Annabel of Blushing Ambition




It goes without saying that we love a girl that loves fashion, but we really love a girl who loves fashion and isn’t afraid to eat.

Such is the case with the totally adorable Annabel of Blushing Ambition.

Along with always inspiring outfit posts, you can expect to find plenty of mouth-watering (like, so good you forget about that upcoming trip to Cabo) food shots and tales from restos around the Bay Area and L.A. She even shares recipes with step-by-step photos, sure to make even the most devout takeout fans want to spend more time in the kitchen.

So, naturally, we had to ask what inspires the girl that inspires us:

What article of clothing best sums up your style? I’d say that my favorite vintage oversized silk shirt best sums up my style because it’s simple and easy to wear. I usually dress it down with a pair of skinny jeans yet I can also easily wear it out at night tucked into a mini pencil skirt. I like feeling comfortable most of the time without putting in too much effort and drapey silk shirts are the easiest to style for me.

Your 3 wardrobe staples: A simple white t-shirt, comfortable black skinny jeans, and black ballet flats.

Who do you find most inspiring? Anna Karina as Nana in Vivre Sa Vie, I love how she wears cardigans in that film.

Is there anything you’d never be caught dead wearing? Harem pants. I don’t think I can pull off the “droopy poopy pants” as well as others.

Favorite fashion decade: The 60’s, hands down. I’m obsessed with sleeved shift dresses.

What are you most excited to wear this season? My super high peep-toe Swedish Hasbeens. I have a pair in Cognac and they go with just about everything!

Band you can’t stop listening to: Capsule. I have their latest release, Player, on repeat on my iPod.

Your perfect Sunday: Wake up, have a hearty brunch and coffee with the BF, wander over to Dolores Park and sit on the grass until it’s too chilly, pick up groceries for dinner, cook up a simple dinner at home, and end the night playing Starcraft II. Well, actually, now I watch my BF play, but he’s actually really good so it’s quite exciting to watch. We’re a boring couple.

Something you can’t live without: I can’t live without cheese. Havarti, manchego, cheddar, rocamadour, etc. I love cheese with everything but I especially love it by itself. It’s my favorite snack.

One last bit of advice, you might not want to look at this blog when you’re starving…for food or a new wardrobe.

Case in point: