Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nautical on the Brain

Ahoy Mateys!

So I've been obsessed this week with all things nautical...ever since I had the epiphany to decorate my condo in a beachy theme, I've been spending hours reading coastal decor blogs and browsing beach decor retail sites. I've also made several rounds to TJ Maxx, Michaels, and Marshalls (P.S. I found two blue wooden oars at Marshalls - the last two there and I snagged them! Hooray!).

My boyfriend told me last night (while hanging my new Anthro curtains - yay), "Only you would be planning and buying your condo decorations before you've even unpacked." My response? "I have an overactive creative mind that cannot be squelched. I can't help it!" :)

With all things nautical on my mind, I've been itching to wear this cute, navy-striped top I bought a few weeks ago from Forever21.com - but I haven't really figured out what to wear with it...until today! I saw this gorgeous turquoise skirt on Forever21 and from that I was inspired to snag a few other accent pieces (hat, aviators, bag) to complete the look, complete with shoes I already own from Old Navy.


The only thing I don't have is the rope bracelet - which I found on Etsy and was sold already. :*( But... it looks simple enough to make, and I think with the help of my jewelry making savvy friend, I can put together one of my own.

I'm also thinking of tying some knotted rope around the hat...

What do you think? I hope it looks as good on me as I think it looks in this picture. I'll take pictures and post to the blog to get the real verdict from you when I actually wear it...

11 comments:

Lacey in the City said...

So cute!! I love the turquoise skirt with the stripes, I'm all about it. I'm sure that the rope bracelet would be easy enough to rig. And I love that you are decorating, pre-unpacking!

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

I'm loving the whole rope (sailor knot) theme..., it might not be too difficult to make a bracelet. I will attempt to do the monkey fist for a door stopper. And I am so curious about your condo!!!

I'maNolaGirl said...

I love the top with that skirt. I wouldn't have thought to pair navy and turquoise, but it looks adorable!

Andrea said...

Super cute outfit! I love the hat

Charlotte said...

soo cute!!! so glad I found a fellow sc alum!!! love your blog! too cute!

Angela Noelle said...

Gasp! Oh my gosh, I looooove that skirt/top combination so much! I seriously adore horizontal stripes and skirts, so the combination is almost too much to bear ;)

Sweet Bef said...

love your blog! found it through Lacey in the City. I'm from SC too! :) LOVE LOVE LOVE that outfit and that fact that it's from Forever21 makes me love it even more. I got a navy and white striped "dress" from there that I wear as a bathing suit coverup...and I want an anchor tattoo immediately. that last nautical bit may be a little extreme!

Jen said...

Oh I love that whole outfit; adorable!

I just found your blog and I am your newest fan :)

L.A.S. said...

cute outfit!! i'm obsessed with all things nautical lately too...must be the salt in the air here in Charleston :)

Maubrey said...

hey all those stuffs looks gorgeous for uand suits for you too..

nice blog this is..hey am also follwin your blog

Emy said...

Love the skirt and top!