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: ShopGingersCloset.com 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: ShopGingersCloset.com.
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, http://charliecastrophotography.zenfolio.com
Styling: Karen Weaver, www.Ginger-Snap.com @GingerSnapsNYC