Thursday, April 30, 2009

Britney recap

I had a very fun time in Las Vegas! On Friday afternoon I met up with C and her friend J (who both came in from Dallas). We relaxed Friday night and then hit the pool all day Saturday. It was actually hotter in DC than it was in Vegas!

Saturday night was the Britney concert. It was SO fun! We had amazing seats and even spotted Paris Hi*lton and new boyfriend Doug (from the Hills). Unfortunately there was this crazy middle aged guy who snuck into an empty seat in our row. I can't even describe how weird he was. He offended the family next to him (they had a little kid with them) so they left and the pre-teen girls behind him moved too. And so did the nice couple next to me. So I had this crazy dancing guy next to me. Then his plastic surgery, cowboy hat wearing, boobs hanging out wife came down too. They must have been on drugs. Anyway the concert was amazing and Britney put on a great show.

Look at her crazy hair! I can see how one of the dancers accidentally pulled out some of her extensions!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Andrea's Beau (discount extended!)

EDITED TO ADD: The 20% discount has been extended until the end of May! Just mention Nautical by Nature in the comments section (Please note that the discount WILL show up on their credit card record, but not on the receipt upon checkout)

Check out DC's own Andrea's Beau. All you headband enthusiasts will love her headbands!

And if you have a small head (like me) or an actual little girl to shop for, check out the cute collection of little girl's headbands and clips:

All orders over $50 will receive a 20% discount through May 31! Just mention “Nautical by Nature” in the comment section during Checkout.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Gossip Girl!

It has been forever since I have done one of these posts!

Serena's Stella McCartney dress

Blair's Milly blouse

Blair in Betsey Johnson coat:

** Blair also wore a VERY similar black and white Milly coat earlier this season

3.1 Phillip Lim dress with Rachel Leigh bow cuff

* Bracelet can also be found here

Another Rachel Leigh bracelet that Blair wore:

Chuck in his sweatsuit cracked me up!

I will be updating this post over the next couple of days so check back for my pictures and finds

Dwell elephant on sale!

I have been waiting for this to go on sale forever! How cute is this Dwell Baby elephant?

It is on sale at Hautelook. There are also some other really cute baby and kid items (diaper bags, crib bedding, etc) and there is an adult Dwell sale too.

For an invite to Hautelook: send me an email nauticalbynature @ gmaildotcom OR leave a comment with your email address

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thank you!

Thanks to Angela over at Sweet Tea Diaries for the adorable whale luggage tag! It will be perfect for my cruise :) And look how cute her stationery is!

And thanks to my swap partner Pink Cupcake

Friday, April 24, 2009


What better way to celebrate my weekend in Vegas! I have teamed up with Not Soap, Radio and will be giving away one of these awesome face palettes. The winner will get to choose Red Carpet (blush, 3 glosses, 3 shadows), Spa (4 glosses, 4 shadows) OR one of the bronzer sets (Bronzed Goddess, I'm not here beachfront, or Beautiful Bride)

1. Comment telling me which product you would like if you win (Red Carpet, Spa, or Bronzer set) ALL ENTRIES MUST DO THIS!
2. If you are a follower (or become one) you will get an additional entry
3. If you blog about this giveaway you will get an additional entry

The giveaway ENDS FRIDAY MAY 1

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cupcake decals

These are the CUTEST! They probably look very familiar to my most recent swap partner Pink Cupcake ;)

They can be found here. You can customize the colors (up to 3 different ones) and there are 3 decals per set. She also has some other really cute decals available.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I love my...

Vineyard Vines anchor tote. I bought this bag a couple of weeks ago when I had a $25 off coupon. I have used it nonstop since then!

This bag holds EVERYTHING! I take it to class and it holds my laptop, folder, notebook, book, wallet, cell, keys, planner, snacks, umbrella, and bottle of water!
I also used this bag last weekend in Florida. I love that it zips closed and has multiple pockets.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nautical Nursery

Yesterday Julie shared her nephew Liam's nautical nursery. So cute! It looks like Gap is also doing a summer nautical nursery. I am so tempted to get the canvas wall art and wall banner for myself ;) There are also pink and green snails and brown and pink flowers and birds.

Gap nautical nursery

Canvas wall art:
Gap nautical nursery

Gap nautical nursery

Monday, April 20, 2009

My new clutch

finally came in the mail. Thanks Target!

I am back from my weekend away and unfortunately there were a few bumps in the road. Mainly someone hit my parked car as I walked out of my apartment to drive to the airport. That wasn't the best way to start the weekend! But no one was hurt and luckily everything will be paid for by the other guy.

So glad there is a new Gossip Girl tonight. I will try to do a fashion recap tomorrow night.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

One year ago today (Australia edition)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Off the map

For the first time in a long time (I can't believe this is true!) I am going to be without internet for the whole weekend. Yep, I won't have my laptop and I don't have internet on my phone (yet). I've posted before about my google reader OCD (I really hate when it gets to be at over 100 posts unread) but I don't really have a choice.

Have a great weekend everyone! I will be sure to update you all next week. I will tell you that this may or may not have to do with a possible job opportunity (!) or I could just be playing hooky on a sunny beach somewhere ;)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Perpetual Kid

Cupcake tissue holder (fits over most store bought cube tissue boxes)

Animal mini vacuums (I have the elephant):

Elephant shredder and pencil sharpener:

Elephant drink markers:

FREE shipping on orders over $75

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Blog business

1. One of my favorite bloggers has gone public again! Go visit Loves Pink and Pearls

2. Julie at Wearing Mascara has officially made her domain switch so make sure to update your google reader, etc. I just updated mine!.

3. Thank you: Confessions of a Beachaholic, The Gifting Gumshoe and Preppy Little Dress

4. Seaside Prep where are you???

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ball and Buck! 20% off!

How lucky are you guys that Ball and Buck is having a huge sale-20% off! Here is what you need to do:
1. Shop between now (4/15) and April 22 (Earth Day!)
2. When you pay, enter this code into the paypal comment box: NAUTICALBYNATURE ED

This one is so perfect for spring!

They have tons of fabrics/patterns (even some Lilly) and styles so check them out!


I got a giftcard for Christmas and waited to use it (actually I thought I lost it and then refound it). Well there was a huge sale a couple of weeks ago. Here's what I got:

Kate Spade flip flops:

Juicy Couture elephant earrings:

Juicy Couture dress (I had seen this in the store and it is so cute in person!):

I also got a PINK AND BROWN HEART(!!) watch when I first got the giftcard back in December. I haven't been able to find a picture online though. I wish I had bought 2 because this one is already getting dirty.

Monday, April 13, 2009

New Obsession: Moss Mills

Love this site! Most of the jewelry comes in silver and gold and many of the designs are available as rings AND necklaces (they also have great belts too).

Bow necklace:

Anchor necklace:

Whale/starfish necklace:

Dog bracelet: (M-this one is for you)

Starfish ring:

Elephant ring:


Enter code CANDY09 at checkout for 30% off your order!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

* I am not in this photo (this is about 5 years before my time) but since both my sisters read my blog I thought I would post this classic Easter photo

Friday, April 10, 2009


Wow, you girls are fast!

J (first to guess Britney), Prep-E Girl (first to guess both), and Lindsay (runner up) please email me your addresses so I can send you a surprise! My email is listed on my profile

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Just a quick update

My very stressful week begins today. I will probably not be commenting much until Tuesday night (huge exam and research paper due). But after Tuesday I am pretty much home free until finals the first week of May! I can't believe I am writing my last college paper. So close to being done!

I am trying to keep the giveaway/coupon code section on the left updated. It is in chronological order with those ending soonest at the top. Be sure to check it frequently for the best deals!

One year ago today (Australia edition)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cruise itinerary

I still can't believe I am taking a 3 week cruise! I am beyond excited to set sail in May.

Here are the places we will be seeing:
Italy: Rome, Florence, Sicily (Messina and Palermo), Naples
Monaco: Monte Carlo
Spain: Barcelona, Mallorca (Palma)
Tunisia: Carthage/Tunis (La Goulette)
Croatia: Dubrovnik
Greece: Corfu, Katakolon, Santorini, Piraeus
Turkey: Kusadasi (Ephesus)

My sister has already started a binder with all of the details: hotel and flight itineraries (we are spending a couple of days in Rome on our own before the cruise), shore excursions, ship activities, train/bus schedules- everything needed to make the trip amazing!

Here is a photo of the binder:

The decal on the binder is from Design-A-Line and can be found here (I also have the anchor and ship wheel decals too)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My nautical roots

A lot of you have asked where my nautical obsession came from. Well here are some images from an invite for the annual fundraiser for my high school. These should give you some hints ;) Homeport=nautical mania

This year's theme is "U.S.S_____ (insert my school's name here): All Aboard!"

this is an image from the website

the top of the invitation (I cut off the details)

Another image from the website
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