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.

Author Archive | Natalie

The Age of Innocence

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I have fallen in love, love, love with knee socks and thigh highs during these wintry months. However, my style has never been very “school girl.”  I’ve often struggled with how to utilize these sassy socks without …

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Mix Master

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Mixing prints is a like a delicate art that requires the restraint of a world-class chef – an extra dash of this or pinch of that can ruin the whole dish! The above ensemble strikes me as …

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Playing Dress-Up Has Never Been Cuter!

It’s January 14 — time to celebrate National Dress Your Pet Up Day! No, we’re not making this up. It’s a real holiday and a super cute one, too.  To get into the spirit, we asked some devastatingly darling …

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Behind the Scenes: A Model Citizen

In the prior edition of Behind the Scenes, I mentioned that ModCloth models are often not professional models at all, but regular gals that we’ve sussed out on the streets of Pittsburgh. Since so many of you were pleasantly …

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Deck the Walls with Lids of Boxes!

They may say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” however, I think that you should judge a shoe by its box. Why? I present to you the Jeffrey Campbell shoebox precedent. The new foundation for judging all other shoes …

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The Merry Mason Jar

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Mason jars – they’re simple, inexpensive, and offer a world of possibilities when it comes to holiday decor! No longer exclusively relegated to canning and pickling, these rustic, old-fashioned containers can also be used to create …

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The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular

This past Sunday, The Rockettes performed their Holiday Spectacular at the Benedum Center in the Cultural District of Pittsburgh. The Benedum is a gorgeous old building, full of opulent splendor – sparkling crystal chandeliers, gilded molding and arches, sweeping stairways, …

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Behind the Scenes Holiday 2009: Style Me Merry

Thanks to our “Behind the Scenes” blog series, you now know how most Mod photo shoots come together, the process of creating an elaborately themed set, and the zeitgeist of a ModCloth shoot. For this installment …

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All We are Saying is Give Peas a Chance

Remember when being told to eat your veggies was akin to punishment? Okay, perhaps some of you were card-carrying members of the Clean Plate Club, happily consuming anything from broccoli to kidney beans, but for those of us that still …

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Finding the Fashionable in Unexpected Places

It was a low-key evening, and I was hitting up a local bar, The Loft, in the Regent Square neighborhood of Pittsburgh with fellow ModWriter, Jen Luebbers. It’s a  fairly small place (as demonstrated by the very random, very slim

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Music and Mod Collide: Indie Edition 1


By ModCloth Writer: Natalie Brova

ModWriters are often asked how we come up with the wonderful, occasionally wacky, names for the bevy of beautiful garments which we bestow titles upon daily. While the answer varies, one thing we are incessantly …

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