Posts

Showing posts from May, 2015

Art of the Day - Marius Markowski

Image

Toya's Tales Blogger Link Up Party - A Compelling Mix Of High-Impact Style

Image
*** To Join The Blogger Link Up Party Read And Comment On My Post And Add Your Link Below ***

Today's outfit of the day is striking a balance between color blocking and a lively print. It is graphic, bold, with a 1960's vibe turned out in a very modern way. The overall look is a compelling mix of high-impact style. Make an artful statement with these must-have trends.



Strike Your Own Balance - A Compelling Mix Of High-Impact Style by latoyacl featuring a mini skirt

Tanya Taylor Bridget Color-Block Turtleneck (Buy Here)
BCBGMAXAZRIA Kiri Contrast Petal Miniskirt (Buy Here)
Slingback Black Multi Color Block Heels (Buy Here)
River Island White Round Sunglasses (Buy Here)
Motel Zip Mini Purse In Internet Germs Black And White (Buy Here)



















An InLinkz Link-up

Flirtatious Nature

Image
Today's outfit of the day is inspired by this lovely image of actress Sonequa Martin-Green. Some of you may recognize her from her roles on "The Walking Dead and "The Good Wife". She is a ravishing beauty and I just loved how her hair and makeup was styled for this image. What I loved most about the makeup was that it was approachable but very flirtatious. The look is coquettish and fun. Just perfect for the warming temps here in the States. The outfit I came up with to complement her style was a crisp white button down crop top paired with a floral mini skirt and denim jacket. The yellow bag added a most needed pop of color, and the heels kept the look grounded.

Flirtatious Nature by latoyacl featuring high heel shoes


Alexander Wang T Cropped Boxy Shirt White (Buy Here)
Coldwater Creek Denim Jacket (Buy Here)
River Island Grey Floral Pink A-line Mini Skirt (Buy Here)
Dolce & Gabbana Purse (Buy Here)
River Island Green Suede Asymmetric Court Shoes
Boohoo Day To Night …

Hollywood and Fashion Style Stars - My 9 Faves 5/24/15

Image

My 5 Favorite Red Heels For Spring

Image
When I think of the color red it reminds of love, passion, desire, vibrant, strength, leadership, and courage. It is assertive, daring, energetic, and exciting. So this spring while shopping for a new pair of heels go ahead and try the color red. It is a highly visible color and focuses all of the attention on you.Truly fabulous style is a step away.








Connect with me on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/toyastales




My 8 Faves From The Band of Outsiders Spring 2015

Image
I am loving Band of Outsiders Spring 2015 Collection. Designer Scott Sternberg has designed a collection that has me wistfully daydreaming about a vacation. I would feel so chic strolling through foreign lands in his fabulous creations. His collection has so many useful pieces such as silk-cotton skirts, knit shorts and tee-shaped dresses. The cool thing is all of the brand's items would fit right in with your daily wardrobe with ease so you do not have to wait for that well earned vacation to sport one of his fantastic looks.



















The Geometry Equation

Image
I saw this beautiful picture of a natural hair model (featured below) and decided to use her as inspiration for today's outfit of the day. What I loved most about the image was the way her hair was styled and shaped with such precision. The model's hair was simply on point. The cut was so sharp it reminded me of geometric shapes, so I went with that theme." Nature is a natural beauty. Appreciate its beauty, for there will be a time when it is gone and only memories remain."- Source Unknown

The Geometry Equation by latoyacl featuring a brown bracelet


Opening Ceremony Short Dress (Buy Here)
Marni Bracelet
River Island Chevron Geo Print Bag
Vince Camuto Kayjay Leather Heel (Buy Here)





Art of the Day - Cindy Press

Image

Glamorous Nights

Image
When I think about a glamorous night where I have to get dressed up for a special event I always imagine myself in a dress, so I decided to step out of my comfort zone. This time around I wanted to find a way to incorporate pants or at least some version of them into a glam look. I eventually settled on a jumpsuit for evening. Now this is not your typical jumpsuit. This sexy stunner by Zuhair Murad features sharp tailoring and delicate lace. It is also cut to flatter the waist with a built in belt that showcases your curves (as shown on the model below). I paired the jumpsuit with chic Alejandro Ingelmo pointed toe pumps, and a stunning clutch by Marchesa.

Glamorous Nights by latoyacl featuring pointed toe pumps

Zuhair Murad Lace Jumpsuit (Buy Here)
Marchesa Lily Crystal Embroidered Clutch (Buy Here)
Alejandro Ingelmo Tara T-Strap Pointed Toe Pump (Buy Here)





Angular Attraction - Looking Good From All Angles

Image
If there is one fashion rule I must live by it is to make sure that I look good at all angles. I am always aware of shapes, and making sure my profile looks just as good from the side and back as it does in the front. Especially when wearing a dress. I have to make sure that there is a sufficient amount of darts and in all the right places so everything falls in the right place. When I saw this Dion Lee Croc Stripe Silk Dress I knew it fit my criteria. As you can see on the model below the dress is fantastic from any viewpoint. Not only will it mold to your curves but it has visual interest as well. I liked that the dress was sexy but is balanced with a tough hard-edged vibe. It is not a sweet and precious look which is why it is so perfect.

Angular Attraction - Looking Good From All Angles by latoyacl featuring black handbags


Dion Lee Croc Stripe Silk Dress (Buy Here)
Rauwolf Castellum Clutch (Buy Here)
Guess Aela Cutout Heels (Buy Here)










Art of the Day - Tibor Lazar

Image

2015 Inspiration - Japanese Floral Garden

Image
Today's outfit of the day was inspired by this beautiful image of a Japanese Floral Garden. The gorgeous range of hues initially drew me in, and even when I tried to pull myself away from the image I found myself coming back to it. Even though it was colorful it also gave off a serene, elegant, and subdued energy. It was very tranquil. So I searched around and found the perfect dress to capture the essence of my inspiration image. I loved this Milly Floral Ombre Sheath Dress because of the lovely print and the sexy surprise in back. I paired the dress with elegant accessories to complete the look.

2015 Inspiration - Japanese Floral Garden by latoyacl featuring a blue purse

Milly Floral Ombre Sheath Dress (Buy Here)
Isabel Marant Mild Star Tassel Drop Earrings (Buy Here)
Prada Clutch (Buy Here)
Simple Style Sexy High Heel (Buy Here)











Hollywood and Fashion Style Stars - My 6 Best Dressed 5/3/2015

Image