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We know you’ve been waiting, so we’ll try to make this quick!

**REBLOG THIS POST & you’ll be entered to win 1 of 4 $50 gift cards we’re giving away by December 15th!**

Here’s our #khafrachristmas15 list! Here are some of our favorite brands and stores (and some of our supreme obsessions) and some pretty awesome discounts as well!

Hecho en Harlem

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Where to begin? Guys, there are so many pieces that we’ll be ordering for friends and family (OK, also hoping friends and family order for us).

Like the Sterling Silver and Brass Double Starburst ring.

And the Solid SIlver Jewel Brass Ringband.

And the long triangle earrings.

And … it doesn’t matter which piece is your favorite, you get 20% OFF ALL ONLINE PURCHASES using the code “KHAFRA”.

SoleSpace

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We have SO many faves, here we won’t even try to list them all.

Be sure to follow us on IG, though. Because, we can’t help but overshare there.

Anyways, drop by 3304 Grand Avenue (1 block from Grand Lake Theater), Tuesday through Sunday, 12pm - 7pm to get 20% OFF the entire store!

If you’d like to make an online order, email infoATsolespace.com mention “KHAFRA” and they’ll ship them right over!

Stuzo Clothing

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Guys, literally … go order everything. You won’t even regret it. 

And enter code KHAFRA for 20% OFF the entire site!

Show + Tell

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Show + Tell is one of our favorite shops in Oakland! Everything is handmade and sustainable, and most of it is locally sourced.

Feel free to drop by (1427 Broadway, Oakland CA) and get 20% OFF ALL ACCESSORIES + 10% OFF ALL JEWELRY!

Or visit showandtelloakland.com and take 10% OFF ALL ONLINE ORDERS.

(offer available now through December 15, 2015)

Shirley + Alice

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If you’re in Brooklyn, please please please stop by Shirley + Alice!

They’ve got menswear, womenswear, and SO many accessories and you can literally find something for at least 4 members of your family. #letsmakeabet

Ubiq

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Ok, so maybe we won’t be spending SF rent on any of the YEEZY Season 1 Collection. Maybe we will, who are you to judge us?

But, we’ve got quite a few items from Ubiq on this year’s #khafrachristmas15 list.

Like these Frank the Butcher x Puma “Eat What You Kill" Blaze of Glories.

Oh, and this XL Herschel Supply Folio Pouch.

Speaking of leather goods. Let’s talk …

Oak Common

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This leather journal is perfectly priced for the writer in your life.

And don’t get us started on how much we love the Juniper Ridge scents.

Ok, fine, peruse the whole market. And don’t be mad at us when you’ve basically picked out gifts for you and the fam. #wholovesyoubaby

Or just stop by –> 3231 Grand Avenue  (Across from the Grand Lake Theatre), Oakland, CA 94610.

Ashaka Givens

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If you follow us on instagram, then you already know how much we love Ashaka Givens’ designs! She’s got a new line of fedoras that we want to gift to at least 5 friends this year.

These two!

Fanm Djanm

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“Guys …

We …

Can’t.”

Head scarves, bags, jewelry. Have at it.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more surprise sale announcements this week!

with <3,

khafra co.

**REBLOG THIS POST & you’ll be entered to win 1 of 4 $50 gift cards we’re giving away by December 15th!**

In honor of JackLucy’s bday, we’re reblogging this khafra creation she soundtracked for us over a year ago.

9 hours. 3 girls. 1 Elevator.

Special thanks to JackLucy for providing the featured track, “Poison Me to Blend.”

This film was shot, directed, and edited by Ari Fitz.

Creative direction, hair/makeup/styling by khoLi. of Khafra Company.

Wardrobe provided by:

Danielle Wood Designs

Mercy Vintage

Queering Vintage

SandMaiden Sleepwear

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Overwhelmed by holiday shopping?

Well, you’ve got us.

Every week of December, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite brands, stores, and absolute must-have items - items that you and your family and friends will love!

And, just you’re luck, we’re throwing in a few discounts along the way!

So, here’s the first 5 on our list! Be sure to check back for more next Monday!

Show + Tell


Love.

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We’re basically obsessed.

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Show + Tell is one of our favorite shops in Oakland! Everything is handmade and sustainable, and most of it is locally sourced. 

Feel free to drop by (1427 Broadway, Oakland CA) and get 20% OFF ALL ACCESSORIES + 10% OFF ALL JEWELRY!

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They’ve got SO many local jewelry vendors!

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Or visit showandtelloakland.com and take 10% ALL ONLINE ORDERS.

(offer available now through December 15, 2015)

Ubiq

Ok, so maybe we won’t be spending SF rent on any of the YEEZY Season 1 Collection. Maybe we will, who are you to judge us?

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But, we’ve got quite a few items from Ubiq on this year’s #khafrachristmas15 list.

Like these Frank the Butcher x Puma “Eat What You Kill" Blaze of Glories.

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Oh, and this XL Herschel Supply Folio Pouch.

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Hecho en Harlem

Where to begin? Guys, there are so many pieces that we’ll be ordering for friends and family (OK, also hoping friends and family order for us).

Like the Sterling Silver and Brass Double Starburst ring.

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And the Solid SIlver Jewel Brass Ringband.

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And the long triangle earrings.

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And … it doesn’t matter which piece is your favorite, starting on DECEMBER 8, 2015, you’ll get 20% OFF ALL ONLINE PURCHASES using the code “KHAFRA”.

Ashaka Givens

If you follow us on instagram, then you already know how much we love Ashaka Givens’ designs! She’s got a new line of fedoras that we want to gift to at least 5 friends this year.

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These two!

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Fanm Djanm

Do we even need to mention that they’ve got Black Friday sales lasting through 11 pm tonight?

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“Guys …

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We …

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Can’t.”

They do. Head scarves, bags, jewelry. Have at it, guys!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more surprise sale announcements this week!

– 

with <3,

khafra co.

Meet Alexis Casson, creator of &ldquo;The Peculiar Kind&rdquo; 
 Khafra Co. Style Story 

 It’s been awhile since we’ve had a good  style story !  Lucky for us, we’re back with a fantastic one!   Basic bio  –&gt; She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, has a small Shih Tzu named Ellie Munkin Fat and can make a mean sweet potato pie. She wears many hats; Camera Operator, Editor, Photographer and she also dabbles in Graphic &amp; Web design.   And we absolutely  love  her!   

 And not just because she let us  hang out with her for hours  while trying on vintage fur. 

 There’s really not enough that we could even say about Alexis to really let you all know just how much we love her around here.  So … we begged and pleaded and she graced us with a few answers about her style.   

   How would you describe your signature style?   “Ya’ll, I don’t have style.  My girlfriend says I dress like an asian woman. Is that PC? Probably not.  But I do have a love for big coats and jackets that drape like kimonos and I live for mandarin collars, oversized tees, boyfriend/mom jeans and flatforms (I’m short).”
        At Khafra Company, we want to dress our clients for every moment of every day - for work or play. How do you decide what you’re wearing during the week?   
“My profession actually encourages relaxed attire.”     “So I can pretty much wear what I want everyday. Usual day: docs/flatforms, vintage tee/sweatshirt and skinny rolled up jeans.”       At Khafra Company, we take style super seriously. What items in your wardrobe can you absolutely not live without? Why? What makes them so special?   “That’s hard. I’m really not attached to anything. WOW!  I know one thing that’s not fashion related that I can’t live without and recently that’s  been my leather medicine pouch and healing stones.
      If I had to pick though… I actually just splurged on two leather Jackets from Scotch &amp; Soda and I honestly don’t know what I was wearing before I had those beauties in my life.”    What 3 things are you most looking forward to adding to your wardrobe this season?   “I’d like to add more dresses and playsuits to my wardrobe. I plan on traveling to a lot of warm places and moving to the west coast. In my mind, any place where it’s warm calls for loose-fitting, one-piece flowing things. I’m so down for living a carefree black girl experience. ”
    At Khafra Company, we think that all of our clients and customers are slightly-more-than-fierce. What does that mean to you?   “Great question. I guess it means that after all is said and done, we wear what we want. What makes us feel comfortable and confident at the same damn time. ” 

  Check out a few pieces inspired by Alexis’ style on our   Facebook page  ! 
  And don’t forget to catch up on  The Peculiar Kind !   

 And while you&rsquo;re at it, make sure to get familiar with  Alexis&rsquo; body of work.  

 Want more real style from real people?
 Check out more   STYLE STORIES.

Meet Alexis Casson, creator of “The Peculiar Kind”

Khafra Co. Style Story

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a good style story! Lucky for us, we’re back with a fantastic one!

Basic bio –> She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, has a small Shih Tzu named Ellie Munkin Fat and can make a mean sweet potato pie. She wears many hats; Camera Operator, Editor, Photographer and she also dabbles in Graphic & Web design.

And we absolutely love her! 

And not just because she let us hang out with her for hours while trying on vintage fur.

There’s really not enough that we could even say about Alexis to really let you all know just how much we love her around here. So … we begged and pleaded and she graced us with a few answers about her style.


How would you describe your signature style?

“Ya’ll, I don’t have style. My girlfriend says I dress like an asian woman. Is that PC? Probably not. But I do have a love for big coats and jackets that drape like kimonos and I live for mandarin collars, oversized tees, boyfriend/mom jeans and flatforms (I’m short).”

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At Khafra Company, we want to dress our clients for every moment of every day - for work or play. How do you decide what you’re wearing during the week?

“My profession actually encourages relaxed attire.”

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“So I can pretty much wear what I want everyday. Usual day: docs/flatforms, vintage tee/sweatshirt and skinny rolled up jeans.”

image

At Khafra Company, we take style super seriously. What items in your wardrobe can you absolutely not live without? Why? What makes them so special?

“That’s hard. I’m really not attached to anything. WOW! I know one thing that’s not fashion related that I can’t live without and recently that’s been my leather medicine pouch and healing stones.

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If I had to pick though… I actually just splurged on two leather Jackets from Scotch & Soda and I honestly don’t know what I was wearing before I had those beauties in my life.” 

What 3 things are you most looking forward to adding to your wardrobe this season?

“I’d like to add more dresses and playsuits to my wardrobe. I plan on traveling to a lot of warm places and moving to the west coast. In my mind, any place where it’s warm calls for loose-fitting, one-piece flowing things. I’m so down for living a carefree black girl experience. ”

At Khafra Company, we think that all of our clients and customers are slightly-more-than-fierce. What does that mean to you?

“Great question. I guess it means that after all is said and done, we wear what we want. What makes us feel comfortable and confident at the same damn time. ”


Check out a few pieces inspired by Alexis’ style on our Facebook page!


And don’t forget to catch up on The Peculiar Kind!

And while you’re at it, make sure to get familiar with Alexis’ body of work.

Want more real style from real people?
Check out more STYLE STORIES.

#2015WhatWeWant &ndash; Bring Your Sexy Back 
  
Ok, ok, we know all of our khafra community is fine as hell.      
  
But you know what else is sexy? Sanity.
 
Yup.
     
 
&hellip; the tea of it all &hellip;
  
So we&rsquo;re here to help you &hellip; keep all that sexy you&rsquo;ve already got &hellip; and GET EVEN SEXIER in 2015!  We know.  We too feel like it&rsquo;s almost too good to be true.
     
    
We once had a friend tell us that you only needed 4 things for daily emotional health.  So &hellip; we thought we&rsquo;d pass the word along.   

  1. Laughter 
     Are you getting enough of it?  No really.  Like gull-belly, snorted for no reason, filled with big love and joy laughter?  No?  Well fix it.  Removed all the things you can easily identify as barriers and still need a lil help?  These folks might be able to lend a hand. &ndash;&gt;  Micah Hobbes Frazier  OR  Kingston Farady  OR  Gaylesta 
   2. Exercise 
  

  

 Now, this list could go on and on &hellip; just find a way that works for you.  Move your body.  Even if you&rsquo;re only doing it while on an elliptical in front of a television watching Gilmore Girl&rsquo;s.   Not that we know anything about that or anything.  &ndash; Right now, we&rsquo;re loving the easy tips from  WriteYogaLove .
  
Well &hellip; any excuse to wear these cute  cropped hoodies .
      

  3. Orgasms 
     
Well you don&rsquo;t have to believe us &hellip; ask  Elizabeth  how important an orgasm is to your daily health.      
   4. Prayer 
     
  
Look, you don&rsquo;t have to believe us &hellip; but know we&rsquo;ve never lied to you.  If you&rsquo;re not one to call asking the universe to provide you with all that you need &ldquo;prayer,&rdquo; then try this: go HERE,  grab a journal , write what you want in it every day.  Actively focus on and meditate on those wants.  Tell us if anything changes for you.
   with &lt;3,
khafra.co

#2015WhatWeWant – Bring Your Sexy Back

Ok, ok, we know all of our khafra community is fine as hell.



But you know what else is sexy? Sanity.
Yup.


… the tea of it all …

So we’re here to help you … keep all that sexy you’ve already got … and GET EVEN SEXIER in 2015! We know. We too feel like it’s almost too good to be true.




We once had a friend tell us that you only needed 4 things for daily emotional health. So … we thought we’d pass the word along.

1. Laughter



Are you getting enough of it? No really. Like gull-belly, snorted for no reason, filled with big love and joy laughter? No? Well fix it. Removed all the things you can easily identify as barriers and still need a lil help? These folks might be able to lend a hand. –> Micah Hobbes Frazier OR Kingston Farady OR Gaylesta

2. Exercise

Now, this list could go on and on … just find a way that works for you. Move your body. Even if you’re only doing it while on an elliptical in front of a television watching Gilmore Girl’s. Not that we know anything about that or anything. – Right now, we’re loving the easy tips from WriteYogaLove.

Well … any excuse to wear these cute cropped hoodies.

3. Orgasms



Well you don’t have to believe us … ask Elizabeth how important an orgasm is to your daily health.



4. Prayer



Look, you don’t have to believe us … but know we’ve never lied to you. If you’re not one to call asking the universe to provide you with all that you need “prayer,” then try this: go HERE, grab a journal, write what you want in it every day. Actively focus on and meditate on those wants. Tell us if anything changes for you.

with <3, khafra.co

Introducing&hellip; Alfie  Fuller 

  …or 6  Pics  TIPS Proving We Should All Be Wearing Sequins Year-Round 
  
It’s not hard to figure out why we love actress and fashionista,   Alfie Fuller  .
  
Between her hair and her skin and her   instagram   and her hair and her killer style and her hair … Well you get it.  She’s pretty much winning at life. 

  Lucky for us, she’s agreed to let us in on a few of her secrets.  You know.  Like … remaining incredibly poised and glam at all times … like toilet or theatre, bar or ballet, C-suite or C-store searching for the last pint of Ben &amp; Jerry’s.  

 

  Or something close to that.  Anyways … you know how every holiday season, you pick up or pass over like 6 sequin pieces … or patent leather pieces … or glittery bedazzled pieces … or something that screams “PLEASE!  TAKE ME!  Wear me to a fancy holiday party  you’ll never get an invite to  …and then never wear me again!”  Come on … you know. 

 
Well Alfie’s shared a few absolutely divine looks with us … just for you … so you can end that “NO! I’ll never be fabulous enough to wear this outside of my house” feeling forever!
 

 
**And what has she taught us?**
 

 
 –  Never be afraid of **mixing and matching** .  Silver and gold?  It’s not just your [granny’s favorite gospel song]( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KwnJDE5fjY ).
 

 
–  When in doubt, **DO DENIM**.   It  works.  It tones down absolutely any amount of glam you add to it.  It says, “Yea … I put thought into this outfit.  But not too much.  Heck yea, I’m doing a lot.  But not the most.”
 



 
– Sometimes,  more is more .  Actually, all the time.  Never be afraid to take a shiny textured top and pair it with your favorite printed pant.  Same color palette?  All good.  Not sure?  Just go black.   We’d make a joke about never having to go back here … but …   It will not fail you.  
–  Layer. Layer. Layer.  Got a fancy bottom?  Tone it down with a couple loose-fitting tops.  Shining bright like a diamond above the waist?  Consider a skirt and opaque tights below.
  
–  Whatever you do, do you.  Whether you go full on glam goddess, or you keep it as simple as a sequin headband … just make sure your holiday pieces scream “GOOD GAWD, I’M FINE!” and not “GOOD LORD, I wish I wasn’t wearing my great aunt’s sapphire blue sequin sweat set.”
   
Work it out.  Don’t let it work you.   
And while you’re waiting for Alfie to come back around and show you more of her killer style … check out the pilot of her series, “Alfie Deals With F*cking Life.”
   

  

 look good.  live great.,
khafra. &lt;3

Introducing… Alfie  Fuller

…or 6 Pics TIPS Proving We Should All Be Wearing Sequins Year-Round

It’s not hard to figure out why we love actress and fashionista, Alfie Fuller.

Between her hair and her skin and her instagram and her hair and her killer style and her hair … Well you get it. She’s pretty much winning at life.

Lucky for us, she’s agreed to let us in on a few of her secrets. You know. Like … remaining incredibly poised and glam at all times … like toilet or theatre, bar or ballet, C-suite or C-store searching for the last pint of Ben & Jerry’s.


Or something close to that. Anyways … you know how every holiday season, you pick up or pass over like 6 sequin pieces … or patent leather pieces … or glittery bedazzled pieces … or something that screams “PLEASE! TAKE ME! Wear me to a fancy holiday party you’ll never get an invite to …and then never wear me again!” Come on … you know.

Well Alfie’s shared a few absolutely divine looks with us … just for you … so you can end that “NO! I’ll never be fabulous enough to wear this outside of my house” feeling forever!

**And what has she taught us?**

Never be afraid of **mixing and matching**. Silver and gold? It’s not just your [granny’s favorite gospel song](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KwnJDE5fjY).

When in doubt, **DO DENIM**. It works. It tones down absolutely any amount of glam you add to it. It says, “Yea … I put thought into this outfit. But not too much. Heck yea, I’m doing a lot. But not the most.”

– Sometimes, more is more. Actually, all the time. Never be afraid to take a shiny textured top and pair it with your favorite printed pant. Same color palette? All good. Not sure? Just go black. We’d make a joke about never having to go back here … but … It will not fail you.

Layer. Layer. Layer. Got a fancy bottom? Tone it down with a couple loose-fitting tops. Shining bright like a diamond above the waist? Consider a skirt and opaque tights below.

Whatever you do, do you. Whether you go full on glam goddess, or you keep it as simple as a sequin headband … just make sure your holiday pieces scream “GOOD GAWD, I’M FINE!” and not “GOOD LORD, I wish I wasn’t wearing my great aunt’s sapphire blue sequin sweat set.”

Work it out. Don’t let it work you.

And while you’re waiting for Alfie to come back around and show you more of her killer style … check out the pilot of her series, “Alfie Deals With F*cking Life.”

look good. live great., khafra. <3

Look.  Here&rsquo;s What We Won&rsquo;t Get Rid of in 2015 
 
There are a lot of trends we&rsquo;d like to see folks leave in 2014.  But here are a few we&rsquo;re not getting rid of anytime soon.   First things first, we LOVE a good clog !
     
  
No one believed us when we first said they were making a comeback.  But no one believed us about  Birkenstocks  either.
  
Trust us, the clog is going nowhere.  At least not just yet.  So you might as well stop by  Owl N&rsquo; Wood  and see if they&rsquo;ve still got this pair!
    Ok, we already checked.  They only have them left in black.  But shoot us an email and we&rsquo;ll find you a perfect pair.   We also need need need   ok, maybe just want want want  a wide-brimmed hat! 
  
Lucky for us, we found the gem of all gems ( Shirley + Alice ) while in Brooklyn.
  
And then Shirley + Alice introduced us to this other gem.  AND &hellip; they ship nationwide.  swoons 
    We&rsquo;ll still be buying high-fashion sneakers. 
     
   And by that we mean Pumas.  So &hellip; between these Blaze of Glory beauties above from  SoleSpace  and Puma adding  Rihanna to their list of creative directors , and  Solange doing the most  every day &hellip; We might need you to loan us a dollar or two.  We&rsquo;re good for it.
  
We always love ANYTHING from  Galisfly !
      And PRINTS! 
 We&rsquo;ll never give up on prints.
We literally will be making a stop at  Show &amp;Tell  IMMEDIATELY following the holidays to pick this skirt up!
     
So that&rsquo;s what&rsquo;s on our list, folks &hellip; at least for right now.
 
Tell us!  What are you looking for?

Look. Here’s What We Won’t Get Rid of in 2015
There are a lot of trends we’d like to see folks leave in 2014. But here are a few we’re not getting rid of anytime soon.
First things first, we LOVE a good clog!



No one believed us when we first said they were making a comeback. But no one believed us about Birkenstocks either.

Trust us, the clog is going nowhere. At least not just yet. So you might as well stop by Owl N’ Wood and see if they’ve still got this pair!


Ok, we already checked. They only have them left in black. But shoot us an email and we’ll find you a perfect pair.

We also need need need ok, maybe just want want want a wide-brimmed hat!

Lucky for us, we found the gem of all gems (Shirley + Alice) while in Brooklyn.

And then Shirley + Alice introduced us to this other gem. AND … they ship nationwide. swoons

We’ll still be buying high-fashion sneakers.



And by that we mean Pumas. So … between these Blaze of Glory beauties above from SoleSpace and Puma adding Rihanna to their list of creative directors, and Solange doing the most every day … We might need you to loan us a dollar or two. We’re good for it.

We always love ANYTHING from Galisfly!



And PRINTS!
We’ll never give up on prints. We literally will be making a stop at Show &Tell IMMEDIATELY following the holidays to pick this skirt up!



So that’s what’s on our list, folks … at least for right now.
Tell us! What are you looking for?