The Classic Brunette: April 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sandals Under $50


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Sometimes on this blog I forget that I'm a college student and don't have all the money in the world to spend on clothes and accessories. I look at other blogs and see $300 shoes that they recommend and cry at my computer screen. In light of this, I thought I would share some college budget-friendly sandals for spring to remind everyone, myself included, that you don't have to spend a lot to look fabulous.

I hope you enjoy these sandals! I actually own pair #1 (you can see them on my Instagram!) and they are ridiculously comfortable. The first day I bought them I got so many compliments!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Instagram Recap

Again, sorry for the lack of posts, this part of the semester has been pretty busy for me and I haven't had time really to do anything but work, sleep, and move into my new place. Here's a little recap of everything I've been posting on Instagram recently!

Ceramic Dog | Sandals 
I just bought these sandals the other day and I have been wearing them non-stop. Super comfortable and the snakeskin makes for such a great twist on the average nude sandals. Also, how cute is this ceramic dog?!
Shirt | Bracelet | Ring | Lipstick | Polish
My name is Sami and I'm a Starbucks addict. I seriously go all the time and it's becoming a problem. There's a Starbucks inside the grocery store that I go to and every time I get food I get a Starbucks. My go to accessories for errand running are this lovely Kate Spade bow ring and a polished manicure.
Bedding | Similar Night Stand | Similar Rug | Naked Palette | Perfume | Lip Print | Lipstick
I did a new bedroom post a while ago and I'm still absolutely in love with how everything turned out. I can't wait to show you guys my room at school when everything there is set up and moved in (expect that around late summer).
Sunglasses | Similar Shirt | Similar Booties | Similar Necklace
I cannot express how much I love my sunglasses. Honestly, they are one of my favorite things that I own. I wish I could share these exact booties, but Forever21 no longer carries them! This is just one of my typical outfits that I would wear in a day (obviously I add some form of bottoms...I'm not walking around without pants).

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Shopbop Friends and Family Sale

The Shopbop friends and family sale is happening right now! I thought I would do a quick post about some of my favorite things that are on sale! Use the code SPRING25 to take 25% off your order!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Home Bedroom Remodel

 As I briefly mentioned earlier on the blog, my room has been under remodeling since the summer, but I can finally share that all the construction is done! Not everything in the room is finished, as I still need a headboard and my parents need to take their exercise bike out, but other than that and a few other pieces to really finish off the room, it's complete! Also, sorry for the delay in posts this past week, I was on spring break and got pretty sick. I was also in the process of shopping for my room so I didn't have too much time to write with all that was going on.

Before:




My room had pale yellow walls and multicolored brown carpet. It wasn't the most beautiful thing in the world as you can see. This was the only room in our house that hadn't had anything changed in it since my parents bought the house in the early 80's. It was definitely time for a change.

During:




These aren't the most quality pictures, but they are the only ones that I have during the process. You can see that there were cracks in the floor and in the walls (thanks California earthquakes) as well as it just being a super dated design (gross cinderblock). 

After:







Please ignore the blanket being used as a curtain in some of the pictures haha, I haven't bought my shades yet. I painted my room a light teal, switched the dated carpet with medium/dark hardwood floor, and changed my closet to mirror doors. A few other things changed, but most of the furniture I have in these pictures is what was there before. I have a few stuffed animals sitting on the dresser that I don't exactly know where to put (Yes, I am a 20 year old who still has some stuffed animals and feel bad if I stuff them in a closet.) 

I really love my bedding. Like, I adore it. It's warm but not smothering, and the white adds a lot of brightness to the room. My favorite new thing I bought for my room is my white night stand. Unfortunately I got it at a local second hand bedroom store, but I found a few similar ones (1 2 3) I would write where everything else in my room is from, but the furniture is all relatively old or my dad made it.  

If you have any other questions or comments about my room leave a comment below!
 
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