Saturday, August 27, 2016

Art of the Day - Karen Clark

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" Lady And The Owl " by Karen Clark. Photography, Digital, Manipulated  and Paint on Aluminum. To view or to purchase visit https://www.saatchiart.com/www.karenclarkstudio.com




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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Rock That Summer Breeze With A Striped Shirt Dress ( My 5 Favorite Blue And White Stripe Shirt Dresses)

A legitimate style concern in the summer is what to wear when the temps are soaring but you still need to look chic and well put together. The perfect style solution is a shirt dress. What I love most about shirt dresses is that they borrow the best details from menswear. They also tend to be cut a bit looser so you can wear it unadorned or belted at the waist. Button fronts and a forgiving fit makes them flattering on most body types. Right now I'm really digging them in blue and white. The color combination is cool, crisp and charming.



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Rock That Summer Breeze With A Striped Shirt Dress by latoyacl featuring ankle strap shoes 



Striped Shirt Dress (No Longer Available) 
BLUE Make The Rounds Sunglasses (Buy Here) 
Salvatore Ferragamo Marisol Leather Crossbody Bag (Buy Here) 
H&M Platform Sandals (Buy Here)  


Shirt dresses are chic and timeless. Here a few more below to consider. 


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Vince (Buy Here)

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Scotch & Soda (Buy Here)
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Neiman Marcus (Buy Here)
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Ruken (Buy Here)

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Decorate Your Home With Modern Art And Sculptural Furniture

I can appreciate homes with a modern aesthetic because they highlight great design and can be a great space to showcase art. Art seems to shine and take center stage in these types of spaces because of the emphasis on minimalist design. You do not have anything distracting you from the focal point. There are no extra frills or knick knacks filling up every available square inch and you end up with a functional and uncluttered space. Everything serves a purpose in modern design but that doesn't mean it has to be utilitarian and cold. That is why I appreciated this modern living room decorated by interior designer Tristan Auer. 

Decorate Your Home With Modern Art And Sculptural Furniture
Modern living room decorated by interior designer Tristan Auer.
He created a blank canvas by painting the walls, ceiling and cabinetry white. He added visual interest by using strategically placed pops of color throughout the room. He also kept things interesting with structural furniture made of metal, wood and marble.

Since most of us can not hire a designer like Mr. Auer to decorate our home I decided to showcase a few pieces that resemble what he has showcased in his design but at a more modest price point. One of my favorite finds was the marble wire side table from Kmart that is only $29.99. Now that is a fantastic steal especially when it comes to furniture. If you ever had to shop for furniture you soon realize that even the most basic pieces can be thousands of dollars. Luckily for you most of the items I found are under $300 except for the chair which is still a steal for under $1000. Similar chairs sale for thousands of dollars more. Plus it comes in a range of  over 30 colors. 

What do you love most about modern design? 



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Decorate Your Home With Modern Art And Sculptural Furniture by latoyacl featuring a tufted chair   

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Joybird Franklin Mid Century Modern Green Armless Chair (Buy Here) 
Regina Andrew Small Polyhedron Vase (Buy Here) 
Marble Top Wire Table (Buy Here) 






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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beauty Forecast - Sunny And Bright

When it comes to makeup I love bold splashes of color. Especially when the color has been layered properly and you can see the beautiful depth of color. Now-a-days all over social media you can see so many people sharing beautiful and bold makeup creations that showcases their creativity, and it can really be inspiring to look at even if it might not be your style. Today's makeup look is a creation I found on Tumblr, but it did not list any credits. So unfortunately I do not know who the model is or the talented makeup artist. It didn't even list the products used. So I decided to try to figure out on my own what products you could use to recreate the look. The best thing about the products I picked is that almost all of them except for the Tarte mascara is under $10. 

So tell me what bold makeup trends are you excited about this season?



Beauty Forecast - Sunny And Bright

Beauty Forecast - Sunny And Bright by latoyacl featuring a liquid foundation  

H&M Eye Primer (Buy Here) 
Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation (Buy Here) 
Weathered Stone Mineral Eyeshadows (Yellow Buy Here) (Blue Buy Here) 
H&M Liquid Eyeliner (Buy Here) 
Tarte Lash Paint Mascara (Buy Here) 
New Look Lipstick (Buy Here) 


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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hollywood and Fashion Style Stars - My 5 Best Dressed 8/21/16

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Chanel Iman in David Koma

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Rita Ora

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Natalie Portman in Dior.

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Kim Kardashian

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Alessandra Ambrosio in Temperley London


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Art of the Day - Titti Garelli

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" Warrior Queen " by Titti Garelli. Acrylic on Wood. To view more or to purchase visit https://www.saatchiart.com/tittistar 




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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Nautical Style

I have always been a fan of nautical style. That may explain why I covet anything with stripes. I used to have this weird obsession with being a sailor when I was a child. So it is no surprise now that I am an adult I love anything nautical, rope details, navy blue, stripes, cursing and tattoos. Sigh ... tattoos another one of my obsessions. My back is covered with them. I have about 6 or maybe it's 7 now and I still want more, but I digress let me get back on track. 

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Vintage image of a Captain covered in nautical tattoos.

Where were we ... oh yes nautical style. What's not to love? It is a classic and timeless style that has held up well over the past couple of centuries. 

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Vintage Nautical Style - 1950s

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Vintage Nautical Style - 1970s



The reason the style has endured is because it represents chic and elegant sophistication. I do not know anyone who doesn't find that appealing.


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Nautical Style by latoyacl featuring mirror sunglasses 

Rag & Bone Sheridan Ribbed Crop Top (Buy Here) 
Chloe Stretch Wool Flare Pants (Buy Here) 
Matthew Williamson Tortoiseshell Sunglasses (Buy Here) 
MICHAEL Michael Kors Wedges (Buy Here)


Below are a few more of my favorite nautical finds. 


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TOMMYXGIGI (Buy Here)
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Michael Kors (Buy Here)

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Lily Pulitzer (Buy Here)

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Charter Club (Buy Here)
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Simply Be (Buy Here)

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Scotch & Soda (Buy Here)
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Sailor Wedge (Buy Here)
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Kate Spade (Buy Here)
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Asos (Buy Here)

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Sperry Men (Buy Here)


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