching and reading 'Day in My Life' videos and posts so I thought it'd be fun to share what a day is like! Now, every time I meet with Kat my day is different. Which is what I love about it because it's always something new and exciting! So let's get into my day!

|all images by Evelyn Henson from here|

6am// My alarm goes off and I wake up and grab my phone and check my Instagram, emails, Twitter and Snapchat. I usually spend about 15 minutes getting all caught up on what I missed while I was sleeping. 

6:15// I mosey on downstairs and make myself a cup of coffee and get some breakfast, usually cereal, waffles or toast. 

6:30// Finish drinking my coffee and hop on into the bathroom to get ready. I wash my face, brush teeth, fix my hair, put on makeup and get changed. Typical girl stuff. I also get my things together in my tote: charger, planner, laptop, etc.

7:30// I leave for meeting number one, blasting the radio and jamming out to my favorite songs. 

8:30// I arrive at my meeting, which is at one of the local news stations to help film a fashion segment for that morning. Pretty exciting stuff! It's so cool to see the behind the scenes of the morning news and how everything is set up. You can see what we were filming here!

9:20// Kat and I leave for our next meeting which is downtown. 

10am// We arrive at meeting number two which is at Posh KC, the blow-dry bar down in the Power and Light District. But first coffee. We head to the coffee shop right next door (a good/bad thing) and order two iced vanilla lattes. Then we head back over to shoot how-to get a blowout done. Kat takes the pictures while I take the notes. I manage to send out a few emails and schedule an appointment. It's always so much fun going to Posh and I always come away learning a thing or two (or ten) about hair! 

11:30// Once done with the hair shoot we head over to the coffee shop as our make-shift office for the day. We get right to work. I work on drafting and sending emails, making contact lists, researching and creating social media content. Some may think it's boring but I love it! It's always something new and I'm constantly learning. Plus, it helps that there's awesome coffee and a great techer! 

1:30pm// We work for a couple of hours and then break for lunch. We decide to eat at Chipotle, which was soooo good. We eat and chat about what else needs to be done for the week and the upcoming schedule of the next. 

2:30// We head back and part ways as I head towards home to run a few errands and such.

5:15pm// I finally made it back home after a long but fun day of work! Work isn't too bad when there's fun behind the scenes, iced coffee and blowouts. ;) 

So that's my day! It's pretty gosh darn fun if I do say so myself and I'm so fortunate to be able to call this work. I mean it's not even really work.... it's more like me getting to do fun stuff and learning and also sending out a few emails here and there. It's kinda the best. 

I plan on doing another one of these for my 'regular' life too! So be looking our for that sometime soon-ish.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and if you want to check out the rest of my #TheInternDiaries posts here and here!

Oh and follow along on Instagram (@samantha_goble) and Snapchat (samanthagoble) for more on my days and what I'm up to! 

How does your day look? Either work or regular? Leave me a comment sharing!

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"choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life"

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Weekend Reading No. 25

It's that time of the week; Weekend Reading list time! I've been super busy this week with the internship and spending time with friends before they head back to school. But I've managed to round up a few of my favorite links of the week! Enjoy!


This is the most heartwarming article/video ever. I'm not gonna lie I teared up. 

I'm turning 21 in just a couple of months and this is a great reminder to live and do all those things on my 101 in 1001 list

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is open to the public today! I am obsessed with this moto jacket but don't have the funds to get it *insert profusely crying emoji here*

I have always wanted to try a lobster roll and now I can! It looks delish!

Loving this white on white, distressed denim look on Jacey! 

So excited to see this movie. I love Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. 

Thoughts on J. Crew's new budget friendly label

Classic Top Gun Rayban aviators on sale for $80!

I'm a sucker for cute love stories, especially ones during WW2 and this one melted my heart.

If you're a Gossip Girl fan check out this article on 54 things you didn't know about Gossip Girl!

What you missed on 'of life and style':

Weekend Reading No. 24 // The list up on a Monday (oops!)

6 Tips for Shopping Overseas // Tips to help you have a positive experience


 So there it is! My Weekend Reading list. I know it's a shortie again and especially with the blog but I've had a super busy week and didn't have a lot of time to write. I do have a lot of fun posts coming soon for back to school! 

Hope you guys enjoyed this and let me know what links you've been loving this week in the comments below! :)

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