Archive for June, 2012

  • Sleepless in [Sunny] Seattle


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    “What if you someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone you never knew, was the only someone for you?”

    Oh the romance that filled the streets of Seattle when “Sleepless in Seattle” first made it’s big debut! And I always watch it and think, perhaps if I move to Baltimore, I’ll finally meet the right man for me in Seattle by hearing him on the radio and writing his weird kid a note that somehow started some awkward romance even though I have a boyfriend and then hang out alone at the top of the Space Needle and then live happily ever after.

    …and then I slap myself and say, This is real life. And Tom Hanks really isn’t that cute to be dating all these hot women anyway. Oh but I do love Tom Hanks.

    Well, I’m hoping you enjoyed my random ramblings, but there is an actual outfit in this post. My friend and I decided to play tourist for a day – and hung out at Kerry Park (which is THE park to see if you are visiting Seattle, apparently, this was my first time there). When you live in Seattle, you don’t look at tour guides and travel lists when you decide what you want to do for the weekend – but I decided after more than 20 years in the city, it was time to head to the infamous Kerry Park and see what the rage was all about.

    And about the clothes….the jean jacket is again – a fabulous J.Crew find (on sale, but similar plus size version here and straight size version here), the neon yellow top is old (but I’m obsessed with this plus size one and this straight size one), the neon clutch is from H&M (recent) and the maxi skirt is from J. Crew (similar here).

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    sleepless in seattle kerry park fashion blog j crew maxi striped neon jean jacket

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    And to end a cheesy post, the classic cheesy Kerry Park tourist photo.

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • Seattle Summer Solstice

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    j crew jean jacket red peplum floral curvy

    Whenever Summer Solstice comes around…I always think I need to do something extra special, since it is the longest day of the year. So what is more special than a summery, floral & jean jacket outfit post for my blog? Not much (with the exception of male models surrounding me in my pictures, which by the looks of the photos did not happen…maybe next year?). But Seattle sure did not disappoint - the longest day of the year was one of the most gorgeous, at a perfect 74 degrees, sunny skies & puffy white clouds – it was hard to sit inside the marketing agency and work all day (oh adult responsibilities…).

    Now let’s chat about that jean jacket – I’m completely obsessed. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect jean jacket for months – and finally found my match at where else…J.Crew (on sale, but similar plus size version here and straight size version here). The red peplum top is one I’ve had for a while now, but haven’t gotten a chance to get on the blog yet (from Zara, similar plus size version here and straight size here). Skirt is from H&M and I’m obsessed with the floral print. Shoes are by Seychelles and the clutch is vintage!

    I hope that each & every one of you did something extra special on your longest day of the year – and remember, it’s already tomorrow in Paris!

    Photos are taken by Chelle Ticeson in Seattle, WA.

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    xoxo

    Natasha

  • Julep Nail Polish Box Giveaway


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    About Julep

    I’m very excited about today’s giveaway. If you haven’t heard about Julep nail color, this is about to be a BIG moment. Julep nail color is chip resistant, chemical-free, luxury nail polish. And Julep Maven is a monthly nail & beauty program where you pay $20 and you get a box full of nail color & beauty goodies every month by mail. But if you use the referral code MAVENINTRO you’re first box is just a penny (sweet deal).

    And I know I’m talking them up (on a ridiculous level) but they are a local Seattle company and their product is amazing. And now….

    Giveaway Details

    Entering is easy, just use the RaffleCopter box below, and sign in using your email or Facebook log in. Remember – The Chic Curve will never sell or distribute your information! Also – having issues entering using the RaffleCopter module? Leave me a comment below with your email & I’ll enter you’re name for you.

    What you could win: 

    A free Julep Maven intro box with 3 nail colors of your choice – that’s right – any colors you’d like! You can take the Julep Maven style quiz and check out all the great colors on their website. 

     

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • Seduction

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    Being a woman can be oh-so-sweet sometimes, especially when we have the power to transform our everyday look into something out of a 1950s Cary-Grant-and-some-bombshell  movie. There is something so seductive and naively sexy about pouty red lips, pin-up waves and cat-lined eyes, men really don’t stand much a chance. The modern classic movie star – she’s within all of us.

    So when is the last time you rocked this look? Have you ever gotten all done up for an event and stole some style tips from the Gina Hayward or Caroll Baker? Send me pictures of your bombshell style at chiccurve@gmail.com (with a link to your blog if you have one) and I may post it on the blog.

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    how to pin up curls red lips

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    how to pin up curls red lips

    xoxo

    Natasha

    The Chic Curve does not claim any ownership or rights for the photos above. All have been borrowed from Pinterest.com