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Velvet and Charming Bows (My 8 Favorite Finds)

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" Tis the season for velvet and bows ... fa-la-la-la-la-la-la ... "  At least that is the version of the song playing over and over in my head. If there ever was a wonderful time of the year to wear velvet and bows this it. Both accouterments fit in perfectly with the festive holiday season and jovial mood. Plus any time you add velvet or bows to an outfit it instantly transforms an outfit into something a bit more classier and elegant. Now some of you are looking at me sideways because you may have suffered through one too many holiday family portraits where all of the members of your family were dressed exactly alike and unfortunately most times it involved you being forced to wear velvet or bows, but I swear I will not re-traumatize you. The items I am showcasing today are timeless and chic. This is a cringe free zone, so relax and enjoy!


Velvet and Charming Bows by latoyacl featuring black sandals


Self Portrait Lace Dress (Buy Here)
Oscar de la Renta Clutch (Buy Here)
Samanth…

Cocktails And Sequins - My 4 Favorite Walter Baker Dresses For New Year's Eve

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If you want to party like a celebrity this New Year's Eve I have the perfect brand for you. Designer Walter Baker's marvelous creations have been worn by Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Katy Perry and Rihanna. Today I'm featuring a few of my favorite cocktail dresses from the designer that would be perfect to rock for New Year's Eve.






* All of these beautiful dresses are available in my Zindigo shop *

* Use Gift Card Code Z25 To Get 25% Off Of Your Entire Purchase. Offer Ends 12/32/16! *

My 12 Favorite Hair Bun Hairstyles For Winter

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Now that winter is here I have noticed that I have become lazier with regards to my hair. I don't know if it is the cold temperatures, dry air from heaters, or hat hair that is affecting my mood but I am so over trying to style my hair to perfection. Right now I'm craving an easier alternative and a hair bun always does the trick. The best thing about them is they look good on all hair textures with minimal styling, and they are one of the few rare hairstyles that actually look better messier. So today I am showing you twelve of my favorite bun hairstyles for winter. 



































It is all fun when you rock a bun!

Happy Holidays

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Wishing you a happy holiday!



Happy Holidays by latoyacl featuring christmas home decor

Art of the Day - Natalia Baykalova

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Sultry Appeal

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During this festive time of year when I think of getting dressed up for the occasion I always think of wearing something shimmery, with a little sparkle and it will probably be metallic. Most likely because they automatically put you in the festive spirit, but what if you are not feeling any of that? Well I have a sultry option that is right on trend and available through my Zindigo shop. The dress I'm featuring today is by designer Jay Godfrey, and will make an excellent investment piece. It is the kind of dress that flatters the curves and highlights your alluring decolletage. To accentuate the neckline I paired it with a beautiful lace choker that has a bit of Victorian Goth appeal and a pair of simple satin heels. The end result is sexy, elegant, and very appealing. 


Sultry Appeal by latoyacl featuring a lace choker



Jay Godfrey Phoenix Dress (Buy Here)
Blue Banana Lace Choker (Buy Here)
Stella McCartney Satin Heel (Buy Here)






Art of the Day - Tamara Natalie Madden

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My 6 Faves From The Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2016 Collection

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I have followed fashion designer Christian Siriano since his start on Project Runway several years ago. His career and designs have flourished over the years, and now he is one of fashion's brightest stars. What comes to mind when I think of his designs are bold bright colors, figure flattering designs, and beautifully tailored clothing. One thing I have always admired him for was that he has never shirked his responsibility as a designer to make clothing for all body types not just sample sizes. What woman wouldn't feel sexy in his designs? 











My 9 Favorite Cape Dresses For The Holiday Party Season

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We are right in the middle of the holiday season and most likely you will be invited to at least one holiday party or event. If you are not interested in recycling the same outfit you wore last year may I suggest trying one of the hottest trends of the year: the cape dress. It is the best of both worlds and achieves an almost impossible trick of being curve hugging and loosely draped at the same time. It is the rare kind of dress you can highlight what you are working with while still being a lady. Plus it comes with a cape and with all of the juggling, cooking, hosting, gifting, and carousing you will be doing this holiday season they might as well call you Wonder Woman. So do her proud and twirl that cape as if your life depended on it.



Off The Shoulder Cape Dress by latoyacl featuring a pink purse


Mariah Off Shoulder Cape Dress (Buy Here)
Alessandra Rich Tasseled Round Clutch (Buy Here)
Christian Louboutin Marlen Sandal (Buy Here)




Check out more of my faves below.