Beach Chic…: Your #Outfitinspo For a Perfect Beach Day- “The Look #27” Last Days of Summer

It’s the middle of August, but summer’s not over yet! There’s still 3 more weeks till Labor Day weekend… so lets make the most of it! I’m so excited to get some more beach days in and have been thinking about some cute looks that can take you through a long fun day at the beach & then out to dinner and drinks….

A beach day can be so relaxing but sometimes I tend to bring way too much stuff with me…so I’m thinking it would be more of a zen-like experience to pare it down a bit & narrow it down to: my top 6 summer beach day essentials in different price ranges from the steal to the splurge….

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 Here are my top 6 favorite beach day essentials

Swimsuit: loving the one-piece & the high-waisted bikinis & bright colors

Towel: a bright & cheerful towel is always fun plus loving the round shapes

Sandals: cute flat sandals or flip flops are a must

Sunnies: loving all the aviators & metallic shades this season

Beach Bag: can’t go wrong with playful & fun totes in bright & matching colors

Sundress: throw one on over you bathing suit & you’re ready for a casual dinner or    drinks by the ocean

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Shop The Post:  (clockwise from left)

  1. one piece swimsuit/ Becca by Rebecca Virtue        2. high waist swimsuit/ Kate Spade    3. aviators/ H & M 4.ruffle bikini/ Trina Turk   5. lotus towel/ Vagabond    6. out of office bag/ Soeur Du Maroc  
    7.flower flip flops/ Melissa     8. sundress/ Tiare Hawaii    9. off the shoulder dress/ Asos
    10.watermelon towel/ Ban.do       11. striped tote bag/ Mar Y Sol
    12. gold sandals/ Cocobelle

     

     

    What are your favorite items for a day at the beach?

    Leave a comment below

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The Look #25- Weekend Getaway: “Boho Beach”

Summer is in full force & so far I have been enjoying every free moment….It’s so nice when Friday finally arrives and you’ve got the weekend to look forward to. It seems like everyone works so hard year round but summer is the best time to take some extra moments, days or even weeks (!) to really unplug and unwind….

For the times when a full vacation is not possible, the weekend getaway can be just as good! Which leaves us with the ultimate question, what should You bring & what should You wear?

For weekends, I’m currently loving a “boho beach vibe” with little embroidered tops, denim skirts or shorts, metallic sandals, & a great off the shoulder or ruffled cold shoulder dress that will take you from a day at the beach to dinner out on the town.

Here are some of my favorite pieces for that poolside or beach town getaway….

1) day to night dress

2) embroidered top

3) denim shorts

4) lace off the shoulder top

5) denim skirt

6) metallic sandals

7) boho beach tote

 

Get The Look:

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  1. beach tote/ MISA      2. dress /MAJORELLE   3. dress/ ASOS    4.dress/ PRIVACY PLEASE    5. metallic sandals/ ASOS   6.denim shorts/ BLANK NYC   7. asymetrical top/ RAHICALI      8.embroidered top/ MISA LOS ANGELES     9. embroidered top/ LINE+DOT     10. aloha beach bag/ KAYU    11. metallic wedges/ TOPSHOP    12. lace top/ BB DAKOTA    13. top/ TOPSHOP  (similar HERE)     14.lace top/ TULAROSA    15. denim skirt/ JOE’S JEANS

 

Happy Summer!

Xo, Zoe

 

 

All the Best Ruffles & Statement Sleeves for Spring/ Summer….The Look #24

Lately I’m loving pretty pastel colors, cotton shirting fabrics & delicate lace. There are so many gorgeous ruffled tops & fabulous statement sleeves in the stores right now…Embrace these pretty looks with edgy vibes in these Spring/ Summer favorites…The off the shoulder look is still going strong, but why not change it up a bit in a one shoulder style or an asymmetrical ruffled blouse? This is THE season of the dramatic blouse & it looks great with distressed denim: jeans, skirts or shorts. Pair this look with some amazing new flatform shoes & a dramatic or playful new handbag for an effortless & chic look.

Here’s one of my favorite new Instagram looks that’s feminine & chic & also affordable….

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Shop this top here!

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Here are my current favorite RUFFLED tops & STATEMENT SLEEVES

for SPRING/ SUMMER 2017….all in pretty PASTEL COLORS

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1. ruffled playsuit/ Alice McCall

 2. ruffled halter frill top/ Airlie

3. one shoulder ruffle top/ Stylekeepers

4. button down ruffle shirt/ Stylekeepers

5. asymmetrical top/ Clu

6. cold shoulder w/ tiered ruffle sleeves/ Endless Rose

7. cold shoulder top w/ ruffle sleeves/ J.O.A.

8. statement sleeve wrap top/ Lioness

 

 Which one is your favorite style? Leave a comment below

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Trending For Spring 2017: “Blue Jean Babe”…Get The Denim On Denim Look

Calling all denim lovers! You can never have too much denim in your closet & this season is the time to embrace it all with the denim on denim trend. This look is back again  but this time in a more sophisticated way…..you won’t be on denim overload if you pair a lighter wash with a darker one or blue denim with black.

Because this denim jacket has such a light wash (similar here & here), I paired it with dark wash jeans (here) and combined it with a feminine eyelet top (similar here & here) for a casual yet effortless look. I always love ruffled, frilled and feminine tops, but sometimes I like to pair them with simple, darker wash jeans for a clean & sophisticated look.

Currently craving…. Denim on Denim looks for Spring/ Summer ’17.

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For the Spring/ Summer season, there are tons of great new things in denim…..I’m loving the lighter washes, patchwork details & bleached out jeans. Mix and match embellished with distressed & embroidered denim with classic pieces…..It’s all about the mix & there are no rules to creating your own personal style!

Here are some of my favorite “Denim on Denim” inspired items & street style photos for SS17:

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Take your denim looks to the next level by adding statement sleeved tops, lace-ups, patchwork or embroidery …….More inspiration pictures below!

XO,

Zoe

 

What are your favorite denim looks for spring? Do you like the denim on denim look for this 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

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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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The Look #22: The prettiest trend for Spring Summer ’17….Eyelet & Crochet Lace

Just loving all the pretty crochet & lace tops & romantic dresses for the Spring Summer season….Here in NYC we are still anxiously waiting for Spring to officially be sprung, but in the meantime it’s fun to plan & dream about all the pretty things to wear when it’s warm!

Also, if you are like me & just cannot wait, it’s fun to mix some new spring items (dresses & blouses) in with some of your fave winter items & to layer different pieces for that transitional season from winter to spring.

Here’s one of my favorite new Instagram looks that’s feminine & chic & also combines a few of my favorite winter items

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(This top is currently on sale & comes in 3 different colors, shop it here!)

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Crochet & Lace tops & dresses are pretty styles that are so girly & fun. Add a little edge by combining them with ripped jeans & boots or more hard edged accessories that have fringe, studs or metallic hardware.

Here are my current favorite tops, dresses & accessories for the Eyelet & Crochet Lace Trend :

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(clockwise from top left)

1. off the shoulder eyelet top/ Sea

 2. eyelet ruffle apron top / Nightcap x Carisa Rene

3. lace midi dress/ Wayf

4. handbag/ Rebecca Minkoff

5. crochet tiered ruffle top/ Sea

6. platform sandals/ See by Chloe

7. crochet dress/ Majorelle

8. ruffle lace top/ Self Portrait

9. metallic crossbody bag/ Rebecca Minkoff

Do you like the LACE trend for Spring Summer 2017? Which one is your favorite style? Leave a comment below

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The Look #21- The “Ruffles on Ruffles” Trend for Spring ’17- #outfitinspo

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Hello & Happy Friday! I’m getting excited for this weekend & a chance to unwind….Last week I wore this Asos ruffle top (sold out) & my new favorite Articles of Society jeans for a fun lunch date in Brooklyn….

With SPRING/ SUMMER weather right around the corner, it’s time to finally start getting your new wardrobe in order! One TREND that’s set to continue is “Ruffles on Ruffles” in pretty, happy spring colors! Now is the time to ditch the black winter clothes & start adding some fun & flirty tops & romantic ruffled dresses. With the Ruffle Trend, more is always more, so let the ruffling begin….Weather you will be hitting the city streets or heading out of town on a much-needed tropical Vay-cay, be sure to include something with Ruffles in your assortment

 

This is one of my absolute favorite trends this season & there are so many variations….

Here are my current faves for the Ruffle Trend in affordable prices to splurge-worthy styles:

My Top 5 Favorite Ruffle Tops:

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1. H & M– this top is so affordable & also great for work

 2. ASOS– love the color & details on this blouse, it’s perfect for brunch or for a date night

3.MOON RIVER– fun & flirty & combines the off-shoulder trend with the ruffle trend

4. ENDLESS ROSE(currently on sale!) my all-time fave blouse of the season, ruffles on ruffles & so romantic

5. MISA LOS ANGELES– this top is just simply amazing!

 

My Top 5 Favorite Ruffle Dresses:

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  1. LIONESS– such a cute dress with delicate ruffle details
  2. VAVA BY JOY HAN–  another amazing dress that’s perfect for a spring getaway!
  3. MISA LOS ANGELES– the perfect little white day dress
  4. LOVERS & FRIENDS– a cute & flirty day dress
  5. SELF PORTRAIT– this dress is just to die for…..the color, the fabric, the cut, it’s just everything…

    What do you think about the Ruffle trend for Spring Summer 2017? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below

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The Top 4 Style trends for Spring 2017

 

I love the sunshine! Just a few days ago it was the first day of spring & I am beyond excited for this new season! Let the sun shine on in….
Spring is always such an exciting season & especially after months of wearing boots and bundling up every day, it’s so exciting to put on pretty dresses & tops, light weight jackets and open toe sandals again. I’m so excited for all the new outfits to wear once the weather is perfect and warm again!

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This season there are so many amazing new trends that definitely match my personal style on repeat: feminine details, bright colors & a vintage vibe. I’m so excited about these new looks but I know that sometimes it can be hard to figure out what you might want or need to refresh your wardrobe come spring.
Not to worry! I’ve rounded up the hottest trends for you this season….

Here are my top 4 favorite trends for Spring/ Summer ’17:

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1) Think Pink/
Pink is the hottest color this season! It’s such a flattering color and a great update to a basic wardrobe
2) Turn Up The Volume /
Cannot get enough of ruffles! This is such a fun new trend that comes in all different sizes and there are many creative ways to wear ruffles this spring
3) Tropical & Bright /
The bolder the better! Get inspired for that Tropical Vacation…

4) Flower Girl /
I’m loving all the gorgeous & vintage inspired floral prints this season

What do you think about these trends for Spring Summer 2017? Leave a comment below

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Throwback Style Inspiration…..Sixties Style Icon-Jean Shrimpton

Who is on your fashion radar this spring? Some people always have their favorite style icons & others get inspired by the trends & have new icons each season….and as the sunshine begins to replace the snow & the winter season goes, it’s time to get inspired for Spring Summer 2017! Usually I’m always inspired by those who are a little offbeat & bold, but right now I’m so loving all the retro floral prints & pretty dresses that were on the SS17 runways, as well as all the feminine chiffons, ruffles upon ruffles, crisp cotton tops & of course the color PINK. This brings to mind the retro-modern days of the swinging sixties where women got into music, art & the “mod pop fashion scene” of London.

 

This season, I’m inspired by Jean Shrimpton in the 1960’s. 

 

Jean Shrimpton is an English model and actress. She was considered “The Face of the 60’s” & was one of the first supermodels! She had an amazing, memorable & truly timeless style that still resonates today….I love her feminine yet modern look.

The Look- Retro. Modern. Feminine

get inspired…

 

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What do you think about Jean Shrimpton’s retro style?  Who are your favorite fashion icons? Leave a comment below

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