7 for all mankind

Adding some flare

I’ve been living in my skinny jeans for years.  Other than my boyfriend jeans, you wouldn’t find me wearing any other style of denim.  Recently I’ve jumped on the flare bandwagon when I found this perfect pair.  I love the high waist and braided accents.  With my short torso, high waisted pants aren’t always flattering on my figure.  Maybe the detailed pockets are the magic piece, but as soon as I put these on I felt like they were made for me.

I’m very mindful of dressing for my figure or at least I like to think so!! Not everything that’s on trend will suit every body type.  I think it’s important to find those pieces that are stylish and suit you, rather than trying to wear everything that’s trending at the moment.

Carlota is rocking these adorable baby overalls from Old Navy.  Finding cute affordable baby clothes is always at the top of my list.  I’ve found so many fashionable items for Carlota at Old Navy and haven’t had to break the bank.  There is always some sort of sale going on there, on top of the already reasonable prices.

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7 for all Mankind are currently having their winter sale and these flares are included.

Jeans: 7 for all Mankind  on sale (Also available here and here) //

Top: Vince (old)  (Similar here and here) //

Hat:  Revolve (Similar here and here) //

Boots: Rag & Bone  //

On Carlota

Overalls: Old Navy (cute jeans here and here) //

Shoes:  Freshly Picked  //

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A day on the pier!!

I’m looking forward to the days of going on the rollercoaster and sharing an ice cream with my babe.  As of now I get to just watch her as she’s taking in all of her surroundings, exploring the world and seeing everything for the first time.  Its crazy how alert she has become these past few months.  If only I knew what she was thinking.  We rarely go to the pier, and when we do, we find mostly tourists and children around there.  I do imagine that when Carlota is walking and talking, the ferris wheel and Merry-go-round will be our weekly destinations.

My style is 90% casual and I love adding accessories to make my look pop.  With this sweater, the sequin details do the popping for itself. No need to accessorize.  These details also make it that perfect piece that can be worn from day to night.  I added the jeweled pumps for extra sparkle to compliment the shoulder detail of the sweater.

The rips and light colored denim give this look a daytime casual vibe.  Changing for a date night, I would trade the skinny jeans for a midi skirt and tuck it in to accentuate the waist.  Date nights with the hubby are scarce these days but lets hope as Carlota gets older we start getting back on that track.  For now I’ll stick to rocking sequence during my daily outings.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I’m really looking forward to our first Thanksgiving with Carlota.  So much to be thankful for.

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Sweater: J Crew on major sale with an extra %30 off with code SHOPNOW //

Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (similar here) //

Heels:  Louboutin (Similar here very cool here) //

Clutch:  Clare V (Similar less expensive here) //

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Animal instincts

I love adding animal inspired pieces to my looks.  You can pair them with a basic outfit to add depth and texture, or add them to a more colorful look as a neutral.

My style is most often very casual.  My go-to look is usually a button down shirt and jeans.   Especially during my pregnancy it’s getting harder to experiment with outfits.  I kept my look sleek and simple, and added two animal inspired pieces to enhance my outfit.

The first look included an old Zara leopard coat.  I don’t think you can go wrong with leopard.  I usually wear it in the form of a scarf or shoes but when I saw this jacket a couple of years ago I knew it was a must have.  I don’t get to wear it very often, but when I do, I always get compliments.  I think a good statement coat is an investment…especially when it’s not expensive!  Getting a basic print like leopard, houndstooth, or a bold color will be something that can last for many years and will always come back into style.


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Coat: Zara old (Similar here and here) // Shirt:  Equipment // Jeans:  7 of All Mankind (Similar here and here) // Boots: Stuart Weitzman (Similar here and here)

For the second animal inspired accessory I added a faux fur vest.  The vest adds volume, layers and texture.  I bought this vest last year at Club Monaco during end of the season sales.  I am very happy I did since this year faux fur vests are everywhere.

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With Love…

Andrea

Nights like these

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Shirt: James Perce (Similar here Jeans: 7 of mankind (Similar here and here)  Hat:  Bailey for J Crew  Sweater: Vintage

Life is always so busy and hectic that we sometimes forget to just sit and breathe.  Last weekend my husband and I did just that.  We had no specific plans but to enjoy each others company and beautiful mother nature.  I rarely get the time to just sit and watch the sun setting, this was one of those nights.

I decided to wear jeans and a cardigan because once the sun sets I get pretty cold.  I love wearing simple, comfortable clothing.  Maybe this is because California style has grown on me, or maybe because I just don’t feel at ease when I’m trying so hard with my fashion.  I think women are at their sexiest when they feel comfortable in their outfits.  Some women thrive in fancy and elegant looks, while others look amazing in California cool.  One of my inspirations of this is Sincerely Jules.  Most of the time she has a laid back look with sneakers and yet I always find her so chic, fashionable and sexy.

It is important to determine what your style is and work with it.  There is no point dressing in whatever is trendy at the time if you don’t feel comfortable in it.  This has taken me some time to figure out but I think I have finally found my style and groove.

With Love…..

ANDREA

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Fall for Plaid!!

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Shirt:  Equipment    Jeans:  7 For all mankind   Boots:  Rag & Bone   Purse:  Celine   Glasses:  Bloomingdales (Tom Ford)

 There are only a couple days left until its officially fall and I can’t wait.  As I had mentioned in my previous post Fall is my favorite season.  I get excited when its time to wear layers, boots, sweaters, plaid and scarfs.  The fashion isn’t the only part of Fall I love.  I love the fresh crisp air, the cool breeze, the leaves changing color, the scents of apple and pumpkin looming everywhere, and best of all Thanksgiving.  This morning in LA fall was in the air and I was so excited to pull out some of my Fall favorites for this season.  Next week we are expecting another heat wave so I had one day to take full advantage.

All items are last season but since they are all classic pieces they have similar items this season.  I have linked up a few of the items for you.

Equiptment Fr is my favorite brand for silk shirts.  You will notice in future blog posts that I wear them a lot.  I have noticed that the older I get the more classic my wardrobe has become.  I seem to flock to less trendy pieces and instead look for more timeless numbers.  Equipment shirts do have many patterns that are very cool and keep them modern at the same time.

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Rag & Bone Newbury boot is a staple of theirs.  I had been eyeing this boot for a while but I had already bought new expensive boots last season and couldn’t justify another pair.  When they had their end of the season sale and the boots were 50% off I couldn’t resist. (I love a good deal, especially with something I’ve had my eye on.)  I will link this seasons colors and they have the canvas in camel from pre fall which is on sale at the moment.  The traditional colors of black and dark brown are not colors that go on sale (in case you were wondering).  I was told this when I bought mine in the spring.

With Love…

ANDREA

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