DIY // appliquéd trim statement jacket

add a statement to your jacket with this appliquéd trim DIY! for the full instructions head to jojotastic.com

Let me start out by saying I love DIY’s (have you seen my personal blog, Material Delight?) — but one annoying thing about starting so many projects is the plethora of leftover materials. Ribbons… fabric cuttings… beads… It’s a lot to store! That’s why I’m always so excited when a new idea uses the same materials as a previous project.

A few weeks ago we made appliquéd ribbon statement sunhats and it was one of my favorite DIY posts yet! I had plenty of black trim left over, so we decided why not take the same idea of our looping cursive statement hats and apply it to my favorite denim jacket?

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Chipper Things + giveaway

enter for THREE chances to win $50 to shop Chipper Thing's playful prints, totes and cards! giveaway at jojotastic.com

I am all for adding little things in my day to day life that make me smile — and the playful prints from Chipper Things do exactly that! What first began as the brainchild of illustrator, graphic designer, and author Becky Simpson, is now a collection of giftable goodies tattooed with art that celebrates the simple things in life through a cheerful lens.

When Joanna ordered the Should I Wash My Hair Today? print (pictured above) for her bathroom I started looking through the rest of her prints and fell in love with her zany sense of humor and flowing brushstrokes. Keep on reading for a special discount code + enter for three chances to win $50 to shop the collection!

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Memorial Day sale round up

deals deals deals // shop my favorite Memorial Day sales — head to jojotastic.com for all of the details and discount codes.

You guys, what better way to kick off the official start to summer with a HUGE sale?? Thankfully, lots of brands have some incredible Memorial Day deals going on… and I’ve rounded up my favorites to help you get your shop on. #treatyourself

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DIY // appliquéd ribbon statement sunhat

express what's on your mind with  appliquéd ribbon statement sunhat - for the full tutorial and even more easy DIY's head to jojotastic.com

I think by now we can all agree that the statement tee is a wardrobe staple. After all, it’s the perfect way to express what’s on your mind that day… but without actually having to talk to strangers. When brainstorming our latest DIY, we wondered why not apply the same logic to another summertime staple — the wide-brimmed sunhat, to be precise! Get ready, because this DIY is the perfect way to keep the sun from scorching your cheeks, all while making quite the statement…

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5 cool raffia beach totes

searching for my summer go-to bag! check out my 5 favorite raffia beach totes over on jojotastic.com

You guys, the weather in Seattle the past couple of weeks has me feeling like I live in California! It’s been hot and sunny almost every day and, even though we’ve each been stocking up on summer basics, my outfits are still far from beach-ready. I’m still missing the most important part: a beach tote!

Raffia tote bags have a special place in my heart. I can hear waves crashing on the shore just from looking at all the bright colors and fun patterns of these vintage-inspired bags. Don’t even get me started how much I loved the ones with pom-poms, like Capri Woven Tote with Pom Charms (pictured above) from Nordstrom.

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for your friday

searching for my key summer wardrobe basics / staples and loving this casual maxi skirt, striped body con, paisley print shift, and strappy tank. more style inspiration on jojotastic.com

Happy Friday — it’s about time! It’s been pretty hot here in Seattle and I realized one thing: in the process of alllll of my moves (into my current house… from SF to Seattle… etc), I purged a lot, if not all, of my summer clothing. I have one pair of cut offs, some tanks, and some dresses. That’s all fine and dandy, but right now I’m feeling like what I’m left with isn’t exactly my style. The dresses feel too fussy for day-to-day wear while the cut offs are awesome, but not exactly appropriate attire for meeting new clients.

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5 cool off the shoulder tops

now that things are warming up it's time to give 'em the cold shoulder - here's my 5 favorite off the shoulder tops on jojotastic.com

Nothing quite says summer like showing a little skin. I’m not talking about skimpy crop tops and short shorts, but instead, try giving just a glimpse with one of this season’s hottest trends — off the shoulder.

The That Girl Off The Shoulder Top (pictured above) by Free People is a stunner, in semi-sheer pale plum eyelet fabric. This vintage-inspired crop top features a ruffle overlay at the bust, giving it such a romantic feel. My favorite part are those cute gathered sleeves and it’s elastic neckline allows for an easy, effortless fit.

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