posted on: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
A few weeks ago I reached out to my friend Nneka, a newly engaged photographer and old friend, about contributing to my site and blog. She's super talented, and has magnetic energy, which is so refreshing. Peter still does most of my photos, but his schedule isn't slowing down, and the blog still needs to keep running. So you will probably see Nneka's name pop up from time to time on this blog. I am so happy to have her helping me.
A few mornings ago, we set out to take a few photos for the new site, and for an upcoming series. I wanted the photographs to be taken in my neighborhood, to help give locals and visitors a sense of who I am a bit more. The yellow house is one of my favorites, of course.
The yellow coat look| Vintage coat| Turtleneck| Skirt- Shabby Apple| Sneakers- Zara| Rings- Vintage
Peacoat look| Vintage coat| Turtleneck- Target| Jeans- Zara| Sneakers- Converse
posted on: Monday, January 19, 2015
Happy 2015 to you, you, and you too! I've missed you terribly. I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've posted on here! Sorry about that. I took a few days off to move around some stuff on here, and then Peter and I decided to add a new site, which you most likely came from. Before I explain, sorry about basically disappearing. It's pretty bizarre how a week can turn into two, and two turns into three. I really enjoyed this quiet time with my family, but I'm happy to be back at it.
Now, lets get on with it! So, this blog is now blog.latonyayvette.com, and my official site is now latonyayvette.com. When deciding to change a few things, I considered a lot, but the biggest factor was the future of this blog and my career. Most of you know that I've been a stylist for a while now, way before this blog. I had a separate site for a bit there, and eventually took it down. I was blogging and working with the same clients, and a website felt silly. Until it didn't. Peter and I also started dreaming up some future collaborations which are in the works, and I am so excited about them. When considering the collaborations, having them hosted on the blog just didn't feel right. Yes, I blog, but like many, that's not all I do. I needed something else, and that's where the new site came into play. Right now, latonyayvette.com has just a few things I've creatively worked on, and I will be adding more soon in the next few months as we do more creative projects. You will also continually find bigger projects highlighted on here, well organized on there. So if you're looking for something specific I've done with a large brand, you can probably find it under Look Book or Collaborations. I really love the way it turned out. A big thank you to my husband for his help. My friend Nneka took the photos, and my friend Emily created my logo.
If you've noticed, I tweaked a few things on here. Nothing too grand, because I do love the layout that I currently have. There is now a FAQ section on the About page, updated pictures, new tabs... and that's about it. The only big change is the web address.
Thank you guys for always being so supportive. And please bear with me as I add more, tweak a few things, and try to iron out any hiccups along the way. I just wanted to get it up and running.
posted on: Monday, December 22, 2014
These past few weeks have been crazy, but seriously some of the best few weeks. Our schedules have been all over the place, and even during this busy time, we are making sure our kids get to experience all things Christmas-y in the city. It's been hard, but it's always so rewarding. River is so excited for every little adventure, tree, present, you name it. Oak, Oak is at that golden age of being so wide eyed. It's all so new, and probably so crazy to him. He just looks around and stares. Occasionally, he'll smile and laugh, and we'll all laugh, because that's what you do.
I've teamed up with my friends over at Ergobaby to showcase a few of their carriers in our everyday life. These are rather simple traditions in the making, that I'm so happy to have our Ergo a part of. There's so much to do and see here, and doing it without hassle or discomfort, is a goal of mine. Our Ergo helps with that.
We took the kids to see Santa one evening. It was probably horrible timing, but we had no other day to do it. We bundled them up and braced ourselves for the long wait at Macy's to see the jolly old fellow. River had talked such a big game about seeing Santa for a few days there, that I actually was a little convinced that this year was the year she would actually go through with it. She didn't. And that's okay too. We had a great time leading up to it, and we walked away with a good photo of Oak, and some hilarious ones of River melting in front of Santa. These are the things I know make up their youngest years of life, and the things I will always hold so close to my heart.
More photos of our Santa visit behind the break.