Pulled the Trigger

This past weekend did not rain at all in NYC – it actually turned out to be beautiful so my apologies for any confusion! But even though it wasn’t raining, I finally made a decision and made my black shades purchase. Yes, I kept my word. Let me tell ya… when I have my eye on something that I can’t stop thinking about, I won’t let it go.

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Here they are ladies and gents, the precious Celine sunglasses I just had to have. Saving up for months and then splurging on something special is actually the best feeling ever. This was a lesson my Mom taught me which I just chose to listen to now at 25 years old. Because it was such a great feeling, I’m going to start committing to saving and purchasing one amazing thing that I have on my wish list. Speaking of… check out two amazing shoes that are on the top of that list…

These Nicholas Kirkwood babies:

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And these Aquazzura gems:

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But a girl can only dream, so for now, I’ll just be dreamin’.

Shadey Shades

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My next purchase is going to be black shades. I went to Bloomingdales last Sunday but no luck at all! I thought I would love Celine sunglasses but something didn’t seem 100% right when I tried them on. Do you have any black shades you love or any recommendations as to where to start looking?! Round 2 shopping for shades will probably happen this rainy weekend so hopefully I’ll nail down the perfect pair! Don’t worry I’ll share once I finally find them! In the meantime… I’ll just keep stalking ideas!

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Images Borrowed: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 //

Rompin’ Around


Tonight, is my first night in Greece. I am ecstatic to be here! This trip came at a great time – relaxation is currently much needed. On the agenda for this week is to see my dad’s side of the family, explore a new Island called Ios and host a friend for a weekend who has never been to Greece. All in all, it’s going to be a fabulous week and my pale self will finally get a little color. If you want to follow my trip, be sure to follow me on Instagram! Hope you have a great weekend! 


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Outfit Details: Zara Romper, Pucci Scarf, Tory Burch Sandals

Hodge Podge

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Has there ever been a time in your life where you have felt that everything, and I mean everything, is a priority? And I don’t mean everything on your 9-5 work to do list but rather every aspect of life needs to come first, right now, this instant? I can’t seem to currently figure out what I want/need/what I’m supposed to 100% focus on and dedicate myself to. I want everything to be great, settled and in place.

Marathon training is supposed to come first. My relationship is supposed to come first. My family is supposed to come first. My blog is supposed to come first. And same thing for my friendships and my corporate 9-5 life. I want to focus on all of these things with all of my energy but recently the balance isn’t there. Why is it that everything I value is supposed to come first and why am I putting pressure on myself to feel this way?

Right now more than ever, I have this urge to be perfect at everything I’m doing. I’m typically hard on myself but for some reason, unbeknownst to me, something has hit me where this need for perfection has been amplified by 1000x. I want to do a kick ass job 9-5, I want to be the perfect girlfriend, the perfect daughter, the perfect sister, run a perfect run and I can’t figure out why the sudden need for equal perfection in all aspects of my life.

What would my 30 year old self tell my 25 year old self if it saw me today trying to juggle it all? Maybe I can think of two words… r -e-l-a-x  & r-e-b-o-ot? Who knows,  I guess I’ll figure it out in a few years. So in the meantime, I’m going to Greece on Thursday to just lay on a beach. Maybe I’ll figure it out at that point too.

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Outfit Details: Rag & Bone T Shirt (similar here) // Zara Jean Shorts (similar here) // Fringe Bag (similar here) // Vans Sneakers

* all pictures taken for c’est moi natasha

Fringe


Fringe, fringe, fringe – it’s apparently everywhere! I bought this fringed bucket bag on my trip to France thinking “AH HA an accessory, a bag, a fringe, a color, that no one in New York will have!” And boy was I totally, so very wrong. During my NYC weekend this fourth of July, I saw fringe bags in this exact color EVERYWHERE. I guess it was pretty out there for me to think that I was going to start this new, super cool trend….. but hey maybe I did. Let’s just go with that for now.



**images taken by Natasha for c’est moi natasha.

Neutral Dress


I love this neutral colored dress. It’s so easy to wear and so comfortable too. I’ve worn it on several different occasions throughout the years. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts (here and here) engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and weddings are filling up weekend schedules this year. Pairing this dress with a pink clutch, pink shoes and pink lipstick was the perfect touch for an outdoor summer rehearsal dinner. Have a great weekend!


 


Thread Social Neutral Dress (similar here and here) // Manolo Blahnik Pink Shoes ($595)  // Pink Clutch (similar here and here) // Milani Lipstick

PS. More dressy outfit posts in stripes and pastel!

The Perfect Tote

MZ Wallace{Pink Lava MZ Wallace Medium Tote // $215}

When I graduated from college almost three years ago (holy wow), the perfect bag was very much needed. I commuted from New Jersey to Manhattan for 8 long months, day in and day out. I carried around gym clothes, lunch, extra work clothes in case I needed to stay overnight, cosmetics, and the list goes on. It was tough! For anyone who currently commutes long distances, I have a lot of respect for you – it is so.tiring!

Now that I am living in Manhattan, I still find myself hauling around even more “stuff” – my computer, my sneakers, my kindle, my chargers, just so.much.stuff. I ONLY found the perfect bag in November of last year. Can you believe that? It took me THAT long to find the perfect tote and here it is – the MZ Wallace Medium Tote Bag. I had to share my secret with you because I wish I discovered this bag a few years ago – it would have definitely changed my commuting experience.MZ Wallace with little bagThe tote is SO great. It is so great that I just bought a second one, the lava designed one pictured above! The material is a very durable nylon material, the size is perfect, and it comes with a super cute pouch where I stuff my make-up and hair ties in. It is also really comfortable to carry around because the straps are cushion-y. I will definitely be taking this baby overseas with me on Wednesday as I jet set to France for just a few days. Here we go MZ Wallace!

**images borrowed from the MZ Wallace Official Website.

Engaged

54fd69e8cce8b5751e4d428e3016fc00One of my best friend’s from college is engaged! I am so so thrilled for her and for her soon to be husband. We’ve been as close as sisters since freshman year of college and to see her take this next, amazing step in her life makes me so happy. As soon as her fiancé popped the question, we started to talk about details and plans and colors and dates –  I wanted to know everything!

Another best friend got married last October and it made me realize how much I love being a part of these special, unforgettable moments in my friend’s lives. It’s crazy that as soon as mid-twenties come along, there are SO many people taking this next step. Celebrating love seems to be on the calendar every single weekend this summer but I do not mind it one bit. My summer is now filled with weddings and engagement parties that I am very much looking forward to.

Fit, flare, floral dresses is what keeps coming to mind when I think of killer outfit to wear to these occasions. As I’m looking for some inspiration and ideas, this floral look is definitely top of mind. Which one do you like best? Do you have any weddings or engagement parties this summer?


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{Topshop Floral Print Bardot Dress // $105}

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{Zara Printed Dress // $59.90}

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{Floral Print Scuba Dress // $128}

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{Clover Canyon Botanical Print Dress // $169.20 (on sale!)}

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{Vince Camuto Floral Print Scuba Dress // $138}

Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 9.06.16 PM{Bloomingdales Bardot Dress // $103.20 (on sale!)}

PS. Check out my fedora and one piece round ups too!

Night Out

Amanda Seyfried It feels like award season is constantly upon us! And I love it! Whenever a big fashion event takes place, I love scrolling through the internet and stalking all of the garments that were worn by famous celebrities & bloggers so I can see exactly what everyone was wearing and how they put their ensembles together.

The CFDA Fashion Awards took place on June 1st this year and it’s an award ceremony that celebrates & recognizes individuals from all spectrums of the fashion industry. Think, excellence in womenswear, menswear, fashion journalism and the list goes on and on. You can find the full list of this years winners here! Spoiler Alert – MaryKate and Ashley Olsen won womenswear designer of the year for their company The Row which is pretty amazing.

Here are a few of my absolute favorite looks from this year!Ashely Olsen Aymeline Valade Mary Kate Olsen Chiara Ferragni January Jones Jenny Lyons Lily Aldridge Manrepeller Rachel Zoe** all images borrowed from nymag.com

PS. Have you seen my round up of Met Gala 2015 favorite looks?

Effortless Traveler


If there’s one thing I’ve learned about traveling, it’s that looking effortless, comfortable and chic is important. I’m personally not a sweatshirt/sweatpants kind of gal traveler but I am all about comfort. There are definitely ways to dress comfortable and still look classy/put together all at the same time. Here is my summer travel dress code that I always follow:

Maxi Dress // I have a few maxi dresses hanging in my closet and they are amazing. I slip them right on and I suddenly look put together without even trying (okay, with a bit of foundation and concealer splashed on my face, I guess I’m trying a little). I love traveling in maxi dresses, especially cotton ones, when I venture off to a warm weathered destination. If it’s chilly on the plane (which it always is), the dress serves as a blanket but then as soon as I step out into the warm weather, I’m all set to go!

Maxi Dress favorites under $100: Aqua Maxi Dress $66 (on sale!) // TopShop Black Maxi Dress $35 // Sleevless Native Youth Maxi Dress $70 // Splendid Slit Maxi Dress $94 (on sale!) // Striped Knit Zara Dress $39.90


Light weight scarf // This scarf I’m wearing is a really lovely gift that I’ve shared via Instagram and the blog a few times. I can’t get enough! It’s so easy to wear, it’s light weight and it’s a perfect summer add on to any outfit. I also love wearing scarves on planes because they serve as a blanket, just like the maxi dress does, and it easily dresses an outfit up. Whether I’m wearing a maxi or just a plain white T, summer scarves are the perfect addition.

Light Weight Scarf favorites under $100:  JCrew Embroidered Infinity Scarf $55 (taken an extra 30% off!) // Summer Floral Scarf $58 // Summer Bicycle Scarf $48 // Chevron Print Scarf $49 // Border Haze Scarf $38

Denim Jacket // My Gap Denim Jacket has been a travel jacket staple these last few years. Every summer, I always bring my jean jacket wherever I go. It’s warmer than a cardigan but light weight enough to wear out on a summer night. I can pair up denim with a cute maxi skirt or cute cotton shorts. I’ve had this one that I’m holding for a few years and I love it. It wasn’t too expensive which is a plus and the light blue color goes with everything.

Jean Jacket favorites under $100:  1969 Denim Jacket $69.95 // Vince Camuto White Denim Jacket $99 // Topshop Denim Jacket $75 // Fitted Denim Jacket $90 // Zara light blue Denim Jacket $49.90


Hat or Hair Accessory // Full disclosure – after a flight my hair get’s a little greasy…. so I like to cover it up with a hair clip, a headband, a hair scarf or a straw hat. It actually ties the whole look together in a pretty bow and as soon as I step out of a plane, I can hide my disheveled hair without a lot of effort. If you read my fedora post, hats are definitely something I’m loving this summer and I’m actually ready to purchase a new one for my upcoming trips! See a few of my favorite options below!

Summer Hat favorites under $100:  TopShop Suede Fedora $48 // Three-tone Straw Hat $29.90 // Girls Floppy Sun Hat $29.50 (extra 30% off with code!) // Wide Brimmed Straw Fedora $90 // Aqua Floppy Sun Hat $98

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PS. Have you read my travel packing tips yet? Be sure to check it out!