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??

marble necklaces from Rill Rill Jewelry // jojotastic.com

I’m not one to layer on the accessories, but when I do, I’m all about the statement necklace. These ones from RillRill Jewelry stand out in my mind in a BIG way. Pendants make of carefully selected black and white marble dangle from leather cords finished in a metal clasp — talk about making a stone-cold statement. And the best part? The touches of copper, but of course. I absolutely love how abstract and modern and architectural these pieces feel. It’s like wearing mini pieces of art around your neck. Now the hard part is picking a favorite among these hand-made beauties.

marble necklaces from RillRill Jewelry // jojotastic.com

marble necklaces from RillRill Jewelry // jojotastic.com
images via RillRill Jewelry

Warby Parker + Karlie Kloss

I’m one of those believers: everything that Karlie Kloss touches turns to gold and I have the feeling this new collaboration with Warby Parker is no exception. There are 3 shapes to choose from: the round-yet-square Clara, the cat-eye-esque Marple (my personal favorite), and the updated aviator Julia. Available in heirloom gold or heirloom silver, these frames feel totally versatile and insanely flattering. So, which ones are your favorite?

Warby Parker + Karlie Kloss
And, just as with their other glasses and sunglasses, Warby Parker gives back with each purchase you make. In this instance, a portion of each sale will benefit an organization dear to Karlie — Edible Schoolyard NYC. Edible Schoolyard NYC provides kitchens and gardens to low-income public schools, giving students the tools to develop lifelong healthy habits. And that is on top of the pair that Warby Parker already gives to someone in need! 
Warby Parker + Karlie Kloss
images via Warby Parker

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

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