Wednesday, June 30, 2010

longshoreman's blues

longshoreman's blues

More photos from roaming the streets of Annapolis. The weather was incredible on Friday and I took advantage of it by walking down to the water and inspecting all the adorable shops in the historic district. A lot of the boutiques on the main drag were overpriced, but in the antique shops off the beaten path, there were deals to be had! I found a fantastically delicate costume necklace and a pretty little tasseled velvet purse (both of which I will share soon!).

longshoreman's blues

longshoreman's blues

longshoreman's blues

longshoreman's blues

This necklace actually came from a trendy boutique, but it was dirt cheap :-)

longshoreman's blues

longshoreman's blues

longshoreman's blues

Loved the beautiful old houses here.

longshoreman's blues

INC top 
vintage belt
vintage skirt
Stella McCartney sandals
H&M shades
necklace from a boutique in Annapolis
Zuni turquoise and silver bracelets 
purse from a random boutique

93 comments:

  1. Lovely post! I adore the outfit. Looks comfy and very pretty. Great pics of the location as well.

    Anthea

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  2. I love that the shades aren't white, it takes the outfit to another level. Amazing sandals, too.

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  3. I love the two different weight stripes together. it's a very cool look!

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  4. I would never have thought to do two sets of stripes together. The belt is the perfect way to break them up. Or unite them. You pick.

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  5. those sandals are pretty fab! and i love your sunnies - i need to add more to my collection ;)

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  6. I want to live in one of those houses...

    ps. Tassled and velvet? Definitely sounds like something I'd be in to.

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  7. I love the different stripes combined here. So cute. And I loved the houses when I was in Annapolis. I wish I had more time to explore when I was there.

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  8. I love how the stripes on the shirt and skirt don't clash and make you look like a prisoner. How do you do that?

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  9. I want to LIVE in that first house, gorgeous!

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  10. oh it looks adorable I'll put it on my must-see list next time I'm around DC!

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  11. Oh, how I love all things nautical and saily-stripey in the summer!! So lovely :)
    xoxo J

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  12. This is the most perfectly wonderful outfit, and I'm simply crazy over those sandals!!

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  13. cute shoes and love what you've done with the stripes!!!

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  14. Love the photos! The sandals are perfect! I want!

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  15. Perfect mixed stripes! And I love the mega-thick belt! Such a clever outfit! And the necklace is gorgeous.
    xo

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  16. I am a huge fan of mixing patterns, especially now mixing stripes because of my obsession with all things sailor. I thought it was a stripey dress! You look fantastic!

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  17. I am a huge fan of mixing patterns, especially now mixing stripes because of my obsession with all things sailor. I thought it was a stripey dress! You look fantastic!

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  18. Fantastic outfit, love the two different stripes. Great sandals also!SarahD:)

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  19. Your beautiful. gahhh.
    Thanks for the lovely comment too, sweetie!
    panda xxx

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  20. i am loving this combination of stripes on stripes. never would have thought of that, but already brainstorming a way i can make that work in my own wardrobe.

    thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Love those stella mccartney sandals! She is the best. And those houses are amazing! Very cool.

    -Kelly
    Sequins & Shadows

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  22. great mix of stripes and that necklace is real unique, i like

    jess s//

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  23. I love how well the skirt and top go together. AAnd the necklace really is great!

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  24. I love the sunnies with this. You look cool, crisp, and oh so chic!

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  25. I love historical houses. The colors and style is so lovely. I like how you mixed the stripes. I find that it's better to wander around looking the empty shops than going to the most popular ones.

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  26. Sigh, I miss the East Coast. I love your shades -- tres beautiful! And don't get me started on the shoes. Excellent.

    xo

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  27. you look very familiar (like I've seen you on Chictopia???). Love this look...never been to the East Coast before but feels like I'm there!

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  28. LOVE the houses. And wow, you are just cuter than cute! This outfit is just so perfect! Adorable! Yet grown up and stylish and just so perfect. Yes, I heart your style.

    Those sunnies just make it too. Love it.

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  29. I am loving this post. Annapolis looks like such a wonderful trip - and makes me very excited to visit the eastern side of the country later this summer.

    And the sandals look great! I lost my toenail while training for a run back in March and always look at everyone else's open toe sandals during the summer.

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  30. Oh my! I love stripe on stripe so much, you make it look like the perfect dress!

    xo Jenny

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  31. and i'm reminded YET AGAIN that i STILL have no stripes in my closet :[ the look fits you wonderfully and i love the belting detail.


    <33 [v] hobovogue

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  32. naughtycal! oh, i am such a dork today.

    you look fab.

    and those old houses?!? i'll take them!

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  33. your shoes are so cute <3
    and very fun necklace

    can't wait to see the purse =)

    -Bionica

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  34. Love your photos. You have a great eye.

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  35. I love the houses, they look like gingerbread houses! I have family in Annapolis, I've been meaning to go visit. It's so much quainter then I was picturing it. Love all your stripes - it's so fitting to wear nautical stripes in Annapolis too.

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  36. this is so refreshing hun!! thanks for sharing these photos! :)

    Animated Confessions

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  37. Great outfit! The contrast of the two different stripe patterns works so well, it looks like a dress.

    Looks & Books

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  38. the stripes look great together...and i love antique shops, can't wait to see what you bought :)

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  39. lovely photos!
    this is a pretty cute outfit.. and i love the color of nails girl! :D

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  40. i am a sucker for stripes and I love
    your outfit. E, if we have the same shoe size, will
    you let me borrow those sandals?

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  41. Pretty dress. I love it. It's so pretty. Very nautical.

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  42. Love those sandals. I have a thing for shoes that tie at the ankles!

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  43. Well you young lady can seriously rock the stripes. I love the silhouette as well, hourglass with the stripes growing more soft at the skirt. And that big thick belt cinching your tiny narrow waist, chic! You of course look beautiful as ever. And the street photos are wonderful; I love old architecture like this!

    And ha-ha at you calling me kid, I've got like 20 years up on you...

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  44. You always have the most amazing outfits and pictures. I love your outfit, it's simple, but still.. It looks amazing.. :)


    XOXO

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  45. You always have the most amazing outfits and pictures. I love your outfit, it's simple, but still.. It looks amazing.. :)


    XOXO

    http://colourful-inspiration.blogspot.com/

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  46. lovely mix of stripes :)
    great skirt for summer, and flats too!

    kisses :)

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  47. your dress is so cool !!!! love it xx

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  48. I love this outfit, I actually couldn't tell if that was a dress or shirt and skirt at first. And the sandals are grrrrrreat

    Thanks for sharing all of your pictures from your trip, I love stuff like that, especially when there are little explanatory captions!

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  49. Hello, you're lovely!
    Can I have your life? Ha!

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  50. so pretty! I want your sunglasses, they're the perfect shape and colour! also the sandals are undeniably perfect xxxx

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  51. Perfect summer outfit :)I love the pictures, the houses look beautiful :)

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  52. You look gorgeous, E! I love the stripes on you!
    Great shots around Annapolis as well! I definitely need to spend some more time wandering around there. :)

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  53. this looks so good on you! can't decide which I like better, the belt or the shoes.

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  54. incredibly beautiful photos! you just look so stylish and comfortable/at ease!!

    xoxo

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  55. wow, in love with those cookie cutter victorian homes! looks like y'all had a great vacation! you look so cute & nautical & those lace up sandals are fantastic!

    xoxo

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  56. The outfit is absolutely amazing. I love the combo of design and patterns in it. I am so impressed
    Katherine

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  57. You look adorbs. And I am in LURVE with your sandals!!

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  58. Oh what a pretty town!! and outfit!

    :)
    x

    http://justonemorebiscuit.blogspot.com

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  59. What a lovely combination of blues! That skirt is fantastic and those sunglasses r so cute!

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  60. What a lovely combination of blues! That skirt is fantastic and those sunglasses r so cute!

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  61. SO pretty. I definitely need to check out more historic parts of DC... I only ever go to work and then go home :( You look so stunning. Looove your look!

    Remember to enter for your chance to win a Two Strap Belt from Sway!

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads

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  62. Awesome outfit! Your pictures are firs rate and amazing.

    Love your blog!
    xo marcie

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  63. Well, I have a striped skirt like that but a vertical striped one. I could never think it would look nice with a striped top... I'll try that! Cause you look wonderful!

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  64. I love the stripes with stripes - works very well!

    Stop by if you have a chance - I am doing my first giveaway on my blog

    http://cindywhitehead.blogspot.com/2010/07/orient-automatic-watch-give-way.html

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  65. I think this is one of my favorite outfits to date ~ it's so sailor Americana, I love ~

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  66. did i not comment? I thought I did! I could have sworn that I told you how much i love those stripes!

    (I love those stripes!)

    Amber
    ambersmouthwash

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  67. Fantastic summer outfit!
    Love the pictures, they can easily be an editorial shot!

    xo

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  68. LOVE the outfit. And loving those shades!!

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  69. I love your belt! This is gorgeous, as always! ♥♥

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  70. Very summer! I loved Annapolis! It's been a long time since we were there but I still remember the Academy and Buddy's Seafood buffet - yummy!!

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  71. gorgeous look! so perfect for summer. i love how you mixed different kinds of stripes and the shoes are simple lovely.

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  72. it looks like such a quaint area! lovely score on that necklace...

    have a great weekend darling!

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  73. saw this made me want a little bit of summer.
    Love your sunglasses.

    kisses!

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  75. I love those sunglasses, they're such a lovely color!

    <3 Kelly
    Sourtang.com

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  76. Love the many shades of blue you're wearing! And Annapolis looks beautiful :)

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  77. You're absolutely stunning, love! And the sunglasses are amazing!

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  78. Oh you look so cute! I love the sailorish touch with the stripes and this belt is awesome!
    Aaw and these old houses! They look so pretty, I think it's sad that today's architecture is more about concrete and glass.

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  79. Aah, what a lovely cool looking outfit!
    I really like those old houses, theyre like nothing we ever see in Surrey, UK! Theyre like dolls houses almost!
    I adore those massive topshop wooden sandals on your sidebar too.. mmmm but too expensive :(
    xxx
    p.s found you on chicisimo

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  80. very cute nautical outfit!

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  81. Those houses are just beautiful! I love your sandals!

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  82. At first I thought you were wearing a dress! The belt really makes the top and skirt look perfect together. LOVETH those shoes, lady. Looks like a fabulous time :)

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  83. I love the pattern mixing in today's outfit! Who would have thought you could pair two striped items? You did it beautifully!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  84. What a perfect summer outfit. Lovin' the stripes!

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  85. oh! this went straight into my inspiration folder. beautiful!

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