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Mama and Me Style

Mama and Me Style

Mama and Me Style

Today, I turn 36! It's funny to think back to what I thought 36 would feel like. I remember when the mid-30's seemed so old and so far away, yet here I am feeling like I'm still 24. And, I have to say my 30's have been my favorite yet. I gained more confidence in myself and in my role in life. And I also started focusing on making myself and those I love happy instead of trying to make everyone happy (because it's kinda impossible, you know?). Either way, just a quick thanks for following along on this journey as I enter another year of life and learning!

At the start of every summer, I find myself in a blue phase. I'm not sure if it's the thought of the beach and the ocean or if I'm just feeling a little more mellow. But I'm currently loving blue in all shades. And with my flying babe in tow, we're channeling both the summery sky and the calm ocean today…

Mama Style / Maternity and Post-Baby

Oh, and I'm still loving maternity pieces even 7 months post-baby. You guys know I really tried to minimize my "maternity" wardrobe when I was pregnant, but there are some pieces that if you're going to buy them, you get so much more bang for your buck when you can wear them post-baby as well. This duster and dress are maternity but still super flattering to layer with (and comfy!) when not pregnant.

Mama outfit / 1. Hatch duster jacket, 2. Storq dress, 3. Dolce Vita booties, 4. Necklace by Crescioni, 5. Oh Joy for Solly baby wrap.

Baby Style

One-pieces on babies are my favorite thing ever, and Coco now has her own pair of our family's favorite summer sandals.

Babe outfit / 6. Thief & Bandit one-piece, 7. Thief & Bandit head band, 8. Pons baby sandals, 9. BlaBla knit raccoon.

Mama and Me Style

Mama and Me Style

{Photos by Casey Brodley, outfit styling by Joy Cho, flat styling by Julia Wester. Coco is 7 months and rollin' with her homies.} 


  1. Happy Birthday Joy! Funny, I just realized, I do the blue thing too! Even right now as we are traveling Australia in their winter, somehow knowing it is May, I’m choosing so much blue to wear 🙂

  2. happiest birthday to the woman who literally brings me “JOY” and crazy awesome style every morning. Go 1979 babies! (I am one too not to mention we share the same last name 😉 may all your dreams continue to come true Joy! <3

  3. happy birthday joy! i hope this is your best year yet! you guys are beautiful and so are your pictures! i love wearing big, flowy, comfy maternity pieces even though i am past that stage. thank you for sharing all of your wonderful knowledge and beautiful & colorful wisdom with us, you are such an inspiration!

  4. 1979!!! Yeah!!! The best year to be born! 😉
    I just wanted you to know that you are really beautiful in these pictures.
    Blue colour and birthdays really suit you!
    Kisses and hugs from Spain!

  5. Happy belated birthday, Joy! I can’t believe I missed this post yesterday. Eeek.
    I wish you and your family great health (v. important!), all the joy :^) and happiness for many, many, many more years to come!
    I LOVE Coco’s big smiles in these pictures. She’s such a happy babe!

  6. Happy birthday! And thanks for linking to the products… I’m pregnant and it’s so great to see pieces that can go into post-pregnancy 🙂


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