Favorite Blogs #7: Black Women Using Their Style, Charm & Resources For A Fashionable Life

We’re coming off a holiday weekend so I thought I’d share a fun post today. ENJOY!

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We’re going to put whatever previous, current or future nonsense that is sure to erupt across the Interwebs as those demonic idiots who try to malign, defame and belittle the intellect, dynamics, poise and oh yes – BEAUTY – of black women gets dismissed and defunded. If all of you CHOOSE to hold every aggressor equally responsible and enact standards any such attempts would cease to be considered. Please think about the $1.2 TRILLION that black women in the US control. Accountability as a surgical strike would be a thing of wonder!

I was planning on including a list of black women locally/globally who are utilizing their Charm Offensive. The time seems even more appropriate. The best “defense” for black women is our continued elevation across all social strata. LIVING WITH DIGNITY, THRIVING and THINKING INTERNATIONALLY is key. That includes getting ALL of our needs met: financially, romantically, family-oriented, friendships, career and self-care.  Onto the post after the jump!

Arguably the top American wedding and event planner in Paris, Kim operates —

Parisian Events! I  immediately spied the chapter on how to elope in Paris. Which I’ve memorized, haha! There is also a very lovely feature in the New York Times Style magazine you may wish to read. I must be psychic about wanting to tout her!

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SABA is a regular contributor to the wildly popular Stockholm StreetStyle blog.

Making red eyewear her signature look, Canadian style writer April runs The BrownGirlFiles forum.

h/t to Black Women Living Well for featuring this blog a few weeks back.

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Brit ex-pat living in NYC Where Did You Get That is a fun blog. I appreciate how Karen delves a little deeper into “oh look what I’m wearing” and offers alternatives and less expensive pieces as well. Plus, her Boho style is universally flattering.

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Rounding this out with another Brit (I have more blogs but I’m not giving away my secret stash just yet!) is Meek-n-Mild. Isn’t that a great title? Shirley is probably the most fashionable MATHEMATICIAN (yup) I’ve ever seen. Brainy and Haut! Isn’t that cool!

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Ok…ok this post needed more Americans so I’m throwing in one more….

Tamara Styles runs the blog Get It Girl Style. Clothes, decor – the whole shebang. Sometimes her husband even posts. Don’t we just looove men who take pride in their appearance, contribute and promote family values!?

So go give the ladies some blog traffic and leave a nice message or two. They are doing awesome things and sprinkling the pretty all over the place.  Did I just write that?

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UPDATE 6/1: Ok I’m adding ONE more because I knew I was forgetting someone! There’ll be future posts on these types of subjects, but I wanted to include:

LATTE CHIC

18 comments to Favorite Blogs #7: Black Women Using Their Style, Charm & Resources For A Fashionable Life

  • Thanks so much for including me in your list, Faith- especially in such amazing company! Oh, and DM me if you ever want to explore that "eloping thing" a bit further

  • Shermy

    I love seeing you have fun Faith!!!! I ESPECIALLY love the phrase "sprinkling the pretty all over the place." Brilliant!!!!

  • MesaATLien

    TheBrownGirlFiles is such a cute blog! And she links to ModCloth, one of my favortie stores!

    I gotta go get me another pair of wonderful glasses, ASAP. I had the coolest pair of glasses at one point. They were that creamy color that made them look like they glowed in the dark. And then one day on my way to the airport, I lost them and never got them back. :(

    Anyway, these blogs are a wonderful inspiration. I'm planning on buying a new sewing machine this year and start sewing and crocheting again!

  • lois

    @ Faith:

    So sorry, I must have missed that posting.

  • i always check out meek n mild and wheredidugetthat :) nice choices! i'll have to look at the others too

  • lois

    You have a good list. I have visited the Paris event planner's blog. What a great job.

    Here is another great and resourceful blog: http://www.khanacademy.org/. Bill Gates has a video promoting the Khan Academy.

    This is a great site for your children. What started out as Sal making a few algebra videos for his cousins has grown to over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. These are free tips about most subjects that most of us may need some assistance. Good luck.