Sunday, November 18, 2012

My Own Little Palace


I shacked up at the gorgeous La Saltana, right on the lagoon of Oualidia in Morocco. It really is magical. There's only 11 rooms, each is different, and each feels like a real home. Wooden doors, actual keys, and adorable little backyard patios overlooking the lush. We arrived as it was just about to rain and so spent the night cozying up by the fireplace until the slight storm passed. Even with the craziness and unexpected weather, I did get plenty of time to explore! From running down the long row of trees to the front gate like a little kid, to getting lost underground in the corridors. The staircases are lit by the mosaic lanterns and stones from the town cover the walls. I even escaped for a Moroccan massage and was left slathered in vanilla oils. It made me fall asleep like a baby. Honestly, this place makes you feel like a princess. I couldn't find a better way to play pretend in this mystical land than in this long vintage dress. I thrifted it in the city for 5 bucks and though washing it turned my sink green, it's one of those pieces that I'll keep forever and ever. I just always wonder what kind of girl had it before me, and what adventures she took with it.

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53 comments:

Mica said...

Lovely photos, and what a beautiful vintage dress! Sounds like such a magical trip.

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Alice said...

Absolutely gorgeous Natalie!
Morocco sounds stunning to say the least. There's something so exotic and faraway about the image that is conjured up by just the mere word Morocco. Say "Morocco" and I'm transported to a land in my imagination full of colorful tapestries and filled with the scents of delicious spices, all of which surrounds lush greenery and all sorts of lovely people. I first fell in love with Morocco watching the movie Casablanca; your images of Morocco have only rekindled that love!

La Saltana looks amazing and like everything I ever pictured Morocco to be. The landscape is so beautiful and those paths seem to lead off into dreams and hopes and all sorts of beautiful longings.

I love that your outfit fits in so perfectly with everything around you. That green dress is so charming and old-fashioned in the best sense of the word. Your brown leather jacket blends with the woodsy, earthy vibes around you while your bag is so perfectly traveleresque. Those cuffs add a nice touch while your boots are just perfection. I honestly don't know how many times I've waxed poetic about the boots you and your sister created with Modern Vice. They are just beautiful.

Thanks for sharing Morocco with us through your eyes Natalie! <3


~Alice
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Rory said...

Your dress is amazing ! !! It's so beautiful there. Exactly like paradise. I'd love to go someday! Love the muuba leather jacket, too. And ughhh every time you wear your Modern Vice booties I get so stinkin jealous! Wish I could afford a pair myself! :)
Rory
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Emily Ulrich said...

You know, sometimes it's just wonderfully thinking that places like this DO exist--even if I've never been in person.

And there's nothing like a recently rained-upon getaway. Adds a freshness of character you just can't match.

Maria Chloe said...


These photos are beautiful. The place looks so dreamy and magical.(:

xo,
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Ivanna said...

Great dress. x

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Rhoda Wong said...

love the maxi dress!

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Am2Pm Chic said...

Amazing photos, and such a lovely vintage dress.
Xoxo
Christy

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BERTHA NATASHA said...

great pictures! You always look amazing with maxi dress

Page Song said...

so pretty!:) love the scenery

Kiwi Fashion Blog said...

You look like a free-styled princess! I have always loved your effortless chic and style! The little palace looks magical!

Willow said...

Ah - when there's a storm I enjoy nothing more than rugging up and feeling cozy! Morocco sounds great -oh, the places I need to visit!

That dress is absolutely glorious! I love to ponder about a piece's past and it's wearers.

The Fancy Teacup said...

So enchanting and magical, Natalie! You are such a beauty. x

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Sharmili said...

looks like something out of a fairytale! love your leather jacket
xx mili

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chocolatefashioncoffee said...

amazing photos!



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Natali said...

Wow!! You look breathtaking and these photos are very beautiful!!

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Somebody said...

Lovely photos! Very nice dress!

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Olivia Law said...

Gorgeous photos - and I love that bag xo

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Such a stunning dress! xx

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Raspberry and Rouge said...

Sooooo stunning! Wow! Xx Rebecca

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Unknown said...

what material is that divine vintage dress made of? and does it have sleeves?

xoxo

Laureen said...

Amazing pictures, the dress is gorgeous.

lifeisamaze said...

Amazing photos and you are lovely !

Fashiable said...

Looks all so beautiful! :)

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Eda. said...

Lovely shots darling, the dress is gorgeous especially the colour!

Eda ♥

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Cait Val said...

simply stunning!!! we're in love with your photos!!! so moody & emotional. amazing & eerily beautiful!!!

xo. c & v
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Mira said...

Amazing dress <3
xo

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Alabama said...

Lovely dress for a pretty girl .. And the pictures too !
Just found you blog today..

Following you :)

Tram Onbekend said...

I have enjoyed to read your post <3

monkeyshines ♥ said...

gorgeous photos!

Bises,
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fran said...

spectacular look and pics baby
fran

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Seeking Style said...

Wow, that place is really beautiful!

xo Jennifer

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Closet Struck said...

You always have the best posts!! Def. an inspiration to me!!!

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fa boheme said...

Your blog is a inspiration for us... Thanks for your blog. We follow you.

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Evi said...

WOW! Great photos! You look amazing!

Evi xoxo

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SAMANTHA said...

I want to visit here so bad, looks magical! And that bag is a treasure, what a great find! x


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his little lady said...

These photographs are a dream. The black and white shot is simply stunning!
xo TJ

Merve Döğer said...

That dress is so fantastic in the best sense of the word!! Natalie, you're gorgeus baby.

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Fabliha said...

so beautiful and magical. Your life always seems like one big adventure!
xxx
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Otro blog fashion said...

Nice pics <3

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Betsy said...

I can't take my eyes off of the bag

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Alee R. said...

love the way you wrote this post. It sounds like you're already home and everything just whimsical magical in a moroccan escape. Love the post!



xoxo, Alee
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zaynab zemmouri said...

Yeah! That's my magical and mystic country.
Beatiful pictures in a beautiful scenery.
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Fanny Roxin said...

Great pictures Natalie! :) xx

Elizabeth Victoria Clark said...

Absolutely adore that vintage dress. xxE

FashionFlirt said...

wow what a location! And I'm in love with your whole outfit xxx

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Jasmin

FashionFlirt said...

wow what a location! And I'm in love with your whole outfit xxx

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Jasmin

Camille said...

Amazing pics
Xoxo

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

Wow, this is so incredible. I'm so jealous! Seems so beautiful!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Jenny said...

Your pictures are amazing and i Love your Outfit.

XX,
Jenny
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irene wibowo said...

cute shoes :)
Irene Wibowo

Chyrel Gomez said...

You're living the dream. <3

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