Green Thumb

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I’ve never had much of a green thumb, even though I do enjoy plants and flowers as much as the next girl. For now I content myself with two bonsai trees. We have a juniper named Bon Bon and a birchwood named Woody. A few weeks ago I discovered a friend of mine names her plants too. I wonder if it’s more common among those who don’t actually own pets.

In any case, naming them does wonders for keeping them alive. I used to have an anonymous orchid and when it bit the dust I just thought, “What a stupid plant.” Never mind that I’m pretty sure I only watered it twice. But Woody and Bon Bon – I’d never say such things about them. We make sure to feed them regularly and they’re growing up big and strong.

Urban Outfitters button down, H&M hat and sweater, 7 for All Mankind pants, Joie oxfords, Asos bag, random necklace

19 Responses to “Green Thumb”

  1. RosaLovesDC { 05.02.11 at 9:03 am }

    Oh, yeah, I can never get a plant alive.
    BTW, I am loving this outfit because you are wearing oxfords! I cannot live without mine.

  2. sterlingstyle { 05.02.11 at 9:07 am }

    I love it Nat! You look beautiful! Ok let’s plan another meet up where it’s not crazy and club like! :)

  3. Meghan { 05.02.11 at 10:05 am }

    love this! the garden has the prettiest view!

  4. Alicia { 05.02.11 at 10:08 am }

    So pretty!!! I want a garden one day 😉

  5. Unconfined Aspirations { 05.02.11 at 11:07 am }

    I love this outfit it’s so laid back and effortless. I am particularly lusting over your bag.

  6. Alice { 05.02.11 at 11:22 am }

    I’m totally into hats for the summer. And that last photo is totes adorb.

  7. amalie { 05.02.11 at 2:34 pm }

    super cute!! love your sweater and bag.
    xx

  8. Natalie { 05.02.11 at 4:40 pm }

    Taylor — yes, let’s! I would love that.

  9. Natalie { 05.02.11 at 4:46 pm }

    Thanks Alice! Historically I’ve never been a hat person but I’m starting to get into them too. They’re easier than trying to figure out new hairstyles.

  10. Jazzy b { 05.02.11 at 5:54 pm }

    these photos of you in some secret garden are lovely! My fave post so far – love the anecdote and bonzai trees.

  11. Becca { 05.02.11 at 8:29 pm }

    Where were these photos taken? What a cool looking place. I can’t imagine having the outdoor space for gardening – I guess that’s the price you pay for living in a major city. One day!! Although I have to imagine I’d be a plant killer, too. Love that sweater, but hopefully you’re running around in sun dresses now with all this gorgeous weather we’re having!!

  12. Stella { 05.03.11 at 10:20 am }

    oooh i love this look! basic and yet still chic! =]
    keep it up and you look fabulous in your pictures

  13. mary jo { 05.03.11 at 1:05 pm }

    Such a pretty garden and I love the simplicity of the outfit + sweet floral bag. So cute!

    xo Mary Jo

  14. Barbara { 05.03.11 at 2:06 pm }

    I really like you in that hat Natalie! The rest of the outfit looks good too.

  15. Margot { 05.03.11 at 2:15 pm }

    Oh I LOVE this look. I have been really into cropped sweaters with long button downs under! The bag and shoes are super cute too! Looking good!

    xo
    Margot

  16. Eli { 05.03.11 at 3:29 pm }

    This place looks so beautiful! Totally loving all your outside posts! it reminds me there is a big world outside (and sometimes inside) of the city! Not to mention you look fabulous, that bag is so awesome!

  17. Shilpi { 05.04.11 at 11:16 am }

    Hi Natalie! Just found you through Refinery 29. Love a local blogger! Just wanted to let you know that you have awesome style and hair! Check out my blog when you get a chance, I’m a Bay Area blogger as well 😉

    xx

    Shilpi

  18. districtofchic { 05.05.11 at 6:27 am }

    I love how you layered these pieces! Great hat, too!

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