For the Love of Fuschia

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I am the queen of awkward outfit photos, don’t mind me. They’re a slight bit fuzzy because I also move at the last second and it’s hopeless. I mean, I don’t know why the paparazzi aren’t following me around snapping glamorous photos all the time, but in the meantime, I’m stuck with me, my tripod and my self-timer. 
Aside from that, I’m just super into this rolled-jeans and leopard-smoking-slippers look, right?! Divine for fall. 
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And a gold exposed zipper on this wool tulip-hem shell from J.Crew is so good. Sooooo good. 
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Of course, a fuschia 60s-style jacket and some fuschia lipstick top it all off as the icing on the monochromatic-outfit-cake. 
In other news, I just spilled my entire fresh cup of coffee on the rug/floor, so there’s that. I just felt you should know that so we could share the sadness in solidarity. 
Also, here’s a little happy ditty for you today to make you smile. 
“What a day for feelin’ alive!” 

Has it not been just the most gorgeous October? 
This girl thinks so!
🙂

xo

Sun and Snow

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So here we are, still most assuredly in winter, but with more sunshine, bringing with it a longing for Spring. 

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And pink lipstick, because that’s sort of like spring. 
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And Valentine’s Day, coming soon! 
Oh I can hardly wait! 
Enjoy the sunshine on the snow…it’s quite beautiful and it makes me smile. Spring will come soon enough, dears.

Happy Fall!

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It has been a beautiful first few days of fall here! I love being able to wear my favorite boots and a few layers or heavier materials (such as this lovely alpaca sweater, one of my favorite fall pieces).

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These are all classic pieces that combine to make an outfit that is both timeless and modern, with the addition of a fun, colorful necklace and some details like wedges and zippers on the boots and bell sleeves on the sweater. I’ve had the Coach belt since high school!

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Big sunglasses are always a must, and a Cafe Americano can go a long way towards making a beautiful day, too.

Sweater: Catherine Melandrino//Jeans: Joe’s Jeans//Sunnies: Local boutique//Necklace: Urban Outfitters forever ago//Belt: Coach, forever ago//Boots: Steve Madden

Happy Fall, my friends!
xo
Natalie

Classy & Casual

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This is one day, one outfit concept, and two different iterations. One is a wear-to-church outfit, and the other, with the same color threads, makeup and hair, is more casual for whatever fun adventures Sunday afternoon might hold. Or this is a mighty fine outfit to wear to the office, so this could easily be a work-to-weekend post too!
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My boyfriend says Sundays are his favorites with me, because we get to go to church together and we always seem to find some fun, spontaneous adventure for the afternoon. I agree! There is something so wonderful about sitting close and holding hands while we pray, singing from the same hymnal, giving each other little knowing looks, etc. And it’s summer so the great outdoors calls after church! 
What has been your favorite summer adventure so far? 
xo
Natalie

Autumn

{ballet-like shoes in leaves}

{vintage-y jacket all cozy-like}

{wind in my hairz}
I tried to put together a lot of words tonight, but words aren’t working so well for me. So instead I’ll just tell you that I had a pumpkin latte today and it was delicious, and I love these shoes and crunchy piles of leaves. 
Blouse: Ann Taylor (thrifted)//Jacket: Boutique//Jeans: ON//Shoes: Urban Outfitters//Necklaces: super old
xo
Natalie

Sunny & Seventies

That title’s a play on words. Since it’s been in the 70s all week, gorgeous and lovely, I decided to go with a 70s-themed outfit.
Because everyone matches the theme of their outfit to the weather, right?
{no?}

Big hat, big sunnies, big hair, big sleeves. Higher-waisted jeans.
I really would have loved being a 20-something in the 70s, I have no doubt.
I’m sure I could rock gold lame and Disco Fever.

I wonder what this decade’s (the teens) defining characteristics will be. What do you think? 
Modern Luxe or Hipster Grunge?

Hat: American Eagle//Sunnies: Local store//Necklace: Von Maur//Merino Wool Sweater-Tee: Banana Republic (thrifted) //Jacket: F21, Thrifted // Jeans: Thrifted // Belt: Thrifted // Shoes: Thrifted
xo
Natalie

Blue Suede Boots, Baby!

Heeeeeeeeey guys! 🙂
Oh heeeeeeeeey blue suede boots, baby!

Oh heeeeeeeeeeeey giant new awesome sunglasses!

Oh heeeeeeeeeey blue makeup and waves in my hair!

I think I like all of these things quite a lot. 

Don’t you agree?

The perfect mix of summer and impending autumn. 
(you’ll be seeing a lot of these boots, I imagine. in. love. with. them.)
Happy Wednesday, friends!
Natalie

Tunic Time

We’ve had a few nights lately with the hint of an autumn breeze in them, so today I took a look in my closet and thought, “What summery things haven’t I worn yet?” This tunic was the first to answer, “Me! Me!”

So I took it out for a day on the town {y’know, glamorous stuff like work, the grocery store, and the car repair place}

{ooo, oooo, don’t my curls looks slightly Duchess Kate-ish here?!}

{daisy ring}

{kate spade sandals}
sunnies: local store//tunic: thrifted bcbg//jeans: old navy//ring: kohls//sandals: thrifted kate spade

Exciting

Channeling some of the Duchess of Cambridge’s more casual style today as I await news of the #RoyalBaby. Also drinking English black tea all day. 
Although those two things (dressing a’la Kate and drinking black tea all day) are normal for me, so there’s that. I guess I, too, was born to be a Princess. Hi there, Prince Harry {though I’m pretty sure Harry got scolded for his bad behavior and it shows with the new succession line}
Anyway, carry on with your normal Monday routine.
For now.
Until we hear more news.
Ooo, this is exciting! 
Are you excited? 
UPDATE:

A Week’s Worth

{pretty basics} 

{classy-like}
{making fresh lemonade}

{way toooooo hot out for my liking + retro vibe} 

{flannel + mocs}
It’s a rainy night and the only words I have for you are these:
It will be alright. 
In fact, it will be brilliantly beautiful. 
Just hang in there. 
Keep smiling. 
Live in the NOW. 
It’s coming. 
{whatever it is…but your heart knows, right?}
And when it comes?
It’s going to be glorious-like-woah.
Miracle-big-time.
Bigger-than-I-ever-dreamed-amazing.
I’m talking God-moves-mountains sorta huge, and 
heart-exploding-inside-my-chest kinda awesome. 
So hang in there.
It will be alright. 
It will be God-makes-things-so-much-more-than-alright-crazy-good.