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Welcome to Ma Nouvelle Mode!! Thank you so much for stopping by.  We are so happy you are here!  Without further adieu, let us introduce ourselves!

We are Natalia & Christie, the dynamic duo of Ma Nouvelle Mode.  With Christie in Southern California and Natalia in France, we have come together to give you our best!  Want to know a little more about us?   Here ya go!

My name is Natalia and I live in France with my husband and two boys.  I started this blog when I had been feeling pretty dumpy being a mom and not taking a lot of time for myself.  My kids had been sick for something like 4 weeks and I hadn’t left my sweats in probably the same amount of time.  I thought, “Wait!  I used to be creative!  I used to wear makeup!  I used to get out of my PJ’s and occasionally do my hair!!  There is no reason having two kids should stop me from doing just that!”  So that is where ‘Ma Nouvelle Mode’ came from, meaning ‘my new style‘ in French.  I am reinventing myself in a way.  I have come to a point where I am learning to embrace the woman God made me to be and trying to use his gifts to the best of my ability.  You can read a bit more about me and my family here. 

My name is Christie and I live in Southern California with my husband, my daughter and my son. I am also currently carrying my third baby! My hands are full with my family and I LOVE them more than I can ever express in words. But just like Natalia, I was losing sight of who I was and the strengths and passions God had given me. So I joined in on this FABULOUS blog and it has been a great motivator for me as a mom, as a wife and as a woman in my own right! Always working on the beauty within, so that whatever beauty exudes externally is genuine, confident and secure in who I am.  You can read more about me and my family here.

Our mission at Ma Nouvelle Mode is to encourage, motivate and inspire women of all walks of life to discover {or rediscover} their own fabulous panache. (We thought it was a fun word too!)  We want to see women build the confidence to embrace who they are through the modes of fashion, beauty, home décor, travel, and other creative passions.  Here we are building a community of supportive women who cheer each other on throughout it all.

How do we work our magic?  With fashion we share ideas of how to shop your closet, build a wardrobe on a limited budget, and find new ways to style old items.  We like to have photo shoots featuring different styles and eras so there is something for everyone.  In the beauty department we have a plethora of tutorials from smoky eyes to red lips to help our readers gain the confidence to be able to create these looks themselves.  We love sharing do-it-yourself techniques for the home to inspire creation of a space that fits the style and feel of our readers.  We both have traveled quite a bit, with and without our kids, and we love to share our stories and photos.  We also include plenty of recipes for the culinary inclined!

We would love for you to come on this journey with us!  You can subscribe through RSS feed here.  You can also follow on Bloglovin’ if that’s more your style.  Our Facebook fan page is chock full of cute posts about which shoes to buy, which outfit to choose, and sometimes even some fun giveaways!  You can often find Natalia chatting away on Twitter (haven’t convinced Christie just yet!).  And if you’re like almost everyone we know and you love Pinterest, check out our Pinterest page.  It’s just so much fun!

And please, please, please reach out to us if you have a chance!  We love meeting new people and to us it isn’t about how many ‘followers’ we can get; it’s about making friends and building a community.  We hope you will become a part of ours!

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!

 – Natalia and Christie

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68 Responses to SITS Day

  1. Nicole February 13, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    You two have created such an amazing space here, I totally love it! Much love and blessings to you both!! xo

  2. Ashley Marie February 13, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Happy SITS day!! Your blog is so lovely. I'm in awe.

  3. Lynn from For Love or Funny February 13, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Hi Natalia and Christie,
    It's so nice to come across a blog that is full of positive energy and encouragement for us moms! Happy SITS day!!

  4. Leslie February 13, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Happy SITS Day! I can't wait to check out some of your style boards and closet shopping posts! This momma needs some style help!

  5. Sorta Southern Single Mom February 13, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    What a wonderful mission for your blog; such an important message for moms and women everywhere I love that you girls are on different continents.

    I'm about to subscribe… I'm getting better about not being frumpy now that I work out of the house again, but it's always good to have reminders!

  6. The Blonde Duck February 13, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Happy SITS day! One of my biggest fears about becoming a mom is being all slumpy….

  7. Eclipsed February 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    What a great focus for a blog. I think any mom who has found themselves in the yoga pants-pony tail-t shirt rut could use this blog. Happy sits day.

  8. michelle @ this little light February 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    This is right up my alley! Will certainly sign up for your daily posts…Happy SITS Day!

  9. jamie @ [kreyv] February 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Great blog…think we all need a little inspiration on those days that we need to get out of our sweats! Thanks for sharing your blog!

  10. Alyx February 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Hey! It's your SITS day! Awesome!! Congrats, guys!

  11. viviene February 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    I definitely LOVE your blog! Happy SITS Day!

  12. LisaDay February 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Happy SITS day. People who are fashionable impress me as much as people who can do crafts and decorate.

    Congrats on your blog.


  13. I'm Domestic not Dead February 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    I'm totally hooked! Your blog is beautiful and so is the basis behind it. Happy SITS day!

  14. Barb - The Empty Nest Mom February 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Happy,happy SITS day to both of you. What a fantastic premise and mission of encouragement. We need beauty in our lives – and tips sometimes to get there.

  15. February 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    ladies I could not agree more with your mission! I am the mother of three and there is no reason why I cannot look and feel beautiful too! 😀

  16. WhisperingWriter February 13, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Happy SITS Day to you!

    I love your photos. Beautiful!

  17. Christa aka The BabbyMama February 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    I'm so excited to start reading around! I went through the same thing… not so much losing myself, but not liking the new me. Not that my husband gave a fig either way, but he loves me in sweats or in skirts. I am still working on finding my personal style….

    Happy SITS Day!

  18. Frugal in WV February 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Great blog, love all the photos! Happy SITS day!

  19. jamie February 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Two beautiful women for all the beautiful women in the world! I love what you're doing here at your blog.

  20. Betsy February 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    You girls are gorgeous! I think we all need a little reminder sometimes to dust off our heels and get back to our fabulousness! happy SITS day!

  21. Eva Gallant February 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Congrats on your SITS day! Enjoy the limelight and all the bloggy love coming your way today. I think it's really neat that you have an international blog!

  22. Charlotte February 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    Congrats, congrats, congrats on your SITS day! SO glad you were featured so I could stop into your beautiful home here. You are such gorgeous girls and I love the premise of your blog… we could all use a bit of fabulous every now and then. I find it's the small things that tend to go a long way. If I'm not happy with an outfit, I'll throw on a brightly colored funky scarf or huge earrings to add just a touch of flair. Great work girls! I'm your latest follower 🙂

  23. Lance and Stephanie Kneese February 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    This sounds like a very exciting blog to read! I could definitley get my style back. Happy Sits Day!!

  24. Emily February 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    What a great blog. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas and encouraging me to always be stylish!

  25. Devon Riesenberg February 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Visiting from SITS! Congrats on your feature and I love your blog already 🙂 I'm so thankful to learn some new things about fashion, as I suffer from “mommy style brain”.

  26. Natalia Lynn February 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Thank you For coming by! We are so excited today!-christie

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  36. Natalia Lynn February 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    The love of a good man is a wonderful thing:) its so nice to know we are loved no matter what right!? Thanks for popping in! – christie

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  42. Natalia Lynn February 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Thank you so much!- Christie

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  44. Rose's Daughter February 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    This is an absolutely gorgeous blog! Love the photos and the fashion! Happy SITS day!

  45. Sela Toki February 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    How exciting and you two are gorgeous! Have a fabulous SITS day and I'm you're newest follower.

  46. Michelle February 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Congrats on your SITS Day! I'm looking forward to checking out your blog – those photos above are so lovely by the way. 😉

  47. Missy February 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    Happy SITS day to you! I love your site and the premise behind it! Going to explore a bit now.

  48. Genie Bianchi February 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! You both are so beautiful…love the fashion!

  49. Suzanne @The Wine{a}be February 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    amazing blog! Love it all…will be following!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  50. Anne February 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Happy SITS Day! I *love* your site design – I can't wait to poke around more!

  51. MiMi February 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    Happy SITS day!! 🙂

  52. SortaSuperMom February 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Congrats on your SITS day! Natalia, you sound like me, lol. I had kids and suddenly, the “me” I used to be took a back seat. Hopefully, this means there's hope for me. 🙂

    ~Amber “SortaSuperMom

  53. Jocelyn Rau February 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Happy SITS day, ladies! Beautiful blog!!

  54. ThereSheGoes... find me on Wordpress! February 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    I loved this blog! Happy SITS Day and keep the inspirations coming for us fashion-challenged mothers out there!

  55. maggie February 14, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    You guys are fabulous! Happy SITS day!

  56. tori.nelson February 14, 2012 at 1:10 am #

    You ladies are just full of awesome. So glad to find a blog to motivate us moms out of the occasional frump!

  57. beautybymsdarkmetal February 14, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    I love your make-up and outfit. Gorgeous!!!

  58. Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions February 14, 2012 at 2:21 am #

    You are two very beautiful women. Keep it up! And happy SITS day!

  59. Shannon from mynewfavoriteday February 14, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    So looking forward to reading more. I love the premise and am going to read more but also excited to see your Pinterest Boards and FB profile. It's supposed to rain here tomorrow but maybe I will pull out my sweater dress for the first time this season (disclaimer I live in LA, not too much occasion to wear a sweater dress with out sweltering).

  60. Natalia Lynn February 14, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    Hey shannon! I live right outside LA! I know what you mean! It has been a really warm winter ! Thanks for checking out our blog!- christie

  61. Jenn and Casey February 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Happy belated SITS day!!!! 🙂

  62. Anjie Orlowski February 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    HAPPY (belated) SITS DAY! You two are so beautiful and loving life! I think I'm really going to like it here.

  63. Michael February 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Happy Sits Day. Your blog is for lack of a better word…uber-cute.

  64. LBDDiaries February 15, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    I'm a wee bit late but still wanted to stop by and say “bravo” – I think this is an amazing idea and a wonderful one. I will be following (and learning) from now on – happy belated SITS day!

  65. silly blahgs February 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    j'adore! you two are stylish darlings. happy sits day 🙂

  66. Nicole February 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    yay! you guys are both so adorable. and of course, natalia, i adore you already. can't wait to get to know christie better too.


  67. misssrobin February 15, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it was a great day for you. Sorry I'm late. Life, you know.

  68. Natalia Lynn February 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Thank you Nicole! I am excited to get to know everyone better too! – Christie