Behind the Scenes

April 10, 2014

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I know we have posted pictures of behind the scenes from our photoshoots on our Instagram, but we never spoke about our photoshoots; and since we were getting some questions about them, I thought it would be a good idea to give you all some background information.

Most of the time we shoot in Brooklyn, and luckily we had the opportunity to shoot at the one and only Brooklyn Blonde’s studio.  It was a really awesome studio.  It had a DJ booth, a mini bar, very cool antiques, and a killer view of Manhattan from her rooftop.  The space itself was so much fun to be in, that it didn’t make it seem like what we were doing was work at all.  The crew we used, was the same as always.  Photographer, photographer’s assistant, our creative director for the site and his crew, along with hair and makeup, Brooklyn Blonde (wardrobe stylist), and of course the model.  We shot ecommerce shots and lifestyle, both indoors and outdoors.  We got really lucky that it was such a gorgeous day in the BK.  I personally love the photoshoots.  It is one of my favorite parts of my job.  I think it is really amazing to see our ideas come to life, and finally be on our site when the time comes.  Check at our Instagram, @oliviaandjoy for more behind the scenes shots and videos from yesterdays shoot!

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Flashback Friday

February 21, 2014

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Now that I am getting older, I have been able to appreciate my friends more; for all their good (and bad) qualities, the roles they all play in my life, and the memories they have created.  In honor of my girls, I have come up with a list of my top seven, Flashback Friday, girl group songs, that we all know we have choreographed dances to, attempted to harmonized, and emulated at one point in our lives.

1. “No Scrubs”- TLC

2. “The Sign” – Ace of Base

3. “Bring it All to Me” – Blaque

4. “Free Your Mind” – En Vogue

5. “Whatta Man” – Salt-N-Pepa ft. En Vogue

6. “Who Do You Think You Are” – Spice Girls

7. “No, No, No Part 2″ – Destiny’s Child ft Wyclef Jean

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Nothing But Love <3

February 14, 2014

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Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

XOXO

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Night Bites

January 6, 2014

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Well, it is officially 2014!  I cannot believe it is actually here and we are not flying around in hovercrafts! LOL!!  Besides for the hovercrafts, I know we all have our New Year’s resolutions to worry about.  Mine, as I am sure a lot of yours are as well, is to get back into my work out and healthy eating routine.  I have cut out all my guilty pleasures and replaced them for some healthier options.  I am a huge ice cream lover, even in the winter, and I have found the best night time snack, Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Bite Size Ice Cream Bars.  They not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but they don’t add the unwanted inches to your waist!  I would highly recommend these for anyone who is watching what they eat, but still want to be able to indulge once in a while.

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2014

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Nailed It!

December 30, 2013

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I’m sure everyone is getting ready for the big night, NYE!  For a girl, there is so much prepping to do.  You need to have your hair done, your makeup perfect, your outfit has to look fab, and of course you can’t leave your nails out.  This year I am going with a very HOT nail polish that is out now, “Chanel Nuit Magique Collection”.  I usually keep my manicures simple, but this year I got a little crazy.  I love both Magic and Cosmic, but I decided to go with Cosmic, black with a shimmer tint to it.  It is festive and crazy (sort of), but simple enough that it doesn’t make me feel too wild!  These colors go really well together, so if you are more of dare devil than me, you can play around with both colors.

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2013

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Cyber Monday!

December 2, 2013

OJ_v1_120213No need to go outside and freeze your butt off, just for a good deal!  Check out olivia + joy Cyber Monday deal, 50% off all regular price merchandise, wallets included!  Savings is just one click away!

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Time to Give Thanks

November 28, 2013

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

xoxo

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Midnight Munchies

November 15, 2013

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I always have a problem with snacking.  No matter how big my meals are, I cannot stop myself from resisting my afternoon or even late night cravings.  After a night out, it is imperative to get my midnight (or more like 2:00 AM) snacking in.  I am very organized and always make sure I am fully prepared where ever I go.  When I travel, I know my late night craving come with me.  So, instead of spending $15 on a small bag of chips from my room, I pack my own snacks!  One of my favorites are the Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Crunch packs.  They come in all different flavors and they are only 140 calories!  These are by far one of the tastiest and best night time bites!

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