How to Look Fab When It’s Freezing Cold-#Winter Chic…… The Look 34

Ever since the New Year, it’s been absolutely freezing in NYC!!! With temperatures as low as 10 degrees and major snow on the ground , it doesn’t leave much inspiration for even leaving the house unless absolutely necessary, but still….the show (& life & work) must go on!

Currently as we are heading into the second week of the year, it’s “warming up” to the 30’s and 40’s which is much more manageable….but still….for someone who spent so many years in sunny California, it takes a bit of adjusting to get used to getting dressed on these super cold days.

Here is my un-official guide to looking stylish in the lower digits, all in styles from the splurge-worthy to the steal 🙂

THE COAT

I’ve never been a big fan of puffy coats and have always steered towards faux furs in fun, bright colors…..but when the temps really drop you’ll want to wrap yourself up in anything that resembles your warmest duvet comforter….here’s some chic alternatives in different price points:

 

1.Bordeaux down puffer/ SAM $575   2.Gold puffer/ Add Down   3. Pink cold night puffer/ Lovers & Friends $178    4.Red  X Revolve Belted Puffer Lovers & Friends $101  5.Lilac puffer bomber/ Lioness $100     6.Leopard Print Puffer/ ASOS $34 on sale!

 

THE SWEATER

You can never go wrong with a great sweater and this season there are so many cute ones to choose from….and many of them are also on sale….a win/ win!

 

1.Fuchsia boss woman top/ Lovers & Friends $168   2. Grey ruffle sweater/ English Factory $63 on sale!     3.Pink cold shoulder sweater/ Glamorous $60   4.Blue Tie Sleeve sweater / JOA $52    5.Lilac sweater/ ASOS $45 on sale!

 

THE BOOTS

I must admit that I have never purchased snow boots before, unless you count the ones I had when I was about 9 years old…..Anyway, it didn’t snow much last year and that was our first winter since moving to the east coast. But this year I do see the importance of having a great pair of boots to beat the elements plus you can still look chic doing it….there’s nothing like ruining your fave pair of boots and getting your feet wet in the slushy street corners of NYC! Not fun!

 

1.shearling trimmed booties/ Alexander McQueen $710 on sale!     2. tan wedge holiday booties/ Sorel $295    3. park city short wedge booties/ Sorel $300   4. tall snow boots/ Blondo $162 on sale!   5. ruffled boots/ J/Slides $67 on sale!     6. faux fur trim boots/ Madden Girl $52 on sale!  

 

 

Happy Winter!

XO, 

Zoe

 

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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

(clockwise from top left)

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.

SHOP THE LOOK:

 

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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NYC Style: The Transitional Pieces You Need This Spring #Outfitinspo

With the warm weather approaching at last, it’s finally time to start wearing those new spring looks….But you’ll still need that transitional jacket & shoes to get you into the season. The beginning of spring is so exciting but also a little tricky to dress for when you’re on the go. Mornings can start off chilly, afternoons are hot & evenings can be somewhere in the middle here in NYC….

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Pretty floral tops & bohemian style blouses are great for this time of year and can also be dressed down on weekends or transformed into a cute festival look if you’re headed to see any of the concerts this year….

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My key pieces for this time of year are:

transitional jacket– you’ll need a great jacket or 2 that goes with anything that you can wear in the morning & then take off again in the afternoon. The Moto jacket is a classic choice that you can find in plaid black, with embellishments or in fun colors.

MOTO JACKET 1. Levi’s  / 2. Blank NYC  / 3. Sunset & Spring  4. Rebecca Minkoff

 

a pretty blouse or mini dress– a great new spring dress or blouse is perfect for layering over jeans, leggings or pants for now & this look will take you from a day at the office to happy hour or can also be a great weekend brunch look too.

FLOWER PRINT DRESS or TOP  1. YFB on the Road / 2. Topshop 3. Rebecca Minkoff  4. Topshop

 

jeans– you can never go wrong with jeans that are comfortable & flattering & can be dressed up or down for any occasion

RIPPED DENIM   1. Articles of Society /  2. Topshop /  3. J Brand/  4. AG/

 

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE GO-TO ITEMS TO TRANSITION INTO SPRING? Leave a comment below.

Happy Spring!

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XO,

Zoe

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The Look #20- Spring Brights & Ruffles….”Lady in Red”

 RUFFLES & BRIGHTS are really trending this season in tops, skirts & dresses…….

I’ve been loving all things ruffled lately and also adding some pops of bright color to my wardrobe…..I wore this bright red top out to brunch in Brooklyn this weekend & I’m loving how bold color can really brighten your mood on a bleary day.  There are so many great RED tops & dresses right now that can take you from a work day to night out to weekend look.

See below for some OF MY FAVORITE RED ITEMS, distressed denim & handbags I styled for the NEW SPRING SEASON inspired by my most recent #OOTD from INSTAGRAM…..

…because RED is always a good idea…

HOPE YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY!

THE LOOK: ruffles, red, ripped denim, studs

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I found this top on sale at TOPSHOP…..& the jeans are from ZARA…..

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SHOP THE LOOK:

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SHOP the look: LADY IN RED

(clockwise from top)

  1. bell sleeve top/ INTERMIX     2. off the shoulder top/ ALICE McCALL       3. lace top/ JACK BY BB DAKOTA    4. flounce top/  AMANDA UPRICHARD     5. weekend bag/ REBECCA MINKOFF  6. denim/ TOPSHOP    7. dress/ KEEPSAKE     8. ripped jeans/ TOPSHOP      9. handbag/ STELLA MCCARTNEY  (similar HERE)    10. sunglasses/ GUCCi  .

Which style is your favorite? leave a Comment below.

XO,

Zoe

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The Look #19-“Ruffled & Ripped” White Tops & Dresses with Denim & Bright Handbags…. #Outfitinspo for Spring ’17

It’s been so warm and sunny the past few days in NYC!

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I’m getting so excited for the NEW SPRING SEASON & thinking about all the fun tops and pretty dresses to wear when the weather stays warm for good. I know everyone has their “go-to” looks and special timeless favorites that they come back to time & time again….For me it’s always been the pretty white tops & dresses paired with denim that really sets the mood for me for early spring. My closet seems to be filled with cotton, chiffon & lacy little white dresses and tops that I never seem to tire of & I always LOVE to pull them out again at the first signs of spring. I think this is such a classic and feminine look that always looks fantastic & perfectly accessorized with gold jewelry and edgy leather accessories mixed with pops of color.

The off the shoulder trend is still going strong this season….as well as bell sleeves, ruffles and one shoulder style tops and dresses. Pair your ruffled tops with ripped denim & cool leather with soft lace….

Here is a recent #OOTD I wore for a lunch date that I posted on INSTAGRAM.

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This top is currently on sale (here) & almost sold out, but I’ve put together some on my favorite similar looks that I’m currently coveting…..also A NEW POST is COMING SOON with images of my fave STYLE ICONS wearing this current look.

Check out some of my new favorite WHITE & DENIM items for the Spring season.  As always, have fun, be fearless, stay optimistic & WEAR it NOW OR WEAR it later….

THE LOOK is yours!

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THE LOOK

(clockwise from top left)

  1. off the shoulder sweater/ ENDLESS ROSE   2. lace top/ TULAROSA    3.sunglasses/ STELLA MCCARTNEY   4. one shoulder top/ SANTORINI   5. sandals/  SAM EDELMAN 6.dress/ J.O.A.  7. handbag/ MACKAGE   8. ripped ankle jeans/ DL 1961   9. washed ripped jeans/ FRAME   10. skinny jeans/ ARTICLES OF SOCIETY  11.ripped denim/ ARTICLES OF SOCIETY   12. backpack/ BETSEY JOHNSON   13. handbag/ REBECCA MINKOFF  14. necklace/ MARISA MASON   15. handbag/ KATE SPADE

XO, Zoe

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