I see spots

The classic leopard print has been a must have in my closet. It's been such an easy choice when your outfit needs a little something extra, plus, with the right styling, you can wear it anywhere.  

I have been a fan for years, I mean Catwoman is one of muses haha, def a no brainer.... Here are few snaps:

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Best of all, the print can be incorporated into most looks.  Don't think it's just a fall staple, it can actually be worn on the summer too. Check out my favorite picks: 

I upped my leopard game by purchasing these babies by Giuseppe Zanotti. I got them at Eleven C Boutique in Park Slope, which is seriously one of the best designer consignment shops in the city.   It was a mix of Birthday/graduation/you really deserve these shoes Kos 😂.  Stoked to rock them for summer and beyond!

Does anyone else have their "go to" print/style? Please share!

xo

kos  

Beauty and the Matcha....

I was recently gifted a few products from PLANT Apothecary and I had the pleasure of trying them out the past few weeks.  PLANT is a Brooklyn-based brand founded by husband and wife duo, Bjarke Ballisager and Holly McWhorter. They both are passionate about the environment and green beauty! PLANT’s products consist of all-natural, environmentally friendly body washes, face scrubs, and masks. Each elixir is hand-packaged at the workshop of BKLYN UNLTD, a nonprofit that employs and empowers people with disabilities. How rad this that?

Matcha has been on the rise lately in beverages, food,… and instagram stories ha ha! I was stoked to try Matcha Antioxidant Face Mask.  The mask is composed of organic fair trade matcha tea, chamomile oil, and kaolin.

As per instructions I left the product on my face until I felt it tightening and getting hard, about a minute.   Then I washed it off with warm water.  After washing it off, my face felt so soft and smooth.

The benefits of the Matcha Antioxidant Face Mask include: reducing inflammation and minimizing the effects of aging on the skin.  It is very smooth and smells yummy.

Try it friends :)

After washing the mask off I sprayed my face with RE: FRESH Organic Toning Facial Mist.  The mist, consists of cucumber, rosewater, and Aloe Vera. Witch hazel and antibacterial lemongrass tone and refresh the skin.

This spay made my face feel wonderful.  What a great way to relax and rejuvenate my skin at the same time.

You can shop their collection online or at Lord & Taylor, CB2, and Target.

Has anyone tried PLANT?  What are you guys doing to amp up your summer

xo

Kos

Gardens: My Happy Place :)

April did bring in the showers that's for sure, but there were a few beautiful days such as Easter Sunday.  I ended up walking around my neighborhood to discover my new favorite place: Greene Acres Community Garden.  It is right across the street from Bedford Hill (my coffeeshop), the past few weeks I have been sitting in the garden during my 4pm slump break (what work from home folks do).   

The garden encompasses five lots containing numerous ornamental plantings and a wide variety of vegetables – including tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, peppers and squash.  Maintained by a large, active group of local residents, Greene Acres features numerous innovations that make the garden a model of sustainability.  For example, a rainwater collection system not only provides a renewable source of water that helps with overall garden maintenance, but also supports a goldfish pond surrounded by annuals. 

I have my mom and sisters to thank for my love of gardens, I think my first memory was really playing in my late grandparents backyard.  They had houses in Virginia, New Jersey, and Westbury.  Being a city girl, I am grateful to had that experience of not just playing outside in the court but also having the experiencing of a backyard.  

Visiting my grandparents was the best! On top of the backyard they had a pool table in their house! My grandmother would have spaghetti ready to eat while sneaking $10 in my pocket lol. And my grandfather always used to let me win at pool, he also had the VHS of the Star Wars Trilogy that we used to watch often :)

Graduating made me think about my grandparents ALOT since they were present when I received my bachelor's at FIT. I'll be honest, during the last few weeks of graduation, it made me sad they didn't physically see me graduate but I know spiritually they do, so I'm grateful for that and grateful for the lovely memories I have of them.  Thank you Nana & Popi!

My sister India, my brother Nei, Nana, Popi, and I

My sister India, my brother Nei, Nana, Popi, and I

Now I'm stoked I have a garden that is so close to me, I mean soaking in the spring weather with an iced coffee in tow is paradise to me :)

The Greene Acres Community Garden is located between Franklin and Greene avenues.

With May being here, means new posts! This week: Akua Harris-Cosplay Whisperer & Plant Apothecary review!

HAPPY MAY!

xo

Kos