SPRING LACE

March 31, 2013











Cobalt lace dress via Keepsake { also love this one } | Giuseppe Zanotti metallic pumps { in silver here, different option here } | Cara Accessories jeweled and agate statement necklace  - sold out { similar here & here } | BCBG clutch - old { also love this option and this one } | Samantha Wills "Be Strong" bangle | Vanessa Mooney Lynx cuff 




Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

FLORAL FIX + DIY 501 ORIGINAL FIT JEANS

March 29, 2013







501 Original fit jeans via Levi's | Lovers + Friends moto jacket and top { similar here } | Zara pumps | BCBG clutch - old { love this option here } | Silver claw bracelet, cross bracelet via Jewelinks 




A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to parter with Levi's and Lookbook.nu to style a pair of 501 original fitting jeans (see post HERE). Well, today's post is all about DIY + self-expression, basically how I would customize a pair of 501s to make them my own. 

If you read my blog on regular basis, the answer is quite simple: I love my denim a bit distressed! My perfect pair is well-worn, whiskered and perfectly shredded. To achieve this look, I used a cutting board and an X-Acto knife. Sliding a cutting board inside the leg of the jeans is a great way to prevent slashing the other side and/or prevent any damage to the surface you are working on! Once I decided on the rip placements, I used an X-acto knife to create a few slashed clusters. I started slashing horizontally and made sure to create rips in varying length and depth for better texture. Finally, I threw the jeans into a dryer for about 20 minutes to reveal the treads and get that perfectly shredded look.




Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

BASICALLY BLACK + WIN A TRIP TO PARIS & FRENCH RIVIERA

March 28, 2013








Open-toe black leather boots via Isa Tapia { also love this version } | Cameo skirt | Robert Rodriguez cropped leather jacket - old { Love this perforated leather one here } | Zara blouse | Bebe handbag { currently have my eye on this one } | Jewelinks spikes on chain bracelet, spikes bracelet & cross bracelet 


Hey Everyone,


I am so excited to team up with Pavan for an amazing CONTEST-GIVEAWAY! I am competing against 3 fabulous fashionistas for a chance to cover NYFW. So, what's in it for you? You can win a 4-day trip to Paris & French Riviera for you and a friend! ALL you have to do is vote for me on Facebook! 

As always the rules are super simple:

1. Like Pavan on Facebook by CLICKING HERE
2. Vote for me & Complete entry form
3. For Extra Entry, follow Pavan on Twitter by CLICKING HERE and twit the following message "I just entered for a chance to win a trip to Paris & French Riviera @pavan_liqueur #PavanJetset"

I appreciate your support and of course wish everyone the best of luck! 




Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle


I have been compensated by Pavan Liqueur for making these statements regarding its products. All statements made by me regarding Pavan Liqueur represent my honest opinions based on my actual experience with the products. 

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must have Internet access and valid email address to participate. Sweepstakes begin 1/25/13 and end 3/31/13 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Open to legal residents of U.S & D.C. (except for Michigan), 21 years f age or older. See Official Rules at Facebook.com/PavanLiqueur for full details including eligibility restrictions, prize description and limitations. Void in Michigan and where prohibited. 

STAR-STRUCK

March 25, 2013








Star crop skinny jeans via Minusey | Joie Eloisa car intarsia sweater | Marc by Marc Jacobs clearly top handle shoulder bag | Nicholas pumps - sold out { similar options here & here } | Crystalized spike ring via Minusey | Zara stripped blazer | J Crew sunglasses - old { similar here } | Jewelinks spikes on chain bracelet & cross bracelet 





Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

MIA IN MINT

March 23, 2013




Isa Tapia Mia heels in Mint { also love this version } | Aqua enamel bangles - sold out { similar options here, here & here } | Tusk dynasty bangle in turquoise via Samantha Wills | Estee Lauder Pure Color nail polish in "Absinthe" | Crystalized spike malleable ring via Minusey 



The shoeaholic in me would have purchased these heels based on looks alone, so the fact these are one of the most comfortable pairs of ankle-wrap heels ever, is definitely icing on the cake. I mean come on, jagged lace-up straps in mint suede!!!! I simply couldn't resist.... Can anyone, really? :)






Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

March 21, 2013










Leighann heel in chalk via Coach | 525 America cropped sweater - sold out { similar here & here } | Bebe floral print patch pocket blazerRebecca Minkoff Mini Mac bag via StefaniBags | Jeans - thrifted | Crystalized spike malleable ring and nail bangle via Minusey | Sunnies - old { similar here } | Jewelinks spikes on chain bracelet, spikes bracelet & cross bracelet 







Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

ESTEE LAUDER BRONZE GODDESS COLLECTION

March 19, 2013








Bronze Goddess bronzing powder, Bronze Goddess luminous liquid bronzer, Pure Color sheer roller gloss in "Squeeze", Pure Color liquid eyeliner duo in "Black Sands", Pure Color nail polish in "Absinthe" all via Estee Lauder | Fun times jacket via Lovers + Friends | Rebecca Minkoff heart ring stack, pave watch band bracelet & horn pendant { similar here } | ASOS Spike rings, linked bracelet & skull stretch bracelet 

Hey Everyone,

I am so excited to team up with Estee Lauder to introduce you to SS13 Bronze Goddess collection. I was lucky enough to try products from this year's collection, and I have to confess, I am now completely addicted to the whole line and especially the bronzing powder. I mentioned before, I prefer matte bronzers because they provide a more natural-looking tan, but the reason I fell in love with Estee Lauder bronzing powder is definitely the color. Last time my tan looked this good was last Summer when I spent 2 straight weeks on the beach, doing pretty much nothing except working on my tan:) Naturally, I love a product that can make me look like that mid March:)

To achieve this look I applied Bronze Goddess bronzing powder all over the face, concentrating on the bridge of the nose and around hair line. I used Pure Color sheer roller lipgloss in "Squeeze" on my lips for a bit of sparkle, and completed the look with my favorite cat-eyes, using Pure Color liquid eyeliner in "Black Sands". Fresh, simple and not over-the-top - just the way I like it:)



Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle