That Time I Turned Into a Hippie

by Koko on November 20, 2014 · 1 comment

in Beauty, Health, Me, Review


Guys, I’ve officially turned into a hippie. This converted Southern belle/Los Angeles gal has turned a new leaf (hahaha). So what turned me into a crazy person… I’ve found a love for essential oils. Q calls them my “snake oils,” but I am fully convinced they make me healthier, more focused, and best of all sleep better. It’s crazy, I know. Me = hippie.


It all started before I headed to my girlfriend’s wedding in Napa. The day before I was set to get on a plane, I felt horrible- scratchy throat, flu-ish, like I wanted to stay in bed all day. I was terrified of getting on a plane and feeling like that, so I called my girlfriend, Laura, who had been talking about these crazy oils. I was desperate and I told her to load me up. So she gave me a diffuser and a couple of oils and sent me home with instructions. And 24 hours later- feeling like 90% of myself. 48 hours later – 100% back to normal. I was a believer.


So I bought some oils and a diffuser and Q thought I was crazy (and still does). And when I feel sick, I swipe some oils in my mouth and diffuse in my house. When I’m sore after a workout, I make some bath salts with oils. And when I’m tired, oh ya there’s an oil for energy. For teaching, it is the best germ killer and I have that diffuser running all day long. Hippie dippie Koko has arrived folks! I know it’s weird and sort of out there, but I love them.

bath salts

And I guess it runs in the genes since my mom has been using essential oils for 20+ years…. so I guess I had a little hippie in me from the start :)

I use Young Living oils because they are 100% pure and therapeutic grade.I completely trust them to ingest, diffuse, rub all over :)

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Shoes, Shoes, Shoes.

by Koko on November 17, 2014 · 2 comments

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion

I have a shoe addiction. It’s a serious problem. No matter how many I own, I keep wanting more…. Here’s what 16 consecutive days of shoes looks like:shoes1a

1: J. Crew $180 / 2. Sperry by J. Crew $90 / 3. Marc by Marc Jacobs $150 / 4. Gap $20shoes2a

5. kate spade  $80/ 6. Sam Edelman $180 / 7. Birkenstock $130 / 8. Kate Spade $328shoes3a

9. Kate Spade $200 / 10. Loeffler Randall $150 / 11. Target $35 / 12. Sam Edelman $131shoes4a

13. DV by Dolce Vita $100 / 14. Kate Spade $200 / 15. Loeffler Randall $250/ 16. Loeffler Randall $150

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Oh ya, major rule breaker over here… wearing those white jeans in winter. Honestly, whoever made that rule about no white jeans after Labor Day is ridiculous. How am I going to hide my favorite jeans for 6 months of the year? No thank you. I love this look for work because it is SO easy, comfortable and classic. And this GiGi New York clutch is my new favorite (and if you sign up for emails, you get 10% off).


Jacket: J. Crew $200

Shirt: Everlane $15

Jeans: J. Crew $70

Flats: Kate Spade $250 (got at the outlet)

Clutch: GiGi New York $145

Necklace: Vintage (similar)


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Currently Loving

by Koko on October 29, 2014 · 0 comments

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion, Shopping


Let’s talk about Everlane. They are my one stop shop for extremely well made, well fitted basics. They do simple right. From the V-neck tee (my everyday go to) to their silk blouses (wonderful for work), everything is beautifully constructed and made to last. Every season I find numerous items that could seamlessly fit into my closet and match everything else I own. Their basic tanks and tees are a wonderful staple items and their silk blouses are rich in quality and style. Oh, and did I mention their price point is right on?

Black Wallet: $115

White V-Neck (my everyday shirt): $15

Black Silk Blouse (best work shirt): $85

Gray Tank (order a size down): $20

Green Tote (the perfect everyday tote & a great investment): $385

Black Sandals (weekend shoes): $118


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