Archive | June, 2011

Crushin’ on Coral

17 Jun

I am currently crushing on Coral.  I love the vibrancy of the color and along with it comes day dreaming of hot summer days.

Zoya polish in Elodie

card wallet (H&M)

Happy Friday everyone!

XO,

Anna

Frost

16 Jun

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I am such a glutton! I ate 3 donuts in one day…two French crullers (my favorite) and this bacon maple bar one.

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Frost Donuts
Mill Creek, WA

Treat yourself to something yummy today!

XO,
Anna

Two looks are better than One…

13 Jun

One

Two

top (le fou by Wilfred @ Aritzia)

silk pants and leggings (Wilfred @ Aritzia)

clutch and earrings (Forever21)

pearl necklace (my mum)

glitter pumps (Steve Madden)

ring (Chanel)

This pretty blush top makes it very easy to go from a  relaxed classy look to something a little more edgy with just a change of bottoms and accessories.  For a nice dinner date look, I paired it with some silk slacks and a classic strand of pearls.  To take the look to something more daring for cocktails and dancing, I switched out the pants for some leather leggings and replaced the pearls with feather earrings for a little bit of rock and roll.  Now that I have the outfits, I just need to make the plans!  Looking forward to the weekend already…

Happy Monday everyone!

XO,

Anna

Weekend Basics

10 Jun

I love dressing easy and comfortably during the weekends.  I like to choose pieces that go easily together and can be dressed up or down fairly quickly because I rarely plan my weekend activities ahead of time.  This bag is one of my favorites this season.  It holds everything I need  with ample space and the navy stripes set the tone for summer with a nautical feel.

Wedges are also great for the weekend and I can’t get enough of these Jeffrey Campbell ones!  They look good even with my chipped toe nail, hehe and also provide me a few extra inches without the extra pain that usually accompanies heels.

sweater (T. Babaton @ Aritzia)

tank (Talula @ Aritzia)

shorts (Forever21)

bag (H&M)

wedges (Jeffrey Campbell)

After searching far and wide for a summer sweater I settled upon this basic black linen one from T. Babaton.  I love the lightness that comes with the linen, a perfect summer fabric.  And of course, bloomer shorts are just so precious that I had to add another pair to the collection!  I am looking forward to a nice, relaxing and fun filled weekend!

Happy Friday!

XO,

Anna

Pineapple Mango Salsa

9 Jun

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For a person that looooves chips and salsa as much as I do it’s surprising I have never made my own salsa. I attempted to make my own last night and I happened to have some mangoes on hand so sparked the idea! The salsa turned out delicious and was a perfect addition to our usual dinner of carne asada tacos.

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Pineapple Mango Salsa Recipe

1 mango
Half a fresh pineapple
Half a bunch of cilantro
Half a sweet yellow onion
1 jalapeño pepper (optional)
1 10oz. can of southwest style diced tomatoes and chilies
Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
1-2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 lime

Chop up pineapple, mango, cilantro, onion and jalapeño. Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl. Add lime juice, vinegar, garlic powder and salt and pepper to suit your tastes.

Enjoy!

XO,
Anna

Lady Like

8 Jun

I love the soft lines and feminine details of this outfit.  This is what I would put together for an afternoon strolling through museums or a romantic Sunday brunch.  I like to mix up different textures (in this case…suede, lace, silk and leather) when wearing monochromatic or neutral colors.  I think it brings attention to small details and makes an otherwise plain outfit well…spectacular.

Originally, the photos above are what I had in mind for the outfit but on this particular day, I decided to dress it down a little bit for a laid back day of shopping with my sister.  I also wore my favorite Chambray shirt as a light jacket over this outfit but took it off for the pictures because it was getting quite warm out!  A big surprise around here.

lace top (Talula @ Aritzia)

midi skirt (T. Babaton @ Aritzia)

handbag (Furla)

shoulder bag (Marc by Marc Jacobs)

suede pumps (Steve Madden)

leather strap wedges (Dolce Vita)

belt (Wilfred @ Aritzia)

sunglasses (Marc by Marc Jacobs)

I’m sure I’ll put all of these pieces into heavy rotation this summer.  I love versatile outfits!  Don’t you?

XO,

Anna

Dandelion

7 Jun

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I don’t know if the flowers on this particular tank are dandelions or not but that’s what they remind me of.

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tank and chambray shirt…also seen here and here (Wilfred @ Aritzia)

leather jacket (Mackage)

cargo leggings (TNA @ Aritzia)

sunglasses (Marc by Marc Jacobs)

booties (TOP SHOP)

 

XO,
Anna

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