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June brings the 2nd most important of the parental holidays: Fathers Day! I jest but major important shout out to the men that chose to be fathers and are actually taking care of their responsibilities. As a man who grew with his father actually in his life it is a day that should be celebrated larger.. So to help you make an impact though small in your important mans life i compiled a few ideas to help show your love and appreciation.

For the casual drinker:

Sometimes, nothing can take the edge off of a day of stress and work like a nice, stiff drink. Buy your dad  a bottle of  Single Malt Scotch Whiskey aged 15 years or longer and you’ll be able to enjoy it with him on Father’s Day. As the years pile on the palate changes to more smooth sophisticated tastes. It may be less permanent, but nice liquor is a luxury he’s unlikely to give himself. Good-quality liquor is also good to have around for when entertaining.

For the tech savvy:

As the news will tell you everyone & their father owns a tablet or smartphone. So that idea was finished off the last couple of years but you can still capitalize. Pick him up a case for that tablet made from saddled leather or suede. You can also make a custom photo case for his smartphone, choose any precious photo, image or graphic to personalize his device. It shows you know what his interest are and not just focused on yourself.

For the stylish:

Cmon how many ties does Dad need? Step up you gift game and capitalize on the upcoming dog days of summer. Upgrade his summer wardrobe with stylish plaid shorts, canvas belts and vintage polos from such outfits as Banana Republic, American Eagle or even your local Macys with styles like Alfani.

For the business man:

Help dad stay organized with a new briefcase or messenger bag. An organized messenger bag in soft tumbled leather designed with an adjustable fabric shoulder strap not only will keep his papers and documents in tact but look good doing it.

For the new dad:

The new dad deserves some special attention. Embracing his role of both proud papa and mom’s support team leader, when it comes to being a great dad, he’s a natural. Small things like handprint canvas wall print or engraving on photo frames & desk items will show the appreciation for being a stand up individual. A good nights rest is also a great idea but we know those will be far in between.

So on this special upcoming day there are many gift ideas but whatever you choose will be appreciated either because its a good look or it has to be.

 

What’s better than couples in love??

Couples in love who can dress!

It’s always great when you see a stylish, fly couple.

I love fashion but I know I’ve dated guys who don’t care so much about clothes (Hey, I don’t mind dressing my man!) so when you find that woman/man that can dress, lock em’down!! LOL

Check out my choice of 10 Best Dressed Celebrity Couples!

1. Will & Jada Smith:

Coming in at #1 is Will and Jada Smith.  Undeniably in love with a beautiful family and successful careers this couple is not only stylish they are trendsetters.

 

 

 

2. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle:

They lead and care for our country while still being stylish. The White House has never seen a flyer couple.  Love these 2!

 

 

 

 

3. Kanye West & Kim Kardashian

Okay, I know guys….I didn’t want to list Kanye and Kim but they are a “couple” and they undoubtedly can dress their butt’s off! I am not sold on the love but their style is always on point!

 

 

 

 

4. Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union

I absolutely love D. Wade and Gabby.  Not only are they very fashion forward but they also both have a great sense of humor.  I love them together!

 

5. Lebron James & Savannah Brinson

These High School sweethearts have been keeping it strong for over 10 years and I adore them together.  Lebron is a very sharp dresser and I love that Savannah is stylish yet still remains classy in everything she wears.  No publicity stunts to get noticed, no drama….Just love!  <3

 

 

 

6. Swizz Beats & Alicia Keys

Despite all the outside drama they are ignoring the negativity and doing them.  I love the fact that they both do a lot of casual looks but always step out looking polished and great!

 

7. Terrence J. & Selita Ebanks

We may not know much about their love life but no one can deny how adorable thy look together.  It seems as though since they got together they both have stepped their fashion game up…. see what love can do for you??!

 

8. Carmelo Anthony & Lala Vasquez

These 2 are head over  heels in love with each other and it looks great on them! Since they tied the knot these 2 have been big in the fashion world —- their outfits always seem to compliment one another, tres cute!

 

 

9.  Nick Cannon & Mariah Carey

Okay, I will admit I always thought these two were an odd couple, but I swear when you see them together it just works!  I think they really balance each other out.  Their style has matured over the years and I am really lovin’ it!

 

10. Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker

Last but not least are Boris and Nicole.  They keep their relationship out of the public eye but when you see them together their love is so apparent!  This couple helps their community, promotes health and well being and their style is always on point and classy.

 

First glance you see the accents. Leather, buttons, elbows. Stand outs have to be the coats from Pea to Military inspired. Matter of fact the whole scene was cadet based. Civilians don’t fret, motorcycle jackets came in lush bonded leathers and shearlings. Suiting seemed a little different. Quilted leather sleeves and braided trim which created divisions across the waist. Accessories pop as well with quilted leather gloves and functional bags. At ease and take a look.

Phots via Style.com. Photos by Alessandro Viero

I thought this trend would be over done, but I feel differently now. The color combinations are endless. Kelly has been killing them lately with her looks and this orange and blue combo is definitely giving me my fashion fix. The colors orange and blue are dear to me already (shout out to my alma mater Lincoln University of PA) so I have a natural liking for this color combo.

Are you over the color blocking trend? What color combinations have you put together lately?

Last night the BET Awards aired live from LA. I must say it was an eventful 3hrs and 30 minutes. BET tries so hard but falls short each and every time. First of all when is there EVER a tie on an award show? I mean really BET?  The worst part of the night had to be the Viewer’s Choice announcement. That was just a mess. I was excited to see Beyonce perform live from the Glastonbury festival, but when it was 11:15 Eastern Time it was after 4am in London so clearly it wasn’t live. When I saw the performance I was like wait I saw this earlier on a Live Stream of the concert, so that was a fail on BET’s part. Anyway let us get on to the fashion shall we…

I did not like any of these looks. Teairra Marie needs a new stylist asap. She is a beautiful young lady but her outfit choices just makes her look sleezy. Nicki’s wig is nice and her makeup. I hate the dress tights and boots. Rocsi’s dress is ill fitting but her shoes are cute. Moving on…

I couldn’t find a pic of Lala’s dress from the front but I love the black and silver looks that Keke Palmer and Lala both chose.

I like them as a couple and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Amber’s shoes!

Kerry Washington is always so elegant. This was probably my favorite look of the night. The color and style of the dress were perfect for her.

I love Meagan Good, just not in this prom dress. Eve’s vest is cute but I am not feeling that avatar braid she has going on. Lola Monroe well she looks like Lola Monroe. I wasn’t wowed or disappointed.

Loved Mary’s dress…I am not to sure about the hair. I think a different style would have complimented the dress more.

Kelly looked AMAZING. She definitely channelled Janet Jackson and her “I Get So Lonely” days (that was my jam) and even a little Ciara from the “Ride” video during her set with Trey. They are close friends so CiCi probably taught her some moves. I hated that hat she had on. Definitely wasn’t motivating but none the less her performance was good.

I love Keri’s look. It was very simple but she still looked good. I wish she would change her hair color. The blonde washes her out. It is just too close to her complexion. Tracee Ellis Ross never cease to amaze me. She rocked the heck out of that lace dress and those red pumps. She is one that is always on point. I loved Alicia’s look especially her shoes. It is something about those Daffodil’s.

Who rocked your favorite look? I’m going with Tracee Ellis Ross and Kerry Washington