Flirty, Fun, & Versatile are the 3 words that my latest STYLE PROFILE, Janina, uses to best describe her fashion aesthetic and I couldn't have picked the words better myself. Her wardrobe reflects her personality and her lifestyle. It's not only an art form, but a necessity. Between school, shuttling her 3 very active boys around, and her own varying extracurricular activities (sewing, piano lessons & CROSSFIT to name a few), this mama seems to always look so well put together. In fact she came to our "meet up" with layering, accessory, and shoe options. A woman after my own heart and one who shows some real versatility, of course.
Janina is a true lover of DESIGNER fashions and contemporary lines like Alice + Olivia, Elizabeth and James, Joie, & Australia's Cameo. The minimalist look, clean lines, classic cuts, and luxurious textiles make her heart skip a few beats and visibly puts her in a kind of trance as she explains her fashion loves to me. It's probably also why her shopping mantra is "Splurge then hibernate" , and why she credits her online purchases to "extreme coupon codes galore". Hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to get the goods.
Janina's Day Look: Lovers & Friends Printed Babydoll Dress, Kensie Lace Bandeau, Denim Vest, Love AJ Necklace, Yashi Cross Spiral Ring, Gorjana Wrap Bracelet, AE Wrap and Friendship Bracelets, Marc By Marc Jacobs Watch, Bewells by Jeffrey Campbell, Bar III Anorak Jacket, Chinese Laundry Camo Flats
What is your current fashion trend obsession?
Open back, cut out detailing on tops and dresses. It allows me to show some skin without looking like I'm trying too hard.
What are the 5 most worn items in your closet?
My push-up bra!! I have three kids!!! (We both burst into laughter with this answer. She also claims it's the one item in her wardrobe that she couldn't live without and one that EVERY woman should own. True story.) My "go-tos" are my Leopard Bandeau, Distressed Cut Offs, My Old Navy Cardigan, Chinese Laundry Camo Flats, & Havaianas.
What should every girl have in their wardrobe, besides a push up bra?
One daring piece. My piece is a pair of strappy stilettos. Hot!!
She (like many of my other girlfriends featured) has a shoe collection that I would love to raid. She recently purchased a new pair of Joie Sandals for $100 off the ticket price at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Score!!
What do you take with you on vacation?
Lipbalm and Sunglasses, always. I bring to vacation what I can't often wear in Hawaii. Over the Knee Boots, More Make-up, More Accessories, More Headgear, More Everything!!!
Janina's Night on the Town Look: Boulee Off the Shoulder Top, StyleStalker Skort, Joie Sandals, Wishing Bridge Necklace, Wishing Bar Ring, Yashi Spiral Ring, Stacking Rings from Fighting Eel
It came as no surprise to me that one of her favorite style icons is blogger Julie Sarinara aka "Sincerely Jules". Her style is very similar. Like "Sincerely Jules", she can seamlessly transition from boho to rock glam to sporty with ease "throwing in a subtle edge with every look". The proof is in the pudding, as you can see from her day to night looks.
Three pieces of fashion advice that she would offer up if asked?
All amazing & all Janina.---Tatum