Monday, February 29, 2016

Oscars 2016: Who Wore it Best

Resembling a life-size Oscar, Margot Robbie stunned in a plunging, gilded Tom Ford gown.

Daisy Ridley could have been mistaken for her Gatsby doppleganger Daisy Buchanen in this '20s-inpsired, tea-length Chanel Haute Couture dress.

Alicia Vikander didn't only win Best Supporting Actress last night. After donning this unique Louis Vuitton dress, she's made it onto our fashion radar as well.

Priyanka Chopra picked the perfect look for her Oscars debut in a sheer, ethereal Zuhair Murad Couture gown.

Rachel McAdams looked effortless in this simple, silk number from August Getty.

Pregnant in Prada: Emily Blunt was radiant in this sparkly, blush dress.

Naomi Watts was a showstopper in Armani Privé's deep jewel tones and sequins. 

Red carpet or fairy tale? Armani Privé does it again with this stunner on Cate Blanchett.

Who were your favorite looks at the Oscars?

xo, Annabeth

Friday, February 26, 2016

Early Spring Style + Recap of my Paris trip!

Shop this look: Knit grey sweater (similar) // Zara blush skirt // Louis Vuitton purse
Musse & Cloud snakeskin booties // Tiffany pearl earrings // Jewel bracelet (similar)

Happy Saturday! I am loving this sunny, warm weather in Barcelona and it is getting me so excited for spring shopping and outfit planning. Early spring is one of my favorite times of year because I can hide my huge, black puffer coat and boots in the back of my closet and have a little more fun with fashion again! I love to experiment with layers and juxtapose cozy winter knits with vibrant hues and Easter-like pastels. That's why I love the outfit I styled above — the blush-colored skirt (which was only $25 at Zara by the way) is the perfect way to make a grey sweater that I wore all winter feel fun and new again. For a slightly chillier day, I would add gray tights and a furry vest. 

I actually bought this skirt for my recent weekend trip to Paris, but it was so cold and rainy that it was covered by my winter coat. However, despite the weather, Paris was still the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I have dreamed of going there and seeing the Eiffel Tower since I was little and the city truly lived up to all the hype. The architecture, food, shopping and museums truly were c'est magnifique. I hope I get to go back someday!

Here are some of my favorite photos from the trip:

Irresistible desserts on every corner

First sight of the Eiffel Tower!

Pretty Paris streets in the rain

Wish this was my front door!

In the Chopard window


At Musée D'Orsay — still can't believe I got to see the works of Van Gogh and Monet. 

The obsession with blue doors continues...

First time trying snails!

Stay tuned for more posts about my outfits and recent travels!

xo, Annabeth

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ciao Italia

Location: Palazzo Barberini
Shop this look: Maison Scotch hat // H&M tissue turtleneck (similar here
Forever 21 plaid skirt (similar here) // Tory Burch purse // J. Crew scarf

Last weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Rome. I have always wanted to go to Italy, as I am a big fan of pizza, pasta and gelato. And it did not disappoint. But what wowed me even more than the food was just how old everything was in Rome. It was surreal strolling past all of the ancient architecture like the Colosseum and Roman Forum. I loved this trip because we didn't have any plans. We walked into cafes and restaurants that we thought looked good, wandered into a "secret garden" that was actually the ancient estate of a famous Roman architect (pictured above), and even had an impromptu picnic in a park. Back home, I plan every second of every day, but I have realized that I can't do this while I'm abroad. Since I am traveling to such unfamiliar places, I don't know what is going to be around the corner — or even what I will eat for lunch! But I am so thankful for this experience because I feel like it is making me more open-minded and adventurous. I love being exposed to all of these different cultures and I can't wait for even more trips like this one.

Here are some highlights from my trip to Rome:

 Our first stop was the gorgeous Trevi Fountain. Only thing missing was Lizzie McGuire, of course!

Bucatini all'amatriciana: This was the first pasta I tasted in Italy! My friend Charlotte, who is studying in Rome, recommended that I try it because it is a Roman specialty, and I am so glad that I did! The spicy sauce consists of guanciale (a type of cured salami that reminds me of bacon), cheese, tomato and red pepper flakes. I am definitely going to try to make it myself but I know there's no way  it will match up to this authentic Italian meal.

We found many stands with vibrant, fresh flowers on the streets.

First gelato experience in Rome at the famous Giolitti (clearly I am very happy here)! The best part is the cream they put on top!

For lunch on the first day, we went to a local deli and bought fresh salami, formaggio cheese and homemade pesto for a picnic in a park! This was one of my most favorite (and delicious) memories of the trip.

Very sugary start to the day

Really no caption needed...

Spaghetti all'amatriciana (round two...the sauce is that good) and spaghetti carbonara

I enjoyed the prettiest cappuccino at a cafe near the Colosseum.

Overlooking the Roman Forum

This was by far the best view of the city! 

Last meal in Roma :(

Yes I had gelato twice a day for three days regrets at all!

Stay tuned for more posts of outfits and my travels!

xo, Annabeth