fashion conscious

jenny greenstein

Just like Andy Cohen, I’m a huge (HUGE!) fan of a jumpsuit or in this case boiler suit (definition: a loose fitting garment covering the whole body except for the head, hands and feet). I think my most favorite one ever will be the backless Reformation style I wore Friday night during our Palm Springs Wedding weekend (and I’m kind of obsessed with this one too), but the H&M one I’m wearing here could be a close second. Straight from the conscious collection, this capsule is “all about offering you the products you love – at the prices you expect – with a much smaller impact.”. You can read more about H&M’s social responsibility initiatives on their site. Cheers to adult onesies! And the weekend!

SHOP IT: jumpsuit: H&M (in store only) // moto jacket (old): similar here and here // booties (old): similar // sunnies: Tom Ford // scarf (vintage): similar // bag: MZ Wallace

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spring ahead

spring aheadWhen a new season begins, I like to add newness into my wardrobe to keep things fresh.  And a key strategy is finding items that can easily transition, keeping their shelf life longer then three months.  Items that are “wear now”, can easily be paired down for the warmer months ahead.  What you wear today with boots can be switched out for sandals, and a jacket or cardigan can easily be removed when the temperature starts to climb.  It is all about layering, my friends!  H&M is an ideal destination to snag spring/summer 2014 trends like floral, chambray, crop tops, sheer and fringe because the longevity of these styles’ can be questionable.  The goal is to not break the bank on fast fashion choices.  I hopped on over and pulled together a few current pieces to get you started.  And keep in mind – you do NOT have to wait until memorial day to start wearing white.  Get on it…

shop it:  1. floral tank // 2. fringe crossbody bag // 3. sheer crop top // 4. patterned joggers // 5. floral dress // 6. chambray dress // 7. pleated top


shine on

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I have no idea where i am going in this outfit but I hope it’s somewhere fabulous, and hope that time is sometime soon.  I’ve been obsessed with it since the try on session and instagram snap over a month ago.  Spring is a buzzing here in NYC and as far as seasonal trends go, metallic is high up on the list of must-haves. Who says sparkle is just for the holiday season?  Rules are made to be broken, clearly.  The best part about this ensemble is not the mere fact that I was able to find a coordinated top and bottom in the coveted silver metallic color.  It’s that both of these pieces from H&M, together were $65!!!  I swear this may be the best investment I’ve ever made.  I appreciate a luxury item no less then the next person, but when finding exactly what I want for a steal – you can sign me right up, STAT!  The weather is warming here in NYC and this head-to-toe look is begging for a night out, along with other metallics I found on the interweb like this rose gold option from Topshop, an effortless high-low maxi dress from Alice & Olivia, this wear-with-everything cami by Parker, and this green (be still my heart) cropped, embroidered beaut from Zara.







leather pants: take two

leather - 15This is my second pair of faux leather pants since the ones I got around the time of my wedding simply do not fit anymore.  A few weeks back I took them out of the closet and although after much tugging and pulling they were able to close, they were RIDICULOUSLY UNCOMFORTABLE.  And really didn’t look so great unless I threw on a big bulky sweater to cover the waistline.  Needless to say, I’ve definitely gained a few pounds.  Does anyone maintain their wedding weight anyway?  Seems like a total impossibility if you ask me.  I had a moment of beating myself up about it, wondering how I let this happen, and getting angry for allowing these few pounds to creep back up.  But then I came to my senses and reminded myself that our bodies are ever-changing and go through ups and downs just like all else in our life.  I remembered that I need to be kind to myself and forgiving.  I remembered how crucial it is to accept and love who I am no matter what size that may be.  And then after resolving that being a few pounds heavier won’t make or break anything in my life, I marched myself right back to H&M and bought a similar pair, one size larger!

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overalls + fur

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When I bought this pair of overalls last summer, I certainly did not think the trend would sustain.  After wearing them a few times I reckoned they’d be one of those items I’d feel guilty about buying because of such little wearability.  And although I’m becoming more strategic on where I spend my pennies, stumbling now and again does happen, naturally.  I imagined this would be another one of those instances.  But alas – the good ol’ fashion denim staple marches on.  I busted mine out again this past weekend when the temperature reached an exciting fifty degrees because like the weather, I am ready for change.  I paired them with my J.Crew keeper chambray shirt to facilitate a full-on denim suit also referred to sometimes as a Canadian tuxedo.  Figured to either go big or go home.  Overalls have been around since the late 1700’s, first worn for function in the workplace and then transforming into fashion by the 60’s and 70’s.  LeeLevi’s and Wrangler, are just a few of the early denim companies that monopolized on the silhouette.  Things have come full circle and despite the heritage brands reproducing old classics, you can now find modern, fresh updates everywhere like these from FRAME denimCitizens of HumanityCurrent/Elliot and a distressed version by H&M.  Go get yo-self a pair.  Happy Monday!  xx jenny

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