Sunday, 29 April 2012

Five Take: Nautical

Hello!! or should I say Ahoy? Ahem OK. So this week we're doing Nautical, something that I actually have vast amounts of in my wardrobe. Being a little bit rockabilly, I have more stripes than I care to admit in my wardrobe, along with lots of cute little cardigans. But instead of going full on pin-up nautical, I decided to go very casual. In part because I'm still getting to grips with my new hair and questioning where and how my former vintage wardrobe will fit in and in part because it is so completely and utterly miserable out there I really could not face getting dolled up today. 

Awww Sad Face....


But I have to head over to my home town (quite by coincidence has a very rich fishing and nautical heritage!!) this evening as I have band practice tomorrow. My best friend Sara is having a baby and I'm covering her gigs over the summer whilst she has said baby, so I can't even stay in and get snuggled up. On the plus side I get to meet up with my lovely friends tomorrow!

I think it might be because my lovely husband is so tall, but I look very "squashed" on this picture!!
Oh and excuse the DIY paraphernalia in the background... Bad Blogger!! 

I wore.....

Red vest top - Love Label @ Littlewoods
Striped sweatshirt - Dorothy Perkins
Jeans - Jeffrey and Paula @ littlewoods
Shoes -  Miss L Fire

They're not exactly boat shoes but I thought these loafers had a touch of nautical about them.....


and finally, a little nod to the sea,  my necklace of a Gull type bird.....



So there you have it, I've been trying to take a lot more outside shots just lately, but the foul weather does not permit, I'm afraid, although check out Claire's she went full on nautical on the Cutty Sark!!! And of course head over to the rest of the Five Take crew (see what I did there) and see how they've done the nautical theme!!




15 comments:

  1. Love, love, love your shoes they're awesome :)

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    1. Miss L Fire, rock, the most retrolicious shoes I've ever seen!! xx

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  2. I want your shoes!
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    1. Visit http://www.misslfire.com/ they don't have those ones any more but they stock some amazing shoes!! xx

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  3. Don't fret over your hair, I think it looks fabulous, quite 'Audrey Hepburn' esque and fits with a vintage look perfectly x

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    1. Not fretting, I love it, just not sure how it fits in, but you're right, I'll work it I'm sure!! xxx

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  4. I love the strategically placed wellies in the background ;-) xx

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    1. LOL Thats where my wellies live!!! xx

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  5. I really like the shoes and the necklace. Heading to Grimsby - home of the trawler man is very apt! You should have done your post in the fishing heritage centre (is that still there?).

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    1. Ah thanks, they are fab shoes!! It is still there!! My Grandad was the building inspector on it!! and my great grandad who was a skipper of a trawler is immortalise din wax work there!! Oh the facts!! LOL!

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  6. Love this look, but then I'm known amongst my friends for my addiction to the nautical look - on facebook, I believe, there are pictures of when I went on a cruise, and how I took the look to new heights/lows depending on opinion!

    Anyway, you look really fab lady, and the hair is looking good imho! I really do like that its more of a nod to nautical rather than being the explosion of it that I normally rock - well done lovely!

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    1. Ahh thank you darling, I'm sure you looked bloody fabulous on your cruise!!! xxx

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  7. you're such a babe! I love the loafers too xx

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  8. The loafers are sooo cute! They totally go with your outfit!

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