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enter to win $300 to shop handmade jewelry from Prismera Design #giveaway www.jojotastic.com

Delicate, little rings have quickly become my recent go-to when accessorizing. Even if it’s just a simple jeans + tee look, these little guys make me feel a bit more special and pulled together. Prismera Design is one of my favorites when it comes to shopping for sweet little pieces, especially in the rings department. And this week I’ve partnered with Prismera to giveaway $300 for you to scoop up your own pieces!

enter to win $300 to shop handmade jewelry from Prismera Design #giveaway www.jojotastic.comEnter below for 7 chances to win. One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday April 7 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US residents only. Winner will receive 1 gift certificate code valued at $300 applicable only to jewelry purchases. Good luck!

Prismera Design giveaway

enter to win $300 to shop handmade jewelry from Prismera Design #giveaway www.jojotastic.comThese rings are super versatile and can be worn solo or stacked. I find myself playing with the arrangement throughout the day, depending on what I’m doing or where I’m going. It’s pretty fun!

enter to win $300 to shop handmade jewelry from Prismera Design #giveaway www.jojotastic.comDisclosure: I received product to review for this post. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic awesome.

photography by Jojotastic

spring fashion trend // feeling florals www.jojotastic.com

I have a confession to make: I’m feeling florals in a big way right now and it’s really the first time this has ever happened. I used to think that botanical prints and the like were a dime a dozen, nothing really new to think about for my wardrobe or home. But now… something has clicked in my brain. They actually feel fresh, like something I need (read: must) have in my wardrobe this spring.

spring fashion trend // feeling florals www.jojotastic.comThis probably goes hand-in-hand with the whole floral thang, but I’m also really in love with floaty, wispy, chiffon-y layers. I’m thinking wide leg pants that are like individual skirts for each leg, kimonos to wrap up tight on a chilly spring morning, and moody Stevie Nicks maxi dresses.

spring fashion trend // feeling florals www.jojotastic.comOh, and clearly florals have always worked in the home. I’m planning a bit of a bedroom refresh for my new loft and really vibing off of everything romance-inspired. It kind of comes from this sort of immature place instead me that says “hey, I’m 30 and this is my bedroom and I do what I want.” Very mature, indeed.

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House of Holland pouch, floral jumpsuit from Urban Outfitters, floral open poncho from Urban Outfitters, wildflower bundle, maxi skirt from ASOS, floral Vans, floral shams from Urban Outfitters, chiffon maxi dress from French Connection, bodycon dress from Free People.

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link love + Texas Style Council CAMP recap

It was a short week here on the blog… I felt the need to take Monday off after a weekend of hullaballoo and fun at the Texas Style Council CAMP. My trip to Austin was a doozy, but pretty damn amazing. I connected with bloggers I’ve never met in person before (especially Kelly of Design Crush and my own contributor, Colore’) and made tons of new friends. My favorite part of camp was the setting: richly colored boho textiles, bright blooms, and lots of comfy spots to lounge. It was the perfect backdrop to connect, chat, and dig a bit deeper with some amazing women.

link love + Texas Style Council CAMP recapWhile there, I attended a few different talks, particularly a group session about vulnerability and another about connection. The latter really hit home with me because, as a blogger, it’s so easy to get caught up in the numbers game of things. I try so hard not to stress about traffic numbers or why posts aren’t being shared as much as others, stuff like that… but really, I just want focus on creating meaningful content for you, my readers, and expressing myself creatively. This discussion really helped me to see the value in nurturing what inspires me the most and sharing that with you guys instead of worrying constantly about the numbers game. Because, really… if what I create is awesome, the numbers will follow.

Unfortunately this is the last TXSC ever (wah), but I do encourage you all to scope out other blogger workshops to attend. It was the first time I’ve ever participated in anything like this and it was totally eye-opening.

link love + Texas Style Council CAMP recap link love + Texas Style Council CAMP recapIn case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

Plus, a few other new & noteworthy things:

photography by Chelsea Laine Francis

all ears // march + the perfect playlist for a dinner party or housewarming party #AetherCone

It’s no secret that I just moved, so now is the perfect time to throw a housewarming party to celebrate my new space. I’m thinking dinner party for just a few close friends in my new loft. I want it to feel really cozy and intimate, with lots of great food and wine. Recently, Aether sent over the Cone, which is billed as “the thinking music player.” I decided that it was the perfect excuse to craft a playlist for my housewarming, something that makes my guests feel totally comfortable and at ease.

all ears // march + the perfect playlist for a dinner party or housewarming party #AetherCone I absolutely love to entertain, so treating my guests to a curated playlist feels right. But I don’t want to be stuck playing dj all night. Instead, the cone makes it super easy to control the music while still being able to pay attention to guests. Not only is it voice controlled, but it’s also super portable and has an 8-hour capacity battery. All this adds up to one less thing to worry about when hosting a dinner party.

all ears // march + the perfect playlist for a dinner party or housewarming party #AetherConeI also really love the design of the Cone. The mix of materials (and that gorgeous copper) and striking simplicity is a great conversation piece at a dinner party. When the party is over, it’s such a beautifully designed piece that I don’t mind keeping it out on top of my dresser or even on my desk at the studio.

all ears // march + the perfect playlist for a dinner party or housewarming party #AetherConeAnd now for the playlist… I started this with some of my favorites and just built it around the ebb and flow of a dinner party. Things get a bit slower and sexier as dessert time rolls around. Have you ever noticed that things take that turn when the wine starts flowing and the candles burn a little bit lower?

You can listen to the playlist on Rdio, which is 100% compatible with the Aether Cone.
Disclosure: This post is partnership with Aether. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic awesome.

photography by Jojotastic

loft update // inspired by a statement rug in the kitchen

Here’s something exciting: I don’t have any travel plans on the horizon for the next… 2 months? 3 months? Somethin’ like that. Which means I can finally focus on settling into my new loft here in Seattle! I pulled a bit of inspiration a while ago, but today I want to talk about one major room: the kitchen. It’s full of boring renter-ish details and materials: strange greenish blue colored laminate countertops, stark white cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. There are great features, too: a butcher block island and tons of open space. I’ve got loads of ideas to begin with, but I’m choosing to focus on a statement rug as the focal point of the room.

image source: Elle Decor.

loft update // inspired by a statement rug in the kitchenEverywhere I’ve turned lately, my eyes are drawn to kitchen with patterned rugs. Sometimes the rugs are vintage and worn, or maybe just a great statement piece. I’ve decided this is the perfect look to make this boring rental kitchen my own. I’ve narrowed down my search to some local vintage shops because that feels important to me. I love that worn-in rug feel, plus it can’t be something too precious or expensive because it’s in the kitchen and I tend to be a messy cook (not to mention that rugs are a favorite spot for Georgette to lounge).

image sources: My Scandinavian Home and The Design Files.

loft update // inspired by a statement rug in the kitchenimage source: Domino, Desde My Ventana, and Planete Deco.

loft update // inspired by a statement rug in the kitchenWho knows, maybe the perfect rug will draw your eye down and away from the countertops? One can only hope…

images via their respective sites

i've got a confession to make: i haven't worked out in months. today's blog post is all about taking accountability and being responsibility for getting back on track. www.jojotastic.com

I have a confession to make: it’s been somewhere between 6-8 months since I’ve worked out, but over a year since I did it with any form of consistency. Even typing that makes me feel gross and so disappointed in myself. How did I let it go this far? Actually I know exactly how: prioritizing work over anything else, eating enough french fries for a small country, and way too much travel. I am softer than ever before and, frankly, don’t feel comfortable with how my body has changed. I read somewhere (no idea where) that the things you do in your 20s end up being habits for life. That frightens me.

I feel this change in my body and I don’t like it, in plain terms. I want to take accountability for my actions, so here goes: starting this week, I am going to the gym at least 4 times a week. I feel like that is a good number to start with so as not to overcommit, but to get myself committed and excited for the process. I scoped out this pilates studio in my neighborhood and plan to finally add the climbing gym back into the mix. My goal is to keep this up for a month as a way to jumpstart a new pattern, one that includes making time for myself to be physically healthy.

photo credit: Claire Hudson. see more of this shoot here

patternful dreams // the newest pillow and textile collection from Rebecca Atwood

Perpetual favorite of mine Rebecca Atwood has launched yet another stunning collection. After a weekend of ‘roughing it’ in Texas, all I can think about this morning is curling up with piles of these gorgeously patterned pillows and sumptuous textiles.
patternful dreams // the newest pillow and textile collection from Rebecca Atwood
The Dobbler collection is inspired by the lazy weekend, “with the easeful feeling of sleeping in, stretching your legs and feeling blissfully relaxed.” Amen, sister.

patternful dreams // the newest pillow and textile collection from Rebecca AtwoodAs with her past collections, Rebecca’s ultra relaxed yet luxurious pillows and textiles are made of painterly shibori linens, dots and circles, and artwork inspired by leaves. Whether you mix-n-match or stick to a singular statement pillow, these pieces are perfect for pretty much any home.

patternful dreams // the newest pillow and textile collection from Rebecca Atwoodshop the post: 

see past posts about Rebecca Atwood here.
photography by Emily Johnston