style – Thoughts By Natalie Style, motherhood, wellness + life. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:14:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to Style the Madewell Island Skirt Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:00:08 +0000 This skirt (the Silk Island Skirt from Madewell) is two things… Way outside of my normal comfort zone My most recent go-to item for summer Since I’ve been wearing it over and over and sharing photos of it on Instagram and the Legit Mom Style series, I thought it could be helpful to dedicate a post to how I’ve been styling it. Because in reality, I’m sticking with a very simple no-fail formula and just changing out shirt! The key for me? Knot. That. Top. For a skirt of this length on my body type, I need to draw attention to my waist for it to be flattering. More often than not, I stick with a cotton racerback tank, but I also have done a sweater and used a clear elastic to help secure a “knot” and it’s created the same waist-defining look. Another important thing (especially if you’re 5’4″ or under like me) is to stick with shoes that are close in color to your skin tone to keep from looking too “cut off” at the legs. Do you have this skirt? What have you been wearing it with?   Shop the Look]]> 2 Legit Mom Style // No. 13 Sat, 30 Jul 2016 21:58:34 +0000 MONDAY: Sonnet James dress, J.Crew shirt, Sam Edelman shoes, Madewell bag, Natalie Borton necklace (coming soon) TUESDAY: Madewell hat, Madewell dress, Sam Edelman shoes, Natalie Borton necklace THURSDAY: Madewell dress (similar), J.Crew shirt, Target shoes (similar), Madewell bag, Natalie Borton necklace (coming soon), Luxy Hair extensions ($5 off with code NATALIE5) SATURDAY: J.Crew tank, Madewell skirt (c/o), Sam Edelman sandals, Madewell bag, Target sunglasses]]> 4 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Sporty Selections Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:00:42 +0000 I’m back again with more Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks, this time for sporty style, athleisure and activewear. If you love saving money, be sure to check out all of the previous posts I’ve done here (quick, before everything sells out!). If you’re not in the mood to shop, completely ignore this post and series in general ;) Just click through using the grey arrow to see all of my favorites!]]> 2 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Sweater + Outerwear Picks Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:50:47 +0000 One of my many mottos in life? Sweater weather is better weather. I genuinely look forward to the end of summer when my favorite season begins—fall! I love cozy clothes and layers, and sweaters are very much a part of that! Below are my top sweater and outerwear picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. As a reminder, all of them are new arrivals for fall that will jump up to their original prices once the sale ends on August 8th…]]> 2 Two New Camille Styles Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:54 +0000 Camille—the effortlessly cool statement necklace featured on Un-Fancy and Glitter Guide—is back two new styles: dark stripe and white target. These wooden beads have been hand-carved by African artisans and have a bold-yet-minimalist feel to them. I had been eyeing both sets of beads from the moment I saw them and the last time I went out on a bead hunt I couldn’t resist. They are so gorgeous, aren’t they?! I recently wore the white target style while away on a girls’ weekend in Austin. I paired it with a simple blue midi from Madewell and I loved the way it popped against the dress and added some interest to the outfit. Which is your favorite of the two styles?! Shop Camille + Other New Arrivals]]> 0 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Shoe Picks Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:35:49 +0000 If you follow any other style bloggers, you for sure know by now that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now. This is a great opportunity to shop items that are pre-Fall and will go back to their original price after the sale is over on August 8th. Since there is an overwhelming amount of product that is on sale, I thought I’d start with one category: shoes. Here are my top mom-friendly picks (use the grey arrow to see the next set)…]]> 0 Legit Mom Style // No. 12 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:54:34 +0000 It’s baaaaaaack! After a way-too-long break from this series, I’m back at it again. Over and over I hear you guys asking for outfit info and tips for mom-friendly style options and I want to give the people what they want :) I’ve realized it’s incredibly simple to snap a quick photo of my outfit (I do it on Snapchat every day!), and it’s perfectly okay for the photos to not be the fanciest, most professional shots. In fact, these were all snapped in my house, on my iPhone using a simple tripod and shutterball and quickly edited with the A Color Story app. Easy peasy. So, without further ado, this is what I wore this week (minus today because I left the house at 5am to fly to Austin!)… MONDAY: LOFT romper (bonus: nursing friendly for mamas with babies!), J.Crew jacket, Madewell bag (c/o), Sam Edelman sandals, Natalie Borton necklace (similar)  TUESDAY: J.Crew top (similar and similar), American Eagle shorts (size down one size), Sperry shoes, Madewell tote (c/o), Natalie Borton necklace (similar) WEDNESDAY: J.Crew tank, Madewell skirt (c/o), Madewell bag, Sam Edelman sandals, Natalie Borton necklace (similar), Luxy Hair extensions ($5 of with code NATALIE5) THURSDAY: Sonnet James dress, Madewell bag, Sam Edelman sandals, Luxy Hair extensions ($5 of with […]]]> 16 Happy Weekend: What I Loved This Week Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:36 +0000 Grain-free granola. “5 things I learned as a beauty editor…” Fashion with function (for those who really need it!) Banana sushi!! Snack time is about to get so much better. French police tell parents to stop posting Facebook photos of their kids How to cure jealousy in 5 minutes or less. The travel light method. Exploring the brain science of how babies learn. Also, in case you missed it… Island Wanderer Heatless Hair: Twisted Braid with Hair Extensions Mompreneur: Christine Andrew of ILY Couture and Hello Fashion]]> 0 Island Wanderer Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:59:16 +0000 Madewell hat (similar), Madewell top, Madewell shorts (similar and similar), Madewell bag, Old Navy sandals, Natalie Borton necklace (similar) When Brian and I took our overnight trip to Martha’s Vineyard (sans toddler!), it was hot, hot, hot. Since I’m definitely prone to sweating, I made sure to pack something that would be comfortable and airy as we wandered around town. This top from Madewell has a loose and slightly cropped cut that I think pairs really well with my high rise black pull-on shorts. I finished off the outfit with walking-friendly lace-up flat sandals and a baseball cap to hide my sweaty hair. What sweat-hiding outfits do you turn to on hot summer days? Outfit Details Madewell hat (similar), Madewell top, Madewell shorts (similar and similar), Madewell bag, Old Navy sandals, Natalie Borton necklace (similar)]]> 0 Heatless Hair: Twisted Braid with Hair Extensions Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:05:02 +0000 Ever since I started wearing my Luxy Hair extensions, I’ve gotten tons of questions about what they’re like, which weight to order, which color I’d recommend and how I style them. Today, I’m finally answering those questions! This video starts with an intro about the extensions themselves, and then offers a tutorial for clipping in the extensions as well as styling them in my go-to braid for the summer. If you have any additional questions, just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you! xo P.S. More Luxy Hair goodness ;)]]> 5