a good sport

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In the spirit of taking more style risks in 2014 like said here, I’ve been embracing my sportier side.  I found these converse star player leather sneakers while researching for a client, and like any typical shopping-obsessed stylist, bought one pair for the photoshoot and one pair for myself.  Lately instead of grabbing booties, I’ve been inserting these high tops into my look and welcoming the fresh change.  And you can’t beat the comfort if you’re an urbanite whose feet are a means of transportation.  While sneakers have been a streetstyle fashion choice for decades, mine have mostly been reserved for exercise.  Until now.  This year I’m upping my shoe game and plan on being a really good sport about it!  How will you step outside of your style comfort zone in 2014?  Would love to hear your stories!  xx jenny

SHOP THE LOOK:  sweater: Zara, pants: h&m (similar), coat: zara (similar), sneakers: Converse, bag: MZ Wallace, hat: Neff, scarf: vintage (similar), ring: old (similar), hand chain: Jacquie Aiche (similar)

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mz wallace metro tote

MZ WALLACE

I can’t take an ounce of credit for finding this MZ Wallace Metro Tote.  My friend came over for brunch during the holidays and like a hawk to its prey, I spotted her epic bag.  I ordered my own a week later and have been toting it (pun intended) around NYC ever since.  It’s practically as light as air which works in my favor because I tend to carry everything other than the kitchen sink.  It’s also quilted which is a super hip and on trend texture this season.  And if that’s not enough, it’s water resistant which came in handy these past few weeks of snow and polar-vortexing.  The sensible price point is just the cherry on top.  Head over to MZ Wallace to view the larger version of this style and a plethora of other print and color options.  And check out their collage page which I am honored to be a part of!  Happy Friday ya’ll! xx jenny

bigger is better!

CLARE VIVIER FINALNo one and I mean no one, loves a clutch bag more than me. I’ve been a collector since the dawn of time and while I used to hunt down vintage styles via the salvation army, consignment shops or my moms closet, I now appreciate new ones too.  My collection is overflowing and I should really do that whole purge thing, but I can’t seem to part with an accessory that may (or may not) have been worn to Studio 54.  This past holiday season, my amazing wife surprised me with this Clare Vivier oversize style.  I love, love, love it, but because of its large shape, I did have the whole, “is it practical?” conversation in my head before deciding to keep it.  You know – that really fun dialogue where your logical side has a full on war with the more adventurous?  You wind up nowhere fast and angry at yourself for not having conviction one way or the other.  We’ve all been there.  I couldn’t stop toggling between keeping this one which was clearly the more fashion and edgy choice or trading it out for the smaller, simple, leather black version that I would obviously use way more!  I admit it took me two separate visits to Steven Alan, hemming and hawing about which one to call my own until finally after much deliberation (and consulting with the sales associate at the store), I decided to stay with the original.  What finally came to light was remembering this post where I declared that this would be the year to take more style risks.  Here’s to 2014!  clare vivier 2

shear genius

tumblr_mxi3s8Iui21rm66sdo1_1280Although it’s a brand new year, we still have three looooong months of cold weather ahead of us.  I’m inspired by this Isabel Marant’ish look and loving obsessing over the shearling coat!  This ensemble simultaneously reads edgy, bohemian and cozy which is a mega win in my book!

Style Tip:  Wear a sexy tank underneath the sweatshirt to easily transform this winter outfit from day to night.  Plus, it will give you an extra layer of warmth!

PS: Does anyone know who makes the above coat???  I can’t find it on the interweb and need it in my life.  I’m assuming it’s a vintage one-of-a-kind.  Confessions of a shopaholic!  Happy Monday!  xx jenny

shear genius

GET THE LOOK: 1. TOPSHOP SWEATSHIRT // 2. VINCE LOW RISE SKINNY JEANS // 3. RAYBAN AVIATORS // 4. NIXON MENS WATCH // 5. ARITZIA CAMISOLE // 6. UGG SHEARLING COAT // 7. REBECCA MINKOFF RING // 8. ENZO ANGIOLINI BOOTIES

 photo via maja wyh

hello, january!

just inHello and happy new year!!!  For the past few weeks, I have been avoiding the “new arrivals”, “just in” or “what’s new” tab on my favorite shopping websites like the plague.  With all of the sale happenings, I couldn’t bring myself to check out the goodness that is coming down the pike for spring!  January deliveries are always a small resort capsule before designers and retailers blast us with the real deal, so don’t go crazy just yet.  Companies want to tease and entice you with some newness, but their ultimate goal is to liquidate the leftover merchandise from fall and winter.  With that said, it’s still fun to peruse and possibly scoop up some fresh pieces.  A few new transitional items are the perfect antidote for those winter blues.  I’ve got my eyes on these!

Happy weekend!  xx jenny

SHOP IT:  1. crop top, $24.95, hm.com // 2. floppy hat, $19.95, hm.com // 3. statement ring, $395, shopbop.com // 4. the perfect long dress, $280, shopbop.com // 5. updated chambray, $70, topshop.com // 6. quilted tote, $195, mzwallace.com // 7. leather shorts, $89.99, mango.com // 8. modern mules, $350, shopbop.com // 9. sunnies, $140, matchesfashion.com // 10. vans, $85.30, asos.com