October 2015 archive

On the Market: Trina Turk

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Designer Trina Turk has turned her talent into a brand that embraces prints, pops of color and a playful design sensibility. After twenty years her eponymous label still translates trends seamlessly into its aesthetic of california style.  

Read more about Trina Turk below.

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Confessions of a Shopaholic: Plus-Size Lingerie

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When it comes to fashion foundation is key. Choosing the right undergarments is a must when creating a cute outfit.  Not only is there is nothing worse than putting on the perfect dress and finding that your undergarments aren’t seamless starting out with something chic gives you an extra hit of confidence.We’ve rounded up options from this season’s offerings for plus-size lingerie from vintage inspired slips to colorful chemises so you can slay underneath your fall style.

Take a look at them below.

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5 Must Have Layering Items

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Fall gives you the opportunity to wear all of your favorite items at one time without looking crazy. To slay the layer trend this fall, check out 5 essential layering items. Don’t worry, the best thing about this list is it gives you maximum versatility, so you’ll be able to create several outfit combinations.

Check out these great layering options to get you ready for the fall weather below.

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10 Under $100: Throw Pillows

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From the first day of school vibes to the fabulous foliage everything about fall just screams fresh start! And at team LoveBrownSugar we know that sentiment isn’t exclusive to our wardrobes. Christina recently moved and watching her create a new home for herself and Cady has us thinking about all things Pinterest. Not moving anytime soon? No worries! Breathing life into your space with vibrant accessories can make your home feel brand new in an instant. Spruce up your living space this season with throw pillows that are functional, fun, and most importantly under $100.

Check them out below.

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Classic Man Crush Monday #MCM: Jidenna


So we all know what today is, right? It’s Man Crush Monday or #MCM for all you digital savvy darlings. Though I dabble in the occasional Monday morning routine of checking the #MCM hashtag for Insta-cuties, if there’s one thing that catches my eye more than great looks, it’s a man with a mission. Enter the “Classic Man” himself – recording artist Jidenna. After leaving my former career in magazine editorial, I’ve since given over my celebrity interview duties in favor of other LBS activities like photoshoots, business travel and the like.


But when the opportunity arose to interview up-and-comer Jidenna, I took it. Simply because he’s dope. And it doesn’t hurt that his producer and road DJ – Nana Kwabena – happens to be a college friend of mine. Or that he has a cosign from Janelle Monae. I pretty much bow down to anything she touches. Because.  Janelle Monae.

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LBS Chic: Remarkable in Red

CHRISTINA_NYC_SEPT_2015_018I don’t think I’ve ever said these words out loud or on paper. I am remarkable. Feels a little weird even typing it, let alone saying it out loud to myself. So the definition of remarkable is:

worthy of attention; striking.


As women, we often spend so much time and energy praising and lauding others for what they do but we hardly take time to affirm ourselves of our greatness. I can be big and bold enough to wear a bright colored suit with ease. But when it comes to recognizing my own greatness, I generally fall short. Sound familiar? I’m sure there is a small subset of you reading this who have it altogether, are not shy at all about giving yourself praise and who walk into any room with the highest level of confidence.

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