“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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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,

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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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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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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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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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The Look #19-“Ruffled & Ripped” White Tops & Dresses with Denim & Bright Handbags…. #Outfitinspo for Spring ’17

It’s been so warm and sunny the past few days in NYC!

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I’m getting so excited for the NEW SPRING SEASON & thinking about all the fun tops and pretty dresses to wear when the weather stays warm for good. I know everyone has their “go-to” looks and special timeless favorites that they come back to time & time again….For me it’s always been the pretty white tops & dresses paired with denim that really sets the mood for me for early spring. My closet seems to be filled with cotton, chiffon & lacy little white dresses and tops that I never seem to tire of & I always LOVE to pull them out again at the first signs of spring. I think this is such a classic and feminine look that always looks fantastic & perfectly accessorized with gold jewelry and edgy leather accessories mixed with pops of color.

The off the shoulder trend is still going strong this season….as well as bell sleeves, ruffles and one shoulder style tops and dresses. Pair your ruffled tops with ripped denim & cool leather with soft lace….

Here is a recent #OOTD I wore for a lunch date that I posted on INSTAGRAM.

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This top is currently on sale (here) & almost sold out, but I’ve put together some on my favorite similar looks that I’m currently coveting…..also A NEW POST is COMING SOON with images of my fave STYLE ICONS wearing this current look.

Check out some of my new favorite WHITE & DENIM items for the Spring season.  As always, have fun, be fearless, stay optimistic & WEAR it NOW OR WEAR it later….

THE LOOK is yours!

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THE LOOK

(clockwise from top left)

  1. off the shoulder sweater/ ENDLESS ROSE   2. lace top/ TULAROSA    3.sunglasses/ STELLA MCCARTNEY   4. one shoulder top/ SANTORINI   5. sandals/  SAM EDELMAN 6.dress/ J.O.A.  7. handbag/ MACKAGE   8. ripped ankle jeans/ DL 1961   9. washed ripped jeans/ FRAME   10. skinny jeans/ ARTICLES OF SOCIETY  11.ripped denim/ ARTICLES OF SOCIETY   12. backpack/ BETSEY JOHNSON   13. handbag/ REBECCA MINKOFF  14. necklace/ MARISA MASON   15. handbag/ KATE SPADE

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The Look #18-Tropical & Bright #Outfitinspo for Spring ’17

Who’s excited about Spring?

Here’s some bright, happy & tropical style inspiration for the new season…. There are so many different trends emerging for Spring/ Summer but one of my favorites has been the new TROPICAL LOOK combined with SPRING BRIGHTS. Get ready to stop traffic & turn heads in bright ORANGE, canary YELLOW, sea-inspired TURQ, fuschia PINK & GREEN.

Here are some of my new favorite COLOR SATURATED items for the Spring season.  have fun, be fearless, optimistic & WEAR NOW OR WEAR later….

HAPPY SPRING in Technicolor!

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  1. midi skirt/ MILLY   2. backpack/ MARC JACOBS   3.top/ ELLIAT    4. maxi dress/ BAND OF GYPSIES    5. handbag/ MARC JACOBS   6. sweater/ TOPSHOP    7. dress/ CHARLES HENRY   8. off the shoulder top/ MILLY     9.phone case/ SONIX     10. inflatable pool float/ FUNBOY X KFISH

 

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The Look #17-Addicted to Love…..Valentine’s Day #OutfitInspo

Celebrate the ultimate day of LOVE this Valentine’s Day! Weather you are getting dressed up for a romantic date night, keeping cozy at home or heading out with the girls, it’s fun to embrace the colors and romance of Valentine’s Day…..

Here are some of my favorite things to wear this year & accessories for treating yourself…..and all items are in shades of pink, fuschia, red & black…..

Get inspired, HAVE FUN & spread the LOVE!

Happy Valentine’s Dayhere’s to red hearts & pink skies ahead…..

 

THE LOOK: FUN. CHIC. ROMANTIC- “Addicted to Love/ Valentine’s Day”

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THE LOOK

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  1. SUEDE PUMPS/ SAM EDELMAN   2.COLD SHOULDER TOP/ MINK PINK  (similar HERE)  3.RUFFLE SWEATER/ ASOS   4. I PHONE WALLET/ KATE SPADE   5. LACE DRESS/ LOVERS & FRIENDS    6. HEART SUNNIES / SHOP BAN.DO  7. RUFFLE CAMI/ L’ACADEMIE   8. MOTO JACKET/ NASTY GAL  9. LACE BODYSUIT/ NASTY GAL  10.HANDBAG/ VALENTINO 11. LACE DRESS/ LOVERS & FRIENDS  12.HEART SHAPE COOLER BAG/ SHOP BAN.DO  13. BOOTS/ NASTY GAL

 

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Casual Chic- Black, White & Blue in Brooklyn

THE NEW T-SHIRT, JEANS & LACE TREND

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Sometimes it’s just fun to keep it simple & throw on a WHITE T-SHIRT & JEANS. This is one of my favorite and most comfortable outfits to wear that you can go back to time & time again. But of course you don’t want to wear just any old T-shirt or any old jeans, it’s got to be something that flatters & makes you feel good! I’m loving the “LACY CAMISOLE over a T-shirt” look, but sometimes it can get a bit tricky to pull off. This top is so simple and cute & I love the way the little CROPPED CAMI is built in for a seamless look. Also loving long NECKLACES & these simple medium wash JEANS that are so affordable.

I wore this ZARA top & jeans with METALLIC GOLD accessories, a FAUX FUR MOTO JACKET & suede BOOTS for a lunch date in Brooklyn. This is a fun & casual daytime look….just add some rocker-style accessories for an edgier look or dress it up with heels and a blazer for a more ladylike & sophisticated vibe.

What do you think about the LACE CAMI over a T-SHIRT look? Let me know in the comments below……

Hope you have a beautiful day!

XO,

Zoe

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THE LOOK

FAUX FUR MOTO JACKET / NASTY GAL  (sold out, but similar HERE)

T-SHIRT / ZARA (also similar  HERE)

DENIM/ ZARA (also similar HERE & here)

BOOTIES/ DOLCE VITA (similar HERE & HERE)

HANDBAG/ CIRCUS BY SAM EDELMAN

NECKLACE/ MARISA MASON