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Annie | Fashion+Travel Blogger  Annchovie is a lifestyle blog by Annie Cho bringing inspiration with fashion & beauty looks, travel guides, & healthy living! 💐 #AnnchovieXFlowerOTM

"Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland 💛💫✨
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NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. Imagine a world where there are no limitations to what can be achieved, but only limitations to the mind. The real question is not whether something is possible or not, but whether you BELIEVE IT TO BE POSSIBLE. And like the Queen says, it really is about PRACTICE. Starting today, let’s start believing in imPOSSIBLE things! So whether you’re dreaming of a career change, moving to a new country, traveling the world, or starting your own business, there really is no limitation to what’s possible. Join me in the comments below with some dreams you’re cooking up! Let’s inspire each other to DREAM BIG! 💖🎊
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And here’s another favorite take from my March Flower Of The Month Series! I’ve been moving out of my comfort zone with this series to challenge myself creatively and have learned so much along the way! If you’re curious how I create images like this I’ve shared a video tutorial in my Stories! Always feel free to DM me for any photography or content creation questions. And check out the rest of the series here: #AnnchovieXFlowerOTM 🌼💐🌸

Another #InstagramVSReality post, or what I’d like to say Glamour Versus Grunge! I’ve said before, but my feed full of playing dress up and travel adventures only reps the highlight reel of my life, which is realistically more like 10% “glamour” and 90% GRUNGE lol! These days @jackson_kuo and I have been spending all our extra time renovating and repairing the ADU in the backyard into my new office and photography studio! I’m all about repping day 3 hair and dirty sweatpants haha! Side note: don’t be bad like Annchovie. Wear close-toed shoes when you work! 🙈
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And on the topic of Instagram versus reality, I’m planning on doing an assumptions video for my YouTube channel! Leave some assumptions you have of me below or DM me. Let’s see how much you guys know the real me! I DARE you to be as outrageous as possible. Who knows, it might be true! 🤪

Hi Loves! It’s GIVEAWAY TIME! Woot Woot! (Cue the flailing arms and dancing!) 🎉💖💄🎊💋🎉
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I want to thank each and every friend here for sharing this journey with me. It’s crazy that an introverted girl like me has been able to make genuine friendships and meet amazing people through this platform. Your sweet comments and messages give me such strength and encouragement you can’t even imagine. Thank you for making me love what I do!!! As a thank you I’ve curated some beauty goodies from brands that I personally love and use on the reg! Swipe left to see a video description! Then follow the rules below to enter! Good luck! 😍
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RULES:
1. Follow me @annchovieblog
2. Tag a friend who would love these goodies! (1 tag per comment, multiple entries allowed)
🌟 BONUS: Spread love on my latest posts (likes + comments). The more I see you, the greater your chances of winning!
💫 Disclaimer: This giveaway begins April 11 and ends April 18. The winner will be announced April 19 on Stories and DM. All accounts must be public. You will have 1 day to claim your prize, or a new winner will be selected. By entering, you are confirming that you are 18+ years of age. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with @Instagram or these brands.

Let me share with you my BIGGEST WEAKNESS. Can you guess what it is? Yup, it’s ICE CREAM! (CUE THE INTERNAL SCREAMS OF JOY)! 💖🍦💖🍦💖🍦💖 A big big BIG thank you to @honicecream for having me and my lovely blogger friends @chereneo and @itselizabethtran over the weekend to try some of their amazing flavors of ice cream and ice balls: Honi, Tiramisu, Mint Chocolate, Strawberry, and Matcha! @honicecream recently changed their name from Sobok to HONI (House of Natural Ice Cream), and their new branding focuses on desserts made from premium, natural ingredients, and are responsibly and sustainably made. Just another reason to love them more! Thanks HONI for making our lives so much sweeter! If you have as much of a sweet tooth as I do, you’re going to want to check them out at their two locations in Los Angeles and Buena Park again and again, because their flavors are ever-changing! Thank me later! 💖😋🍦🎉 #honicecream #sponsored

All I want for Christmas is for a natural hot spring to magically appear in my backyard. 💦🔥#isittooearlytowishforxmasgiftsaskingforafriend

Which of the seven dwarves do you feel like today? I’m a mix of Happy (bc it’s Friday!), and a little bit of Hangry (bc this girl needs some sustenance to keep her going, lol!
1️⃣ Sneezy 🤧
2️⃣ Sleepy 😴
3️⃣ Happy 😃
4️⃣ Doc 🤓
5️⃣ Grumpy 😡
6️⃣ Dopey 🤪
7️⃣ Bashful ☺️
⭐️ Bonus Dwarf: Hangry 😋 (lol)
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Now that it’s spring in LA, I’m incorporating pretty pastels and transitional pieces into my wardrobe! I love this pink crop top and leopard print denim jacket from @evnllosangeles for casual outings around town! And the bag is a $5 find from @miniso_us - such a steal! Wishing you all a lovely #Friyay and weekend! 💕🎉

SCARRED AND PROUD! 💖💪🏻
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Some of you guys know that I broke my arm in 2016 from a freak snowboarding accident. I had an emergency surgery to screw a metal bar onto my fractured left humerus. Ever since then I’ve strategically hid my scar in photo shoots, covered it with concealer, or photoshopped it out if there was a small bit showing. Social media has a way of making you constantly strive for “perfection” and as a result, scrutinize every inch of yourself. The scar made me feel like a walking personification of Frankenstein, and I felt FLAWED AND UGLY. I was deaf to @jackson_kuo’s constant reminders that I am beautiful (bless him and his patience), because I didn’t FEEL beautiful. His words of encouragement weren’t internalized, because I wasn’t READY to accept them - because I didn’t BELIEVE I was beautiful just as I am.
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I finally got the courage to reveal my scar sans makeup in all its 8-inch glory. I posted about it in my first Flower Of the Month series post in January (click the # in bio). And although it was scary to be vulnerable to the public eye, it was such a cathartic, and therapeutic experience to begin the journey of accepting all of me again. I told myself to claim my scars (both external and internal) as a physical signature of my strength and beauty. It was then, that the emotional healing had begun.
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I want to use my small voice here on @Instagram to be a source of strength for people. For all those with both physical or internal scars (because sometimes those run the deepest), we need to BELIEVE that we are beautiful and worthy. At the end of the day, we need to look at ourselves in the mirror, with all our flaws, and say, YOU ARE SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL. 💖

XOXO
Annie

“And you were just like the moon, so lonely, so full of imperfections. But just like the moon, you shined in times of darkness.” @cwpoet 🌙✨
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Among the sea of smiling faces and highly curated feeds, it’s difficult to know what someone may actually be going through. My feed for example is oftentimes a highlight reel of my favorite memories, and doesn’t depict the daily ups and downs that’s inevitably part of life. I wanted to urge each of us to really ask ourselves, “How are you today? How are you feeling, and what are your struggles?” And once we are present with our emotions to then remind ourselves, “Hey you are a BADASS, you are a LIGHT in the darkness, and you are INSPIRING!” Whatever you may be going through, KEEP SHINING loves. Tag a friend below that you admire and let them know that they are FIGHTERS! Even better, share this post in your stories and tag me, and I’ll re-share it and tag your account! Let’s encourage and lift each other up! 💛

Ciao Bellas! Do you have any personal fashion rules? Normally I like to throw all fashion rules out the window, because who likes rules anyways? Instead, here’s my two-step guide to personal style:
1️⃣ Wear what makes you FEEL GOOD!
2️⃣ Always, always, always HAVE FUN with style!
If you can accomplish both in your outfit, I’d call that a perfect fashion moment. So how do I feel good and have fun with my style? Let me share one of my fun, fashion pro tips! Show off a beautiful bra over your top as an unexpected statement accessory! I wore the Ciao Bella Strapless bra from @btemptdbras to bring that unexpected wow factor to my look. How do you have fun with your style? 💖👗👒👠👖👙 #UpgradeYourEveryday #MyBtemptd #ad

For my March flower of the month, I was inspired by the French fairy tale “The Fairies” by Charles Perrault. In the story an old widow had two daughters. The elder was arrogant and mean, and the younger was sweet and gentle. One day, a fairy disguised as an old woman came to the younger girl at the well and asked for a drink of water. She kindly drew some water, and the fairy blessed her by having jewels and flowers fall out of her mouth when she spoke. 💐💎 Hoping for the same blessing, the elder daughter went out to the well, but this time the fairy was disguised as a beautiful princess. When the fairy asked for a drink, the elder daughter rudely refused and was then cursed to have toads and vipers fall out of her mouth when she spoke. 🐸🐍
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@Instagram is a wonderful place for creative inspiration, and to meet amazing people all over the world. At the same time, it’s also a place where hurtful words and bullying exists. What if we had a visual cue to show us the impact of our words? What if toads and snakes fell out every time we cast judgment, or spoke in ill-will? Would that stop you in your tracks and make you think twice before you spoke, whether that be at home, at work, or on social media? This is just as much a reminder to myself as it is to anyone else that WORDS HAVE THE POWER TO LIFT UP AND TO BRING DOWN. So today I challenge you to #spreadkindness with me today by going to at least 5 new accounts and spreading some positivity to their page! Let’s fill the world with more love!
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If you’re new to my page, I started a monthly series called #AnnchovieXFlowerOTM where I showcase that month’s flower in a creative photo shoot. March’s flower of the month is the daffodil, which represents rebirth and new beginnings. As we celebrate spring and the start of new things, I hope that we all aspire to continue to be better versions of ourselves, and spread kindness and love wherever we go. 💛🌼 XOXO
Annie

“Since my childhood, I have always made works with polka dots. Earth, moon, sun and human beings all represent dots; a single particle among billions.” - Yayoi Kusama 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴
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I have been a Kusama fan for as long as I can remember, and always find it a joy to experience her artwork. This time when I went to @marcianoartfoundation to view her installation “With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever” (2011), I wanted to experience this sentiment of being a single dot in a cosmos of dots by coordinating camouflaging outfits. Not only was it one of the most fun shoots I’ve ever experienced, but allowing yourself to essentially “disappear” into your surroundings was a truly sublime experience. We spend so much of our adult lives attempting to stand out and imbue importance and meaning to our individuality. But when we begin to understand that we are all dots - interconnected particles coursing through the universe - it is one of the most liberating feelings to experience through art. Your significance does not lie in your individuality, but in togetherness. Alone, you are a dot. Together, you are the universe. 🌌
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Thanks to my boo and friends: @jackson_kuo @mailliwc @hello_danny_ for joining me in my silly adventures! You guys rock! And believe me, @unitheinu would’ve gone too if the museum allowed pups! Swipe all the way left to see behind the scenes footage from our shoot, and even more unseen videos in Stories!

🥤❤️⛰ One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is hike up to the top of Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, and enjoy the #BrewtifulViews while sipping on my @thecoffeebean drinks! And serious question: does lifting two drinks count as a dumbbell workout? I may or may not be asking for a friend. 🤪 Swipe all the way left to see how my boo @jackson_kuo encourages me to exercise, LOL! Then head over to my Stories for more footage from my morning at Baldwin Hills! Also, do you have a favorite spot in your city? Share below! #thecoffeebean #ad

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