Summer Friday

Dress: Asos, Boots: Rag & Bone, Jacket: Vintage Levis, Choker: Bree Lyane Photography by Simone Hamilton Make Up: Faces by Brie

Dress: Asos, Boots: Rag & Bone, Jacket: Vintage Levis, Choker: Bree Lyane

Photography by Simone Hamilton

Make Up: Faces by Brie

Summer Friday's for me are usually about running errands and meeting with potential clients (being a PR gal and all).  Since my friend's tell me plans at the last minute, I make it a point to wear outfits that are comfortable enough to run errands yet appropriate for a rooftop happy hour, slip dresses such as the one I am wearing from Asos are fantastic for that!  This amazing denim jacket purchased at The Vintage Twin is killer, I love the wash as it is great for summer and fall! As I get older I want LESS items in my closet, so having three denim jackets three different shades doesn't really excite me anymore.  

When I brought the jacket it reminded me of a 70s vibe, don't ask me why.  Maybe it’s because I’ve been listening to loads of Hendrix and The Stone’s “Exile on Mainstreet”. I like dancing in my front of the mirror giving my best Hendrix air guitar. 

It's the first outfit post in a while, I'm doing much more this summer! Thanks Simone for the rad shots!

xo
Kos

To be Adorned

If having a piercing was once an in your face scream, the new vogue is a whisper.  

I recently took the “plunge” and got new ear piercings.   

I recently took the “plunge” and got new ear piercings.   

In 2016, multiple piercings feel modern, well for me that is the reason why I got them. I wanted a modern update.  A mix between feminine (dainty pearls and studs) and tough (piercing’s are classic bad ass no?).  It fits my style perfectly, as I wear maxi dresses but I would rock it with a leather motorcycle jacket.  Being a publicist and working events I can't have a piercing on my nose, lip etc., it's frankly not my style at this point of my life.  Multiple ear piercings has a sophisticated and ladylike appeal, and totally office appropriate to boot!  It’s all about personal mementos and secret little jewels.

I recently fully healed from my piercings now I am in the hunt to take it a step further… in a subtle way lol. For a long time, multiple piercings was something out of the ordinary, but jewelry design is catching up with refined, simple, high-quality-pieces. Jewelry designers like Love Adorned, Catbird, Blanca Monrós Gómez, and Ginette NY are catering to the delicate aesthetic, with slim hoops and tiny studs or bars in precious gems.  I’m personally thinking rose gold or black diamonds. Check out my board!

What are you guys doing to give yourselves a modern update in time for summer?

xo
Kos

That Dinner Party Tho...

After going back and forth with a few friends of mine, we decided to have a potluck on Easter Eve. I had the pleasure of hosting!  We were supposed to have it months ago but life and just being in our 30’s got in the way (boo hoo).  Good tunes, flip cup, and good times were had!

Every party needs a little inspiration and I got it after seeing this rad ass shot on my dear friend Charlie’s Instagram Feed a few days prior.  The publicist in me treated this get together like an event, looking at every detail: ironing the fabric napkins, asking my friend’s if they needed anything, confirming the menu. You name it I did it:

This cherry tomato salad is perfect when you have a shit load of cherry tomatoes yet you don't want to use them in a typical salad. I added a little flava to the traditional recipe by adding olive oil, fresh parsley, and fresh basil! Ingredients 12 oz. grape tomatoes 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon parsley 1 teaspoon basil McCormick Basil Leaves 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons white sugar Directions In a small bowl or cup measure, mix together oil, apple cider vinegar, herbs, salt, and sugar.   Pour dressing over cherry tomatoes in a serving dish, and gently stir to coat. Chill for at least 2 hours. Gently stir from bottom to top, coating all tomatoes, before serving

This cherry tomato salad is perfect when you have a shit load of cherry tomatoes yet you don't want to use them in a typical salad. I added a little flava to the traditional recipe by adding olive oil, fresh parsley, and fresh basil!

Ingredients
12 oz. grape tomatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon basil
McCormick Basil Leaves
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white sugar

Directions
In a small bowl or cup measure, mix together oil, apple cider vinegar, herbs, salt, and sugar.  

Pour dressing over cherry tomatoes in a serving dish, and gently stir to coat. Chill for at least 2 hours. Gently stir from bottom to top, coating all tomatoes, before serving

My friend's brought eggplant rollatini, baked ziti, shrimp salad, and cheesecake! I made salmon. Everything was so delish we didn't do the obligatory group food shot, we were having too much of a great time.

In between the salmon and dessert we listened to 90s music! Here is the playlist I made via Spotify, oh the nostalgia. I’m talking all the a little cheesy yet good 90s: Nirvana, Snoop Dogg, Backstreet Boys, Monica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers just to name a few! Check it out: 90s/00's POTLUCK PLAYLIST

                                                                                                      FLIP CUP ANYONE?

                                                                                                      FLIP CUP ANYONE?

It was a blast gathering my friend’s together singing a few songs, playing all of our favorites watching me sing a few songs! Haha!

Yes, singing is a hidden talent of mine ;) I highly recommend doing intimate gatherings with friend’s, as life can get so cray at times! I can’t wait to do this again :)

All photography was done by Charles John check out his blog: https://dishit000.com/

xo

Kos