A visual diary of effortless styling, surf culture, and eclectic finds for the modern bohemian, with a few personal musings in between.

Blog

A visual diary of effortless styling, frivolity, and mid-century interiors, with a few personal musings in between.

Nine Basket Bags Under $80.00
Nine Basket Bags Under $80.00 on Natalie Catalina
 

With the weather changing and the sun shining more often, I'm feeling quite refreshed. This is my favorite time of year and I'm so ready to shop for it. It's no surprise that basket bags have been a major trend in 2017. With vacation season coming up, beach days ahead, and basic warm-weather essentials on the horizon... these are a popular accessory for the season. We've seen them everywhere!

While there are so many gorgeous basket bags online for a pretty price, I personally hate spending so much on what's essentially a basket! My personal favorites have been found at flea markets or vintage shops... and usually under $30.00. So take note! Here are several of my current favorites for under $80. Let's face it, you need one.

 

shop the post

1. French Round Wicker Basket   2. Thai Water Hyacinth Wicker Bag   3. Vintage Woven Rattan Raffia Basket   4. Round Rattan Basket Bag   5. Vintage Natural Straw Tote   6. Natural Banana Leaf Basket Bag   7. Phoebe Seagrass Basket   8. Moroccan Handwoven Basket Tote   9. Bali Vintage Woven Basket Purse

 
Natalie Catalina
Decaso
Decaso on Natalie Catalina
 

Hello, hello. I apologize for the radio silence. To put it simply, I've had a lot going on this month and early last week decided to take a break from the blog for personal reasons and dedicate time to spend with my family. Breaks are good. Especially when you can come back feeling revitalized and ready to create again. I've been excited about this post!

Chairish's team reached out to me to help them share their brand new sister site, Decaso! It's beautiful and elegant and gave me all the feels. I love a good resource for antiques and I've wishlisted about a hundred items already. I decided to pull together a bucket list for a living room makeover... with an unlimited budget (naturally). Mid-century interiors with a couple traditional pieces mixed in - like the gorgeous portrait! You guys know how much I adore Chairish, and Decaso is just as wonderful! What are your favorite pieces?

 

shop the post

1. Stilux Pendant   2. Contemporary French Hand Thrown Bowl   3. Bose 901 Walnut Speakers (Pair)   4. Leather and Walnut Armchairs (Pair)   5. Moroccan Berber Rug   6. Single Drawer End Table Nightstands (Pair)   7. 1950s Italian Glass Table Lamp   8. 18th Century Hand-Carved Bowl   9. Rare Magazine Rack   10. Alabaster Cockatoos   11. Portrait of Mrs. Nancy Wyman-Houghton   12. Claude Conover Bowl   13. Contemporary Furniture Catalog   14. 1957 “La Gondola” Sofa

 
Natalie Catalina
What to Wear No.27
What to Wear No.27 on Natalie Catalina
 

Hello again, I'm back! It was nice to take a week to refocus. I also had a wonderful 27th birthday weekend and am feeling good rolling into my late twenties! Let's dive in... I peeped this top on Pinterest and instantly fell for it. I love a chic mustard piece, especially paired with white! This is the perfect outfit for spring and I want it all. Take it easy!

 

shop the post

1. Bembien Lily Bag   2. Lisa Says Gah Mustard Linen Shirt   3. Ban.do Bold Cat Eye Sunnies   4. Ann Mashburn White African Horn Bracelet   5. St.Agni Tan Miyo Mules   6. 7 for All Mankind White Denim Culottes

 
Hello, Spring
 

Hello, Spring! I'm so excited for the new season and all it has to offer (see reasons above). Doing a quick drive-by to share this graphic I played around with this weekend. I plan to take a little break from the blog this week as I have a lot going on and need some time for myself to get organized and recharge. My birthday is this weekend as well! So I'll be celebrating my 27th as if I'm turning 10...seeing Beauty and the Beast Friday with some good friends and then heading to NYC Saturday just to pop in for Anastasia on Broadway! My two absolute favorite childhood movies coming to life, just in time to celebrate entering my late twenties (yikes). Happy Monday - see you next week!

By the way, I've made updates across the entire site, so be sure to browse around.

 
MusingsNatalie Catalina
Winter '17 Playlist
Winter 2017 Playlist on Natalie Catalina
 

Happy almost weekend. As promised, I'll start sharing my playlists on the blog, so let's start with my Winter 2017 soundtrack...simply described as songs that I (personally) had on repeat this season. Listen below and be sure to follow me on Spotify to never miss a beat.

 
CultureNatalie Catalina
Snow Day
Snow Day on Natalie Catalina
 

Happy snow day! Before it even began snowing yesterday we were authorized to telework, so I cannot complain. I'm home in my loungewear with a good movie on and working away. This is probably the most "winter" we've had all season, so it's pretty exciting stuff. Remember when it was 75 degrees several days back? Yea, it's weird. Anyways, I love a good snow day! Mostly because I don't have to put on real clothes (like a bra) or leave my apartment. How do you spend snow days?

 

shop snow day

1. Madewell Oxford Bedtime Pajama Top   2. Little Big Books: Illustrations for Children's Picture Books   3. The Yves Durif Comb   4. Madewell Oxford Bedtime Pajama Pants   5. J. Hannah Agnes Nail Polish   6. Persian Rose Intensive Hand Cream   7. Dusty In Memphis (180 Gram Vinyl)   8. Bongo Portable Speaker   9. Sleepy Jones Silk Robe   10. Breakfast at Tiffany's   11. Williams-Sonoma Chocolate   12. Morihata Sasawashi Room Shoes   13. PB Eyelet Trim Pillowcase   14. Williams Sonoma Cozy Cocktail Mixer, Apple & Winter Spice   15. Boy Smells Gardener Candle   16. Appointed Monthly Planner   17. Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturizing

 
Natalie Catalina