Dance, Dance! 18 Playlists for Your Listening Pleasure
Dance, Dance on Natalie Catalina
 

Happy Monday!!! This weekend I spent way too much time getting my Spotify account updated... a project I've been trying to finish up forever and just never took the time to do. I had way too much fun with it!!! Popping in today to let you all know about my new page on the website. If you haven't already noticed, there's a new headphones icon in the nav bar. Clicking it will take you to my soundtracks, which will be regularly updated and added to as time goes on. Just a fun new addition I wanted to share. Cheers to an easy week!

 
Amanda de Cadenet x Warby Parker
Amanda de Cadenet x WP on Natalie Catalina
 

Ummm, have you all seen the new WP collaboration with Amanda de Cadenet? Popping in because I had to share. I'm so in love and have already looked into purchasing the Silvan pair in peony. Not going to lie... I kind of want both! The frames themselves are named after her own twins! If the collab wasn't already gorgeous, the story behind it is also for a great cause. Amanda de Cadenet is a fashion and portrait photographer, writer, and more! Her new frames are in support of a new venture called #girlgaze.

"Amanda’s #girlgaze organization is dedicated to providing young female-identifying photographers with the tools and support they need to hone their craft. Backed by a who’s-who of female creatives, #girlgaze is a multimedia digital community showcasing the ways in which girls see the world. Their celebration of women in front of and behind the lens is a mission we can definitely get behind. To toast our partnership with Amanda, we are making a donation to the Girlgaze Foundation, which distributes financial grants for emerging female-identifying photographers and directors. The Foundation aims to put more girls behind the camera and close the gender gap." -WP

 

Shop Silvan  //  Shop Ella

 
StyleNatalie Catalina
Why I Love My "Curated" Life
My Curated Life on Natalie Catalina
 

Hello hump day! I spent a good deal of time this past weekend jotting down notes simply asking myself why I love creating things and curating a life full of beauty. I always try to make room for journaling or brainstorming ideas for the blog. Most come out of nowhere, but others are pulled from my brain after forcing myself to sit down and think about what I want to share for the week. And this was certainly an easy thing to share.

With all the animosity and negativity in the news or on social media lately, I've found that I need this space, my creative outlet, more than ever. To me, it's important to remind ourselves every now and then why we do the things we love. Why do we create? Especially in times when inspiration can seem sparse, you must always remember "why." And if sometimes you're feeling that there are "more important things to worry about," remind yourself that you love to blog, or paint, or write, or design, or sing, or cook, or play. And you should always make time for what you're passionate about. In a world that can often seem black and white, with daily routines, mundane tasks, and the same old same old, these creative moments give life color.

So there you have it. A little reminder to myself to keep going and keep creating and keep designing and keep telling stories on this little space of mine. Even when my work week is stressful, or I'm burnt out, or I feel like no one is even reading my posts. 

Now your turn! Why do you create?

 
Advice, PersonalNatalie Catalina
What to Wear No.25
What to Wear No.25
 

Happy Monday. Hope most of you have a holiday to enjoy. I'm so happy to be off today and spending time with family. This weekend has been absolutely gorgeous and warm. It's hard to believe this entire week will be over 55 degrees. HEAVENLY. With all the wonderful weather, I'm inspired and ready for transition clothing. My go-to early spring style is usually jeans and a tee. I love the idea of pairing that with some comfy slides and I'm basically obsessed with new LR. Amy shared these new Gap jeans last week and I instantly pulled them into a What to Wear. I also plan on slipping into Gap myself this evening to try them on. How do you style your transition outfits?

 

shop the post

1. Brass Moon Dancer Earrings     2. Clare Vivier Masculin Feminin Tee     3. Warby Parker Begley Eyeglasses     4. Mansur Gavriel Posternak Bag     5. Loeffler Randall Vera Ruffle Slides     6. Gap Midrise Deconstructed Vintage Jean (SALE)