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happy friday + hello third trimester...

Happy Friday friends! I begin my third trimester next week...so crazy how quickly time flies! As you can see, I'm maximizing my pre-pregnancy pants and shorts for as long as I can thanks to this ingenious tool. However, this little lady is gonna make it hard for my pants to stay on that way pretty soon...she's just about 2 lbs by now {according to typical stats}, and I'm up about 10 lbs. She's also set up camp on the right side of my belly. Did any of you mama's out there have a baby that preferred one side over the other? I imagine she's got a fort set up with some comfy pillows and a good movie in there too.

I'm heading on my last flight during pregnancy this weekend to Philly to see family and looking forward to meeting some of you Monday at my blog workshop! Have a great weekend all! — Joy

{iMac photo booth pics at 27 weeks. Corduroy pink pants from past season at the Gap (similar here), polka dot tee from past season at Zara (similar here), shoes from Liebling.}

ahoy, foodie...


{1. crab artichoke dip from Dean & Deluca, 2. Kim Seybert seersucker napkin from Barneys, 3. Fishs Eddy mermaid bottle opener, 4. Lowcountry Produce gumbo, 5. Charley Harper coupe plate from Fishs Eddy, 6. Himalayan salt blocks from SaltWorks— Joanna}

{oh joy eats lunch with} alex palermo...


Who  Alexander Palermo, food entrepreneur & owner of Cube Cafe and Divine Pasta Company

Where  Los Angeles, California

Time 2 pm

What's a typical lunch for you? Maltagliati with fresh basil pesto, haricot vert, fingerlings, and heirloom tomatoes with grilled colossal shrimp from Divine Pasta corporate offices. My typical lunch varies from day to day, but I always try to incorporate organic vegetables picked from our rooftop garden, and fresh pasta.

What's your dream/ideal lunch? My dream lunch inspired what I cooked today - trofie al pesto and scampi e batti from Ristorante Da u Batti in Portofino.

Dessert with lunch?  Typically no, unless I have a piece of fresh fruit. I do cheat on Mondays, when my pastry chef is working downtown at our test kitchen.

Thanks Alex!
— Joanna

{photos by Amy Sheridan}

bhldn fall preview...


You might remember when Joy attended the launch of the BHLDN back in February. Well, this time she sent me to see the new Fall collection in New York, and it was charming to say the least! The new collection was full of delicate beading, flattering silhouettes and feathers galore. That pink fluffy shrug captured my attention immediately!

It was also so fun to experience the night with a group of awesome bloggers. And might I add, they were passing around the best mini bites! I ate about 60 tiny tacos.

Stay tuned, the new BHLDN pieces launch come fall!

{photos by Bri for Oh Joy, also pictured with me is Erin from Design For Mankind!}

technicolor delights...


...by Netherlands-based Spijkers en Spijkers... — Joy

{closet & casa} with alli webb...


who: Alli Webb, co-founder of Drybar.

why alli rocks: Just take a look at how fresh & beautiful her shop is! She has great taste to say the least!

in her closet: I'm obsessed with this Zara floral tulip dress. It's definitely a departure from my normal somewhat "basic" attire. I'm a simple jeans and t-shirt girl, so this dress is a little daring for me, but I love the way I feel and look in it!

in her casa: With my ridiculously crazy Drybar/Mommy schedule, I haven't had as much time to spend on home decor as I would like. But I love unique pieces, like this turquoise table we picked up in West Hollywood. I love the pop of color and whimsy it adds to our very simple color palate!

Thanks Alli!

{photos by Cameron Webb}

love these...


Even though I'm currently in the no-shorts-buying phase because of my growing belly, I'm still finding myself obsessed with scallop shorts and love these basic, slightly retro, versions above...

{left to right: Aqua shorts, Urban Outfitters luca shorts, Urban Outfitters chiffon shorts}

feeling like a cold lemonade on a sunny day...


{1. Kit+Lili baby sunsuit, 2. Rachel Leigh bracelet, 3. Christian Dior sunglasses, 4. Kate Spade stud earrings, 5. DVF flats, 6. Jack Spade wallet, 7. Anthropologie clutch, 8. Miha chiffon romper. — Joy}

this & that...


...wear this Urban Outfitters top, prepare some seasonings in that Tahir Mahmood mortar & pestle...


geronimo pop-up shop...




Remember those amazing Geronimo balloons I posted about a couple months ago? Well, they've partnered together with 100 Layer Cake this week for an awesome little Pop-Up Shop! How fun are these for parties and weddings? And, you can get them for less this week over at 100 Layer Cake's shop! — Joy

{pink balloon photos by Love Me Sailor, white balloon images by Hak Lonh of Champion & King}