Fab Friday: Natasha Bernard
Mom, wife, businesswoman, interior design maven, foodie, music lover, globe-trotter, domestic diva, fashionista cultural enthusiast and Renaissance woman.
With a resume like that, it's no wonder local stylista Natasha Bernard's blog, Fashionably Fabulous, has gained a tremendous following of hundreds of Twitter followers, more than 3,000 Facebook fans and nearly 5,100 Instagram followers in four short years.
Natasha -- who describes her blog as "a fashion space where classic, romantic, casual chic, edgy, street or bohemian styles collide to produce a fashionably fabulous ending" -- nimbly covers everything from recipes to fashion industry news and events to makeup and accessories.
But her special forte? Thrifting and DIY couture. As such, we leave you in her capable hands this Fab Friday! Do you want to be featured? Tweet us @DealDivas or email us at the addys to the right.
Name: Natasha Bernard
Day Job: Healthcare IT Project Manager
Style philosophy: Can't find it. Not Worth it. I make it! DIY coupled with thrifting gives me a unique perspective on style. Both allow endless creative possibilities; allowing me to maintain my individuality without breaking the bank. Great style isn't only reserved for those with access to high-end luxury. It’s ultimately about a creative sense that comes from within; while keeping an open mind for inspiration. It can come from some of the most unexpected places.
Your best deal ever: My favorite all-around American designer is Michael Kors. I thrifted a brand new pair of Kors pumps for $25. The original price? $325.
Favorite places to shop: OMG. I love etsy.com. I'm totally addicted to that site. When something pops into mind, I search for it on Etsy. I love to to visit designer consignment stores or unexpected thrift stores across the country. I try to support local shops like JC's Boutique, Fresh Threads Consignment Boutique, Mosh Posh Consignment Boutique and Couture Designer Resale Boutique. Online retail discount sites like Yoox.com, Outnet.com and Bluefly.com are also favorites. My true addiction however, is moodfabrics.com. That's my go-to fabric store to stockpile fabrics for DIY projects.
Outfit Details: Floral Jumper: DIY; White Denim Tuxedo Blazer: Clearance Rack at Ross; Pumps: Jean Michel Cazabat; Bag: Local Boutique; Sunnies: NYC Street Vendor