Arashiyama … an enchanted bamboo forest

If traveling to Kyoto, a stop through Arashiyama is a must! I fell in love with this beautiful bamboo forest. It was like a magical dream amongst a peaceful enchanted forest. Arashiyama is a quick train ride taking you to the outskirts of Kyoto. Getting there early is a must or you will run into tons of tourists. I arrived at 8am and was able to take these wonderful shots with only a few people around. It was totally worth it!




Outfit details: Gold Top by Anthropologie |  Skirt by Morning Lavender| Jewelry by Jou Jou My Love: stacking gemstone ringsheart ringgemstone studs


We also stopped by the Iwatayama Monkey Park nearby. The fall foliage was more viewable up high. We came in mid-November but in late November you will see even more  yellow orangey leaves which are so gorgeous. Hiking to the top of the Iwatayama park you will find a nice view and be surrounded by monkeys!


I can’t wait for my next adventure! Greece and Cuba are next on the radar. Stay tuned!

♥ Jackie


Jou Jou in Pink

Hello pink! I would probably never think to buy pink pants but in my latest Stitch Fix, I was sent some and absolutely love them! If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, it’s a monthly clothing subscription which doesn’t cost you anything unless you don’t end up buying at least one piece. I love it because they send me things I may not typically pick out on my own but it turns out being a fun new outfit like the one I’m wearing here!

I paired my new pink denim pants with a nude top and cute shimmery gold stiletto heels as well as a white blazer from Anthropologie. And, of course I had to accessorize with some of my very own favorite jewelry creations and my new DIY clutch which you can learn how to make on my blog or purchase here (in a smaller version).


Nude Top: Francesca’s Collections | Pink Pants: Stitch Fix | White Blazer: Anthropologie | Gold Shimmery Shoes: Ann Taylor | Gold Clutch: Handmade by Jou Jou My Love | All Jewelry: Handmade by Jou Jou My Love


Close up of my handmade jewelry and DIY gold leather clutch – I’m wearing the chopper ring, the sweetest little heart ring, the infinity ring, and hammered stacking rings (to be posted to the site soon).



♥ Jou Jou My Love Jewelry



How I styled my Stitch Fix: a personal touch of my jewelry

My monthly surprise to myself is Stitch Fix. Each month I get 5 pieces of clothing styled just for me – you just have to fill out a questionnaire about your style and you can set the budget on how much you want to spend. If you don’t like the pieces you receive, it’s so easy to return (they even provide a pre-paid envelope for the return). I’ve loved everything so far! And for someone who doesn’t shop much or doesn’t have the greatest fashion sense, it’s awesome. I will definitely be sure to post more pictures from my fixes in the future.

This past Sunday afternoon was spent with my best friend – I sported my Stitch Fix outfit and we decided to have some fun and take some pictures with my jewelry on. Here are some pictures from our jewelry/clothing shoot!


How I styled my fix:

My jeans (Faye Skinny Jean by Just Black) and blue blouse (Barcelona Solid Short Sleeve Blouse by Daniel Rainn) were from Stitch Fix. I got a super cute white blazer from Anthropologie which paired perfectly with the pop of blue. Then, of course had to wear some of my own jewelry creations. I’ve been really into rocks lately and this new necklace is a pretty crystal geode hung along a long gold chain. The bracelets I’m wearing can be found on my website here. And, love the shoes I’m wearing from BC footwear – they are pink and fun!

And here were some of our other fun shots we took wearing Jou Jou My Love jewelry.




Studio Jou Jou My Love – me in the jewelry making works wearing my favorite necklace – a geode crystal rock hanging from a gold chain.

(All pieces worn are new creations and will be posted soon!)

♥ Jou Jou My Love Jewelry