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So NOW You’re Mad?: A Response To ‘Sorority Sisters’ from a Sorority Sister

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I’m not in a sorority, but this is pretty interesting…

Originally posted on "Cue The Rant!":

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As a black woman, who also happens to be member of a historically black sorority, I’m confused and in awe at the elitism of my fellow peers.  So after years and YEARS of Love & Hip Hop, Basketball Wives, and other Monday night foolery on VH1 now you all want to be upset at VH1’s portrayal of black women because it finally hits home? Really? Oh ok. Wake up.

To my fellow black Greeks who claim the show is a misrepresentation of what your sorority stands for: you need to step back and take a realistic look at that statement.

YOU may not act like that (of course you don’t), but there’s someone in your sorority that does. How do I know? Because they signed up for a show like, “Sorority Sisters” and I’ll bet that there is more from where they came from! I would like to think that…

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Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Fashion and Beauty Ideas Under $100

Fashionistas,

Am I the only one who loves the holiday season? This is my favorite time of the year for a variety of reasons, from the laughter and joy in the air to the unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. And if you haven’t noticed by now, I am the consummate shopper, so gift-giving is like my own personal pleasure. But finding the perfect gift for your best friend/mom/sister/significant other is no easy task. (I know it is simple to just opt for a gift card, but that’s no fun, right?)

However tricky shopping for your loved ones may be, holiday shopping doesn’t have to equate to breaking the bank. There are plenty of reasonable gift options for everyone on your list — you just have to know where to look!

I’ve rounded up 10 gift ideas that won’t put you in the red this holiday season. Get into the options below:

1. H&M Bangle Bracelet ($7.95)

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2. Sephora All Access Glam Gold and Silver Eye and Face Palette ($15)

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3. Zero Gravity Hydra iPhone 5 Case ($25)

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4. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Perle Lipstick ($34)

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5. River Island Tan Chain Trim Leather Gloves ($44)

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6. Boohoo Emilia Notch Neck Wool Look Coat ($52)

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7. Marc Jacobs Honey Eau De Parfum ($70)

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8. Zara Glitter Box Clutch ($79.90)

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9. DKNY Nightfall Striped Jersey Pajama Set ($85)

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10. Aldo ABEAWEN Ankle Boots ($99)

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Was this list helpful? Share more gift ideas in the comments below! Happy Holidays!

Stay Stylish,

Briea Curington

I AM LLAURYN: VIP Guest List Fridays at Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge!

 

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December 11, 2014– Atlanta, GA– I get it, oh the weather outside is frightful… but what are you going to do about it this Friday Night? Come celebrate life with Actress, Model, Personality I AM LLAURYN at the All-New Fahrenheit Fridays at Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge every Friday this MONTH!!! Oh yeah, December just got a little hotter!

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All you have to do is send your names to be added to the VIP guest list which includes FREE entry for the fellas until midnight, and for the ladies ALL NIGHT LONG!

VIP Wristband + VIP Entry + No Line + Access to Llauryn’s Section All night= A Reason to Celebrate Life!

So what are you waiting for? Warm up your December at #FahrenheitFridays

— I AM LLAURYN.

 

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Outfit Inspiration: What to Wear to Your Office Holiday Party

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Fashionistas,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the holidays right around the corner, you are probably getting an insane amount of holiday party invites, am I right? But nothing proves more stressful than trying to find just the right ensemble to wear to an office party — I’m panicking just thinking about it!

Office holiday party dress codes are difficult to decipher because you want something that captures your personal style and helps you stand out from your normal work attire, but you also don’t want to be first up on the “Did you see what she was wearing?” convo in the break room the next day.  Remember, there’s a fine line between festive and inappropriate, and a holiday party is still a work event. This means leave the excessive amounts of cleavage, sheer tops and/or dresses, and gaudy jewels at home. (Thank me later!)

Need a little extra help? I have compiled three great looks that will help you celebrate the holidays in style and turn a few heads in the process. Check them out:

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A little glitz and glam never hurt anybody! Why go for the typical black and white when you can have some fun in a dazzling piece? Pair a sequin a-line dress with pointy-toe heels for a festive yet sophisticated look. Add in a pair of teardrop earrings and matching clutch for the perfect party creation.

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Of course you want to be dolled up, but being comfortable during the holiday fun is also a major concern. To achieve this, opt for an elegant flowing dress to give the body freedom to move around. You can rock a faux fur cape or jacket to stay warm and chic things up and add in a vamp lip for a daring effect.

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Jumpsuits just scream edgy to me! This fashion-forward choice sets the tone all by itself and doesn’t need much accessorizing, but if you opt for a few add-ons, keep it simple with neutral hues and lightweight jewels. Style your hair in a pulled back ‘do for finishing touches.

What do you plan on wearing to this year’s holiday party? Share your thoughts below!

Stay Stylish,

Briea Curington

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