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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}  

Our final edition of Oh Joy Band-Aid Bandages!

Oh Joy! Band-Aids / Collector Edition

I'm excited to announce our fourth (and very last!) collection of Oh Joy! BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages is here! You guys have been SO amazing in your support and love for them over the last three years, so we're excited to bring you one last collection available exclusively at Target!

Oh Joy! Band-Aids / Collector Edition

We’ve partnered with BAND-AID® Brand again for a fourth year to design bandages that help cover up minor cuts and scrapes but make the healing process way more fun. We have all new designs and the same square-shaped bandages for elbows and knees as well as standard shapes for fingers and everything else. 

Oh Joy! Band-Aids / Collector Edition

The handy First Aid Kit can be used to keep at home, in the car, at the office or in your purse so that you are always prepared to #SavetheDay. The new BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages by Oh Joy! will be available only at select Target stores and Target.com for $2.79 beginning TODAY

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P.S. The First Aid Kit by Oh Joy! is free with the purchase of three qualifying items (such as BAND-AID®Brand SKIN-FLEX™ Adhesive Bandages, NEOSPORIN® + Pain, Itch, Scar, BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products All-in-One Adhesive Gauze Pad and Tapes, and Extra Strength BENADRYL® Itch Stopping Cream.)

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

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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.