BAROQUE BRIGHT

November 30, 2012








Lauren sparkle slippers via Pink & Pepper | Nasty Gal baroque print sweater { similar here & here } | Free People Rocker vegan leather cropped skinny pants | BCBG Max Azria clutch  { similar here } | Emporio Armani chronograph stainless steel and white silicone watch | Ever Eden armor finger ring with chains via Glamboutique | Dusky aqua fade sunglasses via IVI Vision 




I would like to start by announcing the winner of AnthemWares International Giveaway! Congrats to Melissa Serje with winning Angel Jackson bag! Hope you love this awesome bag as much as I do!

Emil and I were running errands all day and I knew I was going to be on me feet a lot, so I decided to wear flats for a change. Not really much of a sacrifice, considering how cute these glitter slippers are. You know me, I like sparkly things! I don't know why, really, but they always cheer me up:) And since the weather has been so sad lately, I felt like I could definitely use some cheering up. 

I don't normally complain about the weather, but I am really not a big fan of those gloomy, rainy and cold days. Who is, right? Well, apparently Emil is a huge fan. While I was complaining about lack of sun, he informed me that this is his favorite type of weather. Go figure, huh? Suppose frizzy hair and running mascara are not really much of a concern for him. Guess we are all different after all... Cause I would trade this for a warm sunny day in a heartbeat! Who's with me? :)






Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

IT'S RAINING RINGS

November 28, 2012




Rings: Angel ring by Toosis via Boticca | House of Harlow pyramid wrap ring | Lucky Brand large turquoise ring { similar here } | Fossil large gold ring { similar here } | Robert Lee Morris silver crystal pave flower ring { similar here } | Lucky Brand silver & pink large quartz cocktail rings { similar here & here } | Large black & crystal ring - old { similar here } | Nails: Illamasqua nail polish in robin egg blue


Yeah, I am definitely having a ring moment... This morning, I finally got to organize my jewelry box and thought it would be nice to show all my favorites at once. What prompted this sudden urge to clean up, you may ask? Well, you see a few days ago, while having breakfast and scrolling down a list of blogs I follow on bloglovin', I came across a few jewelry posts. Beautifully organized jewelry boxes, trees and displays put my overflowing jewelry-storage arrangement to shame. I knew right there and then, something had to change. Oh, and I am planning to do a post about jewelry-storage once I am completely done organizing everything!

By the way, I find that  bloglovin' really is the most convenient way to keep an eye on all the blogs I follow and discover new ones. So definitely check them out, and perhaps even follow me by CLICKING HERE:) 

Most of the rings I am wearing today come with a bit of a background story, which is probably why I am so attached to them. Whether a gift from my mom, or a random purchase on Venice beach while Emil and I were on our very first date, most of these are really little time capsule treasures from special moments in my life... 






Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

BABY BLUES

November 26, 2012












Alexa round toe pumps via Pink & Pepper | J Crew tipped peacoat { also loving this one }  | Polka dot sweater - old { similar options here & here } | Free People boyfriend jeans { cute ones here & here } | BCBG Max Azria clutch { similar here } | J Crew sunnies { also loving these ones } | Michael Kors sport watch 

Wanted to start by announcing the winner of Elizabeth Kosich International Giveaway! Congrats to Cindy from MyStyleSpot, hope you love you swimsuit as much as I do!



I also wanted to once again wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you got to spend the day with the people you love! Emil and I spent Thanksgiving with his parents, stuffing our faces with the most delicious treats, his mom's cooking is so amazing! We snapped these pics right before we headed over their house for dinner. And it was a good thing we did, cause neither Emil nor I were able to lift our butts off the couch after that meal:) I think I actually fell asleep at some point, hopefully I didn't snore:) I don't remember the last time I ate this much... Totally worth it, though! 




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Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

MOTO RED

November 23, 2012













Elisa suede bow pumps via Sole Society | Helmut Lang Magma blazer | BCBG Max Azria Emma stitched-collar silk top | BCBG Max Azria heart cutout moto glovesReid Queen Street courier satchel via Plia Designs | Free People Rocker vegan leather cropped skinny pantsNordstrom Stargazer skinny bangles in gold multi {other options here & here } | Cara accessories spiked stretch bracelet { similar here }


As I have mentioned before navy is definitely one of my favorite colors at the moment. And since I am a complete and total shoeaholic, finding a pair of perfect navy pumps was right at the top of my shopping list. In theory, what could be simpler, right? But in actuality it took me some time to find exactly what I was looking for. If you read my blog on regular basis, you know I am not a big fan of plain shoes, most of the time I look for interesting details. So, when I spotted this cute pair from Sole Society, I knew I found my perfect navy pumps. I mean, how cute are the oversized bows on the side?!!!! This was also my very first time ordering from Sole Society, and I have to say that I am super impressed with the quality of their shoes and great prices. Made from super soft, buttery genuine suede, they are really comfortable to walk in. So, the fact that this pair is not one of my so called “sitting shoes” is definitely icing on the cake:)!



P.S. Sole Society is going to have amazing deals for Cyber Monday, November 26 so don’t forget to check out their site and register by CLICKING HERE. In the meantime you can use coupon code VIVA20 to get $20 Off First Purchase. (US Readers Only, Offer Expires 12/15)





Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

NATURALLY NAVY

November 21, 2012







Reid Queen Street courier satchel via Plia Designs | Zara coat with applique sleeves | Free People Rocker vegan leather cropped skinny pants | We The Free faded stripe tee | J Crew Everly cap toe t-strap pumps { different colors here & here } | Emporio Armani chronograph stainless steel and white silicone watch | J Crew cobalt bracelet { similar option here } | Ever Eden armor finger ring with chains via Glamboutique 


I am definitely going through a navy phase. Lately, I feel like I simply can't resist buying everything imaginable from clothing to accessories in my favorite color of the moment. Great alternative to black, I think navy is such an easy color to wear and works well with just about anything. 

But today's post is all about current favorites. From this Zara coat, which I've been drooling over for some time now. I mean embellished sleeves, ummm..... yes, please! To this super cool Plia Designs black and navy satchel, small bags are great in theory, but I need a bag that fits all my junk. No really, I carry everything with me, I feel absolutely naked without it:) And last but not least my favorite hot pink J Crew heels, I love bright colors and this shade of pink is my particular weakness. I just cannot help but smile every time I put them on!

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!  I hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones!



Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

MIRROR MIRROR...

November 19, 2012



Alice + Olivia Odell mirrored wedge pumps  { other sizes here }

I pretty much gave up on finding a pair of metallic shoes until I spotted these gorgeous Alice + Olivia Odell mirrored wedge pumps. You see, most metallic pumps I came across were simply too formal to wear every day but I was looking for something I can pair with dresses but also jeans or leather pants. So, the moment I laid my eyes on these beauties, I knew I finally found exactly what I was looking for. Waiting for 3 whole days until they arrived seemed like an eternity... Suppose, that's one of the down sides of internet shopping - no instant gratification:) But as they say good things are worth waiting for, and these were definitely worth the wait!  

P.S. Don't forget to Enter AnthemWares International GIVEAWAY to win Angel Jackson bag! CLICK HERE to Enter! 




Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

EL MATADOR - A DAY AT THE BEACH

November 14, 2012



















Swimsuits: Loulou in cerise-silver & Piet in turquoise-taupe both via Elizabeth Kosich New York | Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent ruffle front strapless dress - old |  Giuseppe Zanotti colorblock sandals { other color here }   |  J Crew aviator sunglasses {similar here & here } | J Crew friendship bracelets { similar here, here & here } |  ASOS cross bracelets { similar here } | House of Harlow pyramid pave ring


One of the things I like best about California, is that just when you think you've seen everything and been everywhere, you discover a completely new spot unlike anything you've ever experienced. Most of the time, when Emil and I go to Malibu, we head on over to one of our regular spots, but a few weeks ago a friend recommended El Matador beach and since we felt like trying something new we decided to give it a shot. Much less crowded and much more secluded than most beaches around Malibu, we fell in love with El Matador from the first moment we saw it! We stayed for 2 entire days, doing nothing more than swimming, boogie boarding and working on our tans. Getting our buts back to the city and reality was certainly a very rude awakening:) Don't you sometimes wish Summer lasted for ever...?

 Elizabeth Kosich New York is Giving Away one of the swimsuits I was wearing in this post to one lucky VivaLuxury reader. All you need to do to Enter, is follow Elizabeth Kosich New York on Facebook by CLICKING HERE, Twitter by CLICKING HERE and leave a comment below. 

P.S. Elizabeth Kosich New York is giving VivaLuxury readers 20% OFF any purchase, simply use VL20 at checkout!

I wish everyone the best of luck!




Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle