weekly finds: palm springs edition

jenny greenstein

We are out, en route to Palm Springs for 8 days of babymoon’ing and since heading to the desert, I pulled together a few of the items (or versions of) that I’ve packed in my bag for this week’s Weekly Finds post. I figure that since spring is here, summer is not far behind, and spring break vacations are on the rise, ya’ll might benefit from some of these goodies too. I hope you enjoy this post, this Friday and your weekend ahead! I’ll be taking next week off, but will be back soon and am excited about the features lined up for the months ahead! xx Jenny

SHOP IT: 1. BANANA REPUBLIC hat // 2. VAALBARA embroidered clutch // 3. L*SPACE bikini  // 4. COOLA spf 30 sunscreen // 5. MELISSA ODABASH caftan // 6. HATCH COLLECTION jumpsuit // 7. ILLESTEVA sunnies // 8. ANCIENT GREEK lace-up sandals, 9. J.CREW beach bag // 1o. HAMMAMAS beach towels

palm springs babymoon

the parker palm springs

On Friday of this week, we leave for our babymoon to Palm Springs, the site of our wedding just over two years ago. When we were deciding on where to go for our “last hurrah” as a twosome, we knew we wanted warmth, but a little adventure and culture too. After looking into destinations from Peru, Brazil, Ecuador to Oaxaca, Marrakech and Thailand, we landed on The Parker, Palm Springs for both sentimental reasons and a desire to stay on the mainland.

palm springs

With that said, this time around we have plans to explore places we were unable to during the planning stages of our wedding, and our actual wedding weekend (you can check out photos and video of our day here). On the agenda is some hiking at Joshua Tree National Park, a visit to The Integratron, a historical structure and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert where we have reservations for a meditative Sound Bath (um, amazing!), a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway which overlooks the entire desert, a self-guided tour of Mid-Century Modern architecture around the city, a trip to the Palm Springs Art Museum, exploring the design district and of course we can’t forget about downtime of relaxing poolside, a couple of massages at the epic Parker Psych Spa and some fantastic dinner reservations at restaurants like Workshop, Tinto and The Purple Palm.

the parker palm springs

parker palm springs

the parker palm springs

Palm Springs, specifically The Parker, is one of my favorite places on earth and I can’t wait to get back there and experience the city from a new perspective. Although Dina and I plan on continued travels once the babe arrives, the reality of the situation is that the focus will certainly shift when it comes to exploring new places! I’m excited to see the world through the lens of this new baby girl, but we are looking forward to taking it all in from this vantage point for one last time.

Have you been to Palm Springs? Would love to hear your recommendations in the comment section! xx Jenny

parker palm springs

parker palm springs

parker palm springs

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mama glow: contributing post

mama glow

Hello there, and happy Tuesday. A few weeks back I featured Latham Thomas of Mama Glow in a Weekly Finds post honoring women who have been inspiring me. When she invited me to guest post on her site regarding spring trends for the mama-to-be, I was super excited to be part of her platform that empowers women. Check out the full read here where I offer 7 seasonal essentials to take you from baby and beyond.

style the bump: 24 weeks

STYLE THE BUMP

Well, I have arrived at 24 weeks which marks 6 months into my pregnancy. I can’t believe I am at this point, and for what felt like forever to get pregnant, things are now flying by. I’ve heard from new parents that time starts to move super fast when raising a child, and it’s all starting to make sense even before my babe enters this world. When things are tangibly growing, i.e., a child or in my case a baby bump – it’s easier to mark time. Stages are more visibly identifiable and you’re able to attach yourself physically, mentally and emotionally to what’s happening during those specific life periods: trimesters, infancy, the terrible two’s, first day of kindergarten, etc., etc..  So here I am, 6 months in and creeping up on my next phase: the third, and final trimester. Wow.

style the bump

As my bump has continuously grown, so have other parts of my body too: my boobs, my butt, my hips, and most definitely my legs. While in moments it’s challenging to accept some of these physical changes, I truly am embracing it too. I may sound like a broken record, but strategic styling choices have helped. I’ve put effort into feeling my best starting from the inside out, and won’t allow my changing shape to negatively influence self-care. If anything, I’m paying even more attention to it. While it may require some extra effort when getting dressed, feeling good is critical, for both me and the baby!

jenny greenstein

My third trimester and the onset of spring will bring many more dresses into the mix, and I’m especially paying attention to buying styles without seams across my mid-section like this non-maternity one from H&M which is snug now but will be looser post-bump, and still work. Lighter jackets, like this moto style will help ease up the bulkiness of outerwear, and adding layers like this black & white striped H&M sweater over my shoulders will create dimension, interest (and balance) to the overall look.

SHOP IT: dress H&M // jacket: SFERA (old) similar) // sweater: H&M // booties: SEE by CHLOE (on mega sale!) // sunnies: TOM FORD

jenny greenstein

jenny greenstein

jenny greenstein

jenny greenstein

weekly finds: all things denim

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Whether it’s to work, on the weekends, date night, or (these days) even to a broadway show, denim is a fabric that we all seem to gravitate to. Jeans are versatile and go with just about everything. They are the perfect antidote to our polished pieces, and add just enough edge and relaxation to whatever you pair them with. Like the Australians say, they help to “rug it up”. Now that denim is one of the trending fabrics for spring, retailers are busting at the seams with new iterations of our beloved favorites. I’ve pulled together a few styles for this Weekly Finds post that I’m coveting. And no need to worry about purchasing anything too trendy. Denim will live on forever. I promise. Happy shopping, and weekend!

SHOP: ALL THINGS DENIM 

Swap out your full length denim for a skirt this spring/summer. I’m loving this, this and this one, all from A.P.C. And I really love this longer, 70’s inspired version from H&M.

These Rag & Bone denim shorts are pricy, however you know you’re going to live in them all summer long. So they definitely would be worth the cost. These Madewell ones are super cute too though, and a quarter of the price! And how could I forget these Levi’s when doing a post on denim!

This Zara denim shorts jumpsuit is probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I’m thinking it may even work with a baby bump. Maybe even this dress too.

Wear your denim to work with this Asos denim print dress style.

If you follow me along on instagram, you would have seen that I’m jonesing for a pair of maternity bell bottoms. Well, I haven’t found any yet, but have been dreaming about this pair from MIH.

These Madewell overalls are so good that I want to buy them now in what I predict my post baby size to be.

I imagine wearing this Splendid shirtdress running on errands and then having it double as my beach cover-up.

If you’ve been searching for the perfect fitting denim jacket, in the perfect wash, it’s right here at Madewell. The chambray shirt is pretty spot on too.

If you’re more into an oversized fit like me, this Asos denim jacket may be even better suited for you.

White denim is always in style, and I’m loving this Current/Elliot iteration of the classic pencil skirt.

I’m crying that I can’t wear these Michael Kors chambray wide leg pants this season. Wha!

Celebrate your inner hippie with this Zara denim embroidered dress or this one from Topshop.