Zephyr

07.23.2014

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Wednesdays are my “flex” days so I get to keep things easy and breezy, unless I have an audition or random client meeting…today I am as free as the summer wind, Happy Hump Day Everyone!!!

KIMONO: WINTER KATE/ TANK: ZARA/ SHORTS: VINTAGE LEVI’S (SIMILAR)/ BAG: TORY BURCH/ SANDALS: SAM EDELMAN/ BLACK BRALETTE: FREE PEOPLE/ SUNNIES: RAYBAN/ PENDANT NECKLACE: MADEWELL (SIMILAR)

Photos by Steven M Gibbs


Venus

07.21.2014

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Amidst all the festivities this past weekend (birthdays and a friends’ wedding anniversary) I was actually able to take time for myself, relax and reconnect with my inner goddess! I caught up on RHOC (guilty) went through my pile of untouched fashion magazines, did some gardening and laid back with an amazing much needed eye mask…I dressed in a billowy blouse and full skirt to punctuate how I’m feeling today: “like the summit of beauty and love” Happy Monday Everyone!!!

BLOUSE: WAYF (SIMILAR)/ SKIRT: AMERICAN APPAREL/ HEELS: BOUTIQUE 9 (SIMILAR)/ BAG: MADEWELL (SIMILAR)/ BRALETTE: FREE PEOPLE/ NECKLACE: SABINE VIA PIPERLIME/ SUNNIES: RAYBAN

Photos by Steven M Gibbs


Fortress

07.18.2014

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Living in Los Angeles we are exposed to constant year round sunshine which can take its toll on anyone’s skin. Being that I am very fair skinned I am even more susceptible to the sun’s damaging rays, therefore I am never without sunscreen on my face and rarely without a hat and sunglasses! Aside from the protective factor it’s also a great way to disguise a bad hair day…have a fabulous weekend a remember to jump on over to the Style Elixir to meet some new bloggers on the Friday’s Fab Favorites link up I’m Co-hosting! xoxo

WHITE TOP: WOO/ BRALETTE: FREE PEOPLE/ SKIRT: LE ROK (SIMILAR)/ HEELS: SOLE SOCIETY/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ FEDORA: GOORIN BROS/ SUNNIES: COACH/ NECKLACE: VIA PIPERLIME (SIMILAR)

Photos by Steven M Gibbs

 

Fab Favorites with Style Elixir

I have the pleasure of Co-Hosting Friday’s Fab Favorites on The Style Elixir this Week along with the lovely Megan Zachary from Pretty is as Pretty Does I hope you will pop over and visit, perhaps you’ll find some inspiration and discover some new blogs that will become a mainstay on your daily reads list.

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Arid

07.16.2014

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We have been having the most bizarre weather here in Southern California this summer, it’s been scorching hot and uncharacteristically humid. Taking a cue from desert crawlers I put on a sheer snakeskin print top and billowy cotton skirt to help make the heat bearable…Since California is experiencing one of its worst drought in decades I urge any SoCal residents to do what they can to reduce their water consumption. We have been planting succulents and turning down our sprinklers, re-using water to feed house plants and we also avoid flushing the toilet…what do you do to conserve our precious H20? I’m open to any new ideas!!!

SNAKE PRINT TOP: EQUIPMENT/ SKIRT: CLUB MONACO (SIMILAR)/ HEELS: ZARA/ CLUTCH: BOUGHT IN ITALY NO LABEL/ BRALETTE:FREE PEOPLE/ SUNNIES: PRADA

Photos by Steven M Gibbs


Torn

07.14.2014

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On an typical night out with my husband, dinner and a movie, this would definitely be a go-to outfit for me: super comfy, worn in tattered jeans with heels and a sexy top…this weekend however was far from ordinary; Dressed cocktail appropriate I attended a little soiree at a beautiful private home in the Altadena Hills to raise awareness for the thousands of children in the Los Angeles area that currently don’t have a permanent home. Five Acres is an amazing non-profit organization that was established in 1888 and provides foster and adoptive services among others. As the mother of a young child I was very inspired by their mission and wanted to help spread the word in case any of my readers have considered fostering or adopting a child or even if you are interested in donating to the cause please click on the above link…I hope you all had weekends that were equally as fulfilling as mine!

BLAZER: TAHARI/ TOP: SASS AND BIDE/ BOYFRIEND JEANS: ZARA/ CLUTCH: REBECCA MINKOFF/ HEELS: STEVE MADDEN/ SUNNIES: TORY BURCH/ BONE CUFF: TIFFANY & CO./ EARRINGS: JEWELMINT

Photos by Steven M Gibbs


Duplicity

07.11.2014

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In the week since I’ve had this dress I have worn it twice with plans to wear it again to a dinner party this weekend, I absolutely love the print and the vintage inspired cut is so flattering! I therefore decided to show it worn in a couple different ways. The first look shot in Coronado this past weekend shows it dressed up, ready for an outdoor wedding or dinner by the beach. In the second look the denim vest makes it more of a casual, lunch date ensemble.. I would also wear it with lace up flat sandals for a day of shopping or ankle boots and black (vegan) leather for a concert at the Bowl…I love getting multiple uses out of something so identifiable but I still avoid wearing something more than once in the same circles, it’s a weird thing of mine! Thanks for dropping by! xx

IN BOTH LOOKS DRESS: ESHAKTI C/O FIRST LOOK: VEGAN LEATHER JACKET: ZARA/ BAG: TORY BURCH/ HEELS: DOLCE VITA/ SUNNIES: STELLA MCCARTNEY LOOK TWO: DENIM VEST: VINTAGE LEVI’S (SIMILAR)/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ HEELS: ZARA/ SUNNIES: PRADA

Photos by Steven M Gibbs & Michael Voelker


Intrepid

07.09.2014

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Since July is the busiest travel month of the year I wanted to post one of my quintessential weekend getaway looks…first of all layers are mandatory and stripes are easy, throw on some flats and this could be perfect for exploring a new town and with the heels appropriate for dinner with a view of the sunset, I hope you all have some fun summer travel plans!!!

On a personal note today is my best friend’s birthday, so I would like to take a moment wish my handsome, smart, talented and (of course) well dressed husband Michael a fabulous Birthday! Among other amazing accomplishments in his young life he has also become a great blog photographer for which I am very grateful (not featured today, bad timing on my part) so Bonne Anniversaire to my love, xxx

CAMO JACKET: ZARA/ STRIPED TOP: J. CREW FACTORY/ SKIRT: DKNY (VINTAGE)/ HEELS: DOLCE VITA (SIMILAR)/ BAG: COACH/ SUNNIES: STELLA MCCARTNEY/ LIPS: L’OREAL CORAL ENCORE C/0

Photos by Steven M Gibbs