The summer is flying by, just like it does every year… The 4th of July is days away and it feels like Memorial Day was just yesterday! I’m not complaining because the 4th is my favorite summer holiday, it’s usually mega hot (unlike Memorial Day), there’s still plenty o’summer left (unlike Labor Day) and there’s fireworks (unlike any other holiday)!!!!! Even though this year it falls on a Wednesday I’m still doing a week of nautical inspired looks! Really a week plus, since last week I spent some time on holiday with fam bam on a houseboat, full of nautical looks carried all the way through this week… which I’ll share later, but let’s start this 4th of July week with Monday off right!
Today’s nautical look consists of a white and navy striped dress from H&M from a few years back. I’ve debated donating this dress multiple times, then this time of year rolls around and I’m SO glad I kept on to it. Striped dresses are a dime a dozen so find one that works for you, because I consider it a wardrobe must have! I accented with neutral accessories to keep the look clean.
My nautical rope necklace is a clearance find at Target (which I also got in blue, oopsies!) but how perfect is it for nautical looks! Quick story… I saw this necklace on some chic at the bar way back in early early spring and thought it was SO crazy cute how she had it styled with a 3/4 sleeve white crewneck t-shirt, sailor shorts and bright patterned sky high wedges. Then when I randomly saw it at Target the other day I was like, THERE’S THAT ROPE NECKLACE!!!! And for how many times I’ve been to Target over the past months and NEVER saw it, it was week o’nautical destiny!
The rest of my accessories are from mark. of course! Can’t do nautical without a shiny gold menswear watch with the Borrowed From The Boys Watch ($40). The bracelets are a set of 4 mixed metal stretch bracelets, In The Mix Bracelets ($22) coming out July 13th. Also debuting July 13th is my tiger eye ring, Ring Me Up Stretch Ring ($16). I stacked in an extra bracelet from Express just for fun, the Mesh and Rhinestone Bracelet ($26.90). The Catch Of The Day Clutch ($32) is a summer outfit go to and lastly my woven belt is also from mark. that’s been in and out of sale so check out my eBoutique for the latest http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com
There’s just something about wearing a cool cotton sun dress that makes a summer day feel oh so perfect. Especially when you can make it nautical!