Showing posts from January, 2016

Art of the Day - Tatyana Binovska


It All Pointed In The Right Direction ( My 7 Favorite Suede Black Caged Heels)

I was working with two themes for today's set. The first idea was to create a date night outfit that was a bit more relaxed and not overly tight or clingy. The second idea was to somehow incorporate as many geometric points and angles as I could. Okay, I know that both ideas seem to have nothing to do with each other, but I really didn't care because at the end of the day I came up with a sexy and modern look for evening.

It All Pointed In The Right Direction by latoyacl featuring black high heel pumps

Michael Kors Reverse Cowl V-Neck (Buy Here)
River Island Black Jacquard Split Front Pencil Skirt (No Longer Available) 
Lulu Frost Citadel Glass Opal Drop Earrings (Buy Here)
Red Herring Cream Block Color Textured Tassel Clutch (Buy Here)
River Island Black Suede Lace up Caged Heels (No Longer Available) 

Suede Black Caged Heels are a big trend this season. Below are a few more choices you may enjoy. 

Artistic Inspiration - Hold On By Ruben Ireland ( My 7 Favorite Heart Tops)

Yay! I love the days when I get to showcase my favorite type of post. When I get to use art as inspiration for creating an outfit it combines my two passions in life. Today's art inspiration is "Hold On" by Ruben Ireland. I loved the cool graphic boldness of the painting. It also was tinged with a hint of sweetness. I translated those themes into a cool street style outfit. Look around you and be inspired!

Artistic Inspiration - Hold On By Ruben Ireland by latoyacl featuring framed wall art

Yumi Heart Print Fluffy Jumper  
J Brand Ellis Straight Leg Jeans  
Yohji Yamamoto Embroidered Band Bowler Hat (Buy Here)
Jason Wu Hanne Suede & Leather Messenger Bag (Buy Here)
Giuseppe Zanotti Ester Suede & Calf Hair Bootie

The Yumi Sweater above is no longer available but if you like to wear your heart on your sleeves below are a few more heart tops to rock.

She Captured My Attention With Her Wild Streak And Bold Nature

For the past several seasons designers have been referencing the past - in particular they seem to be having a love affair with the 1990s'. I can understand why. That decade ushered in a lot of changes. It was also the last decade of the reign of the Supermodel. Back then there was a legion of them (Naomi, Cindy, Kate, Christy, Linda and Claudia) who ruled the runways, magazines, advertising and nightlife. I miss those days when models were actually featured on the covers of the magazines and commercials. Now-a-days it is all about celebrity culture. I guess I have grown nostalgic for the heyday of the Supermodel so they served as my inspiration for today's set.

She Captured My Attention With Her Wild Streak And Bold Nature by latoyacl featuring a collar dress

Hollywood and Fashion Style Stars - My 5 Best Dressed 1/17/16


Art of the Day - Annie Terrazzo


Art of the Day - HYUNJU KIM


I See You Checking Me Out - My 9 Favorite Black and White Dresses For Date Night

I love date night! I get to hang out with a hot companion and show off my flirty nature as well. So as we enter into the weekend I decided today's set would be all about sexy black and white dresses to wear to a romantic rendezvous. Why black and white? Well color can sometimes be distracting and today I wanted the focus to be right on you and your sparkling demeanor. While you charm your date with your captivating conversation you may catch him checking you out in these flirty frocks.

I See You Checking Me Out by latoyacl featuring plus size body con dresses

ABS by Allen Schwartz Bodycon Dress With Cut Outs (Buy Here) 
Marni Gold Plated Horn And Resin Earrings  
Tonya Hawkes Graphic Trunk Clutch (Buy Here)
Barneys New York Bedford Ankle Boots (Buy Here)

An Enchanting Evening (Inspired By Ingrid Silva) - My 7 Favorite Ballerina Inspired Dresses

Today's set was inspired by this beautiful photo of ballet dancer Ingrid Silva. It was not your typical image of ballerinas that are usually staged in various dance poses which made it very cool. It is a rarity to see a Black (excluding Misty Copeland) or Latina ballerina to garner so much attention. Ingrid is originally from Brazil and is currently a member of The Dance Theater of Harlem. To pay tribute to her talents and beauty I styled a set using her as my style inspiration.

An Enchanting Evening by latoyacl featuring a ballet outfit

Loyd/Ford Lace Dress with Embroidered Tulle (Buy Here)
Newlook Chandelier Earrings  
Manolo Blahnik Clutch (Buy Here)
Zaful Heels  

The dress featured in the set is a bit pricey so I am featuring a few more ballerina inspired dresses below at a more affordable price point. 

Art of the Day - Ysabel LeMay


Rose Midi Skirt

For the past couple of months I have really been into midi skirts. It could be because it is a classic or whenever you put one on you feel instantly pulled together and chic. Either way it is a good addition to your wardrobe. This particular one in today's set by Chicwish has a beautiful and quirky rose print that has stole my heart. The print is bold, graphic and provides a visual punch that will make you swoon. I paired the eye-catching skirt with an elegant turtleneck, a must-have bag and ankle boots. As far as makeup is concerned I wanted to keep it classy like the model below and I would recommend just a bit of concealer, a hint of mascara, some finishing powder, and a timeless red lip.

Rose Midi Skirt by latoyacl featuring a black long sleeve top

Warehouse Ribbed Polo Jumper (Buy Here)
Chicwish Rose Midi Skirt (Buy Here)
Michael Kors Bette Satchel  
Jimmy Choo Lindsey Bootie (Buy Here)
NYX High Definition Finishing Powder (Buy Here)
NYX Boudoir Collection Mascara (Buy Here)
NYX Butt…