Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cherry Blossoms!

The cherry blossoms are out and so are the tourists ;)

Here are photos from Spring 2006:

Don't forget to enter the Jewelry Without Jewels GIVEAWAY (ends tonight!)

Monday, March 30, 2009


that is the question

Cute ways to display your headbands

ETA: I have an updated post on other ways to display your headbands! Go here

Brown and Pink HERE:

Polka Dots HERE:

Toile HERE:

Friday, March 27, 2009

Nautica Nautical

Cashmere sweater

Polos (yes, those are little anchors on there!):

Polos also come in navy with white anchors

Boy's anchor swim trunks

Girl's dress

I am loving this tote too (with madras lining inside!)

Right now Nautica is offering FREE shipping on any women's item (ends 8/31)! FREE shipping on all orders over $100 AND $25 off $125, $50 off $175 (ends 4/1). And lastly 15% off with code NAUBHSV1501 (this may apply only to first time orders-I am not sure). Plus all my Mr. Rebates girls-get 4% back!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


The celebration continues! As you can see, the blog is now officially nauticalbynatureblog.com!

Erica from Jewelry Without Jewels is giving away this great necklace to one lucky reader!

I won one of her necklaces thanks to TAG at JGIWC and her products do not disappoint!

To enter:
1. Comment once and you will be entered once
2. If you are a follower or become one you will be entered again*
3. Blog about this giveaway and you receive a third entry
** Please tell me in your comment if you did numbers 2 and/or 3**

Giveaway ends Tuesday March 31st!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Don't forget!

Want to win a FREE blog makeover? Well head over to Danielle's blog where she is giving away a FREE standard blog makeover! Enter by March 29!

A. Tierney

During my New York visit I was also able to get a private tour of A.Tierney's office/showroom on the UES. I had a great time chatting with KAG and Alyssa. I completely forgot to take pictures but just imagine walls covered with preppy rolls of ribbons and boxes of fabrics!

See that red thing? (click to make photo bigger) Well, I am now the proud owner of an anchor pendant! I think I may add the whale and seahorse too.

Until 3/31, receive 20% off all orders over $50! Just enter ode: BLOG at checkout

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Alice + Olivia dress

Last week Gilt Groupe had their Alice + Olivia sale. Look what I finally picked up: Blair's dress! I posted about this dress back in December and can't wait to wear it out!

Monday, March 23, 2009

No words, just love

Big change and GIVEAWAY!

I have been trying for months to switch over to my own .com or a different blogspot address that better reflects the blog. After asking various friends and family members I have decided on


If you type in aka-kate.blogspot.com you will still find me but please update your google reader, etc. to reflect the new location.

To celebrate, I have teamed up with Lynn from LWhelan Designs. We are giving away one of these:

A custom made ID/luggage tag in Lilly Pulitzer fabric!

To enter:
1. Comment once and you will be entered once
2. If you are a follower or become one you will be entered again*
3. Blog about this giveaway and you receive a third entry
** Please tell me in your comment if you did numbers 2 and/or 3**
* it looks like you need to go to the new site to become a follower. It takes a bit for everything to forward so please be patient :)

The giveaway ends Wedneday March 25 at midnight (EST) The winner will be announced the next day

Sunday, March 22, 2009

This week: Get ready for some big changes around here (!!!) and GIVEAWAYS to celebrate!

One year ago today (Australia edition)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Oh my nautical

I had to go to the TJ Maxx/Homegoods while I was home in LA. A bit out of the way but so worth it! My mom also suggested we go to Tuesday Morning down the street. Tons of nautical there too!

What I bought:

I bought this sign on SALE!

I love these coasters!

Really cute cosmetic bag. Not sure if I'll keep it or maybe give it away ;)

Anchor dish towel


Love these pink and green flamingo bowls!

I hope these plates are still there when I move this summer!

Sea creature plates

These lamps are so cute in person!

This stool is so cute but TINY! I also loved the knot door stopper

Nautical blankets!

How cute is this pillow?

This was an actual (sitting) stool but I just don't have room right now :(

These are very similar to my favorite Tervis Tumblers

If only I could add some more totes to my collection...

One year ago today (Australia edition)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A week late

but Happy (belated) Birthday M!

(I really miss my bangs!)

From Paris to San Francisco you have been the best copilot ;)

I have the best readers!

Almost everyday I get tips from readers about anchor/nautical items they found online or in stores. I ALWAYS bookmark these and try to email back (though sometimes I can't reply if you left a comment through blogger). Here are the most recent ones:

The Preppy Princess sent me info on this Loungefly tote:
(hearts and anchors=is there anything better??)

Spanish Preppy Girl sent me these Manolo Blahnik peeptoe pumps:

Sarah and the Preppy Princess found these nautical Williams-Sonoma pillows:

Danielle (my blog designer) emailed me about this anchor seal. I think my envelopes definitely need a nautical touch ;)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring break is over. Actually it was officially over Sunday night but I skipped class yesterday and today (Shh don't tell!) I am flying back to DC today. Fortunately I have my St. Patrick's Day socks here in LA so I will wearing those on the plane.

Don't forget to check out all the special St. Patrick's Day discount codes and giveaways to the left.

What did you all think of Gossip Girl last night? From the promos I saw on youtube (and filming I saw in NYC) some very juicy stories are coming up! I LOVED Blair's outfit in the last scene-the black headband, black and white top, etc.


Pink Cupcake is hosting a Spring Sweetness Swap

Sign up by March 20 (partners will be posted March 21) and ship items by April 15. Budget is $25-$30 (not including shipping). To sign up go to Pink Cupcake's post HERE and leave a comment with your email address!

What to include? Anything that reminds you of spring!

Monday, March 16, 2009


I spy Hopsy and AEG

Landlocked Mermaid and Prep-E Girl

Look who sat next to us in the waiting room: AGH

Screen captures:

(forgot to move the phone cord-sorry Tricia!)

What I wore:

Kimball Dress (the same print was featured as a top in the fashion show segment). This is the dress I am going to wear for graduation in May. I love the colors!
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