the gift of empowerment

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It’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year’, and I was reminded the other day when receiving an inquiry from a husband for his wife, that you too may either want to treat yourself OR someone else to a styling service. The best part about giving the gift of personal styling with me, is that it will be the gift that keeps on giving. Our work isn’t about shopping for trends, focusing only on outward appearance, or sweeping through your closet in a mindless, inefficient way, but rather it’s an educational process to help build a strong foundation of empowered style from the inside out. Maybe you (or your recipient) need a total closet detox after just having a baby, or you just got a new job and need to build a flexible wardrobe that works for personal and professional life, or perhaps you’ve never quite felt like yourself in clothing and want a style coach to guide you on how to achieve a visual representation that is in alignment with your truest self. Like all transitions, this is a rebirthing process, and a practice of self-care like exercise, therapy, nutrition or any other behavior that is about self-improvement. I welcome you to make this lifelong investment in yourself or give it to someone that you think could use it. I offer a variety of styling services a la carte or total packages that provide the full experience. And if nothing matches your needs, a customized package can easily be created. Let me know if you have any questions, and I so look forward to hearing from you.

Warmest always, and happy holidays! xx Jenny

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beyond mom x yss closet cleanse

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Beyond Mom is a platform that creates community amongst women and mothers. While it’s easy to lose ourselves once baby arrives and get lost in this life-changing new role, Randi Zinn, founder, emphasizes paying attention to ourselves and embracing individual sensibilities outside of motherhood, whether it be as entrepreneurs, business women, creators, thinkers, friends and more. Through special events, podcasts, retreats, interviews, and speaking engagements, Randi’s initiatives bring us back to who we are at our core. Life doesn’t stop once we have children, and there is so much more beyond!

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Randi recently gave birth to her second baby, Zarah, and called upon me for a Postnatal Closet Cleanse to detox and rebuild a new post-pregnancy wardrobe. “True to her own brand’s philosophy, going “beyond mom”, means paying attention to emotional health and well-being, and this includes how we show up. Even though physical change continues months post birth, we shouldn’t neglect day-to-day personal style.” Take a peek at the rest of my write-up of her cleanse over on Beyond Mom, plus a one-on-one interview of Randi’s take on personal style and how that fits into her life as mama of two.

Full piece over here.

feature: the cnnekt

jenny greensteinLife is all about connecting, and in the case of new website, The Cnnekt, it’s all about connecting a community of women to provide a platform for inspiration, relationship building and relatabilty. Honored to have been chosen as their recent spotlight feature, here’s an excerpt below from my interview when asked about distinguishing Your Soul Style and getting my message across of style from the inside out, and more about transitioning out of corporate america, pursuing a career while maintaining marriage and motherhood, and key advice I give my clients coupled with the best advice I’ve ever received. Check out the full interview over here.

There is fashion and then there is style, and to me there is a distinction. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate beautiful clothes, and the art behind high fashion, but style is the true essence of who we are at our core, without being defined by the masses. So when women work with me, we tap into that first and foremost. Together we take a deep dive into the self to ensure it is coming through and both inner and outer are aligned. Life is full of transitions, and we are constantly evolving on a physical, emotional and mental level.

breastfeeding styling tips

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Breastfeeding has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. A hearty commitment reaping much return that will last forever. With that said, personal style through this season of life has been nothing short of challenging. Even me, a stylist, can totally relate to how complicated it is. By now, I’ve found a rhythm, living through 14 months and four weather transitions of getting dressed while considering necessary boob access. But it wasn’t always second-nature, and while I haven’t covered this topic here at length, now is as good a time as any. Because some of you are either planning to nurse OR are still in throes of it like me. So I say better late than never. These style tips are positioned to support your journey stylistically, and as always keep you feeling absolutely beautiful from the inside out. PS: Head on over to Loyal Hana (a gorgeous maternity/nursing-friendly brand) to check out their new site and new fall collection: styled by yours truly.

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BREASTFEEDING STYLE TIPS: 

NURSING BRANDS: Regardless of how long you plan on nursing, having a few pieces specifically designed for it (think strategically placed hidden zippers) in your closet is game changing – and totally worth the investment. Most nursing brands (like Loyal Hana) are good for both pregnancy AND beyond so you’ll get more bang for your buck. Favorites from LH are: celia jumpsuit (styled here on me), frankie top, layla dress and wiley sweater. Other brands to check out: Mitera, Au Lait, Kinwolfe, and Fillyboo.

OFF-THE-SHOULDER: The off-the-shoulder trend did wonders for me this past Summer. Since many of these silhouettes are designed with elastic, the stretch allows for easy boob access. Pair it with the La Leche strapless nursing bra (which has been life-changing for me) and you’re good to go. For the more modest woman, throw a nursing scarf over you when out and about. I love this set from Vetta, and this Ulla Johnson (shown in above and below images).

DROPPED ARMHOLE: In warm weather, pair a cute bandeau bra with dropped armhole tank like this one from Free People. Move the tank aside when nursing. Apply this strategy in colder months and wear as a layering piece under cozy sweaters or under second layers such as a blazers, cardigans or light jackets.

WRAP TOPS: If you can wrap it, you can release it. The boob, that is. Stock up on a few of these for the season. I’m loving this one from Malene Birger, this one from MLM, and this one from Alexander Wang.

BUTTON-DOWNS: Back before breastfeeding specific clothing was available, women wore buttons downs. Because they are a no-brainer for nursing. So add a few new ones to the rotation like this wear-with-everything chambray from J.Crew, this super cute style from Hatch Collection (in a dress version too), and this classic wear-to-work style from Equipment that you can utilize before, during, and after.

OVERALLS: If you follow along here, read this post or join me over on instagram, you’ll have noticed that overalls have been a go-to style for me during pregnancy and beyond. Pair any of the above tops with them, and you have a super cute, functional outfit that is stylistically interesting and mom-friendly. These from Old Navy are cute and price sensitive, this style from Hatch Collection and I’m really digging these from Current/Elliot .

SECOND LAYERS: Now that the weather is shifting to cooler temperatures, second layers are key when nursing. They provide coverage no matter what you’re wearing underneath. Stock up on a few cozy sweaters like this one and this one from Hatch Collection, and oversized blazers like this one from Smythe or this one from H&M which I’d pair with anything from boyfriend jeans, overalls or over a dress.

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gratitude

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“My dance has helped me become soooo much more confident but I have struggled to bring the sensual connection to me and my own soul into my every day. The clothes! The sartorial sustenance! How they make me feel is such a big part of that. And you are helping in an *incredible* way! I feel confident and I know when I feel it inside and out (!!!!). I feel beautiful beyond description. Thank you.” - YSS client, September 2016

When I receive a message like the above from a client, describing how amazing they feel on the other end of our work together, it validates what I’ve set out to do via the Your Soul Style process. My own journey helped me to understand that style must be an honest reflection of our inner self in order to feel a sense of oneness and confidence. And this led me to want to do the same for others. Helping women discover their personal style from the inside out will forever be my goal, and to affect change means the world to me. I can’t wait to work with more of you, one-by-one, proving that when we authentically align all parts of ourself, we become the most beautiful and empowered versions.

with gratitude, jenny