About Natalie

Natalie is a native Pittsburgher who enjoys dinner for breakfast, breakfast for dinner, and Trader Joe's Chocolate Croissants any time. She thinks that a lady can never have too many pairs of boots. She is also a big believer in retail therapy. She'd like to take this opportunity to tell her mother that she thinks she's the most amazing woman ever. Asparagus is her favorite veggie. Green is her favorite color. And last, but not least, Winston holds a very special place in her heart.

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Gotcha by the Collar

Collars are like the research assistants of the garment world — often overlooked, and rarely given the credit they deserve. However, Lydia of the blog Style is Style used her savvy skills to create an ensemble …

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I’m Not a Layer, I Just Crush a Lot

A little creativity goes a long way when it comes to re-styling your wardrobe for the winter, which Melanie of Idée Géniale clearly knows. When I stumbled across her picture, something looked familiar… The Hours Dress! That floral frock …

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This is My Kind of Little Pony

When I happened upon this clip, I had only one word for it: magical. People may indignantly ask, “Didn’t you play with those ponies as a child? Doesn’t this sully your pristine memories of them?” Sure, I had a collection …

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Black and Better than Ever

Sophia Loren once said, “Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.” This gorgeous gal looks like she knows all about that. Forget your New Year’s resolution to inject color into your …

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Gig Posters!

Have you ever seen a flier for your fave indie act and thought, “That is too awesome to throw away”? Then you’re already familiar with the artistic allure of gig posters!

The 60′s spawned some of the first fantastic fliers, …

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I Think I Like You: Casey Hanner of Donora

Click on the “play” button for the music video above. Go ahead. I’ll wait…

Did you find yourself bobbing your head along to the infectiously catchy tune? Maybe you smiled as the chanteuse cutely crooned “I’d go for Thai …

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Feminism Meets Fashion

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We’ve been talking about feminism a lot lately. Many people don’t learn much about feminism or the women’s movement until college – however, one of today’s youngest and most prominent fashion bloggers has decided to dip …

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Behind the Scenes: Long Distance Love Stylebook

As Valentine’s Day looms just over the horizon, our vintage-lovin’ hearts feel that the best way to celebrate is with a very special one of a kind collection! Adding intrigue to iconic style, the new one of a kind …

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Guilty Pop Pleasures Played by… an Orchestra?!

Do you love pop music? Do you love the orchestra? Then, have I got a treat for you! On second thought, just about anybody with ears should appreciate this. It’s For Orchestra and it’s a-maz-ing.

For Orchestra is the brainchild …

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Outfit of the Week: Color Me Cute

Oh, the doldrums of wintry weather! It’s all of a toasty twenty-two degrees today in Pittsburgh. The sky is grey. The streets are grey. Everything is starting to fade to a shade of grey. But, instead of blending in with …

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Size of the Times: Part III

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Now that we’ve taken a look at how plus size models are portrayed in the media, debated the existence of a size spectrum in fashion, and seen the world through plus size model Mandy Fierens’ eyes, it’s the …

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Size of the Times: Part II

In Part I of “Size of the Times,” we examined one of the most hotly debated portrayals of plus size women today V magazine’s “The Size Issue” and deliberated whether or not a size spectrum exists in the …

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Size of the Times: Part I

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You’ve heard it everywhere — the fashion industry is embracing full figures! ABCNews.com proclaims, “Fashion Industry May Finally Accept Every Body in the New Decade.” Glamour enthuses, “These Bodies Are Beautiful at Every Size.” GlobalFashionReport.com purports, “Curvy …

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Bring Out the Boudoir

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Do you see what I see? Bloomers! I must admit, I never would have thought to wear silky black, ivory lace-adorned bloomers as daily wear, but this look works and this lady is workin’ it! One must …

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