Love Of The Knit

Knitwear for women is a long-standing classic in feminine fashion, it’s so versatile. My love of knitwear comes from my wholesale experience with Qi Cashmere, it was my first job graduating from The Fashion Institute of Technology. While at QI Cashmere I was able to see the design team playing with proportions, hues and wool thickness creating knits for all tastes.

In the summer my sister who is THE KNIT expert taught me how to knit. I am in the process of finishing up my first project: A COWL (a post on that is coming when it’s finished):

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The fall 2018 runway knits got me inspired months ago. Now that the weather is a bit cooler, I’ve stoked to have an excuse to wear a chunky sweater!

 Prabal Gurung Fall 2018

Prabal Gurung Fall 2018

 BCBG 2018

BCBG 2018

Check out my favs, that will make you certainly feel comfortable and look stunning!

Occasionally, sweaters can fall victim to pilling. Taking the sweaters to the dry cleaner can be costly and also the sweaters could lose it’s shape. To minimize the trip to the dry cleaner I suggest purchasing The Wool & Cashmere Spray or Wool & Cashmere Kit from the Laundress.

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Side note: The Laundress products are made with nontoxic, biodegradable and allergen-free materials. The spray in particular, works great as a natural moth repellent for closets, drawers, refreshing the scent on drawer liners, and long-term storage.

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Besides knitwear what items are you stoked to rock this fall?

xo

Kos

All the Wellness Thangs at The Project Beauty Expo

Fall is here! When I think of fall it’s usually: Flannels, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, and Leather Jackets. However in the last days of summer, I had the opportunity to attend the Project Beauty Expo and pick up a few items to jump start my fall beauty routine right!

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 The Project Beauty Expo (PBE) has been in existence for three years and was launched by Brittany Brown. The expo features wellness, personal care, and cosmetic brands founded by women of color.  I was inspired as an aspiring entrepreneur seeing 40 brands showcase their product.  The expo provided a space were women of color could gain additional knowledge in band wellness and connected with fellow beauty enthusiasts. 

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As soon as you entered Cosmic Juice was there offering a refreshing beverage (It was hot af that day) The Aura Tonic stood out to me as the ingredients are also good for the fall to treat the common cold: Ginger, Lemon, Pineapple, Watermelon. I plan to add to the protein shakes I drink in the morning :)

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My skin does very weird things when the seasons change..does this happen to y’all? So much so that I am careful of what type of soap I use. I think the universe heard my concern because I ran right into Kim Waldropt of Terra Tory’s products. The artisan-soap line is hypoallergenic and inspired aerial landscape photography.

 Me being a sucker for anything lavender scented opted for the Milk and Lavender soap.  I am going to try the  Cocoa, Coffee,Oatmeal Bar  next!

Me being a sucker for anything lavender scented opted for the Milk and Lavender soap. I am going to try the Cocoa, Coffee,Oatmeal Bar next!

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Blade and Bloom offers 100% natural skincare products that do good while making you feel good. Their products are handmade in Chicago packaged in recyclable / reusable containers. I stopped dead in my tracks when seeing (drumroll please) A JADE ROLLER!

I have been wanting to try the facial roller trend for sometime now…again the universe coming in to play. I used the summer to improve my skin routine (pores no more) and drink more water. The results have been astounding. Why not step it up with the benefits of a JADE ROLLER:

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Various crystals are speculated to offer different benefits, the rollers are no diff. Rose quartz is said to improve anxiety, reduce negative energy, and aid with romance and self-love. Amethyst is said to promote healing and balance, including sleep and the nervous system, and jade (the one I purchased) is meant to be calming.

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They make great tools for calming the skin, reducing inflammation and puffiness, and providing a cooling massage to tired facial muscles.

Adding the essentials kit to the Jade Roller purchase was a smart move. I use it a few hours before bed time. Tip: put the roller in the freezer for 10 mins it wakes your face right up. I know I just said I use it before bed time but on top of the essentials oils that are meant to “calm” you down for me it works better ;)

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Check out Fashion Edits the week of October 1st as I highlight more brands from the Project Beauty Expo!

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xo

Kos