Mango and Plum

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I can’t get enough of this mango and deep plum color combination. It’s also a delicious flavor combination, so win-win, amiright?

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Then let’s talk about these giant pearls I’ve been wanting forever and finally found at a tag sale last weekend! So much fun and a little Wilma Flinstone-esque as my friend said, but we all know that’s never stopped me before!
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Then there’s this Holga camera that matches my outfit. I’m pretty sure it ups my cool points but then again maybe not considering it took me FOREVER to learn how to open the back where you put the film in. Either way, I hope to capture some funky summer images with this little plastic camera. 
Sunnies: Burberry//Tee: J.Crew//Pearls: Tag sale snag//Skirt: The Addison Story (Anthro, thrifted)//Wedges: MiuMiu
Happy Weekend!
Natalie

Luxe Girl


I think the combination of pink pearls, gold buttons, and suede boots just says “luxe.” Don’t you think?
I think the key is to keep them monochromatic.
Also, there’s like ONE day a year where you can wear a light sweater, shorts, and suede boots. 
Maybe two days, one in the spring and one in the fall. 
And for those one or two days, I kinda love it. 
xo
Natalie

Pink Polka Dots

I’ve been lapping up every second of this November sunshine. Just sitting in the window like a cat, keeping it open a crack to get the crisp air inside. I soak in the sunshine and store it away for the days that are gray. 

This skirt is like a big security blanket. 
I’ve thrown it on with boots to return a movie right at the strike of the 9pm return deadline, I’ve worn it out in the rain to get Chinese food well past a decent dinner hour, and I’ve worn it to work and church. You’ve seen me throw the bottom hem up in a knot because I will admit it IS a tripping hazard. Which for me is life-threatening since I’m just a bit clumsy.  

Here I paired it with pearl earrings to mimic the polka dots, a pink polka dot tee, and my polka dot sleeve blazer. Then I threw on my new favorite blingy-bling ring. Bam. This ring practically walks into the room before I do.

Before I trip on my skirt and fall into the room, that is. 
One of these days, no doubt. 

A Little Bit Ivy League

I love a good collegiate style.
A little bit Ivy League with the (fake)Ostrich purse, the stripes, plaid, and pearls.
This time of year makes me really miss school. I just adore the architecture, the libraries, the tradition and the  activity on a crisp fall day on campus.
It’s filled with a feeling of beginning again and excitement mixed with purpose
Wow. 
That sounds like exactly what I’m going for in life right now.
What’s better for Back to School than Pumpkin Spice Lattes? In the spirit of saving money, I made this do-it-at-home version and it is yummy, cheap, and easy. If you love Pumpkin Spice Lattes, I recommend you try this (and please, for my sake, try the whipped cream, since I didn’t have any handy).
 And it matches my ’70s Norwegian mug. So it’s win-win. 

PS. Shorts under skirt + fingertip rule, promise 🙂

Attitude

Howdy, ya’ll! 
I just felt like saying ‘Howdy’ for some reason. 
How much fun attitude does this outfit have? It feels sort of Sandy-in-Grease-has-her-moment, ya’know? 
Only without leather. 
Anyway. 
These light pink pearls were a gift from my parents after my first ballet company performance, waaaay back. 
The over-shirt is my mom’s. So are the shoes. And the shirt. 
But the attitude? That’s mine. Yeah, that’s allllllllllllll mine. 
Actually I don’t have any attitude. 
In fact, I’m smiling in the pictures. 
But the outfit has attitude. 
Don’t you think? 
xo!