Thursday, May 26, 2011

¡Adios Tucson, Aló Panama!

FINALLY! I can officially say that I'm Panama bound. In only a couple of hours I will be going back to Phoenix for the night to fly to LAX to connect to Panama City (got all that?). I really could not be more excited to just get somewhere different. 

After a very long week of work and play, this vacation could not have come at a better time. When I come back I will be a shiny bright and happy relaxed person that will be a bit different than before. I find traveling to be some sort of passage. Each time you go somewhere new, you learn so many things, and you see the world just a little bit different. This will be my first time in a Central American country and I could not be any more thrilled! Trust me, I will have 2,000 photos from this trip and hopefully many looks as well. 

This particular day, I was already feeling the vacation mood so I color blocked some pretty cheerful colors together. I think I'm getting good at this. I used the red shoes to kind of throw the look off balanced but still cohesive, especially in terms of the belt. 

 I'm ready for the beach and a margarita now please!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just A Morning Walk

Anyone else getting warmer by just looking at these photos? You can sooo tell it's summer by the awful contrast within theses pics from my cheap and unfortunate lense. But, I'm so happy that it'll only get hotter from here!

This look was practically a gift from my roommate that graciously donated his Burberry shirt to me because it was just a little too large on him. The craftsmanship behind the shirt is phenomenal and even though it's actually not an exact fit for me, the tailoring alone still makes it work. Now this is how you tell the difference between designer and H&M. 

But, oh god I need to get my game together! A big, well a minor decision was made today. After realizing that I could minor in Journalism, I decided why the heck not. Thinking about all the perks just got me really excited! For instance, I won't be limiting myself from when it comes down to finally deciding on where I want to Study Aboard to just Spanish speaking countries. Plus, I find it overall more relevant towards my future because if I one day want to be in book or magazine publishing as an editor, I need to have some sort of media background. Plus, I'd so much rather be writing news stories over Spanish essays, I mean let's be real... 

So, today was a great day minus the fact that I haven't started packing for my two week trip that I'm leaving for on Friday. Whatever, I still have Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 4 a.m. in the morning! Whoooo! So excited, paradise this weekend baby! 


Jo du Jour 

Monday, May 23, 2011

I'm as Free as My

Ever worn an outfit that's feeling as bright as you are? This summer I'm finally stepping up the color scheme and beginning to color block like an obscure minimalist painting. I'm beginning to realize that colors have certain connotations, but not so much when juxtaposed with one another. Here I've done two different shades of blue, black, and white. I look like a blue lollipop! 

Fashion is all about fun now that the temperature's up again and the sun's challenging the fashionistas to find a way to stay cool and look cool. So, everyday's a new day to try something new! 

I just hope that this is a step towards Prada Spring/Summer 2011 wannabe attired person. 

This weekend however, I get to finally get the heck out of the United States and go to Panama! It's a family vacation but there's going to be so much to do there for the two weeks I'll be spending. So, as long as I find myself some place with Wifi, you better bet Jo will be coming at you du Jour when in Panama! So excited.... 

<3 Jo du Jour

Saturday, May 14, 2011


As always, I find so much inspiration from other bloggers and fashionistas and today I'm going to go on a shopping extraveganza in hopes that I look like everything in Bryan Boy's post from when he went to Marrakech! Time to wear an overwhelming amount of color and get ba-booshy! Wish me luck today!