Monday, September 1, 2014

Weekend with my nephew

I spent Labor Day weekend with this handsome guy. I am back at my place now and missing those sweet baby cuddles. BUT happy to skip those 5 AM wake up calls (he is a great sleeper but early to bed, early to rise)!


My brother in law, Baby Nautical, and my mom spent the past week in Martha's Vineyard at my brother in law's parents' house. My sister and the baby decided to skip this trip but my sister joined them at the end of the trip for a wedding in New York. It was just me and the baby for the weekend (luckily H's grandparents are in town so I didn't have to work Friday). Lots of walks in the neighborhood, play time on the floor, and sitting in the shade in the yard. I tried to send my sister lots of photo updates. And this guy is pretty photogenic so that was easy!







Friday, August 29, 2014

Nautical Keds

I was looking up the Keds from Chelsea's outfit yesterday and found these nautical designs: sailboats and sea toile. I ordered both the navy and red sailboats. I am not sure if I will keep both but I couldn't decide between those two colors! 

Champion sailboats available in three colors (red, navy, teal), $45

Keds Champion sailboats
red

Keds Champion sailboats
navy

Keds Champion sailboats
teal

Champion sea toile available in three colors (black, red, blue), $45
Keds Champion sea toile
black

Keds Champion sea toile
blue

Keds Champion sea toile
red







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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nautical Outfit of the Week: Organized Mess

This week I am featuring Chelsea of Organized Mess. I can't believe I missed this Jack Wills dress. The tiny anchors are just the cutest! Perfect summer outfit!

Nautical by Nature | Nautical Outfit of the Week: Organized Mess

Nautical by Nature | Nautical Outfit of the Week: Organized Mess

Nautical by Nature | Nautical Outfit of the Week: Organized Mess

Nautical by Nature | Nautical Outfit of the Week: Organized Mess

Outfit details:
Jacket: Old Navy
Dress: Jack Wills
Shoes: Keds Champion knot (also available in red)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Country Club Prep: Lilly Pulitzer GIVEAWAY!

Today I am partnering with Country Club Prep to give away two nautical items that I think are perfect for this time of year-whether you are going back to school, starting a new job, or just doing your usual day to day. These two will bring a smile to your face every time you use them! Enter using the Rafflecopter below

1. Lilly Pulitzer travel umbrella in booze cruise

2. Lilly Pulitzer anchor keychain with USB flash drive

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Who is Your Dream (A) Team?

The Pretty Little Liars finale is tonight on ABC Family! I thought it would be fun to share our dream A team. Dead or alive, minor character or major: who would be on your dream A team? I am still pulling for Ali to have an evil twin. I swear that girl has multiple personalities!

Photos from tonight's finale (Mona and Spencer working together. Interesting!): 

Pretty Little Liars, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Photo credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Pretty Little Liars, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Photo credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Here is my teAm:
Wren: hot doctor that I have always thought was hiding something. He cozied up to the Hastings family pretty quickly. 

Mike Montgomery: We don't know much about Mike really. I could see him wanting to get back at Ali for something she did years ago. And now he's dating Mona

Evil step sister Kate: I really want Kate to be on the A team. Maybe she had a run in with Ali or Melissa (I think they were both into riding) in the past. Now she can terrorize Ali AND her step sister, Hanna. Two birds with one stone there.

Aria: I've always thought one of the girls was on the A team/working with A. Spencer is way too emotionally invested. But Aria, well A seems to go a little easier on her.

Leave a comment with your guesses on who A is and who you would want on the A team!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Nautical Home Decor: Guest Post by preppylove

Hey there, nautical fans! My name is Kasey and I run the blog preppylove, a daily blog focused on preppy and designer fashion (though I also love to write about travel, beauty, lifestyle, decor, etc.). Kate is over on my blog today writing about nautical fall style!

I just moved into a new apartment in Dallas, and I am having so much fun decorating it! I love the nautical look as much as the next prep, so I wanted to share my favorite nautical decor items:






Nautical Essentials for Fall

Today I am doing a blog switch with Kasey of preppylove. She's posting on my blog and I am posting on hers. Head on over to her blog to see how to get the nautical look this fall!

Sneak peek of my post...

Nautical sweater: Just like the button down you can wear a sweater with shorts during early fall. A nautical sweater + jeans + boots = my fall uniform. During winter layer the sweater under a vest or your jacket.
Nautical by Nature | Nautical Essentials for Fall

Striped anchor intarsia sweater, Nautica, $60 (available in 2 colors) | Two Bees cashmere lobster sweater, Tuckernuck, $240 (available in 2 colors and also available in anchor) | Anchor intarsia raglan sweater, Nautica, $100 | Casual hoodie, Boden, $78



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Friday, August 22, 2014

Local Readers: BEACH DAY Tomorrow Saturday August 23 in Santa Monica!

I will be at this beach event TOMORROW Saturday August 23 from 10 AM-12:30 PM in Santa Monica (see below for location). I would love to see you there! There will be a yoga class taught by lululemon, juices from Nekter Juice Bar, and beach clean up with Ocean Minded



Nautical School/Office Supplies

Nautical by Nature | Nautical School/Office Supplies


Hoist the anchor petite journal set (3 notebooks), Chronicle Books, $14: I originally saw these on Modcloth but they sold out. The other patterns are ship wheels and skull and cross bones. The anchor one is definitely my favorite.
Mr. Pinchy journal, Night Owl Paper Goods, $19: Everything from Night Owl Paper Goods is adorable. They have a whole nautical collection.
Jonathan Adler die cut whale notepad, Preppy Princess, $9: I have this on my desk. Perfect for writing down quick notes. Much cuter than traditional post-it notes!
Lilly Pulitzer keychain with USB flash drive, Country Club Prep, $32 (also available in seahorse): I have this too. Again, cuter than the traditional USB flash drive. Plus it is a keychain so you can easily attach it to your keys and bring it with you to the library, office, or on trips.
Lilly Pulitzer travel umbrella, Country Club Prep, $3: An umbrella isn't traditionally included in this category I don't think. BUT everyone needs a cute umbrella. This one has anchors on it! 



Thursday, August 21, 2014

SoYoung Nautical lunch boxes and cooler bags

Still haven't found the perfect lunch box for your little one? How cute are these?! I really want the seahorse one for myself. If I go back to school (getting closer and closer!) I will have to treat myself I think. I just discovered this brand, SoYoung, this week so I couldn't include these in my previous nautical lunch box post.

Nautical by Nature | SoYoung Nautical lunch boxes and cooler bags

And I love these non-nautical designs too. I am hoping they re-stock the elephant.
Nautical by Nature | SoYoung lunch boxes and cooler bags

The lunch boxes are $32 each. They come with a leak proof insulated insert for easy cleaning and to help avoid staining from spills. Each lunch box features: detachable long strap for wearing as messenger bag or backpack and removable insert. They are PVC, Phthalate, and BPA free.
H alternates between two lunch boxes and both of them have white interior that is NOT removable. I would LOVE to have a removable insert. His have stains from strawberries/fruit leaking and I feel like I just can't get all of the corners completely clean. I am going to get him the dinosaur one and phase out one of the older lunch boxes.

Nautical by Nature | SoYoung Nautical lunch boxes and cooler bags


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Castaway Clothing Critter/Embroidered Shorts FLASH SALE!

Castaway Clothing Nantucket is having a flash sale for 72 hours on embroidered/critter shorts-just in time for back to school and Labor Day weekend! Mens shorts are down to $68, womens are as low as $61, and boys are as low as $40. For women there are two different styles: bermuda and sailing. For men there is the cisco style. Boys have the jetties style.
There are a TON of critter options available: anchors, boats, flags, crabs, bows, mermaids, lobsters, and more!

Castaway Clothing Critter/Embroidered Shorts FLASH SALE!

Nautical Outfit of the Week: A Sequin Love Affair

Today I am featuring Shira from A Sequin Love Affair. How adorable is this sailboat print dress? Shira found the dress on sale at Nordstrom Rack (lucky!)

Nautical Outfit of the Week: A Sequin Love Affair

Nautical Outfit of the Week: A Sequin Love Affair

Nautical Outfit of the Week: A Sequin Love Affair
Photos by Brittanny Taylor

Dress: Equipment
Shoes: French Connection
Bag: Kensie
Rings: House of Harlow and Judith Jack
Bracelets: Kate Spade and Kate Spade
Sunglasses: Ozeal Glasses

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Coastal Living Showhouse: Backyard, Porch, Pool

Continuing on the tour of the Coastal Living Magazing Showhouse in Coronado

The master bedroom opens onto the back porch and pool area (which is down the stairs)
Nautical by Nature | Coastal Living Showhouse Coronado: Backyard, Porch, Pool

Nautical by Nature | Coastal Living Showhouse Coronado: Backyard, Porch, Pool

Nautical by Nature | Coastal Living Showhouse Coronado: Backyard, Porch, Pool
Pool (bigger than it appears) and hot tub

Nautical by Nature | Coastal Living Showhouse Coronado: Backyard, Porch, Pool
That's the master bedroom doors up above
 One other bedroom also opens onto the porch
Nautical by Nature | Coastal Living Showhouse Coronado: Backyard, Porch, Pool

Nautical by Nature | Coastal Living Showhouse Coronado: Backyard, Porch, Pool
The view from the main hallway (master bedroom to the right, other bedrooms to the left)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Nautical Dorm Decor: Anchors Aweigh

I miss back to school shopping. It just isn't the same when you are not in school anymore. I can remember getting my list and then heading to Target. I still love browsing the back to school section. I wish I had taken more photos of my dorm rooms in college. I still have the panda trash can from the Container Store and my fold up lounge chair from Target. I shoved them into my car when I drove across the country after graduation. I'll probably keep them forever!

I think all of these items would work in an apartment or house too (I have the anchor towels from West Elm in my apartment). 

Nautical by Nature | Nautical Dorm Decor: Anchors Aweigh

Snooze anchor duvet cover, Modcloth, $80 | Ahoy there matey rug, Modcloth, $25 | Anchor laundry bag, West Elm, $27
Nautical garland kit, Shop Sweet Lulu, $12.50
Anchor jacquard towels, West Elm, $8-24 | Tommy Hilfiger mainsail sheets, Macy's, $30 for twin, $40 for twin XL, $50 for full, and $60 for queen | Bungalow/Scout Collapsible storage, See Jane Work, $53 for medium ($59 for large, $50 for small)


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Friday, August 15, 2014

GIVEAWAY! Nautical Dorm/College/Back to School Package

I am really excited about this giveaway! The winner of this giveaway will receive a set of anchor Tommy Hilfiger sheets* (the ones I featured in this post here) plus some (nautical) surprises for your dorm or apartment. I will be including some back to school essentials plus a few just for fun items!


Enter using the Rafflecopter below

* the sheet set is size twin XL but I think they would work on a twin just fine. I think it's easier to tuck in sheets that are slightly bigger anyway since they are always shrinking in the dryer!

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