Trending Jewelry, Moderate Prices, and Great Valentine’s Day Gifts from Black Owned Brands

Jewelry trends for men and women in 2019 have been described as “maximal.”  That is, big, stacked, and embellished.  These include large and layered chains, coin and charm jewelry,  large hoop, feather, and off the shoulder earrings.  Also trending are headpieces, ear adornments,  wallet necklaces, cuffs for various parts of the arm, open cuff chokers,…Read more »

Free and Low Cost Downloadable/Online Goods from Black Owned Brands

Michael Longmire As you wind down your holiday shopping, consider free and low cost downloadable (and online) options from black owned brands.  See the following companies and product links for  details. The table below represents SPONSORS of Shop With Leslie and we appreciate their support!  You are encouraged to click their product links and explore!…Read more »

Dolls That Represent From Black Owned Brands

 Eye for Ebony As I seek out dolls for friends and family, I have found authentic representation in black owned brands.  That is, dolls that represent a cross section of African likeness and style, capturing the nuances of hair texture, facial features, skin tone, personality, and more. Watching the reactions of children when they see…Read more »

Cardigans, Shawls, and Ponchos from Black Owned Brands

Photo credits:  Rui Silvestre and Tyler Nix Though cardigans, shawls, and ponchos can be worn throughout the year, they are especially useful as the weather turns cooler.  What’s more they add style to an outfit through texture and color; and all have been trending for some time.  There are several options from black owned brands…Read more »

Wakanda Themed Apparel and Accessories From Black Owned Brands

 Enoch Appiah Jr. Wakanda themed events are popular and include birthday, beach, and costume parties.  With Halloween around the corner then, Wakanda themed apparel and accessories might be useful.  There are diverse offerings from black owned brands, which include a few for children/youth.  See the following company and products links for more details. The table…Read more »

Dashiki Day and Beyond with Black Owned Brands

Drew Roberts October 30 has been designated as “National Dashiki Day” where individuals not only wear dashikis but post their pictures on social media.  Dashikis and other African styled clothing are also frequently worn during Black history month, and during the holidays for Kwanzaa celebrations.  African prints in general have become increasingly integrated into all…Read more »

Get Babies’ Onesies On From Black Owned Brands

Andrae Ricketts Over the last two decades, specific dates in September have been in the top 5 for birthdays.  This got me thinking about babies and baby showers.  The focus of this post therefore will be onesies, as these are practical and easy to wear.  There are many stylish and fun options (100+) from black…Read more »