what gets you up in the morning?

aP1090746-copy copyyou know that feeling you get waking up before dawn and it feels like you’re the only one awake in this world? i love that feeling. i love how it’s still so dark yet fresh out. i love the smell of calm, dewy morning air. whether it’s spent reading my favorite book, ruminating or sipping my second cup of coffee in the balcony (half asleep) watching things come back to life after a full nights rest.. having that time, even if it’s just fifteen minutes a day, solely dedicated to you and your thought is pretty amazing. whether you’re waking up for work or to indulge in nothing-ness, try creating a routine around your passion i swear it can make a world of difference in how you approach the day.

i might be stating the obvious here but for me it’s all about the coffee, coffee and more coffee. to be precise, the experience you get with drinking coffee. if i tell you the thought of drinking coffee first thing in the morning puts me to bed faster than counting thousands of sheep and gets me up faster than seven alarms put together, would that be self explanatory enough?

anyways, i got the gold card in the mail the other day and it got me thinking back to the old days (and also the amount of money i must’ve invested in this business). it was a place where me and my friends would hang out before and after school, place for my mental breaks at work and has become my blogging office for the time being. i’m not ashamed to admit that i have officially become that basic girl.

zalora thailand zalora thailandback then it was the only luxury we could afford in the realm of coffee. but man, nowadays with all them single origin beans from every corner of the globe with hundred-ninety-nine different techniques to brew a single cup? i mean don’t get me wrong i’m a huge coffee enthusiast but sometimes ain’t nobody got time for that and all i want is an iced tall americano to go..

zalora thailand zalora thailandi also find picking out an outfit for the next day helps a lot. no muss, no fuss, no turning your closet inside out. si?

zalora thailandzalora thailandthis particular dress i’ve been obsessing over lately is from zalora.

i don’t know if you know this but thailand isn’t quite there yet in the online-shopping game compared to other parts of the world. sure, we have plenty of people selling stuff on instagram with an ‘official’ branding at the end of their username; but a legit one like this? zalora is probably the first online shopping platform based in thailand that i use with trust and confidence. and did i mention how affordable most of the clothings are? i highly recommend this website for anyone who’s thinking to jump on the online shopping bandwagon.

zalora thailand zalora thailand zalora thailand zalora thailand zalora thailand zalora thailandif you can read korean, i sincerely apologize for what it says on that mirror. it’s my moms. i swear. by the way, this color riche collection star lipstick by l’oreal in shade ‘barely coral’ is the bomb diggity! it was an impulse purchase to  match the outfit i was wearing one day and man i’ve never, ever had a lipstick so hydrating and pigmented at the same time. and i’m very particular about my lipsticks. definitely stocking up on these..

so share with me, what gets you up in the morning?

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  • Reply Romantiquely

    I totally see where you’re coming from, I love waking up bright and early, not having to rush about. I love how you are a coffee enthusiast, I am the same way but with tea, I really love it so much and I’m about to make me another cup after commenting hehe. :D Really enjoyed reading this post dear! xxxxx

    July 18, 2015 at 7:48 pm
  • Reply Michele

    You are so adorable and pretty. Lovely outfit. I am also a basic girl.:) This post is so well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it. From waking up in the early morning and spending time with thoughts to drinking coffee, coffee, coffee matches my early morning to the point. :) Have a great weekend.
    Greetings from Canada!

    July 18, 2015 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Eva M.

    You are very beautiful! I love your entire outfit! I’m inlove with your photos and reviews Btw, would you like for us to follow each other via GFC? Leave a comment if you followed me already so I can follow you back right away. Let me know and lets keep in touch!

    Much love,
    -Eva Marie

    July 18, 2015 at 10:52 pm
  • Reply Jhem Arzaga

    Hi Annie,

    I couldn’t agree more how you’re into coffee, well I know a lot of friends who loves coffee as much as you do. They really can’t call it a day without a coffee, especially in the morning :)

    But me.. oh, I’m not into coffee, so maybe, what gets me up in the morning is my pc lol..

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it a lot and enjoy reading it.

    Jhem |

    July 18, 2015 at 10:54 pm
  • Reply Federica

    Very nice look <3

    The Cutielicious

    July 18, 2015 at 11:17 pm
  • Reply Natalia

    Well I can’t drink coffee, but I really like its smell, and the stylish pictures you can take with it, in which also you look amazing! I love your dress!


    July 19, 2015 at 12:53 am

      I like my coffee with lots of milk in it; or like latte macchiato, cappuchino, frappe and iced coffe, all that kind of coffee is my fave! When getting too early and before the others I sometimes get that feeling of lonelyness somehow… that’s why it doesn’t happen that often! ;)) The same when I go sleeping very late… Adore the clean design of your dress, Annie! It reminds me so much of Victoria Beckhams or Jil Sander’s designs! Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!

      xoxo Ira

      July 25, 2015 at 2:26 am
      • Reply annie lee

        i have to agree with you on the loneliness-feel you get very early in the morning or late in the night :) but i guess i enjoy that kind of solitude from time to time! thank you for your kind words ira x

        July 26, 2015 at 12:21 am
  • Reply LindaLibraLoca

    The possibility to do my skincare and makeup in peace without my daughter trying to eat my lipstick. And green tea.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    July 19, 2015 at 1:39 am
    • Reply annie lee

      HAHA you just made my night.

      July 26, 2015 at 12:50 am
  • Reply maisha

    you so pretty..loved your outfit and the fringe bag..keep in touch sweets

    July 19, 2015 at 1:53 am
  • Reply Adela Acanski

    Amazing post!

    July 19, 2015 at 2:29 am
  • Reply sweetsimpleday

    Love the dress so much!! U look so adorable.

    July 19, 2015 at 2:32 am
  • Reply notesofglam

    Really love your style and the outfit, gorgeous pics!

    July 19, 2015 at 2:55 am
  • Reply GlamourZONE

    you look great. i love,love, love coffee

    July 19, 2015 at 4:01 am
  • Reply Danielle Olavario

    I love mornings, but I’m a night owl! I love this outfit on you, that bag! <3

    July 19, 2015 at 4:06 am
  • Reply amanda

    such cute and fun photos<3

    July 19, 2015 at 4:58 am
  • Reply Pooja Mittal

    such beautiful pic, loved the outfit

    July 19, 2015 at 5:06 am
  • Reply Isidora

    u areso cute and pretty
    nice post!

    July 19, 2015 at 5:12 am
  • Reply Starcamelot

    I just came across your blog, well written and lovely photos. I wonder how a Korean girl ended up in BKK. :-) btw, I prefer espresso , we call Americano “le jus de chausette” in French:-D.
    Will Visit your blog again.

    July 19, 2015 at 7:46 am
  • Reply Leftbankgirl

    You look so lovely and chic! I need my coffee in the morning, with sugar and some flavor

    July 19, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Pretty girl! x

    July 19, 2015 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Sandra Viví

    Classy girl :) I know what you mean about that morning atmosphere. Altough to get it here in BKK you need to get up waay early to feel it, cause even at 5am if I get outside it’s crowded with people in the street. Haha. (Compared to Norway, where it would be like a ghost town that early…)

    July 19, 2015 at 11:24 am
    • Reply annie lee

      bangkok – city that never sleeps right? ;)

      July 26, 2015 at 12:49 am
  • Reply inesrdp

    so cute :)
    you look lovely
    very interesting post !!!!!!!! ^.^
    how about follow each other for keep in touch?
    Let me know, I always follow back :)

    have a beautiful day :*

    July 19, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply inesrdp

    lovely <3

    July 19, 2015 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Priceless Ambition

    Such a lovely look

    July 19, 2015 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

    The thought of breakfast gets me up in the morning! Also, when I wake up earlier than everyone else, I feel like I’ve gained more hours of the day, like I’ve got more life to live! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    July 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Michèle

    awww. what adorable photos

    July 19, 2015 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Jeanne

    I love getting up early too! Thanks for sharing Annie Lee!

    July 19, 2015 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Angel Luu

    “the thought of drinking coffee first thing in the morning puts me to bed faster than counting thousands of sheep and gets me up faster than seven alarms put together” — Yes. Very well written. This describes very precisely our love for coffee. Who doesn’t like the smell of coffee? I love sitting inside of a Starbucks to study or work on my blog too, so I can drink some coffee, and smell the freshly ground and freshly brewed coffee. Just amazing!
    You look so lovely, dear! I love your pictures, the first collage is really cute. How do you take them from a high angle like that? And your skin is really glowing in these pictures! Just gorgeous!
    And now I’m really curious what the words on the mirror mean… :)
    Angel from With Love Lily Rose

    July 19, 2015 at 6:40 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      ohh that smell of freshly ground and brewed coffee. it’s heaven i swear! oh and it’s just that my photographer was on a higher level than i was lol

      July 26, 2015 at 12:48 am
  • Reply Missy May

    I’m loving the casual feminine look, lady. You look beautiful. I don’t drink coffee, but I thank God for every morning. :-)

    July 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Chaicy

    I’m soo in love with this simple yet chic outfit! Love that hat too

    Chaicy – Style..A Pastiche!
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    July 19, 2015 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Iryna

    Amazing post dear!

    July 19, 2015 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Dice

    lovely pictures :)

    Dice, ’96 Wild Heart

    July 19, 2015 at 8:45 pm
  • Reply Cury in the City

    Love your look !!

    Fashion Paris&Prague
    follow for follow!

    July 19, 2015 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Ptysia

    Really nice photos :) You are beautiful girl :)
    Have a good day!

    July 19, 2015 at 11:02 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    I absolutely agree with you coffee always wakes me up. It’s so funny how most of us hated coffee when we were younger and now it’s something we almost can’t live without :)

    July 19, 2015 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply LilusVoyage

    keep on smiling! :)

    July 19, 2015 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply artadorned

    You had me eyes wide open, saying you loved waking up early in the mornings, wow! I love my sleep and waking up to peace and quiet is the best thing, I turn my tv on and relax in bed for a bit until i feel getting up, unless I have to go to work that is.
    Love your outfit today by the way very cute and it compliments your skin tone. enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    July 20, 2015 at 12:51 am
  • Reply Doreen's Style Diary

    Beautiful photos! You’re so gorgeous. Coffee is my every day wake me up. I can’t function without a cup of coffee.

    July 20, 2015 at 1:42 am
  • Reply Stefanie

    You little beauty! Coffee is my addiction no. 1 as well ;) Lovely, simple outfit! The creme shade of the dress suits you so well.

    xo Stefanie

    July 20, 2015 at 1:51 am
  • Reply Amy Ann

    Love this series of photos. It has such a great light airy feel. Your neutral dress and hat is such a great look. Coffee is definitely what gets me up in the morning! I don’t know how people live without it. ;)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    July 20, 2015 at 3:17 am
  • Reply Alecz

    I absolutely love this dress! The natural colour and simple shape are just stunning!

    July 20, 2015 at 3:41 am
  • Reply Julie

    You look lovely in that dress, I could never pull off that colour. xx


    July 20, 2015 at 3:50 am
  • Reply Sakuranko

    Oh very cute pics sweetie
    lovely dress

    July 20, 2015 at 3:58 am
  • Reply Dania

    So chic look love your dress.

    July 20, 2015 at 4:08 am
  • Reply Sara

    I really like your outfit, it’s so flattering on you. Also, amazing photos!

    July 20, 2015 at 4:43 am
  • Reply Keri

    You are so freaking cute! What a lovely post from a lovely gal!

    Enclothed Cognition

    July 20, 2015 at 6:12 am
  • Reply Len Parent

    Love those purse and the look!
    Great blog dear!

    July 20, 2015 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Tanya

    You look so lovely Annie. I love morning airstream super fresh especially when you lives in such a busy craziest big city like Bangkok morning air is a need:). Xx


    July 20, 2015 at 7:48 am
  • Reply Kelly Madera

    This was quite enjoyable to read. Love the caffeine enthusiast and the lipstick rec! Going to try that out now :)

    I blog about similar things, check it out and let me know what you think:

    XO K

    July 20, 2015 at 9:28 am
  • Reply Nikki

    Love your dress! Very cute post!

    July 20, 2015 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Jaa

    I quit Starbucks after my move back to Thailand. Because the only drink I like from them is the double chocolatey chip frappucino and I don’t think they make that here. My gold card I have from the US has been sitting useless on my desk. LOL

    Cute dress, though! Love it! Thanks for sharing the website. I’ll check it out.

    July 20, 2015 at 10:39 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i hardly go for frappucinos but that sounds really delicious! i must go see if they have it lol

      July 26, 2015 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Vicky T.

    You have such beautiful photos!

    – Vicky T.

    July 20, 2015 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Carrie

    oh you look great, love it
    Posts online about Dubai, Vienna, Provence…

    July 20, 2015 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    Love your dress! You are such a babe. Hope you had a great weekend:-).

    July 20, 2015 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Jehan M.

    breakfast (though sometimes not great hehe), coffee, and the surprises of the day keeps me want to wake up every morning…
    nice outfit, Annie..

    July 20, 2015 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Katie

    These pictures are great! The dress and the bag are so cute. I love the colors!

    July 20, 2015 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Coco

    Wow darling! Such a marvellous shooting! You’re beautiful!!
    Coco et La vie en rose – Valeria Arizzi

    July 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt

    I find it hard to get up that early, but sometimes it is refreshing

    July 20, 2015 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Heba

    You’re definitely not the only one obsessing over that dress! It’s simply amazing!! I looooove the cut on it and the length!! I need to get my hands on it! You look simply STUNNING in it! <3

    Heba xx || The Heba

    July 20, 2015 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Zarrah

    I think the motivation is looking forward for future LOL
    Great look too dear :)

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin

    July 20, 2015 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Kimberly

    I agree with you on the coffee! I had a Keurig machine in the US that I really miss here in Bangkok, but I do like that Bangkok seems to be a city of coffee lovers with lots of great shops and cafes. Along with that, my dog also helps to get me up in the morning, as he is always very excited about being taken outside!

    July 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      ohh, how i wish i had keurig at home! i’d save so much money! :P why didn’t you bring it over?

      July 26, 2015 at 12:45 am
      • Reply Kimberly

        I really wish I could have brought the Keurig with me, but the voltage wouldn’t work here. Have you ever tried the Nespresso machine? A friend of mine has one here in Bangkok, and it makes amazing coffee and lattes!

        July 28, 2015 at 12:53 pm
        • Reply annie lee

          i’ve actually been wanting that for the longest time but.. i drink out a lot so idk if it’ll be worth the splurge.. but i definitely want one! lol makes a cute decor too :)

          August 1, 2015 at 3:20 am
  • Reply Somin

    LOL, I bought that exact same mirror for my friend and her first reaction was to slap me on the back XD And I’ve been on the look out for a coral shade lipstick. I’ll definitely look out for that one the next time I go shopping. :)

    July 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Sharon

    I agree that Zalora is the only site I trust thus far too – Malaysia has yet to catch up with legit online-shopping businesses. love your photos :)

    July 20, 2015 at 4:44 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      i guess in the meantime zalora is it ;)

      July 26, 2015 at 12:39 am
  • Reply Carine

    Gorgeous neutral outfit! Totally love your dress!

    July 20, 2015 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Katherine Lou

    You look so fab Annie!! That dress looks stunning on you! Congrats on getting Gold! I just received my card last week but I’m currently on a Starbucks ban for the time being as I try to save up for another trip!

    July 20, 2015 at 5:36 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      hahah katherine! but don’t ban it for too long.. you worked hard to get there, you don’t wanna lose it for not maintaining the stars LOL :P

      July 26, 2015 at 12:38 am
  • Reply glamdevils

    I looooove coffee too! Nothing makes me happier in the morning! You look adorable. Love your dress!


    July 20, 2015 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Shoshana

    Such a chic look. I like the nude color dress, the fabulous fringe clutch and chic hat. You styled this look nicely. (new post)

    July 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply nicoleta

    So cute and romantic +_+
    Have a great day!

    Nicoleta ~

    July 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply kristina

    ah so enjoyed your post this morning – definitely can relate to coffee as an experience – it’s the smell and the warm mug in-hand that really get me going. beautiful outfit – planning ahead is always a win! beautiful as always. and checking out that site – the dress is gorgeous! have a fantastic week as always

    July 20, 2015 at 7:16 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      you got me excited for morning already kristina :)

      July 26, 2015 at 12:36 am
  • Reply Quinn

    You are just the cutest! I totally agree with you about the morning cup of coffee being an experience. It so is. That dress is gorgeous!

    July 20, 2015 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Jenn

    Such cute photos! I love the hat.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

    July 20, 2015 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Nicoleta

    Great look! so chic! ;-) Xx

    July 20, 2015 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Samantha Mariko

    I gotta say I love the feeling too! but it’s so hard to get up that early sometimes. but since it’s summer, thats the best time of the day to be up bright and early!

    July 20, 2015 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Glamoury Armory

    Hi beautiful so chic and classy I love your style, and of course i love coffee!!
    Have a great week dear.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

    July 20, 2015 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply mary

    nice look!

    July 20, 2015 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Chintan

    Beautiful! Every time i compliment about post or article but this time i have to give compliments to you. You look so beautiful and pretty. Very nice dress and amazing pictures.

    July 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Susie

    I wish I was a morning person! On the days I do wake up before my alarm, well rested and able to get things done before work are the best. Unfortunately they do not happen as often as I would like.


    July 20, 2015 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Christa L Sagmoe

    Love the outfit and the hat. =) Lovely pictures as always. For me it’s either the Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte or the new Mango Black Tea. Yum!

    July 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Brenda BusyBee

    This dress looks gorgeous on you and I love the hat! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Win a Travalo Perfume Atomiser

    July 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Arden

    Ahh coffee!!! Love this post! And your look! xx


    July 20, 2015 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Celly

    You’re so pretty Annie!! You make me want to go to Thailand.. seriously! I liked that tip about preparing the clothings for the next day, I usually mess my room up for an important event hehe! ^_^

    July 20, 2015 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply Rach

    I am such a coffee person that I absolutely have to have coffee in the morning! I love your photos and loving the soft, neutral look!

    July 20, 2015 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Melanie

    I love this post and have to know what that mirror says lol
    Melanie @

    July 20, 2015 at 11:08 pm
  • Reply the color palette

    your outfit is so beautiful, and i love you sandals. I’m not a morning coffee person but right now I have an obsession with iced coffee at afternoon
    The Color Palette

    July 20, 2015 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply jointyicroissanty

    Beautiful dress and really perfect look!


    July 20, 2015 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply Waz

    Annie, you look stunning in all those photos! That dress looks so chic and comfy. Love the color, but I don’t think I would be able to pull it off. By the way, where are your slippers from? They’re so cute!

    July 21, 2015 at 12:08 am
    • Reply annie lee

      they’re birks waz! let them say birks have the ugliest slippers in the world. i think they’re comfy and cute!

      July 26, 2015 at 12:35 am
  • Reply Ellese

    I love what you wrote about basing a routine around your passions. Morning times are my favorite as well. There is a peacefulness about it, and I am also a huge coffee drinker. What a wonderful reminder. Your outfit is super cute and refreshing as well. XO, ellese

    July 21, 2015 at 12:15 am
  • Reply ivana split

    I adore coffee…and like yourself you I love getting up a bit earlier so I can have some special time for myself.

    You look utterly beautiful and feminine! such a lovely outfit….and I love that mirrow ( I can’t read Korean so I don’t know what it says)

    July 21, 2015 at 12:35 am
  • Reply Kuo

    i am so with you on early mornings. i love that feeling of being the only one in the world who’s awake. what i also love about waking up early is that it makes the day feel so much longer. when i wake up super early, i can get a ton of stuff done and by time i check a clock, i’m like “hey look! it’s only 9”–that’s a fantastic feeling for me. glad you found a website for your online shopping needs(: online shopping is extremely important ;)

    July 21, 2015 at 12:49 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i totally know what you mean! that extra couple of hours do make a world of difference :) and you said it girl, it’s extremely important.

      July 26, 2015 at 12:32 am
  • Reply MC

    Cute outfit~ love the fringe bag!

    July 21, 2015 at 12:51 am
  • Reply Tanya

    Nothing beats coffee in the morning!
    You are so adorable, this outfit looks really elegant on you!

    July 21, 2015 at 1:08 am
  • Reply losaway

    Love your dress!

    July 21, 2015 at 1:28 am
  • Reply Simply Pink

    Love the photos!


    July 21, 2015 at 1:39 am
  • Reply Carmen Antal

    You are so cure!
    Amazing outfit!

    July 21, 2015 at 1:57 am
  • Reply Trou

    So gorgeous! And I am with you on having a good morning routine. I always do a 5-10 minute yoga stretch that gives me a boost for the day. :)

    <3 Trou
    The Peculiar Trouth

    July 21, 2015 at 3:35 am
  • Reply Yasmin

    You look beautiful – you have such a pretty smile! Love this dress. I am surprised there aren’t more online shopping options in Thailand. Love the photos – so natural!

    xx Yasmin

    July 21, 2015 at 3:36 am
  • Reply The Itallian Glam

    I don’t drink coffee, but the 15 peaceful minutes rutinein the morning is the same, in front of a cup of Lapsang black tea
    you look great, my dear, love the dress, so sleek and chic



    July 21, 2015 at 3:43 am
  • Reply Patricia Luiza

    I know what you say about those fifteen minutes dedicated to yourself! I generally love sleeping in, but that hour when the sun is rising and the world starts waking up is truly magical :) Romania is under developed when it comes to online shopping too, so I feel you!


    July 21, 2015 at 4:21 am
  • Reply Danielle

    I LOVE getting up early. I am usually up at 5 am! You look amazing in these pictures! Pretty sure everyone needs this dress hanging in their closet! Gorgeous!!


    July 21, 2015 at 4:32 am
  • Reply Jasmine

    COFFEE. Always gets me up in the morning. And good breakfast food if I have time to make it :) Mornings really are my favorite time of the day because if it’s a good one, it really sets the tone for the rest of the day. You look so beautiful in these photos Annie! Your outfit is perfect!

    be the plebeian

    July 21, 2015 at 4:49 am
  • Reply Valerie (Our Ruins)

    Beautiful post! I love your dress! Coffee definitely gets me up in the morning! :)

    July 21, 2015 at 4:49 am
  • Reply Allie Mackin

    Yes I love when it just gets light out and the sun is just up. And Kinfolk is a great magazine. Haha yes coffee as come a loooong way! And love your dress!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

    July 21, 2015 at 4:56 am
  • Reply Corinne

    I love coffee too! Also love the dress – hope Thailand ups it’s online shopping game too.

    Corinne x

    July 21, 2015 at 5:36 am
  • Reply Shireen L. Platt

    I don’t think I can survive without coffee, it’s a must have in the mornings before I start running after my little one. You look absolutely lovely with this dress and I need to swatch that L’Oreal lipstick to see how the shade match to me.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    July 21, 2015 at 5:37 am
  • Reply Hana | Bold-Expression

    I have friends back in Singapore who loves to shop on Zalora website too. I love your dress & the color :) My current fav drink from Starbucks has to be the Hazelnut Macchiato :)

    July 21, 2015 at 6:55 am
  • Reply Kasiaa

    you look lovely! Awesome post!:)

    July 21, 2015 at 7:34 am
  • Reply Lena

    Hehe Annie you are so adorable! I’m so happy to see your outfit posts as you are as fashionable and chic as you are witty in your writing and adept in your photography. I genuinely enjoy reading each and every one of your posts! Haha~ no moving on to your dress. I love the beige shade as it’s ideal for the hot summer days in Thailand and I find the style very appropriate for work and play. I used to drink a lot of coffee when I was working in corporate but over time I wasn’t feeling my best as I was drinking waaaay too much. So now I stick with green tea but occasionally I’ll have a soy latte — something about the scent really gets me :). Anyhow, congrats on your gold card hun, how fun!! It’s legit now you’re part of the “club” :) xoxo~ Lena

    July 21, 2015 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Sabrina

    I love your positive outlook on life! It’s great to stop to think about the little things now and then. And you are so pretty! Love the neutral dress with that adorable floppy hat.


    July 21, 2015 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Kelsey&Kenecha

    That dress is gorgeous and you look amazing!
    I don’t like coffee, myself but nothing really wakes me up really. I’m a very light sleeper, so I just tell myself to wake up and that’s enough. :)

    July 21, 2015 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Connie

    Beautiful pictures! I just received my gold card, too, not too long ago. My go-to drink is an iced latte with two extra shots. My second go-to is the peach green tea lemonade. So delicious!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

    July 21, 2015 at 11:50 am
    • Reply annie lee

      wait what? peach green tea lemonade? i better complain to starbucks thailand why they don’t carry that!

      July 26, 2015 at 12:30 am
  • Reply Elizabeth Lee

    ooh, i have to try this lipstick. i love the photos and your fringe clutch!

    love, liz

    July 21, 2015 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Heather Noire

    Defiantly coffee or an expresso! lovely start to the day. I just love how trendy your blog is ! great style in this post.

    July 21, 2015 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Barbirella

    I love green tea in the morning and coffee at night when I’m not planning to sleep yet. You look adorable, that dress looks lovely on you! <3

    July 21, 2015 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply giana

    Hope you are enjoying Thailand!
    Love the beautiful dress you are wearing.


    July 21, 2015 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Anat Koren

    You look fantastic, dear! Love this ensemble on you,pure perfection!

    July 21, 2015 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Anca

    Your dress is so pretty, looks stunning on you.

    July 21, 2015 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply June

    You’re so beautiful!

    July 21, 2015 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    I can definitely relate. I use to be the girl who sleeps till noon all the time, but I started to wake up early ever since I started my intern. Seeing the world coming alive is one of the most beautiful thing for the day. :) Lovely photos as always Annie, and I love the dress!!

    July 21, 2015 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    With a hat like yours getting up in the morning is no problem :)

    July 21, 2015 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply ELi

    What a lovely situation to wake up early in the morning i agree with you. Now i envy your coffee, i need of them but also in the afternoon hahahahahaha
    very nice pics!

    July 21, 2015 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Annessa @ Seeking Sunshine

    I am loving the blush/white/camel combo! So chic – I’ll def be using this for inspiration.


    July 21, 2015 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Alice

    you look amazing :)

    Alice’s Pink Diary

    July 21, 2015 at 10:35 pm
  • Reply Vishakha@Reviewwali

    Hey you look so adorable! I loved the pictures you have put here.. your bag is so chic ! Coffee is what wakes me up completely.

    July 21, 2015 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply Gina

    Haha your Mom is funny. Annie you are too cute! Love these photos! And I love being up early too, my hubs is like a cat though and sleeps all day when he isn’t working >.<

    Pink Wings

    July 21, 2015 at 11:10 pm
  • Reply Holly

    I am loving the look and also the coffee! Coffee doesn’t make you basic though, it just tastes super good and why deny yourself that luxury for…. water. Now water is basic ;) Great Post x

    July 21, 2015 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply Holly

    I am loving the look and also the coffee! Coffee doesn’t make you basic though, it just tastes super good and why deny yourself that luxury for…. water. Now water is basic ;) Great Post x

    July 21, 2015 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply K / The House of KTS

    I can see why you were obsessing over that dress, because you look amazing in it. And I happen to agree with you, there are just times when you don’t want things to be complicated. Life is complicated enough. Great post.

    Kia / House of KTS

    July 22, 2015 at 12:03 am
  • Reply Christina

    Your introduction makes mornings sound so beautiful! Loving this neutral summer look as well. The fringe adds the perfect touch!


    Looks by Lau

    July 22, 2015 at 12:05 am
  • Reply Emily Lowery

    I love your dress, gorgeous xo

    EmsAlice // Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    July 22, 2015 at 12:36 am
  • Reply Beauty Follower

    A cup of Earl Grey tea (with a bit of milk).

    Great pictures and outfit dear!

    July 22, 2015 at 1:19 am
  • Reply sera

    this makes me wonder what the mirror says, lol. Beautiful look! :)


    July 22, 2015 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Sheree

    You look sooo adorable and pretty!! Love the neutral colored dress and the hat. Coffee is my vice too!

    ~ xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

    July 22, 2015 at 2:20 am
  • Reply Eden

    I just recently became a coffee enthusiast. It used to be tea before, but now I can’t start my morning without a cup of coffee. Love your dress by the way, perfect color for summer.

    July 22, 2015 at 2:48 am
  • Reply Sasha

    Great photos! Mornings really are the most beautiful part of the day. Too bad I’m a big sleepy head so I rarely experience this calmness:)

    July 22, 2015 at 2:56 am
  • Reply MissLovelyAttitude

    great photos :) Love your outfit and especially the hat :D coffee is always a great idea, but I don’t like black coffee :D


    July 22, 2015 at 4:09 am
  • Reply Erica

    Aww you are adorable! Such a contagious smile :) Stunning dress as well, that color <3


    July 22, 2015 at 4:50 am
  • Reply Emily

    I love this post!!! You look absolutely stunning and the pictures are great! I have been drinking a lot of coffee lately, but my first drink in the morning is usually a green smoothie. It is perfect for breakfast and gives me all the energy to kickstart my day!

    xoxo Emily

    July 22, 2015 at 7:07 am
  • Reply Naeun

    Annie you look so good here! I always said you should do more outfit posts because you have a great style :) Unfortunately I’m not a morning person so nothing really gets me out of bed unless I have to haha. Also I just read that Korean on the mirror…so funny! You don’t have to apologise though haha hope you have a great week :) xx

    July 22, 2015 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Sybil

    love this neutral look!! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

    July 22, 2015 at 9:23 am
  • Reply ISA Professional

    This is such a great look for you, it suits you beautifully. We love how your hair looks with this color, looking fab!

    July 22, 2015 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Shirley Tay (Blackswan)

    Gosh, you look absolutely charming in the pix! Such an elegant piece! xoxo

    July 22, 2015 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    I love your pictures!
    Having an outfit ready for the next morning is probably the only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning!
    I’m not a coffee drinker (yet!) myself but I do like the smell :)

    The Everyday Life of Rachel

    July 22, 2015 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Rachel Holliday

    You are looking so gorgeous! I love the combination of neutral tones in this look and that fringe bag is LUSH! Coffee gets me up in the morning, without it, I am such a grumpy bum!

    Rachel xx

    July 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply mahryska

    great outfit sweetie…love it!
    kisses from dubai ♥

    July 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Kirsten Wick

    So cute, you look adorable. Love that you’re wearing Birkenstock like sandals too. There is quite a long list that gets me up in the morning but the most important one is probably to achieve my goals, to go for my dreams and that needs a lot of effort lol. Love, Kirsten xx

    July 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      hehe it is birks :) aren’t they the comfiest!

      July 26, 2015 at 12:27 am
  • Reply velveteencockroach

    I love your dress and hat combo! So pretty! And definitely the thing that gets me up in the morning is watching everyone’s snapchats! It’s honestly my favorite morning routine now.


    July 22, 2015 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply velveteencockroach

    I love this dress and hat combo! So gorgeous! And my favorite morning routine right now has got to be watching everyone’s snapchats, they really crack me up! XD


    July 22, 2015 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Adrián Oslé

    You look great!!


    July 22, 2015 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply claudia pereira

    amazing post my dear, you’re so pretty :D I totally agree with you about coffee, I really need it in the morning :) xoxo

    July 23, 2015 at 2:24 am
  • Reply June

    You look adorable! Love the outfit and photos! I recently discovered zalora and must tell you that I found them a lot like zara. Good stuff!

    July 23, 2015 at 4:30 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i agree! and at a very affordable price compared to zara :)

      July 26, 2015 at 12:26 am
  • Reply Diana

    you are so cute and beautiful! love your outfit!

    July 23, 2015 at 4:57 am
  • Reply Maggie

    It’s so hard for me to get up in the morning. I don’t know what it is, but as much as I want to push myself every day, getting up before 10am is seriously a struggle. I put my alarm clock at 9am every morning and I still don’t get out of bed till later. It’s also probably because I’m such a night owl.

    Anyway, love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine. I love the elegant simplicity of everything – from the typography, to the photos, to the layout. Everything is on point. :)

    Maggie S.

    July 23, 2015 at 5:07 am
    • Reply annie lee

      late at night is pretty nice too actually. whatever your circadian clock tells you is right ;)

      July 26, 2015 at 12:25 am
  • Reply Heidi

    I love this minimalist look! Gorgeous!

    Wishes & Reality

    July 23, 2015 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    Now I’m curious: What does that Korean text mean? I’m also craving coffee, but it’s too hot outside to go to Starbucks, so maybe I’ll just make my own iced latte:)
    What gets me up in the morning? A glass of freshly squeezed juice with apple, ginger and cucumber. It’s quite a lot of work cleaning the juicer afterwards, but it’s sooo worth it:)

    July 23, 2015 at 11:49 am
    • Reply annie lee

      that’s the worst part – the aftermath of juicing lol. that text says “예뻐서 죄송합니다” which means sorry for being pretty HAH not vain at all!

      July 26, 2015 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Naomi

    Great post! I loved reading this :) I’m not that big of a coffee or morning girl, but I can appreciate both haha. And I love the general Starbucks energy, it usually always has a very fun vibe.

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

    July 23, 2015 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Jessica Wynne

    I definitely need coffee to get me up in the morning! I love this look – that dress is so cute, and your fringe bag is awesome!


    July 24, 2015 at 3:54 am
  • Reply enrica

    really nice pics!!

    July 24, 2015 at 5:45 am
  • Reply Jeanne

    Love the outfit and photos! You look amazing!

    July 24, 2015 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Serene

    Annie you look gorgeous, I absolutely love your outfit & absolutely love coffee <3 I find pleasure in chatting with friends over a starbucks <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    July 24, 2015 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Camelia

    So nice, Annie! I really missed your posts, but as I have just finished with my exams, now I have some spare time.
    “feeling you get waking up before dawn and it feels like you’re the only one awake in this world?” That kind of morning, oh, yeah, I know what you mean! It’s the perfect moment of the day and I feel like all planets revolve around me :)) It’s the perfect time to prepare myself with a big dose of discipline, optimism and courage. :)

    July 24, 2015 at 9:29 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      i’m glad you can relate camelia! it gives you that kick start doesnt it :) hope you aced all your exams!

      July 26, 2015 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Sanja

    You are so cute, lovely dress and sandals..:)

    July 25, 2015 at 2:26 am
  • Reply Rafaela

    Perfect outfit dear!! Love the colour of the dress!!

    July 25, 2015 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply gabe1990

    so sexy in that dress annie ;P hhehehe love all the pics and congrats on ur gold card keep posting your blog please !!!!!1

    July 26, 2015 at 12:25 am
  • Reply EvelynJameson

    Hi Thanks for your kind words on my blog, you look incredible and love your blog I subscribe you x

    July 27, 2015 at 4:57 am
  • Reply Vanessa

    Stunning, love the dress, Annie!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Tuesday is as marvelous like you!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    July 28, 2015 at 11:19 pm
  • Reply Ashley McCarthy

    What a beautiful blog you have! I so identify with you about the early morning peace that comes. Your outfit is darling and I am now obsessed with you. The end.

    July 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Joanna Joy

    This post was so fun to read because I can totally relate to what you are saying about waking up to coffee. That is my favorite part of waking up in the morning besides drinking my coffee while I read blog comments and catch up on commenting on other lovely blogger friends:) By the way, thank you for visiting my blog. You look so pretty in these photos and this lipstick looks absolutely gorgeous on you!

    July 29, 2015 at 11:19 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      that’s my ideal morning routine as well! happy to hear you can relate joanna :D

      August 1, 2015 at 3:16 am
  • Reply Alexandra

    Such a nice and well written post and beautiful pictures. I’ve just promised myself I will take those few minutes after I wake up, as you suggested in the begining of the post :D
    Alexandra ~

    August 2, 2015 at 4:04 am
  • Reply Mikéla

    You are so adorable! :) Love this outfit!

    August 3, 2015 at 3:54 am
  • Reply Arwa

    Love the dress :)

    xx Arwa

    August 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Samileen

    You are such a sweet and a pretty girl. I loved reading the post and that outfit is just so feminine and gorgeous. Though i wish I could wake up early in the morning and enjoy the beauty of sunrise, I’m always rushing and going mad, but one day *goals will be achieved*

    Sam || Grow Your Blog Audience With These 3 SEO Tips

    August 6, 2015 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Caro*

    Pretty dress and I love your adorable bag. You are very pretty and feminine :)

    August 18, 2015 at 6:22 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww you’re too sweet caro!

      August 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Joyce

    I love these cute pics! I also love coffee & iced coffee in particular, it’s such a treat! That dress looks so cute on you, and especially love the pics of you in the car & tuk tuk!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    March 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm
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