Wednesday, August 30, 2017

My Favorite Fall Transition Pieces

Shop: 1. Zara plaid blazer // 2. Zara floral jeans // 3. Topshop flats // 4. Lovers + Friends belt //
5. H&M blouse // 6. Topshop lace tank // 7. H&M denim skirt // 
8. H&M hat // 9. Rebecca Minkoff bag

It was rainy and 60 degrees in D.C. yesterday, which finally got me thinking about fall clothes! Of course it's back to nearly 80 today, so sweater weather may still be a while away. That's why I love to slowly introduce fall colors and trends into my late summer wardrobe. I'm loving plaid and tweed, lots of denim, floral and lace details and hues of tan, blush and olive green. Stay tuned for more of my autumn picks as the temperature drops!

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xo, Annabeth

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sharing My Obsession With Shay Collection

Shop: Shay Collection "The Tear Drop" earrings in silver/white // H&M floral romper

A few weeks ago, Shay Collection sent me a pair of earrings and I have been wearing them nonstop since! They are simple, elegant and sparkly — all of my favorite things in one! They can dress up a casual romper like the one I'm wearing above or would look great with a more formal wedding or party outfit. They also blend in with my everyday jewelry:

Shop: Mark & Graham monogram necklace // Pandora mother of pearl ring // David Yurman bracelet

I highly recommend checking these earrings out, and if you have sensitive ears that don't do well with heavy dangly styles, you are in luck because these have sparkly posts that hold them in place. Shay Collection also makes fab necklaces and bracelets. Shop some of my other favorites here, here and here.

xo, Annabeth

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Shop My Favorite One-Shoulder Tops

Shop this look: Forever 21 off-shoulder bodysuit // Pants from Marshall's (similar here) //
Silver hoops // Steve Madden wedges // Louis Vuitton pouch (from inside tote, similar here)
On Nikki: C/Meo Collective dress (also featured on Kourtney Kardashian here)

Happy August! I know I should probably be sharing my early fall fashion picks, but it is 90 degrees in D.C. so cool weather clothes are the last thing on my mind. Instead, I thought I'd share my latest obsession with one-shoulder tops. I think they are a new and fun spin on this season's popular off-shoulder style. I wore the above look while visiting my boyfriend and friends in Chicago for my birthday weekend. The top is actually a stretchy bodysuit that I know will be a great staple this summer and the rest of the year. The flowy, striped pants were a Marshall's find, but I've linked a similar pair. They remind me of those fab gaucho pants we all wore in the fourth grade from Limited Too. I also had to share my friend Nikki's AMAZING dress. Also, here's one more off-shoulder look I wore for a Sunday exploring Union Market in D.C. If you are ever in the area, I recommend going there for amazing food, live music and adorable pop-up shops.

Shop this look: Ruffle blouse from T.J. Maxx (similar here) // Topshop shorts //
Steve Madden lace-up suede sandals // Ray Ban sunglasses // 
Kendra Scott turquoise necklace // Louis Vuitton bag

Shop some of my other one-shoulder picks:

xo, Annabeth

Sunday, July 9, 2017

How I Style a Denim Mini Skirt

Shop this look: Zara off-shoulder top (sold out - similar here) // Forever 21 white denim mini //
Target X Bauble Bar earrings // Steve Madden espadrille sneakers // Ray Ban sunglasses //
Louis Vuitton tote (more affordable version here) // Kate Spade watch 

When I heard denim minis were back in style, I was apprehensive. I immediately associate them with the too-short, ripped Abercrombie version that I wore on repeat in eighth grade (with the matching moose t-shirt of course!). As a recent college grad, this didn't seem like a fashion chapter worth revisiting. When I saw this white version at Forever 21, however, I started to change my mind because the skirt was designed differently than the ones I owned in middle school. It has a higher waistline and longer hemline, which means it provides a lot more coverage! (The $20 price tag also helped me commit!) After purchasing, I decided to pair it with a preppy top and white sneakers for the Fourth of July. I think the sneakers especially make it more playful and appropriate — wedges would be too much. I definitely will wear the skirt more this summer. I also plan on pairing it with a lightweight turquoise sweater and gold sandals on a chilly night, and a v-neck tee and ball cap for a baseball game. Comment and let me know what you think of the denim mini trend!

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xo, Annabeth

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fourth of July Faves

Shop: 1. H&M off-shoulder dress // 2. Ray Ban sunglasses // 3. H&M bowtie shirt (similar) //
4. Zara gingham dress // 5. H&M ruffle romper // 6. H&M striped bikini // 
7. Nordstrom Rack fringe earrings (similar) // 8. Vineyard Vines tote // 9. Steve Madden sandals

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!! There is no better time to embrace classic American style. The more patriotic, the better! I'm bringing out all of the stripes, gingham and red, white and blue in my closet.  I like these looks because they could easily go from a pool party, to a barbecue, to watching fireworks. I can't wait to experience the holiday in D.C. and see fireworks over the National Mall! What are your Fourth of July plans?

Here are more of my faves:

xo, Annabeth

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sharing My Favorite Scents

Shop: (from left) Jo Malone perfume // Burberry perfume // Chloe perfume // Daisy perfume

I thought I'd take a break from my usual style posts to talk about something else — my favorite perfumes! I know a lot of people who have a signature scent (like Chanel No.5) but for some reason, I've never been able to narrow it down. I tend to choose my perfume depending on my mood or even outfit. That being said, here are my four go-to scents and why I can't live without all of them!

1. Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume

Daisy was my first big girl perfume that I got in the eighth grade. Before that, the top of my dresser was covered in fruity body sprays from Bath & Body and Victoria's Secret PINK. I remember seeing Daisy in Teen Vogue and knew I had to have it. I got it as a Christmas present from my parents and since then, I have gone through at least three bottles. I use it more often than my other perfumes because it is the perfect balance of floral, feminine and is not too heavy (I hate musky-smelling perfumes!).   

2. Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne

My boyfriend bought me this perfume and clearly he did a good job! I'm obsessed with  peonies (hence the ones above that I couldn't resist at Whole Foods) but I think it is actually the notes of suede and red apple that make this perfume so addicting. It has a juicy yet sophisticated smell. I also love the size of the bottle because it is only 1 fl. oz. so it is perfect to pack in my carry-on.

3. Chloe by Chloe Eau De Parfum

I finally got this scent about a year ago after stopping to smell it every time I was at Sephora! It also has notes of peony (clearly I like floral scents) as well as magnolia and rose. It is so girly and I am guilty of spraying it on anytime I am wearing pink. Not to mention the bottle is beautiful!

4. Burberry Brit Sheer Eau De Toilette Spray

While this scent also has floral notes, it is much more crisp than my other favorites. It contains pineapple, mandarin and grapes, which makes it smell so fresh. I'm not sure why but it definitely smells the most grown-up of all the scents I use, which is why I am often inclined to spritz it on before work. I also think this scent works better in the winter as opposed to my Chloe and Marc Jacobs picks.

What are your favorite scents?

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xo, Annabeth

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summer Internship Staples

Shop: 1. Banana Republic tweed dress // 2. Tory Burch pearls // 3. Kate Spade agenda //
4. J. Crew ruffle blouse // 5. Longchamp large tote // 6. Coach leather loafers (similar here) // 
7. J. Crew skirt // 8. H&M cardigan // 9. J. Crew Factory pencil skirt

It's been a few weeks since my last post because I have been crazy busy! I moved to Washington D.C.  last Monday and started my summer internship a few days ago. That means my most recent #ootds have been quite professional! Since I haven't had time to take photos for an outfit post, I thought I'd share my summer internship staples. Since it has been 90 degrees all week in the District, I've been sticking to sleeveless dresses with high necklines that help me stay cool but still look put-together. Most of mine are various shades of my favorite color blue, but I saw this light green one at Banana Republic the other day and I'm still thinking about it! I also never go without my pearl earrings — they make any outfit look more elegant. Also, I almost always carry my Longchamp large tote that easily fits all of my work essentials, including my agenda, comfy shoes for the commute (I like to slip on heels once inside) and a cozy sweater for when the office AC is on full blast. And I think it is important to invest in well-made, solid-colored blouses and skirts that can translate into lots of outfits. I've had the same navy skirt from J.Crew for four years and it hasn't failed me yet!

Shop more work outfits/accessories:xo, Annabeth