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itsie bitsie bracelets... 16 Sep 2014

Oh Joy Loves Bitsies

Oh Joy Loves Bitsies

I've been a long-time fan of 31 Bits—the accessories company that makes all of their jewelry from recycled paper and employs and empowers female artisans in Uganda to earn a living and provide income for their families through the jewelry made.

Oh Joy Loves Bitsies

And since I'm all into mama and me types of pieces, I'm excited to share that today 31 Bits launched their newest line—Bitsies—mix-and-match bracelets made for kids with the same positive impact as the grown-up pieces. Ruby and I had a chance to see them in person at their studio a few weeks ago, and we loved layering them together.

Oh Joy Loves Bitsies

Bitsies

Bitsies

Bitsies is a colorful and fun way for kids to have an impact on the world while accessorizing, giving, and sharing with their friends. The bracelets are available in 10 different colors, each with an inspiring meaning like "Be Loving", "Be Brave", and "Be Generous". I love that they are simple, sweet, and stand for positive messages.

P.S. For the next two weeks, Oh Joy readers will get a special 15% off everything at 31 Bits through September 30th.  Simply enter OHJOY15 at checkout.

{All photos by Kayla Adams for 31 Bits, backdrops by Greta Anderson, and hair & make up by Chelsea Ann ScottMy outfits: Pink dress is past season from En Soie, top is past season Lauren Moffatt, flats by BC Footwear. Ruby's outfits: orange dress is vintage from Wolfechild, orange/pink dress is from I Love Gorgeous.}

feeling like a blue river... 8 Sep 2014

Feeling like a blue river

As summer starts to round the corner, I always get into a cooler mood color-wise, and these blues are definitely speaking to me... 

{Left to right, top to bottom: 01. Emily Green necklace, 02. Hershel Supply duffle, 03. mug from Leif, 04. Kate Spade Keds, 05. Virginia Johnson vase, 06. Virginia Johnson shawl, 07. sailing ship kite from Poketo.} 

slip-on sneakers... 25 Aug 2014

Cute Slip-On Shoes

With my growing bump, all I want to wear are really comfy shoes. Finding ones with a little bit of support that are still somewhat cute can be tricky, so I've been loving slip-ons like these that are more supportive than flats but more chic than sneakers...

01. TOMS polka dot shoes, 02. Gap snakeskin textured slip-ons, 03. Loeffler Randall espadrilles, 04. Jeffrey Campell cut-out sneakers, 05. woven canvas silver Keds, and 06. pop stripe Keds.

the fanny pack... 9 Jun 2014

cool fanny packs

For the last couple months, I've seriously been contemplating getting a fanny pack. I remember I used to rock an acid wash denim fanny pack with rhinestones back in middle school, but I haven't had one since. While being so active and chasing around a toddler, it sounds so convenient in theory but is it one of those things that should stay in the past? I don't know...these ones are pretty cute. Would you rock a fanny pack?

{Left to right, top to bottom: Clare Vivier dotty fanny pack, Raise Case fanny pack, Clare Vivier petite fanny pack, and Alex Bender hip bag.}

what i did in london (part 1)... 27 May 2014

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

Earlier this month, I took a trip to London to speak at Blogtacular. I went a few days early to explore the city with my friends Bonnie and Kelly, and we had a great time exploring the sights and sounds and tastes of London. We didn't have a ton of time to see the whole city (and I wanted to take it easy since I was just at the end of my first trimester), so we mostly spend our free time in Notting Hill and Shoreditch. Here are a few of my favorite things in Notting Hill...

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

The colors on the buildings are clearly one of the things that tourists like me go to Notting Hill to see. It's funny—in other cities where buildings are painted in unexpected colors, it often looks cheesy. But in Notting Hill, it just works. There are rows of homes or buildings painted fun color palettes that sit in-between other simple, plain buildings. They are happy just being different, and I love that.

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

I was also super inspired by the store windows and displays. It's too bad I am not opening a store anytime soon, otherwise the inspiration would have been extra perfect. They just do window displays so well and really do make you want to walk in.

(Above: My new favorite British kids' shop, I Love Gorgeous.)

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

Oh Joy / Notting Hill

(Above: beautiful flowers at Wild at Heart, colors and patterns galore at Cath Kidston, the cutest neon sign at Caramel Baby & Child, cool boba tea menu at Latwatsa, desserts galore at Ottolenghi, and pretty vintage-inspired dresses at Darccy.)

Continue reading " what i did in london (part 1)... " »

happy feet... 18 Apr 2014

Bonne Maison socks

Bonne Maison socks

Bonne Maison socks

...because these socks just make me smile. Have a great weekend guys!

the oh joy friend tote! 1 Apr 2014

Oh Joy Friend Tote

You guys know I've been working on lots of new Oh Joy products lately. Well, I'm excited to share a peek at a new product coming soon. You know when you're hanging out, walking, and talking with a friend and her feet start to hurt?

Oh Joy Friend Tote

Oh Joy Friend Tote

Well, have no fear...the new Oh Joy friend tote makes it easy to pick her up and let her rest her feet while you carry her the rest of the way. It has two handles for extra reinforcement AND it's insulated to keep her warm. I hope you're as excited about this as I am!

UPDATE: Thanks for having a good laugh with me! The real deal behind this tote is that it was an incorrect (and crazy oversized) sample for a very real insulated tote that's part of the Oh Joy for Target summer collection coming in May. It will be smaller and a much more managable size in the same fun fruity pattern. So stay tuned (for real) for that ;)

{Photos by Casey Brodley for Oh Joy}

feeling like a funny clutch... 26 Mar 2014

Feeling-funny-clutch

I love things that are a little off-kilter and a little bit silly. I mean, who really needs to carry around a purse that looks like a car or a lemon, but it just can't help but make you smile...

{Left to right, top to bottom: Kate Spade lemon bag, face wallet by Gorman, half moon coin purse by Paris House, and Kate Spade car satchel.}

mini me... 19 Mar 2014

Mini-me

{MiniWhistle & Flute ice cream tank,  Thief and Bandit leggings, Zara sandals. Me: Urban Outfitters earrings, Boden floral top, Gap shorts, Loeffler Randall sandals.}

yep... 10 Mar 2014

I'm sorry for what I said when I was hungry

...this shirt pretty much sums up every argument I start with Bob!

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