Charmed

10.31.2014

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I have been known to spend some serious cash on a pair of shoes without thinking twice. With so many inexpensive options out there its hard to pass up the kind of deals that my favorites like Sole Society or JustFab offer. I have also noticed that I seem to get more compliments, even from complete strangers, on my budget friendly footwear such as the ones in this post. They are not only Vegan friendly but these also happen to be extremely comfortable for the heel height. Wishing you all a very safe and fun Halloween! xxxxx Zia

SHIRT: MARC BY MARC JACOBS/ SKIRT: NORDSTROM (SIMILAR)/ CARDIGAN: VERA WANG FOR KOHL’S OLD/ HAT: URBAN OUTFITTERS/ HEELS: JUSTFAB/ BAG: POUR LA VICTOIRE (SIMILAR HERE)/SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN

Photos by Shannon Cottrell

 

Layer Cake

Fall Layers

 

Fall Layers by huntercollectorblog featuring a black lace tank and Cardigan

Getting dressed in LA no matter what time of year requires layering, fall for obvious reasons demands multiple versatile layers. I created this style board to showcase my methodology in doing layers right. I personally never feel comfortable in a sweater without a camisole or tank top underneath; a little lace peeking out from under a plaid shirt or chunky sweater adds a little bit of sexiness to an otherwise demure look. Ankle boots are mandatory for comfortable long walks through a pumpkin patch or farmer’s market and I am never without a hat in this year-round sunny climate. Sunglasses and some dainty rings add some flash and if its cool enough a scarf or cardigan bring in some color…this is definitely my go to look for weekends and outdoor concerts like the one I’ll be attending tonight at The Greek! Happy Layering, xx Zia

Beacon

10.29.2014

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Something about my lifestyle recently has dictated a more casual approach to getting dressed and I’m actually enjoying it! I got this sweater from Zara the other day and I have worn it almost daily since. It’s a thin cotton that’s perfect for layering with the erratic temperatures we’ve been having and one rarely needs a heavy sweater in Southern California! Just a few more days until Halloween and the weekend, so excited for both! xx Zia

LEOPARD JACKET: TOPSHOP (LAST SEEN HERE)/ COBALT SWEATER: ZARA/ JEANS: BDG/ FEDORA: AUGUST/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ BOOTIES: SAM EDELMAN (SIMILAR HERE)

Photos by Shannon Cottrell

 

Stardust

10.27.2014

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We are going on week 11 of our 6-8 week remodel, so the stress level around here is pretty high. This lack of equilibrium at home has definitely effected my fashion Mojo hence my shortage of posts last week. We are getting closer to completion and are able to visualize the final outcome, it will be gorgeous and well worth the sacrifice! I hope that this encouragement along with the arrival of fall temps (finally) will shine through in my upcoming posts.

SWEATER: ZARA/ TWEED SKIRT: ALICE & OLIVIA/ VEGAN LEATHER JACKET: CHICWISH/ HEELS: JUSTFAB/ SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN/ BAG: JOY GRYSON (SIMILAR)/ LARIAT NECKLACE: BAUBLEBAR

Photos by Shannon Cottrell

 

Who Wouldn’t Like to Know It?

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For those of you who follow me (or most any other blogger) on Instagram I’m sure you’ve seen the #Liketkit hashtags and registration info with almost every outfit post. If you haven’t looked into it yet, allow me to explain how cool and easy it is to get outfit information from Instagram posts sent directly to your email inbox:

1. Register by going to LiketoKnow.it and sign in to Instagram
2. When you “Like” my photos on Instagram that have been tagged with #liketkit you will receive an e-mail with the ready to shop product links. When a photo has the shop-able feature enabled I’ll indicate by adding the hashtag. You can also update your preferences for your e-mails to be delivered however often you would like, this option is particularly great if you follow other bloggers who also use liketkit.

Easy peasy, you never have to wonder again where you can find something that you Like!

Domain

10.20.2014

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Growing up we had a family friend who we called “Aunt Jean”, my mother would regularly visit her at the retirement home she lived in and I would often join her. Aunt Jean was always happiest when it was cloudy out and would proclaim “I LOVE a grey day” (she sounded very Katharine Hepburn in “Philadelphia” when she said it) when I was a child I couldn’t understand why someone would be happier when the sun wasn’t shining? Well Aunt Jean has long since passed away but her words resonate with me when I wake up to a grey day, like today here in LA. I Love a grey day so that I can burn scented candles, drink hot tea and dress in cozy, layers like in these photos. Thanks for reading and for those of you here in LA enjoy the grey!

RED PLAID SHIRT: SHEINSIDE/ FUR VEST: NO LABEL, OLD (SIMILAR HERE)/ JEANS: MADEWELL/ HAT: NORDSTROM/ BOOTIES: TROUVE/ SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ CAMISOLE: VINTAGE

Photos by Steven M Gibbs

 

Reflection

10.17.2014

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I find I frequently start thinking about what I would have done differently to an outfit as I’m putting up a post. With this particular look I just wish that I had shown it with a jacket but it was so hot the day we shot this that I’m sure there was no way it was something I would have even considered. This look could so easily go from business meeting (much more so with a blazer or cardigan) to drinks with my husband, a perfect Friday ensemble!
Wishing you all a spectacular weekend, thanks for visiting! xoxo Zia

FAUX LEATHER TOP: PIPERLIME (SIMILAR HERE)/ DRESS WORN AS SKIRT: c/o FOR ELYSE/ SHIRT: EQUIPMENT/ BAG: MADEWELL (SIMILAR)/ SHOES: DOLCE VITA/ SUNGLASSES: PRADA

Photos by Steven M Gibbs

 

Bountiful

10.15.2014

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When it rains it pours as they say and I’m unfortunately not talking about the weather right now…I’m writing this from the lounge at my car dealership getting a plastic strip replaced on my door that got ripped off by an evil bush, from here I head straight to an audition and then back to my still in remodel mode home to make some last minute décor decisions….so wearing easy neutral layers that are casual but polished are key for running around town doing a million and one things.   We have an amazing family vacation planned next month which is the light at the end my crazy tunnel, but right now I’m just trying to make it past today…thanks for reading and Happy Hump Day (never thought I’d ever say that) xoxo Zia

MOHAIR SWEATER: ESPRIT DE CORPS (FROM THE ARCHIVES)/ SILK BLOUSE: VINTAGE (MY MOM’S)/ VEGAN LEATHER LEGGINGS: KIRNA ZABETE FOR TARGET (SIMILAR HERE)/ PANAMA HAT: URBAN OUTFITTERS (SIMILAR)/ HEELS: BOUTIQUE 9/ BAG: COACH

Photos by Steven M Gibbs