Fashion

This & That

by Koko on June 24, 2014 · 2 comments

in Fashion, Garden, Me, Uncategorized

1. Yesterday, I finally received my California teaching credential! This is a huge step in the right direction because now I can actually get hired (on post and in California). I am still working on getting my Georgia credential, which is a whole different process, but at least I am half way there. It’s been so nerve wrecking these past few weeks waiting to get this paperwork done. I need it in order to finish up applications for jobs I have been looking into. Feeling extremely relieved and happy!

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2. Our tomatoes are out of control this year. We planted early and in our favorite grow boxes and I have pounds of tomatoes each week. Caprese anyone?

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3. Speaking of garden, remember how I planted a ton of random seeds last month? Well now I have snap peas, and lots of them! I break them off and eat them each night and think “wait, I can’t believe I grew this!”

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4. I don’t think I shared with you yet that this summer I am teaching swimming lessons at the local pool. You guys know how much I love to swim, so when I saw the advertisement for summer swim instructors, I was sold. I am the oldest teacher by about 10 years (most of the kids are about to go into college), but I happily accept my “old” status and have a great time. It’s been a lot of fun teaching kids how to swim, although my hair and skin don’t love the 4 hours of chlorine a day.

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5. This beer&food calendar that I put up on my instagram is making my kitchen a happy place… and giving me tons of new ideas for pairings.

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6. We also recently got this fun print on Etsy. I got a frame from Michael’s during one of those buy one, get one free plus $10 sales and then ordered a mat from Amazon. Sometimes the simplest artwork just needs the right frame to make it look fancy. Still looking for a good home to hang this guy on.

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7. Arugula might be my new favorite thing. I put it on literally everything: summer salad, eggs, mushroom toast, rice and veggie bowl. Yup.

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8. We had a Ranger wife event at a local rock climbing place and damn, that is a lot harder than it looks! We all did three or four climbs and were done! Such a fun event!

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9. These shoes. $20. You are welcome.

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10. This guy, my love, has been fabulous at keeping me company this past month while Q has been away.

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Happy Tuesday y’all. My mom arrives today to help keep me company my last week before Q finally arrives home for good.

 

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I always am amazed how much stuff I fit in one small carry on. I am that person on the plane who is lifting a 50-pound bag into the overhead hoping the person behind me lends a hand. What did I stuff in my suitcase , you ask? Well let me share! I always pack one or two pairs of jeans (those jeans that you wear ALL the time). For this trip I had one regular skinny pair and white. I add simple tanks and tops, a couple fancier night-out tops and a great blazer (or two). I keep it simple with shoes and purses and some long necklaces. And voila!

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Blazer: H&M (similar $25)

Shirt: J. Crew $88

Jeans: 7 for All Mankind $190

Sandals: Gap $40

Clutch: C. Wonder (similar)

Necklace: Jessica Simpson (similar)

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Button Down: J. Crew (similar)

Tank: J. Crew $18

Jeans: 7 for All Mankind $190

Sandals: Gap $40

Purse: J. Crew $148

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Top: J. Crew $78

Shorts: J. Crew $80

Shoes: Loeffler Randall $150

Clutch: C. Wonder (similar)

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Top: J. Crew $118

Jeans: 7 for All Mankind $190

Sandals: Steve Madden $60

Purse: Vintage Fendi (thank you 16-year-old self)

Phone Case: J. Crew (similar)

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Cardigan: Gap (similar $25)

Tank: J. Crew $25

Pants: J. Crew $75

Purse: J. Crew $148

Sandals:  Havaianas $26

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Blazer: J. Crew $300

Shirt: J. Crew $88

Jeans: 7 for All Mankind $190

Purse: J. Crew $148

Sandals:  Havaianas $26

Wedges: Target (similar)

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Sweater: J. Crew $85

Jeans: J. Crew $115

Sandals: Steve Madden $60

Purse: J. Crew $148

Necklace: Vintage

Voila!

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Dots on Dots

by Koko on June 4, 2014 · 1 comment

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion

Last weekend Q and I ran up to Atlanta for some errands (you know the usual Ikea, Trader Joe’s, Crate & Barrel stops). I put on my new favorite summer jeans (J. Crew Reid), some dots and the best summer tote (another J. Crew find). Comfy and cute for errands on the go.

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Sweater: Madewell (similar $60)

Shirt: Barney’s COOP (very similar)

Jeans: J. Crew Reid $115

Shoes: Loeffler Randall (similar)

Tote: J. Crew $170

Necklace: BaubleBar

Now that I am looking back on these pics, I think I’ve really taken on the “teacher” look, haha.

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Weekend Style

by Koko on May 11, 2014 · 0 comments

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion

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Hello warm weather! I am dreaming of white beaches, although when I am going to see them, I don’t know! I love this simple tunic and fun bathing suit with neutral accessories. Happy Sunday y’all!

Tunic: Calypso St. Barth’s $300

Green Tassel Necklace: Chan Luu $245

Multi Tassel Necklace: Serefina $75

Bathing Suit: Top: J. Crew $52  Bottom: J. Crew $44 (PS 25% off now with code SOGOOD)

Purse: Tory Burch $275

Sandals: Jessica Simpson $80

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