Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Bohemian Way - Fall 2016

It is an odd thing how we as humans can become so regimented in our thinking. For instance when I think of bohemian style for some reason I always envision rocking the trend during the summer months. Why? I haven't a clue. Maybe I have fallen victim to advertising and suggestion by designers that only really showcase this style during the spring/summer collections. When I scroll through my visual catalog of memories I can only conjure up visions of models showcasing the bohemian chic look while posing in the desert, frolicking on the beach, or on a jet set island vacation. Which leads me to wonder why hasn't more been done to showcase how fabulous this trend is for fall/winter. I guess that is why it is always important to be aware of what information you are been fed and to always mull it over and see if the supposed rules or ideas really work  for you and your lifestyle or if you are being led by persuasion. 
As you can see from today's fashion set I am totally going against the grain and showing you how the bohemian trend can work during this time of year. I tend to like a darker color palette during the colder months so I picked pieces that were in the black and blue color families. Since I love texture so much, which is also a huge component of bohemian style, I added textural contrast with a felt hat, suedette waistcoat, feather earrings, and embroidered boots. The end result was pretty, cool, and groovy baby. 



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The Bohemian Way - Fall 2016 by latoyacl featuring Miss Selfridge  



Eugenia Kim Honey Black Wide Brimmed Hat (Buy Here) 
Newchic Off Shoulder Shirt (Buy Here
Athena Floral Embroidered Boot (Buy Here)  
Boohoo Ava Waterfall Waistcoat (Buy Here) 
Topshop Gel Nail Color in Kettle (Buy Here) 
Betsey Johnson Cameo Accent Feather Earrings (Buy Here) 
Roberto Cavalli Flared Two Tone Jeans (Buy Here) 











Plum Pretty Sugar-

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Art of the Day - Tatyana Binovska

Art of the Day - Tatyana Binovska www.toyastales.blogspot.com
" Lady Moon " by Tatyana Binovska. Oil on Canvas. To view more or to purchase visit https://www.saatchiart.com/binovskaya






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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Are You On The Cutting Edge

I have never been the kind of woman that was destined to walk the straight and narrow path. I have always veered off the beaten path and wandered along the less provincial route. I do find some structure necessary to hold things together but I have never felt the need to be totally straitlaced. I'm a bit off and I wear my kookiness like a badge of honor so it was no surprise that when I saw this two piece dress I was intrigued.

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This unique number is from the brand Asilio, which offers all kinds of unique and cool pieces. This Cause And Effect dress is made to be worn together or if you prefer you can wear the pieces separately which makes it a very versatile addition to any wardrobe. Technically it is a dress but you can pair the shirt or skirt with other items in your closet. I'm a sucker for a 2 for 1 deal and this one has me excited with all of the potential styling options. In the words of  one of the greatest girl groups of all time TLC this is crazy, sexy, cool!



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Are You On The Cutting Edge by latoyacl featuring dresses  



Asilio Cause And Effect Dress (Buy Here) 
Plukka Bullet Ring (Buy Here) 
Sonia Rykiel Gems Studded Shoulder Bag (Buy Here) 
Jimmy Choo Rogue Booties (Buy Here) 




Sweet Steal

Saturday, November 19, 2016

After The Show It's The After Party

" After the show it's the after party then
After the party it's the hotel lobby and
After the Belve' then it's probably Cris'
And after the original it's probably this (Fiesta) " 
- Jay Z verse on R.Kelly's song Fiesta (Remix)

For many of us the weekend gives us a chance to relax and catch up with family and friends. For me it is all about leisure time and making the most of it by hanging out, going out to eat, seeing a movie, show, or concert. Today's set is perfect if you are heading out tonight for a live musical performance. It doesn't matter if the venue is a hole in a wall or a huge stadium this outfit will be just right for the event. It is a cool balance of sexy and edginess with a few statement pieces thrown in the mix.


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After The Show It's The After Party by latoyacl featuring Max Factor 

R13 Ramones Jacket (No Longer Available)
Iro Palmyra Dress (Buy Here) 
Ray-Ban Clubround Sunglasses (Buy Here) 
Michael Michael Kors Brooklyn Hobo Bag (Buy Here)  
Balenciaga Ceinture  Ankle Boots (Buy Here) 
Too Cool For School Glam Rock Vampire Kiss Lipstick (Buy Here) 
Tom Ford BeautyLash Tips Mascara (Buy Here) 
Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Waterproof Eye Pencil (Buy Here) 
Max Factor Nail Polish in Coffee Brown (Buy Here) 









Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Neutral Territory - Fall 2016 (My 12 Favorite Neutral Finds)

When it comes to fashion the word neutral can mean so many things. Most times it boils down to two  categories: skin tone neutrals or any color that is not a vibrant hue such as grey, black, white and etc. Either way neutrals will always be a staple in most of our wardrobes because for a lot of people it makes getting dressed easier and helps them blend more among their peers. Almost like they are wearing an invisibility cloak. Some will even say neutrals are a safe choice and doesn't require much imagination, and I must say at times I also ascribe to that thought process. The only time neutrals tend to grab my eye is if they have a textural element, a beautiful shape or construction, and unusual angles. Nevertheless I do understand their purpose in fashion and they are great building blocks to start with when acquiring or adding to your wardrobe this season. 



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Neutral Territory - Fall 2016 by latoyacl featuring tassel jewelry  

Silence + Noise Evangalista Dress (Buy Here) 
Melanie Auld Teardrop Hoop Earrings (Buy Here) 
Brother Vellies Pink Shearling Bag (Buy Here) 
Kendall & Kylie Essie Mule (Buy Here)


Today's set showcases one way I would rock neutrals this fall. I'm loving the longer dress hems, slits  and fitted silhouettes this season so I most definitely would try out this trend in a neutral before venturing out to brighter colors. To keep the look sleek and simple I would pair the dress with leg lengthening mules, a textural cross body bag, and a pair of interesting statement earrings.  


Here are a few more of my favorite neutral finds for fall 2016. They best part is they are all under $100!


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Warehouse (Buy Here)

Neutral Territory - Fall 2016 (My 12 Favorite Neutral Finds)   www.toyastales.blogspot.com
Express (Buy Here)

Neutral Territory - Fall 2016 (My 12 Favorite Neutral Finds)   www.toyastales.blogspot.com
Smith & Cult 1972 (Buy Here)

Neutral Territory - Fall 2016 (My 12 Favorite Neutral Finds)   www.toyastales.blogspot.com
Charlotte Russe (Buy Here)

Neutral Territory - Fall 2016 (My 12 Favorite Neutral Finds)   www.toyastales.blogspot.com
Charlotte Russe  (Buy Here)

Neutral Territory - Fall 2016 (My 12 Favorite Neutral Finds)   www.toyastales.blogspot.com
Black Rivet (Buy Here)

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Quay (Buy Here)

Neutral Territory - Fall 2016 (My 12 Favorite Neutral Finds)   www.toyastales.blogspot.com
Moon River (Buy Here)

Neutral Territory - Fall 2016 (My 12 Favorite Neutral Finds)   www.toyastales.blogspot.com
Missguided (Buy Here)

Neutral Territory - Fall 2016 (My 12 Favorite Neutral Finds)   www.toyastales.blogspot.com
Forever 21 (Buy Here)

Neutral Territory - Fall 2016 (My 12 Favorite Neutral Finds)   www.toyastales.blogspot.com
Umgee USA (Buy Here)

Neutral Territory - Fall 2016 (My 12 Favorite Neutral Finds)   www.toyastales.blogspot.com
Missguided (Buy Here)





Tuesday, November 15, 2016

My 7 Favorites From The Adam Lippes Fall/Winter 2016 Collection

Adam Lippes fall/winter 2016 collection had an elegant and sophisticated charm to it. Most of the collection was classic and timeless and most definitely did not rely on trends or gimmicks. His collection was beautiful in it's simplicity and would make great investment pieces.

My 7 Favorites From The Adam Lippes Fall/Winter 2016 Collection   www.toyastales.blogspot.com

My 7 Favorites From The Adam Lippes Fall/Winter 2016 Collection   www.toyastales.blogspot.com

My 7 Favorites From The Adam Lippes Fall/Winter 2016 Collection   www.toyastales.blogspot.com

My 7 Favorites From The Adam Lippes Fall/Winter 2016 Collection   www.toyastales.blogspot.com

My 7 Favorites From The Adam Lippes Fall/Winter 2016 Collection   www.toyastales.blogspot.com






Sunday, November 13, 2016