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. 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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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!

 

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

XO, Zoe

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The Look #11- Bohemian Deluxe

The bohemian look gets an update with luxe velvet, rich jewel tone colors and bold floral and paisley prints. Pile it all on together with bold accessories, suede boots and fringe details for a Carnaby Street style meets Jimi Hendrix vibe.

Create your own eclectic look that makes a statement by mixing a floral prints dress with a  velvet jacket or a printed ruffle top with a suede skirt.

THE LOOK: GLAMOROUS. SEXY. CASUAL

You’ll be the ultimate “Foxy Lady” in these luxury bohemian looks for fall.

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fringe handbag/ REBECCA MINKOFF   velvet jacket/ FRAME  handbag/ GUCCI

blouse/ LPA   booties/ ASOS   skirt/ PARKER   maxi dess/ LPA  off the shoulder top/ WAYF

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velvet top/ ZARA   embroidered booties/ LAURENCE DACADE     handbag/ GUCCI

maxi dress/ THE JETSET DIARIES   boots/ ZARA   blouse/ ALICE & OLIVIA

boots/  JEFFREY CAMPBELL      dress/ NASTY GAL        faux fur jacket/ NASTY GAL

   handbag/ CHLOE

These are some of my most favorite looks for the fall season….

I just love how the rich colors & fabric textures create an overall feeling of relaxed luxury and bohemian romance. Mix velvet with lace, suede with chiffon & floral prints with floral embroideries for a luxurious yet rebellious fashion statement.

I hope you find some great style inspiration for what to wear this fall!

XO, Zoe

THE LOOK  #10- Pretty Edgy-Rockin’ Romance

Fall always seems like a good time to get a little tougher with what you are wearing…..think boots, leather jackets & heavy metal details on your accessories. But there’s another side to this fall season that’s just simply romantic. If you are like me and still holding on to that summer mood, you might want to make that transition to an autumn look filled with feminine details, ruffled blouses, lace fabrics and long flowing dresses……

 

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1.LEATHER JACKET/  LPA      2. DRESS/ REBECCA MINKOFF    3.HANDBAG/ YSL  4.BOOTS/ TOPSHOP  5.HANDBAG/  MULBERRY  6. JEANS/  RAG & BONE (SIMILAR HERE)                         7.BALLET FLATS/ ZARA       8.BLOUSE/  ENDLESS ROSE   

These are the perfect looks to mix with some tougher pieces you probably already have in your closet. Go pretty and edgy by mixing a ruffled blouse with a motorcyle jacket, ripped jeans and boots. Or pair a long flowing dress with a studded jacket. Think leather and lace……and spiked metal with pink…….

I love this romantic but rock n roll feeling for creating an effortless personal style for the fall season.

 

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1. DRESS/ FOR LOVE & LEMONS      2.EARRINGS/ (SIMILAR HERE)                    3.HANDBAG/  REBECCA MINKOFF    4. BLOUSE/ TOPSHOP    5.SKIRT / LPA                  6.BOOTS/  DR. MARTINS (SIMILAR HERE)    7.OFF SHOULDER BLOUSE/  ALICE AND OLIVIA     8. BLOUSE/   TOPSHOP    9.HANDBAG/ CHLOE    10. BOOTS/ TOPSHOP

I’m so looking forward to wearing silver studs, motorcycle jackets & washed out denim this fall. Also loving the look of dreamy flowing chiffon print dresses & tops with motorcycle boots.

I hope you like this outfit inspiration for a Romantic Rock n Roll inspired look for the Fall season…………..

XO, Zoe

The Look # 9- Grunge Meets Glam

The fall season is upon us & I’m looking forward to cooler temperatures. I’m loving a lot of the fall 2016 fashion trends, but I’m especially excited about the 90’s trend that’s been emerging lately. One of my favorite time periods in fashion history is the early 90’s when Anna Sui had her first runway show, Marc Jacobs creating his “Grunge” collection for Perry Ellis and a young Kate Moss burst onto the scene.

I loved Kate Moss’s effortless personal style & feminine but rock and roll spirit.  I also loved the rich colors, fabrics, prints & jewelry of the early 90’s that are just as inspirational today as they were back then.

I’m so looking forward to wearing animal prints, velvet, plaid & washed out denim this fall. Also love the look of dreamy flowing chiffon print dresses & tops with motorcycle boots.

Here’s some outfit inspiration for a 90’s inspired look for this Fall season…………..

 

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lace trim camisole/ FREE PEOPLE  

studded kiss lipstick/ KAT VON D

T-shirt/ CURRENT/ELLIOTT

coat/ ALICE & OLIVIA

leopard print boots/ TOP SHOP

plaid skirt/ BB DAKOTA

velvet choker/ DOGEARED

slip dress/ LUCY PARIS

lace-up boots/ SCHUTZ

ripped Mom jeans/ ZARA

 

Check out my 90’s Style Inspiration Board on Pinterest.

Happy Fall !        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 /