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Ikat Pencil Skirt + Breaktime

I think this week is devoted to breaks and naps – could it be a sign that I’m just a little overworked and need a vacation? I think so! After a long day at work, I was so excited to come home and veg out on our patio and enjoy the last minutes of the day.  BF was so sweet and brought out some water (unfortunately, not spiked) and snapped away.  I’ll definitely be doing another post with this gorgeous skirt from LA based Soldat Tailoring soon.  For those of you who work in a professional environment and are tired of the boring suits, then Soldat is  the answer.  I fell in love with Camilla’s suits when I modeled some of the looks for the LA Fashion Council x Asos shop. Can you imagine my excitement when I saw professional suits in beautiful prints and colors?  I’m definitely having Camilla create a fun suit for me. 
  
Gap Chambray (get 35% off with code GAP35) | Soldat Tailoring Skirt | ShoeDazzle Heels | RayBan Sunglasses | Anthropologie Necklace

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Links a La Mode

The Most Wonderful Time of the YearEdited by: Victoria of vmac+cheese Hard to believe that it’s already time for New York Fashion Week again! This week, whether you’re braving the cold streets of the Big Apple (maybe to attend #IFBCON!), or are sitting back and watching the action from the comfort of your own home, there are plenty of posts to inspire your street style and make you feel like you’re a part of the action. This week, bloggers created great content that featured looks at spring trends, interviews with models and designers, and plenty of ideas for how to mix and match items you already own into versatile, camera ready looks (perfect if you’re headed to New York and wanna pack light). Dive right in and get inspired. Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup: February 5th   

  SPONSOR: Shopbop Wedge Sandals: Isa Tapia, LK Bennett, David Szeto, Beach Riot, Dagmar, Rose Pierre, Giambatttista Valli, Satchels, Jonathan Simkhai, Lenny Niemeyer, Paul & Joe Sister   If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE where you see “Links a la mode next week’s date (official)”. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode widget on the right side of the blog, and will be published later today. ~ Jennine

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Chic of the Week!

Quick Monday post to let you know that Lauren Conrad has selected moi as Chic of the Week on LaurenConrad.com! LC is such a fashionable and intelligent woman, so naturally I am honored and thrilled to be featured on her website! I hope you are all having a fabulous Monday! 
XX Annette
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American Woman

As a child the 4th meant dressing up in my newest get-up complete with glitter stars & stripes and ribbons in my hair. This is one style choice that I have not carried with me through the years (thankfully), but I still love to dress the part, whether it’s to watch fireworks, picnic in the park, or BBQ with friends.  Here are a few grown-up versions, sans sparkly flags, that are equal parts all-American cool and ladylike chic.   

1. House of Harlow Sunglasses, $140
2. Valentino Ruffle Clutch, $250
3. River Island Blouse, $40
4. A Wear Skinny Jeans, $50
5. Kelsi Dagger Flats, $35
6. Asos Sunglasses, $20
7. Vintage Coach Satchel, $400
8. Marc by Marc Jacobs Scarf, $150
9. Madewell Sandals, $140
10. Dorothy Perkins Dress, $59
11. Topshop Bralet, $50
12. Volcom Bag, $52
13. Steve Madden Wedge, $129
14. Acne Shorts, $78


PS. I’ll be visiting D.C. and Virginia for the next couple of weeks and will be posting pictures of my travels on my other blog, the epicurean traveler, plus outfit posts here!

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Sneak Peek!

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Beth of Food, Fashion, and Fun and modeled some gorgeous Stella & Dot jewelry.  We met up at one of my favorite places, LACMA, and I got to play model while Beth took some amazing pictures – fun right? Stay tuned as I’ll be sharing pictures from the shoot and showcasing the beautiful jewelry next week. Be sure to visit Beth’s blog here and catch a glimpse of Stella & Dot jewelry here.  
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