All posts tagged j. crew

  • Valentine’s Day for All

    Valentine’s Day is almost here, once again. And I have to admit – I’m really not a huge fan of this mushy, Hallmark holiday – but not for the reason you may think. The idea of having a day where you treat the one you love with intent and sweetness is wonderful. The part I don’t like is the pressure – OH SO MUCH PRESSURE. Whether you’re getting your loved one a gift, trying to pick out what to wear, trying to ask out a potential Valentine, or trying to avoid questions about your (night-in) plans on Valentine’s Day – it’s all so much build up of expectations that so often comes crashing down.

    So this Valentine’s Day, let up on that pressure valve a bit. Having a romantic night in with your sweetheart? Have a first date that happens to fall on V-day? Going out with the girls? Staying in alone for the night? Have fun with it! Relax. And don’t expect perfection from the night – you do not live in a romantic-comedy. You’ll have a better Valentine’s Day if you appreciate your current situation and whatever plans you may have for the night.

    And if you need some help getting inspired for the event – no matter what your relationship status may be – check out the inspiration boards below for Valentine’s Day night 2014.

     

    No. 1: “Been Togeths for Evs” Date Night

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    No. 1 Details: Pink Midi Skirt – http://bit.ly/1iXIXXE | Floristry Cutwork Heels – http://bit.ly/1lwdtJI | Jeweled Velvet Clutch – http://bit.ly/1iXKmxn

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  • Shine Bright Like a Diamond


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    A Notes about Moving Skirts from Summer to Fall

    I’d like to take moment to chat about bringing skirts into Fall. I was having a conversation with a (very fashionable) coworker of mine, about how strange it felt/looked to throw on skirts & tights – and how when we got dressed in the morning, we’d always end up changing back into pants. We discussed having an anything-but-pants day during the week to force ourselves to get out of the habit. It’s just when you’ve got bare-legged in skirts all summer, then start pairing them with dark tights – the contrast in style seems a bit uncomfortable (especially if the skirt isn’t a dark color). So with this post – it starts. Skirts with tights. Get ready for it. I’ll be trying to make this Fall my most skirt-lined-season ever.

    What I’m Wearing

    I’m not sure what I should call the highlight of this outfit – every piece is my favorite. The statement necklace was a birthday gift from my sister – it’s the J.Crew Archipelago necklace (sold out, but similar here) – and the colors in the necklace inspired me to stick to strictly black & white for the rest of my outfit. My top is an amazing thrift shop find (Hey Macklemore, can we go thrift shopping? Yup, yup, yup, yup) and I call it my typewriter button-down, because it’s got random letters along with faded black stripes. The skirt is courtesy of SimplyBe – it’s a faux leather skirt with a perfectly placed pleat to add only the flattering curves to your figure (and hide away the others…).

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    xoxo

    Natasha

     

  • A Little Mint Belt

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    I’m obsessed with Pinterest – and this is a pretty obvious fact. And there is a particular pin, from a J.Crew lookbook, that I’ve always been obsessed with. This outfit is my ode to that J.Crew lookbook photo – and though my green skirt isn’t sequins, my chambray button down is from J.Crew and the fun vibe of mixing textures & colors is in my outfit.

    The photos were taken by Chelle Ticeson at Kubota Gardens in Seattle – a quaint little place that is great for a walk with friends, or a blog photoshoot (duh).

    I’d also like to take a (random) moment to thank everyone for all the positive feedback on my last (emotional girly) post - I got so much positive feedback, and it makes me so happy when the things I write or post affect my readers. Stay gorgeous, you reader you!

    About the outfit…my chambray button down is from J.Crew (got this steal on sale, but a similar plus-size and straight-size), the striped peplum top is from Zara (but I love this plus-size one and straight size one). My green pencil skirt is from H&M (old, but they are easy to find!). Shoes are by Matisse (old, but I’m obsessed with these). The neon clutch is also H&M, and my lipstick/lip gloss is a Trish McEvoy Barely Nude + NARS lipgloss combo. And last but certainly not least, my little mint belt is from ASOS Curve (and I’m totally obsessed with belting EVERYTHING with it).

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    xoxo

    Natasha

  • Summer Gray Skies

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    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 :)

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    neutral shades fur and snakeskin

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    xoxo

    Natasha