Modcloth x LaTonya Yvette| Fall Layering Tips

posted on: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Modcloth x LaTonya Yvette

When it comes to fall and my opinions on how to layer for it, my thoughts are simple;

- Combine stand alone layers-layers that when removed can stand out on their own. No one likes that feeling of an incomplete outfit when you get too warm and have to remove that sick jacket.

-Don't be afraid of color-I like a black leather and black denim combination just as much as the next person, but color in the fall is a total must. It's less predictable and will compliment the beautiful leaves and trees around you. 

-Layer with a camisole- if you are nursing a little one this fall like I am, the days of a bare belly whilst nursing are gone... gone. A well known trick that will keep you warm while nursing is wearing a camisole as your base layer. 

-Layer a scarf with your v-neck- whether you decide to pair your v-neck coat with a cashmere turtleneck like I did here, or you simply opt for a t-shirt, layer the look with a lightweight scarf. There is a very brief window where you can get away with a thin scarf in the fall. Before you know it, you'll need to whip out the real deal scarves. A light weight scarf with a v-neck coat, no matter which way you tie it, is an adorable accent to your neck and jaw line. Pull your hair up and throw on a red lip for extra points. 

Do you have any layering tips for the fall? I'd love to read them! 

Coat-Modcloth| Overalls-Zara| Cashmere Sweater- Zara| Scarf- Modcloth| Boots- Swedish Hasbeens| Sunnies- Warby Parker| Socks- Modcloth| Purse-Zara

This post was in partnership with Modcloth, but all opinions are my own.

STYLE: Tutus and Kicks

posted on: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

There was this time in my life, before River, and before Peter and I got married, where I wore vintage tutu like skirts on the daily. Even when I was pregnant with River and Oak, they worked so well over my belly. After having Oak, the hardest, and yet the silliest part of not quite fitting in all of my clothes was the fact that I could no longer fit in the vintage tutu skirts passed down from my grandma. The other day I got to sort-of dip my pinky toe back in the pool of old LaTonya style and it felt so darn good. If you ask me, everyday is a good day for a pair of comfy kicks and tutus.

Blazer- Vintage| Skirt- c/o Shabby Apple| Sneakers- Saucony| Button down- Joe Fresh

Apple Picking

posted on: Monday, October 20, 2014

Last week we packed the kids, some snacks, and took a quick road trip out of the city to New Jersey. We happened upon the sweetest and most intriguing family friendly farm. River spent last month learning all about apples in her little preschool, and came reciting apple facts almost every day. She seemed fascinated by them, and even made applesauce in class one day.

This school year in particular we are taking advantage of doing things as a family during the week. Next year River will be in "real school" or "big kid school" as she likes to call it, and I know these day dates where we are met with fairly no crowds, and can enjoy things as a family in the middle of the week are coming to an end. Our day was so beautiful and delicious, and it truly was a day of retreat.

Here are a bunch of photos we took that day.

They're mine, I can't believe it sometimes!

More pictures after the break

STYLE| Back to Basics

posted on: Friday, October 17, 2014

It wasn't until pretty recently that I realized I don't wear nearly enough jeans. On any given day I will throw on a vintage skirt or dress with espadrilles in the summer and boots in the winter. To me, it's  a simple way to feel eclectic, comfortable, and adorable without actually trying. Layering flowy and colorful skirts just seemed easier. Now with two little ones, jam packed days, and picking up a stroller up and down various subway stairs, I realize that some days the basics are just where it's at. It feels safe in many ways. 

T-shirt- Alternative Apparel (Similar here )| Jeans- Asos  (similar here)| Cuff- Vintage| Bangles- Purchased second hand| Sneakers-Nike