Memorial day feels super early this year, right? It’s typically next weekend but no complaints here since it’ll give us additional time to stock up and save on the spring/summer pieces we’ve been coveting for the past few weeks. There will be plenty o’ sales coming down the pike, but to kick things off, Nordstrom just began their Half Yearly Sale which runs until May 31st! You’ll be able to save up to 40% off on Men, Women & Kids styles, which includes free shipping and returns! Just head here to check it out. Shopbop has also added plenty of new styles to their sale page which you can check out here.
Happy Thursday! Let Memorial Day Weekend commence!
photo via harpers bazaar
So the latest and greatest news happenings in the Greenstein-Weisberger household is we have decided to remain in our apartment instead of moving. Though we seemed to find a few cool spaces along our hunt, nothing blew us away except for one apartment we unfortunately were outbid on. After that, it was slim pickings and we didn’t want to make such a hefty investment on something we didn’t love! It was getting down to the wire and right before our babymoon, we both agreed that staying put would be the right decision. We love our neighborhood, we love our building and the closer it got to my due date, the less interested we were in turning our world (additionally) upside down. A new baby would do that enough! Once we established our plan, I was able to start building my dream ‘mini’-nursery, something I was eagerly anticipating since the double line confirmed my pregnancy. Our apartment is not tiny and it definitely is a space we can make work. So we hired a contractor, re-worked a few closets and spaces, painted, got rid of a ton of crap and this will now be our baby boo’s first home! And we are both perfectly comfortable and excited about it.
I dedicate this Weekly Finds post to the boo’s first room! Some of the items in the image we’ve already purchased (the crib, dresser, rocker, ‘love’ print, area rug, moroccan pouf & crochet toys), and the remainder are still mulling over. I’ll share the progress along the way, but feeling extra inspired lately and excited to get things settled. I believe they call it nesting!? Oh yes, we are in full effect.
SOURCES: Dresser: GUSTAF // Dream Catcher: TORCHLIGHT JEWELRY // Crochet Bunny: ANN-MARIE PETIT // Crochet Rattle: TANE ORGANICS // Storage Bin: ABC HOME // Joya Rocker: MONTE DESIGN // Moroccan Pouf: LULU & GEORGIA // Area Rug: LULU & GEORGIA // ‘Love’ Print: MAX WANGER PHOTOGRAPHY // Sheepskin Throw: DESIGN WITHIN REACH // Pillow: ESKAYEL // Crib: GUSTAF
Today marks the official first day of my 8th month. WOW! I cannot believe it. I keep saying we are in a ‘home stretch situation’, but with every passing week this statement grows truer! T-minus 8 weeks, and that’s if this baby boo even comes on time. As we know, she can be early or like typical first babies, late! We shall see. My official due date is July 13th.
Now that I’m in my third trimester, I’ve faced a few new style challenges since my belly is getting pretty big. I continue to browse non-maternity stores, trying to find as many dresses as possible without seams along the waistline. Dresses as I’ve said, have become my best friend, even more-so now that it’s warm. I’ve also started thinking about postpartum attire since my body will take time to bounce back, and I have intentions to breastfeed. I want items that are comfortable, but also fashionable. From first hand experience working with my postnatal clients, I know I’ll be tired, and know I’ll want things to be easy, but like I always tell them, I’m not willing to throw in the towel when it comes to personal style. Taking care of yourself is critical to maintaining a healthy self- image, and overall state of well-being.
Which brings me to this amazing dress that I’m wearing by Loyal Hana, the best thing that’s ever happened to postnatal style. You would never guess by looking at it that it was made specifically for breastfeeding mamas. I have done my fair share of research on maternity brands that take into consideration access to feeding, and it’s slim pickings out there when it comes to fashion. While I feel like I’ve gotten my bump style on lock, breastfeeding-wear has been a whole new area to explore. And then I found the genius-ness of Loyal Hana which is why this Style The Bump: 32 Weeks post is dedicated to them! This black & white dress is not only comfortable, cool and ultra chic, but will also take me as they say, “from the bump, to the boob and beyond!” Strategically placed zippers are invincible to the naked eye (try and find them in these photos. I bet you can’t!), and discretely open to allow for ease of feeding (see image for reference). No more fussing with straps or exposing your entire boob! All you have to do is unzip.
So there you have it mama friends. Staying fashionable and functional simultaneously is an option when wearing Loyal Hana and will help you feel “confident and beautiful” while ensuring your little one is getting the best of the best. It’s a win-win for both mama and babe! Head over to the Loyal Hana site to check out their full line. You will love, I promise. PS: Coming this week, there will be a jumpsuit! Oh yeah!
SHOP IT: dress: LOYAL HANA // jacket: old (similar) // shoes: old (similar) // clutch: CLARE VIVIER // choker: india (similar)
photos via jonica moore
As promised from earlier in the week, starting today Tribe Alive x YSS have teamed up for a giveaway to one lucky reader (see details below on how to enter!)! Tribe Alive not only designs and curates some of the most beautiful pieces sourced from countries like Honduras, Guatemala, Ethiopia and soon to be India, but also participates in conscious consumerism, giving women the opportunity to earn fair trade wages, have access to a safe job, sustainable income and a chance to determine their own future. The brand was built on the philosophy that there is “nothing more stylish than giving back” and I could not agree more which is why I’m really excited about this partnership!
In tandem with this Style The Bump: 31 weeks feature post, you guys will all be eligible to enter and WIN one of the necklaces I wear here which is from Tribe Alive’s gold necklace collection! Yeah! I absolutely love this layered look of three, and like I’ve mentioned in the past, feel empowered wearing product that represent progress, and makes a positive impact. Even more-so now since expecting a new babe and wanting to ensure her sustainable future!
So here’s the details on how to enter and win….
Head on over to instagram, follow both @YourSoulStyle and @TribeAlive and tag 2 of your friends in the comment section. It’s that simple! Join in, and be sure to tell your friends! The contest starts TODAY! A winner will be chosen at random and announced on the evening of May 17th. Good luck everyone!
SHOP THIS LOOK: dress: MADEWELL // shoes: ANCIENT GREEK // clutch: TRIBE ALIVE // necklaces: TRIBE ALIVE
photos via jonica moore
Hello there, and happy Tuesday. How is your week so far? I hope amazing! I’m amidst my instagram takeover with Tribe Alive and today as part of our collaboration, I’ve contributed a special Weekly Finds: Tribe Alive Edition post to their blog which includes some of my favorite ethical brands, and my latest picks from them. In this day and age, there is no excuse for not being a conscious consumer and making responsible purchases. While style is an extension of who we are and a vehicle of self-expression, how we represent ourselves goes way deeper then our aesthetic. Style from the inside out begins with understanding the culture, processes, policies and practices of the brands we choose to invest in. That said, head on over to Tribe Alive to read a bit more about all this, and to shop the above finds!