Samantha Peters Sam Peters was formerly the fashion editorial assistant at Real Simple, covering news and commerce content. She has over four years of experience in lifestyle writing and editing, practicing sharp research, composition, and analytics skills. Her current focus is commerce content strategy and execution, specifically in the fashion and beauty space. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in dance. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.