Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gone Sailing

I know that many of you are piled knee deep in snow and that you think the winter months will never end. The last thing on your mind are shorts, dresses or any piece of clothing that relates to warmer temps, but I just couldn't help myself when I came across so many adorable nautical inspired pieces that are popping up in stores and online. Whether your are sitting by the bay, cruising across the lake, setting sail from the dock or looking for seashells along the beach, these affordable styles below are great inspiration for warmer months ahead.

Nautical prints, anchors, stripes, red, white and blue are all patterns and colors we have seen before. Most of us know that this theme is one that's been around for years and keeps coming back. Mixing and matching pieces from this medley are close to endless. 

I walked into Old Navy the other day and discovered an entire spring line dedicated to all things of this genre. They have a very similar sequin anchor tank that was a huge hit from J.Crew a few seasons back. This Ahoy sweater is absolutely adorable as are these shorts

As I was perusing one of my favorite online retailers, ModCloth, I came across even more inspiration that honestly put me over the edge to write this post. How fun is this sweatshirt for a breezy, evening boat ride on the lake? I also found this serene gem that looks like something from Anthropologie without the Anthro price. 

Even though I haven't purchased many spring or summer pieces just yet, I have definitely been making mental wishlists and everything shared today made the cut. All that's left are tan legs, a boat, 80 degree weather and possibly a frozen drink with a little umbrella. Only a few more months!



Chelsea Oliver said...

Perfect! Going sailing right about now would be amazzzzing. I live really close to Lake Erie and wish it wasn't totally frozen over so sailing could be a possibility! I love the ModCloth sweatshirt!


Caroline said...

We are soooo sooo close to sunshine again! :) These are all adorable picks - I want to wear that sailboat shirt and the striped skirt together!

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Living in South Florida I already have summer in mind so I love this list, I'm crazy for anything nautical.


Unknown said...

I can't wait! First Georgia summer, yes haw!!!

Charming Lucy said...

Oh geez - we got yet another storm last night. No school again for day 11!! We do have a cruise planned this spring and I am loving Old Navy's nautical looks! Thanks for the cute picks! Susan

Nina Piccini said...

Literally dying for that red and navy striped and pleated skirt - how freaking cute!
I'm not one for anchors but, I think an adorable preppy sailing look is so classic and chic!

xo, Nina

Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

Like you, I feel in love with all the adorable nautical prints at Old Navy recently! Bring on the anchor prints! :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

LOVE the anchor dress!

MorganizewithMe said...

I love thinking that summer is coming. :) That dress is so fun!

Unknown said...

Love the anchor dress and the heart sunglasses... ahhh... can't wait for summer :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Dear Shanna:
Please send me pics of grass. I've forgotten what it looks like.

Snow again this morning!

TheTinyHeart said...

That anchor print dress is adorable! I love all things nautical, especially since I live at the beach :)

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Unknown said...

Aww such cute stuff! I love that dress and the heart shaped sunnies! : )


Hannah Nelson said...

This whole vibe is so fun and playful. Can't wait to get a little nautical in spring!


In a trendy town said...

We love navy looks because we line on the beach, perfect!


Carly said...

So funny, I just bought one of those Old Navy sweaters, aren't they awesome???


Unknown said...

I love this post!

I am ready to own some nautical prints as well. Those shorts are really nice and Im glad i still have a few pairs from the years before just to save myself some money but I am looking for new staple pieces.


Carly said...

summer feels so insanely far away right now but I want every single thing you posted! I love nautical everything :)

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I want to hop on a boat right now. Oh wait, no I don't. I want to do it in a couple of months after my slim down for summer routine has taken effect. WHY CAN'T I GET MOTIVATED?!?
p.s. Love those navy shorts.

Darcy said...

Ahh these would all be so perfect! It is actually warming up here, although I know the cold will return! I'm enjoying every second of not needing a coat, though! I love that bag you picked and will definitely have to check out more of Old Navy's collection!

Katie Did What said...

Ahhh I love all things nautical! And I'm already dreaming of spring- it helps that lately it has been feeling like spring :) I love it!


Kristie's Blue Jeans said...

I love nautical everything. It makes my heart so happy. I think I need the anchor dress, it is adorable. Thank you for putting this together and getting me excited for summer!

Always Maylee said...

Actually all I can think about is wearing dresses, skirts, and shorts again. Partly because it'll be me wearing normal clothes again and another part is that I'm just craving spring!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Gita said...

Ooooh that heart shaped glasses is super cute. Reminds me of Alicia Silverstone from The Crush.

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Nikki said...

I am always obsessed with the nautical look. I want all of these!! Great picks!


Helene in Between said...

such a cute outfit! I love anything and everything nautical!

Unknown said...

I love that anchor dress.


Because of Jackie said...

Hey, I'm always willing to look at warm weather gear, snow or not;) Loving those heart shaped glasses, cute and quirky and FUN!

A Labour of Life said...

I wish I could sail away at the moment, away from all things snowy. Cannot wait to start wearing the nautical themed fashions. J Crew shorts are my absolute fav so I will be getting myself a pair of these.
Great summary review, thanks for the leads

Anonymous said...

OH my gosh. I will take it ALL! This just speaks to my nautical loving heart.
Especially that crossbody!

Carylee said...

It's so funny - I'm not terribly into nautical things, but anchors and anything warm weather related just makes me happy! Great picks!

Ashleigh said...

loooooooooooooooooooove the anchor dress! I've actually been looking for nautical striped shirts and can't find what I
m looking for. A navy and a black. Have you seen anything?

Unknown said...

Those shorts!! LOVE! I must have gotten lost for at least an hour in the ModCloth nautical section. I'm a sucker for that style EVERY spring.


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Anonymous said...

Love the nautical look-so clean and classic!


Elle said...

I love wearing nautical clothing in the spring and summer. I remember that J.Crew top from a couple of seasons back. I desperately wanted it, might have to check out the old navy one!


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Nautical seems to be so big this spring! Can't wait for some warmer weather to actually be able to wear it. I have been in loveee with that ModCloth bag for so long, isn't it just adorable?

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