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Mirror mirror on the hall

The architecture of the Walt Disney concert hall is spectacular.  Just look at these mirrored walls.  Its a blogger and photographer’s paradise.  (I think there were 5 different shoots along the building for the hour we were there).   If only LA traffic wasn’t as grid lock all the time, we would be here more often.  The less you have to drive, the better. Especially when you have a screaming baby in the back seat.  Thankfully, as Carlota has gotten older she has started to tolerate car rides……most of the time.  The problem has now become getting her fastened in her chair.  This is now a 5 minute challenge that consists of screaming, arching her back and squirming.  I’m sure you other mamas know exactly what I’m talking about.

Today’s outfit is one of my favorites.  A silk shirt, skinny jeans and over-the-knee boots; definitely one of my go-to looks.  I love the neck scarf and bow tie trend thats been getting a lot of popularity lately.  It’s a perfect accessory to transform your casual white shirt and jeans.  If you’ve been following my blog you will realize I’m all about having classic pieces in your closet that will last for years and adding “in trend” items to give a fresh outlook.  I frankly don’t have the closet space or the finances to constantly be shopping for new clothes weekly.  Instead I invest in pieces I know I will wear for years, and try to find the deals on items that I know may only last for a season.

What does your closet consist mostly of Trendy or Classic items?  Hope you had a great weekend.

With love,

Andrea

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Shirt: here (On sale here, similar here and love this) //

Bow: here (Similar here) //

Jeans: here (Similar here and here) //

Boots: here ( More affordable here) //

On Carlota

Dress: El Corte Ingles (Similar here and here) //

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The Oversized Cardigan

I have always been a fan of the oversized cardigan and skinny jeans look.  Its a way to dress comfortably without feeling overly frumpy.  Keeping the colors dark and monotone gives an added slimming effect.

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You can see the baby bump popping out in these two photos, but once you close the cardigan you can barely tell I’m 6 months pregnant.

I love the gold detail on these smoking slippers.  I wore a gold necklace to complement the shoes and add some detail to the all black look.

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Shirt:  Equipment old (Similar here, here and here)

Cardigan:  & Other Stories

Pants:  J Brand Maternity (Non-maternity here)

Shoes:  Guiseppe Zanotti (Similar here and here)

Glasses:  Karen Walker

With Love….

Andrea

LA Tropical

The weather in Los Angeles has been all over the place.  Most days this fall, it has still felt like summer.  Thankfully these past few weeks we are starting to get cooler weather.  I have been waiting for the crisp weather so that I can wear my plaids and fall layers.  Unfortunately I think I will have to wait a little longer as this weeks forecast is in the mid to high 70’s ( 20’s for Celsius).  I guess I can’t complain since back home in Toronto there is already snow!!

Todays look is a mix of summer and fall.  This equipment shirt definitely has a tropical vibe.  To make my outfit more seasonal appropriate I wore dark tones and layers.

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I have had this cardigan for years.  I love when you find something in the back of your closet and it was just what you were looking for to complete the outfit.  Having classic pieces in neutral colors always come in handy.

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Shirt:  Equipment (Similar here and here)  //  Cardigan:  Banana Republic old (Similar here and here)  //  Jeans: AG Jeans Maternity (Non-maternity here and here) //  Hat:  J Crew  //  Shoes:  Repetto (Similar here)

Hope you all have a great weekend.

With Love…..

Andrea

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

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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