Monday, December 20, 2010

cherry red




Wearing | DIY headband • Forever 21 leopard print top • Modcloth cherry red coat • H&M black bandage skirt • vintage belt • ASOS chevron knitted tights

I know I'm playing right into the hands of devilish marketers, I know I'm being sucked into unhealthy consumerism, I know I'm being coaxed into a capitalist trap in which I'm cod to spend way beyond my means... but 'tis the season to go bankrupt. I really, really love Christmas shopping.
I adore the sensation of crossing the threshold from the parking lot into the snow-globe sanctuary of a mall during the holiday season. Hearing the low hum of voices and wispy contrails of music as I step into the glass doors, admiring all the inevitable over-commercialized Christmas glory as I loiter through the concourse and pass window displays decked out in gleaming holiday finery. Wherever your shoes clack on the marble floors, it smells like some idealized version of home: toasty cinnamon from the food court, vanilla scents lingering out of the bath and body shops, and all sorts of different aromas from peppermint to lavender everywhere else that reminds you of your favorite warm memory by the fire. Big smiles, good vibes, and red Starbucks cups, what's not to love?

46 comments:

  1. super look, qui te vas très bien, et cette veste rouge est superbe.
    Très jolies pictures

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  2. Beautiful outfit. I love your look.

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  3. hey ann:)

    it worked! took me about 3 hours to make my blog layout like the way it is right now.. haha.. im so not good at this kind of stuff:) but Im glad I got it back again! thanks a lot! helped a lot:) you rock.

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  4. haha sorry for the mix up!;) I forgot to pick a template:p have a great week!

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  5. Love the outfit!

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  6. Great outfit! I love how you combined the red with the leopard red, so classy

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  7. You look adorable, love this!

    Thanks so much for the sweet comment & becoming a follower, I'm going to follow you as well!


    www.lightsdrivemysoul.blogspot.com
    xxSea

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  8. you look lovely as always!! :D your just amazing :) always your loyal reader :D wonder if you wanna do link exchange? :D xxx

    http://theglamorousmess.blogspot.com

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  9. awee.. the red Modcloth coat just makes everything pop. lovely outfit, Ann. perfect for the holidays ;)

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  10. Love this outfit!! you look fierce my dear! :) x

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  11. ahhh! I love the way you described the mall, it almost makes me miss it, I haven't gone shopping in a regular suburban mall in years! maybe its time for me to do so :P you look amazing btw, I always love the colors you choose and the way you layer things

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  12. you look stunning! and i adore your blog!
    hope you're having a good monday. happy holidays

    xx

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  13. thx goregeous.. love this red color! ;)

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  14. I need a red jacket, pronto, yours is beautiful x

    intothefoldfashion.blogspot.com

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  15. I would definitely have to agree with you on this post! The malls are like a magnet that I can't avoid! Great outfit and I am totally digging the DIY headband.

    <3 kris&kel
    www.krisandkel.com

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  16. this is adorable!

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  17. cute! i love it :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the red and the leopard! ;) And that DIY headband is so cute.

    xo
    Sealverland

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  19. Love this as usual. I adore Christmas shopping as well because I love imagining smiling faces when people receive their gifts. It makes everything else worthwhile. :)

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  20. WOW I love love love your style... amaaaazing!!!

    xx
    http://simplebutreal.blogspot.com/

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  21. You have impeccable taste in clothing! You make the mall sound so wonderful. At the mall I go to, there's just people yelling at eachother hahaha

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  22. I love your looks always!! You look so perfect and elegant! How do you do it?!

    Also, I love the clean look of your blog!

    BIG FAN HERE!
    Happy holidays!

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  23. loove your headband!!xx

    www.zscloset.blogspot.com

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  24. You look amazing !:)

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  25. LOL I love Christmas shopping too ! I think I'm going to go shopping again soon . Hahaha . Love your outfit anyway . Nice blazer and headband ! :)

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  26. Great outfits ! i like it ♥

    Bisous
    Yu'

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  27. Freat outdit! I love your top and coat! The amazing belt!

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  28. Gorgeous look.
    The mix of a solid red colour with a leopard print is just flawless.
    LOx

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  29. that belt...gorgeous!

    xo Alison

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  30. what a great outfit - love the contrasts!

    <3 mvv

    Expedition of a Modern Viking Vixen

    p.s. i invite you to enter my giveaway :)

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  31. Very very beautiful outfit. Your blog is wonderful, so dreamy. I love your photos. I am definitely following! <3

    skiepies.blogspot.com/

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  32. such gorgeous pics of you.
    great style, love.

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  33. I love the red coat; gorgeous!

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  34. i absoloutely love your jacket
    x

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  35. I like this very much! So pretty! M.

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  36. mm i can't help but love christmas shopping as well :) hehe, i love how festive you look. well, mostly just the red coat, but you know what i mean!

    http://project-vee.blogspot.com/

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  37. ive just found your blog and im in love! following you now <3

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  38. Anonymous1:51 PM

    You dress really tacky, the headband doesn't even match your outfit! I can see that you're trying too hard, honey. Please, stop trying to be like OLIVIA LOPEZ. You basically follow all the blogs she follows, but you DON'T even follow her on here nor you arent her "fan" on LookBook. It's like you're trying to keep your distance and watch her from afar so you can do whatever she is doing but tweak it a bit. I believe she finds it very obvious but is quite flattered that someone like you secretly "idolizes" her =)

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  39. ADORE your red coat honey!

    Thanks for stopping by our site :)

    xMHQx

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  40. I dress tacky? I've never gotten that before, but uh, thanks. To each his own, right? Better than boring. The headband doesn't match? Okay, cool. I just threw it on.
    How am I trying too hard? At least I'm trying?
    But NO, I DON'T TRY TO BE LIKE OLIVIA LOPEZ.
    I don't follow all the blogs she follows, what are you talking about???
    What are all the blogs she follows? I don't even know what blogs she follows! But obviously, you do. How would you know if I follow all the blogs she follows, anyway? Do you stalk me? Do you stalk her?
    How would you know if I don't follow her on here?
    Oh, and wow, you actually checked to see if I was her fan on Lookbook? WOW, you are obsessed. Do you not realize how pathetically low-life you just sounded?
    And maybe I do idolize her :) Who wouldn't? Her blog is inspiring, and I admire her style. But no, I DON'T TRY to be like her, I don't "watch her from afar," I hardly even see her around school!!!
    I just visited her blog right now to try and figure out why you would think I'm trying to be like her, but I CAN'T. You know why? Because YOU, "honey," are simply obsessed with either Olivia or me that you take every little detail/similarity you can find just to say that I'm trying to be like her. Maybe we just have many similar interests, have you ever thought of that?!

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  41. Hot tights!! WOW! ANd love that turban too.
    I agree, that anonymous reader is totally obsesed with you! haha too funny.
    You look gorgeous, that's all I care about!

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  42. Anonymous6:22 PM

    Obsessed with you or Olivia? Really? Hm, not everyone is going to be interested in what you are interested in. Don't go thinking that you are a big thing! Please, go look at yourself! Don't be too full of yourself! I didn't stalk you or Olivia! Just so you know, LookBook and fashion blogs are very popular right now. So, it's pretty much just out there and I JUST happened to notice. Dumb bitch, do you think you're fucking popular and trending...and whatnot? I have no reason to be obsessed with YOU. I don't even think you're fashion is even all that great as your followers think it is.vYou're just some awkward, TRY HARD TO BE "FASHION" BLOGGER. I believe that I don't sound like a low life. Just saying what needs to be said! =) Have a good day!

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  43. What made you think I thought I was a big thing? I'm NOT. You're not obsessed? Okay, then why did you look through the 85 people I fanned on Lookbook just to see if I was following Olivia or not? Why do you notice such things? Why do you care so much to waste your time telling me all this? Why do you keep coming back to my blog? I'm NOT popular, when did I ever say that? I've never even called my blog a fashion blog! It's just a blog... and I guess I'm so interested in fashion that I happen to just post a lot of things that are relevant to it. I'm not "TRYING" to be fashion blogger. I don't think my style is all that great either, but I don't blog to please people, I blog because I LIKE to blog. If you don't think my fashion is all that great, then go enjoy your winter break and stop going to my blog!

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  44. hi darling, i think you look very sweet, i like the leopard print cardigan - looks great on you :)

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com/

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  45. love that headband! How did you do it!??!

    www.baublessandbangles.blogspot.com

    -Stephanie

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  46. OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit! the pop of color. the leopard print. the tights. EVERYTHING!

    i just did an outfit inspiration post about it :D

    <3 Kelsey Lenae
    http://keepcalmanddiy.blogspot.com/

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