What to Wear No.53

What to Wear No.53 on Natalie Catalina

A feminine little get-up for summer days in the city and drinks with friends al fresco… or perhaps for wandering around a European city in June.

This is definitely a new favorite What to Wear! After pulling some of my favorite dresses from Mango last week, I had to share a couple other items in my wishlist. This top is so so good. I love how soft and feminine it is, and would love it paired with some creamy shorts and a good pointed flat. I could definitely picture me wearing this while on travel somewhere romantic and warm. And the bag! Such a good statement piece, but still a nice classic to go with everything.


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1. Warby Parker Aubrey Sunglasses 2. COS Graphic Hair Clip 3. Mango Floral Buttoned Top 4. Mango Flowy Pleated Shorts 5. Pixie Market Wood Bead Bag 6. Everlane Editor Slingback

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June Diary

June Diary on Natalie Catalina

June marks the official start to summer, and I’m living for it.

This month has already been so good. The weather has been amazing, even with the thunderstorms we’re getting… I can’t complain, I love them too! I’ve been doing lots of fun things with friends outside in the open air, and it’s just been so nice to embrace the sunshine. It’s the season of dinner al fresco, walks in the park, hanging by the water, rooftop lounging, and longer days. And I love being home in the late evenings with the golden sunshine lighting up my apartment in the best way. All so far so good, and tomorrow morning we’re off on vacation!!! June is good.

Traveling
I’m flying to Hawaii first thing tomorrow!!! I’m so excited to go back. We went last year and had a blast, but it was a bit exhausting with all the island hopping and excursions. This time around, we’re only heading back to Maui and straight up lounging all week. We do have a few plans!! Like my brother and his fiancé getting married in a tiny, private ceremony! And a Luau and catamaran sunset cruise (when in Rome). But mostly, we’re all looking forward to total beach time and lounging by the pool.

Watching
Totally loving the latest Netflix additions this month. Everyone needs to go watch Always Be My Maybe. Such a fun and cute movie, with a couple great comedian actors (shout out to Ali Wong), and also a very random appearance by Keanu lol. Also loved Someone Great, kind of a cheesy break-up/life in late-twenties type movie. Reminded me of How to Be Single. For a couple movies on the opposite end, I watched I Am Mother, a dark sci-fi story - gotta love those! And on Hulu…. Handmaids is back in action with season 3. #praisebe

Reading
I’ve really been loving Kate La Vie lately. I’ve followed Kate for so long, but her blog content lately has been SO GOOD. I’m also excited that she and her husband bought a new flat that they’re renovating, so I’m really excited for that content. Her interior posts are so inspirational. Also just finished the book The Woman Inside and it’s pretty good! As usual, a recommendation from Grace. It’s suspenseful, a murder “mystery,” and a story about a broken marriage. I flew through it! Not the best murder book I’ve read, but still kept me captivated. Next up is Matchmaking for Beginners.

Decorating
Lately, I’ve been getting back into decorating my apartment and filling in some of the space that’s gone unoccupied for a year. I just received my two new wall scones from UO and am getting this piece from CB2 to put on the empty wall in my living room. I switched out my wood Ikea sideboard from my dining room and stuck it in my bedroom for extra storage and to fill in some space. To replace it, I’m grabbing this piece from Ikea! Lastly, in furniture, I need to find the perfect chair (or two) to stick in my living room, and get my current vintage one in there reupholstered for my bedroom. After that it’s all about the wall art!

Emailing
My newsletter is coming back people! In case it wasn’t obvious enough on my homepage or with the popups :). I’ve been playing around with new designs and am really excited to get back into this outlet. With my blog being my number one priority in terms of my internet life/social media, I really want to bring people here most of all! It’ll be a fun email to receive, I promise! With a few things that you won’t see on the blog. Sign up here!

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All the Mango Dresses I Want this Summer

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Give me all the cool linen, gingham, and pastels this season.

You guys, I’ve been obsessed with Mango over the last few years. It’s been a go-to for style inspiration, basic pieces, staple textures and patterns, classic accessories and shoes, and it’s absolutely become my number one favorite clothing brand. I cannot tell you how many times I flock to their website each month, excited to see what’s new.

This season, in particular, I’ve really loved so many pieces, but mostly the dresses, and I had to share with you all! There’s something about Spanish clothing brands… they just get it right, embracing simplicity, with beautiful use of colors. I love how they play on retro styles too. Here are just a few I’ve bookmarked. You can view all their dresses here.


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By the way, in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve added a new little “like” button to the bottom of my posts. I spend so much time pulling items and designing graphics for this space, and I would LOVE your support and a little love on my posts. I removed commenting quite a long time ago since I was receiving less and less…. so goes the blogging world. People just don’t take the time to do it anymore! So I figured a quick like feature would be nice. This lets me know if you enjoyed a post! So please show some love and give it a click. I’d appreciate it more than you know.

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