interview: mama of the month

jenny greenstein

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.

you’re invited! private shopping event!

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Super excited to let you know about a very cool Private Shopping Event which I’ll be co-hosting with Leo & SageSclarandisRed 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 @ jenny@yoursoulstyle.com if you will be attending.

Can’t wait to hang, shop and mingle with you…

Besos,
Jenny

fall closet cleansing…

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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 @ jenny@yoursoulstyle.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

YSS shop: fall 2017

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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

6 tips on getting dressed w/ kids

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Despite priority shifts when entering motherhood, first and foremost we are individual women. So whether it’s showing up at the office, running our own business, interviewing for preschools or hanging with your fellow mama-tribe at the park, it’s vital to pay attention to the very fact that outside of being “mommy” we are our own people. That said, personal style can lose momentum when juggling this new normal, but self-care is imminent when it comes to retaining a strong sense of self. I drive this message home with mama clients because entering a day strong and empowered will domino into either positively or negatively affecting everything that follows, including role as mama. I completely understand the challenges of keeping it together in the early hours of the day when you have one eye-open, one-eye on kiddo and one-eye on the day ahead. I have my own two-year old toddler tugging at my legs saying, “hold you, hold you, hold you” (= “hold me”) while trying to get myself presentable. It’s extremely challenging, but fortunately not impossible! So as your trustworthy Personal Stylist, here’s a few strategic styling tips to make what could be deemed a grueling process, a successful one.

6 TIPS ON GETTING DRESSED WITH KIDS:

Simplify: The idea of returning to pre-baby style seems far away and that’s because it is. Life has evolved and you need to embrace that. While taking risks before baby arrived felt very doable, things are more complicated now, time is of the essence and simplifying is key. Without compromising your creative vision, try and peel it back and find a uniform that works. Have conviction in your groove, become empowered by that and streamline daily dressing. Vision boards are super helpful to establish your new lane.

Create a Capsule: Once you find your “new normal”, simplified look, organize your closet in a way that hones in on that capsule, which should be mix & match friendly with pieces that flex from work to play and everything in-between.

Plan Ahead: Once baby (and/or babies) are asleep, and after bottles are washed, dishes are clean and your belly is full, more work sounds daunting. But styling your look the night before is the most essential tool to minimize stress in the AM hours. If this daily task seems overwhelming, put aside 30 minutes every Sunday night to organize an entire week’s worth of outfits so you only have to think about it once a week.

Find Your Color Story: Whether it’s neutrals, pinks, all-black, blues, etc. choosing a wardrobe in the same color story/palette will make pieces flexible and coordinated, thus getting dressed easier!

Eliminate the Clutter: Maybe you haven’t lost all the baby weight, or maybe you’re holding on to the item you wore in 2010 to that epic NYE party you attended with your partner (that you haven’t worn since). Either way, none of these pieces are currently working in the rotation and create noise in your closet while getting dressed. Pull the unworkable clutter together and move it to the back (less focal part) of your closet to be revisited at a later date. If none of those items make it back to front and center in the next 6 months, they need some serious reevaluating.

Undergarments: Each item/silhouette in your wardrobe will require a different undergarment be it thongs vs. nude bras vs. strapless bras. vs. nursing bras, etc. Don’t get tripped up each day trying to figure out what goes with what. Stock up on all your intimate staples to ensure you are prepared with the right styles to work back to each outfit.

For more info on one-on-one Styling Sessions and how I can support you, click here for details.

*photo/collab with ana gambuto