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Sam Wennerstrom is a boss, to say the least. Not only is she a new mom but she runs the lifestyle + fashion blog, Could I Have That? With more than 102k followers on Instagram. She has been a positive force behind the brand for some time, so we thought we’d catch up with our lady friend and get the inside scoop on upcoming summer beauty & fashion trends from the fashion insider herself. Enjoy! xx

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CAREER:

1. When did you first get into blogging?
The summer of 2009. I was working at a magazine and started it as a creative outlet.

ON WEB PRESENCE:

2. What makes your blog different from the rest?
Could I Have That is more of a state of mind. Its about improving ones lifestyle and celebrating all the things that can turn a bad day into a good day. I love lending inspiration to my readers in different ways so they can up the ante in their day to day routine.

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WHAT ELSE YOU’RE WORKING ON:

3. Is there anything else in the pipeline for you or can you expand on everything you’re currently working on?
There are a lot of exciting things coming later this year. A little facelift to couldihavethat.com and a handful of projects that I can’t wait to share.

SKINCARE:

4. What is your go-to skincare routine?
Cleansing morning and night, exfoliating twice a week with either a Clarisonic brush or Goldfaden MD’s Doctor’s Scrub; moisturizing with a serum or anti aging night treatment and eye cream morning/night. Oh and sunscreen every day, or at least try!

MAKEUP:

5. What are your TOP makeup must-haves?
Makeup Forever foundation, Cle de Peau concealer, Laura Mercier eye base, Trish McEvoy eye pencil and Le Volume de Chanel mascara.

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TRENDS:

6. What are the spring/summer trends you are most excited about and why?
Seventies style! It has always been my favorite era so I’m excited to pull out some bell bottoms and platforms.

JUST FOR FUN:

7.Tell us about an experience working as a fashion blogger that truly shaped the outcome of your career?
I was flown to Paris once for a store opening. It was such a surreal experience and I had the opportunity to meet and hang out with fashion editors from all over the world. That was a turning point for me and I started taking my business much more seriously.

SHAMELESS PLUG:

8. What’s your favorite Goldfaden MD product, and why?
The Doctor’s Scrub! It will completely transform my skin from dull to radiant after one use. It leaves my skin glowing.

Black Friday is touted as the biggest shopping day of the year. It’s like a swarm of riot-crazed shoppers all in search to find the biggest deal out there. Prepare to throw some bow’s to get what you want though. I am just highlighting my favorite spots for the best deals out there.

The most popular Black Friday establishments consist of the retail chains that carry electronics; Apple is running a “surprise” Black Friday deals in-stores and online, Target has shown to offer great deals on electronics – quantities are limited.

For those chef necessities, Williams Sonoma (aka, one my favorite retrieves), is offering a ton of discounts, both in-store and online.

In need for some holiday sparkle? Shopbop.com is offering some sick discounts on Friday!

And now, beauty junkies galore, here are my go-to’s for the best deals around! Sephora is offering 10 products for $10 buck; can’t beat that. Stila is also offering some limited edition sets sold exclusively at Sephora on Friday. GOLDFADEN MD is offering 20% off on all orders of $50 or more. My favorite naturally-inspired site beautysage.com is offering 20% off of your entire order too! Be sure to check out MBeze Body Oil; it’s delicious.

Happy shopping!