Who else is OBSESSED with these lace tie up T’s like we are?! 

We can’t get enough, so why not share with you girls how to, do it yourself *praise hands* 

Now, it takes some effort but don’t be scared…you can do it! It’s honestly pretty easy, especially if you have a sowing machine! But again, don’t fret if you don’t  l o l  you can still “make it work” ( Who remembers Tim Gunn from Project Runway?! I was an avid PR watcher HAHA ) 

Lets get started . . .

F I R S T :: Gather the supplies! Im going to link the supplies we used. We got ours off of Etsy, because we love how easy Etsy is and they always have everything needed for any of our attempts at “crafting” haha cause lets be real…we’re not a pro crafters or anything. 

g r o m m e t  s t r i p :: Etsy

c o r d i n g :: Etsy

You will also need //

Grab a fav band tee or even a basic T!

Scissors 

Sewing machine or sewing supplies

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S E C O N D :: Cut the shirt in a ” V ” shape from the collar down. You can leave the collar or cut it out!

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T H I R D :: Sew the grommet onto the edge of the cut out V. 

F O U R T H :: Take the cording and string it through the grommet . . .

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a n d  walllaaaa  you are set! Now go rock your shirts and make sure to tag us in your pictures on Instagram so we can see! We are loving to incorporate these T’s into our summer / fall outfits… (LOL because its technically almost fall but still 100 degrees here in Southern California). They add a pop to a basic T and let me tell you… get ready for the compliments, cause everyone is loving these! 

We hope you girls E N J O Y

XO , JOY & JUSTI 

I don’t know about you guys, but we’re all about healthy foods that are super good for you but don’t taste nasty.. ya feel me? This recipe that we’re sharing with you guys is seriously DELICIOUS & it almost makes you feel like you’re eating a cheat meal. (like, it’s so good we’ll eat it as a snack or for a dessert.) Not only does it taste delicious but it only takes about 3 minutes to prep this whole recipe so it’s perfect if you have a busy, on the go lifestyle like we do.

CHIA SEED PUDDING – most people’s initial reaction, “ew, those are so gross”. We know, it sounds & doesn’t look the most appealing but we promise you’ll love the taste but what you’ll love even more are all the nutrition that this recipe has!
Chia Seeds 
are said to be one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They’re full of- fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. These small but mighty little guys are the REAL DEAL.

So enough chit chatting- let’s get into this recipe:

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::INGREDIENTS::

2 Cups of Coconut Milk

1/2 Cup of Chia Seeds

1/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

1 Teaspoon of Honey

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IT’S SO SIMPLE –

GRAB A MASON JAR, put all of the ingredients in there + mix them together, but them in the fridge overnight & there you go, you have Chia Seed Pudding!! You can add fruit, almonds, cacao nibs & just totally make it your own.

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We hope you guys enjoyed this recipe. Stay tuned for a lot of fun projects that are coming up!

XO, JOY & JUSTI

I know we say this  a l l  t h e  t i m e  but life has been crazy, guys. But I promise, we never forget about you all haha.

This past Saturday was the grand opening of Justi’s dance wear store… The Dance Shoppe! Lets take a quick moment and give some major props to Justi…

She had 1 week to fully transfer the store from one location, to another. And let me tell you, a dance wear store filled with thousands of tights, ballet skirts, and point shoes is not the easiest of easy to move l o l but don’t worry, Justi turned into a boss real quick and got it together…it came down to the morning of errands to Target getting decor and last minute pens but we opened ON TIME and it looked / looks A M A Z E!

On my way out to the shop on Friday I had the bright idea of vlogging the weekend… so thats just what I did..by myself, in the car, it might be boring…but hey, I did it L O L

We  l o v e  your girls feedback on what Y O U would like to see us do, write about, or vlog!     S O let us know in the comments and we’ll make it happen!

K E E P  I N  T O U C H

i n s t a g r a m :: @joyandjusti

t w i t t e r :: @joyandjusti

Somehow we keep getting booked for shoots and we are clueless to why?! HAHA

But, we aren’t complaining because…it gives us the opportunity to meet a w e s o m e people, like…Alyssa and Monica! They are some of the sweetest & so easy and fun to work with!

We shot in the wonderful yet packed *as always* DTLA . . . also known as Down Town L A.

Both of us grew up not too far from L A and can be pretty familiar with the area, but it never fails that we find new places e v e r y time we go up there! Thats L A for you haha         We shot at the Broad Museum ( in front of crowds of people, literally. But yolo right? ), on top of a parking structure ( during sunset, it was stunning ), and at some colorful walls ( where we parked in a “no parking at anytime” zone, yet got away with it…heck yes ).

We vlogged our day from start to finish, be proud! haha

Let us know, do you like the vlogs?!

V I D E O   H E R E !

 

Give us some love-

I N S T A G R A M :: @joyandjusti

T W I T T E R :: @joyandjusti

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Summer is (sadly) already half-way gone & then we’ll be back to longing those rays of sunshine, the care free nights, & the bronzed skin that comes with summer. While we still have the advantage of enjoying our summer & the rest that it holds for us, we’re gonna talk about some of our summer essentials. We decided not to narrow it down to just beauty or fashion on this post when it comes to our essentials + but we decided to make it just about our essentials for life, whether it be outfits or drinks.

With that being said, let’s jump into —-> JOY & JUSTI’S SUMMER ESSENTIALS!

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O U R  1 0  S U M M E R  E S S E N T I A L S 
1 . C O F F E E.
Who doesn’t love an iced cold brew + some coconut milk?
(for those of us with the issue of being lactose intolerant *cries*)
Perfect if you just want some caffeine but don’t want the 30 pumps of sugar that most latte’s have.
2 . L A V E N D E R.
Anything lavender is perfect for some summer (or just life) relaxation!
Lavender tea, Lavender Essential oil, etc. – we LOVE. It’s automatically calming and soothing.
3 . R O M P E R S.
So easy to throw on & it looks like you tried – we’ve said it before but this is our FAV.
Looking like you tried without actually having to.
4 . T H E  B E A C H.
We live in Southern California, so it’s not really summer here until you’re at the beach getting some sun and tanning!
5 . M A K E U P  P R I M E R.
Hourglass primer is a favorite and a must, so our faces don’t melt off, lol.
This primer may be a little pricier than most, but it’s worth the $$$ girls, I PROMISE!
6 . F L O R I D A  G E O R G I A  L I N E  &  S A M  H U N T.
You can almost always catch joy & justi in the car, rocking out to these guys….
or any country music at that point * heart eyes *.
7 . S P F.
We love a perfect sunscreen with an spf of 15 because you can still get tan but it keeps you from turning into a complete tomato… more like it keeps Joy from turning into a tomato because Justi is Colombian and well…she tans a lot better than Joy, to say the least.
8 . B E A C H  B L A N K E T S.
Round towels, tapestries, mexican blankets … we love them all for laying out on the sand!
(Seriously, if you haven’t use a tapestry as a beach towel/blanket, you’re missing out!)
9 . A V O C A D O  T O A S T.
Love, love, love.
You can keep it basic, just seasoned with salt & pepper or garlic salt, or spice it up with some dill cream cheese or cucomber …. or both!
10 . N E T F L I X.
Summer is always a good time to binge watch serval seasons of your new found favorite show on netflix! If you haven’t already, prison break is a must.

JOY’S OUTFIT //

Rosemary Tie Romper

Wool Hat

Novi & Nash Leather Bolo

(Justi here- can we just talk about how Joy KILLED it with these pictures?!?!?! SO. GORG.
lol, but let’s get back to the post —–>)

JUSTI’S OUTFIT //

Candy Baby Romper

Burgundy Hat

 

That’s it for part 3 of our Lux series, babes! Till tomorrow – but until then you can always entertain yourself by reading our posts over on Lux’s Blog & see what we’re talking about over there.
Also if you want any of the clothes that we’ve showed you in the last couple of posts, be sure not to hesitate & just get it before it sells out.

Hope you enjoyed!

XO, JOY & JUSTI