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A Week of Outfits: LaTonya Yvette

LaTonya Yvette's Week of Outfits

Stylist LaTonya Yvette lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, with her two young children, River and Oak. We’ve long loved her cool, vibrant style — including this pink velvet blazer look. “I’m naturally attracted to color,” she says. “If someone on the street is wearing a pair of red pants, I literally gasp.” Here, she shares her five go-to outfits…

LaTonya Yvette's Week of Outfits

Coat: The Deep End Club, similar. Sweater: Orla Kieley , similar. Jeans: vintage Levi’s. Sneakers: Saint Heron x Puma. Reusable bag: Baggu. Socks: Uniqlo. Hoops: similar. Lipstick: MAC Creme In Your Coffee.

“For jeans, I love Levi’s. My styling trick is to wear them cuffed. It’s nice to show a little ankle when you’re wearing a wide-leg pant. I also like carrying reusable bags. I put one in my pocket for groceries, and carry another one with headphones, a snack and a book, like Hunger by Roxane Gay. I keep rereading it. I rarely buy new stuff. If I love something — clothes, books — I’ll go back to it forever.”

LaTonya Yvette's Week of Outfits

LaTonya Yvette's Five Favorite Outfits

Army jacket: Petria Lenehan. Liberated women tee: Liberated People. Skirt: vintage, similar. Boots: vintage, similar. Hoops: similar. Necklace: similar. Bangles: similar.

“Growing up, everyone had nameplate necklaces; it was a big thing in the 90s in New York. I finally got one ten years ago, during a summer when I was falling in love. Then I gave similar necklaces to my bridesmaids, and then my babies were born and pulled on mine. This necklace is part of my life. I also have the same name as my mom — Tonya — except with a ‘la’ in front. I was embarrassed by that growing up. Everyone had these pretty names like Brittany, and LaTonya felt hard for people to say. For a long time, I lied and said my name was just Tonya. But the moment I got the necklace, it was a declaration of who I was and who I am.”

LaTonya Yvette's Week of Outfits

Jacket: vintage, similar. Turtleneck: Zara, similar. Jeans: vintage Levi’s. Shoes: Everlane. Hoops: One Six Five Jewelry.

“This coat was my grandmother’s. It’s super fancy, so I pair it with basic things to tone it down. My grandmother had a whole kitchen full of clothes in Brooklyn, and I inherited many of them when she passed away. I can get into ruts where I’m just working and working, and those monotonous weeks or months are a good time to dress up and wear something meaningful to you. It reminds you who you are. You can touch down, and say, this is not it.”

LaTonya Yvette's Week of Outfits

“I have an on-again-off-again relationship with heels. Starting at age 16, I wore pretty high heels all around New York City, even when working two jobs. Then I had my first kid at 21, and I still wore them. I was wearing heels with a newborn! Now that I’m almost 30, I’ve eased up and am into boots and cool sneakers. These mid block heels are a good middle ground. They’re so comfortable.”

LaTonya Yvette's Week of Outfits

LaTonya Yvette's Week of Outfits

Coat: Petria Lenehan. Turtleneck: similar. Jeans: Uniqlo. Shoes: Everlane. Taxi bag: Kate Spade. Hoops: similar. Gloves: similar.

“I wear this outfit when bumping around New York City. What can I throw on at 6:45 a.m. that feels good for an office meeting and playing with my kids? It’s comfy and warm and practical. I once did a job with Kate Spade, and they gave me a credit, so I got this amazing bag. My kids always want to play with it, but I’m like, no! It’s my taxi bag! It’s a big conversation starter on the subway.”

LaTonya Yvette's Week of Outfits

Dress: Doen. Necklace: Brooklyn Charm. Hoops: similar. Bangles: similar.

“This dress feels romantic and sexy, yet is still crazy comfortable. Anything that flows on your skin and makes you not overly aware of your body is fine by me. I once wore a very similar dress with sneakers on an overnight flight to Paris. We were landing around 1 p.m., and I didn’t want to arrive looking like I had just slept on a plane! I wanted to walk around the city and feel good. This dress was perfect. I washed it in the hotel sink every other day. I also brought mules, a men’s blazer, white jeans and a T-shirt. I could mix and match them. When I travel, I hardly pack anything.”

LaTonya Yvette's Week of Outfits

“My kids are so used to my wearing crazy things that when I don’t, they’re like, what’s wrong? We were reading Ada Twist, Scientist, and the mom has on these big glasses and dresses. My daughter kept saying, I can see you wearing that outfit. I was like, you’re right! I love that my children know that I enjoy getting myself dressed, and that it’s a priority. I don’t have to give up this part of myself to be their parent. As a newly single mom, I’m still doing that. Having them respect that is really important.”

Thank you, LaTonya!

P.S. LaTonya’s beauty uniform, and more wonderful women share their go-to outfits.

(Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo.)

  1. Em says...

    hey! i love reading these posts, and the beauty uniform ones. They have changed so much for me, new products, new techniques, braver ideas! I’m living in Australia and the links are fun to look at but rarely attainable with shipping etc. Any chance of doing a beauty or fashion uniform post with an international woman? Australian even? Love to see what some other women are into and some other non-US brands that I can access! I hate to be picky as I really love reading these regardless but anyway, there it is.

  2. Shaina says...

    How do you guys pick people for this? If nominations are allowed, I pick Julie Reynolds. :)
    Julie.reynolds@gmail.com

  3. Lindsay says...

    GF you are SO fly!! So much outfit inspo I can’t wait to try!

  4. Mei says...

    I loved reading this. I am trying to wear more colour and the pinks and yellows inspire me. Latonya is very charismatic and her writing style is captivating.

  5. Laura says...

    Loved this! :)

  6. I’m loving all of these outfits and the stories behind them. My mom is the same way, if she’s not wearing something with bright colors and big winged glasses I’m wondering what’s wrong with her, too.

  7. My favorite week of outfits so far!!! LOVE.

  8. Molly says...

    YAY! Have long admired LaTonya Yvette and her style, was so excited to see this!!!

  9. Rae says...

    I always love this column but this one is something else. I want to wear every outfit she put together down to all the very special details. I began following LaTonya on Instagram after she did her Beauty Uniform post and she has STYLE, she can make a t-shirt and jeans look fabulous and entirely her own.

  10. sasha says...

    A big yes to Levi’s! And her infectious joy. And all of those beautiful colors, I may not wear them much myself, but it’s so cheering to see on others. And yes to something silky and comfy next to your skin. And so much yes to learning to love your name!
    I just love everything about this week of outfits! Thanks for sharing. Love to see more from LaTonya!

  11. Clare says...

    So good to see someone dressing with so much joy. As a working mum of a toddler and a new baby due any day now, I’m definitely guilty of treating getting dressed as one more ‘to do’ to grind out each day, rather than a chance to create one of those ‘thin slices of joy’ you wrote about a while back! Going to put on some red lipstick and red boots right now. Also, how cool must LaTonya’s gran have been? That coat!!

  12. “I can get into ruts where I’m just working and working, and those monotonous weeks or months are a good time to dress up and wear something meaningful to you. It reminds you who you are. You can touch down, and say, this is not it.”

    ^THIS is everything to me right now. I love reading these posts for the stories behind the outfits just as much as the outfits themselves. As a mom of a toddler with one on the way and stuck in a seemingly *endless* Winter I have been feeling the monotony big time!! This quote inspires me to shirk the hoody and jeans I’ve been donning every single day and dress properly for the day instead. “This is not it”! Thanks for the reminder, LaTonya.

  13. Lilly says...

    Ahhhhhhhh my two favourite blogs collide! LaTonya is such a bombshell, she’s so elegant!

  14. A says...

    I just love this post so much! LaTonya’s smile (and her amazing hair!!!) are such a gorgeous compliment to all her amazing outfits! Yes to color!

  15. Meg says...

    chills! so fun and sophisticated! how does she do that?

  16. Nina says...

    I had a friend say: “I think I saw you at a bus stop. I saw a bright lime green jacket and knew no one else but Nina would be wearing it.” Of course, I wondered why she just drove on past…

  17. Stephanie R says...

    I had a big, joyful sigh when I read, “If someone on the street is wearing a pair of red pants, I literally gasp.” I’m not alone! People wearing surprising color makes my eyes go wide + brings a smile to my face.

  18. Rachel says...

    more! more! I love seeing woman who wear their personality literally on their sleeve – what a breath of fresh air!

  19. Kathy T says...

    Soooo pretty… I want all the long jackets (and a peek at grandmother’s kitchen).

  20. L says...

    Total thrill to witness style as an expression & celebration of a woman’s intimate, ongoing dialogue with her self & the world. LaTonya, you inspire.

  21. She’s gorgeous! I love every photo in this set. And I love vintage Levi’s too. Does she wear men’s or women’s jeans, I’m wondering?

    I go with men’s, myself. What I can’t figure out is why men’s jeans fit me so much better than women’s when I have the “near-perfect” hourglass shape according to my measurements, very curvy. I go to the men’s section at the thrift shop and find just the right Levi’s every time–totally the opposite of what happens to me in the women’s section.

    Anyway, I love to cuff my jeans too so am thrilled to see this fashionable role model doing the same. I never think I’m very stylish. :)

    • Claire says...

      So interesting! I can’t find women’s pants that I like, or that fit well. Everything is “slim fit” or “skinny”, packed with spandex or elastane, and even if I can get into them I find them very uncomfortable. So I just bought a pair of men’s Ralph Lauren cotton canvas chinos at a thrift store for $3.79 that I am going to have taken in at the waist. Men have the best pants, I think. Better fabrics, and more room in them to move and breath. Bigger pockets too.

    • jen says...

      OK, this is a very useful tip for jeans. I have same type figure as you and never find any jeans I like. Im trying mens!

    • Emmanuella says...

      Wow, I’m surprised (yet happy for you). I have a lot of brothers so I always try on clothes they’re getting rid of. I’ve never found men’s pants or jeans to fit because usually they’re narrower in the hips and caboose. You wanna talk about feeling self conscious? Try on men’s jeans thinking they’re going to be baggy only to find that they’re tight. Hahaha

  22. LaTonya, your sense of style is amazing! As a painter, I love your color combos, pretty patterns, and colorful coats. What an inspiration during this grey winter!

  23. Vicki says...

    I always love a week of outfits, but this might be my fav ever – I love the mix of bold with basics. I want to wear every one of her outfits and also am inspired to get some amazing coats! thanks LaTonya!

  24. Maelle says...

    Oooh i absolutely adore everything about LaTonya! I’ve been following her blog and IG for several years now, and i just can’t say enough about her writing, her style,… even her name is the coolest! So happy to see her feature here!

  25. Ceridwen says...

    Love her style and attitude. I have ideas of what to wear to work tomorrow so thank you! The photography in this post is fantastic too. I hope I get to New York one day!

  26. Fransje says...

    Great great great!

  27. She is adorable!

  28. Katie says...

    Her style is loud, but she seems to have a quiet, thoughtful joy about her.
    Also sorry to hear about the end of her marriage <3

  29. Johanna says...

    Her style is perfect! She strikes this perfect balance with every outfit. Love the interview too. My favourite 5 outfits post so far!

  30. gfy says...

    I love her vibe and her style – casual but !colors! and coolness. Those conservative everlane pumps look amazing on her with that wild hair. Love it!

  31. Daynna Shannon says...

    Thank you for featuring a stunning Black women who adores color and knows how to work it so damn well.

  32. JC says...

    Her style is so joyful – I’m smiling just looking at these pictures.

    Also, thank you for these Week of Outfits posts! I’m an absolute junkie for anything style-related, but I often find fashion features disheartening – they just leave a bad aftertaste of materialism and prescriptive trendiness. The women you feature have the kind of style that’s a genuine expression of self, and it’s so fun and inspiring to see their photos and read their thoughts about what they wear.

  33. Alexia says...

    Any tips on finding a pair of vintage Levi’s with sizing and whatnot?

    PS Love how she embraces color. I’m loving those Everlane block heels!!

  34. aga says...

    She is so cool. I wish I new her!
    I second the house-tour request.

  35. Tara says...

    I love her style and the confidence she exudes!!

  36. Rainbow says...

    Oh my god! I’m in Clinton Hill and I know her! And have always thought she was the coolest!

  37. Y E Agosto says...

    Amazing!

  38. Gorgeous woman, amazing style, and such good use of colors!!

  39. Toni says...

    Just like the beauty uniform feature, LaTonya nailed this. Love everything about her. She is an amazing mom, stylist and story-teller. Her blog & instagram feeds are among my faves.

  40. tina says...

    I love her style! She just oozes confidence and sexiness.

  41. Kia says...

    Thank you so much for this feature. She is truly an inspiration!!!

  42. Katherine says...

    My goodness she is gorgeous! You can tell from the photos that she is living authentically as herself. She shines in everything she wears because she is confident in who she is! But also, she blends colors and textures and patterns so damn well, and I love how she effortlessly mixes vintage with modern pieces. Now I’m off to find her blog…

  43. Meghan says...

    Love her style! Particularly inspired by how little she packed for Paris. Would love to see a series on what super-fashionable moms like LaTonya pack for trips. I personally pack, like, my whole house and still don’t seem to have the right thing to wear.

    • Carolyn says...

      I would love to see this too. I am the worst over-packer.

    • I also pack my whole house, and bathroom!

  44. I love the yellow coat, but it’s LaTonya’s stories that made me love this post! I love the story about her reclaiming her name with her necklace. Also the idea of an outfit reminding you who you are is profound. I think I do that sometimes without realizing it. AND I felt so encouraged when she said she doesn’t buy much new stuff. I’m always on the fence between wanting to be this European chic girl who just has like 5 amazing items I love, and then wanting to buy 10 new things a month. C’est la vie.

  45. I love her style, especially the 3rd and 4th outfits!

  46. Just can’t get enough of her style! I love how she’s not afraid of layering and color-mixing. She also just exudes JOY! What a beautiful mom.

  47. Brittany says...

    Oh, LaTonya- can I just say, growing up I was one of a million Brittany’s in our generation. Your comment about having a lovely unique name made me smile, as I’ve always wished I had something more unique- always helpful to see other perspectives. Perhaps hearing yours will make me finally embrace my 80’s name! But names like LaTonya will remain infinitely cooler in my book. :)

  48. Maryann says...

    Her style is so inspiring – makes me want to bust out all the color in my wardrobe, which sounds about perfect on this dark February day! She has such a beautiful smile too.

  49. I love how excited she is about the enjoyment of wearing her clothes. This was a wonderful read. Thank you!

  50. Ro says...

    That outfit with the yellow coat is where it’s at! Also, so glad to hear the Everlane pumps are comfortable. I’ve had my eyes on them for a while, but as someone who never ever wears heels, I’ve been a bit nervous to splurge and buy them without trying them out first. Does anyone know if they start off comfy, or do you have to break them in?

  51. Sam H. says...

    Love love love the colors and LaTonya’s style. Also — her couch is beautiful. Any idea where it’s from (or could we get a house tour by LaTonya)? :)

    • Alissa M says...

      Yes! I want a house tour, too. I’m sure her place is amazing.

    • Emily says...

      Came here to say the same thing! We are looking for couches and that one looks perfect!

  52. AEB says...

    LOVE everything about this post.

  53. Emma says...

    Confession – until now, i thought there was a super popular store called “similar” where almost all of your featured women shop.

    • Abby says...

      I LOVE this confession. 💗💗💗

    • E says...

      HAHA love this!

    • Abbey Leroux says...

      HA! Maybe there should be!

    • Jennifer says...

      This is amazing

    • Lesley says...

      Ha yes!

    • Laura C. says...

      Ahaha lovely ❤️

  54. Clare says...

    Love times a million!

  55. Haylie says...

    I feel like I say this every time, but THIS is my favorite Week of Outfits. 10/10, would click through all the links again.

    • Alissa M says...

      Only 10/10? It’s h*ckin great! At least 11.😉

  56. A.M. says...

    I loooove her style – that first picture with the pink coat, purple sweater, and rad shoes makes me rethink a pair of pink pants I saw on sale on the Boden website… I feel like LaTonya would be down.

  57. Kate says...

    OMG I love her style. Color is everything! I’m inspired to buy more for spring.

  58. Jess West says...

    Waahh massive style crush!

  59. Sophia F. says...

    I adore LaTonya – her style, her personality, her writing. Every time she pops up here it makes me happy. She has an amazing ability to make bold, colorful clothing look cool and not clownish. I wish she’d help me step out of my comfort zone! I imagine her being that fantastic friend who would rifle through your closet and pull out something you’d never think would work, but it just does :)

  60. Jane says...

    That dress!!!! So beautiful!!! I’m usually drawn to neutrals rather than bright colors, but this post makes me rethink that….

    • Ro says...

      Same! I feel really confident and cool in earth tones, for whatever reason. But I just bought a red purse… and now I’m seeing this post… and now I think I need even more color in my life :)

  61. Jessie says...

    Love that she wears OneSixFive earrings (they’re based in Columbus, where I currently live). If you ever do a city guide, come to Columbus! There are amazing women here, including the ladies from OneSixFive, The Sun Room, Rowe Boutique, Sassafrass Bakery, plus the Wexner, Columbus Museum of Art, & of course the fabulous Jeni’s Ice Cream. I could go on & on…

  62. Chandra says...

    I love LaTonya and her style and have followed her on IG for some time. She reminds me of my best friend and all the cool girls in NYC that I admire from afar in Florida. Ada Twist, Scientist is also such a good book for kids and I love that she was reading that to her daughter and son! I second or third or fourth that a house tour would be awesome should she be so kind or inclined to allow people inside her home.

  63. Jess says...

    What a cutie! Thank you for sharing with us, LaTonya!

  64. Valerie says...

    I love this series, and this has to be one of my favorites. I love the meaning that LaTonya finds in what she wears, and the trip-to-Paris anecdote is very inspiring to me as a light traveler who wants to wear things I love. Thanks for sharing your great approach, your outfits and your fabulous picture of Billie Holiday!

  65. jennifer says...

    I love LaTonya’s style. I follow her blog now after reading about her previously on Cup of Jo. I am 46 years old and love color. Sometimes I feel I should dress more “my age” and then I think of her look and decide to follow my gut and go for it with patterns and color! She’s so inspiring!

  66. Robin says...

    So lovely!! I love all the colour and fun elements but at the same time her outfits are super wearable. That last dress! The coats! And her hair! Gorgeous.

  67. Nan says...

    I’ve long loved her great style and her blog, where she also writes lovely parenting posts.

  68. LaTonya you are a beautiful woman and your wardrobe/color choices/styling is beautifully special.
    Joanna, What I really appreciate about all of the women featured in this piece are that they ALWAYS seem to have the most lovely essence, which to me creates the true beauty of their wardrobe. Who they are just shines through in their wardrobe :)

    I wonder if you would be intrigued by this woman:
    maria-berrio.squarespace.com
    She lives in Brooklyn with her husband/son and her color choice/wardrobe are fantastic
    She is an exquisite artist and my best friend’s daughter-in-law to boot !

  69. Anneka says...

    I love following Latonya on instagram for serious outfit inspiration, but also because she can be so real and vulnerable and is an amazing writer.

  70. amy says...

    hi cup of jo readers, My husband are I leaving NYC and I am hoping you can give me advice on w here you live. We are moving to Long Island but can’t decide on which town. We need to be close to NYC so we are looking at Manhasset, Garden City and Rosyln. Do any of you live there? Can you help me? We are both lawyers and right now live in Fidi. Thank you!

    • Lovey says...

      Manhasset and Roslyn are lovely. I grew up there.

  71. LaTonya’s style is fabulous! And I’m not even usually drawn to color!!! I love that her children know her style, so sweet. And the way she styles her Levi’s!!! Definitely taking note

  72. Claire says...

    Is the pink coat from Boden? The text/link says The Deep End Club but I don’t see any coats on their web site. The “similar” link goes to Boden (love Boden, and the coats on the clearance page are gorgeous!)…just wondering because I watch the sales on Boden and shop there a lot and this feature is making me re-think how I integrate color in to my wardrobe.

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Hi Claire! Her coat is from The Deep End Club, but it’s no longer in stock, so we linked to a similar style we found at Boden (not the same, but still cute!). Hope that helps! :)

  73. this week of outfits screams “happy”!

  74. Emmie says...

    Loved her!!!! and followed her blog on and off for years. So sorry to hear she is newly single, seemed to have such a solid marriage.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      It was actually a very positive thing! She says they’re both happier now. She’s such a wonderful person, inside and out.

    • Jill says...

      Thanks for asking about this, Emmie. I also follow LaTonya’s blog and was wondering the same thing.

    • Tina says...

      Me too! Love her from what I’ve gotten to see just via social media. I also just found out “Hey Natalie Jean” is divorced now too. Hearing about both of these women within in a week is rocking my IG world. But I hope they are still good friends and have been able to comfort each other through these new transitions.

  75. Emma says...

    You stop people on the street? Lol that’s awesome! I would love to know a couple of the people featured who were found on the street!

  76. Ann says...

    Latonya, you are gorgeous! I love your style. Love those coats, your little purse and reusable bags, your hair, your couch and everything else. You’re doing it all right.

    I sure wish I’d had your sense of style when I was your age. But I’m doing better now at age 72. It takes some of us a long time to figure this out. Or maybe your generation’s inspiration is helping women my age cut loose a bit. In which case — thank you! :)

  77. Liz says...

    I follow LaTonya’s blog and Instagram!! Love her style and her outlook.

  78. Shawn says...

    Love this woman. And I have always found Ada Twist, Scientist to be an awesome style guide for parents.

    • They ARE! Little known fact, the illustrator, David Roberts, studied fashion illustration at university! It comes through in his illustrations! Later, he became a milliner. It inspired me to write HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADAME CHAPEAU which is also filled with some serious fashion (and fashion icons). Check it out: https://www.andreabeaty.com/madame-chapeau-art–inspiration.html

      THX for sharing our books with your family!

    • Sophia F. says...

      @Andrea Beaty in the Cup of Jo comments section! Your books are ADORED at our house by two curiosity seeking, havoc wreaking little girls. And thanks to you and David Roberts for your stereotype-crushing books, from the obvious diversity of Miss Greer’s classroom to the fact that Ada Twist’s brother plays tennis (because how many books have I seen where the black boys only get to play basketball, and the white girls only get to do ballet?). Feels like the world of children’s literature is five steps ahead of the rest of society in accepting diversity as worth celebrating.

    • Emiley says...

      I too flipped a little to see Andrea Beaty here! We adore all of her books in our house… we started with Rosie Revere and of course read Iggy Peck and Ada Twist. All so clever and empowering and fun (and on and on). Looking for ‘Beaty’ on the shelvess of the library led us to Madame Chapeau and now it’s another favorite! I’m not surprised at all to hear there’s a root to the fun fashion of the characters in these books. Such a cool tidbit!
      And I absolutely loved LaTonya’s take on fashion – that it’s important she didn’t lose and her kids see that aspect of herself.
      Loved this whole post. Thank you!

  79. Kristyn says...

    She is stunning and so cool! Love this feature!

  80. Christy says...

    I remember her beauty uniform feature and love her even more now! She is authentic, beautiful and so inspiring. Thank you for reminding us mamas that we don’t have to look like shlumpadinkas.

  81. Carly says...

    How do you find the women you feature here on Five outfits? They’re all so cool!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      we find them in all different ways! sometimes we feature our friends, sometimes we scout people through friends/family, we always keep an eye out on instagram, we see people in stores, i’ll even stop strangers on the street! :)

  82. em says...

    stunning

  83. Talia says...

    Wow – beautiful and elegant style. Love her love of color!

  84. rebecca says...

    Her instagram is so great. ps. Every time I read Ada Twist to my daughters, I find myself just staring at the mom and dad’s wardrobes! Love the illustrations in all of these books!

    • Alexandra Marie says...

      Also the mom in “A River” by Marc Martin!

    • Alexandra Marie says...

      Ha shoot! I meant the mom in “On a Magical Do-Nothing Day” by Beatrice Alemagna. I need that fuzzy sweater in my life.

    • Rebecca says...

      Have you read Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau by the same author? I just found it at the library, and the clothing and hats are so fabulous!

  85. Marney says...

    I NEED to know about those curtains in her living room!!!!!

  86. Nora says...

    gorgeous

  87. Laurie says...

    Love how the pieces are all pretty classic, but the colors, details, accessories and vintage items make the combinations go “wow”! And yes- Home tour, home tour!

  88. I love her!
    Don’t give UP as a parent re: dressing….it give us life :)

  89. Whitney says...

    She has amazing style. I second the request for a home tour.

  90. Amanda says...

    Not many people can mix colors and textures in a way that looks fresh, but somehow elegant. I love her style and the fact that her daughters recognize it.

  91. Emily says...

    I loved every single outfit! How amazing to know exactly who you are and look so polished at 30 (with kids to boot). I’m still working on it at 40 and am always in awe of people who know themselves so well and look so effortlessly put together.

    Ditto on wanting a tour of that house.

  92. Katie says...

    Ah, to be this cool.

    PS. Thanks for showing how a single mom does it in the city! Love this perspective.

  93. Misha says...

    Oh my word! I LOVE her style. Thank you so much for highlighting her. I feel so inspired for my week now! (And validated for all the bright, vintage clothes and same exact lipstick color that I wear!) I love how LaTonya makes her style look classy, elegant and whimsical. Those are my exact style goals. (Also the story about her necklace? So beautiful.)

  94. barb says...

    I love her…and what do you mean by newly single mom….

  95. heather says...

    have always loved her and her style! may have gasped when i saw who was featured. she is gorgeous.

  96. Claire says...

    I love every outfit. Love the colors, the textures, the hoop earrings, the vintage pieces….She has such excellent coats! I especially enjoyed reading about her grandmother, and her travel wardrobe strategy (I will adapt her approach!).

  97. Cynthia says...

    I like her use of color, and her vintage pieces. It’s great she has so many thing from her grandmother’s wardrobe and she is able to wear them.

  98. Megan says...

    Roxane Gay is spelled with one N! She’s always correcting people on Twitter, so now I’m super attuned to it too. :)

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Just updated. Thank you, Megan!!!

  99. She is completely killing it with these coats! Huge fan.

  100. Jen says...

    If I saw this radiant woman walking down the street towards me, I’d grin from ear to ear. She looks like a ray of sunshine.

    • Amanda says...

      Yes! Her outfits would make my day!

  101. jillian says...

    I love her.

  102. Laura says...

    home tour home tour home tour

  103. Christina says...

    She rocks her style! Love her tweed jacket, the earrings and her overall cool-girl vibe!

  104. Kirsten Springer says...

    Thank you for featuring this lovely lady. Adore her style and smile :)

  105. Erika says...

    What a great dose of happy on my “Monday!” Thanks for sharing.

  106. Mj says...

    She’s the best. I absolutely adore her newsletter <3

    • Claire says...

      There’s a newsletter?

  107. Heidi says...

    This quote made me smile: “My grandmother had a whole kitchen full of clothes in Brooklyn.” Love her, love her style… and yes! Home tour, please!

  108. L. says...

    She’s adorable with such a bright, refreshing style!

  109. Amber says...

    Gorgeous.

  110. Claire says...

    LOVE her style. She looks effortlessly cool and interesting. Love all the textures and colours.
    (Also, that sofa! Can we see more of the apartment??)

  111. chelsey says...

    Are those last pics from her house? Now we need a tour of that too! I love her style!

  112. Kristin says...

    Wow! I think this is a first for me with this series–I love every one of her outfits. She is really beautiful and has a great style.

  113. JB says...

    Is it weird that I want to use her whole aesthetic as inspiration for a house redesign? Mix of classic and new, pop of great colours, subtle mix of fabrics. So great!