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3 Ways to Rock It: Jeweled Sweater Tees

Jeweled Sweater Tees CollageThe holidays are a great time to turn up your look with a little shine. Considering a little something that sparkles and shines in your wardrobe this season? Try an embellished sweater tee. Take a look at how these three bloggers styled the item.

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Beautiful plus-sized blogger Gabi Fresh went for a fun-filled sporty look when she rocked an embellished top from H&M. She shined from head to toe pairing it with an Evans visor and a skirt from Eloquii. Get the details on her entire look at her blog here.

 

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South Florida blogger and PR professional Kristin Clark stepped seamlessly into New York style when attended fashion week this fall. She paired a black embellished sweater tee from Calypso St. Barth with a black pleated leather midi skirt and ladylike pumps for a stylish and sophisticated look. As Christina showed here fashion week is a time to show up and show out and Kristin managed to do both in this prime example of personal style. See the entire post showcasing her look at her blog Living in Color Print.

 

 

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Juliette Foxx of Romeo’s Fashion Fix took an edgy twist on the trend in this funky Karen Millen shirt with embellishments in the shape of a bulldog.  Wearing it as a dress with bare legs and a pair of knee-high leather boots from Miss Sixty she kept the overall look cool casual with a men’s baseball cap from Zara.

 

How would you style a jeweled sweater tee?

-Keyaira N. Boone

10 Under $100: Plus Size Coats

Plus Size Coat CollageThis sharp drop in temperatures across the nation this week has everyone trying to stay warm. If you haven’t found the time to focus on securing your outwear yet, have no fear. We’ve rounded up some fashionable plus size coats for the day that your favorite varsity bomber will no longer do.  At under $100 each, these plus size pieces are winter ready and pocket friendly.

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Perfect for layering, parkas are a great choice for casual outwear. With your favorite pair of riding boots and a cross body bag you’ve got an instant everyday look great for school or a day outing with girlfriends.Parka Collage Final 2

1.Target, $99.00 2.H&M,$79.95 3. Target, $99.00

 Belted Coats

Don’t choose between staying warm and flattering waistline. This winter use a belted coat to highlight your figure. A wonderful choice for evenings out and business occasions these make a subtle but stylish statement.

4. Pure Energy, $74.99  5. Forever 21, $54.90  6. Fashion To Figure, $42.50  7. Ashley Stewart, $79.50Belted Coats Collage

Patterned

If you’re looking to stand out on snowy days a patterned coat is for you. These are perfect for reflecting your personal style this season.

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8. Old Navy, $55.00 9.American Rag, $95.99  10. Jou Jou, $58.99

Are you ready to bundle up this winter? What’s your favorite style of coat?

-Keyaira N. Boone

Kickin’ It: Instyler Tulip Event

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This past Monday I had the pleasure of attending the launch event of a new product called, “The Tulip” by InStyler. Since I am a long time fan of the original instyler I was thrilled to attend and test out this new product. The Tulip is an auto curler that works in as little as 3 seconds! I will be completely honest, initially I was very skeptical about this tool. I assumed that even if it really did work, it would NOT work on my natural hair. Boy was I wrong. Keep reading to learn more about the Instyler Tulip event and my experience using the product.

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LBS Chic: The Embellished Sweater

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‘Tis the season to wear fancy sweaters with jewels and such. Yes, I just made that up. It’s true though, isn’t it? This time of the year we’re obsessed with tops and sweaters that have a little extra oomph to them. It makes getting dressed SO much easier – no statement necklace required. Here’s how I rocked this embellished knit top from Ashley Stewart (on SALE for $12.95):

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You can pair tops like this with jeans & boots for a casual look (like I did here) or you could opt for a dressier look with a great leather skirt and some heels.

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This season I’m all about tops I can throw on that require as little work as possible. As a new mom to BabyBrownSugar, I have literally less than half the time I used to have to get dressed.

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Shop Embellished Sweaters Like This:


 

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If you can’t seem to find any two-in-one tops like this one, you can also easily get yourself a great quilted top and just add statement necklaces on top. It’s the same look, just a little more work.

Shop Quilted Tops:


 

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 What about you? Would you try the embellished sweater trend? Have you? Leave a comment!

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

 

LBS Beauty News: Prabal Gurung for MAC Cosmetics Collection

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The modern glamour and immaculate style of fashion designer Prabal Gurung comes to M· A· C in an opulent collaboration featuring smoky, gilded hues and beautiful custom gold packaging. The Prabal Gurung for MAC Cosmetics collection is expected to launch online today November 20th!  However, it won’t be available in stores until November 26th. Perfect for those last minute gift shoppers! The collection is limited edition and will only be sold until December 26th.

cf217830-4bed-0132-41e6-0ebc4eccb42fThe 14-piece collection  includes everything a girl needs. Three fabulous eyeshadow duo palates, three lipsticks and three lipglass shades, two eye pencils, a bronzing powder, a cream color base, and a powder  brush. Prabal Gurung x MAC retails between $20 and $70. That may seem a bit steep for some of the bargain beauty hunters out there, but with MAC you truly get what you pay for.

Related: KICKIN IT: SAVANNAH SUNSET BY INGLOT

Related: THE ULTIMATE PURPLE LIPSTICK GUIDE FOR BROWN GIRLS

 We are loving the variety of classic hues, like red and nude. As well as the bold orchid lipstick and lipglass. These shades are easy to pull off no matter your skin tone. In addition to versatility the packaging is absolutely beautiful. The sleek and sophisticated gold designs captures the essence of  ”Old Hollywood Glitz”, while staying true to Prabal Gurung classic modern luxury esthetic.PrabalGurung-AMBIENT-72

Which product are you most excited to try from the Prabal Gurung collection this holiday season? 

4 Ways To Wear Turbans In The Winter

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Here at LBS we’ve touched on everything from deep conditioners to our favorite curly cocktails. ​If you haven’t noticed by now one of the main messages we are pushing on the site is moisture and protection. With the temps slowly dropping it is imperative that we keep our curls hydrated. In one of our recent post we shared 6 ways to rock a hat with your natural hair. This week we are sharing 4 ways to rock turbans in the winter. Although this is a very popular style for warm summer nights don’t freight, we are showing how to pull off this look all year long. Turbans are a great way to protect your hair  while staying cute and warm! If you are a visual learning keep reading to see the tutorial on Fatima’s Youtube Channel.

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10 Under $100: Best Coats for Winter

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One of the best parts of winter time is undoubtedly coat shopping! We love the search for the perfect coat to accent all our winter looks. In the midst of our mad search, we’ve come across so many great finds (all under $100!). So of course we had to share them all with you so you could find your perfect outerwear look for this season! We’ll categorize the outerwear into 3 categories: Functional, Classic, and Eye-Catching. Keep reading for the run-down on the Best Coats for Winter!

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LBS Beauty Review: CLEAR Ultra Shea Collection

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So I’ve been privy to the CLEAR Ultra Shea collection of products for some time now. Actually, it was after I received some samples during their launch event and my mom asked to try them that I first realized how effective they are. She was raving about them so I knew I had to give them a try.

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I really like the CLEAR Ultra Shea collection because most of the products in my arsenal focus on maintaining the hair shaft itself but this one is specifically targeted to scalp health. I suffer from dry scalp so it’s really important for me to oil my scalp regularly in addition to maintaining my hair shaft.

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LBS Beauty (Holiday): Natural Beauty Look Using Mary Kay

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It’s holiday season and all I can think about are all the cocktails, galas and holiday shindigs on my ever-growing social calendar. If you’re like me, you’ll be trotting off to a number of holiday parties this season. Though the prospect of trying out new makeup looks for the holidays can be fun, it can also be a little intimidating if you’re the type of girl who typically does more muted or natural-looking makeup.

 

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Mary Kay is a brand I grew up around as a child. My mother had her share of Mary Kay® skincare on our bathroom shelf and so it’s definitely a name I grew up recognizing in cosmetics. I, however, never really used the products myself so I love that the team at Mary Kay sent me a group of their products to try. It also came with an easy instructional sheet on using Mary Kay to put together a fun holiday look.
 
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What I like about the products, is that they weren’t overpowering or complicated to use and they gave me a fresh look. Simple and beautiful – that’s essentially the base of my personal beauty philosophy. Little details like their gel eyeliner coming with an applicator brush made the whole process much easier.
 
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Also something I loved, specifically for brown girls like myself, is that their mineral eyeshadows took me super glam pretty quickly since they’re so concentrated. With some neutrals and gold eyeshadows you end up piling on alot of layers to get the effect you want but these gave me the look I wanted without much work.

Here’s how to get this look:

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Products: Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color ($7 each), Mary Kay® Gel Eyeliner with Expandable Brush Applicator ($18) Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick ($15). All prices are suggested retail.

1. Start by applying a bit of concealer, liquid foundation and powder as a base for the face.

2. Highlight the inner corners of the eyes with Glistening Gold mineral eye color.

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3. Brush Rosegold mineral eye color from eyelids to creases.

4. Highlight the brown bone using Gold Coast mineral eye color.

5. Create a cat eye with Jet Black gel eyeliner.

6. Finally, apply Berry Kiss lipstick on the lips.

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Simple, festive and flawless! Love this look? Let me know your favorite holiday makeup tips in the comments below to be entered for the chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card (hello holiday shopping!) plus a collection of Mary Kay® products!

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