Thursday, January 17, 2019


SWEATER: Red Dress // COAT: Red Dress (under $60) // BOTTOMS: Spanx // SHOES: Old (similar here) // BAG: Gucci // EARRINGS: Red Dress 

January has been so busy and it wasn't what I expected at all! I've been running around like crazy, having tons of photoshoots, sending way too many emails, getting Liam ready for school, making food for Chloe, cleaning the house, and a million other things. I missed Liam's at home school project that was due yesterday and I feel like completely sh**. It's so hard to do everything and I feel like I need to slow down on work and life to focus more on Liam. The mom guilt never goes away, does it? We have a very calm day tomorrow so I'm going to let the kids have some fun and relax at home. 

It's currently 1 a.m and I'm writing this blog post because I wanted to share these pieces with yall before they sold out. I did a try on session with Red Dress Boutique and I love everything! I've been looking for a white teddy coat for awhile. This coat is my favorite piece of all. It's extremely soft and warm. Leopard is extremely popular for winter. I have a few leopard sweaters but none like this one. The back detail makes it so different and is a statement itself. 

I know several of yall are already wanting to see spring outfits but because I have NYFW, I'll be sharing mostly winter pieces until I get back from my trip. I, personally am not ready for winter to end. The weather has been fairly nice (for Houston weather). This is my first year since 2015 that I haven't been in Colorado for the winter. I'm in need of a winter snow trip soon. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 


*Photos by Banavenue

Tuesday, January 15, 2019



My first boutique review is here and it's one of my favorites! I've order over 30 pieces from VICI in the past few months and have gotten a pretty good idea at the quality, styles, and prices of the products. First off, I'd like to clarify that this post is not sponsored. Yes, I've been gifted many items but I wouldn't share items that I wouldn't personally buy myself. VICI will soon offer free returns as well. I personally find it 10x easier to order pieces that I can possibly return because you never know what's going to fit until you try it on. 

There aren't enough positive words that I can say about the pieces that VICI Collection carries. The quality of the sweaters are amazing! They're just as good or even better than most of my sweaters that I've gotten from Nordstrom. Majority of their pieces are under $50 so it makes shopping a lot more fun. With jeans, I've order styles that I've been wanting to try but didn't feel comfortable spending $100+. I've order multiple distressed boyfriend jeans and the quality is really good. I'd say that their jeans seem to run a little small so I'd size up. The shoes are great quality too! Most of their shoes are under $50 as well. They sell out of sizes quick so be sure to snag them. Out of the 7 pair of shoes I've ordered, only 1 of them has been iffy so I'd say that's pretty good. 

I personally love trying out new trends and sharing them with yall. Trends also come and go so it's difficult to spend a lot of money of a top that might possibly only be "in style" for a few months. Majority of VICI pieces are under $50 so it makes trying out a new trend easier on your wallet. 

As always my code for VICI gets you 20% off your entire purchase: ANNIE20. If yall have questions about anything please feel free to DM me! I know there are tons of boutique out there and you never know what you're going to get. I hope this helps! 


Thursday, January 10, 2019


BAG: Gucci 

Hi! A handful of yall requested for a review on the Gucci Disco Bag and I'm going to break it down by quality, functionality, and durability. 

First off, I would like to say that I absolutely love this bag. It's my first designer bag that's a crossbody and I've had a lot of use out of it. It's a bag that goes with almost everything and is simple. 

Quality: The quality is what you expect from a designer bag, very well made. The surface isn't completely smooth so it makes stains and scratches easy to hide (no that I have any on mine, yet).  I've spilled water on it, had baby vomit on it, and it has been out in the rain a couple of time (accidently). The leather has held up very well through everything that the bag has been through. One concern I had was the tassels, but it has never frayed or broken off. When it rains, it does leave a temporarily blue color for some reason but comes right off once its dried. Over all I think the quality is really great! 

Functionality: I use this bag A LOT! Even with children, I bring their diaper bag and wear this crossbody. I can throw it over majority of my outfits and be set. It fits my keys, wallet, and other random items. I wouldn't put a full length wallet in it though because it'll probably be a tight squeeze. There are two small pockets on the inside that is big enough for a few cards. This bag is very casual though, it's not a bag that I'd wear to an anniversary dinner or formal event. 

Durability: When I first bought this, my biggest concern were jeans rubbing blue on the back and if it would keep its shape. I've seen a handful of disco bags online and on random people that are extremely flatten and not square shaped. This bag isn't one that you can throw in a huge pile of junk and expect it to keep its shape. You do have to take care of this bag. I know that sounds obvious but with my Louis Vuitton Neverfull, I never had to worry about shape or rubbing on jeans. The LV NF is an everyday bag that will last through EVERYTHING. This bag, is not. I try to avoid wearing blue jeans and over stuffing it. You can see a little bit of blue around the bottom edges of the last picture, but it's not bad at all. 

I perosnally love the nude color but my next choice would be black. This bag comes in a variety of colors but I always stick to neutrals if I'm investing this much money it it. Overall, I would say that the bag is worth it. It has gone up by $200 since I last bought it, so it must be selling well! 

I hope this helps! Thank you so much for reading! 


Monday, January 7, 2019


TOP: VICI (20% off: ANNIE20) // SKIRT: VICI (black version here) // SHOES: Old (similar here) // 

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I'm been in a slump and have been feeling overwhelmed lately so we spent most of our weekend on our sofa. I'm currently having some sort of allergic reaction which is causing my face to swell up. To be honest, when I first noticed that my face looked fuller, I thought I just had one to many cookies, lol. We've been staying at home a lot this past week because I started to train Chloe to take a bottle. I'm leaving for NYFW next month and because she is exclusively breastfed, I had to make sure she would take a bottle without any problems. It was frustrating at first because she would cry and cry but everyday got a little easier. I would say we're 75% there! 

Anyways, I'm sharing this outfit from VICI and it's by far my favorite!! (I'm sharing more details and a try on session on my Instagram today). This skirt is actually a skort which is exactly what I need because I can't be bending over to pick up my children and accidentally flash someone, lol. I paired it with this light weight "hello beautiful" sweater. This sweater can be worn with everything; jeans, joggers, and leggings. It's great for transitioning into the spring as well. It's too early to be talking about spring, but it helps to plan ahead. I personally love winter and want the weather to stay cold for another month or two. Are yall still loving all my winter content or are yall already looking for spring  pieces? 

Yall can always take 20% off your purchase at VICI with my code: ANNIE20


*Photos by Banavenue 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


SWEATER: Goodnight Macaroon (this one is under $55) // COAT: Goodnight Macaroon // JEANS: AG // SHOES: Old (similar here) // BAG: Gucci

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope yall had a wonderful Christmas and NYE. It's January 2nd so I'm officially back! I have huge plans for The Annie Issue this year. There will be more monthly blog post and lots of content on both my website and Instagram account. I would love to know what everyone wants to see more of? Fashion, motherhood, beauty, lifestyle? I've rarely share my beauty and skincare products on the blog so I definitely plan on sharing more details. 

When the weather is below 60 degrees in Houston, Tx we call it winter. Seriously though! With the humidity and fact that it's summer here 75% of the year, we can't brace the cold. I started seeing teddy coats last year and they kind of blew up since fall. I snagged this coat because the price was so good and didn't expect it to be as soft and thick as it is. It comes in 6 colors and the white one is on my eye! (I'm wearing a small and you can get 30% off with code XMASANNIE.

I want to say thank you for following me along all these years. The goals I set for my blog when I first started came true this past August and I have all of yall to be thankful for. I can't wait to see what 2019 has in stores for us.


*Photos by Banavenue


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