Stripes & Button Front Denim

08.31.2015

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I spent a big part of my weekend organizing, archiving and purging my closet. It is such a big job that I still need to dedicate another weekend to finish up. It feels good to open up my closet, see inside and actually know what’s in there. Taking inventory of what you have before each season starts is a great way to avoid wasting money on things you may already have and have forgotten about which happens to me all the time. I came across this lace front top while digging around and its so perfect for fall! I can’t wait to show you what else I discovered in my excavation! Aside from all that closet cleaning boringness I did indeed have a fabulous weekend and hope you did too! xo Zia

GAP BUTTON FRONT SKIRT/ BETSEY JOHNSON LACE UP TOP (VINTAGE, SIMILAR HERE & HERE)/ DOLCE VITA WEDGES (SIMILAR HERE)/ DEUX LUX BAG (NOW ON SALE)/ STELLA MCCARTNEY SUNGLASSES

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Fringe Heels & Lace

08.28.2015

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As I mentioned in my last post, it’s been extremely hot in Southern California the past few weeks. I am longing for fall clothes, and this yearning is intensified by all the back to school activities we have had to attend since last week. I am consciously avoiding doing any (much) shopping right now and trying to recycle as much from my existing wardrobe as I can until it makes sense to start buying up the fall trends. These fringed heels, however, are giving me just a little taste of all the fun things I plan on snatching up as soon as the weather cools down! We made it to Friday and I am so glad this grueling week is almost over! I hope you all have some cocktails and relaxation on your agenda for the weekend, I most definitely do! Big kisses, Zia

ZARA SHORTS (LAST SEEN HERE)/ PATTERSON J KINCAID TOP (OLD, GOOD OPTION HERE)/ TARGET FEDORA/ REBECCA MINKOFF BAG/ JUSTFAB FRINGE HEELS/ SILVANO APPAREL SUNGLASSES

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Canon Rebel & Kate Spade Giveaway

A group of fabulous bloggers and myself have teamed up to bring you another fabulous giveaway. We’re so grateful for all your support! We’re rewarding one precious follower with a grand package worth $1,500! The package includes a Canon Rebel camera body, 2 lenses, strap, camera bag, tutorial DVD, and other camera accessories. PLUS a Kate Spade handbag and wallet with chain. Open to international contestants but international winner will be responsible for shipping and applicable custom fees to be paid prior to shipping. Contest ends on September 06, 2015.

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Canon Rebel Package + Kate Spade

Denim Shorts & Silky Layers

08.26.2015

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This seems to be one of the toughest time of year for us Southern California fashion lovers. With all the fall fashions showing up in stores, magazines and on other bloggers we are heading into the hottest of temperatures. In the meantime I will be wearing clothes in autumnal tones like this olive tank and silky trenches to create light layers! Happy Hump Day friends! xo Zia

LEITH DRAPED TRENCH VIA NORDSTROM/ TOPSHOP TANK/ AG JEANS SHORTS/ MARC BY MARC JACOBS BAG/ CAROLEE PENDANT/ LOFT SUNGLASSES/ DOLCE VITA HEELS/ GORJANA CUFF ON MY RIGHT WRIST/ BERRICLE CUFFS ON LEFT HERE & HERE

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Vintage Stripes, Denim & Full Skirt

08.24.2015

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One of the great joys of fashion for me is mixing and matching: old/new, high/low, skirts/tops…I love making an older piece look new again by adding a jacket, a new top or perfect scarf to change the whole feel of something. This is one of many reasons I prefer individual pieces to a dress (jumpsuits excluded) you can make it completely unidentifiable which a quick switch! This skirt was previously worn in this post with a completely different result, its almost like magic! I had a wonderful relaxing weekend with my family, I hope you did too, and I’m ready to take on this crazy, busy, fun week ahead! Here we go Monday… xoxo Zia

VINTAGE STRIPED TURTLENECK (SIMILAR HERE)/ ANN TAYLOR SKIRT (SIMILAR HERE)/ PIERRE HARDY HEELS (OLD, COOL PAIR HERE)/ LEVIS JEAN JACKET/ SILVANO APPAREL SUNGLASSES/ MARC BY MARC JACOBS BAG

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Rotation

08.21.2015

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I made it through my first week back from our Canadian getaway and my son’s first week of third grade. It didn’t feel like a very productive week but it was not an easy week either! Regardless I am so glad its Friday and we have no obligations lined up for the weekend so I’m hoping to get my Mojo back and have a killer week starting Monday!
I picked up this Lace up top from Asos recently, I love that its a lightweight cotton fabric that breathes because I know that come September we will be living in extreme heat. I’m thrilled that the lace up top trend is big because, you guessed it,  I have a few oldies kicking around my closet that I will have to pull out and mix in with some newer pieces! Have a great weekend, I always appreciate you stopping by, xoxo Zia

ASOS LACE-UP TOP/ ZARA VEGAN LEATHER SHORTS (OLD, ALMOST IDENTICAL HERE)/ MARC BY MARC JACBOS BAG (SIMILAR HERE)/ STEVE MADDEN HEELS/ SLATE CUFF C/O ROCKSBOX (USE CODE HUNTERCOLLECTORXOXO FOR YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE)/ SILVANO APPAREL SUNGLASSES C/O

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Impression

08.19.2015

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Whoever invented jumpsuits is a genius! I’ll be honest in telling you my husband is not a fan and makes mention of it whenever I wear one but that doesn’t stop me (sorry darling) I love almost everything about them except the fact that it’s not easy going to the restroom…but that function aside they are extremely practical and in my opinion quite sexy! I grabbed this deco print suit from ifChic.com during their last ifchic24 event which is coming up very soon be sure to start collecting your coins (more on that in this post) This one certainly makes a statement and that’s what I like to do…even on a Wednesday! I’m so glad you stopped by, xoxo Zia

HARLYN JUMPSUIT C/O IFCHIC.COM/ PAPER DENIM CLOTH JACKET (OLD, SIMILAR HERE)/ STEVE MADDEN HEELS/ MARC BY MARC JACOBS BAG/ RAYBAN SUNGLASSES/ NORDSTROM CUFF/ VINTAGE BELT

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Anticipation

08.17.2015

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For all intents and purposes summer is over!! We are back from our summer getaway and my little guy started third grade today (insert big sorrowful sigh here) The temperatures in LA are sweltering this week so fall fashion is far from my mind, but long thin layers like in this post will get me through the cooler nights without breaking into a sweat. It’s pretty obvious my go-to look is stripes with denim and throwing in a pop of red is what I do! Hope your Monday is off to a great start…xoxox Zia

7 FOR ALL MANKIND WIDELEG DENIM/ ZARA TOP (LAST SEEN HERE)/ PRIMA DONNA HAT/ J.CREW BELT/ ANN TAYLOR LOFT SUNGLASSES/ JOY GRYSON BAG (SIMILAR HERE)

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