Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SAY YES :: GIORGIO ARMANI SÌ

GIORGIO ARMANI Beauty Sì Eau de Perfume

Good morning, Everyone! I hope your week is going great so far!

If you read my blog on regular basis, you may already know what a big Armani admirer I am, which is why I am so proud to introduce you to one of my favorite fragrances - Sì by Giorgio Armani.  

To me, a perfume is more than just a trail of scent you leave behind as you go through life, but rather a signature, something that is uniquely you, something that says more about you and your style than perhaps any piece of clothing or a pair of shoes can. Though I've used many perfumes over the years, none of them captured my imagination quite like Armani Sì. Delicate and sophisticated, strong yet particularly feminine, to me, Sì is a perfect balance of elegance and sensuality. 


Maje colorblock dress





GIORGIO ARMANI Beauty Rouge Ecstasy in Flesh


GIORGIO ARMANI Beauty Sì Eau de Perfume

GIORGIO ARMANI Beauty Sì Eau de Perfume, Fluid Sheer in # 5 on cheeks & Rouge Ecstasy in Flesh on lips | Maje colorblock dress 

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& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE,
Annabelle 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BACK TO BLACK + ISABEL MARANT ROYSTON BOOTS

Banana Republic faux leather skirt

Good morning, Everyone! How is your weekend going? 

I just wanted to say a quick hello and share a few pics of an outfit I wore recently. As I have mentioned previously, I couldn't be happier the sweater weather is finally here! Though we don't necessarily have a proper Autumn in LA, as of lately, it's been just cool enough so that I can finally start wearing some of my new Fall favorites. Since I am a complete and total shoeaholic, come September, one of the things I get excited about the most is Fall footwear and boots in particular. So, for the past few weeks or so, I've pretty much been dying to take my new Isabel Marant boots for a walk. Though, I've developed shoe obsessions in the past, most of them pale in comparison to how I feel about these boots! If I had to imagine a perfect pair of boots, these would be it! Comfortable and stylish, they have just the right amount of those details I love so much! I could never really decide what it is about them I love the most, but the combination of chunky straps, pointed toe and cone-shaped heel, to me, is simply irresistible!:)

Banana Republic turtleneck sweater





 Chanel Boy flap bag


Isabel Marant Royston leather ankle boots

Banana Republic faux leather skirt & turtleneck sweater { similar option here & here } | Isabel Marant Royston leather ankle boots Chanel Boy flap bag | Silver aviator sunglasses - old { similar here } | Movado Bold crystal accent watch | Wanderlust & Co numeral silver ring, arrow crystal silver ring & double bar & chain silver rings 


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& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE,
Annabelle 

SILVER



EFVA ATTLING Twosome ring
EFVA ATTLING Moonwalk ring
DIESEL dress

in collaboration with Efva Attling

With Ralph Lauren on a walk

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 Got you interested didn't I? 
Well, not with the intention to be mean, but only to brag about the skirt I'm wearing, by the one and only Ralph Lauren, I found this Summer in a thrift shop. So for only 3 euros I get too look pretty and chic and I get to stroll around the city with pride. 
Man, I've always wanted a skirt like this, the length is perfect, the cut is amazing, it fits me unbelievably well and the fabric is simple but it does it's job! And the neutral color allows you to wear it with so many other colors and create lots of styles. So, yes, I scored big time and I'm still amazed.

 In the meantime, Fall came in fast, but it's still sunny and warm and I love that, until you get to freeze in the evenings; but that can change as long as you have good company and a delicious cup of tea by your side. Oh ... can't wait for hot chocolates and gingerbread cookies, yum!
But those are for a more colder season..

Have a lovely Sunday guys!

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Wearing: vintage Polo Ralph Lauren skirt, Bershka skirt, Zara jacket, Newt.ro bag, Miniprix.ro shoes, Zara necklace.



 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

SUIT UP

photos by Vesa Silver
DIESEL suit
ZARA heels
& OTHER STORIES bag

Copenhagen was as charming as always and Zalando treated us well. No awards for Finland but oh well, we had fun! 
My outfit for the night was love at first sight, a pinstriped suit from Diesel that beat all the other options.

Friday, September 26, 2014

MIDAS TOUCH


Good morning and happy almost weekend, Everyone! Hope you had a wonderful week!

I wanted to take this opportunity to share a few images of an outfit I wore to a friend's cocktail party in Malibu recently. You see, for the past little while I seem to be having a real dressed up moment. Normally, I love my jeans and denim cutoffs yet as of lately, it's been all about the glitz and the glamour. So, as I was searching for a perfect thing to wear to this cocktail party, I was definitely looking for something a bit more special. Naturally, once I came across heavily embellished, perfectly detailed creations from Virgos Lounge, I knew, I found exactly what I was looking for:) 

Since Virgos Lounge specializes in occasion wear pieces, there were quite a few amazing dresses to choose from. And believe me, it took me a while to pick a favorite:) But I think what made me choose this particular dress in the end was the combination of contemporary silhouette, a decidedly vintage inspiration and of course the amazing detailing. You know me, I'm all about those special details:) 

Though I love the combination of gold and black, and this dress would have worked perfectly with a pair of black suede strappy heels, I wanted to keep this look all about metallics. So, I chose to pair the dress with silver heels and mixed gold and silver jewelry. I thought about pulling my hair up for about 2 seconds, but in the end, because the dress and heels are so dressy, I decided to keep my hair down for a more relaxed and casual look. Now, I may have regretted this decision later, since Malibu tends to get a little windy, but I guess the tousled beach hair added a certain flair to the outfit:) 










Virgos Lounge Loren gold & silver sequin dress | Barbara Bui metallic sandals { similar options here & here } | Coordinates Legend bracelet | Nasty Gal Through Thick and Thin multi ring set | Movado Bold crystal accent watch 

Thank you for reading
& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE,
Annabelle

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CATCH A FALLING STAR


DIESEL knit

I got to choose some of my favorites from Efva Attling and well, it wasn't that easy to pick just a few. This Catch a Falling Star ear cuff got to be part 1 of my Efva Attling trilogy! Love it.

in collaboration with Efva Attling

THE POWER RED


Good morning, Everyone! I hope your week is going great so far! 

If you read my blog on regular basis, you probably know that I have a bit of a weakness for a well-tailored suit. I don't really know what it is, but to be honest with you, when Fall comes around, a good suit is what I get most excited about wearing:) Perhaps I have a soft spot for pieces with masculine & feminine traits or maybe I simply can't live without my tailored separates, but regardless of what it is, I find suits absolutely irresistible, especially the ones in such a gorgeous shade of red:) 

Reason why I love this particular suit, aside from cut and color of course, is because it's so versatile! Yes, yes, I know, I talk about versatility way too much, but I just love items I can wear day and night:) Take last Saturday for example, Emil and I had a few meetings during the day, and I wanted to look polished and professional, so I figured this was a perfect opportunity to bring out my new red suit. Afterwards, we decided to meet up with a few friends for dinner at one of our new favorite restaurants in downtown LA, so I swapped my bag for a clutch, added a pair of dangling earrings and voila - a perfect night-time look!

What about you guys, do you share my obsession with suits? 








EXPRESS ultimate double weave columnist ankle pant & 24 inch one button jacketEmporio Armani messenger bag { similar here, also love this red option } | Wunderkind sunglasses { similar option here } | Schutz Gilberta pumps | BaubleBar rings 

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& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE,
Annabelle 

Monday, September 22, 2014

THE JEWEL WRAP - stylelovingfashionista FOR DVF


Good morning, Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! If you read my blog on regular basis, I am sure you know what a huge Diane von Furstenberg fan I am, which is why I am absolutely ecstatic to partner with DVF yet again. This time around, I got a chance to style my all-time favorite - the wrap dress. One of the reasons why I love this particular silhouette so much is because of how incredibly flattering it is. The combination of the plunging v-neck and defined waist, in my opinion, helps to accentuate the smallest part of your body and to create an incredibly feminine silhouette. 

Though the wrap dress comes in a variety of styles and shapes, and choosing a favorite was not an easy task, I just couldn't resist adding this beautiful jewel wrap dress to my ever-expending wrap-dress collection. From the moment I saw it, I fell in love with the mixed prints, the color and of course the fuller pleated skirt! You know how I feel about full-skirted dresses:)


For this look I chose to maximize the impact of the jewel tones trend coming in for Fall 2014. So, I added a cross body bag and a pair of mirrored shades in a color palette similar to the print of the dress. I could have easily went for a more neutral bag and sunglasses, but I really wanted to opt for a more fun, playful option. And don't you think the fun option is "more fun" anyway?:)

Finally, because I didn't want this look to appear overly girly and pretty, instead of my usual stiletto heels, I opted to wear a pair of sandals with a thicker heel. In my opinion the thicker heel not only adds a certain weight to the look but also helps to make this outfit more day time appropriate. What do you guys think? How would you style the dress? 








DVF jewel silk combo pleated wrap dress & 440 mini colorblock snake cross body bagWestward Leaning color revolution sunglasses | Coordinates Legend bracelet | Nasty Gal Through Thick and Thin multi ring set | Michael Kors Collection Adelina Runway heels 

Thank you for reading
& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE,
Annabelle