Archive | July, 2010

Triangles of Color

29 Jul

I love dresses that have intriguing backs and fun colors.  This particular dress I wore over the weekend for dinner with my girls happened to have both!  It was fun, flattering and comfortable for a warm summer evening.

 

Dress and earrings (Forever21)
Bandeau (Aritzia)
Bag (Insight)
Jelly Flats (On Your Feet)

XO,

Anna

Marchesa

28 Jul

My heart swoons every time I see a Marchesa creation.  The designs are breathtakingly beautiful pieces of art.  The design house was founded by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig in 2004 and named for Marchesa Luisa Casati, the most eccentric and scandalous european fashion icon of her time.  I can go on and on about the genius creativity and exquisite craftsmanship of every design but I won’t, I’ll let you see for yourself.

Check out Marchesa’s website for more eye candy from the haute couture to the ready to wear collections, I just can’t get enough!!  Thank you Georgina and Keren for making these wearable pieces of ART, I can only hope to add one to my collection someday.
XO,
Anna
*info via Marchesa and Wikipedia

Chic Camera Bags

21 Jul

Just because it’s a camera bag doesn’t mean it should only come in plain and black. When I got my camera I knew I wanted something cute and chic to carry it in and that’s exactly what I found when I came acrossJanine King Designs on Etsy!  There are so many styles to choose from and she makes bags for your other electronics too!

 

This is the print I chose for myself.

Love the messenger style.

Plenty of space to fit your camera and perhaps some extra lens or whatever you fancy!

 

It just goes to show, you can still be tech savvy without sacrificing your style.
XO,
Anna
*all images via Janine King Designs

Sugar & Spice…

20 Jul

and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of…maybe some older girls too?

 

White Tee, Skirt & Necklace (Forever21)
Sunglasses (Paul Frank)
Bag (Diesel)
Boots (Doc Martens)
XO,
Anna

A Steaming Bowl of Pho

19 Jul

One of my favorite foods to eat is Pho(Vietnamese beef noodle soup).  It’s yummy and a great hangover cure.  There are many pho restaurants around but nothing comes close to a hot bowl of the homemade goodness!  I found this recipe last fall from the Steamy Kitchen blog and have made it at least a dozen times now.  It’s pretty easy to make and I usually double the recipe so I have enough pho for days!  You can also substitute the beef for chicken or vegetables if that is what you prefer.  I also suggest adding more sugar, salt and fish sauce to your liking depending on how you like your broth.

Steaming pot of broth with all the goodies (spices, onions, ginger, bones)

My bowl topped with yummy garnishes (bean sprouts, thai basil, mint, cilantro, green onions, red onions, jalapenos and lime)

 

Don’t be intimidated by the list of ingredients, all of the spices and ingredients can be found at your local Asian market.  This is really the best pho recipe I have found online and the Steamy Kitchen is an awesome blog so check it out.  Time to eat!
XO,
Anna

Sailor Top & Baggy Shorts

16 Jul

Not much to say, I love things that look nautical or sailor inspired and this shirt (it’s actually a dress but was too short for work) gave off that feel for me.  Baggy (but not sloppy) shorts are the trend right now and I am so happy because it’s summer and you want to look stylish yet comfort is always important.

Top aka Dress (Urban Outfitters)
Shorts (Wilfred @ Aritzia)
Sunglasses (Forever21)
Sandals (Franco Sarto)
Mini Lin Speedy Bag (Louis Vuitton)
XO,
Anna

Bicycle built for one please!

15 Jul

Skurvy Cruiser in PinkI really want a cruiser…don’t know where I’d ride it but I do love imagining all the things I can place in the basket.  Any of these Paul Frank ones will do…

Neon Julius Cruiser

Skurvy Cruiser in Pink

Chachi Love Cruiser

Julius Skate Helmet in Blue…safety first!

XO,
Anna
*all images via Paul Frank
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