THE LOOK- “BOHEMIAN MODERN”……. my fall favorites #FW18

Now that fall is in full swing and the temperatures have dropped in NYC, it’s officially time to pile on the layers & start incorporating some of the new trends into your wardrobe……I really do love the fall season and all the rich colors that come with it. Wine, Bordeaux and Fuchsia have been some of my most favorite colors of the season and I love mixing and matching different shades for a tonal look.

 

Here are some of the fall favorites that I’m currently coveting….

 

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I’m loving the rich colors, luxurious textures & bohemian prints trending this fall season……

 

SHOP THE POST    

(clockwise from the top)

 

  1. Dress /  Self Portrait        2. Boots /  Laurence Dacade    (& more affordable version HERE)  3. Velvet Top / Magda Burtrym (& more affordable version HERE )

4. Velvet Flares /  J Brand   5. Sneakers /  Acne Studios       6. Cross-body Bag / Valentino .            (& more affordable version HERE)  7. Ruffle Sweater /  Endless Rose      8. Printed Blouse /  Alice & Olivia (& more affordable version HERE)

 

 

Which piece is your favorite?

Leave a comment below

XO,

Zoe       

Mad For Plaid- The Fall Edit

Happy Fall! #TGIF It’s the weekend! 

It seems we are finally experiencing some fall weather here in NYC! Fall is one of my favorite seasons and also just a really fun time to get dressed! I love it when the weather cools down a bit and it feels like the time to throw on some layers & an amazing jacket….So…..with that in mind it seems like the right time to think about this coming fall season & what my new Fall Favorites will be. Right now I’m loving bright Red paired with Black & Grey neutrals. Also loving bold plaids and leather looks too….

Here are some of things on my fall wish list. It’s always fun to add a few great new pieces each season that can be mixed & matched together with the classic items that are already  in your closet.

 

MY FALL FAVORITES:

MAD FOR PLAID

 

Clockwise from top left:

1. Faux Leather Jacket with Studs /  Pistola      2. Red Plaid Tote Bag/  Think Royln       3.Faux Leather Shirt/ pushBUTTON   4. Plaid Pants/ Michael Kors      5. Snakeskin Boots /  Chloe        6. Crossbody Bag/ Rebecca Minkoff           7. Pleated Skirt/  We11Done       8. Plaid Print Blouse/ Sanctuary      9. White Booties/   Sam Edelman

 

Which item is your favorite? Comment Below!

 

XO, 

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Animal Magnetism- The Look for Fall / Winter

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FINALLY Fall is here! I get so excited this time of year because it’s a chance for a fresh start & a new beginning plus it’s also an amazing time to start creating a new wardrobe and this season does not disappoint!  There are so many great items and trends for this A/W season and one of which is one of my all time favorites….Leopard Print. My feeling is you can never have enough when it comes to the animal print category. Bring it on & pile it on from head to toe- seriously!

 

This current trend has inspired me to check out some of the latest, my most favorite and most affordable styles in Leopard Print & I’ve put together my Fall Edit for you with all items under $100….

 

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Shop My Favorites!

 

1.Faux Fur Leopard Coat /  I.AM.GIA

2. Leopard Print Blouse / Top Shop

3. Leopard Jacquard Cardigan / Chaser

4. Leopard Print Dress / Nasty Gal

5. Leopard Print Boots / ASOS

6. Leopard Print Sneakers / Superga

7. Leopard High Rise Leggings / Onzie

8. Faux Fur Jacket / BB Dakota

9. Leopard Print Skirt / Top Shop

10. Leopard Print Mini Backpack / Herschel Supply Co.

 

XO, 

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YOUR AFFORDABLE STYLE GUIDE FOR THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER #endlesssummer #styleguide

Hi again! So…..this summer has been going so fast & I’ve been sooooo busy between working, parenting & our hectic city lifestyle in general that I’ve been a bit MIA on the blog lately.  But even though its almost the end of August, I’m still so excited about styling my summer looks & looking for great new sale items because it feels like summer’s just not over yet!

There’s still 2 more weeks till Labor Day weekend… so lets make the most of it! My family and I are finally getting some time to relax & escape the city and we are so excited to get in some more beach days & pool time & fun in the sun. Lately I’ve been searching for some cute styles that can take you through a long fun day at the beach or pool & then out to dinner and drinks….

This is a great time of year to look for the styles you may have been coveting all season that could currently be on sale or adding great new items you can wear now & also in the begging of the next summer season. I always am looking for a great bargain & love finding things to add to my wardrobe this time of year….because lets face it, fall is just not as fun!

This summer I’ve been really into dresses and bright colors. I like to mix and elegant look with something more edgy and have also been getting back into graphic t-shirts again. For summer I tend to wear more simple styles but also to have fun with my outfit choices. Fashion should always be fun and make you feel good about yourself!

Here are some of my favorite looks for this end of the summer season:

(Most styles are on sale!)

 

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SHOP THE POST

  1. Mink Pink Floral Dress        2.Lace Up Dress      3. Wrap Dress            4. Sunglasses                 5. Crop Top              6. Yellow Dress            7. Cut Out Shoulder Top

 

 

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SHOP THE POST

1.Beach Dress           2. Graphic Tee              3. Polka Dot Dress       4. Beach Tote

    5. Colorful Slides           6. Polka Dot Bikini       7. Bright Sunnies

XO, 

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HAPPY LAST DAYS OF SUMMER!

SPRING 2018: HOW TO ADD NEW COLOR TO YOUR WARDROBE THIS SPRING

Wow! I can’t believe it’s already May! I’ve been a bit missing in action on the site lately with so many changes & so much going in my life lately….but…….I’m very excited to get back into the spring season & to be writing again here on Rock Paper Sequins. It’s been a looooong & cold winter here on the East coast & it’s finally starting toward up & feels like spring is finally in the air.

It’s so fun to be in the city this time of year, everyone is so excited to be outdoors and there’s such an amazing collective energy and optimism on the streets and in the parks and the cafes too, it’s contagious!

Anyway, I’ve been anticipating this season for a while and excited to start wearing all the new spring threads. One thing I’m really excited about is adding more color into my wardrobe after many months of wearing darker colors.

What are your favorite colors to wear this spring?

I’m currently so excited about: PINK, YELLOW & LILAC

 

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Pink is the color of optimism & love. It can be delicate & sweet and feminine & romantic, but it also represents universal love and the most powerful form of love which is self love….

SHOP THE LOOK- clockwise from top: 

floral print dress/ dRA                  eyelet lace dress/   Rebecca Taylor                     gingham top/ Lovers & Friends          off the shoulder midi dress/ Astr the Label             wrap around bracelet/  Rebecca Minkoff            skirt/  Paskal                    cat eye sunglasses/ Fendi

 

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Yellow is a happy color. It represents positive energy & enlightenment, but it can also be cheerful & fun….& perfect for Spring 2018!

SHOP THE LOOK- clockwise from top: 

EYELET TOP/  Endless Rose         maxi dress/ Privacey  Please      slip dress/   Glamourous  

ruffled wrap dress/  C/ Meo Collective

pineapple bag/ similar here        handbag/ similar here           sandals/ Topshop

 

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Ultra Violet is the ultimate color & Pantone’s color of the year!

The color violet can be associated with royal, luxury, power & ambition….it also represents creativity, devotion, peace & magic….

SHOP THE LOOK- clockwise from top: 

ruffled crop top/ Rebecca Taylor       floral print dress/  Ulla Johnson

off the shoulder dress/   Endless Rose        long sleeve ruffle dress/ For Love and Lemons

booties/ Tibi        backpack/ Deux Lux

HAPPY SPRING!

 

The Icon- RIHANNA STYLE….All the Looks You’ll Want to Wear Right Now for #SS18

One of my favorite style icons from the past few years has been the effortlessly cool & uber-stylish RIHANNA. In this day and age it’s hard to find people with a strong personal style who like to break the rules & take fashion risks, but that’s exactly Rihanna. She’s unapologetic & true to herself in both her music, lyrics and her street style too.

Always cutting edge & slightly ahead of the curve, Rihanna sets trends and defines the styles that we all seeM to crave by the following year. A true rebel, independent woman & free spirit, she wears whatever she wants with pure confidence from the red carpet to the stage to the street. Always cool, always effortless & forever beautiful, she is a talented signer, performer & designer.

Here are some of my favorite looks worn by Rihanna in 2017 & the current similar styles you’ll want to wear right now…..

Get Inspired:

ULTRA VIOLET – Pantone’s color of the year is set to be the most coveted color for this Spring season….It looks fresh, cutting edge & optimistic in tops, dresses & accessories…..

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GET THE LOOK:

 

clockwise from top:  1. BLOUSE / TIBI  2. COLD SHOULDER TOP / ALICE & OLIVIA

3. LACE DRESS/ FOR LOVE & LEMONS     4. BOOTS/ TOPSHOP

5. DRESS/ RAMY BROOK    6. CIRCLE PURSE/ BAGGU

 

 

DISTRESSED DENIM : get ready for wide legs & lighter washed denim for Spring…..

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GET THE LOOK:

 

clockwise from top: (from the steal to the splurge…)

1. ASOS   2. TOPSHOP  3. MOUSSEY    4. AGOLDE

 

 

EYELET LACE: one of my all-time favorites, this is a timeless look that can be both edgy and romantic….

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GET THE LOOK:

 

clockwise from top: (from the steal to the splurge…)

 1. TOPSHOP   2. ASOS  3. ENDLESS ROSE    4. TULAROSA

5. BB DAKOTA

 

 

FIT TO BE TIED: wear it cropped, wear it tied & pair with high waisted denim or skirts

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GET THE LOOK:

 

clockwise from top: 

 1. NORDSTROM  2. REVOLVE 3. REVOLVE   4. TULAROSA

 

BRIGHT FLORAL PRINTS:  channel the 60’s with Flower Power prints in tops, dresses, skirts & pants….

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GET THE LOOK:

1. dress/ TOPSHOP    2. skirt/ DVF   3. skirt/ TOPSHOP

 

Which Rihanna inspired look is your favorite & what are you excited to wear this spring? Leave a comment below.

XO, 

Zoe

 

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NYFW 2018 STYLE TRENDS: RAINBOW BRIGHTS & ROMANTICALLY RUFFLED

As a designer & trend hunter, part of my job it to keep up on all of the latest & emerging fashion trends and to be able to translate the styling, colors, fabrics & details (a year ahead of time) into different categories to create new & exciting styles that people will love to wear & want to buy. Sounds simple, but it’s not always that easy…. and like much in life, timing is everything….
All in all, it’s so exciting & inspiring when the new collections come out and all of the top designers show there visions, hard work & creative craftsmanship to the world.
This season I’m loving……
FAUX FUR & RAINBOW BRIGHTS

Explore all the colors of the rainbow for the Fall 18 season with bright & bold COLOR in coats, tops & dresses…..you’ll want to GO BOLD or go home in these fantastic new styles that make a strong & confident statement. The overall feeling was very optimistic, happy & inclusive! I love color, especially during the fall/ winter season.

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THE LOOK: clockwise from top: 1. Milly  2. Tibi  3. Alice & Olivia  4. Milly  5. Alice & Olivia  6. Rochas  7. Tibi   8. Diane von Furstenberg  9. Michael Kors

Get inspired….

STYLING:

FAUX FUR. BRIGHTS. MONOCHROMATIC

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HERE is another FAVORITE LOOK from New York Fashion Week for Fall Winter 2018:

ROMANTIC & RUFFLED

Some of my favorite designers creating stunning presentations that were feminine & romantic with a vintage inspired twist. I loved the delicate ruffles, lace layers & soft floral printed dresses in a subdued color palette….

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THE LOOK: clockwise from top: 1. Zimmermann  2. Zimmermann  3. Rebecca Taylor  4. See by Chloe  5. Zimmermann  6. Ulla Johnson  7. Zimmermann   8. See by Chloe  9. Rebecca Taylor

 

Get inspired….

DETAILS:

RUFFLES. LACE. FLORAL PRINTS

NYFW 2017

check out all the collections HERE

XO,

Zoe

 

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