Posts in Charlotte
Chic Rock Glam in NYC's Time Square

I am obsessed with this caged neckline right now. I notice it every time I see someone rockin it. And that's just what this look is all about. A little bit of grunge, rock and roll with a little chic. I absolutely loved wearing this in my favorite city in the whole world, New York City. I was visiting about 6 weeks ago, introducing my baby boy, Brooks to the USA on Fox and Friends. It was such an honor! And bub wasn’t even phased by the lights, etc. I feel so lucky - Producers had my 3 month old on the telly for five different days. It was awesome. And here's a funny little tidbit... He did a massive poooooo live on the air that the microphones picked up. haha! It will be a great story to tell at his wedding one day. As for this look... The top is by People's Project LA. The sequin skirt is by Lavender Brown Clothing

 Kendrick Slaughter from KK Bloom styled me for this shoot and says, " Pairing a little grunge and glam is one of my favorite ways to style. I love to mix textures that compliment each other. New York is one of my favorite places in the world. It has a magic to it that is explainable. Anna's look is perfect for a casual night out. This skirt , would seem to most, way to dressy for the city streets. But, by pairing it with an unexpected distressed tee, it allows you to play with your look and wear it just about anywhere. Add some chunky gold jewelry to accessorize."

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Pineapple Party in Times Square

Somehow fruity details in fashion make an outfit more fun. Am I right?! The inspo for this look comes from my nickname, Anna Banana. This bag is by Kate Spade. Given the recent news, I treasure this bag even more. It’s from her ‘That’s Bananas’ range. Pretty much anytime I see anything banana... I get it. Have to have it! I will wear this bag until until it falls apart! As for the whimsical pineapple sweater, I think it is just so cute without being too 'cutesy' if you know what I mean. It's my Show Me Your Mumu. The white jeans are by 7 for all Mankind. The gold flats are by Tory Burch.

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Spreading Sunshine in the World's Best Cities

How's it going everyone?! I'm so pumped to be spending the next 10 days in Asia. I'll be in Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing before heading back to Sydney. I wanted to go ahead and get these New York City pictures up before I start doing some travel blogging because the boutique I collaborated with in Charlotte is so awesome and I want you ladies to be able to pick up these goodies before they're gone! How perfect are the sunnies BTW!?! They can be dressed up or down. If you happen to live in the Queen City, go check out The Pink Hanger. If not, you can shop the look using the shop style links I've put together for you below! The white, open shoulder top is by Three Eighty Two. The black cutoff shorts are by Blank NYC. The sunnies are by YHF Los Angeles. The red bag, jewelry and shoes are my own. Clutch is Gucci, heels are Vince Camuto, and jewelry is J Crew.

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Saturday Jammin in Space Dye

Saturday jammin in space dye! Does that remind you of a certain Michael Jordan movie?! This outfit has me dancin' and so did that movie! I've been obsessed with space dye for ages! Space dye is cool because it gives the appearance of a strong texture and often it is smooth to the touch. This teal top is cool because it also fades from teal to white and switches to a flowy material at the bottom. It also has a peekaboo hole across the back. It is from Anthropologie. I paired them with casual, lace-up, suede shorts for a flirty earthy look. Here's your chance... do your dance... at the Space _____, alright!? FILL IN THE BLANK :-) Scroll down to shop the look! PHOTOS: Anna Kooiman, Charlotte, NC, Eben Adrian Patten

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Fairy Dancing in Batiked Blue Vest, Wooden and Crocheted Necklaces, and Golden Kicks

This snap comes from the Charlotte backyard where I grew up! My mom spends so much time out in her secret garden. It's magical. This batiked blue vest is such a statement piece. It's so fun when the wind is blowing. It makes me feel like a little girl experiencing the twirl for the first time. ;-) The vest, blue tank, and golden shoes are all from Anthropologie. The jeans are Paige. The wooden necklace came from a yoga studio in New York City. The brightly colored crochet necklace is from some markets in Melbourne. The jute tassel earrings are from Bondi Markets. PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, Charlotte, NC, Eben Patten Photography

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