One of the things that I am going to miss most about San Francisco is the ocean. There is nothing better than laying on the beach and listening to the sound of the waves. Although the water is often too cold to swim, I enjoy watching beach-goers and the passing sailboats on the horizon. Much of my fashion and design inspiration comes from the seaside. To me, there is something timeless about nautical-inspired clothing that I return to during the warmer months.
I have amassed quite a collection of seaside dresses and shirts, many of which I will leave behind when I travel to Ann Arbor this summer. Each piece is a treasured find, and this 1950s blouse is one of my favorites. The fit, the pattern, the color scheme- what's not to love? I paired it with an altered white pleated skirt and red sandals to complete the look. I was holding out until Fourth of July to wear this, but I found the perfect dress for the upcoming holiday!

Shirt: Vintage
Skirt: Thrifted, Altered
Sandals: Vintage
Belt: Thrifted
Purse: Vintage, via Alameda Flea Market
Listening to: Dock of the Bay/ Otis Redding


The Daily Fashionista :

What a beautiful look for a day by the beach! I especially love the cute red shoes! I hope your trip to Ann Arbor goes well:)

KZ :

Gorgeous outfit, I'm loving pleated skirts right now. You're completely right about nautical looks being timeless. The colours are so classic.

MarieStella :

i love everything about your outfit!! gorgeous top and skirt and i love your shoes and bag!!

Rachel :

The details on the blouse are really pretty, especially the collar! The pleated skirt is fantastic as well. :D

Maria E. :

This has got to be my favorite outfit that I've seen here on Hummingbird Girls. It's lovely! :) The gorgeous blouse, the floaty pleated skirt, the shoes, the darling's just perfect. And I love photos by the sea, and all things nautical.

I hope your summer trip goes well! :)

Maria Elyse
First Impressions
Flying Ships Vintage

So Yeah So :

Lovely! I love everything about this outfit.
I saw an anchor print romper from the 50s at a vintage store this weekend and wanted it so badly, but I refrained. I've already broken my shopping ban enough.

Short Sister Style :

The 1950s blouse is beautiful and you pull it off so well! I have always been a fan for dark blue, red and white together. So I LOVE your outfit!


Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys :

Looking gorgeous as always, from your blouse, to your sandals to your perfect bag!

Steffys Pros and Cons :

i love this outfit, it fits the location perfectly! the skirt is so cute :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Wyetha :

How adorable + and it goes perfect with your scenery.


Gal Meets Glam :

I am obsessing over this outfit! your skirt is lovely


Lydia :

I love those little red shoes!

Llara is the Little Scribbler :

Actual perfect tunage to go with that outfit/scene! I love this whole outfit - the skirt, the shirt, the shoes, the bag - it's just perfection. Bravo!

Kitsune-kun :

Thanks! it was such a fun trip and so much to see! being by the coast was lovely, LOVE these seaside pics!

SoFashionistica :

The pictures are amazing and that outfit is awesome! I like the shirt, it definitely would have been perfect for the 4th of July! Good luck on your trip!

gee :

I am at my parents for the next two weeks and they do not have internet so I am using my flippin blackberry to look at this amazing post..haha..but you look beatiful. This might be my favorite outfit yet, til you come up with another amazing outfit. I have always loved navy and red together.!! Also, can I have your purse!?! ;P jk..have a wonderful week Jenny.

Sarah Swell Jewelry :

Man oh man, I love the ocean! And, my darling you are in perfect seaside attire. Simply wonderful!

Anything but Bland :

just stunning! love it! I follow you now :)

have a lovely one!

love, polly :)

Rebecca :

I am always a fan of a nautical theme. Lovely outfit and perfect location for it too.

Punky :

Im hosting a Clothing Swap this month with I would love for you guys could come.

Megan Hattie :

What lovely surroundings! And I adore your skirt, so into pleats these days!

--Megan//The Martian Tide

Carlinn :

Stunning outfit!

Vanessa, Take only Memories :

What lovely photos! And your skirt is so cute!

Amber Blue Bird :

Having the ocean so close by must be awesome. Its also makes quite the lovely backdrop for the stellar outfit. I need that skirt in my life!

Kaya Joanna :

thanks you hun! Your blouse and skirt are gorgeous. Love the nautical feel

Dale :

Your nautical outfit is SO cute. I really like it and you look so pretty in the location and the pleated skirt is so in style right now. Great post.

Just found your blog, following now

I have a fashion blog here in SF too.

wardrobeexperience :

oh, i tried to get my hands on a skirt like this on ebay. but i didn't won the auction. you styled it so awesome! love this look.

Jenni :

So cute! I love anything sailoresque. The skirt's super cute. :D

SoapyMermaid :

very pretty outfit and lovely sea side photos. It is right that the sea (or the ocean) has a very special presence. I used to live by the sea as well and since it is no longer the case I miss it a lot.

Jo :

That is such an impressive boardwalk - it is so long! I love your outfit!


Teresa M. Cuevas :

aaahhh!!! this is such a cute/pretty/awesome blog! i'm in LOVE with Vintage & this skirt is just fabulous + u are so gorgeous :)

i'm definetily following now!!

would u follow back?

ps. thank you for your lovely comment<3

Pink Penguin (Elyse) :

I think this is one of my favourite outfit posts ever! Love the skirt, the red heels, and the ocean background is perfect! <3 xxx

Em :

Great nautical look--as always, especially love the bag.

Kellie W. :

That blouse is adorable! This is a perfect summertime beach outfit!

laura :

I love this whole look:) The pleated skirt gives off a romantic vibe, especially with those beautiful shoes :) and I am in love with that bag!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

amber :

this is such a lovely location!! and your skirt is fabulous :)

arnique :

I love nautical and the print is fantastic. Inspiration outfit hands down!

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

Courtney :

i miss sf :( these photos are really beautiful.
and i love the red shoes.

Kelly :

Love, love, love this outfit ...

April's Attic :

ok i'm in LOVE with your outfit, and you couldn't have chosen a more perfect setting to match it. i need to get myself a pleated skirt!

Nnenna :

I love your nautical outfit, especially the pleated skirt! The seaside looks so beautiful in your pictures :)

star-crossed smile

islabell :

Holy shit. I missed two of my favorite outfits. You look bom dot com lady.I love that skirt in this one....the whole thing is put together so beautifully. Internet is little to none here kind of refreshing. Miss u

Bad Joan :

Fantastic outfit and images! Love the bag, such a great piece!

Meghan :

you look so great, and I adore the photos! I need to buck up and take some photos on one of the s.c. wharves...

Pieter :

Lovely skirt + bag! x

Pearl D'souza :

Thanks for your lovely comment!! Love your blog :)


great outfit! it looks good on you :)
mind to follow each other? :)


Annebeth :

this entire outfit is perfection! the colors, the print, the shoes, aaah lovely! and that last pic of you is simply stunning :-) can't wait to see your 4th of july outfit! :D

the nyanzi report :

absolutely beautiful!

Milda :

love the nautical look and photos <3

JennaStevie :

I love this nautical look! That blouse is so pretty, what a great print. And the pleated skirt is so perfect. This is definitely a grea look for a day at the beach. I wish I lived near the ocean, closest beach is a 16 hour drive!

Marisa Noelle :

Oh my gosh, these photos are breathtaking and really make me want to run to the beach. How darling is your outfit. The pleats on your skirt are lovely and that top is too pretty for words!! I'm such a sucker for anything nautical:)

Pretty Things :

what fabulous photo's - look like such a picturesque place. you look gorgeous as always - adorable outfit, love that bag


Jamie Rose :

Oh I love this outfit! Anything nautical makes me extremely happy - especially in the summer. Your white pleated skirt looks so pretty with that nautical-inspired top. A perfect summer outfit!

Lara Boffa :

wowww what an effortless look :) you look gorgeous! You just earned yourself a new :p xoxo

The Attic People :

I have a soft spot for anything nautical! Your 50s blouse is amazing. Perfect scenery too :)

caycelayne :

you look gorgeous! that shirt is amazing and you paired it perfectly with that skirt. love it!
and now i have otis redding stuck in my head..but that's never a bad thing! :)

Cheray Natalie... :

I'm loving everything about your outfit! It's just so perfect!
Goodluck with your trip to Ann Arbor
Cheray x