ATL + EXPO EAST
Travels
Shredded + Laced
What I Wore
My Vegan Experience
What I Ate
Weekend Wonders
Lifestyle
Black Out
What I Wore
Foods That Are Actually Healthy
Lifestyle
September 22, 2014

ATL + EXPO EAST

Hi guys!! So sorry for the post delay but I have a good excuse - I was on the east coast attending Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore! For those of you who aren't familiar, the Natural Products Expo happens twice every year - on the west coast in Anaheim in the Spring and on the east coast in Baltimore in the Fall. This Expo is the largest natural product trade show in the world, and it showcases all kinds of natural food, supplement, skincare, and home products. Hundreds of buyers, media, and hungry attendees interested in learning more about new natural products come to walk the 3 floor show that you could spend days doing and still not see everything! YES, it's that massive and for a natural foodie it is like the most thrilling event of the year because you leave...

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September 18, 2014

Shredded + Laced

My name is Annie, and I have a shoe addiction. There's nothing I love more than a new pair of shoes that goes with everything and adds the perfect punctuation to a look. When Fall hits, it's hard to find a sandal that's not too spring/summer sandal-y, but these Aquazzura babes are dramatic enough to stand up to the season of boots. I love how they're super sexy, but also chic and wearable because I don't like buying shoes that can't be worn day to night for any occasion. These lace ups are comfy, eye catching, and unique which is everything I look for in a pair of kicks. And I currently have a BIG thing for muscle tees so this shredded back version is currently the song on repeat in my  life!      

Tank: Raquel...

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September 16, 2014

My Vegan Experience

There are a lots and lots of wonderful reasons for adopting a vegan diet, and I was one of the many people who decided to do the best thing for animals, the environment, and, what I thought at the time was true, my body. We’ve been told for years that meat, eggs, and animal fat are bad for us, “artery clogging”, and cancer causing. After reading the China Study and soaking up tons of scientific studies showing the benefits of removing animal products from the diet, I couldn’t believe I had been eating so “unhealthy” my entire life and became a proud vegan overnight.

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September 14, 2014

Weekend Wonders

Happy Sunday!! I’m getting ready to head to Atlanta to spread some Suja love and Baltimore for Expo East, so have been soaking up as much this SoCal sun as possible! In an effort to pack in as many shenanigans as possible, it’s been a busy couple days of friend dates, boyfriend dates, delish food, delish shopping, and some much needed R&R. Here’s a peek at what I’ve been up to…

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September 11, 2014

Black Out

All black looks just get me. Every. Single. Time. I'm a sucker for black on black on black and maybe some more black. With black. So this casual daytime look was just duh. Whenever I'm having a day of errands, work, and normalcy I like to be comfy and chic without having to put too much fuss into my clothes. Going solid head to toe is a great way to polish up basics and make the whole look a little more sophisticated without trying. My accessories are some of my favorites - this hat I have barely removed since I got it, the bad ass bitch studded bag that still makes me swoon, and these shoes that are like a reincarnation of every shoe thought in my brain rolled into one perfect little shoe baby. I first got this Alexander Wang Rocco bag in...

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September 8, 2014

Foods That Are Actually Healthy

In the “You Think It’s Healthy, But It’s Lying” series, we broke down lots of foods in Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part V that are liar liar pants on fires. The big businesses of the food industry have become increasingly greedy and tricky with their marketing tactics and sales ploys, creating food products to tantalize the senses, over stimulate our taste buds, and make us addicted so we keep spending our dollars on them . Many of us make the mistake of picking up foods thinking they are healthy when they really aren’t. It’s such a shame because at the end of the day, we all want to be healthy and we buy certain products like “Greek yogurt” with the best intentions believing we are making the better choice.

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September 6, 2014

My Makeup Routine

As promised, this post is dedicated to my full makeup routine and all of the products I use on the reg! It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I LOVE makeup. It all started when I was about 13 and my mom took my sister and I to the MAC store. Up to this point in life, I was a tomboy. My sister always got the pink version of stuff and wore dresses while I always got the blue version and wore basketball shorts. So I wasn't particularly stoked to be going shopping for makeup, but once we got there I agreed to get mine done too. The makeup artist had one of those face diagrams that she filled in with all of the colors she was using on me as she went. I watched her fill in this piece of paper...

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September 4, 2014

Seeing Stars

As you all probably know, I am a huge fan of Rails shirts! They are soooo incredibly soft...like beyond. I've collected a bunch of their flannels that are so cozy I never want to take them off, but when found this linen/cotton sheer one I wasn't sure I'd love it as much. It isn't the same cozy material of my other Rails shirts, but I loved the star print and anything that conjurs up memories of Paul Oakenfold's "Starry Eyed Surprise" circa 2002 (8th grade yo) is a must, so I took it home with me anyway. I'm happy to report I have completely fallen in love with this one too! It's still soooo comfy and soft and the perfect light weight long sleeve top for this transition weather. One of my top 10 looks I love in life is a breezy button down that's slightly rumpled and...

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September 2, 2014

Choose Love ♡

Hiiiii!!!! Hope you guys had an amazing long weekend! I'm happy to report I'm feeling so much better after a few low key days of rest and excited to start a fresh new week feeling good. Thank you for all the well wishes!!

Today's post is something I've been thinking a lot about lately and something we all face everyday - choices. There are two places from which we make our decisions: love and fear. We work because we love what we do or we fear not being able to make money if we don’t. We stay in relationships because we’re in love with our partner or we fear being alone and not finding a greater love. We work out because we love the way it makes us feel or we fear gaining weight and being out of shape. Ultimately, all of...

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August 30, 2014

NYC Recap + How I Kill the Sickies

I'm back from NYC and surprise, surprise....I'm sick. Going into the week, I knew I had a pretty impossible schedule while there (back to back meetings all day + late work/friend dinners + every meal out + very little sleep) and was beginning to feel a bit under the weather, but thought for sure it was just travel tiredness from too much Vegas fun the night before. I really felt it coming on the morning of my second day there, but I had so many meetings that I somehow powered through on adrenaline and it stayed in "maybe a cold coming on" mode until I got on the plane home and it fully took over. My seat mates loved me so much after I kept coughing, sneezing, and snotting the whole way back. My ears also loved the altitude. It was a really...

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