new beginnings

Jenny greenstein

Every year when Summer inches towards its end, I experience a profound shift in energy.  A new season feels like a reset, a start over, and refresh.  And to keep it real, I need that now more then ever.  I had mentioned in an earlier post that Dina and I were embarking on the journey towards becoming pregnant, and this Summer included much preparing for what we hope will transpire in the coming months.  While I’ll certainly miss the sea, sand and sun – I am ready for the new beginning.

These photos were taken on a family vacation earlier this week, and are just too good not to share.  The beauty and authenticity of mother nature can teach us many lessons and while I stood there and snapped away at this mind-blowing sunset, I was reminded to be present, patient, to be still and to trust the process.

I look forward to the amazing things this new season will have to offer, but like the rising and setting sun, will remain steady, humble and complete while moving through each stage.

I hope you all have a most epic last few days of Summer and enjoy your Labor Day weekend.  xx jenny

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shopping: summer sale

summer sale

Despite my adoration of summer, I’ve got fall fever and my mind has already jumped ahead in anticipation for cozy sweaters, scarves and coats.  As much as I love the warmth, I equally appreciate fall, especially when it comes to getting dressed.  With that being said, New York Fashion Week is around the corner and before this season’s style becomes a thing of the past with NYFW streetstyle images inspiring my instagram feed, there are a few more epic items now on sale to still consider:  like this super easy and light Joie dress, a perfect low heel nude wedge from Matiko, this Hatch dress that works before, during and post pregnancy (and this one too!), a never go-out-of-style Bop Basic beachy cover-up romper, an easy throw over your swimsuit dress from 9Seed (I’ve not taken mine off all summer so calls for doubling up on) a lace popover from Myne which screams beach getaway (think the Caribbean in December!), this super sexy backless Cleobella dress, this Haute Hippie tank that transitions straight into cooler temperatures (perfect to layer with) and a Vanessa Mooney body chain which I have been mustering up the courage to wear all summer.  Maybe next year.

Head over to Shopbop to check out more sale items up to 70% off!

Happy shopping and weekend!

phota via ivana revic

summer baby

antoine rose

This Summer has reinforced how much I love (and need to be by) the sea.  It recharges, reboots, and (literally and figuratively) washes my stress away.  I’m certain it’s because I entered the universe on July 1st and am a Summer baby.  Living on the east coast provides easy access to water, but the concrete jungle can sometimes make it feel far, even if this concrete jungle is an island no less.  We try and take advantage of all beach-going opportunities, but no matter the amount, it’s never enough.  With that being said, the beach is on the agenda for Sunday, and I’ll be heading back to Montauk come Monday for mini getaway.  What are you doing this beautiful August weekend?  I hope it’s something good that makes you as happy as the ocean makes me.  Cheers to the beach!  And to Summer!

photo via Antoine Rose {Swell} 

return on investment

home photo

Hello and happy Monday!  We just got back from a most awesome weekend in Montauk, which you may have seen on instagram.  I was just about ready to sell everything we own in order to buy a house on the beach, open a small boutique and call city life quits, but luckily I have Dina who brings me back to earth.  A girl can dream though and I believe in the philosophy of “never say never”!  Stay tuned for tips on food spots, beaches, nightlife and shopping in the coming weeks.  In other (reality-based) news, I am now the proud owner of this wear-with-everything Helmut Lang skirt that I’ve been coveting for months. One of those items that can easily transition from day-to-night, it is predestined for serious mileage this Summer. And once Fall rolls around, I’ll pair it with a chunky sweater and booties.  Like all solid investments, it’s all about the return and this skirt is sure to be a good one.  It also comes in black and light heather blue.

SHOP THE LOOK:  tank: Alternative Apparel // skirt: Helmut Lang // flats: J.Crew (similar) // denim jacket: H&M (similar) // sunnies: Ray Ban // bag: Cole Haan (similar)

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 photos via Jeff Thibodeau

the getaway

the getaway

This summer is that much more sweet after the winter we just had.  It has given me perspective and is keeping the appreciation level high for days by the beach, enjoying the sun, sea and sand.  Tomorrow we head to Montauk for the weekend, and telling you that I’m excited is a gross understatement.  Montauk is one of those places that transports me to my zen.  Since a July baby, the beach lives in my bones and the sweet smell of salty air, sticky skin, quiet relaxing days by the water and finishing off with dinners watching the sunset can instantly wash away life’s stressors.  In an effort to keep things low maintenance, I’m packing light, taking only the necessities!  The last thing I want to worry about is what I’m wearing.  When heading out to the beach, I like to bring items that can double duty.  The top I throw on over my swimsuit is the one I pair with denim for dinner, casual (and versatile) sandals can be worn to the beach, with denim shorts and a maxi dress or a sarong tied around my waist can easily lay down and become a towel (or pillow).  For your next beach weekend/vacation, be strategic about what you bring.  Summer clothing is more flexible then winter and comfort is key.  The only thing you should be worrying about when at the beach is reapplying your SPF, what book to read and if you’re having a spritzer, martini or margarita at dinner.  I hope you have a fantastic and restful weekend.

WHAT TO PACK:  1. beach hat // 2. mara hoffman bikini // 3. crochet top  // 4. maxi dress // 5.  sarong // 6. beach bag // 7. sunnies // 8. gold flats