Friday, February 24, 2017

Wow, They Told Me I Couldn't. So I Did.

I'm not a big fan of following fashion rules. One will say you can not have more than one eye-catching item in an outfit. Another one says that only certain body types can wear stripes. Some will say that any fashion item with quotes or sayings on them are inappropriate or tacky. Another one says you can not wear boots with long dresses. See what I mean? I'm sure you have encountered at least one fashion rule that did not make sense to you and said forget that noise and rocked whatever you wanted to anyway. So today's fashion set is a big f*ck you to the fashion rules.


Wow, They Told Me I Couldn't. So I did.

Wow, They Told Me I Couldn't. So I did. by latoyacl featuring a cool outfit

Warehouse Bonded Swing Coat (Buy Here) 
Mango Glossy Box Clutch (Buy Here) 
Suede Ankle Boots (Buy Here) 
Stripe Ribbed Dress (Buy Here) 
Rag & Bone Range Fedora (Buy Here) 
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss (Buy Here) 
Comb Mascara (Buy Here)
Bbia Last Auto Liner (Buy Here) 
Highline Pale Gold Pinkish Bronze Light Green Ultra Chrome Nail Polish (Buy Here)








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Friday, February 17, 2017

A Classic Romance

I love color but there are a few color combinations that I tend to avoid, like the color combo of pink and red. It reminds me of a Pepto Bismol bottle for some reason, but when I saw a picture of a living space by interior designer Miles Redd I was intrigued. What intrigued me about this space was that I had never seen the color combination paired with traditional furniture. Somehow that made the unusual home design more appealing to me. There were still some things that I would change, like the color of the walls, and I would probably not group as many pictures and paintings together, but I could not deny that overall the design works. 


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So, this inspired me to try to replicate the look with my own aesthetic in mind. 



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A Classic Romance by latoyacl featuring red shades 


Gold and Brown Embossed Studio Art (Buy Here) 
Casa Cortes Red Lumina Table Lamp (Buy Here) 
Arteriors Daryl Side Table (Buy Here) 
Joybird Chesterfield Theo Loveseat (Buy Here) 
Amara Pure Silk Cushion - Passion Pink (Buy Here)




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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Searching For Reading Glasses - My 8 Favorite Finds

Sometimes I forget that as I age gracefully that the rest of my body has also gotten older. Recently, I was having a conversation with my younger sister and somehow we ended up on the topic of our eyesight and how it has changed over the years. The only real issue I have had with my eyes growing up is light sensitivity, but now that I have gotten older I'm starting to have a problem reading very small print. So,  I have been casually looking for a pair of readers that will accentuate my features. I am in no rush to purchase just any old pair. I'm going to take my time to find the perfect pair that will flatter my face shape and features, and like finding the perfect pair of jeans I have to try on several before I find my perfect match.



Photo courtesy of Ryan McGuire


  
Now you may be wondering who this lovely lady pictured above is and why I'm featuring her in today's post. Well, she is an unknown model photographed by the very talented Ryan McGuire and I loved her picture because she has a pair of really cute glasses that fits and flatters her face. She is serving as my inspiration in my reading glasses search. I love her classic frames that are slightly oversized but do not overwhelm her face or features. Plus her beauty still shines through. She is not lost or hiding behind her glasses. That is exactly the vibe I'm going for in my search. Hopefully, I will find the right ones soon but here are a few of my faves that I have come across that may interest you if you are in need of a pair as well.



Corinne McCormack (Buy Here)



Lily Pulitzer (Buy Here)




Corinne McCormack (Buy Here)



Kate Spade (Buy Here)





Bobbi Brown (Buy Here)


Kate Spade (Buy Here)


Bobbi Brown (Buy Here)


Kate Spade (Buy Here)






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Monday, February 13, 2017

Wrap That Pretty Package In A Bow

As some of you may know a new fashion season has begun, so, we are caught up in a flurry of new trends, events, promotions, and stupendously talented creatives. The biggest events usually occur during New York's fashion week, and plenty of fabulously styled trendsetters flock to the city to attend these high profile events. Even though I am not attending fashion week it did cause me to think about what I would wear if I had chosen to attend at this point in my life. When I was in my twenties, I would have worn something edgy and eye-catching. Something that would have all eyes on me. Now a decade later, I would opt for something that hinted at the current trends but with a more sophisticated and professional vibe, because at this point in my life it would be more about work than partying and being seen for the sake of being seen.
So at the end of the day, I would wrap my pretty package in a bow and get to work. 



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Wrap That Pretty Package In A Bow by latoyacl featuring toiletry kits 



Karen Millen Pussy Bow Dress (Buy Here) 
Christian Louboutin Nail Color - The Nudes (Buy Here) 
Kate Landry Beaded Sequined Dome Frame Clutch (Buy Here) 
Illamasqua Mascara - Raven (Buy Here) 
Make Up For Ever AQUA XL Eye Pencil (Buy Here) 
Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Color (Buy Here) 
Emmi Black Faux Suede Extreme Thigh High Heeled Boots (Buy Here) 
Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Spray (Buy Here) 



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My 6 Favorite Finds For Winter From Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller is a uniquely talented designer with a fine arts degree who was also trained in couture techniques in Paris. Her experience and expertise have given her a unique style and vision for her namesake brand. 

My 6 Favorite Finds For Winter From Nicole Miller www.toyastales.blogspot.com #ToyasTales #NicoleMiller #DesignerSpotlight

I was perusing her website and came across a few goodies to add to my ever growing wish list. Most of the items that I was drawn to had a few elements in common. They were ornate, embroidered, had floral details, and a textural appeal. All of my finds would be perfect for elevating your style while keeping you looking chic, sophisticated, and glamorous. 


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Petal Necklace (Buy Here)


My 6 Favorite Finds For Winter From Nicole Miller www.toyastales.blogspot.com #ToyasTales #NicoleMiller #DesignerSpotlight
Marilyn Sandal (Buy Here)

My 6 Favorite Finds For Winter From Nicole Miller www.toyastales.blogspot.com #ToyasTales #NicoleMiller #DesignerSpotlight
Trellis Embroidery Long Sleeve Top (Buy Here)

My 6 Favorite Finds For Winter From Nicole Miller www.toyastales.blogspot.com #ToyasTales #NicoleMiller #DesignerSpotlight
Crown Illusion Dress (Buy Here)

My 6 Favorite Finds For Winter From Nicole Miller www.toyastales.blogspot.com #ToyasTales #NicoleMiller #DesignerSpotlight
Blooming Garden Dress (Buy Here)

My 6 Favorite Finds For Winter From Nicole Miller www.toyastales.blogspot.com #ToyasTales #NicoleMiller #DesignerSpotlight
Leather and Fur Moto Vest (Buy Here)




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