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!

 

“Work It Girl!” Your Work Out Style Guide….From the Splurge to the Steal…all the #Outfitinspo you need for your #Workout – The Look #35

One of my big goals that I set two years ago was to make exercising a regular (as in a 3-4 times weekly) practice….. and right now I’ve officially completed 2 years of following through on that commitment!

I can honestly say I have hit the gym at least 3 Times each week ( with the exception of sick & travel days), and it feels sooooo good to say that! I feel so much better mentally & physically now & regular exercise helps me feel more productive & motivated.

I have to say though that at first it was hard and sort of unfamiliar to keep this kind of routine, but it truly is a great feeling to follow through on your goals and to really show up for yourself no matter what! Once you have truly made that commitment to yourself, nothing can stop you!

I think that one of the reasons it was so good to accomplish this is because I really got so tired of letting myself down with all the various projects that I would start and then stop over the years… After a while it just gets really old to live like this and…. just as you wouldn’t want to disappoint your loved ones, then why would you want to disappoint yourself ? If there is something you really want to do, the first step is the commitment in your mind (make that promise to yourself), and the second step is to just do it by finding a workout you love & taking the small steps towards what you want to do and sticking with it, either daily or weekly,…. but really just being determined to show up for yourself without worrying about the end results….trust me, you’re worth it!

Wether you are hitting the gym all the time or just getting started, there are so many cute clothing & accessories options out there in all different price points. I find that wearing neutrals mixed with fun brights or pastels are what gets me in a good mood and prepared for that workout or yoga session! Staying motivated can be a challenge but having the right outfit  will keep you on point & focused…..

Lets do this….

 

Here are some of my favorite work out looks from the splurge to the steal:

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What’s your favorite way to work out & stay motivated? Leave a comment below.

XO, 

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Resort 2017: My Favorite New Eyewear Looks

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I’ve always been a fan of Warby Parker’s cool eyewear & sunglasses & their modern aesthetic. For this Resort ’17 season, they have produced a brand new streamlined collection in rich acetates & metals that are perfect for tropical getaways or simply hitting the city streets in style.

Weather you are heading out of town to somewhere warm for a fab holiday vacation or you are city bound, it’s always fun to get a head start on the spring season by grabbing a few good resort items. And what better place to start that with something you can wear every day…..your eyewear & sunglasses!

I was especially drawn to this sunglass style: Cleo because of the striped oyster shell frames with the brown gradient lenses. This style is very cool with a vintage-modern flair. The Cleo is great for brightening up your look while blocking out those rays on a cold winter day. They also would go equally well when lounging on the beach or by the pool on a holiday getaway. I love the versatile look & feminine flair. (Cleo also comes in black)

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My other favorite sunglass style from the Resort ’17 collection is Wyatt in Marbled Walnut with the Brown Gradient lenses…..These sunnies have a modern, yet classic look that is perfect for everyday wear. Take a simple jeans and t-shirt look to another level with these retro modern specs.

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For eyeglasses I really like bold styles that stand out & add a little mystery to your look. Cat eye frames have always been a personal favorite and the Warby Parker’s Wren frames do not disappoint! I’m loving these frames in the Opal Tortoise color as they would go well with just about any outfit & add a super chic yet classic twist to any look.

 

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Overall, I’m loving the new Warby Parker Resort 2017 collection as it’s both a little bit vintage and a little bit modern….but what’s also so great is that for every pair purchased, a pair is distributed to someone in need! (Find out more here)

Head over to Warbyparker.com for more information

 

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Also, don’t forget about the guys on your holiday shopping list, they’ve got a full men’s collection too!

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Which style is your favorite? Leave a comment below.

xo,

Zoe

 

 

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From Wine to Rose….all the Holiday #Outfitinspo you need for the Fall/ Winter season…..The Look #32

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m getting excited for the holiday season & the chance to get a little dressed up for all the different holiday events. This season my absolute favorite colors have been Wine & Rose Pink and I just love how these colors look together and how they mix and match so effortlessly in different fabrics & textures.

 

I like to keep my pretty holiday looks a little bit casual and to mix them with some edgier accessories like a studded handbag or some sleek rock n roll style boots. It’s fun to play with different looks and to combine feminine fabrics such as lace, satin or velvet.

Wishing you a happy & healthy holiday season with lots of style, fun & happiness!

 

Here are some of my favorite looks for the fall/winter holiday season…..

Loving the colors wine & rose pink in all shades, bell sleeved cozy knits, satin & velvet, lace tops & faux fur jackets

 

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SHOP THE POST:
1. Bell Sleeve Sweater / Endless Rose

2. Studded Handbag / Marc Jacobs

3. Satin Boots / Free People

4. Velvet Top / Self Portrait

5. Lace Trim Blouse / Alice & Olivia

6. Ruffled Lace Top / Ella Moss

7. Handbag / See By Chloe

8. Boots / Kenneth Cole

9. Velvet Dress / MISA Los Angeles

10. Chiffon Dress / MISA Los Angeles

11. Faux Fur Coat / LPA

 

 

 

Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below!

XO,

Zoe

 

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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….

click here for more office inspo….

 

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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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“Ruffled & Embellished Style” new fall favorites…denim jackets, ruffled tops, skirts & booties for #FW17….the Look #30

Well….I was getting so excited for this fall season & having fun styling simple outfits to put together as the weather got colder….but the funny thing is that aside from a few random days here and there, it really hasn’t gotten cold yet and we are still having heat waves here in NYC even though its already October!

Anyway, here are some of my favorite casual looks for when the weather finally cools down…..

Loving embellished denim jackets, ruffled tops & sweatshirts, leather-look mini skirts and fun, detailed booties for the FW17 season:

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SHOP THE POST:
1. Jacket/ Sunset & Spring

2. Embroidered jean jacket/ Blank NYC

3. Lt wash embroidered jacket/ Blank NYC

4. Faux fur trim jacket/ Blank NYC

5. Pink ruffle sweatshirt/ JOA

6.white ruffle top/ English Factory

7. Pink ruffle raglan sweatshirt/ Splendid

8. Grey ruffle sweatshirt/ English Factory

9. Studded booties/ Topshop

10. Embroidered boots/ Rebecca Minkoff

11. zip-up mini skirt/ Capulet

12. Leather look mini/ Blank NYC

13. Ruffled mini/ Endless Rose

14. Star boots/ Dolce Vita

15. Leopard booties/ Sam Edelman

Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below!

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” ?

Leave a comment below

Happy Fall!

XO, Zoe

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