The entire planet has, at the very least, caught whiff of Kanye West’s downwards spiral as tensions arose between the Yeezy CEO and his multiple business deals following a slew of problematic and contentious statements. West’s “White Lives Matter” t-shirt that emerged during Paris Fashion Week was only the tip of the iceberg that led to his self-destructive media parade, expressing what people have described as white supremacist and anti-Semitic claims. It wasn’t long before the music mogul was subsequently dropped by his management, replaced on P. Diddy‘s billionaires club list and ousted from partnerships with Balenciaga and Adidas.

We’ll be the first to admit, this entire debacle and series of outbursts have been hard to watch! Kanye risked it all, and although the majority agreed with Adidas and Balenciaga’s decisions to give him the boot, others thought the brands reacted only as a result of public outrage.

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November 19, 2022

Black Friday deals seem to kick off earlier and earlier every year – so many of the sales have already started this season! I am rounding up what deals are live and my top five favorite finds from each retailer. As more sites add steals and deals for the week I will make sure to add to this post! I anticipate sites that haven’t already started to discount will begin on Monday – so check back to see what other sales I find this season.

P.S. See all my gift guides here, all my recent looks here, and all my shopping finds here!


black friday deals

THE RETAILER: J.CREW

THE DEAL: 50% off your purchase

THE CODE: SHOPEARLY

MY TOP FIVE PICKS: 1. Leather Gloves // 2. The Perfect Fall Blazer // 3. My #1 Pant This Season (see my styling post here) // 4. A

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Last night, Black entertainment’s most talented artists, concessioners, and industry leaders gathered to recognize the best in R&B and hip-hop. The Soul Train Awards is the biggest event in the two genres and features powerhouse performances, moving tributes, and appearances. Nights like this usually start with a star-studded red carpet where attendees show off their exquisite looks. This year, stars from the beloved Coco Jones to highly memed Queen Naija, took to the red carpet with dynamic style. Below are some of the most highlighted looks of the night.

Photo: Getty Images

Coco Jones swept the red carpet in an ultra fitted mermaid skirt and a keyhole strapless crop top. The opera gloves certainly bring the elegance of the look together but we’re wondering if a sheer glove might have been a better move? Regardless, Coco looks great from her radiant red lip to the bubble hem on her skirt.

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unexpected festive finds nordstrom
unexpected festive finds nordstrom
unexpected festive finds nordstrom

Dress: Nordstrom // Shoes: Attico // Bag: L’alingi

Thank you to Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post


Peach and citron is a color combination that hasn’t necessarily been on my radar. When I first saw this dress I knew it would make a perfect complimentary contrast to these shoes to create quite the unexpected festive pairing. It goes without saying that Nordstrom is where I go to find so many of my classic everyday staples like a great pair of jeans, fall navy coat, or easy, everyday sweater. It also happens to be where I find so many of the more unique pieces in my closet. Case in point: todays’ dress and shoes. I am showcasing ten more unexpected festive finds from Nordstrom below. As always, shipping and returns are always free at Nordstrom, and it is so easy to earn points on every

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Last night, editors, influencers, and models gathered to celebrate Lupita Nyong’o as the new Global Ambassador of De Beers Diamonds:

The brand kicked off the announcement with an event that acknowledged their past, all the while toasting to a bright future with a performance by Chloe Bailey, followed by dinner prepared by Chef Roze Traore.

Chloe Bailey
Chef Rōze Traore

Many Bombers and Bombshells were in attendance, dripping in De Beers diamonds.

Take a look:

Cindy Bruna

Model Cindy Bruna was pretty in a pink Avellano latex dress.

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o bet on classic black for the night.

Sally Morrison, Kennedy Yanko

Black was a popular choice, as witnessed by the chic ensembles Sally Morrison and Kennedy Yanko donned for the evening.

Leyna Bloom

Leyna Bloom was a vision in Giambattista Valli prints.

Jessica Wang

Jessica Wang was stunning in a bejeweled green gown.

Nicole Ari Parker, Isaac Boots
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