I have never felt a combination of feeling so much pain yet feeling so good at the same time as I do right now! Id like to say childbirth was like that but I had a C-section with my 9 lbs 15 oz baby so there were lots of drugs involved! I did a half marathon yesterday in Orange County and couldn’t be more proud of myself right now! I never in a million years thought it was something I would do but when I was given the challenge by one of my clients I had to do it and now I’m hooked! I do not like to exercise in the gym running on a treadmill makes me feel like a rodent on a wheel and I’m too hyper for Yoga. If exercise isn’t fun somehow I just wont do it! I like to bike, hike, play tennis that kind of thing….now you can add meditative power walking to that list! Another passion of mine is collecting vintage scarves. I haven’t actively gone hunting for them in a while but I already have a very extensive collection and I am so pleased to be putting them all to use with the neck scarf craze happening right now! This denim jumpsuit from YMI Jeans was the perfect backdrop for my silk scarf of the day but I do maintain anything denim is always a chic choice! It is Monday again but I am not too bummed about it because I am off road trippin’ tomorrow morning! My brother came down from Canada to join us on a ride up the coast and then over to the mountains. Please follow along on Instagram I’m sure the pix will be stunning because where were going everything is stunning! xo Zia
If you read my post yesterday you already know I have decided to add an occasional weekend beauty review to my usual weekday fashion posts. As a blogger I have the good fortune to experience so many new products and treatments I felt I should share them with my readers, so here it goes…With all of the different types of beauty procedures available these days its really hard to pick one. I’m a bit of a health freak and try not to put anything toxic into my body: I avoid medicine whenever I can, I eat entirely organic/vegetarian, refuse X-rays at all costs you get the picture…. I was recently offered the opportunity to try a new skin tightening technique called Acoustic Wave Therapy at the first-of-its-kind clinic in the US called SkinWave. Before I accepted I did some research to make sure there were no excessively bright lights or lasers involved and even then I was skeptical but I went for it! What I learned about acoustic wave therapy is that its been around a long time, since the 70’s, and was initially developed in Europe to break up kidney stones. During this therapy they discovered that the waves helped with tendonitis and with that therapy they discovered it helped with reducing cellulite and so on… I am very lucky that cellulite is not an issue for me so I went with newest usage of AWT: facial treatment. The SkinWave clinic is in the heart of Beverly Hills and is owned and operated by a lovely French gentleman named George. I had four sessions which consisted of short, painless treatments they are however quite noisy (hence the acoustic part) and there are no side effects or downtime. I’m am not yet particularly saggy in the face but I did notice a tightening along the jawline, I avoided my forehead because I’m neurotic about anything coming near my brain but I’m sure I would have seen some lifting of the eyelids. It’s definitely not a treatment that gives you immediate visible results but over time you do see a difference and if you’re like me and prefer taking a more natural approach to staying youthful it’s worth checking out!
I love drama but only when it comes to fashion! The Red/Black combination is so classic yet so striking and my love for this thigh high slit maxi skirt is endless! I bought it last year for a black tie event my husband & I went to and have dressed it up and down a million different ways since. This exact skirt is no longer available but I found some really good similar ones that I have linked below! I found this super feminine peasant blouse at Bloomies and fell hard for it! I love myself in this shade of tomato red and will definitely be pairing it with some ripped skinnies or cut-offs very soon!
I consider myself strictly a fashion blogger however I do often have the opportunity to try out new beauty products and procedures. I would love to be able to share some of my findings with you so I have decided to do a beauty related post on occasion. In order for it to not interfere with my regular fashion posts I will feature the beauty posts on the weekend which I feel is appropriate since we seem to take more time for pampering ourselves on the weekend. So please check in with me tomorrow for my first beauty review! Whew made it through this grueling week only to prepare myself for the OC (half) Marathon on Sunday and then off on a road trip up the coast on Tuesday! I will be certainly doing a lot of Instagramming so please follow along! Have a marvelous weekend, huge kisses Z
I wanted to first make mention that yesterday was the nine year anniversary of me becoming a mom to the most amazing boy in the world, what an wonderful gift it is to be a parent! As a working mom multitasking is a necessity and I think I handle it pretty well most of the time. I’m certainly not opposed to finding anything I can to make it easier for myself. Listening to music is one way I like to cope, shutting off the outside world with a pair of comfortable earbuds is a great way to escape the madness and also be on call should someone need to reach me about my sweet boy. These earphones from Sudio are not only stylish (they come in tons of colors) they have amazing sound and my favorite thing about them is they don’t get all tangled up so it doesn’t take forever to get them in your ears! Denim and stripes are always a go-to combo for me I have a million of each in my closet and you quite frankly cant mess up an outfit that consists of stripes and jeans! Thanks for popping by for a visit and enjoy the rest of your Hump Day! xoxo Zia
I like to go through my storage bins of clothes or “archives” as I like to refer to them, once every couple of months if I have the time (which there seems to be less and less of) During my last dig, I came across this crochet cardigan that I believe was one of my first 60’s Hippie inspired pieces I ever owned setting off a life long love of bohemian chic. Since this one is now vintage I linked a few similar items that are great summer layering pieces to add a little free spirit to any outfit. I layered mine over this camisole that I wear more frequently than I like to admit but it’s such a staple I cant help myself! (I’ve linked a similar one that comes in every color) I am feeling a little lackluster this morning and its definitely effecting my creative writing juices. I had my last major marathon training session yesterday before the big day and I was so proud of my achievement in spite of the fact that it kicked my butt! Combine my aches & exhaustion with the fact that it’s Monday I am definitely not at my best, I’m about to make a second cup of extremely strong coffee and get it together…have a beautiful day! xx Zia