The Birds

The birds on my blouse are innocent, colorful, cute. Playful, fun, quirky. 
The robins in the nest on my porch? Not so much. 
More like messy and aggressive. 
The mama bird dive bombs me every time I come close to the porch. 
It is rather frightening to have one angry, angry mama robin squawking and coming within inches of your face. I understand the terror of Hitchcock’s The Birds so much more now. 
I’m not sure why anyone let me watch that movie at age 11, by the way. 
Hmmmm. 
Just sayin’.
Nonetheless, this blouse, vintage necklace, and clogs are adorable, don’t you think?
Style Secrets: Necklace: vintage; Blouse: Tag Sale; Pants: Gap; Clogs: Tag Sale
xo!

Joy and Shades of Pink

Rainy days call for “JOY” French “Diva-nilla” coffee. Haha. Love this cheerful polka dot coffee and polka dot, “You have filled my heart with greater joy,” Dayspring mug (check out their Good Things- Teacup and Tote Gift Set). So much extra cheerfulness for the day!
It was raining all day, so I didn’t get to take outfit pictures of this outfit “on”. But I was crushing hard on the color combo, so I wanted to be sure to share it. 

Ballet Pink cardi + Hot Pink scarf + Latte tee
Add cheetah ballet flats, jeans, lavender nail polish and hair band, and citrine earrings.

I think this color combination is just wonderful! It feels sophisticated, yet youthful.  What do you think? 
xo!
Natalie 

Happy Colors

Back to rain. 

I think orange pants, a light pink lace top, and pink/orange accessories are called for, don’t you?

So I’m still smiling. You can’t get me down (yet) rain!

Necklaces. 
Pile on the brights while we wait for that sunshine again!
xo
All outfit items thrifted or gifted!

Rain & A Tulip

It has been raining. Raining, raining, raining. Did I mention it’s been raining? So I only have one good photo of this outfit! Rain has a way of dampening the spirit–either in a really wonderful, introspective way, or a really un-wonderful, demotivating way. Tonight, I’m feeling a bit demotivated. Sunshine? 
Suuuuuuuuunshine?
Ooo! The week is halfway over! Go us 🙂
xo

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

Cashmere Taste


Cashmere taste on a thrift store budget! 

Sometimes a girl with cashmere taste on a thrift store budget makes out like a bandit. This 100% cashmere pencil skirt with adorable pleating was $10, ya’ll. It’s kinda the softest, most wearable skirt ever, and one of my favorite thrift finds so far. I envision I’ll be wearing it all winter, so I’m sorry if you get sick of seeing it! 
Also, I almost didn’t buy these shoes.
But then I did. And they got me lots of compliments (and blisters).
And  one more also: Happy New Year!
May God continue to refine us in the coming year.
Style Secrets
Headband: F21, I think?
Necklace: F21
Tee with Chiffon Sleeves: H&M
Skirt: Thrifted
Hairbow (clipped on skirt): F21
Bangles: J.Crew
Sweater Tights: TJ Maxx
Heels: Thrifted
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Great Gift

{New coffee tumbler, because the lid on my hot pink one broke. Sad face for old one, happy face for new one!}
OoooooOOooooo! My brother did an AMAZING job bringing me a souvenir from India. Bro, go to India wheneevvveerrrrr you like {and bring me more souvenirs, hehe}. I am in LOVE with this STUNNING scarf he brought me {it deserves three capitalized words and two parentheticals, it’s so amazing}

{oh you have sharp eyes! yes I did switch boots for awhile}


Gah! Thank you, Brother! I am so glad you had an amazing trip to India and I still want to hear more about it and see the pictures! 
This post was going to be a Work to Weekend post, but I just loved both outfits too much, and wanted to give them their own posts. So you’ll see a similar outfit later 🙂 Hope you don’t mind! 
Pssst….those are capris in the boots. Didja catch that? Sometimes I think I’m so clever.
Style Secrets:
Coffee Tumbler: Whole Foods
Tank: Charlotte Russe
Jacket: BCBGirls, Thrifted
Scarf: Gift from India
Bracelets: ?
Capris: Gap, thrifted
Boots: Walmart & Consignment

Wednesday Work to Weekend

and Weekend…

Hump day = checkmark. Weekend? Yoo-hooo! Weekend! I’m waiting for you!
Style Secrets
Sunnies: Thrifted
Colored Bobbies: J.Crew
Necklace: Target
Tank: Old Navy
Sweater: American Eagle
Belt: Thrifted
Pencil Capris: Gap/thrifted (super score)
Heels: MaxAzria, consignment store
Earrings: Forever21
Weekend Look—
Linen Moto Jacket: Charlotte Russe
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Target
Flips: Havaianas

This Body Brought to You by Sour Patch Kids

{girls! I finally pulled up the hideous weed in all of my photos! it wasn’t technically mine to pull up, so I had to wait for the exact right timing to obtain permission. permission obtained. weed gone. lightning bolt on picture. yes!}


Sour Patch Kids. Those wonderfully chewy, sour, sweet candies. The boy and I ate FAR too many of them at the drive-in movie this past weekend. And then we both decided we were going to quit eating processed sugar {seriously}. But I snuck (what?! is that not a word?! it’s underlining it! what is the past tense of ‘sneak’? help a sister out!) the rest of the Sour Patch Kids into my purse. 

Then yesterday, while editing this photo, I noticed that my thighs are practically STUFFED into these pants. And quite obviously, I needed to start exercising. So I grabbed a handful of Sour Patch Kids for energy, and did 50 jumping jacks in the kitchen. No lie. 
Then I went for a loooooooong walk. Uphill. And on my way back I realized I had a dribble of mocha-fudge frozen yogurt dried down my arm. 
I think I need a sugar intervention. Like, seriously. I’m not even kidding. 
Style Secrets
Hairclip: H&M
Sunnies: Local boutique
Necklace: Gift (my name in Hebrew)
Cami (under tee): Walmart
Tee: Old Navy (thanks, S!)
Cardi: Marc Jacobs
Ring: Local store
Capris: Gap, thrifted
Flips: Havaianas