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{closet & casa} with audrey woollen... 30 Nov 2011

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who: Audrey Woollen, Shop Owner

why audrey rocks: First of all, she appreciates all things letterpress. Her shop is full to the brim with the best paper products around!

in her closet: When I discovered this scarf at Banana Republic, I knew we were meant to be together! It was actually the only one in the store, so I pulled it from a display. It's hard to see in the photos, but there are golden thread woven between the stripes. The combination of neutral colors mixed with the subtle sparkle detail make it the perfect scarf to throw on whether I'm dressing up or down.

in her casa: I'm a huge fan of good lighting. I didn't want a fussy chandelier in our dining room, but I did want something amazing that would inspire me to entertain more at home. This mason jar light fixture from Pottery Barn took the work of some very strong men to install, but it brings me absolute happiness everyday and offers countless moods on it's dimmer.

Thanks Audrey!
Bri

{photos by Paul Esposito}

{oh joy gift guide} the silly sophisticate... 30 Nov 2011

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With the holiday season in full swing, here's the first of our Oh Joy contributor's wish list gift guides with things that we each love. Today's we're starting with Closet & Casa editor, Bri Emery. You'll see more editor guides from our other editors and a few foodie guides as well over the next few weeks leading up to the holidays...enjoy! — Joy

{left to right, top to bottom: ASOS mittens, Scalamandre umbrella, coffee scoop from Leif, gold chair from Okay Art, Missibaba purse, Wildfox heart sweater, Jonathan Adler pillow.}

tiny sweetness... 30 Nov 2011

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I swear French kid's clothing is the cutest. And these pieces by by Louloueskimo are no exception... — Joy

a {this & that} winter giveaway... 29 Nov 2011

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Get ready for pops of spots this winter with this Virginia Johnson shawl {choose from violet, red, black, or olive} to keep you cozy and that set of polka dot tabletop goodies from Fishs Eddy {4 bowls, 4 glasses, 4 mugs, 1 milk bottle, 1 s&p shaker} to brighten up your winter wardrobe and your table...

To enter, simply visit Virginia Johnson and Fishs Eddy, then leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing about winter. Entries must be posted by this Friday, December 2nd at 9am PST*, and one winner will be chosen at random.

As an extra bonus for all Oh Joy readers, Virginia Johnson is offering a special 15% discount from today through December 6th. Simply enter the code OHJOY at check out {The discount won't show on the total, but will be applied during processing}. Good luck! — Joy

UPDATE: Congrats to Hilary D. from Greensboro, NC (#684) for being the winner this time!

{*Sorry, limited to US residents only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $350 total value. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close and announced on the bottom of this post soon after. Good luck!}

currently snacking on... 29 Nov 2011

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Now that my gallbladder is long gone, and my eating life can resume as normal...my sweet tooth is back in full force! I love twists on classic treats, so these candy bars by H.S. Chocolate Co. have been my go-to sweet snack lately. My favorite is the Figgy Blue—soft nougat with toasted walnuts and Bayley Hazen blue cheese atop fig ganache and dipped in dark chocolate—sounds crazy but it's so good! And, as a pumpkin fan, I love the Pumpkin Spice—a chewy spiced nougat on a layer of smooth pumpkin caramel made with a blend of autumn spices. I love that they both blend sweet and savory, so it feels like a grown-up treat for sure... — Joy

{photo by Oh Joy, candy bars from H.S. Chocolate Co.*}

feeling wintry country kitsch... 29 Nov 2011

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...with a pop of festive autumn... — Joy

{01. backback from Mod Cloth, 02. ASOS sweater, 03. fox ring from Mod Cloth, 04. Umbra crunch can,  05. vintage suzani throw from Jayson Home & Garden, 06. velvet cushion by Castle}

what to wear to tea... 28 Nov 2011

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...this is what I imagine I'd wear to a lovely ladies tea! Any of these dresses from Victoria by Victoria Beckham's spring collection would be quite perfect... — Joy

{anthology's} winter gift guide... 28 Nov 2011

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I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday! Now that the holiday season is officially upon us, thoughts of baked goods and fun gifts for loved ones are surely at the top of our to-do lists. Over at Anthology, we whipped up a special digital Winter Gift Guide to get those motors turning. It's filled with special stories, DIY's, and gift guides aplenty...enjoy! {And stay tuned here for our own Oh Joy gift guides over the coming weeks!}Joy

happy thanksgiving + thankful for moms... 23 Nov 2011

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As we approach the holiday season this weekend, thoughts of family and all the things we're thankful for come to mind. We've been lucky to have one of our moms staying with us since Ruby was born six weeks ago. Bob's mom came first for a few weeks, then my mom for the last couple weeks. Before they arrived, I was nervous that I'd feel overwhelmed having them here for weeks at a time with the new baby. But truth is, it was amazing. Our moms were so helpful...cooking us homemade Thai and Korean meals, helping out with the baby, giving us our space to figure things out, and being around to get to know their new granddaughter. I found myself growing closer to both of them and having a new found respect for them as our moms. There were no video monitors, diapers with wetness indicators, or fancy swaddle blankets back in the 70's when we were born, yet they seemed to make it all work.

They're both back in Philly now, and we miss them and look forward to when they'll be able to visit again. So, friends, what small moments lately are you most thankful for this holiday? I hope you have a great long weekend with your loved ones. See you back here on Monday! — Joy

{closet & casa} with shoko wanger... 23 Nov 2011

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who: Shoko Wanger, Writer + Blogger

why shoko rocks: Shoko is one of those gals with awesome, quirky style that comes off ever so effortless!

in her closet: During the winter months here in New York City, I find myself wearing a lot of black and gray—colors that are easy to layer and match. This season, however, I'm thrilled to add this mustard yellow, polka-dot dress from Shareen Vintage into my neutral-heavy rotation. Everything about it—the colors, the cut, the squareness of the shoulders—makes me so happy. I keep it at the front of my closet just so I can look at it.

in her casa: I bought this horseman on a trip to India my senior year of college. It's a time in my life that I remember with so much joy, and this little guy, who lives on a shelf right next to my well-worn india guidebook, is a constant reminder of what an unforgettable experience it was. Much like my polka-dot dress, it's an instant pick-me-up!

Thanks Shoko!
Bri

{photos by Shoko}

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