I am very much into trenches at the moment, this is one i’ve had for a little while from Zara but I am seriously eyeing the newer style of trench with the tied sleeves and thick waist belt details recently! I’m going to link some of my favourite trench coat spots just to share the love!

I also love the layered look with shirting…and just shirts in general, especially ones with ruffles.

This jumper/shirt combo is from Zara too and is such a quick and easy way to make it look like you’ve put more thought into your outfit when you definitely haven’t


Maybe here I can just write a little something about my style recently.

To me, style is something that can be forever changing and evolving, it is something to have fun with and a way in which you can capture your loves and interests at certain points in your life through trends, shapes, cuts, colours and prints.

I will always have my staple items too, things that I always go back to and which I’ll wear again and again and mix with the newer and older pieces in my wardrobe. Sometimes though I love to just have fun with fashion, it shouldn’t be taken so seriously!

Alot of the time of course it might not look great to someone else – but i’m not dressing for other people, i’m dressing for myself.

I am especially excited at the moment to be able to wear anything I want again after being pregnant and being limited for months and months, something that I struggled with! So having freedom with style again is something which is currently making me very happy and I feel like I can spread my wings a little, as it were.

I just wanted to say a little piece about why I like to step outside my comfort zone sometimes, because when you’re online, people take delight in beating you down sometimes if you are slightly out of the norm or are doing something different.

To those people I just want to say – Stop taking life so damn seriously!

Sammi x


42 responses to “WHAT STYLE IS TO ME”

  1. Sheila Joy says:

    Love this outfit and your words here, Sammi! Fashion and clothing has always been a way for me to experiment and express myself. Like you said, it’s ALWAYS changing which is a reflection of us as we evolve and grow over time πŸ™‚


  2. aliya huet says:

    Lovely photo’s and outfit you have here, always nice to see you with a fringe! I can only assume that this was sparked by the negative responses you received on a recent Instagram photo of yours? I agree that some of the comments sure were rather blunt & nasty πŸ˜₯ But hey, any (polite) negative opinion is just as welcomed as a positive one, just how content on the internet works, speaking as an illustrator myself πŸ˜…

  3. Eriche says:

    Yes! Honestly this really resonates with me. Love the trench coat here too and that it’s a bit lighter than the usual camel color. It has quite a “spring” vibe to me. It’s brave stepping outside your comfort zone in general and with style it’s particularly brave as people feel quite bold to comment negatively on other’s choices… Anyways, love this post. πŸ™‚

  4. Joycelyn Steib says:

    I find it so refreshing to see color in peoples ward robe. It is a style to be owned and a sign of content and happiness with oneself not to mention confidence! Thanks for sharing your blog with us! Continue to be YOU!!!

  5. Valery says:

    Fantastic outfit! I feel like too many people forget that changing and growing as a person is the most exciting part of living your life. For some reason, people are too afraid of change and start bringing down those who are constantly evolving and living life to the fullest. Whatever you do Sam, do you.
    PS Also Indie is so beautiful and I almost feel proud for you that you and Jason have created someone so beautiful but still carry on with both your careers!

  6. Darby Ballinger says:

    I absolutely loved your previous style but now I feel like these recent ensembles do not complement each other and look hastily thrown together. I fear you are dressing exactly like the moms you say you don’t want to dress like. But if this is the new style you’re gravitating toward do you.

  7. isabelle says:

    My style changes constantly, I used to limit it because other people would comment on how things didn’t suit me, but now if I love something I wear it regardless! Love the trench coat though, they’ve never been my thing but this one is super nice xx


  8. Sophie says:

    Loved reading this post and the photos are beautiful as always!

  9. It’s so true Sammi!

    Can definitely relate, I think everyone has a certain style that does, of course, change and evolve over time yet at the same time (especially as we leave our teens) maintains the same kind of essence. I’m beginning to get a better idea of my personal ‘style’ and the basics I go to the most, but from time to time I love trying something new and different. When you try something you might not go for, it’s an exciting challenge and thrill to see the end result, and somehow you manage to style it in a way that still feels you, but with a different edge.

    With style, I love that fact that give 5 people the same outfit and they would all style it in a completely different way. Me and my friends often have some of the same pieces, but whereas I’d probably wear a low heel and less jewellery with one outfit, my other friend would probably style with a pair of trainers and accessories.

    Style shouldn’t be taken too seriously!! πŸ™‚

    Heather x | http://www.atelierofstyle.co.uk

  10. Laura Mareno says:

    your style is amazing!! and you’re right! fashion should be fun! kisses:D


  11. Holly says:

    Unfortunately your style may to be your taste but it’s extremely not fashion conscious and looks as if you were just throwing on any old thing before leaving the house.
    You used to have style but now? Not really.
    It seems like you don’t really care about yourself anymore and have let yourself go.

  12. Beth says:

    I’ve always loved your style, even right from the beginning, I’ve loved seeing your style develop and things and you are one of those bloggers that if I had to pick a wardrobe you’d be one of them! I love the shirt/jumper so effortless yet you look so put together!

  13. Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  14. Amy says:

    You looking stunning Sammie β™₯

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

  15. Julia says:

    This is a lovely outfit Sammi. You shouldn’t even have to justify yourself about what you wear and why you wear it. People can be quite blunt sometimes, and don’t realise there are as many styles as there are people and everybody has a different vision of fashion and clothes.
    Keep doing what you do and experimenting with colours, shapes and materials – that is what I call creativity!

    Julia x
    Last post: Purple Makeup with MAC and YSL | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/makeup-review-purple-haze.html

  16. Gemma says:

    You look great Sammi and I love how you express yourself with your style. Style should be a creative outlet and reflect how you’re feeling so it’s lovely see how you dress and to hear why you’re dressing that way πŸ™‚

    Gemma x
    The Gem Agenda

  17. This post is just amazing! I feel like people forget that you can have completely different style to someone and that’s okay. Not everyone is going to love what you wear and how you style it but that’s fashion! Style is all about expressing yourself with clothing. X

  18. Kelly says:

    Loving the muted tones of your outfit! And I love your words here, such an inspiration to just wear whatever we like!
    Kelly xx

  19. Theoni says:

    I really agree with you style is constantly evolving and we should have fun along the way! Love your boots!

  20. Jessica says:

    Loving your styling at the moment! I can tell it is very true to you and definitely fun x

  21. Those boots are incredible! I also totally agree with what you’re saying – style is constantly evolving and for gods sake, people can wear what they want!! Just ignore anyone who says anything otherwise x

    Lynnsay x

  22. I love your style and I can really see how you like to mix it up. You’re not afraid to try new items and at the same time you can wear something super casual and just make it work. Don’t pay attention to any hate. I know it’s easier to say than do (I have my own blog). I just want you to know, from one fashion lover to another, keep doing you. Keep switching it up and wear whatever makes you feel confident. I like to be inspired by people who are brave and bold with their style, who make me stay on my toes – and that my friend is you.

    Also, the person who left you that comment OBVIOUSLY has no fashion sense nor style.

    Love from Sweden x

  23. Devonnie B. says:

    I hate that people ares so negative and so quick to tear you apart in a comment section! The world we live in πŸ™„. Sammi, Your style is YOUR style. People are horrible and jealous. You look great!

  24. Adriana says:

    I have that jumper dress too and I love it! Gorgeous outfit!

    The Black Blush

  25. Lisa Autumn says:

    The boots are to die for!

    xx Lisa

  26. Shanice says:

    LOVE that post Sammy! I so agree…. donΒ΄t dress to please other people, because you canΒ΄t please everyone…and trying it is exhausting and leads nowhere πŸ™‚

  27. Julie says:

    My god, you are my hero!!

    Love from Norway

  28. Ellen_Madrid says:

    Stunning, love this one! If I hadn’t say it yet πŸ™‚

  29. I love this post and I love your style! Style/ Fashion is supposed to be fun! If I couldn’t have fun with my style I would be forever bored x

  30. Linda says:

    Your new hair style looks so cute! So feminine and adorable. I love it πŸ™‚



  31. Lauren says:

    Those boots are so bomb

  32. Catherine X says:

    Love the trench + jumper dress combo! πŸ™‚ And yes to not taking fashion/ life too seriously – keep doing you Sammi. Love your style and everything you do.


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  34. Mandana says:

    Hi Sammi

    I have been following you for a long time now and I love your style, I’m similar to you, I love to try different trends and I do but some trends are definitely out of my comfort zone. I love how your confidence shines through in your outfits.

    Love your blog

  35. Clara says:

    Amazing outfit! Love it that you are not afraid to try out new things and I always look forward to seeing a new look you put together. Mixing old/classics and new items is something I love doing too!

  36. LU says:

    Amazing outfit & modelling as always! I seriously admire your confidence and hope one day I can achieve the same πŸ™‚

  37. Alexandra says:

    Hey Sam! You are very right to say you dress for yourself, this is something so many people just don’t want to understand ! It’s such a shame actually… most of your readers are female and it’s so funny there are so many girls out there who think that by beating you down they will get higher… I wish, us women, would stop someday hating on other women and cheer each other up!
    I have been following you for so many years and feel like I know you! Your style is elvoving sur! But that’s none of our business! I will just here and enjoy your posts, as always


    Alexandra – http://fashionsymposium.com/

  38. I’m also into trench coats at the minute, very chic elegant and effortless!


  39. Aria Di Bari says:

    Those boots are gorgeous, love your style!


  40. Ana Ziolek says:

    Love this look!
    I have noticed that my style is always changing every couple of months, and I’m not even realizing it! Sometimes I’m in a sporty mood, sometimes i’m in a classy mood. My mother once said that my fashion sense is schizo LOL. I just listen to myself and wear whatever I feel like wearing at the moment. I agree, it doesn’t need to be taken so seriously.

  41. Thuy says:

    This post resonated with me so much. I struggled for so long with what my style meant to me, but with the help of fashion bloggers, like yourself, I’ve gained so much more confidence in wearing whatever and just rocking it.

    Thuy xo

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