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Samantha McClelland

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Samantha McClelland

Samantha McClelland currently resides in Iowa as a full-time merchandise buyer. Before landing her job in the corporate world, she was itching for a creative outlet. After perusing many interior design, DIY, and fashion blogs, she created The Brunette One in July of 2010. The Brunette One is a collection of splendid things. A collection that includes Samantha's love of fashion; cataloging the latest trends and shopping tips, along with sharing her personal and street style inspirations. In her spare time, Samantha moonlights as co-owner and founder of StyleEsque, the director of communications for Go Blog Social and co-founder of Midwest Bloggers.

Stories by Samantha McClelland

It's time to retire your traditional knot-tied scarf for a must-have fall and winter accessory. This versatile infinity scarf requires no tying and...
It's time to retire your dainty earrings and step out this fall with a pair of bold statement earrings made out of one of nature's finest adornments...
Want a trendy layering piece that will easily elevate your look this fall? Try a kimono jacket. No longer just for the bohemian fashionista, this DIY...
Having a bad hair day can send anyone scrambling for a hat. But you don't have to hide bad hair: Tame it with one of these adorable DIY accessory...
Are you ready for some football? There's no reason not to look your best on game day as you cheer on your favorite team. Here's how to refashion your...
It's time to retire your baseball cap. We've found a super chic new way to hide your bad hair days: a turban headband. A turban is a new take on the...
Give a plain pair of mules a glam facelift with this easy DIY project inspired by a pricey designer pair. High style for a bargain price!
Be bold this summer with an eye-catching graphic tee inspired by vintage Polaroids. You can make this project with photo transfer paper, a favorite...
Jazz up your summer sandals with a bit of embellishment that's easy on the eyes—and your budget!
We tend to fork over some serious cash for jeans that have holes in them. So why not reinvent those old jeans at the top of your donation pile? With...
An old trend becomes new again with a bit of crystal and glue. These DIY embellished overalls will be your go-to wardrobe item this summer.
This time of year, festival fashion is all the rage and even if you're not inclined to don a flower crown or crochet vest, you can still look stylish...
While heels and sandals will always have a place in my heart (and on my feet), it's time to give my tootsies what they really want: comfort and style...
Bold jewelry pieces are still very much on trend, but you don't have to go broke trying to stay in style. Make your own statement necklace with this...
The arm party is here to stay, so why not add another to your collection with a DIY friendship bracelet? Mine took about 30 minutes to make and cost...

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