Shiny Star

There is nothing like being in NYC in the fall. The energy. The diversity. That drive. The feeling of constant hustle and bustle.  Making new connections.  Being strong enough to cut out the bad ones.  Always learning something new…whether it be setting up my new TV or learning how to be a better daughter/sister/aunt/friend.

Dress:  Re:Named , Boots:  Rag&Bone

Dress: Re:Named, Boots: Rag&Bone

2017 has been a wild ride and there are 28 days left until the New Year.  I have learned so much and had a blast along the way.  I’m using the time to celebrate and plan: 2018 trips (Bali with Akua/solo trip to who knows where but it's happening/Cuba/everything else in between), Star Wars parties, and a new website to highlight my public relations services.  I am grateful that I have mentors that encourage me to put more time into developing my business.  It is a very challenging experience; a bit terrifying, but intuitively it’s time to take that baby step to get it off the ground :)

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I wasted time being hesitant in that and a lot of other things, for way too long, time to do!

This wrap dress has been my 2017 “go to”.  I love how the lines and structure of this staple is designed to hug you in all the right places and show off all the right curves in your body.  It is also easy to style; just mix with a pair of your favorite shoes and you got an effortless outfit.  It wasn’t surprising why I loved this dress from Re:Named at Shopbop. Paired with my beloved Newbury Boot and lovely earrings my sister India made for me, I was good to go!

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The sheerness of the dress and the star print sold me as well! The star print whether on denim or kitten boots has been the constant trend for all four seasons in 2017.  I think it’s the solution for women who don’t want to wear sequins or millennial pink (Which I love-post coming soon!).  

The coffeeshop is my happy place!  The aroma of espresso beans, the noise of grinders, the movements of baristas & customers; it’s a change of scenery from being in the office or working from home (literally).  Devocion is one of my favs! When you enter, you walk through this long hallway where you see their coffee beans being grounded. Then, the hallway opens up to this large open area with high ceilings and natural light coming through the sunroof.  Since its so open and large, it doesn't get too loud.  You can actually get some work done, like I did!

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Earrings: gift from my sister India all handmade!

Earrings: gift from my sister India all handmade!

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Cafe philosophy is legit too - they source their beans fresh and direct from Colombia, and only Colombia, and roast them on location.

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I’m looking forward to closing 2017 wearing star prints, millennial pink, becoming a web expert and hanging out in as many coffee shops as possible!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY  MANISH GOSALIA

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MANISH GOSALIA

How are you guys closing out the year?  Whatever y’all do make sure it’s what YOU WANT! Don’t get too caught up, let loose, value all the craziness that comes in between and believe that everything falls into place. Gotta have FAITH and PUT INTO ACTION what you really want in this life!

xo

Kos

All Wrapped Up

You can count on Diane von Fürstenberg (aka DVF to us fashion gals) to have a killer, fun, and sexy dress that one can rock for work and play!  I remember my sister Katika rocking her dresses when I was a kid (DVF's dresses are timeless so she still does to this day) and my brother in law teasing her about her ever growing collection!

Spring is just around the corner, and I am finding myself stocking up on dresses like this... They are SO not average.  Diane von Fürstenberg is the best in the game for over 40 years making dresses in fun proportions and wearable prints.  Check out more of the beloved designer here.

NYC (of course) is in a weird transitional weather phase. I tend to wear this leopard coat A LOT and couldn't resist mixing prints on my way to a client meeting!

Coat:  BB Dakota

Coat: BB Dakota

Bag:  JCrew , Pumps:  Michael Kors

Bag: JCrew, Pumps: Michael Kors

My spring plans involve the following: celebrating my completion of grad school, starting Hunter Haute Issue 3, heading to more Brooklyn warehouse shows to hear some rad music, traveling to a regional comic con or two, and A LOT of Sunday brunches!  The past year and a half, most my Sunday's were shot because of school.... so a lot of Bellini's and Bloody Mary's are will make up for that REAL soon!

Who else is excited for Spring? Any rad plans? Do tell!

xo

Kos