Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Big. Bad. Bra.



(Free People Bralette, Vintage blouse, Hudson Jeans)

One look that I've always loved is a fitted corset over a rugged tee. Instead of an actual corset, I recently got these bralettes from Free People that I find myself throwing on over sheer button-ups. There was a lot of this going on while shooting at the Free People studio in Philly. I definitely got inspired to try it out on my own! This one is one of my faves, but I got an array of colors. People did glance at my strangely at the grocery store... I mean, I am wearing a bra OVER my top, not something you see everyday. But I love the look, it's something different to spruce up my boring old blouses.

Besides my little obsession with all things bra, things have been so crazy. Life's been throwing me little surprises everyday. All I can say is I'm going to be working on some projects for the next coming year that I cannot wait to share with you all! It's hard keeping so much to myself! But stay put, I've got a giveaway coming your way!

One more thing: tomorrow is my birthday. Yikes. Turning the big 2.0. Currently enjoying my last day as a teen! I feel so old already though, so I'm not THAT excited. But I have to admit, I'm pretty excited to devour some carrot cake and dance around the house like a mad person. Yep, I'm weird.

95 comments:

nicole said...

That blouse is gorgeous and I love that you're wearing bralettes as outerwear. The contrasting textures on the one you're wearing is awesome. Happy (early) birthday!

pancakeSTACKER said...

I love this look! I've always been too afraid to try it myself, but one day I'm going to just do it! Happy early birthday, enjoy it!!

http://pancakestacker.blogspot.com

CurvyGirlChic said...

omgosh I love this look on you! I love that the vest is so textured and paired with a flowy top. Perfection!

Happy 20th birthday!!!! :D

xoxo Allison of CurvyGirlChic.com

LuLu said...

I love this look! You're stunning! =)


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JT said...

nat!

LOVE this combination!!!!! You look gorgeous!

Lets celebrate your bday!!!!!
Call me!

xoxox

sincerely,
Jules

Michelle Chic said...

love ur outfit!!! stunning!

missmarc said...

this is a beautiful outfit; I love the bra outside of the shirt! happy early birthday, mine is on Friday :)
cant wait to here about your news

Marinka said...

the outfit is great, I really like your blouse!

eelectroCutee said...

Happy early birthday to you..!! love your blouse.. :)

Liana said...

this look is awesome! it takes a courageous person to wear their underwear as outerwear, but you definitely pull it off!
oh and have a great birthday! :)

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bravegrrl said...

gorgeous! i love this look! and happy birthday!

fashionslap.net said...

Being in Cali I would not find what you are wearing strange. It actually looks more like a vest and makes for a very edgy type of look. In the mean time 20 haha congrats I remember that I'm 25 now just wait someday you'll be 25 think that's old when it's not my brothers rag on me for saying I'm old, but it's fun to do it because it makes them feel old ;)

Original Number said...

You and your outfits are ahhh-mazing! Love it.

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B a la Moda said...

Love the way you layered the look. Nice to see you again.


xoxo
B* a la Moda

Leya said...

your so beautiful natalie!

Marloes. said...

you look gorgeous!


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ShalidaAnn said...

Love your blog..so I follow now!
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LIGHTSdrivemysoul said...

So cute, I love this look as well!

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xxSea

irina said...

you look great and happy birthday!

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

Happy Birthday hun, you look gorgeous here, the corset bra is stunning and you pull it off as outerwear so well xx

Robbie said...

Lol at the people staring at you in the grocery store! At least you're giving them something to look at though, it's great to try something a bit bizarre from time to time! I love this look.
Happy Birthday for tomorrow!
xxx

http://www.theothersideofthepondmydear.blogspot.com

Black cat girl said...

Beautiful blouse!

Abaca said...

Love it!
Happy birthday!

Rachel and Kortney Fabiano said...

oh my oh my ohmy. this is perfect. i think i prefer the bra to a tight corset as well. very nice.

haaay.

MELISSA Z. said...

adorable shirt, love the idea to wear that top too!

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Giovanna ♥ said...

Gorgeous!! I love your blouse, so pretty!
xoxo
Giovanna
Boho Market Blog

Cindy, fashionsbeauty said...

Loving the blouse, braletts are great, just requires a brave heart!
And don't moan about turning 20, u make us oldies feel...old! :( Enjoy, and Happy birthday (in advance)! xoxo

www.fashionsbeauty.com

Emma Louise said...

Happy birthday for today or tomorrow, I am bad with diff time zones!

I really enjoy checking out your blog, hope you can find the time to check out mine.

it's www.pompomlace.blogspot.com

Thanks for the inspiration

xx E

jane said...

Cute!! The blouse is amazing!

Fleur-de-Lis said...

Hey! happy birthday!!!
Love your blouse!!!***

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

LOve this look, it's very romantic! Great color palette as well dear :)

XoXo-Kelli K
http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

Bog-Bog said...

Oh, your blouse is beautiful!
Happy birthday! Are you a Scorpio? It's incredible :-)

Emilie said...

Gosh, this is perfect.
Love these bralettes over the blouse!

Jess said...

Wow I love your blog, thanks for the comment. The bra top is lovely! The contrast with the top is so simple & elegant. Absolutely stunning. Screw the people at the grocery store.

Hanna said...

Love this outfit! Looks so good on you and I really like the blouse!

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kaye said...

wow, perfect layering!!

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cellar door said...

That look is great. With that bra top, it opens a world of new options in your closet. People will get used to it soon enough. Ive had weird looks wearing the sheer slips over bottoms too. Whats wrong with people!?

joninel said...

i love your hair so much :D really cool outfit

Nerviosa intranquilidad said...

I like this look!
you're precious
muá
pd; feliz cumpleaños,enjoy!

J.S. said...

I love that cute vintage blouse...

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

Agitarsi said...

Gorgeous!

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Fashion Tidbits said...

have a happy 2 0 !!!! carrot cake sounds divine! do you bake it yourself?

Lucy Roberts said...

Love the combination of the blouse and the bra, very cute:)
xoxo

Everyone loves fashion said...

oh yeah, have fun in tommorow party :) it's going to be your day! happy bday :p

Sist and Sist said...

love this look!

Ragnhild Iversen said...

LOVE that outfit, aspecially the blouse! :)

daisychain said...

this looks gorgeous! and Happy Birthday! x

creme powder ♥ said...

bad bra, but shirt is gorgeous <3

Carrie said...

Beautiful blouse and rings!

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Ingrid said...

oh my god, you are sooo beautiful !!

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Imelda said...

Love your hair!
Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Imelda

Amalina said...

I am in love with the vintage top though...you should show it off without the bra next time! Would love to see the details ;)

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- K said...

I love your style! Where do you get those gorgeous rings?
Happy birthday tomorrow!

Erbeertörtchen said...

happy birthday :)

Camilla said...

I love the texture of the fabric

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Anaivilo said...

You look gorgeous! If people stare is because you're original, like you said, it;s not a boring look. And I am sure you had a wonderful day; Happy Birthday!! :D

Serena P. said...

You are so beautiful!
S.

leeselooks said...

HAPPPPPPPPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

sexy bra lady loves.

hope you have a glorious, glorious day!
sending you so much love

xoxoxoxo

thrifted drifter said...

Nice layering. I love the dusty cream color of the blouse!!!

http://thrifteddrifter.blogspot.com

Leisha said...

This a a good look on you. Happy Early Birthday

Cylia said...

I just turned 20 myself:D (last friday)! happy early birthday girl!:) have a fab day!

xx

Cyliaaaa.blogspot.com

BEK F said...

This is the first time I've come across your blog and I'm glad I found it! Your style is exquisite!

Bek xx
http://voyeur-ist-ic.blogspot.com/

Violetta E. said...

I love it !

Taylor Sterling said...

beautiful! I love the soft romantic feel!!

soooali said...

Genius! I love this, you look awesome!

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Annushka said...

You very beautiful))) Super look, i like it!!!))) Very nice blog)))
lovely dear.

costra y ampolla said...

Like the underwear as outwear thing!!

besos!!!

Amy said...

Beautiful blog! Loving the bralette!
I too just turned 20 this year, and this far, I love it! It's all uphill from here, I hope.

Betsey said...

SO cute! yay, 20 is a great age, you'll love it. :)

Jay said...

absolutely love this :)

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Erica said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is on the 6th of this week too! November girls are the best! :)

the chirpy bird said...

Happy birthday you gorgeous thing you! So glad you stopped past my blog today so that I could discover yours.. Have been having loads of fun going through all of your archives!
Sending lots of birthday wishes and yummy cake your way!
xox tash

caylee said...

ohh i love this little fp bralette; look so good over your blouse!

and happy 20th birthday!!
xoxo

Ella said...

I love the bralette, it would look so cute under an unbuttoned boyfriend cardigan. Happy almost birthday, you deserve the best! xo Ella

dishly said...

wow happyy birthdaayy!! heeh 20 :)
still so young!
i looove what you've done with the gorgeous bralette! and your lovel lovely top. screw those ppl who looked weirdly at you, haha they just cannot appreciate your style

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Fashion Cappuccino said...

I just got back from your sister's blog! Happy Birthday! I wish I were 20 again! The bra on the sheer top is a beautiful look! Hope you had a great celebration and lots of cake :-) xooxxxoxoo

Alicia Camino said...

Happy birthday!!!
Enjoy the 20s! I´m 26, time is a crazy thing, so fast !

M* said...

I can't love this more!!!

Dressed4Success♥ said...

Love your look...so cute!
Lovely blouse!!

1kiSS!*

KcomeKarolina said...

happy b-day!
you look FAB!
there's give-away on my blog! come and take part!
xoxo
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

Marina e Camilla said...

Love these pics and your outfit, you look perfect!

Sibila Losada said...

u are soo pretty and those garments suits you perfectly!

loved ur blog!

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eugenialejos said...

happy birhday! love so much your outfit;)

amalie said...

love the bralet! soo gorgeousss

May said...

I would have never thought to mix that two pieces of clothing, but I like how they look on you!

Becca Jane said...

I hope you had a fabulously happy birthday! Love this look as well.

Jing Pei said...

Beautiful outfit. I've been looking for a blouse just like that. It's so pretty and feminine! I just found your blog through modcloth, and wow it's amazing! Also, I really like those ads you have in the side. I'm not usually a fan of those, but I'm always looking for new stores with more affordable items, and I can't wait to look through their selections! ;) Thank you!

jadore said...

I really like that bralette! Free people has the best "bras" to mix with outfits! You are gorgeous =)

Jessica said...

Wow love the mix of the tough-like black bralette with the feminine blouse! Hope you had fab birthday!

Sophie Carmo said...

Fantastic!xoxo

Amanda Nordin said...

You look amazing. Gorgeous..

Happy Birthday,

xo

Antonia said...

Love the layering! So feminine and pretty but still sensual. Gorgeous!

x Nia

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Kennedy said...

love this look and happy birthday!

stoneandcloth said...

wow that bralette is pretty cool - never seen anything like it. i also love the look of corsets over tops and this is a more casual alternative. pretty clever. and it looks so good with that top!
happy birthday!
stoneandcloth

Erica said...

AMAZING! I've been following you for a while now. I love your style and your blog. You should check out mine :)

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