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A Current Affair Vintage Pop Up . . .

a_current_affair_mktplace_thelookbookphilosophy.com I spent last Saturday traipsing through tons of amazing vintage clothing, jewelry  and accessories. There were 60+ vendors showcasing an array of vintage delicacies from every era imaginable. Inspiration was everywhere, from the clothing racks to the people perusing them. It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday.  vintage_clothing_marketplace_thelookbookphilosophy.com The event was put on by A Current Affair and held in a bright and airy penthouse space on the 11th floor of the Cooper Building.  a_current_afffair_vintage_mktplc_thelookbookphilosophy.com Walking the aisles proved to be a treat. There were beautiful displays of well curated jewelry, clothing and accessories at every turn . . . vintage_clothing_marketplace_thelookbookphilosophy.com vintage_clothing_marketplace_thelookbookphilosophy.com I loved the decor of the lounge area, which featured mid century modern furniture provided by Urban Americana. Even the furniture was available for purchase.
vintage_clothing_marketplace_Los_Angeles_thelookbookphilosophy.com I fell in love with this dress, however I had to leaver her behind. It’s a funny thing, being a small business owner, I tend to weigh my high end purchases by what I could do with the money I would be spending if I were to put it back into my business. I often end up walking away, unless I just can’t get that item out of my mind. She was hard to walk away from, and as I was looking at her, two ladies stopped and told me I had the perfect hair for that dress. Lol! Never heard it put that way before, nevertheless, she remained on the rack. At least I have a picture of her!
vintage_clothing_shopping_ los_angeles_thelookbookphilosophy.com vintage_clothing_shopping_los_angeles_thelookbookphilosophy.com These racks of clothes and their color (or lack of) make me so happy! vintage_shopping_los_angeles_thelookbookphilosophy.com I fell in love with so many of the vintage frames in the Allyn Scura booth. It was definitely a little slice of heaven for this sunglass addict . . .  vintage_clothing_shopping_los_angeles_thelookbookphilosophy.com lights_cooper_building_vintage_shopping_los_angeles_thelookbookphilosophy.com Loved the light fixture at the elevator bank upon entering/exiting the 11th floor. cooper_building_lobby_art_thelookbookphilosophy.com I was drawn to this work of art by Berlin based artist, Nike Schroeder. This particular piece can be found hanging in the Cooper Building lobby.

A Current Affair vintage pop up was founded in 2010 by Richard Wainwright of NEW/FOUND and Joey Grana of Scout. ACA is a 2 day pop up held 3 times/year in Los Angeles at the Cooper Building Penthouse and recently added a Brooklyn New York pop up to it’s roster this past Spring. Ticket prices for the event range from $12-$28. Vendor prices range from around $40-$2000+. If you are planning to go, I suggest getting the preview admission tickets in order to get a first hand perusal of the goodies in a relaxed atmosphere.  Visit itsacurrentaffair.com for more info, upcoming show dates and vendors.

Life in Pictures | Week of 6.7.14 . . .

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Last weekend I got together with my friend Nikki who lives in Pasadena. Pasadena is one of my favorite cities in Southern California. I love the architecture, and the many large trees that line it’s streets. We spent a really fun (and hot) day at the Rose Bowl Flea Market and then headed into Old Town for a little shopping and good eats . . .


Unfortunately most vendors @ the Rose Bowl Flea Mkt don’t allow photos of their booths, so I didn’t get many photos of the wares, however, I did catch this lady mid-twerk next to this hand painted sign booth . . . #priceless

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Love the brick, awning and all-over look of Old Town Music (this is actually the back of the store) . . .


It’s been a year or so since I’ve eaten at my favorite Argentinean restaurant, 1810. I dream about their empañadas. I love the interior atmosphere of this restaurant just as much as I love the food . . .

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After lunch Nikki and I headed over to Crossroads Trading for some light “thrifting.” ♥

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Of course I just couldn’t pass by this perfect brick, stone and birch backdrop without getting an #ootd shot for the #30daynorepeat challenge I am participating in on Instagram . . . ☺ This photo challenge is really forcing me to get comfortable in front of the camera. I prefer to stay behind it, but a challenge to my introversion is always good for growth! Lol! ☺

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The kids and I spent some time at the park after school on Tuesday. I can’t believe they have just completed 2nd and 3rd grade!!! Father Time has wings . . . !

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Had a brainstorming meeting on Wednesday and got to move my office outdoors. It’s so nice to have a change of scenery while working. The outdoor breeze was so calming . . . 


Have you guys ever tried Boom Chicka Pop? My friend Cathy brought it over for the boys playdate on Thursday. She has been so supportive of my gluten free diet. She always comes bearing gifts and introducing me to different gluten free treats!  I love the packaging colors and typography. You can find BCP at Target . . .

Hope you guys are having a fabulous weekend. Are you ready for Father’s Day?

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Dreaming of Beautiful Things . . .

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1. I swear I am turning into a cat lady slowly but surely. Soon everything in my closet will be leopard! Le Specs Hatter Leopard Print Cat Eye Sunnies . . .here.

2. I love the shape of this mule. Haven’t worn mules since the 90’s but I think I would give these babies chance! Gianvito Rossi leather mules here.

3. Oh to don these fingers with such beauty . . . This ring takes my breath away. Simply Divine!! A sculpturally exquisite work of art to be exact! Christina Ortiz 9kt Rose Gold Diamond Ring here.

From the looks of this list my dreams of late seem mildly materialistic! But a girl can’t help wanting to be surrounded by fabulous clothes and accessories can she?

What beautiful things have you been dreaming of lately?

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Life in Pictures | Mother’s Day Weekend



Hey guys! I trust life is treating you wonderfully!! To all my Mommies out there, Happy Belated Mother’s Day!! How did you choose to spend your day of recognition?  I had a fantastic weekend. On Saturday I had a girl’s day with my friend Nikki. It’s been a minute since we hung out. We spent the day in LA, visiting some of my fav shops on Melrose. Btw, Melrose Ave is NOT what it used to be. It’s been a few years since I visited Melrose, and it wasn’t the same even then, but I won’t complain too much because my favorite stores Wasteland + SLOW are still there. Wasteland was having a major sale and I scored 3 great pieces that I had been searching for. You know how you have a running mental list of key items that you want to add to your wardrobe? I love that I found 3 of them all at once!! Happy Mother’s Day to me!! Anyway, we had lunch @ a great Mediterranean restaurant called Cayenne on Beverly. BEST. GREEK. SALD. EVA.!!! It was such a beautiful day. I was even able to squeeze in some location scouting for the photo shoot when we got back to Pasadena. Sunday was family day. What a blessing it is to spend time with the ones you love. Couple that with great food and weather and you got a very happy me!!! What did you guys do? I hope you were able to spend your weekend exactly the way you wanted to . . . . and now it is already WEDNESDAY!!! I can hardly believe we are already @ mid-week!!!

Hey, can you keep a secret? Earlier this week I received some images of the new samples from the factory!! I will share a sneak peak with you tomorrow. This is so exciting!!! Progress makes me happy.

Well, I hope your Wednesday is fabulous. Go forth and create!!


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Instantaneous Obsession: Kal Barteski iphone Covers!!!

So, many of you know I am a huge fan of the amazing artist Kal Barteski. Well, in my hiatus and total immersion of developing this line, I have not had time to check out my fav blogs. I finally revisited my bloglovin page and found that Kal has created some amazing iphone covers with her beautiful script fonts!! There are many wonderful ones to choose from. Unfortunately, I had just purchased a case that I am currently loving from Nordstrom, featuring pretty watercolor artwork of penguins, so I really did not need another case. However, I love Kal’s work and it is very important to me to support other artists that bless us with the beauty of their work and inspire me on the day-to-day. So, I purchased. I chose the case that spoke to me where I am right now, “Be in the Moment.” I had a really hard time selecting, but since I had just purchased a colorful cover, I thought a sleek black & white case would fit the bill. I would love to order more, the “Love” case is still calling my name, and the golden-yellow of the “Make Love Your Motto” case is perfect for summer!! Please check out this link for more info on purchasing one of these beautiful cases. Kal makes no money from the sales of these cases, and neither do I. Just tryin’ to spread the beauty!!

Impractically Pretty . . .

For all it’s understated beauty and classic simplicity, this succulent wedge is probably the most impractical shoe I have posted as of yet. (I am classifying yesterday’s wooden wedge as artwork, not footwork). I love the crispness of this shoe, as well as it’s shape and the beautiful detail of the whipstitching engulfing the heel and toe strap. I can easily picture myself in these wedges wearing a great pair of shorts and a lightweight off-the-shoulder sweater, I’ve chosen to accessorize with a select choice of chunky jewelry. I am holding a delicious mixed drink in my hand and throwing my head back in throaty laughter at a witty remark someone made during a summer evening soirée. Unfortunately, I can just as easily see myself screaming in horror (in slow motion) as said drink is “accidentally” knocked from my hand (in slow motion), causing a very ugly spattering of liquor spots and splash marks on my classically understated, light grey suede, $1,025 Alexander McQueen wedges, that I have become abnormally attached to since time of purchase. I wonder if these shoes come with a lifetime guarantee or a “magical cleaning genie” who pops out of a hidden back door of the wedge specifically for these types of messy encounters. Even if the price of this shoe did not leave a dent in my wallet, I would always be apprehensive while wearing, and might possibly have to request an electric shock fence be installed around my feet for every outing.

Purchase yours here, if you dare . . .

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Emilio Pucci’s multi-stone brass ring. This beautiful conglomeration mixes turquoise, jade green, blue lapiz and smokey quartz for an exotic cocktail of boldness. Definitely not for the faint of heart!

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The Worn Identity: Kid’s Birthday Party

Destination: Kid’s Birthday Party . . .

This weekend my daughter was invited to her best friend’s birthday party. It rained on Saturday, but the sun finally peeked it’s head through the clouds and blessed us with some warmth and rays. It was a great party, I met a lot of other great mom’s and the kids had a “Cupcake Wars” showdown! They each decorated 4 cupcakes. Shout out to Kim & Mike for baking 100 cupcakes for the party (and they are still happily married!!)

What did you do this weekend?

Mood Board Mondays: It’s a Rainy Monday Morning

Good Morning friends! It’s Monday, the start of a new week. It’s raining here in Southern Cali, I’m getting dressed to go drop the biscuits off at school. This board is my inspiration for today’s outfit. Hope you all have a fantastic day!!! xo

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