THE LOOK #14-My Favorite Holiday Dresses

It’s party time !….The HOLIDAYS are here and it’s time to start planning for all your fun events… Here are some of my favorite holiday dresses that are the perfect party looks for the season….Everything is metallic now as far as the Fall/ Winter 16 Trends go, and I’m loving all the pink, gold, silver metallics & sequins that shine as well as all the latest pink, berry, fuschia and wine tones too. These are the looks will take you from that office party to your New Year’s Eve celebrations….

Here are the ultimate party dresses for the fall trends “Disco Days” & “Very Berry”

Think ruffles, glitter & glam

Pair with a faux fur jacket & ankle boots to give your look an edge!

HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY DRESSES FOR THE LOOK #14….

DISCO DAYS

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SEQUIN DRESS/ PARKER         SEQUIN FRILL DRESS/ ASOS

SILVER RUFFLE MINI DRESS/ ASOS       LAME WRAP FRONT ROMPER  (under $100!)/ TOPSHOP

SEQUIN BODY-CON DRESS (under $100!)/ TOPSHOP

AND HERE ARE SOME MORE OF MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY DRESSES FOR THE LOOK #14….

VERY BERRY

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LACE DRESS/ SAYLOR     VELVET MINI DRESS (under $100!)ENDLESS ROSE

VELVET MAXI DRESS/ MISA LOS ANGELES      RUFFLE DRESS/ MILLY

I hope you find some inspiration for this party season!

Xo,

Zoe

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Go Retro This Holiday Season With This 80’s Inspired Trend…The Inspiration: “80’s New Wave”

Bring on the bling in a fearless combination of bold animal prints, metallic fabrics & embellished leather.

The 80’s are back for Resort 2017….get a jump start on this trend with some wild & retro pieces that will carry you from the holiday season into spring.

Have fun with this optimistic & party inspired trend by piling on the bling and mixing metallic pants & dresses with bright colored animal prints, mesh tops, embellished leather & excessive jewelry. Get inspired by Madonna in the iconic movie Desperately Seeking Susan, turn back time to Boy George from The Culture Club, tap into New Romantic style like Adam Ant & feel powerful like Grace Jones.

Combine mixed prints with leather outerwear & layer distressed denim with concert tees & mesh tops. Add a handful of bold jewelry, pointy buckled boots and a neon colored handbag for fun, unexpected & cool-girl look.

Go retro this holiday season with this 80’s inspired trend….

The latest look is “80’s New Wave”

Get inspired….

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THE INSPIRATION: 80’s NEW WAVE STYLE- HOLIDAY/RESORT 2017

DETAILS:

METALLICS. VELVET. ANIMAL PRINTS. LEATHER. RUFFLES. MESH. SILVER HARDWARE. BOLD PRINTS

COLORS:

BLACK. WHITE. RED. HOT PINK. GOLD. SILVER.

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Dark Florals & Sunny Days

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Happy November!

This is that crazy time of year where every day the weather seems completely different and you never know what to wear until that morning when you see how the weather actually is on that day and not what your weather app was predicting the night before…

I had actually planned on wearing my cozy faux fur coats this past weekend but we had an unexpected heat wave which was actually so nice and reminded me of California days…
I’ve been loving Dark Floral Prints paired with denim, boots and leather this season….Also still cannot get enough of off the shoulder tops and flared sleeves for fall, so it was fun to wear this new top I found from Nasty Gal. It’s so pretty and I love how the print looks with jeans & gold accessories. It would also look great with a skirt and over the knee boots.

I wore this ruffly Nasty Gal top with my ripped J Brand jeans, black Dolce Vita boots, favorite Marisa Mason & Calleen Cordero jewelry that’s always on repeat & Prada sunglasses.

It was a beautiful & sunny day & I’m really trying to enjoy all of these last days of good weather before the cold sets in here in NYC….

XO,
Zoe

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THE LOOK

Top / Nasty Gal

Jeans/ J Brand (similar here)

Boots/ Dolce Vita (similar here ) & here

Sunnies/ Prada

Jewelry / Marisa Mason

Leather Wrap Cuff/ Calleen Cordero

Crossbody Bag/ Matt & Nat (sold out, but similar one here)

 

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Rose Bouquet Print Dress & Moto Jacket

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I’ve been loving wine, berry & pink tones this season. They are the perfect colors to wear now to brighten up your wardrobe while still feeling like you are dressing for fall. I was so excited to find this printed chiffon dress in exactly the color I was looking for and also love the pretty floral print, ruffles & overall retro vibe. It’s a great dress for layering and would also look good worn over jeans or high boots.

I wore this Band Of Gypsies long sleeve dress with my Zara moto jacket & added my new black Sam Edelman suede boots, pink suede Monserat de Luca fringe bag, Prada sunglasses & a Topshop velvet choker.

I love wearing boots with dresses and these have a great block heel that is really comfortable for stomping around the city and would also look great with either jeans or dresses. I like how the jacket and boots add a bit of toughness to an otherwise feminine look.

XO,

Zoe

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Dress/  Band of Gypsies  (also available here)

Jacket/ Zara (similar here & here)

Bag/ Monserat De Lucca

Boots/ Sam Edelman

 

Berry Chiffon Dress and Vintage Suede Boots for Fall

I was excited to find this purple wine-berry colored chiffon dress at Buffalo Exchange just as I was working on the “Bohemian Deluxe” trend for the blog. It just jumped out at me among all the dresses on the rack because of the gorgeous color, long sleeves & ruffle details that perfectly match the Bohemian Deluxe meets Jimi Hendrix inspired trend for FW16. It was even more of a score to find that it was just my size! Gotta love the thrill of the hunt that is “vintage/ consignment” shopping……I love the dress because it’s a bit feminine and girly but not too too girly when paired with my vintage Marc Jacobs boots & favorite rock n roll bohemian Marisa Mason jewelry. I always like the mix of something feminine with something a little bit edgier & cool and I love styling and reworking my favorite things already in my closet and giving them an update with something new (or vintage)…. Just because fashion trends keeps on changing doesn’t mean you have to let go of all your old favorites. Sometimes you just need a few new pieces to pair with your existing favorites to get excited about a new look….


Dress: Buffalo Exchange

Boots & Clutch: vintage Marc Jacobs

Jewelry: Marisa Mason

Accessories: Urban Outfitters

Sunglasses: Prada

The Look #11- Bohemian Deluxe

The bohemian look gets an update with luxe velvet, rich jewel tone colors and bold floral and paisley prints. Pile it all on together with bold accessories, suede boots and fringe details for a Carnaby Street style meets Jimi Hendrix vibe.

Create your own eclectic look that makes a statement by mixing a floral prints dress with a  velvet jacket or a printed ruffle top with a suede skirt.

THE LOOK: GLAMOROUS. SEXY. CASUAL

You’ll be the ultimate “Foxy Lady” in these luxury bohemian looks for fall.

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fringe handbag/ REBECCA MINKOFF   velvet jacket/ FRAME  handbag/ GUCCI

blouse/ LPA   booties/ ASOS   skirt/ PARKER   maxi dess/ LPA  off the shoulder top/ WAYF

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velvet top/ ZARA   embroidered booties/ LAURENCE DACADE     handbag/ GUCCI

maxi dress/ THE JETSET DIARIES   boots/ ZARA   blouse/ ALICE & OLIVIA

boots/  JEFFREY CAMPBELL      dress/ NASTY GAL        faux fur jacket/ NASTY GAL

   handbag/ CHLOE

These are some of my most favorite looks for the fall season….

I just love how the rich colors & fabric textures create an overall feeling of relaxed luxury and bohemian romance. Mix velvet with lace, suede with chiffon & floral prints with floral embroideries for a luxurious yet rebellious fashion statement.

I hope you find some great style inspiration for what to wear this fall!

XO, Zoe

Get inspired by the most luxurious trend for Fall Winter 16…..The Inspiration: Bohemian Deluxe

The bohemian look continues for fall 2016, getting an update from deluxe velvet jackets, dresses & pants, dark jewel tone colors, bold floral embroideries and retro geometric prints. Pile it all on together with bold accessories, Chelsea boots and fringe details for a Carnaby Street style meets Jimi Hendrix vibe……

You’ll feel like a rock star by mixing printed dresses with velvet outerwear & chic embroideries with leopard prints. Add some chunky gold jewelry, over the knee boots and an embellished bag for unexpected yet luxurious look.

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THE INSPIRATION: BOHEMIAN DELUXE FW 2016

DETAILS:

VELVET. DARK FLORAL PRINTS. EMBROIDERIES. ANIMAL PRINTS. FRINGE. GOLD DETAILS. LACE TRIM

COLORS:

ELECTRIC BLUE. TEAL GREEN. NAVY. BURGUNDY. COPPER. RED. PURPLE. GOLD

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GUCCI ready to wear FALL WINTER 2016

THE LOOK  #10- Pretty Edgy-Rockin’ Romance

Fall always seems like a good time to get a little tougher with what you are wearing…..think boots, leather jackets & heavy metal details on your accessories. But there’s another side to this fall season that’s just simply romantic. If you are like me and still holding on to that summer mood, you might want to make that transition to an autumn look filled with feminine details, ruffled blouses, lace fabrics and long flowing dresses……

 

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1.LEATHER JACKET/  LPA      2. DRESS/ REBECCA MINKOFF    3.HANDBAG/ YSL  4.BOOTS/ TOPSHOP  5.HANDBAG/  MULBERRY  6. JEANS/  RAG & BONE (SIMILAR HERE)                         7.BALLET FLATS/ ZARA       8.BLOUSE/  ENDLESS ROSE   

These are the perfect looks to mix with some tougher pieces you probably already have in your closet. Go pretty and edgy by mixing a ruffled blouse with a motorcyle jacket, ripped jeans and boots. Or pair a long flowing dress with a studded jacket. Think leather and lace……and spiked metal with pink…….

I love this romantic but rock n roll feeling for creating an effortless personal style for the fall season.

 

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1. DRESS/ FOR LOVE & LEMONS      2.EARRINGS/ (SIMILAR HERE)                    3.HANDBAG/  REBECCA MINKOFF    4. BLOUSE/ TOPSHOP    5.SKIRT / LPA                  6.BOOTS/  DR. MARTINS (SIMILAR HERE)    7.OFF SHOULDER BLOUSE/  ALICE AND OLIVIA     8. BLOUSE/   TOPSHOP    9.HANDBAG/ CHLOE    10. BOOTS/ TOPSHOP

I’m so looking forward to wearing silver studs, motorcycle jackets & washed out denim this fall. Also loving the look of dreamy flowing chiffon print dresses & tops with motorcycle boots.

I hope you like this outfit inspiration for a Romantic Rock n Roll inspired look for the Fall season…………..

XO, Zoe

ALL THE INSPIRATION YOU NEED FOR YOUR 90’S STYLE WARDROBE- THE INSPIRATION #6-“Like Teen Spirit”

  So….that 90’s feeling has been in the air lately….you see in on television, in music and in fashion. From 90’s Icon Winona Ryder starring in the hit sci-fi  Netflix show “Stranger Things”….

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Winona Ryder in Nylon Magazine

 

…to Courtney Love delving into her fashion archives & collaborating on a fashion line with Nasty Gal…..

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And continuing with some of the current street style pics from NY Fashion Week, I think it’s safe to say….the 90’s are back!

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Some people hated the style of the 90’s and some people loved it, but from Grunge to Glam to Baby doll Rock n Roll, there’s a fun & modern way to bring back the style of the & keep it looking cool & fresh……

There’s nothing like the grey sky and cool air of fall to get you in the mood for something a little bit darker, tougher & stronger…..& to channel the vibes from the Pacific Northwest, where some of the most well known grunge bands originated.

I also love the whole 90’s baby doll rock n’ roll look of Courtney Love from Hole & the way she mixed a little dress with fishnets, dark lipstick, smudged eyeliner and a cool guitar.

Here’s some images to get inspired for the new look: Modern 90’s

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Marc Jacobs Perry Ellis collection

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Kirt Cobain from Nirvana

 

 

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Some of the best 90’s bands

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Marc Jacobs collection 1992

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Winona Ryder in the 90’s

 

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Kate Moss for Anna Sui 90’s collection

 

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Naomi Campbell for Anna Sui 1993 collection

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Hole “Live Through This” album cover

 

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Courtney Love

 

All images found on Pinterest. Check out my 90’s board for more inspiration…..

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XO, Zoe

BLOGGER STYLE: Last Days of Summer

All summer I couldn’t get enough of wearing off the shoulder tops & dresses while exploring my new hometown : New York City ! Here is one of my favorite looks from this summer season that I posted on Instagram.


I wore this outfit in Brooklyn at Afro Punk Fest. It was a super hot & sunny day at the outdoor music festival but a day filled with great music, inspiring people and loving, creative energy!

I cant seem to get enough of the off the shoulder look and this top was no exception. I like the simple styling with a pop of bold color & the crochet lace fabric.

I love the vibe and details of this off the shoulder top and the way it works well with simple denim cutoffs & a red lip & manicure. I can’t wait to wear it again this fall with black jeans & boots.

Top: Line & Dot

Shorts: J Brand / similar HERE

Jewelry: Marisa Mason

Handbag: Betsey Johnson / similar one HERE

 

XO, Zoe