11.29.2011

XMAS & BDAY WISHLIST

Christmas / Birthday wish list


  • Jeffrey Campbell's CUFFED
  • Ballet flats by Yosi Samra
  • Wendy Nichol ring
  • "Please Don't Leave" door rug
  • Handmade watercolor/sketch book
  • Gold Rush by One Teaspoon
  • Antique bottles to add to my collection
  • daVinci sable watercolor rounds #s 6, 8, and 10

I need to start utilizing the draft mode, otherwise all my posts will be published during my most active hours: 1-4am.

xoxo

11.27.2011

GLITTER AND VELVET

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Vintage Lurex Gold Glitter leotard (for sale!), Vintage velvet mini skirt (for sale!), Deena & Ozzy boots

These were taken at the Redbury Hotel after our friend played next door at the Avalon. It was my mistake for forgetting to switch up the shutter speed on my AE-1, but I actually kind of like how they turned out. I was really excited to finally wear this shimmering gold bodysuit (which reminds me of holiday tinsel) with my beloved velvet maxi that I transformed into a mini. It was the best decision ever--the maxi was just way too much fabric and I'm using the scraps to make a DIY turban and attach my Chanel button to make a velvet bow.

Aaand, good news for Closet Shop customers! If you didn't see my announcement on tumblr or facebook page, I'm having a sale for "Cyber Monday": Free domestic shipping and (extremely) reduced international shipping on new items posted tonight and tomorrow! This starts as soon as I post the item and ends Nov. 28 at midnight my time (PST.) Happy shopping!

Lastly, giveaway winner will be announced tonight on the shop's facebook :)

xoxo

11.26.2011

MISSION

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Vintage silk leotard, leopard maxi skirt c/o Beginning Boutique, body chain c/o Brittany Miranda

Leotards and maxis (this one is my favorite via Beginning Boutique) are a match made in heaven for me, and the addition of this beautiful body chain I received from Brittany Miranda was the cherry on top. Something about the irony of metal hardware made for draping delicately of one's shoulders just gets me.

PS; I will be announcing the winner of my 3.1 Phillip Lim x Shopbop giveaway tomorrow!

xoxo

11.25.2011

THANKSGIVING




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Stud bussle back dress and Spot velvet flippy dress

Today, I give thanks for my family, my friends, my good health, and these two new dresses I purchased from Topshop ;)

xoxo

11.23.2011

DEAD LEAVES AND THE DIRTY GROUND


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Vintage silk button-up playsuit (for sale!), Christian Dior purse, Silence & Noise blazer, AA shorts, UO leg warmers, ballet flats

I was stoked when I (actually, Kristine) found this silk button-up romper playsuit onesie... thing. On the hanger it looks a bit disproportionate, but when worn, feels amazing! I've come to realize that all bodysuits should be made out of silk--nothing comes close to the luxurious feel on your bottom. Not to mention its functionality. This one is great for wearing under your sheer maxi skirts or a pair of lace flares. Worn under a sold skirt or shorts, and it passes as an average button-up, as shown above. I can also imagine the bounds of fun it would be to prance around the house wearing this alone; just add in the American Apparel thigh highs and a brush to sing into. The photo below portrays what it looks like exactly, and in the background is the new wallpaper le boy got me!

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Reminder: My $100 Shopbop giveaway ends tomorrow!
xoxo

11.21.2011

REALY, VERY

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This is a notification of the US launch for very.com! This British e-tailor is now officially opening here in the states, and I'm so glad I found out. They've got tons of affordable designer pieces for all seasons. While browsing the endless pages of quality products, I laid my eyes on French Connection's Mary Jane Suede Shoes... adorable! Those are definintely making it into my e-shopping cart. Best of all, if you enter your email below, they'll send you a 20% coupon for your purchase on Black Friday/Cyber Monday.


This has been a sponsored post!
xoxo

11.20.2011

SUNSHINE

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Semi-sheer Pleated Dress (for sale!), vintage cardigan, gifted shoes

Rocks and gravel is not the easiest terrain to tread on while clad in even the shortest heels. I'm still wondering how I managed to avoid face planting. In any case, dress is up for sale here :)

There are four days left to enter my $100 giveaway to Shopbop, enter here

xoxo

11.18.2011

GIFFY


Happy Friday! This weekend will be all business: starting my day job again (after more than five months), a little "camping," and shooting for my shop. This is a little close up gif of my new creepers le boyy got me as part of my present for our third anni.

Have a good weekend!
xoxo

IT'S BEACHY

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Beginning Boutique's newest lookbook! A little disappointed that I missed out on One Teaspoon's Kiss of Death dress, but now I've got my eyes on the Gold Rush dress. Additionally, they're giving away a $500 It Girl wardrobe on their facebook page.

xoxo

11.15.2011

SHAGGY, BABY

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Vintage velvet and sheer bodysuit (for sale!), American Apparel Chiffon skirt & bow

I got this new Flokati rug from UO a few weeks ago; I was soo excited to find a suitable disguise for the carpeting in my new room. Being cursed with horrible allergies, the switch from wood floors to taupe carpet was quite a shock. For future reference, I now have learned that I am never moving into a room with carpeting again. I've done a handful of significant improvement to my room since these photos, so I'll photograph the finished product shortly!

On to this bodysuit! I snagged this at a vintage shop, and I couldn't be more excited to show you guys. The body is constructed of extremely soft crush velvet, while the sleeves are fluffy and sheer. You can purchase it at my Closet Shop, along with a few other items I've just added.

Lastly, if you haven't yet, enter my $100 giveaway with Shopbop!

xoxo

11.14.2011

GIVEAWAY: SHOPBOP x 3.1 PHILLIP LIM

$100 Giveaway on my blog
Shopbop Giveaway by joellenl featuring magnetic jewelry

To celebrate Thanksgiving here in the States, I'm showing my thankfulness to my readers by hosting a ShopBop giveaway for $100 to use on anything throughout the site! Personally, I especially love their accessories. I've picked out some of my favorites by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Miguel Ases, and House of Harlow 1960. This is just a small sample of what they have to offer, and you can already see the variety of choices available, not to mention Wendy Nichol's iconic Birds Eye ring (not pictured). And just a word of advice, do not pass up checking the sale section! There are some serious deals.

How to enter (2 easy steps):
•First, click the 'like' button, and comment this entry with your name (or the one use for your facebook).

•Finally, follow my blog! If you don't have blogger, you can use your Twitter or Gmail/Yahoo account.
•Upon winning, I can contact you via facebook or email; if you prefer email, please state your email address as well.


Increase your chances!
•1 EXTRA ENTRY: Follow my twitter and RT this tweet. (Leave your twitter name in the comment so I know who are you!)
•1 EXTRA ENTRY: Follow me on Bloglovin'

Giveaway closes this Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24 . Goodluck!
xoxo

11.13.2011

PORT

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Upon le boy's relatively new employment at an art store, I decided to take advantage of it and pick up painting with watercolors. I've always been keen on sketching, so I gave painting a try. Watercolor is definitely a different medium than other paints; taking into account speedier drying times, runoff, and so much more variation between values is totally new to me. I've barely scathed the surface, but each time I practice, they get a lot better--which is totally relieving to me. Frankly, my first ones were pretty atrocious! The first few were practice pieces before I started working on originals. Ramblings aside, you can check out my progress, sketches, and ancient recreational collages (made via good ol' MS Paint) on my mini portfolio you may have noticed in the top navigation bar: Portfolio

xoxo

11.10.2011

POSTAL SERVICE

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Vintage Chiffon Ruffle Blouse and 90's Vicose Floral Maxi Skirt (both for sale!)

Quick shots behind the local post office, shipping off items to my lovely customers. Ironically, the same fate awaits this outfit. While taking these photos, le boy tells me sheepishly, "You should call this post Amish Paradise!" My response? Cool story :p

xoxo

11.06.2011

CLOSET SHOP MAKEOVER

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JLOVE'S CLOSET SHOP

I spent waay too long this weekend working on the html for my closet shop, considering I have no experience beyond image codes, but it's finally done! I wanted to increase the ease of accessibility through the different categories and construction of items, and now I think navigation will be simpler by tenfold. You may have noticed the URL is simpler too, shop.joellenlove.com, to go along with joellenlove.com, which will lead you right here. I've got a new email to join the new gang, as you'll see in my updated contact section to the right: hello@joellenlove.com. I had to stop myself when coming up with the email; I was devilishly tempted to coin herro@joellenlove.com, but I knew some half-wit somewhere, someday would tell me, "You spelled hero wrong."

Moreover, I have two amazing giveaways coming this week, updates I need to get around to, and a few lovely gifts I really need to share with you--including a beautiful body chain thanks to Brittany (I haven't forgotten about you!)

xoxo

KITTY 4EVER


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Vintage Guess DIY cross studded shorts (for sale!), Christian Dior sweater, vintage Mickey tee, Knee-high fringe boots

These were taken pre-Halloween, yet I still insist on wearing these little kitty ears wherever I go. I put up another pair of my DIY studded shorts on the closet shop, and in this post I wanted to convey the ease of converting a traditionally summery piece into a quite comfortable year-round staple. With a chunky vintage Dior sweater on top and a combination of thigh-highs with tall boots down below, it wasn't hard to stay warm on a chilly afternoon (I know, the sun may throw you off, but the coastal breeze is another story!) Knitted tights and an additional coat are great additional accessories for those who live where the mercury in that little glass tube tends to be much lower.

JL's Closet Shop
xoxo

11.02.2011

PONYO!

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For the actual Halloween day, le boy and I dressed as characters from one of our favorite movies, Ponyo, written by Hayao Miyazaki. (You may be more familiar with his previous movies Kiki's Delivery Service and Totoro.) Since le boyy is the man behind the camera, and I'm no tripod aficionado, lappycam photos sufficed. I also had to sport 6 inch heels in order for us to be in the vicinity of camera's view at the same time.



More updates soon!
xoxo

11.01.2011

CREEPING

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Vintage cross studded shorts (for sale!), Comme des Garcons Play tee, gifted jacket, gifted creepers

Vintage store hopping while in search for le boy's Halloween costume. He was pretty satisfied with the creepy vintage kid's mask of a pig with a hot pink mohawk. Me? Not so pleased (I'm easily scared.) I love how it was totally coincidence that the signature Comme des Garcons heart on my shirt matched with the hearts that lined my garter tights.

PS The shorts I'm wearing in this post are for sale! Same shop with a new link: http://shop.joellenlove.com

xoxo
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