July 7, 2011

Polka Dots On The Dock

Blue and white together always give off the feeling of being very nautical to me, so when I was at the lake recently I thought it would be appropriate to sport something a little suiting to the scenery.

I purchased this dress before I left Arizona at Tj Maxx. Usually, I never find anything that I really like at Tj Maxx, but when I spotted this dress I just knew it was perfect. I love the capped sleeves, the polka dots, and the cinched waist. I think it's a perfect summer dress, but could also transition well into the fall. Those are the kind of garments I am always looking out for. I love anything that can be multi-seasonal (ya know, because we really only have two seasons in Arizona).

Recently I was going through my childhood jewelry and spotted this pretty turquoise ring. I was given the ring as a birthday present when I was about twelve or thirteen. It really has been years since I wore it, but I thought it would be fun to take it out on a spin. I think it's a nice reminder that I've always been ring obsessed. To me, rings truly are the perfect accessories!

So when we were in Delta I went to the lake almost day. Ever day that I went I hoped that I would be able to get some time in alone on this bridge. Well, that ended up being a much harder challenge that I thought.

The first day I went there, there was a group of kids jumping off of it and swimming in the lake. I figured it wouldn't be best to interrupt their swimming and fun, so I picked another spot and hoped the next day it would be open. Well, the second day there was two little boys and their dad fishing off of the dock, and same for the third day. On the fourth day know one was there, except for a girl in her twenties that decided to watch me take photos. The staring was a bit awkward, but I was so happy to finally get my alone time on the talk I really didn't even mind.

Today Scott and I are enjoying our time together. Some kind of adventure will be involved I'm sure. And lots of coffee and yummy food, of course. Be sure and check out my twitter page to see what we are up to today!

Outfit details:
Dress: Tj Maxx
Bracelet: J Crew/gift from Scott
Turquoise ring: gift

What's your favorite part about going to the lake? Are there any lakes close by your home?
-Chelsea XO


  1. Oh, I just adore anything and everything nautical inspired ... your sweet dotted dress is no exception! How lovely you do look {and that scenery is breathtaking!}

    ♥ Cat brideblu

  2. i love going to the lake! the closest to me is smith mountain lake. my favorite part about going to the lake is going jet skiing or tubing. gives you a good dose of adrenaline!

  3. super cute.
    you always look adorable.


  4. I love going to lakes or rivers! It's so much fun to just relax near the water and read a book. My family used to have a ski boat...so I miss that, but just being there is good enough for me :) I love your dress and the pictures look great!

  5. Your dress is simply adorable! You look so lovely.


  6. this dress is so cute! i never find anything cute at tj maxx. and yay for turquoise! it's my favorite. :)

  7. That dress is very nautical! And bummer about everyone being at the dock so much...the girl could deal. Lol.

    Enjoy your day with Scott! :D

  8. i love this, chelsea! that dress is really cute - totally looks vintage. and i love the sandals you paired it with.

  9. you are so cute - love the turquoise ring and the jumping picture!

  10. the view is nice :)
    and I like your brown sandals

    have a nice day

  11. great shots and super cute outfit!



  12. Wow, that last pic is amazing! Such a clear blue sky, too! :)


  13. Cute!

    Love the turquoise ring. I agree that rings are the best. ;)