My first blog post, how exciting! The creation of this blog has been a long time coming, let me tell you! Why am I deciding to join the blogging world? Here’s why:
I’m obsessed with all things style!
Style, beauty, and fashion have been intrinsically part of who I am for as long as I can remember. There are countless pictures of my sister and I as children with makeup all over our faces, huge clip-on earrings, and kitten heels. In high school, I pocketed the $40 I received for allowance each month and blew it all at my neighborhood Fashion Q. In college, my freshman year roommate was (and still is) a bonafied fashionista who taught me the art of mixing high and low, the wonder that is J Crew, and that your clothes don’t have to match (seriously!! Mind blown . . .).
After college I resigned myself to a life of spreadsheets and 401k’s, but due to a series of fortunate events, I’ve finally decided to acknowledge the gaping creative hole in my life. 9-5’s are cool but pursuing your passion is even cooler, and that’s why I’m starting this blog.
What’s in a name?
I’ve always felt a strong connection to the word joy. Mostly because it’s my middle name but also because of the way the word makes people feel. There are so many things that give me joy (my friends and family, living in LA, being a girl, being a black girl, champagne, gel nail polish etc. etc.), and every day I find something new that makes me joyful. I named my blog Kris + Joy because it’s an extension of my name, and it highlights my ultimate goal: to share with you guys all the amazing things currently bringing me joy. I hope you guys will feel compelled to share right back to me!
LBD’s! I always thought the “L” stood for “little”, but turns out you can throw “long” in there and it works just as well! I’m in love with this dress; it’s super classy but shows just enough leg and chest to kick it up a notch. I wore this little (long) number on my birthday, and also on a trip to the Los Angeles River, as one does:) Best part? It’s a Forever 21 find so you know it was a steal! It’s sold out, but I linked similar options below.
Kris + Joy