Archive for May, 2012

  • Summer Gray Skies

    neutral shades fur and snakeskin

    neutral shades fur and snakeskin

    Though it is inching towards summer outside…I live in Seattle, and that means that no matter what, it will rain at least once a month. These pictures were taken late last week, right before our gorgeous, sunny (I know…shocking!) 3-day weekend. I’m in Pioneer Square in these photos, a very old and historical neighborhood in downtown Seattle (as well as the home of the homeless, though harmless!).

    Enough about Seattle (I swear their tourism board isn’t paying me…though maybe they should be) and let’s talk clothes. The fur jacket (or my bear fur as I like to call it) is from Nordstrom (old, but this one is cute too), the snakeskin dress is from H&M (old) and the sweater is from Old Navy (old, similar here). Jewelry is vintage, my adorable little sparkly purse was a gift (from J.Crew) and my “moon booties” are Nine West (but I like these and these). And my nails (see last picture) are Sally Hanson Salon Effects (c/o Reward Style, get them at Target).

    Hope everyone spent their 3-day weekend wisely – not working, definitely laughing & obviously drinking in good company :)

    neutral shades fur and snakeskin

    neutral shades fur and snakeskin

    seattle fashion neutral shades fur and snakeskin j crew

     

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • Sweet, Sweet Seattle

    seattle waterfront ferry ferris wheel fashion blogger blog

    seattle waterfront ferry ferris wheel fashion blogger blog

    Everything you stereotypically know about Seattle, from shows like Gray’s Anatomy and movies like Sleepless in Seattle (and hopefully not The Ring…) is true. People here are friendly, and passive aggressive. It rains too much – and there are ferries, water, cranes and docks all over the city. But what some of you don’t know about Seattle is that it is truly an amazing city.

    Now I promise, the tourism board hasn’t hired to me bring fashionable visitors to the city – and I still dream of moving to NYC in a 300sq ft apartment to live miserably fabulous one day – but I love Seattle. It’s my home – and you should visit!

    Oh, what’s that? The outfit? Put your pitch forks down – I’ll stop poetically babbling about my hometown and talk fashion for a minute. The scarf is from Nordstrom (old, similar here), the blazer is a vintage Pendleton piece I picked up (also worn here), snakeskin dress is from H&M (and my next blog post will be how to wear the dress in a different way!), bag is vintage & boots are H&M (similar here).

    seattle waterfront ferry ferris wheel fashion blogger blog

    seattle waterfront ferry ferris wheel fashion blogger blog

    seattle waterfront ferry ferris wheel fashion blogger blog

    seattle waterfront ferry ferris wheel fashion blogger blog

    seattle waterfront ferry ferris wheel fashion blogger blog

    seattle waterfront ferry ferris wheel fashion blogger blog

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • New Stripes, Old Trucks

    chic curve georgetown seattle old trucks fashion

    chic curve georgetown seattle old trucks fashion

    Seattle has so many wonderful nooks-and-crannies, and one of my favorites is the old trucks in Georgetown. There’s a lot with a bunch a vintage Ford trucks just sitting around – WAITING for some opportunistic fashion blogger to take advantage of the rusty bodies and bright colors (So I just couldn’t let those trucks down).

    I’m also a huge fan of stripes right now – a little late to hop (back) on the striped-wagon, but they go with everything – red lips, florals, prints, bold colors, subtle colors…must I continue?

    Now – let’s chat outfit. The sunglasses and necklace are from good ol’ H&M (but I like these sunglasses and this necklace too). The blazer is from Target (it’s old and one of my favorite pieces in my closet, remember when I wore it here and here), striped a-line top is from ZARA (similar here) and shoes are by Seychelles.

    Photos taken by the lovely Chelle T., if you are in Seattle and need photos taken, contact her here

    chic curve georgetown seattle old trucks fashion

    chic curve georgetown seattle old trucks fashion

    chic curve georgetown seattle old trucks fashion

    chic curve georgetown seattle old trucks fashion

    chic curve georgetown seattle old trucks fashion

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • Dear Diary: You’ll Be OK

    Dear Diary is a series of blog posts that cover love, life and lessons learns. Check out more of Natasha’s Dear Diary posts here.

     

    Recently a friend called me up crying – her long-time boyfriend had just ended things with her. Devastating. Anyone who has been surprised by the at-the-time love of their life telling them they no longer want to be together knows the feeling – actual physical pain from just a few words out of a certain mouth. So whoever made up the saying “…but words can’t hurt me” clearly hadn’t had their heart smashed into pieces.

    And while I felt so much pain for her – and knowing exactly how she was feeling (because I’d been there not so long ago) – I also felt a small amount of happiness for her. Because I knew that she would eventually be OK – and even better.

    I know what you are thinking – you evil bitch! But seriously – I felt a little joy for my devastated friend. This was her first real heartbreak – and while it is probably the worst pain she’d ever feel – getting over it is also one of the most triumphant battles she’ll ever face.

    Falling in love takes courage – and above all, faith. And when that faith is broken – especially when you don’t expect it – you feel as if your world has been flipped upside down. I explained it to my friend using a pie metaphor (because I spend too much time in Excel during my day job). You’re life is a bunch of different slices of pie that make a whole – and after a break up, one of those slices (a big one) is all-of-a-sudden gone. And now you have a giant slice of pie missing that you have to fill.

    So what the hell do fill this vanished pie slice with? Fill it with what you love – since that’s what you lost. Take it as an opportunity to focus on what you want to do with your life. And by figuring out what makes you happy – without a relationship – you’ll be able to be happy no matter who you are or who you aren’t with.

    So let me return to the point I want to make: you’ll be OK. Everyone always says “Time heals all wounds” – but when you are in the middle of devastation it just sounds like Hallmark B.S. they found on the internet after searching for “What to say to a heart broken friend.”

    But it’s so true. I’ve been in love twice in my life – and had my heart broken both times. But guess what? I’m happier than I’ve ever been. And when I look back on my past relationships, I’m grateful for what they taught me about myself and about what I want in my next relationship.

    I’m naturally an optimist – so if you aren’t, you may be rolling your eyes at this point. Well let me put it more bluntly: you’ll get the fuck over this guy (or girl) and you’ll be able to look back in retrospect and THANK THE HEAVENS you aren’t with them anymore – because it didn’t work out for a reason.

    So before you think about what you could have said differently after the break-up, or what you could do to get them back – stop yourself. Look forward. That’s the only promise there is – the future.

    And pat yourself on the back – because you honestly loved somebody, and that on it’s own is an accomplishment. And now it’s time to love yourself.

    xoxo

    Natasha