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My Faves From The Orla Kiely Spring 2014 Collection

If I was to say one thing about designer Orla Kiely it would be that she is always consistent. The Kiely girl is ultra-feminine, sugary sweet, with a bit of quirk. The way her collection was styled was a bit much for me since I do not tend to go for the whole " little girl " look , but that is an easy fix. I would get rid of the knee socks and beret, and instead rock a tousled bun and a sexy heel. Her collection featured a lot of great investment pieces (feminine dresses and a fab printed trench) that could work all year round.

In this set I styled this pretty blouse and skirt from the Orly Kiely Spring 2014 Collection. Her collection was styled with a feminine and sweet vibe. I wanted to style this skirt with a more womanly flair so I finished the look off with Bakers Tia Pumps (Buy Here), and Gena Handbag from (Buy Here). This set showcases how you can feel empowered without giving up your femininity.

10 Gifts Under $100 Perfect For Mother's Day

Mom deserves the best, so pick out the perfect accessory to show your love this Mother's Day! Find gifts to fit her style or break her out of a rut with fresh new pieces inspired by the latest trends. It will be easy to get Mother's Day shopping out of the way with my favorite finds. With so many amazing styles, you're sure to find the perfect piece to suit her style. Remember! Mother's Day is May 11, so shop now to find something she's sure to love.


Straight From The Runway - My 10 Favorite Pumps For Spring 2014

Pumps are a classic style of shoe that can run the gamut from formal, sexy, or whimsical. The reason I love them so much is because they work for so many style occasions. A lot of women reserve them only for work but they can even work well for dressing up your favorite pair of jeans. Below are a few of my favorites from the Spring 2014 Collections.  How do you rock your pumps?

Relaxed Beauty - How to Style an Abstract Print

A long skirt can be a tricky thing to style. To make this look work proportion is key. You want to look for a skirt that doesn't swallow you whole. A slimmer cut or skirt that has a slight flounce works best. To balance the length of a long skirt the proportions on top should be fitted or show some skin. If you're not comfortable wearing a crop top a cami or spaghetti strap top will work as well. A cute fitted jacket perfect for Spring and peep toe ankle booties will keep the look relaxed and modern.

Relaxed Beauty - How to Style an Abstract Print by latoyacl featuring a crossbody purse
Rag Bone halter top

Faith Connexion motorcycle jacket

Tsumori Chisato long skirt

MICHAEL Michael Kors crossbody purse

Ankle booties


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Simply Speaking - Isa Arfen Spring 2014 Collection

Sometimes you just have to keep things simple - not boring - but without all of the extra adornment. That thought process is ironic coming from me, a woman who tends to love prints, beading, and jewels. I'm pretty sure I will not stray too far from my usual preferences, but sometimes it's nice to take the simplistic approach. That was why I was drawn to Isa Arfen's Spring 2014 Collection. The collection contained simple shapes paired with beautiful fabrics and gorgeous color. Designer Serafina Sama did an excellent job of creating pieces that you could have in your closet for years to come.

My favorite item from the Isa Arfen Spring 2014 Collection was the 3/4 length pink midi skirt (Buy Here) .  I loved how they styled it in the collection with a crop top so I went with that idea. Except my version was from River Island, and I found the cut of the top to be more my style. I added a little flair to the look with a Brahmin Large Duxbury White Monaco Satchel  (Buy Here) . I f…

Chic It Is - My 5 Faves From the Martin Grant Spring 2014 Collection

We live in such an overexposed world that sometimes I need to be reminded that not every occasion calls for something clingy. So it's always nice when a designer presents us with other options, like Martin Grant did for his Spring 2014 Collection. Some of my favorite pieces from his collection played with patterns and reworking classics by playing with volume. 
Below are some of the smartest, chicest buys of the season.

Below is one of my favorite dresses from the Martin Grant Spring 2014 Collection. I wanted to showcase how I would style it. Even though this dress would work well for day, I decided to go a different route and style it for cocktails or a dinner date. I paired the dress with a Zac by Zac Posen Loren Shoulder Bag and Ava & Aiden Pipa Two-Piece High Heel Sandal. To work with the bold print of the dress a minimal makeup look is all you need. I would rock a smokey eye (right now I'm loving Benefit's Smokin' Eyes Gift Set) and a nude lip to add a sultry ed…

Elegance Is The Only Beauty That Never Fades

Elegance is an enduring quality that never goes out of style. When it comes to fashion I am of two minds. I appreciate the new and trendy influences, but am forever inspired by the past and timeless ideals. In today's set I am showcasing restraint and grace of style. 

Elegance Is The Only Beauty That Never Fades by latoyacl featuring cateye glasses
Long sleeve dress
$250 -

Wide shoes

Henri Bendel striped handbag

Henri Bendel cateye glasses

Stretch belt