Red Sweater Over Polka Dot Blouse and Jeans and 6 Blogs You Should Peep

April 6, 2012 · 7 comments

in What I Wore

Ummmmm, this is actually what I wore to work LAST Friday.

***BLOGS YOU SHOULD PEEP****

1. How To Pack For A Trip

Somebody please give this woman an award.  Even when she went on a 13-day trip to Peru, she never checked a bag.  Packing Advice From a Travel Pro Who Has NEVER Checked A Bag .  My Caribbean people, take note.  (via Refinery29)

2. Connecticut Startup ChicandBeautiful Combines Weight Loss With Fashion

Katherine, please hurry up and get this website up and running. This is sure to be hit.

ChicandBeautiful aims to help women college-aged and above who are working on losing weight deal with having to buy an entirely new wardrobe with every size decrease.  Users with clothes that no longer fit can request a box for those items to send back to ChicandBeautiful”

(via Hartford Courant)

3. Instagram for Android

Man, the availability of instagram on the android platform is the best thing since slice bread.  Those of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook know that I have already been working out the camera on my new Samsung Galaxy.  When I found out that Instagram was available for android, I immediately downloaded the software and I a hooked. I’ve only posted a few of my own photos, but I am having a wonderful time looking at everyone elses.  If you are looking for a quick overview or what you can do on instagram then check out Grit&Glamour’s Making Masterpieces with Instagram + PhotoADay Tips and Getting Started With Instagram For Android (via CNet).

4.  Look of the Week

I absolutely LOVE the combination of red and turquoise in Alison Gray’s outfit.  As if the color combination wasn’t enough drama she throws in a floral clutch.   (via WardrobeOxygyen)

5. Clothes and Self Perception

One of my co-worker’s shared this article with me earlier this week.  I haven’t tried to channel my inner nerd by wearing a white lab coat or anything, but I do know that I am received differently when I am dressed a certain way and I act accordingly.  Check out the New York Times Mind Games: Sometimes A White Coat Isn’t Just a White Coat.

6. Jane Wants A Blog

Jane Aldridge of SeaOfShoes is one of the most popular and successful bloggers in fashion blog land.  Matter of fact, she is one of the bloggers that inspired me to start my own blog.  However, the rumor swirling through fashion blog land is that her parents doled out $70,000 so that she could purchase her sea of shoes to start her blog.   So does that mean that the success of blogs are  limited to skinny, blond chicks who are under 25 AND have the resource to access labels that most of us can only fantasize about and $70,000 worth of stuff?

Ossie took this picture.

XoXo, Natasha

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April 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I love this look. You remind me I need to use my black and white polka dot blouse more creatively.

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Natasha April 17, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Hi Lynne.
I like to mix in a print with my outfits and this is the only one that worked with the 3/4 sleeves of the sweater. So I had color, print and the world’s most comfortable pants. Stretchy waist pants rule. (-:

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Alison April 11, 2012 at 6:12 am

Thank you so much for linking to me! I love your style, and am so glad we’re part of the same BlogHer channel because that is how I first found you and your blog. You have such fab style and show that you don’t need to be teeny, a teen, or a millionaire to look great every day. Thanks for being an inspiration!

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Natasha April 17, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Hi Alison
I actually discovered your blog through Already Pretty. I love your personal style and I definitely had to share that post with my readers!!!!

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Serene April 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I’m so glad I found your blog! One of the things I enjoy so much about it is that it’s REAL! I was disappointed (but really not surprised) when I read about Jane Aldridge’s initial investment in her blog…or rather the investment of her PARENTS in her blog. Sometimes, I REALLY do believe that success in fashion blogging truly IS limited to skinny young wealthy women, or at the very least, young pretty women with access to big money or agencies. But the downside for me is that I can’t even relate to these blogs. Your blog had me at the the “I’ll never again be a size 10″. That’s the kind of honesty and transparency I’m looking for in blogs. So much of fashion blogging has become an advertisement. Which is ultimately NOT what style is about. Anyway, thanks for bringing this up! ~Serene

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Natasha April 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Hi Serene,
Thanks so much for your comment and I am glad that you find my blog relatable. I’m glad to know that I am meeting my goal with that. (-:

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