stay at home club

Oof, Friday, what took you so long? This tee from the Stay At Home Club sums up my plans for the weekend perfectly. The truth is that I’ve been burning the candle at both ends. Between balancing a full-time job, this blog, and an ever-full social calendar, I’ve just not been taking care of myself. And, boy, am I feelin’ the repercussions this week. I’m exhausted. This weekend, I have one thing on my mind: hibernation domination. But what about the following week? It always feels like I can’t keep up, that I am eternally one step behind. The dishes pile up, the floor doesn’t get swept, and my laundry becomes a mountain. Something I’ve thought about doing lately is setting days that are to be treated as “date nights,” but for myself. These are sacred days, days when I will not make plans, but rather focus on the quiet time that I clearly need. I’m a person who requires frequent battery charging, so to speak. Because of this, my goal is to take Sunday and Wednesday for myself. I want these days to sit on the couch with my tiny zoo, clean the kitchen, change my sheets… things like that. I admit, I am one who finds peace in domesticity, so these ‘chores’ are vital to helping me feel more grounded.

So, I’d love to know… what helps you stay balanced and grounded?

image via Stay At Home Club

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.

casual boho style
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

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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effortless simplicity from datura

Maybe it’s California, maybe it’s turning 29, but suddenly all I want is to get back to basics. Datura is the perfect example: timeless, elegant, casual, sophisticated, effortless… the whole nine yards. And don’t even get me started on this photography. It’s taking all of my inner strength not to run to the desert to frolic in floaty layers and chunky knits.

fashion by DaturaDatura is designed in New York under the guidance of Creative Director Stefania Borras, then each piece is made in Barcelona. Designed with free-spirited, adventurous women in mind, Datura explores “the connection between the natural world and our urban lifestyle.” On the business side, the brand promotes slow fashion by focusing on natural fibers for it’s textiles and controlled manufacturing processes.

fashion by Datura
fashion by Datura
fashion by Datura
fashion by Datura
images via Datura

spring time with Toast

Do you ever come across a photo where you feel like you could just move in? That’s how I feel about the entire April lookbook from Toast. Ethereal and weathered, with just a touch of sun-faded color, these photos are moody and romantic. The women look real, the flowers are exquisite, and the clothing actually takes a backseat in the best way possible. It’s all about the lifestyle in these shots — and who wouldn’t want to lounge atop a vintage Mercedes in the desert? That is totally my jam.

springtime with Toast

springtime with Toast

springtime with Toast

springtime with Toast

springtime with Toast
images via Toast

must shop // AYR

My wardrobe has really become simplified as of late. It all started when I was living out of two suitcases, but now that I have my full selection, I still feel the pull toward simpler, bolder, shapes and solid colors. This look is all about proportion, sophisticated hues, and quality fabrics. This is why I’m so excited to share AYR with you today: this online brand believes that “sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to find.” Good thing for us, AYR has a gorgeously curated selection of denim, silk tees, and structural jackets. I don’t know about you, but I want it all.

must shop // AYR
must shop // AYR
must shop // AYR
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