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…..

 Courtney Love in the 90’s

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!

 Street style shots from NY Fashion Week 2016

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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Drew Barrymore

 

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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…..

& follow Rock Paper Sequins on Bloglovin’

XO, Zoe

The Look # 9- Grunge Meets Glam

The fall season is upon us & I’m looking forward to cooler temperatures. I’m loving a lot of the fall 2016 fashion trends, but I’m especially excited about the 90’s trend that’s been emerging lately. One of my favorite time periods in fashion history is the early 90’s when Anna Sui had her first runway show, Marc Jacobs creating his “Grunge” collection for Perry Ellis and a young Kate Moss burst onto the scene.

I loved Kate Moss’s effortless personal style & feminine but rock and roll spirit.  I also loved the rich colors, fabrics, prints & jewelry of the early 90’s that are just as inspirational today as they were back then.

I’m so looking forward to wearing animal prints, velvet, plaid & washed out denim this fall. Also love the look of dreamy flowing chiffon print dresses & tops with motorcycle boots.

Here’s some outfit inspiration for a 90’s inspired look for this Fall season…………..

 

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lace trim camisole/ FREE PEOPLE  

studded kiss lipstick/ KAT VON D

T-shirt/ CURRENT/ELLIOTT

coat/ ALICE & OLIVIA

leopard print boots/ TOP SHOP

plaid skirt/ BB DAKOTA

velvet choker/ DOGEARED

slip dress/ LUCY PARIS

lace-up boots/ SCHUTZ

ripped Mom jeans/ ZARA

 

Check out my 90’s Style Inspiration Board on Pinterest.

Happy Fall !        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

 

The Look #7 Summer Getaway

So excited for summer! Now that the weather is warm and school is out, it’s time to start planning for those weekend getaways and summer vaycays…..here is some style inspiration for your summer days & summer nights by the pool & beach. I’m loving neutral black & white combined with pops of color & bold tropical prints & bohemian accessories.

 

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1) bathing suit/  Motel      2) beach bag/  Cleobella       3) cover up/  PilyQ   

4) night out maxi dress  Mara Hoffman            5) heels/  Topshop     6) clutch/  Cleobella

7) pool float/ Shop Bop         8) print bikini/ Mara Hoffman       9) flat sandals/ Soludos

 

The Look #5: Sweet Summer

Sometimes it feels so good to put on something that’s just simply pretty! And what better time than for summertime in the city ? Lately I’m loving all the sweet pastels, muted tone romantic looks and ethereal dresses. You can toughen something sweet & soft with a little bit more of a hard edged accessory. Here is some inspiration & a touch of romance for a “Sweet Summer in the City” look.

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pink cateye sunglasses/ Topshop similar here    Ava pink studded wallet/  Rebecca Minkoff   pink off the shoulder dress/ Lucca Couture   black lace up sandals/ Asos  black phone wristlet/ Rebecca Minkoff   pink ruffle blouse/ Asos  blue off the shoulder dress/ Self-Portrait  brown suede lace up sandals/ Chloe   blush silk chiffon dress/ Chloe