Showing posts from June, 2013

Lust Worthy Dress - Mrs Pomeranz Summer Meadow Dress

This dress is so divine. Perfectly grown-up with a beautiful whimsical quality, and a nod to decades gone by. The cut of this dress is flattering on all women no matter the age or body type. The prim and proper quality is balanced with a vibrant look-at-me print of red poppies and vibrant green grass. My mother has always drilled in me the importance of being a proper young lady and in this dress she may get her wish!

Independence Day Outfit #2

It's that time of year we celebrate our nation's independence, and today's set is inspired by the chic- city girl attending a July 4th party on a roof-top deck or a get-together in an urban setting. I love to style this type of casual set because I can incorporate a feminine edge into the look with killer heels. It's a relaxed look with flair. I paired a denim Zara top with Madewell striped sailor shorts. I accessorized the look with an Anthony Peto hat, a red vegan bag from Sole Society, a Lacoste watch, and heels from Guess by Marciano. I wanted to balance the look with minimal makeup, so just a hint of Christian Dior curling mascara and some red Essie nail polish on my toes. Now I'm ready to mingle, kick-back, and enjoy the groove.

Independence Day Outfit #2 by latoyacl featuring high heel shoes
Zara top

Madewell striped sailor shorts

GUESS by Marciano high heel shoes

Sole Society vegan bag

Lacoste watch

Art of the Day - Moho


Summer Statements - Body Chains

Hear that? Summer's calling. Break out the sandals, the crop tops, the flowy skirts and cheeky shorts, the bikinis ... and the body chains, too! Discover Toya's Tales newest collection of on-trend body jewelry!

They're edgy, yet chic. They're light and cool. They can be slight and subtle, perfect for adding that finishing touch of shimmer to a simple outfit, or they can drape in luxe multi-strand layers for an intense diva experience. And they're a perfect accessory for any summer scene. View the rest of the collection at .

Independence Day Outfit #1

Next week we will be celebrating Independence Day on July 4th, and I decided to style a set for this special occasion. I did not want this look to be too obvious by incorporating the standard stars and stripes. So I used the traditional patriotic color scheme of red, white and blue as my inspiration starting point. I spotted this adorable floral dress at Topshop and thought it would be perfect to wear to a picnic or to kick-back and watch the fireworks in. I kept it casual but cute with K. Jaques thong sandals, a red envelope clutch, an Olivia Burton watch and vintage Ray Ban sunglasses. Now all that is left is to sit back and enjoy the show!

Independence Day Outfit #1 by latoyacl featuring thong sandals

K. Jacques thong sandals


Olivia Burton navy blue watch
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Ray Ban ray ban

4th of July Number Laser Die Cut

Art of the Day - Magdalena Ana Rosso


The Home Advantage - Are You Ready For A Fiesta?

Feast in true Spanish style with a table that is beautiful, bountiful, and welcoming. It's easy to do when you mix rustic earthenware, sun-baked colors, and a few other folk-inspired favorites from around the globe.

Handbag Designer to Watch - My 5 Faves From Poupee Couture

Poupee Couture began as a bit of a parody on how the Eastern woman handles the delicacies of context without compromising her individual needs. That inspiration materialized into bags that have strong geometric forms on the outside but then on a closer look, emit rays of brilliant color from underneath. Color always shines through, either by a material layering or a perforated Arabesque metal. And that has now become the Poupee Couture trademark.
My favorite is the Najwa Tote that comes in various colors as pictured below.

I also liked...

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To view the full collection visit .

Art of the Day - Elizabeth Roman

" Resistance " by Elizabeth Roman. To view more of her work visit .

The Male Advantage - Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2014 Collection (3 Faves)

My heart skips a beat when I lay eyes on a well-dressed man. To me, nothing is more sexier than seeing a man in something tailored, sharp and crisp. Bottega Veneta's spring/summer collection for 2014 fits the bill.  Fellas take notes...

Special Offer for Toya's Tales Readers From Mikoux

In celebration of summertime Mikoux is offering Toya's Tales readers the opportunity to buy a Mikoux scarf for 50% off. Hurry offer ends June 30. Use coupon code TOYAS-50 during checkout at!

Art of the Day - Aaron Jasinski


Art of the Day - Nena


Frugal Fashionista - Summer Solstice Savings

Start the summer season in style with sunbursts, tropical treasures, and luscious statement pieces, all up to 25% off.