Monday, February 20, 2017

How to Style Vintage with Retro Reload

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Kimono: Retro Reload
Mandarin Collar Coat: Retro Reload
Cream Circle Shaped Earrings: Retro Reload
Gold Bauble Earrings: Retro Reload
Woven Basket Belt: Vintage 
Cream Croco Print Belt: Retro Reload
Brown Bag:Vintage 
Pants: La Bijou 
Leather Flap Bag: Tano
Boots: Donald J. Pliner
Bamboo Sunglasses: Gucci
Pink Sunglasses: Dior
Photography: Franz Swantko
Makeup: Elizabeth Jones
Eye Shadow: Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette
Hair: Drybar
* This is a sponsored post

Hello!  How are you doing?  Today, I want to talk with you about How to Style Vintage Clothing with Retro Reload.  I have been shopping at Retro Reload for years because everyone there is always so friendly and helpful.  A good chunk of my vintage wardrobe has come from there as well. This is a special collaboration post that I am excited to be a part of because it allows me to share how I style Asian inspired vintage clothing with modern pieces as well.  And did I ever tell you that I am part Asian myself? Well, now you know:)

What's nice about Kimonos and Mandarin collared coats are that they have luxurious fabrics and can be worn with great versatility and can be dressed up or down.  

In the first set of photos, I chose to style my lovely kimono as a dress (but you can also wear it as a top or loose coat) and added a neutral belt to give it a waist. I paired it with knee-high Italian stretch suede boots with a stiletto heel from Donald J. Pliner.  Then, I added a brown vintage bag and Gucci sunglasses to match my shoes.  Additionally, I found these beautiful cream circle shaped earrings with a pretty design on them almost like a picture (featured in a close up photo above).  As  you can see, Retro Reload has quality unique pieces of clothing and jewelry.  Just another reason to love them so much:)

In the second set of photos, I chose to style a beautiful cream Mandarin collar brocade coat with fringe tassels. This material is so luxurious and has some shine to it, so you can choose to dress it up with a pair of slacks or with a skirt and heels.  Today, I chose to style a more casual look.  I added a neutral belt to give it a waist and some matching accenting pieces in gold, blue, and pumpkin to bring out the details in the coat.  These pants are from La Bijou and fit snug like a legging (but with thicker material) which fits perfectly with these brown boots.  I also added an earthy pumpkin colored leather flap bag from Tano and these gold bauble vintage earrings to bring out the pumpkin and gold in the jacket. Lastly, the pink Dior glasses add that extra pop!

If you are looking for a pleasant way to spend your day, plan a visit to Retro Reload where they have a wide selection of unique vintage pieces and dazzling accessories to make your outfit pop.

Retro Reload isn't just another shopping destination, trust me, it's a Memorable Shopping Experience:)  


Address Here: 

Retro Reload
24630 Narbonne Ave., Lomita, CA 90717
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-7:30pm, Sundays 11am-5pm



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Throwback Thursday New Year's Eve Style

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Dress: Vera Wang
Bracelet/Headband: Deepa Gurnani
Shoes: Saint Laurent
Bag: Zac Posen
Earrings: Vintage
Makeup: Elizabeth Jones
Photography: Franz Swantko

Hello!  How are you?  What did you do to celebrate New Year's Eve?  I usually enjoy events and then post them afterwards.  How about you? These photos are from New Year's Eve, so I thought I'd do a Throwback Thursday post to show you what I wore.  We were able to snap some photos a little before the celebrating began at our beautiful local Renaissance Hotel.  This was the night to wear sparkly attire, so I  pulled out this beautiful gold/ champagne sequin and black lace dress from Vera Wang that I purchased at Saks.  I was waiting for an event to wear this dress, and New Year's Eve was definitely it. It was raining a lot that day so my hair developed flyaways, but oh well...what can you do about the rain right?  

This bracelet I am wearing is from Deepa Gurnani, a brand I recently discovered and I have to tell you that I am in Love with their work.  This piece was originally a headband, but I thought it was so pretty and matched my dress perfectly, so I wrapped it around my wrist a couple of times and made it into a bracelet accessory.  

What do you think about wearing highly embellished headbands also as bracelets?


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

When Emerald Meets Greenery


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Photo By: Franz Swantko
Makeup By: Elizabeth Jones
Have you ever asked someone where they would like to go on vacation and they responded with a destination that literally included Greener Pastures?  
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Photo By: Franz Swantko
There is a reason for that.  The color of Greenery is associated with our natural surroundings. Greenery makes us feel refreshed and regenerated with plants and trees all around us.
Photo By: Joanna Joy
According to the Pantone Color Institute, "Greenery" is the color of the year for 2017.

I could show you what it looks like, but I will let you imagine the color with these descriptions (or you could just Google it Pantone Greenery 15-0343):

Similar to the color of a green apple.
Much like the inside of an avocado. 
Think Matcha Green Tea:)
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Photo By: Franz Swantko

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Photo By: Joanna Joy
 Greenery is identified with feelings of growth, revitalization, and a sense of renewal. 
Photo By: Joanna Joy
The color Greenery also represents ideas related to: good health, nutritious vegetables, refreshing clean air, and overall rejuvenation. 
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Harvest Salad @ Linden Public in Downtown Long Beach
Photo By: Joanna Joy
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Salud Juice in Long Beach
Photo By: Joanna Joy
Emerald (Pantone Color of the Year in 2013) is slightly different than Greenery (this year's color of the year) as you can see here in these photos.  
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Vintage Emerald and Peridot Crystal Necklace
Photo By: Joanna Joy

So, what is the difference?


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Photo By: Franz Swantko
Makeup By: Elizabeth Jones

Emerald is described as a color of vitality, harmony, balance, and luxury.  When Emerald meets Greenery, you can see how they compliment each other. They are two unique shades of the same color spectrum.  Both beautiful, yet slightly different.  


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Photo By: Franz Swantko
Makeup By: Elizabeth Jones

Today, I am wearing a Vintage Pantone Color from 2013 and this vintage crystal necklace actually incorporates both shades of green into it.  


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Photo By: Franz Swatko
Makeup By: Elizabeth Jones
I always get asked, "Where are you going to wear that?"
I've worn this dress out to a nice dinner and a wine bar with a long coat thrown over it in the winter.  If you wore this dress, where would you wear it to?

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Photo By: Franz Swantko
Makeup By: Elizabeth Jones

If you could use these two colors to describe yourself...Which Unique Shade of Green would you be, Emerald or Greenery?

One last thought, Greenery is also the color of New Beginnings, which is a perfect way to start off the new year in 2017. 


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Photo By: Joanna Joy


Here are some questions to ask yourself to start off the new year...


What new things will you begin?
How will you grow?
Where will you travel to rejuvenate?
When will you start?
Why not now?  And if not now, then when?

I'd love to hear your responses in the comments below.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Eshakti Style

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Photography: Franz Swantko
Makeup: Elizabeth Jones
Blouse: Eshakti
Bag: Zac Posen
Boots: Zara
Trousers: Ann Taylor
Blazer: Vintage

* This is a sponsored post and I received this blouse to review.  However, I was not paid for this post.

Hello!  How are you doing?  It was raining on the day that we took these photos, so I had to hold an umbrella in most of these shots.  Hope you don't mind.  

Today, I wanted to talk about the brand Eshakti.  This company recently contacted me to write a review of one of their items, so I chose this beautiful black blouse with royal blue contrasting outlines.  As you can see, this blouse has beautiful details and is very well made.  This shirt took some time to arrive, but I was pleasantly surprised.  It even came with a matching black tank top to wear underneath. 

 What I enjoyed most about my shopping experience from Eshakti is that I was able to customize it.  Not only did they have my size, but I was also able to choose the sleeve length.  They gave me options to make this blouse into a short sleeve, long sleeve, a shorter length above the elbow, or three-quarter length below the elbow.  Nice!

They also do a great job of giving you choices for customization in regards to:
  • Length of dresses
  • Type of sleeves
  • Desired Necklines
To see how it works click Here


 They even offer clothing from size 0-36W or you can customize to your size.

Other things to Love About Eshakti:

They offer a downloadable Mobile App with 10% off of orders placed through the app.
They offer free return shipping to all orders in the US.

You can see all of their New Arrivals Here and Valentine's Day Outfits Here

This is my second time ordering from Eshakti and I would highly recommend them.

Hope you have a Wonderful Week!








Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lessons from The Intern



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Have you ever seen the movie The Intern?  If you haven't already seen it, I would definitely recommend it.  I watched this movie a few months ago and loved it.  There were a few themes woven throughout this story that I thought we could apply in our own lives.  


Here are a few lessons we can learn from The Intern...


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1. Creating a Work/Life Balance

This can be tricky, especially when you're under the pressure of trying to "Do It All".  Whether you're a Super Mom/Dad, a Super Single Mom/Dad, or are a Super Single Person and are striving for Excellence in Every Aspect of Your Life, finding that balance at home and at work can create a happier you.


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  • Make Time for Exercise- Making time for exercise before work, after work, or taking a walk with our loved ones after dinner is essential. A 20-minute walk to get out of our minds and into our bodies is better than doing nothing.  
  • Tech Free Meal Time- We had a life before cell phones, well some of us did.  There is absolutely no need for us to be on the phone constantly texting or in front of a screen watching video after video.  Also, our response to that latest email can wait a minute while we decompress a little with our loved ones talking face to face over dinner.
  • Pre-Plan Meals- Starting out a crock pot meal in the morning will save us time when we get home from a long day at work.  There are also companies like Sun Basket or Blue Apron where we can order organic meals that are responsibly sourced.  Some meal delivery services cater to a vegetarian, gluten-free, and paleo diets that can be conveniently delivered directly to our homes.  
  • Delegating/ Outsourcing- If we are the boss lady or man, we may want to delegate duties or outsource a service.  Delegating specific tasks to members of our team can grant us extra time to work on more important projects and also give our employees more opportunities to grow and shine.

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2. Befriending the Most Senior Professional in Your Company-  When a well-seasoned professional speaks, we know it.  It's in their professional demeanor, acumen, and in the way they dress.  In this movie, he might have come in as a Senior Intern, but he walked in as a very Wise Seasoned Professional.  Have you ever heard of this phrase?  Birds of  a Feather, Flock Together?  When we are new at a company, we don't know everything, but Senior Members do.  It's good to get to know them, let them mentor us and most importantly, Listen. They've been there longer than we have and they know what it takes to be successful in that company's culture.  Making sure we stay humble and ask questions is important to remember.  After all, their wisdom can help build our strength.


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3. Never Underestimate Someone Else's Abilities or Talk Down to Your Team When You Become "The Boss Lady or Boss Man"
Understanding each person's strengths can be the biggest asset to any organization.  Taking an inventory of each person's abilities is key.  They may even do certain things better than you can.  So, if you hire them, let them do what they do best.  Also, showing respect to your team by not talking down to them will make Everyone Feel Like Someone.




Photography: Franz Swantko
Makeup: Elizabeth Jones
Hair: Drybar
Dress: Zara
 Heels: Brian Atwood
Envelope Clutch: Sorelli
Scarf: Simply Vera Vera Wang
Sunnies: Tom Ford
Jacket: Armani Exchange
Satchel: Ralph Lauren


Sunday, January 15, 2017

A & F Inspired Holiday Decor

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Photo By: Joanna Joy


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Awesome Red and Gold Sequin Christmas Tree Decoration
Photo By: Joanna Joy


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Photo By: Joanna Joy


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Photo By: Joanna Joy



Photography: Franz Swantko
Makeup: Elizabeth Jones
Gazebo Styled By: Joanna Joy
Jacket: Abercrombie and Fitch
Pants: J Brand
Boots: Uggs

Hello!  How is your weekend going?  

This is my Part 2 Holiday in Review Post.  Today, I wanted to show you the inspiration for the decor in our gazebo.  One of my favorite jackets to wear in the winter is this A and F jacket with a furry hood.  I bought this jacket years ago and can't seem to part with it.  This jacket is so comfortable and warm and is perfect to stay cozy inside of the gazebo.

My inspiration for the inside of this gazebo came from the inside lining of this A and F jacket (featured in the hood above).  I wanted to make it look and feel like the inside of and A and F jacket :)  

What do you think?  Are you feeling it?

This is one of my casual cold weather looks.  I've been wearing my cozy Uggs constantly this winter because it has been cold and raining so much in California.  Uggs are a winter essential in my opinion.  Rain rarely happens, but I am so glad to see it because we are in a severe drought and we definitely need it.  How do you feel about wearing skinny pants? Corduroy skinny pants are some of my favorite pants to wear when it's cold because I like the fact that they easily be tucked into knee high boots.  These pants are from J Brand and I really like the fit.

This was one of our last photos of the night, so we had a little toast to end the evening.  

Cheers to another creative year of blogging and self-expression!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Throwback Thursday-Christmas Holiday 2016 In Review


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Photo By: Joanna Joy


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Photography: Franz Swantko
Gazebo Styled By: Joanna Joy
Art By: Marcus Chavez
Dress: Vintage 
Necklace: Vintage
Shoes: Guess
Handbag: Moschino

Hello!  How are you doing?  Sorry to get this up so late, but I had taken a little hiatus from the blog during the holidays because I was having fun decorating the gazebo with some of my favorite little elves and celebrating of course (see sip of champagne in a fancy glass above) :)  It took days to set up this gazebo for our Christmas Party.  It was lots of work, but completely worth it.  

What did you do to get ready for the holidays?

Last year, I wore this dress for a Christmas party because I really like emerald green and I really like velvet.  This is my go to Christmas dress.  Last year I wore it with a gold sparkly belt and red blazer, and this year I decided to style it with an emerald and gold crystal vintage necklace.  Burgundy velvet was a nice change to accent this green outfit instead of wearing Christmas Red as well.  I Love these burgundy velvet stiletto heels by Guess. They are old, but I still love wearing them out during the winter season every chance I get.

What did you do to celebrate the holidays in 2016?