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Pattern Adventures: Oh Joy Wears Jumbo Dots!

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June is almost over (what!?), which means we're wrapping up this month's Pattern Adventures with a few of my favorite ways to wear dots! Because polka dots are always a classic in my mind, I tried to focus on bolder dot patterns that might be more challenging to style with. From shirts to dresses to matching tops and bottoms, here are four ways to rock them... 

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statement earrings i'm currently loving...

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Summertime always brings out fun and festive accessories...and I am back into loving statement earrings right about now! Here are a few I am VERY into...

01. Confetti Mint Half Circle Earrings by Jill Makes, 02. Sunshine Hoops by 31 Bits, 03. Sparkle Stud Earrings from J.Crew, 04. Gold Glitter Hoop Earrings by Off Duty, 05. Pagoda Tassel Earrings by SJO Jewelry, 06. Pom Pom Earrings by Tuleste, 07. Confetti Blush Hexagon Earrings by Jill Makes, 08. Terzetto Earrings by Bianca Mavrick, 09. Bead-and-raffia Earrings from J.Crew, 10. Clare Circle Earrings by Machete, 11. Atrium Earrings from RadGal, 12. Amaranta Oversized Earrings by Nora Lozza. 

3 unexpected ways to add embroidery to clothes...

Unexpected Embroidery DIY... / via Oh Joy!

Hey hey hey! Today, we're showing you three super fun ways to add a little extra flair to a jacket, shirt, or pair of jeans...all with some simple embroidery! It's a fun way to express yourself, make something your very own, or make a custom-made gift for a friend! Here's how to do it and some ideas to get you started...

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Q&A: Oh Joy! x Erin Condren

 Q&A: Oh Joy! x Erin Condren

Thank you SO MUCH for your support and excitement for our Oh Joy! x Erin Condren LifePlanner™ cover designs! I've loved reading your comments and seeing all your photos on social media since our launch last week. These planners are AMAZING and are so customizable, so read below and then let me know if you have any other questions in the comments! We've gotten a few questions about them, so today, I wanted to dive deep into all the details...

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do you like wearing shorts?

How to make shorts sophisticated / Oh Joy!

I feel like people either LOVE shorts...or truly don't like wearing them at all. I used to wear shorts ALL THE TIME in high school because I played tennis, and it was part of the culture. Plus, I always liked my legs and never minded showing them off. However, I've noticed in the last couple years, I have been wearing longer skirts and dresses and pants and covering up my legs. Maybe it's cause I am getting older (almost 39!) and felt like I had to cover up for some reason? Well, recently my friend Morgan at BURU asked me to style some pieces from her shop, and I challenged myself to wear shorts in a way that I felt was age-appropriate and chic. So I thought I'd share with you what I learned...

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new season, new art prints!

Groovy Garden print by Lisa Rupp / Oh Joy Shop!

Happy Tuesday! Spring is in full swing, and I'm in the mood to do a little cleaning and refresh my home with some new pieces. One of the easiest ways for to switch things up at home is to swap out artwork...bring in new ones while moving around your current prints to new spots in your home. As we head from Spring to Summer, I love bright pieces that are full of energy and hope. So here are a few of my favorites for the season...all from our Oh Joy shop! Check them out...

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Oh Joy! x Erin Condren is HERE...

Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Planners are HERE!

I shared a sneak peek with you all last week on Instagram, and today I am so excited to announce that the wait is over...our newest collaboration with the queen of planners, Erin Condren, is here...

Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Planners are HERE!

We designed FOUR colorful Oh Joy! covers for their popular Lifeplanners™️: Floral Festival (a brand new, exclusive design!), Wandering Waves, Bright Blooms, and Dancing Dots. Each design comes in multiple color-ways, and the covers are interchangeable so you can switch things up depending on your mood. Each one is as bright and whimsical and fun as the last, meant to inspire you to get organized in style no matter what the day holds!

Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Planners are HERE!

Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Planners are HERE!

When seeking collaborations, I aim to work with companies who create products that speak to my life as an on-the-go working mom. In addition to whatever to-do’s I have on my personal work calendar, I need to coordinate my family’s plans, events, appointments, and play dates, which can be stressful. Erin Condren’s Lifeplanners™️ are THE go-to planner when it comes to keeping life organized. They help me focus on enjoying life and not stressing about forgetting any of the little details.

Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Planners are HERE!

Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Planners are HERE!

You can also find sticker sheets for adding to your calendar that all coordinate with our four different covers. Find them all now exclusively online at Erin Condren!

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong.}

lace heels diy...

Lace Heels DIY / Oh Joy!

We're back with a brand new way to up your shoe game! We've shown you how to add fringe, gems, and rickrack to sandals or wedges...and today, we're showing you how to add a little lace to a cute pair of heels! It adds just the right amount of detailing and is super easy. Here's how...

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mother's day gift guide!

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It's almost time to celebrate that favorite lady in your life—mom! Here are a few of my favorite things for all kinds of amazing moms right now in a range of prices!

01. Nora Kogan MAMA and MOM rings, 02. tassel earrings by SJO, 03.Custom Mini Moon Necklace by Elisa Solomon, 04. Otherland candles, 05. Oh Joy! for Target diaper backpack, 06. Oh Joy! for CALPAK power luggage tag, 07. Oh Joy! for CALPAK sunset luggage, 08. Goverre traveling wine glasses, 9. Valerie Confections x Clare V chocolate bar.

pattern adventures: oh joy wears abstract outfits!

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I'm playing with abstract prints for this month's pattern adventures! From loud and bold to soft and subtle, here are four colorful outfits packed with abstract pattern...

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