+Monica Gava

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Maxi Boho

A maxi dress, white top, chambray shirt, a fedora hat and I'm ready for California weather!

Maxi dress: From Brazil; white Top: Banana Republic; Shirt: Madewell; Hat: F21

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pale Pink

Hi everyone! I was analyzing my outfits lately and I realized I've been wearing a lot of pattern and bright colors. Well, that's nothing wrong with that, in fact it not only reflects the kind of person I am but also the trend out there.

Lately though I'm lacking energy (my toddler twins are 2 little sweet firecrackers) and I'm feeling extremely tired, almost blue and that is reflecting directly on the way I dress... solid basic colors, casual and almost slacker. So, here I am with my ripped jeans and some pale pink top, no accessories and just essential make up... the true me!

Top: random; Jeans: F21; Bag: old - from Brazil; Shoes: From Brazil; Shades: Loft

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tales of Endearment

If you don't know Fashion Consultant Natalie Joos you have to visit her blog Tales of Endearment. I will leave you here with a tiny sample of what you will find there and if this doesn't trigger your curiosity then I don't know what it will. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Blue Morpho

These beautiful blue butterflies recently migrate from the mall to my closet and they are here to stay... I can't get enough of it, I've been wearing it non stop. It's light, it's practical, it's pretty and it's blue... what not to love about this blue trend?

T-shirt: J. Crew (similar here, loving this); Pants: Gap; Shirt: Madewell; Scarf: Nordstrom (baby section); Shoes: From Brazil; Bag: Zara

Monday, May 20, 2013

Feels Like Summer

That's right, the sun is out in Southern California and my spirit is as bright as my scarf! I'm still mixing my prints, sticking with stripes and geometric forms, adding texture and of course having a lot of fun. I'm heading to the beach tomorrow morning with the kids and surely will bring my miss little sunshine hat with me. Enjoy your week!

Top: J. Crew (similar print here, loving this); Shorts: J. Crew (similar here, loving this and this); Scarf: Costco (better version here); Hat: Forever 21 (similar here, loving this); Flats: From Brazil (loving this); Shades: Loft

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Jonathan Adler Fashion Accessories

The acclaimed interior designer Jonathan Adler launched this year his first fashion accessories lines. The bright colors, fun drawings and vibrant patterns will catch your eyes. To learn more about the artist and to view the whole line visit his website or buy these continental wallets at Nordstrom.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day

To all moms out there I hope today you get spoiled in every possible way... you well deserve it!!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ready For Summer?

1. Tee - Love the print and the detail on the back
2. Scarf - The tassels add a lot more charm to it
3. Shorts - The escaloped pockets are fun
4. Necklace - Tassels again, love it
5. Shoes - you can't go wrong with stripes, right?
6. Sunglasses - hepcat shades in blue
7. Tee - the beach is right here
8. Bag - get lost in a beautiful beach this summer
9. Pants - add some flare to your jeans

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lavender For Spring

I'm not a big fan of purple and its shades but I couldn't resist this gingham lavender shirt from J.Crew and this pink bow tie (a find at Loehmann's men's department). I can't get enough of gingham so I put both together with a plain gray dress and immediately felt the spring fever.

How do you wear lavender?

Shirt: J.Crew; Dress: Madewell; Bow-tie: Loehmann's; Belt: J. Crew; Shoes: From Brazil; Bag: From Brazil

Monday, May 6, 2013

Casual Cold Day

After a few hot days in Southern California a cooler air started to blow making the temperatures to drop a little. I hope this is helping to control the wildfires that so often happens around here.

To combat the cold I pulled some boots and scarf out of my closet and just mix some pattern with lace. The baseball cap helps protect me from the wind (which I hate by the way) and keep my hair in place... hehehe! Be cool and safe Californians!

Sweater: F21; Pants: Zara (similar here in other colors); Scarf: F21 (loving this and this); Boots: Tommy Hilfiger; Hat: Target (loving this); Bag: Zara;

Friday, May 3, 2013


Rachel Roy and FEED Projects Founder and CEO Lauren Bush Lauren introduce a limited-edition tote bag, the FEED 100 India Bag, created to help fight child hunger in India. For every bag sold, 100 school meals will be provided to children in India. Buy it here.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blue Mint

Hi everyone... I hope you had a great weekend. I have nothing much to say today except I love white, navy blue and mint together.

Top: Vince Camuto; Pants: Forever 21 (can't find online but in stores now);
Bag: Zara (only $49 - in stores now); Shoes: (From Brazil); Shades: Chanel

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Casual Suit

Suits are an obvious outfit for work but with a seersucker fabric and shorts instead of pants you are automatically ready for some fun. I own this suit for so long... it became my "go to" outfit for so many occasions. I'm on a hunt for an elegant white pants suit for quite a while now but no luck finding that perfect pair yet. Let me know if you find a good one.

Suit: The Limited (similar shorts, blazer); T-shirt: J. Crew (on sale now); Shoes: Loft; Shades: Loft; Bag: Zara

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mixing Prints

I'm still fanatic about mixing prints... here is the latest. I don't like the color of my belt here, funny because it didn't bothered me when I looked at the mirror. The camera never lies, it will capture any flaws without mercy.

Top: Madewell; Skirt: Madewell; Belt: AE (I need a new one); Boots: Sam Edelman; Bag: HM