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Must-Have Easy Holiday Gift Ideas


Around holiday time, it can be really tricky when you’re shopping for friends and family. There are so many options out there and staying under budget can be a challenge. My problem is always going into a store to shop items for my loved ones and coming out of the store with bags on bags for myself!! It’s a TRAP I tell ya! Anyway, I partnered up with TheOutfit.com and JCPenney to show you guys how to get chic and timeless gifts for friends and family without breaking the bank. Here’s the first quick and easy idea:

Get High Tech 


Headphones are the quintessential gift for pretty much anyone on your list. Who doesn’t like music? These are perfect for anyone who commutes, travels often or simply wants to shut out noise from the outside world. Get ahead of the game and go wireless. They will love you forever (or until invisible headphones are invented).

Check out the full list of my quick & easy holiday gift suggestions by clicking over to TheOutfit.com

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


LBS Ultimate Gift Guide: 10 Super Stylish Gift Ideas From StyleWatch


Hey loves! Ok so as you know, I’m a contributor for People StyleWatch’s The Outfit and what I love most about being part of the StyleWatch family is that we help break down the hottest & newest trends and make it easy for the everyday girl to incorporate those trends into her wardrobe. For example, I’m featured in the December/January issue of People StyleWatch breaking down some holiday season trends and how to easily incorporate them into your personal style and also how to gift stylishly!


So when StyleWatch told me they wanted to partner with me to present some really dope style and beauty trends from their holiday box, I knew you guys would appreciate it. Not only so YOU can put in your requests for some of these items for the holidays, but also so you know what exactly to pick up for your style-savvy friends who are up on the latest new, hot trends for the season.

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LBS Ultimate Gift Guide: 10 Stylish Stocking Stuffers


The days are dwindling down, but that does not mean it is too late to purchase gifts. Stocking stuffers are quick and simple ways to give gifts without breaking your pockets. Whether it’s for a co-worker or your best friend, you can never go wrong with stocking stuffers! Check out 10 amazingly stylish stocking stuffers everyone will wish they had.

1. Bag Charm



Bag charms are definitely an IT factor this season. Whether you choose a tassel, pom pom, or even the persons initial, this simple accessory can change the look of an entire bag. The best part is you don’t have to spend a lot of money, and you may end up snagging one for yourself.

2. Fanm Djanm Headwrap



Every woman should own at least one head wrap. Why not be that person to give someone their first, second or even fifth head wrap. The Fanm Djanm head wrap is a simple, stylish and effective stocking stuffer that no one will deny!

Related: LBS Ultimate Gift Guide: 10 Gifts for the Beauty Junkie

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LBS Ultimate Gift Guide: 10 Gifts for the Beauty Junkie

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I love shopping for beauty lover’s during Christmas time. It gives me a chance to not only get something nice for them but to also scope out the market to see what’s new and trending. If you need to gift a beauty junkie this holiday season we have the perfect gift options below! From highlighters to brush kits and beauty blenders, the beauty junkie in your life will absolutely love the items listed below.

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LBS Chic: The Perfect Little Black Holiday Dress


Holiday season is upon us ladies! Break out your best sparkly heels, winter wonderland ‘fits and ugly sweaters because those holiday party invites are probably already piling up. You all know there’s nothing I love more than a little black dress. I blog about a new one every season, right? Well, get into my perfect little black holiday dress:


Well I’ve teamed up with online retailer Maurices to show you fashionistas how to simply and easily style a little black dress (this black lacy one I’m wearing is under $100!) for your next holiday celebration. This one is from their Plus collection and can easily be dressed up or down for an at-home celebration or even an office party, layered under a sharp white blazer and pumps.


One thing I love to do is entertain. Now that I have a new home, I’ve been hosting my friends for cocktails and such alot more often. Holiday season is the perfect excuse for some good ole girly shenanigans & holiday cheer at my place.


A lacy black dress like this one pops with metallic accessories. It’s not quite a party without silly #selfie props and bottles of bubbly, right?


Maurices also sent over a fun holiday box for me with special items perfect for holiday time – the perfect pale lavendar nail polish, a statement necklace and more.


So ladies, how do you all dress when entertaining friends and family for the holiday? Do you get decked out? Or keep it casual? Let me know!

SPECIAL: Because I love you. 20% off Maurices with discount code: THANKS20. Valid on single, regular priced purchases between 11/13/15-1/9/16! Y’all welcome.

Disclosure: Though this post is sponsored by Maurices, all opinions expressed above are my own and not those of the company.

3 Brown Girl Approved Holiday Make-Up Looks

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What I LOVE about the holidays is the extra glam you can put on your make-up looks! Nothing beats a beautiful sparkly lid and a bold red lip. Check out 3 brown girl approved holiday make-up looks that will keep you gorgeous this celebratory season.

Related:LBS Beauty Review: Essence Beauty Box

Natural Glam

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If you’re looking to execute a subtle look, but still want to achieve an amazing beat go for a natural glam look. The trick to executing a natural glam is all in the eyes. Go for a smoky eye like Yariszbeth and keep everything else nice and simple. Don’t forget the shimmering blush to accentuate your cheekbones!

Check out two additional makeup looks below.

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Presenting the 2015 #ShopLoveBrownSugar Pop-Up Shop Sponsors


With just one week away from #ShopLoveBrownSugar, I’m excited to finally announce our amazing Title & VIP sponsors! This year’s Shop LoveBrownSugar Holiday Pop-Up is gearing up to be even more amazing than last year’s with Title sponsors like Dove Hair and Essence Beauty Box, and so much more in store. Check below for a list of what you can expect at #ShopLoveBrownSugar as well as special blog & social media giveaways  you can expect from our sponsors, even if you can’t make it to the pop up shop:

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50 Black Owned Businesses for #BlackOnBlackFriday


Last year, LoveBrownSugar.com released a list of 25 Black Owned Online Stores to support on Black Friday. Considering sensitive events surrounding social justice last year, we wanted to make sure to emphasize the importance of supporting black entrepreneurs as even a small gesture of change with a large impact, especially during the holiday season. The reason I decided to bring Shop LoveBrownSugar back for another year is the same. It’s important for us to support each other! So for 2015, we’re bringing the original list back and revamping it with the addition of 25 MORE businesses to support this holiday season. So you’ll see the below list split into 2015 and 2014 for distinction.

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4 Stylish Plus-Size Outfits for Thanksgiving

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We’ve put together four stylish plus-size outfits to get you from the holiday commute to the dinner table this Thanksgiving.


More and more groups of friends are gathering together to show their appreciation for one another not only before, after the holiday but on Thanksgiving Day as well. These occasions lend themselves to more casual attire but that doesn’t mean you have to be sloppy. Pair a slim printed pant with a black sweater for a comfy look. The weather outside is frightful so finish the look off by reaching into your closet for a cape to keep you warm. See how Christina rocked hers in the holiday issue of People Stylewatch here.

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Check out other outfit options for Thanksgiving below.

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