east coast meets west coast : fall style

And we’re back! You may have all the best laid intentions, but life has other plans (always). So after a whirlwind summer, and just in time for Thanksgiving, Nikki (NYC) and I (LA) are sharing our thoughts this autumn season – on style and food and otherwise. Samantha, Los Angeles Growing up shy, introverted, anxious, […]

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east coast meets west coast : spring style

 It’s been a minute since my last East Coast Meets West Coast style feature (winter always seems to drag on forever, doesn’t it?), but today I am so relieved to be back with Nikki’s and my respective spring styles – all the way from New York to LA. Samantha, Los Angeles We joke about LA not having […]

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east coast meets west coast : winter style

The other day someone made a comment about how “time just goes by” in California. Without the clear markings of the seasons, it’s easy for one month to blend into the next and the next and the next. But I think, even with the springs and summers and falls and winters, that life has a […]

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east coast meets west coast : fall style

My friend Nikki and I teamed up again to share our fall styles from the east coast to the west coast. Not going to lie, I’m feeling a little envious she gets to spend this special time of year in New York City. It’s just the best, isn’t it? I fulfill just about every cliché in my […]

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east coast meets west coast : summer style

My friend Nikki lives in NYC – you might have seen that I got to visit her earlier this year. We had the very best time, as we share just about every interest under the sun – from our career path (acting) to fashion, cocktail hour, photo booths, and fries. She’s also the one who encouraged me […]

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how to define your personal style

As an actress, I’m so often advised to specify my “type”, to brand myself, to come up with a three word description of who I am in order to sell myself. I get the intention behind that. I get the point of figuring out the impression you leave on people, the niche of programming into which your […]

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one piece, five outfits

We have several trips and expenses coming up this year, so in an effort to save some money and get creative with my wardrobe/clothing rut (I did just read this and am pretty sure a closet purge is in high order), I thought it would be a fun challenge to style one item of clothing five […]

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home for the holidays

Being with family this Christmas has been so good for my soul. With a hectic few months of holiday celebrations and traveling, slowing down for a few days was very much needed. I only get to see my mom and sister a couple of times a year, so it’s always really special. My mama always decorates […]

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fall wanderlust and changing the world

Just over here willing fall to come to LA. I spoke too soon in my exclamation about sweater weather, and I worry I jinxed it. Last night I was looking through my closet, staring forlornly at all the jackets and coats going unworn…then lit a “Leaves” candle (it’s really called that) and wished this fantasy true. […]

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oh, autumn : bucket list update

Every season I like to make a list – a bucket list of sorts. I live for celebrating the every day and holidays alike, and this way I can stay on track and squeeze in as much seasonal goodness as possible. This autumn I’ve been making some major headway on my list, and it’s filling […]

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