Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Anchors Aweigh

When I was in middle school, I played flute in the marching band. Every Memorial Day morning, we'd march in the town's parade in our nerdy band shirts, complete with wrist lyres to read the music from and all. For the entire time we marched, we had to play Anchors Aweigh over and over again. I actually didn't mind it because it's a pretty catchy tune.  I even learned how to play it on the snare drum, which was really fun. To this day, that song still gets stuck in my head around this time of year.






I don't think they have the parade anymore, but I do still enjoy Memorial Day and the weekend of it. A long weekend is always nice, and it's great to get everyone together, both family and friends, and eat some delicious food. I had a cookout at my grandparents' apartment and my friends and I also had a couple of parties all weekend. It was a pretty relaxing and fun weekend. I got to sleep in a lot, which is always a plus for me!





Shirt: Forever 21//Skirt: So...//Shoes: H&M//Ring: Urban Outfitters
Memorial Day has such a nautical feel to it, don't you think? With songs like Anchors Aweigh and the beginning of beach and pool season, it has always been associated with sea things for me. I couldn't resist this seashell tee when I saw it in Forever 21. It was pretty cheap and it's ocean-themed, so it was a win-win. And of course, I had to wear my anchor ring to get in the spirit! I just love how the band of it looks like a rope.







So this post is a week late, but it's fine! It's fine. That's what I keep telling myself! I have another photoshoot that I did last week that still needs to be edited and posted. I know I'll get to it. Sometimes you just have to accept that you can't do everything.


  1. You look adorable! I love the skirt and shirt, and your waist looks teeny tiny!! I played percussion for a number of years, but we didn't really have much of a marching band... I don't think... maybe we did and I just didn't get that far and had switched to choir by that point. Either way, these holidays are always so patriotic, and I strangely enjoy them a lot. I guess I love any holiday.

    xox Sammi

  2. I love your skirt!!
    :) Liz @ www.rusticpeach.com

  3. I want to live in America your national holidays are just so much better than ours here in UK...take Halloween for instance you guys go all out fot it!!! This outfit is so fun and that t-shirt I too would have a weak spot for it! It's adorable! hoping you have a fabulous memorial day! xxxx Rebecca

  4. I do want to live in America! You have such a passion for you history, you really live it! Here in Portugal we have so much history, but it's okay.. it's already gone. -.- And yes it's true, somedays I wish I didn't needed to sleep others that the day had more than 24 hours. But life it's to live it. So yes we do need to live, but also not too fast and not to slow. I love you skirt and your ring! You look adorable as always!
    Sofia G

  5. You look so fresh. I love the fact that you always wear such beautiful dresses, it's so feminine. But I miss your tights, they gave you some extra look noone else has. Hope you'll wear them soon, even though it's summer. Oh, and you have a beautiful smile.

  6. I wish I lived in America! I love your outfit btw :)

  7. I love your outfit! I used to play the flute in my high school marching band, too. Oh, those were the days:) I just found your blog and am excited to peruse more. It's really cute! I'm your newest follower:) Hope you're having a great day.

  8. I love nautical fashion. It always looks so quaint and cute.

  9. Oh I am so in love with this outfit! Great pieces, especially that sweet anchor ring. I can't help but always dressing in red, white + blue on Memorial Day/July 4th too :)
    xx, Emily
    shell chic'd

  10. You are so pretty! I absolutely love your skirt too, and that seashell top with it is great! I feel I'm going to have to start rocking the nautical theme, although our city in lacking in warmth and sun!

  11. I hope you had a great and memorable Memorial day Sara. I am glad it brings you nostalgia! Lovely nautical look. That skirt is just adorable - and so are you! xo

  12. your skirt is so cute! just perfect with that shirt. ;))


  13. i love this look so much! and your hair is super cute, too!

  14. Oh I love your hair like this!!
    I have a skirt just like that, but mine is black and white.