Showing posts with label nautical. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nautical. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

All Aboard: Nautical Nuptials

My friends Sandra and Mike got married this past weekend. The wedding had a nautical theme-- the ceremony actually took place on a boat right off the dock! I was fortunate enough to be part of the celebration, and was able to capture some great moments during the ceremony.

A casual affair, guests were encouraged to wear tropical shirts, sundresses, and all around nautically themed attire. I was SO ON BOARD with this! Groomsmen wore Tommy Bahama shirts, and the bridesmaids donned navy dresses from J. Crew. Sandra's gown was a stunning Nicole Miller satin halter dress that looked flawless on her! She also wore a fun, peacock feather hair accessory that added something blue and a hint of her unique personality. I chose a dress from J. Crew that was covered in an anchor pattern. Very subtle- true to form :)

Congratulations again to Sandra and Mike. Your wedding was beautiful. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage!

Waiting for the bride
The flower girl was the most adorable little munchkin ever

Here comes the bride!

Exchanging their vows


Gorgeous bride

Close up of the Etsy hair find

With the beautiful bride

With the dapper and ever handsome groom

Their cake topper was awesome!
What would you wear to a nautical wedding? What's the most creative wedding theme you've ever been to/experienced?

Hope you all had a lovely long Labor Day weekend <3 div="div">

Monday, October 17, 2011

Same Outfit.. but Three Different Ways!

I stumbled across two fashion blogger's outfits that had the same basic pieces: a green wool skirt, a navy & white striped top, and a yellow accent piece. These two different bloggers (completely unrelated) created pretty much the same outfit. So I thought... third time's a charm-- it's time for this outfit to make an appearance on Get Jessed Up!

Below are the three ways to work this ensemble-- again-- same basic pieces but with different stylish twists to match each unique personality.

{{BTW-- this first photo is from another one of my favorite fashion blogs, Cupcakes and Cashmere. Emily, the blogger, has FABULOUS taste, and I draw a lot of my outfit inspiration from her!}}

Via Cupcakes and Cashmere

For my outfit, I wore the green skirt shown in the blogger pics, a blue striped top, and then pulled elements from both inspiration outfits to create a final third look. From the first look: I wore a leopard print belt which I "knotted" in the middle. From the second look: I wore a yellow necklace and stacked bracelets. The second blogger also featured a brown knotted belt.. so I really think my outfit encompasses key elements from both photos!
I don't know why this photo makes the skirt look more blue, but it's actually the exact same
green skirt as both blogger inspiration photos!
So, would you take these pieces and style it in your own unique way? I'd love to see if you do :)

Make it our own:
Skirt: J. Crew $120 (in Veridian Green)
Top: Talbots Outlet
Belt: J. Crew (Similar) $39.50
Shoes: Missoni for Target

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mixed Patterns: Scarves & Stripes

I love the idea of incorporating scarves all year round. You can wear lighter fabric scarves in the spring and summer, and transition into thicker fabrics in the fall and winter seasons.

Recently in Baltimore, the weather's been sort of back and forth in terms of temperature. Some days it's freezing and rain;, other days it's in the 80s and humid as hell. This type of changing weather (while an annoyance on my sinuses) is perfect  for a scarf because it serves as a great layering piece! In the morning when it's colder, the scarf adds warmth all wrapped up around your neck. As it heats up throughout the day, unravel the scarf and allow it to lay flat down the length of your body. Now it serves as a fun, colorful accessory. Double duty :)

Here is the outfit that inspired this post:

And here is my version:

Make it your own:
Scarf: Target (Similar) $12.99
Skirt: H&M (Similar) $24.95
Top: J. Crew (Similar) $39.99
Shoes: Tahari from Marshalls (around $29)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Colorful Stripes

I love the updated nautical look! I think there's something very fresh and clean about crisp blues and whites paired with bright summer hues. I came across this outfit on Chictopia. If you have the time, you should definitely check it out. Lots of creative ideas from stylish fashionistas!

I actually had a lot of similar pieces to pull together this outfit! For this look, I wore my rustic orange capris from Talbots. Capris are a great summer staple - something every woman should own. They're ideal because they can be dressed up with a nice top and heels, or worn casual with a basic tee. To keep in the nautical theme, I paired the capris with a striped tank. I absolutely love the asymmetrical lines!

Brighten it up and give it your own personal style with fun accessories. Working with navy blue is easy because it matches almost anything -- I especially like it mixed with turquoise or bright purple. Again, what's so great about this outfit, is that you can mix and match the colors. This would look great with white pants, even regular jeans.

Make it your own:
Capris: Talbots (Similar)
Tank: J.Crew (Similar)
Necklace: H&M $16
Sandals: Jack Rogers $97