Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cream and Silver Lace



Green Tranquil Garden Ann Taylor cream faux leather pencil skirt make up by Cynthia Jensen at Envy Beauty Studio Long Beach Hair by Loryn Ruiz-Mendoza at Enby Beauty Studio Long Beach Mother of Pearl Necklace Pink Flat Pearls Cream Skirt cream Zara blouse handmade silver lace shawl by Joanna Joy astylishlovestory diy shawl  eclectique boutique  fine jewelry Long Beach



Green Tranquil Garden Ann Taylor cream faux leather pencil skirt make up by Cynthia Jensen at Envy Beauty Studio Long Beach Hair by Loryn Ruiz-Mendoza at Enby Beauty Studio Long Beach Mother of Pearl Necklace Pink Flat Pearls Cream Skirt cream Zara blouse handmade silver lace shawl by Joanna Joy astylishlovestory diy shawl  eclectique boutique  fine jewelry Long Beach



Green Tranquil Garden Ann Taylor cream faux leather pencil skirt make up by Cynthia Jensen at Envy Beauty Studio Long Beach Hair by Loryn Ruiz-Mendoza at Enby Beauty Studio Long Beach Mother of Pearl Necklace Pink Flat Pearls Cream Skirt cream Zara blouse handmade silver lace shawl by Joanna Joy astylishlovestory diy shawl  eclectique boutique  fine jewelry Long Beach



Green Peaceful Garden Ann Taylor cream faux leather pencil skirt make up by Cynthia Jensen at Envy Beauty Studio Long Beach Hair by Loryn Ruiz-Mendoza at Enby Beauty Studio Long Beach Mother of Pearl Necklace Pink Flat Pearls Cream Skirt cream Zara blouse handmade silver lace shawl by Joanna Joy astylishlovestory diy shawl  eclectique boutique  fine jewelry Long Beach



Nine West Tan Strap Sandal Heels





Green Peaceful Garden Ann Taylor cream faux leather pencil skirt make up by Cynthia Jensen at Envy Beauty Studio Long Beach Hair by Loryn Ruiz-Mendoza at Enby Beauty Studio Long Beach Mother of Pearl Necklace Pink Flat Pearls Cream Skirt cream Zara blouse handmade silver lace shawl by Joanna Joy astylishlovestory diy shawl  eclectique boutique  fine jewelry Long Beach



Pink Building water fountain walkway pathway green landscape

Skirt: Ann Taylor
Blouse: Zara
Necklace: Eclectique Boutique, Long Beach, CA
Shawl: Handmade by Joanna Joy
Heels: Nine West
Makeup: Cynthia Jensen @Envy Beauty Studio
Hair: Loryn Ruiz-Mendoza @Envy Beauty Studio
Photography: Franz Swantko

Hello!  How is your week going?  Today, I wanted to talk about finding peace in our daily lives, so I put together this outfit with soft cream tones. Then, I added some definition with this silver cream lace shawl and a mother of pearl pastel pink statement necklace.  I wanted to keep my shoes neutral so the lace details and necklace could be the focal point. I cut this piece of lace and tied it up into a shawl.  What do you think?

Vacations are over, classes are back in session, and the hustle and bustle of daily life has started to kick back into high gear.  

For some of us, we never stop working and texting and bury ourselves in our phones and computer screens.  We never take the time to look up from those screens and pay attention to those we love who are sitting right in front of us!  Has anyone noticed this trend?  

I admit, I have also been guilty of this since I started this blog. How about you?  Simply taking the time for ourselves to relax in a tranquil environment (and away from our screens) seems unheard of when we have tons of errands to run, homework to do, photos to edit, and blog posts to get up (not to mention laundry, exercising, cooking, shopping, cleaning, and all that fun stuff).  It's so important to take some time each week to unwind in a tranquil environment away from all of life's daily stresses.  My favorite ways to relax are: spa days, walks by the beach, stretching, blogging (of course), and listening to classical piano.  How do you like to relax?



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Featured In An Interview Today On "Have Clothes, Will Travel"


Hello!  Let me introduce you to one of my favorite bloggers Lindsey, from Have Clothes, Will Travel.  Lindsey is not only a fashionable style blogger, but a featured stylist at Side By Style (and she is for hire). She will be doing a "Featured Fashionista Interview" post on her blog today featuring yours truly:)  This is my first interview as a blogger and she came up with some really insightful questions.  In this interview you will find out why I blog, how A Stylish Love Story came to be, and also hear a few of my style tips!  If you aren't already following her, you should. She has such a beautiful sense of style and she travels around the globe featuring gorgeous photos from all over the world.  We could all live a little vicariously through Lindsey's travels, and clothes:)  Here are some gorgeous photos of Lindsey from Have Clothes, Will Travel






Monday, September 14, 2015

#SeeSummerBetter with Lovely Warby Parker Glasses



Hello!  Happy Monday to you:)  Today, I am participating in another post for the Warby Parker Sunglasses campaign called #SeeSummerBetter.  Here are some photos from my summer walks around town and from one of my favorite local eateries.  The reason I decided to participate in the #SeeSummerBetter campaign for Warby Parker is that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need.  Being able to help other people is one of the reasons I started this blog, and there is nothing better than the feeling of helping someone else in need.  So, if you'd like to help someone else who "really needs to see summer better" by purchasing a pair of sunglasses or prescription, please check out their website here


These sunglasses are my favorite pair from the Warby Parker line.


Sunglasses - Boyd in Marbled Charcoal #Seesummerbetter Warby Parker
Warby Parker "Boyd" Model in Marbled Charcoal 



Long Beach Cupcake Bike Rack
The Most Adorable Cupcake Bike Rack

They also come in prescription lenses that are both playful and professional.


Warby Parker Eyeglasses - Annette in Petal Tortoise #seesummerbetter campaign
Warby Parker "Annette" Model Eyeglasses in Petal Tortoise


James Republic restaurant, hand blown glass light fixture, sustainable food sustainability
James Republic Restaurant
They have vintage inspired frames like these as well.


Eyeglasses - Kimball in Marzipan Tortoise
Warby Parker "Kimbel" Model in Marzipan Tortoise


Long Beach artsy alley
An Artsy Alley

Or, you may want to go with some traditional frames like these.

Eyeglasses - Sims in Violet Magnolia
Warby Parker "Sims" Model in Violet Magnolia


wall art Long Beach bumblebeelovesyou
 Street Art By Bumblebeelovesyou
These are sleek.

Eyeglasses - Linwood in Violet Magnolia
Warby Parker "Linwood" Model in Striped Chestnut




Long Beach Mosaic Tile Bus Stop Column Art Work
A Beautiful Mosaic Tile Column at the Bus Stop

These are also a pretty pair of stylish sunnies.
Sunglasses - Boyd in Marbled Sandstone #seesummerbetter campaign Warby Parker
Warby Parker "Boyd" Model in Marbled Sandstone


Long Beach Mosaic Tile Bench Bus Stop Art Work
Mosaic Tile Bench Bus Stop

How about these beauties?
Sunglasses - Piper in Woodland Tortoise
Warby Parker "Piper" Model in Woodland Tortoise

Photos of Glasses: Compliments of Warby Parker
Street Photos: Joanna Joy

Hope you enjoyed these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them this summer:)

Make it a Magnificent Monday!

XO Joanna

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

My Dresslink Wishlist


Today, I put together a little wishlist of some cute items I saw on the Dresslink website.  Summer is coming to an end, and that also means the beginning of a new school year and a transition to the new fall season.  Since some of us are returning to college and are working with a tight budget, I thought you might appreciate some stylish fall pieces I found at great prices.  Which pieces do you like?

New Women Cool Style Full Length Wool Blend Winder Breaker Trench Coat
Here

Women Fashion Slim Round Neck 3/4 Sleeve High Waist Flower Print A-Line Maxi Long Dress
Here




Women's Retro Slim Waist Dress Chic Elastic Tight Mini Dress
Here
Korea Women Hoodie Jacket Coat Warm Outerwear hooded Zip
Here
New Fashion Women Denim Dress Long Sleeve Lapel Collar Bow Sashes Decoration
Here
Ladies Asymmetric Black White Splicing Round Neck Chiffon Dress
Here

All Images Courtesy of Dresslink