Sunday, December 19, 2010

hot and heavy, pumpkin pie

Happy winter break, fellow students! I've been busy buying Christmas presents, visiting family, and finishing my semester. Finally, finally, finally I'm done for the year. I will be able to post so much more often now! This is what I wore to brunch with Matthew's family this morning, which is why my dress is super wrinkled. It's not super blog-worthy, but better something than nothing, right?

Note my Penn State hat. Shout out to Happy, Honey and Lark!! Fellow PSU girl!

dress: ASOS
tights: target
booties: h&m (London!!)
necklace: forever21

Thank you for reading,
Anna Rose

Saturday, December 18, 2010

quick update

Hello! I promise I'm still around. I just finished my semester, so my time will be freed up for more blogging. I got a position at Penn State as a blogger, too, so I'll definitely be around more often. In fact, I took picture (that I adored) today, but through a couple of stupid mistakes, accidently deleted them. I could kick myself, but that just means I will have to retake them tomorrow! Maybe I can even fit in two outfits :)

Thanks for sticking with me!
Anna Rose

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

london town

hello hello! I am finally back from my long week in London! It was really truly magical. I wish I could live there. I felt strangely familiar with it. You know when you meet someone that you feel like you already know really well? That's how I felt about London. Despite my love affair with the city, it was good to come back to the old ball and chain Pennsylvania. It reminds of the a quote from Juno, "I never realize how much I like being home unless I've been somewhere really different for a while."

I did and saw way too much to explain in one blog post, so here are some photos from the beginning of my trip. I will be posting more throughout the week, along with some outfit photos featuring clothes purchased in London!

Here begins my European journey:

This unflatteringly huge grey coat saved me from the bitter London cold.

I know it is impossible to see, but that is Prince Charles waving to us!! Incredibly exciting.

Thanks for stopping by!
Anna Rose

Friday, November 12, 2010


Well, it seems as though I am too impatient to wait until the tattoo heals to show you. I'll take some better pictures later, but for now, here is a picture from a few weeks ago!

It's a Mountain Laurel, Pennsylvania's state flower. We (Sam, Marisa, and I) all got it to remember where we're from and where we became friends. I know it's hard to see, but you get the general idea! 

Do you have tattoos? Would you like a tattoo? If so, what?

Thanks for reading!
Anna Rose

Monday, November 8, 2010

free falling

dress- ASOS
shoes- UO
coat- target
earrings- forever 21
bag- coach
MAC hang up lipstick & dipdown fluidline

This week has been/is going to be nuts. I never get a break in school, do I? Lots of papers. Lots of homework. Lots of stress. My only solace is that I'm going to London in two weeks. I am beyond excited but also a little scared about the big bad terrorists coming to get me. Especially with it being an American holiday and I'm flying internationally. Have any of you been flying abroad recently? Do you feel safe?

I super duper promise that I will post a few more times before I leave, but with all of my schoolwork, I can't make big promises. Definitely a tattoo post as soon as the newest one heals!

Thank you for reading,
Anna Rose

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

a sane post

So, on top of being super sick, I also have about 30 pages worth of papers to write by next week. Needless to say, I have had NO time to take outfit pictures, let alone have the energy to put together a decent outfit. Although, I did just get my package from ASOS, so I will be excited to take pictures of my new pretties.

Another piece of crappy news is that I didn't really get to dress up for Halloween. Matt and I decided to go to the Penn State game after we got back from THE RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY AND/OR FEAR. I know I should steer clear of politics on this blog, but I am really to excited to not talk about it. We went down to DC with a group of friends Friday night and went to the rally on Saturday morning. I have never been in such a crowd in my life. They're estimating as many as 215,000 people were there. The city was insane (unlike the rally, herk herk). I got to see CAT STEVENS, Ozzy Osbourne, the Myth Busters, John Legend, the Roots, and of course John Stewart and Stephen Colbert. It was so amazing.

Please don't take this as some sort of political post, but as a happening in the life of Anna Rose post!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and continue to have a great week!
Anna Rose

Ps. Get out and vote vote vote!!! No matter what your party is!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

back to black

Happy Tuesday! I got back from Virginia on Sunday, and I'm so happy to be home despite having a wonderful time reconnecting with my friends. We played with the babies, got tattoos, and went out to a really neat British restaurant. I'm going to do a tattoo post later this week, so be on the lookout for my newest addition!

I just got these shorts in the mail yesterday, and I couldn't wait to wear them. They are so so comfortable and I will be able to wear them with lots of stuff.

You might also notice that you have seen my bag before, not from me, but from Keiko Lynn. I have been looking for a large bag to carry all of my things plus my dslr. I saw it on Coach's website but waited for it to go secondhand on eBay. In the meantime, Keiko Lynn got hers courtesy of Coach. I love this bag and I think it's cute that we have matching ones even though we don't know each other. It came a few weeks ago, but I haven't had the guts to use it yet. I finally broke it out for my trip to Virginia, and I haven't ruined it yet! Let's see how long it stays blemish-less.

top: charlotte russe
shorts: UO
tights: target 
bag: coach
wedges: jeffrey campbell via lulu's (told you I was going to buy them!)
monogram necklace: gifted

Thanks for reading!
Anna Rose

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

wild wild horses

Hellooooo! I'm such a bad blogger, aren't I? I don't know how all of you do it. I have been finding it increasingly hard to find time to take outfit photos. I get home at 4:30pm everyday, so after I get settled and eat some food, the light has gone away. It will be even harder when we turn back the clock for daylight savings. Boooo to losing daylight!

So, I started taking pictures for today's outfit and after about 4 photos, my battery died. By the time the battery charged, there was no light outside to continue. I did my best inside, but I don't know how good that is.

Beware: I'm wearing big hoop earrings. I get made fun of for wearing these, but I can't seem to separate from them. Are they too ghetto? 

top: anthro
skirt: target (5 dollars!)
blazer: thrift
clogs: top shop
necklace: vintage (friend's grandmother's)

And an added little treat: the cutest little kitty in the world.

In other news, I'm taking a last minute trip to Virginia this weekend. My friend, who is in the Air Force, just moved from Hawaii to Virginia. My friend from North Carolina, who is in the Army, is coming up as well. It will be a lovely reunion and I get to meet my friend's baby! Yay! I'll be posting pictures so keep checking in.

Thanks for visiting,
Anna Rose

Friday, October 15, 2010


I have about zero time to post, but I thought I would leave you with something before the chaos of the weekend begins (which starts in about 30 minutes for me). I didn't even have time to go outside to take pictures, or even take decent ones inside. Anywaaaays, here ya go! Notice Sister watching me from the top of the stairs. She's a good guard-kitty.

shoes- UO (can't see them, but they're the same ones I wore in this post)

I'm wearing MAC Russian Red on my lips, again! This is definitely my favorite shade of red right now.

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely weekend,
Anna Rose

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

the postal service

Happy hump day, everyone! I'm definitely happy the week is almost over. I really need the break this weekend. School is crazy as always, but things are generally good. I've been feeling very creative lately. I've come up with really lovely Halloween costumes for Matthew and I (which I can't wait to post pictures of). I've also been thinking of new photo projects, which I hopefully I can fit in before Fall is over.

Another thing I thought would be fun would be to take pictures of my house to show you. I love my little house and I think you guys would to. Is that something you would be interested in seeing?

Well, here is what I wore today! I love the shirt despite the horizontal lines, which I tend to stay away from. The shoes are one of my favorite pairs because they're so comfortable.

top, earrings: h&m
skirt: rue 21 for $1!
tights: target
shoes: rocket dog
bag: thrifted
rings: silver shop at the beach

I hope everyone's week is going well!

Thanks for reading, 
Anna Rose