2018 already feels like it’s kicking my ass, but in all the right ways. There seems to be a new creative flow that took a nap towards the end of 2017, and since Jan 1, it’s awoken – which I’m grateful for. As an entrepreneur, motivation + drive has to come from within since no one else is holding me accountable except myself. Your Soul Style is my first baby, but with my actual baby’s arrival (hi, Vida!), there is more to manage and it takes more brain power to refresh, reboot and push forward. But, I’m here and ready!
That all said, a few new initiatives for 2018 include kicking back up my Spotlight feature which I haven’t worked on since 2015(!), a relaunch of my site (that was a 2017 goal, but has since pushed into this year), creating more content for this site, and my instagram handle plus more. Tomorrow, I’ll be launching a “Look Of The Week” feature which will build out seasonal looks from head to toe, and be shoppable directly from instagram stories. It’s a new idea, and I’m excited about it. All feedback welcome!
So without further ado, take a peak of my first “Look Of The Week” above, getting me all sorts of excited for SS18! Yeah yeah, it’s pretty frigid here in NYC, but I’m manifesting into the warmer days ahead. Join me!
Enjoy, Happy (belated) New Year + chat soon! xx J
SHOP: Love Shack Fancy Dress // Hair Ribbon // Alexander Wang Denim Jacket // Hat Attack Raffia Bag // Dolce Vita Bootie
Keeping it real with the beautiful women behind Birdsong. Thank you for featuring me as your “Mama of the Month”. I’m humbled and grateful to stand alongside you both.
An excerpt from my interview….
“I had ideas about motherhood before becoming a mama, but the process was way more intense then I could have imagined. And not in a negative, “I can’t handle this” way (even though it’s all very overwhelming), but just in a deeply emotional and cathartic one. I now live by the motto “you can never know until you know” because realistic entry was incomparable to anything else. It feels cliche to say, but when Vida was born, so was I. Well, a newer version of myself. In the second between physical oneness and separation, it was go-time to embrace my highest self. All former life lessons were ripe and ready to be put into practice, in a real, practical and mindful way. It wasn’t about me anymore. It was about her. That all said, my flow fortunately felt organic and I’m grateful for that. It’s complicated and there’s a lot of unknowns to navigate (hi! mastitis, raging emotions, debilitating exhaustion and the inability to sit for 3 weeks!), but I made a conscious decision to follow my gut, tuning out the outside noise of cultural pressure and listened to my baby. This helped me to really let go, TRUST and follow my own instincts. I advocate for the philosophy that as humans we are all so completely different and embracing that uniqueness begins the minute we arrive earthside. So when Vida was born, I instantly put down the parenting guides, pulled back on asking others for advice and made sure to meet my child where she was. I continue to practice this parenting style in everything I do.”
If you’d like to read more from my interview which includes my recent mama heart-burst moment and a head-to-toe look I styled for a mama on-the-go, head over to the Birdsong blog here.
Super excited to let you know about a very cool Private Shopping Event which I’ll be co-hosting with Leo & Sage, Sclarandis, Red Flower and GoGo, gorgeous brands that I adore and think you will too. The event will be on October 17th from 5p – 9p, with exclusive promos that include 20% off retail prices from Leo & Sage + Sclarandis, and with purchase I’ll be offering 15% off any YSS service too.
All details on the invitation above, and please RSVP directly to me @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be attending.
Can’t wait to hang, shop and mingle with you…
Transitions are undoubtedly hard, but necessary. They are the bridge between before and after and we typically come out on the other side stronger, wiser and better than before. But how we embrace these changes is key, and actively participating in the process is a necessary component to the success of it.
As a Personal Stylist, and an avid believer that your wardrobe functions as an extension of the inner self, a new season is one of the best times to evaluate, detox, establish a fresh foundation and reboot for the months ahead. Beginning with a Closet Cleanse allows us to release, create space for newness and part of successful growth means letting go and shedding. Closet Cleanses include:
- 1-hour Styling Evaluation to determine needs and goals
- 4-hour Closet Cleanse to detox your closet (time of Closet Cleanse depends on individual)
- Closet Organization by category and color
- Outfit styling from your existing wardrobe
- List of must-have closet organization tools/wardrobe kit
- Curated shopping list of the must-have pieces that are missing from your closet
That all said, I can’t wait to work with you. To learn more, read about others experiences here, here and here + please send me a note @ email@example.com to chat more about it in person. For a complete list of services click here. I can’t wait to help you effectively turn the page for the amazingness of what’s to come.
Happy first (unofficial) day of Fall.
Besos xx Jenny
*photo/collab with ana gambuto
I’m never one to rush through a season (well unless it’s Winter) but I make sure to prepare personal clients for the months ahead so that when the temperatures do start to shift, they are ready. That said, I’ve started to book seasonal closet cleanses, styling and shopping appointments (have you booked yours yet!?) and super excited to release my current edits on the YSS Shop page! While shopping for trends may not be on your radar (totally cool, btw), a few to note this season are red, metallics, power suits (YES! YES! YES! I’m with her!), folklore, shearling, feathers, fringe and slogans – to name a few. I’ve already got these in my shopping cart and need to hit ‘confirm order’ before they sell out. Currently the shop is just a small capsule, but I’ll be updating daily. Head on over here to peep my latest fall finds and stay tuned because I’ll be posting alerts on my instagram page when new pieces are added. Besos, jenny