Monday, November 13, 2017

The Perfect Fall Dress

Shop: Zara dress // Gold earrings (similar) // Sam Edelman heels //
Louis Vuitton pouch (from inside tote, similar here) // Kate Spade watch

When I noticed this dress at Zara, it was love at first sight! I'm always a sucker for floral, flowy dresses but this one seemed especially perfect for fall and the upcoming holidays because of the deep red color, embroidered florals and don't get me started on the polka dot details! I think this would be a great look for a "Friendsgiving" celebration or Thanksgiving dinner with the family. Also, how cute are these shoes!! (They are actually my mom's and I am plotting to steal them when I go home for Thanksgiving.) Stay tuned for more holiday outfit inspiration soon!

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xo, Annabeth

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Fall Investment Pieces

Shop: 1. J. Crew wool coat // 2. Longchamp large tote // 3. Tory Burch riding boots // 
4. Halogen gold hoops // 5. Topshop sweater // 6. Banana Republic velvet pants //
7. Burberry wool/cashmere scarf // 8. J. Crew quilted vest // 9. Gucci leather belt // 10. Nixon watch

At the start of a new fall season, I'm always excited to try the latest trends. There are, however, those trusty, timeless items I always pull out of storage and look forward to wearing in the colder months. While I'm less inclined to spend a lot of money on a denim mini skirt or off-shoulder top, I do invest in well-made staples like the ones shown above. I always get excited about bringing out my wool winter coat and quilted vests from J. Crew. I use my Longchamp tote all year but I think it looks especially great when paired with a leather belt and riding boots in the fall. I also love cozy materials like a soft cream sweater, velvet or suede pants, and a cashmere Burberry scarf (which is definitely on my wish list!). And for some reason, I'm drawn to gold jewelry more in the fall and winter — like a simple gold watch and classic gold hoops.

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xo, Annabeth

Friday, October 20, 2017

From Work to Play

Shop: Sleevless turtleneck (similar here and here) // Zara pants // Tory Burch bag (sold out, similar) //
Charlotte Russe heels // Oversized pearls // Kate Spade watch // David Yurman bracelet

I think one of the most challenging kinds of outfit planning is figuring out something that can transition from work to meeting up with friends. It's safe to say you probably don't want to wear your wool blazer to happy hour. While shopping at Zara recently, I found these fun flared green pants and knew they would be perfect for work and play. I paired them with this sleeveless turtleneck sweater that is a fun twist on a typical knit yet is appropriate enough for the office. I also love that these pants are high-waisted and think they would be fun with a tucked-in crewneck sweater for work or a silky lace tank for a night out. Not to mention the dark green color is so festive for the holidays!

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xo, Annabeth

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

One-Shoulder in October

Shop this look: Forever 21 one-shoulder sweater (similar here and here) // 
H&M skirt (similar) // Dolce Vita booties // Kendra Scott choker // Kate Spade watch // David Yurman bracelet

Two weeks ago, it was starting to feel chilly outside and since I had yet to move my fall/winter clothes to D.C., I stopped in Forever 21 to pick up a cheap cardigan or two to get by. Of course, I quickly got distracted and found this fabulous purple one-shoulder sweater. It's definitely not warm or practical, but c'mon how cute! I will definitely wear this look to go out with a denim skirt and booties as shown above, or paired with black skinny jeans and over-the-knee boots as the temperature drops. I found the sweater on Forever 21's website, but only in a warm gold color that is still super cute! But there were a ton of the purple version at my closest store so definitely keep your eye out for it and I will update this post if it is added online. Happy shopping!

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xo, Annabeth

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Romping Around

Shop this look: Chicory Lane romper // Tan hat (similar) // 
Franco Sarto OTK boots (sold out, similar) // Louis Vuitton bag // Kendra Scott earrings // 
Kate Spade watch // Chicory Lane tassel bracelet

Happy October! As promised in my last post, here is the fabulous romper that Chicory Lane Boutique sent me! I am obsessed with this burnt orange color for fall! Since the romper makes such a statement on its own, I paired it with neutral brown and tan accessories, like a felt hat and suede over-the-knee boots. By the way, I was so excited to get all of my boots out of storage! There is no better time of year. I've been working on lots of outfit posts so stay tuned!

xo, Annabeth

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Falling for Florals

Shop: Chicory Lane Boutique top // Madewell jeans // Statement earrings (similar) //
Sam Edelman suede lace-up heels // Tory Burch bag (sold out, similar here)

It finally feels like fall! I've been enjoying the best two weeks back in Illinois before officially starting my job in D.C. I've been seeing lots of friends and family and of course ran out of outfits after the first week. Luckily, Chicory Lane Boutique sent me the cutest fall pieces to refresh my wardrobe like this floral ruffle top! I have always been a fan of fall florals because they can be the perfect way to transition from late summer to early fall. I styled this top with my Madewell cropped flare jeans (they are high-waisted and SO comfy!), but on a slightly warmer day I would wear a denim or suede mini. Chicory Lane also has other adorable styles for the season like this plaid ruffle top and this olive green floral cold-shoulder top. My wishlist is growing and what makes this boutique even better is their prices are actually reasonable — think $15-$50 range. Stay tuned for my next post featuring Chicory Lane's burnt orange romper and tassel bracelet

Click to shop more fall florals:xo, Annabeth

Monday, September 25, 2017

My Favorite Parts About Fall

1. The desserts! 

I have no problem admitting I love pumpkin spice everything — like this cupcake I enjoyed last fall. (Not to mention I am guilty of ordering the Starbucks pumpkin bread all year long.) I also can't get enough candy corn and apple cider.

2. The changing leaves (and boot weather of course) 

There is no prettier time of year and I can't wait for those crisp fall days when it is just chilly enough to wear a sweater, jeans and boots. This will also be my first fall in D.C. and I'm looking forward to experiencing it in a new place and hopefully hiking and making it to some wineries in Virginia!

3. Visiting the apple orchard and pumpkin patch

There is nothing more quintessentially fall than a trip to the apple orchard! This year, I will head to the nearest place to pick up mums and pumpkins to decorate the balcony of my apartment. And I will probably wear this sweater when I do — burnt orange is consistently one of my favorite hues of the season each year. 

4. Outfit planning

Summer has always been my favorite season, but even I can admit that the outfits can get a bit repetitive and simplistic as you are trying to stay cool. Fall is such a great time to experiment with fashion and layering. I am also drawn to colors during this time of year that I would normally avoid like deep hues of green, red and orange. And chillier temperatures mean I am breaking out ALL of the suede in my closet. The material exudes luxury and coziness at the same time. I'm loving this embroidered burgundy dress I found at Zara recently as well as these suede caramel-colored mules from Steve Madden. 

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xo, Annabeth