#makethetimeforfun

“Today, just take time to smell the roses, enjoy those little things about your life, your family, spouse, friends, job. Forget about the thorns -the pains and problems they cause you - and enjoy life” 
― Bernard Kelvin Clive, Your Dreams Will Not Die

This quote resonated with me, earlier this summer I was focusing so much on work that I didn't take the time out to smell the roses. It left me cranky and sweaty (well because it's summer and it's hot af outside)

I'm using this last month of summer and beyond that to take time to smell the roses. Started a few weeks ago :) It's been a blast!  During that time I have been Instagramming like a madwoman being out and about at Milk Studios, catching a few shows, attending Pottercon and snagging some rad gear for an upcoming post! 

Rare art work from Flying Saucer event at Milk Studios

Rare art work from Flying Saucer event at Milk Studios

Another one, love the unique shows Milk Studios runs often!

Another one, love the unique shows Milk Studios runs often!

Victoria and I at Milk Studios 

Victoria and I at Milk Studios 

My Cousin Diandre performing at SOB'S so rad!

My Cousin Diandre performing at SOB'S so rad!

My first Pottercon, won't be the last!

My first Pottercon, won't be the last!

I snagged this tee from Pottercon by Jordanene a fan gals dream! Post coming soon!

I snagged this tee from Pottercon by Jordanene a fan gals dream! Post coming soon!

Jo as amazed as I was about this! Even if you haven't read the books you saw the movies.. think about it

Jo as amazed as I was about this! Even if you haven't read the books you saw the movies.. think about it

Devoting more time into fun helped me balance my work/school life. I wanted to share a few of those tips I learned over the past few months:

1. Focusing on what's important for that day: I'm a publicist we are always 4-6 months ahead of everyone. I learned to stay in the present. 

2. Delegate, Delegate, Delegate: I realized I had the tendency of doing everything myself, then getting impatient about doing everything...it was self inflicted behavior.  I'm honest and realistic with my time, using my resources at work for help getting a release out or proofreading a memo. The quality of my work is more elevated because of it.

3. Sleep: Shutting it down at a decent hour to unwind and head to sleep.  As a result, I'm waking up much earlier, working out and doing work earlier, which means more time for fun!

4. Stop talking about being busy and do it: No one cares! I realized if I was so busy then I wouldn't be posting about it and then posting a funny meme a friend sent me. 

I'm stoked for the remaining part of the summer and the arrival of fall: Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, Football, NY Comic Con, and How to get with Murder Season 3.  I'm taking these helpful tips with me to make the time for them ha ha!

How do you guys make time for fun? Any last minute summer plans?

xo
Kosi

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