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styling with mirrors...27 Apr 2017

styling with mirrors

There's an old interior design trick where everyone used mirrors to make a room look bigger. Remember those floor to ceiling mirrors that were all over homes in the 90's?! We love mirrors and what they can do for a space, but we like the idea of using them for areas that need extra interest, in addition to serving a functional role when you need a mirror near by. Here are three ways to style with mirrors...

styling with mirrors

1. Cluster them in a corner. For those corners where a piece of artwork is too big or doesn't make sense, a cluster of a few smaller mirrors works well.
We love these rattan mirrors because they feel sculptural and whimsical, and the rattan adds a nice dose of texture.

Items shown: Target rug, Ai Modern credenza, Max Wanger print, Simply Framed frame, Ban.doround glass containers, Target geo (past season), vintage deer, Modernica Props gold chess pieces, Eric Trine plant stand, CB2 marble side table (past season), Indego Africa woven basket, Justina Blakeney large face mirror, Justina Blakeney small face mirror, Justina Blakeney oval mirror, vintage chair, Anthropologie pillow, Aelfie pink side table, Anthropologie mug.

styling with mirrors

2. Place one in an entryway. Full-length mirrors aren't just for behind your door or in the bedroom. A great place to include a mirror is in your entryway area so that you can get a quick peek at a wrinkled skirt or peanut butter on your blouse right before you walk out the door for the day.

Items shown: Vintage rug, Eames hang it all, HatAttack hat (past season), vintage scarves, J.Crewjacket (similar), Target bench, Bally white purse, Crewcuts sneakers (past season), Target wooden boxes (past season), Ikea mirror, designlovefest x Target suitcase, Target bookshelf, Marley & Alfie horseshoe, Target geo burst (past season), Indego Africa woven basket, Target giraffe figurine, The Container Store yellow box (past season), Senegal pink woven basket.

styling with mirrors

3. Make it part of a gallery wall. A fun way to style a small mirror to mix it into a gallery wall. The mirror could be the focal point above a dresser to serve as a functional piece. And then add prints of different sizes around it to make one eclectic, but cohesive, wall of art.

Items shown: Benjamin Moore Blush Tone pink paint, Valspar Midnight Fog blue paint, Aelfie rug,Indego Africa hot pink basket, vintage peach pillow, Castle round pillow, Ai Moderncredenza, Teil Duncan beach print, Framebridge frame, Jenny Vorwaller abstract painting, Tuesday Mourning face print, Framebridge frame, Ikea mirror, Tiel Duncangirl print, Framebridge frame, Michelle Armas abstract painting, Target geo (past season), vintage pins, The Container Store white boxes, Indego Africa woven basket,Clare V. white clutch, vintage scarves, Kikkerland piñata piggy bank, Perverse sunglasses (past season), Rifle Paper Co. x Keds sneakers, Bryr Clogs (past season),Crewcuts sneakers (past season), Indego Africa ottoman, Urban Outfitters side table.

{Photos by Casey Brodley. Prop styling by Julia Wester, prop styling assistance by Jess Hong

the cutest toddler bathing suits (for girls)!26 Apr 2017

the cutest toddler bathing suits for girls

With summer in the near distance, I had to share a few of my favorite girl's bathing suits right now. I know that those of you with boys will say, "Joy, pleassssse give us some boy options!". And I did post some in last year's round-up here. The brands marked with an  asterisk below have great boy options, too!

Left to right, top to bottom: 1. Snapper Rock* watermelon suit, 2. Sugar Coast rainbow ombre suit, 3. Rylee + Cru green dotty suit, 4. Cotton On* floral suit, Cotton On* diagonal stripe suit, 5. Crew & Lu striped suit, Crew & Lu ice cream suit, 6. Platypus Australia* long sleeved suit. 

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

color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and pink!25 Apr 2017


For our final yellow and pink Color Adventures for this month, I've put together four outfits in various shades of these two very happy colors. Here are four outfits from casual to dressy that will put an instant smile on your face!

color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and pink

1. Casual Chic—I love outfits that can go from super laid back (ie. jeans and a tee) to dressy and chic in seconds simply by adding a blazer and some heels. I love the bell sleeves on this blazer which make it feel a little more fun than a typical straight sleeve.

color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and pink

Casual ChicStu's Eyewear sunglasses, Zara jacket, Anthropologie shirt, Madewell jeans, Loeffler Randall shoes.

color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and pink

2. Rainy Day—For the first time in my adult life, I invested in a rain coat after a very rare rainy season we had earlier this spring here in Los Angeles. I am very aware that this full outfit might not be one you could wear on a rainy day in any other city, but for LA—where the rain comes and goes—a rain jacket goes with just about everything!

color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and pink

Rainy DayStutterheim raincoat, Embers/Cinders vintage dress, Marais shoes.

color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and pink

3. Sunny Afternoon—Here's an easy, yet colorful, dress that has both pink and yellow in it. The solid colors come in with the accessories with the fun, round pink bag and pop of yellow from the heels. This dress could also go super casual with flats or sandals!

color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and pink

Sunny AfternoonAce & Jig dress, Ban.do purse, Moskatell's bird pin (similar), Just Fab shoes.

color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and pink

4. Bold Business—This is the outfit you wear when you're going into a meeting and want to land that project or job! It's bold in color, yet the tailored pant suit feels sophisticated. I topped it off with a vintage jacket to add some pattern and to contrast with the bright magenta.

color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and pink

Bold Business: Observation Deck vintage jacket, Victoria Beckham x Target top, Victoria Beckham x Target pants, Loeffler Randall shoes.

Which pink and yellow outfit would you wear?

{Photos by Casey Brodley. Outfit styling by Joy Cho, flat and prop styling by Julia Wester, prop styling assistance by Jess Hong} 

from this to that: placemat to purse!24 Apr 2017

We love taking one thing and transforming it into something you might not expect! Today, we're taking a simple rope placemat and turning it into a chic summer purse! Here's how...


happy friday + take a seat!21 Apr 2017

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Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? We're starting to get back out again and do some of our normal family activities as my husband is slowly getting back into the swing of things. Thanks so much for all your kind comments from this post. We'll be checking out the newest Bob Baker Marionette show and soaking up the warm weekend ahead. Have a great weekend, all!

Items shown: Benjamin Moore Springtime Peach paint, J. Otto Seibold house print in Framebridge frame, CDR hand print, Lisa McLean abstract print, Tuesday Mourning face print in Framebridge frame, Oh Joy! x Cloth & Co. daybed, Castle round pillow, Anthropologie stripe pillow (past season), Urban Outfitters face pillow, Target ombre pillow, Pom Pom at Home throw blanket, Lorena Canals rug, Moroccan pouf (similar), Anthropologie mug, Target lamp (past season).


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