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My family is the nautical type. As a result,we would spend summers sailing in the San Juan Islands, cruising out to Catalina Island, or doing a day cruise off the coast of San Diego. My mom would be wearing her navy and white striped shirt, cooking up a gourmet lunch in the galley, and my dad would be rocking his Sperry Top-Siders navigating at the helm.JCrew maxi dress, JCrew dress, tassel necklace, JCrew tassel necklace, cork clutch, Stella and Dot clutch, Pilcro Denim jean jacket, jean jacket, Anthropologie jean jacket, JCrew Jill aviators, JCrew sunglasses, Havaina flip flops, Apple Watch sport, Apple Watch
The white sails would be blowing in the wind while the beautiful sky blue water lapped against the side of the boat. In light of this, I often found myself in a state of peace and complete relaxation in this setting, which is why I think I gravitate towards nautical stripes. They remind me of being on the boat with my family, which brings a smile to my face and a warm fuzzy feeling to my heart.

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JCrew striped maxi dress

Of course, the moment I spotted this JCrew nautical-striped dress on a friend, I knew I had to have it. The nautical stripes reminded me of the times on the sailboat with my family. The stripes are thin and ultra flattering. There are darts at the front, which really help to shape the waist. My friend is shorter than me and the dress is the ideal maxi-length for her. On me, the dress skims right at the ankle. I like this because I can pair it with flats, lace-up sandals, or flip-flops for a casual beachy look.

This tassel necklace has been on repeat and adds the perfect pop of color to a navy-white combo. These JCrew Jill Aviators? I am OBSESSED! I have been looking for a pair of aviators for years, but with my round face, it is hard to find a pair that fit. The color of these sunnies is perfect and the smaller size of the lenses complements my face shape. Likewise, does a certain outfit or color remind you of a family memory? Do you covet any of these items as much as I do? Let me know by commenting below and remember to click the links below to shop this outfit!

xo,
H

photography by Garrett Zuleger

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Verity
    June 17, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Loving that long sleeve maxi so cute with a jean jacket and perfectly paired with that long line necklace!

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      Heather Zuleger
      June 18, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Thanks, love! I am super excited about all the possibilities for summer outfits right now and this dress is perfect for cooler, foggy evenings by the beach!

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    Ciara
    June 17, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Head to toe perfection! I’m a huge nautical style gal!

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    Meg Tang
    June 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Love the pop of orange in the necklace. Also beautiful maxi!

    xo Meg
    http://www.megstango.com

    • Reply
      Heather Zuleger
      June 18, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Thanks Meg! I am all about the orange and navy combo right now!

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    Nicole Leffew
    June 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    What a gorgeous dress! Love the stripes! Your family sounds so sweet! I love that you added the tassel necklace too. Xo

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    Tiffani at Breton Bay
    June 19, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I have this dress and am OBSESSED!!! It’s timeless and so J.Crew-chic!! I used turquoise as a pop of color but I am LOVING your orange…will have a to try that next time. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

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    Annie
    June 21, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I also have a hard time with aviators because of my round face! I will need to check these out. 🙂 This dress is also so lovely on you!! xo Annie
    http://thelovelygirl.co

    • Reply
      Heather Zuleger
      June 22, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      It’s one of those things where I kept wanting a pair, but I always ended up looking like a 1970’s man, haha! So glad to have found these ones that look a little more feminine and flattering! Thanks for reading Annie and let me know if you snag these sunnies! xo

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