Friday, December 30, 2011

Lookbook: Christmas Outfit (Lace and Leather)


A way overdue post. But as I had mentioned on my previous post, here's a more detailed post of what I actually wore for Christmas.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!


Just wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!!! I hope ya'll had a joyous one with the ones you love. 

Love, 
Anne + Lionel


P.S. Christmas outfit will be posted in a bit.

Also, please check out my new Facebook page and YouTube channel. Thank you!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lookbook: Collared Batwing Blouse + MAB Mini Purse


So since my photographer/boyfriend was unavailable today to take my weekend outfit pictures, I had to rely on my iPhone and a dressing room mirror instead. Blogger problems.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Lookbook: Ugly Sweater and Waxy Pants


You might have seen this outfit if you've seen my most recent JewelMint review video. I think the reason why I love this outfit so much out of the three is because of this ugly sweater.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Accessories: JewelMint Vanguard Necklace

Instagram is currently down for maintainance and I feel like the world stopped (ok, too much).

I recently received this JewelMint (referral) Vanguard Necklace piece which was first seen in their November showroom in the mail (amongst other things), and I was excited to have it since I don't own anything like this yet.


I'll have a full review on this piece on a different post, but for now, I just want to share how I decided to wear this piece today... as a bracelet! I had to wrap it around my teeny wrist like three times and the fit is perfect. I love how edgy it looks next to my leather watch.

Yay, for dual purpose accessories!

Happy Friday!



Disclosure: The watch was gifted by Armani Exchange (but personally chosen) after doing a styling shoot with  StyleHaul and Teen Vogue. I'm not affiliated with Armani or Teen Vogue. The JewelMint necklace was personally chosen by me and was provided by the PR as a sample for review consideration. Please refer to my Disclaimer page for more infomation.

Lookbook: Yellow Beanie and Liquid Leggings




Last Saturday wasn't exactly the best time to go outdoor shopping because of the fact that it was gloomy and there was a chance of shower. So for preemptive measures, I bundled up and prepared for rain.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Accesories: JewelMint Silver Swan Bracelet

Ok this deserves it's own blog post because I'm cheating on my shopping ban because of this.


JewelMint just released version two of the Golden Goose bracelet but this time in silver! If you missed out on the Golden Goose, you don't want to miss out on Silver Swan bracelet either. The Golden Goose bracelet is one of my favorite JewelMint pieces because it's great worn alone or stacked with other bracelets and I love how the bracelet is on the matte side.


If you haven't signed up for a subscription at JewelMint, here's my personal invite.

Share: What's your favorite JewelMint piece?



Disclosure: By signing up using my personal invite, JewelMint gives me a credit when you make your first purchase.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lookbook: Polka Dot Skirt and Chambray Shirt




Over the weekend, I spent half a day at Santee Alley in Downtown LA with my friend Heart. Even though Santee Alley is only a few minutes away from where I live, I've only gone a handful of times.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lookbook: Black and Gold + Black Furry Vest




My lovely friend, Heart, gifted me with this black furry number. She actually got this for me during the summer, so I've been anxiously waiting for fall so I could finally wear it. I love the extra texture that it adds to a plain outfit.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Sephora Friends and Family 2011 Sale Haul


If you haven't checked out my YouTube video yet on what I got during this year's friends and family sale, here is the full spread.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Color Blocking Purple and Green (at the Beautylish Beauty Social Event)


I have received a few inquiries about this emerald blouse that I wore during the Beautylish Beauty Social. So here's the nitty gritty on it.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beautylish's The Beauty Social Event

Day 1:


This past weekend, October 22 and 23, Beautylish hosted their first Beauty Social in Loews Hotel in Santa Monica. Another great event put together by the Beautylish team. I'm so glad to have been part of it.

More pictures after the jump.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lookbook: Floppy Hat




Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lookbook: New York Minute





I can't believe that a week ago from today, I was roaming the streets of New York. The whole thing ended before it even hit me that I was physically in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lookbook: Birthday Suit




So I'm finally back from my vacation in New York which means back to normalcy. It always takes some time to get back on your groove after a much needed vacation.

Friday, October 14, 2011

StyleHaul/Armani Exchange/TeenVogue Video + Giveaway

Hello from New York!

I'm currently on vacation right now, but I just have to quickly share this to everyone!

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to style three different outfits for three different looks along with two other girls from two different cities. It was just a great way for all three of us to showcase our personal style. It was a really great experience and I love every moment of it! It was nice to have a whole store where you can pick and choose whatever pieces you like to put together an outfit. It was like a dream come true!


Check out our video:




I'll have a haul and giveaway video coming up in a bit, but for now, here's my latest giveaway (which I decided to extend a little longer, giveaway ends Sunday, October 16).




I just want to say THANK YOU to every single one of my readers and viewers! I'm blessed with opportunities such as this because of your support and love. Thank you a million times for reading my blog posts and watching my videos. I love you all to pieces!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lookbook: Fur and Chains + Review: GAP 1969 Ponte Five-Pocket Leggings


Last Sunday, the bf and I went to Little Tokyo to satisfy our Shabu Shabu cravings. I was glad that the weather was cool enough for me to wear this faux-fur vest again.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lookbook: Inspired by the Boys + Review: Aldo Lapilio Loafers




I have been on a lookout for loafers. For some reason, I really like their look despite it having that masculine look and feel to it. It's kinda like my whole obsession with oxford shoes.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lookbook: Good-bye Summer + Review: ASOS HONOR Two Part High Sandals




Last Friday officially marks the last day of summer and beginning of Fall. I've been over this heat wave that we've been having in SoCal for awhile and have been looking forward to cooler weather mid-way summer. I'm happy that the weather is getting a little cooler which means I can finally wear my Fall clothing which I shopped for a month ago.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lookbook: Elevate + Makeup Tutorial: Nicki Minaj "Fly" Music Video Inspired Look


This past weekend was a friend's birthday and we all celebrated at Elevate Lounge in Downtown LA. It was my first time there, and I must say that it's one of the nicest lounge I've been to here in Los Angeles. Open windows on a 21st floor that overlooks the sky scrappers of LA on a summer night is a pretty sweet spot for me.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wet 'N Wild 3-Pan Color Icon Palette (Review and Swatches)


So for the longest time, I've had these palettes stashed in my drawer. I took advantage of a previous Buy One Get One Free at my local Rite Aid by getting whatever palettes my hands can grab.

I have to admit that I was a little bit weary of trying these eyeshadows out. I have tried Wet N' Wild products before and I found them to be either too sheer or too chalky for my liking. So these palettes were definitely a sweet surprise when I found out that they were much better in quality than I had expected.

Click the link below for the review, product images, and swatches.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Featured on Refinery29.com: Los Angeles Street Fashion Section

Click here for the Refinery29 post

Last Sunday, my family and I took my mom to lunch for her birthday at The Stinking Rose. After lunch we decided to head out to Santa Monica at the 3rd Street Promenade for some shopping.

And who would've thought that day would turn out the way it did. After my brother shot some pictures for me to post on to this blog, I was approached by Work it, Berk who was also contributor for Refinery29!!!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Shopping: Steve Madden Shoe Sale + 30% Off

Sunday night and I find myself yet again doing some online shopping.

It almost slipped my mind that Steve Madden is having a sale up to 50% off on select shoes. Not to mention, they're also having a 30% off discount on all purchases with the code FALL30 which expires Tuesday, September 6! I almost missed out on the shoes I've had my eyes on.


Madee in Black Pony (on sale $79.95 (select colors); orig. $119.95; with code $55.97)

I originally wanted this style in leopard print which I've tried on in stores. As much as I loved the leopard print, it made more sense to me to get the black pony hair ones. I was thinking that I will be able to actually wear these shoes to work since my Sam Edelman patent flats has been worn to death (and has survived a dog chewing). I also really love the look, feel, and texture of the pony hair and I can cross out loafers off my list.
Westii in Leopard (on sale $69.95 (select colors); orig. $119.95; with code $48.97)

I have been lusting over Anh's (9to5chic) Miu Miu leopard heels ever since I saw it on her blog. I've been on a look-out for something similar that's not so painful for my wallet and on my soles. And then, I saw these leopard print wedges... on sale! Since these are wedges, I figured that they'll be way more comfortable to walk with. The reviews on the Steve Madden website seemed to say so too. I really wanted to get the black suede one as well, but sadly they no longer carry it in my size.





Did anything catch your eyes?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Lookbook: Rugged Chic


So rugged, yet so comfortable. Last Saturday, we randomly decided to go to the Mad Decent block party in Downtown LA...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lookbook: Summer Breezy


Here's one of the outfits that I featured on my latest video. Just trying to make the most out of summer, but anxiously waiting for fall.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Inspiration: Feeling Neutral

Feeling Neutral

Obsessing over this lace dress.

Nail Tutorial: Ombre + Color Blocking Nail


This nail art tutorial was inspired by Lauren Conrad's ombre nails and everything that's ombre lately. I decided to add the black nail polish tips to also give it a color blocking effect. I chose the color orange just because I'm just that eager to be fall already :).

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lookbook: Ombre


I was a little happy that it was a tad colder in Orange County the night we went to the OC Fair. It gave me a reason to use my new floral infinity scarf that I recently bought at H&M.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Weekly Five #2: Lionel Bean


{Don Pe-te}

It's been over a year since I got this little rascal. And everyday, he never ceases to amaze me with his quirky attitude. Even though he can be a handful sometimes, he seems to bring out the smiles out of everyone during their darkest times. Here are my top five Lionel Bean pictures for the past few weeks.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lookbook: Shine on Me


Life throws you a lot of surprises. Just gotta roll with the punches.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Shopping: H&M Shoe Picks (Fall 2011)

Yesterday, I moseyed over to H&M to check out any new stuff they may have. And guess what, I ended up with three shoes in my bag among other things. But for solely this post, it'll be all about shoes.

*Will post the item numbers for the shoes later. Post updated with item numbers.

The reason why I impulsively bought three pairs of shoes was because small shoe sizes are hard to come by at H&M. I have to be really, really lucky or be there when the shoes have just arrived. So for me to actually find sizes that fit on the style that I like there's really no I'll-think-about-it-and-come-back-for-it-later kind of thing. I just bought it and if I feel meh about it when I get home, it's always easy to return it (as long as it hasn't been worn).

I have tiny feet. Usually the tiny sizes are the first to go, and all I will be left with are either a bunch of sizes 7 or 10 which neither fit my soles. I'm usually a size 6 but for some reason a size US 5 (EUR 36) at H&M fits me the best. Like I said, my size is hard to come by when looking for it in stores.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lookbook: Maxi Skirt


I finally took my maxi skirt out for a spin, which would be the same maxi skirt that I purchased about a few months ago.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Haul: Fall Shopping at H&M


Can't be too early right? If you haven't seen this video, well, here are some of my fall picks from H&M. So many good stuff that I feel like I have to go back soon for round two!


I love, love fall. It's my favorite out of the four seasons (not just because my birthday is around fall time hah). Not too cold, not too hot. Not to mention the browns, oranges, and the neutrals. I wish LA actually has seasons, but at least I still get to see the leaves change color. What's there not to love about fall, anyway? So ready for the cooler weather! This unbearable heat is not doing my makeup and my outfits any good.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Beauty Review and Swatches: Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection



I wanted to see what the buzz was about surrounding this palette. I've seen a couple of reviews prior to purchasing it on the day Urban Decay released it. Boasting fifteen new colors and a sick ass packaging, no time was wasted adding this in my cart.

Click the link below for my review and more pictures.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Lookbook: Color Blocking



Taking a stab at color blocking.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lookbook: Flower Child and Revamped


I never thought I'd wear floral printed leggings. Ever.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DIY: Oldie but a Goodie


A DIY bug bit me recently. I decided to start with something simple. I mean I used to make these when I was younger. Piece of cake, right?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Michael Kors 'Large Layton' Chronograph Watch (Review)

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale started last Friday, July 15. I definitely took it as a sign when I saw this on sale...


If that isn't enough reason for me to get it, I don't know what is.

Read more for the review.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lookbook: Purple Feathers


It looks like I'm going bowling.