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dressing the team / in two-piece sets...

DressingTheTeam

We have an extra special Dressing The Team today! We're not only showing you how to rock two-piece sets, but we're showing you fun ways to mix and match each one! See how each member of the Oh Joy! team took a two-piece outfit and turned it into a completely different look with just a few simple swaps!

Oh Joy! Dressing The Team / Two-Piece Sets

Wilmarose, our Substitute Creative Content Producer & Stylist, is showing us how to take a two-piece set from day to night! She says, "I love this two-piece set from Free People! Maxi dresses are usually too long on me (I'm 5'4"), but I was able to wear this skirt high on my waist to make the length perfect for heels or flats. The cute peplum top added a fun silhouette, and the front ties made this sweet polkadot print a bit more sassy. I kept the shoes neutral in a sugary metallic heel which dressed up an otherwise bohemian outfit. I could see myself wearing this to a casual wedding or a fun summer party. But, I could easily kick off the heels and throw on some flat sandals and be beach party ready!

Then, I swapped out the maxi skirt for a pair of skinny distressed cropped jeans to make a completely different outfit that's perfect for a girls night out or a date night with my husband!"

Outfit 1: Free People Aida Spot Set, Loeffler Randall Shoes, Zara Earrings (past season). Outfit 2: Top from Free People Aida Spot Set, Paige Hoxton High Waisted Crop Jeans (similar), Loeffler Randall Shoes, Zara Earrings (past season).

Oh Joy! Dressing The Team / Two-Piece Sets

Angie, our Visual and Product Designer (and pregnant with baby #3), is rocking a super fun rainbow two-piece! She says, "Gorman is definitely one of my favorite apparel brands. I love their bold and bright patterns, vibrant colors, and lighthearted approach to design. When I'm dressed in Gorman I feel confident, playful, and me, even as I grow this little human. It has been a challenge to find fun apparel pieces that are comfortable and fit my growing belly, and I feel like I glow in this two-piece set. It's a non-maternity set with a comfortable, elastic waist, silk skirt and loose fitting tank. This is something that that I would wear everyday in the spring and summer pretty much anywhere—to work, to a wedding, to a backyard get together, exploring art galleries, on a date night, etc. 

To bring this fun pattern and comfortable skirt into fall, I swapped the top for a relaxed basic grey tee and moto jacket."

Outfit 1: Gorman Top, Gorman Skirt (currently out of stock), Splendid Sandals, HyWorks Earrings. Outfit 2Zara Moto Jacket (past season- similar A.S.O.S Jacket), 90 Degree Tee, Gorman Skirt (currently out of stock), Rolli Shoes, Blockartt Earrings.

Oh Joy! Dressing The Team / Two-Piece Sets

Courtney, my Executive Assistant, loves this navy two-piece outfit from Ripley Rader! She says, "It's very flattering for plus size! I love how it shows a slice of mid-drift if you want it to. Adding bright shoes and accessories makes it much more fun or you can keep it sleek and chic and wear more neutral or navy pieces.

To mix it up, I swapped the matching top for a shirt and blazer, making it the perfect outfit for meetings that transitions perfectly into fall."

Outfit 1: Ripley Rader Pants, Ripley Rader Top, Target Shoes similar, Target NecklaceOutfit 2: Ripley Rader Pants, Target Nude Wedges , Gap Shirt past season, ZaraBlazer past season, Sarah Magid Earrings past season.

Oh Joy! Dressing The Team / Two-Piece Sets

Traci, our Social Media Coordinator, is going from beachy to posh! She says, "I love this set because although the print is the same, the materials are slightly different! Both pieces are super easy to wear on their own and to either dress up or down. For the first outfit, I tied the top (since it's a little more flowy) to cinch it at the waist. I would wear this outfit to a backyard party, the beach, or pretty much anywhere in the summer."

For the second outfit, she went more chic and paired the skirt with a structured white crop top and sleek sandals with a heel.

Outfit 1Madewell skirt, Madewell tunic, Alohas sandals. Outfit 2Madewell skirt, Ripley Rader shirt, Marais sandals (past season). 

Oh Joy! Dressing The Team / Two-Piece Sets

Nicole, our E-Commerce Coordinator/Buyer, is rocking this green, white, and black two-piece tropical set! She says, "I chose this outfit because I love that it is stretchy and covers my mom tummy. A lot of the two-pieces out there are a little too revealing for me, but this outfit is perfect. The print helps take the focus off certain areas that I don't feel like need focus ;). I'd wear it on a vacation to Palm Springs or on a summer date night!"

To mix it up, she paired it with a white button-up shirt and tied it in the front to make it a little more dressy and sophisticated.  

Outfit 1: Forever 21 set, sandals. Outfit 2Forever 21 pants, Forever 21 shirt, Forever 21 sandals. 

Oh Joy! Dressing The Team / Two-Piece Sets

Jess, our Creative Content Assistant, is showing us how to go from gala-ready to a beach-ready with just a few changes! She  says, "I would wear the two-piece set to a wedding or fancy event - it's a slightly unexpected and summer-y twist on the typical full-length dress."

For a more casual spin on the outfit, she paired the top with a colorful skirt, sandals and a jean jacket. She says, "The top goes perfectly with a more casual, breezy skirt. I like the contrast with the denim jacket and comfy sandals make it a great beach or barbeque outfit."

Outfit 1Free People set, Each to Own earrings, Sole Society shoes (similar). Outfit 2Free People top, vintage Levi's jacket, Whit skirt, Alohas sandals.

Oh Joy! Dressing The Team / Two-Piece Sets

Joy, that's me! This is a very fancy two-piece outfit that's surely suitable to wear as a non-traditional wedding outfit or to a very chic soirée. I love that it redefines an all-white outfit in a beautiful textured lace. Since I rarely wear neutrals, this was a really fun option for me which I had to accent with a bright green heel!

By changing out the pants, this outfit now becomes more suitable for less dressy occasions. The bright pink pants are tailored yet stretchy making them very flattering and wearable to work or out to dinner.

Outfit 1: Cynthia Rowley top, Cynthia Rowley pants, Loeffler Randall shoes. Outfit 2Cynthia Rowley top, Victoria Beckham for Target pants (past season), Loeffler Randall shoes.

{Photos by Lily Glass}  

back only for a limited time only...

NEW Limited-Edition Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked / Shop now!

Guess what's back, back, back and better than ever?! We've been blown away by your love for our Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked collection. So today, we've got something extra special and SUPER limited-edition up our sleeves. We're bringing back two of our sold-out designs, Moon Bounce and vintage (circa 2015) best-seller Pin the Petal, in the Mini Sole style! The Mini Sole shoes are meant for little ones who are learning to walk, skip, hop, and play, so they have a rubber sole to help grip during those first steps. 

NEW Limited-Edition Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked / Shop now!

Who remembers our Pin the Petal design from 2015?! These sold out SUPER fast when we first launched them and they were re-printed a handful of times and kept selling out. So we're super excited to bring them back for this run with the hard soles. 

NEW Limited-Edition Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked / Shop now!

Our Moon Bounce design was the first to sell out with our most recent collection. So if you missed your chance the first time OR if you want them with a rubber sole, too, shop now in bigger sizes before they're gone again! 

NEW Limited-Edition Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked / Shop now!

You can buy them all now online for a limited time only at Freshly Picked

{Photos by Lily Glass. Styling by Wilmarose Orlanes, styling assistance by Jess Hong.

Pattern Adventures: Oh Joy Wears Novelty Prints

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We're wrapping up July with our last Pattern Adventures of the month! We showed you how to style a bedroom with novelty prints, and now I'm showing you how to bring them into your wardrobe. From dresses to t-shirts and fun accessories, here are three ways to wear them this summer...

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Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rugs are here!

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Today is an extra special day because our Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals rugs are here! I am so excited because if you know me, you know how much I love rugs to help to define spaces within the home and offer a softness underfoot that makes any space instantly more cozy. I have been a long-time fan of Lorena Canals’ rugs for their softness, quality…and the best part…they are machine-washable! When you have kids, pets, or just life happening in your home, it’s so important to have pieces that you can easily keep clean.

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

In our collection with Lorena Canals, we designed the rugs with the joy, whimsy, and delight of everyday in mind to create the “HAPPY" Rug Collection. It's full of color and verve and using whimsical details like stripes, clouds, flowers and confetti in six designs to add a bright, cheerful accent to any home. Each one is 4'7" x 6'7" and they're all made with 100% natural cotton. Come see them all...

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Happy Hills — The hills are alive with technicolor goodness with our Happy Hills rug. Whether in an entry way, dining room, or play room, this multi-colored rug will fill any space with a rainbow that’s sure to delight. 

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Happy Day — Our Happy Day rug offers the hope and joy of a new day with its playful cloud and rainbow-inspired design in neutral grey and white.

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Happy Lanes — If only every road was this colorful! Our Happy Lanes rug makes a clean, yet fun, statement with varying stripes. It’s perfect for a bedroom, living room, and any space that needs a small dose of color! 

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Happy Daisies — Delight in a bed of daisies underfoot with our Happy Daisies rug. Place this rug by a crib or by a bed, and it’s sure to make you smile every single day. 

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Happy Prism — Both simple and fun, our Happy Prism rug is inspired by beautiful prismatic rays of light. Add it to an office, play room, or any area that needs some inspiration! 

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Happy Party — Celebrate every day with our Happy Party rug. Whether in a play room or kids’ room, dance parties are sure to commence right here! 

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

We hope you love them as much as we do! You can shop them all now in the Oh Joy shop!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Styling by Julia Wester and Wilmarose Orlanes, styling assistance by Jess Hong.

three ways to rock a sequin dress this summer!

How to Style a Sequin Dress Three Ways / via Oh Joy!

I love a good sequin piece but sometimes it can feel limiting on how or where you can wear sequins. So I wanted to take the sequins into daytime and show you a few ways that I'm wearing them this summer with this sparkly shirt dress! Here's how I wore it...

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Furoshiki: How To Wear!

  3 Ways to Wear Furoshiki / via Oh Joy!

We've showed you three ways to wrap a Furoshiki (a Japanese wrapping cloth), and now today, we're showing you a few of my favorite ways to wear one! Whether it's as a headband or a scarf, here are step-by-step instructions on how to rock one...

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The Oh Joy Office: Final Reveal!

The Oh Joy Office: Final Reveal!

We spent most of the last year renovating our new Oh Joy office one space at a time. It takes a while for it to all happen, but it's been so fun and rewarding to see the space finally come together. I've loved sharing each reveal with YOU (see our beautifully organized craft room, dream kitchen, and my executive office reveal!), and I am so excited to show you the main office space today!

The Oh Joy Office: Final Reveal!

I wanted this space to feel very Oh Joy! but also have a lot of white space to stay crisp and fresh and to allow space for inspiration and ideas to grow daily. I worked with my friend Sarah Sherman Samuel who helped us to create a functional, yet beautiful and whimsical office space. The use of color is key to making all of the rooms at the Oh Joy! office feel cohesive. We used pops of pastels, white, gold, and sprinkles of bright accent color throughout. Come check it out... 

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Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked soft shoes are here!

NEW: Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked soft shoe collection

I am SO, SO, SO excited that we’ve joined together with Freshly Picked for a second time to bring you perfectly whimsical soft shoes for your baby’s adventures! We launched our first collection three years ago with two prints, and this time around, we're bringing you FOUR new designs: Garden Stroll, Space Walk, Party Hop, and Moon Bounce. Take a look!

NEW: Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked soft shoe collection

Garden Stroll is a colorful floral print that dances with delight and has gold metallic soles! It's available in the Mary Jane silhouette which has sweet scalloped details and cute cut-outs perfect for summer picnics and playdates.

NEW: Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked soft shoe collection

Space Walk is packed with stars and mini planets in blue, green, yellow, orange and white on a black leather background with chrome metallic soles. This print is available in the Moccasin silhouette, perfect for your littlest space walker.

NEW: Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked soft shoe collection

Party Hop is a super fun, multi-colored design with confetti pieces sprinkled about. They are truly a party in a shoe and perfect for a birthday or any everyday celebration! My favorite part? The Mary Jane soles are the prettiest metallic rose gold! 

NEW: Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked soft shoe collection

Finally, Moon Bounce is available in the Moccasin silhouette! It's a great gender-neutral option with solar system drawings on a white leather background and steel metallic soles for a little extra shine. 

You can buy them all now online for a limited time only at Freshly Picked

{Photos by Lily Glass. Styling by Wilmarose Orlanes, styling assistance and crafting by Jess Hong.

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...

Statement-earrings

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.