hey! i'm in the OC Register!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

my company (Kareo) participated in a charity bowling event for Elwyn, an organization focused on serving disabled and disadvantaged individuals.

it was great just being a part of something that means a lot to so many people.

who knew that the OC Register would be there to cover the event! how cool is it that our team picture ended up in the news?!


but the fun didn't end there.. so towards the end of the event, in the last 3 frames, my team decided to do "trick shots" and since you know, i'm such a bowling PRO, i did an uberly cool trick shot with a high difficulty level and BAM! they snapped a picture of me in action...

you can see more photos from the event via OC Register here

all in all it was for a great cause, i had a good time with my co-workers and somehow managed to find my way into the OC Register.. i guess upside-down or right-side up, i can't complain right??

xx -jo

life's a beach

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{f21 dress, h&m jacket, h by halston shoes, luna b necklace}

my fave photo of the moment.. it'll probably last like 4 days until me and talia go out and take more photos!

beautiful scenery.
perfect weather.
rock climbing in heels? why the hell not?

i love the beach.. i can honestly say i still take for granted how close i live to it. it's absolutely breathtaking.. ESPECIALLY early in the morning when there's no one around. just you, the waves, your thoughts and obviously whoever is taking your photos..

"Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else."
-Leonardo da Vinci

xx -jo

all that counts is here and now

Monday, March 26, 2012

{boutiqued dress + jacket, aldo shoes, house of harlow necklace, etsy love ring, marc by marc watch}

it was a gorgeous day out and i wanted to show off my cute flowy dress! i can't stress how convenient and fun it is to have a paparazzi roomie/bestie that's always ready to shoot some photos at random places with you. my favorite piece of jewelry right now is my love ring from etsy so you'll be seeing a lot of that in the next few posts..

it's been a stressful couple weeks/months but i'm starting to feel like myself again.. i'm blogging again and doing things that i need to do for myself. it's really easy to get caught up with the mess of life and day to day chaos so i'm happy i'm starting to see things more clearly lately..

bottom line: know what you want. once you know that, everything else will fall into place when they're supposed to.

song of the day:

i'm glad you came.. let's go somewhere no one else can see, you and me..

xx -jo

kick rocks!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

shall we climb rocks and play in the sand?

a HUGE thanks to photographer/paparazzi natalia lai and assistant baby zoey for always accompanying me on my random shoots and outings! it wouldn't be half as fun without them!

who: me, natalia and zoey
what: hike
why: because
when: saturday morning
where: crystal cove

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.." -Helen Keller

xx -jo

fun with FUJI!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

{vince camuto top}

having some fun at work with my PIC natasha dressler aka amazing make up artist! she's been on my blog before when i interviewed her as a celebrity make up artist and when she gave me some tips for fashion tip Fridays. there really is never a dull moment when she's around.. that's why i miss her so much when she's on PTO!!!

this is on my wishlist.. check back in a few days to see what else goes on the "just because" wishlist.

xx -jo

Winter Kate in Spring

[h&m turban, winterkate peacock silk cardy, tory burch flats, imking sunglasses, balenciaga cty, f21 + etsy rings]

fashion: form of self-expression
what i prefer: comfortable, effortless and casual
today's choice: shopping outfit

“I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” -coco chanel

always ready for my date with destiny.

xx -jo

Mila Hermanovski A/W 2012 Collection

Thursday, March 15, 2012

you're cordially invited..

if anyone swears by Project Runway, you'll see why this is a big deal. Mila Hermanovski competed in season 7 of PR and made it to the final 3!

her designing philosophy: "progressive, yet timeless"

Let's start!
Style Fashion Week
Mila Hermanovski
LA: Vibiana
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the show was great and the venue was gorgeous! my favorite part of any fashion show: seeing all the pieces on stage and catching a glimpse of the genius behind the designs.
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now onto the other fun stuff of the night: me and my girlfriends!
this is before we whipped out the professional camera. thank gawd the iphone takes half decent photos! always a huge thanks to my very own paparazzi photographer: natalia lai

me & christine and pieces of christine!

deets on me:
[luna b top, audrey pants, house of harlow necklace, steve madden pumps, etsy & f21 rings]

fashion show.
LA Vibiana.
girls night out.
dolled up and fancy.

no complaints. life should always be this good.

xx -jo

life is too short to live the same day twice

Monday, March 12, 2012

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[luna b skull top + necklace, bakers shoes, balenciaga city, marc by marc watch, h&m ring]

family day
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mama, zoey and godmama

it's been so long since the three of us had the chance to have a family outing! my babygirl is the most adorable child ever! she loves being outdoors and is such a camera whore already.. just like her auntie! can't wait to have more days like this!

xx -jo

MPD: Sin City

Sunday, March 11, 2012

happy birthday DENISE!

dinner at bouchon. 8 girls. 3 bottles of wine. amazing.
best part of the trip? getting dressed up and pre-partying!
[asos dress, bakers shoes, house of harlow necklace]
rack rack city bitch! if you can't see me, that's because i'm squished in between my gf's lovely breastesses. for those of you who are wondering, it felt great.

this is how we YOLO!
[LV duffle, balenciaga city, tory burch flats, luna b top and STARBUCKS.]

don't be jealous. we make partying look easy.
happy birthday smeagle! we hope you had an amazing time. you looked gorg in your hot pink dress! are you ready to plan the next girls trip for us?! thanks!

xx -jo

everyday should be a fashion show

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Elie Saab RTW Fall 2012

i love the black and beige colors, the high slits and detailed accents. Elie Saab, today you have my heart.

take me into this world and leave me here. thank you.

xx -jo