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color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

For October's Color Adventure, we're all about orange on orange on orange! When putting my outfits together, I realized it's a color I rarely wear. It was a fun challenge to create orange-focused outfits that incorporated several shades of the juicy hue. Here's what I came up with... 

color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

Flowy and Floral — First up, we have a colorful and cozy outfit! It's a great transitional outfit for going from summer to fall. Since the dress on its own is perfect for warm days, I threw a chunky knit cardigan on top and ta-dah! It's ready for fall. To complete the outfit, I slipped on my favorite hot pink heels, but it would also look great with closed toe mules or booties.

color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

Flowy and Floral: Misha & Puff sweater (past season), vintage dress, Loeffler Randall shoes (past season).

color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

Fall Creamsicle — I love the contrasting tones in this outfit! I chose a silky burnt orange top (that's actually a bodysuit!) and paired it with an apricot wrap skirt. When styling with the same color, picking contrasting hues is typically a good way to go: one light, one dark so they clearly contrast but work together. I went with metallic silver heels as a neutral option that still brought a bit of pizazz to the outfit. 

color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

CreamsicleZara bodysuit, Asos skirt, Loeffler Randall shoes (past season).

color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

Bold & Retro —  These pants are bit bolder than I would naturally gravitate towards on my own (the orange reminds me of a traffic cone!). BUT, it was fun to try something different and get out of my comfort zone. It's very a retro ensemble, and I loved how everything came together. Since the pants are bright and intense, I paired them with a more airy vintage floral top (look at those amazing sleeves!) and crisp white shoes for contrast. 

color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

Bold & Retro: vintage top from Gossamer, Asos pants, Marais shoes (past season).

color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

Matchy Matchy — I don't typically wear totally matching outfits, but how fun is this? It's from the Target 20th Anniversary collection and fits perfectly into this month's orange theme. One great perk about matching ensembles? They make picking your outfit in the morning SUPER easy and looks super put together. All the hard work is done for you ;). To complete the look I slipped on some grey booties perfect for fall!

color adventures: oh joy wears orange!

Matchy Matchy: Target sweater, Target skirt, Loeffler Randall boots (past season).

How do YOU feel about orange?! Which outfit would you be most likely to wear? 

{Photos by Lily Glass. Outfit styling by Joy Cho, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael and Joy Cho.}

an (almost) all velvet living room...

an (almost) all velvet living room... / via oh joy!

Happy Monday! Nothing is quite as cool as an all (well, almost all) velvet living room. If you've ever loved a certain texture so much so that you just can't get enough of it, we say embrace it, lean into it, and style away! So today, we're showing you how we let velvet inspire this cozy living room...

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oh joy builds a house: our master closet!

oh joy builds a house: our master closet!

I might be jumping for joy right now because this is the first room in our house that is currently pretty much complete! I can't show you the full reveal just yet, but I'm excited to walk you through the process of designing our master closet! Come along with me for a magical journey...

oh joy builds a house: our master closet!

So, first things first! Here's the closet I have had for the past 9 years. It's served me really well as it's super functional with cabinets and drawers that we had put in about five years ago. It's helped me purge often to try and keep it from busting at the seams. But, let's be honest...it's still small, and I find myself unable to keep a full wardrobe in there.

I have off-season items and dressier pieces divided up between the back of my kids' closet and at my office! Who keeps their clothes at work?! So, when we were designing our house way back when, I opted to have a smaller bedroom and a bigger closet. I honestly have no need for a giant bedroom or master suite. I really wanted to give that extra space to storage so that I could finally have the closet of my dreams!

oh joy builds a house: our master closet!

Here's a look at all the dreamy materials! For this closet, we wanted it to feel special and sparkling, yet warm. While I typically defer to white cabinets, Cleo and her interiors team at Project M+ convinced me to go with a lighter wood to give it a warmer and richer feel for this space. To add some special details, I came across some magical wallpaper and added hardware to top it all off.

1. Drop It Modern Wallpaper in Wavelength Bomboleo (with glitter paper), 2. Studio Cope Wallpaper in Speckle Sea Glass, 3. Schaub and Company City Lights Knob, 4. California Closets in Natural, 5. Schaub and Company Haniburton Pull.

oh joy builds a house: our master closet!

For my section, we opted for the rainbow and jewel-like wallpaper shown above. It will peek through all the open areas and behind hanging clothes and shoes. For my husband's section, we opted for the wallpaper behind to be a bit more subtle but still playful in it's own way! I love the way  they complement each other, yet are still so very different!

I'm so excited to be working with California Closets on this master closet! I have always loved the way they put so much thought and function into designing  custom closets to maximize space and create functionality based on your individual needs. Our designer, Nicole Caswell, was incredible in making sure she designed it based on how we live and what made the most sense for each section.

oh joy builds a house: our master closet!Here's a view of the closet from the top so you can see how it's shaped. It's sort of like a backwards "L". The process of designing this closet with California Closets was surprisingly easy as their CAD technology made it super easy to visualize exactly what was being done!

Bob's section is the upper left part. And my section is.....drumroll please...the REST of it! :P Well, not totally true. There are parts we are sharing with a hamper and an area to store our jewelry and watches. BUT, it's definitely like a 70/30 split. To help us figure out the best use of space, our California Closets designer, Nicole, had us count how many pairs of shoes we had, roughly how many feet width of clothes we had at different lengths, and even how many pieces of folded clothes we generally had. It helped her to decide how much space would be for shoes and accessories, long clothes, shorter clothes, tees, jeans, etc. Also, when someone makes you count how many pairs of shoes you have, you realize maybe you have an actual SHOE PROBLEM!

oh joy builds a house: our master closet!

Here's a look at Bob's section with hanging areas for all of his hanging and dress clothes. He mostly wears dress clothes to work so those will hang while his casual folded clothes go to the right of that section. Corners always create an odd area for storage so it worked perfectly to be for his shoes. His folded clothes will go in the upper cabinet as well as the lower drawers in that section. To the right of that, we transition into my section with our shared hamper. From there, any off-season pieces can go above and my shoes to the far right!

oh joy builds a house: our master closet!

And, here is my favorite part where all my clothes will be stored and organized! I have never had this much hanging space EVER, and I'm excited to be able to see my clothes and be able to organize them in some way now.

oh joy builds a house: our master closet!

And here's a tiny peek at what it looks light right now! Stay tuned for the full reveal after our house is finished. Plus, see my post over at Architectural Digest's Clever today for things to consider when designing a closet!

This post brought to you in partnership with California Closets.

{Photos by Lily Glass. Construction by Boswell Construction, Architecture by Project M+, Interiors in collaboration with Cleo Murnane at Project M+. Closet Design and Renderings by California Closets. All other layouts by Joy Cho. My top is The Odells, boots are Red Wing Heritage*.}

halloween doorstep decor...

halloween doorstep decor... / via oh joy!

Have you started decorating for Halloween yet?! I can't believe it's only a few weeks away! We're getting ready with a festive doorstep that's a fun twist on the typical spooky scene. We're swapping cobwebs for netting, florals, cotton garland, and mixing in lots of cool purple and green pumpkins. Check it out...

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the oh joy! for Apolis petite market bag in black is HERE!

Cute the Confetti! /// Oh Joy! for Apolis Petite Market Bag in Black / Shop now!

CUE THE CONFETTI! The wait is finally over! Our Oh Joy! for Apolis Customizable Petite Market Bag in Black is finally here, and it's on sale for JUST ONE WEEK. Get the words or phrase of your choice printed on our limited-edition Oh Joy! market bag, and each tote sold will help Baby2Baby provide a day’s worth of diapers to children in need. 

We've got all the details in this fun video above! See all the ways you can customize it below...

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