All posts tagged seattle fashion blogger

  • Outfits That Say Ahoy!

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    Little can compare to a day spent on the water with your closest crew, wine glass in hand, skin warm from the summer sun. That’s one of the perks of living in Seattle – there’s always a kayak, sailboat or yacht around the corner, ready to board. And in every boat there lies opportunity – outfit opportunity. An excuse to go full-on nautical in stripes, linen, head scarves and giant sunglasses – all at the same time.

    Clean. Bright. Preppy. Something that’s blue, white and striped. Hair scarves, red lips, boat shoes and linen shorts. Nautical style is classic and transformative, and it’s something that any yacht-party-going-gal ought to know how to pull off.

    To help all of my boat-bound babes out, below are some style tips for consideration before boarding your next nautical adventure. And this advice is very timely – later this month the American Cancer Society is hosting a little daytime yacht party with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the ACS. So if you are in the Seattle area, come join me on Sunday, June 14th for a toast to fight cancer at the Holland America Champagne Lunch! Register here (tickets are going fast, and they are only $30, so grab a spot quickly!).

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    7 Nautical Styling Tips For Chic Boat Partying 

    Try one, or YOLO, try all of these on your next boating adventure (which could be the Seattle Hope Champagne Lunch!). 

    1. Try a bold, bright color paired with a neutral like white or tan. And that bold color can be something other than blue or red (think bright yellow or green!).
    2. Bring your most fabulous pair of sunglasses. Big. Bold. My favorite for boating are thick, white-framed, giant sunnies.
    3. Red lips look good on sailboats and yachts alike. Actually any bright lip color works on the water.
    4. Don’t forget how windy and/or cold it can get on the water. Flowy skirts can go up with the wind, and forgetting to bring a sweater can leave you chilly!
    5. Try a neck or head scarf. It’s so Audrey. And Bridgette. And every other effortlessly-chic-slash-french girl. 
    6. You can’t go wrong with stripes. It’s the easiest way to look like you belong on a boat!
    7. Jeans – in shorts, boyfriend or light form – can pair incredibly well with your nautical ‘fit. Don’t discount the old blue!
    8. Wear comfortable shoes. Some of us can stand (and balance) in heels all day – and some of us just can’t. You know who you are. Don’t end up being the Barefoot Champagne Contessa of the party. There’s no shame in a cute pair of flats or sandals!

     

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • 5 Interior Design Tips for Your Tiny Space in the Big City

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    Not everyone can live in an open, modern space – especially if you live in a big city. My apartment is just under 600 square feet – with a giant, awkward wall that blocks the entire kitchen from the living room. When space and floor plan are lacking, you have to use creativity to make the most of your home. And recently I did just that: I set a [small] budget, did a lot of Pinterest-inspiration searching, and I rearranged my living, dining and kitchen areas. The result? More space for living, less clutter and a modern look. 

    Thinking creatively about your space requires you to let go of the way you currently have things laid out and to start completely fresh. To begin thinking about your floor plan differently, here are some interior design tips for smaller living spaces: 

    1. Walls don’t have to define the space

    Think outside the wall – the back of your couch doesn’t have to be pressed against it! Try pulling furniture away from the wall – and even using couches and chairs to separate one room into two spaces (like a living and dining area).

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  • Herbes De Provence & Orange Blossom Sea-Salt Scrub – The perfect last-minute gift!

    IMG_0081It’s almost Christmas, everyone. And if you’re like me, there are still a few people on your gift list who you haven’t checked off yet. This easy, DIY floral sea-salt scrub is the perfect, last-minute gift that is both thoughtful and fabulous. Who doesn’t want to scrub away their stress while breathing in aromas of lavender, sweet almond oil and orange blossom water? You might want to make an extra jar, for yourself :)

    I got the original body scrub recipe from the Fruetcake Blog - and I just altered a few things to make it my own. Most of the ingredients are available at your neighborhood grocery store – and if you have a Whole Foods or similar market around, they will definitely have all the things! See below for my recipe for Herbes De Provence & Orange Blossom Sea Salt Scrub!

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    Herbs De Provence & Orange Blossom Sea-Salt Scrub (adapted from Fruetcake’s recipe)
    3 Cup Course Sea salt (you can regular sea salt if you desire a finer texture)
    1 ½ Cup Sweet Almond Oil
    16 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
    10 Drops Orange Blossom Water (usually in the fancy bartending aisle)
    3 Tbsp. Herbs de Provence
    6 Small Weck Jars

    Directions:
    1. In a bowl mix sea salt, oil, lavender and orange blossom water until well combined.
    2. Add Herbs de Provence and mix well.
    3. Spoon mixture into Weck jars. Sea salt scrub will last about 1 month in the bath/shower – label it with an expiration date.

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    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