Fashion Files | Warby Parker Spectrum Sun Collection

A girl should always have a good pair of glasses (or two, or three, ahh who’s counting!) and with Spring right around the corner, now’s the time to scope out that perfect style to go with your new wardrobe. Shake off the cold-weather blues with the Warby Parker Spectrum Sun Collection!

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Trend Watch | Spring 2014 Beauty

Whet? Spring? What’s that? Le sigh, that’s pretty much been life here on the good old East Coast. If my kids have one more snow day, I’ll lose it. LOSE it ya’ll. But far away as it may seem, it’s coming. And with the beauty and fashion industry buzzing, what better time to catch up on all the greatness coming our way in a few *hopefully* short weeks. So what are the trends to watch for Spring 2014? Let’s get into it!

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Trend Watch | Statement Coats

Queens! It’s Wednesday so I figured we’d continue on with the Trend Watch series I blogged about earlier this month. If you haven’t read about metallics make sure you check that out! But today It’s all about the coats this. Yes queens, coats. What’s crazy is, this is one trend I’m seriously going to have to put some work into because I’ll be honest…I don’t wear coats. On trend, in cold weather, or otherwise. I know, I know, I know. It’s horrible. At twenty*cough*six*cough you’d think by now I’d finally start listening to my mother. Ugh I can hear her voice now “Oh…so you think you’re too cute for a coat huh?”. Le sigh. It was never that. I just don’t like coats. I think they’re big, bulky, and I don’t live in NYC so most of my destinations are done by car. I’ve just never had a need for a coat…like a real one. So of course when I opened up my September Vogue issue and saw a statement coat on every. other. page…I knew the fashion and age goddesses has conspired together to get me on board with wearing a coat. LOL! Hmm…maybe they’re not so bad afterall 😉

Fall 2013 Statement Coats

What do you think? Are you loving coats this fall?

Peace, Love, & Blessings,



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Trend Watch | Go Metallic

Hey loves! If you didn’t know, last week I posted the top five beauty and fashion trends to watch out for this coming fall.  There, I briefly summed up what you’ll be seeing in the fabulous season. So now, I’m breaking down the trends over the next week to show you how I plan to stay fabulous as ever this Fall!

The first Trend to Watch is: METALLICS. It’s so versatile, you can rock this trend in so many ways! Metallic manicures are stunning. Or you can be simply eye catching and create a bold metallic smokey eye. Metallic accessories. and shoes are just icing on the cake ;).

Metallic Manicures

Fall 2013 Metallic Nail Polish

Essie For the Twill of it ~ Maybelline Bold Gold ~ Zoya Giovanna ~ OPI The World is Not Enough ~ China Glaze Rare and Radiant

Bold Metallic Eyes

Fall 2013 Metallic Eyeshadow

Milani Metallic Baked Pink Twice ~ Bobbi Brown Burnt Sugar ~ Maybeliine Color Tattoo Silver Strike ~ Avon Liquid Eyeliner Electric Blue ~ L’Oreal HIP Ignited

Metal Accessories

Fall 2013 Metallic accessories

Kmart ~ Michael Kors ~ Asos ~ Marc by Marc Jacobs  ~ Guess

How will you be rocking your metallics this fall?

Peace, Love, & Blessings,



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Fall Trends | Beauty & Fashion

September. The last days of summer are upon us and Fall is preparing to arrive! Fall has always been my favorite season (with summer being my second to least) so obviously it ain’t so hard for me to say goodbye to summer. That…and of course a new season, means new trends. What better excuse to indulge in all things pretty! I’m loving what’s in this Fall for beauty and fashion and you know I’ll break it down for my queens so we can remain fab!

So what's in

Soft Metal: Metallics are everywhere! From eyeshadows to nail polish, this is the way to go. Play up a dramatic metallic eye with bold mascara and soft lip. Pure perfection!

Statement Coats: Coats are big. Like HUGE this season. Get yourself a statement coat. Or two. Or three. Doesn’t really matter just make sure you don’t miss this trend come fall!

Bold Lips: I’m a fan of a bold lip. It’s my go to daily makeup. Keep everything neutral then La la LIPS! This season bold vampy lips are hot. These deep plum and red lipsticks have been giving me life. Life!

Prints & Patterns: I’ve just recently started loving prints. Including my newest obsession with floral so this is love! Patterned dresses to printed accessories, bold prints accent any outfit!

The Colors: Oh you thought bright colors were for spring and summer? Well they are. AND they are for fall too! Color is the wow factor of the season with blazing blues and greens as well as bold burgundy accents as well.

I’m ready for fall beauty, fashion, pumpkin spice coffee and candles, and…ok let me stop because I can go on forever. So your turn! Don’t be shy! What’s your favorite fall trend this season? Let me know ❤

Peace, Love, & Blessings


Tyshia Shante
Founder & Editor of This Brown Queen

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