striped sailor dress

While visiting Austin last weekend, I made a stop at one of my favorite seafood spots… Perla’s! It was a gorgeous, balmy evening, and the precious sea-inspired striped motif made a picturesque setting for my new favorite little striped dress.

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When it comes to stocking up for summer adventures, I’m a firm believer in a nautical, striped dress being at the top of your list! Navy and white stripes will always be a classic look, and there’s something about sporting them in an ultra-feminine silhouette that is flirty, refreshing and fun.

There’s so much to love about this Lovers + Friends style in-particular! Take a look at the darling tie detailing on the back… I love that it provides a slim, summery cutout without looking overly-showy. Can’t you picture this by the beach, Jack Rogers in hand?

For an evening on land, navy bow wedges by Kate Spade and my favorite straw clutch rounded out the ensemble beautifully. Now I’m itching to pack this up and head to somewhere coastal!

Love from Texas,


Photography by Sissy Martin

P.S. I’ve rounded up a few other darling striped dresses below!

P.P.S. Not only is today the first day of May… it’s also my move-in day! YIPPEE! I am SO excited. Now, granted… I don’t have anything to move in at this point other than a mattress, desk, keurig and a boat load of shoes…. but I can’t WAIT to start getting things settled. Let the decorating process begin!

Join in on the fun!


  1. Brooke said:

    This dress is gorgeous on you, and I love those bow wedges! Navy is such a cute color for summer.

    XO, Brooke

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  2. This dress is darling! I love the wedges too!


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  3. Ellen said:

    This dress is SO cute! Good luck with your move today. Can’t wait to see more of your new place.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  4. Katie said:

    LOVE this outfit, it’s so cute! Can’t wait to see how you decorate your apartment, I bet it’s going to be so cute!


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  5. Kaeleen said:

    Such a cute little look!

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  6. Mariah said:

    I love this dress! The fun little tie in the back is so cute!!

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  7. I’m nautically obsessed as well! I love the look with a raffia or woven bag as well. This outfit is SO perfectly styled :)

    xx, Ashleigh ⎢

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  8. Love this outfit and absolutely cannot wait to see how your apartment looks once you get settled!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  9. Aubrey said:

    I’m obsessed with that romper! So cute.

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

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  10. Kathryn said:

    The back of your dress is so cute! I love this outfit paired with the bow wedges.

    xx Kathryn

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  11. I love blue & white stripes! It’s such a cute and classy combo :)

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
    IG: teacupofstyle

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  12. Sara Beth said:

    Absolutely love this outfit! Looks so great on you!

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