Treasure

01.28.2015

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With no spare time to shop for new clothes I am forced to dig deep into the layers of lost clothes in the back of my closet (my husband will be pleased to read this). I stumbled upon this dotted silk dress from the 90’s grunge era which I layered a sweater over to winterize it…dashing off to a day full of meetings, thanks for stopping by! xx Zia

SWEATER: J. CREW/ SHIRT: BANANA REPUBLIC/ SKIRT: CLUB MONACO (OLD)/ JACKET: LEVIS/ HAT: AUGUST ACCESSORIES/ BAG: DEUX LUX VIA NEIMAN MARCUS/ SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN

Photos by Dexter Brown

 

Centered

01.26.2015

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I seem to be on a Red kick lately, there seems to be a little bit of red in nearly all of my recent outfits. I decided to look up what meaning this color has in hopes that it is reflective of what is going on in my life. My findings were that red symbolizes energy, passion and action it is also the color of empowerment. Colors are also thought to influence our emotions and thoughts. Although there were many other amazing words associated with this bold color (as well as few negative ones) I will focus on the ones I have listed and hope that my gravitation toward this bold color is all positive!

COAT: MARC BY MARC JACOBS (OLD, SIMILAR)/ SWEATER: MADEWELL/ STRIPED SHIRT: J. CREW (SIMILAR HERE)/ JEANS: ZARA/ HEELS: DOLCE VITA/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ SUNGLASSES: PRADA

Photos by Dexter Brown

 

Chance

01.21.2015

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I don’t often go Avant Garde with my attire but occasionally I like to take a risk and wear something so totally impractical you spend the whole night explaining what it is you’re wearing. That’s usually what happens when I wear this vintage Matsuda skirt that is, of course, from my archives. It must be worn with a legging or really thick tights but makes for a fun layering piece and of course interesting conversation. xo Zia

ps If you haven’t noticed I have bought up every sweater at the Zara sale, I suggest you go check it out before it’s over!

SKIRT: VINTAGE MATSUDA (TRY THIS)/ SWEATER: ZARA (SIMILAR ON SALE)/ JACKET: SHEINSIDE/ BOOTS: MICHAEL KORS/ BAG: MONSERRAT DE LUCCA (SIMILAR)/ LEGGINGS: HUE/ SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER

Photos by Dexter Brown

 

Paradox

01.19.2015

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I have freely admitted in the past that I will gladly “suffer” for fashion, but there are those days where the prospect of wearing heels or squeezing into a pair of skinny jeans is just intolerable. I had one of those days yesterday and when that happens I have my go-to comfort jeans, these Riders by Lee are as soft and comfy as a pair of sweatpants. In this post I dressed them up a bit with my favorite accessory: Red Heels as well as a faux fur jacket but my usual approach would be low heeled ankle boots and a chunky knit sweater. I still usually leave the house in a pair of hot heels but always have some back up flats in my tote bag, as I get busier in my life comfort has become far more important than I would have ever anticipated!

FUR JACKET: ZARA (NOW ON SALE)/ STRIPED TOP: VINTAGE SONIA RYKIEL (SIMILAR)/ JEANS: RIDERS BY LEE C/0/ HEELS: DOLCE VITA (SIMILAR HERE)/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ SUNGLASSES: PRADA/ SNAKE CUFF: ALLEN SCHWARTZ

Photos by Dexter Brown

 

Solitaire

01.16.2015

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I consider myself a very social person, I’m an incessant talker & generally speaking I like people. It was brought to my attention recently how much time I spend alone. I work autonomously, I occasionally meet with clients and have an assistant but mostly I’m on my own. I go to the gym alone, I don’t care to have a trainer I don’t need motivation from others to stay healthy. Most importantly I like to shop alone! I’m not one of those people who needs another’s opinion on whether something looks good on me and quite frankly I don’t like to spend time shopping, I usually go to the mall on a mission get in and get out and that’s impossible when your shopping with a friend. Yeah I know I sound like a hermit and hermits certainly don’t require a vast wardrobe so I do make sure I get out and meet up with friends so I have a reason to wear things like this beautiful duster coat that I have had for years…on that note I am going to make some calls and organize some cocktails with the girls tonight! Have a fantastic weekend, xx Zia

COAT: BETSEY JOHNSON (OLD)/ SWEATER: ZARA (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR HERE)/ SHORTS: VINTAGE ANNE KLEIN (SIMILAR HERE)/ HEELS: LAMB/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ SUNGLASSES: STELLA MCCARTNEY/ EARRINGS: BAUBLEBAR

Photos by Dexter Brown

 

Surface

01.14.2015

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We shot this look on the weekend when it was pouring rain. I thought I would be reduced to shooting under awnings and overhangs until my husband pulled out this fabulous umbrella. He bought it for work and it was never used so now it’s all mine! I am so enamored by this umbrella I may just become one of those girls who carries one to block the sun, it certainly adds an enormous amount of charm to an outfit wouldn’t you agree?
If you haven’t already jumped all over the Piperlime sale going on right now I highly recommend you do: All sale items are an additional 60% off… Good luck not finding something you want!

FAUX FUR JACKET: ZARA (SOLD OUT SIMILAR HERE)/ SWEATER: GAP (SIMILAR HERE)/ PANTS: ARK & CO VIA PIPERLIME (SOLD OUT SIMILAR)/ BAG: JOY GRYSON/ BOOTS: SHOEDAZZLE/ SUNGLASSES: PRADA/ UMBRELLA: BELLA UMBRELLA

Photos by Dexter Brown

 

Proof

01.12.2015

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We actually had some real weather here in LA this weekend! It rained incessantly all day Saturday and Sunday and this morning I walked out the door to some pea-soup-thick fog…I am not complaining, in fact I love it! Saturday I was treated, by one of my best friends, to an afternoon of facials, makeup and girl time (there was also lots of champagne involved) thanks to Bloomingdale’s at Glendale Galleria. Afterwards we all walked in the rain to shop and get a bite to eat and for a moment it felt like I was in NYC, Paris or my hometown of Vancouver… I love having an opportunity to wear a cozy, chunky knit and a rainy day is definitely the time to do it. Thanks for visiting! xx Zia

SWEATER: ZARA (ON SALE)/ LACE SKIRT: CLUB MONACO (SIMILAR HERE)/ HEELS: SCHUTZ/ HAT: NORDSTROM/ BAG: COACH (SIMILAR)/ SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN/ CUFF: SOLE SOCIETY

Photos by Dexter Brown

 

Suspect

01.09.2015

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I have indeed fallen victim to the over the knee boot trend. I didn’t think I would get much wear out of them so I went with these inexpensive ones from JustFab and I have been wearing them constantly. They add a coolness to even the most mundane of outfits, case in point I have been pulling them on to run my son to school and these boots even add polish to a pair of leggings…I may just have to get a pair in brown too. Enjoy your weekend, xo Zia

SKIRT: JOA VIA PIPERLIME (ON MAJOR SALE/ SILK BLOUSE: H&M (SIMILAR HERE)/ CAPE: FROM MY NOW DEFUNCT STORE (SIMILAR HERE)/ PINK BEANIE: NORDSTROM/ BOOTS: JUSTFAB/ BAG: TORY BURCH (SOLD OUT SIMILAR HERE)/ SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER

Photos by Shannon Cottrell