Thursday, September 22, 2016

September Popsugar Must Have Box

Hello my fabulous fashionistas! Today I'm collaborating with Popsugar to talk to you about their September Must Have Box. If you recall I did a lovely collaboration a couple of month's ago when I received my first box to review (you can read it here). This month's box has some items that I was really impressed by. I actually like this box better than the first one I received. So far I have been able to test out some of the products and others I will be reviewing at a later date. 

September Popsugar Must Have Box
I was super excited to test out this month's Must Have Box!

September Popsugar Must Have Box
Popsugar's must have items for fall!

September Popsugar Must Have Box
Some of the glam beauty products and grooming items featured in September's Popsugar Must Have Box.

September Popsugar Must Have Box
NCLA Mani-ER Tool Kit: This is easy and portable and works in a nail emergency. Especially if you are prone to hangnails like me. They drive me crazy so this portable kit will work in a pinch.

September Popsugar Must Have Box
Jack & Lucy Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat: I mean who doesn't love a wide brim hat? They work with a ton of different styles from bohemian to rocker chic. Plus I know I need a cute option when I'm having a bad hair day. A hat automatically makes you look pulled together and is the perfect finishing touch. Plus this one has an adjustable string inside so you can fit it to your head .

September Popsugar Must Have Box
Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer In The Warning: This red lip gloss contains gold microshimmer, and is paraben and gluten free. I didn't even know that lip products even contained gluten so I do not know if this was a marketing gimmick or a real cause for concern. Plus I have not worn shimmer or a glossy lip lacquer in over 15 years, as you know I'm more partial to matte lipsticks. I did love the color after getting used to the glossy sheen and it is perfect for the fall/winter months because of it's thicker consistency. I must warn you that if you prefer a more opaque lip color this may not be for you because the color is more sheer. This ultimately ended up being my second favorite item out of this month's box.

September Popsugar Must Have Box
The Gluten Free Bites (Dark Chocolate Coconut): These vegan free bites are made without GMOs or dairy. Plus they are high in protein. I have an extreme sweet tooth so I am very particular about my treats. I was kind of leery because I am also very particular about texture. I assumed that these would probably taste gross since it had a lot of healthy ingredients. I must admit these were not what I expected. They were actually okay. I would be raving about them but I'm not a huge fan of dark chocolate but the coconut did add some much needed sweetness to them.

September Popsugar Must Have Box
Flint Retractable Lint Roller: This is one of those items you always need but never think of purchasing it until you need it, which is usually too late to come in handy. The coolest part about this product is that is retractable so your lint papers stay intact and it is easy to transport. Bonus it is refillable and comes with 30 sheets.

September Popsugar Must Have Box
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask: When I first saw this item I was super psyched because this conditioning mask would not disrupt my regular hair routine. I tend to only use natural and organic products on my hair that does not contain chemicals,sulfates, silicone, or parabens. So this seemed like a good product to review first. Then I immediately noticed the price that it retails for and my first thought was literally what the f*ck at $36 this sh*t better work. Thank goodness it did! First of all I loved the ingredient list. It featured avocado, argan oil, rosehip oil, collagen, and silk. It also works in only 5 minutes but you can also try the extra deep conditioning method by applying it, putting on a plastic cap, and sitting under the dryer for twenty minutes. I chose the latter and my hair has never felt so soft and manageable. I am still hesitant on the price because it is too pricey to be part of my daily routine, but if you want to treat yourself or are suffering from extreme hair damage this would be worth the splurge.  I guess the best part of a subscription program is that you get to try out full sized items at a fraction of the cost. This was most definitely my favorite item out of this month's box. I would give it a A+++++!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Nothing Says Cool-Girl Edge Quite Like Fringe Detailing

I'm really digging fringe. I love the movement and swing of the ornamentation. It always has a festive and fun appeal and adds a little flair to an article of clothing. Fringe is associated with so many styles such as baroque style, flapper chic, and of course the bohemian trend. When it is paired with macrame or embroidery the statement it makes is folkloric and breathtaking like the top featured in today's set by Alice + Olivia. It is just simply irresistible. 

What is your favorite way to rock fringe?

Nothing Says Cool-Girl Edge Quite Like Fringe Detailing

Nothing Says Cool-Girl Edge Quite Like Fringe Detailing by latoyacl featuring blue ripped jeans 

Alice + Olivia Clarice Macrame Top (Buy Here) 
Ashley Dark Blue Wash Ripped Boyfriend Jeans (Buy Here) 
METAL Bat My Lashes Round Cut Out Sunglasses (Buy Here) 
Tory Burch Tassel Suede Crossbody Bag (Buy Here) 
Aquazzura Beverly Hills Suede Platform Sandals (Buy Here)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Seventies Throwback Style - My 5 Favorite Fringe Jeans For 2016

I'm about to take you back. Way, way back. Back to the 1970s, the first time we were thrust into a bohemian wonderland. It was a very creative and tumultuous decade where art , politics, and fashion collided. For today's set I am not focusing on the vibrant psychedelic colors we associate with the time. Today I am focusing on the time period when jeans really became a everyday staple in our wardrobes. That decade was the catalyst for that shift.
Vintage image of bohemians rocking denim.
The outfit of the day that I am featuring showcases a modern spin of vintage bohemian style. One of the modern reincarnations of this trend is the of the moment fringe hem jeans. I'm loving the style. If you love the trend too you are in luck because I'm featuring a few of my faves.

Seventies Throwback Style

Seventies Throwback Style by latoyacl featuring summer tops 

Forever 21 Wool Fedora (Buy Here) 
Miguelina Dakota Off The Shoulder Crop Top (Buy Here) 
New Revival Denim Fringe Hem Jeans (Buy Here) 
Sunday Somewhere Charlie 52mm Round Sunglasses (Buy Here) 
Antik Batik Korine Clutch (Buy Here) 
Tory Burch Patos Sandals (Buy Here) 

Here are a few more of my favorite fringe jeans. 

My 5 Favorite Fringe Jeans For 2016
Pistola Tallis (Buy Here)

My 5 Favorite Fringe Jeans For 2016
Forever 21 (Buy Here)
My 5 Favorite Fringe Jeans For 2016
Asos (Buy Here)

My 5 Favorite Fringe Jeans For 2016
Earl Jeans (Buy Here)

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Art of the Day - Nick Alm Art

Art of the Day - Nick Alm Art
" Drinking Bout " by Nick Alm Art. Oil Painting. To view more or to purchase visit

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Office Style - Feminine Sophistication

I love browsing the internet and looking at beautifully designed and decorated homes. I like seeing how people put things together and the end result of their creative vision. So when I came across this Sarah Richardson designed home office I was very inspired. As you guys know I'm not into overly girly interiors but this room had a feminine sophistication that I was drawn to. 

Office Style - Feminine Sophistication

Ms. Richardson did a good job of balancing vivid colors with a dash of cool urban chic. The end result was simply irresistible so I used her design as inspiration for today's outfit of the day. The main item that drew my eye in this home office was the framed fabric that she hung on the wall as a bulletin/mood board.  I found this Stella McCartney dress that did a good job of mimicking the print of the framed fabric and paired it with accessories that used the same pink and red hues that the designer used to decorate the room. The outfit I styled perfectly captures the spirit of the space.

Office Style - Feminine Sophistication

Office Style - Feminine Sophistication by latoyacl featuring a floral embroidered dress  

Stella McCartney Floral Embroidered Satin Shift Dress (Buy Here) 
Alexander McQueen Crystal Embellished Beetle Earrings (Buy Here) 
Christian Louboutin Paloma Small Nude Leather Handbags (Buy Here) 
Saint Laurent Velvet Ankle Strap Heel (Buy Here)
Home Office Design: Sarah Richardson Design (View More Of Her Designs Here) 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hot Tropics - Aranaz Pajaro Bright Clutch

Adding a tropical element to your summer wardrobe is a great way to add a little bit of fun to your outfit. The tropical trend is easy to execute and there are a lot of options available in the stores right now for you to choose from. You can rock a tropical print, wear raffia accessories, or find numerous ways to wrap a sarong around your body, but one of my favorite ways to rock the tropical trend is a tropical bird clutch or handbag like the one featured in this set. The rest of the outfit was kept pretty simple so the bag would be the main feature. I paired it with an of the moment off the shoulder ruffle top, white skinny jeans, nude flatforms, cat eye sunglasses and a set of cute rings. 

What is your favorite way to rock the tropical trend? 

Hot Tropics - Aranaz Pajaro Bright Clutch

Hot Tropics - Aranaz Pajaro Bright Clutch by latoyacl featuring vintage glasses 

Romwe Ruffled Off The Shoulder Blouse (Buy Here) 
Steilmann White Pamela Skinny Jeans (Buy Here) 
MINE Crimson Base Coat (Buy Here) 
Aranaz Pajaro Bright Clutch (Buy Here) 
Gucci Cat Eye Half Frame Sunglasses (Buy Here) 
Topshop Rhinestone Rings (Buy Here)  
Miss Selfridge Marlena Nude Flatform Sandal (Buy Here) 

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Monday, September 12, 2016