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pattern adventures: oh joy wears animal print!

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Are you ready for our very last pattern adventures series of the year? We're ending with a super fun theme...animal prints! I literally have NEVER worn animal prints until this day, so it was a fun challenge for me to rock this very popular print! Here are three of my favorite ways to rock it this season, starting with a really comfy and cute outfit and ending with a holiday-party ready option. Take a look!

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Feeling Comfy — This outfit is super fun because each piece incorporates dots or leopard prints! The pants are small-scale polka dots that resembles the leopard print on the top and shoes. Since the pants and shoes are on the subtle side, I made sure the top had more contrast and a little flourish with the pop of beautiful rust shade and amazing ruffle sleeves. This is a great outfit to wear out running errands while feeling comfy, cozy, and festive. 

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Feeling ComfyMadewell top, Madewell jeans, Rollie shoes.

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Getting Classy — This outfit is classy, chic, and makes a fun statement. I paired the leopard print wide-leg cropped pants with fun yellow heels and a pretty turquoise top with feminine details. The gold fanny pack adds a pop of glam while also being super practical and functional. It's a great outfit for a business meeting, work lunch, or day at the office!

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Getting Classy: Damaris Bailey top, J.Crew pants, Just Fab shoes (past season), Clare V. fannypack.

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Going Glam — Nothing says it's time to party like a sequin animal print dress! This dress is super fun and holiday-party ready. To complete the look, I paired it with black booties, matching glitter earrings for extra shine, and a bright pink coat for a splash of color. 

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Going Glam: Crew Cuts jacket (similar), Zara dress, Dolce Vita shoes (past season), Each to Own earrings.

Which outfit would you wear? Let me know in the comments below, and stay tuned for final home decor pattern adventure next week!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Outfit styling by Joy Cho, flat and prop styling by Julia Wester, prop styling assistance by Jess Hong.

ombré tree DIY...

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As we gear up for the holiday, here is a really pretty and fun ombré mini tree DIY using bottle brush trees. It's festive, sparkly, and makes for a whimsical winter wonderland scene in any nook of your home. Here's how to make them...

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You'll need...
bottle brush trees
- spray paint (aqua, peach, dark blue, mauve, yellow, teal)
- spray adhesive
- glitter

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Here's how...
1. Begin at the top of the tree and spray a section with your first color. 
2. Repeat with two more colors of your choice, leaving the bottom section of the tree white. We picked the color palette of paints we wanted to use, and then mixed and matched in various orders).

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3. Spray the top of the tree with spray adhesive and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry for 20 minutes.

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Sources shown: Benjamin Moore Dusk Pink paint, Oh Joy! for Target bar cart (past season), Targetceramic houses (similar), Target mini tree, Target gold deer figurines, napkins, Sugar & Cloth plastic ombre pitcher, Ikea green pitcher, vintage gold stripe pitcher, Targetround blue rug, Lamps Plus lamp, Joybird chair, West Elm purple round pillow, Castleround gold pillow, Gray Malin beach print, Target bench, Juju & Jake knot pillow, Targetround blue pillow, World Market faux metallic zebra rug, Target table, vintage mini ombre glasses, Anthropologie yellow glasses (past season), Anne & Kate swizzle sticks,Oh Joy! for Target tall glasses (past season), Target green mini cake stands (similar), My Comfy Zone white faux fur, vintage ombre green pitcher, Target gray faux fur.

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance and crafting by Jess Hong.}  

Oh Joy! Team Gift Guide: Over $100

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Today, we have our last gift guide of the season! We've packed it full of our favorite items over $100, perfect for when you want to really splurge on someone special. OR, simply send this post to someone who wants to spoil YOU and has no idea what to get you :)

01. Sincerely So Diamond Ziggy Stack Ring ($260) from Joy, 02. Lillian Farag Snake Leather Clutch ($110) from Jess, 03. Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Happy Prism Rug ($325) from Joy, 04. Bryr clogs ($260) from kim, 05. Fossil leather watch ($115) from Courtney, 06. Oh Joy! for CALPAK Sunset Suitcase 3-Piece Set ($385) from Nicole, 07. Clare V. Alistair Petit Bag ($365) from Julia, 08. Yield french press ($120) from Traci. 

a savory and sweet snack mix for the holidays...

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Everyone loves getting a yummy treat for the holidays! So today, we've partnered with Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps® to show you a really easy way to put together a cute and delicious snack that doubles as a thoughtful gift for family and friends. We have two options—one sweet and one savory. Here's how to make them...

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from a sweatshirt to a dining room?!?

How a Sweater Can Inspire a Dining Room! / via Oh Joy!

Have you ever loved a piece of clothing so much that you want to wear it every single day? We've shown you past rooms inspired by dresses, fabric, and a skirt. But if you can believe it, this one was inspired by a SWEATSHIRT!

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We're obsessed with this Castle "Woman" sweatshirt that we carry in the Oh Joy! Shop, AND we used it as inspiration to create a sleek, modern, and inviting dining room. Take a look...

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Oh Joy Gift Guide: Gifts for Teachers!

 

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Teachers are the best! This time of year, I often get asked what's a good gift to give teachers? They spend all day teaching our kids how to be smart and be good people, so nothing really seems like enough. But, I've put together a few of my favorite things to give ranging from $9-60. Now, keep in mind, some schools collect cash gifts to distribute, so you may already have it covered. And, I know that gift cards to a local coffee shop or Target are also popular teacher gifts. But, if you are looking for a physical, tangible gift here are some of my favorites in a range of price points and keeping in mind various ages of teachers, too!

1. Otherland candle ($36) for relaxing outside of the classroom, 2. Enevu Cube Light for the science teacher who has everything, 03. ($30)Odd Pear socks ($22) to add fun to every day, 4. Oh Joy x Erin Condren Petit Journal ($9) and Teacher Lesson Planner ($60) for keeping track of all the things, 5. Valerie chocolate bar ($10) because who doesn't like chocolate, 6. Ren Vois jewelry dish ($34), 7. Hana flower pencils by Trinus ($22) for the crafty teacher,  8. Solar-Powered Rainbow Maker by Kikkerland ($38) to add a rainbow to the classroom or their own home, 9. Rainbow multi-tool set by Kikkerland ($20) for the teacher who always fixes everything, 10. Studio DIY tee ($27) for a younger teacher who loves her relaxation time.

snack duty for the holidays...

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'Tis the season of gift giving and bounty! With the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to show you a fun and festive way to take snack duty up a notch with little gifts that your kid's whole class will love. So, today, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos to help you make snack time a memorable occasion! Here's how...

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a colorful pom-pom beret diy...

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Put a pom-pom on it! I love finding fun ways to take a plain piece of clothing or accessory and make it a little more fun and special! Today, we're showing you how we took a simple beret and turned it into a party beret with the addition of...pom-poms! It makes a great gift for your friends and family this holiday season, or for you to wear any cool winter day. Check it out...

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Oh Joy! Team Gift Guide: $50-100

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We're back today with our fourth gift guide of the season! This time we have Oh Joy! team picks from $50 to $100...when you want to spend a little more for that special someone on your list! 

01. Kristin Ess curling iron ($60) from Joy, 02. Kaleido Pink Breeze Convertible Tote Bag ($64) from Traci, 03. Instax Mini 9 ($56) from Kim, 04. CASTLE YEAH sweatshirt ($84) from Joy, 05. Poketo coasters ($68) from Jess, 06. Ok! by Angie Stalker Happy Myles framed print ($99) from Courtney, 07. Glamorous furry stripe coat ($70) from Julia, 08. Meri Meri Space Twin Sheet Set ($100) from Nicole.