The City by the Sea

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

(Alexander Wang blouse, Vintage Sweater, Vintage Versace shorts, Cole Haan Sandals, Il Bisonte Bag, Free People cuff, H&M sunglasses)

In between appointments, my sister and I grabbed lunch over in Santa Monica, the amazing city by the sea! I was born in SM, so whenever I hit the boardwalk, a bunch of childhood memories rush back to me and make me smile. It was incredibly busy for a weekday. I did get to visit the new Santa Monica “Place” which is the new outdoor shopping center that took the place of the orginal mall. I ran into friends while there and we couldn’t stop whining about how much we missed the old original mall, the one with the old brick steps with railings that doubled as monkey bars! The elevators and everything are still in the same places they were before which is comforting! It was incredibly bright and sunny. So refreshing from the usual overcast foggy weather (which is actually my favorite type of lighting for pics). H&M was having a sale so I bought these round sunglasses for only $1! They must have been so cheap b/c people aren’t usually geared towards the “I wanna look like John Lennon” look, but I love them! We tried our best to take a few snapshots in the direct sunlight and actually ended up with some great shots!

Overall, it’s been a nice yet long week filled with traffic, castings, and meetings. It was nice to go out for a night to the Forever 21 party launching the new Brian Lichtenberg collection. It was a really cute party, with Lichtenberg’s designs on display and really yummy hor’d’eurves floating about. I brought along my sister Dylana, and two of my best friends, Pilar and Allegra. I’m so happy they could all come out with me. We had a blast dancing to the music and viewing the collection. It is full of fun, graphic tees displaying bold prints like the CAUTION tape design that Brian Lichtenberg also used for Lady Gaga’s outfit in the Telephone music video. Most of all, it was fun to just go out and get a little dressed up for once. I decided to go all bodycon in a Stylestalker dress and Bally booties and bag. Here’s a shot I took from the Forever 21 blog, THE SKINNY, as well as a collage of some party snapshots:

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Shop the Brian Lichtenberg for Forever 21 collection HERE!

95 Responses to The City by the Sea

  1. Kayla says:

    i grew up near santa monica as well, and totally have old memories of going to the promenade after school and hangin around the old mall! Awwwe. I haven’t seen the new mall yet since i moved south but i hope it’s great!
    Great post!
    ๐Ÿ˜€

    Reply
  2. Sophie-Nicole. says:

    wow beautiful photos, it’s making me excited for going on holiday, i wish i grew up near a beach! love your blouse your wearing and the pinky top with the denim too. and it sure looks like you had a fab night out! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  3. The Owl's Closet says:

    i love santa monica! wow, the beach was crowded! omgosh, love ur blouse, natalie! such a cute collar! the f21 party looks like fun. i saw this collage on their blog. u girls look great!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

    Reply
  4. Roz says:

    Santa Monica looks gorgeous, great colours and locations for photos it seems! A few years ago we visited this seaside place that our family always used to go to when I was little, it brought back so many memories of the adventures had there.
    Oh, and the outfit is very gorgeous too! Especially the brown cardigan, but I like the collar detail on the blouse too. Liking the look of your sister’s outfit too.

    Thanks for the sweet comment. I haven’t done much modeling recently, but some of the stuff is up on the Select website. I took a look at your portfolio, it looks great! What have you been up to, model-wise?

    http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

    Reply
  5. DIANA DYE says:

    Dang $1 dollar for those incredible shades!!!! (I love Lennon) he’s awesome!!! And you know what’s awesome too? You Darling!!♥ I love the sweater/cardigan the color is one of my favorite and I also just purchase a similar blouse, it looks so charming on you hun, so innocent and so chic_________ your outfit doesn’t look like your trying 2 hard and that’s always a keeper right?

    Well kido am so glad you had a blast this weekend and hope to talk to you soon Tootles♥

    Reply
  6. Leigh says:

    Hey Natalie!
    I just checked out your blog after you commented on mine (thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com), and i love your blog! you are so beautiful and i will def be following you! you have great style, and I appreciate you checking out a new blogger like me!
    Leigh

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *