personal essay // i have nothing to wear.

I have nothing to wear. A personal essay about what happens when your body changes and you don't know how to dress it. Read more on jojotastic.com

I haven’t really thought this post through completely and, warning, it might get a little complain-y. Lately, I’ve been having this feeling that I have nothing to wear. Nothing feels right, nothing makes me feel cute or sexy or like what I have on is flattering. It all just feels blah and totally unspecial. A big part of it is that my body has changed a lot. I spent all winter and spring training and working out. Now that I’ve sat on my butt for 13 weeks with a broken leg, I’ve gotten soft. I definitely have a tummy pooch and only 2 pairs of my jeans fit me now. After working so hard all winter, this just adds one more frustration on top of dealing with a broken leg.

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the friday edit

the friday edit. pink velvet mules, embroidered graphic tee, new herbivore botanicals toner, rachel comey earrings.

Happy Friday, you guys! In case you missed my update on Instagram Stories, I finally have good news about my leg. I saw my doctor 2 days ago and he’s really happy with the results from last Friday’s small surgery. The gap between the broken bits has closed more and it’s definitely looking way more promising in there. And here’s the best news: I don’t need to wear the clunky, heavy boot around anymore! I’m beyond thrilled about that. It’s still hurts a bit to put weight on my leg, but my mobility is improving more and more each day. It finally feels like some progress is being made in my healing and I couldn’t be happier.

Here’s some stuff I’ve been eyeing lately…

Velvet is still a huge trend, so I’m kind obsessed with these pink suede mules.

I’m happiest in a tee, especially one with a sassy message. This one says You Little Shit and I love it.

I pretty much love anything from Herbivore Botanicals, so I’m stoked to try the new Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner.

This bag. OMG.

I desperately want these statement earrings.

Have a great weekend!

DIY // geometric tassel earrings

Make these pretty geometric tassel earrings in under a half an hour!

I’m extra excited to share this post, because it takes me back to my first crafting love: jewelry making. Stringing rainbow-hued pony beads onto sparkly plastic cord in elementary school was basically my gateway drug into the world of DIY. Luckily, my tastes have matured a bit over the years, and now I’ve moved on to silk tassels and brass charms.

My goal whenever I make jewelry now is make it look anything but homemade. The key to this is using quality materials and having the right tools on hand. Needle-nose pliers are a must have, because they allow you to easily create finished loops. Other than that, this project is a total breeze! In less than 30 minutes you’ll be in the possession of a pair of statement-making geometric tassel earrings that are so polished and on trend people will be asking where you bought them.

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vintage babe chic from DÔEN

vintage babe chic from @shopdoen bohemian boho peasant top and style via jojotastic on jojotastic.com

I’m not gonna lie, having a broken leg and wearing an unsightly air boot is really cramping my sartorial senses. This summer has found me living in t-shirt dresses, with the occasional pair of cut offs thrown into the mix. The look is pretty basic and I’m very over it, especially after discovering these gorgeous pieces from DÔEN. This is the vibe that I want to be my everyday style: vintage, chic, babelicious, and reminiscent of the western prairie.

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get the look // all white everything

I usually end up waiting until after Memorial Day to wear my summer whites, mostly because it’s still too cold, rainy, and grey here in Seattle. This week we’ve had some pretty summery weather so I’m really excited to get back to some of my warm weather favorites, like this all white look from the archives. Honestly, one of my favorite ways to dress in the summer is head-to-toe white. It feels really fresh and modern to me, especially when boho touches like embroidery and sheer pieces are mixed in. Here are a few new white pieces I’m dying to add to my wardrobe this summer:

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DIY // boho pom pom + tassel umbrella

April showers bring May flowers! Prepare for those rainy days with this DIY boho pom pom and tassel clear bubble umbrella. Get the full craft tutorial on Jojotastic.com

Hi guys, just chiming in to introduce our new DIY editor, Hannah of Homemade Banana! She’s a DIY and crafting pro with super cute style and a some really fun, fresh ideas to share. I’m excited to switch things up a bit and showcase Hannah’s great projects and voice! — Joanna

Here in Seattle, we’re well-versed in the art of rainy day style. Galoshes are an absolute must-have and a good raincoat is indispensable… but for those cool, grey days when April showers seem endless and May flowers seem so far away, desperate measures must be taken. It’s no secret that Joanna is a big fan of all things tassel related, so it seemed only logical to fight the rainy day doldrums with a beautifully bohemian umbrella decked out in colorful handmade tassels — and a few pom poms for good measure.

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12 super cute shoe + bag combos for spring

12 super cute shoe + bag combos for spring. more fashion inspiration on jojotastic.com

You guys, news alert: the sun is shining in Seattle. It’s been a loooong winter here, so my spring fever is coming out in full force. I want to get my spring style game on point, so I’ve been updating my wardrobe with lots of shoes and bags lately. I noticed that there are some really fun trends happening right now in terms of materials, colors, and textures, which then got me thinking of some super cute shoe + bag combos. Let the mixing and matching begin…

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