Go-Getter

Some days, you have to get up, get dressed, and go make something happen.

Or, at the very least, get a cup of coffee in a hot pink cup that really makes you smile.

And by “get dressed” I mean…borrow clothes from my mom. Let’s not discuss how much I want to “permanently borrow” this gingham shirt of hers.

I have to say, I had a really great day while wearing this outfit, and while I didn’t necessarily “go get” anything super awesome today, at least I tried. Points, right? 

Summer Layers

Did you feel it?
That subtle beckoning from autumn in the form of a cool breeze, reminding us to get our fill of gelato, berries and warm nights on the porch before things turn crisp?

I can’t lie, it felt a little bit wonderful. I’m not actually ready for fall, but I AM ready for a break from this extra hot summer! Just a few weeks of perfectly-warm days would be most excellent. I haven’t been to a drive-in movie yet, and I haven’t had my fill of maple creamees either. 

When we get down to it, I love layers because they are cozy. I’m such a creature of comfort. I’m SUCH a sweatshirt girl. Luckily, this light orange sweater is a linen blend, so I can have my layers and my summer, too! 🙂 
Now, weather, please cooperate with my plan for the next few weeks. K, thanks.
xo!

Happiness

Gosh vacation makes me feel so happy.
Mint green makes me feel so happy.
Family makes me feel so happy & loved. 
Coffee definitely makes me feel happy.
Doesn’t it feel good to be happy?
To feel loved, happy, and free inside your heart?
You know what I mean?
For such a long time, I didn’t know what that freedom inside my heart felt like, even though I still thought I was “happy”. 

But freedom? It feels different from happy. It is this amazing mix of calmness from such a deep well, and this utter freedom to explore and dream and do and love…to shine for Christ…nothing holding you back inside your heart.

It’s utterly stunning to experience. 
And it’s only from Christ that I can ever say I feel freedom in my heart. 
Only, ever, always Jesus. 
Words for my heart:
Words for your heart:
Let your love, God, shape my life
with salvation, exactly as you promised; 
Then I’ll be able to stand up to mockery
because I trusted your Word
Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever-
your commandments are what I depend on.
Oh, I’ll guard with my life what you’ve revealed to me,
guard it now, guard it ever;
and I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces
as I look for your truth and wisdom;
Then I’ll tell the world what I find,
speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed.
I cherish your commandments-oh, how I love them!
relishing every fragment of your counsel.
Psalm 119:41-48
{the message}
These words, my dear ones. 
Let these words soak your spirit in healing and encouragement.

There’s not much more I can say, because those words feel so weighty and yet so weightless to my heart tonight.

xo

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!

Bows and Bouffants

I’m a ’60s girl at heart, I do believe. Give me a bow and a bouffant and I’m quite happy indeed. Touches of leopard (and more bows in my hair!) and a blouse covered in tiny bows…yes yes and more yes. Always yes to bows!
 I think it’s so amusing how skinny jeans are such a modern trend right now, but they suit my ’60s tendencies so very well. Everything old is new again.
xo!
Natalie
{P.S> Sorry my “Love, Natalie” graphic has gone missing…it will be back soon!}

Orange & Blue

I got these orange jeans and was’t quite sure how to style them until I saw this picture. I just had to recreate this outfit as soon as possible! I’m so glad I did because this is one of my favorite outfits. It just felt really, really great to wear, and perfect for spring. You know those kinds of outfits? They really make the whole day seem better, don’t you think? Now I hardly want to take these orange jeans off. I’ve worn them twice so far, and just threw ’em in the wash, so I can’t wait to wear them again. I never would have thought in a million years that orange jeans would become my new favorite!
Style Secrets
Sunnies: Target
Tee: Gap
Linen Motorcycle Jacket: Charlotte Russe
Necklace: American Eagle
Jeans: Thrifted
Bracelets: J.Crew
Heels: Thrifted


Have a great day!