lovely underthings // Valentine

My love of pretty little underthings is somewhat well documented (remember this post about my favorite Free People bras?), but these pieces from Valentine are totally mind-blowing. I never really thought I needed so many bralettes until I saw this one. The details of all these lingerie pieces are quite lovely: stretchy lace, soft spandex, and color like dusty rose, garden green, and seafoam green. I especially love their stark nude color. It’s the perfect shade to wear under white tees, but pretty enough to wear for a hot date.

lovely underthings // ValentineI’m not exactly a thong girl either, but these ones are just so pretty.

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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!

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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.

Archival Clothing

Summer might be in full-swing in other parts of the country, but San Francisco seems to have a certain… chill in the air. Maybe that’s why I’m already feelin’ ready for a touch of fall, a touch of cozy perfection. When the latest lookbook from Archival Clothing found it’s way into my inbox, I knew it was exactly what I had in mind. Rugged, functional, and handsome, these pieces offer all the things I love while being 100% made in America. There’s just a certain durable simplicity to this collection, don’t you think?

archival clothing archival clothing archival clothing archival clothing archival clothingBe sure to head over to Archival Clothing to shop Roll Top MessengersDay PacksShoulder TotesWaxed Trail CapsAmerican-made sweats and muuuch more.

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beautiful things

Sometimes it’s all about pretty things, the stuff that makes my heart sing. Lace, for example. An avid opposer of underwired bras, I’m all about soft, lacy, comfortable bralettes. The prettier, the better. I don’t own a chest of drawers – instead, my underpinnings are a tangle of lace, straps, and satin in a canvas basket. It’s actually quite pretty. (lace bralette from Aimee-Cherie Intimates.)

beautiful thingsHow sweetly gorgeous is this little clay pod It’s low, wide shape calls to mind the perfect skipping stone. (jewelry pod from Parq Boutique.)

beautiful thingsIs there anything more lovely than the feel and color of vegetable tanned leather? (envelope clutch by YUE.)

beautiful thingsEternally a sucker for good packaging. (Summerbird chocolate, designed by Homework.)

beautiful thingsI’m not sure if there is anything more special than hand-molded beads. I love the thought of the clay bearing the maker’s thumbprint. (#11 necklace by RK Design.)

Summer Kind of Wonderful by Bridge & Burn

My thoughts on Bridge & Burn‘s summer collection? I want it all. To photograph this collection with Cara Denison, they headed to Battleground Lake—an idyllic camping spot that’s just about 45 minutes north of Portland. The plan was to capture all the moments you might have on a real camping weekend, from early morning coffee on the dock, a stroll through the woods, catching some rays on the water in the day and then chilling out as the sun starts to sink in the sky. With a collection full of striped tees, plaid shifts, and functional jackets, I think they’ve done just that. I love the PNW vibe of the photos and pieces and how it feels like one giant, perfect road trip. I’m feeling so inspired by this collection — all I want to do is go camping!

Summer Kind of Wonderful by Bridge & Burn
Seriously, all I want in life is to be this girl.

Summer Kind of Wonderful by Bridge & Burn
Summer Kind of Wonderful by Bridge & Burn
Also, can this man be my boyfriend? Please and thanks.

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venice beach packing list

It is time for some vacation! This week I’d cutting out early and headed to Venice Beach for the 4th, as well as some much needed R&R. A girlfriend and I booked an amazing Airbnb cottage right in Venice Beach, so I’m pumped for some beach time, good eats, and shopping on Abbot Kinney. As I’m packing for this trip, I find myself gravitating towards flowy summer dresses in a fairly restrained color palette of crisp white, charcoal, and a touch of minty blue. I’m utterly loving the dress selection from Urban Outfitters right now — here are a few of my favorites.

venice beach packing list
I love the sheer simplicity and femininity of each dress. These frocks truly fall into that desirable category of ‘throw it on and breeze out the door.’ Plus, I’m super jazzed that my hair is fiiinally long enough to rock a crown braid (check out the proof on Instagram)… I’ll be wearing this super romantic look during my entire vacation.

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enter to win a shirt of your choosing from California Tailor // jojotastic.com #giveaway

Ladies, meet your new best friend, California Tailor. In the true spirit of California, this laid-back line of woven shirting is seriously gorgeous. Freshly launched this year, Shirt No. 1 was born from “the desire to create the perfect, American made, button down woven shirt” and I feel like designer Gill Mclean has done just that! The shirt is breezy and comfortable, boxy yet still feminine. I love to wear mine tied at the waist with a pair of vintage cutoffs and sky-high platform sandals.

Today we’re lucky because California Tailor is giving away one Shirt No. 1!

enter to win a shirt of your choosing from California Tailor // jojotastic.com #giveawayEnter up to 8 times for a chance to win 1 shirt of your choosing from California Tailor. One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday July 1 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US and Canadian residents only. Winner will receive one shirt valued at $168. Good luck!California Tailor giveawayenter to win a shirt of your choosing from California Tailor // jojotastic.com #giveawayenter to win a shirt of your choosing from California Tailor // jojotastic.com #giveaway
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Disclosure: I received product to review for this post. However 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.

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