Winter is slowly approaching and for most of us that means boots, cozy sweaters and hats. During this time of year hats are crucial to staying warm. However, having a huge fro can sometimes get in the way of that. Although we’d all love to look fabulous and stay warm, doing so can be a real challenge for many of us naturals. Keep reading to learn six ways to wear winter hats with natural hair!
One of the nail trends I get excited for during the fall season is deep colors like blacks, grays and deep reds. I have an overwhelming supply of deep wine nail polish shades but of all the ones I rotate throughout the fall/winter season, these 5 are my favorite:
As someone who has been a huge fan and supporter of Carol’s Daughter for years now, I was elated when I heard the news that the beauty brand would be joining the L’Oreal family. As a business major in college, one of my very first high-profile interviews at the time was with Lisa Price. Carol’s Daughter was still a budding brand that was rapidly expanding to include a storefront in Harlem and a slew of new product lines. I was enamored by Lisa Price’s business acumen and her sensibility. It is NOT easy to take a brand that you started in your kitchen to the level that Lisa Price has grown Carol’s Daughter. From there, I developed a great relationship with the brand and I’ve been a supporter ever since.
But with a big move like this, obviously comes controversy and conflict. Some loyal Carol’s Daughter fans are concerned about whether the products will change or discontinue. Some critics are worried that the brand will lose some of its authenticity as a result of the Carol’s Daughter L’Oreal acquisition. Well I had the privilege of speaking one-on-one with Lisa Price about her decision to partner with L’Oreal and what will change at Carol’s Daughter as a result.
Here’s what she had to tell me:
Happy Friday guys! I’m super excited to announce my latest photoshoot with Refinery 29 for Lane Bryant. The folks at Refinery 29 asked me to style a few pairs of Lane Bryant’s fall denim selections for an editorial about cool ways to wear denim this season. As someone who is a huge fan of the site, I was really honored to be part of this.
Calling all shoe lovers! Shoedazzle has done it again, with the newest release of their Shoedazzle Fall 2014 collection. I can hardly wait to restock my shoe closet. Chief stylist, Rachel Zoe literally left no fashion stone unturned with this launch, and didn’t forget about those who crave budget friendly high-fashion. She notes that, “Affordable luxury and fashion is something I wish I had more of when I was coming up in this business and just craving style.” Finally someone gets it! Zoe and her team have included some of the season HOTTEST trends with a strong focus on lasercut leather, decadent colors like bordeaux and orchid, prints, and so much more! Enough talking, let’s get to the shoes…
Named Jonetta – this heel with sass is serving just enough attitude and color to turn heads! The buckled detailing paired with the peep-toe platform are definitely made for the diva who craves a little more spice. If you follow @LoveBrownSugar on Instagram, you know Christina has this pair in army green.
So this week I’ve been thinking alot about the idea of regret and how playing things safe or being fearful of taking chances can really leave you singing “shoulda, coulda, woulda” for years on end. Then I started to think about what regret really is and how it has an impact on our lives daily. Regret is essentially the idea that had you done things differently in the past, you may be better off than you are today. So my reflection today is two-fold.
A few weeks ago, LoveBrownSugar was on the scene at True Indian Hair “Fall Into Beautiful Hair” event at the Brooklyn Wine Yard, where editors, bloggers and loyal customers had the opportunity to view the new line of textures up close and personal.
Over the weekend I announced that I would be hosting a fun styling party with J. Jill at the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey. As part of their Compassion Fund, J.Jill supports community organizations that help women by allowing their customers to participate in a cool donation program. For every gently used piece of clothing you bring in, J. Jill will give you 25% off a brand new clothing item from the store. My event at The Mall at Short Hills was the kickoff to their initiative this year and was in support of a local charity called York Street Project (go to their site to find out more info – such a great program).
In last week’s post we shared a few of our favorite curly cocktails using affordable moisturizers and oils to keep our natural hair hydrated. This week is all about deep conditioners. A very important factor in keeping your hair healthy is proper conditioning treatments. Stick to a regimen that allows you to condition your hair at least one time per week. Doing so can be a little pricey if you are constantly purchasing high-priced products. From experience as product junkies (don’t judge!) here’s a post for you ladies that are looking to maintain your natural hair on a budget. Keep reading to learn more about deep conditioners for natural hair under $15. All of these conditioners can be purchased at your local beauty supply store or directly through this blog post.
Let’s face it, fall and winter bring with it longer hemlines, chunkier fabrics and inevitably – subdued wardrobes. Most of us live in neutrals during the Fall/Winter season. They’re easy to throw on and who can think about neons and brights when it’s cold and dreary out? When I look across my typical fall/winter staple collection, it’s heavily comprised of cremes, blacks, grays and browns. Bleh. So this season I’ve decided to remix my closet by incorporating bold pops of color for fall. Whether it’s a jacket or a jewel-toned necklace, one pop of color can go a really long way.