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LBS Chic: 90’s Style Inspiration by VH1’s The Breaks

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True story – when I saw VH1’s trailer for “The Breaks”, I was hyped. I love the 90’s. No really. As a late-80’s baby, I grew up in the 90’s and I still get nostalgia thinking about all the iconic style. I loved everything about it from the boombox culture to the dark-lip-and heavy brow beauty moments to the graphic sweats and ripped jeans.

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So when elements of 90’s style (like the dark lip, the choker, distressed denim) came back into mainstream as cyclical fashion does, I embraced it with open arms.

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VH1’s The Breaks series currently airs on Monday nights on VH1, and it picks up where the original TV-movie left off. If you saw it, you know it’s set in New York City in 1990, at the height of rap’s “Golden Age” of creativity.

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The main character Nikki (Afton Williamson) lands a dream job as the assistant to the legendary and out-of-control Barry Fouray (Wood Harris) while her best friend and producer DeeVee (Mack Wilds) is working with new rapper Ahm (Antoine Harris), who is currently under investigation by the police for murder. It’s crazy yall. But so SO good. Check out the trailer below:

If you haven’t seen it, you need to get your life. They’re currently offering a full Season Pass to the series on iTunes. With a pass, you own every episode plus bonus content, so you never miss a beat (corny pun, I know).

 

One of you lucky folks will get a Season Pass for FREE courtesy the folks at VH1! Just leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite memory or style trend from the 90’s. We’ll contact you when a winner is chosen. Good luck!

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Photography by Royal Light

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This post is sponsored by VH1. All opinions expressed above are my own and not those of the company.

LBS Chic: Transition Your Look For Fall

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I love everything about summer style so once fall creeps up, I get a serious case of FOMO. Transitioning back to neutral and dark tones, heavier fabrics, and structured silhouettes takes me longer than average because I absolutely love the flowy silhouettes and bright colors of summer.

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If you’re anything like me, you may need some tips on bringing the fun & free flow of summer into your fall wardrobe. I partnered up with TheOutfit.com and JCPenney to show you guys how to transition your look for fall with 3 easy tips.

Photos by Keyaira Boone

Check out the full story with my tips, more pictures of my look and “Where To Buy” information here: The Outfit

This post is sponsored by JCPenney in partnership with TheOutfit.com. All opinions expressed here are my own and not those of the company.

Style Tips for the Cold Shoulder Trend at TheOutfit

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Hey guys! As you all know, I’m a blog contributor for TheOutfit.com and I often partner with them to help translate some of the latest trends in an easy and accessible way. I’m all about making the trends work for YOU. Currently I’m obsessed with the Cold Shoulder trend.

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I think it’s so subtle yet sexy and it works for so many different body types. I shared my love for the Cold Shoulder trend over at TheOutfit.com by showing off how I styled this JCPenney a.n.a top. Head to TheOutfit to read the full post all about it!

CLICK HERE to check it out, and please leave a comment on the post letting me know if you’d try it!

This post is sponsored by JCPenney in partnership with TheOutfit. All opinions expressed above are my own and not those of the company.

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:

re·mark·a·blerəˈmärkəb(ə)l/
adjective
worthy of attention; striking.

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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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LBS Street Style: Made in America 2015 Day 2

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Budweiser Made In America Festival for year four of the annual music and style extravaganza. What I love about Made in America Fest is that it gets bigger and better every year. The performances, the street style, the sponsors – everything gets better with each year that passes! (Click here to read my recap from Year 1!) Though I missed seeing Bey’s epic performance live (you know I was watching it on livestream and shimmying in my PJ’s at home Saturday night) I did make it out for Day 2 and Sunday’s lineup did NOT disappoint. Here’s a small sampling of what I got into and the epic street style I captured through my lens:

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3 Summer Pieces You Can Rock In the Fall

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Before you pack up all your summer clothes, believe it or not, there are still some summer items that you can definitely rock in the Fall. Get ready to shop your own closet and incorporate summer pieces into your fall look.

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A shirt dress is the perfect transition piece.  Transform this summer staple into the ideal fall outfit by layering with a leather jacket, a vest or even a pair of knee high socks and booties.

Related: 3 Ways to Rock It: Shirt Dress

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3 Ways to Rock It: Fringe

RockFringeThe first things that come to mind when people think of fringe are “flapper,” “western,” or the iconic “Proud Mary” outfit worn by Tina Turner. However, fringe can be incorporated into our everyday lives. Whether its on our shoes or shirt, fringe adds a different element to an outfit, allowing us to look F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!

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Devyni Hightower decided to incorporate fringe in her outfit by adding a fringe backpack. The key to stepping away from a “western” look when wearing fringe is to step away from the suede material. The leather provides a chic edge, and the fringe gives her outfit dimension.

 

Related: 10 Under $100: Spring Handbags

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3 Ways to Rock It: Shirt Dresses

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Shirt dresses strike a great balance between relaxed summer style and serious closet staple. They can be paired with an army jacket or a light sweater for day at the office or worn alone to show off some leg on a night out.

Solange Knowles slayed when she showed off her stems in this shirt dress. By pairing it with a bold red lip and big hair she stayed true to her signature beauty style. Her sandals are sexy in their simplicity. We all know the newlywed is good for a major moment and this look is no exception. Find a similar shirt dress from Free People here.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Solange Knowles attends the after party following the premiere of the  HBO Documentary Film "Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream" at Christie's on February 12, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Solange Knowles attends the after party following the premiere of the HBO Documentary Film “Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream” at Christie’s on February 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment)

Check out two other ways to style a shirt dress below.

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