Ahoy! How To Wear The Nautical Look


Ahoy! This past weekend we couldn’t have asked for better weather! 90 degrees called for a day at the pier which meant: A navy dress, comfy wedges, and a panama hat are in order! The Nautical Look is one of those trends that is perpetually in fashion, particularly in the summer months…


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When it comes to the nautical trend, I tend to focus on navy and stripes. My Daniel Wellington watch and my sun-protective dress (UPF 50) from Mott50 are the perfect way to celebrate Summer at the Pier. My family and I had a wonderful time strolling around Chicago, and later relax at the lakefront to watch the sailboats go by! My son Kingston is a trooper — he did so well in the heat, and he is so patient when it comes to taking pictures for “mommy’s blog”. I couldn’t be more blessed and proud of my little family.

And speaking of Chicago… This week I’ll be be featuring my favorite spots in the city with the lakefront being my No. 1! So, be sure to come back to see more of my favorite city I get to call home!

A always, thanks so much for reading & have a wonderful Monday!

Much love.





  1. June 27, 2016 / 1:03 AM

    What a gorgeous outfit Vanessa, that look is so perfect on you and very Nautical. GORGEOUS as always!

    Happy Monday dear, xx

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  2. June 27, 2016 / 1:14 AM

    It is great to be by the seafront in summer! I can dit and wztch for ours the boats passing. Lovely dress Vanessa!

  3. June 27, 2016 / 1:40 AM

    You look gorgeous in your shirt dress Vanessa! Love that shade of navy on you, it just pops beautifully agains your skin tone! I say some of your snapchat videos this weekend, it looks like you guys had a great time, especially in park with the splash pads. Kingston is such a little cutie ?
    Hope you have a great week ahead

    xo, Jackie

  4. June 27, 2016 / 3:16 AM

    Love love love this shirt dress
    I recently purchased something similar
    Oh the pier and the hot weather that sounds like a great day was had. Happy Monday to you too dear X

  5. June 27, 2016 / 4:43 AM

    woooow vanessa, yes navy and stripes is the perfect combination for that look and you’re so gorgeous with those simple essentials *_* Love the combination with this hat too, so beautiful and summer ready. The perfect outfit for a warm summer day, too 🙂 By the way, the watch is the cutest watch I’ve seen, love the combo of those colors 🙂 Wishing you the best start into the new week so far 🙂 HDL und fühl dich gedrückt <3

  6. Marta
    June 27, 2016 / 5:15 AM

    Hi Vanessa, this nautical look is effortless perfection & you are gorgeous in it!! I love these beautiful pics especially the precious one of you and Kingston! Our weather has been amazing too & love enjoying it with my girls! Hope you have a super fab Monday! Love you. xoxo

  7. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine
    June 27, 2016 / 5:28 AM

    LOVE that dress and LOVE that picture of you and your main lil man!!! Sooooo precious!! I love nautical and that pink stripe in the watch is so cute! I’m excited to see what your favorite Chicago spots are. We have a list and I’ll be tickled to add some to mine as you are a CHI-town expert!! 🙂 Have a glorious Monday sweetie!!

  8. June 27, 2016 / 6:51 AM

    Lovely post Vanessa! You look stunning and the photos are absolutely beautiful 🙂 kisses!! xx

  9. June 27, 2016 / 7:38 AM

    This nautical style is so cute! I also love how it is versatile! You can easily wear the dress anywhere! Plus, it is super chic!


  10. June 27, 2016 / 7:50 AM

    Love that shade of navy on you Vanessa ! these photos are amazing especially the one of you and Kingston!
    Have a great start to your week !

  11. June 27, 2016 / 9:30 AM

    Maravillosa con el estilo náutico. Un vestido divino, el reloj es precioso. Feliz lunes. Besos

  12. June 27, 2016 / 10:22 AM

    So gorgeous, Vanessa! This might be my all-time favorite post of yours! Loving the nautical feel with the cute navy dress and panama hat. Stunning pictures too! Looks like it was a beautiful weekend. Have a great start to the week!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  13. Tamara
    June 27, 2016 / 10:33 AM

    Nautical inspired outfits are my faves! This is a great look on you!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  14. June 27, 2016 / 11:24 AM

    Such a beautiful dress and it looks like the weather was perfect to be waterside this weekend! I’m trying to get as much beach time in as possible this summer! xx

    Audrey Adair-Keene | http://www.happilyaudrey.com

  15. Amy Arnold
    June 27, 2016 / 11:52 AM

    Love this outfit! Definitely has a nautical feel without being over the top. You look great! I just love DW watches.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  16. June 27, 2016 / 12:12 PM

    DEar V., sun protective dress, this is amazing! I loved your dress, such a sweet cut and color! You look so beautiful! And your watch is also great! So good to stroll with your family and your son is such a lovely boy, waiting for the pictures! I am eager to read your other posts showing Chicago! Hope you have a lovely week!

  17. June 27, 2016 / 12:35 PM

    This is so pretty, Vanessa! I love how comfortable you look while still being very stylish and the hat is just the perfect touch. Hope you are having a great Monday!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  18. June 27, 2016 / 3:09 PM

    This is such a lovely and perfect look to wear for a day spent on the water, you look incredibly chic and comfortable, too! I love that the dress has an SPF, which is very unique in its concept. I’m also loving your accessories, as always! I look forward to reading about your favorite spots in town, I’ve never been to Chicago before! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!



  19. June 27, 2016 / 3:15 PM

    Great look and beautiful pictures 🙂
    xx Walli and Kathi || ww.everonestarling.com

  20. June 27, 2016 / 9:02 PM

    I love this look! You look so beautiful! I love the dress. 🙂

  21. June 27, 2016 / 9:13 PM

    The epitome of chic and casual! Love this look! The waterfront looks gorgeous. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your fave Chicago spots. Hope you had a great weekend Vanessa!


  22. June 27, 2016 / 10:52 PM

    Now that’s what i’m talking about , a dress with an SPF . I love it when designers break boundaries in fashion and style , the blue colour is very appealing . You son is quite adorable and i understand that some kids get restless under the sun doing adult stuff,he’s got mummy’s back !. You look amazing dear .


  23. June 28, 2016 / 7:42 AM

    You are the picture of Summer perfection in this nautical look !!!

    Come join this GIVEAWAY I am hosting at the blog this week for yoga/activewear brand AIRABELLA ACTIVE – Happy Tuesday!


  24. June 28, 2016 / 8:26 AM

    This really is such the perfect nautical look! I love the gorgeous color of this shirt dress…so lovely on a bright and sunny day! Kingston is absolutely adorable, what a little trooper!

  25. June 28, 2016 / 11:41 AM

    You literally look great in everything, but I have to say, I think nautical looks are your best ones!

    Sara Kate Styling

  26. June 28, 2016 / 4:19 PM

    Love this look and you look stunning


  27. June 28, 2016 / 8:26 PM

    OMG I love this look! You look amazing in this navy dress and you paired the accessories well! Love!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

  28. July 4, 2016 / 2:30 AM

    I f there’s one current star Hilfiger is getting inspiration from, it’s a certain member of the British royal family who’s been spotted adding nautical features to her couture. “Kate Middleton pulls off this look effortlessly and makes it work because she only wears one nautical themed piece and then pairs it with basic accessories,” she says.

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