Monthly Archives: June 2013


photographed by Dylana Suarez for Volcom
I’m bringing you my latest Volcom lookbook, CRUEL SUMMER, shot by the amazing babe, Dylana Suarez. Her photography is BOMB, and of course, her work’s getting better and better over time. This story brings us back to those long summer days in the city…where you tie your tee into a crop top, and find yourself sun bathing on the roof of your apartment building, because Lord knows, the roof’s are the best places to be when in this concrete jungle of a city! Playing ball down in Chrystie Street Park, closing your mind from the street noise with giant headphones, backpack always tucked on my right shoulder…it’s going to be a cruel, cruel summer and I can already feel it. And color…we LOVE LOVE color. A swipe of bright pink neon lipstick is all you really need to re-apply during the humid days, and maybe a teeny tiny bottle of dry shampoo should always be kept in your bag. I’ll forever be living in sneakers, colorful chokers, and super light cotton layers. We’re excited to bring you more and more lookbooks overtime! Stay tuned. For now, keep layering on the sunblock! Shop this lookbook here on Volcomunity!

also featuring PONS white sandals, red CONVERSE, Vanessa Mooney jewelry, The Cassette Society overalls dress, Brahmin bag)

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Featuring TOMS “THE KITTY” sunglasses

For me, I’m a total sucker for the cat, feline inspired sunnie, and I’m super stoked that California label, TOMS, just came out with this gorgeous pair. Meet, THE KITTY! Growing up on the beaches of Santa Monica, TOMS has been something I’ve been following forever. “Buy a pair, give a pair!” Every kid in my neighborhood knew that! But now, you can purchase a pair of sunnies from their brand new sunglasses collection as well, and TOMS will help give sight to a person in need. Here, I’ve paired mine two completely different ways. My style is forever transforming and there are days when I wake up and I’m this gypsy grunge girl in a tiedyed maxi, cheeky tee, and worn in black boots. Other days, I’m the electric girly girl in the Lower East Side with the colorful mini-dress, and adorable patent leather sandals. But always, always, I’ve got a pair of sunglasses in my bag. This “Kitty” beauty happens to go with any mood I’m in…as long as I know I’ve done something good.

So there you have it, buy a pair, help someone. One for One.

GIVEAWAY: Simply CLICK HERE to win a pair of TOMS eyewear and a $100 giftcard!  x

(Wildfox top, Karen Kane skirt, LA MER watch (similar), Modern Vice “Carly” boot and The 2 Bandits boot chain, Kenny Clothes purple dress (similar), Cole Haan x Jen & Oli sandals, Chloe handbag (similar)

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Three Sided // Polyvore

Desert Muse

Desert Muse by natalieoffduty featuring Saint Lauren blouse, Isabel Marant skirt, Pixie Market hat, Zara coat, “Natalie + Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice” OFFICER BOOTS, The Row handbag, The 2 Bandits cuff, Vanessa Mooney choker & ring)

There’s that one side to me that is completely scruffy. Everything from my black woolen hat down to my boots. Even new, I like them a little f*cked up. Here I share my new favorite classics. Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, The Row Modern Vice..all just one big match made in designer heaven, paired with my everyday jewels. Take me back to the west coast desert, that dry heat I grew up with on our roadtrips to Vegas. I want to wear my cowboy hat again. SHOP

Skate to Work

Skate to Work by natalieoffduty featuring La Garconne overalls, ASOS beanie, Kenzo cardigan, Opening Ceremony bag and oxfords, Napoleon Paris eyeliner, Stila Lip Colour)

Then there’s the beach babe. OH MY, how I love a good pair of overalls. Maybe just a bikini underneath, and a kickass pair of metallic brogues, good enough to hit the sand in. And color. Lots and lots of it. I’m a Santa Monica baby, meaning I LOVE MY BEACH BUMS, I LOVE MY COOL WEATHER, AND I LOVE MY SKATER BOYS (though I have my own now hehe!) The boys with the beanies, the girls with the sun tans. “Where can we park?” The countless traffic up and down Ocean Avenue. Still to this day, I lather on baby sunscreen just because I love the smell of sunscreen on a sunny Saturday morning beneath the palm trees. SHOP

What Hanne Sees

What Hanne Sees by natalieoffduty featuring Isabel Marant jacket, Kenzo skirt and heels, Karen Walker sunglasses, Peter Som bralette, Opening Ceremony handbag, Giorgio Armani lipstick, NewLook scarf, Hunter umbrella)

The print on print on print on print! Yes, babes, I can mix and match anything on my wardrobe, look like I stepped out of a crayon book, and still be happy. Funky prints and patterns brighten my day and I want nothing more than to open my drawers and see those silk blazers, crop tops, and high waisted skirts in all prints of the forest, sky, and all animals of the safari. I love it all. My makeup? A super clean face and a swipe of bright orange-red Armani lipstick. CHEERS on a rainy day!

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Worker’s Uniform

(Joe’s Jeans romper, Giles + Brother necklace, Vintage shirt, Jada & Jon handbag, Nine West boots, The 2 Bandits turqoise cuff, LACAR silver cuff
There’s something about the simple denim romper that is close to my heart. Something I can paint in. Something I can bike in, run in, work in. This beauty is the softest of all denim and I’m obsessed. I remember shooting for Joe’s back in LA…all jeans, backless, lying on a couch on a rooftop downtown in the summer sun. Still, I have that shot in my book. This time I went with a little plaid, a little hardware, and a little cowhide. It doesn’t get anymore All American than that. I kind of just want to take a day off and head to the wilderness in this little get-up…my flannel matching the log cabin’s couch. Completely summer appropriate eh? The city’s already panicking due to the heatwave that I can feel just outside my window and thinking of Summer Fridays. The short days where we can all escape early. We’re talking sticky subways and smelly businessmen till the end of the week. We will survive I promise!! Think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts New York! 
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