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Nautical Vibes

Nautical Pinup-Inspired Summer Outfit: MAC Russian Red Lipstick, Boater Hat, Everlane Striped Tee and Denim Skirt
All photos by me

Outfit Details:

Boater Hat (Similar)
Nine West Sandals (Similar)
Vintage Longaberger Basket Purse (Similar)
Nautical stripes and boater hat
Nautical Vibes in an Everlane Tee and Loft Denim Skirt
Boater Hat and Straw Purse

I promised that I was going to adopt a more consistent blogging schedule in my last post. However, it’s been hard to get back into the hang of things. I don’t think I was quite ready to add another project to my list of things to do. Instead of blogging, I escaped to the Oregon Coast with a few friends last weekend. It was nice to be away from my laptop and any sort of work. We spent a few hours at the beach just relaxing and taking in the scenery. There’s something about being near the ocean that just reminds me of being at home, and I have to say that Oregon beaches are quite beautiful.

That being said, I’m really happy to start blogging again. I had forgotten how fun it is working on this project of mine. Plus, now that I have more free time, I’ve been making more of an effort to explore my neighborhood and have found quite a few pretty corners and places to take outfit photos. But, some of them are in busy areas, so I’ll have to bother a friend to take my photos. I’m not brave enough yet to set up my tripod and pose all by myself.

The great thing about not having to go to class or being at work all the time, is that I have more flexibility with what I can wear. For example, this cute boater hat had been hiding in the back of my closet since I moved here. But, it was perfect for a day of leisurely walking around town last week. I paired it with a cute striped shirt and a denim skirt for some serious nautical vibes. Finally, I finished off this look with red lipstick and winged liner.

I would describe this look as minimalist nautical inspired pinup. In a way, it’s a modern take on some of the “cutesy” retro-inspired outfits I used to wear. However, it’s still representative of my current style. On that note, It’s really funny how my style has changed from year to year. I guess I’ll just have to keep you guessing with how I’ll continue to develop my style this summer.

xoxo,
Helen

 

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