Nautical OOTD: Whale of a Tale!

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 Starting today and throughout this weekend, I will be sharing several Nautical Looks perfect for the 4th of July Holiday or any summer weekend on the shore. Last weekend I visited Martha’s Vineyard and had to stop into the beautiful flagship store the original Vineyard Vines.  While I have personally never purchase anything from the shop, I will have to admit that 1) I have always enjoyed their mascot of the Whale and 2) that they had some pretty sweet pieces for men, especially their star-spangled blazer and their pink, shark printed sport-Jacket (I included some photos following those of todays OOTD below).

Todays’ Nautical OOTD features the newest addition to my ever-expanding collection of Novelty Purses: Moby the Whale!  While most of my Novelty Purse Collection is from Kate Spade, this adorable find is actually VINTAGE!  I recently bought it from one of my favorite online vintage stores: @ButchWaxVintage!  they have the best collection of pristine vintage, from sexy 1950’s wiggle dresses to out-of-this-world accessories like the one I am toting today– thanks again, @ButchWaxVintage!

For todays Nautical look, I chose to layer two of my favorite nautical pieces.  I love the adorable white button detail and fringed belt of my vintage dress, but it’s wool fabric can be a bit scratchy on the skin, especially in the heat of summer.  To keep myself cool and comfortable, I paired the dress over a cotton plaid shirt from Banana Republic– problem solved!  In addition to the vintage whale purse, I chose red and white vintage earrings, a gold bracelet from Forever 21, and the perfect navy and white embellished mary jane by Miu Miu.  I recently purchased these Mary Janes while visiting NYC.  I was torn on the purchase, because I am not usually one to wear shoes with such a short heel; like Victoria Beckham, I usually have something against all kitten heels (and Uggs).  I sold myself on them with the idea that I would get a lot of wear out of them this summer, even when just out-and-about running errands in my blue jeans.  Turns out they were a SENSATIONAL purchase and I nearly haven’t taken them off since!

I recently listed several Nautical pieces on my eBay store: including the adorable vintage dress I am wearing in todays Nautical OOTD!  Go get it while it’s still available at the link below, or shop ALL of my amazing vintage, one-of-a-kind pieces HERE:

CLICK HERE for details: True Vintage 1960s NAUTICAL SHIFT DRESS White Fringe Belt Sz S

OOTD Details:

Dress: Vintage circa 1960’s, BUY IT HERE on

Blouse (worn underneath): Banana Republic

Earrings: Vintage circa 1960’s

Bracelet: Forever 21

Whale Purse: Vintage circa 1950’s

Shoe: Miu Miu


Photography: Charlie Castro,

Styling: Karen Weaver, @GingerSnapsNYC

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