Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ride.

Things have been beyond hectic lately, so I apologize for the lack of posts. I just moved into a new apartment near the heart of downtown Denver, so between moving, midterms, getting sick and starting a new job I have been a bit pressed for time. 

So until I can start posting some more looks (featuring a 1960's wool hostess dress, get excited), here's a song of the day featuring the lovely Lana Del Rey. If you have criticisms towards her, keep your negativity to yourself and just scroll past this post. But in my opinion, this video is phenomenal and the monologue makes me tear up. Enjoy. xoxo


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Layer Away.

So, call me crazy, but I think jeans are one of the most uncomfortable clothing items of all time. And with winter approaching, I feel like it's a gut reaction for many to pack away all skirts and dresses with the first sign of cold weather. But with a few outside-of-the-box layering tricks I've learned over the years, I can wear my skirts and dresses all throughout winter and (believe it or not) be a hundred times warmer than the typical jeans and hoodie ensemble. 

My key ingredient for winter in Denver is a long, calf-length skirt of any material. Next, I wear a knee-length dress underneath the skirt, rather than just a regular top. I always opt for longer styles of skirts and dresses (modest is hottest, right?), but it comes in especially handy for the cold to have the double layer on your legs. Then you can also wear a pair of leggings seamlessly underneath, just fold the leggings up to fall a bit above the skirt hem and no one will have a clue! On those miserable, negative degree, I'd-rather-die-than-go-outside days, I will wear tights under the leggings tucked into wool socks that peek out of my boots. Yeah, four layers of fabric sure beats the hell out of one layer of jeans.

In my pictures here I'm just wearing a light cropped sweater, but of course it's a simple substitute to get more bulky in the sweater region. Then just pop on an infinity scarf or fur neck wrap, gloves and a nice long coat and you're completely set. This look is insanely warm, flattering, feminine, and I guarantee you won't miss those tight and uncomfortable pants.




Cream sweater - Buffalo Exchange, $8
Vintage floral dress (top) - Gift
Vintage maroon skirt - Goodwill, $2 
Vintage Dooney & Bourke purse - Goodwill, $19
Belt - Forever 21, $7
Sunglasses - UO, $14


Monday, September 24, 2012

Ribbons & Lace

To start things off, I've always been the overly indecisive type so figuring out what to do for my first style post was a bit more time consuming than it should have been. After bouncing around with a lot of ideas and becoming slightly overwhelmed, I landed on the obvious decision to just post what I am currently wearing. Nothing too fancy, just a nice, comfortable ensemble to celebrate the start of fall.
(P.S. Be easy on me, I live in a cramped little studio apartment so I don't have the most exciting backdrops.)




I'm the type of gal that loves lace, ribbons and floral, so this outfit has a little bit of each.
Shirt- Forever 21, $22
Skirt- Goodwill, $4
Thigh-highs- Victoria's Secret, $8
Glasses- Etsy, $10 (I'm especially excited about my new glasses. I was able to find a local store in Denver to put in lenses for only $30, so brand new yet vintage inspired cat-eye glasses for $40 total makes me a very happy camper.)
Bag- Urban Outfitters, $39

I plan on posting a lot of 100% vintage & thrifted outfits, but for my first style post I wanted to include a little bit of everything. I hope ya'll like it!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Inspirations.

Before I begin posting my personal looks & styles, I wanted to dedicate a post to the lovely ladies of the 20th century that I have admired and idolized ever since I was a child. These brunette bombshells are my complete inspiration, and in my mind they are the most perfect creatures to ever walk the face of the earth.

1. Elizabeth Taylor
2. Bettie Page
3. Ava Gardner
4. Natalie Wood

These women have taught me confidence, elegance, and style, and I'm hoping that this blog will inspire women today just as these beaus have inspired me.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Introduction.

My name is Natalie, and I like to pretend that I live in a different era. I am:

a psychology student,
a vintage fashion admirer,
a coffee addict,
a thrift store junkie,
a lover of all things from the 1950's and 1960's,
a scooter enthusiast,
a cat lady without a cat,
a grandma at heart,

& this a little look into my life.