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My 6 Faves From The Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2016 Collection

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Tommy Hilfiger is an icon in American fashion. His brand has always provided classic basics that stand the test of time. I was digging what he presented for his Men's Spring 2016 Collection. He showcased a mix of tailoring and casual sportswear, it was modern, style-conscious and fresh. 












Art of the Day - Nadia Rapti

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Glam Goddess

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Are you a Glam Goddess? Let's get real, sometimes I wake up and feel like sh*t, and that feeling can last throughout the whole day. So I cherish the rare moments I wake up feeling gorgeous. On those days I want to flaunt it, show it off, and revel in it. So in the words of Nicki Minaj today's set is " Pretty on Fleek", and is pure high octane glamour. Can you handle it?


Glam Goddess by latoyacl featuring a brown shoulder bag


Maticevski Black cropped Emotive Bustier (Buy Here)
DKNY Embroidered Cotton Blend Mini Skirt (Buy Here)
Wet Seal Strappy Caged Heels (Buy Here)
Emilio Pucci Shoulder Bag (Buy Here)
Lanvin Crystal Stone Clip On Earrings (Buy Here)






Retro Floral Mini Skirt

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It is a hot and humid one today, and a day like this is the perfect time to bring out the mini skirts. They are perfect for showing off a little leg, getting some sun, and staying cool. Pair it with a tank top or cami and you are ready to beat the heat in style. Add a pair of cute sunglasses to protect your eyes from the blazing sun, and with all of the humidity in the atmosphere it is best to keep the makeup to a minimal. What is your must-have item to stay cool in the summer?

Retro Floral Mini Skirt by latoyacl featuring black eye makeup


Newlook White Cami (Buy Here)
Topshop Retro Floral Mini Skirt (Buy Here)
BCBGMAXAZRIA Elyse Crisscross Sandal (Buy Here)
Sole Society Sydnee Vegan Braided Clutch (Buy Here)
Skagen Giite Light Brown Leather Strap Watch (Buy Here)
Sole Society Round Sunglasses (Buy Here)
Make Up Forever Artist Shadow Diamond (Buy Here)
Topshop Magic Liner In Engraved (Buy Here)
Guerlain Terracotta Summer Collection Powder (Buy Here)
Accessorize Teal Nail Polish 









On The Hunt For Perfection (Weekend Edition)

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As we enter into the weekend the first thing on my mind is what is on my agenda as far as entertainment is concerned, and what I will be wearing during the festivities. For a lot of us the weekend gives us the opportunity to unwind and to enjoy the company of the people in our social circle. That can manifest as a date, an adventure at the local club and bar, or a private gathering among friends. No matter what the occasion entails I'm always on the hunt for the perfect outfit that will capture how I feel at the moment. That is why I always keep at least one little black dress in my closet. The LBD always seems to work for all types of occasions. Depending on how I dress it up or down the right one becomes a superstar in my closet. Even though I am extremely fond of bright colors the most worn item in my wardrobe is not the dress with the most vibrant hue. My little black dress is the most reached for item in my closet. So today's set is dedicated to the staple every woman sho…

Treat Her Right And She Will Bloom

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The For Love And Lemons Mariposa Maxi Dress featured in today's set is as dreamy as it gets. This maxi dress is 70s heaven and guaranteed to stun at any summer event you may have coming up with a long fit, lots of lace and a sultry deep V-neck. You will be dressed to impress in this curve hugging look. Not for the faint of heart, you will feel like a true hottie when you spice up your wardrobe with this stunning little number. The time is right to sizzle this summer!

Treat Her Right And She Will Bloom by latoyacl featuring a faux floral


For Love and Lemons Mariposa Maxi Dress (Buy Here)
Dolce & Gabbana Keira Roses On Silk Satin Sandals (Buy Here)
Lanvin Color Block Box Clutch (Buy Here)
Goddess Arm Band (Buy Here)









Art of the Day - Tom Bagshaw

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Creatively Speaking (OOTD)

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Since it is Friday I decided to feature a cool and funky outfit showcasing street style. I grew up in the urban areas of my city and it is always fun to go back to my roots. This outfit combines the two things that I obsess over which is obviously art and fashion. Growing up I used to love walking past the colorful graffiti murals spray painted against the buildings. After viewing them I would try to replicate the designs in my notebooks, but as you can see I never became a world famous tagger so the next best thing is rocking a skirt like this one by McQ by Alexander McQueen.

Creatively Speaking by latoyacl featuring Jonathan Simkhai





Jonathan Simkhai Cropped Cutout Ribbed Knit Top (Buy Here)
McQ by Alexander McQueen Jacquard Print Pencil Skirt (Buy Here)
Casadei Sheer Ankle Bootie (Buy Here)
Christian Louboutin Rougissime Small Clutch  
Pieces Spike Earrings  
Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara (Buy Here) 
OPI Nail Polish (Buy Here)
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick (Buy Here)
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Fashion Cadet

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Some of my favorite sets are the ones where I showcase how to add a bit of personality to your office style. I usually showcase style ideas for someone who works in a creative field so I do not have that many rules that I have to adhere to, but unfortunately most of us do not actually work somewhere that allows us that much freedom with the dress code. So today's set is perfect for someone who works in a business casual environment. The Warehouse dress featured is appropriate to wear to work and gives off a relaxed professional vibe. Plus if the office air conditioning is on full blast you can easily add a cardigan to the look for extra warmth. I paired this military inspired frock with simple and classic accessories.


Fashion Cadet by latoyacl featuring a military style dress




Warehouse Military Shift Dress (Buy Here)
Freyrs Vintage Fashion Sunglasses (Buy Here)
Chloe Faye Sued Shoulder Bag (Buy Here)
BCBGENERATION Tilda Flats (Buy Here)








Art of the Day - Peter Pharoah

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Art of the Day - Adream de Valdivia

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My 7 Favorite Kimono Tops For Summer 2015

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The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment that literally means " a thing to wear". Traditional kimonos are usually t-shaped , straight lined robes worn so that the hemline falls at the ankle. The non-traditional reincarnation that the  fashion world has adopted utilizes the same t-shape but the hemline may hit at the waist, knee, or ankle. A lot of the time you see it incorporated into a bohemian style outfit, as a swimsuit cover-up, or lounge wear. 














Weathered Coastal Living Bedroom Inspiration

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" Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly " - Van Morrison
The song lyrics above by Van Morrison and this cottage on the Norwegian island of Vega which was built by Kolman Boy Architects is what served as inspiration for today's set. What I love most about that home image were the soothing blues and how weathered the home appears. I thought it was very cool in a really subtle way. I tend to gravitate to more bolder colors but looking at this image made me just want to chill and relax. Which is the perfect feeling to have when decorating a bedroom. You want to be able to go to your own personal sanctuary to decompress in style, and today's sets provides you with some great basics to get you started.

Coastal Living Bedroom Inspiration by latoyacl featuring John Robshaw

Room And Board Bennett Bed (Buy Here)
Room And Board Bennett Nightstand (Buy Here)
John Robshaw Nila Pillow (Buy Here)
Crestview Collection Beach Wall Art (Buy Here)









Let's Get One Thing Straight

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Outfit Of The Day  Selfie Time! Today's outfit of the day is one funky little number. This outfit is stylish, trendy, a bit sexy and just the right amount of fun for summer. I paired a striped crop top with a jersey skirt for a slick monochrome look. The sporty trim is an extra cute touch. Throw in a modern heel and an eye-catching clutch and it is a winning combination.

Topshop Engineered Stripe Crop Top (Buy Here) 
Topshop Sporty Ribbed Mini Skirt (Buy Here)
3.1 Phillip Lim Slingback Martini Sandals (Buy Here)
Torrid Selfie Paris Clutch (Buy Here)
Le Specs Vertigo Gold-Tone Round Sunglasses (Buy Here)
Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow (Buy Here)
Dolce & Gabbana Makeup Passion Eyes Mascara (Buy Here)
Nail Varnish In Collide (Buy Here)
Guerlain Eyeliner (Buy Here)



Let's Get One Thing Straight by latoyacl featuring Dolce&Gabbana



CREATIVE BLOGGER NOMINATION
Okay, I am going to do something a little different today. Yesterday I found out that I was nominated by Toi Thomas the blogger and …

Hot Tropics

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Even though the humidity would wreak havoc on my hair, I have always wanted to live in a tropical climate. Somewhere where it is hot and humid all year round and surrounded by lush vegetation. So I used that longing for the tropics as my inspiration for today's outfit of the day.  It was pretty easy planning this outfit. The only thing I had to keep in mind was to keep the clothing to a minimal because of the warmer temps. I paired a sleek crop top with chic high-waisted shorts, eye-catching sunglasses and flat sandals. The finishing touch is a cute clutch that references my tropical inspiration.


Hot Tropics by latoyacl featuring retro glasses


Topshop Cutout Crop Top (Buy Here)
Giambattista Valli Organza High Waist Shorts (Buy Here)
Sollilas Sandals (Buy Here)
Lizzie Fortunato Oaxaca Port Of Call Clutch (Buy Here)
Fendi Crystal Embellished Cat Eye Optyl Sunglasses (Buy Here)
Too Faced Beach Bunny Paraben Free Bronzer (Buy Here)
Topshop Lips In Ohh La La (Buy Here)
Accessorize Mermaid Nail P…

A Sporty Combination - Light & Dark

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This look is perfect for just chilling or running around on a summer day. The thing I love about dresses are their versatility. They could go from very dressy to relaxed and casual. Today's dress is sports inspired. This T by Alexander Wang dress will lend your look a sharp urban element. The reflective stripe trim provide a unique finish. Plus if you are not to keen with showing off your legs just pair it with a pair of leggings and you are good to go.


A Sporty Combination - Light & Dark by latoyacl featuring circle sunglasses



T by Alexander Wang Grey Reflective Stripe Sleeveless Hood Sweatshirt Dress  
Abercrombie & Fitch Dolce Vita Dixin Sandals (Buy Here)
Vince Cut-Out Medium Crossbody (Buy Here)
Wildfox Steff Deluxe Sunglasses (Buy Here)
Nars Lipstick (Buy Here)
Cargo Cosmetics TexasLiner Liquid Eyeliner (Buy Here)
Lord & Berry Scuba Extreme Waterproof Mascara (Buy Here)






Artistic Inspiration - Flamingos Reflections

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I have always been intrigued by flamingos, maybe because they do not dwell in my part of the country. The famous pink birds tend to reside in warm, watery regions ( I wish I did too ). They are tall and graceful creatures with long necks. They are the perfect inspiration for today's set. The first step in my process was to find an image that would serve as my artistic inspiration. I browsed through hundreds of pictures and came across this beautifully still image by DBroglin called "Flamingos Reflection". I loved that it was not the typical pink flamingo that I'm used to seeing, and the starkness of the image pulled me in. Next was the hard part. It is generally easy enough to find hundreds of items featuring pink flamingos, but it is a lot harder finding clothing that features one in black and white. I searched and searched and finally found a dress by 1 State that perfectly captured what I was going for. I kept the rest of the look simple and chic to keep the focus…

Art of the Day - Pavel Kryz

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4th of July Style - Celebrating Independence Day

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Independence Day, commonly known as the 4th of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Independence Day is usually celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, and family reunions. Also part of the festivities are political speeches and ceremonies celebrating this day in American history. There are so many different types of  parties celebrating this event, and today's set is showcasing an outfit that would be perfect for the patriotic occasion. 
Happy Independence Day!!!


4th of July Style - Celebrating Independence Day by latoyacl featuring a blue dress

Carven Cady Dress (Buy Here)
Sunglasses (Buy Here)
Alexander Wang Bag (Buy Here)
Sergio Rossi Sandals (Buy Here)