Imagination

07.29.2015

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What is it about the shoulder that’s so appealing? These off shoulder tops that have taken over this summer are so pretty, feminine and are universally flattering (they can however be a bit fussy to keep pulled down). The fashion world is a little over saturated by them right now but I wont be putting mine away any time soon, although seeing myself in these photos I notice that my worn-out tattoo is exposed and definitely needs a visit to Dr TattOff! Anyone have experience with tattoo removal? I’d love to hear your stories! Have a Happy Hump Day Loves, xx Zia

LOFT OFF SHOULDER TOP/ VINTAGE SKIRT (SIMILAR HERE)/ DOLCE VITA HEELS (SOLD OUT IN THIS COLOR, BLACK HERE)/ NOONDAY BAG/ RAYBAN SUNGLASSES/ BAUBLEBAR EARRINGS

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Intention

07.27.2015

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Stripes, denim and hot (yet extremely comfortable) heels is the perfect weekend, or anytime, outfit combo in my opinion! I bought these booties several months ago at a end of winter sale and they transition so nicely into summer because of the open strips across the front. I get more compliments, especially from guys, on these heels than from any other pair of shoes I own! And this great lace front nautical top is on serious sale at J. Crew right now I suggest jumping on it as soon as possible one can never have enough striped tops!
I hope everyone had a great weekend, mine was one of the best so far this summer! Day at the beach with a visiting childhood friend and Romeo and Juliet in the park with a picnic to end if off! Absolute perfection… Now lets get this Monday going, xoxo Z

J.CREW STRIPED TOP (ON SALE)/ ROSEGAL TRENCH C/O/ ROGAN DENIM SKIRT (OLD SIMILAR HERE)/ MICHAEL KORS HEELS (SOLD OUT SIMILAR HERE)/ MARC BY MARC JACBOS BAG/ ANN TAYLOR SUNGLASSES (INDENTICAL HERE)/ VINTAGE BELT

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Acquisition

07.24.2015

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Do you ever get the urge to have something new? Silly question right…but some days the impulse is stronger than others. Well lucky for me the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going strong and today is #ifchic24, if you’re not familiar I will be doing a post on it very soon! This shirt is my first purchase from the #Nsale and I think I may have to go back for more colors, the anniversary price can’t be beat! Happy Friday to you all I hope you have some great summer activities on the weekend agenda…I believe a beach day in Malibu and Shakespeare in the Park are in my near future! xoxo Zia

LUSH VIA NORDSTROM TOP/(ANNIVESARY SALE PRICE) ANN TAYLOR LOFT SHORTS/ DOLCE VITA HEELS (OLD, TRY THESE)/ VINTAGE BELT/ MONSERAT DE LUCCA BAG (SIMILAR HERE)/ JEWELMINT CUFF/ HOUSE OF HARLOWE AND ALL BRACELETS VIA ROCKSBOX (USE CODE HUNTERCOLLECTORXOXO FOR YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE)

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Preservation

07.22.2015

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Due to the fact that I do save my clothes and sometimes my shoes for years and years its very important that I have a great tailor and shoe cobbler on hand. We are extremely lucky to have a plethora of choices here in Burbank, my theory being that we live near many film studios so there is a great need for this type of thing… there’s actually a proper haberdashery in my neighborhood but have yet had the need to go in! I find shoes don’t usually stand up well to changing styles but these inexpensive, however well made, Aldo gladiators were purchased before my son was born (eight years ago) I think the style is totally relevant and simply took them to my local cobbler for a new rubber sole and voila good as new! These shorts were purchased at a thrift store and were too big in the waist, I took them to my favorite tailor for a little pinch in the waist for under $10! I used to have a tailor that would love it when I brought him fabrics to make bespoke pieces, he loved the challenge, but he closed down years ago. If you don’t have someone I recommend going on Yelp! to find a trusted seamstress or shoe repair person to preserve all your well loved and precious clothing and shoes! thanks for visiting, xoxo Zia

ZARA LONG SHIRT (SIMILAR HERE & HERE)/ VINTAGE SHORTS (SIMILAR HERE)/ MICHAEL KORS BAG/ ALDO SANDALS (OLD, SIMILAR: SAVE OR SPLURGE)/ SILVANO APPAREL SUNGLASSES/ BANGLES: BAUBLEBAR, GORJANA, ROCKSBOX (USE CODE HUNTERCOLLECTORXOXO FOR YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE)

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Empowerment

07.20.2015

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It rained most of the weekend keeping us in which actually turned out to be really quite nice. Staying home and being forced to take some time for ourselves. We watched a marathon of True Detective Season 2 (not as good as 1 but still very good) I gave myself an at home scrub treatment similar to what I do at my favorite Korean Spa and I finally found a new gym, so I plan on getting super fit this summer… but this morning I’m just super sore!

Several months ago I was contacted by a rep from a company named Noonday Collection, she asked if I would be interested in helping spread the word of this really amazing and important company. Noonday empowers artisans in developing countries to sell their work and not just make a living but create dignified jobs in their communities for people in need. I bought this gorgeous embroidered clutch that was made in India and created work for men and women, enabling them to support themselves in a difficult economy. To learn more about Noonday, become an ambassador or to purchase something beautiful and meaningful check out their website here!

Happy Monday Loves! xx Zia

ZARA TOP/ 7 FOR ALL MANKIND CULOTTES (SIMILAR HERE)/ BB DAKOTA BLAZER/ NOONDAY CLUTCH (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR)/ SHOEDAZZLE HEELS/ SILVANO APPAREL SUNGLASSES

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Possession

07.17.2015

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On this 20th Anniversary of the release of the movie Clueless I’m Taking a step back into the 90’s with this slipdress and I’m reminded of how simplistic dressing can be, well, simple! I recall being accused of leaving the house in my undergarments a few times back in the grunge era, but I was most likely wearing an actual vintage slip for a night out. This slip style dress, however, is meant as outerwear and its as silky and luxurious as it looks. I added a denim jacket and this beautiful pendant necklace from Carolee (which has a bit of a boho feel) perfect for a Friday night out with your love! Have a great weekend, so grateful you stopped by! xoxo Zia

Ps Don’t forget The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Open to All Shoppers starting Today check out my picks from the sale HERE

LEVIS JEAN JACKET/ VINTAGE SLIP DRESS (SIMILAR HERE & HERE)/ CAROLEE JEWELRY TASSEL NECKLACE C/0/ SHOEDAZZLE HEELS/ MARC BY MARC JACOBS BAG (OLD, SIMILAR)/ RAYBAN SUNGLASSES

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Fundamental

07.15.2015

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I think we all have those days when all we want to do is throw on a pair of boyfriend jeans and tank top and be done with it! (I was certainly having one of those the day we shot this look) These Jeans are not just your regular run of the mill boyfriends, they’re Yoga Jeans which means they are exceptionally soft and comfortable and you can literally do yoga in them! I also love the fact that they are manufactured in my homeland of Canada and treated in my adopted home, Los Angeles! I am partnering with Yoga Jeans by Second Denim to give away a pair of these boyfriend style Yoga Jeans! All you need to do is follow Hunter Collector & Yoga Jeans by Second Denim on Instagram to enter, leave a comment either here on IG to let me know you entered! Happy Hump Day and Good Luck to those who enter to Win, xoxo Z

YOGA JEANS BY SECOND DENIM/ H&M BLAZER/ TOPSHOP CAMISOLE/ DEUX LUX CLUTCH/ DOLCE VITA HEELS (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR HERE)/ NORDSTROM LARIAT NECKLACE/ SILVANO APPAREL SUNGLASSES/ GORJANA CUFF

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Essence

07.13.2015

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Did everyone have a spectacular weekend? Mine was going so well until I was hit with some (mild) food poisoning after taking my husband out for a birthday dinner Saturday night. I won’t mention the name of the restaurant out loud but it was a downtown LA, rooftop sushi joint. The view was great, service fine, and the food went from mediocre to horrible after the stomach pains kicked in. We had a really lovely evening ending it with coffee and fresh Beignets at my all time favorite DTLA restaurant Bottega Louie, amazing food and so fun for people watching.  I always have these great intentions of posting really cool Instagram photos of my weekend outings but I get caught up in the moment and forget to take pictures, but you know what? I think that’s a good thing!!!

I have always loved the look of scarves: big, thin, long, short I love them all! I received this  gorgeous scarf from a Silpada Designs event I went to and love the versatility of it.  I wore it poolside as a wrap last weekend and around my shoulders that same night.  It makes doing the summer layers thing easy without being overwhelming and its so great to have handy when things get chilly as you’re sipping your fave cocktail at an ocean side bar!

I want to mention something I am extremely proud of: I was asked by RaekenLive (if you’re not familiar with it, is an online lifestyle magazine) to write an article for their fashion column and it is published and went live this weekend! Here is the link if you would like to read about my tips to making your clothes last forever! Happy Monday to you and thanks for visiting, kisses Zia

CURRENT/ELLIOTT CAMO SHORTS/ ELIZABETH & JAMES SHIRT (OLD, SIMILAR)/ SILPADA DESIGNS SCARF C/O/ LILY PULITZER FOR TARGET TOTE (SOLD OUT SIMILAR HERE)/ SHOEDAZZLE SANDALS/ STELLA MCCARTNEY SUNGLASSES/ VINTAGE BELT

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