Saturday, May 24, 2014

An Old Salt

navy blue and red striped sweater, powder blue midi skirt

The bottoms of my shoes are very picturesque, no? (Kidding.) I selected my bulkiest, most boat-shaped pair, because I feel nautical today. It's the result of wearing sailor stripes (sort of) and sharing a color scheme with Popeye. I can't run off to sea, so I settled for riding patio furniture--as opposed to standing unsteadily on the deck of a plucky vessel, plunging through the Pacific Ocean's tumultuous waves. I'm not tryna get scurvy, is what I'm saying. I would rather cherish a sense of small adventure, and watch Pirates of the Caribbean while munching on hardtack.

Part of fashion's appeal is the way an outfit can spark my imagination, triggering a myriad of associations and letting me moonlight in another existence. I'll never be a pirate wench on the high seas, but some horizontal lines and two primary colors are all it takes to catapult me into a swashbuckling fantasy. My rum-swigging stay on a rugged ship may be brief and immaterial, but that's enough to liven things up. Now, where's my parrot?

navy blue and red striped sweater, powder blue midi skirt

Seriously, where's Polly?

lounging in a garden deck chair

In the picture above, I was pretending to be on a yacht.

loose sweater, navy blue and red stripes of alternating widths

14 comments :

  1. Oooh, your teak chairs have weathered so nicely. They have such a beautiful patina on them. Feeling nautical is fun, though I steer clear of the hardtack. None for me thanks.

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    1. I'll tell the chairs that you said so! And give your hardtack to some ducks =P

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  2. Love this look! :-D Nautical themes are some of my favoruties in fashion (except for kids' sailor suits perhaps). The lipstick is also total win!

    One of my favourite memories is crashing through a stormy night on the Pacific Ocean, on the deck of a plucky boat, fighting with the sails and watching plankton phosphoresce a glittering green on each spray of water that came over us. :-)

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    1. Thank you! That sounds like a very grand night--although a little scary too.

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  3. The commentary today was especially fun. Since the patio is now a yacht, I suppose it's going to get a name. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Dad! Yes, we'll have to brainstorm =P

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  4. I love any nautical-inspired outfits in the summer! Your striped top is great and these pictures look so nice and summery.

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    1. Thank you! I'm really getting into summer right now, it's lovely~

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  5. You look very nautical! I dig it.

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  6. "I'll never be a pirate wench on the high seas, but some horizontal lines and two primary colors are all it takes to catapult me into a swashbuckling fantasy." - Beautifully written, and made me laugh. Lovely photos as well!

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  7. Ahhh, I love the idea of letting outfits fill your imagination and liven up your day! I love your writing in this, very entertaining!

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    1. Thank you! I hope style is just as fun for you ~

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