After asking my dad to send me the baby photo from yesterday, he got a little carried away and sent a barrage of other fair haired childhood pictures.  That’s when I saw the little gem above.  Disregarding that sassy face I’m making, check out that outfit!  Thanks, mom!  You got me started on this whole “nautical” trend early.  One might even say I was ahead of my time.

After seeing this picture, it should be no surprise that one of my alltime favorite outfits I named “the pirate” and some day I will post it on here.  I know a pirate isn’t a sailor, per se, but they both set sail on the high seas.  I like seamen… er, wait.  Anyway, nautical inspired dresses are a great way to dive right into summer.  You can never go wrong with classic navy or red and white.

1. Forever 21 Anchors & Stripes Dress, $19.80, 2.Michael Kors Striped Cashmere Knit Dress, $1,695, 3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Delfine Sailor Dress, $187.60, 4. Motel Emilia Nautical Stripe Gold Button Dress, $96.02,  5. Diane von Furstenberg Cyrani Short Sleeve Dress, $345, 6. Milly Chevron Stripe Dress, $295, 7. Rugby Abberbury Striped Rugby Dress, $128, 8. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Sailor Dress, $552.10, 9. American Apparel Stripe Pocket Frock, $41, 10. Milly Colorblock Dena Dress, $195

Style your sailor inspired frock with gold jewelry, a bouncy ponytail and neutral shoes… or you can take a cue from two year old WhyDid and slip on a pair of oxfords.

Ahoy matey!