Picture it: the sea wind occasionally lifting your hair, the sun gently touching your shoulders, and the brief thought, “Wow, I look great” when passing a store window along cobblestone side streets. An ideal day, no? For many, vacation is the perfect excuse to lie back in pajamas and sip tea in front of HGTV. For me, it’s the ultimate opportunity to play dress up and snap a few photos.
At the beginning of the summer, I visited one of my favorite getaway spots in Newport, Rhode Island. Donning stripes and funky prints was just one way I channeled my inner nautical queen in a modern and fun way that weekend, and I recently returned to enjoy the beachy ambiance once more. This time, I set out for more inspiration to fuel unique seaside looks. I do love a traditional silhouette – but if you know me, you know I love a chic twist just as much as a classic staple.
In a contemporary and modern world, one finds a bit of nostalgia in vintage pieces. And when one doesn’t find what she’s looking for in a vintage shop, vintage-inspired items can be just as great! This look was inspired by the Fauna & Flora collection from Couture Dossier, an incredible and one-of-a-kind store in Greenwich, CT. The capsule collection contains a beautiful mix of eye-catching patterns and summertime aesthetics with an over-arching theme of the All American Girl. I can’t imagine picking a favorite piece from the collection, however, this red cardinal skirt is up there for my favorite statement piece. (Did I mention that it has pockets.)