Pinned This Week

by Koko on October 24, 2014 · 0 comments

in Baking, Cooking, Recipe, Uncategorized

In my ongoing quest to try new recipes and find interesting eats, I am bringing you some delicious bites found around the web (through all of my blog reading!).

Appetizers:

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup: What an easy and delicious starter by one of my all-time favorite bloggers, Joy the Baker.

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Smoked Paprika and Garlic Shrimp SkewersI’m always a fan of shrimp and these skewers look delicious to serve with rice or on their own.

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Crusty Pan Bread: This is a new technique for baking bread that I have yet to try. I love the ease of it and am going to attempt it this week.

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Lunches & Dinners:

Caprese Chicken: This looks simple and very satisfying!

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Spicy Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese: What a  great fall take on a classic grilled cheese.

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Desserts:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Frosted Blondes: The perfect dessert to bring to a Halloween party! And not just your usual pumpkin bars!

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Salted Caramel Apple Cake: This decadent beauty looks like it would be a real crowd pleaser!

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Pumpkin Streusel Bars: Another fun fall dessert perfect for entertaining!

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Yesterday I shared my excitement for the Derby-like event called Steeplechase coming to Columbus on November 1st and today I wanted to continue with some fun outfits.

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Dress: Tracy Negoshian c/o Wynnifried Style Studio $138

Fur Vest: Tart c/o Wynnifried Style Studio $180

Booties: Dolce Vita $100

Hat: Wynnifried Style Studio $48

Purse: Jessica Simpson Collection (similar)

Why it works: Ok, so I am officially in love with this fur vest. At the start, the dress was sort of “ok, but not great,” but once we paired it with this great vest, fun booties and hat it became a “wow.” I love the booties with the dress- again, a great choice for standing on grass all day!

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Dress: Olive & Oak c/o Wynnifried Style Studio $58

Blazer: H&M $35

Necklace: Wynnifried Style Studio $30

Booties: Dolce Vita $100

Clutch: J. Crew (similar) $19

Bracelets: Wynnifried Style Studio $30 each

Why this works: This is SO up my alley fashion wise. I am a huge blazer advocate. Who doesn’t look better with a blazer on? This simple gray dress pairs perfectly with a big fun necklace and simple blazer. And those booties again?! I know- but they are too comfortable not to wear!

 

More about Steeplechase: The Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens, known as the “event of the season” and always falling on the first Saturday in November, brings family and friends together to watch thoroughbred horses race over timber and brush hurdles.

Tailgating together, either in tents, box seats or the infield, guests select their favorite horse in each of the five sanctioned races and cheer them to the finish; they entertain their children with Stick Pony races, pony rides, Jack Russell Terrier races, rock climbing wall and in the Kids Corral. There are bagpipers and blacksmiths, as well as the parade of the Midland Foxhounds, the Southern Views Hat Contest, the Sunny 100 Tailgate Competition and the Ledger-Enquirer Terrace Box Competition.

Many thanks to the wonderful and super hip Wynnifried Style Studio for letting me come in and pick out my favorite looks!

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What to Wear: Steeplechase

by Koko on October 22, 2014 · 1 comment

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion

Guys, Columbus has a Kentucky Derby-like event called Steeplechase. Yes, my little town has a major event with horses and hats and champagne and “high society folk.” I’m so excited. With all of my newfound excitement, I decided to put together a few looks which will work for this fun, social party happening in Columbus (seriously guys, Columbus, Georgia has a Derby like party and I’m going!).

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Dress: Kate Spade NY $400 (got it at the outlet!)

Necklace: Wynnifried Style Studio $28

Clutch: J. Crew (similar) $19

Shoes: Marc Jacobs (old, but similar)

Why it works: I love the girly-ness of this look with a fit and flare dress and fun pop of color bow shoes. This necklace is so fun because it is one long strand, so it can layer or be worn as a long statement piece. Oh and wedges are key for standing on the grass all day!

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Dress: Tracy Negoshian c/o Wynnifried Style Studio $138

Fur Vest: Tart c/o Wynnifried Style Studio $180

Booties: Dolce Vita $100

Hat: Wynnifried Style Studio $48

Why it works: This look is a real Southern fall favorite. From the fur vest (so comfortable and warm) to the patterned dress: hello South! The hat adds a chicness to it and the booties are a great more casual option than heels, especially if you are going to be standing around all day!

Stay tuned tomorrow for looks 3 & 4!

More about Steeplechase: The Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens, known as the “event of the season” and always falling on the first Saturday in November, brings family and friends together to watch thoroughbred horses race over timber and brush hurdles.

Tailgating together, either in tents, box seats or the infield, guests select their favorite horse in each of the five sanctioned races and cheer them to the finish; they entertain their children with Stick Pony races, pony rides, Jack Russell Terrier races, rock climbing wall and in the Kids Corral. There are bagpipers and blacksmiths, as well as the parade of the Midland Foxhounds, the Southern Views Hat Contest, the Sunny 100 Tailgate Competition and the Ledger-Enquirer Terrace Box Competition.

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LA Trip

by Koko on October 16, 2014 · 0 comments

in Travel

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Two weekends ago Q and I flew to LA for a friend’s wedding. While Q could only stay for 48 hours, I added a few extra days on to my trip to hang with the girlfriends and parents.

Like every LA trip, there was plenty of food, girls’ dinners, working out at my favorite spots and mom’s homecooked meals. I’m SO looking forward to winter break and a full two weeks spent there.

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bye la

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PS, dress in top picture is Madewell and necklace is J. Crew

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