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    43 Eyelet Pieces to Wear Right Now

    43 Eyelet Pieces to Wear Right Now | Natalie Was Here | Lifestyle Blog

    Eyelet Top: Zara | Skirt: Madewell | Earrings: FINOLA | Necklace: H&M

    Eyelet fabric evokes the feeling of summertime. I picked up this top from Zara recently, and it gives me all the warm weather vibes. I love wearing it with just about anything — from this pastel denim mini skirt to my favorite pair of jeans.

    If you ask me, every girl needs an eyelet piece in her summer wardrobe. So to help you get started, I rounded up some favorites you can wear right now through Labor Day.43 Eyelet Pieces to Wear Right Now | Natalie Was Here | Lifestyle Blog

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    Linen and Denim: The Easy Outfit Combination That Works Every Time

    Linen Shirt: Urban Outfitters | Jeans: Madewell “Perfect Summer Jean: Destructed Edition” (on sale for $40!) | Shoes: Target (LOVE them and literally wear them all. the. time) | Sunnies: Express at Tanger Outlets c/o | Necklace: H&M (on sale!) | Earrings: H&M | Bag: HOBO Domino Top Handle Cross Body in “Whiskey” c/o

    I used to whine and complain about having to wear a uniform to school every day. But now? I’m all in on the uniform thing — 100% all in. Because in the summer months (or all year-round, really), I’d rather spend less time standing in front of my closet, stressing over what to wear, and more time doing important things, like hanging out with friends.

    This is why I love the combination of linen and denim. Full disclosure: I traded in my jeans for shorts now that the temperature has reached 90-degrees. But these are my favorite pair I’ve ever owned and I need to tell the world. The fit is perfection. I guess that’s why they call them the “perfect summer jean.”

    Linen and Denim: The Classic Outfit Combination That Works Every Time | Natalie Was Here

    Linen and Denim: The Classic Outfit Combination That Works Every Time | Natalie Was Here

    This outfit combination is perfect if you work in a more laid back office environment, and can easily be dressed up with colorful accessories. I’m loving bold scarves at the moment — they can be incorporated into your hairstyle, tied around your neck or your bag. Take a look at this one, this one, and this one (the color palette is my favorite).

     

    SHOP LINEN SHIRTS

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    Linen and Denim: The Classic Outfit Combination That Works Every Time | Natalie Was Here

    And speaking of bags, I’m obsessed with this one. The sweet team at Hobo sent it to me and I’ve been carrying it with me everywhere since. The leather is soft and the color is perfect for summer. It can easily be carried into fall, too. I love how it looks with white, denim and everything, honestly. It’s so good. Linen and Denim: The Classic Outfit Combination That Works Every Time | Natalie Was Here


    What are your go-to outfits in the summer months?

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    The Best Tanger Outlets Find

    It’s officially spring and here we are with a coat post. If you live in the Midwest, you know the struggle. Warmer weather almost always feels so close, yet so far away this time of year.

    The coat I’d been wearing had seen better days, so I needed a new one to carry me through the rest of winter and the chilly first few weeks of spring. This time around, I wanted to buy myself a nice coat that would stand the test of time, instead of one that falls apart after one season.

    When Tanger Outlets invited me to spend some time with them a couple weeks ago, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to find the coat I’d been searching for. I’m also so glad I waited until the end of the season, because the one I found was on major sale. AND you’re bound to find better deals at the outlets anyway (seriously, the best deals). And the Tanger team made the entire experience so enjoyable — from the delicious snacks to the thoughtful goodie bags. It was such a treat, and I can’t wait to go back. Scroll to the bottom of this post for more photos from the shopping trip! In the meantime, say hello to my little friend:

    Coat: Calvin Klein at Tanger Outlets (c/o) | Sunglasses: Express at Tanger Outlets (c/o) | Top: Zara | Jeans: Zara | Shoes: Zara

    As much as I’m ready for warmer weather to be here, I won’t lie, I’m really enjoying wearing this coat. And I’m not sure I’m ready to pack her away just yet.

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    Snapshots from my night with Tanger Outlets…

    Event photography by Derks Works

    Thank you SO much to Tanger Outlets Columbus for sponsoring this post. I am in love with my find and can’t wait to wear it for years to come. And thank YOU for supporting the brands who make Natalie Was Here possible. You da best. Feel free to follow Tanger Outlets on Instagram and Facebook, and if you make a trip there, don’t forget to share your finds using #TangerStyle!

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    My New Favorite Budget-Friendly Red Blouse

    It’s been awhile since I’ve checked in with you last. How are you? Anything new? I’ll be spending the night packing for our trip to NYC. We leave Thursday morning (pending the crazy snow storm), along with a bunch of our college friends, to watch Xavier play in the Big East tournament.

    I love New York – there’s always something new to discover. And speaking of that, if you have any recommendations, leave them here in the comments! I’m always up for exploring.Budget-Friendly Red Blouse | Natalie Was Here | Fashion Blog

    Now, let’s talk about my favorite red blouse…

    If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me post about this blouse from SheIn. I’ve worn it a lot already and it’s definitely coming in my suitcase. Blouses are great for traveling – they’re so versatile and easy. I love pairing mine with jeans. Or, if I’m feeling like dressing it up a bit, I usually reach for a skirt, tights and heeled boots.Budget-Friendly Red Blouse | Natalie Was Here | Fashion Blog

    Blouse: SheIn (c/o) | Jeans: Old Navy | Bag: ThredUp | Sunglasses: TargetBudget-Friendly Red Blouse | Natalie Was Here | Fashion Blog Budget-Friendly Red Blouse | Natalie Was Here | Fashion Blog Budget-Friendly Red Blouse | Natalie Was Here | Fashion Blog Budget-Friendly Red Blouse | Natalie Was Here | Fashion Blog

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    The Best Budget-Friendly Blouses to Wear this Winter

    Ah, winter. Here we are. The weather in Ohio is just downright COLD, and if you live somewhere where the temps drop during this time of year, I know I’m just preaching to the choir. Nine degrees is no joke. If you have any good coat recommendations, help a girl out!

    In the meantime, let’s talk about blouses. Because that’s probably why you’re here. I love to stock my closet with pretty patterned blouses to wear to work and on the weekends. So today, I rounded up some of my favorites. And an added bonus? They’re all under $100.

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    This is the Sweater to Wear When you have “Nothing to Wear”

    The Cozy Sweater to Wear When You Have Nothing to Wear | Natalie Was Here | Lifestyle Blog

    Sweater: Nordstrom | Jeans: Zara | Heels: Nasty Gal (love this blue print!) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (30% off!)

    As much as I love dressing up for the holidays, sometimes I just want to ditch the dress and reach for a classic, comfortable combo instead. This cozy sweater was a Christmas gift from my parents, and I freakin’ LOVE it. It’s so soft and perfect for pairing with high waisted jeans like these.

    I mean, it literally goes with anything and everything (like these festive heels!).

    Because let’s be honest, we all have those days where we find ourselves standing in front of our fully stocked closets, feeling like we have nothing to wear. I know you’ve been there. I’ve been there, too. And that’s why classic pieces are so important. A simple black sweater like this baby can be dressed up or dressed down.

    The Cozy Sweater to Wear When You Have Nothing to Wear | Natalie Was Here | Lifestyle Blog

    The Cozy Sweater to Wear When You Have Nothing to Wear | Natalie Was Here | Lifestyle Blog The Cozy Sweater to Wear When You Have Nothing to Wear | Natalie Was Here | Lifestyle Blog The Cozy Sweater to Wear When You Have Nothing to Wear | Natalie Was Here | Lifestyle Blog Nasty Gal Brocade Heels | Natalie Was Here | Lifestyle Blog Rebecca Minkoff Cross Body Bag | Natalie Was Here | Lifestyle Blog

    Thanks for tuning in, as always! I’m hanging out with my family in Cincinnati for another day and then it’s back to Columbus before I head to Florida on Thursday with Fritz and his family. And you better believe my trusty black sweater will find its way in my suitcase.

    I can’t wait to ring in 2018 on the beach. See ya next year, snow!

    What are your plans for New Years?

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    Styling a Wrap Dress + 36 Affordable Options to Wear Right Now

    How to Style a Wrap Dress | Natalie Was Here | Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

    I’m all for all things oversized — boyfriend jeans, extra roomy sweaters and flowy dresses. But if you’re looking for a style of dress that is universally flattering and will highlight your curves, look no further than the wrap dress. After I tried on this one from Vici Collection (this one is very similar), I remembered why I love this style so much. It’s feminine and flirty, and I love the ruffle details. In the summertime, I typically pair my wrap dress with strappy sandals, but in the cooler months, over-the-knee boots are my jam (I literally wear mine all. the. time).

    If you’re in the market for a wrap dress or would like to try the style out for the first time, then look no further!

    How to Style a Wrap Dress | Natalie Was Here | Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

    Find a Wrap Dress to fit your Style

    I pulled together 36 different options below that will fit your personal style and budget (they’re all around $100 or less!)

    If you love dark florals…

    If you love velvet…

     

    If you love polka dots…

     

    If you’re just here for the over-the-knee boots…

    Photos by Sydney Marie Photography

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