Pink Cableknit & Polka Dots.

02.05.2016

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If I were to be asked would I wear Polka dots and Pink in the same outfit? My answer would be a resounding Absolutely Not! Well, somehow I was able to pull it off without looking like a cartoon character.  The mini dots on the skirt combined with the muted pink of this deliciously soft sweater works! Adding the tough chick ankle boots and grey coat certainly help! Loft is having another great sale online and in store, I have included links to my favorite pink sweaters in their sale. I’m going to keep it short and sweet today as I am home in bed with the worst of the three colds I have contracted this winter…

I hope you have a great weekend, Stay healthy xoxo Zia

ANN TAYLOR LOFT SWEATER (SOLD OUT LOVE THIS & THIS)/ MARC BY MARC JACOBS SKIRT (OLD, SIMILAR)/ ZARA COAT/ REBECCA MINKOFF BAG/ SHOEDAZZLE BOOTS

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Tassel Bag. Blanket Scarf. Buckled Belt.

02.03.2016

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When I first found out I was pregnant nine years ago it didn’t occur to neither me nor my husband that we were having anything but a girl. I envisioned the fun I would have dressing her, handing my well cared for vintage pieces down to her, all of that…then alas at five months we were told that it was unmistakably a boy. It took me the next four months to wrap my head around what I was going to do with a baby boy, I genuinely was flummoxed! It’s not that I so desperately wanted a girl, I just always pictured myself being the mother of a girl. You ultimately accept what is dealt to you and quite honestly I couldn’t be happier. Boys these days are just as fun to dress as girls are (my boy inherited a love for fashion by the way) I happened upon a clothing line out of England called Mini Boden when Hunter was about three & I was ecstatic: this line of kids clothes was unique, bold & fun! With its stripes, camo prints and animal appliques it encourages my son to want to pick out his own outfits. Hunter loves going through the catalogues and dog-earing the pages of things he loves (its usually something with a dinosaur or shark) I recently discovered that Boden also has a women’s line that is equally as fun and unique as the kids. This handbag for example has a classic shape but the bright colored trim and tassel gives it something completely uncommon! This is the case with most of their pieces: Classics with a twist! The website & colorful catalogues are packed with well priced clothing and accessories that have that “wear it forever” timeless appeal which is something that I am always looking for.  I highly recommend checking out both lines whether you’re a mom or not!

Now let’s get through this hump day and a little closer to the weekend shall we? Thanks for visiting, xo Zia

BODEN USA HANDBAG c/o / ZARA JEANS/ NORDSTROM SCARF (ON SALE)/ PRINCESS POLLY BELT/ LA ROK SWEATER (OLD, SIMILAR HERE)/ ROCKPORT BOOTIES c/o / SILVANO APPAREL SUNGLASSES/ JORD WATCH c/o

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THIS POST WAS DONE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SHOPPINGLINKS & BODEN USA. ALL THOUGHTS & IDEAS ARE ALWAYS MY OWN

Chambray Shirt, Rips & Fur.

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I think we all feel a little guilty when we spend money on clothes when we know there are people out there who don’t have food much less beautiful clothes or even homes. Well now you can ease that guilt just a little bit knowing that when you shop at GoodRowClothing.com they donate 10% of all purchases to end homelessness, shopping with a good cause involved sure makes me feel good! GoodRowClothing.com is full of well priced trendy and classic pieces like this chambray shirt that can be worn buttoned up and tucked in for a day at the office or over skinny jeans like in this post for a perfect weekend look! Speaking of weekends I hope you all had a good one and the next comes very soon! Thanks for dropping by, kisses Zia

GOOD ROW CHAMBRAY SHIRT c/o / MINKPINK FAUX FUR VEST / ZARA COAT (OLD, SIMILAR)/ AG JEANS/ JUSTFAB BOOTS/ BOTKIER BAG/ PRINCESS POLLY CHOKER/ SILVANO APPAREL SUNGLASSES c/o

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Lace-Up, Sequin Boho Dress

01.29.2016

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Online shopping is the greatest thing to happen for us fashion lovers although I’m sure most of our husbands would disagree! As a busy working mom I don’t have the time, nor desire quite frankly, to languidly meander around a mall looking for new clothes. I do most of my shopping on my laptop and sometimes my iphone. Aside from the convenience I love that we have access to unique designers from all over the world making it nearly impossible to run into someone with the same outfit on! I was recently introduced to new LA-based website Unspoken Fashion and it is filled with the most amazing pieces from new and established fashion lines; Sugar Lips and Q2 are some of my favorites. Although its was extremely hard to narrow it down, I chose this adorable shift dress that incorporates some of my favorite trends: lace up and sequins!
I am partnering with Unkspoken Fashion to offer a lucky a reader a chance to win a $50 gift card good toward an item of your choice on their site. All you have to do is go to Instagram and follow HunterCollector and Unspoken Fashion leave a comment so I know you entered and tag a friend for an extra entry, rules and regs will be on the IG post. Wishing you all the best of luck on the giveaway and hoping you have a fantastic weekend! xoxo Zia

SUGAR LIPS DRESS VIA UNSPOKENFASHION.COM c/o/ VINTAGE COAT (SIMILAR)/ CATHERINE MALANDRINO BOOTS (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR)/ NORDSTROM FEDORA/ MONSERRAT DE LUCA BAG (OLD, SIMILAR)/ SILVANO APPAREL SUNGLASSES c/o

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Grey Beret, Snakeskin & a Baguette

01.27.2016

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There is nothing more quintessentially French than a beret except perhaps a beret and a baguette together! My photog Max and I stopped for a mandatory coffee on our way to shoot this look at my local coffee shop The Commissary (best coffee in town). I was having a dinner party that night and needed some bread they happened to have some fresh baked baguettes available so of course I grabbed one when the jokes began and the bread ended up as a very appropriate prop! I picked up this crop top at the Zara sale and decided I couldn’t wait until summer to wear it so I layered it over my favorite Equipment silk blouse, (more French stuff) I love that berets are back on the fashion radar because I have a whole collection of them somewhere deep in my archives and who doesn’t love looking like a perfectly chic French girl? Have a great Hump Day, see you back here on Friday!

Bisous xx Zia

ZARA YELLOW CROP TOP (SIMILAR ON SALE)/ EQUIPMENT BLOUSE/ WILDFOX JEANS (SIMILAR)/ PARKHURST BERET/ JOE FRESH CARDIGAN (LOVE THIS ONE)/ KURT GEIGER HEELS (SIMILAR)/ REBECCA MINKOFF BAG/ RAYBAN SUNGLASSES/ TIE VIA ETSY

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