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dressing the team / a pleated skirt...


I've been getting requests for more fashion posts here on Oh Joy! While I love fashion, I wanted to offer it in a way that would be interesting for those who like my taste in clothing but may not be the same size as me. It can be hard to know if a piece of that someone else wears will work on you if you're a totally different body type! So, we came up with this new series that I hope you'll love called...Dressing the Team. I will choose one item of clothing that I think complements a variety of people, and we'll share the results. All of the girls in the Oh Joy office will wear the same piece, and I'll show you how we styled each outfit differently on varying body types. And if you guys like it, we'll keep doing more! Are you ready for our first one?


I love high-waisted skirts. After two kids, my mid-section is on the fluffier side (which I am totally okay with btw), so high-waisted skirts are almost a daily wardrobe staple for me now. The reason they are so flattering is because of their ability to highlight the smallest part of anyone's waist. Two of the girls on the team had babies within the last 9 months, so it's also great for when you're also working on losing your baby weight because you can wear them higher or lower as your body changes (I even wore them a ton while pregnant). For our first post, I chose this pleated midi skirt from ASOS because it's a length that works on so many heights and the flowy pleats makes it romantic yet totally fun for every day. It's under $50 and comes in a bunch of colors (I loved this shade of green!)

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Angie, our graphic designer, loves wearing tennis shoes. I love how she styled this look with silver tennies and her signature black & white stripes. She is 5'4" and between a size 6-8 (She had her 2nd baby 6 months ago and has a goal of a size 4 after losing baby weight). Her tee is from Target (similar), shoes from H&M, and necklace by One We Made Earlier.

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Jess, our crafting assistant, is the young one of the group. I love the idea of showing a little bit of midriff (à la Taylor Swift). It's a great look for Jess that's fun and youthful and hints at a 1950's beach babe vibe. Jess is 4'11" and a size 0. Her chambray top is from Forever 21, wedges from Marshalls, and wearing a vintage scarf in her hair.

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Julia, our Creative Producer and Stylist, loves rocking a great hat. She combined a fun peachy tee with the green skirt for very summery color combo. Julia is 5'2" and prior to having her first baby 9 months ago, she was a 4 and currently a size 6. Julia is wearing a Target tee, BC Footwear heels (past season), Stella and Dot necklace (past season), and an Old Navy hat.

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Courtney, my Executive Assistant, is "the tall one" in the office even though she's totally normal in height ;) I love Courtney's laid-back vibe and how she paired the skirt with some of her favorite pieces from her closet. She is 5'7" and a size 14. Courtney's wearing an Ann Taylor tank, denim jacket from Gap adorned with vintage pins, and Toms booties.

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Joy (oh, that's me!), our Creative Director, loves color. So I combined this beautiful emerald green with another stunning shade of cobalt blue. To help tone down the two strong colors, I paired them with neutrals in blush and silver. I'm 5'3" and a size 0. I'm wearing a Zara jacket, Zara top, and Loeffler Randall slides.

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I hope you enjoyed our first Dressing the Team post! Let us know what you think in the comments!

{Photos by Mary Costa}