Friday, January 24, 2014

On Wednesdays, we wear pink (shoes).

The minute Pantone announced the color of 2014 as 'Radiant Orchid', my heart skipped a beat. I became obsessed with anything even remotely close to that color. Namely, shoes. You would think I'd never seen a pump or a strappy sandal in my entire life. I'm checking Nordstrom daily to see if Ivanka Trump has released the 'Janie' pump in a patent fuchsia. At night, I dream of walking Rue Saint-HonorĂ© in hot pink Valentino Rockstuds. I'm hoping it rains all Spring long so I can wear the "Lipstick Pink" Hunter boots. Without further adieu, my shoe wish list:




Fom top left:

Kate Spade 'Christiana' Pump $298
Manolo Blahnik  'Tayler' d'Orsay Pump $735
Gucci 'Noah' Crystal Sandal $950
Tory Burch 'Reva' in Dark Fuchsia $225
Gucci 'Hollie' Wedge Sandal $550
Kate Spade 'Fab' Jelly Sandal $78
Nike 'Free 3.0 v5' Running Shoe $110
Hunter 'Lipstick Pink' Original Tall Rainboot $140
Valentino  'Rockstud' Pump $945

Looking forward to sandal season!

Bisou bisou,

Natalie

(All photos courtesy of nordstrom.com)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Biker Boots & Blazers

It's about to get really cold in Minneapolis. Again. As in, double-digits below zero cold. Will this ever end? Who else wants to pack their car, grab a coffee, and not stop until you get the the Florida border? After a delicious breakfast at The Bad Waitress in Minneapolis, my best friend/photographer/fashion consultant Ashlee and I decided to take some pictures outside before having to batten down the hatches.







Blazer - J. Crew
T-shirt - Target
Jeans - J Brand
Scarf - Coach (old) similar here
Necklace - J. Crew (old) similar here
Clutch - Coach (old) similar here
Watch - Michael Kors
Bracelet - DIY (coming soon!)
Ring - BCBG (old) similar here
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban

Bisou Bisou,

Natalie











Friday, January 17, 2014

My favorite beauty products!

I work for a beauty company, so naturally I'm a product junkie. On any given day, dozens of eye shadows litter my bathroom counter, lipsticks and glosses pour out of drawers, and hair products multiply faster than I can find places to keep them. I do have 9 beauty products that I couldn't live without (insert proverbial 'desert island' question here) and thought I'd share them with you.


From Left:
Jergens 'Natural Glow' Moisurizer - This moisturizer adds a hint of color and protects with SPF!
Aveda 'Poppy' Lip Color - My favorite red for days when I'm feeling bold.
Stila 'Stay All Day' Liquid Eyeliner - Perfect for the 'winged' look...something I'm still trying to master!
Essie 'Watermelon' Nail Color - My favorite punchy pink-red.
YSL 'Touche Eclat' Highlighter - used under my eyes to reflect the light. 
Clinique 'CC' Cream - the best tinted moisturizer EVER. Also protects with SPF!
Aveda 'Air Control' Hair Spray - The most amazing lightweight hairspray. I also use this as dry shampoo.
MAC 'Nymphette' Lipglass - The perfect goldy/pink gloss. I use this daily.
Giorgio Armani 'Eyes To Kill' Mascara - Hands down, the best mascara in the biz. 


What are some of your favorite products?

Bisou bisou,

Natalie

(photos courtesy of nordstrom.com, target.com, and sephora.com)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Winter Nights

The weather in MN has been almost unbearable (-45 windchill last Monday morning? Remind me why I live here?), so when it warmed up a little, my best friend and I decided to trek out to one of our favorite shopping destinations in the cities. After a quick dinner at Crave, we window shopped at Louis Vuitton, shopped the sale racks at Arafina, and bumped into an old friend at Len Druskin. We had a blast catching up and checking out the fun new stores at the Galleria. This is also going to be the first, (and only) outfit I'll be featuring wearing glasses. I just got Lasik (!!!) and felt I needed to pay homage to my last day wearing glasses.







Jacket: Loft (old), similar here
T-shirt: J.Crew, similar here
Skirt: The Limited
Tights: Express
Shoes: Chanel, similar here & here
Bag: Michael Kors, Saffiano Leather Tote
Necklace: J. Crew
Watch: Michael Kors, similar here
Glasses: Valentino

Bisou bisou,

Natalie

Saturday, January 11, 2014

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Earring Organization

I was feeling a little crafty a few weeks ago and stumbled upon this idea here. I always struggled to find the earrings I was looking for...they were always tangled, in a heap, and mismatched. As someone who appreciates order, I loved the idea of this earring holder! I had to duplicate it. The great thing about this project? It's super easy. All you need is a backless frame, a radiator cover, and a hot glue gun. When best friend saw it, she asked if it was Tory Burch! Obviously I had to make her one, too.




I purchased the frame at Michael's, the radiator cover at Home Depot, and used a hot glue gun to put the two together. Easy-peasy! 

Bisou Bisou,

Natalie

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Post-Holiday Plaid

Every year, my mother and I trek out to Stillwater, MN, to have lunch and do some antique shopping. Typically, we can expect sub-zero temperatures, but this year, it was above freezing (hooray!) Although the warm temperatures were welcomed with open arms, this meant the snow was melting. Time to bust out the wellies!







Top: J. Crew
Vest: Vince Camuto (old), similar here
Jeans: J Brand
Boots: Hunter (old), similar here
Bag, Ralph Lauren (vintage, purchased here), similar here
Sunglasses, Ray-Ban
Earrings, Henri Bendel, similar here
Watch, Michael Kors
Bracelet, J. Crew
Nail Polish, Essie 'Watermelon'

Happy Shopping! 

bisou bisou,

Natalie