Maybe you've noticed the hashtag on our Instagram posts, or seen the words hanging in our shop in Bellville, but what do they mean? What is "Let In The Lovely" about? I'm glad you asked! It's what we're all about at Coco and Duckie. Letting in the lovely is in our hearts, minds, and every choice we make as a company.
We run everything through the 'Let In The Lovely' filter. Will it bring some loveliness to our clients' lives? Encouragement is of upmost importance to the Coco and Duckie girls. That's a big part of what lovely means to us, it's about taking the time to enjoy, and appreciate the loveliness that exists in the world around you.
Loveliness exists in art, in nature, in other people. Loveliness is perceived differently by everyone, whether its drinking a nice cup of tea, going to a museum, meditating in a garden, wearing your new favorite pair of earrings, or the time spent shopping for that new favorite pair of earrings. It's about taking the positive and sharing it with others, and continuing a chain of happiness that can grow beyond each of us.
This is one of the primary reasons that we love artist made jewelry. One person's passion, hard work, and creativity incorporated into your wardrobe, and life, extending that creativity and spreading it into the universe. It's why we love finding everyday essentials peppered with positivity that will bring a smile to your face, and to those who you gift with these little treasures. These are just a few of the ways we Let in The Lovely at Coco and Duckie, and we'll be sharing more in future posts.
We hope your time spent with us online, or in our store in Bellville brings some loveliness into your life and we hope to continue to inspire you to let even more lovely in. Everyday.
We'd love for you to share how you Let In The Lovely! Please let us know in the Comment section below.
Does everybody have to sing "Hollaback Girl" when they are spelling the word 'Bananas', or is it just me? The Banana Banana earrings by N2 are SO much fun! Whether you are paying homage to Gwen Stefani, or Carmen Miranda, you can liven up your ensemble with these fruity accessories! Let's see how Allison, Coco, and Duckie wear their Bananas!
Duckie went for a somewhat minimal look, but definitely with a fun twist in a Tiki inspired vintage shift dress and southwestern embroidered denim jacket.
"I love accessories that cause people to do a double take. These earrings definitely check that box!"
Coco went for a "Carmen Miranda as a Bobby Soxer" look, with a Hawaiian inspired skirt by Pinup Girl Clothing, and a bright yellow top. Keeping the colors bright, while only using one pattern, because you know, she wouldn't want to do too much. ;)
"If you didn't know, Carmen Miranda is one of my major style icons, and has been since I was 7 years old. Obviously, as soon as I saw the Banana earrings, I knew I needed a pair! I wear these a lot, with all kinds of clothes and looks. I had to go with an homage to Carmen for the blog post, and I knew my Parrot skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing was just the ticket!"
Allison is sleek and simple in cute black tee dress from Southern Trends, but adds a little quirky fun with the banana earrings! Allison's style is impeccable (as you can tell from her appearances in other blog posts), and I love how she has added the very subtle southwest influences with the Mishky Bracelets. Great job, Allison!
"These earrings always make me feel a little extra-festive for any occasion!"
Who would have thought that such a good source of potassium would also make such a cute accessory? What about you? Are you willing to give the Banana Banana earrings a go? Let us know in the comments below!
See you next week,
Any Agenda user knows there are actually at least 2 momentous "year end" events. January 1st, when you start using a new wall calendar, and August 1st when you can use your new agenda!
The 2018 collection of agendas and accessories have arrived, and they just keep getting better and better each year! Here's the low down on the new Agenda collection:
Let's start with something really, really, fun, shall we? What could be more inspiring for keeping track of all your appointments and important dates then HOLOGRAPH?!?! This is definitely Coco's favorite out of the new collection (surprise, surprise). This agenda is bright, fun, metallic, and I have a feeling that with the mere act of opening the agenda brings a disco party to mind, she will be SO ORGANIZED this year!
ban.do agendas are the one exception to that whole, "don't judge a book by it's cover" rule, because they are just as cute on the inside as they are on the outside! Coco's favorite illustration in this years agenda? February! The lovely makeup watercolor illustrations by Danielle Kroll are so cute, it's gonna be hard not skipping ahead!
We have the holograph ban.do is available in the new medium spiral bound size, which we love!
We're looking at life through rose colored glasses with the Rose Parade agenda, beautifull illustrated by Helen Dealtry! We have all three sizes available, the original mini, the new mini spiral and the large spiral!
What is Gabby's favorite part of the new agendas?
The bangs flow chart! Becky Simpson knows what is going on, this chart is so accurate, like, of course we want to look like Zooey Deschanel.
With cover art by Maddie Nye, this agenda starts off on the right track. The perfect mantra for a new year, and plenty of room to keep track and make notes about all the GREAT days!
Forever starts now! Denise is all about the affirmations this year, what better way to start a new month than with some good vibes? ban.do agendas OVERFLOW with good vibes!
Anyone that knows Duckie, knows this is 100% true! Your agenda's got you, Girl, this agenda is the perfect size to go everywhere with you so you stay on schedule! We also have it in the large size, in case you have big plans.
Float through the rest of this year with peace of mind, like these little swans illustrated by Leah Goren, that your ban.do agenda has you covered! Between the adorable illustrations and the most convenient, monthly and weekly break downs, it makes dentist appointments 10% more fun, because you get to put them in your agenda!
Share your favorite from this years collection in the comments below!
I love pastel colors! I swear, 75% of my jewelry is pastel, but my clothes are another story. That's why I was over the moon when I found this pastel Tiki print dress from Pinup Girl Clothing! With this baby blue, a nice rosy beige, pink, and black print dress, I have so many options for styling + accessorizing!
Of course, I paired the Donut earrings with a pair of my mini ballerina earrings. I have a few colors of the minis; they have become my everyday staples! I wear these at least three times a week, depending if I have enough time to be really thoughtful about my accessories. Otherwise I just pop on some ballerinas, because I know they'll be cute.
Allison is relaxed, yet perfectly put together today! The Donut earrings add the perfect amount of cheekiness, to an otherwise very modern and casual look.
Doesn't Duckie look so cute? I love that vintage jumpsuit! Duckie has a great eye for vintage; her closet would make you drool!
I love the floral print romper; the colors in the Donut earrings perfectly accent it, and create a really fun outfit. She's ready for whatever this day may bring, shopping, coffee, Tiki party, she looks cute!
It's National Doughnut Day! That means we've gotta eat all the doughnuts, right? Well, before we can eat the doughnuts, we've gotta make the doughnuts! Duckie whipped some up the other day, and they were amazing! It was a great way to usher in the weekend, with some good coffee, snacks, and company!
Coffee Coffee Doughnuts (courtesy of epicurious)
For the Doughnuts• 2 cups all-purpose flour
For the Coffee Glaze• 1 cup powdered sugar
To make the doughnuts:
To make the coffee glaze:
She made the doughnuts! (Totally thinking of this guy the whole time Duckie was talking about this. lol) These doughnuts pair especially well with Vietnamese Iced Coffee, a favorite of mine and Duckie's.
Let us know how your doughnuts turn out! We'll be back with more recipes soon, have a great weekend!
School is out, which means Summer is almost here! Spring, where did you go? There are a few weeks left before the dog days of Summer hit. Everything always seems simpler during Summer time, even your wardrobe. Sundresses, shorts, sandals, these become easy choices in the Summer months. When it comes to jewelry, I always find myself picking out 2 or three staples that I wear 6 out of 7 days a week. The Silver Cross Bangle by Visible Faith Jewelry is definitely a piece you can wear all Summer long and never worry about not looking cute.
Simple, clean, modern, all can describe this bracelet. Sterling silver jewelry never goes out of style and a symbol like the Cross is always in style. Let's look at what Denise, Duckie and Gabby paired with this bracelet!
Denise looks crisp and cool in a bright linen top with simple black pants. Keeping her jewelry all silver, with just a few pops of color on her Ayala Bar earrings, draws more attention to the textures in her pieces.
"I love bangles and this hammered silver Cross is one of my favorites!"
Gabby is feminine and flirty with an adorable floral top and long strand of beads. She keeps it casual with her blue jeans and cowboy boots, perfect for that transition between Spring and Summer!
"Love this piece... It's perfect for layering, and I'm all for layering!"
"Stay classy, San Francisco!" One thing that remains true at Coco and Duckie, never miss the opportunity to quote Ron Burgundy. How cute is Duckie's dress? The dress is perfectly accented with some lovely pieces of jewelry, giving the look a modern June Cleaver vibe... But this June probably eats kale, hence the Birkenstocks.
"I really like stacking minimalist pieces to make a bigger statement and this bangle is PERFECT for that!"
Isn't the Cross bangle lovely? It's the perfect staple to mix into your collection! Check out the rest of the Visible Faith Jewelry here.
Have a great, safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!