Showing posts from October, 2014

Wish List - My 9 Favorite November Finds From Humble Chic NY

I was doing some online window shopping, and decided to visit one of my favorite sites to peruse, Humble Chic NY. Their site has the perfect mix of affordable and trendy finds. Every time I visit I always see a hand full of goodies that I want to scoop up. So today I am sharing a few items that caught my eye.

Art of the Day - Paola Delfin


Feminine Nest - Decorate Your Bathroom With Silver, Purple, and Crystals

This one is strictly for the ladies who want to jazz up their feminine nest. Today I am focusing on adding a few decorative pieces that will help make your bathroom a glamorous retreat. Some of the home decor suggestions would seem out of place for a bathroom, but that is what makes them so perfect. These easy tips will make your bathroom unique. The fun part about these simple changes is that you can achieve a whole new look without construction or a full-blown renovation.
Easy Changes & Tips - Rethink your lighting. Most bathrooms have can or pendant lighting. For a different take try a small scale chandelier. It will add a little extra sparkle while your relaxing in the tub. - Consider adding wallpaper instead of re-painting. It's a great way to add texture and print. The key is to make sure you have proper ventilation and fans installed in the bathroom to avoid moisture issues. - A beautiful and comfortable chair is a must have when you're pampering yourself. Perfect for p…

Day to Night - Hourglass Body Type

A couple of weeks ago I received a request from one of my blog followers asking me to style a fashion set showing clothing options for an hourglass figure - and the only stipulation was that the set must feature flat shoes. I decided to tackle this request by featuring a day to night outfit where I am working with the same basic pieces (that highlight a hourglass figure curves) and changing out the accessories. Since this was a personal request I wanted to make sure every piece was budget friendly and affordable. For the day outfit I created a look that you could wear to the office. For the evening outfit I created an ensemble that could be worn when going out for drinks, dinner, or clubbing.
Hourglass Figure Styling Tips: - Make sure to pick pieces that fit, but are not overly tight. Close fitting clothes highlight a hourglass figure. - Baggy or shapeless clothing are a huge no-no! - Remember to always emphasize your waist. - If you wear flats pick a pair with a pointy toe. Round toe flat…

My 6 Favorite Black Cocktail Dresses For Under $100

In my previous post I styled a fashion set featuring a black Kenzo dress that received a lot of attention. Some of my readers have requested an alternative cocktail style dress that was less expensive. So I have compiled a list of six of my favorite black cocktail dresses for Fall 2014. All of these fabulous finds are under $100, so they will not break your budget.

Navigating The Night

Before I determine what I need and want to buy to update my wardrobe each season I try to compile ideas and inspiration from several sources. This fall I have really been inspired by art, urban cities, and fantastic prints. When I was perusing Pinterest I came across this cool illustration, "New York" by Peter Donnelly. I was inspired by the retro Mad Men depiction of the frenzy of the city at night, and decided to use it as today's inspiration for the outfit of the day.

Navigating The Night by latoyacl featuring Superdry
Kenzo short metallic dress
$555 -

Superdry coat

Heeled sandals



Living Room Inspiration - Black, Gold, and Pink

Usually I do not gravitate towards the color pink, especially when it comes to decorating a home. When I came across this elegant living room by Amy Howard I started to reconsider. I always considered a pale or cotton candy pink as a juvenile hue, but when paired with accents of black and gold it gives off a more sophisticated vibe.

Living Room Inspiration - Black, Gold, and Pink by latoyacl featuring a storage table
Possini Euro Design ceiling light

Light pink throw pillow

Artificial silk flower

Onyx vase

White home decor

Storage table

Barclay Butera sofa

COTE DE TEXAS The Beautiful World of Amy Howard