Our Favorite Easter Styles For Black Girls

Photo Credit: @iamawog

Pretty pastel dresses, patent leather Mary Janes, and those frilly, ruffled socks. For many of us, Easter Sunday meant a new dress, new shoes, and new hair.

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Gabrielle Union Becomes Official Brand Ambassador for New York & Company

Images from PRNewswire/NY and Company Inc.

Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

If you love Mary Jane Paul's style on the hit BET show Being Mary Jane, get your coins ready. Gabrielle Union is collaborating with New York and Company's sub brand, 7th Avenue Design Studio.
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Lupita Nyong'o Is The New Face Of Tiffany & Co.

Lupita Nyong'o for Tiffany & Co.


Written by Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com
Lupita Nyong'o announced yesterday news of a new campaign with Tiffany & Co. Nyong'o will make history, as this is the first time Tiffany & Co. has ever used a celebrity for its campaign in the brands 179 years of existence.
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Olivia is Naturally FIERCE!


My name is Olivia and I’m from Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (in the Caribbean). I’m an Accountant by profession, but my true calling is really to exist in the Fashion World. I have a penchant for all things creative- art, music, fashion and if you consider food and travel creative, then include those too :).

How would you describe your style?
I don’t believe that my style can be summed up in a specific way simply because it’s all over the place. Sometimes classy, sometimes modest but sometimes risque. Sometimes girly or flirty. Sometimes chic, boho, retro, edgy, feminine, glam etc. I dress according to how I feel and not necessarily according to what’s in.

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Mimi Irvin- "I believe my natural hair is like icing on the cake to my style"


My Name is Mimi Irvin “aka” Corporate Chic and creator of MeYE Label Blog. I am a wife, mother of two handsome boys, daughter, friend, and a fashionista that loves to inspire women to be Confident and “Dress the Part, Shop Smart”.

How would you describe your style?
I would describe my overall style as Modern Vintage with Edge. I love to incorporate that into my corporate daily attire which makes it unique, edgy, sophisticated for the corporate world.

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How To Pick The Right Red Lipstick For You



by McKenzie Renae of McKenzieRenae.tumblr.com

Choosing a red lipstick can be daunting at times. Fret no more my dear, McKenzie Renae to the rescue! Whether you're after a fresh new look, a spicy option for a night on the town, or just a glam alternative to nude lips, everyone can gain something from the tips below. Check them out and get ready to put your best pout forward!

FAIR SKIN
Your complexion is prone to redness, so the first step should be evening out skin with a little foundation; otherwise, red can highlight ruddiness. When choosing a lipstick shade, look for sheer, blue-based reds. Though bold, these cool hues don’t look overly harsh against pale skin tones.
OLIVE SKIN
Thanks to the warm undertones in your skin, you can pull off almost any red (even siren red!). To keep the overall look clean, avoid wearing bronzer, which can seem muddy when paired with intense lips. A touch of concealer and quick swipe of mascara or black liner are all you need.
DARK SKIN
This complexion can be warm or cool. If yours has golden tones (think Halle Berry), choose reds with a brown base: brick or rusty red. Is your skin more blue-based (think model Alek Wek)? Choose deep rubies with a hint of pink, like dark cherry or burgundy. Go easy on the eyes and let your lips be the focus.
**TIP** : First, ditch the chapped lips! Not cute! Use a warm, wet, soft baby toothbrush to exfoliate the lips and follow up with a lip balm to keep the moisture locked in. Once they are velvety soft, fill lips in with a pencil that matches them, not the lipstick. Then apply color with a tiny lip brush, starting at the center of your mouth and blending outward. Press lips together, blot with a tissue, and voila!

Naturally Fashionable: Date Night

via ClosetConfections





{Zara Dress, Miu Miu Ankle Boots (similar here and lower cost option  here), Chloe Sunglasses c/o Ideeli (lower cost option here), Imported Cltuch via eBay (tons of auctions here, or splurge on the real deal here), Bulova Watch, Henri Bendel, Forever 21 & Street Vendor Bracelets, Handcrafted Rings from a trip to Nicaragua}

Sometimes I like to pretend that I can still hang out all night and not pay for it the next morning.  It’s time like those that I’m painfully reminded that my days of being a night owl are loooong over.  I’m not sure what possessed me to see a late showing of The Artist last Saturday and then try to top the night off with dinner and drinks at Dos Caminos.  By the time I hobbled into a cab a little after midnight, I was completely ready to turn into a pumpkin (my cute way of saying that I was dead tired and looked the part!).

In any case, you don’t want to see the pics from that actual evening (trust me).  So instead, here’s me all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (after waking up at the crack of noon on Sunday) wearing the exact same ensemble.

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I’m a career gal, living in NYC while attempting to climb the corporate ladder one fashionable footstep at a time. I always dreamed of a glamorous job in the fashion industry, but instead I became a technology geek and now spend most of my days talking bits and bytes with IT Directors. Even though khakis and polos are the standard uniform within my industry, I prefer dresses and high heels. The only fashion rules I follow are to have fun and keep it classy... everything else is fair game! I look forward to sharing both my on- and off-duty looks with the Curly Nikki community each week. I am literally ALL OVER the web, and you can connect with me via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Naturally Fashionable- Stick in the Mud

via Closet Confections

{H&M Jacket, Forever 21 Dress, Michael Kors Belt, BCBGeneration Shoes, Junior Drake Lexie Mini via HauteLook, Necklace via Pippin Vintage, Michael Kors Watch, Henri Bendel Bracelet, Urban Outfitter Ring}

In my zeal for scouting a new photo shoot location, I totally leapt before I looked and waddled into a giant mush of mud and grass while taking these pics… hence the lack of shoe closeups (but trust me, they were cute!). Luckily, it was one of those rare times that my shoes weren’t made out of real leather (or, I shudder to even think, suede!). So a quick swipe with a damp rag, and all was right with the world.


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I’m a career gal, living in NYC while attempting to climb the corporate ladder one fashionable footstep at a time. I always dreamed of a glamorous job in the fashion industry, but instead I became a technology geek and now spend most of my days talking bits and bytes with IT Directors. Even though khakis and polos are the standard uniform within my industry, I prefer dresses and high heels. The only fashion rules I follow are to have fun and keep it classy... everything else is fair game! I look forward to sharing both my on- and off-duty looks with the Curly Nikki community each week. I am literally ALL OVER the web, and you can connect with me via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Naturally Fashionable- Lady Wears the Blues

via Closet Confections

{Zara Blazer, Necessary Clothing Tank Top, Forever21 Jeans & Clutch, Diesel Shoes via Daffy’s, Vintage Necklace via eBay, Michael Kors Watch, Henri Bendel Bracelets, YSL Arty Dots Ring}


It just goes to show that wearing a head-to-toe monochromatic look doesn’t have to be boring…

I spotted this blazer in Zara a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t get it out of my head. I finally bit the bullet and scooped it up the other day, and I’m really glad that I did. The contrasting prints inject a little bit of funk, and it matches perfectly with my new kicks (which you can pick up at Daffy’s for just $50, by the way!).

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I’m a career gal, living in NYC while attempting to climb the corporate ladder one fashionable footstep at a time. I always dreamed of a glamorous job in the fashion industry, but instead I became a technology geek and now spend most of my days talking bits and bytes with IT Directors. Even though khakis and polos are the standard uniform within my industry, I prefer dresses and high heels. The only fashion rules I follow are to have fun and keep it classy... everything else is fair game! I look forward to sharing both my on- and off-duty looks with the Curly Nikki community each week. I am literally ALL OVER the web, and you can connect with me via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Naturally Fashionable- Party Pants!

via ClosetConfections




{H&M Jacket (similar), Scarf and Pants (similar here and here), Zara Sequinned T-Shirt, Miu Miu Shoes (similar)}

I’m a dress and heels kinda gal, but if I have to wear pants… they might as well be pink and lacy! Summer was just about winding down the last time I wore these trousers, but I also think they’re perfect for spring. And as if these pants weren’t all ready precious enough, they also sport little zips at the ankle?!

Sequins can sometimes give me pause (unless I’m on stage with my two backup singers), but I love the way they add texture and visual interest to this anything-but-basic white top. I’m a sucker for classic pieces with a little twist that makes them feel fresh and unique. Take this trench coat for example, the crisp pleats in back take it up a notch and turn it into something special.

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I’m a career gal, living in NYC while attempting to climb the corporate ladder one fashionable footstep at a time. I always dreamed of a glamorous job in the fashion industry, but instead I became a technology geek and now spend most of my days talking bits and bytes with IT Directors. Even though khakis and polos are the standard uniform within my industry, I prefer dresses and high heels. The only fashion rules I follow are to have fun and keep it classy... everything else is fair game! I look forward to sharing both my on- and off-duty looks with the Curly Nikki community each week. I am literally ALL OVER the web, and you can connect with me via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and Pinterest.



CN Says:

Must.Have.Those.Pants.

Naturally Fashionable- Cocktails Anyone?

via Closet Confections

{Vintage Fox Fur Jacket, Banana Republic Dress, Mojo Moxy Shoes, Forever 21 Clutch}


Why does it always seem like you can never find anything to wear when there’s an important event or a special occasion? It’s as if your closet purposely conspires against you, and all of your favorite stores suddenly seem to have a dearth of acceptable inventory.

At least that’s how I used to feel. These days, I have a little rule for myself: whenever I ever spot a great party dress I just go ahead and get it… even if I don’t have anyplace to wear it anytime soon. So far, it’s worked well for me, and I no longer have to scramble around at the last minute whenever I have to go someplace “fancy”. I spotted this dress at Banana Republic (on the clearance rack for just $25!), and I immediately snatched it up. My favorite features are the jeweled belt and the tiny pleats around the neckline.

I can’t wait to take it out for a spin. Cocktails anyone?


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I’m a career gal, living in NYC while attempting to climb the corporate ladder one fashionable footstep at a time. I always dreamed of a glamorous job in the fashion industry, but instead I became a technology geek and now spend most of my days talking bits and bytes with IT Directors. Even though khakis and polos are the standard uniform within my industry, I prefer dresses and high heels. The only fashion rules I follow are to have fun and keep it classy... everything else is fair game! I look forward to sharing both my on- and off-duty looks with the Curly Nikki community each week. I am literally ALL OVER the web, and you can connect with me via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Naturally Fashionable- Funfetti!

by Kendra of Closet Confections

{H&M Hat, French Connection Jacket via Loehmann’s, Zara Skirt, Cole Haan Handbag, Forever 21 Sunglasses & Necklace, Hue Tights, Fendi Boots (similar)}


I was feeling rather playful this weekend, and I think it shows in today’s outfit. This jacket is hands-down one of my favorites, and I decided to play up the rainbow confetti tweed with a pair of kooky tights.


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I’m a career gal, living in NYC while attempting to climb the corporate ladder one fashionable footstep at a time. I always dreamed of a glamorous job in the fashion industry, but instead I became a technology geek and now spend most of my days talking bits and bytes with IT Directors. Even though khakis and polos are the standard uniform within my industry, I prefer dresses and high heels. The only fashion rules I follow are to have fun and keep it classy... everything else is fair game! I look forward to sharing both my on- and off-duty looks with the Curly Nikki community each week. I am literally ALL OVER the web, and you can connect with me via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Naturally Fashionable- Simplicity

{Uniqlo Shirt, c/o J. Brand Jeans (#811 in Dark Worn), Forever 21 Cuffs, Necklace & Sunglasses, Dooney & Bourke Handbag, Christian Louboutin Shoes}

Some days, I find I just want to throw on something simple. And what could be less fussy than a crisp white button-up shirt and jeans?

With an outfit like this, it’s all about the details: a tunic-length top that nips in a bit at the waist, sky-high heels that help lengthen the leg, and bronze accessories that add a touch of bling…

Sometimes less really is more.


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I’m a career gal, living in NYC while attempting to climb the corporate ladder one fashionable footstep at a time. I always dreamed of a glamorous job in the fashion industry, but instead I became a technology geek and now spend most of my days talking bits and bytes with IT Directors. Even though khakis and polos are the standard uniform within my industry, I prefer dresses and high heels. The only fashion rules I follow are to have fun and keep it classy... everything else is fair game! I look forward to sharing both my on- and off-duty looks with the Curly Nikki community each week. I am literally ALL OVER the web, and you can connect with me via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Naturally Fashionable- The Great Gatsby

via Closet Confections


Yes, it’s true… I succumbed to yet another Target Designer Collaboration. What can I say? I’m a creature of habit.

Since there are only a smattering of Target stores in NYC (and past experience has taught me that the most coveted items would be snatched up within minutes), I opted to wake up extra early and snag a few pieces online. As it turns out, bleary-eyed shopping is not the brightest idea for me. My brain was too foggy to properly whittle down my selections, and I wound up purchasing a whopping 4 dresses! One of them will most definitely be going back, and I’m still undecided on another.

This one is definitely keeper, but you’ll have to wait for a recap of my upcoming vacation to see what else I got!

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I’m a career gal, living in NYC while attempting to climb the corporate ladder one fashionable footstep at a time. I always dreamed of a glamorous job in the fashion industry, but instead I became a technology geek and now spend most of my days talking bits and bytes with IT Directors. Even though khakis and polos are the standard uniform within my industry, I prefer dresses and high heels. The only fashion rules I follow are to have fun and keep it classy... everything else is fair game! I look forward to sharing both my on- and off-duty looks with the Curly Nikki community each week. I am literally ALL OVER the web, and you can connect with me via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Coffee Date with Kim, Car Wars with Chris

Mom made it in late last night so this morning was pretty chill. We had breakfast delivered and pretty much lounged around talking ish. The usual. I had a coffee date with Kim Wayans scheduled for 2pm, but other than that, we were free to play tourist. Around 11, we got up, got dressed and headed to the roof for a mini photoshoot--



shirt- Gap
jeggings- PacSun
boots- Madden Girl
sunglasses- Steve Madden




Out and about--


us, not shopping on Rodeo Drive
Next, we kicked it with Kim. This woman. I swear, just being in her presence was food for my soul. She has such a beautiful spirit... so genuine and I'm honored to have made her acquaintance. If you haven't yet, take your ass to the nearest theater and see Pariah!


After leaving Starbucks we hopped in the car to make our way back to the condo. Listening to the incessant melody of Tupac, Ice Cube, Daz & Kurupt, we were heading down Olympic Blvd minding our business, when suddenly we heard the unmistakable roar of an American muscle car. We glanced to the left to see a black and red Dodge Viper jet across three lanes of traffic, just in time to cut us off. True to form, Hubby starts into a stream of insults and just before he could lay on the horn, we hear the beep of another horn behind us. It was obvious that this black and yellow Dodge Challenger had been trailing the Dodge Viper in front of us, and had the nerve to be mad that we cut him off! So we maneuvered alongside the Viper 'cause Mom needed to run into Riteaid. Despite his mild irritation with being cut off, Hubby was craning his neck to get a better look at the Viper (one of his favorite cars) when he says, 'hey, that's Chris Brown'.

Shut up!

I looked over my shoulder and it was him... looking like the Cheshire Cat, grinning from temple to temple with his hands squarely planted on 10 and 2.

In that moment I was completely paralyzed. I knew I had left my camera at home, Hubby's was too difficult to operate and my Iphone charge was at 3% and lost in the diaper bag. After some anxious rummaging, I found it, rolled down the window and yelled, and I quote, 'you know I gotta get a pic, pull up!'. He obliged, and I managed to snap one overexposed shot. Terrible. Our light turned green and as we made our left, he yelled, 'aiight then', laughed and threw up the deuces. Classic.


Had to call Syl to tell her the bizarre story and she was all, 'he's always on Necole Bitchie in that Viper!' Got home, googled it and sure enough-


I'm about to head out to dinner but will check back in with you curly divas soon!

Later Gators,
Nik

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