motoring into spring

spring inspoI am counting down the seconds till spring for a multitude of reasons.  First and foremost, this NYC winter has gotten the best of me and despite my hardcore love of this amazing and wondrous city, I’m pissed off at the weather patterns.  The novelty of snow is appreciated, but when occurring weekly, it gets old really fast.  It’s safe to assume I’m over it.  With that said, I’m super excited to shed my heavy winter-wear and embrace the fashions of spring  which includes lighter jackets and more skin exposure.  I’m inspired by the above look and would love to replicate it when the temperature creeps up.  I don’t usually wear short necklaces, but am feeling this choker from Zara.  And a hint of a lace bra through the double breasted blazer is OH-so-sexy, bringing femininity and softness to the overall menswear inspired look.  Adios sweaters and boots!  Don’t let the door kick you in the ass on your way out!

spring ahead

SHOP IT:  pinstripe blazer // leather pants // gold choker // lace bra // moto jacket // crossbody bag

photo via The Haute Pursuit

quilt-y pleasures

soho - 7Now that sweatpants, joggers, boyfriend jeans and slouchy fits are all the rage, I’ve embraced this trend with full force.  As if I’d choose to wear a skinny jean over pants with breathing room when given the option – come on!  My tight bottoms continue to take a back seat and this winter has got me questioning the body hugging silhouette all together.  Which is why when I found this H&M quilted style, I scooped it up to add to my rapidly-growing collection of glorified pajamas.  Although perhaps this pair reminds me more of a blanket.  I wear them here with booties and sweater for a casual weekend ensemble, but will just as easily pair them back to my black suede pumps for some Saturday night swag.  You can find them at an H&M store (sadly, I can’t find on their site) or re-visit this post with similar suggestions.  Cheers to comfortable fashion!

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in the trenches

trench coat A forever fashion staple, trench coats have been around for eternity.  Which is why it’s a good idea to keep one on rotation in your closet since season after season, the classic silhouette proves to stand the test of time.  Whether your look is boho, edgy, polished, etc., a trench works well with any particular style and keeps you just the right amount of warm on cooler spring days.  The interweb is bursting with newness from low to high price points so now is the time to get on it!  Here’s an edit of some current faves for your shopping pleasure.  Happiest, happy weekend!  See you on the flip side.  xx jenny

in the trenches

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photo via vanessa jackman 

sexy sweats

sexy sweats 2I put this photo on instagram over the weekend and after a friend commented that she “must own these pants”, along with another chiming in, “agreed”, I decided to put together a post.  Sweatpants are now a staple in my wardrobe since traditional silhouettes have evolved to slimmer and more fashion-forward fits.  While I understand that weekend days are a time to kick back, there is no reason why you can’t be comfortable and still look good!  The ones I’m wearing are H&M from last season with limited sizes left, but here’s a few current styles that will surely do the trick.

sweatpants

SHOP IT1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 

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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