Sunday, August 31, 2014

Getting Nautical

As a lover of novelty prints, it's no surprise that this boats print dress by UK designer Emily and Fin is a part of my wardrobe. Unfortunately the top part of this cut has a tendency to billow out a little and sit weird, but I loved the print so much that I had the top altered to fit better. For this reason though I'm hesitant to buy more dresses from them, as cute as they are! I got this dress sometime last year and I decided to take pictures wearing it at a local hiking trail (these pictures aren't recent). Anytime my hair is its true dark brown color you know the pictures are older since I'm currently a lighter brown/caramel ;).


I am taking a class at my local community college right now, which started this week, so along with my full-time job things have been busy lately. I might not be posting as often as I'd like but hopefully things will get more stable in the coming weeks and I will be back on schedule! I have a few more older outfit pictures saved that I can share until I have more time to style and shoot new outfit pics. For now, these will have to do :). I hope everyone is having a lovely extended Labor Day weekend!

Dress: Emily and Fin (similar)
Shoes: Qupid
Belt: borrowed from another dress
Petticoat: Lucy B
Watch: American Eagle (similar from Aldo)



24 comments:

  1. That print is adorable! Definitely worth having it altered :).

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Such a fun print, I love all things nautical (my family has a beach house, so I grew up on the water and loving all things related) Good luck with your class, hope it's at least something you enjoy!
    Again, glad you stumbled upon my page, we seem to have a lot of things in common and I look forward to seeing all your fashion posts :)
    Xo Amanda
    http://sansscrubs.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Amanda! I'm so happy we're blogging buddies, I look forward to all your posts too! <3 xo

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  3. I loveee Emily & Fin! You look adorable :)

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  4. Emily & Fin make some great dresses! I've heard that they have strange sizing as well, so I have yet to make a purchase, but they do have the best prints! I love how you styled yours with those navy t-strap heals!
    thelacunastitch.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Amber! I love my t-straps, they are just so comfortable :)

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  5. That dress is so pretty! I've considered getting the same dress in another print but I'm totally turned off by the neckline. Apparently I'm not the only one! I just borrowed an Emily and Fin dress from Sammi and I had a really hard time giving it back. The quality is wonderful and the neckline was different. You find the best photo locations, these pictures are perfect. Hope school is going well, sounds like you have a lot on your plate!

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    1. The quality of their dresses is great, there is no doubt about that! Thanks so much Ashley! xo

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  6. Such a beautiful dress, I am a sucker for all things nautical!!! Sometimes if I have a dress that billows out a bit like that on the bust, I get darts put in under the bust to the waist - to create a more streamlined silhouette.

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    1. Thanks so much! I've never thought of doing that, that's a great idea! Thanks for the suggestion :). xo

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  7. What a great dress. Definitely worth getting altered, because it looks like it fits you perfectly.

    http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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  8. Love this- as always ;) (Sorry it took a hot minute to read this too!) Love the dress and you always look so effortlessly beautiful! I need to get better at taking more than one angle for pictures- I'm still shy about even getting one picture let alone multiple so good for you!! XOXO

    -Lauren Blair

    www.prefer2Bdemure.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Lauren, you're the sweetest! I'll have to admit it's not easy posing for multiple angle shots when someone else is taking the pictures, it does feel a little weird haha but you get used to it! xo

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  9. haha i THOUGHT your hair looked a tad darker here. and oh my god- this outfit. i'm just floored. you look STUNNING! I love the print but the shape of the dress is just lovely. and paired with those heels, it looks like something straight out of a modcloth shoot!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment Marlen, I'm so flattered! <3

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  10. Love this dress. The print is gorgeous and you look stunning! xo Andrea

    Boho Bunnie

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  11. You have such a perfect, pretty, and classic collection of dress. Love them all! The print and colors on this one are divine. Best wishes with all your classes and workload :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Marisa! You are incredibly sweet :D <3

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  12. So, so pretty! Both dress and shoes are adorable!

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