Thursday, August 14, 2014

fun friday links

I thought the perfect way to wrap up my week is to link to a few highlights, as well as a few things I'm loving this week on the interwebs. A couple of highlights were 1 - taking an afternoon off of work and playing hooky from emails and headbands and 2 - spending some time playing with watercolors. Not fancy watercolors, but the kind you buy in the kid's school supply aisle. It was so fun and good for my brain to stretch it in another direction...regardless of the outcome. and now? It's link time.  Ready? OKAY.

1. This video made me literally laugh out loud. If you love college football like we do over here in the Davis household, if you went to Texas A&M or just love a ridiculous and spontaneous dance move - watch here

2. These booties have been the MVP of my wardrobe this week. They're just so fun. 

3. Here's a sneak peek// a look into my moodboard for our Fall/Winter line and look book. I'm so used to getting pumped about one product at a time, that I rush into making items available for purchase. I've really been seeking to be intentional about planning a cohesive line, or collection, and praying about it each step of the way. It may take a bit for it all to come together  but the end result will be something I'm proud of and that will all launch at once. I'm pumped about how all the designs are coming together and hope the lookbook turns out the way it looks in my head!

4. We eat a lot of meat around here, but I'm excited to make these meat-less tacos tonight. 

5. ((a flag that waves itself)) This by Rachel on the Influence blog simply nailed it...and by it, I mean the gospel. Well done, friend.

6. Two kick starters to check out - & the boulder food park.

Have a great weekend, y'all!


Monday, August 11, 2014

((outfit schmoutfit)) a nod to summer and a wink to fall

When I wake up in the mornings, there's the teensiest hint of Fall in the air. We're lucky here in Colorado to be able to wear sweaters earlier than most...but we're not *quite* there yet, unless you're up in the mountains. Usually by mid-morning and for sure by noon, it's hot as all get-out. Well, it's really only been hitting upper 80's, lower 90's....but that Colorado sun is brutal, y'all. 

Anywho, this outfit may be a little premature, but oh well. It's been a really difficult season and although I typically LOVE summer - the warm weather, the margaritas, the pool days (of which I've enjoyed zero thus far) - I'm more than anticipating/ready for a new season, a fresh start, a clean slate.  I just realized last week that I haven't really been able to enjoy summer like I should/normally do. This will lead me to squeezing summer for all it's worth the next few weeks and really trying to savor it. It will also lead to more & more excitement as the weather does remain cool and the days get shorter. And football season. I'm excited for football season. Saturdays spent wearing maroon, eating jalapeƱo poppers and watching the Aggies. Oh, yes. Farmer's Fight.  

I'm digressing again. Back to the outfit post. 

This outfit gives just a wink of summer - but the booties really anchor it for Fall, don't you think? Speaking of these booties, I can't really explain to you how much I love them. They're so comfortable and sassy and fun and I want to wear them with everything. When it's too warm, I can toss off the ((gorgeous)) kimono and still nod to the summer temps while anticipating the crisp air that is to come in a few weeks. 

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Lip color: this & this mixed 


Friday, August 8, 2014

((shop update)) bicycle tees now available in the shop!

On Wednesday, we launched our new bicycle tees. They're striped, peplum, and screen printed with a cute little bike. The cute little cap sleeves can be tucked in without bulk or left out. They're perfect for back to school and can be styled so many ways. For my loyal blog readers - you can  use the code OHSWEETBIKE for free shipping on your bike tee, today only! Shop here.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

two "game changer" beauty products

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of a good tube of lipstick. A bold lip is my favorite way to "accessorize" these days...I've always found the best of the best drug store beauty products (my faves can be found here and here), but for the first time in a while - I splurged on two products that I just couldn't keep to myself.  They're totally game changers!

1. Stila lipstick - First, is a lipstick that is liquid, matte and ACTUALLY stays on. I love my lip tar, but I love that this one has a built in applicator and I don't have to wash the brush over and over, or when I need to switch the colors. This stay all day lipstick by Stila (I'm wearing the shade, Carina) is my new fave. I applied at 11 AM, ate lunch around noon, and it still was vibrant ,nor had it smeared. Tip: remove excess on the top like you do with mascara. The applicator works best when the sponge isn't completely saturated with the lipstick. A little goes a long way.

2. Lip strip - Ever decide to just go with chapstick because a bold color looks weird on your dry lips? No more. This lip sugar scrub was gentle, moisturizing and minty. The result was a smooth lip, ready for a bold lip. 

What's your favorite beauty product right now? 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

((outfit schmoutfit)) summertime simplicity

Something I never noticed until recently is how casual our church is. I grew up wearing dresses every Sunday and jeans were simply not an option. Usually, I wear a pair of skinnies, a fun (or plain) top and sandals. These days, if I wear a dress to church - I usually feel overdressed. However, Chase says I'm usually overdressed (in a good way) nothing new there. I like the casual vibe... it seems less pretentious and hopefully people are more comfortable to come as they are. But because of how I grew up, I definitely understand the dressy dress up Sunday mornings. To each their own ;)

Anywhooooo, I digressed there. Moving on, I'm a big fan of dresses that stand alone and don't need accessories. This subtle tribal print shift is perfectly paired with sandals and arm candy/watch. Sure, in the fall it will be great with a floppy wool hat and some booties ((ooooh, will that be great?!)) , but for now? Simplicity is the name of the game. And now for some awkward photos of me standing in one of my flowerbeds. You can ignore the pile of pulled up weeds, too. I left them for a few days after weeding one day, and now I'm scared of the spiders that are possibly below. What's a girl to do? Kbye.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Gold Texas Raglans!

They're here and ready for ya! 

These are probably my favorite thing I've ever put in the shop. I got too excited to even do a real photoshoot. Hopefully we can get more states printed, because they are SO comfortable and fun! First on the list is for my loyal California customers. Got a state request? Leave it below! We'll tally them up and see what we can do :) Texas gals - hurry and snag yours even though it's still toasty out. There are only (less than) 5 of each size/color left!  

If you're a boutique that would like to place a wholesale order, email us (ohsweetjoyATgmail) and we will get you all hooked up. 


Monday, August 4, 2014

a casual saturday

We woke up Saturday morning (early, thanks to our Knox alarm clock) and enjoyed fresh baked blueberry muffins and piping hot coffee. Black for Chase and a honey-cinnamon latte for me. We lounged for a bit, played outside and since Knox was resisting his nap, we decided to just get out of the house and head to the Boulder County Fair. It was a gorgeous day, so we perused the Farmer's market, let Knox explore a firetruck and then cruise through the petting zoo. 

When it's hot like it was this weekend, my go-to outfit is this. My tried & true denim shorts, a flowy top, a kimono and some good basic sandals. Oh, and how d'ya like that paci ring/mom bling? ;) ((P to the S - kimonos will be available in the shop soon. I love this jersey knit one that I made for myself!)) It's comfy and when it gets too warm, I can toss off the kimono and put it back on when we're blasting the car AC later.

We watched watched Sharknado 2 (haaaaaaha), went to REI, got Knox a haircut, and then had dinner out, so I didn't have to cook :) It was a perfectly chill day off - minus Knox's tantrum(s) at dinner. Wooooof.

Hope your weekend was fantastic!  Tell me all about it!