pattern spy: marbled

pattern spy marbled // smitten studioNot only am I big fan of marble in the kitchen, but I love seeing it’s likeness pop up in fashion and paper goods. I just ordered this planner (I can’t wait to get my hands on it), and I am seriously contemplating that dress and that pillow. This wallpaper is pretty amazing too. How much marble is too much marble? I can’t stop!

Marble pillow from Ferm Living // Asos Marble maxi dress // Daily Planner in Marble/Pink by Julia Kostreva

Happy Valentine’s Day

i heart your heart // smitten studioHappy Valentine’s day friends!

I made this print for my main squeeze Rupert, but you can pick one up for you and yours in my Society6 Shop here. It would make a pretty cute pillow too!

Image by Sarah Sherman Samuel

My image in Glamour Magazine

stop smell the roses printsarah sherman samuel roses glamour magazineRemember when I shared this Stop and Smell the Roses post? Well, shortly after Alexandra from Glamour magazine contacted me to see if they could include my image in February’s issue. Of course I agreed and I finally got my hands on one today! It’s so fun to see it in print.

I also had a few inquiries about being able to purchase the print so I set up a Society 6 shop for anyone that would like to get a print or an iPhone case etc. Who doesn’t need a little reminder to slow things down a bit?

Images by sarah sherman samuel

pattern spy: florals on black

patternspy-florals-on-blackThis round up was inspired by the black floral jeans I wore here. The deep jewel toned colors of all these florals combined with their black backgrounds are giving me some great ideas of how to keep floral prints going through the fall.

1: Skirt by Oasis from Asos  //  2: Hanging Floral Centerpiece by Amy Osaba found on 100 Layer Cake, photo by Tec Petaja //  3: Giclée Print by Bella Foster

pattern spy: butterflies

patternspy-butterfliesCreating a pattern of butterflies can be tricky business to get to look sophisticated instead of juvenile. They can go too cutesie too quickly but when I saw this dress I knew there were some butterfly patterns out there that actually capture the natural beauty of the creature. Here are a few that I think accomplish just that. So why not wear that dress, hang that print, or maybe make a table cloth out of this fabric for your next party?

1: Dress by Tucker // 2: Print by Rockett St. George // 3: Fabric by Keys

Pattern Spy: Feathers



There is something I have always liked about feathers. When I was a kid I used to collect them and turn them into quill pens by stealing the guts out of a bic ink pen and transferring it into the feather. I have also seriously considered getting some sort of feather tattoo (don’t tell my parents they are still very anti-tattoo. ha), but for now I will happily settle for one of these less permanent ways to display my love for feathers. I am especially obsessed with the feather printed jeans.

Feather Printed Jeans  //  Feather Watercolor Painting  //  Feather Garland