for your friday

In case you missed my message on Instagram the other day, a few changes are coming to this space. One is happening rightthisminute… I’m ending our link love column and morphing it a bit. Instead, I thought back to what I’d want to see on a blog on a Friday. Usually by the time this much-anticipated day rolls around, I’m feelin’ pretty worn out from the week and aching for some inspiration. Fashion, home decor, jewelry, artists… whatever form, gimme that eye candy and make it quick. I want my Friday finds to feel curated, but not exactly trend-driven. Things that have caught my eye, but don’t warrant an entire blog post. Things that play well together, but aren’t besties. It will be an evolution, but I’m excited for a different approach to closing the week.

inspiration for your friday //

Clearly this week I’ve got a thing for neutrals paired with metallics. Lately, bronze and copper have felt more like a color choice more so than a material choice. These tones are popping up across the spectrum and are no longer reserved solely for jewelry or home.

bronze coffee scoops from Mues, patterned pots from Terrain, faux leather piped coat from Zara, devoré velvet dress from Zara, marbled pillowcases from Urban Outfitters.

the most amazing copper tea kettle EVER // inspiration for your friday // gorgeous wallpaper by @justinablakeney // inspiration for your friday //

The fact is that I’ve sort of had enough with color thanks to the glut of the holidays. I want everything to feel clean, fresh… easy. I’m not ready to shed pattern just yet, but instead I want scale to be practically miniature and the artwork itself to feel graphic. None of this feels precious or precise. Rather, it’s more about a sophisticated casualness mixed with a slight twist of boho.

copper teapot from CB2, Fez wallpaper by Justina Blakeney for Hygge & West.

inspiration for your friday // inspiration for your friday //

And don’t forget the importance of circles. Even within my own designs, I’ve always been fascinated by the circle. My sketchbooks are often found to be full with different takes on this classic.

Didion crewneck pullover from La Garçonne, understory top no. 1 by Lu., enjoy swing sconce from Schoolhouse Electric, rhinestone ring from & Other Stories, crewneck pullover from La Garçonne.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest digital influencer and former textile designer with an eye for beautiful things. Jojotastic is a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress home, interior styling, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style.

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  1. 1.11.16
    Tiffany said:

    love it! after the holidays this is exactly how i’m feeling. a very visually soothing post.

  2. 1.11.16
    Tiffany said:

    love it! after the holidays this is exactly how i’m feeling. a very visually soothing post.