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just some fun things... 22 Feb 2017

Fun-things

1. Ban.do circle clutch, 2. Dream Collective ring, 3. Cactus paper plates from Oh Happy Day, 4. Iridescent shoes from Golden Ponies, 5. Clare V. backpack, 6. Louise Misha pom pom socks, 7. Ban.do glitter water bottle, 8. Eye, Babe, and LA pins from Shout & About, 9. Three Potato Four letter board.

color adventures: oh joy wears red and blush! 14 Feb 2017

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I love red on other people but have never felt comfortable wearing it myself. With our Color Adventures series this year, my team purposely made a month with red in it to force me to try red. So here it goes! This was actually very fun to get out of my comfort zone. Here are four outfits I put together in red and blush! And while I am posting this on Valentine's Day, these can definitely be worn any time of year...

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details, details... 23 Jan 2017

Alexandra Grecco

Delpozo

Valentino Summer 2013

Delpozo

I'm so inspired by textures, surprising details, and things that make my eyes look again...whether full of a million colors or only one, I'm loving all of this...

Sources: Alexandra Grecco gown, Delpozo Fall/Winter 2016, Valentino Summer 2013 via Vogue UK, and Delpozo Fall 2016 and Fall 2015.

pom pom socks! 17 Jan 2017

pom-pom socks DIY

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You know we're currently obsessed with anything and everything with pom-poms, right? So, we wanted to update those white pom-pom socks we had as a kid with a chic and whimsical version for wearing right now. Since sheer socks are super chic under sandals and other footwear, we combined homemade poms with sheer, colorful socks for a simple way to punctuate any outfit with a little whimsy. Here's how!

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color adventures: oh joy wears pink and green! 4 Jan 2017

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Last year, I started sharing more of my personal style on Instagram stories through my Outfit of the Day posts. A lot of you asked how to incorporate more color into your wardrobe and tips on color, in general. I used to only wear black and grey (if you can believe it!). For me, it took time to slowly integrate color into my style, and now it's a big part of my style in so many ways. This month, we're starting a new series, Color Adventures, where every month, we'll be showing you how to mix a couple different colors together—in your wardrobe and in your home! Today, we'll start with the style version of this month's color combination, pink and green. In each of the four outfits I put together, the colors get more and more bold to help you work your way into the color combo...

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If you're apprehensive of mixing two colors together in your wardrobe, start with subtle versions of each color. This heathered green sweatshirt mixed with pale pink offers a bit of color without getting too bold right away. Plus, this is a comfy outfit perfect for a low-key weekend.

oh joy wears: pink and green

Just-a-Hint: Ban.do sweatshirt, J.Crew jeans, Benumade earrings, Zuzii shoes, and Clare V. bag.

oh joy wears: pink and green

Take it up a notch by mixing a "safe" version of one color with a bolder version of another. The olive green could be worn with anything, but serves as a great neutral base to mix with these bubble gum pink pants. Because the pants are on the baggier side, the body suit offers a good contrast so that both piece aren't too baggy. Finally, I  added crisp white shoes for a fresh and bright (yet neutral) accent.

oh joy wears: pink and green

Casual and colorful: Common bodysuit, Zara pants (past season), Marais sandals, and vintage necklace.

oh joy wears: pink and green

Once you feel a little more comfortable with mixing pink and green, go for a bold pattern that incorporates both colors. You can then highlight a color or two from the dress with your accessories. I paired this floral dress with an olive bag and customized pink typography to tie into the pink and olive from the dress. Any other pieces that you could add to this outfit (shoes, jacket, or jewelry) should stay neutral to let the dress shine and be the focus.

oh joy wears: pink and green

Pattern-filled: vintage maxi floral dress, Benumade earrings, customized Madewell bag, and Bryr sandals. 

oh joy wears: pink and green

Finally, here's a way to go bold or go home ;) Once you get comfortable with various shades of colors, you can feel more free to mix light, bold, and dark shades together. I mixed these pale green pants with a magenta pink coat for a combo that not everyone would think to combine. But with a patterned shirt that has a touch of each color in it, it all somehow works. If you're mixing a bunch of bold pieces together, then use shoes and accessories as a place to stay neutral.

oh joy wears: pink and green

Pow Wow: Doops Design tee, Ellie Kai coat, vintage pants ($20 at a thrift store), Loeffler Randall sandals (past season), and Benumade earrings.

What do you guys think? Which combos of pink and green here are your favorite?

{Photos by Casey Brodley. Outfit styling by Joy Cho, flat and prop styling by Julia Wester, prop assistance by Jess Hong}

dressing the team / sequin skirts... 29 Nov 2016

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For our last Dressing the Team post of this year, we wanted to end with something festive. And what's more festive or says holiday more than a sequin skirt?! Based on our body types and skin tones, we each chose a skirt that we could dress up for the holidays and night out or dress down for wearing to the office or a more casual party. Come see how we wore them...

dressing the team / sequin skirts

Jess, our crafting assistant, is on the petite side (4'11") so she can shop the larger sizes in the girl's section and get a great deal for something that is often double the price in the women's section. She paired a silver sequin mini skirt with an everyday striped shirt and topped it all off with a chic hat and booties.

Jess is wearing a Nordstrom skirt, Target shirt, Chloe + Isabel necklace, Sole Society booties (similar), and Lack of Color hat.

dressing the team / sequin skirts

Courtney, our Executive Assistant, combined her ombre mini skirt with a classic white button-down. She loved how the pencil skirt accentuated her curves and the blush accents worked well on her fair skin tone. The white shirt adds a certain sophistication and a nice contrast to help tone down the shiny skirt. I love how super chic this look is for a cocktail party or holiday party.

Courtney is wearing a Target white button down shirt, Forever 21 sequin skirt, H&M heels (similar), and Chloe & Isabel bun cuff.

dressing the team / sequin skirts

Julia, our Creative Producer & Stylist, wanted to add a dose of pattern to her gold sequined maxi skirt. High waisted skirts help to accentuate the smallest part of the waist on any body type. So she added a basic grey tee to serve as a base before layering on her floral bomber - perfect for a night out to dinner and to see a show.

Julia's wearing a Target grey tee, ASOS sequin skirt, Forever 21 floral bomber jacket (similar), and dv booties.

dressing the team / sequin skirts

Angie, our designer, wears this black a-line skirt to work all the time! I love how she makes it feel casual, yet fun, with a bright blue sweater and silver booties. The black sequins are less sparkly than a metallic option, so it feels really versatile and a good option for someone who doesn't like things too shiny.

Angie's wearing a Target sweater, Benumade earrings from Ban.do, Target black sequin skirt (similar), and Splendid booties.

dressing the team / sequin skirts

Joy, that's me! Because I love dancing, I chose this swingy midi skirt in blush pink. I added some pattern with a festive confetti tank and added a light grey blazer to make it feel a bit more formal for a work meeting or dinner out. I added a little extra whimsy and texture with my accessories. 

I'm wearing a LC Lauren Conrad blazer, top by Doops DesignGlitterFoxLA sequin skirt, Loeffler Randall sandals (past season), and Benumade earrings from Ban.do.

dressing the team / sequin skirts

A few of our tips for wearing sequins...

1. Get something you would wear again. A sequin skirt may not be the most worn piece in your closet, but pick a piece that you could dress up or down and would feel comfortable wearing for multiple occasions.

2. Cooler sequins (silver) go well with more fair skin tones while warmer sequins (gold and copper) go well with darker skin tones.

3. Make sure you can move in it. The material is already a little stiffer than non-sequined pieces, so make sure the cut is one that doesn't feel too tight and you could move (and dance!) in.

{Photos by Casey Brodley outside Wanderlust. Mural by Kim West.}

naked sparkle amazingness... 21 Nov 2016

Ashish Spring 2016 from Hunger by Eva K. Salvi

Ashish Spring 2016 from Hunger by Eva K. Salvi

Ashish Spring 2016 from Hunger by Eva K. Salvi

Sometimes you see a collection of things that scream out so loud to you that you don't know how or why you've never come across it before. UK designer, Ashish, debuted this Spring/Summer 2016 collection last year, but it still feels so fresh and fun that I had to share.

Ashish Spring 2016 by Vogue

Ashish Spring 2016 by Vogue

Ashish Spring 2016 by Vogue

Ashish Spring 2016 by Vogue

Ashish Spring 2016 by Vogue

I've been obsessed with sheer pieces and sequins lately, so this whole collection is pretty much what my dreams are made of.

{Top photos from Hunger by Eva K. Salvi, bottom photos from Vogue.}

get cozy for a good cause with oh joy + splendid... 14 Nov 2016

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As the holiday season approaches, there are so many wonderful things the holidays bring...celebrations and time with family, friends, and lots of joy and merriment. One of the things that has become an annual tradition for my family around the holidays is to show our kids how joyful it can be to give to other kids who may not be as fortunate. As my kids get excited for new toys from Santa, we always make it a priority to give toys and books and clothes to other kids through Baby2Baby—a charity that provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. 

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oh joy + splendid

This year, we teamed up with Splendid to create the coziest lounge pieces and blankets around. With the help of your purchase, $50K will be donated to Baby2Baby from our 'Give Joy Collection' to make cheerful holidays for families and kids in need. 

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This capsule is the perfect gift for anyone this holiday season (even if it's for yourself!). For the matching lounge tops and pants, we paired together a couple of my favorite signature Splendid stripes (one in navy/white and one in oatmeal/white) with solid waffle thermal and added our signature Oh Joy! mint green stitching detail throughout all of the pieces. The faux sherpa lined blankets have a gold heart on the corner as a reminder of the love that's being shared through the purchase of these pieces.

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oh joy + splendid

I have been using and wearing these pieces since we got our samples in, and they are the softest ever. They're a perfect gift for a loved one or for treating yourself to some cozy down time. You can purchase these online throughout the holiday season. Thanks in advance for supporting such a great cause through your purchase!

Click here to shop the Give Joy x Splendid collection.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester.}

dressing the team / vintage! 12 Oct 2016

dressing the team / vintage

Inspired by our recent team trip to Palm Springs, today, we have a vintage-themed Dressing the Team! It all started when some of the girls in the office felt like they could never find anything when looking for vintage and asked me for advice. So all went to the Rosebowl Flea Market together last month, and I gave them some tips on how I shop for vintage and pulled pieces that could work for everyone...

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Here's the pile of loot we found at the flea market. Everyone took home their pieces for minor alterations (if needed) and put together their vintage outfits to show what cuts and styles worked best for each of us! The best part is...all of the vintage pieces ranged in price from $7-$25, and they're so special and one-of-a-kind...

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altering vintage caftans... 3 Oct 2016

altering vintage caftans

Last month, I shared my newest Mrs. Roper vintage caftan collection and the "before" shots of how they look purchased straight from the flea market. While I love their roomy and comfy vibe, most were way too big for me to really be flattering at all. Years ago, I would have never been brave enough to wear pieces like this or make an attempt to get them to actually fit me. But I've grown to love vintage prints so much, that I've become better at taking a chance and knowing that simple alterations can do so much. So I took them to my local tailor to be altered and serve more function then their original state. Here's what I did...

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