Nautical themed clothing has been around for ages, and we all know the stereotype of the miserable, long faced kid, who’s been forced into a sailor suit (even though he is much too old for it) by his overbearing mum (often wearing a matching outfit) for a family portrait… Right?
Well… This look, while having a nautical vibe, is far from being the sailor suit in an awkward family photo. The striking navy and red color block “Marcie” dress from Monif C. is sporty yet sophisticated. I’ve paired it with lovely, white patent leather flats from Aldo, and gold jewelry to really anchor this look’s nautical feel without going overboard. Having at least one fantastic nautical look in your wardrobe is a great way to ensure that your transition into spring will be smooth sailing!
I’d love to see some of your spring looks! Please email me your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org or hashtag me in your pics on instagram (@flightofthefatgirl) and I will choose somebody to feature on my Facebook page next week!
In the past I have often avoided wearing prints. It’s unfortunate, because there have been prints that I’ve loved but always figured were either too loud and flashy or I simply just didn’t feel comfortable wearing for one reason or another.
But when I found this top. Oh… It was love at first sight. Its bright, daring color, bold tribal print, soft jersey fabric and cold shoulder detail had me weak with wardrobe lust. I knew I had to make it mine. So I did; and no sooner had I picked it up, I started to doubt my new acquisition.
The internal questioning commenced, as it always does. Is it too much? Will people stare at me and think “wow, it takes a whole lot of print to cover THAT body”, or worse yet, will they say it? I couldn’t beleive how fearful I was simply over the idea of wearing a pattern that I liked. I thought to myself, how sad is it that I would even contemplate not wearing something that I loved so much because I was worried about people thinking I looked stupid, ugly or extravagant? And the worst part was, it was me who was making up the hypothetical insults in my own head! I just couldn’t let myself be controlled by my own negative ideas of how others would perceive me this time. I went for it, and I’m so happy I did.
For me, this is more than just a print, more than just a garment. It is an accomplishment – a celebration of how I put my self-doubt and self-bashing thoughts aside and wore something just because I loved it. What an empowering feeling!
In this top I channeled the beauty and stength of the tribes that inspired it and conquered my own negative thoughts, even if only for a moment; but a glorious moment it was.
Top – Penningtons
Leggings- Addition Elle
Boots – Spring