Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New York Fashion Week Wrap-up: Top Trends for Fall 2014

While New York Fashion Week is over, the top trends for Fall 2014 are still buzzing. Although many fabulous styles graced the runways, three trends certainly left an impression. 

So many models were rocking fur at this year's NYFW. Keep an eye out for over-the-top furs; from classic dark furs, to graphic patterns, to colorful blends, this is one trend that you won't want to miss out on.

Graphic and Colorful Furs: Designers Altuzarra and Diane von Furstenberg utilized this style in a big way. 
Fur, DKNY, J. Mendel
Bold fur pieces were popular among designers like DKNY and J. Mendel..
Models dominating the runway wearing BCBG Max Azria.

The influence of sportswear was another undeniable trend, with designers showing off their cool yet casual pieces. Incorporated into many designers' takes on sportswear are bold pops of color, boxy cuts, and exciting details that breathe life into the traditional look.

Sportswear, Alexander Wang, Rebecca Taylor
Designers like Alexander Wang and Rebecca Taylor nailed Sportswear-inspired fashion this year.
Derek Lam's take on Sportswear.
3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2014 Collection
Sportswear-inspired pieces by designer Phillip Lim. 

Plaid pattern is more popular than ever, and who can complain! A lot of designers embraced this plaid-fever, creating exquisitely unique and fun pieces that have us anxiously waiting for Fall to arrive. 

Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Tommy Hilfiger incorporated brilliant and bold plaid patterns into his designs.
Model posing in Lucio Castro.
Richard Chai Love - Runway RTW - Fall 2014 - New York Fashion Week
Richard Chai plaid over-sized coat taking the runway by force. 

What an exciting and stylish Fall to look forward to!! 

*images via CNBC, EOnline, NYPost, SFGate, and Google.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


The dropped waist has made a comeback ladies, and you'll be seeing even more of it this spring and summer in bold colors and summery prints.  We are definitely ready to embrace this girly trend intermixed with the boxy and structured silhouettes that are still big right now.

We are currently crushing REALLY hard on this drool-worthy dress by CAMEO, which embodies the drop waist perfectly. Here it is worn by style maven, blogger maidensydney.  She nails it with KILLER heels and an equally adorable pink clutch.

styling can be kept simple as the drop waist itself makes a big statement.  pair it with cute heels, sunnies, and a couple of your favorite jewels and you're good to go.

a more subtle version...

sincerely jules juxtaposing ultra-feminine bright yellow and slinky heels with a boyish jacket

Sienna Miller looking girly chic in this printed, floral version with boots

song of style in a drop waist skirt styled with a boxy top, heels and leather jacket

shop it here lovies:

*images via pinterest.com

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Party Perfect Dresses

December is here, and so is your party-packed social calendar for the next four weeks. The best way to look festive all season long: pretty party dresses! Here at JOE we'll make sure you are dressed to the nines in our unique styles from Australian labels Finders Keepers, Cameo, and Keepsake. Check out some of our party picks for holiday bashes and New Year's Eve soirees, including some new arrivals! 

Any one of these dresses can be repeated for multiple occasions with a few simple styling changes. Add a pair of festive tights, swap stilettos with ankle boots, and transform your look with a jewelry switch. No one will remember a dress was worn twice if you have an outerwear strategy: wear a charming coat over your frock one night, and an edgy jacket another. 

What will be your go-to party dress this holiday season? Post a photo on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest with the hashtag #shopJOE for a chance to be featured on our blog! 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Black Friday & Cyber Weekend Preview!

While you may still be taking advantage of our Black Friday Pre-Sale this weekend, check out this preview of next week's Black Friday & Cyber Weekend sales here at JOE

If you're not from around these parts (or just prefer shopping from home in your pj's) our sale will run sitewide from Friday though Monday! Take 20% off your order from SHOP-JOE.com, plus free shipping on all domestic orders! 

Take advantage of these great sales to shop our newest arrivals, gorgeous gifts, and warm weather accessories! 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Great Gifts! New & Restocked Cold Spring Apothecary

(Candles: Patchuli Clove, Lavender White Tea, and Vanilla Wood)

Hudson Valley-based Cold Spring Apothecary is dedicated to finding the balance between functionality and indulgence through their line of all-natural home and beauty products. Here at JOE, we are proud to be the sole retailer of CSA in Illinois, and delighted to be introducing our state to these luxurious and positively heavenly smelling products!  

Any of the items we carry will make great gifts for a holiday host, friends, family, and yourself, of course. Stop by JOE today to test these treasures in person! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Outfits To Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and here at JOE we're preparing to make this holiday even more memorable than the last. That means, first and foremost, we're stepping up our Thanksgiving ensembles! Whether you are spending Turkey Day with family, friends, or a significant other, wait to break out the comfy sweat pants until after the pumpkin pie this year. We've put together a few outfits suitable for any Thanksgiving celebration, no matter whose company you're keeping. 

Gorjana Chloe Disc Studs - $35

A shift dress in a warm color, tights, and boots is a fail-proof combination for a casual yet festive ensemble. Add some understated gold jewelry and a fun fringe bag to complete the look.

If your celebration is more of a jeans & T-shirt kind of ordeal, go the extra mile with a pair of cranberry sauce-colored skinnies, a sheer printed blouse, and polished ankle boots. Accessorize appropriately with a statement earring and a handful of bracelets, as well as a flattering, tailored coat for your grand entrance.

Vanessa Mooney Multi-Metal Disc Necklace - $58 (in-store)
Vanessa Mooney Oleda Turquoise Necklace - $39

A black maxi dress can be unexpectedly cheerful when paired with a cool cardigan or jacket, ankle booties, and layered necklaces. Here at JOE, we're big fans of turquoise jewelry, which would add the perfect pop of color to this Thanksgiving look.

We're dying to know what you'll be wearing this holiday - post a picture of your Thanksgiving outfit plans on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter with the hashtag #shopJOE for a chance to be featured on our blog! 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

New Arrivals from Gypsy 05!

This week's new arrivals from Gypsy 05 include a comfy top in three gorgeous colors, and a pair of pants so perfect, it's in the name!

The Vega top is versatile, easy to wear, and incredibly soft. It's made of 100% bamboo, and the subtle ombre brush strokes near the bottom of the hem make this top very unique. The Vega top is available in three lovely shades: Black, Deep Burgundy, and Amethyst. 

We are absolutely living for the Gypsy 05 Perfect Pant! Made of gorgeous 100% silk, these pants are perfectly draped for a relaxed, yet flattering fit. Wear them with a slouchy Michael Lauren tee for a casual look, or dress them up with heels and a printed top. The Perfect Pant is a new style staple, and a fabulous way to freshen up your wardrobe.