puce_date Tuesday, March 3, 2015

My Top 9 Life Tips To Destress Your Life


We all live hectic and busy lives.  Between family, school, work, relationships and just the craziness of the world, it is hard not to build stress.  Stress is an important component of our lives, but it’s easy for us to let it take over our lives.  Too much stress is known to lead to bad skin, poor health, weakened immune system and even a reduced lifespan.  I’ve recently been dealing with a lot of stress between work, life and family and wanted to share with you guys what I do to help me reduce or eliminate my stress level.  So here are my top 9 ways and things I use to help me destress and relax.  Click to read more!


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puce_date Thursday, February 26, 2015

DIY Hack Old Tops: Cute & Easy


If you are like me, then you have a bunch of tops in your closet that you never wear. I decided that rather than tossing them away, I’d revamp them into something that wouldn’t get left in the closet all year long.  Today, I am going to show you some super cute and simple DIY ways to give those neglected garments a makeover and turn them into new new and wearable tops! Check out these two tutorials and let me know which one you like better!



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puce_date Monday, February 23, 2015

Warm & Neutral

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I was feeling super lazy today.  Eric and I had a afternoon meeting.  It was one of those days where you just don’t want to do your hair or take time to draw in your eyeliners.  I was cold and felt like staying in bed a little longer.  When Eric reminded me of the meeting, I had to drag my laziness to the closet.  Lazy day outfit consist of a cozy oversized sweater and coat.  The leather pants and heel booties was to break from looking overly frumpy. What is your out of bed outfit?

Asos Cozy Coat | Shop it Here

Boots by Calvin Klein but this is cute too Here

Zara Faux leather pants | A better option Here (mine was too bunchy)

H&M sweater (not current) | Similar Here

Chloe Sunglasses Here

Celine Bag

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puce_date Wednesday, February 11, 2015

On A Red Coat Mission


walk-1back As I’m sitting here writing to you this post, it’s in the 80’s outside.  Anyhow, I must say the day I wore this coat out, it was actually the coldest it’s been in SoCal.

 I have been crushing over everything Red this winter.  Did you know it’s also the color of the year?  I actually never liked red.  In fact, I despised it. My reasons: One – it looked old on me, two – it is a very bold and passionate color, and three it was too popping for my personal style.  However this time around, I find it to make me look lively and cheerful.

I was a little late on the game this winter of finding a good red coat.  I think I have searched every single website on google.  All the red coats I liked were of course sold out.  When I saw this particular style, I knew I must have it. However, the site I found it on was sold out in my size.  Therefore I went on a worldwide search for the particular brand (Sisley) and style.  Luckily, I was able to find it! If there’s a will, there is a way ;)

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Coat | Here or similar style here

Halston Over the knee boots | similar Here

Rebecca Minkoff bag | Find it Here 

Chloe Sunglasses | Find it Here


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puce_date Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Doggie DIY | Mini Pet Bed


Ever since I introduced Harley, our little rescue poof, you guys have been requesting a doggy DIY! This new tutorial is perfect for all the small breed pet lovers, but if you like large pets, don’t worry, I have a DIY planned for you soon!

Harley loves to find weird places to sleep in the house. He likes to lie down on the stairs and he blends in so well with the carpet that I end up stepping on him or tripping over him! He now loves to sleep in his new doggie bed and it keeps him off the stairs, which is safer for the both of us. I used pet safe craft paint and bedding. I found a similar DIY in a book and knew that it would be perfect for Harley and my Shiners!


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puce_date Tuesday, February 3, 2015

California Winter | Striped, OTK & Duster Coat

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Hi Everyone! Long time no style post.  After talking to my family over in Massachusetts, I must say I have no regrets moving to SoCal.  I can still remember those winter days dressed in piles of layers and feeling like a snowman.  I’m the kind of person that gets cold easily, feels cold every second, and always need a sweater with me.

Today I decided to take my new boots for a walk.  What do you think? I’ve been searching for a pair of nicely fitted over the knee black boots.  I’ve searched and searched and finally found these Stuart Weitzman.  They fit nicely around my thighs. The quality is nicely executed and the overall size, height are right on. They are over my ideal spending budget but I must say , they are worth it!  I can believe how comfortable they feel and easy they are to walk in.

What I wore:

Striped Dress http://bit.ly/1F32ot0

Stuart Weitzman boots http://bit.ly/1y1fHo1

Urban Outfitters Duster Coat http://bit.ly/1CX9ekd

Jcrew Clutch \\ similar here http://bit.ly/1A74WYC

Sunglasses Chloe \\ also cute http://bit.ly/1CXeX9V

Photos by Eric N.

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puce_date Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Repurposed Tea Cup Candles: 1 Minute DIY


Hey everyone! As you all know by now, I love, love, love tea and candles, so this DIY combines my two favorite things into adorable room decorations.  Are you a candle fiend like me?  If you are like me, you probably have a bunch of half burnt or almost fully burnt candle remnants in your cabinet.  This DIY is a great way to repurpose your old candles and to use those vintage teacups that are just collecting dust in the cupboard. These DIY teacup candles make incredibly cute home decor that provides mood lighting and makes your room smell good.  Let’s get started with this DIY!



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puce_date Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DIY Heart Emoji Pillows


If you guys follow me on my social media accounts, you know that I love using emojis. I use the kissing one and the heart eyes emojis the most. Maybe because I enjoy sending love out so much. I think emojis are so fun and cute, and they really help communicate how you feel.

So today we are going to be making emoji pillows! I will be showing you guys how to DIY my favorite two emojis. While this DIY uses a sew method, it can be easily done as a no-sew method as well. These pillow emojis are fun and easy to make and a perfect gift for a good friend or family you often send emojis to. Don’t forget to tag me with #DIYwithAnn on Instagram or post your creations on my Facebook and Twitter! I love to see your versions of my DIYs and it really inspires me when I see recreations.


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puce_date Wednesday, January 14, 2015

DIY Chocolate Covered Heart Strawberries


Valentine’s Day, or SAD (Single’s Awareness Day), is coming up next month and I’ve decided to make these delicious chocolate covered strawberries! I’ve always purchased these from stores, but now I realize how much cheaper (and usually more delicious) it is to just make them myself. You can also personalize them much more to the taste of you (or your loved one).

So I know it’s been a long time since my last tutorial. DIYmas was a really ambitious project and although I’m happy that I managed to pull it off, it really burned me out. For the new year, I decided that I wanted to make more content that I wanted to do, and so while I’ll still be making DIYs, you guys will be seeing a bunch more new content for 2015. Anyways, let’s get onto the DIY!



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puce_date Tuesday, January 6, 2015

How to Redecorate for the New Year


In the past I never knew what to do with my space.  I have always been creative but when it comes to decorating, I go completely blank!    The question was always, where do I begin?  I liked so many styles, patterns, colors, and pretty much everything I see shopping. I would say I’m a very eclectic person. Therefore, when it comes deciding on one theme, I just couldn’t commit.  One day I would feel edgy, the next I would want something romantic, after that I want something simple and modern.  No, I’m not bipolar.  My problem is I love everything equally!  I still battle with having just one idea.  Therefore, to help my indecisive mind,  I would redecorate every few months to keep things interesting, fresh, and me.  It’s fun to change and switch things up.  you can enjoy all the wonderful things you love.  Find creativity in repurposing or decorating and keep things fresh according to the different seasons. If you’re indecisive like me and love everything you see a store, here are a few great tips to changing it up and keeping things fresh again.


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