4 Looks: Denim+Grey+Leather

4 Looks: Denim+Grey+Leather

Levi s top
$97 – houseoffraser.co.uk

H M blue jean jacket
$41 – hm.com

VILA activewear pants
$44 – vila.com

Whistles strap backpack
$730 – whistles.com

Cath Kidston handbag
$81 – johnlewis.com

Ray-Ban ray ban sunglasses
revolveclothing.com

Replica Rose Wine Glass
$48 – props4shows.co.uk

Falling for Fall: A Fall-Inspired Set

Falling for Fall: A Fall-Inspired Set

Falling for Fall: A Fall-Inspired Set by anniechristie featuring a chunky knit hat

Hey there! It’s Fall, finally! Though here in California it still feels like summer ūüė¶ . Oh well, I can pretend it’s sweater weather! This set is a mixture of trends I’ve spotted around the webs, campus, and from the pages of Vogue, Elle and Bazaar. And a little from me! I’ve heard beanies are BIG this season which is why I’ve picked up my own cream-colored, knit beanie from Urban Outfitters. Dark polish and trench coats are also making a bold statement, and I can’t wait to join in on the trend. What trends have you seen? Any you like more than others?

Annie xx

Forever Unique oversized top
$83¬†–¬†repertoirefashion.co.uk

Burberry black biker jacket
$2,110¬†–¬†flannels.com

Rare London beige coat
$80¬†–¬†rarelondon.com

Yves Saint Laurent leather lace up booties
$1,445¬†–¬†farfetch.com

Giorgio Armani edp perfume
$75¬†–¬†debenhams.com

Opi nail varnish
$19¬†–¬†liberty.co.uk

Product Review: Mario Badescu Facial Spray

Mario Badescu Facial Spray

Hey guys! So recently I picked up this Mario Badescu¬†Facial Spray at Urban Outfitters. It was an impulse buy because my skin is super dry and I was looking for something to soothe it. Well, I’m SO GLAD I bought this! Not only is it a natural product (it’s made of rose-water and herbal extracts) but it has tons of uses. The first way I use it is as an after-shower spray. It really soothes that tight, pulled feeling that skin gets after getting out of a hot shower. Since I usually shower before bed, I let the spray dry and then put my nighttime moisturizer over it. When I wake up, my skin looks and feels amazing!

Another great way to use this is to spray before and after applying makeup–especially if you like a dewy, glowy¬†finish to your skin. Seriously, it works wonders! And best of all, it doesn’t make your skin “oily” feeling or looking. It dries pretty instantly and makes you look well-rested and youthful.

I would honestly give this product a 10/10. And for only $7.00, I would buy it again and again! I picked it up at my local Urban Outfitters, but it’s also widely available online and I (think), at Ulta. Give it a try. I promise you won’t regret it!

**Warning: If you don’t like a light¬†fragrance, this MIGHT not be for you!

Anniexx

Dear Santa….

Dear Santa....
Okay, So I know Christmas is still kind of far away. But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming! These are some of the things on my wish-list this year, though I’ll realistically only ask for two or three, and save up for the rest myself. If I still want these things by the time I get the money, that is! My absolute must-have are the graphic sweatshirt (which I’m planning on customizing with a funny logo), the Giorgio Armani Si perfume, and the Cathy Kidston bag. The rest I can technically do without. Haha! What’s on your wishlist this season? It’s never too early to dream…
Annie xx

Acne Studios white shirt $275¬†–¬†youheshe.com

Topshop romper topshop.com

VILA romper jumpsuit $27¬†–¬†vila.com

MANGO leather boots $145¬†–¬†mango.com

Vans shoes needsupply.com

Cath Kidston handbag $82¬†–¬†johnlewis.com

Giorgio Armani fragrance saksfifthavenue.com

I’m Writing a Book!

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Hey! So I just wanted to make it official: I’m writing a novel. It’s in the VERY early stages, but it’s coming along. It’s complete fiction, but I’m basing some of the qualities of the main character, Cara, off myself. And I’ve got another character in the works, too! His name is going to be Danny I think. Yes, it’s a little bit of a love story, but there’s so much more to it. I can’t wait to get this moving along. Side note: I think someone I knew just walked into this coffee shop, but he has an identical twin (who I’ve never met) so I can’t actually tell if it’s him or not… AWKWARD! Anyway. I hope to update soon.

Annie xx

Luxury Wishlist

Luxury Wishlist

Luxury Wishlist by anniechristie featuring a burberry coat

I think the title speaks for itself here. Let’s just say…”I wanna be a billionaire so f***in’ bad”! I have always wanted a Burberry trench coat because not only are they really well-made, but they’re fashionable in a SIMPLE way, which is what I like in a coat. This particular coat, called the Ashington Trench, is only…er…$1,648 dollars. That’s all! Ha, that’s why this is the LUXURY wish list. Two key words: Luxury and wish. I also really like Versace bags because I allow myself to get a little crazy with bags. My clothing is becoming more understated, so I want my bag to be a little louder. And as for the Yves Saint Laurent boots? Well, they’re badass, but not overly so. And like my bags, I like shoes to draw a little more attention! What would you wish for if you had a money tree in your backyard?

Annie xxx

Burberry coat
stylebop.com

Versace black tote
$320¬†–¬†vanmildert.com

Annie’s Wannabe-Parisian Daily Beauty:

Annie's Daily Beauty
Bonjour! It’s been awhile since I’ve updated. A lot has happened between my last post and now: I moved into a new house, my best friend from Washington visited me and we went to Vegas, I went to San Diego to see my sister, then went to Pasadena for a concert, and now my last year of college has started. Whew! I thought I’d start the school year off with an overview of my daily makeup routine. I’ve been using most of these products for awhile now with the exception of the Armani perfume (which smells amazing) and the Mario Badescu facial spray (which I got from Urban Outfitters today to soothe my super-dry skin!). I’ll review the facial spray as soon as I use it. But these are my favorite products and I can tell you they’re all amazing! Yes, some are “luxury” items, but I find that when it comes to makeup, it’s worth it for me to spend a little more to get great quality. I don’t always use EVERY one of these products at once, but for the most part, this is what makes up my daily routine! I go for a “French” look which is pretty natural, so these are my ultimate favorite products:

The YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat¬†Foundation: So lightweight and natural (light coverage) it looks like YOUR SKIN. Yesss. I don’t like the “cakey” look; I keep it dewy and fresh. Plus the scent is very pretty and refreshing!

Embryolisse Lait Cr√®me Concentre: I use this as a moisturizer/primer. It is a miracle cream, truly. It’s thick so don’t use too much, but it makes your makeup look beautiful.

Cream Blush: I don’t actually use the Stila cream blush yet–I am probably going to buy it eventually. Right now I use an ELF cream blush stick that does the job! To me, cream blush is the best way to maintain a dewy look and a little goes a really long way. Don’t overdo it though!

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara: Just some mascara on the top lashes (and maybe a bit of eyeliner) give a doe-eyed, French-look that I really love. I’m reading a book called “How to be Parisian Wherever You Are” by Anne Berest and her three girlfriends and they absolutely emphasize the Parisienne’s love for mascara!

Hope this helped.

Au revoir,

Annie xx

Giorgio Armani fragrance
saksfifthavenue.com

Beauty product
walmart.com

Matte makeup
yslbeautyus.com

Nars cosmetic
narscosmetics.com

Nars cosmetic
$42¬†–¬†selfridges.com

Stila blush
stilacosmetics.com

Clinique concealer
lordandtaylor.com

Stila cheek bronzer
$29¬†–¬†selfridges.com

Maybelline mascara
target.com

Lip gloss
lipsmacker.com