GFS Series: She's a Friend In My Head w/ The Tiny Closet

Thank goodness for social media! Thanks to following Prissy's Instagram feed, I found my next style muse!
Natalie from The Tiny Closet!
I literally clicked on her site on a Tuesday night and spent the rest of the evening reading all of her old posts!
But it was specifically her wedding dress/ hair/husband's ascot that turned me into a stan...(stalker/fan)

She blogs about how she makes her style work within her "tiny closet." She thrifts but also believes in splurging on items that will be worth the buck stylistically speaking.
Natalie's mixture of quirky meets chic meets classic style is everything!
I wish I could have been at her wedding.
I would've been nodding and ummm hmmmming the whole night!
Meet Natalie and her Tiny Closet!

1.  I love the theme of your blog which is basically to work your tiny closet! Has that concept in general changed your ideas about your own personal style?

Thank you!  Yes, it has actually.  I used to go shopping probably once a week in department stores and boutiques just because I loved shopping and buying new clothes.  Once I wasn't able to shop all the time, and realized I had to "make do" with all the items I already had, I found a new respect and hobby for styling and fashion as an art.  It has nothing to do with money!  Before, I was all about being 'in' and wearing the new thing.  Now, I'm all about wearing what I feel, regardless of what the industry is doing, and truly showing my passion and ideas of self-expression through my outfits.  I also fell in love with vintage and thrift stores.  Places I paid no attention to before!

2. Your friend wants to borrow your favorite dress…let’s say your fabulous white cocktail wedding dress! Do you let her borrow it??

HELL NO.  Hahaha, this question made me literally laugh out loud!  Even though my wedding dress can be worn to many different events, it's sacred and one of a kind so if anything happened to it, I couldn't get another one.  Plus Theo wouldn't really appreciate seeing it on someone else, LOL!  In general, I'm pretty petite and all my girlfriends are tall and busty so I actually think no one's ever thought to borrow clothes from me simply because of that.
Her groom killed it! KILLED IT! Ascot and the rest of the look from Zara, YES!)

3. Your wedding dress/photos were phenomenal. I swooned at your husband’s whole look and don’t even get me started on your dress! How would you describe your hubby’s style? Do/did you have a great influence on his overall look?

Thank you!!  I swooned at Theo's look too!  He said he wanted to wear skinny jeans at the wedding and I was like, whuuuttt? But I didn't debate it and he ended up looking amazing.    His style is very English and French with a pinch of hip hop.  Anything English though he adores.  He has a few tweed blazers, skinny slacks, lots of colorful socks, and scads of button ups.  His stores are Opening Ceremony, Shades of Grey, AllSaints and John Varvatos.  Truth is, his style is super fly and he dresses better than I do!  He used to dress me entirely and then I got the hang of it.  I am very much influenced by his innate style choices.  

4. Share a personal style or a natural hair secret that never fails you.

I have a large bag filled with scarves.  Friends and fam say scarves are a signature style of mine.  I guess scarves never fail since they keep me warm and look stylish the way I tie them.  Don't wear them much in my blog though.  For hair, it's wash n' go.  It's my only style and I like it :)

5. What piece of advice would you give someone who has a closet full of clothes but realizes that they aren’t wearing the majority of them?

Unwanted clothes in one's closet simply need to be donated or sold.  If you don't know why you're not utilizing your closet, you could start by asking yourself, "why aren't I wearing any of my clothes?"  And also, "why am I buying things I don't want to wear?"  The answers to those questions are very telling and may kill the habit of a wasted closet.  

My whole goal when first going through my closet was if I didn't swoon over it, it's gotta go.  Why shouldn't your wardrobe be filled with ONLY clothing and shoes that you love??  That way, every time you get dressed, you're always wearing something that makes you feel and look great.  Also, if you haven't worn it in a year, chances are you won't wear it next year so get rid of it.  You reallydon't need a ton of clothes to look great every day.

6. Your husband calls you and says you have ten minutes to get dressed for a surprise date. All he says is to dress nice. What do you wear?

He knows me too well to do that!  I love surprises but I would have to know at least the gist of what I was getting into - only because if I dressed in leather pants, stilettos and a black gaberdine poncho and we're going to the ballet, I would be ill-dressed for the occasion.  Same goes for if I dressed all formal and he took me to a new bar/restaurant that just opened... my Tiny Closet is very versatile so I need details!  Funny thing is, he would be same way :)

7. How would your friends describe your style?

My friends say I'm a chameleon.  But mainly, I wear oversize, drapey looks.

8. Your friend calls you and begs you to meet her at a restaurant to secretly check out her blind date. What do you put on?

Nothing that calls attention to myself.  Probably, leggings, low heels and a poncho or oversize sweater.  I don't want anyone hitting on me while I'm there and I don't want him to notice me.

9. What style trend do you wish you would go away?

Haha!  So many!  I've grown quite tired of platform peep toe heels.  I get that they look good on everybody so that's why everybody wears them but they're incredibly played out.  I also can't stand super short cutoffs with tights or stockings underneath.  Yuck! lookbook.nu is riddled with that style and I don't know why....

10. There is a fire. (You are required to be shallow for this question.) You have time to save only ONE article of clothing…what would it be?

My wedding dress.  I would be heart broken if I decided to take anything else.

Bonus: You see a lady looking fabulous. Do you go out of your way to tell her or just stare at her from afar? Would you ask her where she got something that she is wearing?

I see beautiful, fabulous girls all the time!  It warms my heart when a girl looks like she put effort into her ensemble so I usually give her a quick passing comment that her outfit/shoes/hair rocks.  I never ask where they got their clothes, it's not ladylike.  But I make sure they know that someone has noticed by telling them they look fab.  Compliments from strangers feel great to receive!

Are you in love with her yet?!?! 

P.S....I should get back to blogging regularly pretty soon...hopefully..:)


GFS said...

Ok she and her husband are perfectly adorable! Guess shes found a stan in me as well lol

Tammie said...

This was a good post! She's beautiful.

GFS said...

OK I am running over now to check out her blog, she is FAB!!!! Oh and to hide my peep toe platform pumps!!! LOL!!!!

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Simplybee said...

Thank you for introducing Ms Natalie & her Tiny Closet! Great interview she is adorable fly & dope all rolled up into one creative sista! A special thanks for question #5. I will be looking at my closet with wide open eyes.
PS GFS you are missed;-)

GFS said...

Oh my goodness, I am totally smitten!! I am adding her to my regular blog reading ASAP!!

princess said...

I discovered her through Prissy as well! I also started at the beginning of her blog and worked my way back........yeah and what??? I'm thorough!! I just want to put her & her husband on a shelf in my curio cabinet! CUTE!!

princess said...

I discovered her through Prissy as well! I also started at the beginning of her blog and worked my way back........yeah and what??? I'm thorough!! I just want to put her & her husband on a shelf in my curio cabinet! CUTE!!

GFS said...

She is too cute.

GFS said...

She rocks. Love her and her blog. That wedding was one of a kind.

GFS said...

This chick is fly and dont even get me started on the hubby (drool) but I miss you...you better come back soon . From your number one Stan

GFS said...

She is damn too gorgeous

GFS said...

Let me first say that whenever I need to get it right I come here and you serve up just what i need. I was feeling really down about my closet. Yep , I do that. I have had to cut the shopping but then I'll go stand in my super stuffed closet and there's tons of items. I just need to stretch my thinking and style them. I need to go into "tiny closet" mode! To be honest Natalie reminded me so much of you and your hubby. Super stylish without breaking the bank. But he hair gave me what I needed to not chop Karrie off. Love!!

GFS said...

Aww yay! I'm glad you got what you needed! She is so fab!!!

GFS said...

Yes! I'm in love with them both!!

GFS said...

I love her blog, her simplicity is amazing!

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