• Pike Place Market in the Fall

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    I’ve lived in Seattle nearly all my life, and when a friend or family member comes to visit I often have trouble figuring out where to take them. I know Seattle from my personal point of view – my favorite bars, my favorite dive-y Mexican joints, the best local cafes and my preferred running routes. But when a first-time visitor comes to this beautiful city, the one place that I KNOW they will want to see (and actually love) is Pike Place Market.

    So that’s exactly what I did when a friend who I met studying abroad in Ireland back in 2008 came to visit. We had so much fun playing tourist around the market, walking down to the waterfront, checking out the Great Wheel and strolling through the SAM Olympic Sculpture Park. I took the opportunity to take some colorful shots of what tourism in Seattle looks like during October – crunchy leaves, cloudy skies and breaks of golden sun make for some incredible photos. I hope you enjoy them – and perhaps it’s time to play tourist in your own city before the lovely early fall season is over.

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    pike place market seattle tourism

    pike place market seattle tourism

    pike place market seattle tourism

    pike place market seattle tourism

    pike place market seattle tourism

    pike place market seattle tourism

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • Clogs Clogs Clogs

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    Outfit Details: Chambray Button Down, GAP | Chunky Knit Sweater, H&M (similar here) | Patched Boyfriend Jeans, GAP (also love these) | Buffalo Leather Clutch, Ampersand As Apostrophe (awesome local Seattle shop) | Clogs, Urban Outfitters  

    CLOGS. I finally got a pair. I’ve been eyeing the grandmas-favorite for a few months now – but couldn’t bring myself to shell out over $200 for a pair – knowing I wouldn’t wear them often enough to make the price worth it. So when a friend forwarded me the link to a pair from Urban Outfitters – that were real leather and wood – and UNDER $40 – I freaked. Then I immediately bought them. Now I’m breaking them in you guys, like Cher.

    Do you have a pair of clogs? Isn’t it surprising how comfortable they are? Beyond the ouchies of breaking the leather in – they are incredibly comfy, though a bit clunky. I really do tromp around my office in them – but I know all the darting eyes are just basic bitches jealous because they didn’t know clogs were on trend, and now they have to spend their PSL budget for the week on a new pair.

    Also – a note about that chambray shirt you wore and wore this summer. It gets to stay around for fall! It’s the perfect under-sweater companion – I even had a blog post last year doing the same thing with a different chambray shirt.

    That’s all for me, today. I hope you’ve been enjoying all my ranting over on Twitter lately – it’s getting real over there.

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    xoxo

    Natasha

  • 11 Ways To Wear Your Hair This Fall

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    It’s finally time to head into fall – hair first. That’s right, beach bums, time to rinse out the salt water and take a step back from the tousled waves you’ve been rocking all summer long. With fall comes the opportunity to pull back, put up and twist around (your hair, of course).

    Click through the slideshow below to check out 11 easy but stylish ways to wear your hair – most styles take less than 5 minutes to do, and pair perfectly with both scarves & boots.

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      Try a sleek center part with a loose and low pony
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      Throw your hair into a half-up messy bun (all the cool girls are doing it)
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      Twist your back into a messy, low bun
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      Try a pop of color with bright bobby pins
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      If you've been blessed with a ton of curls - just let 'em fly free (with a little smoothing product when drying)
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      Leandra Medine of The Man repeller knows how to chic-up a simple bun
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      A simple tie-back of the front few strands creates instant-chic fall style
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      Try a low messy bun and pull out most of the strands around your face for a cool-girl look
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      A low pull-through knot with hair wrapped around the hair tie creates a polished, easy look
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      Easy, twist into little, low buns (do it with a friend #twinsies)
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      No matter the length of your hair, try straight locks with a center part, tucked behind each ear

    I wish you much luck with all those stringy things on your head. The struggle is real. I’m here to help.

    xoxo

    Natasha

     

  • 5 Fall Wardrobe Staples for Cool Girls

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    While the basic bitches are already out pumpkin-patching with knee-high boots, leggings, ear muffs and PSLs, you’re trying to figure out how to transition from summer to fall. You probably already have the basics I outlined in my summer must have post - like the perfect linen tee and a cross-body bag. Those staple items will be perfect for fall layers – so while the jorts & sandals may have to get tucked away, most other pieces are transformative and are still relevant as the season changes.

    These 6 items are perfect additions to your wardrobe for fall – and it’s a simple way to organize a shopping strategy for fall without completely breaking the bank or falling for trends that won’t last more than a season. You should already have a fall coat that you love, as well as scarves, beanies and fun socks. Pair these 6 refreshed items with your classic favorites and boom – you’re cool enough to get a PSL and not end up on a Buzzfeed list called something like 11 Typical Basic Girls Instagram Posts for Fall.

    1. The Perfect Flannel

    To wear buttoned & tucked in, open and with layers or tied around your waist with a sweater & skinnies.

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    My picks: Straight Size: Madewell Boyfriend Flannel Plus Size: ASOS Curve Plaid Flannel

    2. Black Jeans with a Twist

    Either distressed black skinnies or boyfriend jeans – or leather paneled black skinnies. Simple black jeans with some detail or twist to go with everything.

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    My Picks: Straight Size: Distressed Boyfriend Jeans from Nordstrom | Plus Size: ASOS Curve Ripped Knee Skinnies

    3. Updated Booties

    An updated pair of short boots with little to no heel – for comfy wearing throughout the day. Pick either brown or black – whichever one your closet is missing.

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    My Picks: Black Booties: Madewell Nico Bootie | Brown Booties: Top Shop Vintage Booties

    4. Dark Stripes

    Stripes are always in, we always need a little bit of Parisian in our closets no matter the season. Instead of your classic white & black stripe, try a darker grey & black.

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    My Picks: Straight Size: J.Crew Linen Swingy Stripe Shirt (on sale!)  | Plus Size: Nordstrom Stripe Block Tee

    5. Relaxed Knit

    A knit sweater that is perfectly relaxed and makes you want to drink cocoa and watch Miracle on 34th Street.  Find a simple one, with some interesting but subtle details.

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    My Picks: Straigtht Size: Madewell Uphill Pullover Sweater (it’s a splurge but it’s INCREDIBLE) | Plus Size: ASOS Curve Mustard Relaxed Sweater 

    All images taken from Pinterest.com and are not property of The Chic Curve. For image sources please email chiccurve@gmail.com 

    xoxo

    Natasha