X Jewellery Looks: Stacks Upon Stacks

Posted on October 29, 2017 by | 0 Comments

As of late, my favorite way to wear my X Jewellery bracelets is stacked! There are so many colors available now, you can create looks with lots of different combinations.  I'm going to share a few of my favorites with you in this blog post. Let me know which you like best! 

Am I Blue? An arm full of X Jewelry Bracelets in Navy, Deep Petrol, Denim Blue, Turquoise and Pale Green

Combo #1: Keep it cool. These bracelets in Pale Green, Navy, Turquoise, Grey and Ocean Blue look great worn individually, too.

It's getting hot in here! Warm X Jewellery Bracelets in Mellow Yellow, Red, Soft Apricot and Bordeaux

Combo #2: Think pink!  This bright arm party features bracelets in Mellow Yellow, Red, Soft Apricot, Hot Pink and Bordeaux. 

Dark and Stormy. Classic Black X Jewellery Bracelet paired with Navy, Brown and Red.

Combo #3: Dark and stormy. This is one of our favorite combos because you can wear it with anything. Combine black, brown, navy, or whatever catches your mood!  From top to bottom, the X colors are Deep Petrol, Black, Brown and Red.

Neutral, but noticeable! X Jewellery Bracelets in Khaki, Classy Camel, Bordeaux, and Black. See more of our favorite combinations in our blog post! - Coco and Duckie

Combo #4: It's Fall, y'all!  With the X colors of Brown, Red, Khaki and Classy Camel, this is a great palette for autumn. It pairs perfectly with cozy sweaters and conjures up visions of falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. Mmmm...

One of the best things about an armful of X Jewellery is that it's very lightweight, so you can have a really full, chunky look without feeling weighed down! We've kept these looks very simple with only the color X links, but you can very easily customize your bracelets by adding cute and meaningful links of sterling silver or bronze. 

We'll be back soon with more of our favorite styles from X Jewellery

Which is your favorite color combo? Which X Jewellery bracelets do you stack together?   Tell us in the comments below!

xo,

Coco

Posted in Bracelets, Colors, Styling, X Jewellery

Let In The Lovely

Posted on October 02, 2017 by | 0 Comments

#LetInTheLovely

Maybe you've noticed this 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 utmost 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 it's drinking a nice cup of tea, going to a museum, meditating in a garden, wearing your new favorite earrings, or the time spent shopping for that new pair. 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 is 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 whom 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.

xo,
Coco

Posted in Let In The Lovely

Styled 3 Ways: Banana Banana Earrings by N2 Paris

Posted on June 16, 2017 by | 0 Comments

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 wearing Banana Banana Earrings by N2 at Coco and Duckie

Duckie went for a somewhat minimal look, although definitely with a fun twist, in a Tiki-inspired vintage shift dress and southwestern embroidered denim jacket.

Duckie wearing Banana Banana Earrings by N2 at Coco and Duckie

"I love accessories that cause people to do a double take. These earrings definitely check that box!"

Vintage Dress *Similar / Jacket *Similar / Shoes / Gold Studs / # Earrings

Coco styling Pinup Girl Clothing with the Banana Banana Earrings by N2 at Coco and Duckie

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. She kept the colors bright while only using one pattern--because, you know, she wouldn't want to do too much. ;)

Coco wearing Banana Banana Earrings by N2 at Coco and Duckie

"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!"

Shirt *Similar / Skirt / Shoes *Similar / Vintage Scarf *Similar / Red Earrings / Vintage Necklace * Similar

Allison is sleek and modern with a quirky twist in the Banana Banana Earrings by N2 Paris at Coco and Duckie!

Allison is sleek and simple in her cute black tee dress from Southern Trends, but she 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 very subtle southwest influences with the Mishky Bracelets. Great job, Allison!  

Allison styling Chinese Laundry Booties with the Banana Banana Earrings by N2 Paris at Coco and Duckie

Allison sporting some Mishky Bracelets with her Fossil Watch in our Styled 3 Ways blog post about the Banana Banana Earrings by N2 Paris at Coco and Duckie

Allison styling the Banana Banana Earrings by N2 Paris at Coco in Duckie in our latest Styled 3 Ways blog post.

"These earrings always make me feel a little extra festive for any occasion!"

Dress / Booties (No Longer Available) / Watch (No Longer Available) / Bracelets 

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!

XO,

Coco

Posted in Clothes, Colorful, design, earring, Earrings, Fashion, french, happy, heels, Jewelry, Les Nereides, Mishky, N2 Paris, Pinup Girl Clothing, shoes, Style, Styled 3 Ways, Vintage

OMG! Ban.do Agendas 2018 Are Here!!!

Posted on June 12, 2017 by | 0 Comments

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 has arrived, and they just keep getting better and better each year! Here's the lowdown on the new agenda collection:

OMG! 2017 - 2018 Ban.do Agendas are HERE!!! See this years' selection in our blog post!

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 bringing a disco party to mind, she will be SO ORGANIZED this year!

Coco's favorite illustration in the 2017 - 2018 ban.do Agenda, February! Get yours now! #OMGBandoAgenda #LetInTheLovely

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 year's agenda? February! The lovely makeup watercolor illustrations by Danielle Kroll are so cute, it's gonna be hard to not skip ahead! 

We have the holograph ban.do available in the new medium spiral bound size, which we love! 

 

Gabby loves the new Rose Parade 2017 - 2018 agenda from ban.do! #OMGBandoAgenda #LetInTheLovely

We're looking at life through rose colored glasses with the Rose Parade agenda, beautifully 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 best part of the 2017 - 2018 ban.do agenda? The bangs flow chart! This agenda may just be your new best friend. #OMGBandoAgenda #LetInTheLovely

The bangs flow chart! Artist Becky Simpson knows what is going on. This chart is so accurate--like, of course we want to look like Zooey Deschanel. 

No Bad Days this year! Not when you have your 2017 - 2018 ban.do agenda to keep you on track! #OMGBandoAgenda #LetInTheLovely

With cover art by Maddie Nye, this agenda starts off on the right track. No Bad Days is the perfect mantra for a new year, plus it's got plenty of room to keep track and make notes about all the GREAT days! 

Denise's favorite illustration from the 2017 - 2018 ban.do agenda! #OMGBandoAgenda #LetInTheLovely

Forever starts now! Denise is all about the affirmations this year, so what better way to start a new month than with some good vibes? ban.do agendas OVERFLOW with good vibes! 

Tell it like it is, you're really busy! Keep on top of all your super important plans with your 2017 - 2018 ban.do agenda! #OMGBandoAgenda #LetInTheLovely

Anyone who knows Duckie knows that this is 100% true! Your agenda's got you, Girl. This agenda is the perfect size to go everywhere with you so you can stay on schedule! We also have it in the large size, in case you have big plans. 

Float on through 2017 - 2018 with the new ban.do agendas! #OMGBandoAgenda #LetInTheLovely

Float through the rest of this year with peace of mind, like these little swans illustrated by Leah Goren, knowing 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 100% more fun, because you get to put them in your agenda! 

Share your favorite from this year's collection in the comments below! 

 

 

Posted in 2017, 2018, Agendas, ban.do, Desk, Organizing, Pastels, Planning, Writing

Styled 3 Ways: Serenity Necklace by Patricia Locke

Posted on June 09, 2017 by | 0 Comments

We're always on the search for pieces with a lot of transitional value. Pieces that can be dressed up or down make the art of choosing your accessories even simpler because you have that piece. 
Patricia Locke is one of the best examples of an artist that makes those pieces. Using a bronze or pewter base plated in either sterling silver or 24k gold, she utilizes a rainbow of Swarovski crystals in her work, giving you that sparkle in just about any color you could imagine. 
A Rainbow of Serenity Necklaces by Patricia Locke at Coco and Duckie
The Serenity necklace is so beautifully simple, easily blending into any genre you want: Vintage, Modern, Classic, or Casual. The only question is which color! 
Let's look at how Allison, Denise and Gabby style this necklace!
Denise's #OOTD styling the Serenity Necklace by Patricia Locke in Rouge! #CocoAndDuckie #LetInTheLovely #PatriciaLocke #Fashion #Anthropologie #Accessories #Denim #RedA fun casual look that could easily go from work to happy hour! The geometric pattern on Denise's dress contrasts the circular shape of the necklace, making it pop.
Denise styling the Serenity Necklace by Patricia Locke in Rouge at Coco and Duckie! OOTD | STYLING | FASHION | CLOTHES | DENIM |  DRESSES | ANTHROPOLOGIE | OUTFIT
Denise's sweet and simple earring choice from our blogpost, "Styled 3 Ways: Serenity Necklace by Patricia Locke"
Denise's Arm Candy from our Styled 3 Ways post | Bracelets | Jewelry | Handmade Jewelry | Girlboss
Denise styling the Serenity Necklace by Patricia Locke in Rouge at Coco and Duckie
"I love the contemporary design and hand-hammered look of the pendant--this is definitely not just another circular pendant. The attention to detail in all of Patricia's jewelry is stunning and that's why we love her art!"
Dress (No Longer Available) / Jacket / Shoes (No longer available) / Earrings / Patricia Locke Bracelet / X Jewellery Bracelet
Gabby styling the Serenity Necklace by Patricia Locke in Pacific Opal at Coco and Duckie
Gabby is channeling some  relaxed vintage vibes with these super cute bell bottoms, perfectly illustrating just how timeless the Serenity Necklace is! 
Gabby styling the Serenity Necklace by Patricia Locke in Pacific Opal at Coco and Duckie
"This necklace is simple and goes with everything; plus it comes in so many great colors!"
Shirt (Vintage) / Tank / Pants / Shoes / Hair Elastic / Watch / Chloe Bracelet 
Allison styling the Serenity Necklace by Patricia Locke in Light Colorado at Coco and Duckie
How cute is Allison with her little boy, Paisley? I'm loving the fun print on her top, and by using a more neutral color for her necklace choice, it actually makes it pop more against all the bright colors in her outfit! 
Allison (with best friend, Paisley) styling the Serenity Necklace by Patricia Locke in Light Colorado at Coco and Duckie
Allison styling the Silver Shapes Earrings in our latest blog post | Earrings | Silver | Coco and Duckie | Modern | Style | Fashion | Accessories
Allison's Arm Candy | Fashion | Bracelet | Watch | On The Blog | LOTD | Coco and Duckie | Colorful | Silver | Accessories | Jewelry
" This necklace is so simple, so it makes it easy to pair with pretty much anything!"
Shirt / Best FriendPants *Similar / Shoes / Earrings / Clear Sparkle Bracelet / Mint Sparkle Bracelet / Circle Bracelet / Watch *Similar / Sunglasses *Similar
Isn't this a versatile necklace? Here's a little insider info for you, dear reader: there are some new colors of the Serenity coming to Coco and Duckie in a week or so! We are so excited to have even more colors to play with! 
Have a great weekend.
XO,
Coco

Posted in Colorful, Jewelry, Necklace, OOTD, Patricia Locke, Style, Styled 3 Ways, Styling

Styled 3 Ways: Donut Earrings by N2 Paris!

Posted on June 02, 2017 by | 0 Comments

Happy National Donut Day! I told you we love our foodie holidays here at Coco and Duckie. The second thing we love about holidays (after food), is definitely dressing for the occasion! Allison, Duckie and I were so ready for today! Check out how we styled these perfectly sweet earrings from N2 Paris for today's celebration of carbo goodness! 
The Doughnut Earrings by N2 Paris at Coco and Duckie! #Earrings #Pastel #Kawaii #Kitschy #Donut #Jewelry #Colorful #ColorfulJewelry
We're starting with my outfit today! Yay! 
Coco styling the Donut Earrings by N2 Paris with Donuts! Perfect! See her whole #OOTD in our blog post! #CocoAndDuckie #Donuts #Sweets #Pastel #PinupGirlClothing

I love pastel colors! I swear, 75% of my jewelry is pastel, although 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 nice rosy beige, baby blue, pink and black print dress, I have so many options for styling + accessorizing! 

Coco styling the Donut Earrings from N2 Paris at Coco and Duckie #CocoandDuckie #LetInTheLovely #Earrings #Accessories #Bracelets #Pastels #Colorful

Of course, I paired the Donut earrings with a pair of my mini ballerina earrings. I have them in a few colors; 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. 

Coco styling the Donut Earrings by N2 Paris at Coco and Duckie #CocoandDuckie #LetInTheLovely #Earrings #Handmadeearrings #ColorfulEarrings #N2Paris #ArtisanJewelry
Coco styling the Donut Earrings by N2 Paris in the Mint Tiki Vera Dress by Pinup Girl Clothing #OOTD #CocoAndDuckie #CoutureForEveryBody #LetInTheLovely #Pastel #Kitsch #Retro
It's all in the details! See Coco's complete #OOTD in our blog post! #MissLFire #CocoAndDuckie #Shoes #Wedges #Wings #LetInTheLovely #Style #Fashion
"I love these Donuts earrings! At first glance, your mind categorizes them as hoops, and then you think, "Wait a minute...” I love details that make people do a double take, or cause them to never look away at all! ;) "
Dress / Shoes (No Longer Available) / Ballerina Earrings / Necklace (No Longer Available)  / Bead Bracelets / Mishky Bracelet
Allison styling the Donut Earrings by N2 Paris at Coco and Duckie #CocoAndDuckie #LetInTheLovely #Earrings #Donut #Jewelry #Kitsch #Kawaii
Allison styling the Donut Earrings by N2 Paris at Coco and Duckie #OOTD #CocoAndDuckie #Style #Fashion #LetInTheLovely

Allison is relaxed, yet perfectly put together, today! The Donut earrings add just the right amount of cheekiness to an otherwise very modern and casual look. 

That donut tho... Allison styling the Donut earrings by N2 Paris at Coco and Duckie #NationalDonutDay #CocoandDuckie #Earrings #Donut #Kitsch #Kawaii #N2Paris
"The Donut earrings are fun and add a little extra zest to any outfit."
Shirt / Shorts *Similar  / Sandals / Necklace / Sunglasses 
Duckie styling the Donut Earrings by N2 Paris at Coco and Duckie #Donuts #Earrings #CocoandDuckie #LetInTheLovely #N2Paris #Kitsch #Kawaii #Pastel #Fun

Doesn't Duckie look so cute? I love that vintage jumpsuit! She has a great eye for vintage; her closet would make you drool! 

Duckie's X Jewellery Bracelet Details at Coco and Duckie - See her whole #OOTD by clicking through!
Her X Jewellery bracelets really help to complete her color story. Don't you love it?
Duckie styling the Donut Earrings by N2 Paris at Coco and Duckie - See her #OOTD by clicking through!

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'll look cute for all of it! 

Duckie styling the Donut Earrings by N2 Paris with a vintage floral jumpsuit at Coco and Duckie!
Duckie's #OOTD on National Donut Day! Styling the Donut Earrings by N2 Paris, of course! #Clothes #Vintage #Style #Fashion #CocoAndDuckie #LetInTheLovely
"Best of both worlds: a donut that lasts forever AND HAS ZERO CALORIES!!!" 
Vintage Jumpsuit / Shoes (No Longer Available) / Ruby Earrings / X Bracelets
Well, this National Donut Day has been a blast, but now I think it is time to collapse into a sugar coma. I hope you all celebrated well, and we'll see you next week when we style another piece of jewelry! 
XO,
Coco
P.S. Be sure to check out our donut recipe! 

Posted in Donut, Earrings, Jewelry, N2 Paris, OOTD, Style, Styled 3 Ways, Styling

Cooking With Coco and Duckie: Doughnut Edition

Posted on June 02, 2017 by | 0 Comments

 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 simply amazing. It was a great way to usher in the weekend with some good coffee, snacks, and company! 

Coffee Coffee Doughnut Recipe from Coco and Duckie

Coffee Coffee Doughnuts (courtesy of epicurious)

For the Doughnuts

• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
• 1 large egg, room temperature
• 1/3 cup buttermilk
• 2 tablespoons cold brew coffee concentrate
• 2 quarts canola oil (for frying)

 

For the Coffee Glaze

• 1 cup powdered sugar
• 2 tablespoons cold brew coffee concentrate

 

To make the doughnuts:

    1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
    2. Beat granulated sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes.
    3. Add egg and continue to beat, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and gradually add buttermilk and coffee concentrate, beating just until combined. Gradually add dry ingredients and beat only until dough comes together.
    4. Turn out dough onto a large piece of parchment paper and cover with a second sheet of parchment. Using a rolling pin, roll dough between parchment sheets to about 1/3" thick. Transfer dough in parchment to a rimmed baking sheet and freeze until firm, about 20 minutes.
    5. Peel off top sheet of parchment. Working on bottom sheet, punch out as many rounds as you can with a 3" cutter. Then use 1" cutter to punch out center of each round. Gather doughnut holes and scraps and re-roll; repeat process 3–4 times until all dough has been used (you should have 12 doughnuts). Place doughnuts on a second parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until slightly chilled, about 5 minutes.
    6. Pour oil into a heavy-duty pot to a depth of 2" and fit pot with deep-fry thermometer. Heat oil to 375ºF. Working in batches, fry doughnuts until deep golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a wire rack lined with paper towels and let cool 2–3 minutes.

To make the coffee glaze:

    1. Whisk powdered sugar and coffee concentrate in a large bowl until smooth. Dip warm doughnuts in glaze. Place on a wire rack to let glaze set, about 3 minutes, then dip again.

Coffee Coffee Doughnut Recipe from Coco and Duckie's blog

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.

Coffee and Doughnuts, some things are just meant to be. Coffee Coffee Doughnut Recipe on Coco and Duckie's blog. #Recipe #doughnut #NationalDonutDay #Sweets #Cooking #Baking

Let us know how your doughnuts turn out! We'll be back with more recipes soon. Have a great weekend! 

XO,

Coco

Posted in Baking, Coffee, Cooking, Doughnuts, Recipe, Sweets

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