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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!}

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}

a summer soirée giveaway with {bhldn}...


With summer being full of weddings and special events, a summer party dress is a must. We've joined forces with BHLDN today to give one lucky reader a summer soirée outfit perfect for any event this season! 

One winner will get to choose from one dress and one pair of shoes from the options shown above. So, either the 1) Miraflores or 2) Bowknot dress AND the 3) Polka Dot D'Orsays or the 4) Moonlit Peep Toes.

To enter, visit BHLDN and create a custom mood board that reflects your perfect summer party {which can include both clothing and decor}, then leave a comment here with the link to your mood board! Entries must be posted by this Friday, July 22nd at 9am PST*, and one winner will be chosen at random.

UPDATE: Congrats to Michelle T. from Toronto, Canada {#526} with her sunset-inspired mood board for being our lucky winner of the giveaway! Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to create a mood board and enter!

{*Open to all readers - not just US this time! Yay! Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $560-680 total retail value depending on selected outfit. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close and announced on the bottom of this post soon after. Good luck!}

4ever (and ever)...


With wedding season in full swing, I wanted to share these two new invitations I created for Wedding Paper Divas. Inspired by wood block letters, stamp sets, and punches of color, they're super fun for a summer wedding or the couple that loves to make every day a celebration. Available in a few color ways, warm and cool, the digitally printed pieces come on a gorgeous textured stock. Here, I paired them with some fun striped paper bags. — Joy

{photos by Oh Joy}

summer pop...


...with the new summer collection from Ban.do...pops of yellow, neon, and gold perfection... — Joy

{photos by Max Wanger}

sweet paper...


...love these colorful goodies from the new shop Minikin... — Joy

pom pommed...


...totally awesome...by Pom Pom Factory... — Joy

{via Design*Sponge}

giant balloon awesomeness...





Perfect for a celebrating a birthday {or any fun occassion}, these giant balloons of delight from Geronimo make me so happy. What started as gifts {that Geronimo-creator, Jihan, made for friends' birthdays}, are now custom pieces that can be delivered locally in Los Angeles or shipped around the country! Check out this sweet little film to hear more about these whimsical balloon troopers! — Joy

{top two photos by Adrian Ragasabottom two photos by Natalie Moser}

party perfect with bhldn...


You may remember some sneak peeks at the decor from BHLDN when I posted about my trip to Philly back in February to see the debut. Well, the decor collection launched today...and it's gorgeous! So fun for any wedding but also for a great party, too! — Joy

{images by BHLDN}

party, party...

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Oh, I love these outfit pairings by BHLDN that demonstrate wedding party dresses worn for the big day and after the fact... — Joy