perfect popover…

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It is unlikely that I will buy this jcrew collection popover because there is about a 4-6 week window where the weather allows for it (think early fall and spring) and I simply cannot rationalize spending the $400 for something with such little wearability.  It will either be too cold or too hot and this piece is just too pretty to spend the majority of its lifespan tucked away in my closet!  And let’s be real, it is certainly pricey for a top.  BUT….I am fawning over it – it’s my version of design perfection.  Super stylish, comfortable, can be worn with anything and provides a boho and ethnic sensibility (which lends itself to my personal style).   Let’s play dress up anyway – sometimes we don’t need to spend a lot of money to take something beautiful, be inspired by it and create our own iteration.  I know that’s my plan!  xx #yoursoulstyle

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  1. J.Crew collection mercado popover, $395, jcrew.com
  2. Isabel Marant leather cuff, $168, matchesfashion.com
  3. Ray-Ban wayfarer sunglasses, $150, shopbop.com
  4. J.Crew ikat tee, $48, net-a-porter.com
  5. Mango super slim trousers, $39.99, mango.com
  6. Phillip Lim 31 hour bag, $750, shopbop.com
  7. Zara sandals, $79.90, zara.com

spotlight: photoshootin’

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Last week I styled a kids shoot for an Australian company called Mix, owned by Joe Mimran of Joe Fresh.  The philosophy behind Mix is about designing, “quality basics and on trend clothing at a surprisingly good value”.  I’m an advocate for companies that provide affordable fashion which can be obtained by all and Mix certainly hits the mark.  This was my second time styling for the brand and I will share the images and web content with you when they go live.   The kids were gorgeous and the amazing photographer, Candy Kennedy captured some adorable moments throughout the day.  Here is a preview of a few shots taken with my iphone and I will post the edited images in the coming weeks!  xx #yoursoulstyle

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springspiration…

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and lovely mother’s day. It seems us north-easterner’s are still amidst the tempermental weather patterns, today dropping to 59 degrees (45 tonight)!  Our daily head scratching days of ‘what to wear’ continue. I pulled this look from carolines mode, offering some further inspiration for you while we navigate through to the warmer temperatures. This look is spring-like and embraces the season from a fashion perspective but the blazer (offering a second layer) and embellished (closed toe) loafers keep it weather appropriate.  Shop it here…

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  1. Ray-ban clubmaster sunglasses, $145, ray-ban.com
  2. Botkier shoulder bag, $295, shopbop.com
  3. Zara wide stripe blazer, $89.90, zara.com
  4. Zara fold over skort, $49.90, zara.com
  5. H&M basic tee, $7.95, hm.com for locations
  6. Asos pack of 8 smooth rings, $13.58, asos.com
  7. Dolce Vita flat loafers, $149, shopbop.com

photo credit: carolines mode

client question: what to wear to my spring parties?

happy friday! audrey comes to me as a busy, working mom seeking out shopping/styling help. she is from colorado where the weather could be unpredictable this time of year. i presented her some options below after our styling consultation. stay tuned for her pick in the coming weeks! have a fantastic weekend everyone! xx #yoursoulstyle

request: hi jenny, i am in need of your expertise! i have 3 bar/bat mitzvah’s and an 8th grade graduation in the next month. being a full time school teacher with 3 weeks left of school, a mom and a person who likes to exercise I don’t have time to even think about what to wear, let alone shop for a dress. affordable choices in aspen are pretty non-existent. since all four affairs will involve current students, the dress needs to be a bit modest but not overly conservative or frumpy. Please help!

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option 1: this j.crew brilliant blue maxi dress is one of my picks for audrey. it’s not cheap but extremely versatile. she can she wear it to all her obligatory parties, summer bbq’s, picnics, outdoor concerts, etc. and bring on endless beach vacations. since spring weather in colorado could range from 50 – 80 degrees, the scarf will add an extra layer of warmth and cover her shoulders for the formal occasions. the long gold jules smith necklace (which will lean into her mid section) will help give shape to the loose silhouette of the dress and the gold cuff adds interest to her arm. the beaded clutch from zara screams boho chic and is an ideal outfit completer. the dv archer sandals are comfortable, stylish and can be worn with anything from shorts – to skirts – to jeans so totally worth the small investment. did i mention the back of the dress is just as beautiful as the front?

shop the look:

1. J.Crew dress, $398, jcrew.com / 2. Zara scarf, $25.90, zara.com / 3. Jules Smith necklace, $85, shopbop.com / 4. Made Kigonye cuff, $41.56, asos.com / 5. Zara embroidered clutch, $79.90, zara.com / 6. Dolce Vita sandal, $69, dolcevita.com

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option 2: this theory white dress is my second pick for audrey. the silhouette is a simple, versatile closet staple that could be worn in many ways. the styling is trendy/edgy and could go from day into evening. i’ve used black and white as a canvas but added a pop of color in the footwear. the long, over-sized black boyfriend blazer is a perfect length to balance out the shortness of the dress and the gold cuff is sleek and simple. the clutch from zara incorporates the animal print trend without being overly bold. if the shoe is too busy for your liking – a sleek pointy toe black pump like this or a neutral color like this could easily work too.

shop the look:

1. Topshop blazer, $140, topshop.com / 2. Theory white floria dress, $150, shopbop.com / 3. Zara tiger print clutch, $79.90, zara.com / 4. Charles Albert gold cuff, $75, shopbop.com / 5. Zara multi colored lace-up sandal, $129, zara.com

hat’s off (or on)…

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Beach days are quickly approaching and what’s better than the perfect fashionable hat to shield us from the piping summer sun!  Okay – I have to disclose that hats are a new accessory for me as I’ve been a sun worshiper up until this point and do like to tan my face, but I’m trying to be more mindful as I head into my mid thirties (yikes!).  Hats are a maje trend so it’s not hard finding one that fits well and looks super stylish to complete your epic beachy look.  I have already picked up one for the season from zara (I have searched high and low for an image to show you but can’t seem to find one!), but here are a few others I’ve curated from the interweb to keep you protected and looking ultra chic this summer.

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  1. MSGM floral printed hat, $107, luisaviaroma.com
  2. Sensi Studio straw hat, $115, net-a-porter.com
  3. H&M straw hat, $12.95, hm.com for locations
  4. Anthony Peto Hats, $188, matchesfashion.com
  5. J.Crew summer straw hat, $34.50, jcrew.com
  6. Eugenia Kim kurt hat, $104.99, theoutnet.com

photo credit via here