Small Cooking & Small Living| #nytough

posted on: Friday, December 19, 2014


Christmas is just a few short weeks away, and that means a lot of action for our little apartment. More specifically, for our closet kitchen. We playfully call it a "closet kitchen" because of the obvious; it looks like our landlords found a closet and shoved a counter in it. Our oven barely pulls all the way out, and we keep a healthy cap on how much cookware we have. Our storage space is limited to racks and open shelving. Our counter is well... small. A small spill easily becomes an entire kitchen mess, and we depend on our Bounty paper towels to help us with those small kitchen messes daily.

I usually forget how small our kitchen is until I'm asked to showcase it or talk about it. It's such a norm for us. Procter & Gamble asked me to share what it means to live in New York, an what makes me, their products, even our apartment, #nytough during this holiday season.

STYLE| Denim and Cover

posted on: Monday, December 15, 2014


Shirt- H&M|  Jeans- Asos| Sneakers- Converse| Coverlet Duster- c/o Ace & Jig| Necktie- vintage

What I find most challenging about winter dressing is the whole layer, nursing, and baby wearing situation. It's a lot to consider on an everyday basis when out and about in the city. This outfit is my ideal everyday. I won't even tell you how many times I've worn this coverlet since receiving it. Obsessed.


STYLE| Rainy Days and Cozy Knits

posted on: Friday, December 12, 2014



 Last week, and this past weekend, have been so incredibly rainy. Oak has been sick, so it's given me yet another excuse to stay indoors. I really love rainy days. I mean, really love them. They usually stop me right in my tracks, and if a playdate, meeting, or appointment is canceled because of it, it's completely fine with me. 


Vintage tee| Knit-H&M| Leggings- Old| Earrings- c/o Cats & Ghost| Scarf- c/o Block Shop Textiles| Ring- Vintage 

I love the way the rain sounds on our porch during a daytime nap, it puts me to sleep within seconds. I love the way coffee taste so much better on a rainy day. I love the way I find comfort in a chunky sweater, and my hair stays tied and protected in a scarf. I love the way my kids love rainy days too. Longer naps for Oak. Movies for River.

Peter snapped these pictures the other day while we were all cuddling on the couch. I believe it was Monday, I'm not sure how it's Friday already?!  This week has gone by way too fast!

P.S Receive $10 off these gorgeous Tribute earrings with the code; "tribute2latonya"

More cozy knits

Hiho Batik & LaTonya Yvette| Make Your Own Event

posted on: Wednesday, December 10, 2014



Isn't this season so special? It's going way too fast for me, but still, I'm enjoying it! During this season we love to craft and create extra special things.

To celebrate, I'm hosting a fun and creative "Make Your Own" event at Hiho Batik's new location in the iconic FAO Schwarz!! The event will take place Monday, December 15th, from 11am- 2pm. 

I would love to meet you and craft with you! Hiho Batik has generously discounted the event too! For prices and to RSVP email; info@hihobatik.com. Spots are limited. 

I can't wait to meet you!!