Monday, June 4, 2012

Living in a Nautical World


I could not wait to wear these gorgeous shorts from the Fashion Star at H&M designed by Kara Laricks.  I told  you about them (here).  Although they appear reddish in these pics they truly are a gorgeous orange color.  So I fooled around a bit with the colors on the pics to hopefully bring out the orange to no avail.  Wearing these for the first time I wanted to style them in a manner befitting such cute shorts.
My father was a mechanical engineer on a merchant ship and when I visited him on the ships he worked on I loved seeing all the sailors wearing their striped shirt and their dress uniforms at special occasions.  Needless to say I have a special love for all things nautical.
So the decision came easy to put together a nautical outfit with  the orange shorts at the forefront.  I paired them with this great top from F21 that I love and feel sorry I didn't get the red colored one as well.  The espadrille wedges I bought a few years ago from Target (never bought shoes from there before) when I just could not find any navy espadrilles anywhere on the planet.  Sadly the ties are not removable otherwise I like these shoes.  I believe that ALDO has some very similar ones for sale at the moment (without the ties) if you're interested.  The sunglasses were a gift from my son (Dollar Spot at Target).  The bag was a gift from The Hubby.

Top:  F21
Shorts:  Fashion Star at H&M
Espadrilles:  Target
Bag:  LAMB by Gwen Stefani
Bracelets:  BCBG, F21, Ralph Lauren, H&M
Necklace:  F21
Sunglasses:  Target








 

There I go twirling again!  Makes me happy!

   
  

Last but not least, a big Thank You and a kiss to all my new blogger friends!
Thank you for supporting me, your comments, your compliments, your time!
I appreciate all of you and I am soo thankful!

THANK YOU!



46 comments:

  1. Hah! This is absolutely mind-blowing! Great post!

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  2. The shorts are so cool, I love the look.

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  3. very beautiful, love the nautical look :) x

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  4. Nautical looks are my fave! And let's talk about how insanely fabulous those heels are!!!! Amazing :)

    XO
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  5. Such a great photos. Your summer look is so chic and comfy in the same time. Love the combination of color!

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  6. love that sweater very cute outfit

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  7. so chic outfit, love that shorts!
    follow u!

    xx

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  8. Love the shorts and how you paired it with the striped top!

    Amberly D'Anna
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  9. I love nautical looks too!!! and the shorts are incredible!!! i love how you paired the colours blue and orange, Incredible!!!

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    1. Thank you very much. I am following you back! Love the tee in your current post!

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  11. Love it! thanks for your sweet comment!
    Kisses!!
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  12. I love wearing nautical clothes and I adore how yours is very modern with the orange shorts! You look fabulous, Dana!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  13. Can I say that I will steal this look from you! And I fa I can I will also steal your bag!!!

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  14. what a perfect summer look! i love all of the bracelets and watch, too!

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  15. Dana, I love this look! The shorts from the Kara Larricks line fits you incredibly well and the espadrilles look comfortable! Your comment on my post yesterday had me laughing...and as you continue to read my post...you'll be officially convinced that I am crazy. I love to buy nice things but not use them..... Ooo I suppose that makes me a collector of some sort...

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  16. loving your shorts!!

    xx

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  17. Ahoi! I haven't taken the plunge in posting a shorts pairing.. maybe this post of yours is going to inspire me.. who knows?

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  18. Cute look. Love the stripes and that bag is too cute!

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  19. LOVE those shoes! And I'm following you back, looking forward to seeing more from you! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
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  20. The Pictures are so YOU ,great! Love the Outfit ,it looks perfect :)

    Lovely Greetings ♡

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  21. lovely outfit ! the shoes are amazing !

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  22. Imi plac la nebunie accesoriile tale!! este superba <3

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  23. As I like the combination of red and blue, a navy outfit too, are very pretty

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  24. Hi doll, dropping by from vacation to say hiiii. Love the nautical look these colors go so well together...thanks for your comment, I always enjoy reading your constructive input. Have an awesome week Hun!

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    1. You are tooo sweet and Thank YOU!! Now go enjoy your vacation!

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  25. Hey dear, you look so beautiful! Stripes are always a right choice for summer, and your wedges are to die for!!!!
    Love,
    Ylenia

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  26. I love the nautical look for summer! You look great in the red shorts & striped top! And the wedges are adorable!
    :)
    Allison
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  27. I love nautical looks and hope to pull at least one look off this summer! I dunno why I don't play out my nautical side more, but rather live vicariously through others. Your bag compliments the overall look perfectly! And I really love the wedges. The only shoes I've purchased from Target are flats, and the most comfiest and cheapest of flats ($4!) at that. Target's great!
    I'm glad we became blog friends recently as well. :)))

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  28. i'm lusting after that bag!!!!

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  29. You look soo fabulous in this nautical style! I just wish I could pull off shorts and look as amazing as you! Everything is perfect: the colors, the cuts, the shoes, that bag! And I love your sunnies! In fact, I'd love to borrow your outfit sometimes :)

    Have a wonderful day!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  30. I really like the whole nautical feel, and your hubby has good taste with that LAMB bag!


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  31. Love your blog :)
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    Have a great time!

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  32. perfect combination! love your sandals! xxx

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  33. Esti absolut superba. Ador trendu-ul asta si tie chiar iti sta bine :)

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  34. YOUR comment made me smile. :) Thank you for the wonderful words you wrote. Follow returned! ;) Where in Transylvania are you from? My love's from Sibiu!

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  36. I really like the graphically your look! He is right for you! This nautical theme so relevant! you are beautiful!

    xx
    Diana
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  37. you're really stylish person!!

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  38. Love this outfit. I'm not a huge fan of the nautical look, but I would totally love to wear this! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    -Diana
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