Blue & Gold

IMG_7205After a great fourth of July weekend in New Jersey, I’m ready for another long weekend! If you didn’t catch my Facebook post the other day, our apartment renovations are finally complete!! I did two very adult things this weekend – I bought a couch at Restoration Hardware and a barbecue at Home Depot. Let me tell ya, it was pretty tiring. I am absolutely thrilled with how the apartment turned out after six, long, grueling months of intense renovations. All I want to do is jump up and down screaming “It’s done, it’s done!” I can’t wait to share more pictures on the blog so be sure to stay tuned!IMG_7216 IMG_7213 IMG_7212Outfit Details: Joie Tunic Dress (similar here) // Equinox Clutch //Vince Camuto Wedges

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

Music Festive

renee-shepard-sales.nocrop.w1800.h1330.2xI’m not a music festival kind of gal. The crowds, the heat, the wandering aimlessly, the uncertainty – it’s actually all kind of frightening to me. A few years ago, I attended Governors Ball on Randall’s Island in NYC (aka. Gov Ball) and disappointingly a  huge monsoon struck the city and the entire music festival was drenched in soaking, wet, mud for three whole days. Let’s just say it was not fun at all to be walking around in rain boots, sinking in dirt.

Despite not having any urge to attend music festivals, I do follow Coachella fashion prettyy closely. I love seeing new trends and fresh faces every year on social media (shout out to Gigi Hadid this year). I’ve rounded up a few 2015 Coachella looks that I’ve fallen for which (not on purpose) happen to be all white outfits. What look is your fave?

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PS. Speaking of music, have you listened to my latest Music Thursday post?

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Dog Walking Chic

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As I was scrolling through my twitter feed, I read a Harper’s Bazaar tweet about Amal Clooney’s pretty chic dog walking outfit as she was out and about on a stroll with George. Could you be more perfect, Amal? It made me start to wonder, are there a lot of chic dog walkers out there? Would I / could I be a chic dog walker? I am not a big dog person to begin with – I know what you are thinking, no sushi and no dogs Natasha? I never grew up with a dog though, so what’s a girl to do?!

BUT if I did have a dog, I would want/need to look as chic as possible while walking him or her. Here are a few dog walking chic inspired looks to start off your Tuesday.

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