nice + nautical.

Happy July, friends! I hope you all had a marvelous weekend! I'm writing this post from 34,000 feet before I fall fast asleep on my redeye back to the east coast. My girls' weekend in sunny southern California was just what I needed before the start of another work week, even if it's a short one.

As promised, I have the second set of photos from my shoot with the fabulous Kate Headley to share today. {If you missed the first round of photos, click here.} My hair got a little wild, but time on the water does that to me. Let's be honest: doing "outfit posts" in the future will be tough because they'll never turn out quite like these! sigh. Without further ado, here I am in all my nautical glory...








from the shoot: J. Crew Maritime Striped Dress + Sperry Metallic Top-Siders + L.L.Bean Tote
{The monogram necklace belonged to my grandmother--and the sunglasses and scarf belong to Kate!}

I'm giddy with excitement for this week because it contains one of my favorite holidays--the 4th of July. Though {cv} and I will be laying low this year, I can't complain because we've been on the go lately. I just need some fireworks and I'll be all set. I may even wear this outfit to sport my stripes! 

Off to sleep I go...many thanks {yet again} to Kate Headley for making me look way more put together than I really am. Enjoy your Monday--see you tomorrow!

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! You look so beautiful in these photos, {av}. Totally in love with the dress!
    xoxo
    CoverGirl + Converse

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  2. You look stunning! You're also making me regret not trying on that dress when I was at J.Crew yesterday!

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  3. Seriously gorgeous, A! The one of you with the scarf on your hair is a beauty!

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  4. You look beautiful! And I am in love with your dress. You better wear it for the fourth - it's perfect!

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  5. Cutest dress ever and beautiful pictures!

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  6. Love your pictures! Enjoy the 4th!
    XOXO,
    Leigh

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  7. You look STUNNING! Wonderful pictures, and super cute dress! I recently did a nautical outfit post too! :)
    xx,
    E

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  8. Relaxed... poised... chic... totally rocking these pix, Alison! Love them... Have a wonderful week!

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  9. LOVE this dress. these photos are so cute and you look absolutely gorgeous. hope you had a lovely weekend on the west coast :) xx

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  10. love everything about these. And that dress?! It's so you!

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  11. you are beautiful! hope you see this face very soon. bristol date next week? let's do it!

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  12. I love the head scarf, you look adorable!

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  13. cutest. dress. ever.

    also, love the head scarf - you are precious!

    - lauren

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  14. you are so cute that i want to pin you!

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  15. love that dress! i wish my hair looked like that when it does wild!

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  16. What gorgeous photos, and yay for the outfit post! That dress is too cute too, I love the anchor!

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  17. You are so adorable! Love the dress. :)

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  18. That dress is gorgeous!! She's a talented picture... you should frame every single one of these! :)

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  19. That's such a fun dress! Your photoshoot turned out great! Glad you had a great Cali trip.

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  20. These pics are gorgeous AV, you look adorable, love them!!

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  21. You're making me want to get my own photo session. You look so pretty!

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  22. In serious lust over that dress. You look absolutely darling as usual!

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  23. What a beautiful photo session! She captured you just perfectly. Have a happy fourth!

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  24. I bought this dress too! And I didn't even get to wear it this week! I was planning on it for the Fourth, but it was far too warm and then the skies opened up. Not what I had in mind for its debut.

    ~L

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