THE "SOUL" OF CHRISTMAS
My husband Erik and I recently got into a "heated" debate around what each of us thought was the best Christmas song ever. While I am partial to all things Mariah Carey, Erik thought that Donnie Hathaway's classic This Christmas should take the top spot. Thus, our new Verzuz line of Christmas tee's and hoodies was born. As I conceived and designed this line, I thought about what Christmas must have been like for many of the musicians featured in this collection when they were young. Eartha Kitt was born on a plantation in South Carolina in 1927 from the rape of her mother by a white farmer. Stevie Wonder was born premature and blind in 1950. Donnie Hathaway suffered from mental illness for much of his life. This is why, while I love ALL Christmas music, soulful Christmas music has the greatest impact on me. Whether it's the spirituality of a Black church choir or the energy of James Brown, I'm always inspired by the sincerity of Black performers who sang of the trials and tribulations of Christmas in the Ghetto or the hope of a better Christmas in the future. So while Christmas 2020 might not seem as bright and cheerful as Christmases of the past, just remember what our ancestors had to go through and endure this time of year. Be merry and bright. Make the most out of the Christmas that you have. Even if you can't be with your loved ones this year, remember that thanks to modern technology, they are probably just a Zoom call away. What a time to be alive!!
XOXO - Tan
WHO HAS BEEN NAUGHTY?
Just kidding ... you guys have all been so nice! As usual, you all gave us great feedback in November.
A big shout out to Sophia Henderson. If you follow her on Instagram, you'll see that she supposedly recently turned 55 ...Sophia doesn't look a day over 30, rocking the GG Classic Hoodie.
Who ya got?
MY TOP 10 AMAZON GIFT PICKS
Here are my top 10 favorite Christmas gifts, direct from my Amazon store. These are all products I've used, so you can be sure they'll make great presents and stocking stuffers.
|1. You've seen me wearing this gorgeous satin robe in many of my YouTube videos. It's available in all your favorite colors and adds a touch of "unfrumpyness" to your loungewear wardrobe.|
|2. Why not gift a pair of plush slippers to go with the robe?|
|3. Have some fun with the family this Christmas with the Bop It! game and BopIt Challenge.|
|4. I swear by this RENPHO foot massager. There's nothing I love more than sitting by the fireplace, after a long workout and a hot shower, and winding down with a relaxing foot massage.|
|5. This Mario Badescu The Facial Spray Collection makes a great stocking stuffer!|
|6. I've had this DEENKEE Robot Vacuum for over a year now and it is a HUGE timesaver!|
|7. Don't forget the men in your life! We've found these Micro and Large Shop Vacs to be so handy for indoor and garage cleanups!|
|8. These vibrant super stretch high rise jeans are the prefect complement to an UnFrumpyMommy Luxe t-shirt.|
|9.The initial necklace is a classic statement jewelry piece that pairs perfectly with any UnFrumpyTee.|
|10. These gold toned kitchen utensils are the perfect on-trend gift for the amateur chef in your life!|
|Bonus: I get so many positive comments and questions about these FEISEDYE square oversized glasses. These make a great gift for the eyewear connoisseur in your life.|
Check out more great gift ideas at my Amazon Store ...
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas! A few of my favorite Christmas moments featured on my Instagram...
HAVE A LUXE CHRISTMAS
HAVE THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE BEEN NAUGHTY OR NICE?
We all know that guys can be notoriously hard to shop for during the holidays. Instead of getting him the same old boring pack of underwear, tie or power tool for Christmas, why not get him a unique, one of a kind, gift from our Men's Shop?
CYBER MONDAY DEALS!
Cyber Monday (AND Sunday) deals are here!! The ENTIRE STORE is 10% off from Sunday 11/29 to Monday 11/30. No Restrictions - No Discount Code Needed. Customers will see this discount applied in cart and at checkout.
DECEMBER DISCOUNT CODE