3 WAYS TO STYLE A GRAPHIC TEE THIS SUMMER

HI GUYS ! Wow….it’s been a while since my last post & time just seems to keep flying by! 

Just recently I’ve been so busy because I launched the new Rock Paper Sequins T-Shirt Line (Yay!!) and the first few styles are now available on The Rock Paper Sequins Online Boutique. It’s been so much fun to work on a new collection & I really like the idea of creating something simple, chic, fun & accessible. So….on that note, I’ve really been getting more into wearing graphic tees on a regular basis & incorporating them into my everyday wardrobe.

Here are 3 Chic ways to style a Graphic Tee this season:


Casual Friday
– You’ve been dressing up all week but now Friday’s finally here….throw on a cute Graphic Tee and your most sleek and polished jeans & top with a blazer & an abundance of layered jewelry for a pulled together day look that easily transitions into dinner & drinks…..

Electric Lady Tee by Rock Paper Sequins / Blazer by Joie / Denim by Paige/ Heels by Sam Edelman / Handbag by Alexander Wang


Weekend Workout
– Weekends are for unwinding & also for working out! Squeeze in your workout or yoga class with on-the-go style….start with a cute Graphic Tee + a sleek pair of Workout Leggings, your sneakers, a water bottle & you’re good to go……

Love Love Love Tee by Rock Paper Sequins / Cheetah Print Workout Leggings by Onzie / Star Print Workout Leggings by Terez /  Running Shoes by Nike / Water Bottle by Ban.do / Gym Bag by Lululemon


Sunday Brunch-
Brunch is my favorite & such relaxing meal…. wether you are meeting up with the girls or spending quality time with family, dress up your chic Graphic Tee with a cool denim skirt & some espadrilles for an effortless look that’s sexy & fun but not trying to hard…..

Spirit Animal Tee by Rock Paper Sequins / Denim Skirt by J Brand / Espadrilles by Sam Edelman / Hand bag by Rebecca Minkoff

Happy Summer!

XO,

Zoe

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YOUR AFFORDABLE STYLE GUIDE FOR THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER #endlesssummer #styleguide

Hi again! So…..this summer has been going so fast & I’ve been sooooo busy between working, parenting & our hectic city lifestyle in general that I’ve been a bit MIA on the blog lately.  But even though its almost the end of August, I’m still so excited about styling my summer looks & looking for great new sale items because it feels like summer’s just not over yet!

There’s still 2 more weeks till Labor Day weekend… so lets make the most of it! My family and I are finally getting some time to relax & escape the city and we are so excited to get in some more beach days & pool time & fun in the sun. Lately I’ve been searching for some cute styles that can take you through a long fun day at the beach or pool & then out to dinner and drinks….

This is a great time of year to look for the styles you may have been coveting all season that could currently be on sale or adding great new items you can wear now & also in the begging of the next summer season. I always am looking for a great bargain & love finding things to add to my wardrobe this time of year….because lets face it, fall is just not as fun!

This summer I’ve been really into dresses and bright colors. I like to mix and elegant look with something more edgy and have also been getting back into graphic t-shirts again. For summer I tend to wear more simple styles but also to have fun with my outfit choices. Fashion should always be fun and make you feel good about yourself!

Here are some of my favorite looks for this end of the summer season:

(Most styles are on sale!)

 

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1.Beach Dress           2. Graphic Tee              3. Polka Dot Dress       4. Beach Tote

    5. Colorful Slides           6. Polka Dot Bikini       7. Bright Sunnies

XO, 

Zoe

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HAPPY LAST DAYS OF SUMMER!

SPRING 2018: HOW TO ADD NEW COLOR TO YOUR WARDROBE THIS SPRING

Wow! I can’t believe it’s already May! I’ve been a bit missing in action on the site lately with so many changes & so much going in my life lately….but…….I’m very excited to get back into the spring season & to be writing again here on Rock Paper Sequins. It’s been a looooong & cold winter here on the East coast & it’s finally starting toward up & feels like spring is finally in the air.

It’s so fun to be in the city this time of year, everyone is so excited to be outdoors and there’s such an amazing collective energy and optimism on the streets and in the parks and the cafes too, it’s contagious!

Anyway, I’ve been anticipating this season for a while and excited to start wearing all the new spring threads. One thing I’m really excited about is adding more color into my wardrobe after many months of wearing darker colors.

What are your favorite colors to wear this spring?

I’m currently so excited about: PINK, YELLOW & LILAC

 

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Pink is the color of optimism & love. It can be delicate & sweet and feminine & romantic, but it also represents universal love and the most powerful form of love which is self love….

SHOP THE LOOK- clockwise from top: 

floral print dress/ dRA                  eyelet lace dress/   Rebecca Taylor                     gingham top/ Lovers & Friends          off the shoulder midi dress/ Astr the Label             wrap around bracelet/  Rebecca Minkoff            skirt/  Paskal                    cat eye sunglasses/ Fendi

 

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Yellow is a happy color. It represents positive energy & enlightenment, but it can also be cheerful & fun….& perfect for Spring 2018!

SHOP THE LOOK- clockwise from top: 

EYELET TOP/  Endless Rose         maxi dress/ Privacey  Please      slip dress/   Glamourous  

ruffled wrap dress/  C/ Meo Collective

pineapple bag/ similar here        handbag/ similar here           sandals/ Topshop

 

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Ultra Violet is the ultimate color & Pantone’s color of the year!

The color violet can be associated with royal, luxury, power & ambition….it also represents creativity, devotion, peace & magic….

SHOP THE LOOK- clockwise from top: 

ruffled crop top/ Rebecca Taylor       floral print dress/  Ulla Johnson

off the shoulder dress/   Endless Rose        long sleeve ruffle dress/ For Love and Lemons

booties/ Tibi        backpack/ Deux Lux

HAPPY SPRING!

 

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:

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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,

Zoe

 

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My Top 5 Affordable Summer Essentials

I can’t believe that August is already here! Well, even though summer’s already more than half way over, there’s still so much time left for fun days at the beach or pool & those hot summer nights! Now is the time to get the most wear out of your summer wardrobe or to add some great new items. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to look stylish & with so many summer sales going on, it’s exciting!

But what about those long weekend days when you always on the go or vacation time where you need your outfits to carry you from morning till night? I’ve put together my top 5 summer essentials that will take you through a long day of fun…from morning brunch to an afternoon on the beach & then a night out on the town.

 Here are my 5 favorite summer essentials

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1.) THE PRETTY SUNDRESS

Pretty floral print sundresses are great for summer as they will keep you cool in the hot weather and can also be dressed up or down depending on where you are going. Pair with flat sandals or flip flops by day or dress up with heels at night. Create an edgy or ultra-feminine look with the same dress by switching out your accessories.

This dress was something I wore recently on a hot & humid day in NYC and I really loved the soft florals & stripe details. (SHOP this post:  DRESS- SIMILAR HERE & HERE )

Pink Floral Dress: This dress below is really affordable & I love the idea of dressing this up with a strappy sandal for night or dressing down with white sneaker or flat lace-up sandals by day.

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Also loving this dress too! shop this style HERE

2. THE WHITE TOP

Lacey off the shoulder tops have really become a universal favorite because they are so comfortable, flattering & on trend. A pretty white top will keep you cool & always looks great paired with denim shorts or a skirt for daytime or you can dress it up with skinny jeans and heels for night. This also can be a great layering look over your swimsuit for a more covered up look at the beach or pool.

White Eyelet Off The Shoulder Top: Nothing beats a pretty white top for a fun & feminine look. This top looks great paired with denim shorts or can be dressed up for night with gold accessories.

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here is another favorite! And it’s currently on sale HERE

3. THE DENIM CUT-OFF SHORTS

Denim Shorts: this is one of my favorite denim brands right now & this is just such a cute & classic style that you can wear on repeat all summer long

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4. THE ONE PIECE BATHING SUIT

Nude Ruffle One Piece: this is my favorite one piece bathing suit because you can just throw shorts, jeans or a skirt over it and head straight out to dinner after a day at the beach. It has such gorgeous and flattering styling with the one shoulder ruffle detail. Plus it’s Made in USA & currently on sale !

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5. THE COOL SUNNIES

Cat Eye Sunglasses: I always seem to wear the same favorite pair of go-to clasic black sunnies, but sometimes it’s fun to change it up a bit, especially in summer. Why not try some fun mirrored lenses in a fun color or a cat eye shape? These are so fun & pretty & at a great price too.

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What are your go-to items for the summer season?

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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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Get inspired by Spring’s Fab Floral Prints….The Inspiration: “Flower Girl”

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Currently craving…. Bright Colors & Bold Floral Prints for Spring/ Summer ’17.

For the Spring/ Summer season, there were some great designer collections with retro-inspired & playful flower print dresses, tops & jackets that totally remind me of 60’s & 70’s “Flower Power” dresses. I’ve always loved hunting through vintage shops for those one of a kind dresses in prints so similar to those that went down the runways of Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga & Chloe this season.

I can’t wait for spring to get here & to start embracing some bright colors, retro accessories & fun prints again!

Here are some of my favorite “Flower Girl” inspired items for SS17:

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Shop Tops from left: 1. Zara    2.Ella Moss   3. J.O.A.   4. Flynn Skye   5. Rebecca Minkoff

 

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Shop dresses ( clockwise from top) : 1. LPA the Label   2.ASOS   3. Band of Gypsies   4. For Love & Lemons    5. Rahi Cali (Shopbop.com)

 

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THINK PINK: the new color trend to wear in 2017-

The hottest hue for Spring 2017 just happens to be my personal favorite: Pink.

Embrace your feminine & romantic side this season with light as air chiffon dresses & flirty ruffled tops. Pair dusty pink accessories with bleached out denim & develop your sense of whimsy.

Here’s to a Pretty in Pink 2017…..Get inspired…..

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Happy 2017!     

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Happy New Year! The Best #Outfitposts of 2016

Happy New Year Babes! I hope you are all excited about 2017…..I know I’m excited for this new beginning and the chance to start over again….I don’t know if I really believe in New Year’s resolutions though….I feel like the beginning of the year is just a good time to asses everything you’ve accomplished and to plan ahead for the goals you want to achieve going forward.

One thing I’ve learned is that setting goals is fun, but actually working towards your goals takes determination & commitment. You really have to decide what you want to do & then just go ahead and really do it. Do the work. Take the daily steps that you need to do to move towards your goal. And believe in yourself! Because at the end of the day it really is about the daily journey and not the end result. It’s really all about the person that you become while you are on that journey….

“Life is the moment we’re living right now” The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Here are some of my favorite 2016 Outfit Post Images from the Blog & Instagram:

It’s been so fun to work on the blog & I’m excited to share more content in 2017 & to continue to evolve with more trend & style inspiration, curated looks & outfit posts for Rock Paper Sequins.

Happy New Year!

 

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THE LOOK #14-My Favorite Holiday Dresses

It’s party time !….The HOLIDAYS are here and it’s time to start planning for all your fun events… Here are some of my favorite holiday dresses that are the perfect party looks for the season….Everything is metallic now as far as the Fall/ Winter 16 Trends go, and I’m loving all the pink, gold, silver metallics & sequins that shine as well as all the latest pink, berry, fuschia and wine tones too. These are the looks will take you from that office party to your New Year’s Eve celebrations….

Here are the ultimate party dresses for the fall trends “Disco Days” & “Very Berry”

Think ruffles, glitter & glam

Pair with a faux fur jacket & ankle boots to give your look an edge!

HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY DRESSES FOR THE LOOK #14….

DISCO DAYS

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SEQUIN DRESS/ PARKER         SEQUIN FRILL DRESS/ ASOS

SILVER RUFFLE MINI DRESS/ ASOS       LAME WRAP FRONT ROMPER  (under $100!)/ TOPSHOP

SEQUIN BODY-CON DRESS (under $100!)/ TOPSHOP

AND HERE ARE SOME MORE OF MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY DRESSES FOR THE LOOK #14….

VERY BERRY

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LACE DRESS/ SAYLOR     VELVET MINI DRESS (under $100!)ENDLESS ROSE

VELVET MAXI DRESS/ MISA LOS ANGELES      RUFFLE DRESS/ MILLY

I hope you find some inspiration for this party season!

Xo,

Zoe

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