Beach Chic…: Your #Outfitinspo For a Perfect Beach Day- “The Look #27” Last Days of Summer

It’s the middle of August, but summer’s not over yet! There’s still 3 more weeks till Labor Day weekend… so lets make the most of it! I’m so excited to get some more beach days in and have been thinking about some cute looks that can take you through a long fun day at the beach & then out to dinner and drinks….

A beach day can be so relaxing but sometimes I tend to bring way too much stuff with me…so I’m thinking it would be more of a zen-like experience to pare it down a bit & narrow it down to: my top 6 summer beach day essentials in different price ranges from the steal to the splurge….

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 Here are my top 6 favorite beach day essentials

Swimsuit: loving the one-piece & the high-waisted bikinis & bright colors

Towel: a bright & cheerful towel is always fun plus loving the round shapes

Sandals: cute flat sandals or flip flops are a must

Sunnies: loving all the aviators & metallic shades this season

Beach Bag: can’t go wrong with playful & fun totes in bright & matching colors

Sundress: throw one on over you bathing suit & you’re ready for a casual dinner or    drinks by the ocean

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Shop The Post:  (clockwise from left)

  1. one piece swimsuit/ Becca by Rebecca Virtue        2. high waist swimsuit/ Kate Spade    3. aviators/ H & M 4.ruffle bikini/ Trina Turk   5. lotus towel/ Vagabond    6. out of office bag/ Soeur Du Maroc  
    7.flower flip flops/ Melissa     8. sundress/ Tiare Hawaii    9. off the shoulder dress/ Asos
    10.watermelon towel/ Ban.do       11. striped tote bag/ Mar Y Sol
    12. gold sandals/ Cocobelle

     

     

    What are your favorite items for a day at the beach?

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FRIDAY FAVORITES

Happy Friday! What are your plans for this weekend? I’m excited for some time to relax & have fun with the family. Here are some of the things I’m currently loving &/ or coveting.

……see below for My Friday Faves……

 

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  1. dress/ JOA   2.sunnies/ Chloe   3. crossbody bag/ Rebecca Minkoff   4. sandals/ Rag & Bone    5. perfume/ Calypso St. Barths     6. fresh cut flowers/ Ode a la Rose

 

Hope you have an amazing weekend!

XO,

Zoe

 

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My Top 5 Affordable Summer Essentials

I can’t believe that August is already here! Well, even though summer’s already more than half way over, there’s still so much time left for fun days at the beach or pool & those hot summer nights! Now is the time to get the most wear out of your summer wardrobe or to add some great new items. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to look stylish & with so many summer sales going on, it’s exciting!

But what about those long weekend days when you always on the go or vacation time where you need your outfits to carry you from morning till night? I’ve put together my top 5 summer essentials that will take you through a long day of fun…from morning brunch to an afternoon on the beach & then a night out on the town.

 Here are my 5 favorite summer essentials

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1.) THE PRETTY SUNDRESS

Pretty floral print sundresses are great for summer as they will keep you cool in the hot weather and can also be dressed up or down depending on where you are going. Pair with flat sandals or flip flops by day or dress up with heels at night. Create an edgy or ultra-feminine look with the same dress by switching out your accessories.

This dress was something I wore recently on a hot & humid day in NYC and I really loved the soft florals & stripe details. (SHOP this post:  DRESS- SIMILAR HERE & HERE )

Pink Floral Dress: This dress below is really affordable & I love the idea of dressing this up with a strappy sandal for night or dressing down with white sneaker or flat lace-up sandals by day.

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Also loving this dress too! shop this style HERE

2. THE WHITE TOP

Lacey off the shoulder tops have really become a universal favorite because they are so comfortable, flattering & on trend. A pretty white top will keep you cool & always looks great paired with denim shorts or a skirt for daytime or you can dress it up with skinny jeans and heels for night. This also can be a great layering look over your swimsuit for a more covered up look at the beach or pool.

White Eyelet Off The Shoulder Top: Nothing beats a pretty white top for a fun & feminine look. This top looks great paired with denim shorts or can be dressed up for night with gold accessories.

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here is another favorite! And it’s currently on sale HERE

3. THE DENIM CUT-OFF SHORTS

Denim Shorts: this is one of my favorite denim brands right now & this is just such a cute & classic style that you can wear on repeat all summer long

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4. THE ONE PIECE BATHING SUIT

Nude Ruffle One Piece: this is my favorite one piece bathing suit because you can just throw shorts, jeans or a skirt over it and head straight out to dinner after a day at the beach. It has such gorgeous and flattering styling with the one shoulder ruffle detail. Plus it’s Made in USA & currently on sale !

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5. THE COOL SUNNIES

Cat Eye Sunglasses: I always seem to wear the same favorite pair of go-to clasic black sunnies, but sometimes it’s fun to change it up a bit, especially in summer. Why not try some fun mirrored lenses in a fun color or a cat eye shape? These are so fun & pretty & at a great price too.

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What are your go-to items for the summer season?

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The Look #26- Fall Favorites…All the #Outfitinspo You Need For the New Season

While summer may be in full swing, behind the scenes all the stores are getting ready for the next fall season…This fall there are so many fun & beautiful options to make an easy transition into the new season. I’ve been looking for the new essential pieces that will transform your closet and finding the new season to be both romantic & edgy….& playful yet strong.

I’m loving all the studs and metallic hardware on jackets & accessories combined with the easy silhouettes of romantic floral print dresses. Go edgy with black leather & studs & ladylike with floral prints & texture. The new season is all about mixing it all up for your own style & #OOTD, feeling strong like a #GIRLBOSS and just having fun!

 

MY FALL 2017 FAVORITES……..

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1. wrap dress/ Spell & the Gypsy Collective  2. cold shoulder dress/ Paige   3. dress/ Self Portrait  4. off the shoulder dress/ BB Dakota  5. rose print dress/ Rebecca Taylor  6. handbag/ Rebecca Minkoff   7. velvet booties/ Kendall & Kylie   8. cold shoulder top/ Band of Gypsies  9. ruffle sweater/ Rebecca Taylor   10. t-shirt/ Pam & Gela   11. studded handbag/ Saint Laurent   12. studded boots/ IRO   13. moto jacket/ BlankNYC   14. skinny jeans/ J Brand   15. skinny jeans/ Lovers & Friends   16. denim jacket/ L’Agence

 

 What styles are you excited to wear this fall season? Leave a comment below

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The Look #25- Weekend Getaway: “Boho Beach”

Summer is in full force & so far I have been enjoying every free moment….It’s so nice when Friday finally arrives and you’ve got the weekend to look forward to. It seems like everyone works so hard year round but summer is the best time to take some extra moments, days or even weeks (!) to really unplug and unwind….

For the times when a full vacation is not possible, the weekend getaway can be just as good! Which leaves us with the ultimate question, what should You bring & what should You wear?

For weekends, I’m currently loving a “boho beach vibe” with little embroidered tops, denim skirts or shorts, metallic sandals, & a great off the shoulder or ruffled cold shoulder dress that will take you from a day at the beach to dinner out on the town.

Here are some of my favorite pieces for that poolside or beach town getaway….

1) day to night dress

2) embroidered top

3) denim shorts

4) lace off the shoulder top

5) denim skirt

6) metallic sandals

7) boho beach tote

 

Get The Look:

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  1. beach tote/ MISA      2. dress /MAJORELLE   3. dress/ ASOS    4.dress/ PRIVACY PLEASE    5. metallic sandals/ ASOS   6.denim shorts/ BLANK NYC   7. asymetrical top/ RAHICALI      8.embroidered top/ MISA LOS ANGELES     9. embroidered top/ LINE+DOT     10. aloha beach bag/ KAYU    11. metallic wedges/ TOPSHOP    12. lace top/ BB DAKOTA    13. top/ TOPSHOP  (similar HERE)     14.lace top/ TULAROSA    15. denim skirt/ JOE’S JEANS

 

Happy Summer!

Xo, Zoe

 

 

All the Best Ruffles & Statement Sleeves for Spring/ Summer….The Look #24

Lately I’m loving pretty pastel colors, cotton shirting fabrics & delicate lace. There are so many gorgeous ruffled tops & fabulous statement sleeves in the stores right now…Embrace these pretty looks with edgy vibes in these Spring/ Summer favorites…The off the shoulder look is still going strong, but why not change it up a bit in a one shoulder style or an asymmetrical ruffled blouse? This is THE season of the dramatic blouse & it looks great with distressed denim: jeans, skirts or shorts. Pair this look with some amazing new flatform shoes & a dramatic or playful new handbag for an effortless & chic look.

Here’s one of my favorite new Instagram looks that’s feminine & chic & also affordable….

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Shop this top here!

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Here are my current favorite RUFFLED tops & STATEMENT SLEEVES

for SPRING/ SUMMER 2017….all in pretty PASTEL COLORS

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1. ruffled playsuit/ Alice McCall

 2. ruffled halter frill top/ Airlie

3. one shoulder ruffle top/ Stylekeepers

4. button down ruffle shirt/ Stylekeepers

5. asymmetrical top/ Clu

6. cold shoulder w/ tiered ruffle sleeves/ Endless Rose

7. cold shoulder top w/ ruffle sleeves/ J.O.A.

8. statement sleeve wrap top/ Lioness

 

 Which one is your favorite style? Leave a comment below

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Trending For Spring 2017: “Blue Jean Babe”…Get The Denim On Denim Look

Calling all denim lovers! You can never have too much denim in your closet & this season is the time to embrace it all with the denim on denim trend. This look is back again  but this time in a more sophisticated way…..you won’t be on denim overload if you pair a lighter wash with a darker one or blue denim with black.

Because this denim jacket has such a light wash (similar here & here), I paired it with dark wash jeans (here) and combined it with a feminine eyelet top (similar here & here) for a casual yet effortless look. I always love ruffled, frilled and feminine tops, but sometimes I like to pair them with simple, darker wash jeans for a clean & sophisticated look.

Currently craving…. Denim on Denim looks for Spring/ Summer ’17.

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For the Spring/ Summer season, there are tons of great new things in denim…..I’m loving the lighter washes, patchwork details & bleached out jeans. Mix and match embellished with distressed & embroidered denim with classic pieces…..It’s all about the mix & there are no rules to creating your own personal style!

Here are some of my favorite “Denim on Denim” inspired items & street style photos for SS17:

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Take your denim looks to the next level by adding statement sleeved tops, lace-ups, patchwork or embroidery …….More inspiration pictures below!

XO,

Zoe

 

What are your favorite denim looks for spring? Do you like the denim on denim look for this season? Leave a comment below

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