Nautical Picks: Handbags & Playsuits, Stripes & Bows

Michael Kors Spring 2014 Campaign Nautical

I may be jumping the gun here but I just had to share some nautical trends I found that I’m dying to wear once the weather warms.

I have a big obsession with nautical styles – from striped dresses to handbags and accessories. I love it all!

This spring I can’t wait to wear this blue and white stripe cropped playsuit I recently bought.

two piece Stripe cropped nautical playsuit

Nautical Cropped Playsuit (Buy here)

The quality is actually surprisingly good for the price. I was a little skeptical a first but for $11 I figured why not try. The photos of the playsuit is what you’re actually getting so there weren’t any surprises when my package arrived. I’m petite, usually an XXS – XS in tops and 00p in bottoms (and a D cup) and this fits me pretty well both top and bottom.

I am pretty happy with my purchase. For $11, this was such a great find!

 

My next great find? It’s this blue and White striped maxi dress.

Blue and White Striped Chiffon Long Maxi Dress

Blue & White Chiffon Maxi Dress (Buy here)

This dress has a side slit which wasn’t really made obvious from the photos. Also, I took a gamble here too because I’ve seen lesser quality ones that go for $10 or less and I thought for sure this was probably the same quality but at a higher price.

Also, the length for this dress is about 53 inches. So if you’re petite and looking to pair this up with heels, this would be a great length for you.

 

I’ve also been on the hunt for a cute, striped mesh dress since that seems to be in style this season.

Blue Striped Mesh Flare Half-Sleeve Dress (Also in white) (Buy here)

I am incredibly happy with this purchase. The online pictures are exactly what you get. I ordered the Blue as blue tends to look better with my hair color, but the dress also comes in White.

Dress is made of a thick material  with a sturdy back zip, and is full lined. Also comes with the matching belt. The bottom half of the dress is a bit fluffy but not so much so that you look like you’re wearing a tutu.

All in all, I think this dress is such a good find! And it’s only $28! Be sure to double check the size chart as these dresses are generally made using Asian size measurements (perfect for me!).

 

As for some accessories, I’ve found a couple of handbags. Although my all time favorite is the Michael Kors Mono Stripe Hamilton Tote. You may still find a few selling on Ebay.

Michael Kors Spring 2014 Campaign Nautical

But, I did find some great alternatives.

Left to right:
Michael Kors Marina Striped Large Canvas Grap Tote (Buy here)
Kate Spade New York Reid Street Large Tote (Buy here)

I personally would check out your nearest TJMaxx to see if you can find the same Michael Kors Marina tote. Last time I stopped by at a TJ’s, I saw a few of those on sale for less than $150.

 

Finally, who doesn’t love jewelry? Ever since I laid my eyes on this La Mer Ocean Blue Nautical watch, I just had to have it! I am super psyched to wear this in the spring time!

La Mer Ocean Blue Nautical Leather Watch

Unfortunately, I don’t think La Mer makes this style and color anymore, however I did find a much cuter version that I think you will appreciate.

La Mer Collection Blue and White Nautical Watch

La Mer Collections Portofina Gold Charm Blue & White Nautical Wrap Watch (Buy here)

This watch is a little pricey (usually La Mer watches go for $100+), but they are so well made. Great quality leather and 14k gold plated if you buy the gold charm version.

 

Are you a nautical style lover? And are you as excited as I am to sport these trends? If you have some nautical trends you’d like to share, I’d love to see them! I’m always on the lookout for more styles!

Happy Shopping!

Cheers ~
Christine from Bynmix

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