Showing posts from February, 2014

Gold It Is At Sass & Bide

Sass & Bide captures the spirit of the girl who refuses to put a label on her sense of style. They didn't disappoint with these gold accented pieces that are a modern mash-up of eclectic elements.

Toya's Tales Glam Casual Style OOTD - Sass & Bide

For today's set I wanted to showcase how I would style Sass & Bide's Bad Apple Tank. I always look for items that will add a little extra glam to a casual look, and this tank fit the bill. It features two of the biggest trends this season: black & white and metallic. It also has this cool rocker vibe going for it.

Elegance With A Dash of Daring - Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2014

Monique Lhuillier has always been the go to designer for red carpet-ready evening gowns. For her Pre-Fall 2014 Collection she also added more separates and cocktail attire to her usual assortment of feminine evening wear. This season her collection was a bit more streamlined and urban. She also showcased her talent for tailoring and intricate lace work.

Monique Lhuillier is known for her gorgeous dresses, and I wanted to create a set featuring one of her gowns that I have been obsessed with. I'm a sucker for a backless dress, and this one caught my eye because of the sheer intricate lace detailing. The craftsmanship is outstanding! I accessorized the Monique Lhuillier gown with Morganite Oval Fao Earrings, a Nina Ricci Clutch, and Schutz Adeline Strappy Metallic Sandals.

Here are a few more stunning dresses by Monique Lhuillier.

Monique Lhuillier dress

Global Reading Nook

One of my favorite past times is curling up with a good book and getting lost in a new world. Part of what makes that process enjoyable is having a relaxing little reading area to hunker down in. For this set I designed a global inspired reading space that is visually interesting, full of worldly treasures, and serene.

Global Reading Nook by latoyacl featuring a wall picture
Metal lamp

Two s Company cream colored area rug

Sugarboo Designs wall picture

Navy throw pillow

7ft x 7ft Gems in the Wall - All in One Muti Colored Brick Wall W/...

European furniture

Zebra home decor

Toya's Tales What Will Catch My Eye? One Kings Lane Upholstered...

Art of the Day - Jenny Liz Rome


2014 Trend Metallic Charm

2014 Trend Metallic Charm by latoyacl featuring STELLA McCARTNEY

Opening Ceremony a line skirt

Jeffrey Campbell pointed-toe pumps

Burberry coat



EYES LES YEUX 10-31-13

Gold Accents

Gold Accents

If you loved the Burberry Trench featured in this set check out a few more options from the brand below!

burberry metallic trench

I'm All Mixed Up - Sonia by Sonia Rykiel

In 1967, Sonia Rykiel was crowned, " Queen of Knits", and over 40 years later she still knows how to work her Parisian magic. Over the years she has proven that knitwear can follow any trend, and the trend of the moment - mixed prints, is no exception.

I'm All Mixed Up - Sonia by Sonia Rykiel by latoyacl featuring snakeskin bags
Manolo Blahnik suede shoes

Fendi snakeskin bag




sonia by sonia rykiel print dress

My 4 Faves From the Jay Ahr Pre-Fall 2014 Collection

There is nothing sexier to me than the cool tough-girl vibe of leather and the slithery sultriness of an exposed zipper. There has always been something alluring and intriguing about both of these elements, and that's why I was so drawn to Jay Ahr's Pre-Fall 2014 Collection. The pieces he presented were easy relaxed pieces that I feel will never go out of style.

Some of my favorite pieces from his collection was his leather skirts. For this set I am showcasing how I would style his ruffled leather mini skirt. I wanted to stay with the vibe he had going within his collection - the cool downtown girl all grown-up.