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

Spring Style

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Goodness I love me some Spring style. These are my most-favorite colors. Give me some pink and mint and I’m a happy girl. 
What are your go-to colors?

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I actually try not to make my outfits TOO perfect. A little imperfection is good for the soul. —> Click to Tweet!  

In this case, we have unpainted nails and “hot mess hair”–that is to say, “my hair dryer conked out in great fanfare this morning and I’m lucky to still be alive.” I might be exaggerating that a slight bit but there was smoke involved, not gonna lie.  

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Tying the cardigan was a moment of inspiration since it’s a long cardigan and the proportions were off and I was in a hurry.
I love this look and am going to deploy it in the future for sure. 

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I love this outtake, it has a certain ethereally happy and unintentionally beautiful quality to it, if I may say so myself.
It just reminds me that I’m happy, and I think that’s a wonderful thing. 
I hope you’re deep-heart-happy this beautiful Spring Monday. 
Find the beauty. 
xo
Natalie

Coral & Leopard

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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

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

Kick it Up a Notch

Some days you gotta kick it up a notch, y’know?
Grab the coffee and head out into the world with the most energy you can muster and see what becomes of it. I’ll bet my bottom dollar it’ll be beautiful. 

peplum top: charlotte russe//skirt: target//sunnies: gofish//necklace: h&m//shoes: c/o blowfish

Wearing Hats Part 3: Peach Petal Hat

Hat Number Two: Vintage Peach Petal Hat
Sometimes I wonder: Is this too much?  

I wonder that with a lot of things. Flourishes in my handwriting, exclamation points in my typing, vintage-ness in my outfits?
I think:
 Oh, goodness, well, maybe I’m doing things wrong. Maybe it’s all just too much.
Maybe I need to get rid of flourishes, exclamation points, and vintage-ness. 

Or, maybe, just maybe,
The real questions are:
Do I have enough love in my heart? 
Light in my eyes?
Happiness in the morning?
And when the answer to those questions are YES, the answers to the other questions are NO, because the flourishes/exclamation points/vintage-ness are outpourings of the love/light/happiness. 
I think that’s a beautiful thing. 
Peach Petal Hat: Vintage 
Necklace: H&M
Blouse: Target
Pearl Earrings: Gift
Bangles: J.Crew & Walmart
Skirt: BCBG, thrifted
Heels: F21, thrifted
Shoe Clips (bows): Vintage
Sunnies: Local store
xo!

Bright Mother’s Day

All anyone had to say about this outfit was, “Bright!” They lost their ability to speak in complete sentences because apparently this outfit is so “Bright!” and distracting like a shiny object to a toddler. They would point, jaw down, “Bright!” And I am only slightly exaggerating 🙂 
I’m totally into yellow as of late…and it’s a color I never thought I could wear. The conclusion thus far is that as long as it is warm yellow–mustardy—then I can wear it. When my mom was here we did an experiment and all of my cool yellows looked significantly better on her skin tone, so off they went in her suitcase. 
What do you think about this in-between yellow? Is it quite right or quite wrong? 
Style Secrets
Citrine earrings: Borrow from a friend
Blouse: F. by Faconnable, thrifted
Skirt: Bloomingdales, thrifted
Bracelets: Walmart and J.Crew
Purse: Vintage
Flats: Old as the hills (?)

Have a great week!

Braid Failure

I’m compelled to admit it: I tried a Katniss braid. 
And I failed. 
I can’t even do something so simple as a wildly popular teenage-film hairstyle.
You see, the french braid across the back of the head diagonally is actually supposed to be an inside-out french braid, not a regular one. Oops.

Negative points for trying to be a teenager again.

Especially when I have no real idea who Katniss is other than that she’s somehow related to the Hunger Games. 
But all of that aside, I loved this mix of colors and textures for spring. A sequined tank top, patterned cardi, and wool tulip skirt and some cowboy boots. 
Style Secrets
Hair tie: Local artist
Necklace: Lucky
Sunnies: Local store
Sequin Tank Top: Talbots, via friend
Cardigan: Target
Skirt: H&M
Boots: Thrifted

Bright Mustard and Blues

I’ve been searching for a mustard pencil skirt for a LONG time (a year and a half!). I was truly lusting over the J.Crew Wool Serge skirts, but they were steadily outside my budget-reach, even after so long! What’s up with that? I was checking eBay regularly, but even eBay prices on the wool skirts were sky-high. Then I stumbled across this J.Crew, new with tags, relative-bargain of a mustard tiny-whale corduroy skirt. It was love at first bid. I can’t wait to think of more ways to style this new skirt. For now, my beautiful Land’s End blouse, favorite new tights, and some other basic accessories will make a decent go ’round. 
Until next time, pretty new mustard pencil cord skirt!

Style Secrets
Earrings: Lia Sophia, gift
Blouse: Land’s End, thrifted
Scarf: Hand-me-over
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: J.Crew via eBay
Tights: Gift
Boots: Thrifted

Chartreuse & Latte

{Ooo, love that movement in the skirt!}
A few things:
1.) This color combination….well, I’m not gonna lie: it’s interesting. And I never would have thought of it had I not found this wonderful vintage belt at the thrift store. But I think I’m a fan.
2.) I always though midi-length skirts were tough to wear. But judging by the number I’ve been donning recently, they can’t be that bad. Or else my posts are just terrible and no one’s telling me 😛
3.) My shirt is latte-colored. Which compels me to tell you about these amazing babies. The Cappuccino flavored one is delish. They taste like melted coffee ice cream, or a thicker Frappuccino, or maybe even a Wendy’s Jamocha shake. All amazing things, my friends, to be saying a PROTEIN drink tastes like! Now, I’m a girl who has a tough time getting enough protein. And it seems like every boyfriend I’ve ever had has “gifted” me protein powder. BLECH! So finding these? I’m totally hooked! 
Don’t bother with the chocolate one, it still tastes yucky, and I haven’t tried the chai yet nor the vanilla.
Style Secrets
Necklace: F21
Ring: H&M
Tee: Gap
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Tights: from a friend
Heels: Elie Tahari, TJ Maxx