Saturday, August 14, 2010

The City by the Sea

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(Alexander Wang blouse, Vintage Sweater, Vintage Versace shorts, Cole Haan Sandals, Il Bisonte Bag, Free People cuff, H&M sunglasses)

In between appointments, my sister and I grabbed lunch over in Santa Monica, the amazing city by the sea! I was born in SM, so whenever I hit the boardwalk, a bunch of childhood memories rush back to me and make me smile. It was incredibly busy for a weekday. I did get to visit the new Santa Monica "Place" which is the new outdoor shopping center that took the place of the orginal mall. I ran into friends while there and we couldn't stop whining about how much we missed the old original mall, the one with the old brick steps with railings that doubled as monkey bars! The elevators and everything are still in the same places they were before which is comforting! It was incredibly bright and sunny. So refreshing from the usual overcast foggy weather (which is actually my favorite type of lighting for pics). H&M was having a sale so I bought these round sunglasses for only $1! They must have been so cheap b/c people aren't usually geared towards the "I wanna look like John Lennon" look, but I love them! We tried our best to take a few snapshots in the direct sunlight and actually ended up with some great shots!

Overall, it's been a nice yet long week filled with traffic, castings, and meetings. It was nice to go out for a night to the Forever 21 party launching the new Brian Lichtenberg collection. It was a really cute party, with Lichtenberg's designs on display and really yummy hor'd'eurves floating about. I brought along my sister Dylana, and two of my best friends, Pilar and Allegra. I'm so happy they could all come out with me. We had a blast dancing to the music and viewing the collection. It is full of fun, graphic tees displaying bold prints like the CAUTION tape design that Brian Lichtenberg also used for Lady Gaga's outfit in the Telephone music video. Most of all, it was fun to just go out and get a little dressed up for once. I decided to go all bodycon in a Stylestalker dress and Bally booties and bag. Here's a shot I took from the Forever 21 blog, THE SKINNY, as well as a collage of some party snapshots:

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Shop the Brian Lichtenberg for Forever 21 collection HERE!

95 comments:

Nadia Kamballa said...

Wow, these are beautiful pics. I always dreamed of living in a city by the beach.. I love beaches!!

You look great, btw..

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soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Your outfit is fantastic, as always. The shot against the blue shutters complements it all perfectly. And I can't believe those sunnies were only $1!

mariel elisa said...

you rock denim shorts w collared shirts so well

Erica said...

It's official, I love your life :)

Violetta E. said...

Lovely c:

All my thoughts & my heart talks said...

i love your blog so much i wish i had so many followers like you x your beautiful and have great style and fashion!



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jamie-lee said...

you always have the most perfect blouses and cardigans! x

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Daiane said...

i love the photos from the party! it must have been fab!

&i love the bodycon dress!

oxx from http://www.sweetfancytreat.com/

Kayla said...

i grew up near santa monica as well, and totally have old memories of going to the promenade after school and hangin around the old mall! Awwwe. I haven't seen the new mall yet since i moved south but i hope it's great!
Great post!
:D

Bohemian said...

Great pictures, love your shorts! Party looks like fun too!

Zoë said...

that is one beautiful sweater. looks so comfy.

Talia said...

I love your retro white striped shirt. It's perfect.

Camilla said...

I love the dress in the last pictures!

x

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feli said...

love it
you're adorable!

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*rachelwears said...

looove these photos, you look great! love the blouse x

amalie said...

great pics, i love your outfits:)!

Sarah J said...

You are so so so so stunning!! i absolutely love the beach shots. That is exactly the kind of weather/ nostalgic feel i am craving at the moment :)

Dandelion said...

you are gorgeous, nice pics

Lucy said...

Gorgeous photos!!
Looks like you had a lot of fun!!

♥ T ♥ said...

Great photos! I love your outfit! That cuff is freakin`amazing!

feel free to stop by sometime!

xx T

Sophie-Nicole. said...

wow beautiful photos, it's making me excited for going on holiday, i wish i grew up near a beach! love your blouse your wearing and the pinky top with the denim too. and it sure looks like you had a fab night out! :)

Luci Ana said...

stunning outfit. these pictures are gorgeous :)

The Owl's Closet said...

i love santa monica! wow, the beach was crowded! omgosh, love ur blouse, natalie! such a cute collar! the f21 party looks like fun. i saw this collage on their blog. u girls look great!

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Ven said...

i totallyy love ur blouse,, the colar is just too cutee :))

xoxo

Velvet said...

I adore your blouse. That outfit is really nice.

Aki No Yuutsu said...

I like your blouse and your dress!!!
Awesome!

Niki said...

Great outfit! Love the Versace shorts! And that black dress is amazing :oD

Isaure. said...

Thanks for your comment,
the outfit with the brown cardigan and black short is very cool and casual ;)
And you have a perfect body as weel <3

Floz said...

lovely collar on your shirt!
I adore the photo with the blue background tooo.

joninel said...

love your blouse so much!!! lovely photos!! really like your simple style :)

Blackswan said...

maybe i'm a bit slow, but i just realised yous two were sisters not long ago! THE BOTH of you are gorgeous! must be soo fun to go travelling and dressing up with your sis.

loving the 2nd shot of you!

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x Your Only Blackswan

ps. Santa Monica looks amazingg!

wieszaki tinkerbelli said...

love your photos:))

ViCreative said...

lovely pictures!! you look gorgeous!

Vicky
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Tugba said...

Ooo u look gorgeous :) Love ur style. Looks always very affordless but soooo stylish :D

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Alice said...

These pictures are great. You look so pretty ^^

Francesca said...

awesome pictures!! love that brown cardigan

xoxo,
F

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DonnaRomina said...

amazing, i love your shorts!

Carly said...

I really love your Alexander Wang blouse and vintage sweater paired together, It looks really preppy and cute.
Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

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moded'amour said...

you look gorgeous, beautiful photos.

StyleWeapon said...

Nice outfit!! Lovee your pictures !!! The beach seems amazingg!! wish there was any nice beach in canada :(

XX

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iris loves fashion said...

Childhood memories are the best:)
Love your shirt!
:)
besos!

Emma Jade said...

I love these photos! I almost thought that place was in england but it looks pretty cute anyway :)

Cindy, fashionsbeauty said...

The collection must have been gorgeous! Love your body-con dress, really gorgeous xoxo

Everyone loves fashion said...

such a lovely first look :) and nice to see you at forever21 launch!

Roz said...

Santa Monica looks gorgeous, great colours and locations for photos it seems! A few years ago we visited this seaside place that our family always used to go to when I was little, it brought back so many memories of the adventures had there.
Oh, and the outfit is very gorgeous too! Especially the brown cardigan, but I like the collar detail on the blouse too. Liking the look of your sister's outfit too.

Thanks for the sweet comment. I haven't done much modeling recently, but some of the stuff is up on the Select website. I took a look at your portfolio, it looks great! What have you been up to, model-wise?

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♥alicia said...

These photo's are stunning, stop by my blog and check out my giveaway!

xoxo,
Alicia
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EIGHT by JAZZY said...

Really love this post. And your stylestalker dress.

Amalina said...

Wow that's a lot of people at the beach! Love what you wore to grab lunch and the sheer sleeve of the Stylestalker dress

xo www.fashion-feline.blogspot.com

M. Roseleine said...

love the cole haan's!!
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Briana said...

Really great look; Loving the mini shorts with a grandpa sweater.

Phuong said...

you look great and amazing photos too

Emily said...

lusting this outfit! the colors are so perfect.. what a great cardigan!

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Serendipity said...

love these pictures ! The neon bleu background is amazing with your outfit!

Diana said...

this outfit is perfect from head to toe! i love those shorts :)

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INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

your so pretty and i love your outfits and blog

Lula and the Frock said...

natalie, you are my fashion icon! love your blog, like, hardcore.

Bijou's Style said...

u guys look great at the event!

xx

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Bahja Imaan said...

Hello.
Thank you for the comment!:)

I love all your outfits that I've seen so far.My favorite?The one on your header.I love the touch the gloves give.

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Glenda C said...

i love the color of your sweater

Jessica said...

o gosh i love your outfit sooo much!
the sweater, shirt, shorts and belt are fab!

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Briana Le & Merissa Ren said...

gahh i love your peter pan collar!!

xxmerissa
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Jenny Cindy said...

What a beautiful outfit! I especially loove that blouse. <3

Glad you and your sis had a great time!

Fatiha Faulzi said...

Gorgeous! Love the whole look and ofc, great style. Definitely following you on bloglovin

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voguish said...

your outfit is amazing, i love you style pretty much ;)
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Clara said...

you're alwayz beautiful
xxxx

My Republic of Fashion said...

Great pictures. I love your blouse so much!!:)SarahD

MARIA.BROS said...

3rd photo could easily be an editorial piece :)

as for the lennon sunglasses - i've bought ones this year in H&M and i am even pretty sure they are the same ones as yours :)


xoxo
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AlejandrA said...

Hi! i love your outfit!
great photoss!
KISS:)

hannah banananan said...

amazing!!! fabulous pictures!!

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Rchliey said...

i like your outfit. it is so effortless

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michelle_ said...

beautiful shots natalie !
i love ur one shouldered dress very much too !! i wish i had the figure to pull it off like u did !

LoliTa said...

GREAT PHOTOS! love your bracelet

janettaylor said...

Lovely pics!

Sally said...

Thanks so much for stopping by :)
Love the one sleeved black dress AND your silver cuff!

Sally

Jennifer and Sherry said...

LOVE the outfit and how you pieced everything together! I'm gonna follow your blog! :)


love,
Jennifer & Sherry

DIANA DYE said...

Dang $1 dollar for those incredible shades!!!! (I love Lennon) he’s awesome!!! And you know what’s awesome too? You Darling!!♥ I love the sweater/cardigan the color is one of my favorite and I also just purchase a similar blouse, it looks so charming on you hun, so innocent and so chic_________ your outfit doesn’t look like your trying 2 hard and that’s always a keeper right?

Well kido am so glad you had a blast this weekend and hope to talk to you soon Tootles♥

Amanda Nordin said...

I love the Vintage Versace shorts. Gosh..

Leigh said...

Hey Natalie!
I just checked out your blog after you commented on mine (thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com), and i love your blog! you are so beautiful and i will def be following you! you have great style, and I appreciate you checking out a new blogger like me!
Leigh

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The Man from Amsterdam said...

Beautiful images and style.

What is Reality Anyway? said...

ahh, you went to the f21 thing! i was suppose to go and last minute we went to another party, i wish i knew you were going!

Rachel Core said...

I'm in love with the color on that alexander wang blouse!

Puck Litaay said...

The colour palette in your outfit is totally stunning girl!

Kelly said...

Looks like a fun time @ the beach! Can't believe those sunnies are a $1! And I love that stylestalker dress, the sleeve details are amazing!

<3 Kelly

JoeyAna said...

Cute vintage Versace shorts!

xoxo
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ASH said...

love the cuff you're wearing and I totally live right down the street from the pier :)

xx
MILK TEETHS

ann said...

wow! lovely photos! love the shorts.

hope you can follow my blog!

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septemberdaisy said...

the alexander wang blouse is so divine ! beautiful photos :) xxx

Haylie Jo Gregory said...

L-O-V-E it!! =D

iñaki said...

Amazing blog! ;)
Thanks for your comment xx

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Great outfit (with the shorts)

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Danielle said...

The collar of your shirt is cute!

caylee said...

i love the vintage-inspired touches in this outfit, and the color of that sweater. perfect!

susi said...

you look great! those shorts are so lovely :)

hayley said...

You're so cute! Modeling must be a fascinating world, thanks for checking out my blog!
xxx ,H