Upgrades....

Ya’ll seen me rock the bomber time again, and I do love the classic look, I recently witnessed the power of throwing on a duster by accident. In an attempt to wear a spaghetti dress to a friend’s shower while combating the rain, I threw on this pink version of the jacket before heading to the party. What started out as just a Hail Mary turned out to be an amazing outfit, I felt amazing!  

I actually felt as though I was wearing my own superhero cape guys! 

Duster:  Avec Les Filles  (got the duster a while ago, it’s not online but there’s an alternative)  Dress:  Forever 21   Shoes:  Melissa Shoes

Duster: Avec Les Filles (got the duster a while ago, it’s not online but there’s an alternative)

Dress: Forever 21

Shoes: Melissa Shoes

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Got the hair did as well, it’s been bugging me how to elevate my look for a while and the folks over at Napp Star hooked it up with a drink, updated dye job, and this unique side braid.  

While it didn’t feel like spring, I wanted to have a natural glow, Glam by V didn’t disappoint. I’m usually very “safe” when it comes to hair and make up it was rad to let the legit professionals play around with my look. It’s another way for me to learn how to let go and stop overthinking and do it!  :)

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Planning more outfit posts for the spring, well given Mother Nature it will probably go straight to summer ha ha! It’s great to be blogging again!

Anyone else did a major update to their look recently? Do tell!

xo

Kos

 

Phenomenal woman, That’s me.

HAPPY SPRING!  I think.. ha ha! The weather has been pretty cray hasn't it?! It has been making dressing more interest the past few weeks. I have seen folks wearing faux fur jackets then satin dusters in the same week.

I have been slowly shifting my mindset to get into spring and one purchase that I am stoked about is: THE YELLOW LEATHER JACKET.  I have always considered the black leather jacket as the most versatile jacket as it can fit right in with almost any outfit.  Still true but given the weather being weird and mercury retrograde, I decided to go for it. Anyone who has shopped with me knows I hardly go for bright colors..it's neutrals.  In being bold and trying new things, I added ANOTHER pop of color with my favorite vintage shoes keeping everything else pretty neutral.

I love the work that Phenomenally is doing! Funds raised from this the Phenomenal tee benefit the Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation, Essie Justice Group, Girls Who Code, Higher Heights, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood, and The United State of Women.

Jacket:  Zara , Tee:  Phenomenally , Pants:  Mink Pink , Eyeglasses:  Crap Eyewear , Shoes: Vintage 

Jacket: Zara, Tee: Phenomenally, Pants: Mink Pink, Eyeglasses: Crap Eyewear, Shoes: Vintage 

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Phenomenal Woman is actually one of my favorite poems, if you haven't read the entire poem. Take some time to read it :) 

Phenomenal Woman, BY. MAYA ANGELOU

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Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   

But when I start to tell them,

They think I’m telling lies.

I say,

It’s in the reach of my arms,

The span of my hips,   

The stride of my step,   

The curl of my lips.   

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,   

That’s me.

 

I walk into a room

Just as cool as you please,   

And to a man,

The fellows stand or

Fall down on their knees.   

Then they swarm around me,

A hive of honey bees.   

I say,

It’s the fire in my eyes,   

And the flash of my teeth,   

The swing in my waist,   

And the joy in my feet.   

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered   

What they see in me.

They try so much

But they can’t touch

My inner mystery.

When I try to show them,   

They say they still can’t see.   

I say,

It’s in the arch of my back,   

The sun of my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Now you understand

Just why my head’s not bowed.   

I don’t shout or jump about

Or have to talk real loud.   

When you see me passing,

It ought to make you proud.

I say,

It’s in the click of my heels,   

The bend of my hair,   

the palm of my hand,   

The need for my care.   

’Cause I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

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Photography: Steve Zak

Photography: Steve Zak

xo

Kos

Da Bomb Diggity

Yes currently it's really cold in NYC but given global warming (I tend to mention that in style posts a lot) I have learned to combine seasonless silhouettes together.  The bomber jacket is the right way to cover up in style whether it's 56 or 26 degrees.  I remember borrowing my older brother's bomber jacket in junior high school when I was in my super tomboy phase, add in gap overalls, timberlands, the infamous purple jansport book bag and I thought I was the bomb (cause I was!). Mid 90s in NYC the THING was to have a bomber jacket and it had to be from an Army/Navy store for additional street cred (legit ask any New Yorker who grew up mid-90s)

In 2017, I pair the bomber with a LBD (Little Black Dress) and red pumps, prefect for a night out.  Since it is cold right now...and I want to keep this realistic af haha. So if it was cold I would  pair this jacket with a turtleneck midi dress and sheer stockings. 

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Jacket:  Topshop , Dress:  T by Alexander Wang , Shoes:  Steve Madden

Jacket: Topshop, Dress: T by Alexander Wang, Shoes: Steve Madden

Pins:  Jordandene
Photography by  Manish Gosalia

Photography by Manish Gosalia

The bomber jacket just adds a bit of a tomboyish touch to any look, given how hard it can be to look fashionable in the winter time (as it is important to keep warm) it's rad to see brands take the bomber jacket to the next level. Check out my winter pics below! 

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No matter your overall style, you can accentuate your aesthetic and prepare yourself for colder days with one of the bomber jacket options above. If you want to read more about the bomber jacket check out this HYPEBEAST article explaining the history, they totally nailed it! 

Stay chic and warm y'all!

xo
Kos