in transition

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Hi friends – happy almost weekend.  The weather has ‘sort of’ picked up in NYC however I’m not 100% satisfied.  It needs to be at least 10 degrees warmer before I can really get excited.  Right now my version of true spring fashion is on the back burner, my sandals are crying all cooped up in my closet – boo hoo.  I’ve noticed some girls have already set them free, but  I need the thermometer to at least hit 75 before my feetsies see daylight.   I’ve retired my boots and winter coat (I’m done!  I am so done!), but sandals will have to wait.  So what do we do during this transitional, in-between period from a fashion perspective?  I’m sure if you are from the northeast, mornings are spent scratching your head thinking “what do I wear? is it time for my pastel printed pants to make their debut?”  I’m in the same boat – I feel you!  Here are a few looks to inspire you for the next few weeks.  Leather, layers, pointy toe heels – oh my!  All must haves!  And some other links I’ve come across this past week to keep you busy for a minute over the next few days.  Have a happy weekend! *above photo via here

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and some other links………

I own a lot of jumpsuits.  Click here for a ‘how to’ from Who What Wear for some guidance on how to wear.

This book by Bobbi Thomas, style expert was released this week and Your Soul Style couldn’t be more excited about the message.

Check out these style tips on how to mix your spring prints from Pure Wow.

This video is profound and meaningful – please find twenty minutes in your day to watch it and send it forward via facebook, e-mail…

overjoyed for overalls

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If you would have asked me when I was 8 yrs old to wear a pair of overalls I would have looked at you as if you had ten heads.  I imagine my 8 year old self saying something along the lines of, “Are you joking?  Those are so not me!  Way too boy’ish and not girly enough – not my style”.  To give you context, I was the little girl who meticulously spent hours on end picking out Barbie’s looks and overalls were not part of the assortment.  They were more suitable for Punky Brewster groupies riding bikes with pig tails and different color socks.

Well…..now I’m 33, it’s 25 years later (gasp!) – and truth be told I have a complete and utter new appreciation for this denim onesie.  Who woulda thunk it – oh how times have changed!  About 2 months ago I was perusing instagram and saw a photo of Leandra Medine (photo below) from ManRepeller rocking a pair and I fell off my metaphorical chair.  She was able to pull a look together that not only looked super stylish and chic – but ultra femme and sexy!

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I was on a mission from that point on to find a pair and my timing must have been dead on because I stumbled upon these at yoox in exactly my size.  I immediately scooped them up and now they are happily living in my closet!

*they have since been sold out but you can find similar here and here

jenny-overallsthe “try on” sesh

Do you have any clothing hang-ups that are not your typical style but are itching to try?  Need some help figuring out how to make something ‘more you’?  Send me an email at yoursoulstyle@gmail.com and let’s see if we can find a way to make it work!  xx #yourstyle

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read: fashion and feminism

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The fuel behind ‘your soul style’ is to send the message that you can achieve empowerment through style .  I have been on a relentless journey of self discovery and part of my learning (and growth) is that that self expression and empowerment are one in the same.  I want to continuously share this perspective with you so that if you haven’t fully embraced ‘your soul style’ yet – let me help you get there.  It is so important that women keep pushing forward because although we have made extensive progress – it ain’t over.  As part of this project I will be periodically sharing articles that are aligned with this mission.  This write-up by Leah Bourne at forbes discusses the double edge sword women have had to deal with while navigating through ‘gender politics’.  Click here for full article.   – xx #yoursoulstyle