For the past few years, especially since launching Your Soul Style, part of my styling mission was (and is) to raise awareness about a brands comittment to social responsibility. I believe that style investments should go deeper than a cool, new look. I left my corporate career to start a business that provides fashion with purpose. Whether it’s about aligning both the inner and outer self, or becoming conscious about a brands sustainbility, Style From the Inside Out includes being mindful about where you spend, brands you stand behind, what you wear and becoming empowered by the very idea that your personal belief system should come through in how you represent yourself. I’ve spotlighted brands like Tribe Alive, Hands Producing Hope, Sseko, Sudara, Base Range, Aduzad, Maya Traditions, Truss, and Reformation, but have discovered many this past year I’m eager to share.
I recently learned about Voz after scooping up a piece in a local boutique. “Voz is an ethical luxury fashion company whose mission is to protect the livelihoods, well-being, and cultural values of rural indigenous women globally. Founded in 2012 by Jasmine Aarons, Voz honors and empowers artisans creatively, economically and culturally through a collaborative business model that showcases, preserves, and supports traditional art forms. [The brand] works in collaboration with politically and economically marginalized women to create beautiful fashion collections and to provide design leadership, training, and opportunity for indigenous women in the rural regions where they reside.” Not only is Voz’s cause something I feel connected to emotionally, but stylistically their design is on point. I just added this to my personal collection, and am coveting this fall/winter collection skirt and this double layer cami dress (which I would layer under a cute t-shirt or long sleeve turtleneck). Head on over to the site, and check it out for yourself.
Hello and happy Friday! It’s getting chilly here in NYC and despite my great love of summer, I’m excited for winter’s coziness and of course the holidays which are right around the corner! So much celebrating and goodness ahead. And possibly a warm getaway in-between the sparkle and eggnog? Dina and I have a trip on the calendar to head down to the Caribbean in early December and I’m so looking forward to it. In lieu of planning ahead (I am type A to the fullest), I started to shop around for a few new breezy dresses to throw in my suitcase. The way I pack for beach getaways is pretty simple: a light, airy dress for each evening, a few bikinis, cover-ups and shoes that go from day to night. I don’t really need much else and will likely do without shoes at all if circumstances permit. With that said, I’ve already scooped up a gorgeous maxi from Reformation, a caftan from Free People, and a gauze dress from Black Crane, that I was coveting all summer long, which is unfortunately sold out. Don’t fret though, because there are so many other choices that will work for your vacay, and many of them on sale since the season is now over. I’ve personally got my eyes on a hot pink swing maxi from ASOS to take me from beach to dinner, a strapless from Ella Moss, a peach plunge neckline style from Indah which will look outstanding with a tan (this one from Indah too!), a cheetah print halter from Zimmerman, and a sleek wrap dress from Norma Kamali.
Now onto swimsuits! Stay tuned…
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Yesterday was day one of fall and if you’ve been following along on instagram, you will have noticed that my office for the day was at the beach! If this is any indicator of what’s to come – things are looking bright! Now on day two of my favorite new season, I’m super excited to tell you about becoming a style contributor for Well Rounded NY, “an online destination for trendsetting mamas-to-be, providing inspiration and information that speaks to a cosmopolitan pregnancy.” Founders Jessica Pallay and Kaity Velez, have created an online community to help you come to terms – and term! – with your pregnancy. My first post went live today and I’ve given readers an edit of one of my most favorite current accessories: felt hats! Key for women who are expecting, here’s one detail you won’t have to take into consideration while dressing the ever-growing baby bump. Click here for the full read and to get my picks of this season’s finest.
Hello friends! I hope you had a most amazing labor day weekend! We spent a couple of days outside the city, but were mostly local, super mellow and enjoying the extremely rare silence of the urban jungle. I cannot believe summer has unofficially ended and while the weather through September remains warm (hello 93 degrees in NYC yesterday!), fall is conceivably here. This will likely come back to bite me in the ass three months from now, but I am excited for it! I’ve come to the conclusion that I equally love a chunky sweater as much as a long bohemian’esque maxi dress. #Truth
With that being said, this season bigger is actually better. Oversized coats, knits, pants, etc. and who doesn’t love cozy and comfortable when the temperature starts to decline? I’ve been making mental notes of my “uniform” which will consist of an oversized sweater, a relaxed pant, comfortable booties, a giant scarf, topped with my Urban Outifitters hat that I’ve legit not taken off since purchasing, and a bold red lip. I’m also debating a major haircut situation, but remain on the fence. One that resembles Beyonce’s. Should I bite the bullet and go for it? What do you guys think? Other items on the wish list are a Tibi cardigan, this Alice + Olivia coat, this Acne Studios scarf, a wear-with-everything BLK Denim sweatshirt, a turtleneck sweater from Zara (and this cardigan and this crewneck too). I am also loving these faux leather joggers and a faux fur coat, Free People jacket and Mango cocoon coat because outerwear is just as essential as what’s underneath since always on! I already scooped up these because after embracing my sportier side last year, I’m ready to kick it up a notch.
Do you have your “uniform” picked out yet? Get in touch with me for personal styling via Keaton Row so I can put together a lookbook(s) for you. I’d love to help you get locked and loaded for the season. And remember the service is free. All you pay for is the clothes you buy!
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