Wednesday, February 3, 2010

condense and conserve

acne top + trousers, h&m wedges

So guess who finally bought that Acne top she was whining about a couple months back? I guess patience pays off since I ended up buying it 50% off at La Garconne. I also scored the perfect black trousers in the form of these Acne ones which are actually wool and not cotton! I'm really starting to get the hang of buying things I can wear over and over again rather than just a handful of times. I can easily see myself wearing both of these items in various ways without growing tired of them (which is something I've always had a problem with since I'm so fickle about clothes). Restraining myself takes a good deal of work especially when I go shopping with others but at least I'm getting somewhere. I'm still cleaning out my closet and just did a mass post of things I REALLY want to get rid of so uhh, go check that out? The latest post will only be up for a week and after that I'm donating everything in the post.

What else, what else? I'm getting really restless with my hair and have been trying new things with it. Today's look is making me really wish I'd taken the plunge and cut my hair short this past break. I even tried pinning my bangs back but didn't have the courage to wear it out... some habits I just can't let go of. I've had fringe for most of my life and it's hard to imagine exposing my forehead to anyone outside my apartment. Oh well.

side view


A said...

loveee the outfit
and you should totally cut your hair short! so cute.

Anonymous said...

how much for the marc jacobs dress? i would totally buy it.

CAT KHAN said...

ahhh love your hair

The Bambina said...

Just this hair gives you a totally different look! I love it!
I also reallyyyy love this outfit. And the red lips look perfect with it.

Lorena said...

That is a perfect t-shirt! Thin fabric, sleeve length, good! Great outfit too, and I love your makeup!

julianne. said...

youre too gorgeous.
love this outfit.

Luxe. said...

Reeeeeally want your tshirt.x

beneath the glass said...

very cute outfit! and i say go ahead with the hair, you won't know until you try it and you might really like it! :)

Anonymous said...

I think you should take the plunge and cut your hair short! You can definitely pull off short hair. Why not take up the advantages of being thin hehe.

Anonymous said...

I am coveting your lipstick.


Madeline Veenstra said...

This looks so gorgeous! I love your lipstick too :)

Caitlin said...

you look gorgeous in these

alison said...

I remember you mentioning the shirt a while back, so glad to see you got it, looks wonderful! And the bang thing...I know what you mean, haha, I don't think I'll ever gather up the courage to wear my bangs pinned back, they're like my security blanket, lol. But you look gorgeous with them pinned in the last photo! <3

Gela said...

my bangs have gotten longer & pretty difficult to maintain lately, & i'm thinking of growing it out, but idk, maybe not. anyway, LOVE what you did w/ your hair! and your lipstick is perfection.

Anonymous said...

Pin dem bangs back and w3rk it gurl.
It's still cute.

M. said...

love your hair like that, and your pants are wonderful!

lovelove, M.

Marlena said...

I love those pants, they look so cozy. I've seen a pair like that in Zaras and now uve totally inspired me to buy a pair. You look lovely!

Marlena said...

I love those pants, they look so cozy. I've seen a pair like that in Zaras and now uve totally inspired me to buy a pair. You look lovely!

Sailor Jamee said...

you look gorgeous, i love the outfit!

jaselle louise said...

im in love with your lipstick!!

denise - SUPERWOWOMG said...

your lip colour is really nice. love the coral-ly tint. Also your hair is sooo nice and shiny looking and you look good with that fake bob thingy. That last pic really...doesnt look like you?

consume her said...

really like your hair in this post. this look is a lot more relaxed than what i usually expect from you, but it works!

Chiffon Dreams said...

Love the pants!! they go so well with the oversize shirt!

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Song of Style said...

omg, so freaking pretty....

straightforward beauty said...


looks so fresh and light and beautiful!

Bru Marx said...

you look very cute.I really like your hair.

Mel said...

Your hair is lovely! I love the top and the pants on you! Looks great!

Anonymous said...

What's the lipstick color?

bravegrrl said...

yes, i love your hair... and your bangs look super cut pinned back!


Anonymous said...

You're so beautiful!

I've been thinking about cutting my hair short, but I keep convincing myself I'll just wait 'til it warms up. It seems so scary, even though it's just hair!

I'm totally restraining myself on buying things, too. My closet is just full of stuff that I never seem to wear. UGH.

Sharon said...


i have problems with the bangs too, i always feel really naked when i pin them up. i think you look good though

augustalolita said...

very cute shirt!! love your hair!!

Kayla said...

I'm pretty sure you would still be beautiful even if you bleached your hair and grew it out past your bum.

Cute hair, cute makeup, cute outfit, you're just cute.


Sweets and Hearts said...

i just love your hair!! it takes me forever to get mine to look anything like that.

lovely outfit--very menswear with a touch of girliness. <3

Mani said...

don't worry i feel naked without my fringe too D: but your hair's cute like that!

Kelly.V said...

Could you tell me what season are your H&M wedges from? And this may be totally random ...but for the newest GAP campaign I have been dying to find the neutral beige booties worn by the model. But GAP doesn't sell them and I don't know how to figure out where to get them. If anybody knows pleaseee tell me.


FlashFash said...

Cute hairstyle :)

Anonymous said...

wow your hair is stunning! and your lips! cute sweety !

ScribbleBabbles said...

you look so stunning here :D I love it! at first I thought you cut your hair and I was like nooo... but, it's okay. it fits you though. you look classic :)

Ria said...

You look beautiful in the last picture. Never noticed you had such an amazing profile. And your forehead looks prefectly presentable. I dare you to go out with your bangs up!

Anonymous said...

hey annabel!

i've never commented before but i wanted to say that i really like this look on you, and been following your blog for awhile! :)

and loveee the food!

- marie

Iulia Romana said...

Great outfit ! The tee is very pretty and your hair looks amazing :x

le blog de leen said...

these carrot pants are awesome!
looove your outfit :)


Anonymous said...

your hair looks fantastic at that length!

Annette said...

Nooooooo, don't cut it off!
You've got such beautiful long hair.
There are not many people with hair like yours :/

It looks beautiful in these pictures as well, and I think you could wear it short too, but don't cut it off!!
I also like your outfit a lot :)

And I'm following your blog now for such a long time, and it's amazing how in the beginning you didn't get comments at all or only a few and now.. wooooow!
But well, there is a reason for that, you've always got something interesting to tell or some nice pictures. :)
I think it's actually because everyone is jealous of that food you are consuming :D

Emily said...

i love love love the shirt, and the pants are so perfect! your hair is beyond stunning - you definitely made the right decision by cutting it short :)


Anonymous said...

You look adorable!

Jenn said...

I love your shirt :)
I recently got into embellishing basic t-shirts and this is a total inspiration. Love.

Clara Campelo said...

oooh amazing look
i love your pants and shirt.

Clara Campelo said...

oooh amazing look
i love your pants and shirt.

June said...

cool pants

Kiyo said...

Love the makeup and the trousers :)

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Hi! I just discovered your blog, and I just LOVE all your outfits !!

Anonymous said...

don't cut your hair! you look fab in that outfit! :)

anon said...

ahh cute tee and the fit of those pants are amazing.

i do like your hair though!

Anonymous said...

No, keep your hair long! As cute as this style looks, it's much more versatile to have long hair that you can do stuff like this too.

Amazingly styled outfit, as always.

lauren said...

i debate cutting my stripper long hair on a daily basis. this length looks unbelievable on you! so cute!!! this outfit rocks my socks. so stinking cute.

amyw said...

Your hair looks PHENOMENAL - I love the last photo!
As for the outfit, I can't put its perfection into words. I want those trousers :)

philip said...

cute. those trousers are so hot! and the lip color is nice, too.


Ní Mháille said...

gorgeous outfit. masculine meets feminine. what brand is your lip colour? it just stands out :)!

Anonymous said...

You look beautiful! And don't cut your gorgeous hair!

THE CAT'S MIU said...

loooove your hair and lip color!!

fresh outfit too

Anonymous said...

love the lip colour, you look vibrant and awesome.

by the way, your blog has been awesome to follow of late. I am genuinely loving the food/fashion/personal spin and look forward to your posts!

laurel said...

i also have this acne top! i love it to death, just throw it on and ready to go. glad to see your still blogging :)


Tello said...

The outfit looks really really good on you - you are an absolutely beautiful person!
Such a great blog


Adrianna Traxler said...

Those trousers are pure perfection..i love them.

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please please ..put the brand of this lipstick.. its perfect!

lori ke said...

You look amazing ! Love your hair.

maryse said...

great outfit! i love your pants!

Cotton Socks said...

i like the short hair.
and the curls
i say go the cut!

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by Sutton said...

such a cute tee! and the pants fit so well. great look, and very versatile!

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Marina Xx said...

Great outfit. And your hair is great, I eish mine was like that :)
Also, ur photos are amazing, what camera do you have?

Shanen A. Kurniawan said...

cool post. i think its okay if u pin ur bangs back , why dont u try something new? ;D

Anonymous said...

I never liked that style of trousers but after seeing this outfit I'm obsessed with getting a pair. Well, I'm at least eager to try on a pair myself and hopeful that they'll look that way on me.

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Jessica said...

hihi annabel!

i really love those trousers...and the fact that you said they're WOOL makes me love them even more. they remind of mens wear from the 50s, which i am a total dork for.

you're so pretty! if you're going to cut your hair short, be 100% sure you want to, because if you're used to having long hair...believe me, it'll be a shock once its cut. I chopped off my hair after always having it past my back for ten years, and i regret it. I'm still growing it out and its taking FOREV

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Marie Montage said...

Lovely. It's so simple but really quite forward. The shirt makes everything more modern. Great job!

Kelly Leigh said...

I'm loving your shoes in this. They look so cute but functional. Like you could actually walk around all day in them. I suck at walking in heels, and they're all gathering dust in my closet!

Anonymous said...

I like your top.

Natalie / Fashion Intel said...

You've got makeup skills. The lip color POPS!

kendal croix. said...

so pretty!

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Unknown said...

Hey I live in the valley and remember you said that you go to a lady that cuts your bangs out in pasadena. I was wondering if you could give me her number,. every time I get mine bangs cut, it comes out all messed up and so once in awhile I go and spend the big bunks to get it cut, but would like to go to someone who can do a good job but is it also cheap.

Landice Anderson said...

Gorgeous! I want that top very badly.

the style crusader said...

the top and trousers are awesome! also love your hair and makeup. you look great. xx

Jenifer said...

is that you on the top left corner?

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Jen Hsieh said...

you look so gorgeous in these trousers! and yay for snatching up this shirt for 50% off :)

Melissa xx said...

i love that tee!! well done!! And your hair looks amazing! xx

Lyly skell x said...

I loooove your tee shirt... ♥

Neekoh said...

Perfect proportions! I love this look on you soooo much!
And your hair looks so cute like that! Maybe you should cut it... it grows back before you know it, trust me!

The Velvet Bow said...

I think your hair looks exquisite, it's like the best of both worlds!

Aline said...

i can't even focus on this post because i love your hair too much and can't stop looking at it!

The Fancier said...
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The Fancier said...

I adore your bangs, don't change a thing! I have been thinking about cutting some myself but I always feel like I end up looking like I'm 12 when I do end up letting the stylist chop away. You wear them beautifully.

Be Mode! le blog said...

i like your cloth! so wonderful!

Heidi said...

love those trousers, perfect for spring! short hair would definitely suit you, looks very light and lovely! can completely understand the hesitation though, I dream about going for an elfin audrey tautou style cut, haven't dared take the plunge yet...

Jenny said...

love this outfit. purrrrfect

the goorgeous said...

looove these pants!

AMIT said...

Love the pictures.

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Anonymous said...

beautiful trouser and shoe combination! really very very lovely.

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kerrin said...

just found your blog and loving it! cute pics, your hair is gorge! xoxo

Nana MoonDancer said...

love the wedges and the top<3


love ur trousers!! great look once again!

Times of Delight said...

Love your wedges, and your hair looks adorable in the last picture

Unknown said...

Super cute! lovely blog!

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تهتم شركة قمم التميز باعمال الرش والقضاء على الحشرات المنزلية فمهما كانت المعاناة ومهما كانت كمية الحشرات التى تعانى منها فتعاون مع افضل شركة تهتم بهذه الخدمة الان شركة مكافحة حشرات بالخبر
الحشرات المنزلية من المشكلات التى تعانى منها البيوت ، وخصوص فى المناطق المرتفعة فيها الحرارة ، وحيث تنشر الحشرات فى المنزل وقد تسبب متاعب كثيرة وأمراض خطيرة .
وللحماية منزلك من الحشرات ومنع دخولها ويمكن ان نطرح بعض النصائح :
*الحرص على النظافة الدائمة للمنزل ،
*التهوية الجيدة لغرف المنزل ودخول أشعة الشمس لقتل الحشرات التى لا ترى إلا بالعين المجردة .
*التخلص من القمامة أول بأول حتى لا تكون عرضه للأنتشار الحشرات .
نتظيف خزانات الطعام وتهويتها جيدة، والتخلص من الفضلات ، وغلق المحكم للبرطمانات للطعام التى تواجد فى خزانة حتى لا تكون مصدر لتسرب الحشرات .
*وضع سلك شبكة صغير الحجم على النوافذ والأبواب ، وسد الثقوب والشقوق بالأسمنت اوجبس ،لكى لا تتسرب الحشرات منها . مكافحة النمل الابيض بالخبر
*تنظيف الأطباق وأوانى الطعام بعد استعمالها مباشرة ، لأنها قد تسبب فى خروج الحشرات من المكان التى تعيش فيه .
*عدم ترك فضلات الطعام على مائدة الطعام ، وتنظيف بصفة دورية تمنع من أنتشار الحشرات والوقاية منها .
وهناك حشرات متعددة قد تسبب للأنسان أزعاج دائم ومنها : النمل والصراصير والبق والذباب والناموس والفئران .
النمل نوعان * النمل عادى مصدر غذائه فضلات الطعام ويعيش فى ثقوب وشقوق المنزل .
والنمل الأبيض يسمى ( العتة) وهو يحتاج إلى طعام الدائم لكى يبقى على قيد الحياة ، مصدر غذائه السكر (الجلكوز) الموجود فى الخشب ، و المتواجد فى الأبواب والنوافذ والأثاث ، وقد يسبب خطر كبير على منزلك فالنمل الأبيض يعمل ممرات ويقوم بتأسيس بيت له أسفل المنزل ، ويكون دمار بمرور الوقت وأضرار فادحة لايمكن اصلاحها إلا بعد فوات الآوان . شركة رش مبيدات بالخبر
ويمكن التخلص من النمل الأبيض برش مبيدات كيمائية مخصص لها أثناء بناء الأثاث فى الأرض ، وعند تركيب الأبواب التأكيد من أغلاق جميع الفتحات فى جوانب الباب وألأفضل تركيب الأبواب بالمفاصل وليس بالمواد اللزقة ، وعند شراء الأثاث الضغط على الخشب وتأكد مدى قوتها وعدم أصابتها بالنمل الأبيض .
أما النمل العادى التى يتواجد المطبخ يمكن التخلص منه بقليل من الصودا المخلوطة بالسكر وضعها فى الثقوب والفتحات التى تخرج منها فالنمل يموت فى الحال .
فى خزانة الطعام نضع فيها قليل من القهوة المرة أو الفلفل غير المطحون فهو يخلصك من النمل نهائيا وكذلك الحشرات الأخرى . شركة تخزين عفش بالخبر
والصراصير لمنعها من أنتشارها فى المنزل يمكن سد البالوعات والمراحيض فى الليل ، صب المحاليل السامة أو مشتقات البترول القتلة فى فتحات المراحيض والبالوعات ثم صب ماء عليها فى الصباح.
ممكن عمل كرات من الدقيق بها مواد سامة أى معجونة بالمبيدات الحشرية ووضعها فى المكان الذى تكثر فيه الصراصير .... وتكون بعيده عن منتاول الأطفال

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