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Friday, June 28, 2013

MEET ME IN MALIBU
















Schutz Arieli heels | Truth & Pride perforated leather vest | Marc by Marc Jacobs clearly top handle bag - sold out { in black here, also LOVE this one } | Piper Gore striped tunic dress { similar here } |  TOMS modern retro sunglasses | Armani Exchange boyfriend watch - sold out { similar here } | Vanessa Mooney Lynx cuff, quiet sentiment bracelet | Essie nail polish in "First Timer"

Hey Everyone,

This time, I am super excited to team up with ShopSense to share one of my favorite "best kept secret" spots in LA. I know, I mentioned Malibu Country Mart on my blog before, but I never really talked about why I love it so much. 

Emil and I discovered it a few years ago, and we've been coming here religiously ever since. A big fan of Malibu in general, for me, it's really the best place to go to on a warm Summer day. Normally, we like to come here early in the morning and spend the whole day either walking around or just lounging in the Lumber Yard, soaking in the sunshine, if we are feeling especially lazy. Another reason why Emil and I go to Malibu Country Mart so much is of course the dinning experience, we love munching on fresh macaroons from ChocolateBox cafe or stuffing our faces with the best-tasting shrimp tacos from Cafe Habana. Seriously, they are absolutely amazing! I am actually getting hungry just thinking about them:)

Finally, we like to end our day catching a movie at the Malibu Cinemas, a tiny but super cozy movie theater. If you are not a big fan of crowds or long lines, you will definitely love this one!

What about you guys, what's your favorite place to spend a lazy Summer day? 

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






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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

JUST JEWELRY - A FEW FAVORITES

Clare Vivier foldover clutch in cobalt via StefaniBags | Lovers + Friends Destiny dress { pretty in pink here } & Fun times jacket | Isabel Marant Lucie sandals | Vanessa Mooney brass Saige ring, Unity ring, Indica cuff, Stars of Crystal bracelet & Lynx cuffEssie nail polish in "Under Where"


Don't really know what it is about a full-on armparty but I feel completely naked without it. I simply love layering jewelry, especially bracelets and rings. Typically, I am absolutely ok with mixing metals, in fact, I think sometimes, combining different textures, colors and metals creates a bolder, more interesting effect. I also love mixing styles, for example, delicate pieces look great combined together with either edgy or super bold ones. My only rule, is to limit the drama to bracelets & rings and keep the rest of my jewelry to a minimum so I don't look like a Christmas Tree:) What about you guys, how do you feel about layering jewelry? 


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

Monday, June 24, 2013

PEPLUMS & PLEATS











Mint wrap bracelet, circle of life bangle, turquoise cuff & rings all via ShopBelina | Torn by Ronny Kobo peplum top { very similar here } | Miu Miu patent glitter pointed pumps | Cameo Mad World skirt { also here } | Marc by Marc Jacobs clearly top handle bag - sold out { in black & white here } | Essie nail polish in "Under Where"

Based on the number of recent appearances (see here & here), I guess it's pretty obvious I am a little obsessed with this peplum from Torn by Ronny Kobo. Aside from my weakness for white & cream tops and peplum in general, I love how versatile it is. It really isn't easy to find something that looks equally great with casual and tailored pieces, but in my opinion this one definitely does. 

Today's look is all about playing with volume and of course the black and white color combo. Yet, I simply couldn't resist adding a bit of red via accessories to complete this look. For me, combining red with black & white helps to freshen and brighten things up a bit! How about you guys, how do you like to wear black and white?

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


Saturday, June 22, 2013

FRESH FLORALS









Cameo suit { similar here & here } | Ever Eden by Michelle Phan Armor ring with chains | Rebecca Minkoff Pave cuffZara top | Banana Republic sunglasses - sold out { similar here & here } | Coach Leighann heels { in natural here } | Proenza Schouler ps11 bag | Essie nail polish in "In The Cab-Ana"

I woud like to start by announcing the winner of DVF + StefaniBags INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY. Congrats to Shira from A Sequin Love Affair, hope you love your studded clutch as much as I do!

I love a fun skirt suit for Summer, and this one is definitely my favorite at the moment. Completely obsessed with the pale floral print and bright coral inserts. I had a Bailey44 event and dinner with my girls Kelly and Wendy, so I wanted to wear something that would look equally great for day-time cocktails and girls night out. Speaking of dinner, we decided to go to "Little Next Door" and I am so thankful to Wendy and Kelly for introducing me to this place and moroccan food in general! Everything was beyond delicious and I am still dreaming about their Creme Brûlée! So, definitely check it out if you get the chance!:)

P.S. If you haven't already done so, don't forget to enter Piaget "La Vie En Rose" contest, from June 17-30 for a chance to win 1 of 4 gorgeous Piaget Rose Bracelets! See full contest details HERE. I wish Everyone, the best of luck!

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

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A DAY AT THE BEACH + MIAMI SWIM WEEK CONTEST

















Victoria's Secret colorblock one-piece | Joie Louisa woven tote { also love this color } | House of Harlow Aggie sandals via StefaniBags | Trina Turk Malibu Barbie towel & water bottle | Vix Swimwear coverup dress | J Crew friendship bracelets { similar here } | Bath & Body Works Pure Paradise beach bronze leg shine & beach glow body lotionVanessa Mooney Indica cuff & unity ring | OPI nail polish in "You're Such a Budapest" 

Wanted to share a few pics from our day in Paradise Cove in Malibu, one of our all-time favorite beach destinations. Aside from being absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, a big reason why Emil and I like Paradise Cove so much are of course the private cabanas, super comfy beach beds, and of course the Beach Cafe! The only restaurant in Malibu located right on the sand, if you like seafood as much as we do, you should definitely check this place out. Our absolute favorites are the Macadamia Coconut Shrimp and Ice cream CocoLada, a delicious cocktail served in a real coconut shell, decorated with an orchid and a tiny umbrella.

I also have some amazing news to share with you guys! I just found out, I will be attending Mercedes-Benz Swim Week, taking place in Miami on July 18 - 22. Can't tell you how excited I am, since this will be my very first visit to Miami! We'll be staying at the gorgeous SLS Hotel in South Beach and I simply cannot wait to check out this beach front dream! This of course brings me to the best part:) 

1 lucky reader + a friend will win a roundtrip flight to Miami as well as a 2-night stay at SLS Miami or Raleigh Hotel OR if you live in Miami, you have a chance to win 2 tickets to attend Swim Week with me! Simply CLICK HERE or on the image below to ENTER! 



Please, leave a comment below so that I may contact you if you win. This giveaway is open to US residents only. I wish everyone the best of luck!


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

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