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

 

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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CHEETAH DRESS & FAUX FUR JACKET IN BROOKLYN

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Fall is here! It’s been such a long time since I’ve been on the East Coast during the fall season & I’m so excited about all the pretty leaves changing color & the cooler temperatures here in NYC. I’ve also really been loving the latest new wave/ rock n’ roll/ 80’s MTV inspired collections from Marc Jacobs & Isabel Marant, so when I  found this dress on one of my recent vintage shopping adventures I was really excited because it reminded me of these emerging trends. I’ve always been a leopard & cheetah print kinda girl, but I really liked how this dress has bright pops of color in blue and purple to contrast with black.

Even though it’s fall I still like a bit of color to brighten things up. I like to style my unique vintage and thrift shop finds with whatever I’m currently wearing that’s new or on repeat.

I wore this vintage dress with my favorite faux fur jacket. I found this cozy jacket last year from Nasty Gal, but you can find similar ones here & here. I added my new black Sam Edelman suede boots, favorite pink suede Monserat de Luca fringe bag, Prada sunglasses, Topshop velvet choker & Calleen Cordero leather bracelets.

I always love wearing simple boots with dresses and also like the feeling of throwing on a furry & cozy jacket to give the outfit a bit of texture and edge. This is a fun & playful look that will take you from day into night….

XO,

Zoe

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THE LOOK

Jacket/ Nasty Gal (similar here & here)

Dress/ “thrifted”…..but you can find a (similar one here & here)

Boots/ Sam Edelman

Bag/ Monsterat De Lucca

Sunnies/ Prada

Choker/ Top Shop (similar here)

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Rose Bouquet Print Dress & Moto Jacket

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I’ve been loving wine, berry & pink tones this season. They are the perfect colors to wear now to brighten up your wardrobe while still feeling like you are dressing for fall. I was so excited to find this printed chiffon dress in exactly the color I was looking for and also love the pretty floral print, ruffles & overall retro vibe. It’s a great dress for layering and would also look good worn over jeans or high boots.

I wore this Band Of Gypsies long sleeve dress with my Zara moto jacket & added my new black Sam Edelman suede boots, pink suede Monserat de Luca fringe bag, Prada sunglasses & a Topshop velvet choker.

I love wearing boots with dresses and these have a great block heel that is really comfortable for stomping around the city and would also look great with either jeans or dresses. I like how the jacket and boots add a bit of toughness to an otherwise feminine look.

XO,

Zoe

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Dress/  Band of Gypsies  (also available here)

Jacket/ Zara (similar here & here)

Bag/ Monserat De Lucca

Boots/ Sam Edelman

 

Berry Chiffon Dress and Vintage Suede Boots for Fall

I was excited to find this purple wine-berry colored chiffon dress at Buffalo Exchange just as I was working on the “Bohemian Deluxe” trend for the blog. It just jumped out at me among all the dresses on the rack because of the gorgeous color, long sleeves & ruffle details that perfectly match the Bohemian Deluxe meets Jimi Hendrix inspired trend for FW16. It was even more of a score to find that it was just my size! Gotta love the thrill of the hunt that is “vintage/ consignment” shopping……I love the dress because it’s a bit feminine and girly but not too too girly when paired with my vintage Marc Jacobs boots & favorite rock n roll bohemian Marisa Mason jewelry. I always like the mix of something feminine with something a little bit edgier & cool and I love styling and reworking my favorite things already in my closet and giving them an update with something new (or vintage)…. Just because fashion trends keeps on changing doesn’t mean you have to let go of all your old favorites. Sometimes you just need a few new pieces to pair with your existing favorites to get excited about a new look….


Dress: Buffalo Exchange

Boots & Clutch: vintage Marc Jacobs

Jewelry: Marisa Mason

Accessories: Urban Outfitters

Sunglasses: Prada

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