For those of you who follow me (or most any other blogger) on Instagram I’m sure you’ve seen the #Liketkit hashtags and registration info with almost every outfit post. If you haven’t looked into it yet, allow me to explain how cool and easy it is to get outfit information from Instagram posts sent directly to your email inbox:
1. Register by going to LiketoKnow.it and sign in to Instagram
2. When you “Like” my photos on Instagram that have been tagged with #liketkit you will receive an e-mail with the ready to shop product links. When a photo has the shop-able feature enabled I’ll indicate by adding the hashtag. You can also update your preferences for your e-mails to be delivered however often you would like, this option is particularly great if you follow other bloggers who also use liketkit.
Easy peasy, you never have to wonder again where you can find something that you Like!
Growing up we had a family friend who we called “Aunt Jean”, my mother would regularly visit her at the retirement home she lived in and I would often join her. Aunt Jean was always happiest when it was cloudy out and would proclaim “I LOVE a grey day” (she sounded very Katharine Hepburn in “Philadelphia” when she said it) when I was a child I couldn’t understand why someone would be happier when the sun wasn’t shining? Well Aunt Jean has long since passed away but her words resonate with me when I wake up to a grey day, like today here in LA. I Love a grey day so that I can burn scented candles, drink hot tea and dress in cozy, layers like in these photos. Thanks for reading and for those of you here in LA enjoy the grey!
RED PLAID SHIRT: SHEINSIDE/ FUR VEST: NO LABEL, OLD (SIMILAR HERE)/ JEANS: MADEWELL/ HAT: NORDSTROM/ BOOTIES: TROUVE/ SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ CAMISOLE: VINTAGE
I find I frequently start thinking about what I would have done differently to an outfit as I’m putting up a post. With this particular look I just wish that I had shown it with a jacket but it was so hot the day we shot this that I’m sure there was no way it was something I would have even considered. This look could so easily go from business meeting (much more so with a blazer or cardigan) to drinks with my husband, a perfect Friday ensemble!
Wishing you all a spectacular weekend, thanks for visiting! xoxo Zia
When it rains it pours as they say and I’m unfortunately not talking about the weather right now…I’m writing this from the lounge at my car dealership getting a plastic strip replaced on my door that got ripped off by an evil bush, from here I head straight to an audition and then back to my still in remodel mode home to make some last minute décor decisions….so wearing easy neutral layers that are casual but polished are key for running around town doing a million and one things. We have an amazing family vacation planned next month which is the light at the end my crazy tunnel, but right now I’m just trying to make it past today…thanks for reading and Happy Hump Day (never thought I’d ever say that) xoxo Zia
MOHAIR SWEATER: ESPRIT DE CORPS (FROM THE ARCHIVES)/ SILK BLOUSE: VINTAGE (MY MOM’S)/ VEGAN LEATHER LEGGINGS: KIRNA ZABETE FOR TARGET (SIMILAR HERE)/ PANAMA HAT: URBAN OUTFITTERS (SIMILAR)/ HEELS: BOUTIQUE 9/ BAG: COACH
Slowly but surely I am able to start adding layers to my daily outfits: bunched up socks, a paisley scarf…hats for me are a staple no matter what time of year but this one really is geared toward fall attire. Being able to add a coat and tights to this type of outfit is a short term goal for me, it’s the simple things that make me happy. Hope you had a great weekend! Zia
When I was accepted into the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts I foolishly believed it was a stepping stone to stardom. With my delusions of grandeur came the assumption that I could afford to buy all the (expensive) clothes I wanted because those credit cards would easily get paid off with the first blockbuster film that I would book immediately after graduation. Those delusions were reinforced when I did start booking several small parts in my first year after I earned my Degree in Fine Arts/Theatre however the paying off of my major shopping habit did not come easy. One of my favorite places to unload money was Fred Segal, an upscale department store in West Hollywood. This skirt was purchased there for an amount I don’t care to remember it no longer has a tag attached but I believe it was from a up coming local designer. Well, I’m not a movie star but my college debts have been paid off and I do have this amazing collection of clothes that have withstood time…absolutely no regrets! Happy Friday to you all, xx Zia
RIBBED SWEATER: MORGAN DE TOI (OLD)/ TIE NECK TOP: NORDSTROM (IDENTICAL HERE)/ SKIRT: VINTAGE/ BAG: OLIVIA & JOY/ HEELS: CHARLES DAVID/ SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER
I have always been a fan of mixing prints together such as leopard and floral or in the case of todays post stripes and plaid. As long as there is some common color involved it’s usually pretty foolproof to combine prints and perks up an otherwise basic look. I can’t help myself and always have to throw in a pop of color so I pulled out these burgundy suede Sole Society booties from last year. Hope your week is going smoothly…xx Z
PLAID SHIRT: RAILS/ CARDIGAN: BOUGHT IN PARIS AGES AGO/ SKIRT: SANCTUARY (SIMILAR HERE)/ BOOTIES: SOLE SOCIETY FROM LAST SEASON/ BAG: TORY BURCH/ SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER