Growing up, I was the queen of the T-shirt tie. Maybe it was a 90s thing, but I felt really cool when I side-tied my tees and secured them proudly with a jazzy holder. I had a wooden watermelon, a bird, plastic glitter rings in pink and blue, and my personal favorite, a pineapple (most of these were from Limited Too). So, needless to say, my affinity for the side tied tee runs deep. Now, I wouldn’t dare pull out a wooden piece of fruit to secure my shirt, but I do still enjoy a good tight tie to make a long shirt manageable and give it a little flair.
Happppy Monday! I hope you guys had a killer weekend! I spent mine catching up after a super fun week in LA and getting ready to spend next week there too! LA is super easy to get to from San Diego (if you leave at the right time otherwise traffic is the worst you’ve ever seen) and has become like a second home because I’m there so much and have all my fave things to do that I look forward to! Here’s my hit list:
Hi guys!!! I’m currently in LA seeing some of my favorite girls and doing some work, so I’m finally catching up on all of your e-mails! Since it’s been a few weeks since and you guys sent some great questions in, here’s some answers to the latest Hey Annie Q’s:
I obviously love clothes and most days, getting dressed and selecting my outfit is a pleasure and a joy. It soothes me and is part of my morning ritual where I decide who I want to be that day (polished Annie, tomboy Annie, casual Annie, tough Annie, cool Annie, girly Annie…I’ll stop myself before you leave my blog). But on those rare days when I feel uninspired and just want to make one easy decision about my outfit and look I put way more consideration into it than I did, jumpsuits are where it’s at.
I’m a control freak. Have been since I’m a little girl. I like to know what’s up with every situation and my experience of it. Whenever my parents or siblings would tell me to chill out and go with the flow, that pissed me off. What am I? An aimless wandering leaf blowing in the wind? No dammit! I am not a leaf. I am someone who likes to be in control and have things happen the way I intend or them to. Is that SO hard to understand?
Gooood morning! It’s a beautiful day because the Shopbop sale is heeeerreee! I’ve told you guys before that I’m not a huge sale shopper because I don’t really believe in wasting money on things you don’t love just because they’re on sale. My wardrobe also consists of lots and lots of basics in neutral colors like black/white/grey and a lot of the classic, simple pieces don’t go on sale because they never go out of season and are usually in high demand.
I'm instantly drawn to anything that's destroyed and even a little confused, so this top has been one of my favorite recent purchases! It's a sweater, but a crop top, but a turtleneck, but with holes...and perfect for the transition weather we've been having lately. The days have been pretty warm, but the nights are still cool and the occasional cloud cover that goes in and out during the day brings pockets of chilliness that still have me reaching for a sweater on and off throughout the day. I threw a leather jacket over this outfit in the late afternoon and had the perfect amount of warmth without feeling too winter heavy. I paired the top with my favorite cut offs - destroyed black denim - sneaks, and the ever timeless Chanel bag for a casual comfy look.
I've never been a big color wearer because I like my wardrobe to be super versatile and simple. When I want to lighten up from my usual black/grey/more black color palette, the obvious choice is white. To me, all white looks are in a special category of chic that looks effortlessly fresh, clean, and polished. There's a reason a white button down will always be one of the most classic and timeless pieces of clothing a person can wear. They're crisp and pristine while symbolizing confidence and style. As a little girl, I wore a white button down as part of my school uniform everyday while watching Sharon Stone wear one on the red carpet at the Oscars. As an adult, I wore one to my first job interview and frequently with jean shorts as the outfit I know to throw...