Thoughts By Natalie
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through my lens 12.17.12

This a series where I share snapshots from my daily life as captured through Instagram. If you’re new to the series and would like to catch up (or just missed a few along the way), click here for past posts. The following are an assortment of photos from the beginning of December.

Fall leaves.

Decorating our first full-sized tree!
Top knot + polka dots.
Drinks on the front porch, plus Maggie peeking out the window.
One of my favorite plants—feels just like Christmas.
Steamed apple cider for chilly December days.
Annual women’s Christmas dessert night at church.
Holiday party attire: red lips + green coat (not shown: gold sequins!!)
My cute date for the night at the company Christmas party.
New Delta Gamma friends found at the holiday party!
Post-holiday party dancing in downtown La Jolla.
Transcendent hour in La Jolla with my love.
Sunday morning sunrise.
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  • Lauren Tien
    December 18, 2012 at 4:47 am

    That last photo is a stunner!

    • Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      I know, right? We woke up in disbelief and immediately grabbed our phones to snap a photo. I love the sunrise!!

  • Anonymous
    December 18, 2012 at 5:44 am

    What products do you use on your hair?

    • Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Hello! I only really use Moroccan oil on my hair when it’s wet, and perhaps a touch of hairspray when I curl it. Sometimes if I’ll do a sea salt spray if I want a more tousled look, but I really hardly use anything on my hair since I have it cut to work with my natural wavy texture.

    • Anonymous
      December 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Do you use their shampoo and conditioner also?

    • Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Yep—the generic kind from Costco :) However, I only wash my hair maybe every 3 days, and I brush it out every night before bed to distribute the natural oils.

  • Laura
    December 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    You have great style! I love all your outfits in these pics :)

  • thethreadaffect.com
    December 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I had zero idea that Starbucks made steamed apple cider! This might have just made my day!

    • Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Oh good! You must get some—they do Caramel Apple Cider, too, but I like mine plain. Sometimes cider is just the perfect beverage :)

  • Lauren Sportsman
    December 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    You look so good in red lipstick! I’ve been trying to be braver about wearing it in public too!

    • Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you, Lauren! The first time was REALLY SCARY! But when I wore it the second time (as shown above), I felt super confident and empowered by it. You can do it!!