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Navigating Nautically

Wow, did summer go by fast or what? I feel like I was just saying how excited I was for summer to start and now we are coming up on Labor Day weekend! Say what?! Summer went way too quickly for me. I realized over the weekend that I hadn't spent one day at the beach. Typically, you can't get me away from the beach during the summer, but its been so busy and filled with so many events to attend, I haven't spent anytime at the beach!

To me, no summer is complete without endless days spent beachside. I love being near the water. Since I was a kid, I've always had an infatuation for the water. I was lucky enough to grow up near one of the largest lakes and spent most my childhood summers jetskiing around the surrounding bays / lakes. Growing older, I feel like my love for the water has only increased. Hence why Chris and I got nautical-style tattoos together and our house is mainly decorated with nautical decor.

Since summer is nearing the end of its course, I knew we had to spend a little time at the beach. So, Sunday morning I woke Chris early in the am and dragged his butt down to the Lake and Bay outlet. I find this area to be so serene. I love hearing the noises from the boats speeding by us, while the waves crash up against the rocks and the scent of the moist air. We just sat around watching the watercraft's pass us by while we had light conversation about our summer. For the short time we were allotted, I felt at ease knowing that Labor day weekend is just a few days away and feel complete to say this summer was great and am now ready for Fall!



Sweater / Shorts / Sunglasses / Shoes

Sticking with the nautical theme, my outfit is brought to you by the inspiration of the morning. This is one of the best sweaters. Its so comfortable and easy to wear all year round. The navy blue is dark enough that you could easily stick a button-up underneath for the fall or throw on a vest over the sweater for the chillier days. I styled this adorable little number with these high-waisted paper bag effect shorts. Though I don't wear shorts too often, these bad boys are so comfortable! The perfect pair of shorts to slip on before running out the door on a hot summer day. And of course, the fringe sandals had to make an appearance before summers-end. I love how fun these sandals are, they work perfectly with a maxi dress for a summer wedding or a pair of slacks for the office. The best part about these is the color, they are more of a camel so they can easily be transitioned into the fall before its too cold.

Since Labor day is this coming weekend, I think we are planning to spend one of the days lounging on the beach again and possibly going for a hike before we do a nice picnic. Stay tuned on my Insta-stories to see what we really do! What are your Labor Day weekend plans?

Enjoy the last little bit of summer, my friends!



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