How to Look Fab When It’s Freezing Cold-#Winter Chic…… 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, 

Zoe

 

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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

 

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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!

SHOP THE POST

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,

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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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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“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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“Red Is The New Black”….the color you need this fall season- The Look #29

Hello & Happy Weekend! Hope everyone is having a great time so far….

Wanted to write about one of fall’s hottest color stories & also one of my personal favorites….the color RED

Red is the color of LOVE & GOOD FORTUNE….it is also associated with PASSION & DETERMINATION, but currently it’s the strongest color for the fall/ winter season that can be worn as a HEAD TO TOE LOOK or simply as a STAND OUT PIECE or BOLD ACCESSORY.

Here is some inspiration for wearing red this fall…I love how there are so many shades that can mixed and matched from traditional “apple red” to “burnt wine”.

Empower your self with the color red…..Shop the Look…..most styles are under $100

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