1. Give the Gift of JOY this Christmas

    Give the Gift of JOY this Christmas

    This the season to be jolly and part of bringing a smile to your family and friend’s faces during the holiday season is by finding the perfect gift that you know they’re going to absolutely love. To find the ultimate Christmas gift, we’ve created this little gift guide to give you a bit of festive inspiration.

    At JOY we specialise in the most unusual and quirky gifts. For your mum spoil her with one of our faux fur scarves our warm attention grapping shawls. She will always appreciate a personal photo in one of our brass 2 of a kind photo frame and the delicately perfumed rose bath oil. Suggestions for your sister if she’s into social media our rose gold lightboxes are a perfect prop, along with the photo prop placemats would be gratefully received. To help her with her photos the clip-on phone lens set really produces results. Check out the jewellery ranges for her too, big tassel earrings are all the rage, the bigger the better. Our Lux buttery leather fur trimmed gloves are the perfect present top it off with a colourful pompom beanie. Gifts for your bestie. How about a mermaid blanket? Great to realise your inner mermaid. Snuggle up with a hot chocolate in our off-duty mermaid mug or how about a gin hip flask? Or even our exclusive Feminist mug and pimp your prosecco kit. For a cat loving friend our Cat lady mug, and colour changing cat mug with the oh so cute ears or the puurfect jewellery dish make prefect presents For the traveller the 100 places scratch off bucket list poster is motivational add our applique pineapple passport holder and eye mask for a great present. Couple up with our travel books of choice Epic drives or the ultimate travel list a wonderfully bound coffee table book with interesting content. For the fitness fanatic the weekly goals tear off planner, 30days fitness challenge and motivational magnet picture frames all hit the spot. Cool off with a finish line sports bottle. With mindfulness on everyone’s mind. How about the London Wellness guide, agate crystal book ends, and Himalayan salt tealight holder? Finally, Secret Santa presents for the girls in the office, we have loads. The no Probllama llama mug, plant lady mug, pop up prosecco glass and the work place mood swing book are only a few of many.

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  2. 5 Gift Ideas for Him

    5 Gift Ideas for Him

    Men are notoriously difficult to buy for. At Joy we like to think we have covered every personality to make your search much easier.

    So, let’s start with the top man, dad: The silver bear mug or you’re a diamond whisky glasses are just perfect, add the best things in life are free book and ray gun nose trimmer to bring a smile. If he’s a golfer he will be thankful for a golf ball marker set. Wrap him up warmly in with Hymn merino wool jumper.

    Then there’s the husband/partner: Hymn has a tremendous range of embroidered sweats and well-cut shirts in 100% cotton all with interesting details. If he’s a Star Wars fan he needs the storm trooper decanter based on the original mould of Andrew Ainsworth of Shepperton design studios original storm trooper helmet. Check out the cheeky Star Wars tees by Chunk which always go down a storm.

    And the brother: The Mexican sombrero shot glasses can be combined with a drink your words game or the beerometer game which will be really challenging after those shots! If he’s a keen bicyclist the bike phone holder is a useful and practical present we have road tested it and have been impressed. The bicycle multi tool also makes a handy tool which will be hard to lose. When it comes to socks, guys tend to show their true personality. Whether he’s confident, cheeky, a bit of a joker or a sophisticated modern man. Our Happy socks are sure to bring a smile, a Scandinavian brand, they are colourful original designs in 100% cotton. Secret Santa presents for those guys in the office. There are loads of ideas. Beard baubles are high on the list, check out the retro pocket game, desk top Ping-Pong and all our provocative mugs.

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  3. New In: Coats & Jackets

    New In: Coats & Jackets

    It’s time to make the winter coat decision.

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  4. Blogger Focus: phasesofrobyn

    Blogger Focus: phasesofrobyn

    Welcome back to JOY's Blogger Focus! Today we're lusting over the style of Robyn from phasesofrobyn. She's created this amazing monochrome look with splashes of canary yellow using some of JOY's bestsellers! Have a peek at some of our favourite photos from her Parisian OOTD before heading over to Robyn's blog to see the full thing!

    JOY Eh Quoi Tee // JOY Mara Gingham Skirt // Louche Carmella Clutch

    Follow Robyn on all her social media to ensure you never miss a post!
    Instagram // Twitter // Bloglovin'

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  5. Blogger Focus: coffeewithmeg

    Blogger Focus: coffeewithmeg

    JOY's Blogger Focus is our brand new way of showcasing our absolute favourite bloggers right now. Today we want you to meet Meg from coffeewithmeg. Her relaxed preppy style is something we could only wish to pull off! Have a scroll through some of her latest looks with her fave JOY pieces whilst travelling through Italy. If you're not already following her (how?!) then head over to Meg's blog to see the full post before giving her a follow - trust us, you won't regret it ♥

    JOY Steve Super Stretch Jeans

    Louche Santina Pleated Skirt

    Louche Gold Cactus Necklace

    Valley of the Dolls Ezta Cactus Playsuit (back in stock soon)

    Head over to Meg's blog to see the full lookbook, and make sure you're following all her social media to ensure you never miss a post!
    Instagram // Twitter // Bloglovin'

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  6. JOY's Top 10: Summer Films

    JOY's Top 10: Summer Films

     

    It's the middle of summer! At least...it's supposed to be.

    The weather's a tiny bit hit-and-miss in the UK right now, like always, but the odd drizzle here and there won't stop us from dreaming of sun, sea and sand! Here at JOY Head Office we're a sucker for a good holiday movie. That's why we've put together 10 of our favourites; from innocent Disneys to bloody thrillers, you could say we're an eclectic bunch. Have a scroll through our top summer films and see how easy it is to replicate some of the iconic looks!

     

    Almost Famous (2009)

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    Minkpink Wild Hearts Top // Louche Luvy Suedette Mini Skirt

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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

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    Joy Austin Cut-Out Shoulder Top // Louche Luxe Joyous Triangle Jacquard Skirt

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    Summertime (1955)

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    Neon Rose Button Back Swing Cami // Louche Santina Pleated Midi Skirt

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    Stand By Me (1986)

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    Louche Micala Nautical Scoop Tee // Urban Bliss Marie Embroidered Jeans // Louche Perrie Backpack

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    South Pacific (1958)

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    Louche Monika Neck Tie Top // Valley of the Dolls Quenby Drawstring Shorts

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    Roman Holiday (1953)

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    Louche Flowella Flamingo Scarf // Valley of the Dolls Moran Embroidered Frill Top // Louche Kamea Pleated Satin Midi

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    Lilo & Stitch (2002)

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    Minkpink Tacos and Tequila Crop Top // Neon Rose Eyelet Denim Skirt

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    Jaws (1975)

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    Louche Aphrodite Swimsuit // Urban Bliss Olivia Dungaree

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    Forrest Gump (1994)

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    Joy Austin Ditsy Print Cut-Out Shoulder Top // Louche Luxe Betula Net Midi Skirt

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    Dirty Dancing (1987)

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    HYMN Grimley Shirt // Joy Steve Jeans

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  7. The JOY Way: Carry On Packing

    The JOY Way: Carry On Packing

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    You’re always desperate for a shower, the tube smells even more than normal, and your fan’s been on for 105 consecutive hours. Summer’s definitely here. For the lucky few who are managing to escape the sticky and humid heat of the UK, we’ve put together our best tips to help deal with the stress of packing. More specifically, fitting everything into just your hand luggage. There’s nothing worse than having to pay extra because your suitcase is 0.2kg over the limit, or constantly battling with the reclaim belt. And what you save by not checking luggage, you can use to have even more fun when you’re away. Win, win!

     

    1. BE PREPARED

    Everyone’s prone to packing-procrastination, don’t deny it! Before you know it, you need to leave for the airport in an hour and everything’s still covering your bed. All you need to do is plan properly – make a good old-fashioned list on pen and paper, and tick everything off as you go. Launder early, find the travel adapter in advance, you’ll be fine.

    flowers& plantsMetal Retro Pens // Oh K! 50/50 Pencils

     

    2. PLANE AND SIMPLE

    No one cares what you look like at the airport. Trust us. It’s the security line, not fashion week! Everyone just wants to get on a plane and get out of there, so when it comes to your travel outfit, practicality is key. Wear your comfiest and bulkiest clothes to travel – not only will you save space in your bag, but your skinny jeans won’t be cutting off your circulation for 3+ hours. Opt for a simple tee, loose trousers, and comfy trainers. You’ll thank us later!

    flowers& plants (1)Minkpink Galah Cockatoo Tee // Joy Solen Geo Print Culottes

     

    3. ROLL IT UP

    Now for the big one: the rest of your clothes. Lightweight materials like satin and viscose are your best friends here – they take up the least amount of room and it’s super easy to get the creases out. A couple of camis, a lightweight skirt or shorts for the day, and a dress or two for dinner is all you need! A bikini and a swimsuit to swap between and you’re set. Roll rather than fold your clothes to save even more space!

    Instagram Template July (8)Louche Luxe Kinsey Cami // Louche Niobi Bikini
    Louche Fortuna Floral Swimsuit // Louche Quenby Bird Print Shorts

     

    4. SAMPLES, SAMPLES, SAMPLES

    We’ve all been there – trying to ram our countless liquids and potions into a tiny sandwich bag, just for them to explode mid-flight. But what’s the one thing you’re sure to never leave the hotel without? Samples. In fact, your hotel probably has tonnes of things that you didn’t know about; chargers, toothbrushes, tampons, everything! You can save so much space in your hand luggage if you just wait till you get to your room! But if you’re a stickler for skincare and want to stay hydrated during the flight, a simple facemask will do the trick!

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    And there you have it; our top tips to pack everything into your hand luggage! Not as difficult as you first thought, right? Now stop trying to drag the dusty suitcases out of the loft – you’ve got a holiday to get excited for!

    The JOY Holiday Shop is live right now! Head on over to fill up your suitcase and...psssstttt, you can get 20% off swimwear with code SWIM20!

     

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  8. Floral Folly: Joy Celebrates British Flowers Week!

    Floral Folly: Joy Celebrates British Flowers Week!

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    British Flowers Week is upon us! This year, the Joy team have got a little creative and we’ve pushed the boat out with our Flowers Week celebration.

    Floral-obsessed and nature-inspired, season upon season our creative team designs unique dresses, skirts, blouses and beyond boasting a wide variety of floral prints. From striking Strelitzia on our Luxe Corianna Midi Skirt to sweet and simple daisies embroidered on to our lovely Orla Cami Sundress (below), Joy and its brands are all about mixing botany and colours with chic, on-trend shapes.

    Daisy Cami Sun Dress by Joy Louche

    In honour of the stunning country-wide efforts for British Flower Week, we have lifted flower inspo from the apparel and sprinkled it on to the store window display. Partnering with Joanne Truby’s Floral Design House, who have turned beautiful floristry into a 8-foot work of art, we’ve created a magnificent exhibition of natural beauty in our Bankside store window (12 Sumner Street, London SE1 9JZ).

    Come check it out! And a very happy British Flowers Week to you all.

    Joy Sumner Street Bankside British Flowers Week Joy Bankside filled with mid-summer joys to celebrate British Flowers Week

     

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  9. Dress Like A Royal: Your Guide To Ascot

    Dress Like A Royal: Your Guide To Ascot

     

    There’s little to rival the prestige of The Royal Ascot. With over 400 years of history, it has been witness to the royal, the rich, the famous and the best dressed throughout the ages.

    This year, the Ascot races are set to be as spectacular as ever. Across the nation, race-goers are placing bets and dusting off hats, obsessively consulting the weather forecast… and trying on a few thousand dresses in the hope of finding The One (dress, that is).

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    In all your blissful excitement in the run-up to the event, remember that Ascot has a strict set of rules. Elegance is non-negotiable; buying the perfect dress is a must. We've decided to make it easier for you by giving you a quick run-down of the dress code by area - with dresses to comply and outfits to fall in love with.

     

    The Royal Enclosure

    The secret to dressing for the Royal Enclosure is in the title – royal! When preparing your outfit, think Kate Middleton – regal opulence all the way.

    THE RULES

    * Dresses/skirts need to be no shorter than knee-length (or just above knee)

    * Dress/top straps must be at least 1 inch wide – no spaghetti straps (soz)

    * Hats must be worn! Go to town on this – the more exquisite, the better

    * Trouser suits and jumpsuits may be worn - but they must be full-length

    * Midriffs must be covered – save that little tummy for another day!

     

    The perfect Royal Enclosure dresses:

    Louche Luxe Zelia Floral Embroidered Midi Dress - I'm in the picture! (top left)

    Louche Luxe Jerrica Organza Floral Print Dress - I'm in the picture! (top right)

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    Queen Anne Enclosure

    Although not quite as strict as the Royal Enclosure – you can wear a headpiece or fascinator instead of a hat, and your straps can be thin – the Queen Anne Enclosure follows more or less the same rules.

    Here are some of our star dresses for this top tier Ascot enclosure:

    Louche Luxe Taylor Lace Overlay Dress - I'm in the picture! (bottom left)

    Louche Luxe Etheal Rose Print Dress - I'm in the picture! (bottom right)

    Louche Luxe Chance Tulle Off-Shoulder Dress - match me with the Louche Luxe Chance Jacquard Box Clutch (scroll down to see me!)

     

    The Windsor Enclosure

    While the Windsor enclosure doesn’t require a dress code, we thought (somewhat presumptuously) that you might want to look special nonetheless.

    For the same level of elegance without all the rules...

    ...go for monochrome 60s chicness with the Rosellen Lace Sleeveless Shift Dress

    ...opt for a luxe skirt and cami combo with the Joyous Bloom Print Jacquard Midi Skirt and the Kinsey Trim Cami Top 

    ...or bring florals to the table with the vibrant Louche Colby Floral Dress 

     

    Accessorising Ascot

    And let’s not forget the beautiful finishing touches - accessories!

    Try these for extra luxury:

    Royal Ascot horse races dress code accessories

    *Bags*

    Louche Luxe Chance Jacquard Box Clutch - I'm in the picture! (top right)

    Louche Luxe Cordelia Satin Evening Clutch Bag - I'm in the picture! (bottom left)

     

    *Hair Accessories*

    Her Curious Nature Meadow Flower Chandelier Alice Band - I'm in the picture! (bottom right)

    Her Curious Nature Cherry Blossom Hair Clip

     

    *Earrings*

    Her Curious Nature Empress Crystal Drop Earrings - I'm in the picture! (top left)

    Her Curious Nature Lillah Pearl Earrings

     

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  10. Four Weddings & A Dress Code

    Four Weddings & A Dress Code

     

    Summer’s on our doorstep, and we all know what that means! Horse races are in full flow, plans for Pimms-aplenty garden parties are underway… and it’s *WEDDING FEVER* to the max.

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    Someone’s Very Big Day is right around the corner. From choosing the perfect present to socialising with the grandmas, being the perfect wedding guest might throw us a few challenges – but dressing the part needn’t be one of them.

    In this inspirational mini-guide to summer wedding style, we take you through four of the most common types of weddings and what to wear for each. So just select your attire, accessorise and turn up!

     

    1. THE COUNTRY WEDDING

    A popular wedding location, a countryside affair lends itself to stately homes, long lawns, strawberries, prosecco and LOTS of elegant dressing.

    * Opt for premium and enchanting luxury in the Louche Luxe Zelia Floral Embroidered Midi Dress

    * Charm and fascinate with the Louche Luxe Bettula Net Midi Skirt

    * Give off sensual floral vibes in the Louche Luxe Chance Bloom Off-Shoulder Dress

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    2. THE CITY WEDDING

    City weddings call for unrivalled chicness mixed with elegant simplicity – you’ll need to hop into Ubers just as quickly as you’ll be dragged up to the dance floor. Dress the part with these style gems:

    * Channel 1960s Italian style with the Louche Luxe Rosellen Lace Sleeveless Shift Dress

    * Simplicity and femininity reign in the Louche Luxe Taylor Lace Overlay Dress

    * Be glamorous yet versatile in this Louche Luxe Joyous Rose Print Skirt

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    3. THE HOLIDAY WEDDING

    Some of us are lucky enough to be invited to a wedding abroad. Whether it’s a winery in Tuscany or a beach in Mauritius, embrace the romance with luxury florals, lace and tropical colour schemes.

    * Opt for a luxury sheer organza with delicate lilac and rose embroidery, with the Louche Luxe Jerrica Organza Floral Print Dress

    * For hot climes, a tropical touch: the Louche Luxe Gitika Pleated Prom Dress surpasses your luxury dress requirements

    * Go rosy with the sumptuous Louche Luxe Etheal Rose Print Dress

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    4. THE UNDERSTATED WEDDING

    Low-key weddings are on the rise, where “wear whatever you fancy” is the new dress code. But this doesn’t always give you licence to rock up in your ripped jeans. For an alternative or understated look to remember…

    * Opt for sleek cropped trousers, like our Joy Olive Plissé Crop Trousers, pairing with a simple but chic dressy top like the Louche Luxe Kinsey Trim Cami Top

    * Play in pleats at your next wedding, with the Joy Gabriel Pleated Dress in a stunning forest green

    * You can’t go wrong with florals or frills, as with the Valley of the Dolls Happy Spray Wrap Front Floral Dress 

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    THE ACCESSORIES

    Once you’ve chosen your wedding outfit, don’t forget to add the finishing touches. No occasion ensemble is complete without an on-trend accessory, so choose your bag and jewellery to seal the look.

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    Not found your dream dress?

    Check out our other stunning occasion pieces.

     

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