bang for your buck!

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The key to building an efficient wardrobe is finding pieces that can be re-worked into multiple outfits.  To accomplish this, a productive exercise when shopping is to think about what you can pair back to the item you’re eyeing – whether it be with something that exists in your closet or one that you need (i.e., a good pair of denim!).  If you can create 3 – 5 outfit ideas in your head on the spot, this item has potential for a lot of wear (which will also help you determine if it’s worth the investment)!  I recently made this fall wishlist post which included key seasonal pieces like a playful sweatshirt and leather skirt.  Here are four outfit ideas (there are much more!) styled from the edits adding accessories and basics to complete the look!  Your closet doesn’t need to be busting at the seams with endless items.  Always remember, less is more!  Strategizing your wardrobe will not only help you save space and money, but will force you to think about purchasing pieces that you love thus will go the distance.  Happy shopping ya’ll!  xx jenny

look 1 - mix and matchSHOP THIS OUTFIT:  1. statement blazermatchesfashion.com // 2. camouflage pantsmadewell.com // 3. camisole, aritzia.com // 4. earringsdannijo.com // 5. clutch, zara.com // 6. ankle-cuff pumpsjcrew.com

look 2 - mix and match

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  1. playful sweatshirtwhistles.com // 2. leather skirtallsaints.com // 3. sunglassesvonzipper.com // 4. charm braceletcharmandchain.com // 5. oversized coatmatchesfashion.com // 6. python clutchshopbop.com // 7. ankle-cuff pumpsjcrew.com

look 3 - mix and matchSHOP THIS OUTFIT:  1. red sweatertopshop.com // 2. leather skirtallsaints.com // 3. square banglewhistles.co.uk.com // 4. watchnixon.com // 5. moto denim parkatopshop.com // 6. hair calf sling bagshopbop.com // 7. flat booties, shopbop.com

look 4 - mix and match

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  1. playful sweatshirt, whistles.com // 2. camouflage pantsmadewell.com // 3. wool hathm.com // 4. ring setshopbop.com // 5. lip (bright poppy red)sephora.com // 6. toteshopbop.com // 7. flat booties, shopbop.com

the sun will come out…..tomorrow?

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Good Morning everyone!  Hope you had a nice weekend.  Luckily it cleared up on the east and the sun finally came out (well at least on Saturday).  Let’s kick off this week with some good ole’ warm weather fashion deliciousness and pray that this terrible weather is fleeting and will open up to an incredibly beautiful summer.  I stumbled on this amazingly relaxed look which takes you from the beach to the street all season long.  Easy to throw on after a day of basking in the sunlight to head right into dinner and drinks looking perfectly put together with no fuss added.  Shop the look here!

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  1. Folk Like Us crinkle cotton jumpsuit, £26.50, fashion-conscious.com
  2. Mango cord bracelet, $19.99, mango.com
  3. Karen Walker deep freeze sunglasses, $214, matchesfashion.com
  4. Zara basic thong sandal, $35.90, zara.com
  5. Bamboula Ltd. for J.Crew market tote, $68, jcrew.com

photo: hanneli

aloha! farewell…

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Tomorrow I depart for Maui (yeah!) for a well needed mental break where I’ll go radio silent from work traded for a week of rest and relaxation.  I’ve promised myself (and my wife) that I would dial out and stay present so to spend quality time with her and my good friends.  But I expect to be inspired on this heavenly and beauteous island and when back home will have tons to share with you!  Till then, the one connectivity I will engage in throughout the week is instagram.  I figure photos are allowed, right?  If you’re not following me yet – get on board here so that you can preview the sun, sand, water and some soulful Hawaiian fashion goodness!

I’ll leave you with the beach essentials that have been packed in my bag – and maybe in yours soon too!  Have a great week everyone!  Aloha!

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  1. Sugar lip treatment SPF 15, $22.50, sephora.com
  2. Kiss my Face face suntan lotion, $12.49, rickys.com
  3. J.Crew panama hat, $58, jcrew.com
  4. Tom Ford olivier havana sunglasses, $385, nyciwear.com
  5. Twelfth St by Cynthia Vincent printed shopper, $85, shopbop.com
  6. Zara long asymmetric tunic, $59.90, zara.com
  7. L *Space city tribe reversible top, $92, revolveclothing.com
  8. L *Space city tribe bikini bottom, $81, revolveclothing.com
  9. Dolce Vita archer sandal, $69, dolcevita.com
  10. J.Crew stripe linen tunic, $98, jcrew.com

photo via here

festival fashion…

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This past weekend I went to the GoogaMooga festival in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.  We joked that it was a ‘poor man’s Coachella‘ but its focus is food rather than music so it’s not really an apples to apples comparison.  On the other hand, like Coachella it was apparent that fashion and style played a large role.  Different than the west coast’s rock ‘n’ roll boho babe who looks like this, Brooklyn’s version had a more downtown, edgy hipster feel like this.  But there were hats, some fringes and cut off denim shorts and the likes so not a complete departure.  Summer festivals are about to pop off in full swing so let’s get talking about festival fashion!  What will you wear to BonnarooAustin City LimitsBurning Man?  I’d love to see how you style your festival fashion look.  Send photos to yoursoulstyle@gmail.com or post on instagram with the hashtag #yoursoulstyle.  I’ll be dancing at Gathering of the Vibes in some of these.  More to come!

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  1. Zara flowing printed kimono, $89.90 zara.com
  2. Ottoman Hands necklace, $71.27, asos.com
  3. J.Crew panama hat, $58, jcrew.com
  4. Rag & Bone boyfriend shorts, $246, matchesfashion.com
  5. Acne zone music tank, $110, matchesfashion.com
  6. Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, $150, ray-ban.com
  7. Topshop embossed leather backpack, $150, topshop.com
  8. Zara flat crossover sandals, $79.90, zara.com
  9. Topshop white patchwork dress, $72, topshop.com

Click here to find a listing of music festivals in your area.

photo credit and more inspiration via here

perfect popover…

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It is unlikely that I will buy this jcrew collection popover because there is about a 4-6 week window where the weather allows for it (think early fall and spring) and I simply cannot rationalize spending the $400 for something with such little wearability.  It will either be too cold or too hot and this piece is just too pretty to spend the majority of its lifespan tucked away in my closet!  And let’s be real, it is certainly pricey for a top.  BUT….I am fawning over it – it’s my version of design perfection.  Super stylish, comfortable, can be worn with anything and provides a boho and ethnic sensibility (which lends itself to my personal style).   Let’s play dress up anyway – sometimes we don’t need to spend a lot of money to take something beautiful, be inspired by it and create our own iteration.  I know that’s my plan!  xx #yoursoulstyle

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  1. J.Crew collection mercado popover, $395, jcrew.com
  2. Isabel Marant leather cuff, $168, matchesfashion.com
  3. Ray-Ban wayfarer sunglasses, $150, shopbop.com
  4. J.Crew ikat tee, $48, net-a-porter.com
  5. Mango super slim trousers, $39.99, mango.com
  6. Phillip Lim 31 hour bag, $750, shopbop.com
  7. Zara sandals, $79.90, zara.com