Sunday, 21 March 2010

Westwood to New Look

This gorgeous Vivienne Westwood Striped Ariana dress may be beautiful, but it's a bank-breaker for some at £234.00. It is available on fashion website

 But fear not, New Look's Button Stripe dress is a great look-a-like, and at £22.00 it's a fraction of the price! You can buy it here on New Look's website.

 To complete the look a la Vivienne Westwood, why not add these New Look accessories too?

 This patent clutch is now only £1.00 on the New Look website, snap this ship-shape sale item up before it's gone.

This navy boyfriend blazer is just £20.00 and is this season's ultimate dress down accessory. Make your Westwood-a-like wearable with a more casual cruise-worthy jacket.

These patent bow courts are the perfect finishing touch to the designer deck look, for only £14.00. We love the high street!

Friday, 19 March 2010

Get Kate Moss' Marine Look

 Miss Moss hardly ever puts a fashion foot wrong, so we weren't surprised when we spotted this exciting ensemble from Kate on the Paris Fashion Week page of Grazia online. We know we're not the only ones who are loving on the Londoner's look, so here's where to get replicas of the real top and jacket combo.

For Kate's simple tee we recommend this Dorothy Perkins black and white striped top, £10.00 from

For Kate's amazing military and nautical jacket, there's only one look-a-like that's good enough for us. Miss Real's Military Blazer available for £45.00 on


PPQ, we love you!

PPQ have begun selling their rather beautiful catwalk wares on, for a very reasonable price!

Look at these two Titanic triumphs of fashion:

 This pin-up style playsuit is cruise casual as its best. Team with peep toe wedges for sailor savvy or play your playsuit down with flip flops. £29.00 from PPQ at Very.

This halter neck number, is your easy bikini throw-over for this Summer. Teamed with a tote this flirty frock will take you from poolside to barside, with just the addition of a shoulder-padded shrug (as pictured above).  Dress £29.00, shrug £19.00.

Want VERY Worthy Wedding Wear?

What would Summer be like without a family do? There's always an obligatory Wedding, Christening or Family Reunion to attend, and we love it. It's a chance to get all dressed up in fancy gear and strut your stuff. Well, help is at hand in choosing your wedding wear for this season. We've picked out the very best, from!

These two boating beauties are sure to make waves.

This Love Label striped bustier dress is figure hugging heaven. Channel couture for £49.00, this dress is curve-loving lux. Nautical navy and cream screams grown up glamour, killer heels and silky gloves are must-haves.

This crimson Jasmine Guinness piece is a day-do dream, very strawberries and cream. Wear with sandals and a smile, sweetheart. £49.00.

Oceanic at the Office: The Ultimate Work Shirt

Never be bored of your work clobber again with this fantastic Lipsy Puff Sleeve Shirt. Effortlessly classic, channel vintage chic in this little work wonder which is a stick of red lippy away from sheer perfection. For £32.00 you'll feel a million dollars every working day. Monday won't come round soon enough.

Get it online at

Oli Ahoy!

Online fashion store Oli have unveiled a fantastic range of nautical-wear on their website this week. Military meet marine in these pretty pieces that nail this season's look dead on. Visit

These dresses epitomise cruise classic, with stripes, gold buttons and shoulder pads.

AX Paris Stripe Insert Button Dress

Miss Real Military Dress

AX Paris Shoulder Military Dress

Oli Nautical Stretch Dress

This coat is the prime accompaniment to any of the above dresses, ideal for those summer nights as a classy cover-up. Asymmetrically cut; check, oversized buttons; check, in this season's hottest colour; check. Why don't you own this yet?

Culture Coat

Last but certainly not least, no nautical outfit would be complete without some ferocious footwear. Feast your eyes on this treasure trove of treats, summer sequins and stripes await.

KG Sequin Bow Court Shoes

Dune Satin Stripe Court Shoes

Depp Cork Leather Wedge

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


We've just finished watching this classic again, and we can tell you, it never gets old. If you fancy watching Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell frolicking about beside the sea, you need this movie! For pure fashion perfection, check out Goldie's fabulous cruising outfits, an inspiration to all.

The film follows Joanna Stayton (Goldie Hawn) a wealthy and pompous socialite who refuses to pay a local carpenter (Kurt Russell) for building her a closet. Fate steps in and Joanna is accidentally thrown overboard her yacht. As a result of the fall, Joanna gets amnesia and is left in the hospital by her husband. The carpenter sees this as his chance to get back some of his money she owes him and takes her to his home where he convinces her she is his wife, mother to his five kids and loves housework.

If you'd like to get your hands on Overboard, you can buy it for just £3.99 from, click here.

Oh Buoy, it's Joy!

Stop the press ladies and gentleman. We have a piece of user-suggested fabulous-ness that needs to be seen. This beautiful retro navy dress was suggested by blog follower Hannah Brown and it's perfect.

This vintage inspired dress is from Joy, an online store that you can access here. At £30.00 we think this is a reasonably priced piece of nautical art. With shiny red heart buttons and polka dot print, you don't get much more spot-on than this.

If you have any marine magic that you want to share with us, drop me an email at

Land Ahoy! A New River Island Wardrobe On The Horizon

We've been busy lately, trying to drag our eyes away from the River Island website without pressing 'buy' on our shopping basket. It's hard work trying to resist such fabulous sea-faring fancies in such quantities. That's right, River Island have gone classically cruise-wear online this month, and we think you need to see. To view their whole collection and pick out some pieces for yourself click here. Otherwise let us take you on a little journey, through what we like to call, heaven


Stripy chic has officially hit River Island this month with blazers, dresses and tees to suit every figure. The addition of lace contrasting the strong military themes makes for some beautiful juxtaposing, we love it!

This striped bodycon dress, does sexy without being revealing. The lace and button detailing means it's a perfect piece to wear day or night. With long sleeves and hemline it's a solid investment as it'll take you right throughout spring to early Autumn without even a shiver. Wear with flip flops or some fabulous mid-heels this season and team with thick tights or leggings and a fabulous pair of boots come Autumn. £34.99.

Be so now, with this nautical print 'flippy skirt'. Summer's ultimate skirt crush is being snapped up everywhere and we think this is your skirt staple. The cutesy flirty shape is holiday heaven and with some patent pumps it's to dive for. £24.99.

This long-sleeved laid-back tee is slum-out gold, without being old. Post-beach cover-up for those who've over-indulged in the sun, it's soft enough for your sun-burnt body. For £16.99 it's a steal, incorporating nautical and military medals and a nod to Alice In Wonderland with its keys and pocket watch motifs.

This bold beauty is bang on trend. Polka dots, rope detailing, shoulder pads, stripes, it's a fun-filled fashion package. Adaptable to wear with your favourite jeans or paired with leggings and some high heels for £24.99 you'll more than get your wear out of it. We think it'd look even better teamed with an oversized pendant.

A nautical blazer is the only jacket to be seen in this season, with high street shops trying to out-do the classic navy with stripes, corsages and print linings. This is one of our favourites, smart enough for the office, laid-back enough to be worn baggy as a Boyfriend jacket. At £34.99 it's not a bad price and even features a little embroidered anchor. Awww.

Nothing says nautical like a vintage boating photo, and that's just what features on this cute little River Island tee. At £16.99 it's a lovely little addition to a capsule wardrobe where you can layer it up or dress it down with some navy harems and a charm necklace.


This is our favourite two-piece of the season. Sold separately, it's ideal for those with bigger bosoms than bums and vice versa. The halter top is supportive enough to stay put on a water slide and still look classic. With the choice of a pant with a little more coverage available, even the most self-conscious senoritas can feel fabulous in this bootylicious bikini. Top £14.99, bottoms £9.99 or £12.99.


My admittedly large addiction to shoes has never been so prominent as now. I never quite knew how addicted I was until I was almost asked to leave the store, after parading around in these £59.99 beauties for an hour without buying them. So
classically styled they make you want to weep salty vintage tears, one day, they will be mine.

If it's something a little bit more under-stated you want, try these little babies. Being mid-heel your hard-partied feet will love you for them and there's almost nothing they won't match. At £44.99 they're not cheap, but how can you resist that cutesy bow and peep-toe combo?


Where in the world would your wonderful wardrobe be without some anchor accessories? No, we don't know either. River Island's jewellery collection is all about glamour this season with marine paraphernalia around the neck of everyone who's anyone.

These vintage diamante squares are nautical and vintage in equal parts. Never has there been a pair of earrings to define a genre as well as these define the golden age of travel. At £7.99 they look deceptively expensive, a worthwhile buy for designer look-a-like style.

At £5.99 this little piece of wrist candy is your next port of call. While pearls may forever be a stead-fast companion to your nautical wardrobe, this is a piece pure upmarket magic.

These anchor diamante studs are sheer sailing chic. Low key enough for a day by the pool, but dying for a day out on a yacht, they'll be your new best friends, and at £4.99 who says money can't buy you mates?

Nothing short of a knuckleduster this nautical nicety is cheeky chic and we like it. This plastic and metal finger medallion will look perfect on a polished finger for £5.99, manicure anyone?

Ahh, the piece de resistance. It's great to have some user suggested content and here's exhibit A. A great suggestion by a Nautical Lovers fan, describing it as perfect to 'mesmerise any mermaid'. We like that, do you want a job? £9.99.

For a nouveau twist on pearls, give these drop earrings a look. Shell-shaped and encrusted with diamante these are golden beach glamour. Costing £9.99, they look £99.99, snap them up before they go!

Now you may be wondering whether we've forgotten that it's March, and for a lot of the country it's still not very warm. Fear not, if you're sea-faring still in all weather conditions, it doesn't mean you have to look washed-up. This River Island nautical beanie is a cosy, fashionable alternative to a fisherman's cap. At £16.99 it'll wash and wash and the little silver anchor and bow are sure to put a smile on your face, even after the worst days at sea.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Anchors Away at Asda

So you may not think to buy your nautical wardrobe staples from the same place as your fruit and veg, but that's what we've been doing lately at Asda.

George at Asda's range of nautical wear is now online and has hit their stores nationwide. They've even got their own nautical section on the website

Their super nouveau nautical meets military style is not only affordable fashion, but bang on trend. Here's a few of our favourite pieces;

This monochrome striped tee, ticks both the nautical and military boxes with a kitsch crest. Understated laid-back glam for £8? We like.

This striped tunic is a layering lust-have at £12, all it needs is a pair of navy leggings and some killer nautical wedges. Voila!

Don't forget to check out George at Asda's range of anchor and swallow accessories, while you're in there, they're not yet available online!

Louboutin, we love you!

So these Christian Louboutin beauties may not be gracing our feet soon with a price tag of £3,975, but that doesn't mean we can't look. And dream.

Inspired by Marie Antoinette these nautical novelties are shoe art, and buoy do we want them. Long live King Louboutin.

D.I.Y and more at Heidi Seeker

Online accessory vessel, Heidi Seeker has released some fantastic D.I.Y kits for the craftswoman in you. Save on new stuff by customising your own clothes. No one else will ever have the same!

Get this set of iron on anchors for just £4.00 and make your denim designer in minutes!

If it's real sailor style you're going for, authentic tattoos are a skin staple. But there's no need to be rash, temporary tats are the way forward. With Heidi Seeker selling this tin of tat grafitti, you can write on, wipe off. Complete with ink and stencils this little kit let's you design away on your skin, you'll never have the same tat twice.

But Heidi Seeker doesn't stop there. If you want ready-made maritime that you don't have to brave the bustle of town for, shop online at for these marine treats;

This polka dot shopper is a steal at £5.00, it's Cath Kidston style kitsch without the price tag.

This bright tote is nautical heaven and even comes with a Heidi Seeker anchor keychain. At £25.00 it's your new dream day bag. Ahoy there beach bum!

Save on Swallows

We've seen them all over the high street. Swallows are everywhere, flying out of the shops at quite a rate. But we're here to let you in on a little's supermarket giant Asda that have been most swallow-savvy, selling both silver and gold earrings and necklaces at under a tenner. So if you want in on the swallow trend, nip down to your local Asda now for super savings, they're not yet available online!

Sailor Girl Section on Dollydagger

Kitsch clothing and accessory store Dollydagger have gone all Sailor Girl on us, providing us with yet more marine must-haves!

Click here to see the entire collection.

You can up your sailor ante as much as you want with this lot. Be, brave and bold in retro halter dresses and espadrille style sandals, or play down the nautical look with some anchor accessories.

If you're after a beautifully cut dress, to give you curves in all the right places, this Sailor Girl halter dress is for you. Complete with little anchor buttons, this little number is dying for a day out. Team with a patent tote and simple cardi and let the dress do all the work for you. A bit pricey at £52, but with a classic cut like that, it'll never go out of style.

If you've already got your cruise wear sorted, just add this 1920s style cloche hat, handmade by Lilly Lewis for Dollydagger, £44, also available in red.

To give any of your nautical outfits some pizazz, you need these Miss L Fire Hello Sailor shoes. Also available in light blue and navy there's a pair to suit every outfit and occasion, £59.99.

Dollydagger's 'Beside The Sea' gold-plated necklace is perfect to add a little nautical charm to any outfit. Also available in silver, this piece is perfectly vintage, all for a meagre £10.00!

If you're doing sailor chic with a slice of grunge, start saving for this Lost At Sea wooden skull and rose necklace. At £112.00 it is a complete splurge, but for a handmade and dyed piece it is a solid investment.

Want to throw an afternoon party, cruise style? Get your cake-making hands on this polka dot apron which mixes nautical and Alice In Wonderland in equal parts. There's gallons of tea to be made in this little frilly Stitch Designworks piece that you won't want to take off at the end of the day. £16.00.

Making memos has never been so kitsch as with this Paper Planes notebook. Perfect for jotting down all your summer memories from top deck, and noting that delicious jam scone recipe from high tea. A vintage-style bargain at £7.50!