• Inspiration for the Week: YONCÉ

     

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    Last night, on the VMAs, Beyonce gave an incredible, 16-minute long performance covering almost her entire self-titled album. I usually don’t repost videos and do event coverage like this – but the show she put on was too good to miss.

    Sasha Fierce was out in full force last night, and she inspires the Tasha-Fierce within myself. Cause I woke up like this (and by “this” I mean I woke up looking a hot mess, put my hair in a shitty little bun on top of my head and dragged my bootylicious bum to workout class at 6am). But seriously – her confidence inspires girls everywhere, including myself. I know there are lots of Beyonce haters out there, but after watching this performance you have to admit, she is an amazing performer who is currently unparalleled in the world of music.

    Her talent – her body – her voice – she works so incredibly hard. She’s an inspiration and an icon. She owns her feminism, she owns her sex appeal and she creates an image for the world to see. And it’s a vision. Watch the full 16-minute performance from last night below and prepare to BOW DOWN BITCHES.

     

  • How to Wear PJ Pants

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    Outfit Details: Printed Pajama Pant via Macy’s (similar here and here, also love these) | Leopard Print Slip-Ons via Nordstrom (similar) | Washed Boyfriend Tank via GAP (similar here) | Necklace via J.Crew (on sale!)

     

    Pajama pants are in. I’m serious. They are actually in style right now. Do you HEAR ME? You can literally roll out of bed, throw on some cute shoes and a slouchy tank, smear on some lip color and look like you have a fashion blog. This is the BEST. THING. EVER.

    Here are my 3 rules for styling PJ pants (so you look stylish, not homeless):

    1. Crop or cinch the bottoms. The leg should either end tapered in, or you should roll up or cinch them so they do.
    2. Wear really, really cute shoes. It doesn’t matter if they are sandals, slip-in sneakers or heels. Prove that you are fabulous and rocking PJs by showing off your great taste in shoes.
    3. Tuck in your shirt. This is a must for me. It gives off the perfect balance of put-together and chic-mess.

    And that’s all I really have to say. Get out there and get some stylish pajama pants. RIGHT. NOW.

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    pj patterned pants trend chic curve Seattle blog

    pj patterned pants trend chic curve Seattle blog

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • I Went Dark

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    I’ve had ombre hair for a couple years now. It’s been fun. Flipping my hair around, feeling like that tan, Cali girl who somehow ended up in cloudy Seattle. But, I will always return to my roots: dark hair. And in this case, I went even darker.

    I paired the solid dark color with a collar-bone length cut (which apparently looks good on everyone). I’m in love with the deep color – it’s rich and my hair is bouncy and shiny again (until I ruin it and get back to the salon for them to fix…hehe). Normally, I go to Gene Juarez to get my color/cuts done – but this time I ventured to a new salon in Seattle. Robert Leonard Salon & Spa did an incredible job – and I fell in love with both my colorist and stylist. Eric Weir did the color – and I was so impressed with the results seeing as it was a drastic change. Then, Tyson Rogers did the cut. What a joy Tyson was – he’s one of those perfectly enjoyable people who can chat Beyonce, cut your hair and look fabulous all at the same time. I highly recommend both of these talented men if you are looking for a hair update.

    Enough talk. Here’s more hair pictures. And if you are thinking about getting a mane-change, definitely consider checking out the RL Salon.

    Hair color and cut was courtesy of Robert Leonard Salon. My comments about the salon are my honest opinions. 

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    xoxo

    Natasha

     

  • My Boyfriends

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    Outfit Details: Boyfriend Jeans (bought 1 size too big for extra slouch) via GAP (also obsessed with this pair)| Striped linen tank via GAP | Necklace via J.Crew | Flat leather sandals via GAP (out of stock but loving these) | Lip & cheek color via YSL
     

    Boyfriend Jeans. They are SO HOT right now. Have you shied away from sportin’ a pair due to fear of looking like Martha Stewart on a Saturday? I get it. I had that same fear, but I was able to overcome it – by figuring out how to style them in the “cool girl” way instead of the “hipster or mom?” way.

    Fear the Oprah pant no more. This trend is certified cool-girl and everyone can rock it. Here are my styling tips for how to wear those mom boyfriend jeans:

    • Slouchy Fit: Make sure your boyfriend jeans have a relaxed, slouchy fit. However – ensure that you do NOT have a slouchy camel toe. No CTs ladies.
    • Sloppy Roll: Roll up your boyfriend jeans like you don’t even care. Sloppy rolls. That easy, it’s-whatever roll-up.
    • No Sacks Please: Make sure your shirt isn’t TOO oversized. Relaxed fit is always good – but if you have a giant, billowing top with slouchy jeans, you will just look like a sack. Unless you’re Cara Delevingne. But you’re not. So find a relaxed but fitted top.
    • Tuck ‘er In: Tuck your top in. A little or a lot, you decide.
    • Girl Up: Pair with something girly. This could be a bright lipstick, a fun necklace, etc. You have to balance out the BF-vibe with some BFF-vibes.
    • Belt Optional: A belt can help your slouchy jeans stay in place (like mine, which are 1-2 sizes too big for my waist), and also can add an additional cool-girl effect.

    There you have it. Go find some awesome, ripped, ragged boyfriend jeans and pony up to this trend.

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    xoxo

    Natasha