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Samantha Wennerstrom

A MAMA AND NATIVE CALIFORNIAN WITH AN EFFORTLESS AND MINIMAL SENSE OF STYLE…CAN WE HAVE THAT? IF YOU’VE EVER SEEN SAMANTHA WENNERSTROM, SHE IS THE EPITOME OF BALANCE — DEMONSTRATING IT WITH HER FAMILY LIFE AND LIFESTYLE BLOG.

Drawing inspiration from her laid-back California roots, Samantha Wennerstrom shares a diary of her travels, food and cocktail recipes from within her family and real-life tips on how to get accustomed to being a first-time mom.
On Could I Have That?, Samantha shares her experiences from traveling with her husband while pregnant to tips on how (and who) to shop for your baby, breastfeeding (and transitioning into soft foods), sleep patterns, and traveling post-baby. We caught up with Samantha in New York City to shoot our Pre-Spring 2016 collection and discuss her plans for her lifestyle blog.
WHAT MADE YOU START A BLOG?
I was creatively stumped at my current job and started it as an outlet. I was passionate about lifestyle, fashion, music, travel and food so I used it as a place to house all the things I was currently loving — hence the name! What started as a hobby grew organically into a career.

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WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT COULD I HAVE THAT?
Growing up in California gave me an immense amount of love for all things lifestyle. There’s a carefree, luxe meets casual vibe throughout all the content I create and it’s evident in my everyday life as well. Digging my feet into the sand is just as important as wearing something beautiful.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE YOUR FOLLOWERS/READERS ARE GETTING OUT OF IT?
I hope that they’re finding ways to elevate their own approach to dressing and living through bits and tips they find on Could I Have That?
WHAT BLOGS DO YOU READ?
Who What Wear, Mother Mag, The Glamourai, Eye Swoon, The Glow, The Hive, The Coveteur, Honestly WTF, Into The Gloss, Sacramento Street and Always Judging.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE WITH COULD I HAVE THAT?
I have a lot of big dreams but overall my hope is to continue to improve the content and expand in new areas.
WHAT’S YOUR BEST/FAVORITE POST?
That’s a hard one! There are so many that I’m proud of but the one that holds a special place in my heart is introducing my daughter Elin Mae. Everytime I look at her I can’t help but feel that it’s my biggest and greatest accomplishment. Plus the photos are some of my favorite.

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WHAT’S YOUR RULE ON INCLUDING YOUR FAMILY IN THE SPOTLIGHT?
There is no set rule but I definitely try to keep a balance when it comes to my family. Some moments we reserve just for us while others I’m inspired to share a slice of.

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HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN FIVE WORDS OR LESS?
Minimal, relaxed, sophisticated and breezy.
WHAT’S YOUR ‘GO-TO’ LOOK?
Jeans with a touch of slouch, a blazer, boots, cat eye sunglasses and a white blouse or a vintage tee, depends on my mood!
WHAT ARE YOUR SIGNATURE ITEMS?
I almost never leave the house without wearing something by Jennifer Fisher. I have a cuff with Elin’s name in diamonds that’s my absolute favorite. I’m also a Le Labo devotee. Santal 33 is my go-to.

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WHICH LOOKS DID YOU LOVE FROM OUR SHOOT?
The blush cashmere dress and sweater. The colors are so me and I could live in that cozy piece! I really didn’t want to take it off!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE HATCH?
Clothes that grow with a woman without sacrificing an ounce of her style.

WHAT FROM HATCH ‘COULD YOU HAVE?’
If I could have it all I would! But some current favorites I’ve been lusting over are the Agyness Dress, the Airplane Cardigan and the Waffle Turtleneck.

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Stay tuned, we’ll be posting more images from our shoot with Samantha on our Instagram @hatchgal!

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