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My 10 Favorite Looks From The Altuzarra Fall/Winter 2016 Collection

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I fell in love with the gypsy spirit that was on display at the Altuzarra Fall/Winter 2016 Collection. It was a hodge-podge of luxurious fabrics and stunning prints. Some of the highlights from the collection were a cozy knit sweater with leather detailing, a plush shearling and leather jacket, and a beautifully iridescent handkerchief hem maxi dress.


























Dress Up Your Casual Style With Faux Fur and Rhinestones (My 5 Favorite Rhinestone Pumps)

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Ever since I became an adult a couple of decades ago I have always tried to figure out the best way to dress up my casual style. I try not to wear sneakers with jeans and a t-shirt because it can make me look too young or like I'm going to gym class. Plus I have never been the girl who chooses to dress down so that combination never worked well for me. Over the years I figured out the perfect combination that works for my personal taste. I like to balance a look by pulling opposites together to concoct a charming creation. So if I wear jeans I always prefer to dress them up with a dressier shoe like a heel or a flat. I also like to up the glam factor of a casual outfit by rocking statement jewelry. I love big bold and ornate pieces that draw the eye. They always add just the right amount of glitz and glam to my look. The perfect topper to complete the ensemble is a cropped faux fur coat which always works well during these cold winter months. It is the perfect finishing touch beca…

Street Style Chic - Lifeline Sweater (My Favorite 5 Duffle Coats)

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A duffle coat is a classic winter staple. Today I wanted to showcase a duffle coat that is not basic and boring. The Burberry Duffle Coat is oversized, has leather detailing and it also comes with a handy hood. I paired this must-have coat with a cool lifeline sweater by Each X Other and comfortable dark blue jeans by FRAME. The finishing touches to make the look complete are some suede ankle boots by Dune and a trendy color blocked bag by Nine West.


Street Style Chic - Lifeline Sweater by latoyacl featuring skinny jeans





Burberry Brit Anbridge Wool and Cashmere Duffle Coat (Buy Here)
Each X Other Black Lifeline Striped Sweater (No Longer Available) 
FRAME Denim Le Skinny De Jeanne Dark Blue Jeans (Buy Here)
Dune Oke Suede Ankle Boots (Buy Here)
Nine West Balancing Act Crossbody Bag (Buy Here)
Lancome Hypnose Doll Lash Effect Mascara (Buy Here)
Shu Uemura Cream Eyeshadow in Pearl Light Purple (Buy Here)
OPI Peanuts Collection "Who Are You Calling Bossy" Nail Polish  





Below are a few m…

Art of the Day - Alex Garant Art

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Winter Street Style (My 4 Favorite Faux Shearling Coats)

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Today's outfit is perfect for a blustery winter day. It will keep you warm and cute during the chilly winter months. I used colors that are not typically associated with winter like pastel pink and white. It is a nice way to rock some color without it being to overwhelming. One of the best ways to stay warm in cold weather is to wear a shearling coat so I had to throw one in the mix. 



Winter Street Style by latoyacl featuring plus size skinny jeans


Tibi Shearling Rider Jacket (Buy Here) \
J. Crew Lace Applique Sweater (No longer available) \
Steilmann White Pamela Skinny Jean (Buy Here) \
Laurence Dacade Pete Ankle Boot (Buy Here)
Givenchy Photo Perfexion (Buy Here) 
Sabon NYC Mineral Hand Cream (Buy Here)
Bobbi Brown Dark Chocolate Eye Set (Buy Here)


If you prefer not to wear shearling below are a few of my favorite faux shearling coats. 
















Art of the Day - Lioba Bruckner

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Art of the Day - Alexey Chernigin

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Art of the Day - Chris Peters

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Perfectly Imperfect Casual Winter Style (My 6 Favorite Combat Boots)

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I have always loved the idea of combat boots but could never figure out a way to incorporate them into my own wardrobe. So I decided to challenge myself and see if I could style an outfit around them that I would actually wear. I decided on a preppy nautical theme with an edge. I incorporated all of the things I love like a peacoat, a statement necklace and stripes. Everything came together perfectly and I ended up styling a cool casual look that I could rock.




Perfectly Imperfect Casual Winter Style by latoyacl featuring a metallic eyeshadow



American Eagle Outfitters Military Wool Coat (No longer available) 
The Kooples Striped Pullover (Buy Here)
Stella McCartney Skinny Jeans (Buy Here)
Zaful Statement Necklace (Buy Here)
Valentino Rockstud Messenger Bag (Buy Here)
Giuseppe Zanotti Tusk Detail Combat Boots (Buy Here)
Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara (Buy Here)
Estee Lauder Pure Color Shadow Paint (No longer available) 
Bobbi Brown Ink Long Wear Gel Eyeliner (Buy Here)




If you love the combat boot…

Beauty And The Beat - A Strong Brow And Lip

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I am so obsessed with this look right now. I literally have been wearing a version of this all fall and winter. It is my go to look for a good reason. It is simple to achieve and does not add any extra time to my makeup routine. You do need a great foundation of your choice to start off with. After applying your foundation and concealer of choice add highlighter to the middle of your forehead, bridge of your nose, above your cheekbones, the bow of your lip and the tip of your chin. Make sure to blend for a flawless finish. Next apply a shaping eyebrow powder or gel to define and fill in sparse brows. This looks best with a natural fuller brow. Apply sparingly with quick short strokes and brush brows to blend. To finish it all off pick a strong deep lip color like a wine, cognac, maroon or blackberry for an elegant and timeless look.

Beauty And The Beat - A Strong Brow And Lip by latoyacl featuring Smashbox

Beauty Inspiration: Joan Smalls 
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation (Buy Here)
Kiko Radian…

Art of the Day - Lauren Brevner

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My 12 Faves From The Balmain Fall 2016 Menswear Presentation

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Balmain's Fall 2016 Menswear Presentation made two things clear: the brand's collection was inspired by vintage military garb and that their designs always balances fantasy with reality. This collection is perfect for the trendier guy right on the cutting edge of fashion who loves luxurious fabrics.  Below are twelve of my favorite looks from the collection.














This collection is not in stores yet but below are a few of my favorite Balmain men's items that are currently in stores.