Showing posts from April, 2013

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Outfit of the Day - Mod Inspiration

I spotted this picture of Jourdan Dunn at a fashion show and thought her look was perfect for Spring. I'm always a sucker for a beauty look with a nod to past decades, and Jourdan's look reminded me of the Swinging '60s. It put me in the mood for Mod! So I styled a look around my "Mod Inspiration". I selected this Dorothy Perkin's dress because it's designs has vintage-inspired details but the denim material keeps it current. Even though I love vintage inspired pieces I never want to look as if I stepped out of a time warp. To achieve that goal I made sure to pick modern accessories that would compliment the dress. I chose orange ankle strap heels from Zara, an embellished Nelly bracelet, and a bag from Reed Krakoff.

SET DETAILS:  Dorothy Perkins Dress Zara Heels  Reed Krakoff Handbag  Nelly Bracelet

Art of the Day - Relja Penezic

" Hotel Noir " by Relja Penezic. To view more of his work visit

Beauty Tip of the Day - 3 Steps To A Faster Blow Dry

1)Turn Your head upside down. Loosely blow-dry using fingers until hair is 80 percent dry, then clip the top layers up and out of the way.

2)Working in chunky 3 or 4-inch sections, hold a round brush flush to your scalp, pointing the dryer directly at your roots and sweeping it left and right for 20 seconds.

3) To smooth your ends, drag your brush downward for the last five seconds.

* A high-powered, salon quality dryer is essential in achieving a speedier hair dry. *

Not Just For Work Anymore - 7 Ways to Rework A Pencil Skirt

I hear the words " pencil skirt" and what usually comes to mind is work. The pencil skirt has been a classic staple in a woman's work wardrobe for decades. Most of us own at least one, especially if you want to be seen as a "serious" career woman. But as we are ushering in a new era in fashion, the pencil skirt is shedding its no-nonsense image. With the rise of bloggers (such as myself), and street style culture, we are starting to see classics re-imagined and styled in unique and creative ways. Below I have styled several variations of the pencil skirt according to seven personality types: The Sophisticate, The Art Fanatic, The Party Girl, The Trendsetter, The Prepster, Geeky-Chic Style Maven, and The Jokester. So the next time you are in your closet and feel like you have nothing to wear, take a look at that pencil skirt again. See it in a new light,  imagine the possibilities, and show us how you would rock it.  

The Sophisticate

The Art Fanatic

The Party Girl

Art of the Day - Daniel Maidman

" Alley Turns Her Head " by Daniel Maidman. To view more of his work visit

Be Bold - How I Rock A Yellow Jacket (Outfit of the Day)

On Saturday I wrote about my favorite yellow blazers for Spring 2013. In today's set, I am showing how I would rock a yellow blazer. I figured it was two ways to go with this. Either go bold or keep everything else minimal. As you can see...I chose to go bold. I picked a checkered black and white dress to accent the yellow leather jacket from Alice + Olivia. I accessorized with Casadei wedges and a two-tone clutch from Debenhams. I kept it tongue-in-cheek with cute key chains from Kate Spade and Tiffany. 

SET DETAILS:  Feel Luxury Dress  Alice + Olivia Jacket  Casadei Heels  Debenhams Bag  Kate Spade Keychain  Tiffany & Co Keychain

Art of the Day - Courtney Murphy


Perfect for a Blustery Spring Day - 5 Yellow Blazers to Suit Your Style

Spring is here, the temps are rising, but there's a nip in the air. Blazers are the perfect transitional layering piece from winter into spring. You are sure to find one that suits your style and body type, be it cropped, leather, or oversized. Wearing a blazer in bright yellow is like wrapping myself in a warm embrace and keeps me focused on the sunny and warmer days ahead.

5 Minutes with Eco-Friendly Brand Feral Childe


Art of the Day - Steve Godfrey

" Reckless " by Steve Godfrey. To view more of his work visit

Date Night Outfit - I Have Butterflies In The Pit of My Stomach

I'm obsessed with butterflies. I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to their beauty. To me, they represent the beauty in life and new beginnings. Almost the same feeling that consumes me when getting to know someone new. On date night you get that little flutter in your stomach imagining the possibilities. I translated those feeling into a sweet and romantic date night outfit.

SET DETAILS:  Wallis Dress  Michael Kors Bag  Ippolita Earrings  Miu Miu Platforms 

Art of the Day - Jess Cross

" Selene Waxing " by Jess Cross. To view more of her work visit

Toya's Tales Style Diary - My Formula For A Good Jeans Day

From my previous posts and sets, it is a foregone conclusion that I am a "dress" girl. I hardly wear separates, and when I do I tend to stick to skirts. So I understand my friend's confusion when they look in my closet and see 15 pairs of jeans. Especially since half of them have never been worn ( a lot of them still have the tags on them from years ago). If you haven't figured it out yet, I have a love-hate relationship with jeans. I'm always searching for the perfect style and fit. The thing is, my jean style is very different than my daily style. It is totally on the other end of the spectrum. Right now the only two jean styles that I tend to gravitate towards is a skinny straight leg or a slouchy boyfriend style. Below is my personal style formula for a "good jeans" day. For me, that means I have to make sure I am staying true to my personal style, which I have coined " Global Ladylike Glam". For this outfit, I paired Replay distressed boy…

Art of the Day - Jon Jacobson

" To Travel in Time" by Jon Jacobson. To view more of his work visit

Spring Has Arrived and It's Time to Spruce-Up Your Kitchen

The One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen sale is here just in time for Spring! This is one of the best sales of the year because of the variety of high quality kitchen items One Kings Lane offers. Below are some of my favorite sales they are hosting. Remember, One Kings Lane sales only last 72 hours so when you see an item you love you should definitely buy it! This Day of  Kitchen sale is live from today - 4/26. Let me know what you wind up getting to make your space ready for spring time!
The Eat In Kitchen Sale at One Kings Lane

The Composed Counter Sale at One Kings Lane
The Spring Table Sale at One Kings Lane
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Art of the Day - Andrew McNeile Jones

" Keep Dancing, Keep Breathing" by Andrew McNeile Jones. To view more of his work visit

Hollywood and Fashion Style Stars - Best Dressed 4/23/13


Classic Power Trio - Black, Red and White

On Monday I shared my favorite 14 red-hot accessories for Spring. In today's set, I wanted to showcase how I would style a few of those accessories into a stylish spring look. Along with my favorite red accessories, I also incorporated some of the big trends for Spring that I am feeling right now (stripes, high-contrast black and white, sheer). The look I created takes classic silhouettes and kicks them up a notch with a punch of red and statement-making graphic stripes.

SET DETAILS:  Bardot Top  Dorothy Perkins Skirt  Yves Saint Laurent Belt 

Art of the Day - Moussin Irjan

" Fragile Peace" by Moussin Irjan. To view more of his work visit

Trend Report: Yes, You Can Wear Mint Green For Day or Night ( 5 Outfit Ideas)

It's amazing how versatile soft green is. This pastel hue pops against any skin tone. I am showing 5 ways you can incorporate this glorious color into your wardrobe. So go ahead and glam it up for day or night - I have you covered. Spring's hottest hue will keep you fresh as the temps begin to rise. 

Designer Collections - 14 Red Hot Accessories

The color red has a commanding presence. It makes me feel bold, powerful, and sexy. It is the kind of color that draws the eye. If you are the kind of girl that doesn't mind being the center of attention check out these 14 ravishing, red accessories.