Friday, July 25, 2014

Seashop: nautical, vintage and re-purposed items

Seashop: nautical, vintage and re-purposed items

Ahoy! Seashop was founded in 2012 by two women who love nautical, vintage and re-purposed items. All of the treasures you will find at Seashop are unique, artistic, and inspired by the sea. New items are posted weekly so check back often!

Seashop: nautical, vintage and re-purposed items

Seashop: nautical, vintage and re-purposed items

Seashop: nautical, vintage and re-purposed items

Seashop: nautical, vintage and re-purposed items

Seashop: nautical, vintage and re-purposed items

Seashop: nautical, vintage and re-purposed items

Shell locket with sea glass and pearl (free shipping through August on this!)
Seashop: nautical, vintage and re-purposed items

Seashop: nautical, vintage and re-purposed items

One of the two owners is also an artist! Shannon has so many beautiful nautical paintings. You can find her paintings in Seashop or on Shannon's website

Seashop: nautical, vintage and re-purposed items

Seashop: nautical, vintage and re-purposed items



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nautical Outfit of the Week: Red, White, and Stripes (and anchors too!)


Today I am featuring Tia from Big City Tyro. This was her 4th of July outfit. Very festive!








Sweater: J.Crew
Shorts: J.Crew
Shoes: Sperry
Headband: Vineyard Vines
Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

White Light White Night Event


Saturday night I headed to El Segundo for Walk With Sally's 8th Annual White Light White Night. Walk With Sally is dedicated to providing free mentoring, support programs, and services to children of parents or siblings with cancer. Walk With Sally provides healing and comfort to children debilitated by the emotional experience of living with or losing a parent or sibling to cancer. You can learn more about Walk With Sally here

Walk With Sally White Light White Night Event 2014
I got my hair and eye makeup done before the event. My hair doesn't hold styles or curls for very long at all so I wanted to get a photo right after
Walk With Sally White Light White Night Event 2014
This is my hair an hour later. HA!
It was a cloudy, cool night in the south bay (it actually rained for about two minutes earlier in the day!) so I brought a navy sweater. This dress actually looks whiter in person but I also don't have white pants or a solid white dress. I like to think my anchors stood out in a sea of white ;)

Walk With Sally White Light White Night Event 2014
I brought my friend C as my plus one

Walk With Sally White Light White Night Event 2014
There was a silent auction and a live auction (I really wanted to bid on the trip to Martha's Vineyard-beautiful house and fly there via private plane! Too bad I didn't have $10,000+ to spend)

Walk With Sally White Light White Night Event 2014
Drink menu

There were booths set up for local restaurants and bars to offer samplings of their best food and drinks. I think my favorite was the mac and cheese from The Rockefeller

Walk With Sally White Light White Night Event 2014

Walk With Sally White Light White Night Event 2014
Delicious mini grilled cheese
Walk With Sally White Light White Night Event 2014
some nautical decorations
Walk With Sally White Light White Night Event 2014
The BEST waffles from Doma Kitchen

Walk With Sally White Light White Night Event 2014
Nautical bar, The Deck

Walk With Sally White Light White Night Event 2014
I had the White Light Sunrise and waffles and a rice krispie treat for dessert

The night ended with a performance by Berlin
Walk With Sally White Light White Night Event 2014


If you are local think about becoming a volunteer or mentor with Walk With Sally. You can find out more about the programs here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Shoe a Day Update

I did not plan on waiting so long to do an update on my shoe a day challenge. But it has taken me awhile to upload the photos so here we go.

What I learned:
- I wear the same shoes more frequently than I thought, especially my Target ballet flats
- I forgot about/rediscovered several pairs that are now in weekly rotation
- I donated/sold pairs that I knew I wouldn't wear again or didn't fit. There are a couple I still want to donate/sell
- I will have to re-evaluate again in the fall/when the weather changes because I have a few shoes I wasn't able to wear when I did this shoe a day challenge (riding boots, my monogrammed driving mocs, loafers, etc).

Pink glitter TOMS | Target patterned flats | my very old running shoes
Target gold sandals | Nautical TOMS | Target Sam and Libby bow flats
Converse Chuck Taylor | Taylor Swift for Keds | Chanel flats

Franco Sarto booties | Della for BC Footwear (Nordstrom) | Cushe hellyer slip on
Sperry Top-Sider | Custom handpainted TOMS | Nike Zoom Elite 
Target flats | J.Crew Factory anchor flip flops | Target Sam and Libby bow flats

Target striped ballet flats | Vineyard Vines anchor espadrilles
Sperry Top-Sider mariner slip on | J.Crew Factory braided flip flops



Friday, July 18, 2014

Taylor Swift nautical style

Taylor Swift has been all about the nautical this summer and considering we are still in July I am sure there will be more nautical outfits to come! Here are my favorite looks from her summer of nautical and how you can get the look too.


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Anchor shorts: Positive Spinnaker Shorts by Louche (sold out at Modcloth unfortunately) Source
GET THE LOOK: Nautical rope print shorts, Nautica, $50 and white v neck t shirt, Cotton On, $15

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4th of July sparklers in a navy and white striped top
GET THE LOOK: Striped sweater, Vineyard Vines, $98

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Taylor posted this photo while on a boat with friends. She's wearing a Joules sweater. The one she's wearing above is now sold out but they have it in navy with white stripes too
GET THE LOOK: Striped sweatshirt, Joules, $60 or striped Shep shirt, Vineyard Vines, $125

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Here she wears a vintage cable knit sweater over a 525 America dress
GET THE LOOK: Sweater, Ralph Lauren, $96 and dress , 525 America, $50

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GET THE LOOK: Cardigan, J.Crew Factory, $25 and dress , Gap, $42


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Best Sailing Movies

Here is a list I came up with. I haven't seen most of the older movies so I would love to hear what you thought of these if you have seen them. What other sailing movies should I add to my must see list?

First I must share this clip from What About Bob. This "sailing" scene just makes me laugh



Charlie St. Cloud
source Photo Credit: Diyah Pera - © 2010 Universal Pictures

I posted about this movie when it came out in 2010. I haven't rewatched it but I remember beautiful scenery, sailing scenes, and Zac Efron. What more could you ask for? ;)

All is Lost
Source Photo by Daniel Daza - © 2013 - Roadside Attractions
I saw this in the theater with my dad. There were some parts that were difficult to watch. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen. I'm still not sure what to think of the ending.

Wind
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This is loosely based on the story of real life sailor and America's Cup skipper Dennis Conner. Conner lost the America's cup to the Australians in 1983

White Squall
Source Photo by Phil Bray - © 1996 Mistral Worldwide Co. Limited.
Young Scott Wolf and Balt Getty, above, on an "ill-fated sailing voyage" based on a true story

Master and Commander
Source 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Universal Studios and Miramax Film Corp.
I didn't see this when it came out but the reviews are pretty good. I have heard it is pretty historically accurate. It stars Russell Crowe as British Captain Jack Aubrey and is set during the Napoleonic Wars

Captain Ron
Source Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images
A childhood favorite of mine, this comedy will definitely make you laugh!

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Source 2004 Touchstone Pictures
This is one of the only Wes Anderson movies I haven't seen. Like his other movies there is quite a cast which is enough to add it to my must watch list.

The Dove
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Based on the photo above I think this is a movie I would love: romance at sea! This movie is based on the true story of a 16 year old that sets out to sail around the world alone on a 23 foot sloop named "The Dove". Of course he meets a girl and they fall in love.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Packing the Perfect Beach/Pool Bag

This week I am guest posting over at Headbands and Bagels. Elisabeth and I have met twice in person and I can now call her one of my blog friends turned in real life friends! We discovered we actually went to the same high school, a year apart, but on different coasts (sister schools you could say). What a small world!

I am posting about how to pack the perfect bag for the beach/pool/lake. Head on over to Headbands and Bagels to read the rest of my post.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Anchors Aweigh at Schooner or Later Long Beach

Nautical by Nature | Schooner or Later Long Beach

On Sunday I met two friends for lunch at Schooner or Later in Long Beach. This was the perfect occasion to break out my Vineyard Vines anchor eyelet dress! Schooner or Later has delicious food and you can't beat the view!

Nautical by Nature | Schooner or Later Long Beach

Nautical by Nature | Schooner or Later Long Beach

Nautical by Nature | Schooner or Later Long Beach

Nautical by Nature | Schooner or Later Long Beach

Nautical by Nature | Schooner or Later Long Beach
Seal Beach Yacht Club behind the restaurant
Nautical by Nature | Schooner or Later Long Beach

Nautical by Nature | Schooner or Later Long Beach

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