Coral & Leopard


Goodness, love me some Spring weather. You can just dress perfectly when it’s 70 degrees with a light breeze and plenty of sunshine. A great pencil skirt, bare legs, and a nice little cardigan. #ideal

Sweater: Juicy Couture//Leopard Tank: Thrifted//Pencil Skirt: J.Crew//Heels: c/o Blowfish
Enjoy the day, friends!

Back to Smiles

I’m glad to show you smiles today 🙂 
Glad to show you my cute new leopard headband from Oh, Sweet Joy and my Radiant Cosmetics lipstick.
Totes in love with both of them.

Which is good, because this week has been hard on me. If I’m honest, the year has been hard on me. A year ago yesterday, a week out from Christmas, a relationship with a man I thought I was going to marry ended. So my heart has been all sorts of heavy lately. 

I tried to write about eight hundred blog posts about it, but none of it felt settled enough to share. I don’t feel settled enough to share. I’m still a bit of a hot mess (totally tearing up right now). And that’s embarrassing to admit, a year later. I feel like I should be fine, should be moving on, should be dating and happy. But the year really took a lot of life and love out of me, and I’m still searching for healing. A few months ago a friend asked me if I was dating, and I kid you not the word sounded foreign to me. The thought hadn’t even crossed my mind. I think if I really shared my heart about the subject, I’d never be able to put it back together again, so I guess I’ll keep carrying on with joy in the little things and trying to get back to smiles. Happy Natalie is so much more fun 🙂
Much love, my dears! 

Draper Girl

Oh my, do I love a good hat! 
A girl hop on a train to anywhere with a good hat. 
{midnight train goin’ anyyyyyyyyywheeeeerrrrrrreeeeeeee}
Ahem. Pardon the complete digression. But these photos were taken at a train station. And then I just got carried away. Bachelor night seems to make me feel a little over-dramatic

And then the sun came out for a hot minute before it started snowing lightly. The wind was blowing something fierce, so I had to hold on to my hat for dear life. 
When I saw that this particular hat was a “Draper” hat, I just had to get it for the Mad Men reference. Apart from its particular cute-ness.
But goodness if there isn’t a bit of romance in that, don’t you think? 
Train stations, vintage hats, wind, Draper…
A bit of romance, if I do say so myself. 
{See what I mean about Bachelor nights making me overly dramatic?}

Style Secrets
Hat: Vintage
Sunnies: Local store
Ring: H&M
Blouse: Thrifted
Jacket: F21
Pencil capris: Gap, thrifted
Heels: Thrifted

Hot Pink, Leopard, Cupcakes, Happy

We all know I like birthdays (especially my own, hehe). So I baked up these totally “Natalie” cupcakes for my ice skating birthday party.

I’m preeeeeeeeeetttty sure we all know I LOVE hot pink.

I hope by now you’ve realized I love me some leopard print.

What do you get when you combine all of my favorite things?

Well, you get HAPPY, of course!!!
{what i wore}
Yay for hot pink & leopard & cupcakes & skating & HAPPY!



 flats + little autumn leaf
Style Secrets
Sunnies: Local Store
Headband: Dollar store
Scarf: Gap, thrifted
Leopard Tote (in first pic): Reiss,Thrifted
Tank: ?
Sheer blouse: Local store
Belt: from another shirt
Jeans: Karl Lagerfeld, via TJ Maxx
Retro coat (nubby fabric with 3/4 sleeves and big, fabric-covered buttons): F21
Flats: F21
Phone: Not an iPhone