Friday, August 30, 2013

Just Do It.

Happy Friday! There are some days when you feel like dressing up and then there are days like this when you just don't. We all have those days, right? When I'm feeling like that, my go to outfit is a t-shirt, jeans, and my trusty Vans. There's really nothing more comfortable than that. Also, a good ponytail doesn't hurt. What are your go to outfits when you don't feel like dressing up?

What I'm wearing:
A Nike shirt
Jeans from a local boutique
Vans shoes

Thanks for reading and have an amazing weekend...

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

answering a few questions...

For today's post I'm going to be doing the get to know me tag. I thought this would be a good way for you guys to find out a little more about me. I looked up some questions to answer online, but please feel free to ask me anything you'd like. All my contact information can be found on the  "Contact" tab above. You can also leave your questions here

Get to Know Me

Name: JaToya
Nicknames: Toya
Birthday: April 26
Place of Birth: Texas
Star Sign: Taurus
Occupation: Full time college student

Hair color: Black
Hair length: Mid to long length
Eye color: Dark Brown
Best feature: My eyes and my smile
Braces: Not now, but I had them as a teenager. It was a very painful experience
Piercings: 2 piercings in each ear. I kind of want more, but for now I'm good.
Tattoos: None
Righty or Lefty: Righty, even though I would love to be left handed

Movie: Grease, Remember the Titans, and A Walk to Remember
TV Show: I love anything on HGTV, but I don't really watch a lot of TV. Oh, but I am guilty of watching reality shows. Don't judge me.
Color: Pink of course
Song: Don't really have one, but I love anything that Chris Brown makes. Again, don't judge. I'm also a sucker for any love song. That's the romantic in me.
Restaurant: Don't really have one, but my favorite foods are pizza and Mexican food. I love a good taco.
Store: I like Forever 21 and Target, but I'm not that picky about where I get my clothes.
Book: I'm going to change this to books, because I love so many. Here are a few: Dear John by Nicholas Sparks, Beautiful Disaster by Laura Spinella, Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah, and My One and Only by Kristan Higgins. There are so many more. If you couldn't already tell, I love to read.
Magazine: I don't really read magazines. But if I do, I love a good fashion one of course.
Shoes: I'm not really a shoe girl, I'd rather have a purse or jewelry. But I love a good flat.

Feeling: Pretty good
Single or Taken: Single 
Eating: Not at the moment
Listening to: The sound of the rain outside
Thinking about: Nothing in particular. Probably just about life in general.
Watching: My computer screen
Wearing: A t-shirt and shorts

Want Children: Yes. I want 2 boys.
Want to be married: Absolutely
Careers in mind: Something in the medical field
Where do you want to live: Not really sure yet, but definitely in Texas

Do you believe in:
God: With all my heart
Miracles: Yes
Love at first sight: Yes, I think
Ghosts: Yes
Aliens: No
Soul mates: Yes
Heaven: Yes
Hell: Yes
Kissing on the first date: Depends on the person and the situation, but not really
Yourself: Yes!

Here are a few more questions:

Are you named after anyone? Not that I know of

When was the last time you cried? A few days ago.

Do you have kids? No

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? I'd like to think so

Do you use sarcasm a lot? At times I can be a little sarcastic. Not often though

Will you ever bungee jump? That's something I don't ever see myself doing

What's your favorite cereal? I'm not really a cereal person, but I do tend to enjoy cereal of the sugary variety.

What's the first thing you notice about people? I notice what they're wearing, they're smile, and I look at their hands.

Scary movies or happy endings? I can watch both, but I would prefer a movie with a happy ending

Favorite smells? I love anything vanilla

Summer or winter? Summer

Computer or Television? Computer

What's the furthest you've been from home? The place where I attend college at

Do you have any special talents? I used to play the clarinet, I can sing, I'm a good writer, I'm good at doing hair and tweezing eyebrows. I also have a pretty good fashion sense. At least I think I do.

Where were you born? In Texas

What are you hobbies? I love to read, play dress up, sing, and I love to blog.

Do you have any pets? No

Do you have any siblings? Yes, I am the oldest of 3 girls.

So that's it for the questions. I hope you guys got to know me a little bit more. Remember, if you have any more questions, you can ask them and I will be more than happy to answer anything you may want to know within reason of course.  Visit my contact page for more info on how to contact me. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Chasing Summer...

I'm going to miss the days when its warm enough to throw on a pretty summer dress and sandals. I'm literally chasing summer and holding on these warm and sunny days. I love finding new ways to style my favorite denim shirt and I think pairing it with a dress I've had forever, gives it a whole new look. As I've said before, denim shirts are so versatile and an essential in my wardrobe. Seriously one of the best purchases I've ever made. I'm obsessed with this summer look. Here's to summer and not wanting it to end. 

What I'm wearing:
Forever 21 shirt
Wal-Mart dress
Payless shoes
Dooney and Bourke purse

Thanks so much for reading and have a good day!

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Monday, August 26, 2013


Happy Monday! I'm here to give you another dose of inspiration. This week's theme is all about change. I thought this would be a great theme because I'm currently going through some changes in my life, being back in school is a major one. I do not do great with change. I may even go as far as saying that I do not like change at all. I'm the kind of person that likes for things to be one way and for them to stay that way. But as I've gotten older, I've realized that change is a part of life. In order to grow, you have to change, things have to change. It's important to know that change can be a good thing and I've learned to sort of go with the flow. That being said, I'm still not 100% percent over my change phobia, but I'm trying. I hope these quotes will help you and inspire you to accept change as a positive part of life.

Photo Credits: Google

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekly Roundup

Happy Sunday! Here's this week's roundup just in case you missed a post. 

Monday: This little black dress with the pretty flowers look was posted. Love the bold print on this dress.

Wednesday: A post about my love for wearing denim on denim. So in love with this look.

Thursday: The first post in my JaToya styles series. Loving this simple and casual first day of school look. Definitely will be recreating it.

Friday: My first post on Friday was a boho chic look that included a paisley print maxi. I love maxi skirts for summer or any time of the year. Such an easy piece to wear and to style.

I also did a quick little post about Bloglovin. I just joined and I would love for you all to follow me there

Thanks for reading and make sure to catch up on any post that you may have missed. Also make sure to check back in tomorrow, I'll be back with an all new post. You don't want to miss it. Hope you all have a relaxing Sunday...

Friday, August 23, 2013


As you can see, I have joined Bloglovin. I had heard about this before, but as a new blogger, I wasn't sure what it was all about. I'm still figuring it out myself, but I thought I would share with you what I know so you can follow this blog (and some of your other favorites) with Bloglovin as well. I joined Bloglovin because I love reading fashion blogs, but because I read so many, it's kind of hard to keep up with them. Do any of you have that problem as well? With Bloglovin you can follow all your favorite blogs and you are notified when that blog has been updated. It's all in one place so you never miss a post. Genius right? There is also an iPhone app for even more convenience. Bloglovin is so perfect because it makes all your favorite blogs a little easier to read. You can join by visiting Bloglovin or you can download the app for iPhone here or if you have an Android phone download the app here. Also make sure you follow The JaToya Chronicles and all your other favorite blogs so you never miss a thing. If you have any more information about Bloglovin leave a comment below. Like I said, I'm still learning.

Thanks for reading and have a good day!

white t-shirt loving...

It's Friday! Welcome back to my blog. Today's post is of an outfit that brought out my bohemian side. This look is totally giving me boho vibes and I'm not mad at it. Let's have a closer look.

For this look, I paired one of my favorite maxi skirts with a white t-shirt. I for one am all about the white t-shirt. You can make it dressy, casual, and anything in between. It's such a staple item and in my everyday life, I reach for it often. I love it paired with this skirt. It's a little unexpected but it totally works.

As I said, I'm channeling my inner bohemian princess with this look and I'm serving it up proper. Totally not my intention, but I love it nonetheless. What takes it over the top for me is my hair. I'm sporting a braided updo, which is such a cute but different way to get your hair out of your face for summer.

I wore jeweled sandals to add a little bling and girliness to the look. I kind of needed that.

My jewelry here is a mixture of all the colors in this look. There's black, white, and taupe. I personally don't have a problem mixing those colors and putting them all on my wrist. I'm all about the more is more concept. Well, when it comes to jewelry that is.

Thanks for reading my blog. It really means a lot!

What I'm wearing:
T-shirt from WalMart
skirt and shoes from a local boutique

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

JaToya styles...

As the first day of school is drawing near, I thought I would share an outfit that will be inspiring my back to school style.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

for the love of denim...

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Before I get started I have to apologize for the ranting, raving, and lots of rambling that's about to go on. This post might be a little long, but trust me, there's a reason for this. This is by far my most favorite look ever. I'm obsessed with how it came out. I also love the pictures. Ahh, I can't wait to get into the details.

Okay, I was never a fan of the whole denim on denim thing. I have to be honest, I kind of thought it was ugly. I swore I wouldn't be caught dead sporting that look. Never in a million years. Well, now I feel like a big ol' liar. Not only did I wear it, but I fell in love with it. And I'm proud to say that I will probably wear it again. So that morning when I was getting dressed, I was lost. Nothing in my closet was really speaking to me. It was one of those days. I'm pretty sure you've had them too. When those days come for me, I always reach for my denim shirt. I wear the heck out of that thing. It pretty much goes with everything and I can never go wrong when I'm wearing it. So I pulled it out. Then I realized I was tired of styling it the same way. I wanted to try something new. That's when I saw some denim shorts that I almost never wear. I actually don't ever remember wearing them. Immediately a light bulb went off in my head and I knew I wanted to pair the two together. I was a little skeptical, me hating the denim on denim trend, so I asked my sister how it looked. She loved it so of course I had to wear it. My hate for the denim on denim thing went out the window. I was officially converted. I fell completely head over heels in love and the rest as they say is history.

One of the things that I love most about this look are the accessories. I'm loving the pink and turquoise. It just looks so good to me. The turquoise bracelets were all made by me and they are giving so much life to this look. The bright pink purse is giving equal parts life as well. The combination is incredible. Obsessed with it. I topped off the look with a high bun and added silver sandals.

My love for this look goes beyond words. I love the way everything came out and I'm excited to do more denim on denim looks in the future. I'm now a believer.
P.S. Me posing on a fence is kind of amazing. I must say that I'm loving that fence.

Thanks for reading. Until next time...

What I'm wearing:
Forever 21 shirt
shorts from a local boutique
Payless shoes
Dooney and Bourke Happy bag

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