STYLE FILE: Latoya Shumsky

I'm so excited to have one of my best friends Latoya over. We grew up together since kindergarten and we're still tight...now that's true friends. She is super fun, funny, pretty and talented. and she is one of the greatest thrifters I know.  

Why, hi there! My name is Latoya Shumsky, everyone calls me Toya. I'm 25, married and currently in school. I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada and I write the blog Lah-toy-ah 

 How would you describe your style? 
My style is hard to describe because it's all over the place. I love the frumpy, dishevelled, hobo look to the classic, prim and proper clean lines look. There pretty much ain't nothing I won't wear. Which also makes it really bad when shopping because I pick up EVERYTHING!

 Who/what is your biggest style influence? 
To be honest... other fashion bloggers and street fashion. I find that I like pulling my inspiration from other stylish femmes I see around me everyday on the street/store/restaurant. The more dressed up they are the more it inspires me to step up my game. 

 What 3 items do you wear often?
1. Hats! A definite staple in my wardrobe. 
2. Oversized sweater from Zellers. Even if it doesn't match the rest of my outfit I'm still rocking it. 
3. Infinity scarf. 'Tis the season, it's cooold outside. 

                   What is your favorite kind of shoe?
I looove a cute heel. But seeing how I'm '5"9 (without heels) and everyone in "my" world is shorter than me I end up looking like a beast so my next best shoe would have to be the oxford. Love that style.

How do you piece together your outfits?
It all depends on what ONE article of clothing I feel like wearing that day. If it's a shirt then I'll work the shoes, pants/skirt, or accessories around that one shirt. 

What are your favorite places to shop?  
I find myself, as of lately, stopping in every store! I seem to be finding some solid pieces in the strangest shops like Northern Reflections, clothing targeted towards grannys lol. Try waltzing into a new store you've never been to before, you never know what you might just end up finding.

Favorite beauty products? 
My favorite beauty products has to be cetaphils moisturizing lotion. I never realized the importance of moisturising your face daily, applying this before makeup makes a huge difference to how the end result of your makeup will come out. 
NYC's liquid eyeliner in jet black. If I want to go from day to night and vamp up my look I just put this on for a fun cateye look. 

If you could give one piece of style advice, what would it be? 
Don't be afraid to wear what you want to wear! Be you! I can't tell you the countless times I've walked out of my house, locked the door and made my way down the hallway only to turn back letting my insecurities get to me and remove what I was wearing and change into a boring/frumpy t-shirt and jeans because I thought the outfit I was wearing was "too" much or loud and cared about what other people would think of me. Only to regret changing my look later on in the day. 

 Favorite fashionable movie?
 Ekk, that's a hard one. I don't have just one favorite fashionable movie. But I enjoy the fashion from a lot of  films from the 50's and 60's like "How To Marry A Millionaire" and "Funny Face" actually those movies have inspired me. I think my next fashion post will channel something from those movies lol

 Tell us 3 random things about yourself…
I can play the ukulele but I have yet to showcase my skills because I'm a terrible singer!
I can make one mean Jamaican dish, too bad the boy doesn't think so :(
I am absolutely terrible at sports. All kinds basketball, ping pong, soccer...the list goes on. 


 Out ya'll!
Thanks Sherri!


  1. What a great interview! I will have to check out this lady's blog, she seems like a sweetheart! :)
    <3 Carrie

  2. She sounds awesome! I loved all her outfits! I will go and check her blog out! tHANKS FOR SHARING HER WITH US!

  3. Love this! It's so nice to get to know the bloggers that you're reading all the time! Great answers



  4. i will come eat your jamaican food!!! she is too cute (:


  5. LOVE her style! And she is gorgeous!

  6. Fun post, I'll definitely check out her blog :)

    xo erica

  7. what a fun interview. your friend seems very energetic and upbeat, it shows in her style :)

  8. hi sherri :)

    just nominated you for a liebster blog award.
    check it outt.

    mrs. dtf