Sunday, June 28, 2015

4th of July: Nautical Vibes


Nautical
Event location: Fireworks on the beach. | Spending the day sailing.

Day 3 of outfits! Are you getting tired of seeing these looks? I hope not - because I'm not tired of sharing them! 
So this look was a tad bit out of my comfort zone, but only because so much of me is exposed. I definitely would not go as far as saying that I lack self-esteem (I think that's far from the case), but I mean, I AM a girl (and human for that matter), so I do have some self-conscious-related body issues. For starters, I have very broad shoulders. I would say that I am proud of them (I really am) because it's a characteristic of women in my mothers family, but I can be self-conscious of them at times, especially when everything I am wearing hugs the skin quite closely. 
I think it's a fair statement to make that any woman (and males too!) regardless of size or body shape has something about themselves that they aren't particularly fond of. Whether it be a cowlick, maybe a funky toe, or something that perhaps only those you are most intimate with will see, everyone has something! And that's okay, because it makes us all human. I don't like to believe that any body is perfect, and if someone appears to be, it tends to be a lot of smoke and mirrors. 
Regardless, I fought through my own issues with this outfit, because I truly do think it looks cute, and can be pulled off by women of any body shape.


Both my body suit and shorts were purchased from Forever 21. While I do tend to find a lot of their items quite juvenile, every once in while I stumble across some great finds. (I tend to do really well in completely packed - almost overflowing - racks of clothes, and if you've ever been to Forever 21, you know that this store is filled with them). So, I can definitely say that I was quite pleased with both of these purchases.


I have a 36 C chest, and any of you larger-chested women know that wearing strapless tops can be a real challenge at times. Luckily for this strapless bodysuit, the lining of the tube top is made with a sort of sticky rubber, so it holds nicely to my skin. 
I also love how these nautical shorts have a high waist, it gives them a very vintage feel. I feel very Brigitte Bardot in them and I won't complain about that. 


These sunglasses were purchased at Five Below, and like I said in my previous post, I try not to spend more than $5 on sunglasses because I have a knack for losing them. I also must have thought I was being quite funny wearing them on the back of my head in the next photo. (I always say, if you're not having fun while you shoot your photos, well then why bother shooting them in the first place? My photos are a fun way for me to express my inner-self and let the kid in me come out to play sometimes). 


(Only downside of a body suit is that sometimes you can't hide the panty lines too well. Plus, they are quite hard to see on the screen of my camera - especially in the sunglight, so this slipped right past me. Whoops!)


I also think I should mention these Prabal Gurung for Target wedges. They are super comfortable, although when I first purchased them, I was not wearing the straps tight enough, so they would move as I walk and began irritating the back of ankle. That problem was eventually solved, and these have become a staple in my wardrobe.


Outfit Details:
Body suit: Forever 21 (Similar)
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target
Sunglasses: Five Below
Scarf: Kohls
Necklace: Mandee's
Purse: Kate Spade

Hope you enjoyed this nautical inspired look, and that you perhaps found some inspiration to help bring out your own inner fashionista. I am looking forward to the days ahead where I will not only be showcasing more 4th of July outfit ideas, but also sharing a new series where I will be featuring some of YOU! So stay tuned and keep checking back! Hope you are all enjoying the tail end of your weekend. Check out my other 4th of July outfits here and here!
XO Amanda

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38 comments:

  1. This outfit is so cute! Love the glasses :)

    tonixox.blogspot.com

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  2. Love this outfit! You look adorable and ready for any 4th of July party! ;)

    Jessica
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    1. Aww thanks girlfriend! Been thinking about you, hope all is well! XO

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  3. How adorable! I love the vintage, almost pin-up inspired feeling of this outfit :)

    xoox, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  4. Oh beautiful for spacious skies....🎶🇺🇸 You look so adorable...perfect for a fireworks concert too!

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  5. So retro cute Amanda! I love your outfit ! You look adorable!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  6. Super cute outfit :))
    Love Emina

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  7. You look so chic in your outfit! I love it!

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  8. Loving these photos - they're gorgeous and I love your outfit too!!! Beautiful! :)

    Layla xx

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    1. So sweet of you to say! Thank you!

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  9. It's so funny to me how our flaws/concerns translate. Honestly, if you didn't mention panty lines, I would never have even noticed. I still don't notice them in the pics! Crazy girl! Also, broad shoulders? Please! I don't see it. Haha! You look awesome - what a fun look!

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    1. Luckily it's not too noticeable, but still! And hahah that's because I always photograph with my shoulders back. As my mom always says "lead with the girls!"

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  10. Love your creative photos! That top looks great on you!

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  11. I love those shorts! This is such a cute 4th of July outfit :)

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    1. Thanks Becca! Have I mentioned I've been going crazy about your recent looks? So fabulous, I can't even! ;-) XOX

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  12. OMG! this is so cute, You look adorable. Love the high waist shorts....actually love the complete look from head to toe. Super amazing.
    kisses
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thank you, thank you! They are a little loose on me as I've lost some weight, but I hardly think it's noticeable!

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  13. I love this outfit from head to toe! The shorts are adorable and I like this pin-up vibe in the whole look. Plus, the sunnies are beyond cool!
    xx

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    1. I love a fun (and cheap!) pair of sunglasses! Thanks for the kind words! Can't wait to check out your giveaway!

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  14. Cute outfit! I love that top, goes so perfectly with your shorts :)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  15. Wow! All your 4th of July outfits are super cute! I love the headband you used. So young and happy vibe!
    Take care and keep in touch!
    By the way, I started my own link up and it will be every Wednesday. Don't forget to stop by! :)

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com 

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    1. I will definitely be stopping by over the weekend to have a look! Thanks for stopping in and all the nice compliments! XO

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  16. I love the vintage vibe of this look! You look adorable!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  17. Ohh how you look cute Amanda :) very vintage look for sure. Would love to have you link up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" today.
    Rachel xo

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    1. I'm terrible at reading directions and I think I linked up to two different link-ups. Ha, it's been a long week so I won't be too hard on myself! Definitely one of my favorite parts of your blog too - always fun to discover new and fun fashion friends!

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  18. This is such a cute outfit! I absolutely adore those shorts! I don't own any strapless tops because I always feel as though I am one wrong move away from exposing myself, haha... but the stickiness of this top has me intrigued. I may have to check out Forever 21 soon! Loving your 4th looks, Amanda!

    -Lindsey
    www.have-clothes-will-travel.com

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    1. I would definitely suggest one that is stickier at the top. And it's nice because it actually stays in place quite well! Hope you had a fun time in Wisconsin last weekend! Hope to get together soon!

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  19. Such a cute outfit! Love the shorts and shoes!

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