Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Gong Xi Fa Cai!





(Vintage blazer, Calista tank, Forever 21 scarf, Hudson Jeans, Banana Republic boots, Vintage Versace bag)

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, I spent one evening trekking through downtown Chinatown, grabbing the baked bean buns and poultry requested by my mom so that she could prepare our Chinese New Year dinner. I was kind of appalled by the "black chickens" I ran into at the market, and boringly waited in line for the "brown young chicken" only to find out I didn't have cash on me and they wouldn't accept credit card. Not even caring about the time I just wasted, I decided to take a short walk and have a few snapshots of my outfit before heading out. Even though the sky has been clear, it's actually pretty chilly with only the sun giving me a hint of warmth. With green being one of my favorite colors, I threw on this jade green tank and scarf along with a navy blue blazer. I was wearing booties this whole day because I had some castings and completely forgot to bring flats (gah i hate when that happens)! Despite not being able to make all of my Chinese New Year purchases, I did end up finding a hole in the wall joint with the best boba in town! Happily sipping the creamiest tea on the face of this earth, I jumped in my car just before the meter expired :) GONG XI FA CAI!!

EXCITING NEWS: I am now part of Glamour's Young and Posh Blogger Network which just launched today!! With Glamour being one of my favorite magazines, I'm excited to be given this wonderful opportunity. I get to share my idea/thoughts/inspirations on all things fashion with Glamour readers as well as connect with some of my favorite bloggers from around the world who are also participating. More updates on the Young and Posh project to come. It has launched with a big bang so go on and see my introductory post on Glamour.com!!

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163 comments:

Chelsea Lane said...

looove the color combo in this outfit! going to check glamour now!! :)

xoxo

Jay said...

I love this!! :)

http://commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com/

Debora said...

Love this Look! Simple but Glam!!!
Bravissima
xxx
Debora
http://glamorouscircusblog.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Loving that scarf, it is so gorgeous! And congrats on being part of the Glamour Blogger Network! :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Wida said...

Congratulations!! Love this look ;)

Wida
Missing Amsie Blog

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

really digging that scarf & the colors all play so well together. & that's so badass about the glamour opportunity! xx


devorelebeaumonstre.com

fashionslap.net said...

Whaaa? Your part asian? I did not know this. Anyway I love that tank it's so pretty.

dEJOISS said...

Congratulations! And happy chinese new year! :D

Michelle Chic said...

u guys celebrate chinese new year? cool!

Shevah said...

Love this outfit. I love the scarf and the blazer. Happy Chinese New Year! And congratulations on the Glamour Blogger Network. You deserve it!




www.shevahh.blogspot.com
xo

patrycja2407 said...

Colors of outfit are wonderful :)
You look amazing!
Greetings

jamie said...

happy almost new year!
xo

Tonya said...

In LOVE with this look. The colors are so great, and they look good on you!

www.themoptop.com

BARESTUDY (Janelle) said...

happy new year :) and congrats on being a part of the glamour blogger network. hehe.

Janelle
http://barestudy.blogspot.com

Suz said...

love the the blazer's and jeans' colour are about the same! great scarf too :)

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Fantastic outfit. I can't wait for the Chinese New Year festivities to start in my town. So much fun!

Leya said...

simply beautiful...
love your scarf....so bad!! =)

Kristina said...

greaaaaaaaaat outfit <3

xx
www.simplebutreal.com

Mei said...

Haha so nice to see you like Chinese food! And yes for bobba tea <3 I miss those really.
Happy bunny year! x~

Laura said...

Great outfit babe!! You rock
Xx
http://lauralexo.blogspot.com

Lunay said...

love the scarf! you look great


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Stacey Kay said...

O WOW, that scarf is GORGEOUS!

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

Luca said...

You look fantastic!
X

Start dreaming on www.dreamingthedayawaywithluca.blogspot.com

Miss Molly said...

i love this outfit! especially your boots and bag!

happy CNY!

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sweet road said...

Nice scarf! It ties everything together so well!

LAVEL said...

LOVE THE BAG♥

JT said...

You're such a CUTIE PATUTIE!!!!!!
Love the scarf with this outfit boo! Lookin' flyyyy as always!

Miss you!!
xo

congrats! LOL, cheeers to us!

sincerely,
Jules

Christina Wonsbeck said...

love your scarf! :)

Marloes. said...

I love this combination of colors!

Julie said...

love it ! simple but beautiful. Love the shoes.
my blog :


http://leblogmodedejulie.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

Happy chinese new year beautiful natalie!
Loving your scarf and I always love how tall you are.
The blazer is chic too.


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Nimue said...

cute outfit! love the bag!!!

Laura said...

Gorgeous look!
And I love your blog by the way :)

Lisa (aka sweetie) said...

those skinny jeans are perfect!! love the vintage bag too..cuteness!!

XO Lisa

mademoiselleandcomag said...

Gorgeous...
beautiful leg... ;))
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joninel said...

really love your outfit!!!

alannah. said...

such a chic downtime look. you look fab, always have the best scarves & best leg for skinnies.
congrats on your glamour gig! thats awesome for you!!x


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suzinqa *gwtba* said...

your legs!!!!!
and the bag is amazing!

Mila said...

Wow,you really look amazing!
Love this look so much!

Sarah Margeurite said...

That scarf is so pretty! You look great.

Carrie said...

Your bag is awesome!

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Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Green + Blue is such an unusual combo, but i love it! :)
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

Anisa said...

Happy Chinese New Years to youuuu! :) Your scarf is to die for, I want it, gimme gimme heh! And that vintage Versace bag, AHHH! I love it. Congrats on being part of Glamour's Young and Posh Blogger Network, how exciting!!! This is just the start of bigger and better things, yay!

xxAnisa

S. said...

love blue+green!

S.

maybeyoumaybe.blogspot.com

[Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* said...

such a lovely scarf. You look great on all the photos.

xXx

Style-Pursuit said...

Congrats Natalie!!! You deserve it with such an amazing sense of style! :o)
This outfit is gorgeous!

x

http://www.style-pursuit.blogspot.com

Fanny said...

you look amazing like always x
www.thefashionmom.com

Talia said...

the scarf is really beautiful. amazingly feminine and romantic. It goes well with this navy blazer. I love it ;)

jeanine romo said...

You're always rocking it!! Love those boots!!

xx,
Jeanine
www.livelovefashionj.blogspot.com

Becky-May said...

You look amazing! That bag is fantastic!

The Flower Girl

X

CindrellaUnderTheUmbrella said...

i like the blazer! nice outfit.

Cindrella
xxx

cuteredbow@gmail.com said...

Love the mix of dark green and navy blue ! So classy !

http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

zeste de citron said...

love your scarf !!

Giulia Pergolati said...

You always look so perfect! Love your blog!

xo

Shanah said...

I bet people tell you this all the time, but wow, you're so beautiful! And you've got such a great sense of style(I love your outfit)! It doesn't surprise me you're a model ;)
Anyways, here in Belgium we don't celebrate Chinese New Year actually, so I have completely no idea what it's like, but I hope you had a great time ;P
Oh, and by the way, those images on my blog, I found them on weheartit.com, just in case you're wondering :D

Love,
Shanah.

Michelle's Style File said...

Looking great. Like the greens and blues together.

x
Michelle
wwww.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

you look awesome as always!
xoxo

Rita said...

You look amazing, gorgeous outfit :)

fashionatemybrains.blogspot.com

ATW said...

i like this simplicity of that outfit ... you look gorgeous !!!

xxx

Laura said...

love this!

thewardrobenottaken.blogspot.com

Krystal said...

Congrats on the glamour gig!! That is awesome!! And your outfit is amazing.

Emma Jade said...

Those jeans look absolutely perfect on you! And I love those shoes!

Anaivilo said...

Congratulations! The is something special :D I am going to chek it out now :D
I looove the scarf. The print is gorgeous and so are the colors!

Britney said...

I love that scarf! Also congratulations :)

KcomeKarolina said...

you look amazing! love your ring!


xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

(there's a GIVE-AWAY on my blog!)

Eule-Lilaanaa said...

love green

Closet Fashionista said...

Loooove this outfit!! That blazer is gorgeous!
and CONGRATS on the Blamour Young and Posh Blogger Network!
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Lili said...

I love your blazer :D !

xoxo
Lili

CENDRITYSS said...

Love this outfit !xx

thefashionguitar.com said...

Simple, but very nice!

xo thefashionguitar

Belle de Couture said...

That bag is siiickkkkk!

xx
Jen

http://belledecouture.com

Camilou said...

congratulations on the fantastic news, Natalie. it seems your star just keeps rising and rising... :)

there is something effortlessly chic here, from the booties to that green top and the scarf. honestly i love it! it's being added to my picky "fashion file" i have, with some saved inspiration photos. i seem to have a lot more of your pics than others! anyway, remember to bring those flats with you, and be happy and well...

Cylia said...

congrats on the Glamour news:) you totally deserve it! you are tall and pretty. I love.

MerceDitas said...

Pretty look and pictures :)

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4 y 26 said...

You're very stylish and cute!
Love so much your blog
XXX

style'n said...

Just found your blog and love it. And a big congrats to you!!!

Hope Bidinger said...

Fabulous look! I adore your scarf and how it lays perfectly at your shoulder! Congrats on the Glamour news! You totally deserve it and have a GREAT Chinese New Year:D

The Fancy Teacup said...

Happy late Chinese New Year to you too! Glad you were still able to have fun running errands. You look great in green too. Love your introductory post on Glamour!

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
much love.

Mila Rock Baby said...

love the shoes and .. the legs! haha perfect legs! :)

http://milarockbaby.blogspot.com

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

You look great. Kong hei fat choi :)

crystal glamour said...

love the outfit
and also i'll definitely check out glamour for your posts :) congrats

daily new post at
http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

Autilia Antonucci said...

can I have your legs please ?
so amazing

Lisa Fergus said...

You look amazing! Love that scarf and that bag is great!

http://stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

FASHION GALAXY said...

scarf is stunning!

Hanna said...

Sooo pretty!! Love the scarf!:D

Meri. said...

you're truly amazing! your legs are just beautiful!

xx

Kathleen Carla. said...

SO vintage chic! i loove the scarf, blazer, and boots combo, you def rock it. and Happy Chinese New Year!! I wish we had a Filipino New Year lol. hope you're having a lovely week girl! :)

<3, Kathleen.

Camilla. said...

Those jeans have such a perfect fit, and the shoes are so cute xx


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lifeisamaze said...

I love your scarf and the green is pretty on you :)

Sherlyn Lavenia said...

do you celebrate chinese new year?
fierce boots!

xx

Ellie Lee said...

Hi Natalie, I was definitely surprised when I saw your title for this post!(:

LOVE your outfit! The blazer is gorgeous and your tee is such a great colour! But I was definitely blown away by your scarf! You really got that from F21!? It's amazing!!! Would love to get my hands on something similar! Love the paisley prints! xx

Funky Fraîche said...

loving it <3

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Love, L

Phuong said...

congrats! You look gorgeous and amazing bag! Happy chines new year!

Saulė said...

Girl, you're gorgeous! Definitely love your style. Keep on going. l4

***

Saulė xoxo

D e g a i n e said...

You are really one of the best style bloggers/stylish ppl out there Natalie! I would like to style you in a photo shoot in the future!


d e g a i n e

http://www.fashiondegaine.com

Fashiable said...

Beautiful combination!! I especially love the blue blazer!

Love Nanne
www.fashiablee.blogspot.com

Inside my head and wardrobe said...

you look amazing natalie , I love the colours used and that scarf is amazing

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carolyn said...

LOVE the big scarf! Wow, sounds like you have an awesome dinner planned! I can't wait to celebrate new years with my friends :) my favorite food is chinese pumpkin cake! so yummy. Happy new year!

MMM said...

love your scarf.. and yor style is absolutely stunning.. you always look so simple but so smart!
have a look at

www.modemuffins.blogspot.com

XX

Marissa said...

Congratulations! Such an accomplishment to be part of a wonderful field of bloggers, and for Glamour! You will have so much fun :)

Loving this scarf/blazer combo. Perfect for dressing down a dressy blazer!
Now following you!

XXXO
M

thebohemienne said...

This is really the perfect casual outfit. the skinny jeans, the schoolboy blazer--so cute!

Raspberry Jam said...

Great outfit!

http://sweetraspberryjam.blogspot.com/

XOXO

Becky-May said...

Totally in love with this outfit! You are so tall and slim!

The Flower Girl

X

It blog girls said...

WOW so beautiful outfit

The Stylish Society said...

awesome bag!

Abigail Jubb said...

you always look so effortlessly beautiful
I love your style
Abi

Nettie said...

You look wonderful! Followed you thru bloglovin btw :> And congratulations!

Sofia said...

You look fab!

Libby, Vintage Aplomb said...

Lovely photos! You sure know how to rock a blazer!

Flashes of Style said...

Oh that scarf is so gorgeous and those shoes are RAD! <33

She Wears, She Shares said...

Yum! Baked buns! I was running around with my mom the other day to buy chicken and pig. had no idea you are part Chinese? You are even hotter to me now lol. :)

Congrats on the Young and Posh blog. Definitely checkin' it out!

LizAnn said...

You look lovely! I especially love that scarf and your jacket... super chic and put together! Love it!

LizAnn
VPV Intern
http://www.shopVPV.com

Sohee said...

hey i loveeee your bag!!

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Shilpi said...

wow awesome scarf! Very cool that it's from forever 21, they have some cute stuff lately

xx

sftrend

Scarlet said...

Ooh, where is this boba place? I'd like to try it myself!

info4fatloss said...

hy. nice to visit your blog. nice blog. i like it
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Kristel Louisa said...

Hi Natalie,

You seemed like having a really great time! The tea sounds great. LOVE THIS WHOLE OUTFIT. Again, I have to tell you that I'm totally in love with this scarf. Congrats for being a part of Glamour! Happy Chinese New Year.

Love,
Kristel

Vanessa said...

GONG XI FA CAI!! GONG XI FA CAI!!

x Van

Amélie said...

I love the scarf, really nice outfit, you're really cute !
Nice blog, I'm following !
xxx

Le blog de Victoire said...

Thank you for your comment!
I like very much your blog! you are beautiful !!!

see you soon !
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Cindy, fashionsbeauty said...

Happy new year! or 新年快樂 as we say!

Congrats on the feature, that will be so much fun! Love your booties here! xoxo

www.fashionsbeauty.com

thechyrelgomez said...

happy chinese new year and congrats with the feature! :)

Anthea said...

Congratulations! Happy New Year and love your gorgeous scarf!

Novateur said...

LOVE your blog. Love your look.
This outfit is effortless.

Novateur
London
x

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naomi said...

simple, effortless, perfect! your style is incredible.

finally hatachi

Amy Jessica said...

the shoes are beauts, as well as the bag, yummm ;)
well done on glamour! love that magazine myself, gonna check it out now
thanks for the comment
much love
x
www.somethingmagicalcouldhappen.blogspot.com

Simuša said...

Ou, very nice!
Kisses from SLovakia :)

LAURA!!! said...

Oh great look and fantastic with Glamour.com! way to go looking forward to reading it.

streetdressed said...

i adore your boots! and your sac is so beautiful!

kisses!

Marie said...

this scarf has a great pattern! and i'm in love with your bag :)


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guusvanvugt said...

I really enjoyed your blog, it's a great blog!
(http://www.guusvanvugt.blogspot.com)

choicesmultiple said...

Really like your bag and the blazer cut and color is amazing, as well as its cuff buttons!! The green looks really good once paired with blue.

Nicole C said...

what a lovely loook! the vintage bucket bag is amazing! also congrats on the glamour position!!!

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Cara said...

Beautiful chic street style...love it. And just watched all of your videos posted on your blog...you are an amazing singer! And it was fun to learn more about the history of your blog in the video with you and your sister. I am a fan of both of you, what an amazing duo!
xo Cara
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Violetta E. said...

ohhh
♥ u

Mandy said...

Just found out about your blog, love it! I'm your newest follower!

xo Mandy

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MiniMogulGurl said...

The scraf is so pretty!! Love the colors!!


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yvonne said...

perfect outfit !!

sbot said...

Wow, thats awesome. Congrats.


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-Stephanie

emily said...

happy chinese new year and congrats :) i absolutely love the combination of green and navy, and how the scarf ties it all together.

Kheira said...

Love this outfit !!! :) xx

Kenza said...

your legs wow!

Kenza xxx

http://teacupandmacarons.blogspot.com

Squeeze the Pug said...

OMG. You are so cool. I can't believe it a real model like yourself would drop by my humble blog and even leave a lovely comment too. Thanks for that. You're totally awesome!

www.pehsun.blogspot.com
(aka Squeeze The Pug)

flowercake said...

Your bag is so cute and simple. These days I see every bag with some sort of shiny things on it. But this bag is cute.

What is Reality Anyway? said...

well deserved gorgeous!
ps-im djing a record release party at the roxy on the 26th, comeeeee by if you can. i think im actually moving back there for a bit, so hang timeee
xo

ponyhunter said...

beautiful natalie, i adore the scarf and am so unbelievably envious of your legs, they go on forever!

C.Jane said...

Seu rosto quando a roupa passam uma expressão nem épica

Shamime said...

Can i have you legs please? and outfit?
LOVE IT!

Klothculture.blogspot.com

Zinta and Sylvia said...

All the colours of this outfit work so well together. And I really want your tank.
xx Zinta

Nells said...

i can't begin to describe how amazing is your style!love the scarf!and the way skinny jeans look on u!kiss

Chloe said...

Love love love that scarf! So chic. Happy New Year! :)

And congrats, you Young and Posh blogger! :)

chloe ** http://flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

Paula Villalobos said...

Adore your scarf :)!
xoxo

Sher said...

love your blog and your choice of fashion styles! seems like you can pull off anything! thanks for the comments and feel free to follow me if you'd like! :):)

LucieL said...

You look amazing! I like your outfit!
Great blog!)

Beenie said...

Really nice !! love your blog ;)

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STELLABOMBELLA said...

what a total doll, i love this kinda weather for dressing for me its perfect, the light blazer reminds me or spring/autumn the outfit looks smart and with the scarf slightly bohemian if i was an off duty model i would be working this look! love that little pouch bag...your wardrobe must be at burstinbg point :-)

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Former Parades said...

I love your scarf! It's so cute. Gorgeous pictures.

Love,
Saskia

http://formerparades.blogspot.com

Julia said...

You are so pretty! And I love your scarf too! Thanks for your comment! :)

http://juliiciious.blogspot.com

Lo. said...

LOVE your scarf !

Siblings said...

love your outfit here!!!

Leah said...

I'm in love with this outift. The colours are amazing!

xo L

Anna said...

Wow, that bag is so amazing! Also, I am so in love with the dress you have on in the photo for your header, it's so beautiful.

Anna
http://annaonthehighway.blogspot.com

Fashion Me Chic said...

Great pics!
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