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, 

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NYFW 2018 STYLE TRENDS: RAINBOW BRIGHTS & ROMANTICALLY RUFFLED

As a designer & trend hunter, part of my job it to keep up on all of the latest & emerging fashion trends and to be able to translate the styling, colors, fabrics & details (a year ahead of time) into different categories to create new & exciting styles that people will love to wear & want to buy. Sounds simple, but it’s not always that easy…. and like much in life, timing is everything….
All in all, it’s so exciting & inspiring when the new collections come out and all of the top designers show there visions, hard work & creative craftsmanship to the world.
This season I’m loving……
FAUX FUR & RAINBOW BRIGHTS

Explore all the colors of the rainbow for the Fall 18 season with bright & bold COLOR in coats, tops & dresses…..you’ll want to GO BOLD or go home in these fantastic new styles that make a strong & confident statement. The overall feeling was very optimistic, happy & inclusive! I love color, especially during the fall/ winter season.

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THE LOOK: clockwise from top: 1. Milly  2. Tibi  3. Alice & Olivia  4. Milly  5. Alice & Olivia  6. Rochas  7. Tibi   8. Diane von Furstenberg  9. Michael Kors

Get inspired….

STYLING:

FAUX FUR. BRIGHTS. MONOCHROMATIC

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HERE is another FAVORITE LOOK from New York Fashion Week for Fall Winter 2018:

ROMANTIC & RUFFLED

Some of my favorite designers creating stunning presentations that were feminine & romantic with a vintage inspired twist. I loved the delicate ruffles, lace layers & soft floral printed dresses in a subdued color palette….

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THE LOOK: clockwise from top: 1. Zimmermann  2. Zimmermann  3. Rebecca Taylor  4. See by Chloe  5. Zimmermann  6. Ulla Johnson  7. Zimmermann   8. See by Chloe  9. Rebecca Taylor

 

Get inspired….

DETAILS:

RUFFLES. LACE. FLORAL PRINTS

NYFW 2017

check out all the collections HERE

XO,

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How to Look Fab When It’s Freezing Cold-#WinterChic #Outfitinspo…. The Look #34

Ever since the New Year, it’s been absolutely freezing in NYC!!! With temperatures as low as 10 degrees and major snow on the ground , it doesn’t leave much inspiration for even leaving the house unless absolutely necessary, but still….the show (& life & work) must go on!

Currently as we are heading into the second week of the year, it’s “warming up” to the 30’s and 40’s which is much more manageable….but still….for someone who spent so many years in sunny California, it takes a bit of adjusting to get used to getting dressed on these super cold days.

Here is my un-official guide to looking stylish in the lower digits, all in styles from the splurge-worthy to the steal 🙂

THE COAT

I’ve never been a big fan of puffy coats and have always steered towards faux furs in fun, bright colors…..but when the temps really drop you’ll want to wrap yourself up in anything that resembles your warmest duvet comforter….here’s some chic alternatives in different price points:

 

1.Bordeaux down puffer/ SAM $575   2.Gold puffer/ Add Down   3. Pink cold night puffer/ Lovers & Friends $178    4.Red  X Revolve Belted Puffer Lovers & Friends $101  5.Lilac puffer bomber/ Lioness $100     6.Leopard Print Puffer/ ASOS $34 on sale!

 

THE SWEATER

You can never go wrong with a great sweater and this season there are so many cute ones to choose from….and many of them are also on sale….a win/ win!

 

1.Fuchsia boss woman top/ Lovers & Friends $168   2. Grey ruffle sweater/ English Factory $63 on sale!     3.Pink cold shoulder sweater/ Glamorous $60   4.Blue Tie Sleeve sweater / JOA $52    5.Lilac sweater/ ASOS $45 on sale!

 

THE BOOTS

I must admit that I have never purchased snow boots before, unless you count the ones I had when I was about 9 years old…..Anyway, it didn’t snow much last year and that was our first winter since moving to the east coast. But this year I do see the importance of having a great pair of boots to beat the elements plus you can still look chic doing it….there’s nothing like ruining your fave pair of boots and getting your feet wet in the slushy street corners of NYC! Not fun!

 

1.shearling trimmed booties/ Alexander McQueen $710 on sale!     2. tan wedge holiday booties/ Sorel $295    3. park city short wedge booties/ Sorel $300   4. tall snow boots/ Blondo $162 on sale!   5. ruffled boots/ J/Slides $67 on sale!     6. faux fur trim boots/ Madden Girl $52 on sale!  

 

 

Happy Winter!

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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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,

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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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Shop the Post:

  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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