window shopping // summer whites (for under $100!)

White is definitely my favorite color to wear. I have an affinity for breezy white tops, white denim, crispy white shirts and sundresses… you name it, if it comes in white, I’m pretty sure I love it. And summer is the perfect time to rock an all white look.  Today I’ve rounded up my favorite picks for this season’s best summer whites — and they all ring in under $100!

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my 5 most versatile wardrobe pieces

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One of the most important things I think I can do for my closet right now is pick out the things that are most versatile. I totally understand that wearing the same thing over and over again can feel a little blah. And who wants blah? Not me. This is why I’m teaching myself to reimagine and mix and match. It’s actually really fun and kind of makes me feel like I’m shopping my own closet. It’s amazing the combinations you can find when you actually stop to look at what you already own.

So I’m going to challenge you to spend a little time in your closet. Pick out your most versatile items and see what kind of combos you can come up with!

Here are my five most versatile wardrobe pieces:

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must-have shoes for a minimalist wardrobe

In the spirit of owning less and loving what I have a little more, I want to keep sharing some of the tips and tricks I’m learning from my no shopping challenge. I’d be lying if I said it’s been easy, but it’s also made me think much more intentionally and consciously and that’s pretty cool, no? Now that it’s halfway through the year, I almost feel like I was in zombie mode before I started all of this. I was also just supremely fed up, but I digress.

Anyway, let’s talk shoes! I wouldn’t say I’m a shoe gal, so not buying them hasn’t been the worst. Full disclosure, though, in my no shopping challenge update you’ll see that at that point, two of the four things I’d bought (I’m allowing for one item per month) were shoes. I mean, what is it about shoes that makes us think we need a million pairs?! This is why in today’s post I’m taking charge and really, and I mean REALLY, narrowing it down and sharing the core pairs you should have in your closet to live that minimal life.

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how to incorporate new trends when you’re on a shopping freeze

How to incorporate new trends when you're on a shopping freeze | Jojotastic

At the beginning of 2018, I introduced my intention to quit shopping for the entire year. After a few months, I shared an update, including the items I had purchased (one item a month is allowed—for the full set of “rules” see the original post). I’ve heard from so many of you that you’re tackling similar shopping freeze challenges, so I want to really dig in and share how I’m making my current wardrobe work a little harder. Luckily, I haven’t really felt the need to go on a binge and buy everything in sight, which is great. I have, however, had to spend time really thinking about how to make my existing closet work. I have a gazillion weddings (read: five) and personal events coming up, so getting creative is a must. So far, this what I’ve come up with:

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window shopping // floral dresses (for under $100!)

source: Anna Glove x H&M floral dress.

Fun fact: one of my first jobs was designing floral prints for women’s underwear. Sometimes it feels I’d be a millionaire if I got $1 for every floral print I have drawn… so it’s especially funny to me when I see floral prints making a resurgence! But what could be more perfect for spring and summer dresses??  Today I’ve rounded up my favorite picks for this season’s cutest floral dresses — and they all ring in under $100!

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update about my ‘no shopping’ challenge

Quarterly update about my ‘no shopping’ challenge! A personal essay about my year of no shopping. intention, goal and resolution to not buy clothing, accessories, or jewelry for all of 2018. read more on jojotastic.com #noshopping #lessismore #fewerbutbetter #minimalism #smallspaces

When I decided on my no shopping challenge back in January, I had no idea what to expect. Would I feel a crazy impulse to buy buy buy? Would I unlock some magical, zen approach to getting dressed? Would I get so tired of the same pair of jeans that I’d go nuts and buy 15 new ones? When I initially wrote the post, it seemed like a lot of you felt the same way I did about shopping, that you were totally spent and needed a shift in attitude toward the entire idea of buying. I wanted to check in with you guys to not only update you, but also to share some anecdotes about these past 4 months of going without buying clothing, accessories, or jewelry.

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