Sam holds the title of being my first official Nashville friend! She’s like a sister to me! Since many of us are living here in Music City without our intermediate fams around, it means that much more to have someone in my life who cares about me like a sister would… and that she does!
Sam creates social content so beautifully, she makes jokes that actually make me laugh, she writes, she sings, she schedules more coffee meetings than you’d believe, she loves people, and she’s a talented model on The Block Agency. I feel very blessed to have such a talented friend!
If you want to see more photos from my shoot with Sam and also get some ideas on fashion, blogging, faith, and a little fun, then check out my interview with Sam below.
Interview with Samantha Coyle (aka @heytheresam)
If you could only wear one style of outfit for the rest of the year, what would it be?
Boyfriend casual all day every day. I love jeans and a good tee or a flannel paired with some leather booties.
What inspired you to get into Fashion/Lifestyle Blogging?
The fashion industry from the outside looking in can be extremely intimidating and “out there”. I wanted to show women that fashion is approachable and whatever you want it to be. There are no rules and that’s what makes it so much fun!
What is the main motivating factor driving you to make things happen in your professional life?
I just love inspiring others to become whatever they want to be and to see themselves how The Lord sees them. At the end of the day it’s not about me, it’s about everyone watching me and how I can help them.
What is the best concert you’ve seen in Nashville?
Hands down the 1975. They are/were incredible to see live.
What is the most attractive outfit/style for a guy to wear?
I love when a guy looks put together, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a suit. Clean cut and chic is the way to go. A watch, rolled jeans and nice boots go a long way.
What is your favorite brand for accessories?
If we’re talking Jewelry, I’m all about minimal and dainty. My go to right now is Consider the Wldflwrs(shout out to Nashville).
If we’re talking about Hats, easily Lack of Color.
If we’re talking Bags, gotta give a shout out to my friends at Fashionable.
What is one thing people may not know about you?
I have never belched before. I physically can’t do it. Random, good probably, but true.
Favorite spot to get food & drinks with friends in Nashville?
You can catch me at bartaco at least three times a week, the managers know me by name, it’s a problem. My absolute favorite restaurant right now though: Butchertown Hall.
If you had to choose between living on a farm of baby foxes or baby goats, which would you choose & why?
Neither. I grew up in a farm town my whole life. Send me back to the city!
What is something you’re committed to improving in your life this year?
Making others feel more loved and valuable.
Who in your life continually encourages you?
A lot of people, but the first that comes to mind is my boss. She is the kindest, most encouraging, fun-loving, and light hearted person I have ever met.
We all know you’re a coffeeshop pro, which is your favorite in Nashville?
More like addict… That’s hard to choose but right now I’m loving Killebrew, the new coffee shop connected to the Thompson hotel. Try the turmeric chai latte, I promise it does not disappoint!
What is the perfect date night for a first date?
I love surprises. Not so predictable, thoughtful and well planned. Dinner is a must because, well, food is first love. I don’t think there’s any “perfect date” or even a “perfect formula” for dating in general.
If the people closest to you could only use one word to describe you, what word would you hope they’d say?
What’s your spirit animal?
Can it be pizza?
What’s your favorite quote?
My favorite verse in the bible is Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
“Kyle is the kindest human I have ever met! He’s great at making you feel comfortable and capturing a true smile! He has a way of bringing out the best in people, not only in his personal life but also in his photography!”