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.



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  • Reply

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!

    June 27, 2016 at 12:28 am
  • Reply

    wow such a lovely look

    June 27, 2016 at 5:19 am
  • Reply Erin Elizabeth

    Love these photo's! xx, Erin –

    June 27, 2016 at 5:20 am
  • Reply Maddy Findlay

    Your style is so cute! xx Madeline //

    June 27, 2016 at 6:17 am
  • Reply Betsy Todd

    I love this fashion style offers fashion dresses for girls and women.

    June 27, 2016 at 6:30 am
  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt

    Your outfit is so cute, I love that little straw bag

    June 27, 2016 at 6:44 am
  • Reply Trang Do

    You are so pretty! Such a cute outfit!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    June 27, 2016 at 8:24 am
  • Reply katherine lou

    What a cute outfit Helen! It's so summery. I love, LOVE boater hats right now and it looks so cute on you!

    June 28, 2016 at 7:00 am
  • Reply ►Nadush

    lovely photos !

    June 28, 2016 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Alexa Johnson

    Love this look! I totally need that hat too!

    June 28, 2016 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Krisztina Williams

    Super cute! I love that denim skirt!

    ~Krisztina Williams

    June 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Kanchan

    Cool summery look !!
    New post –
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    have a great week !!
    love, kanchan

    June 29, 2016 at 11:59 am
  • Reply Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris

    Amazing hat!!
    Mónica Sors

    June 29, 2016 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Marta Sierra Marti

    Really cute outfit!!


    June 29, 2016 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Tamara Farhat

    Love this look! All you need is a boat!


    Tamara –

    June 29, 2016 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Keri H

    Such an adorable look!! This would be so cute for the 4th of july 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition

    June 29, 2016 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply Heidi Daoud

    Such a perfect summer outfit! That hat is the cutest!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

    June 29, 2016 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Marta Ray

    Love the outfit and the location xx

    June 30, 2016 at 12:10 am
  • Reply awhite

    You're so cute in this hat, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    June 30, 2016 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Amy Zhang

    Perfect summer look!

    xx, Amy

    June 30, 2016 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Carmen Varner

    This is such a beautiful look. Everything is fresh & perfectly paired together. Love the sandals. :]

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    June 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Carolina Pinglo

    i loveeee your bag its so cute!! 🙂

    June 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply Christina Lau

    Perfect summer look! I love the boater hat especially. 🙂 You look adorable!

    Looks by Lau

    July 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Gail J

    you look so pretty!

    July 2, 2016 at 7:39 am
  • Reply Tina Phan

    Yayyy so glad you're going to be blogging more often – I've missed your posts! And I'm loving this outfit – I've been looking for a boater hat like yours!


    July 3, 2016 at 6:50 am
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