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Spring Awakening

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One of the BIG trends for 2015 is the eye clutch, and I am really feeling it. I'm loving this trend so much because of it's artistic flair, Pop Art elements, and it's quirky appeal. After seeing these eye-catching beauties everywhere it left me wondering how I would style one. Since it is such a bold piece I wanted to keep the clutch the main attraction. Plus I thought it would be more interesting to pair it with a ladylike dress and heels. It makes an unexpected pairing, and shakes things up a bit.

Spring Awakening by latoyacl featuring a lucite purse


Opening Ceremony Dress (Buy Here)
Essentiel Perspex Eye Clutch (Buy Here)
Narciso Rodriguez D'orsay Pump (Buy Here)



*STYLE BONUS*
More options for rocking the eye clutch trend!

















Art of the Day - Brian M. Viveros

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The Switch-Up Artist

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One of my favorite things to do is finding different ways to wear an item. Not only is it fun but it is also practical considering most of us do not have an unlimited wardrobe. Today's set is showcasing two different ways to rock this cool stripe skirt by Finders Keepers. Both looks are perfect for Spring!



The Switch - Up Artist by latoyacl featuring black ankle booties


Cheap Monday Wish Jacket (Buy Here)
Whistles Clutch (Buy Here)
Sigerson Morrison Booties (Buy Here)
Finders Keepers Tight Rope Skirt (Buy Here)
Finders Keepers Teen Spirit Top (Buy Here)
Chloe Shoulder Bag (Buy Here)
BCBGMAXAZRIA Pump (Buy Here)





My Faves From The Raoul Spring 2015 Collection

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Raoul is the fashion and leather goods brand from the house of F J Benjamin. Since its 2010 debut Raoul has been creating a buzz with its sleek take on contemporary affordable luxury clothing. The brainchild of Douglas and Odile Benjamin, each Raoul collection is creatively directed personally by the dynamic husband and wife team.
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ACCESSORIES

Connect The Dots

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For Spring 2015 I am all about mixing patterns with bold colors. I am always in search of the perfect balance of femininity and vibrant eye-catching style. A polka dot pattern will always add a chic graphic appeal to any outfit. For today's set I decided to focus on a small scale polka dot print that would not be too overwhelming but still offer some level of visual interest. A beautifully crafted slim-fitting mini dress flares out at the hem to flatter your frame, and pairing it with a bright candy apple green coat adds a fun dose of color.


Connect The Dots by latoyacl featuring evening clutches


BlackFive Long Sleeve Solid Color Coat (Buy Here)
Torn by Ronny Kobo Geraldine Dress (Buy Here)
Alexander Wang Natalya Leather Sandal (Buy Here)
Jimmy Choo Margot Glitter Clutch Bag (Buy Here)





Lust Worthy Shoe - Christian Louboutin

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The craftsmanship of this Christian Louboutin shoe is outstanding. From the gorgeous hues, incredibly intricate details and the classic shape. It all comes together perfectly. I may not always love the pricing, but I can not deny the talent or the artistry.









6 Festive Finds For St. Patrick's Day

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St. Patrick's Day is coming up and in celebration of the festivities I have compiled a collection of fun green finds for the occasion. Originally St. Patrick's Day was a religious celebration commemorating the death of  the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Over the centuries it has evolved into a celebration of Irish heritage and culture. Celebrations generally include all day bar crawls, parades, and festivals, while wearing green attire or shamrocks.
How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in your country?














Art of the Day - Lara Zankoul Photography

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Winter Fresh

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Exude luxe elegance and sophistication in this sleek outfit. You can never go wrong by choosing such a chic look, it is the perfect choice for a special occasion. I styled this flattering mint green hue with pointy toe stiletto pumps and classic accessories.

Winter Fresh by latoyacl featuring a green dress


Victoria by Victoria Beckham Lace Jacquard Dress (Buy Here)
Michael by Michael Kors Military Cape (Buy Here)
Jimmy Choo Zadie Cross Body Bag (Buy Here)
Kate Spade New York Liliana Metallic Snake Print Pump (Buy Here)




Checkmate - A Fashion Victory

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Don't you love when all of the pieces of the puzzle come together perfectly? When individual items are satisfying on their own but equals absolute perfection when paired together - that in itself is the definition of a fashion victory. Cohesiveness is key, but it always has to be pleasing to the eye. The easiest formula for me to achieve the ultimate fashion moment is to use a trio of complementary colors, add a touch of texture, and finish with an intriguing print (or two). On a side note this formula also works for decorating your home as well!In the comments section below tell me what is the secret to your perfect fashion formula.



Checkmate - A Fashion Victory by latoyacl featuring alice+olivia dresses




Alice + Olivia Selma Stretch Knit Dress (Buy Here)
BlackFive Pocketed Buttoned Woolen Coat (Buy Here)
LibbySue Plush Plaid Cashmere Winter Scarf (Buy Here)
Brooks Brothers Leather Crossbody Bag (Buy Here) 
Sergio Rossi Sherazade Pump (Buy Here)
Merona Leather Gloves (Buy Here)
Smashbox P…

The Home Advantage - Mood Indigo (Big Mushroom Lounge Chair)

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" A chair should be more than simply functional. It should be friendly, fun and colorful. "
- Pierre Paulin 

Pierre Paulin studied stone carving and clay modeling at the Ecole Camondo in Paris in the early fifties where he began designing furniture for Thonet. In 1958, he became the designer at Artifort where he created a series of sculptural chairs with an inner structure of steel tubing, covered in foam and fabric. In 1968, Paulin collaborated with Le Mobilier National and received and many important government commissions including furniture and interiors for the Elysee Palace in Paris.
Paulin designed the iconic Big Mushroom Lounge Chair. The Big Mushroom is a classic in the Artifort Collection. Soft, ample, inviting and supremely comfortable, the Big Mushroom is an eye-catching lounge that makes you just want to curl up and enjoy it to the fullest. Explicit, subtle and organic, this lounge chair bursts of fun with vivid color and style. 


The Home Advantage - Mood Indigo by

Art of the Day - Alessandra Maria

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