Monday, December 31, 2012

MELLOW ON MELROSE - GOODBYE 2012








Lauren sparkle slippers via Pink & Pepper | Sweater - old { similar here & here }  | Rebecca Minkoff quilted affair bag in black via StefaniBags | Paul & Joe Corina coatArmani Exchange chronograph boyfriend watch | Givenchy crystal bracelets { similar here & here } | Banana Republic sunglassesJames Twiggy corduroy jeans via James Jeans 


Wow, last post of 2012! Can't believe how quickly this year went by, and what a wonderful year it was! Which is why I want to take a moment to thank you guys for your continued support! This blog could not exist without you. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful emails, comments and messages, which put a smile on my face every time I read them and made every day of 2012 the best day ever! 

I hope 2013 makes every one of your dreams come true! May the New Year bring you all the happiness, love and joy in the world! Happy New Year, Everyone!





Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

Saturday, December 29, 2012

BARELY BERRY IN BEVERLY HILLS














Coat via McGinn Collection | Super Vixen Coated Halle Jeans via True Religion | BCBG Max Azria Emma stitched-collar silk top | Rebecca Minkoff quilted affair bag in black via StefaniBags | Nicholas Amelia Lizard pumps  | Armani Exchange chronograph boyfriend watch | Daggerwing sunglasses via IVI Vision | Set of 3 rings - old { cute ones here  } | Gold nail ring via Minusey 

With the Holiday craze pretty much behind us, Emil and I took a day to enjoy some shopping, dining and wondering around Beverly Hills. We haven't been here much in the post month and a half, so it was really wonderful to see all the beautiful Holiday Decorations. 

With all the busyness leading up to Christmas I think, I forget to stop and take it all in, to take a moment to enjoy all the little things, to think of all the people I really care about and all the things I am thankful for... Guess sometimes all I really need is a beautiful, sunny day, a walk with my boo and a hot cup of coco to remind me just what Winter Holidays are really all about:)




Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

BLACK N' BLUE











Alexa round toe pumps via Pink & Pepper | J Crew tipped peacoat { also loving this one }  | Nasty Gal baroque print sweater { similar here & here } | Zara pants | Alexander Wang Emile small leather tote { similar here } | Armani Exchange chronograph boyfriend watch | Butter London nail polish in "Queen Vic" | Free People sunnies { similar here }

Hey Everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Thank you all very much for your wonderful Holidays wishes! Your kind words mean so much to me!

As I mentioned before Emil and I spent Christmas with his parents and sister, whom I absolutely adore. They are by far the kindest, sweetest and funniest people I know and I love spending time with them. So, Christmas eve and day were an absolute blast! What did you guys do for Christmas?


Emil and I shot these pics at the Getty Center, where I have to admit we've been spending quite a bit of time here lately. I especially like to come here Winter time, because it's a little less crowded then it is during Summer. So, at the moment it's pretty much my favorite place to walk around, grab some lunch and to marvel at the latest exhibition. By the way, I recommend catching the "Florence at the Dawn of Renaissance" exhibition, if you are an art aficionado, you will  not be disappointed. Believe me!




Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

Monday, December 24, 2012

MINT CONDITION






Rebecca Minkoff metal corner clutch | Heed v-neck blend sweater | Free People boyfriend jeans { similar here & here } | "City Lights" Clear quartz over green onyx cocktail ring via Tacori | Armani Exchange chronograph boyfriend watch { similar here } | Cara Accessories spike stretch pave bracelet  { similar here } | ASOS earrings { cute ones here & here } | Butter London nail polish in "Queen Vic"

Got this sweater last night as an early Christmas present, so naturally I couldn't resist the urge to wear it right away. So warm and cozy and of course I love the pretty shade of mint! Big fan of those day-to-night pieces:) Emil and I have a few quick errands to run this morning to finish up last minute additions to our Christmas shipping list. I know, can't believe I waited till last minute this year... Not me at all, normally I'm done wrapping presents in July:) Lesson learned for next year:) Later on we are heading to Emil's parents house for a very traditional Christmas dinner. Good food, great company and loads of presents, pretty much doesn't get any better!

My family and I also wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! I hope joy and happiness snow on you, may all your days be marry and may Santa be extra good to you:)! 





Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

Friday, December 21, 2012

AMOUR ET JOIE











Casey stretch suede pants & Intarsia Buddha shawl cardigan both via True Religion | J Crew "Amour et Joie" signature tee | Zara boots | BCBG Max Azria heart cutout moto gloves { similar here } | Cameron collection satchel via Milly NY | Emporio Armani chronograph stainless steel and silicone watch  | Essie nail polish in "Borrowed & Blue" 

Hey Everyone, 


So excited to team up with ever so amazing True Religion to showcase some of my favorite pieces from their current collection! After some consideration, I mean what do you do when you like, um... everything, I decided on these awesome suede pants and gray shawl cardigan. Super soft, warm and fuzzy sweaters are definitely my weakness... I practically live in them during the cooler Winter months. And how cute is the little flag detail on the sleeve?!

But I've been looking for a pair of cool suede pants for a while now, which is why I am totally digging the jean-like cut and of course the stretch factor. Anyone who's ever owned a pair of non-stretch leather or suede pants will not exactly what I am talking about. Three words - suit of armor:) Luckily these ones are super soft and comfortable, which pretty much makes them my favorite pair of suede pants ever! 





Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WELL SUITED
















Lilac mandarin collar blazer & high waisted tapered trousers via Goodnight Macaroon | 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli messenger bag | Cara Accessories jeweled and agate statement necklace { also loving this one & this one } | Casadei pumps - old { similar options here & here } | Zara blouse | Coat - via McGinn Collection | Infinity knot thin gold plated ring & gold plated swallow thin bangle via Goodnight Macaroon

I don't really know what it is about pastel-colored suits that makes me so weak. Maybe I have a soft spot for pieces with masculine and feminine traits, but I sure can't resist them, especially ones in such pretty shade of lavender. I told you guys, I am having a purple, burgundy, lavender moment:) 


Emil and I had a bunch of meetings and errands to run yesterday and since the weather in LA continues to be absolutely miserable, i.e. super-cold, cloudy and gray, I thought what a perfect opportunity to take my new suit out for a walk. I like to wear as much color on days like this as possible, seems counterintuitive but it sure helps combat those dark-rainy-day blues. 

Mind you with Christmas and New Years right around the corner my mood doesn't really need any help:) I love Winter Holidays! Beautiful Christmas trees, wrapping presents, sound of jingle bells and egg nog, it pretty much doesn't get better than that! I just hope it doesn't rain this year like it did the year before! Cause I'm dreaming of white Christmas, and if not white, at least dry:)




Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle




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