shear genius

tumblr_mxi3s8Iui21rm66sdo1_1280Although it’s a brand new year, we still have three looooong months of cold weather ahead of us.  I’m inspired by this Isabel Marant’ish look and loving obsessing over the shearling coat!  This ensemble simultaneously reads edgy, bohemian and cozy which is a mega win in my book!

Style Tip:  Wear a sexy tank underneath the sweatshirt to easily transform this winter outfit from day to night.  Plus, it will give you an extra layer of warmth!

PS: Does anyone know who makes the above coat???  I can’t find it on the interweb and need it in my life.  I’m assuming it’s a vintage one-of-a-kind.  Confessions of a shopaholic!  Happy Monday!  xx jenny

shear genius

GET THE LOOK: 1. TOPSHOP SWEATSHIRT // 2. VINCE LOW RISE SKINNY JEANS // 3. RAYBAN AVIATORS // 4. NIXON MENS WATCH // 5. ARITZIA CAMISOLE // 6. UGG SHEARLING COAT // 7. REBECCA MINKOFF RING // 8. ENZO ANGIOLINI BOOTIES

 photo via maja wyh

bang for your buck!

wishlist - 2

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

work it: leather skirt

leather skirt

Hello and happy week!  Leather skirts are trending for fall, so scooping one up that takes you from work to play will prove to be a worthy investment.  I’m an advocate of a “one wardrobe” approach to fashion, meaning your clothing can crossover and function in different areas of your life.  Many of us divide our closet into “workwear” and “weekend clothes” but that is expensive, inefficient and some of us just don’t have that much closet space!  Take a new approach when shopping and think about how you can wear your items in multiple ways.  The slightest adjustment in your styling could change your look from office chic to date night hotness!  And your wallet will thank you too!  Here’s an example on how to do it with one of the seasons hottest pieces.  xx jenny

work it - work

WORK  1. Topshop knitted angora jumper, $92, topshop.com  // 2. DKNY leather & stretch skirt, $355, net-a-porter.com // 3. Nixon camden watch, $275, nixon.com // 4. Dannijo galli ring, $80, dannijo.com // 5. Clare Vivier simple tote, $368, shopbop.com // 6. Banana Republic viviene bootie, $198, bananarepublic.com

work it - weekend

WEEKEND 1. Topshop sequin crop top, $72, topshop.com // 2. DKNY leather & stretch skirt, $355, net-a-porter.com // 3. Dannijo catalina earring, $345, dannijo.com // 4. B-Low the Belt twiggy clutch, $195, shopbop.com // 5. Vince suede pumps, $350, shopbop.com

spain does it again

collage vintage

No one wants to start thinking about fall – certainly not me!  But in true jenny, type A form – I have started mentally preparing my autumn wardrobe and analyzing what my ‘uniform’ will entail through the cooler months.  Of course I find a picture of Sara from Collage Vintage and just like that – I’m inspired.  If you haven’t checked out her blog – I urge you to do so.  The girl has got serious style.  I’m not fluent in Spanish (blog is written in her native language) but the pictures are worth a thousand words.  This particular look is transitional, taking pieces that you’re not ready to retire from summer and adding a second layer to keep you warm in the fall.  Switch out the sandals for booties and the tee for a cozy sweater and voila! – you’ve got your winter version.  Shop it here.

spain does it again...
  1. Zara tee, $12.95, zara.com
  2. Mango super slim jeans, $59.99 (sale $34.99), mango.com
  3. Ray-ban gold aviator sunglasses, $145, ray-ban.com
  4. Nixon cannon watch, $149.99, tillys.com
  5. Topshop camo jacket, $116 (sale $30), topshop.com
  6. Sophie Hulme envelope mini clutch, $480, net-a-porter.com
  7. Schutz arieli lace up bootie, $220, shopbop.com

photo via collage vintage