A documentation of fashion discoveries, inspiration, and trends.

I know that as you’re reading this, you will probably smack your hand on your forehead and sigh in exasperation, “Not another chick flick, Natalie!” But, yes, I just watched another old chick flick and, needless to say, was fashionistically inspired. The story is based upon a “Cinderella Story”, but it is so much quirkier and more fun than any “Cinderella Story” movies I’ve ever watched. Not to mention the oversized hair and fun style that Toby (Jami Gertz) embraces. The movie winds about Toby, an lower-middle-class single lady whose love life is clearly not going at the pace she wants, who meets an upper class man named Sal at a Mercedes dealership. She ends up pursuing Sal and gets in a “fender bender” with him and the movie progresses from there.

Outfit 1-Inspired by Toby’s Pink Top and Polka Dot Skirt

Outfit 2: Inspired by Toby’s Oversized Tees


Outfit 3: Downtown+Uptown=new outfit? You can’t just do a blog post about a Cinderella Story and not mix up the downtown and uptown elements. Toby and Sal…hmmm.

Hope this is inspiring! As for me..time to grab some breakfast.


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I’ve had this blog for a little over 1/4 of a year now and just passed 3,000 views total a couple days ago.

3000 VIEWS! 3000 VIEWS! 3000 VIEWS!

To all my fellow schoolmates and friends who laughed, gawked, or read my blog: here’s a great shout-out to you all for being critical and fantastic…ahem…”fashionistas”.

To all the internet strangers who stumbled upon my blog through search engine terms, here’s a shout-out for being one of the best strangers I’ve ever encountered in my life.

To all my constant readers, you are the ones who truly make my day. You are the ones who keep me blogging and thinking about fashion even when my mind is helplessly polluted by chemistry and calculus problems.

If you fall into more than one of the above named categories, you truly rock my world.

With “Tik tok” resounding from Kiss FM nearly every other time I flip the radio on and my sister playing “Blah blah blah” on her laptop, we simply can’t deny that Ke$ha has definitely made a mark in the world. I know, it might be hard to write a fashion post about her, but I’ll give it a shot. Shall we, fashionistas?

Hair/Make-up:

Her look consists of a dark smoky eyes, tangerine/bronze lips, pale skin, and beachy hair. My favorite products for this look are the following:

Tik-tok: Wake up in the morning feeling like P.Diddy…oh my word. That song rings bells. Yes it does. But, regardless, let’s look at how Ke$ha decided to style her wardrobe in her music video for “Tik tok”

Outfit 1:I’m out the door, I’m gonna hit the city

Outfit 2: And the party don’t start till I walk in

3-D glasses, a bright array of colors, classic Disney tale retold, Johnny Depp, need I say more? Tim Burton’s newest “Alice in Wonderland” has enthralled people all over the world. Well done, Tim Burton! And, of course, as the mad fashion blogger I am, watching the movie instantly got me thinking: how can I dress like the characters? Below, I will present you with some of my own personal inspiration drawn from the movie, outfits that, we fashionistas, can enjoy without looking like we stepped out of Wonderland.

Alice:

Everything about Alice is sort of the “defying-Victorian-norms” concept. Her going into business, not wearing stockings/corsets. To create Alice’s look in our own wardrobes, bringing un-girly items in will totally do the trick.

My interpretation:

Mad Hatter:

Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the Mad Hatter left me in awe, once again. His outfit is really very eclectic and impressive. Here’s a tutorial on his hair/makeup look, just for fun:

My interpretation:

The Red Queen:

Her heart-shaped lips, the wardrobe of all her courtiers, red, gold and black. Impressive and amusing. Here’s a make-up tutorial for the Red Queen.

My interpretation:

The White Queen:

The White Queen is the symbol of all good in the world. Her pure white outfit, her dainty arm motions, her adoring smile. Beautiful. Here’s a makeup tutorial:

My interpretation:


These past two days have been the best weather ever for us Seattlites. Traversing across Pike Place Market and getting sprinkled with water at the International Fountain were exactly what I was supposed to do on such beautiful weather. Yet, when I woke up to the sound of a lawnmower, I knew something was amiss. It felt like summer. Waking up to the sun creeping in through my window at 10 AM and my neighbors’ gardener already here to do the lawn-mowing. Not the first thought, but among the first to pop into my mind was: what do I wear? Looking frantically through my wardrobe from last summer, I was barely satisfied. So, in honor of random summer-like day in the middle of March, here are my tips on how to make your own spring/summer outfits with your fall/winter wardrobe.

Outfit 1: Your Fall Blazer…pair it with a cami and shorts!

Outfit 2: Your Cardigan…pair it with a graphic tee and bermuda shorts!

Outfit 3: Your dark colored clothing..brighten it up with patterns and colors!

As a closing note…I hope you have already started stocking your wardrobe with spring clothing. You know I would be thoroughly disappointed if you haven’t.

Where does one start with Naomi? From her exquisite sense of style, to her extraordinary body shape and her hair, to her bossy and confident attitude! She is, undoubtedly, my favorite character on 90210. Yes, I know she’s bitchy and totally uncharismatic something, but I love characters who are just bursting with confidence and style. And the same goes with people. It doesn’t matter how they dress or talk, so long as they have confidence in what they do. I love unique people who love themselves. So, in celebration of all the free time I am bestowed with during spring break, here is my Naomi post.

California Beach Beauty:

Whether it’s chilling on a yacht, or just strolling with friends, Naomi conveys the very image of a Californian beach beauty, not to mention when she’s actually on the beach. Yet, I know, for many unfortunate souls (myself included) we simply don’t have the luxury of California beaches at our fingertips. However, believe it or not, the California girl wardrobe can still make a kick in your own outfits. Here’s how.

Interpretation 1: Oh the weather outside is frightful, but your inner fire is so delightful

Interpretation 2: Peek-A-Sunshine!

Interpretation 3: Ready to Rock the Beach

Yet, we all know that our homie girl Naomi doesn’t just strut her stuff in Californian apparel. She also has her evening looks and sleeker outfits.

Naomi’s non-beach style is totally classy and sleek! Look at her vintage outfit in the first outfit, her classic red sweater, and her show-stealing prom dress (she and Liam are definitely an item now! for those of you who haven’t watched the latest episode). You can pull off this sleek style anywhere you go. Here are my two interperations.

Interpretation 1: Sleek to School

Interpretation 2: Sly as the Evening Sky


Hope this is inspiring!

Going off of yesterday’s first Lily Allen post, here’s a part II on Lily Allen’s style from her newest album “It’s Not Me, It’s You”.

The Fear

Definitely one of Lily Allen’s most popular songs from the album, her little cute dress with a bow, the dancing gift boxes, and balloons. Girly, patterns, pastels..cute!

How to get Lily’s look in this video?

  • Girly prints/patterns
  • Pastel colors
  • Add a girly touch (like a bow) to any outfit.

22:

When she was 22…her future seemed bright.

Another striking video was Lily Allen’s “22”. Her outfits are all “night-out” outfits, with dark red lipstick, long bangs, and a draping dress.

How do I get Lily Allen’s look in this video?

  • Dark colors, yet shiny.
  • Dark red lipstick
  • Gothic look

My interpretation: