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street art

The Arts District near downtown LA has really come up. Earlier this year I wrote about my experience at Manuela DTLA, which I went to again and it was just as good as I remembered. This time I went into the boutiques and checked out the neighborhood a little more. I love all of the street art. It brings character and beauty to an urban space. It also allows anyone who walks by to enjoy art, and not everyone has that opportunity. I’m a fan. I’m going to post my guide to the Arts District soon because there’s just so much to see, places to eat, and shops to cruise.

J.Crew Shirt, Anthropologie Skirt, Vintage YSL Sunglasses {Similar}

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Natalie Notions summer outfitI am a huge hat lover. Not only do they shade your face from the sun on a warm day, but hats are an accessory standout. My new favorite hat for spring and summer has been this straw Scala hat I scored at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. I love the wide brim and decided to pair it with my vintage Levi’s for a laid back look. Also, slides are making a strong comeback this summer and I love it! I’ve had this pair for years and have been slipping into them non-stop. I love having pieces that I can wear year after year.

Straw Hat {Similar}, Target Shirt, Levi’s Jeans, Cole Haan Shoes {Similar}

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Mothers Day Outfit

I love spring because it means warmer weather, brunches outside, busting out the skirts and dresses, celebrating Mom, and…celebrating my birthday. This year my birthday falls on Mother’s Day. Every couple of years it will line up so my mom and I share the special celebrations on the same day. We still don’t have plans for this year, but I’m hoping for brunch and a spa day.

Mother’s Day is also the perfect time to wear your favorite girly outfits and twirly dresses. If you’ve been following, you know that J.Crew is one of my go-to stores. I have been wearing this white A-line skirt the last few seasons and always find a new way to style it. It might just have to be put on repeat this Mother’s Day.

J. Crew Shirt, J. Crew Skirt, Cole Haan Heels, Vintage Purse {Similar}, Tory Burch Sunglasses

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After weeks of having the site down, last week I finally got it up and running. It was a complete nightmare, as I had no idea what happened and couldn’t login to fix the problem. Not like I would know how to fix it anyway. I called GoDaddy to see if they could help me. Several days and long conversations later and they couldn’t help. I reached out to my web designer and she gave me a recommendation for a web developer. Unfortunately that person couldn’t help either, so she gave me the contact for a company who could. And they did!

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During all of this I found myself getting more and more frustrated about the situation and questioning whether I should just give the site up to the abyss of the internet. Should I stop blogging and concentrate on screenwriting? Is this a sign that I shouldn’t do this anymore? I had to ask a few friends for advice, since I was so confused and down on myself about it. They said to keep the Notions going! It sounds silly, but this little bit of encouragement made to realize so much more about my writing and blogging. I started writing this blog for myself, to keep myself writing every week, and I’ve come to love it. Even if no one is reading, I still get so much passion out of it. It’s fun and relaxing. I get lost in the whirlwind of my own travels and love for fashion.

do what makes you happy

The lesson is, fight for {or fix} something you love to do for yourself. Keep doing what makes you happy. There are so many things in life that can drag you down and make you unhappy, so it’s best to keep the things that bring you joy.

Amour Vert Shirt, Joes Jeans, Bowler Hat, Cole Haan Boots, Sunglasses {Similar}

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Ted Baker blazer

I got this pink Ted Baker blazer last year and didn’t have a reason to wear it until this weekend. At first I was a little unsure about the bright spring pink color, since I usually stick to neutrals. I also couldn’t wear it this winter because it’s cropped sleeves and we actually had a cold winter this year. So I saved it, with the tags still on, until I had a good reason to bust it out. And what better time than Easter and spring. I paired it with light pink vintage Cole Haan loafer mules. These shoes iare making a strong comeback this spring, which I love. It’s a classic style that always comes back around each season. I surprised myself with this look and wore TWO things that were pink.

Ted Baker Blazer, Vintage Levi’s Jeans, Target T-ShirtCole Haan Shoes {Similar}

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