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Hi friends! This weekend I took a super quick trip to Hawaii to visit my grandma. Tough life, I know right? It was SO hot and humid and my mom and I sweated our way through the weekend. I loved being able to spend a few precious days with my family, heat and all.

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(Top is Lilly Pulitzer and glasses are Kate Spade)

Over the weekend, I found the most magnificent hydrangeas that I’ve ever seen at the local Whole Foods.

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We also found a great local breakfast spot called The Nook. The chef mixes traditional Japanese with all American favorites (think pancakes with fresh mango and pineapple or Jidori chicken and waffles). So good.

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I met the cutest 16 week old Frenchie named Biscuit. That one ear up, one ear down thing just kills me!

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And of course, I did a little shopping with my aunt. I’m conflicted on this neon J. Crew blazer. Part of me loves it and part of my is scared of it (does that make sense?). I did grab the striped tee, which is super cozy and not too pricey.

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And I really wanted this clutch, but held back in hopes it goes on sale at some point…

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Back to the real world today :) Recipe coming on Wednesday!

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This & That

by Koko on August 17, 2015 · 1 comment

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion, Tangent Tuesday

Hi friends! Sorry for being MIA this past week. I flew home to Tennessee this week to spend time with the husband. I spent the past 5 days doing a lot of napping, cooking, and laundry! PS my Jessica Simpson luggage and white Birkenstocks are the best travel companions.

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Speaking of Birkenstocks, have I turned into a total hippie? My new favorite outfit involves overalls and Birks… I’ve got to say it is just about the coziest outfit ever.

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Look at that little lurker! Carl traveled with me to LA on my list visit and has been hanging out with his grandma and grandpa while I’ve been home. Since Q is so busy with work (lots of travel), we thought bringing Carl to stay with me for a while was a good idea. He is LOVING LA. On the other hand, his cousins aren’t loving having him…

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Last weekend I went to an engagement party in Malibu for one of my closest girlfriends. It was a blast to be reunited with my girls again. I am loving getting to spend all this quality time with them while I am in LA.  (Dress is J. Crew)

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PS did you know Amazon actually has cute fashion things? Um yes. I got these fun jeweled sandals for $55. Love them.

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Favorite Swimwear

by Koko on July 30, 2015 · 0 comments

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion

I am always a fan of bathing suits from Target (hello variety), but there is something to be said about a fabulously made, perfect fit swimsuit.My go-to, favorite, all time best bathing suits are from Malia Mills. They definitely come with a price (holy moly, $150 per piece), but they are 1000% worth it and last forever. I bought my first suit 4 years ago, have worn it on every single vacation and it is still in excellent condition.

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I love her fun prints, but also the variety of styles she has in solid colors. I have two black tops and one bottom, which makes it easy to add a new style each year. She makes bathing suits for every possible body type and organizes them by bra size, which makes them almost perfectly tailored to your body. One size really doesn’t fit all when it comes to bathing suits.

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Gingham

by Koko on July 21, 2015 · 0 comments

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion

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I am completely, totally, 100% in love with this gingham dress. I stumbled upon it randomly when I was at the Nordstrom’s in Nashville (no surprise that the Nashville Nordie’s carries super Southern dresses that you don’t find in LA). I ended up wearing in three times in one week and haven’t stopped there.

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Dress: Kaya & Sloane (via Nordstrom) $138

Shoes: Target $19

Sunnies: Jessica Simpson

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