Thursday, December 29, 2011

Make Way for the Coast

(Vintage blouse, Urban cardigan and hat, Paige Premium Denim leather leggings, Tory Burch flats)

What I love most about California is the ability to just jump in your car and take long, sleepy roadtrips up the coast. My family and I did just that. I swear we always have so much fun together no matter what we're doing. My dad, being a huge fan of The Doors, brought along his Greatest Hits CD and played it throughout our entire trip up to Santa Barbara as my sister, Dylana, and I, basically passed out in the backseat after grubbing on In-n-Out burger in the heat of the sun. It was incredible. Because of the constant rock n' roll music flowing throughout my house, I went a bit Mick Jagger that morning and threw on a rad pair of leather leggings, a striped vintage blouse, and super long cardigan. Whenever I'm heading to the beach, I make sure to throw a hat on only because the sun here is ridiculously strong and shines all day long. "Are we there yet? No. Are we there yet? NO!" After constant bickering over where exactly we were headed, my parents decided it'd be a perfect time to take us back to a place Dylana and I LOVED AND OBSESSED OVER (when we were 2): Solvang. Solvang is basically this small part of Santa Barbara County just off the coast that is all Danish. I'm not kidding, EVERYTHING is Danish. You'll find Danish sandwiches, pastries...even the homes look like their straight out of Denmark. It's pretty adorable. Even though it's kind of a sleepy town, I still enjoyed it. It was completely lit up with Christmas lights and got me back into the holiday spirit which I feel I didn't really get much of in NYC and LA. So there you have it, me traveling up the coast with my crazy family...dressed like a Rolling Stone, or something like that.

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132 comments:

Ms.Fashionista said...

LOVE the striped top and the simplicity of the jeans and the red cardigan.

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xo

Loes Elizabeth said...

It looks so calm there :) Your outfit is lovely xx

annalisa said...

first picture is perfeeect!


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SADBBLOG said...

sounds like a great day with the fam! Loving this look, all of it! You are stupid pretty!

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libby said...

love those leather pants!

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Justalazymorning said...

so lovely!
xoxo

Alexia said...

LOVE that blouse! And it looks so good with that burgundy cardigan!

Raspberry Jam said...

Beautiful outfit!

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Joanna S. said...

gorgeous photos :)
i love your pants and rings :)

Under the Fluorescents said...

i love the vertical stripes on the blouse as well as the line that continues from the rust colored extended length of the cardigan. I love driving in the car, especially to Santa Barabra, it is so soothing to me. I visited Solvang once when I was very young, it was such an unique little town.

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YinGSaran said...

love your blouse!

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Julie Khuu said...

What a beautiful memory Natalie...the holidays are all about spending time with family and I love that something as subtle as the soundtrack of your Christmases helps to decide what you'll wear for the day...style is all about emotion and you've conveyed that perfectly with this post!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

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Sandra Merino said...

nice look! the blouse is great!

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Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Beautiful! Love the color of the cardigan

agnieszka said...

oh, your shoes are pure perfection, want them :(

Camilla said...

those leggings are so kick ass- love them

xo Camilla

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Page Song said...

love your flats!
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Rosalind said...

I love your description of your family road trip. How great to re-visit such a much-loved place, recalled from childhood. It sounds amazing. And hey, what good taste your dad has in music!

miikax3 said...

great outfit :)

Carmen said...

i love your look!


XO, Carmen
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L'art said...

Such a great story and it's always so nice to spend time with your family, esp. if you've been apart for a while.
You look gorgeous and flawless!

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The Fancy Teacup said...

Solvang is such a gem. Love your outfit tribute to all things rock 'n roll. x

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Soha♥ said...

Lovely outfit dear! Like the hat ♥ XOXO

rebeccahearts.com said...

Sounds like a lovely roadtrip. Great outfit, too. Love the long cardigan. Cozy and chic!

Rebecca (hearts)...

Fashiable said...

WOW BEAUTIFUL! I really love these combination.

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Aida said...

You look great! And I love your rings..


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lifeisamaze said...

Beautiful outfit and pictures !
:)

Laura said...

gorgeous!

Aubrey and Melissa said...

Pretty blouse, amazzzziiing gold ring.

Monse Fuentes said...

you look fantastic!!!




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Ivory † said...

Your rings are fab!

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Ciara Baron said...

Beautiful photos, I love your shirt!

mary louise said...

i love the leather pants paired with loafers!

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Isabel said...

Another Outfit that I really really love!
This blouse is amazing :)

xx Isabel

Meggy said...

Beautiful photos - this is a perfect casual outfit.

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xx

Sara said...

you make the greatest outfits! love everything about it :)
xx

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said...

Love the stripes!

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Annika said...

the sweater looks so comfortable!


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Antee Gurung said...

love ur hat ... u've accessorised it well!! awesome!!
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XOXO

Moda said...

Outfit a mia immagine!

Briana Le & Merissa Ren said...

loving the striped blouse and the lighting!

Jo said...

Your striped top is truly such a dream! <3 and I love love love the long lengths of your coat!

x
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GoddessAphroditi said...

loving the long cardigan. great outfit as always.

Gordana
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Melissa Soldera said...

Love your pants- and your rings!

M.
xo

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Marta Merino said...

Lovely look!!!

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Dominika said...

great look!
and very beautiful photos!
<3

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Alba said...

You look more than great!!! I love this outfit!

xo

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Claire G. said...

Omgggg beyond badass!!!! Loves it!

Miss you yous!!!

Tariro said...

I love your pants!
xo,
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Marina said...

you look great as always!!!

xx Marina

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I Art Fashion said...

Sounds great
Lovely outfit, especially
your pant

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Irene Buffa said...

This look is amazing!

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Helena said...

I love it!
I love how you can have a perfect outfit with a simple shirt. And that for me is what it's hard in fashion. Anyone can look amazing with a fabulous dress but look amazing with a simple shirt is harder but let me tell you: you do it perfectly :)

XOXO
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Emmy said...

Great to hear you guys are having a great family-together time over there:) Love the leather leggings btw.

Ria :) said...

i love ur shirt :) x

Elegantesque said...

stunning look as usual ! lovely hat !

Kisses
Hannah

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Catherine said...

I can't decide if I'm more jealous of your superb ensemble or mild California weather... you look lovely!

xox

Prairie Girl in the City said...

Love the vintage rock and roll feel of this look. Love the cardigan and I have a pair of Tory Burch flats on my wish list.

Jen
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Christina Wonsbeck said...

wow. you just hit it everytime!!!! :)

Junaluska said...

SOLVANG! Such a great road trip destination. The nearby ostrich farm is awesome.

Bri said...

Absolutely love this look!
xx

OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM said...

You have amazing cheekbones

Memories from (fashion) wonderland said...

you are so beautiful! I love this whole look :) your hair is amazing! I wish i had the guts to get bangs like that haha :) great cardi!

lacoquettedumode said...

Those leather leggings look fantastic on you!

XX Kathryn
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SAMANTHA said...

vintage blouse?! beautiful find! I love this outfit and that roadtrip sounds fantastic



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Closet Fashionista said...

You look amazing! And my family always has fun too, its great when you actually enjoy your family, isnt it? Haha
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leyla. said...

sounds like you had an amazing time with the familiy :) pic no.6 is my favorite!

happy new year!

Carmo said...

perfect pics ;)

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Aaren Renee said...

i love how pretty and comfortable this outfit looks, the roadtrip sounds like so much fun too!

x
darlinggreyhound

Vintage2Vogue said...

simple and chic! quite lovely.

merry new year!

Lydia Lange
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Audrey said...

Love the hat and cardigan! Happy New Year! www.casualglamorous.com

canvasofculture said...

love the cali feel of these pics:) yea solvang is a must-see! definitely one of a kind town.

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amy said...

Oh California - such a beautiful gem on our earth. As are you Natalie, I'm enamored by your blouse :)

sending you happy spells

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Tonya said...

LOVE! Everything in this look is perfect! I love the cardigan, the color is fantastic. I always love your effortlessly cool style. You look so laid back and beautiful. Love it all :)

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Danielle said...

I love your rings and great outfit.


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Tina said...

I love the outfit!!

-Tina.

Dark Blue Stripes said...

Love the striped blouse and your loafers.

Christie

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Kaitlin Mattingly said...

sounds like such an amazing time my dear.
and i love that wonderful felt hat. so amazing

xoxo katlin
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Shervin's World said...

im loving the photography here who is doing it?? and ur outfitn is awesome!

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eliza said...

I don't think words can describe how much love I have for this outfit. You look amazing.

x

My said...

love. and i'm dying to find a nice pair of loafers! yours are gorgeous!

Maru said...

Me encanta tu estilo...
besos desde Argentina
Feliz año...
Maru

Nicole Craven said...

I love california coastal road trips! The drive from San Diego to San Fran is my absolute favorite!

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Jules said...

oh you HOTNESSS!!!!!!!! The leather leggings look gorg on you!

Miss you!!!!!! xx

sincerely,
jules

Raspberry and Rouge said...

As a Dutchie I must say I like that! And you look fab in those leggings! XO Rebecca

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umi said...

love the easy,cozy outfit!cardigan is great!

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Anaivilo said...

I love the shirt, the stripes are beautiful and the hat is amazing! :D Happy New Year!

Niki said...

I have those leggings too, Love how you wore them.

x Niki from A Haute Mess

hannahalehandra said...

Wow Natalie, this must be one of my favourite outfits of yours so far :) I love the combination of the muted black and white stripes and the red cardigan, just gorgeous. This teamed with the added texture of leather pants brings it over the edge. A lovely shoot, as usual. Hope you have a great New Year sweetheart! Much love, from England.

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the gorgeous said...

loove this! so fierce, hot and yet natural.. your rings are fab! ♥

The life after said...

Great outfit and great pics. I like the espressions of your face.

The Life After

vogueno5 said...

you look perfect !

thekellytang said...

Solvang, sounds so cute!! I'm glad the lights made you feel more holiday spirited. :) Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, love your style too!

Lucia said...

really love this look.

Erin Z said...

Love your rings! And Solvang sounds like a really cool place. I would love to visit California! You guys have so many cool places and so many things to do over there!

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RAW Fashion Magazine said...

Beautiful again loving the rust colors on you xx
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Eva Silviana said...

You look so so beautiful on your coat :)

xx
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cloudo3 said...

I love your style, especially that striped top. Your roadtrip sounds magical!

Look of Style said...

Nice:)

The Daydream Collaboration said...

lovely !!

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Joana said...

You look beautiful! Love your shirt :)

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Moon Child said...

Mick Jagger inspirations are the best:) I'm traveling back to LA today and even more excited after reading your post and the sunny warm weather!! XX

Nuria said...

I love the t-shirt and the shoes!
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I think yours is great <3

Kate said...

Sounds like such a great time! I love your striped shirt and gorgeous rings, and that hat is perfect for a day out! Whenever I go on a car journey with my family my dad always makes us listen to Bruce Springsteen on repeat! I think I'd rather he was obsessed with The Doors!!
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Caily said...

beautiful pictures!
have a great new years eve ;)

Lola Finn said...

Really nice cardigan! I love this outfit <3
Happy new year!
xoxo

Laura said...

I love these photo's! You are so pretty & you look so lovely!
xx, Laura
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DSTONE Magazine said...

How cool you look!

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Alexandra said...

Is it weird I've never had In-n-Out before? My boyfriend is from Cali originally and he always goes on and on about it. Love this look Natalie, the colours are great on you and that blouse is beautiful. Have a great NYE love!

Alexandra xo

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Melissa~ said...

I love your shirt.
And your rings are really unique.

Evi said...

You look so pretty!!! Great photos ;)

Evi xoxo

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Temporary:Secretary said...

just stopping by to wish you a very Happy new year, have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your awesome photos. All the best for 2012! x

Lizzie said...

Love how chill and rock n roll this look is, so much fun!

Have a Happy New Year! Here's to a great 2012! :)

xo
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Lainey said...

This post made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. My parents took my sister and I to Solvang when we were younger as well. Such a fun and cute little town. I keep dreaming about there swedish pancakes, with the powdered sugar on top instead of syrup. So yum! I love your outfit too btw. Great pants!

pinkmate said...

Love the coat and hat!!! Happy new year!

Vanessa

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Irma Firma said...

Absolutely love this look!!! Your hat, rings, cardigan, and those leggings, amazing!! Perfect outfit!
I really like your style and always enjoy reading your blog. :))
Happy New Year, Natalie! :)

xoxo
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Closet Hound said...

I absolutely love this outfit that you just threw together. It is so comfy and stylish - from the hat to the amazing pants!

I hope you have a wonderful new year!

xo Sherrie
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Simone said...

You look incredible and I love the hat! Also, you always have such lovely rings :)
Been to California twice, also to the Santa Barbara area and up to San Francisco, it is time to go again xx

Simone**

P.S.: Solvang is a Danish town, it means "sunny field" in Danish.

Adele said...

such a lovely button down and cardigan! perfect combo. <3

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Bribes Éparses said...

PERFECT outfit !
Amazing !

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FashionFlirt said...

Nice outfit, looks comfy and SO cool!

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kisses, Jasmin

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Blackswan said...

Stripes! I like! beautiful photos, loving your wing-tipped eyes

x Lauren
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Slimbykings said...

looking good on these shots and in the outfit

seekingstyleblog said...

Wow I adore this look! What I wouldn't give to raid your closet!

xo Jennifer

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Lucía said...

My favorite part of the outfit are the rings!

ftashion said...

Love your long cardi and ring!

Ash :o)
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montana said...

you have such great style! i love this outfit, amazing shoes and cute hat!
:) :)

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prince puja said...

Great look! Love the rings. <3

Peonie said...

I need to find a shirt just like this one! You have such beautifully captured pictures!

<3 P

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alexys oliver said...

you look beautiful.
i love the stripes with leather.
perfect outfit for coastal play.

xxx
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