Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Morning Daydreams

nautical dresses
I'm pretty sure I could rotate just these three dresses on a continual basis all summer long and be completely content.  Pretty cuts in vintage-meets-sailor styles?  I'm in.  Today might just be a shop ModClothday.  (FYI, all three of these incredibly cute dresses can be found there). 

nautical typography
I think I have an actual crush on this hand-lettered typography print by artist Jon Contino.  I want to hang it on my wall and gaze at it 500 times a day.

McCall's Magazine 1957
I'm not sure what I like best about this spread from a 1957 edition of McCall's Magazine - the fact that it's vintage vintage (a fashion spread from the '50s looking to the '30s for inspiration), or those adorable rompers (second from right in both images).    

vintage boathouse
Maybe I'm a little biased, but I happen to think that my fiance is one talented photographer.  I absolutely adore this picture that he snapped last fall with a vintage medium format camera.  The boathouse was built in 1907, and I love how the eerie lighting perfectly captured the energy of the building.

nautical necklace
This laser-cut wood "Ahoy" necklace from Nevertheless is officially on my summer wish list. I mean, look at that rope detailing on the letters, and the tiny anchor above the "y."  Want. 

anchor tattoos
Admittedly, I have all kinds of mushy romantic stuff on the brain these days, which I think just comes naturally when you're planning a weddingBut how can anyone deny the awesomeness of these matching anchor tattoos?  I kind of want to copy them.  (source)  

The nautical trend has been going strong for a couple of years now, but this morning my daydreams are especially filled with thoughts of setting sail and drifting off on sea-breezy summertime waves.  (Or just lounging by the seashore with fresh fruit and plenty of pina coladas).

nautical stars

(Pssst!  You can check out past editions of Saturday Morning Daydreams right here.) 

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  1. The middle dress is my fave. Love it!

    My family has been planning for a couple of years for all of us to get anchor tattoos together. Now, to just round us all up to do it!

    Have a great weekend, Melissa!

  2. I say it every week, I LOVE Saturday Morning Daydreams!! :-)

    That Mccall magazine spread is to die for. Love the boat house photo and Modcloth dresses too!! This post inspires me to dress nautical themed today. :-)


  3. Love that middle dress and the McCall's ad and the Boathouse photo!

  4. Great nautical theme! I love the wood Ahoy necklace!

  5. those tattoos are so sweet! I too like the boathouse image...and I know how it is, I think my Mister is a pretty darned good photog too♥♥

  6. i am honestly not a big nautical fan, but i really enjoy all of your picks. i also think those tattoos are damn adorbale :)


  7. Oh my!! Cuteness overload in this blog... the dresses got me though.. i keep going back to look at them. Especially the first one.. thanks for sharing!!

  8. love the nautical theme! your post has definatley inspired some ideas....

  9. Love, love, love nautical!!! My favourite there is the Ahoy necklace.


  10. Loving the nautical theme at the moment, anchors are totally rad :)

  11. This is a beautiful, beautiful blog! I love the first dress on the left and that typography kills me too!

  12. What a fun post! The dresses are lovely, and I too kind of adore the idea of matching tattoos (though my better half would NEVER be up for it, lol).

  13. Love the nautical theme!
    And I really want that necklace


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