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  • Inspiration for the Week: YONCÉ

     

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    Last night, on the VMAs, Beyonce gave an incredible, 16-minute long performance covering almost her entire self-titled album. I usually don’t repost videos and do event coverage like this – but the show she put on was too good to miss.

    Sasha Fierce was out in full force last night, and she inspires the Tasha-Fierce within myself. Cause I woke up like this (and by “this” I mean I woke up looking a hot mess, put my hair in a shitty little bun on top of my head and dragged my bootylicious bum to workout class at 6am). But seriously – her confidence inspires girls everywhere, including myself. I know there are lots of Beyonce haters out there, but after watching this performance you have to admit, she is an amazing performer who is currently unparalleled in the world of music.

    Her talent – her body – her voice – she works so incredibly hard. She’s an inspiration and an icon. She owns her feminism, she owns her sex appeal and she creates an image for the world to see. And it’s a vision. Watch the full 16-minute performance from last night below and prepare to BOW DOWN BITCHES.

     

  • I Went Dark

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    I’ve had ombre hair for a couple years now. It’s been fun. Flipping my hair around, feeling like that tan, Cali girl who somehow ended up in cloudy Seattle. But, I will always return to my roots: dark hair. And in this case, I went even darker.

    I paired the solid dark color with a collar-bone length cut (which apparently looks good on everyone). I’m in love with the deep color – it’s rich and my hair is bouncy and shiny again (until I ruin it and get back to the salon for them to fix…hehe). Normally, I go to Gene Juarez to get my color/cuts done – but this time I ventured to a new salon in Seattle. Robert Leonard Salon & Spa did an incredible job – and I fell in love with both my colorist and stylist. Eric Weir did the color – and I was so impressed with the results seeing as it was a drastic change. Then, Tyson Rogers did the cut. What a joy Tyson was – he’s one of those perfectly enjoyable people who can chat Beyonce, cut your hair and look fabulous all at the same time. I highly recommend both of these talented men if you are looking for a hair update.

    Enough talk. Here’s more hair pictures. And if you are thinking about getting a mane-change, definitely consider checking out the RL Salon.

    Hair color and cut was courtesy of Robert Leonard Salon. My comments about the salon are my honest opinions. 

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    xoxo

    Natasha

     

  • My Boyfriends

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    Outfit Details: Boyfriend Jeans (bought 1 size too big for extra slouch) via GAP (also obsessed with this pair)| Striped linen tank via GAP | Necklace via J.Crew | Flat leather sandals via GAP (out of stock but loving these) | Lip & cheek color via YSL
     

    Boyfriend Jeans. They are SO HOT right now. Have you shied away from sportin’ a pair due to fear of looking like Martha Stewart on a Saturday? I get it. I had that same fear, but I was able to overcome it – by figuring out how to style them in the “cool girl” way instead of the “hipster or mom?” way.

    Fear the Oprah pant no more. This trend is certified cool-girl and everyone can rock it. Here are my styling tips for how to wear those mom boyfriend jeans:

    • Slouchy Fit: Make sure your boyfriend jeans have a relaxed, slouchy fit. However – ensure that you do NOT have a slouchy camel toe. No CTs ladies.
    • Sloppy Roll: Roll up your boyfriend jeans like you don’t even care. Sloppy rolls. That easy, it’s-whatever roll-up.
    • No Sacks Please: Make sure your shirt isn’t TOO oversized. Relaxed fit is always good – but if you have a giant, billowing top with slouchy jeans, you will just look like a sack. Unless you’re Cara Delevingne. But you’re not. So find a relaxed but fitted top.
    • Tuck ‘er In: Tuck your top in. A little or a lot, you decide.
    • Girl Up: Pair with something girly. This could be a bright lipstick, a fun necklace, etc. You have to balance out the BF-vibe with some BFF-vibes.
    • Belt Optional: A belt can help your slouchy jeans stay in place (like mine, which are 1-2 sizes too big for my waist), and also can add an additional cool-girl effect.

    There you have it. Go find some awesome, ripped, ragged boyfriend jeans and pony up to this trend.

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    xoxo

    Natasha

  • The Importance of Mindset

    I’ve been thinking about what it takes to truly change lately – to do something you’ve never done – to achieve greatness in your own life. And while there are many factors that play into the success of a journey – I decided that mindset was the most important.

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    Mindset is what I’ve been trying to focus in on lately. Understanding why I want what I want – and then making sure that I am thinking through my goals completely. I tried asking myself things like, what is going to make this hard to achieve? Why haven’t you accomplished this before? Who or what might stand in your way? What subconscious lies or excuses are you making for yourself? How are YOU standing in your own way?

    For me – that thing that I am working towards is related to health & fitness. I’m working towards becoming a healthier person – both internally and externally. I’m also working on becoming fit – getting into amazing shape. I want to run like I’m a runner. I want to do Crow like a yogi master. And I want the strong, healthy body and mind that comes along with those things. Getting to a point of achieving my wellness goals will take a lot of time and persistence – and the only way I’ll be successful is if I get my mindset right.

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    In order to figure out how to understand, adjust and improve my mindset, I decided to make a list. Something I love doing. Lists for everything. But this list would be concise – it would focus in on the core of my journey. It would put everything out there in the open – no hiding, no excuses. The exercise of creating this list – and really spending time thinking through it – made me feel powerful.

    Here is my “mindset points” list.

    My Mindset: Health & Fitness in My Life

    • This is something you want. Something you like. Something you enjoy.
    • This is not a temporary fix.
    • There is no going back to how it was.
    • There is no old-you that you will resume.
    • Admit these things firstly to yourself. Accept them.
    • Tell your friends, your family, that you want to make a change. Be open about what you are trying to achieve.
    • You will subconsciously hold yourself more accountable if the people you love and spend time with are aware of what you are trying to do.
    • Stop making excuses. You like making excuses, and you can be really good at it. Just stop.
    • This is attainable – you just have to remain persistent, and be consistent everyday for the rest of your life.
    • What you do every day will affect your future more than things you do once and a while. The everyday you is who you really are.

    If you had to make a list of mindset points for your goal, what would it look like? Being intentional with every day of your life is the easiest way to feel happy and fulfilled. Start today.

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    xoxo

    Natasha