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!).



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!


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


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.


sweat dentist1 breakfast sammie

bye la


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

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slip ons

I am a big fan of the 30-second dressing routine. Most nights before work I try and leave out my outfit for the next morning. This expedites the standing-in-front-of-the-closet-blankly-staring-for-5-minutes thing that usually happens if I don’t plan ahead. But on those rare days when I haven’t planned and I don’t have the 5 minutes to waste staring blankly, I almost always reach for jeans and slip on sneakers. Now I am a teacher, so I can get away with a more casual look than most. I do have to say that these shoes are the most comfortable of my usual work shoes (minus my Birkenstocks, but that’s a whole ‘nother story).

Let the slip on obsession continue…




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Napa Style

by Koko on October 8, 2014 · 0 comments

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion, Uncategorized

I loved my quick weekend trip to Napa SO much that I thought I would do another quick post on my Napa outfits!

Rehearsal Dinner at a Vineyard

Dress: Joie (similar)

Shoes: Kate Spade


For lunching and exploring Napa:

Dress:  J. Crew (similar)

Sunnies: Karen Walker $250

For an outdoor summer wedding:

Dress: Joie (similar / similar)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson (similar)

Necklace: J. Crew (similar $44)


For the day after brunch:

Dress: J. Crew (similar)

Belt: J. Crew $30

Purse: J. Crew (similar)

Shoes: J. Crew $170

(I think J. Crew was a trend…)

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