Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DAMA HANDBAGS GIVEAWAY


Hello Everyone,
I am very happy to announce a NEW GIVEAWAY courtesy of DamaHandbags.com I absolutely love this fabulous clutch and I hope you will too! I WILL SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD and this giveaway is for EVERYONE, old friends and new:)
The Rules Are Simple, As Always!
1. Like DamaHanbags on Facebook by CLICKING HERE
2. Follow DamaHanbags on Twitter by CLICKING HERE
3. Like VivaLuxury on Facebook by CLICKING HERE
4. Follow VivaLuxury on BlogLovin by CLICKING HERE or via Google Friend Connect
5. Please leave a comment here including your email address so I may contact you if you win
The giveaway will last for 10 days until Friday July 8, 2011. I wish everyone the best of luck!
Love,
Annabelle

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer Stripes

I’ve been obsessed with denim jackets lately, this particular one is by Guess. I got it for $15.00 from a thrift store with tags still attached, can you believe it? Somebody actually gave it away brand new!!! Well, their loss is my gainJ
The dress I am wearing is actually a maxi skirt, but I thought once I put a belt on it looked kind of cute. What do you think? Not too obvious? Oh, and I thought that tucking in the bottom gave it a little bit of an edge. I personally like it better tucked in. What about you?
Once again, I apologize for the lion head. When I left the house in the morning I had beautiful poker straight blowout. Half an hour later it puffed up and became completely unmanageable. Does anyone know of a great product to control frizz? I would really appreciate your advice because I am losing this warJ
Hope you have a wonderful weekend
Love,
Annabelle

Skirt/Dress – Soft Joie, Jacket – Guess, Bag – Botkier Lobos Satchel, Wedges – Modern Vintage via Gilt.com, Jewelry – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Belt – Forever 21.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

First Day of Summer…

Ah, today I finally feel like summer is here. The weather is great and the sun is shining! Life is greatJ
 I recently found a great little store on Melrose Ave in LA. The top and skirt cost me under $40.00, don’t you just love a great bargain? As soon as I saw this skirt I knew I had to have it! High-waisted mini in a great print and of course I think the print is absolutely amazing!
But I think the highlight of my week is finding a great on-line handbag store! If you follow my blog you know I love a great bag! Well, Damahandbags.com has the most amazing selection of fashion forward handbags at fantastic prices, seriously you wouldn’t believe how affordable they are! Check them out, if you have the timeJ
I just love the detail on this clutch, the color and shape is so versatile! What do you guys think?
Oh, by the way, just wanted to let you in on a little secret! This clutch is going on a giveaway starting on Friday! So, if you like it, don’t forget to come back! As always, everyone is welcome to participate and I do ship ANYWHRE in the world!

Love,
Annabelle

Blouse – Lush, Skirt – Lush, Clutch – Damahandbags.com, Wedges – Modern Vintage via Gilt.com, Jewelry – Shopbelina.com

Friday, June 17, 2011

Retro Red

It took me a month to find this dress in my size. I saw it online and fell in love with the beautiful color and a slight retro influence. When I finally got it, I was jumping with joy like a mad woman! On this occasion I wore it to my friend’s bachelorette party but it actually works for every day with a chunkier heel and a casual bag. The bag is somewhat mismatched, I knowJ . I had a very cute oversized clutch, which I left at home when I was rushing to get ready. 
On another subject, life in LA is funny sometimes. I was getting a manicure when I turned around and saw Mila Kunis sitting on a chair next to mine. She is so pretty in person, very friendly and sweet. I don’t like to bother people during their time of, so I simply smiled and she smiled back. After I got my nails done I went to a nearby store to get some water and ran into Miley Cyrus pushing a big shopping cart full of groceries. She was desperately trying to stay under the radar but with little luck, I think. Other shoppers and even store personal were quietly whispering, while trying to get a better look. She looked so very young, in her flowy top, clean face and a long braid.  
Anyway,
I hope your week is going well,
Love,
Annabelle
Mimi CDC Dress – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sandals – Casadei, Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Bracelet – ShopBelina.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pasadena Roses...

On Saturday, Emil and I took a trip to a beautiful town of Pasadena and came across a gorgeous Rose garden. It was completely empty and we took our time walking around and later on had a cup of tea in a gazebo. As we sat in the garden we talked about how little, simple things make us happy and bring peace to our hearts.  A lovely, sunny day, enjoying a conversation with a friend, drinking mint tea surrounded by roses in every imaginable color. Our lives get so hectic; places to go, things to do. Sometimes it’s nice to sit back and see how beautiful life really isJ
So, I hope you take the time to smell the roses,
Love,
Annabelel

Top – Lush, Pants - French Connection Palazzo Pants With Tie Belt, Bag – Botkier Lobos Satchel, Sandals – BCBG, Jewelry – Emporio Armani, Marc by Marc Jacobs


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sunny Day in Hollywood


I wanted to apologize for lack of blogging for the past week, life just got a little crazy but I am back now!
So, I am completely in love with Forever 21, where else can you find great items for under $20.00. This dress was $12.00, can you believe it? I was initially attracted to the pattern, sort of tribal and geometric at the same time but once I put it on, the shape, fit and fabric won me over! A great deal is always fabulousJ
The jacket caught my eye because of the fun mustard color and a slight military influence. I have to say that a great jacket is probably my favorite staple. Especially in LA, unpredictable weather, hot during the day, cool at night, makes a great little piece like this an absolutely necessity.
And of course I Love, Love, Love this Rebecca Minkoff bag, later on Emil and I went to a great little bar in Santa Monica, I took the chain off and had a fabulous clutch for the rest of the night. My darling little fashion chameleon, I can’t get enough of youJ
How is everyone’s week so far! What are your plans for the rest of the Summer?
Hope you are all well and taking it easy!
Love you all,
Annabelle
Dress – Forever 21, Jacket – INC International Concepts, Shoes – Casadei, Bag – Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. Clutch, Rings – Emporio Armani, Earrings – ShopBelina.com

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Purple Rain :)

Hello darlings,
First of all, I would like to thank everyone for participating in my giveaway. You support means so much to me, really, more than words can describe. From now one, I promise to do new giveaways all the time! I mean ALL THE TIME!!!!
Second of all, I would like to congratulate Re-becah from Vicio de Menina as a winner of Belina bracelet! I hope this little piece of California brings you joy.
Now, on to today’s outfit, black and white are my go to colors, I feel the most comfortable when I wear this combination.  I got this sweater on sale for $15.00 and I love it! I have a feeling you’ll be seeing it a lotJ! Hey you can’t say no to a great deal!
I hope most of you are done with exams by now and if you’re not, just hang onJ
Love you all,
Keep on smiling,
Annabelle

Jeans – 7 for all mankind, Jacket – Robert Rodriguez, Bag – Be & D, Boots - Alejandro Ingelmo, Jewelry – Armani, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sweater - POL
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