it’s a draw

alexander wang diego bagFall fashion 2013 and a drawstring bag (also referred to as a bucket bag) go together like peas and carrots.  Not your traditional silhouette but an epic throwback to one of my favorite fashion eras: the 80’s.  Everyone loves a good comeback, right?  Here are a few of my picks for the season!  Happy hump day!  xx jenny

drawstring bag - layout

  1. Zara bucket bag w/ metal detailing, $79.90, zara.com
  2. Tory Burch robinson bag, $495, toryburch.com
  3. Alexander Wang diego bag (in above photo), $850, shopbop.com
  4. Marc by Marc Jacobs mini drawstring, $198, shopbop.com
  5. H&M drawstring bag, $24.95, hm.com for locations
  6. Topshop pouch pocket bag, $68, topshop.com
  7. Lamb abella bucket bag, $699, shopbop.com
  8. Cole Haan linley drawstring bag, $328, colehaan.com

photo via fashion chalet

work it: leather skirt

leather skirt

Hello and happy week!  Leather skirts are trending for fall, so scooping one up that takes you from work to play will prove to be a worthy investment.  I’m an advocate of a “one wardrobe” approach to fashion, meaning your clothing can crossover and function in different areas of your life.  Many of us divide our closet into “workwear” and “weekend clothes” but that is expensive, inefficient and some of us just don’t have that much closet space!  Take a new approach when shopping and think about how you can wear your items in multiple ways.  The slightest adjustment in your styling could change your look from office chic to date night hotness!  And your wallet will thank you too!  Here’s an example on how to do it with one of the seasons hottest pieces.  xx jenny

work it - work

WORK  1. Topshop knitted angora jumper, $92, topshop.com  // 2. DKNY leather & stretch skirt, $355, net-a-porter.com // 3. Nixon camden watch, $275, nixon.com // 4. Dannijo galli ring, $80, dannijo.com // 5. Clare Vivier simple tote, $368, shopbop.com // 6. Banana Republic viviene bootie, $198, bananarepublic.com

work it - weekend

WEEKEND 1. Topshop sequin crop top, $72, topshop.com // 2. DKNY leather & stretch skirt, $355, net-a-porter.com // 3. Dannijo catalina earring, $345, dannijo.com // 4. B-Low the Belt twiggy clutch, $195, shopbop.com // 5. Vince suede pumps, $350, shopbop.com

home slice

home inspiration - colorful living roomHello and happy Friday! Wrapping up this week, I want to piggy back on this post from wednesday. Since I will now include home fashion content on the blog, here are a few spaces that have inspired me. I keep ongoing home decor pinterest boards which I highly recommend, so when looking to redecorate or just spruce up your digs there is inspiration to draw from. Looking at what others do with design can generate ideas and help you figure out a style that you love! Keep what you like and leave what you don’t! Just like with personal wardrobe style, our homes are silent expressions of ourselves. Take the time to create an atmosphere where you are authentically represented, feel excited to come home, are proud to entertain in and are comfortable just being. Have a great weekend! xx jenny

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spanish gold

zara-home-hotel-collection-1hotel_1-1 Zara-Home-Hotel-Collection-bathroom-towelsZARA-Home-The-Hotel-Collection-0002zara home - breakfastHola!  I don’t normally post on home design but was thinking of adding it to the mix – especially since stumbling on this!   Zara has a home line – what?  Am I the last to know?  Just like zara apparel, the merchandise is current, has mass appeal and is affordable!   Offering everything from bedding to flatware to lighting, with free shipping and returns – this is one to add to the list!  For all you mum’s and pa’s out there, they even have zara home exclusively for kids too!  Although there are no retail stores in the states (yet), you can purchase directly from their website which launched here in October of 2012.  Oh spain, how I heart you so.  Check it out here and a few items I’m coveting…

zara home picks

  1. Velvet pillow, $16.90
  2. Blue wine glass, $6.90 each
  3. Engraved flatware, price ranges per utensil
  4. Asarta stool, $89.90
  5. Fringed jacquard throw, $159, sale $79.90
  6. Arabian style lantern, $89.90
  7. Mother of pearl and zinc coasters, $35.90 for set of 4
  8. Resin vase, $16.90

Personal style doesn’t only begin and end with your wardrobe, so how do you feel about Your Soul Style home posts?  Any/all feedback welcome!  In the meantime, follow me here for some more home inspiration.

photos via zara home: hotel collection

it ain’t over till it’s over

fashion vibeHello and happy Monday! Friday I paid a visit to zara and was shocked to see they had inventory left of the summer must-have mini skort worn by fashionistas a plenty. At least once a day I see a new creatively styled version on my pinterest feed, so was positive it would be sold out by now. If you haven’t picked one up, summer season is still looming and it certainly has a few wears remaining. I have worn it to death already from work – to play – to date night, and plan on more face time before seasonal retirement. Like Lenny Kravitz sang on his 1991 release of the album Mama Said, “it ain’t over till it’s over”. A few takes on it from the street and my version here!

Have a happy week!

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