My Life, Styled :: A Stylist’s Office

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

Mary Costa

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64 Responses to “My Life, Styled :: A Stylist’s Office”

  1. Anouk

    Super cute outfit!

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    • Jen Pinkston

      I love it! It makes taking an outfit from day to night a cinch, too!

      Reply
  2. fashionablecollections

    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.

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    • Jen Pinkston

      Do it! I have already worn it so many times! I like it tucked into a high-waisted skirt as well ;)

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  3. erin

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

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    • Jen Pinkston

      I used to be the queen of the gray, navy, tan color palette. If you give it a try, you might like it more than you think :)

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  4. Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper

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

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    • Jen Pinkston

      I bought it about a month ago, but it should still be there. I couldn’t find the exact same wash online but I swear I saw it in the store last time I was there. Fingers crossed!

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  5. Alecia

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

    xx Alecia

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    • Jen Pinkston

      Thank you so much, Alecia. It was love at first sight for me too!

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    • Jen Pinkston

      Thanks, Kelsey. We finally had our first cool morning yesterday. Hopefully fall is just around the corner here!

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  6. Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls

    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

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    • Jen Pinkston

      Let me know when you are coming out and I can send you a list of some of my favorite spots!

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    • Jen Pinkston

      Thank you so much! It’s always evolving, but this just sort of felt like this transitional fall spot we are in now :)

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  7. Karli Jaenike

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

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  8. kay schoening

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

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    • Jen Pinkston

      Thanks, Mom! I can always count on you to think I’m great =)

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  9. Sarah Muselman

    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?

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    • Jen Pinkston

      Good idea! Perhaps next February? I will have to think about that one!

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  10. Julianne

    You are so gorgeous! I love the outfit!

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  11. Lisa

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

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  12. Jess P.

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

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    • Jen Pinkston

      I love to tone down bright colors like orange with something a bit more mellow… like this chambray shirt. It keeps it from being too crazy!

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  13. Jackie

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

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    • Jen Pinkston

      Thank you so much, Jackie! I just wore it this weekend with a simple gray crewneck sweater and jeans and it was the perfect pop!

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  14. Ellen

    Love, love, LOVE that color for Fall!

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    • Jen Pinkston

      Thanks, Ellen! I am so ready to transition fully out of summer and into my fall wardrobe =)

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  15. Megan

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

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    • Jen Pinkston

      Thank you so much, Molly! I have been loving this Gap shirt lately. It’s a great transition piece for these in between seasons =)

      Reply
  16. rebeccalear

    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

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  17. Jennie

    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!!

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  18. Jessica

    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.

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    • Jen Pinkston

      I highly recommend a visit… and a Sprinkles cupcake on your way out!

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  19. Jen

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

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    • Jen Pinkston

      Mary’s photos are simply the best! Love her!

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  20. Stella

    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!

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    • Jen Pinkston

      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.

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  21. Christen Tulp

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

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  22. Trudi Costa

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

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  23. Aria

    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!

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  24. Rachel

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

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  25. Ani

    so pretty!!!

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  26. Joanne Duggan

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

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  27. Carole

    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.

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  28. Caroline

    Great pictures!

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  29. Sue G.

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

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  30. Shelley Stama

    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!

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  31. Judi Simpson

    Love the colors. Great pictures, Mary.

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