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Boho chic

California is all about that Boho vibe. The weather, the palm trees, the surfers and their laid back attitude. Then there’s Coachella.  That time of year in Indio, California where the epitome of California fashion has its own catwalk on the polo fields.  The festival is equal parts music and fashion. Most likely the inspiration for this style is a combination of all of the above.

Even the queen of blogging herself, Italian beauty Chiara Ferragni has adopted this style since moving to LA.  The Italian fashion blogger from The Blonde Salad has changed her high fashion ways for crop tops and vintage high-waisted denim shorts.  Of course when she attends Paris and Milan fashion weeks she is all decked out in European high fashion but her everyday style is definitely that 70’s California vibe.

Moving to LA from the East Coast I had a lot to learn.  My style is definitely not bohemian but I am starting to embrace the California way.  This dress was a perfect mix for me.  Being a new mom crop tops, short shorts, and fringe skirts just don’t seem as appropriate for me these days.  Rather than being discouraged, I look for items that incorporate the trends but suit my personal style as well.

Time to enjoy that beautiful California sunshine!!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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Dress:  Free People (Similar here) //

Hat:  Revolve Clothing (Similar here and here) //

Stroller: Bugaboo (Canopy) //

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A Touch of Lace

One of my pregnancy staples is the sweater dress.  I have always been a fan of them, especially with over the knee boots.  There is something about that look that I find so sexy.  The weather in LA has not been very conducive to wearing my OTK boots so I had to resort to my second favorite, the ankle boot.

As soon as I saw this dress I knew I had to have it.  I love the translucency of the sweater and the lace slip that peeks through from the bottom hem.  It is dainty and feminine which is in contrast to most sweater dresses.

I paired the dress with my Anine Bing ankle boots.  I think the studs give the look a more edgy vibe!
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Dress: Free People (Similar here and here) //

Glasses:  Karen Walker //

Boots:  Anine Bing (More affordable here) //

Bag:  Celine //

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A day at the Library

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I can’t mention enough how my growing body is making me venture out of my usual classic style.  I love button down shirts and large sweaters.  As the weeks go by and I am approaching my 3rd trimester I am slowly not able to button up my shirts, and I’m also starting to feel huge in my oversized sweaters.

Looking in my closet, I’m trying to put together some of my looser fitting pieces so that I don’t have to invest too much money on new clothes.  There are obviously some maternity items I need to purchase, and I am happy to do so.

I found this cute summer dress in the back of my closet, and since LA weather has been so warm, I was able to wear it in December while giving it a fall twist.  I added an oversized cardigan with over the knee socks and my favorite black boots.

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I felt cute and flirty in this look with the added bonus that it was very comfortable and flattering to my changing body.

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Dress:  Brandy Melville summer (Similar here, here and here)  //  

Sweater:  Small shop in Italy (similar here, here and here) //

Socks:  Free People //

Boots:  Sergio Rossi old (Similar here and here) //

Sunglasses:  Karen Walker 

I suggest pregnant or not, take a look in the back of your closet and pull out that piece that’s been sitting there for a while and try to incorporate it into your next look.  Its like getting a new item all over again.

With Love….

Andrea