Babydolls -n- Boots, Haute.

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Jenny. Aspen. August 2016.

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Well, well, well isn’t this a throwback to the 1990’s. Every “it” girl wore cowboy boots and baby doll dresses in the 1990’s – I believe Betsey Johnson started the trend with her sexy floral dresses all the girls coveted – back then, her stores had a no return policy, so you had to be sure that pricey dress looked good.

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The nails and small tattoos add that 2016 modern edge to Jenny’s look.

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Cowboy boots are always sexy with a short dress, for shorter legs aim for an ankle boot, sometimes full size cowboy boots can make legs appear shorter – but who cares!!!

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Jenny’s roots are rock-n-roll…this photo is so pure..

Glowing & Haute in Ojai. (and my attempt at “hippie”)

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Sarah. Ojai, California. 2015.

A California mama in Ojai – relaxed, non-complicated, smiling…It’s all very California, even in the way Sarah is dressed – a floppy hat reminiscent of the 70’s, her shiny straight hair, striped fitted dress and an authentic smile… I’ll never look this easy breezy  – right?

There is a difference in style between LA, which is always on point, very sexy and laid back bohemian – but in places like Ojai and Joshua Tree, the style seems to be vintage, and the period 1970’s. I think it’s funny that when people visit Joshua Tree, they even pack like they are headed to a music festival or the original Woodstock.  I’ve attempted this look, but I always come out looking Miami.. like this:

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Shot of me by T. Palmer.

Fashion Notes: Boots: Miss Sixty, Skirt: Zara, Top: vintage & designed knitted by my mama, Bag: Dooney & Bourke 1980 Bucket Bag, Cocktail Ring: Vintage Paris, Earrings: Shandi Levy Jewelry

I’m going to New York City tomorrow, and I haven’t packed – but I know, my suitcase will be filled with much more cool looking and funkier clothing then I wear in California. When I’m in NYC, I pull out my real style and feel like I can get away with anything – it’s so fun. This week I think I may even wear my Adidas high tops all day – and leave the heels at home. CRAAAAAZZZZYYYY!!

Shots by Angela Izzo, www.izzoimages.com – photographer, artist, filmmaker. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/izzoimages/

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Black Leather and Ice Cream. Haute Mama NYC.

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New York City. September 2014. Ice Cream Truck on Fifth Avenue.

First of all, I told you guys EXPOSED BRAS are “in”.  I couldn’t’ crop this woman out of the photo, so here is an example of the “bra frenzy” happening right now.

It’s tough to look put together on a hot September day.  Especially dealing with kids and sticky ice cream.  This Mama does it well. I love the way black clothing looks on blondes – and black leather.

Picture me (Mara) in this look, I would probably look like a cast member of the Jersey Shore..I could not pull it off. But this mom looks great.

NYC is a visual playground..and the styles vary like no other city. Happy Tuesday friends. I will be happy if I get to shower today 🙂

Haute Thigh Tattoos. Sexy Romper at Drop-Off.

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Fashion Notes: Polka Dot heart romper and Red Dr. Scholls.  Ariana got my attention because she looks like a New York girl, excuse me woman.  But she’s all California.. her tattoos strategically placed, one with her daughter’s names.  I love her romper, it’s very flattering and highlights a women’s curves – -1950’s pin-up!!

Haute Yoga Chica. Mexico City Drop-Off.

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Ariana. Mexico City. June 2014.

Ariana recently moved back to her home, Mexico City from years spent living in London.  She is a blogger, devoted yogi and holistic nutrition coach.  Ariana is passionate for all things natural and organic – – she also lives for anything fashionable (it just has to be natural & organic)  Her lifestyle blog is about healthy eating, yoga, fashion, music and her latest finds, check it out at www.yogachica.com
Fashion Notes:  Ariana calls this her “off duty yoga outfit”, leggings: Onzie, off the shoulder blouse: Bella, lace up boots: Steve Madden, fringe “hippie” bag: H&M, sunglasses: Ray Ban
Baby Fashion Notes: trench coat: Mothercare, kicks: Sketchers

Haute Urban Bohemian at Drop-Off. Girl Knows how to Mix.

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Araceli. San Rafael, California. April 2014.

Araceli is one of those people, I could photograph daily.  Her style can’t be defined or categorized – she’s “got style” this woman. And the best thing about someone with true style..it’s authentic and creative.

Araceli grew up in San Francisco, a huge influence on her look – – when you are raised in a major metropolitan area, you are constantly exposed – stimulated – educated – by pure presence.  And it shows in her fashion, she is a great mixer..vintage, new, high end, big names, small names..you get my point.  When you are confident in your own fashion ability, it doesn’t matter “what you are wearing”.

Araceli is a yoga teacher, mom, dancer and music lover.

Fashion Notes: will get more details..but her black blazer paired with grey jeans and patent leather oxfords  –with a loose braid screams Urban Bohemian – it’s NYC and SF merged!!