Just a matter of maritime

Despite living walking distance from the water, I couldn't tell you the last time I was on a boat. I've said for years that I want to learn how to sail, but I've never seriously pursued it. Perhaps most of my dreams about sailing are fed by images like this which feed more into my sartorial dreams than anything else, but still I want to sail. Maybe next summer.

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The Rundown
Navy Dress c/o Vintanthromodern similar
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx similar
Bag Tahari c/o TJMaxx similar
Earrings c/o JoJo Loves You
Knot Necklace Thrifted similar
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Blue Bamboo Bracelet J.Crew similar
Knot Ring c/o Emitations similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Naughty Nautical" Essie
Dog Chloe
Chevron Leash Dabney Lee via TJMaxx
Chevron Collar Dabney Lee via TJMaxx

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  1. Well this provides a great photo backdrop if nothing else! I imagine it is very hard to learn to sail. I love the striped bottom of your dress.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. I'm terrified of water and boats, especially the ocean and boats on it, so I completely understand why anyone might never have pursued learning to sail ;) I actually had an opportunity to go sailing this summer, and I really thought I was going to conquer my fear - but at the last minute I backed out. Regardless, the maritime background in so many of your summer photos always looks so picturesque and lovely to me, and this nautical dress was absolutely meant to be shown with it. Plus, Chloe makes any outfit for me :)

  3. Well you still look great. Love the dress and cute dog. Would love for you to stop by my latest post. :)

  4. I'm not a huge boat fan, but I would personally like to do a cruise, haha (a Disney cruise)
    I think I was on a boat a couple years ago in Rhode Island...unless we didn't do a boat tour, but we usually do. XD

  5. I'm sure you'll get to it eventually - and, in the meantime, what a dreamy place for nautical inspired photos!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. Those shoes are adorable! So is your dog!! :)

  7. Well the background matches your outfit perfectly. I love your dress, navy enamel bangle and knot gold necklace.

  8. loving the nautical feel of this dress and let me say you are totally pulling off the drop waist. Love it!

  9. This dress is super cute and you totally look like you belong on a boat in this outfit!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  10. What a flattering dress! It looks fabulous on you! And as always, your pictures are beautiful. I love the background every single post!

  11. That dress on you, the adorable pup, and that water--what a fabulous combo!! Love it all :)


  12. Love the nautical look! Such a cute dress!


  13. I agree that it does make for a great photo spot (and a clever title I might add!). In college my best friend and I joined sailing club to learn how to sail (on a lake of course... #landlocked) but we never did stick around in the club long enough to learn anything. So I'm a sail school dropout I guess!

  14. Beautiful dress dear, love the style!!!!


  15. You find the best spots for photos! Love the nautical backdrop for this nautical outfit!

  16. Love this classic look and you have the perfect accessories, especially the furry one!

  17. Pretty dress and always love seeing you with your great nautical accessories. I wish I could learn to love sailing more but my body can't handle the motion and get seasick too quickly.


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  18. Loving this nautical inspired dress and the drop waist. Perfect backdrop! I would love to sail too, but I don't see that happening anytime in the near future either.....

  19. Love the interesting and more colorful nautical vibe of this dress!!


  20. Love this look!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  21. You look beautiful. I love the stripes.

    I would love to know how to sail and have dreamed about it for years but honestly I am kind of scared of it. If you do give it a try please let me know how it goes. Maybe you will be able to ease my fears.

  22. Very pretty Lydia.
    Well, at least you have the wardrobe to assist the sailing competition after parties !

  23. You're so close to water which means at least then you don't have to think too hard about planning a trip. I'm surprised you don't know how to sail! I always assumed by the way you dressed you were secretly a salty sailor... but I guess that shows how much I know. ;)

  24. Put it on your bucket list next summer! I suspect sailing is a lot of work, but that's why the man is around to take care of the more difficult tasks while you sip champagne in a striped outfit!