By the Marina


Lake Michigan is my happy place. Every summer my family and I visit the beach to relax and unwind. I don’t know what it is but being by the water always relaxes my body and soul.


I’m wearing

TOP c/o | PANTS c/o | HAT


“Enjoying time at sea is an amazing experience that brings excitement and a special connection to nature’s most abundant resource, namely water.”



I picked my husband up from work and we decided to stop by the marina to take some pictures (I’m trying to shoot more during the week so I’ll have the weekends off!) and to relax. Both of my boys love the water, i.e. beach as much as I do. Jaxson loves to play with the sand and Kingston loves to collect sea shells. It’s always fun when we go. The North Shore has quite beautiful beaches not too far from where we live now. Something I’m truly grateful for + I purchased this Marina look over the weekend at Ann Taylor which I was super excited to finally wear! It’s probably one of my favorite looks.  Nautical fashion, blue and truly fresh, with a hint of sea salt screams S.U.M.M.E.R! I’m wearing a fun nautical tank top which I have paired with white pants (both available at Ann Taylor).

You see, marine chic is not only possible, it is a must this season. It’s easily achievable too, just get the right gear of Breton stripes and you are marina ready!
As always, thanks much for reading & have a great week!

I’m wearing

TOP c/o | PANTS c/o | HAT



  1. Cora
    May 16, 2018 / 1:29 AM

    Love your outfit, it’s fit for summer…

  2. May 16, 2018 / 9:58 AM

    You are so beautiful V! This look is adorable and so perfect for summer, I love being by the water too! Xx

  3. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    May 16, 2018 / 12:05 PM

    I love the beach too! Aren’t the Great Lakes wonderful!! I’ve been in all 5 of them! I love this outfit on you! You look beautiful!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  4. May 17, 2018 / 12:43 AM

    Something about Lake Michigan makes it so serene! You truly look happy in these photos and I am loving this Ann Taylor outfit! Gorgeous as always@

  5. May 17, 2018 / 9:53 AM

    I am LOVING this nautical look babe and the beach looks so inviting 🙂 xx

  6. May 17, 2018 / 12:22 PM

    You definitely like Ann Taylor girl! You look so beautiful. I wish I could do any photos during the week and have at least one weekend off but not with Monday to Friday job. By the time I get home from the office is 8pm and a bit too dark for any photography so I have to work all weekends on my blog instead. Still it’s fun and great hobby 💞💖😘💝

  7. May 17, 2018 / 6:08 PM

    Beautiful photos and such a great striped top, perfect for time by the sea! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a great week, almost the weekend! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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