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My Life, Styled :: A Stylist’s Office

September 10th, 2013

A day of styling on Rodeo Drive, by Jen Pinkston | photos by Mary Costa for Camille Styles

Happy September, friends! I hope this month is off to a great start for you all!  Has anyone been following what’s happening at Fashion Week in NYC? I have been working non-stop these last couple of weeks and I sadly ended up having to postpone my trip until October… so instead of fashion shows and late night runs to Momofuku with my favorite gals, I’ve been shopping and prepping like crazy for some really fun shoots. Not a bad alternative, when I think about it!

A day of styling on Rodeo Drive, by Jen Pinkston | photos by Mary Costa for Camille Styles

When it comes to shopping and prepping for a job, Rodeo Drive is home base.  It might be one of the most recognized symbols of Los Angeles, but as a stylist it’s your own personal office space. The biggest names in fashion from around the globe have a store front here — Lanvin, Prada, Fendi, Hermes, Chanel and so many fabulous others — so it makes shopping a breeze. You can spend an entire day and leave with a car full of clothes taken out on consignment, all without leaving the block!

A day of styling on Rodeo Drive, by Jen Pinkston | photos by Mary Costa for Camille Styles

This look is full of prepping day essentials. Comfortable wedges for being on my feet all day, a layering piece for those cool mornings that turn into sultry afternoons, and a big bag for water, snacks, and all of the paperwork I’ll undoubtably be accumulating along the way.

A day of styling on Rodeo Drive, by Jen Pinkston | photos by Mary Costa for Camille Styles

A day of styling on Rodeo Drive, by Jen Pinkston | photos by Mary Costa for Camille Styles

If you find yourself in LA, this little boulevard is definitely worth checking out!  Be sure to treat yourself to the chopped salad at La Scala and a cupcake from Sprinkles for dessert.

Get the look:

Dress, Anthropologie / Shirt, Gap (Similar)/ Bag, Topshop (This color is still available!) / Necklace, Anthropologie / Bracelet, Julie Vos

Jen

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  1. Anouk says:

    Super cute outfit!

  2. I love dressing down expensive fabrics with something casual. Great idea!
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  3. I have been wanting a shirt like that! I saw the exact one youre wearing at Gap this weekend I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet.

  4. erin says:

    I’m not brave enough to wear leather + bright colors, so I’m soo living through you right now!!

  5. love the leather dress! but, THE SHIRT. is it currently at gap? it looks so soft and a touch worn which i love.

  6. Alecia says:

    I have had my eye on that dress ever since I saw it. Looks so cute on you Jen.

    xx Alecia

  7. kelsey says:

    the bittersweet/orange/yam color here is awesome for fall! love this
    kw ladies in navy

  8. I’m dreaming of visiting LA, and Rodeo Drive is definitely on my list! I absolutely love your outfit: that dress is just perfect, and I love how you toned it down with a shirt. I would love to follow you on one of your shopping trips :)

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  9. STEL STYLE says:

    I love the color combination, your style is fantastic!!

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  10. […] friends!  How are all of your weeks?!  Yesterday, I was over on Camille Styles lamenting about having to skip fashion week this season due to some big jobs that came up at the […]

  11. Love it! I would have never thought to do that…

  12. […] when she’s out and about pulling items for clients on Rodeo Drive. See the whole feature here on Camille Styles and here on her own blog, The Effortless […]

  13. I love everything about this outfit! Jennifer Pinkston is an amazing stylist!

  14. Sarah Muselman says:

    I love the wedges & all the colors! Thanks for sharing some insight on the styling world. My Instagram was exploding with #NYFW pictures. Would you ever do a post on fashion week to give some mid west gals an inside look?

  15. Julianne says:

    You are so gorgeous! I love the outfit!

  16. Lisa says:

    You look amazing! The outfit was made for you. You are glowing……….

  17. Jess P. says:

    What an amazing outfit! I’m super jealous of anyone who can pull off orange…

  18. Jackie says:

    Love the necklace and how it pulls colors from the wedges; such fabulous statement pieces!

  19. Ellen says:

    Love, love, LOVE that color for Fall!

  20. Megan says:

    Obsessed with your necklace Jen! You look great, as always.

  21. Love the combination of the necklace and the Gap shirt!

  22. rebeccalear says:

    Amazing dress color, and LOVE the shoes!! I can’t walk in stiletto heels, but I can walk in wedges! Photos look amazing too, well done Mary!! xo

  23. Jennie says:

    Love this – that orange color is gorg for fall! You look so casual, and cute, and COMFORTABLE. Mary’s photography really captures your spirit, Jen! Love!!

  24. Jessica says:

    In love with those wedges. Looking amazing and confident – what a fun outfit! Beautiful photos as well – I might need to make a visit there.

  25. Jen says:

    Those wedges are super cute!! God, I need more of them in my life. Mary, your photos always wow me!!

  26. That necklace is gorgeous!!

  27. Stella says:

    This makes me want to run out and buy this color palette, the shoes are adorable and love that necklace. I tend to stick to navy, black, gray but slowly but surely I’m adding more colors into my closet. Thank you for the great ideas!

    • Jen Pinkston says:

      Thank you so much, Stella! I’m so glad you found it helpful! Trust me, there is plenty of navy and gray in my closet, too =) You can’t go wrong with classics, but it’s definitely fun to throw in some color from time to time.

  28. Classy look! Beautiful photos too :)

  29. Christen Tulp says:

    Mary- these photos of Jen are beautiful! Adorable as usual!

  30. Trudi Costa says:

    Love your combination of colors and textures! It inspires me to stretch my own wardrobe choices. Thanks for great ideas and beautiful images.

  31. Aria says:

    Love the colors and the leather. Nice to see leather coming back in such cute fashion. The pictures are very inviting – make me want to accessorize! Oh to be young and beautiful like you two!

  32. Rachel says:

    Mary, your pics are amazing and Jen, love this outfit!!

  33. Ani says:

    so pretty!!!

  34. Joanne Duggan says:

    Gorgeous outfit! My daughter, Laura, would love those shoes!

  35. Carole says:

    I love the combination of the leather dress and denim look shirt. Mary your photos are so so good. I want to be wherever the photo shoot was.

  36. Caroline says:

    Great pictures!

  37. Sue G. says:

    Great pictures and fantastic style. Weather looks good too!!

  38. Shelley Stama says:

    Mary – the photos are amazing and I love the whole styling with the outfit and location. It makes you feel good, happy and of course wanting to be in shape to wear something like this! Awesome work!

  39. Judi Simpson says:

    Love the colors. Great pictures, Mary.

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