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mother daughter style: into the woods

giselaandzoe7It feels great to get back into the blogging world! Especially starting with a Mother / Daughter style post which is becoming one of my favorite things to do with my daughter Zoe. Not only do we have fun getting dressed up, but we are also capturing moments in time that we can one day look back at together. It is such a remarkable experience sharing little moments like “getting dressed” with my teenage daughter. And also seeing how much she’s grown just in the last year, especially in character; she has such a sweet and humble one that I pray will continue through adult hood.

The backdrop is one of my favorite canyons to hike in the summer called Baily Canyon. I feel so lucky just having it a couple of blocks away. Just being in the midst of it brought out so many senses. We could smell sage and eucalyptus in the air. The tree trucks look like a work of abstract art. The sun rays felt so good on the skin and all the beautiful earth tone colors were eye-popping. We were excited to see and snap a photo of a hawk circling in the air, it was so graceful and majestic. Surrounded by a beautifully created world.

giselaandzoe11 giselaandzoe10Zoe’s outfit details: boho scarf, Abercrombie & Fitch / cotton lace white tank, Hollister / denim leggings, Hollister / studded belt, Target / brown booties, Wet Seal

giselaandzoe6giselaandzoe5 giselaandzoe4My outfit detail’s: vintage 70s corduroy pants, thrift / striped fitted top, F21 / vintage 70s medallion necklace, thrift / clogs, Mia / authentic woven leather bag, Guatemala / sunnies, Target

giselaandzoe9 giselaandzoe8giselaandzoe3 giselaandzoe2Do you do mother / daughter outfit post? I would love to see them! Drop me a link in the comments section.

 

Gisela

 

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Pretty In Pink: The Perfect Cotton Dress

 

wearing: Vintage 80s Cotton Dress, thrift / Report Patent Faux Leather Sandals, Nordstrom Rack/ Mossimo Black Cat Eye Glasses,  Target  / Vintage Panamanian Malo Bag, Estate Sale / Silver Tone Onyx Ring, F21 / Vintage 70s Pendant Necklace, thrift

I’ve been trying to stay cool and sweat free as much as possible; I’m sure like many of you out there! I’ve been quite the whiner these last few weeks with the 100 degree weather throbbing on my skin. So as of late, I have not been wearing anything too dressy or that requires any layers! It’s been a simple streak and feel’s kind of unimpressive, but I guess if you think about it, it is everyday wear for those days you just want to be effortless; which pretty much has been everyday for me! The dress is a classic vintage 80’s cotton dress in a nice pop of color. I quite like the fit because even though it’s very plain it looks flattering on the body. If I could find these in all colors it would be a dream, but then it would only be what I want to wear!

I ended learning a great bit of interesting history of the bag you see above. I was stopped by a security guard in Wholefoods and was asked if my bag was Panamanian, which it was but I bought it at an estate sale. He then preceded to school me and told me that it is a handmade “mola” bag made by the indigenous people “the Kunas” from Panama, which is where he was from. I was delighted to hear it and told him that I was contemplating selling it but had fallen in love with it; to which he responded “no don’t, it’s not only a piece of art work but worth allot”! He said that Europeans go to purchase the bags and clothing and sell it at the range of $500 to $900 back home, woah! I can’t believe I only paid $3! The lady who owned the home was a world traveler. I love getting the history of clothing, it’s 2nd to buying it!

Are their any finds in which you had no idea how great the history was or that it was worth allot more then you thought?

 

Gisela

Simplicity & Comfort

wearing: Mossimo Gladiator Sandals, Target / Max Mara Maxi Skirt, Marshalls / Black Ribbed Tank, H&M / Vintage South-Western Silver Turquoise Belt, Thrift / Silver Tone Onyx Ring, F21

Hi friends! I’ve been feeling like a hermit these days, holed up in my studio only focused on work and preparing for big shop updates! I haven’t been on any type of outing in the last 2 weeks to prompt me to get dressed in any cute sort of manner. It’s been sweat shorts, tee’s and flip flop these days, any one feeling me? The heat has been pretty unbearable here in Los Angeles, although I know you  U.S. east coaster’s have had it much worst; I can only imagine. Although black is not the wisest choice in color to wear in 90 degree weather, I wanted to dress in the simplest and most comfortable manner; and this is what I pulled out of my closet. I threw on my vintage silver turquoise south-western belt, a ring and gladiators and “wallah” instant outfit! This is when accessories come in handy, it gives any simple monotone outfit a boost of cuteness.

 

Gisela