simply put…


elin king

Elin Kling is one of my fashion gods – typically pairing simple pieces together while achieving an effortlessly cool style.  Take the above look for instance.  All she is wearing is a casual knit with deconstructed slim fitting jeans – but the addition of her black pointy toe pumps with super cute hat and bag – voila!  Perfection.  Most of us have this outfit (or a version of it) hanging in our closet already.

The lesson:  you don’t need overly complicated items to create an epic fashion statement and basics are interchangeable for endless outfit options (this is my hint that they are occasionally worth the splurge).  Check it…  *above photo via here

For more Elin Kling style click here

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  1. Organic by John Patrick pullover, $255, lagarconne.com
  2. Rag & Bone boyfriend jean, $297, shopbop.com
  3. Topshop short brim fedora, $50, topshop.com
  4. Monserat De Lucca fatima tote, $379, shopbop.com
  5. J.Crew everly suede pumps, $245, jcrew.com

i love ny

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I’m a little late to the party when it comes to this Phillip Lim, “I Love Nueva York” tee since it was all over the street during Fall NYFW.   However in lieu of the upcoming DOMA and Prop 8 ruling by the Supreme Court this week  – I’m feeling extra thankful and lucky to be living in a state where my marriage is already recognized.  I am so proud to be a New Yorker and am hoping that the rights that I’ve come to know are extended to all and then some.

Sending tons of love, luck and support to all standing on the front line in Washington!

xx #yoursoulstyle

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  1. 3.1 Phillip Lim I heart nueva york tank, $115, net-a-porter.com
  2. Zara crossover trousers, $59, zara.com
  3. Persol suprema roadster sunglasses, $270, barneys.com
  4. Clare Vivier messenger bag, $363, shopbop.com
  5. Topshop leather biker jacket, $330, topshop.com
  6. Marni bracelet, $135, yoox.com
  7. J.Crew Collection everly calf hair wedges, $358, jcrew.com

overjoyed for overalls

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If you would have asked me when I was 8 yrs old to wear a pair of overalls I would have looked at you as if you had ten heads.  I imagine my 8 year old self saying something along the lines of, “Are you joking?  Those are so not me!  Way too boy’ish and not girly enough – not my style”.  To give you context, I was the little girl who meticulously spent hours on end picking out Barbie’s looks and overalls were not part of the assortment.  They were more suitable for Punky Brewster groupies riding bikes with pig tails and different color socks.

Well…..now I’m 33, it’s 25 years later (gasp!) – and truth be told I have a complete and utter new appreciation for this denim onesie.  Who woulda thunk it – oh how times have changed!  About 2 months ago I was perusing instagram and saw a photo of Leandra Medine (photo below) from ManRepeller rocking a pair and I fell off my metaphorical chair.  She was able to pull a look together that not only looked super stylish and chic – but ultra femme and sexy!

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I was on a mission from that point on to find a pair and my timing must have been dead on because I stumbled upon these at yoox in exactly my size.  I immediately scooped them up and now they are happily living in my closet!

*they have since been sold out but you can find similar here and here

jenny-overallsthe “try on” sesh

Do you have any clothing hang-ups that are not your typical style but are itching to try?  Need some help figuring out how to make something ‘more you’?  Send me an email at yoursoulstyle@gmail.com and let’s see if we can find a way to make it work!  xx #yourstyle

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spotlight: gwyneth paltrow

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Contrary to my friend Stacey’s (from Sweenie Swim) distaste for Gwyneth Paltrow – I am a mega fan!  Like Giuliana RancicKristen Wiig and Jenna Lyons, she is also a friend in my head.  Gwyneth is more than your average triple threat, her laundry list of credentials multiplies year over year.  Starting as a Hollywood actress was only the beginning – she has recorded music (eh hem – Glee, Country StrongDuets w/ Huey Lewis – shall I go on?), authored My Fathers Daughter –  a cookbook with a second on the way (It’s all Good will be released on April 2nd – pre-order copy here!), won an Oscar for her role in Shakespeare in Love, became the face of Estee Lauder & Coach (and more), married famous musician Chris Martin from Coldplay, produced two (what seems to be) adjusted children and established a lifestyle blog (and brand) called Goop.  Goop is one of the first blogs I had ever read and my love for it has maintained.  It covers topics such as friendship, love, beauty, religion, travel, food, culture, fashion, etc.  Gwyneth offers truth in her writing and content – covering topics that pertain to all women.  Her voice is relatable, authentic and comes with a wisdom she has gained through her own experiences.  She is a woman with a ton of heart, depth, dedication and commitment –  who isn’t afraid to live boldly (not to mention publicly) in her own skin.  She is a stellar example of what women in 2013 are capable of.  A successful wife, mother, artist, actress, singer and entrepreneur with a killer fashion sense that wreaks from the inside out – Gwyneth has definitely got her ‘soul style’ in tact.  *photos via pinterest

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Find her most recent post, “The Annual Spring Edit” here – chock full of inspirational outfit ideas for the woman on the go!

Enjoy!  xx #yoursoulstyle

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i’m loving…

hermes backpackHermes Spring 2013

….backpacks! This Hermes bag was chosen by Meaghan Mahoney Dusil and Vladimir Dusil of PurseBlog as one of the “Top 10 Best Runway Bags of 2013″ and I couldn’t be more psyched about it! What could be better than a carryall that enables you to evenly distribute the weight of all your necessary gear (ipad, iphone, makeup, wallet, sunglasses, keys to name a few!)!? What a relief this would be on your body – especially for urbanites who are not commuting via car but still want to look ultra stylish. Not just for students anymore – backpacks are chic, trend right and are a great alternative to lugging around a heavy shoulder bag. I’m pretty sure I’ve mastered the art of simultaneously holding a coffee, umbrella and giant handbag in the nook of my arm, but it comes at a price – ya feel me? I mean come on new mommies – you’ve gotta be so pumped right now, right? Let’s all rejoice because super cute designer and affordable options are now available! Not sure why I’m having such a ‘come to jesus’ moment around this old skool silhouette – but age may play into this (and of course the fashion gods). Check it… * photo via purseblog

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  1. Madewell transport rucksack backpack, $248, madewell.com
  2. Marc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon backpack, $198, shopbop.com
  3. Louis Vuitton bosphore backpack, $1,840, louisvuitton.com
  4. Makr farm rucksak natural canvas backpack, $160, makr.com
  5. Alexander Wang marti leather backpack, $850, net-a-porter.com
  6. Simone Camille skylar backpack, $810, shopbop.com
  7. One by Bed Stu shiloh leather backpack, $306, shopbop.com
  8. Stela 9 diego mini backpack, $172, shopbop.com
  9. LeSportsac voyager backpack, $108, zappos.com