Vanity + Vintage #15: Sail Away, Sail Away

Despite a busy week ahead, I've managed to get loads of things checked off my weekly tasks list. For me, creating weekly lists helps to keep things that are top priority in line, and how perfect it was to have that feeling of task completion! A calming disposition would accurately describe the melody that captured the feeling, which could easily echo the soothing tone of Enya's Orinoco Flow. 
Checking off my list felt quite like a [nautical] triumph: the reward being one that would transport me to anywhere that I wanted to go. So, what did I do with my extra time ... a multitude of things including sewing, baking, blog surfing, and randomly finding mega-bargains on airfare (a top-notch skill to have)!


I'd certainly love to sail away at the moment to a beautiful beach. Although I will not complain too much since I've recently had some needed time-off. But, for now it's back to reality and wearing normal attire ... right, well you catch my drift!

Wouldn't it be lovely to have an extended holiday to your favourite location: a free fare pass anywhere at any time. Wherever that is ... it may be a warm beach for you or a tranquil tucked away cottage in a remote location  perhaps a place without random city street conversations interrupting your thoughts.
~OR~ 
You could just pretend that you're in a nautical setting wearing your inspiration just as I did to work! Here's one of my interpretations of a very casually modern nautical woman. I decided for a not so-typical navy, white and rouge translation this time, instead I added my vintage silk fabric for the wave of colour.
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Have you been inspired by anything nautical lately?  


The goods: Kerchief-Vintage silk fabric made into kerchief-Ladyofashion, Handbag-Ambience, Vintage Massimo Italian loafers, Cardigan-Express, Denim-Mavi, Beaded chain-Ladyofashion, Shirt/Tassel necklace-H&M

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  1. I like the blue and white combo, the yellow accents remind me of the sunny weather. Blue represents the sky and the sea...I am so looking forward to a holiday by the beach now! 

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  2. Outfitlookbook22 May, 2012

    Adorable outfit.

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  3. Style Delights22 May, 2012

    Classy and chic - you look beautiful! 
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!

    -Jyoti
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  4. You are just rockin' that kerchief! Love it.

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  5. The name that instantly popped into my head when I saw this post...Audrey Hepburn. You remind me so much of Audrey in these pictures - your grace, your poise, your style...perfection!  :)

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  6. Daniella22 May, 2012

    I love this look my dear! Nautical chic detailing styled so beautifully! I am especially loving your neck scarf! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  7. Beautiful look, darling!
    Love that little cardi!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  8. I too am a list person!  I have a pair of shorts with sailor buttons that always put me in a nautical mood..... funny how a little detail can do that!

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  9. You always have such great, creative pictures, my friend. I like nautical inspired fashion. My absolute favorites are those high rise sailor pants with the buttons on both sides in the front. LOVE.

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  10. Gorgeous!  I just love your take on this! xoxo

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  11. If you decide to sail away, take me with you! : )

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  12. What a wonderful nautical look, Madison. x

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  13. A Brit Greek22 May, 2012

    You're one busy lady Madison! First up, I love this outfit and the gorgeous necklace! Cute shoes too. I also adore the previous post DIY bow belt! I so need to get on the case and make a decorative collar!
    x.o.x.o

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  14. Poziomka22 May, 2012

    I love your shoes!!
    xoxo

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  15. You look amazing. This whole look fits you like a glove and is styled perfect.
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  16. GlamKitten8823 May, 2012

    Your cardigan is beyond adorable!  I love the color and the fit.  It looks great on you.

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  17. Ha! You're so sweet, wow I don't know about that but I will gladly take the compliment. Hope you're enjoying your week dear.

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  18. Thank you Dawn! I wanted to show a different nautical feeling. -xo

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  19. haha, yes indeed very busy. Thank you for the sweet comment my dear... so glad that you liked the DIY as well. Hope your week is going grand.

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  20. I WISH I lived close to a beach! Then I would be in my sailor outfits all the time :) LOVE those shoes, btw!

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  21. when i see that bluish bolero, i cant help but think of Pan Am. lol

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  22. Mimi Writes23 May, 2012

    your necklace is so pretty and i love your bag! :)

    <3, Mimihttp://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/$100 Shopbop Gift Card Giveaway -- Open internationally!

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  23. Nice outfit!

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  24. Monika Dzilbo23 May, 2012

    You' re really great . Nice shoes ! I love it 
    xoxoxo

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  25. great outfit! i definitely like nautical for summer.

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  26. You look gorgeous :)  I would love to sail away too haha!  Not inspired by anything nautical, but did take a trip to the island!

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  27. That outfit looks like something Audrey Hepburn would wear. Simple adorable!

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  28. I haven't used nautical as a source of inspiration lately but definitely am thinking about it now that you mention it!  I love the necklace.

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  29. feveragnes23 May, 2012

    love how all the colouring is going on in your outfit....
    modern meets vintage! x

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  30. Totally loving it on you! 

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  31. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle23 May, 2012

    I love nautical looks and lately the twists in other colors with the same feel. Love your loafers! Travel has been on my mind a lot lately...
    xo Mary Jo 

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  32. haha! , right! You may be the only one. Thanks for your comment.

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  33. Thanks Anthea! An island getaway always sounds good to me!

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  34. Maali Maikori23 May, 2012

    Love love the black and white picture, I want to sail away too, never tried any nautical look!

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  35. Such a cute cardigan!  Love the look and I've been seriously bitten by the traveling bug.  Unfortunately, having the princess in a few months keeps my options limited so I just try to dress like I am on vacation on the weekends! :)

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  36. Oh to Be a Muse23 May, 2012

    I do love your nautical setting, and I did start singing Sail Away as soon as I read your post title, but I would love to have a free fare pass to anywhere at any time.

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  37. Wow Girl, I adore the black and white picture! Your face is amazingly beautiful! Crazy scarf! :D

    x yunes

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  38. Loving the colours!!!
    Thanks for your comment and am your newest follower ,hope you can follow back.
    xoxo

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  39. You always look so coy!

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  40. Oh, thank you! You're so sweet. -xo

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  41. haha, I love that song! :-) Tks!

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  42. Yes, that absolutely works.!Sometimes dressing like that one the weekends helps bring joy to the day. :) So excited for you and the little heiress to be. 

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  43. Thank you so much! Yes, modern + vintage definitely. -xx

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  44. Oh thank you sweetie, I really appreciate it! xo Hope your week is going well. 

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  45. I loving your pics!! :)

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  46. Yes, I am absolutely a list-making person too- I love to stay organized! I'm loving the nautical theme of your outfit, especially those loafers! :)

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  47. cute outfit!!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

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  48. Thanks Maali! Hope you're doing well. Will you be at LFW in Sept? xo

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  49. Aww, thanks dear. I love nautical inspiration. Enjoy the rest of your week. xx

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  50. Fifth n Sixth Closet25 May, 2012

    The nautical inspiration has been on my mind for a couple of days now, hope to get to it soon. Love that silk scarf, and the overall outfit is great.

    xx
    5th&6th

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  51. tres chic, i want to sail away with you!

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  52. I really love your style, Madison :)

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  53. Super stylish!!!  I love it!!!

    xxx

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  54. Beautiful scarf!

    XX,
    Miranda

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  55. Christel Kuik25 May, 2012

    wonderful outfit, we love it!!


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  56. This outfit is stunning! You look so pretty miss (:

    xxCeciliadearestlou.com

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  57. I've not really been inspired by anything nautical, however the sun has really started coming out this week. So it will mean I will have to break out my summer staples. Which usually involve boat shoes/navy/crisp whites... all nautically inspired. Nautical is always a safe go to look for summer.

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  58. The Dainty Dolls House25 May, 2012

    You look marvelous, love the scarf!! Have a super weekend doll xx

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  59. Lvoe that look!
    just discovered your blogs and it is so nice!
    like to follow each other? i hope so! we could stay in contact!!
    I already follow you on GFC and BL!
    xoxo
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