Black and white are classics, but who says they have to be boring?
This… might be the cutest LBD ever!
Lace detail on top and flounce skirt on the bottom. “The Madison” dress has arrived.
More fall testing coming!
Its here! Its here!! KOKOON Summer Sale and Clearance is here!
Shop now at www.kokoon.net!
And…some of my featured favorites:
Arrow Halter — $88
Milla Dress — $59
Blouson Maxi — $44
Draper top — $18
Sybil top — $69
Libra Tunic — $69
Don’t Box Me In Cardi — $24
Yoga Cardi — $14
Tory Skirt — $39
Slouchy Crop Pants — $29
Just a few of my favs for a little taste… go to www.kokoonshop.net to check out the rest of the amazing deals!
SNEAK PEAK!! KOKOON’s big twice a year sale starts next Tuesday, July 15th! Get this look
Our Summer Sale & Clearance event is quite possible the best part of summer! You know, besides sunny beach days, mojitos, and iced coffee. Starting on TUESDAY, JULY 15, stock up on your KOKOON!
Seriously, you wont want to miss this.
Meet Justin and Julie Gasper!
KOKOON: What are your hobbies, interests, favorite activities…?
Julie: We have pretty typical hobbies and interests… Justin enjoys golfing and running and makes a mean latte, and I’m a fan of a getting in a good workout out before a day of baking in the kitchen. But overwhelmingly, we both have an absolute love of travelling and eating! We find so much satisfaction in trying new flavors, new local produce, and new products that others have put so much joy and care into. We love connecting with the people that have put their time, energy, and talents into creating something they love and want to share with others. There are so many incredibly beautiful places to visit around the world and in our own country, and the more we experience the more we come to see just how vital each role, each job, each PERSON is to each other.
KOKOON: What is your philosophy for shopping mostly Made in America products? Why do you feel it is important?
KOKOON: What is the general reaction when people discover you shop Made in America products?
KOKOON: What is the easiest/hardest thing to find Made in America?
KOKOON: How you were introduced to KOKOON?
KOKOON: Best/worst fashion item ever bought?
KOKOON: What is your motto?
KOKOON: What qualities do you look for in your apparel?
To learn more about the Made in America movement, check out this article.
A friend messaged me last week and said that she found my Doppelganger (finally!!). I’ve actually always wanted a Doppelganger. I guess I am not sure why. Maybe, out of a place of self-consciousness, it is so I can see how other people see me/ see what I actually look like instead of through inevitable self-criticizing eyes. And as a quarter Asian/Russian jewish mix, not thaaaaaat many people look a ton like me. Anyway, when my friend messaged me and said “I’ve found your look-a-like!”, I couldn’t wait to see who. She sent me a link. I clicked it.
Her name is Jenny Slate. Ever heard of her?
First of all, I think she is incredible beautiful, so I was very flattered Thank you, friend of mine!
Secondly, I don’t think I look like her at all. But! She is awesome. Here is why:
- She played this character on one of my favorite shows, Parks and Recreation.
- She created this voice. The best.
- And many other awesome appearances.. here is her IMDB.
Then, I saw the movie “Obvious Child“.
Okay, if you don’t fall in love with her from the movie trailer alone, I don’t get you.
I saw this movie on Saturday night, the perfect time to go to a rom-com alone (yes, not on a date — apparently, this is what single people do on Saturday nights).
Besides addressing timely stances on women’s rights (yeah, Hobby Lobby, uh huh), this movie addresses that weird in-between point that actually seems to be what life just is now. The uncertainty, the silly experiences, the mistakes, the drunk-dials, the messiness — the meat, the stuff — and it does so in a very humorous, very clever, very endearing way. I loved it.
A few favorite quotes from the movie:
- Well I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I’m kind of in an emotional crisis right now.
- I know you are going through some pain right now, but you are always going to be going through something.
- What’s so great about you, is that your are unapologetically yourself.
- Creative energy sometimes comes from the lowest point in your life.
See this movie. This is my endorsement.
Okay, so… since this is technically a fashion-centric blog, I thought I should include something about fashion. The fashion in this movie is, well, take a look for yourself.
Very Williamsburg-y, “it’s winter, and f@$%ing cold, and I’m probably not going to put a toooooon of time and/or thought into this outfit, but I still look pretty cute, regardless.”
That being said — this woman rocked it on the red carpet for promotional events for this movie.
Cute, fresh, modest yet sexy. Perfect.
Thanks for reading
With love, a healthy amount of self-doubt, and appreciation for the uncertainty in life,
KOKOON (cutest Made in America clothes ever!) 4th of July flash sale! 20% off everything on our website, for Facebook Fans only!
Now through July 6th >> www.kokoon.net << Enter Promo Code “Happy4th” and have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Don’t let the fireworks steal the show
Technically, this first one was in May…but, whatever.
We had our KOKOON for a Cause: Stylist Edition event at the KOKOON headquarters! It was a fabulous evening — so many wonderful donations and spirits! We gathered over 500 clothing items and numerous accessories!
New Fall 2014 testing!! Couldn’t be more excited.
Oh, and its finally Summer!
Here is my favorite Merch guide of June (I also just love this dress….)
Overall, June has been an amazing month for us here at KOKOON and we can’t wait to see what July has in store (hint: huge summer sale!!). Stay tuned!
I never check bags. Ever.
It is not so much the often extra cost as it is the principle of the matter. I also am a firm believer in the practicality of being able to carry your own bag. I am woman, hear me roar. No, sir, I do not need your help putting my carryon in the overhead compartment, thank you for the offer.
So as I planned what to pack for my 16 day journey (5 days in NYC, 11 days in Israel), I had to get very strategic on what I wanted to pack. I looked up some helpful guides on packing lightly and wisely, but the truth is, you just have to pack things that you actually want to wear, things that don’t wrinkle easily, things that can be washed in a sink with soap and line-dried, and lots of black. Well, that is my opinion at least.
So — with one carryon, I packed for 16 days. The tough part was the dual nature of this trip. NYC was fun, sight-seeing, play-time with friends, drinking type clothes. The Israel part was water-hikes, desert-hikes, hilly hikes (lots of hiking), swimming in the dead sea, kayaking in the Jordan, camel back riding, camping in bedouin tent clothes, . Oy.
So here is what I did:
The Jacqueline wrap dress (KOKOON)
The Coveteur wrap dress (KOKOON)
The Jolie Jumper (KOKOON)
The Cabana Day dress (KOKOON)
The Below the belt dress (KOKOON)
Reefer Skirt (KOKOON)
Belleweather Poco Skirt (KOKOON)
Jean shorts, Athletic shorts, Yoga Capris
Sporty spice tank (KOKOON)
Demitasse tank (KOKOON)
Also: various tees and tanks from vintage/thrift stores (approx. 6), one black long sleeve shirt, t-shirt for sleeping, 2 black camis
My favorite vintage jean jacket, a lightweight grey sweatshirt
Water shoes… (so ugly, mandatory for water hikes)
A scarf to cover shoulders in the Holy City, a black one-piece swimsuit, jewelry to spice up my very black outfits, a small daytime backpack, a black night purse.
And for 16 days I lived out of my very tiny suitcase. Below is the evidence.
I had a blast on this trip but now it is back to work. Hopefully, I gave you some helpful tips on what to pack for an excursion to the city/desert/holy land.
With love (and jetlag),
- July 2014 (8)
- June 2014 (5)
- May 2014 (14)
- April 2014 (6)
- March 2014 (7)
- February 2014 (5)
- January 2014 (4)
- November 2013 (1)
- October 2013 (4)
- September 2013 (5)
- August 2013 (4)
- July 2013 (1)
- June 2013 (11)
- May 2013 (8)
- April 2013 (10)
- March 2013 (2)
- February 2013 (7)
- January 2013 (4)
- December 2012 (1)
- November 2012 (2)
- October 2012 (7)
- September 2012 (10)
- August 2012 (8)
- July 2012 (3)
- June 2012 (2)
- May 2012 (3)
- April 2012 (3)
- March 2012 (1)
- February 2012 (3)
- January 2012 (4)
- December 2011 (2)
- November 2011 (6)
- October 2011 (3)
- September 2011 (8)
- August 2011 (8)
- July 2011 (4)
- June 2011 (15)
- May 2011 (7)
I’ll show you mine if you show me yours…