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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“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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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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The Holiday Edit: “Glitter & Glam”…. Your Affordable Holiday Style Guide….The Look #33- #PartyStyle

Happy December! It’s officially Holiday Season & time to start prepping for all those amazing holiday parties & events….

It’s so fun to get your Glitter & Sequins on this time of year. This season I’m loving velvet & lace tops & dresses in rich jewel tones & shades of pink as well as glittery sequined dresses & the sparkliest party shoes in bright & muted colors.

Here are some of my favorite looks in different affordable price points (all items range from $50- $200) for the fall/winter holiday season…..

“Glitter & Glam”….Party Perfect Outfits for the Fall/ Winter Holiday Season

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

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Party Tops:

1. velvet flutter top/ Show Me Your Mumu

2. lace peplum top/ Topshop

3. velvet cold shoulder top/ Cooper & Ella

4. lace blouse/ Bardot

 

Party Dresses:

5. velvet mini dress/ UO

6. sequin surplus dress/ Motel

7. keyhole halter dress/ For Love & Lemons

8. sequin mini dress/ For Love & Lemons

 

Party Shoes:

9. glitter ankle boots/ H & M

10. velvet booties/ Sam Edelman

11. pink luxe platform sandals/ Topshop

12. sequin block heel sandals / Topshop

 

Have a great weekend & stay tuned for more style posts next week!

 

BTW, What are your favorite items to wear for the holidays? Leave a comment below.

XO,

Zoe

 

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The Look #26- Fall Favorites…All the #Outfitinspo You Need For the New Season

While summer may be in full swing, behind the scenes all the stores are getting ready for the next fall season…This fall there are so many fun & beautiful options to make an easy transition into the new season. I’ve been looking for the new essential pieces that will transform your closet and finding the new season to be both romantic & edgy….& playful yet strong.

I’m loving all the studs and metallic hardware on jackets & accessories combined with the easy silhouettes of romantic floral print dresses. Go edgy with black leather & studs & ladylike with floral prints & texture. The new season is all about mixing it all up for your own style & #OOTD, feeling strong like a #GIRLBOSS and just having fun!

 

MY FALL 2017 FAVORITES……..

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SHOP THE LOOK:

1. wrap dress/ Spell & the Gypsy Collective  2. cold shoulder dress/ Paige   3. dress/ Self Portrait  4. off the shoulder dress/ BB Dakota  5. rose print dress/ Rebecca Taylor  6. handbag/ Rebecca Minkoff   7. velvet booties/ Kendall & Kylie   8. cold shoulder top/ Band of Gypsies  9. ruffle sweater/ Rebecca Taylor   10. t-shirt/ Pam & Gela   11. studded handbag/ Saint Laurent   12. studded boots/ IRO   13. moto jacket/ BlankNYC   14. skinny jeans/ J Brand   15. skinny jeans/ Lovers & Friends   16. denim jacket/ L’Agence

 

 What styles are you excited to wear this fall season? Leave a comment below

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The Look #23- The Best Little White Dresses To Wear This Spring-Summer #Oufitinspo #SS17

Hope you had a great holiday weekend! I’m so happy that spring has finally arrived here in NYC & enjoying the warm weather….One of my all time favorite things to wear in the summer is a little white dress & this season will be no exception. A simple white dress screams Spring/ Summer & can be worn season after season as it actually never seems to go out of style….

For those who like improvising, add a cool studded belt, a fringed bohemian style bag or leather booties to wear it in a cool way. Simple, sexy & confident is the way to go!

Here is the outfit I wore for Easter brunch with the family…..this is one of my go-to favorites & I just love the lace fabric & off the shoulder details. I also like how it can be dressed up or down or even worn over a pair of jeans for your weekend adventures….

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Here’s some of my favorite new White Dresses that are feminine & chic & perfect for the SPRING-SUMMER season! I’ve rounded up some similar styles & linked my favorites in different price categories, but most are affordable & around $100 or under

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Shop The Look: CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT

1. cotton eyelet dress/ Line & Dot ($110)  2. lace off the shoulder dress/ BB Dakota ($100)   3. ruffle dress/ De Lacy ($136)  4. lace romper/ Mustard Seed ($82)  5. crochet lace dress/ RahiCali  ($88)  6. off the shoulder dress/ Lulu’s ($48)  6. lace dress/ Topshop ($85)    7. tiered sundress / Asos ($45)

What are your favorite looks for summer? Do you have a go-to style each season? Leave a comment below

XO,

Zoe

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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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