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oh joy for keds is here!

Oh Joy! for Keds

Two years in the making, and I'm excited to share with you our new collection with Keds that launched today! Inspired by bold and bright colors, extravagant textures, and finding that perfect balance of whimsy and sophistication, these shoes are meant to add a bright spot to every adventure we take (whether simple or grand). Here's a look at the four styles in the collection...

Oh Joy! for Keds

Oh Joy! for Keds

The Kickstart Sneaker! This pair combines the beauty and sophistication of gold metallic foil printed on subtly pink leather with an unexpected and perfectly juxtaposed bright neon edge. We added bright pink around the edges for a seriously happy detail. This pair has three different lace options that will be hard to chose between—white with an understated mix of gold and gold metal ends, solid pink, or play up the party element in an ombre pink. ($90)

Oh Joy! for Keds

Oh Joy! for Keds

The Champion Sneaker! This pair has Keds' iconic silhouette with a fun neon pink Jacquard with flecks of gold woven throughout. This pair comes with two different lace options—white with subtle gold woven throughout and gold end, and light pink laces with a bright neon end to match the color palette of the shoes. ($120)

Oh Joy! for Keds

Oh Joy! for Keds

The Double Decker Mule! This pair is a subtle, yet sparkling, addition to your summer wardrobe that goes with everything. The texture is printed in holographic foil printed on leather combining shimmer and soft, beautiful material. The elastic on the top and the sides both have a shimmer which I love. The mules are so easy to slide on and off during these warm (I mean HOT) summer months! ($90)

Oh Joy! for Keds

Oh Joy! for Keds

The Triple Decker Slide On! This pair is simply a party for your feet! The triple decker heel adds a fun boost of height while the slide-on style makes it easy to pull on and off. The shoe is made of a confetti mix of pearlescent, metallic, AND neon color sequins. I especially love the tiny runs of rainbow sequins  that bring a subtle multi-color mix. The elastic up top adds a fun pop of neon that is sure to make you smile every time you slip these on. ($90)

Which one is YOUR favorite? You can shop them all for a limited time right here!

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

new oh joy! x erin condren life planners

Oh Joy for Erin Condren Life Planners

Have you seen the new Life Planners™ from Erin Condren for 2021?  There are two different interior designs now (layers or flowers), tried and true designs, and brand new innovations—hours or vertical or horizontal—basically all the choices you could hope to make in a single planner. And they're out now with our Oh Joy! x Erin Condren seventies-inspired designs including Disco Daisies, Mod Mosaics, and Groovy Stripes.

Oh Joy for Erin Condren 2020 Designs

This year the LifePlanner™ comes with the option to have inside a colorful or neutral layers version or a colorful flower power version - which offers even more customization than before. Then, as always, you can choose your layout (vertical, horizontal, or hourly); you can choose your coil color (black, platinum, rose gold and gold); and you can choose to customize with your name or a phrase, or have an all-over pattern with no customization.  The choices are yours and make the LifePlanner™ one of the most customizable planners out there!

Oh Joy for Erin Condren Disco Daisies

This year, they are also offering completely different formats if you want to try something new! They have binders instead of coiled planners. They also have a daily spread in their coiled notebooks. But don't worry - their tried and true formats are still available in weekly and monthly spreads, as well as teacher planners and academic planners! (The newest monthly spread and the academic planners are not released just yet).  Check out all the fun and let us know what planner you're getting this year!

(Photos by Lily Glass. Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong.)

Status of Oh Joy! Products Around the Web

Oh Joy! Pillows

Since we no longer carry our items through our own e-commerce shop, we want to keep you updated about where you can still find Oh Joy! online. Many of our partners are still shipping as usual, but some may have  delays due to the current pandemic...and some have sales! We'll keep updating this post as things evolve!  (Last updated 4/28/20)


1) Oh Joy! for See Kai Run Kid's Shoes

Our newest two designs are still available. TODAY AND TOMORROW (4/28-4/29), get 20% OFF our shoes AND get FREE SHIPPING on your orders!  Use code JOY20

Oh Joy for Lorena Canals Washable Rugs

2) Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Washable Rugs   

Our rugs are still available and shipping!


3) Oh Joy! for Erin Condren Planners

The collection is still available and shipping as usual! We just released new designs this past month for all styles of planners (including teacher), so check them all out!



4) Oh Joy! for Mixbook Photo Books

Our collection is still available and shipping per usual!

Oh Joy for Peking Handicraft

5) Oh Joy! Pillows

All of our pillows are still available and shipping as usual! 

Oh Joy for Cle Tile

6) Oh Joy! for Clé Tile

Currently still shipping samples and orders from our collection per usual.

Oh Joy for Petco

7) Oh Joy! for Petco Pet Accessories

Some of our collection is still available and HALF OFF!

Oh Joy for CALPAK

8) Oh Joy! for CALPAK Luggage

Our CALPAK collection is currently on hold. They hope to reopen their warehouse on April 30th.

Oh Joy for Hygge and West

9) Oh Joy! for Hygge and West Wallpaper

Any of our wallpaper  that is "in stock" is currently shipping. Any custom orders (tiles) or orders of not in stock items will ship after their printer reopens.

Oh Joy for Cloth and Co

10) Oh Joy! for Cloth & Co. Furniture

Our collection is currently on hold through May 4th. We will let you know as updates come through.  

Let us know if you have any questions or need any additional information by leaving a comment below, emailing us, or sending a message on social media. We love hearing from you!

(Photos by Lily Glass. Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong)

bathtime just got cuter...

Oh Joy! for Tubby Todd Bubble Bath

I am so excited to announce our newest collaboration - Bubbles and Books with Tubby Todd! Tubby Todd is one of my very favorite kids' bath brands, and we've worked together to create a Raspberry and Black Currant Bubble Bath inspired by our first ever kids' book, Be Curious! Read along with our curious cat while your little one enjoys a bubble bath! 

Oh Joy! for Tubby Todd Bubble Bath

The bubble bath is a relaxing and fun scent of raspberry and black current sure to be a favorite of kids (and parents!). We're so excited to add this Oh Joy! version to our daily bath routine!

Oh Joy! for Tubby Todd Bubble Bath

If you already have BE CURIOUS!, add the bubbles to your nighttime routine. Or, if you haven't picked up the book yet, you can order the book and the bubbles as a perfect pair. Together, they also make great birthday and baby shower gifts! Either way, bath time just got a whole lot cuter!

new! oh joy! for erin condren teacher planners...

Oh Joy! for Erin Condren Teacher Planners

It's that time of year again - new Oh Joy for Erin Condren teacher planners are launching TODAY! These are seriously the best planners for teachers (and non-teachers) to keep all their activities and schedules straight! We love them so much and are so excited that they're back and with our brand new designs: Mod Mosaic, Disco Daisies and Groovy Stripes.

Oh Joy! for Erin Condren Teacher Planners

Now more than ever, we value our amazing teachers so much (and can't wait till they can teach our kids in person again)! I am personally not cut out to teach 2nd grade math and pre-school violin lessons! So how amazing it would be if we all gifted these planners to our teachers this year. It's a nice treat to help them look ahead to a fresh, new school year and be equipped and ready once we are all back in session.

Oh Joy! for Erin Condren Teacher Planners

Oh Joy! for Erin Condren Teacher Planners

Tell us if you are if you're gifting a planner to teacher—or if you're a teachers snagging one for yourself! Let's get organized and ready for the new school year! Find all our Oh Joy! for Erin Condren Teacher Planners right here...

{Photos by Lily Glass and Joy Cho. Styling by Wilmarose Orlanes, Julia Wester, and Joy Cho. styling assistance by Jess Hong.

our first kids' book launches today!

Be Curious! by Joy Cho / Illustrated by Angie Stalker

Our first Oh Joy! Story Book: BE CURIOUS! launches today! Thank you sooo much for those of you that pre-ordered (your pre-order gift should be arriving soon). And if you haven't ordered your copy yet, you can find the book at your favorite bookstore or these retailers also carry it.

Be Curious! by Joy Cho / Illustrated by Angie Stalker

Be Curious! by Joy Cho / Illustrated by Angie Stalker

Our new book is filled with adventures, fun flaps for surprises, and so much more! You and your little will love exploring the world through the eyes of our curious cat. The book is mean for ages 0-3, but I also love it for slightly older kids who are starting to read.

Be Curious! by Joy Cho / Illustrated by Angie Stalker

With beautiful illustrations by Angie Stalker, our curious cat finds colorful surprises everywhere.  Buy your copy today and join all of us on a grand and curious adventure!

Be Curious! by Joy Cho / Illustrated by Angie Stalker

P.S. This is our first of three Oh Joy! stories launching this year so we can't wait to hear what you think! And, stay tuned for You're Okay coming in August and Oh So Kind coming in December...

our newest collection of kids' shoes is here!

Oh Joy! for See Kai Run Shoes

I'm so excited to share our newest collection and second round of kid's shoes for See Kai Run! Designed with adventure and play in mind, the collection is colorful, fun, and durable for every adventure!

Oh Joy! for See Kai Run Shoes

Oh Joy! for See Kai Run Shoes

This collection comes in two designs available in the high top sneaker style — Super Stars and Sunny Sprinkles! From sizes 4 to 13.5, they fit from toddlers to big kids which make for fun mixing-and-matching for siblings and friend, too. You can find them both here at See Kai Run right now!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Photo Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Shoe pattern design by Kim Vu for Oh Joy.}

shop closing Q&A!

Oh Joy!

Thank you guys so much for all of your support in the last week after we announced that we're saying goodbye to our e-commerce shop! The orders have poured in and that has helped us tremendously to clear through our remaining inventory. If you've ordered anything in our final sale over the last few days, those orders are being fulfilled and you'll have it in your hands very soon!

We received lots of questions about our e-com shop closing, so I wanted to talk a bit more about it now that our sale is done...

Q: Why are you closing your shop?

A: As a business owner, I try new things all the time. Things evolve in my business, and I get ideas for new avenues to go and new ways to expand my business. Sometimes those things flourish, and sometimes they don't. I usually give a new part of my business two years to see if it's working before continuing with it or deciding to move on. Back when I had my own stationery line in 2007, I gave it 2 years before deciding to close it. It was financially draining, and I found myself stuck with tons of credit card debt trying to keep up with producing more and more product. After I closed that line, I moved into licensing which was one of the best decisions I made for this business and a big part of the work we still do today.

A similar thing happened here with the Oh Joy! online shop. As we reached two years of having our own e-commerce, it didn't make sense financially for us to continue with that part of the business. It wasn't financially beneficial for us and took much more resources than we were making from it. It was a bittersweet decision to close it, but it will make space (mentally, physically, and financially) for other parts of the business to grow.

Q: Will we still be able to buy your product collections and collaborations?

A: YES! You'll still be able to buy all of our product collaborations through our partner's retail sites. We are in the process of updating our website and soon you'll be able to easily find where you can purchase everything Oh Joy! We also have lots more coming this year! Instead of managing the sales of those products, we are leaving it in all of our partner's very capable hands.


Q: What about the rest of Oh Joy?

A: While I know this seems like a big change to our customers, the online shop only accounted for about 10-15% of our annual revenue. It was a very small portion of the Oh Joy! business for the past two years. Oh Joy! is still here. We have lots more new and exciting things coming this year (from product launches to my house reveals and more!). So please sign up for our mailing list, continue to read this blog, and follow along @ohjoy and @ohjoyco for all the updates!

We love you all and thank you endlessly for your support!

(Photo by Calpak, words by Joy Cho)

we're closing the oh joy! shop...

oh joy! shop... / via oh joy!

We have some bittersweet news for you today! After two years of testing out our own e-commerce shop, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on other areas of the Oh Joy! business and are closing our online shop after this weekend. We're incredibly thankful for all of our amazing vendors and to all of you for being with us on this journey and for your support. It means the world to us!

To say goodbye, we're offering 40% OFF the Oh Joy! Shop site-wide (including current sale items) through Sunday night at 11:59pm PST.

We still have lots of other exciting things planned for this year and beyond, and you will still be able to find all of our Oh Joy! collections online at our partner websites. 

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

party over here! New apolis bags...


Did you hear? We're partying over here because we just added TWO new Oh Joy! for Apolis Petite Market Bags to the Oh Joy! Shop. After our Halloween edition with Apolis, we're bringing them back with two phrases (one new, one tried and true!) for a very limited edition run. Check it out...