Fashion Translation: Just a Bit Retro

Fashion is cyclical, right? What’s old becomes new again and vice versa. Sometimes it feels like I’ve just put away my high-waisted flared jeans when they are about come back. One style that feels like it’s recently reemerged in multiple variations is the retro ’70s vibe. We know this look well: satin baseball jackets, ringer tees, high waisted denim, embroidered patches… I could go on and on and on.


Photo Credit: Marie Claire Australia via Fashion Gone Rogue.

If there’s one color that stands out in my mind as being totally on trend for this evolution of retro style, it would be tangerine orange. Actually, all shades of orange feel on-trend to me when it comes to this style, but I’m loving how fresh and new tangerine feels. Maybe it’s thanks to the doldrums of winter? Either way, I’m loving it and definitely plan to incorporate more of this happy hue into both my home and wardrobe.


I also love the secondary colors that this shade of orange is paired with: pale pink, lavender and navy blue being my absolute favorites. The feeling of these rugs is a bit boho and found-in-a-faraway-flea-market, don’t you think?

Shopping Guide:

Surya Banshee rug

Jaipur Rugs pendant rug

Jaipur Rugs Preston rug

Jaipur Rugs Coastal Tides rug

Surya Banshee rug — my personal favorite!

Surya Gemini rug

Surya Zahra rug

Surya Caesar rug

For more inspiration from Joanna, follow along with her at Jojotastic!

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Fall Color Inspiration: Pumpkin


Confession: I tend not to wear orange in my day-to-day wardrobe. Typically one of my least favorite colors, I have recently started to love a very autumnal twist on this color: pumpkin. This seasonal color speaks to me on so many levels, but I’m especially loving it for those just-shy-of head to toe looks, like a long sleeved maxi dress or cozy wool peacoat. Something to make a statement in the sea of black, brown, and navy that ushers in every autumn. One could even consider this toasted hue of orange to be a neutral, especially when paired with shades of deep dark blue and rich emerald.


Sometimes getting your home ready for fall is as simple as adjusting your color palette and making it veer toward one specific color… in this case, pumpkin. It’s sort of amazing how much warmth this shade of orange can lend to a space. For me, adding this color into my home is all about the accessories. For example, swap out your pillows for a pumpkin-hued geometric. Or drape a pumpkin colored throw on the arm of your sofa. Just that little pop of autumn-inspired color will make you feel cozier as you nest into your home for winter. I also love this deeper shade when it comes to rugs, especially rugs that boast a more bohemian, global vibe. These rugs that I selected remind me of spice bins at my local farmers market.

Photo Credit: Burberry, embroidered coat from Urban Outfitters, and henley dress from Free People.

Shopping Guide: Pumpkin-colored pillows, Kaleen restoration rug, Jaipur Rugs tree of life rug, Jaipur Rugs global chambord rug, and Surya throw blanket.

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