outerwear-ability

irina lakicevic irina lakicevicIMG_5115Now that fall is here it means winter is just around the corner.  I’ve been on the hunt for a new coat to update my beloved classic H&M one that I’ve had for a bazillion years.  Between lost buttons, rips in the lining and major pilling,  it’s time for a refresher.  Since it was worn it to death, I can justify making the investment into one I’ve been coveting with intentions of endless wearability.  Outerwear is one of those items worth spending a few extra bucks on because you want it to go the distance.  I keep revisiting the By Malene Birger cocoon style shown above on Irina Lakicevic from fashion blog A Portable Package.  Irina wears it in pink which I’m inspired by despite my aversion to color, but I’ll go for black (better for the budget) since it’s versatile and has longevity.  Besides, I can always pop in the trending color pink like such…

malene birger coat

1. Topshop knit jumper, $60, topshop.com // 2. Paige distressed denim, $230, net-a-porter.com // 3. Zara check scarf, $39.90, zara.com // 4. J.Crew necklace, $150, jcrew.com // 5. Cambridge satchel, $140, shopbop.com // 6. By Malene Birger bugsy coat, $830.58, farfetch.com // 7. H&M leather gloves, $29.95, hm.com // 8. Zara ankle bootie, $99, zara.com

photos via a portable package

layer it on

camo look 2

It’s a beautiful day here in NYC which makes this Friday morning that much sweeter.  Although the weather is still pushing the 75 degree mark during the day, the evenings are getting cooler which means second layers are essential.  Last night I grabbed this one that I picked up from Old Navy knowing that once the sun came down – the temperature would too.   The best part about this jacket isn’t the on trend camouflage print – it’s the price!  A small investment financially that will take you a very long way.  It can be worn with everything through fall (consider camo a neutral this season) and under heavier coats during colder months to add warmth and interest to your overall look!  Have a great weekend!  xx jenny

camo look

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  jacket: Old Navy, top: Zara (similar), pants: Zara (similar), shoes: J.Crew (similar), sunnies: Tom Ford, clutch: Vintage (similar), bracelets: Vintage (similar), lip: Make Up For Ever N45 (red)

what i wore: weekend event

Hello and happy Tuesday! This past weekend we had a family affair that consisted of three separate events: a Friday night dinner, a Bar Mitzvah ceremony followed by lunch on Saturday, ending with another dinner Saturday night. My goal when coordinating for this was to style three unique looks that catered to the feel of each party. Friday night was an opportunity to bring a little sass since it had a meet & greet, cocktail’y vibe. Saturday day needed to be more conservative since the Bar Mitzvah took place in temple (shoulders covered). And once Saturday night rolled around I knew I’d be done with heels so sought out something super comfy yet still chic! Here’s a breakdown of all of the looks (with a few substitutions for pieces that are unavailable) and me on instagram in two out of the three. Do you have an event coming up that you need help shopping for? A wedding? Cocktail party? Vacation? Reach out and contact me directly at yoursoulstyle@gmail.com for personal styling inquires. xx jenny

friday cocktailsFriday Night Dinner 1. Ted Baker floral print dress, $275, tedbaker.com // 2. Miguel Ases beaded drop earring, $215, calypsostbarth.com // 3. Josie Maran lipgloss in sheer plum wine, $20, sephora.com // 4. Edie Borgo cuff, $495, matchesfashion.com // 5. Whiting & Davis edge clutch, $190, whitinganddavisbags.com // 6. Michael Kors collection sandals, $350, shopbop.com

saturday afternoonSaturday Temple & Lunch 1. Steven Alan lane dress, $398 ($259 sale), stevenalan.com // 2. J.Crew crystal bracelet, $118 ($88 sale), jcrew.com // 3. Make Up For Ever rouge artist natural N45, $20, sephora.com // 4. Zara suede strappy sandal, $79.90, zara.com // 5. Zara clutch, $99.90, zara.com

saturday night lookSaturday Night Dinner 1. T-Bags Los Angeles draped maxi, $193, revolveclothing.com // 2. Gorjana swing earrings, $68, shopbop.com // 3. Vanessa Arizaga bracelet, $180, shopbop.com // 4. Josie Maran lip stain, $19, sephora.com // 5. Clare Vivier fold over clutch, $156, shopbop.com // 6. Dolce Vita archer sandal, $69, dolcevita.com

♥ fall wishlist ♥

This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer which means fall is here ladies!  My wishlist has been brewing and I wanted to share because it includes a few key pieces to stock up on.  Although I’ll likely not purchase everything, hence the word, “wish”,  a version of each will certainly make it into the rotation!  What’s on your list?  Maybe you even have some of these items hanging in your closet already?  Be sure to join me here to check out how I style these throughout the season!  And show me how you do too by tagging me on instagram @yoursoulstyle, also using the hashtag #yoursoulstyle.  Let’s inspire each other!

Next week I’ll show you how to mix and match these key pieces to get a plethora of outfit options!  Stay tuned!  Have a great long weekend!  xx jenny

wishlist - 2

playful sweatshirt, whistles.com // oversized coat, matchesfashion.com // red sweater, topshop.com // flat booties, shopbop.com // leather skirt, allsaints.com // camouflage pants, madewell.com // ankle-cuff pumps, jcrew.com // statement blazer, matchesfashion.com

playing with the big boys

j.crew september 2013Hello and happy week!  I hope it was a good one.  As excited as I was to flip through the September issues of Vogue, Bazaar and Elle, I was equally, if not more stoked to check out J.Crew’s September style guide which arrived on Wednesday.  The brand has been on the up climb for some time and despite the regular one or two small misses, every page this month is full of inspiration proving once again they are worthy enough to play with the big boys!  Jenna Lyons, the company’s President and Creative Director introduces four key trends (color, camo, sport and leather) which is where the book jumps off.  In typical J.Crew (and Jenna) fashion, unexpected pieces come together creating hip, wearable ensembles.  After flipping through from cover to cover, not only did I ear mark nearly every page for styling inspiration – but seconds later went ahead and ordered these!  J.Crew is offering 25% off in store and online through August 26th on purchases over $150 with the code FALLSTYLE.  Shipping is free on these orders too.  Woo woo!  A few looks I’m swooning over…

Have a great weekend!  xx jenny

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photos via j.crew