To The Sea

Just north of San Francisco is Point Reyes National Seashore. From its thunderous waves crashing against the shore to the towering rocky cliffs, Point Reyes is home to over 1000 native plant and animal species. One of my favorite places to visit in the expansive park are the tide pools located just outside of the shorebird research station. Especially when the tide is low, the pools are a rich habitat to crabs, fish and sea urchins nestled among craggy rocks. Matty and I hiked down to the shore and explored the coast in search of aquatic life and sea shells. We found quite an impressive array of sea creatures and even some starfish!

This red and blue stripped nautical dress is one of my most beloved purchases from Etsy. Its length and adorable red pockets make me feel like a sailor aboard a fancy ship. I must admit that I actually did not wear this dress on the 2 mile hike down to the ocean. I did, however, wear the outfit to dinner after our sea excursion for some oysters and calamari. I just couldn't pass up an opportunity to wear the outfit on the ocean's shore.

Dress: Etsy, via Horsetails Vintage
Shoes: Vintage
Hat: Thrifted (thanks Annalise for giving it to me)
Purse: 1970's Vintage
Listening to: Crystal/Fleetwood Mac


Z--- :

great dress and pictures!xxx

LC :

I absolutely love that dress!

stuph :

cute! love that dress.

Steffys Pros and Cons :

all of your locations are so gorgeous! i love that hat i have been on the search for some awesome ones like it!

<3 steffy
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Sick by Trend :

wow! very very beautiful dress and pictures1 :) thanks for sharing!


Afaf et Marwa. :

Your dress is breath taking !

Amelia :

ohh love those last two panoramics. gorgeous :)

hattitude :

that hat is GREAT!

keep the photos coming your locations in them are amazing. whole lot better then my apartment! it's still too cold in Toronto to venture outside to take posts!

talk soon wild child
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Jenni Wells :

These photos are a dream! You look lovely, as always. Your dress is amazine and fits you wonderfully. A perfect etsy find indeed.

LikeSpinningPlates :

That dress is out of control! Such a prefect nautical dress for this trip. Cute photos. It sounds so cool there!

Beatrice :

great photos!! your dress is so cute and perfect for the sea side! you fit right into the scenery ^,^

Santina :

First it was the kitty printed skirt, and now this amazing nautical dress...I am having serious closet envy. Love, love, love that dress!

29 Skirts :

That dress is flippin' AWESOME. And these photos really make me want to visit the Bay Area again.

Star-Light :

awesome dress!

The Suburb Experiment :

Great dress and I love the matching shoes!


gee :

favorite outfit so far.<3
(i am sure i will be saying this a lot though!)

i really love this dress. i do not know if it is the colors or if it is the details on it that i love more.
whatever it is such a great find. have starfish in your photos.
nuff' said. ;)

Stef / Diversions :

So cute! Love the stripes and pockets. Adorable all around :)

Melissa :

I love that dress! You're so lucky to live next to such a wonderful hiking spot.

Lydia :

Ok, that's it, you officially have the best photo locations ever.

Rachel :

Beautiful dress, and such a great location! It's so cool to see a nautical dress that's a little out of the norm. :D

Annebeth :

you both look stunning!!!! I am in love with your dress and the way you styled it, I need to tumble it :D

Megan Hattie :

gorgeous dress, I love the way the colors blend! Good luck keeping those shoes clean at the beach though, haha.

--Megan//The Martian Tide

elanor, :

point reyes is definitely beautiful. :) i haven't been in a while!

your dress is perfect for the event. and i love the bright pop of red shoes. lovely!


Gertrude :

The dress is so cute! And wow I have never seen a starfish that big! xo

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage :

What amazing photos, that starfish made me smile! Your outfit is so sweet!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Emma :

Seriously love this outfit! Your dress is so cute! Love the straw bag too, can't wait to get more of these for the summer!

Emma xx

Vintage Rules :

Omg, love your blog hun. Following you.

Meghan :

aw this is so cute! I love the bright purple against the seaside.

Funny that you will be going to the Blue Lagoon while in Santa Cruz, my friends and I often go there on Thursday nights for 80's night!

I will definitely try to find you! Email me your phone numer and I'll return,


GretchTM :

I love the colors of this dress. Great photos!

strawberry moth :

such a dream post! a perfect vintage sailor dress for a seaside adventure!

xo, Strawberry Moth

islabell :

your going to Santa Cruise and you went to Point busy bee. Gota soak in as much of beautiful california as you can before you depart!

That dress is the cutest darn thing i love the pockets....and your photographs are just stunning. I really like the last collage, the two skinny ones, they complement each other so well.

El Rio was amazing as usual....2 doller grey hounds. holla!

I'm so sleepy from riding around in the sun all day, i gota drag my ass to work now. boo!

Have fun in Santa Cruis lady.


The Thriftaholic (Leilani) :

Starfish! It looks like they're hugging in one of the pictures. How I miss the seashore... tidal pools are especially amazing for exploring.

The colour combo of your dress is amazing, I am also digging your vintage shoes.

LyddieGal :

your accessories here are perfect! love those bright shoes!

Chic on the Cheap

Noelle :

Love everything about this. You and Matty look so cute my the seashore.

Nicole✗✗ :

AHH I love this dress! SOOO Cute! Lovely pics!

Rebeccak :

Just stunning! I love the stripey red and blue - is seems to almost buzz with energy!

Penny :

waouh!what a great scenery you have there!you are so lucky :)
ps)and amazing shoes!

Michal :

My goodness, the CA coast is so incredible. That dress is so super wicked amazing. What an awesome etsy find. Gosh I love it! & you're listening to Fleetwood Mac! Too many wonderful things in one post.

KellyAnn :

lol when i first started reading, i thought - wow she is super dedicated going to the tidepools in tights and fancy sandals. \
beautiful location!
I love the dress and the shoes pop perfectly! adorable!

Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy) :

I want a hat like this! Its so lovely...kind of reminds me of madeline.

islabell :

yes! lets hangout.

I had a fall on my bike so alas i dont think i'll be able to make the flea market. Walking is pretty painful. :(

Next week sounds good to me. Maybe Tuesday?

I wish it were spring break forever.


islabell :

p.s. i awarded you girls a wee stylish blogger award.

amanda :

what an amazing location!!! so pretty! and the dress is perfect :)