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what i'm packing for the holidays: oversized knit sweater + a ruffled slip

I’ve already shared my tips on packing like a pro for your holiday travels, but what about the items I’m actually packing? I leave for the east coast for 3 weeks straight, so I’ve got to make my clothes count. My uniform of late has been all about layers, which is totally perfect for traveling for extended periods. Just thing of all the possibilities!

The base is always my favorite pair of distressed jeans, either in blue denim or black. Then I layer on a breezy tunic (like this one from Free People) and a chunky knit sweater for warmth. I also like to switch up my tunic choices. On warmer nights or when there’s more of an ‘occasion,’ a good tunic can double as a dress over opaque black tights.

what i'm packing for the holidays: distressed jeans + a sheer tunicI try to keep my color palette tight and lately I’ve been gravitating towards black, charcoal grey, pale grey, and pale pink. It’s kind of weird, but it’s been working for me.

what i'm packing for the holidays: embroidered silk scarf + bucket baglinks: slouchy crewneck sweater from Everlane // trapeze slip from Free People // cut-edge jeans from Madewell // babydoll dress from Free People // pisces scarf from Datura // mini bucket bagsimilar

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When it comes to accessorizing, I’m all about rings. I love ‘em in all varieties: stacked, singular statements, and vintage. So you can imagine my excitement upon finding Minicyn jewelry over on Etsy. Hailing from Paris, Cynthia creates handmade eco-friendly silver and gold pieces with the perfect amount of refined detail. Some of her pieces are boldly modern, yet still delicate, while others take design cues from the Victorian era for the slightest bit of embellishment (like my personal favorite, this ring). If you’re looking for a special handmade gift that is totally unique, Minicyn is for you.

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enter to win $200 to shop BeGood Clothing for organic basics!

If you were to open my closet, you’d notice one thing: lots and lots of basics. I tend to veer toward well-made basics, especially when they are made by companies with a conscience. Enter Begood Clothing, a personal favorite. Their pieces are exquisitely made of gorgeous silks, comfortable cotton, and tailored chambray. Oh, and it’s organic. Oh, and this week we’re giving away $200 to shop their entire collection!

enter to win $200 to shop BeGood Clothing for organic basics! Enter below for up to 8 chances to win. One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday December 2 at 9 am PST. Open to US + Canada residents only. Winner will receive one shopping code valued at $200. Good luck!
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enter to win $200 to shop BeGood Clothing for organic basics! p.s. BeGood has also offered a special 20% code for Jojotastic readers. Use code begoodtastic at check out!

get the look // textural black

When I’m in a hurry, or just feeling uninspired, I tend to pull together my go to look: an all black look, rich with textural fabrics and special details. So as not to look like a somber, gothic blob, I focus on proportions, interesting shapes, and loads of cool texture. Key details like sheer lace, chunky knits, and delicate embroideries make all black ensembles pop, too.

get the look // textural black

When shopping for pieces to add to my all black arsenal, I always look at the details, even when it comes to accessories. Oh, and don’t forget the pretty little underthings (my favorite part).

get the look // textural black

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perfect for fall: luxe mohair sweater from Datura

Datura has long been in my heart, but this fall’s newest arrivals have it pitter pattering to a whole new beat. That mohair, those shapes! It’s all so good and so very… cozy, but in that cool-French-kid sort of way. These pieces are absolutely perfect for layering over my uniform of a white v-neck (this one is my absolute favorite) and distressed black jeans. It’s been a while since mohair was really on my radar, but there’s something about Datura’s simple shapes and styling that makes this yarn feel totally fresh for fall. I’m also totally into their robe coats, which feel like the perfect weight for ‘fall’ here in San Francisco.

midnight blue kimono robe coat from Datura pink mohair from Daturadraped velvet kimono from DaturaAnd please don’t even get me started about the sumptuous crushed velvet. I’ve been hot on the trail for a kimono this fall and this one feels like The One, if you know what I mean. They say when you fall in love, you know…

all black + a camel overcoat pale pink mohair sweater - LOVE charcoal grey mohair robe coat from Datura

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Somn sleepwear from Elk

As a freelancer, I like to consider myself a pajama connoisseur. Being totally frank, it is rare for me to actually get dressed for the first 5 or 6 hours of the day, if at all. Sorry, but I’m not sorry. I think a large part of it stems from having to wear a uniform every. single. day during my schooling. Yup, I was one of those private school kids. So now, I almost have this… rebellious need to never, ever wear khakis and a button-down again. These days, that means pajamas and right now I am currently lusting after the Somn sleepwear collection from Melbourne-based Elk. The shapes themselves are boxy in all the right ways, while the colors are rich and saturated. Oh, and the best part? The materials, of course: sumptuous modal, raw and stonewashed linen, and drapey modal. People, this is what my dreams are made of.

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fall must wear // the varsity jacket

Hello, hello, I’m back from Amsterdam! I had an incredible time and feel so inspired now. It was the height of autumn in Amsterdam, aka exactly what I’ve been craving. Fall fashion is by far my favorite, but I’m always looking for ways to keep my look fresh. Enter the varsity jacket… specifically this made-for-the-ladies version by Unis New York. The men’s version was so popular, they recently decided to debut a women’s friendly version, complete with a shorter arm length (the perfect fix for bunched or hanging sleeves). The materials are the same great suede, leather, and wool as the men’s version, making this the perfect borrowed-from-the-boys look.

fall must wear // the varsity jacket fall must wear // the varsity jacketThe look is really super simple: add feminine touches to make it all your own instead of his. I’m really loving the pop of fuschia on the lips… or go all in and opt to show some lace.

fall must wear // the varsity jacket

If the world was perfect, this gorgeous rust-colored suede bomber jacket would be on my person at all times.

fall must wear // the varsity jacketphotography via Unis New York

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