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  • New Years Resolutions


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    The dust (or glitter) has settled and New Years Eve has once again come and gone. We have arrived at 2013. The world didn’t end (but there were some awesome parties anyway) and now it’s time to figure out your New Years Resolutions. You know – those things you write down every January but usually forget about by the time Valentine’s Day rolls around.

    So this year – let’s keep it simple. In 2013 it’s time to step up our game. Put some effort into our daily outfits (or more effort anyway) and try new things. Below are my simple yet fabulous New Years Resolutions for the fashionably inclined.

    Let’s see how long we can stick to these – how about aiming for at least March? Good luck!

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    xoxo

    Natasha

  • 12 Lessons from 2012

    Another year has gone by. I’ve now been blogging for over 2 years, and while I haven’t had time to post every other day as I’d like to, my posts this year were some of my personal best.

    As every year passes, and we arrive at New Years Eve, everyone thinks about the last 365 days of their lives and how each one has changed them. We also think about the next 365 days, and refresh our passions and drive for goals in the upcoming year.

    For me, 2012 has been a year of lessons. A year full of experiences, some which ended the way I was hoping, and others ending in ways I couldn’t have ever imagined (both good and bad). However when I look back on every decision I made, everything I consciously participated in, I regret nothing. So to close out 2012, I’d like to share 12 lessons I learned this year – things I learned by making mistakes, taking risks and putting myself out there.

    12 Lessons Learned in 2012

    1. Life is about nothing but relationships. Your relationships with other people, and especially your relationships with yourself. And not about shoes or clothes or cars. 
    2. Reading books can actually change your perception on life. You can leave your own mind and travel through someone else’s thoughts page by page – and your view on life and what matters can be altered by just a few amazing books.
    3. You are lucky to have even one good, old friend. So many people don’t even have this. A family member that you actually chose. Appreciate this/these people.
    4. You cannot rely on anyone else to make you happy. You may think you can, but eventually you’ll realize that the only person who can make you happy is you. 
    5. Sometimes a night out drinking too much with good friends and dancing like an idiot the the cure-all. You can make better decisions tomorrow. 
    6. You can’t solve all your problems at the same time. You have to tackle them one at a time.
    7. Sometimes things happen with no explanation at all, and you have to let it go. This has been my hardest lesson yet. 
    8. Don’t stress about things you can’t control. This is much easier said than done.
    9. People will disappoint you. It’s part of life (and dating, and friendships). Know that this will happen for the rest of your life. And people will also surprise you, in a good way, sometimes.
    10. Forgive your parents. And your best friends.
    11. Some of my worst decisions have been my most memorable moments. Bad decisions make good stories. 
    12. Happiness is actually about little moments, not big ones. You’d think that a huge anticipated moment would affect your satisfaction with life, however it’s the sum of little daily moments that actually do.

    And THANK YOU.
    Thank you for reading my words and looking at my pictures this year. Your kind comments, likes, tweets and emails have meant the world to me. Expect big things from The Chic Curve in 2013.
    xoxo
    Natasha
  • 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

     

  • The Couch Coat for Fall


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    Hey there good lookin’.

    Well the sun may still be out here in Seattle, but fall has arrived. The colors of the leaves are slowly changing to yellows and reds, and the temperature is getting quite chilly – chilly enough to break out your favorite fall coat! So I had to break out my couch coat, as my friend calls these coats – for all we know, there’s a factory that turns old couches from the 60s into stylish new mod fall coats! This mustard yellow plaid + burgundy + black + brown outfit makes me look like a walking autumn tree – and I’m totally into that, so it’s OK.

    Fall is my favorite season for fashion, and being a blogger, I get to share some of the looks I put together with you. And get ready for tons of pics in this post – my friend at FlashShots Photag. did such an amazing job I couldn’t narrow it down to just a couple (plus don’t we all want to see this couch coat from every possible angle?).

    What I’m Wearing: I’m rocking my favorite oxblood lipstain from YSL (it’s the most amazing lipstain gloss I’ve ever used) – and this will probably end up being my statement lip color for fall this year (hope you like it, get ready to see it a lot). The coat is vintage (but this one from Anthro is amazing. My top is from Forever21 (another great blouse here), the bag is gifted from my good friend Heather’s trip to NYFW & the boots are Steve Madden (similar here). The wonderful printed scarf is something I picked up in Italy back in 2008, and it’s still my favorite fall accessory.

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    xoxo

    Natasha