100+ Caribbean and Black Owned Businesses to Support This Holiday

100+ Caribbean and Black Owned Businesses to Support This Holiday

Can you believe Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are literally days away? Holiday 2016 is here and rather than being lazy again linking to other Caribbean & Black Owned Business Gift Guides, I decided to compile my own. If you’ve been wanting to Buy Black lately, here’s a list of 100+ Caribbean and Black Owned Businesses that you can support this holiday season. Bags, Jewelry, Shoes Accessories 2 Chic Designs...

Full Skirt with Floppy Hat

Full Skirt with Floppy Hat

[disclaim]FTC: This post is not sponsored, but contains affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are my own. [/disclaim] Did I mention I LOVE Fall Fashion? The Sunday after coming back from San Juan, Puerto Rico was so nice, I decided to wear my favorite full skirt with a floppy hat to church. I’ve always found full skirts and fit and flare dresses to be good for me since I have a pear shape....

Marta Scarampi Ready-To-Wear Soft Launch Party

Marta Scarampi Soft Launch Party

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending Italian designer, Marta Scarampi’s soft launch party in SoHo debuting her ready-to-wear collection, launching in January 2017. The line features limited-edition garments inspired by occasions including Business, Cocktail, Weekend, Party and Gala.    Here are some of the pieces from the Ready to Wear Line The Weekend Collection brings high-style to the streets, with pants, blouses, and outerwear made to keep you looking calm,...

Fall Style: Grey and White Poncho

Fall Style Grey and White Poncho

I love fall fashion, but under 65 degree weather with limited sun is too cold. One of my favorite items to wear in the fall is a poncho. They’re comfortable to wear, keep you warm by layering with long sleeves and can be dressed up or down. On a regular day, I ponchos with jeans and flats or heeled boots. A few weeks ago, I went with my friends to Bushwick Inlet park in Williamsburg...

Indo-Caribbean Style at Bazodee the Movie Premiere

[box]Jewelry and shirt were provided for the movie premiere.[/box] Excited about covering Bazodee the Movie as press, the question of ‘what to wear?” stayed in my mind. Going with the African-Indian theme of the movie, I wanted to include NYC Urban, Indian and Caribbean looks, so I came up with what I call an “Urban-Beti”. Beti is a Hindi word that means daughter and sometimes woman in India and Indo-Caribbean cultures. The top half...

Sarah Clutch by House of Moruka

Sarah Clutch by House of Moruka

[box]The Sarah clutch by House of Moruka was sent for me to review. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.[/box] As a supporter of black-owned businesses, I’m excited to share my review of the Sarah Clutch by House of Moruka. House of Moruka is a brand created by NYC-based designer Julian Gravesande and the name Moruka comes from of a river in her home country Guyana. All of the totes and clutches are handmade and named after...

Comfy Chic at ESSENCE Street Style Block Party

Comfy Chic at ESSENCE Street Style Block Party

In Celebration of New York Fashion Week, I attended the 2nd annual ESSENCE Street Style Block Party at the DUMBO Archway in Brooklyn. It was a day of music, art, fashion and culture, mixed with black unity. I made my way after church, meeting up with my cousin to take part in the festivities. Sponsor Chevrolet worked with new designers to create capsule collections with Trinidadian-American Designer and ESSENCE Street Style Alum,...

Stylish Handmade Jewelry by The Pink Locket

Stylish Handmade Jewelry by The Pink Locket

I received the items mentioned from The Pink Locket. All opinions reflected are my own I love stylish jewelry and supporting black owned businesses. For the months of July and August, I received two handmade pieces from The Pink Locket Jewelry Box. The Pink Locket is a company that sells handmade jewelry using copper, sterling silver, bronze, and gold filled metals. They also include services to repurpose vintage jewelry, creating new pieces. The...