Archive for April, 2012

  • Cherry Blossoms and Gingham Repeat

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    It has been unbelievably beautiful these past few days in Seattle, so I decided to take advantage of the weather and head towards Lake Washington – the large lake that the city and suburbs surround (since Seattle doesn’t have beaches like Cali or Miami!). And then I spotted these gorgeous cherry trees – in full bloom – and I just knew that is where I wanted to snap my outfit photos (taken by the lovely Chelle Ticeson).

    Enough chatter. Let’s talk about the clothes. Most of this outfit you’ve seen (like here and here) but the skirt is new (from Zara, similar here). I’ve been attempting to get my hair up in the perfect top knot/bun for quite sometime, taking note from one of my favorite fashion bloggers (check her knot out here), however I’m still in training. Stay tuned – maybe next time I’ll perfect the art of the top knot.

    Also – quick note. I’m on Pinterest and Bloglovin – so if you haven’t already, follow me & drop me a line in the comments if you are on these sites as well (I’m always looking for new, fabulous people to style-stalk!).

    asymmetrical skirt gingham top bauble necklace j.crew wedges zara h&m

    asymmetrical skirt gingham top bauble necklace j.crew wedges zara h&m

    asymmetrical skirt gingham top bauble necklace j.crew wedges zara h&m

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • Chain Game (Photoshoot Pt.2)

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    It’s time for part 2 of last week’s photoshoot (see part one here). Another big shout out to Chelle Ticeson for the amazing photos, visit her Facebook page here.

    The dress is vintage and modified (by me) – and I love the chain pattern that weaves it’s way all over the fabric. My lipstick in the first outfit is MAC Rebel, and in the second it is MAC Snob. Shoes in the second blog post are from ASOS (similar here) and the little neon bag is from H&M (old, similar here).

    This shoot was so much fun – what girl doesn’t like playing dress up (not one reading my blog)?! The weekend in Seattle was also absolutely amazing and I took some time to head to Pike Place Market and pick up some flowers and ingredients for a lovely light summer dinner. I’m guessing it was sunny and gorgeous wherever you are – what did you do to enjoy the weather this weekend?

     

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    seattle fashion blogger photo shoot rebel vintage curls

     

    seattle fashion blogger photo shoot rebel vintage curls

     

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    seattle fashion blogger photo shoot MAC snob nude lips chains seattle lights

    seattle fashion blogger photo shoot MAC snob nude lips chains seattle lights

     

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • Wet Seattle (Photoshoot Pt. 1)

    curvy blogger photoshoot seattle black on black gold clutch


    curvy blogger photoshoot seattle black on black gold clutch

     

    I’m very excited about today’s blog post (part 1). A good friend of mine who also happens to be a photographer offer to shoot me a few days ago (not shoot me dead, take pictures of me, duh) and of course I’ll never pass up the opportunity to have some professional pictures taken :)

    The blazer I’m wearing is a vintage find, the sleeves are sheer and there is bead detailing on the front bottom of the jacket. The peplum top is from H&M (similar here) and the accessories are from Nordstrom, H&M and vintage (check out this amazing gold clutch) The amazing metallic vamp shoes are from ASOS (but I like these too). I’m wearing MAC “Impassioned” lipstick.

    I love Seattle. It is my home town, my rainy city, my playground. I grew up here & truly believe it is one of the great cities of the world. I mean c’mon – even in the wet rain Seattle is still breathtaking (note the Space Needle behind me, a landmark since the 1960s). If you’ve never been to Seattle – you have got to visit. And if you decided to visit, give me a buzz and I’ll give you some fashionable tips on who to see and where to go.

    Stay tuned for part 2 of the photoshoot next week, and like my Facebook page to see all of the photos from the shoot, which will be exclusively posted later today. And if you need a photoshoot in Seattle – contact Chelle Ticeson for some amazing pictures!

     

    curvy blogger photoshoot seattle black on black gold clutch

    curvy blogger photoshoot seattle black on black gold clutch

    curvy blogger photoshoot seattle black on black gold clutch

    curvy blogger photoshoot seattle black on black gold clutch

    curvy blogger photoshoot seattle black on black gold clutch

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • Gingham Prep

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    gingham old navy curvy sport jacket j crew wedges

     

    Gingham is all the rage right now – and while at first I thought it looked like everyone was wearing tablecloths and picnic blankets – the trend has grown on me. And so here I am, sporting my favorite gingham button down tied up at the bottom (From Old Navy, old, similar here). The sport coat is one of my staples – it’s a steal from Target (but i like this one too) , and the sandal wedges are from J.Crew (similar ones here and here). The necklace is an amazing YSL vintage piece I got at a swap party 

    It’s a simple outfit – but sometimes the best ones are. I love mixing the plaid texture of the jacket with the gingham pattern on the top – getting dressed every morning is like an art. Since matchy-matchy styles are out – you have to find the right pieces to mix-and-match. Enough mixing without clashing – and sometimes I even get it wrong (but those pictures don’t usually make it to the blog!).

    If it’s sunny where you are – I hope you can get out and enjoy the weather. If it’s raining, I’m sorry, and I feel you’re pain – I live in Seattle.

     

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    gingham old navy curvy sport jacket j crew wedges

     

    gingham old navy curvy sport jacket j crew wedges

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    xoxo

    Natasha