a nautical nod

although our rainy weather here on the central coast says otherwise, summer is just about here!

i used this dress from nations outiftters as my inspiration for this collage – love the ruffled details and contrasting stitching on the navy flowers!

the chucks dress it down a little, the cardi reminds me of something you’d see in the movie “grease”, and the bracelet ties the red/white/blue in with a nautical nod.  could be an awesome outfit for the 4th of july?  crazy that it’s really not too far away!

other things i’m loving from nations outfitters right now:

the lauren dressthe ally topthe yellow bird dress

visit nations outfitters!  they are an amazing shop that promotes more than external beauty:

“At Nations Outfitters, we want to do more than clothe your body; we want to encourage your soul. Although our mission is to provide high quality, fashionable clothing at a reasonable cost, we realize it is YOU and your passion for life that make our clothes beautiful.”

what do you *love* at nations?

(ps – this is a sponsored post, but the words and thoughts are all mine!  nations outfitters rocks!)





  1. 1

    I’m in LOVE with the Yellow Bird Dress! It would be perfect for work, a party or even casual! Thanks for sharing your nautical inspiration! Such Fun!!

  2. 2

    I love the Lauren dress but alas it would look t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e on us larger chested girls. Ahhh….a girl can dream though right? The Ally top is adorable too.

  3. 3

    i love these clothes…i’m going to check ’em out now :)

  4. 4

    Love all of it…now I’m feeling super frumpy! Need some new threads. :)

  5. 5

    I had never heard of Nation’s Outfitters before reading your blog….but I love how their clothes are modest & stylish at the same time! Thanks for introducing them to me! :)

  6. 6

    I’m off to go check it out, I had never heard of Nation’s Outfitters either-but I love those pictures!

  7. 7

    I love the nautical theme!!! and that yellow bird dress is so cute!

  8. 8

    Loving the yellow bird dress! Probably too fancy for my job as a SAHM but I my just have to pick up the nautical bracelet!

  9. 9

    My favorites are the Leighann top, the lily rose dress and the vintage sally top! SUPER fun store. Might have to do some online shopping after our baseball game tonight! I need dresses for church bad!!! I just did a MAJOR closet clean out. Baby number three changed LOTS of things :)

  10. 10

    that bracelet is on my wishlist. like, for reals! too cute and sailorish. :)

  11. 11

    I LOVE that sweater with the red stripes! So cute! And I’m also LOVING that bracelet. It’s chunky without being over the top–perfect for summer.

  12. 12

    several months ago you mentioned this shop in a post so i clicked over. love that the clothes are modest, yet look current. i am barely over five feet tall and am amazed when trying on skirts how short the regular sizes are. good grief, i could never bend over ~ which would be hard for this sahm of three. and it seems that shirts are getting more low cut. thanks for letting us know about sites such as this.

  13. 13

    I love both of the dresses & was excited to see the lengths were perfect since dresses are being made SO short but was surprised to see their lack of sizes. Oh well, still cute!

  14. 14

    I love your Parisian top – so stunning.

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    Natasha says:

    Oh my I just ordered the nautical bracelet fir my daughter from the ivies collection. They give you a $5 off code if you sighn up for the e- newsletter. I love this post, thanksfor introducing me to a great new line!

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