Natalie Notions » Where Taste Meets Travel

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It’s easy to pull off a Tippi Hedren costume from The Birds with a little bit of digging. You will have to do some thrift store searching or deep closet searching to find a green jacket and skirt to pull off the outfit for this costume. The crows can be ordered off of Amazon or found at Michael’s Craft Store. The classic beauty look is a lot of fun to recreate, along with the fake drip of blood on the forehead.


Note: I still haven’t figured out what my costume will be this year.



Halloween will be here before we know it and I’m looking forward to a pumpkin party with friends. I’ve always enjoyed seeing the yards in the neighborhood decorated for Halloween with witches and ghosts, and of course the pumpkins. In New York City they still decorate for the holiday, even though there aren’t any front yards. Their Halloween stoops are decorated with the same festive decor, but look a lot more charming along the brick and brownstone.


Note: Classic Halloween costume inspiration later this week!


fall layers

One of my favorite trends this fall is layering a tee under a slip dress. It’s easy to pull off and you can mix and match patterns. I love the look of a graphic tee or band tee under a pattern slip dress. Fall layers are easy to pull off, just pair something you wore this summer with something you wear in the fall. The weather in L.A. hasn’t cooled down, so I’m still wearing dresses and sandals.

Forever21 Slip Dress, Three Dots Tee, The Giving Keys Necklace, Soludos Sandals, Vintage Sunglasses {similar}

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Note: I’ll be showing more of my favorite trends for fall throughout the season.


back to school shopping

Rows from top left:

  1. Beats by Dre Headphones
  2. Bkr Water Bottle
  3. Mark & Graham Insulated Lunch Bag
  4. Kate Spade New York Notebook
  5. Saint Laurent Bakback
  6. Cross Rollerball Pen
  7. Madewell Wool Baseball Cap
  8. Lacoste Shoes
  9. The Container Store Organizer
  10. Bando Thermal Mug
  11. Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case
  12. Rifle Paper Co. Notebook

Fall has arrived and it’s officially back to school time. I never thought I would say that at my age, but it’s back to school for me too! The first six weeks of class is what they call Bootcamp at AFI, where we have a lot of orientation classes and prep for our first film. My group starts shooting our film in 2 weeks! Since going back to school I noticed there are a lot of things that I need to help make my day go smoother. Here’s a back to school shopping list that I’m continuing to check off.

Note: Those Beats headphones are amazing!


Happy first day of fall! This season is all about velvet shoes. Designers have used the plush fabric on everything from boots to heels. I can’t wait to get my hands {or feet} on a pair. Here are 10 pairs of velvet shoes to inspire some fall shopping.

Note: I love the rich colors.