Happy Easter

I LOVE EASTER! I love Jesus, I love spring, I love pink and green, and so, obviously, I love Easter. It’s my favorite-favorite I think.
(did I say that about Valentine’s Day, too? Hmm…)

It’s Easter, so of course I had to throw a vintage edit in here: 
Shows the colors better than the mid-day sunshine pictures!
 Pink lace H&M dress, H&M necklace, Target sunnies, vintage green purse, bangles from Kohls, cute hairpins from Target, thrifted nude/rope wedges, Revlon seafoam green nail polish

Purrrtttyy makeup. 
Smashbox palette from my “Everyday Makeup” video
Clinique HoneyGloss lipstick
Happy Easter, my dears! 

Roman Holiday

Remember when I recommended some movie/snack pairings for rainy days? While, it’s raining again. I should say, still, since we had approximately 48 minutes of sunshine combined over the weekend and today. 
So I’ll wear a Roman Holiday of an outfit…silk skirt with scenes of Italy, vintage basket-weave purse, bow belt…and that oughtta bring another 4 minutes of sunshine, don’t you think?
PLEASE?
Have a great day!
xo
Natalie

Hello Sunshine

I dug out some of my summer dresses the other day, just to play around with them before it gets too hot to style them with any sweaters/scarves (boooooooooring). I found this yellow dress coordinated perfectly with a little cardigan I found at the thrift store last fall. It’s fun to see pieces from different seasons mix so effortlessly, don’t you think? 
And that beautiful forsythia! Welcome, spring! 
Style Secrets
Sunnies: H&M
Necklace: Self-made
Tank Top: JP
Dress: RubyRox
Cardigan: Thrifted
Handbag: Thrifted
Flats: Gap Outlet

Shop Your Closet

I was so surprised to see two items nearly identical to items already in my own closet in the month’s issue of InStyle and the latest (fantastic!!! drool-worthy, of course!) J.Crew catalogue. I just had to show you! It was uncanny!

Left: J. Crew, $285…..Right: Mine, F21 a few seasons ago, $25
Savings: $260
Closeness match: 75% (theirs are leather and have a slight platform)
The heels on mine are almost identical. You can see them in an outfit in this post!
Left: Burgundy w/ wooden handle Gucci, $2,990.00 (inset is vintage carried by French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy), featured in October 2011 InStyle p. 145
Right: Mine, vintage Henri Bendel, $10 
Savings: $2,980.00
Closeness Match: 75% 
The bags are strikingly similar, with the clasps, handle, color, and shape. The wooden handles on InStyle’s are bamboo, mine is carved wood, but it still has the similar indentations 

Goodness, gracious, see, I just saved, ohhhhhhh……$2,945.00. 
This is such satisfying ‘shopping’!