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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SHOP THE POST

  1. Mink Pink Floral Dress        2.Lace Up Dress      3. Wrap Dress            4. Sunglasses                 5. Crop Top              6. Yellow Dress            7. Cut Out Shoulder Top

 

 

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SHOP THE POST

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!

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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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

 

 

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

XO,

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BLOGGER STYLE: Last Days of Summer

All summer I couldn’t get enough of wearing off the shoulder tops & dresses while exploring my new hometown : New York City ! Here is one of my favorite looks from this summer season that I posted on Instagram.


I wore this outfit in Brooklyn at Afro Punk Fest. It was a super hot & sunny day at the outdoor music festival but a day filled with great music, inspiring people and loving, creative energy!

I cant seem to get enough of the off the shoulder look and this top was no exception. I like the simple styling with a pop of bold color & the crochet lace fabric.

I love the vibe and details of this off the shoulder top and the way it works well with simple denim cutoffs & a red lip & manicure. I can’t wait to wear it again this fall with black jeans & boots.

Top: Line & Dot

Shorts: J Brand / similar HERE

Jewelry: Marisa Mason

Handbag: Betsey Johnson / similar one HERE

 

XO, Zoe

 

The Look #6- Solange Style-Eclectic Mix

Summer is here & the weather is warm! From days at the office to summer nights out on the town, channel your inner Solange… (Solange Knowles that is) & get inspired by bright colors, bold shapes, sophisticated styling & unique prints….what will you be wearing this summer?

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  1. handbag: Sara Battaglia /  2. yellow dress: Cupcakes & Cashmere (similar dress here)  3. platform shoes: Malone Souliers /  4. off the shoulder top: Knot Sisters /                 5.clutch: Clare V.  / 6. romper: Mara Hoffman / 7.heels:  Joie (similar here) / 8. jacket: Rebecca Minkoff /