Showing posts from August, 2014

DAILY REMINDER: Wake Up And Be Awesome

I think it is safe to say that we all have moments when we feel weary, not a priority, and unappreciated. It's just a part of the human experience. Sometimes I need a daily reminder to start my day off right. Which is to wake up and be awesome. That one statement can be easily applied to so many different areas in my life. It just reminds me to remember what I'm worth and not settle for anything less. To celebrate the things that make me unique and awesome. To appreciate the quirks and kinks that make me unconventional. At the end of the day all I can do is just be me.

DAILY REMINDER: Wake Up And Be Awesome by latoyacl featuring black jewelry
STELLA McCARTNEY cotton t shirt

Cameo Rose gray pencil skirt
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Wythe NY crocodile shoes

Chloé chloe purse

Black jewelry
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Tomek Jankowski Paris Eiffel Tower III

Inspirational Wall Quotes


My 8 Faves From the Roland Mouret Resort 2015 Collection

For his Resort 2015 Collection designer Roland Mouret decided to revisit his most popular item the "Galaxy Dress". It was still the same seamed, zipped, geometric, body conscious dress, but this time around it came in a variety of gelato colors. The vibe was more relaxed but streamlined. The best thing about this collection was it's consistent color block theme and Mouret's strength : his attention to the body and how he continues to show us how to pull of such body conscious looks.

Vacation Style - Destination Thailand

I would love to travel to Thailand, and luxuriate in a tropical paradise. It is so rich in culture and history. It's culture has been shaped by many influences, including Indian, Lao, Burmese, Cambodian, and Chinese. It would be such a treat to devour their delicious cuisine. Just thinking about all the different flavors, sweet, spicy, sour, bitter, and salty. Thinking about it just makes my mouth water. In certain regions it can become very hot and humid so I put together an outfit to relax in at a resort or on the beach. Perfect enough to endure the weather and catch a nice tan, but still a little covered up enough to walk around the grounds in. If your feeling a little modest just throw on a t-shirt or cover-up to complete the look.

Vacation Style - Destination Thailand by latoyacl featuring flat shoes
Topshop top
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Miss Selfridge shorts

ASOS flat shoes

The Row round sunglasses
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Elizabeth Arden cheek bronzer

Live A Fabulous Life With Grace And Style

Prints and color, they seem to be the only things on my mind lately. I have always gravitated towards the two, but this summer they have had a dominant presence in my wardrobe. Maybe it's because they pair so well together. The loudest, the brightest, the boldest, in the end it makes me love them even more. As long as I can continue to rock them with a modicum of style and grace they will always maintain a space in my closet.

Live A Fabulous Life With Grace And Style by latoyacl featuring round glasses
Peter Pilotto shirt dress

Sergio Rossi pink pumps

SHOUROUK green purse

Gucci round glasses
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wildbelles: sweet-wildfox: Marina Nery... - Dior Dolce

My Faves From the Gucci Resort 2015 Collection

Designer Frida Giannini partnered with artist Kris Knight on a floral print featuring plants for Gucci's Resort 2015 Collection. The feminine print was used consistently throughout the collection. Historically plants tend to represent a woman's ability to seduce and command power over a man, and this collection certainly casts a spell. It was pretty, sophisticated, and charming to say the least.

Travel Destination - Spain

Spain has a vibrant culture that has made it one of the top travel destinations in the world. It has fantastic art, architecture, cuisine, and music. For so long it has been one of the places I would love to travel to and explore. I would love to be siting back and enjoying some paella or Castillian soup. What are some of your favorite travel destinations?

Travel Destination - Spain by latoyacl featuring juicy couture handbags
Hi lo dress

Gucci flat shoes

Juicy couture handbag



Boeing 707 - First successful jetliner - deluxe airplane model

My Faves From the 3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2015 Collection

For his Resort 2015 collection designer Phillip Lim was inspired by a mishmash of seventies-esque motifs, but of course he did it with his usual flair. He paid tribute to the era but with a twist. He referenced the looseness and prints of the era, but with a modern flourish.