Monthly Archives: September 2013


I know you have all seen a little peek inside my MJ HONEY SPOTS..and it’s because the Marc Jacobs HONEY Eau De Parfum is here! And even cuter than ever. I love seeing this yellow spotted honeybee on my bathroom counter every morning. It’s beautiful. Not to mention, I’m addicted to the scent. It used to be DAISY, but the giant flower on top of the bottle, but now it’s this little guy…the scent has a sweetness from the pear, mandarin, apricot, and honeysuckle accents…but still has that warmth I love in the fall thanks to the vanilla and honey base. It has a happy and energetic vibe…my perfect travel companion. Here, I’m taking you through Lower Manhattan with my little honeybee, to show you five of my sweet, sweet MJ HONEYSPOTS! A perfect hidden park to read a book in…to where I’ll go when I’m feeling a sweettooth coming on. See my spots here: 
1. First Street Park (East 1st Street, between 1st Ave and Bowery): This little park by my home is my secret hide-out. You can only peek in during the day, but it is open to the public on the evenings and all day on the weekends. With it’s adorable little red chairs and benches, it’s full of art and little quirks lying about around the trees. There’s always a treasure to find. It’s a colorful and gorgeous little place to sit with friends after a long day’s work. 
 2. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Shop/ Ice Cream Truck (48 1/2 East 7th Street): This is my go-to stop for whenver I need a sweet treat. Their ice cream is so delicious and rich! I always go for the Pistachio, but they have everything from Hazelnut, to Chocolate, and more! I’m in love with their pretty wall-papers in their 7th street store. A great place to end a NYC night. And if you’re ever on the go, you’ll find the Van Leeuwen ice cream truck parked, and you’re in luck…in Williamsburg, Soho, or Union Square! 
 3. Cloak & Dagger store, East Village (441 East 9th Street) : I fell in love with this gorgeous little store the moment I looked through the glass window. It’s so quaint and just filled with some incredible finds. They sell everything from top NYC local designers, and have one rack with beautiful vintage pieces you can’t find anywhere else. Vintage antlers line the walls, as do the hats and candles. You just keep wanting to go back in. They have a store in Brooklyn as well, but this East Village one is my favorite. Plus, they just added a “Cute Shit” neon sign to the store…the perfect way to describe what’s inside. 
 4. Forcella Eatery (334 Bowery): The best pizza you’ll find on Bowery! At night, this place get’s super packed. I like to sit outside before it gets too crazy, to munch on Margherita pizza, and people-watch in this beautiful area. It is the real New York City pizza…super thin crusted…and any kind of topping or pasta you want! It’s the best place if you want to indulge for one night out with a small group of friends in one of the hippest parts of town.
 5. TIMBUKTU home decor store (45 East 2nd Street): Such a wonderful store just to browse and look for inspiration for decor and travels. It’s dark and full of beautiful printed Persian rugs, tiled furniture, and gorgeous little lamps. They sell everything possible for the bohemian soul. I love just going in and feeling like I’ve entered a completely different world. Plus, there’s a little backyard that’s just too cute for words.
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TO GO-GO by natalieoffduty 

(Brixton fisherman’s hat, ANNA SUI green dress, MODERN VICE shoes, Chanel handbag, Paul & Joe Paris coat, Vanessa Mooney ring and necklace)

I am addicted to the fisherman’s hat…the over the knee socks, and very lady-like shoes. It’s a bit GO-GO dancer. It’s a little Edie Sedgwick, and it’s a whole lot of COOL. I want this look in my life ASAP. Anna Sui makes my go-to velvet dresses, a Paul & Joe wool coat saves me in the winter…and I’m always tapping around down in my boyfriend’s MODERN VICE heels. 


THE BLUE COAT by natalieoffduty 

(Estee Lauder lipgloss, THE ROW backpack, House of Holland sunglasses, Carven cacoon coat, JAY ADONI metallic flats, ACNE turtleneck, Carven leather skirt)

The cacoon coat is my ultimate statement piece. This CARVEN blue baby is the equivalent of my vintage find I just picked up at Fox & Fawn in Brooklyn. It’s wool and heavy enough to pair with some bare legs, metallic JAY ADONI flats, and a little turtleneck, and leather skirt. I like it with a fresh face and just one swipe of pale pink lipgloss.


THE AVIATOR by natalieoffduty 

(Flip Bar sunglasses, IRO jacket (similar), ACNE skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim yellow handbag (similar), MIU MIU lace-ups)

A good aviator sunglass and coat are the total opposites of my platform shoes, yellow bag, and high waisted wool skirt…but it’s a winter match MADE IN HEAVEN. It’s kind of like the quirky schoolgirl left to channel Amelia Earhart

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(Vintage blouse, Citizens of Humanity overalls (similar), SOLUDOS striped shoes, Kamryn Dame gold cuffs, Aimee Kestenberg backpack, QUAY Australia sunglasses)
Dungarees are my completely OFF DUTY go-to. Black denim, huge slashes on my knees that somehow get more ripped the more I wear them. After a shoot, I’m all about stepping into this oversize overall at home, rolling up the ankle, and slipping into these brand spankin’ new SOLUDOS sandshoes.  Oversize round sunnies to hide behind. A look to run around the city in, paint in, and just live in. This little victorian blouse buttons down the back, and I’ve been wearing it since I was 16…it’s that good. It’s Friday, and since it’s been a wild and non-stop week filled with very little sleep, I am so so ready for one of those Sundays where all that is on your agendy is watching movies, eating popcorn, and having one too many mimosas for brunch. Currently spending the day running around the factory..pulling clothes and flipping through inspiration…for a special shoot Dylana and I are working on tomorrow. We’re bringing out the rock n’ roll vibes for our next shoot together. My apartment will surely become a mess once again. Stay tuneeeed!
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UGG 35th Anniversary Collection Photoshoot// UGG 1978 
That’s right! It’s UGG Australia’s 35th Anniversary, and we will all be celebrating tonight in 70’s style! I’ve been excited to share with you my UGG 1978 shoot…shot in upstate New York. I knew this was a shoot that I’d be in love with. The 70’s is my jam. You don’t want to know how many times people tell me I should have lived in that era. The big floppy hats, the deep purple velvet, the victorian lace so close to the neckline…all things you’d immediately spot in my wardrobe. Here, I’m featuring all UGG shoes, as well as accessorizing with their apparel. You really just can’t go wrong with sheepskin, leather, suedes, and a good pair of sneakers this season. For our shoot, I channeled three of my top favorite looks:
-The top being super menswear inspired…something you’d see on Keith Richard’s girlfriend in the 70′s.  The girl that’s androgynous and everyone’s dying to be. A newsboy hat (my newest addiction), matching striped pantsuit, tucked into a flat lace-up boot. 
-Something so classic for me. It’s all about Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. The white lace and velvet underground…all items I’d cover my apartment with. A mini drawstring bag, extra large floppy black hat, and chunky sheepskin boots. So soft, my feet melt.
-The last look being oh so, VARSITY. Something you’d seen on the cheerleaders during a midnight showing of GREASE. The youthful excitement of wearing a hiked up miniskirt, your boyfriend’s jacket, some ripped sheer stockings, and your favorite sneakers.
I had way too much fun taking control as stylist and playing dress-up. 
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(also featuring Citizens of Humanity pantsuit, Daydreamer white tee, Worth & Worth newsboy hat, Free People lace dress (similar) and velvet jacket, Vintage varsity jacket, PAIGE plaid blouse, Bardot black skirt, Kamryn Dame cuffs)

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