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Vacation Inspirations

Every year my family takes a 10-14 day vacation to a family owned house on the beach front in Scarborough, Maine. This year, I’ve already started planning (slightly prematurely) what exactly I should be wearing and bringing, besides my usual simple plain tees, shorts, jeans, and hoodies for over my swimwear. I’d like to share with you my mid-summer vacation fashion inspirations.

(please note none of these images are my own. Almost ALL have been scrounged from Tumblr)























Things I’ll be sure to bring:

White denim

tribal top/s

caged wedges

long skirt

comfy knit (those Maine summer nights grow oh so cold!)


tee shirts

Fringed tops

a nice dress, or four.


And just to warn you all, this vacation will be July 6-16th, so bear with me if my posting is sparse during those days, I may be too busy enjoying the sunshine and surf! 😀

Oh, and while jello shots are a definite, I think I’ll have to test my culinary skills to make these:

Hello, Sailor!

Every year a new trend seems more prominent than the year before, and this year it’s taken full hold of the fashion world. This trend? Nautical/Sailor themed ensembles. These looks can be pieced together using a variety of fashion staples and new jewelry pieces that go with the theme.

(L to R) Hilfiger, Castelbajac, Philosophy, Chanel, Castelbajac

As I mentioned before, Jean Charles de Castelbajac has a very nautical inspired theme this upcoming Spring/Summer season. Similarly, everyone from Tommy Hilfiger to Chanel are pulling these looks.

My take: The striped dress is from Forever 21 for a mere $12.50, while the sunglasses are Urban Outfitters ($18), and the Hello Sailor necklace is from TopShop ($30), isn’t it so cute?!? The head scarf was from the thrift store Savers for $7. The shoes are SO comfy, let me point that out, and from Nine West for only $30.

You can find jewelry and accessories like these at all your favorite bargain stores like H&M, Forever 21, and Claire’s. Stripes are very in this season, so to make them fit with this trend, I suggest going with navy and white or red and white.

As for more obvious sailor-esque dresses and tops, I’ve found some great cute, yet cheap, alternatives to the swanky Chanel and Castelbajac. Forever 21 has this adorable number for $22.80, which is a perfect blend of nautical colors, strips, and girly frills.  For a top, I am completely in love with Forever’s Linen Sailor Tunic, for $24.80. SO CUTE.

images from Forever21.com

If you want to throw a pin-up style to your look, ChicStar.com and PinUp Girl Clothing offer the most adorable, curve adorning ensembles, some for as low as $30. Be sure to check out both those sites to start your look!

Whether you’re going shopping or going to the beach, this look is a perfect adorable look for anyday and anywhere this spring!