The Sunday Six, no. 03

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School. School. School. That’s all that seems to be on my mind lately. Spring break is now officially over for me, which means I can finally start looking forward to graduation! Here are a few college-related things (Sports? Wow) that have been on my mind this week:

1. Shelter. I’ve finally found a place to live while I’m in college! I’ll be living in a resort-style student living facility which just so happens to be cheaper than the dorms at my college. My mom was sold the minute she discovered that I will be receiving my own washer and dryer. Not when she found out it is a gated community, not when she found out the houses have their own security systems, but when she discovered the washer and dryer. I almost died.

2. Decorations. With finding a home, design and furnishing is a must. Interior decorating is something I absolutely love. In fact, I spent several years as a child contemplating going into this field (Fun fact: my childhood best friend’s mother allowed me to decorate her daughter’s room when we were ten. TEN.). I’m very excited to say that my Kate Spade-inspired room dreams are coming true, thanks to PB Dorm. Check out my Pinterest! I’m posting all of my inspiration on my Home board.

3. Tennis. My name is Samantha Ann, and this is your mid-season varsity tennis update. Wait. Did I just say varsity? I’m actually good at a sport? Coming from the girl whose basketball jersey number was 00 and who never made a single point in three basketball seasons, this is highly impressive. I’m in girl’s doubles with one of my best friends, Cheyenne (yes- the one from this post!), who has only played for about a month. We’re killing it this season, and have made it as far as the semi finals in a tournament. Wish us luck these next few weeks!

4. Scholarships. I have been running myself ragged filling out scholarship applications (and have even managed to snag myself a few!). Scholarship season is in high swing, and I’ve been filling out several scholarships every day. We’re halfway through March, which is followed by April, which is the deadline for most of my applications. I’m almost there!

5. Graduation Hat. Per tradition, the seniors at my school are allowed to paint the tops of their graduation hat according to their personality and/or university of choice. My hat should be coming in during the next couple of weeks, and I can’t be more excited to put my crafting skills to use!

6. Vacation. As with graduating, most seniors throw their own graduation party. While I love attending social gatherings, I would much rather put the money that would have been spent on a party toward a trip, preferably a cruise. I have never been on one, but have been researching intently in hopes of snagging myself a 7-day voyage under $200.

Do you guys have any vacation-booking tips? Tell me all about it in my comments!

xoxo,

Samantha Ann

The Sunday Six, no. 02

enterpreneur, fashion, fashion blog, writing

Ahh… March 1st. Otherwise known as my personal official day of spring (sorry, Mr. Groundhog). Although where I live it’s currently cold and rainy, I know that my beloved days of sunny skies and warm breezes are fast approaching. To keep me sane as we make this weird transition from winter to spring, I’ll just keep a list all of the spring pieces I’m excited to wear.

1. CHINOS. Saying the name of these fancy shorts isn’t near as fun as actually wearing them. I typically will tuck in a looser fitting t-shirt into mine for a dressed-up yet casual look. Accentuate with a thin belt and you’re perfectly prepared to head to dinner after a long day at the beach.

2. MIDI SKIRTS. Cute, sweet, and totally sixties-inspired, these skirts are a combination of everything I love. Perfect for running to the diner to grab milkshakes with the nice young boy you’re currently going steady with, this skirt does wonders for those of us who are ready to get rid of the uncomfortableness of jeans but aren’t yet willing to shave above the knee. Pair with a pair of kitten heels and you’re ready to be picked up for the drive-in movies at 8 o’clock sharp.

3. SUNNIES. Is it just me or is there a shortage of sunglass-clad fashionistas each year during the colder months? I’m totally guilty of this. I recently rebirthed my Wayfarers and hope to add a bigger, rounder set to my collection sometime soon. Until then, you can find me by the pool trying to figure out how to hook my glasses inside my Lilly Pulitzer Croakies and dousing up with little SPF 15 to prevent super awkward tan lines.

4. JACKS. Yes, I am the epitome of your basic preppy girl. However, in defense of Vineyard Vines wearing girls everywhere, Jack Rogers are the perfect Spring Break staple. They carry you from a long day on the beach to dinner on the boardwalk faster than you can order your breakfast mimosas.

5. SWIMSUITS. More specifically, high-necked swimsuits. It seems to me that this years trend is less scooped neck and more high collar. Perfect for long necked girls like myself, this swimsuit lengthens and prevents most TMI moments. Don’t be afraid to wade a little deeper in the water, ladies: this style has you covered. Literally.

6. CAP AND GOWN. No Sunday Six post is complete until I give you a rant about how excited I am to graduate. I can’t help but be overcome with excitement each time I think about this coming fall- and it’s not just because of J. Crew’s sequin-filled Fall 2015 collection. While I know I shouldn’t wish away my high school years, I know I’m meant for something more than AP Calculus. To all of my 2015 readers: it’s almost over. Just three more months. Hang in there.

xoxo,

Samantha Ann