Thrills

11.17.2014

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Our weekend was exhausting! We were finally able to start piecing our home back together but we wont have time to deal with the details until we return. Thank goodness we have our trip coming up this week: Wednesday morning we leave for an 11 day cruise starting in Miami taking us through six amazing ports before sailing across the Panama Canal! My ability to post will be limited but I should be able to keep the pictures coming on Instagram.
This lace shirt has been with me for a very long time and I unearthed when I was filtering through my things for the yard sale we had this weekend. In my younger days I would wear this with nothing underneath, it was VERY risque but that was the way I did things back then! These days wearing a nude tank top underneath is the way I go and it still causes a few double takes.

JACKET: CHICWISH/ LACE TOP: VINTAGE BETSEY JOHNSON (SIMILAR HERE)/ SKIRT: ASOS (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR)/ FEDORA: AUGUST ACCESSORIES/ NUDE TANK: F21/ CLUTCH: NORDSTROM RACK/ BOOTIES: TROUVE/ SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER

Photos by Steven M Gibbs

 

Occupied

11.14.2014

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Super Duper busy day today: Blog shoot, third audition this week (of course, I’m leaving town next week), wrapping up loose business ends and getting ready to leave town while my house is still in disorder! Well, if any kind of day calls for a super casual, easy outfit I’d say this one qualifies. I don’t expect my weekend will allow for any quiet time but I’ve got plenty of that coming my way next week…I do, nonetheless, wish you a wonderful and┬árelaxing weekend ! xxx Z

MUSTARD SWEATSHIRT: ZARA (IN STORE ONLY)/ VEST: OLD NAVY (SOLD OUT SIMILAR HERE)/ SCARF: GAP/ JEANS: WAX DENIM (SIMILAR HERE)/ BOOTS: NORDSTROM/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER

Photos by Shannon Cottrell

 

Glow

11.12.2014

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This time next week I will be on a plane heading off to a great adventure through the Caribbean Sea and across the Panama Canal! We are all super excited to explore all the amazing places we will be visiting but also we just really need some relaxing time after almost three months of living through this remodel that is, yes, still in progress! It’s odd going back through my summer clothes just after I was finally able to pull out my fall things… so I’ll just have enjoy them while I can! thanks for reading, xo Zia

PINSTRIPE JACKET: BETSEY JOHNSON (OLD)/ SWEATER: TOPSHOP (SIMILAR)/ SHIRT: EQUIPMENT (ON SALE HERE)/ SKIRT: VINTAGE (SIMILAR HERE)/ SUNGLASSES: PRADA/ HEELS: JUSTFAB/ BAG: JOY GRYSON/ BOW TIE: ETSY

Photos by Steven M Gibbs

 

Prolific

11.10.2014

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I was given this gorgeous Burberry Trench dress as a gift and it’s very va-va voom when worn as its meant to be worn. I haven’t had many occasions to wear something this sexy so I decided to re-purpose it as a coat. Worn with a sweater underneath it gives me all the warmth I need in this balmy LA autumn we’re having. I Hope you all had a great weekend, we spent ours getting ready to unload a bunch of stuff at our yard sale next weekend, I of course in the process came across several fabulous things in my archives which I’m sure will show up on the blog very soon!

TRENCH: BURBERRY BRIT SOLD OUT/ TURTLENECK: MORGAN (SIMILAR HERE)/ JEANS: ZARA (SIMILAR)/ BAG: BOTKIER/ HEELS: JUSTFAB/SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER

Photos by Shannon Cottrell

Summit

11.07.2014

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I am not currently a fan of maxi-dresses, I wore them when I was pregnant and in the summer there isn’t a girl out there who is not wearing one so they have completely lost their luster in my eyes. Maxi skirts, however,┬ámaintain a place in my wardrobe, I have had this one for such a long time and it continues to make me very happy. This skirt has a classic, flattering shape and can be dressed up for a night out or layered the way I have here for a casual lunch date or shopping… something I plan on doing a lot of this weekend; lunching not shopping we have a fabulous tropical vacation coming our way in a couple of weeks so back to warm weather clothing for a bit! Have a great weekend, xoxoZia

DENIM VEST: LEVI’S/ STRIPED TURTLENECK: J. CREW/ MAXI SKIRT: MORGAN (OLD)/ FEDORA: URBAN OUTFITTERS/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ BOOTIES: SAM EDLEMAN (SIMILAR HERE)/ SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN

Photos by Shannon Cottrell

 

Urgent

11.05.2014

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You may recall a few months back I mentioned speaking in front of city council in an effort to improve the safety measures around my son’s school which happens to be across the street from our house. After banding together with my neighbors and other concerned parents and pet owners, a multitude of emails and meetings later I have won my prize: stop signs are being installed as I write this. I am extremely proud of this accomplishment and am reminded that we do have the power to make change in this country. I think I have caught a little (political) fever and may consider running for city council one day, although I would have to add a few power suits and pencil skirts to my wardrobe! Until then I will be enjoying the flirty skirts and leopard prints that are part of my core wardrobe.

BLAZER: CLUB MONACO/ SWEATER: VINTAGE (SIMILAR HERE)/ SKIRT: LA ROK (OLD)/ HEELS: SOLE SOCIETY (SIMILAR)/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN

Photos by Steven M Gibbs

 

Begin

11.02.2014

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Well the heat is finally on, I am referring to the HVAC variety. This weekend like clockwork we turned our timepieces back, the temperatures dropped, the goose down duvet came out and I wrapped myself in a giant scarf. It’s not hitting sub zero or anything but it did rain which in LA is kind of a big deal. I’m loving it and as soon as I can access my things in the garage (post reno) I will be pulling out some coats!!! In the meantime I will settle for chunky sweaters and blanket scarves, Happy Monday everyone!

PLAID SCARF: ZARA/ SWEATER: VINTAGE J. CREW (SIMILAR)/ SKIRT: ZARA (SIMILAR)/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ HEELS: SCHUTZ/ SUNGLASSES: STELLA MCCARTNEY

Photos by Steven M Gibbs

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