Bloom

03.27.2015

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Happy, Happy Friday!!! I’m so excited for the weekend mostly because we have nothing planned, no trips out of town just staying home and enjoying this crazy heat wave. The one item on the agenda this weekend is taking my cousin and her BFF visiting from Canada out for some local Mexican cuisine! I’ll be sure to wear this super flattering Vedette Shapewear bodysuit that lets you get away indulging in that extra helping of guacamole and a second (or third) margarita. You now have the opportunity to win one of these sexy numbers for yourself: Vedette will give a surprise shapewear item to three of my readers, International or local (Yay!!) by doing the following: Follow Vedette on Facebook and Twitter and follow Hunter Collector on Instagram and let me know in the comments that you have entered, good luck to you!

Have a great weekend and thank you so much for reading! xoxo Zia

MADEWELL CARDIGAN (OLD, SIMILAR HERE & HERE)/ VEDETTE SHAPEWEAR BODYSUIT/ PRADA SKIRT (SIMILAR HERE)/ FRENCH CONNECTION MULES/ REBECCA MINKOFF BAG/ MARC BY MARC JACOBS SUNGLASSES/ C/O ROXBOX NECKLACE (USE CODE HUNTERCOLLECTORXOXO FOR YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE)

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Deliver

03.25.2015

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Here they come again: the return of the wide leg pant. I’m quite certain very few of us will completely abandon our favorite skinnies, but a different denim style is a nice option to have. I have a vast array of wide legs in my archives since they make their way in and out of style often, I’m particularly a big fan of culottes which I’m sure will be seen everywhere this summer along with the classics like these 7FAM jeans which I have had for a few years now; always hang on to the good ones because they will always come back…thanks for stopping by! Zia

ST JOHN JACKET (SIMILAR)/ YIGAL AZROUEL TOP/ 7 FOR ALL MANKIND JEANS (SIMILAR HERE AND HERE)/ PRADA SUNGLASSES/ POUR LA VICTOIRE CLUTCH (SIMILAR HERE)/ ZARA HEELS

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Encounter

03.23.2015

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Back in the city after a weekend skiing at Big Bear and I think I left my brain in the clean crispness of the mountain air. On days like this I reach for my foolproof look and that is always stripes! I threw on these slides that are some of the most comfortable, and easy to put on shoes, I’ve owned… perfect way to start a Monday!

ZARA STRIPED DRESS (AVAIL IN STORES or SIMILAR HERE)/ MARC BY MARC JACOBS JACKET (OLD, SIMILAR HERE)/ FRENCH CONNECTION MULES/ DEUX LUX CLUTCH VIA NEIMAN MARCUS/ RAYBAN SUNGLASSES/ ROCKSBOX BANGLES (USE CODE HUNTERCOLLECTORXOXO FOR YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE)

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Poison

03.20.2015

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When I was in elementary school my best friend had an older sister who I worshipped. Her name was Linda: she was about four years older, she had a boyfriend and she was totally punk rock! My admiration for her style bordered on obsessive. I however was far too young to wear anything she did although I did try to emulate her as much as fifth grader possibly could. I remember lamenting about how unfair it was that fashion was so good then and I was just born too late! Flash forward a few years when Madonna comes on the scene with her irreverent street style with the wedding dresses, elbow deep bangles and bras as tops. Madonna made me forget about Linda in a great hurry but alas with my youth and conservative parents there was no way I was leaving the house in lingerie (except on Halloween when I did my best “Lucky Star”) Well now I’m a grown woman, I can wear whatever I please and when I received a package from Vedette Shapewear I found their pieces so beautiful and flattering that I couldn’t possibly keep it hidden underneath. What I particularly LOVE about this bodysuit is it keeps everything in place, I had a huge dinner wearing one and didn’t feel self conscious about busting out. I have been wearing underwear as outerwear since my rocker chick days, it’s nothing new and Madonna fortunately paved the way for us lace and eyelet loving girls! I’m heading up to the mountains for the weekend so I will be back in my cozy knits and coats but I may just keep one of my bodysuits underneath, have a beautiful weekend! xo Zia

VEDETTE BODYSUIT/ ASOS SKIRT/ F21 BLAZER (THRIFTED, SIMILAR)/ REBECCA MINKOFF BAG/ MARC BY MARC JACOBS SUNGLASSES/ MICHAEL KORS BOOTIES/ BAUBLEBAR NECKLACE/ ALLEN SCHWARTZ CUFF /ROCKSBOX BANGLES (FIRST MONTH FREE WITH CODE HUNTERCOLLECTORXOXO)

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Renegade

03.18.2015

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I strive for imperfection. I prefer street style to flawless editorial looks (I’ve given up many magazine subscriptions due to this). There are very few people in the world who have a personal stylist making sure every last detail is perfectly aligned before leaving the house,  I certainly don’t nor would I want one. What makes fashion fun is finding unlikely combinations that you end up loving. I’m sure there is some rule out there about not wearing grey and brown together and I say that rule belongs in the same waste basket as not wearing navy and black or white after labor day! I wore this ensemble out to a belated lunch celebration with one of my best girlfriends who shares the Pisces star sign with me and received many comments/compliments on the grey/brown combo so I thought I would share it with you. What are your thoughts on taking fashion risks and looking flawlessly imperfect?

ps to the reader who commented on the fact my lipstick needing fixing in one of my posts: I don’t have a make up artist on my shoots with me and as long as one eats and drinks and kisses those they love, lipstick is never perfect!!!

VINCE CAMUTO SWEATER/ VINTAGE BENETTON SUEDE SKIRT (SIMILAR HERE & HERE)/ NORDSTROM RACK BOOTS (SIMILAR ON SALE)/ MADEWELL BELT (OLD)/ DEUX LUX CLUTCH (ON SALE HERE)/ RAYBAN SUNGLASSES/ BANGLES AND CUFF C/0 ROCKSBOX (USE CODE HUNTERCOLLECTORXOXO FOR YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE)

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Ingenue

03.16.2015
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I named this post after a cocktail I had ordered at dinner Saturday night which was the beginning of a most peculiar and unforgettable (not in a good way) meal, the story is far too long and convoluted to relay here but we did get a really good laugh out of it. Aside from the unfortunate dinner experience we had a beautiful time at Terranea hiking, dolphin watching and poolside lounging! Although it felt like summer here this weekend I’m definitely ready for spring attire, I picked up this perforated top at Piperlime a few weeks back and in case you haven’t heard they are closing up shop next month which breaks my heart. Piperlime is one of my absolute favorite places to pick up cute items from unknown designers and they always had the best sales, much sadness here! Lastly I wanted to thank everyone who voted me to victory in the Who Wore it Best Challenge on LookMazing it was a really close race and I’m thrilled my look, aptly named Triumph, won as it’s one of faves from the last few months! Happy Monday everyone, so glad you dropped by! xx Zia

ASOS SKIRT (ON SALE)/ PIPERLIME TOP (SIMILAR HERE)/ VINTAGE HABITUAL JACKET/ MICHAEL KORS BOOTIES/ REBECCA MINKOFF BAG/ PRADA SUNGLASSES (SIMILAR HERE)/ MARGARET ELIZABETH EARRINGS C/O ROCKSBOX (GET YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE WITH CODE HUNTERCOLLECTORXOXO)

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Siren

03.13.2015

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It has been a rough week and I couldn’t be happier that its Friday. My husband and I are going on a little stay-cation at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes this weekend to decompress and be alone for a couple of days. Lucky for us it went straight from winter to deep summer this week here in LA so there will time spent laying out be the pool. That being said this outfit may seem a bit inappropriate with the 90 degree weather coming up today but a few nights ago when I wore this I needed every layer of wool I had on! Well Happy Friday to you all and I hope your weekend is as relaxing as I anticipate mine will be! xoxo Zia

PS thank you to everyone who entered the Rockport giveaway winners were announced this morning so check your IG

ZARA COAT (SIMILAR HERE)/ VINTAGE VALENTINO SWEATER (SIMILAR)/ ASOS SKIRT/ VIA SPIGA BOOTIES (SIMILAR)/ REBECCA MINKOFF BAG/ AUGUST ACCESSORIES FEDORA/ RAYBAN SUNGLASSES

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Affair

03.11.2015

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I wore this outfit to a business meeting last week, don’t freak out I toned it down by wearing a nude tank under the sheer blouse and a black blazer. It easily turned into an evening outfit with the leopard print and a peek of lingerie. LA is a pretty casual town and one can get away with wearing just about anything to work or out to dinner but with my love affair with clothes I always want to dress it up, even on a Wednesday! Thanks for visiting, xx Z

Ps have you checked out Rocksbox yet? It’s a monthly jewelry subscription so you can test drive pieces before committing to buying or just keep switching them out ( I kept the bangles I’m wearing)

AMERICAN APPAREL SHEER TOP (ON SALE)/ GIVENCHY SKIRT (GIFT, SIMILAR HERE)/ TOPSHOP JACKET (OLD, SIMILAR HERE)/ MICHAEL KORS HEELS/ REBECCA MINKOFF BAG/ KAREN WALKER SUNGLASSES/ VICTORIA’S SECRET BRA/ BANGLES AND NECKLACE C/0 ROCKSBOX (FIRST MONTH FREE WITH CODE HUNTERCOLLECTORXOXO)

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