casual bohemian style

I sort of feel like I’m at a crossroads in my wardrobe. I just turned 29, so I am more aware of my age than ever before. I live in a city with micro-climates, meaning the temperature can swing drastically depending on time of day and location. And of course, I’m in a new city and new job with a totally new vibe. For all these reasons, I’ve decided to start redefining my personal style. As expected, I started a pinterest board titled Jojotastic Style, mostly so I can get an overview of the looks I gravitate towards. Based on these visuals and a quick chat with my friend Jess, I’d define my style as “casual bohemian” with a focus on really unique and special details, great fabrics, and sophisticated color palette. Sounds great, right?

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I am eternally drawn to flowy, hyper-detailed white top, but now it’s more about what they are paired with: destroyed boyfriend jeans, cropped leather skirts, and the like. Plus, a leather jacket never hurts in a pinch, amiright?

casual boho style
I have to say though, this new personal style revolves heavily around denim… and good denim at that. It’s all about silhouette, wash, and texture.

casual boho style
In terms of color, you can see it’s a pretty muted palette, but there are a few punches. I really want to keep color in the really special pieces: a vintage, embroidered kimono, great shibori dyed scarves, piles of jewelry. This sort of makes me want to purge my closet of print and pattern so I can focus on sophisticated neutrals in great fabrics.

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Lastly, the accessories: architectural heels, classic and crisp sneakers, massive totes. Keep it clean and simple, but still very striking.

links: 1 / 2 / 3 /4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 (see more on my pinterest board, too!)

The Essential Collection from Rivet & Sway // plus, a code for 10% off

Have you heard the exciting news? My favorite eyewear company, Rivet & Sway, has released an hot spankin’ new series, The Essential Collection. A bit less fashion-focused, these specs have an effortless, sophisticated, and classic aura, probably because they were inspired by a few favorite tastemakers (um, hello Gwyneth Paltrow). The collection is comprised of 5 new eyeglasses and 5 new sunglasses, perfect for completing any look as we head into spring. The color palette veers a bit more understated, so these are truly wearable everyday, which is so key when you invest in a pair of glasses, don’t you think?

I suggest ordering your home try-on kit asap to get the first pick among your friends… and don’t forget to use code JOJOTASTIC at check out to get 10% off!

The Essential Collection from Rivet & Sway // plus, a code for 10% off

The Essential Collection from Rivet & Sway // plus, a code for 10% off
This is the Ivy in pink sand, aka my favorite of the new collection. The pale, misty pink is just enough of a pop to make you feel special, but the curvy, almost cat-eye shape is fairly universal.

The Essential Collection from Rivet & Sway // plus, a code for 10% off
As for sunglasses, be sure to check out the retro-inspired Derby frames. I especially love these thanks to the textured temples. They make me want to book a vacation posthaste!

images via Rivet & Sway

jewelry by Vrai & Oro

Meet Vrai & Oro, a fine jewelry brand founded on the principles of quality, simplicity and transparency. With a name meaning truth (in French) and gold (in Spanish and Italian), Vrai & Oro questions the traditional jewelry market by offering gorgeous pieces without the retail mark up, which can be up to 10x the actual cost of the item. Keeping this value in mind, they seek to design not for trend, but for longevity and everlasting style.

jewelry by Vrai & OroThey offer loads of options, from 14k white gold to 14k rose gold, simple studs and pavé. Even the sweetest collection of deco-inspired baguette pieces (my personal wish list item). What I really love about this concept is just how simple and pure each piece feels. Wear them layered or solo and  you’ll feel totally chic no matter what the outfit or occasion.

jewelry by Vrai & Oro
jewelry by Vrai & Oro
images via Vrai & Oro

what to wear // the tropical persuasion

Is it too soon to start thinking about tropical attire? I think not. If you’re anything like me, you’re aching for that warm summer sun to give you a smattering of freckles and natural highlights. I’m lucky enough to be in California where it’s been nice and toasty, but my heart goes out to you east coasters. To jumpstart some spring-time happy thoughts, try injecting a bit of the tropical into your wardrobe with these picks. Think bold and bright prints bursting with fresh fruit and lush leaves, jewels in sorbet tones, and slip-on sneakers trimmed in crisp white. I especially love the idea of mixing the tropical trend with the graphic tee trend, like this Zoe Karssen sweatshirt. Also, not sure about you, but these days I’m feeling a bit pasty, but I think this beach body oil by Bobbi Brown might help cut through the glaze of my pale, pale legs. So… feelin’ more ready for spring?

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jojotastic - the Small Garrison Bag from Winter Session

A good bag is all about the details. This is why I love the new small Garrison Bag from Winter Session. This super-functional tote has some seriously hearty construction details: veg-tanned leather handles that are hand-stitched with waxed linen thread, and solid brass rivets at key stress points. The Garrison bag also features  an exterior document pocket with snap closure, easy-access end pockets, two internal accessory pockets, a leather tab closure with brass stud at the bag’s opening, and a detachable veg-tanned leather shoulder strap with solid brass hardware. The more petite size, waxed canvas, and array of pockets make this perfect for everyday carrying, as well as travel. Plus, this tote is handmade in their Denver, CO studio, making it all the more special.

jojotastic - the Small Garrison Bag from Winter Session
jojotastic - the Small Garrison Bag from Winter Session
images via Winter Session

jojotastic // link love

Happy Friday, everyone! As we head into the weekend, I wanted to share some light reading from across the internet. Let’s start with my most recent posts for Clementine Daily: The Best Budget Shades for Spring and Surprising Ways to Sneak in Exercise.  I’m always partial to big, statement sunglasses (remember this shoot with Toms?), so these cat eyes are a Must for me this spring.

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One of my favorite ways to sneak in exercise is what I call ‘dance-cleaning.’ Head over to Clementine Daily to see more ways to feel the burn.

jojotastic // link love
jojotastic // link love
I’ve been busy over on Anthology, too. Two of my favorite posts are the perfect inspiration for a spring-time refresh in your home: Faceted Planters by Raw Originals and Birdhouses by Pygmalion Studio.

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While we’re on the topic of home decor… check out my posts over on Rugs Direct, too: Let’s Get Nautical and Lovely Lace. It’s pretty common knowledge that I am obsessed with all things nautical, so these rugs are totally on my wishlist.
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minimal rucksacks by Chris Van Veghel

I’m not an earrings or bracelets kind of girl… but I do get excited by good bags and the latest to pique my interest are these minimal rucksacks by Chris Van Veghel over on Etsy. Made of leather and rope, these rucksacks can be adjusted to also be a tote bag. Pretty ingenius, right? Chris makes each bag in his Amsterdam-based studio. It’s pretty hard to pick a favorite, but I’m loving this black rucksack with natural colored rope.

minimal rucksacks by Chris Van Veghel
minimal rucksacks by Chris Van Veghel
images via Chris Van Veghel

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