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FriedaSophie Jewelry

There’s no denying that crystals, geodes, and minerals (ok, Hank) are all having a moment. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered SF-based FriedaSophie Jewelry on Etsy. Each piece of jewelry is hand-crafted using one-of-a-kind gemstones, minerals, and natural specimens. Furthermore, FriedaSophie hand selects each stone and ensures that all pieces are made using ethnical business practices. Then she combines them with 14k gold fill metals for these truly gorgeous pieces.

FriedaSophie Jewelry FriedaSophie JewelryFriedaSophie JewelryThese pieces really speak to FriedaSophie’s love of traveling her lust for the beauty of the natural world. It is hard to pick a favorite — like, really, really hard.

FriedaSophie JewelryFriedaSophie Jewelryimages via FriedaSophie Jewelry

I’ve been really into statement jewelry lately, so when a friend intro-ed me to BOUND I nearly lost my damn mind. Made of maple and gold-plated chains, these necklaces are geometric, modern, and so perfectly casual. Actually, in a word, I feel like this jewelry from BOUND is badass. Emma, the designer behind BOUND, has a background in furniture design and sculpture and it really, really shows.

wooden jewelry from BOUND + a giveawayIt’s easy to enter: like both BOUND and Jojotastic on Instagram. Then leave a comment here saying you did so (please note: comments left elsewhere won’t count, so please be sure to leave your comment below!). One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday October 7 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US + Canada residents only. Winner will receive one Vertex necklace valued up to $75. Good luck!

wooden jewelry from BOUND + a giveaway wooden jewelry from BOUND + a giveaway

Seriously, how amazing these these pieces? I love how they pair so well with a basic tee for an updated everyday look. Or layer it over a super-patterned vintage dress to give an edgy, modern touch.

wooden jewelry from BOUND + a giveawayphotography by Laura Page Photography

Disclosure: I received product to review for this post. All opinions are my own, and I would never endorse something I didn’t completely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

emblem jewelry

Statement jewelry is totally my jam so it’s pretty obvious why I’m sliiightly in love with Emblem jewelry, right? The line is hand-made by New York designer Jessica Marak and the materials range from semi-precious stones, raw brass, suede, wood and ceramic. In her own words, Jessica is inspired by “the raw edges of uncut stones, geometry, simplicity, naturally occurring texture, symmetry, black, white and gold…” aka everything awesome.

emblem jewelryAnd can we just talk about the touches of pink suede? I think that might just be my favorite detail on Emblem’s gorgeous pieces.

emblem jewelry emblem jewelry emblem jewelry emblem jewelryBe sure to shop Emblem over on Etsy. Images via Emblem on Instagram.

enter to win this tote from Unison + Winter Session // www.jojotastic.com #giveaway

I don’t know about you, but it feels like I can never have enough totes. From the grocery store to the farmers market to the beach, a good tote is always handy. My current favorite is this Sailor Beach Tote that is a collaboration between Unison + Winter Session. The bag is made in Denver by Winter Session, using Unison’s custom screen printed canvas. Frankly, this bag is positively huge and, therefore, perfect. When I’m only carrying my essentials (wallet, sunglasses, extra scarf, etc), it compresses really well, but when you need to haul some serious stuff… well, this ginormous tote is awesome. It’s made of super sturdy canvas and stain resistant, making this my go-to bag for spur of the moment adventures. Plus, who doesn’t love bold sailor stripes? For all these reasons, I am really happy to share that I’m giving away a beach tote for one lucky reader!

enter to win this tote from Unison + Winter Session // www.jojotastic.com #giveawayEntering is easy: head over to Instagram to follow both Winter Session, Unison, and Jojotastic. Then leave a comment here saying you did so!

One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday September 2 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US residents only. Winner will receive one Sailor Beach Tote valued at $125. Good luck!

enter to win this tote from Unison + Winter Session // www.jojotastic.com #giveaway enter to win this tote from Unison + Winter Session // www.jojotastic.com #giveawayphotography by Jojotastic

Disclosure: I received product to review for this post. All opinions are my own, and I would never endorse something I didn’t completely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

wrapped porcelain necklace

It’s always so important for me to keep my eyes constantly open, always searching for new ways to be inspired. Especially when I’m working on big projects like what I’m shooting this week. I feel like basking in the warm glow of beautiful, well, stuff makes me better at doing what I love. Here’s some of what’s inspiring me this week.

I’m loving oversized necklaces in unexpected materials these days, like this wrapped porcelain necklace by Pigeon Toe Ceramics. I’m also just a tad bit glad they are venturing into the world of wearables.

fancy chicken plates!I am kind of obsessed with fancy chickens (remember these ornaments I designed?), so I basically audibly gasped when I found these Holly Frean plates on Anthropologie. I can’t really explain what it is that I love so much about fancy chickens… maybe it’s the personality, maybe it’s the fact that they just get to live life always being fancy. I don’t know. I just really, really want these dessert plates.

striped soapsI’m also one of those people who seems to hoard soaps… especially when they come in great packaging. These Wary Meyers soaps require no packaging, however. The color combinations are that good.

desk accessories Always on the lookout for more and more ways to stay organized, this brass set from Poketo is spot on. I love the bold geometric shapes, the metallic finish, everything. And how great is the styling of this shot??