Let The Journey Begin!

November 1, 2013

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Welcome to Chrissy Joy – Life & Style Blog! My name is Christian Joy Riley and I am overjoyed to launch this blog to give an inside look into my life and style as well as all of the things and people that inspire it!

Since I was a teenager, I have had a passion for fashion and rummaging through my mother’s closet. I would love to try on her clothes and see how I could re-create outfits from my closet by adding accessories, tops or shoes from hidden gems that I would find throughout hers (I still do that to this day). It gave me such a rush to create looks for myself based on outfits I saw my mom wear and items from her wardrobe that inspired me. As an adult, I have turned that passion into Freelance Fashion Styling. I am now able to use my inspirations to create looks for others through photo shoots and personal wardrobe styling. It brings me so much joy to help others to look their absolute best!

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Everything about my life has evolved so much since I moved to New York a year and a half ago. There have been twists and turns as well as ups and downs. But through God, the ride has been one that has taught me to take leaps of faith, try new things, learn and grow from my mistakes, and to be stylish while doing so!:)

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The goal of Chrissy Joy is to give you a first-hand look into my life and journey of style. There are many people and things that I come across on a day-to-day basis that catch my eye and inspire me and clothes that I wear. Street style, art and culture, fashion shows, or just an everyday conversation with someone with an awesome and uplifting story. These are all things that cultivate my style and creativity, and keep me pushing towards the greatness that God has placed inside of me. I would love for them to do the same for you!

Follow me on this journey of living life, taking chances, and bringing style along for the ride!

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Jacket: Ann Taylor Loft /  Dress: Armani Exchange /  Tights: Hanes /  Booties: Colin Stuart /  Earrings: Forever 21 /  Watch: Michael Kors /  Bracelet: Vintage /  Belt: Vintage (from my Moms closet 😉 ) /  Tote: Tory Burch /  Suitcase: Protege

Photographer: Jordan Elias


Xoxo ~ Chrissy Joy

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  • Delphine Riley November 1, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Great blog Christian!
    I’m so proud of you for allowing God to use you.
    Love you,
    Your biggest fan (mama)

    • Chrissy Joy November 3, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      Thanks mama! 🙂

  • Anonymous November 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Would love to follow someone like you – sounds like you’re going somewhere! 🙂 Mrs. T

    • Chrissy Joy November 3, 2013 at 11:24 pm

      Aww, thanks for the nice words. I really appreciate it Mrs. T!

  • Anonymous November 1, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Congrsts love it

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      • Chrissy Joy November 3, 2013 at 11:25 pm

        Lol, thank you Alex!! 🙂

  • J. Noelle November 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I love it, but I love you more!!!!!! Keep striving for your dreams…mwuah

    • Chrissy Joy November 3, 2013 at 11:27 pm

      Thank you so much for always supporting me! Love youu!!

  • Anonymous November 1, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Love it!!! Work Ms. Riley!!

    • Chrissy Joy November 3, 2013 at 11:27 pm

      Thank You!! 🙂

  • Anonymous November 2, 2013 at 3:41 am

    i hate reading but i LOOOOOOOVED READING THIS! #threesnaps #youbetterdoit
    Love you so much and im so proud of you!

    • Chrissy Joy November 3, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      Thank you! Im glad that you loved it!

  • Carolyn Yancey November 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Wonderful blog Christian!!
    Thank you again for coming and empowering the young ladies in “Girl Talk” . You have left a lasting impression that will duplicate young, strong, powerful young ladies that will not give up in trying times. I want you to know that greater is coming to you because you chased your dream through the good and the bad times but trusted God in it all. Continue to empower others.

    • Chrissy Joy November 22, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words Mrs. Yancy, this means so much to to me! I will definitely continue to try to empower others as much as I can. 🙂

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