Hello 2018! New Year, New You

Hello 2018!

It’s a new year and a new chance to begin again! I’ve never really been one to make too many resolutions but I do believe in big dreams & setting your goals & intentions on the regular….so what better time to do it than the beginning of a new year?

For me, 2017 was a year of transition, getting adjusted to city life after a big move from California, sparking excitement in my career again as a designer, blogging more consistently and finding balance between marriage, mom life, friends, family, creative pursuits, time for fun & self-care.

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When I first became a mom, I put that front and center and everything seem to fall to the way side including my career & my health. Eventually I just felt depleted & spent, like I had nothing more to give. It took me a long time to realize that this was not helping anyone, was too much of an unbalanced way of living, and took me even longer to get  my life back on track & it’s still a work in progress. While it does seem daunting at times to “try to have it all” & many women feel overwhelmed & pulled in a million directions most of the time, I do feel it’s important to focus your free time and energy on the things that make you feel most happy, alive & inspired, whatever that may be. Take time for yourself to dream, to plan, to love & to get inspired!

 

 

My goals for 2018:

Consistency-

Consistency & perseverance in all of my creative & professional endeavors….you cannot accomplish anything without putting in the work on a regular basis & believing in yourself! Sometimes there are so many things I want & need to do that I get so scattered but this year I vow to be more focused, more consistent & just go for it wholeheartedly…Feel the fear but do it anyway…go after your dreams & never give up! Keep going.

Health & Wellness-

While I have always been really into yoga, I never had a consistent practice…But, the past two years ago I joined a gym and started going on a regular basis 3-4 times a week, every week until it just became second nature. They say it takes 30 days to form a habit & I would say that seems about right. I had a hard time committing to the routine at first, as I tend to get bored of routines quickly, but now I’m so grateful that I did! Exercising has done so much for my mood, energy level and sense of well being & I plan to continue this into the new year and even take it up a notch!

 

 

Love & Happiness-

Because at the end of the day when all is said & done, this is all that matters…..the love that you have for your friends, family, partners, children & pets….this is what you will hold dear in your heart. With the frenzied pace of life it’s so easy to get caught up and lose sight of what matters most. But now more that ever we all need to show more love & unity & cherish each moment. We need to find as much happiness as we can get…

 

Happy New Year! Thank you for being on this journey with me…

 

Xo,

Zoe

 

What are your goals & aspirations for 2018? Leave a comment below

 

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PRETTY IN PINK….THE LOOK # 31….FW17 #OUTFITINSPO

Even though it’s fall, I’ve been so into PINK lately…

Pink seems to be one of the colors of the moment & it’s looking good on everything from furry winter coats, tops, dresses, sweaters, shoes, accessories & more. Pink is the color of LOVE & OPTIMISM and we definitely could use more of both of these feelings in the world today!

This week I got inspired & created a new mood board for my office space which I posted on INSTAGRAM….

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And here are some of my favorite PINK THINGS that I’m currently craving & getting inspired by……

 

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  1. crochet dress/ ELLA MOON
  2. faux fur jacket/ LOVERS + FRIENDS
  3. sunnies/ QUAY
  4. crossbody bag/ REBECCA MINKOFF
  5. velvet combat boots/ DOLCE VITA
  6. ruffle top/ GLAMOROUS
  7. moto jacket/ ENDLESS ROSE

 

Which one is your favorite pink style for fall? Leave a comment below!

XO,

Zoe

 

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The Fall Edit: Friday Favorites & #Fallfashion

Happy Friday! It’s the weekend! 

It seems we are finally heading into the last weekend of the summer season! So…..it also seems like the right time to think about this coming fall season & what our new Fall Favorites will be.

Here are some of things I will be adding to or pulling from my closet that can be mixed & matched together to complete my fall 2017 wardrobe:

 

MY FRIDAY FAVORITES ( & all styles are under $100!)

  1. SOMETHING RED –loving red & all things ruffled for fall
  2. SOMETHING BLUE ( AS IN DENIM BLUE….)- distressed denim looks new again especially in a lighter wash or cropped length
  3. SOMETHING LEOPARD- leopard prints are my favorite & such a classic print, it’s almost a neutral!
  4. SOMETHING FLORAL- loving dark & moody floral prints for fall
  5. & SOMETHING OLD THAT FEELS LIKE NEWyour classic band tees, but with a vintage look & updated fitFALL-EDIT--FRIDAY-FAVORITESSHOP THE POST : 1) red ruffle top/ ASOS  & red ruffle sweater/ ENDLESS ROSE  2) ripped jeans/ TOPSHOP & distressed denim/ LEVI’S  3) leopard print dress w/ stripes/ ASOS & leopard wrap dress/ BARDOT   4) floral print dress/ ASOS & long sleeve floral print dress/ ASTR  5. led zepplin band tee/ TOPSHOP & queen band tee/ DAYDREAMER

 

Hope you have an amazing weekend!

XO,

Zoe

 

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The Look You Need Now: Transition Into Fall with Studs & Dark Floral Prints-“The Look #28”

We just got back from a quick trip to Los Angeles & since the weather is still so warm here in New York City I’m still wearing all my favorite summer dresses on repeat. But with September coming up & right around the corner, new fall items have been on my mind.

Sometimes a few new key pieces can be added in to blend with your summer wardrobe & give you a head start on the fall season.

Here are some of my favorite new items for fall/ transition in prices ranging from “the splurge to the steal” :

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  1. The Embellished MOTO Jacket (throw it over your summer dresses at night when it gets a little chilly now & wear for a cool daytime look for fall)
  2. STUDDED Booties (fall is always a great time for new boots, but with all the cool new styles out now, who can wait till then? Pair these with bare legs and a skirt for now & anything else for later)
  3. DENIM MINI: the perfect transition piece to wear now and later that ultimately goes with everything
  4. HANDBAG with Hardware (a “wear everywhere” bag for an extra edge that takes you from a daytime look to girls night out)
  5. The Dark Floral Print Top (looks great with denim shorts or a skirt & sandals now, then pair with skinny or distressed jeans & boots for fall)

 

Click HERE for all shopping details & my fall style inspiration……

 

Can you tell which ones are “the splurge” & which ones are “the steal” ?

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Happy Fall!

XO, Zoe

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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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XO, Zoe

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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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