Saturday, January 22, 2011

Too Much Fun Getting Dressed



(Modcloth Sweater, 80's Purple tee, Vintage skirt and bag, Salvatore Ferragamo flats)

I've been playing around with everything in my closet lately trying to keep things fresh. Instead of staying simple like I normally do during the week, I decided to throw a few different prints and textures together. And here you have it, what I came up with. My mom ran into me as I was heading out the door and she was like "wait, you're going out like that?" and I said "psh YESH" under my breath in an annoyed-out daughter kinda way. It's such a comfortable look and I can't wait to wear it again even if it is slightly bagladyoffthestreetwhoforgottolookinthemirrorbeforeleavingthehouse.

As for what I've been up to, all I can say is things are crazy busy. I'm working nearly every single day next week. Not complaining by any means, I'm actually pretty excited. I've got some modeling and of course some fun blogging relating things going on that I can't wait to share with you! I have a day off next Saturday, where I'm hoping to spend the day meeting up with all my favorite LA bloggers! It's always so much fun when we get together because unlike most of my other friends, they LOVE taking pictures and don't get scared when I whip out the camera. Even though I'll be out and away from the computer most of the time, I'm going to try my very best to update the blog at night! Adios amigos. For instant updates, just follow me on Twitter! HAPPY WEEKEND!

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159 comments:

Raspberry Jam said...

Love the skirt!

http://sweetraspberryjam.blogspot.com/

XOXO

Dylana Suarez said...

LOVE THIS FROM HEAD TO TOENAIL!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Marloes. said...

I love the different prints together. This look rocks!

Rose said...

The skirt is beautiful! x

Amy Joy said...

Lovely top!

Chelsea Lane said...

I loove your hair! and this skirt is so cute :)

xoxo

Vicky said...

My mum used to do that all the time. But I think you can totally pull off this look! x

cuteredbow said...

Kind of crazy outfit but i love it because at first sight nobody would have mixed these clothes but at least it 's looks great !!!

please excuse my approximative english...


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Tori Walker said...

i love the first photo so much! the outfit is very cute:)

thechyrelgomez said...

you rock any kind of outfit. effortlessly chic. :)

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Closet Fashionista said...

Love this!! That sweater is great :D

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Tara B said...

Love the bohemean feel of this outfit and mix of patterns !!
X

Tara

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shae said...

I have had the same reaction a couple times by my mom aha. I LOVE the mixed patterns. You made that skirt like gorgeous. You're such an inspiration!
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LIGH✝Sdrivemysoul said...

Loveee the mixed printss and red cardi !


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xxSea

Sonia said...

I loooove your outfit, the mix of prints and cardigan are gorgeous!

Sonia // Dozen Dresses xo

plentyforpennies said...

Really love the skirt!

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S. said...

great mix! love shoes (L)

S.

maybeyoumaybe.blogspot.com

Cylia said...

haha.. 'youre going out like that?' :p parents... overprotecting to say the least. You look great:)

Laura @ The World Looks Red said...

Girl, you look amazing! I love that you're being creative with prints. It's so recognizable with the 'are you going out like that', I had that all the time when I lived at home!

Shevah said...

Love the crop top. And I love how you combine patterns together. Have fun with the other L.A. bloggers! :)






www.shevahh.blogspot.com
xo

It blog girls said...

love that style

La Petite Anglaise said...

in theory this look should be a complete, colour clashing, texture mixing disaster... Yet, you pull it off perfecty. I don't know whether it's the effortless bedhead hair, the autumnal palette or just the fact you're so darned pretty but whatever it is that makes this ensemble quirky-yet-chic rather than just plain wrong, I like it. X

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Lady Moriarty said...

Perfect again, and this vintage skirt is such a find. Jealous !

See U !

mademoiselleandcomag said...

nice outfits... ;))
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Becky-May said...

oooh in love with this! great skirt!

The Flower Girl

x

jeanine romo said...

Love your sweater. I'm in love with chunky knits!!

xx,
Jeanine

bravegrrl said...

love the sweater xoxo

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the comment!
You look gorgeus, I love the mix between zebra and liberty and the midi skirt!
xoxo

CindrellaUnderTheUmbrella said...

i love the whole look! nice.

Cindrella

Carina said...

love those clashing prints & colours <3

Brittany said...

I really love your mix of prints and I just thrifted a floral skirt the same length, such a fun look!

leah said...

I think its cute!

mikala said...

you look stunning! skirt, abg and tee are great!

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

Halie said...

Love the mix of patterns and colors.
Follow.
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Matilda Niklasson said...

love the zebratop!

Twobreadsplease said...

really love the mix of prints! i'm so jealous that it's warm enough to wear crop tops where you are x

Aniek said...

Lovin the colours and prints al mixed up together!

X. Aniek

Shared closet said...

i love the combination!!! (is it the word¿? my english is...¬¬ hihih)
xoxo

La pépite modeuse said...

I love your skirt :)

that girl lucy said...

loving the mix of prints, you pull it off perfectly girlie! and wow that zebra crop is hell cool x

ROCIO said...

The Skirt! LOVE IT , LOVE IT !
and the bag is so cute :)

xx,Rocío :)

Ugly Cute said...

mixed perfectly, this is so much fun!

xoxo
itsuglycute.com

Claire G. said...

LOVING the jewel-tone cardi, it really pops and looks great agains your complexion!

divinity!

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

god youre amazing. definitely following!

Arielle said...

adorable! who would have thought you could mix those prints together but you pull it off with perfection

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Love your sweater so much <3


Marc.

http://vicissitudinilombarde.blogspot.com/

Jasmin said...

amazing style as always

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Annika said...

i love the shirt!


Escape

Angga said...

Such a fun mix and match patterns!! I really love it!! so spring theme!!
<3
http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

Pippa said...

clash perfection in the best way:)

Jessica said...

love idea of mixing floral with animal print!
but the one who absolutely can do it well is you!
love the cropped top along with that chunky cardigan!

http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/a

FATIHA FAULZI said...

Awesome mix of prints! Never thought they would look goof together, but there you go, pulled it off nicely.

xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

alannah. said...

digging that cardigan girl its a gorgeous colour!
cant wait to see the piccies that come out of your saturday hang sesh..i wish i had fellow friends who loved whipping out the camera & snapping away at everything and anything.x




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Lynn said...

Lovely outfit! I like the skirt very much.

xoxo
http://melancora.blogspot.com

kaye said...

hahah I love the story about your mum :) I love the outfit. Its so interesting!!

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crystal glamour said...

love that flats :)

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Cara said...

Sometimes it is the least expected things that work...and this works! You can tell you have been in the fashion business, you are taking risks with success! Fabulous outfit, well done!
xo Cara
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Stacey Kay said...

I love this outfit! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm going to follow you.

xoxo
Stacey Kay
“Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”
www.GoodwillHuntingg.com
Women’s Fashion Examiner-Cleveland

Stefany said...

i love the mixing of prints! =]

lavel said...

love<3

crazy pig said...

Oh, enjoy your blogger meet-up! We have it on monday in Prague, too :)
And you mixed these patterns perfectly! <3

Steffi Santa said...

awesome!also you've done such a great job in mixing those patterns.love the whole things in this look! esp the sweater and the flats! :)

<3
steffisanta.blogspot.com

Beautycountry said...

want your vintage bag...

badly ;)

Jeans Please! said...

I like this!

TIMELESS IS MORE said...

really nice!

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mo said...

Love that mix of patterns!!!
You like great!
XOXO
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Mar said...

muchisimas gracias wapa!!!!en un post de esta semana vereis cual ha sido mi decision,jejeje. te sigo,ok???unbesitoo :)

Mirjam said...

I love this outfit! loks great on you

Vinda Sonata said...

great style as always natalie !
love the cropped top on you !

Marie said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh... You look so great! I always forget to check my favourite blogs, so I must follow You finally! :)

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zeste de citron said...

I love the cropped tee :)
xoxo

Freya@AMileOfStyle said...

Gorgeous look, you look so amazing!
Thank you for your comment!
I love your blog!
I could tell as soon as I saw you that you'd be a model, your very pretty!
xo
Freya

Pardoleta said...

Thanks for the comment! ;) I didn't know your blog and I wonder why coz it's amazing! I just love the way you mix clothes, so inspiring to me... I'm taking a look around here!
xxxx

m-kosar said...

great sweater!!

http://m-kosar.blogspot.com/

Maman Ungaro said...

** I love your sweater! :)

Marielle said...

Thanks so much hon! You look amazing! The top and bag are so cute!

paola said...

hey! I was already following you
I like your blog :)

Camilla. said...

I may come steal that floral number.
so beautiful x

http://intothefoldfashion.blogspot.com/

Caramelle said...

wow, this is just fabulous! I love your amazing style.

xxx.
PS. Thankyou for your lovely comment!

Love Bonche said...

i love it
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xoxo

Saray said...

Fabulous vintage skirt. Congratulations on Mango campaign!!!
:)

Enamodeuse said...

Love your jacket and your flats:)

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hannah. said...

perfect.

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

Such a refreshing twist, I love playing around in my closet!

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

TONJE said...

Really like how you mix them patterns! :)

xx T

mari.dalor said...

wooow. love, love, love for this outfit.
especially the shirt...

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red's chic ♥ said...

nice outfit!
Elle :)

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shishiwaldorf said...

the shape of the top looks good on you, and I like it with long skirts!

xoxo
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BGirlMarta said...

Thank you so much! me too :). Amazing photos ! :)

I add to followers, ok ? :)

Carrie said...

love shoes, skirt and everything <3

http://www.carriesfashiondiary.blogspot.com/

A N G E L A said...

Natalie!
thanks so much for your sweet comment!

this is lovely! :D
check out my latest outfit if you want!

xx


fashionbit

Leya said...

natalie,
i love the mixture of colours in your outfit..
you look so gorgeous!! =D

stonefox said...

wow I love how effortless your style is and with a gorgeous free bohemian vibe to it. <3

kristal

iheartstonefox.com

Meri. said...

so jelaous u can wear clothes like this now! we're freezing here!!! =S

xx

Aki No Yuutsu said...

Love how you style print X print.

crystal tadvanam said...

This makes me wonder if animal prints are like some kind of super-neutral that you can mix with other prints...I imagine it's all in the colors and the contrast. I might take this for a test drive, thanks Natalie!

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noura. said...

hahaha my mom ALWAYS asks me if i'm going out "dressed like THAT?" it's so ridiculous.

but you look amazing

Laura said...

aw i am looking for a sweater in that color for like ages! you look amazing, love your style! <3

Emma Jade said...

LOVE that skirt! It's the perfect length! And it looks amazing with the cropped tee and that coloured cardi :)

Kara said...

I love wearing things that make other people confused.. it's not typical casual wear, its so much better. It looks so comfy and stylish.. love your bag too! xx

Kaleido Mind said...

very whimsical, yet edgy ensemble;)

FASHION GALAXY said...

beautiful top!

MITICA ILLUSTRATIONS said...

Love the mix of prints!! Cool flats!!

You have style my dear!

fashionslap.net said...

Ha I like your mom asking you that question. If the photos didn't come out so well then I may have pondered that as well, but for some reason it works. Strange.

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

you look great!
please give your opinion about my latest look too, when you've got the time.
have a nice week!
x

Rosie said...

That vintage skirt is wonderful, and I love the mix of prints :)

Rosie x

Make Shift Model said...

you so gworrrgus! :)
Love Zoey xx

suzinqa *gwtba* said...

thanx for your comment, you are sooo beautiful!!!

Cindy, fashionsbeauty said...

Love the cardi! So great that you stick to your sense of style, no matter what people say lol! xoxo

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Closet Hound said...

i know what you mean - my friends are completely camera-shy, with the exception of my boyfriend. He's such a natural on camera, I'm so jealous.

And your outfit is so adorable. I love the crop top and long skirt pairing.
xo Sherrie

vivalablonda said...

The outfit looks great on you! I haven't dare to wear a tshirt like that... Thank you so much for passing on my blog =) I' following you now, hope you can visit me again

xoxo

BABI said...

those pictures are lovely and i love your floral skirt too! :-)

Babi
http://whenbabispeaks.blogspot.com

Kathleen Carla. said...

omg i get the saaame thing everytime from my mom, but in addition, my dad! It's a love-hate relationship with them when it comes to outfits I wear & walk out of the house in. I love the mix of prints, & so excited to hear what's going on in your busy life! keep up the amazing work that you do girl :).

<3, Kathleen.

Shilpi said...

Ok, this mix of prints is particularly spectacular!

I love the floral with the zebra stripes and the texture with the cardigan

on point.

xx

sftrend

emma said...

I'd love to have your ability to mix and match prints so easily!

jane said...

In love with your cardi and your bag... Inspiring outfit, as usual!!

Reptilia said...

Hey gorgeous!

Thanks for your comment. i really like your style, ans this outfit is so cool!

Love your blog, follow you!

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xxx

Rania Kelesidou said...

Wow very beautiful outfit!Love how you've matched the patterns and your ballerinas and sweater are sooo nice!!

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Joll Burr said...

what a gorgeous look! fabulous!<3

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xo, Joll

Kristel Louisa said...

Hey Natalie!

Wow you look pretty. Love how you mixed those prints and colors. Ha ha, I know exactly what it feels like! I often hold back when it comes to 'wearing something different and more fashionable'. Actually my mom never complained (well, sort of), but still I don't know why I was shy to experiment with outfits and show it to her. Oh well. You look fantastic anyway! You're lovely in flats!

Love,
Kristel

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

You look amazing as always...lovely skirt...

3andahalf said...

the color of the cardi is crazy! i love it!
great outfit.

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patrycja2407 said...

I love your hair :)
greetings :)

mara said...

thank you so for your comment!i love your blog. you have an amazing style!!i'm a reader!!

Branislava said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and lovely coment!
You are realy wonderful as yours blog, too!
Of, corse I am follower!
I hope I'll see you among my followers, too!
All the best!

BettyJoe said...

i love u! u r so cute.. and thanks to coming...

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Aimee said...

Such a perfect outfit, love the pleats on the skirt and really cute cardi :) xx

Anabe said...

cute set!
thanks for comment ♥

Glamour Bbey. said...

I love the combination of all the fabrics and prints dear! It's amazing xx

UPTOWN WIFE said...

love it all!

Hillary said...

Love the crop top!! This look is so effortlessly cool. LOVE

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Funkydoris said...

Great blog!
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Vivien Caffey said...

Hi gorgeous! Love the outfit. Thanks for stopping by my page and your sweet comment. Have a fab day!

Mała Lady said...

Nice outfit ;))
Greetings.
xoxo

La Michelle said...

WOW you look so god<3

xoxo

Roz said...

I alway have fun getting dressed - it's one of the joys of a large wardrobe. Lovely floral skirt, it has a very vintage look.
You always sounds like you're up to interesting things, and it sounds like you've been getting lots of modeling recently!

http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

Raji said...

So beautiful, mixed prints looks wonderful on you
Blogger meet up sounds like so much fun!

Henry said...

I could never have pulled out that outifit..but on you..it just looks just so freakin cool!!

following you!

xx

Stella* said...

Love this look, I'm really into the maxi skirt/crop top combo right now and I adore how you've mixed prints here!

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BGirlMarta said...

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Not sure if bag ladies wear zebra cropped tops, you look great!

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bell said...

LOVE THE SWEATER!

Catherine Au Jong said...

Love your blog so much! following :))

Love.
catherine

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Carol said...

I love the mix of prints, it works for you. Plus you have to show off your killer figure!

Carol x
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choicesmultiple said...

Just came across your blog! Amazing blog, you are so stylish! I'm so waiting on that MANGO video!! Congratulations!

Our Youth said...

cropped top, maxi skirt= love.

Urban Royalty said...

Love the zebra and floral mix~!
X- J+L

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Juliette D. said...

love the outfit!! just don't feel like the mix of patterns (zebra + flowers) really matches. But you're super gorgeous!!! :)

Meryem said...

Ur bangs, ur skirt, ur flats!! Ooh Just flawless!

SheShotta said...

I'm loving all the prints, colors and textures ! just LOVELY :)
xo SheShotta

MADNESSmeForfashion said...

this is kinda funny i guess
"bagladyoffthestreetwhoforgottolookinthemirrorbeforeleavingthehouse"
well, i think u look very good in this outfit..only u the perfect one who can pull it and look great like that..
love it..
adore your fashion sense and style so much..

Keri said...

I am on a mission to find the perfect vintage long skirt and this one is perfect!

Laura said...

You are very pretty! I'm jealous! :) xxx

thestylevoyager said...

This is simply brillant!
And you look great :D

Sybil

http://thestylevoyager.wordpress.com

amy leah said...

i love your bold mix-n-matching! too cute.

im following you, check out my blog too?

http://thecoquetiquette.blogspot.com/

xo,
amy leah
the coquetiquette

Isabel Spectre said...

I looove this look! the patterns are amazing together ^-^

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starmesideways said...

Haha it is a vintage skirt, my mum has it, and she has the matching top to go with it! haha weeeird. I got the top out the other day... it's mean for a light summer cardi!

STELLABOMBELLA said...

such a cute look, totally reminds me of 1994 ish Grunge era, the clothes are really quirky It works well for you as you have an amazing figure. I'd love to wear something like this but due to my curves i would look far too bag lady and less fashionista :-)

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