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What To Wear: Holiday Photos

One of the most frequently asked questions I’ve received this holiday season, is “What should I wear for my Christmas card?” And the answer is this – it really depends on your own personal style and surroundings! I wanted to share a few options that would be beautiful this season. What To Wear: Holiday Photos Classic + Traditional For him: I love a crisp white button down or crewneck cashmere sweater with dark jeans or slacks. Depending on the weather a classic coat would look nice over it. I think blazers are a bit too formal in a holiday photo for most men, so I’d skip them. For shoes he could do a loafer, chelsea boot or a clean white or black sneaker. For her: There are a lot of routes you could take. A floral dress in warm, fall colors (I’d leave this one unbuttoned), a romantic, long sleeve silk dress, a midi skirt with a cashmere sweater, a sweater dress, or a silk blouse with a pencil skirt. For shoes, I love a heel because it forces you to stand up straight and accentuates your figure! An open toe heeled sandal works, a pump, or a bootie (depending on what you’re pairing it with.) !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); Modern + Sophisticated For him: A crewneck sweater, a simple black or white henley, or a chambray button down. If he chooses a simple white t-shirt, this cardigan would look great over it. For pants, he could do jeans in black, white, or a darker denim wash. I also love dark navy cords. For shoes, I love a leather sneaker in white, tan or black, a chelsea boot, or a light brown leather loafer. For her: Black or white corduroy pants, black jeans, or faux leather pants with an over the knee boot and pretty cashmere v-neck sweater would look great. Layer with a faux fur vest or elegant lightweight coat. You could also do a blue jean with a black cashmere sweater or blouse and black boots. If you’re wanting to dress up a bit more, a leather pencil skirt with a chunky knit sweater or blouse would look so pretty. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); Bohemian + Relaxed For him: Same as above (the modern + sophisticated look.) This shawl collar sweater in taupe is really nice as well. And you can’t go wrong with this thicker long sleeve henley. For her: a floral dress in fall colors with a knee high suede boot or bootie depending on the length of the dress. A flouncy white blouse with blue jeans and tan suede booties. A flowy midi skirt like this one, with a v-neck sweater, blouse, or silk cami. With the midi skirt, you can do a knee high boot which will elongate you (a short bootie would cut you off.)
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Houndstooth Coat

These photos are from last fall in NYC, but I never got around to sharing the full outfit details! This coat is beyond timeless – you can’t go wrong with houndstooth for fall. I mixed the houndstooth print with all black and brown pieces. I loveeee the combo of black + brown together – it’s often an overlooked combination! Houndstooth Coats For FallA subtle houndstooth print coat is chic and effortless for fall. This one from Abercrombie is classic and under $250. Mango also has a ton of great houndstooth print coats like this one, this one and this one. Not to mention, their coat selection in general is ON POINT this season – can we talk about this one?! Suede BootsI picked up these Sergio Rossi brown suede boots in Paris years ago, and they’ve been such a versatile staple piece in my fall wardrobe. This pair from J.Crew is almost identical. If you’re worried about taking care of the suede, this leather pair is really similar. Leather SkirtsThis skirt is an oldie but a goodie. I love having a few leather skirts on rotation in my closet. I have a short version, a pencil skirt, and a wrap pencil skirt version. This short faux leather skirt for under $50 is a steal! If skirts aren’t your favorite, then a cool vegan leather trouser is a great option.
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Black Owned Businesses I Love

One of my goals moving forward is to highlight more small businesses, BIPOC businesses, female owned businesses, and black owned businesses. Today I’m focusing on spotlighting black owned businesses. Many I’ve supported and loved for years, while others have been recent discoveries thanks to social media. I hope you’ll love them as much as I do! Black Owned Businesses Cushnie, Clothing I’ve always been obsessed with Cushnie pieces – they’re all incredibly glamorous! Can we talk about this draped silk cream tank? And this hot red dress, and this navy blue cocktail dress?! Lemlem, Clothing I first discovered Lemlem cover ups at Barney’s years ago – you may remember this one I wore in Ibiza! The colors and patterns she uses are gorgeous. I have my eye on this dress and this dress. Also found several on sale here! Local European, Clothing Every single piece in this collection is for the ultimate cool girl. Cropped tanks, cargo trousers, and cropped crewnecks – yes please. Elia Vintage, Clothing Can I have one of everything? Oversized menswear style blazers, slouchy trousers, button down blouses, and flattering midi skirts galore. Riot Swim, Swimwear If you need a new suit for summer, look no further. This swim collection is full of sexy cut out and ruched suits that flatter any body type. You can shop their suits here, and check out their IG for better pictures here. B.Freedom, Clothing I recently discovered this line and am swooning over this red wrap skirt and elegant white jumpsuit! Oma The Label, Clothing and Jewelry Another new discovery, this collection is full of gold statement pieces, chic bodysuits, and flattering tops. I LOVE this white bodysuit and this gold necklace in particular. Omi Woods, Jewelry I just ordered this gold signet ring and this gold coin necklace. The quality looks amazing – and they will layer beautifully with my other jewels. Salone Monet, Shoes This simple, but chic shoe line carries a wide range of strappy heels for all skin tones. They give you legs for days! Brother Vellies, Shoes My eye immediately went for these lace up brown leather heeled sandals. NEED! Sotah, Haircare Line My best friend Talun’s mom is the founder of Sotah Hair; a super hydrating haircare line. I can’t recommend the shampoo + conditioner enough – they are so nourishing and smell heavenly!!! Breukelen, Non-toxic nail polish Thank you to the reader who shared this wonderful company with me! Started by a teacher in Brooklyn, NY, this non-toxic nail polish company is quickly becoming a cult favorite. This light pink color is to-die-for. Stefanie François, Hairstylist at the Salon at Bergdorf Goodman Stefanie has been cutting my hair for the past 7 years. She’s one of the only people I trust to touch my hair! She has the best energy and her new spot at the Salon at Bergdorf is gorgeous. Jenelle Hamilton, Publicist/Founder of Jenelle Hamilton PR My dear friend Jenelle is an incredible business woman and publicist. She does everything from fashion, to beauty, event and celebrity PR. She lived in NYC for years, before recently relocating to Beverly Hills. And she works with clients all over the country. Kareem Mathieu, Personal Trainer Kareem has been my trainer for years. He KICKS my butt every week and has completely changed my body. I first started working out with him when he was teaching boxing at Gotham Gym, but now he does private sessions and comes to wherever you are in NYC! We do a mix of boxing and circuit training once a week. We’ve been Face-timing these past few months due to COVID-19. Venita Aspen, Blogger, Model, and Creative Director Venita and I first met while we were modeling for our friend Julia’s Gal Meets Glam collection. She’s insanely talented when it comes to all things creative. Whether she’s in front of or behind the camera, she brings her A game. I’d love to hear some of your favorite black owned businesses! I will continue updating this post as I discover more amazing brands and companies.
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Light Layers For Spring

It definitely feels like SPRING! I’ve been able to ditch my winter coats for the last 3 days and let me tell you, it’s been absolutely glorious. I feel like I’ve been weighed down by a heavy coat for the past 4 months!!! Instead of coats, I’ve been reaching for light trenches and safari/military inspired jackets like this one. I’ve always LOVED a military style jacket for spring and summer – and this one from Walmart’s Fashion section is a welcome addition to my closet. Military Jacket For SpringThis green military jacket is so versatile and can be worn with everything from jeans and a T, or a sundress. It looks really pretty specifically with a white linen dress, or even a floral bohemian dress. It’s a really great piece to travel with if you don’t want to carry a big coat. The one I’m wearing is the perfect shade of green that flatters any skin tone, currently under $28 and available exclusively at Walmart Fashion. It’s not overly boxy. And I love that it has small drawstrings on the inside if you want to cinch it even more. I found that it ran pretty true to size. FYI I typically like to wear my jackets a bit looser because it gives off a more relaxed look. White Distressed JeansThe relaxed cut of these jeans is ideal. They’re an ankle boot cut style. The material has just a touch of stretch to them so they’re not stiff. They’re a medium waist, and the distressed detail is subtle making them cool, but not too edgy! I really like them in the medium light denim wash too. Knit Sweater TankThis tank is EVERYTHING. I ordered a second one from Walmart just to have as a backup because I know I’m going to be wearing it nonstop. It’s LUX, gorgeous, and soooooo perfect in every way – truly. It feels dreamy on (I’m wearing a small here), and comes in a rich champagne/beige sheen color. The material is a tight knit material so it’s thicker than a simple cotton tank, and can be worn to a formal event if need be. I’ve already tried it on with a black trouser and white blazer, black silk mid skirt, high waisted skinny jean and leather jacket, and pencil skirt. Trust me, you need this tank! PS it’s only $6. Affordable Staple Pieces for SpringA few other pieces I’m loving from Walmart Fashion’s trend section are this black faux leather jacket (feels so soft and you’d never guess that it was only $40) and this stretchy knit black pencil skirt that looks adorable with a plain white T and sandals for everyday. I’d also wear it with a crop top for a night out! Shop these pieces, as well as my entire outfit below!
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