One-Stop Shop for Everyone on your Holiday Shopping List

 

 

Opry Mills 

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Christmas is just around the corner and luckily (depending on how much progress you’ve made) the plight to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas list is nearing an end. From holiday parties to traveling to see family and friends to bouncing around from one store to the next and scouring the net to find the perfect gift, it’s hard to squeeze everything in, including shopping for the people you love. To help you quickly glide though your shopping list (and because Opry Mills has kindly sponsored this post), I curated a gift guide stocked with items I would give my love, BFF, crew, and all. 

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Holiday Dishes That Hit

 

KiNiMi Kitchen’s Quick Side Dishes Perfect For Any Holiday

If you’re anything like me or my family, you’re still thinking through your holiday menu. Are we going traditional this year? Will we try something completely different? Is brunch an option…? And after going through a long list of maybe this, maybe that, I don’t care, and I don’t feel like cooking, you’re contemplating catered or store bought. But before you dish the home cooked meal and scour the market for caterer/restaurant recommendations, check out my latest feature because she’ll have you happily selecting quick side dishes that are perfect and can be prepared at home.

A Couple Steps to Flawless Skin

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

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I tried Fenty Beauty and…. it lives up to the hype. I even had a friend, who I hadn’t seen in over six months, immediately ask if I switched makeup when she saw me. Of course, once I informed her about the switch, she let me know she was absolutely going give it a try! Now, I liked the makeup I used prior to Fenty Beauty, but wanted to support Rihanna, and because the makeup line was created as a line for all skin tones, which is major!

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The Patched Denim (or not so denim) Jacket You Need This Fall

This fall I have an obsession with patched denim. Okay… so it actually started before this fall, but after scouring the market for a patched denim jacket, I ended up empty handed. Either the shape of  the jacket was off, or I just didn’t like the patches. I even thought about DIYing it, but quickly abandoned that idea in the interest of time and the thought of ruining a perfectly good denim jacket.

Layering Summer and Fall Fashion

How to Easily Transition Your Wardrobe From Summer Style to Fall Fashion

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Malaka in Rachel Roy Late Summer Collection cropped blouse and  palazzo pants.

Fall is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean your summer wardrobe has to immediately change with the season. I know, I know…. most of you have probably been waiting for boot season and comfy sweaters, but before your wardrobe completely falls into a dark abyss, you may want to consider layering summer with fall fashion. 

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A Premier Subscription Box for Today’s Gentleman

Gentleman’s Box

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If you’re like me, you love most things that make life simpler and more cohesive. And when it comes to getting dressed, coordinating an outfit, or staying up-to-date on the latest trends, a subscription box may be just the right thing to help you curate a spectacular wardrobe with ease. So, with that said, insert Gentleman’s Box. It’s one of my fav subscription boxes and, ironically, it happens to be for gentleman. This week I’ve partnered with Gentleman’s Box to give away a box to one lucky reader (be sure to read until the end). I also enlisted my friend and guest blogger, Mike, to help me out with the review.

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Makeup Techniques and Tricks that Slay

Feature Friday: Makeup Tips from a Pro

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Tamra Hicks of Embody Beauty captured slaying Malaka’s makeup behind the scenes of photo shoot.

When it comes to makeup, I rarely have mine done by a professional. But every once in a while, it’s nice to remove it from my running list of to-dos and leave it to a pro. This month, I’m featuring Tamra, a certified freelance makeup artist, and the creator of Embody Beauty. You may not recognize the name, but if you follow me, you’ve definitely seen her work.  Continue reading “Makeup Techniques and Tricks that Slay”

Scales of Style, Etichat, and Out of My Mouth Inspired at the Frist Center for Visual Arts

Art and Inspiration

You never know where your path will lead you…. Well, last week, it lead me to a photo shoot at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts with Mariah, creator of Out of my Mouth, and Thallen, creator of Etichat.

Now, this photo shoot was a little different for me. Not only are we all bloggers, but we’re also all black, women, and attorneys. We’re all driven; we enjoy helping other people; and we all set out to make an impact on the world. Continue reading “Scales of Style, Etichat, and Out of My Mouth Inspired at the Frist Center for Visual Arts”