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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Reminiscence

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Going back to your hometown after long periods of time always engenders a variety of emotions. Driving down streets that you know like the back of your hand yet seem so foreign, spending time with old friends and talking about others who’s whereabouts are unknown … Today we are gathering my very large extended family to celebrate a milestone birthday for my father (we won’t mention numbers) It’s a reminder that time is quickly passing by. Living every day to the fullest is certainly a cliché that comes to mind, and some fashionably minded individuals like myself might perceive that to mean dressing your best every day. I snatched up this simple maxi dress at the Zara sale thinking I’d use it as a beach cover up but when I threw it on for a friends party I few weeks back I realized it was worthy of more then just the beach. We’re heading back home tomorrow and I cant wait to be back with my husband, my animals and of course my closet!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Friday, xoxo Zia

ZARA MAXI (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR HERE)/ LEVI’S DENIM JACKET/ LE DEUX FRINGE BAG/ SILVANO APPAREL SUNGLASSES/ DOLCE VITA HEELS/ BAUBLEBAR EARRINGS (SIMILAR)

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Breathless

08.12.2015

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Do you ever have a block of time off and expect that you will be able to accomplish all kinds of things… like sitting down to read a book or catching up on missed films for instance and then get half way through your vacation and realize you’ve been so busy you haven’t had any time to relax at all? It appears it happens to me every time and I still don’t seem to learn but I guess its not a bad thing to have high expectations of myself! Since leaving LA last Friday I have been so occupied with things like a trip to the farmers market, a mountain hike, yesterday we went to the zoo and today we are going to the badlands of Alberta with hopes of finding some prehistoric fossils (life with an eight year old boy) Well, all this running around, and my bad packing skills, have me living in jeans/cutoffs and a cute top much like the one in this post (how cool is this fringe T?) minus the amazing necklace (see below for discount code) Well it’s time to hit the road, I hope you’re following along on my summer adventures on Instagram ! Thanks for visiting… kisses from Canada, Zia

SEA OF PEARLS FRINGE T-SHIRT c/o / BB DAKOTA BLAZER/ AE JEANS (SIMILAR HERE)/ ZARA HEELS (OLD, GOOD PAIR HERE)/ MARC BY MARC JACBOS BAG (SIMILAR)/ ANN TAYLOR LOFT SUNGLASSES/ MIRINA COLLECTION NECKLACE (USE CODE ZIA20 FOR 20% OFF YOUR PURCHASE)

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