{OOTD} Recent Purchases!

One of the things I love most about blogging, is the catalog of "wishes" and "wants" that is ultimately created.  These things are derived from hours of pouring over all of your lovely blogs--I read your reviews, sales notices, tips, advice, etc.  And given that there is a not a mall around the corner, I really value everything you have to say as it has helped me make my purchasing decisions more often than not!  So this post is really a thank you to all of you and for the community of {shopping} support that you have surrounded me with!

First, I HAD to show off my new Tory Burch Steffi tote, last posted here!  I wanted to give it a couple weeks to really get a feel for the bag and qualify a sound review.  I really do LOVE this bag as much as I expected.  The size is right...and it's not too heavy, like you might expect with a bag of this size.  The leather is dreamy!  Very soft and it already has a broken in feel to it.  I love the gold accents and that it has some compartments for storing all my "purse" things.  Overall it was a great buy...OH and because I saw that it had gone on sale cheaper elsewhere (though it was sold out everywhere), Tory Burch gave me an additional 25% off!  SCORE!  So good piece of advice ladies...even if it's sold out on a site, it's worth asking for the price adjustment...you never know what they'll offer up!

This past weekend I was in Sacramento for the night (the location of our closest Nordstrom!) and I walked away with these "Always Skinny" jeans from Gap.  I first saw them on Veronika's Blog here and thought they would be a great addition to my closet.  I have some thinner "jegging" type jeans but these are great as they are more of a true jean material and can be dressed up or down!

ALSO, you might notice that I used my Christmas/Birthday gift certificates on buying the Eddie Flat, last posted here and truly inspired by Erinn's post here.  I must say, I would never have thought that I would spend $178 on flats, but these are SO comfortable and classic.  I just love them so much!  For a similar look, check out these City Flats by Gap.  They don't have the tan patent online, but I saw them in the store.

I guess the saying "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" must be true!  Thank you for the inspiration!

Other items:
Tunic-H&M (from a couple seasons ago)

And last but not least, I had to post about these darling earrings I received as a gift.  You may remember them from this post here.  I love these earrings!  They're so different and yet so classic.  Love.

Sorry for this being a text heavy post, but I so value all the great advice you put out there and I wanted to be sure to return the favor!  Did you have any fun shopping sprees this past weekend?  I'd love to hear!

xo natasha


  1. i LOVE those earrings! the bag is gorgeous as well :)

  2. CUTE! Can I borrow, like, that whole outfit??? ;)

  3. Followed you Here from your comment on my blog- saw those earings- then saw the necklace- then went to the etsy link...now about to purchase too :) Power of the blog! Thankyou XX Samantha

  4. I love that about blogging too, so many great reviews of tried and true items. AND I just have to say that I LOVE this entire outfit on you! The bag is gorgeous, and what a deal!

  5. So cute! Love the bag! I'm a fan of large bags because I always feel that I need to cram everything I own in one!

  6. Thanks for all the great comments!

    Michelle...you can borrow anytime! :)

    Samantha...so glad you stopped by! Let me know if you buy the necklace!

    Hope you all had a great night! xo

  7. You look amazing! I love your outfit because it's casual yet still chic. I'm so happy you love the TB bag. I do too!

  8. So funny that you have to travel to Sac to get to a Nordstrom. We should definitely meet up and go shopping there sometime (:

    You look adorable. Love the tunic and jeans and flats. I'm loving neutral flats like those!

  9. LOL! The first thing I noticed was the shoes (go figure)!... don't you just love them?! And that bag, whoa... If I didn't win an Elliot Lucca bag from The Look 4 Less that was similar, that'd totally be going on a wishlist... so pretty!

  10. I love those earrings!

    Glad I came across your blog, you have a new follower :)

  11. LOVE your bag! Big bags are the best! I have the Always Skinny jeans from GAP too and they are honestly my favs ... the $25 sale tag that I saw on them sold me at the time but now they are my go-to's even more than some of my expensive designer ones!

    Lauren @ tickled.

  12. Love the bag, love the skinnies, and *LOVE* the flats! Did you get that I'm pretty much in love with the whole thing? (c: I love the advice on the price adjustment...I'm usually so excited about getting what I want that I just pay whatever they are asking...rookie mistake! (c:

  13. Beautiful earrings! And the fact that they were inspired by Emily from the Bachelor just makes them so much better! :)

    Love your blog...full of so many pretty things to look at!


  14. You look soo good!! Looove the bag and earrings! :)

  15. Aww, great post! Love that purse! And I've been wanting a pair of Tory Burch flats, wasn't sure about the price though! I was also checking out the gap pair as a cheaper alternative.. i'll be going to try them on soon!


  16. fabulous pieces! hope you have a great weekend!
    <3 megan

  17. I LOVE those earrings...I just may have to treat myself to a pair. Thanks for sharing!

  18. this whole outfit is divine!