Plain Sailing


I tell myself every so often that I'll stop buying novelty purses and then I see a cute novelty purse and all my resolve melts away. I mean, do you see this little lobster purse? It's adorable and irresistible, especially since I adore nautical outfits. I couldn't think of a better purse to complement my new outfit from Aspire Style; Breton stripes with sweet little pocket embroidery and a patterned skirt with sailors' knots, ships, and lighthouses. A perfect backdrop for a cute creature from the deep blue sea. (P.S. It felt like a moment from Zoolander when Thomas encouraged me to pretend to bite the lobster in a picture; like yes, I am your dancing monkey, anything for the picture...) The thing about novelty purses are that they are a novelty. Different, fun, but not necessarily the most practical (this one barely holds my phone). The pieces I will wear again and again, the classics vs the novel, would be the striped top and ship print skirt. I mean, yes, I do hope I get a lot of use out of my lobster purse, but I know this top will look great with jeans, a simpler skirt, in locations near and far from the coast. The skirt is the perfect cut (with pockets) in a sweet print that will mix with a variety tops; fisherman knits, button down blouses, off the shoulder summer tops... The lobster purse will probably not make as much sense with a less themed outfit...but I guess that's just one more reason to dress on theme!

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15 comments:

  1. Such a fun and cute outfit! Spring and summer (autumn too- really any season that I'm not freezing) are me favorite seasons. I am so excited for all your fun warm outfits, because you're style is just so expressive and fun!

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  2. please never ever stop buying novelty purses (and clothing!). you always style them so brilliantly. <3 also, i totally LOL'd at the zoolander/dancing monkey bit haha x

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  3. That is the cutest purse ever. I'm the same as you when it comes to novelty purses. Well, bags. I can't resist, even if I never seem to really use them.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  4. Lobsters have such an amazing design, the shape and color... This post inspired me to try to make my own larger version of this purse. But please tell me, where is this charming location??

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    1. You should check out Don Fisher Shop; they make loads of fish bags and started doing turtles and crabs too! Some are backpack sized.
      And this is Carnlough Harbour :)

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  5. I love your clothes but I REALLY love your sunglasses. Please can I ask where they are from-I've been looking for about 10years after I lost a beloved pair. Thank you:)))

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    1. Hi Miranda, thanks! I do link to everything in the blog post, so they are linked there. The sunglasses are by Crap eyewear and you can find that particular style here: http://bit.ly/2nK1VMJ

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  6. That skirt reminds me of an old set of drinking glasses my grandparents used to have! Feeling very nostalgic for my childhood now!

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  7. I love a good themed outfit! Maybe they don't always work, but I think it's fun! I wore a jellyfish skirt and carried a goldfish purse to the aquarium. :) Why not have fun?

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    1. Yes! I clearly agree, but it's still so true! Life's too short for boring clothes. I really want to see your goldfish purse now too!

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  8. This outfit and location are so adorable!

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  9. This is such a cute look, I love the lobster
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  10. Instantly cheered by the presence of this fabulous bag - brilliant - even if you only use it once or twice.

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  11. I love love love the mixed prints. Sooo cute! And that pop of red is so perfect <3

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  12. I love the lobster purse! How cute is that. And the skirt is super sweet.
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