the friday edit

spring shopping must-haves from the shopbop sale! find all my boho fashion inspiration on jojotastic.com

Happy Friday, you guys! I wanted to take the time to let you in on the news of one of my favorite sales of the year with Shopbop. It’s one of those sales that just keeps getting better the more you spend — 20% off orders under $500 or 25% off orders of $500 or more. And there is a LOT on sale. I’m heading to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree next month, so this is a great time for me to stock up on some summery pieces. These are just a few of my picks:

The sale ends April 14, so be sure to make your picks today!

ps — if you haven’t left your feedback already, I’d love to hear from you for the 2017 Reader Survey.

Some good reads this week:

This recipe for vegan coconut fudge brownies sounds amazing.

Also amazing? These yeast-free cinnamon buns. Gimme.

Looking for the ultimate ethnically made dress? Check out Season on Kickstarter!

30 pairs of the best statement earrings.

I’m obsessed with Dabito’s outdoor patio space and these painted floor tiles.

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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Travel Guide: London in 72 hours with Virgin Atlantic

Travel Guide: London in 72 hours with Virgin Atlantic. Get the full trip recap on Jojotastic.com #letitfly #ad @virginatlantic #londonseattle

This post is sponsored by Virgin Atlantic. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

What a whirlwind my recent trip to London was! I’m definitely one of those travelers who does a lot of research before I arrive, but I also make sure to leave room for those happy discoveries that travel (especially international travel) always brings. Virgin Atlantic sent me and 5 other Seattle-based bloggers to London to celebrate the launch of their new direct flights between Seattle and London, so of course I was totally in for a trip to explore this gorgeous, historical city. Without further ado, here’s my travel guide for London!

Brace yourself, this is a looooong post! 

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The Candle Creative + a giveaway

My household is definitely one where I always have at least one candle burning. I love the ambiance that fragrance creates in my home, along with the soft, flicking glow. It’s just… magical. I have many favorite candle brands, but recently one of my favorites, Candelles, launched a new sister-brand, The Candle Creative. The signature fragrances and service are the same, but the focus of the packaging is on collaborations with independent artists.

Keep reading to learn more about these candles + learn about the details of our giveaway!

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checking in

blooming cherry blossoms. Seattle in spring.

Hi guys, how are you? I have to admit, I’ve been a bit out of it ever since I got back from London. Typically travel leaves me bursting with ideas and ready to put that inspiration to good use, but ever since I got back, all I’ve wanted to do is sleep. It’s beyond jetlag, it’s more like… this constant fatigue. I’m eating well, working out, sleeping through the night, but I find myself just constantly tired. I’m thinking of going to my primary care doctor to see what she says and maybe even do some bloodwork. I just don’t feel right. And I think on top of all that are my constant sources of worry: money, balancing many different projects all at once, finishing the bedroom, figuring out when I can renovate the exterior of the house, Noodle’s health… and that’s just a short list. At times I wonder if life will ever slow down or is this just how 32 feels? Like is this just the state of life forever? I can’t decide. It all feels quite overwhelming at times, which leads to me not posting as consistently in this space as I’d like.

These are just some thoughts I’ve had as I pour over your initial feedback to the reader survey I shared yesterday. You guys always seem to know when something is up and it’s so appreciated.

This weekend I’m taking time to do stuff that I love: go to a flea market, make pancakes, and catch up on my reading. The pile of stuff that’s been living on the Eames chair in the living room for months has finally been put away, so all I really want to do is tuck into a good book with tea and a cozy blanket.

I hope you enjoy your weekend!

2017 Reader Survey + giveaway

Help! I'd love your feedback on my blog. 2017 reader survey on jojotastic.com

I have been meaning to do this since January… only 4 months late! Anyways, it’s reader survey time! Last year I asked you guys for your feedback for the first time and it was totally illuminating. It’s been over a year and I’d love to check in with you and see what you love, what you hate, and what else I can offer you to stay inspired!

This survey will be live for a week, so please leave your feedback and thoughts:

Here’s a link if the above widget isn’t loading for you.

And to thank you for your time, I’m running a bit of a giveaway! Make sure you enter your email address on the survey to enter to win a $50 gift card to Amazon. This is coming out of my own pocket, you guys — that’s how important your feedback is to me!

Thanks so much!

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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