Neutral and Nautical Stripes

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Stripes always put me in a nautical mood. I’ve never been sailing, but if I do ever find myself wandering the deck of some sparkling sailboat, sipping a mimosa while Bobby Darin’s “Beyond the Sea” croons in the background (I’ve got a plan, friends), then you can bet your bottom sand dollar that I’ll be wearing stripes. And these new wedges from Target. So. Darn. Comfortable.

Darrin and I went whale watching on our honeymoon some three-ish years ago (insert “my GOSH does Time fly!” tangent here). Which, for the purposes of this tiny blog post, I’m going to count as my one “sailing” experience. We hopped a ferry to the beautiful San Juan Islands and spent the entire day on the ocean, watching orca whales rise and dip below the surface. Before I decided to study books for the rest of my life (a real money-making field of work…HASHTAG LOL), I wanted to be a good ol’ marine biologist: swim with the dolphins, study the underwater world, ride on the back of a humpback whale…the usual, completely realistic expectations of a middle-schooler. There’s just something about the ocean that’s both so beautiful and so haunting.

Darrin is hoping that we’ll take a trip back to the San Juan Islands for our five year wedding anniversary, and I’m certainly game for another afternoon (or three) watching an orca whale family move through the waters. I’ll be sure to pack my fair share of stripes, obviously.

[P.S. The Little Mermaid did NOT foster my love for the ocean. Ursula scared the 90s floral leggings right off me. HORRIFYING. Who’s with me?!!]

Have a happy rest of your day!




  • Reply Christina Storm April 21, 2015 at 5:48 am

    Love that striped top! Beautiful look!
    The Style Storm

    <3, Christina

  • Reply templeofbeauty April 21, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Such a cute look, I love the stripped top!

    xx Z&G

  • Reply Konstantina Antoniadou April 21, 2015 at 8:43 am

    this outfit is amazing on you! I adore the shoes:)

  • Reply Jackie April 21, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Stripes (and hats) are basically two of my outfit staples. You can’t go wrong with either!


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  • Reply Samantha Topham Hatch April 21, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Oh my gosh, you have the most beautiful hair. And this outfit really does look great on you. Okay, I don’t if I could say enough things about how cute this blog is, since you made me *actually* LOL and nod along, like, “Yep, that’s totally how that is.” You are a good writer.

    PS Little Mermaid terrified me. I’m still hesitant to watch it as an adult because the memories make me shudder.


  • Reply Les Gutierrez April 21, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    love the look. love the hair. love the shoes!!!!!
    i’ve seen them around but im not a “anything other than flats” kinda girl but oh, how i want these soo!!!!

  • Reply Keri H April 21, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    So cute. Definitely feel the nautical vibes in this. I love how your shirt coordinates so well with the hat! And wow, sounds like it was an amazing honeymoon 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition


  • Reply Mlle Coconath April 21, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Such a cute outfit! I love your top!



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  • Reply Michèle April 22, 2015 at 1:52 am

    aww. perfection from head to toe

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