style post

high-waist & stripes

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(striped top: F21 / vintage 70s high-waist pants: thrift / vintage patent leather belt: thrift / pea coat: F21 / vintage Mod 60s purse: Gisela&Zoe / clogs: MIA / gold bracelet: thrift / bow ring: F21)

It is no secret I adore this striped top, I’ve worn it so many times in a few of my outfit post! Do you do that? Do you get infatuated with an item and wear it till you get bored or someone points out to you that you’ve worn that outfit twice this week! Haha, I do it all the time…I don’t mind.

California weather these days is always a mystery, you leave home with a coat by early afternoon you’re stripping it off. It’s one of my kiddo’s top complaints when dressing for the day. I guess what’s good about that as Miami girls is that at least we get to wear coats, something to be desired in my case because I love the change of seasons!

STYLE POST: A POP OF ORANGE

I look forward every fall / winter season to my colored tights! I was so delighted to find these in such a bold Mod orange along with its $8 price tag; just within this single mama’s price range! It was also nice to pull out the wool skirt, although a few hours later I had to peel off all the layers; because wouldn’t you now it, that’s Southern California weather for you. The pencil skirt is the best skirt for us girls with curves and the length with the platforms gives it that perfect proportions. My sweet friend Michele gifted me this lovely vintage 70’s printed top, with the best 1920s jazz gals on it! The top gave my outfit that bit of fun element which most of the time is the goal in my personal style. It’s lovely how friends know your style and look out for you!

outfit: Laura Ashley black wool cardigan, thrift $1 vintage 1970s printed top, gift | vintage 80s wool pencil skirt, thrift orange tights, Target $8 Mossimo black platforms, Target $29 | Mossimo sunnies, Target $17



Gisela

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

 

 

MOTHER DAUGHTER STYLE

Nautical Striped Top, F21 / Abbey Dawn White Ripped Skinny Jeans, my old job / White Low Top Sneakers, Converse / Justin Bieber Bracelets, Hot Topic / Silver Tone Hoop Earrings, Claires

BDG Heather Tank, Urban Outfitters / Americana World Market Wrap Skirt, thrift / Mossimo Sandal Wedge, Target / Vintage 1970s Medallion Necklace, thrift / Vintage Stack of Bracelets, thrift

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I’m spending my last few precious days with my Zo Zo before she heads off on summer vacation to her dad’s in Miami. We had so much fun on this day, we started with Church, then lunch at our favorite Cuban spot Porto’s; then Zoe did a little accessories shopping for her 8th grade graduation. I can not, I repeat, I can not believe she will be in high school next year! Seriously folks, when they say take hold of the baby years, you really need too because it does go by in a flash. I’m glad Zoe and I have countless great memories together!

Any of you mom’s in my boat yet?

Gisela

90s FLASHBACK

Vintage 90s Slip Dress, thrift / Mossimo cat eye sunglasses, Target / Bow Ring, F21 / Vintage 70s Gold-Tone Elastic Bracelet, thrift / Black Ankle Socks, Target / Very Old Ankle Boots, Nine West

First off, I am smitten with this particular brick background. I like how there are areas that are uneven with more cement then in other parts; it looks like the bricks are being erased. The lighting could not have been better with it being an alley wall squeezed between two buildings. I have scribbled this particular street in my notebook as a perfect look-book location. Brick buildings have such a charm about them and make the perfect backdrop. With this weeks very sunny and hot weather, one can not help but want to be in the least amount of layers. This little floral slip dress was the perfect remedy to my A.C. – less  car. Who remembers when these were in style? Not to many years later the lingerie version became a trend. These little dresses are so easy breezy, you just throw them over your head. I kept my jewelry at a minimal to give it a more plain jane feel…I can live in easy outfits like this!

 P.S. I don’t if you caught it, but you can see my tripod in the glasses, not sure if I mind but these are the little things you sometimes forget to take into account when taking pictures…

Wishing you a happy weekend,

Gisela

SUMMER DAYS ARE HERE!

BDG tank, UrbanOutfittersvintage 70s cut Wrangler jean shorts, thrift / vintage 80s Ikat belt, Gisela&Zoe vintage shopvintage 70s silver medallion necklace, thrift / silver cuff bracelet, gift / onyx ring, F21 / Mossimo sunglasses, Target / Mossimo gladiator sandals (a few years old), Target

Oh these days have been gorgeous. The temperature in my town has been at a perfect 75 degrees going into the 80s. At this point, I can’t picture myself living any where else that is colder then this! I do love summer clothing and nothing beats a pair of cut up jeans in my book! I like that I can cut them to my liking in length, because with hips like mine I know how short they need to be to make my legs look just right. Plus in the retail market the selection is either too short or too Missy; I’m neither customer. So I’ll be scouring the thrifts and flea markets this summer to build up a pretty nice collection for myself, and I’m sure I’ll be doing it for half the price!

What’s your favorite summer staple?

Gisela