Sunday, December 12, 2010

Playful Parka






(My Pet Square dress, H&M Parka, Via Spiga boots, Obey ring)

Morning all! Weather here at home as been so beautiful lately. Warm and sunny. The wind has been kicking in though and I'm slightly sad that all the beautifully colored leaves will be falling, leaving them completely bare. I have been admiring the trees are around my house and taking snapshots of ones I never really took notice of before. Worth lugging around my huge camera for.

The wind, combined with the soft light of yesterday, was great for some photos of my outfit. Dylana tends to always capture the mood of the day perfectly with just a snapshot. I'm wearing a gorgeous beige dress by My Pet Square, an up and coming designer from New York. It has mesh detail with a really cool corset detail in the front. I love it. Cream is one of my favorite shades to wear! To dress it down, I threw on a rugged green parka. I liked making this perfect little dress a little less perfect. A grungy jacket along with a cleanly lined dressed creates one of my favorite looks.

I hope everyone's weekend has been off to a great start. I got to attend a few holidays dinners with my family which was nice. I went a bit overboard with the chocolate. Happily overboard though! Today, I'm off to shoot with one amazing photographer/blogger, Sharon Gong. She's so young and sooo talented. I'm such a huge fan of her work. Can't wait to meet his lovely lady!!

Happy Holidays beautiful ones!

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155 comments:

Maeva Christa Hiag said...

Love it
Un coté décontract mais toujours chic j'aime!

La Bise

MCH from pAris
www.maevachristahiag.blogspot.com

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

you look lovely and I'm loving the grey with the colors of the parka and scenery! Beautiful!

Jessica said...

love every single outfit you wear :)
definitely gorgeous and the shoes are cool :)

Mei said...

I almost wanted to buy the parka from H&M. You look great ^__^
The place where I'm from is way to cold to wear kneesocks :(

Fashion Smajlik Blog said...

beautiful

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Vicky said...

Love your dress, and how you've dressed it down with your parka x

Ruby said...

really must acquire a parka!

Love your outfits, as always...

www.rubyccino.blogspot.com
xxx

joninel said...

love your outfit so much :D

Hanna said...

Wonderful outfit! Your parka and shoes are so amazing!

http://style-in-sight.blogspot.com

Carina said...

love your parka <3

ana said...

love the combo of the parka with the gorgeous dress!

Lisette said...

I LOVE your outfit!


Lots of love, Lisette
Sweetlisette.blogspot.com

Peaches and Cream said...

Love love love your outfit! I nearly bought that parka but bought the Topshop one instead. I love using it to dress stuff down just like you've done here. Love those boots too, have been thinking about getting some chunky cloggy boots but I wonder if they are hard to walk in? They look very...stiff.

mikala said...

awesome outfit! parka with lovely dress and overknee socks looks really amazing!

greetings from
http://mikalafashion.blogspot.com/

Ania B said...

love that jacket <3
i need to get my butt down to h&m

Marloes. said...

I really like this look!
have fun at your shoot!! :D

Little Miss Curious said...

wow, i love the photos! :)
you can be proud, you really have a snese for fashion...


xx
lmc

WhatWillErinWear said...

these pictures are so pretty, i love the parka and boots.
hope you have a great shoot today!
xoxo

Blond Panther & Louboutin... said...

Beautiful ;D
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Kathleen Carla. said...

really love the color palette of beige and army green. gorgeous! and so jealous of your warm weather. looking so chic and pretty as always girl! :)

<3, Kathleen.

lydia-lee said...

actually in love with your socks and shoes xx

Lynn said...

Gorgeus dress, I like it very much.

xoxo
http://melancora.blogspot.com

Alice said...

great parka

europevintage.blogspot.com

Mila said...

This is way too good.

Eden said...

loooove the parka and the dress! and the socks! everything hahah:)))

Lluvia said...

Love the knee-highs paired with the nude dress!

xx
www.lluviaforallseasons.com

Larissa said...

mmm parka.. i love army green and cream color!
x
thatgirlfromhk.blogspot.com

Ber. said...

love that dress! love the whole outfit actually haha

kisses♥

Fashion Monstre said...

love that parka!
can't believe its from h&m

Miss Van der Woodsen said...

Precious outfit !!!!.

Kisses from Spain ! ;)

Wherever the Sunset is said...

Lovely outfit!!!
The parka is such a point for your outfit!!!
Kisses ;)

http://whereverthesunsetis.blogspot.com/

Reyna @fashionmist♥ said...

Such a cute outfit! xx

em·avec·igrek said...

Looove your parka and shoes!!!!
Great kisses!!!

xxx
www.emavecigrek.blogspot.com

Sasha said...

love the parka, it's exactly what I wanted to get..

http://perfectionistsdiary.blogspot.com

Vita di una Brunetta said...

Gorgeous outfit!

Anaivilo said...

Gorgeous dress! Love how it works with those shoes. And that lilac tree... is it still in bloom? O.O I am crazy about that flower

I love my old Levi's said...

Love your dress

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Perfect outfit!
Love this parka, love your dress and tights, love your boots XD
You are amazing!

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

i would love shop in your closet

Emilia said...

wow, i really love that outfit!<3

Nico said...

Lovely look! so gorgeous.

Raquel said...

I love that dress and parka together, great look!

ANN said...

I looove this outfit and the color palette!

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

GREAT combo, I am loving that dress on you- especially paired with the charcoal & army green add-ons ;)

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

Charlotte Rouge said...

great look, innovative! ;)

Sabina said...

That's a really nice parka hon :)) I'm starting to get really into your blog! <3

Becky-May said...

love this look! certainly one of my favourites of yours

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Ana Martens said...

I really love your style, kisses from spain. Wantpleasure.blogspot.com

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

love the outfit, and the parka looks warm and comfy :) beautiful dress!

xxx Charlie
Enter my Christmas Giveaway!

Aida said...

thanks pretty! Nice jaket
xxx

Paulien said...

Cute outfit, I like the colors! As for your question; yes I'm a model indeed! Thanks for the sweet comment :-)

Roz said...

I remember an editorial from an old British vogue (a few years ago) where a parka was styled in three different ways - and I loved each look equally. although not a fan of the Kate Moss-esque way of wearing a parka, I think there are some creative creative ways to incorporate it into an outfit. Here i really like the contrast with the feminine dress and quirky socks.
Great shots by Dylana, as always!

May said...

Weird combination but awesome result!

Morning Cloak said...

I've heard of my pet square - so cool. I don't know why I was under the impression they were Australian designers though hmm

LuLu said...

Love this outfit! Your parka is amazing! =)


http://luluandthestyle.blogspot.com

Kaleido Mind said...

love how you incorporated the sheer knee highs!:)

Serena P. said...

You and your sister are the best!
S.

Giuli Kakoulli said...

Your style is just amazing!!!
Love your blog xxxxx


www.mademoiselleconomist.blogspot.com

Ésmeri said...

wow, i love the outfit!! and the dress is awesome!!

xoxo

Violetta E. said...

YES!
love your parka <3
;)

Debora said...

WONDERFUL outfit dear, I seriously love it !!!!! You look great as always ^^

love your blog
you're great


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bels said...

your blog is amazing!! I like it!

visit my blog

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(k)

simplyhope said...

Looking fabulous! I can't get over your gorgeous shoes and the parka is awesome with your dress!

Marie said...

amazing, like always :)

Stefany said...

i absolutely adore your parka! i've been looking for an olive green coat/jacket and this one seems lovely. =]

www.inspirationbys.blogspot.com

alannah. said...

its good that youve been having such lovely weather! i love that dress, its so perfectly structured & gives a nice hint of pretty things when everything else is sort of all covered up :) x
too much chocolate? theres no such thing ;)

Martina said...

You look great! The dress is absolutely awesome and I love how you combine it with the parka: perfect!

Overboard with the chocolate? Thats impossible! I think I can never get enough :)

http://martinakien.blogspot.com/

madeline said...

absolutely adore you natalie! but you look a little bit unhealthy as of late. hope everything is going good for you :)

Sarah Swell said...

gorgeous subtle colors!

http://sarahswell.blogspot.com/

Blackswan said...

loving the contrast here - you look wonderful in the parka! a very "thrown together" look!

just looked at Sharon Gong's work - beautiful - looking forward to seeing your shoot!

youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

x Your Only Blackswan

Z--- said...

You look great!!xx

www.zscloset.blogspot.com

La chica de las cosas raras en la cabeza said...

Love ur blog and ur style too
follo u!
xx

Flashes of Style said...

Completely amazing! I just love that parka.

Vinda Sonata said...

looking fantastic as always, natalie.
i love your hair!!


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Annushka said...

I LOVE THIS STYLE!!! YOUR BLOG IS LOVELY!!!

Esther said...

hey sweet thanks so much for coming by to my blog :) love the comment! it makes me happy :D please come by again anytime!

ps. i love your blog and im now a follower! :) please follow me back? :) XXXX ♥

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Rebecca Clairine said...

love ur dress !
and the sock and shoes , are really cool ,

xoxo,
Rebecca
http://rebeccaclch.blogspot.com

jess said...

I likr your jacket.

Silkybow said...

I love your parka!!! You look so gorgeous Natalie :)

Angga said...

You look so pretty!!! wearing the parka with the dress is just perfect and I love the tigh high socks and the boots combination!!!
<3
http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

Ella said...

Army green and fur = to die for
xo Ella

Summer said...

LOVE your style girl! Im a new follower!

Come to my blog :) It would make me happy!

passportsandprada.com

xoxo Summer

JT said...

hi doll!!
Ummmm i love your outfit! I think this is definitely one of my FAVS of yours!!!!
I'm all about parka jackets!! Gorgeous you!

xo
see u this week!

sincerely,
Jules

DeVero said...

Such a great outfit!
I am now following you!!

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Finder said...

like ur socks

C. said...

I love JC too!!! I will post soon what I bought. Lovely parka, and they way you combined it. We are so used to see it in every blog, but you make it look original :)
Thanks for your comment!!
XX
C.

Miri said...

Wooow, I really adore the parka

XX

MELISSA Z. said...

That parka is really cool, I want it badly! <3

www.abitoffashion.com

jozefina said...

Amazing outfit!!!

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THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

I really like your style!!! Gorgeous post as always...

Anabell said...

gorgeous as always! I love ur hair, specially its color. Maybe i´ll dye the same way hehehe! Ur parka is amazing, i want one in the same color or could be brown too! hhehe thank u so much for ur comment!! :)

kaye said...

I love how the parker dresses everything down! Nicely done :)


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Karina said...

Thank your for your comment :)

I wanted to buy that parker first but it didn't look that good on me. However I love the way how you wear it!

Greetings,Karina ♥

Emilie said...

woah you always look SO stunning... The parka is amazing!!

xxxx

lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

Chiara TheMinette said...

Love this kind of jacket and love your shoes! <3

Maryjane said...

I love the parka and boots. Beautiful look!

Maryjane xoxo

Bella Harris said...

So cute with the knee socks... and I love the parka!
http://vintagelollipops.blogspot.com

La fashionelle said...

love your parka and minimal dress!

Armario Low Cost said...

preciosa como siempre, queremos una parka como esa!! es guapisima
Kss

Psicodelia Loves! said...

Wowwwwwwwww!! I love your parka!! And tour dress is very beutifull!!
Thanks for visit my blog!!
I follow you!
Kissess!!

fashionslap.net said...

knee highs love it. Though a little warm here at the moment for a parka. In the 80's yesterday everyone in snow be jealous : / haha no I love the snow, but only on Christmas.

red's chic said...

Gorgeus!!!I like your parka!!
Elle
http://redischic.blogspot.com/

Verónica said...

And beautifull dress! (L)

_kiss
www.loimportanteestaenelinterior.blogspot.com

Hannie said...

Heyy, Natalie, this is really cool! I love your jacket, shoes, socks...The whole look is amazing!
xoxo from Hannie

fashion nightmare said...

i love the parka !
you're so pretty.

xx,
*www.like-a-good-old-fashion-nightmare.blogspot.com


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stonecoldvintage said...

I adore this look! Everything about it.

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Addicted to Design said...

I love how you combine the carpa with the socks!
XX
Maia


www.addictedtodesign.net

The Owl Diary said...

This outfit is killer. LOVE the jacket. Very pretty. ♥

Gina said...

You're gorgeous! Love the parka! I need to get one myself.

The Dressing Stress said...

love it ! you look awesome :)

Erica Kiang said...

HI Natalie!! Thank you so much for posting the My Pet Square dress we sent! You look STUNNING! Just thought we'd chime in - the line is actually from Australia! Of course right! All the good fashion coming from down under : )

Thanks again

Babel Fair Showroom
www.babelfair.com

plentyforpennies said...

Hey there. Funny to have your face stare back at me from my coffee table (Free people mag.) Absolutely amazing! Love your style and your look (you and your sister)! Come check out my humble blog if you have a moment : ) Am a new follower!!

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sequingown said...

The parka is definitely a twist.
Love the dress it seems so soft.

Just a lazy morning said...

Looove the parka, also the shoes are beautiful!!
xoxo

Beatrice said...

the dress is sooo pretty!

The Style Realist said...

Ugh, i think if i wore those type of knee highs they'd cut into my knee fat lol...they look awesome on you tho! Love it...

www.thestylerealist.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

love your parka!
the color is really nice. and love all the scenery behind you. beautiful!

http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/

Chelsea Lane said...

I swear, everyone in seattle has this parka, and it's on my wishlist :) love the sheer socks!

xoxo

Vinda Sonata said...

great style as always, natalie.
the parka is really nice!

annA - FASHIONtoFASHION said...

beautiful Parisian women!
KISS

Style by MLS said...

great outfit..u so pretty

xoxo
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monchinee said...

i love those boots

jolaa said...

greatttttttt outfit! love the dress;)

xoxo

She's Dressing Up said...

Gorgeous; the over-knees really make this!

Irene's Closet said...

I want your legs! Is it possibile? :D

xo
Irene's Closet

Lee Oliveira said...

Love your style..
The dress is gorgeous and your trench if fabulous.
Great combination
LOx

The Brunette Shake said...

Lovely! I adore your blog :) xoxo

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Thekla said...

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Sofía de Grecia said...

the boots r so greAT! love your outfittt

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S said...

love the contrast of the parka with the delicate dress. lovely!

http://singinnmymind.blogspot.com

Kasia Dusińska said...

Lovely dress.

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♥ ♥ ♥

BASIIK said...

Love love love that parka; especially with those shoes!

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SO said...

You have a great blog and style... congratulations!! ;)
Sofia

http://philosophie-my.blogspot.com

Fashion Tidbits said...

absolutely lurrrrrrrrve the parka!

Liv said...

I would look ridiculous in those socks...but you look great of course. Like the parka...

Robbie said...

Love how you've balanced so many different elements in this outfit - feminine and more mascuine plus casual and more dressy. Overall adore the look!

Congrats on your new role as an ambassador too (was reading it below), you really deserve it. I recently discovered both yours and your sister's blogs and really enjoy reading them, your outfit posts and boards are great for inspiration.
Keep it up.
xxx

theothersideofthepondmydear

Aley Kay said...

you're on my blog (:

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Hayley said...

I like the jacket! Cool~
Please feel free to visit my blog ya Nat~

Jenni Wells said...

loving everything about this look. mixing neutrals has been my favorite thing this seaon!!

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projectvee said...

I love that parka :) you are gorgeous!

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Emilie said...

Love your parka!
You look fab!
x

AlvianaKalin said...

I love the parka! :)

Rosa Bueso said...

I love all your outfit!!!!
I follow you, follow me too

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amalie said...

love it! what a looovely dress

Death By Shoe said...

I love this look! The jacket is faaaabulous!! Great blog too - this is my first visit and I'll def. be back :)

-Danielle

katie said...

that dress is beautiful- and you look great in cream! love the over-the-knee-highs!

Ro said...

high socks ad boots, i love it!
XOXO

Katie Styles said...

gorgeous girl!! i love you blog, and i love this parka!
xxx

jutta said...

Why that parka doesn't look so good on me that it looks on you? you are gorgeous :)

kiakiakiakia said...

Gorgeous! Love every part of your outfit!

Wall of Fashion said...

Very pretty! The parka looks great on you! I wondered whether I should buy it, beacuse I'm not shure how it looks on me because I'm not as tall as you are!

xx Marije

Becky said...

Those shoes are hot!

www.p-enta.blogspot.com
B x

Danielle said...

I like the green color of it!

Suz said...

love that ladylike dress combined with clogs!

caylee said...

that dress is so so amazing with the parka. i LOVE a pretty dress with a grungy jacket too.