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…

white hot

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Happy Monday!  Did you all have a nice weekend?  Let’s discuss blazers today – an appropriate item for this ongoing brisk spring weather!  Something tells me you have a black one hanging in your closet already.  Or if you don’t, you’ve certainly had a conversation with yourself about needing one.  Am I right?  Well I’ve got a proposition for you – instead of taking out the good ole staple black blazer for your second layer this season, why not get a brand spanking new white one??  I’m a lover of white always (as I’m sure you’ve figured out from this post) so no brainer for me .  But how about you??  Are you ready to swap the classic for trendier version?  I think you should go for it and I promise you won’t look like a waiter.  That’s an old wives tale – just like the “don’t wear white after labor day or before memorial” – who the heck came up with that?  Anyway, here’s a few styles to get you going, me rocking it this weekend and check this and this out for more visual convincing!   above photo via here

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  1. Mango minimalistic blazer, $129.99, mango.com
  2. H&M blazer, $49.95, hm.com for locations
  3. H&M blazer, $49.95, hm.com for locations
  4. Topshop ponte jet pocket blazer, $70, topshop.com
  5. Theory crepe blazer, $385, net-a-porter.com
  6. Rag & Bone finn vest, $450, shopbop.com

weekend reform

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It’s Friday – finally!  We’ve made it and the weekend is here.  Hope you all have something enjoyable planned and are spending time with your favorite people.  Rounding out my week of shopping posts – I thought I’d offer you a final tip to take you into the weekend.

I happened upon reformation when I was shopping the LES  (LES = lower east side) for my pre-wedding dinner outfit.  I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going for however I knew I wanted to look edgy (black was a must) to counter the white dress that would happen the next night.  So alas – reformation appeared.  Choices galore – between the backless jumpsuits and plunging neckline maxi dresses I was like a kid in a candy store.  I wound up with this gem, felt perfect and certainly achieved my fashion goal for the night – reformation had done me right.  With no question I had found exactly what I had been looking for.  On top of them carrying a stellar fashion collection from an aesthetic point of view, it is “an environmentally sustainable fashion brand that repurposes vintage and surplus materials.  Their collection is made locally in the New York and Los Angeles studios, and sold directly to their stores at fair prices”  Get the full story here.  Head over to the site if you’re not native to NYC or LA because they ship throughout the US, free on orders over $50.  It’s kind of a win all around, right?

Here are some of my favorites that I’m coveting from the spring/summer collection.

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And……..some other links I picked up from the week to keep you busy for a minute over the weekend!

Refinery29 says this Loeffler Randall is the new ‘it’ bag.  What do you think?

Sarah Yates from a house in the hills looking extra chic in this look from monday’s post.

I’m lucky if I make it to yoga, but if you’re a cardio aficionado and also love a good stretch, check this new brooklyn spot out.

Coachella music festival was last and this weekend.  I’m not going, but if I was would certainly be wearing this.  For more coachella fashion check this and this out!

Speaking of Coachella, check this deal out!   If you haven’t been to Palm Springs yet, it is heaven on earth.  My happy place.

Gwnyeth Paltrow is getting a ton of criticism from this ny post review but you have to admit, the woman has got taste!  Check this post from goop for an epic travel recommendation.

Have a great one and see you next week!!  xx  #yoursoulstyle

shop to it!

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Hello friends…..it’s almost Thursday – home stretch til the weekend, yeah!  In the meantime, I felt it was my duty to pass on the info that my favorite (and seriously best!) shopping website ever, shopbop.com is having a family and friends event!  Since my posts this week have put an emphasis on budget conscious fashion, the timing works out well!  This sale is definitely kind of “maje” (as Rachel Zoe says, = major).  Shopbop is chock full of great finds and for me has served many epic virutal shopping sprees!  Through tomorrow they are offering 20% off of your entire order (this includes sale) with the code “wearefamily13″.  With a deal like that –  you bet we are family.  I’ve already ordered this and I’m coveting thisthis and this.  Check it out and enjoy!  xx #yoursoulstyle

spring it on

Not sure about you but I cannot wait for spring.  Being a New Yorker I’ve learned to deal with the winter months – but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish it was warm all year round.  Winter fashion is dynamic because of the layers and coziness but by March I’ve had it.  Are you as over it as I am?  Here are a few looks pulled from the spring 2013 shows to inspire and get you ready – each perfect for weekend, date night or work.  I’ve combed through the interweb to find affordable replicas and you may even have a few of these pieces hanging in your closet already!

Enjoy! xx

Look: Weekend

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Band of Outsiders Spring 2013 *photo via style.com

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  1. Mango crochet dress, $44.99, mango.com
  2. Topshop unlined parka, $120, topshop.com
  3. Gap two tone canvas tote, $49.95, gap.com
  4. Topshop thread wrap bracelet pack, $35, topshop.com
  5. Rachel Roy strappy platform sandals, $295, bloomingdales.com
 

Look: Date Night 

_RAC0404.450x675Rachel Zoe Spring 2013 *photo via style.com

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  1. Madewell linen racerback tank, $39.50, madewell.com
  2. Topshop split back maxi skirt, $40, topshop.com
  3. Eugenia Kim turben headband, $63, lyst.com
  4. Forever 21 multi chain tassel necklace, $6.80, forever21.com
  5. Marc by Marc Jacobs double wrap necklace, $128, shopbop.com
  6. Michael Kors white chronograph watch, $225, michaelkors.com
  7. Alexander Wang rocco duffle bag, $895, shopbop.com
  8. Cole Haan arden wedge, $198, colehaan.com
 

Look: Work 

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  1. J.Crew side-seam sailor top, $68, jcrew.com
  2. 3.1 Phillip Lim floral trousers, $425, shopbop.com
  3. Michael Kors pave bracelet, $65, shopbop.com
  4. Marc by Marc Jacobs tiny crystal bracelet, $52, shopbop.com
  5. Holst + Lee jewel tone bracelet, $155, shopbop.com
  6. J.Crew nolita denim jacket, $128, net-a-porter.com
  7. Zara vamp shoe, $49, zara.com