It would be a bit of an understatement for me to say that I love a reason to get dressed up. Almost every morning I wake up, and declare it a good day to dress up. When it came time for Halloween however, I couldn't for the life of me come up with not only a reason to get dressed up, but what I wanted to dress up as! I knew that I had enough in my closet to be able to pull a look together for the office on Friday, but also knowing that Friday was declared our office clean out day, I knew my costume had to fulfill a number of things. The biggest of which was comfort, warmth and the ability to climb boxes if needed. Enter the sailor hat.
When I said that I've recently joined the ranks of the Nautical stripped obsessed, I wasn't kidding. Strips are easily spotted in my closet, so I knew that I could wear one of my favorite shirts, top it all off with Johnny's Gilligan Hat, throw on a ribbon and call it a costume. A bit of a cop-out? yes. A fantastically comfortable costume that everyone 'got' right away? Absolutely. All hail the Nautical Strips.
Stripped Flats: Payless $5
Stripped Shirt: Old Navy $4
Beige Neck Tie: came from another shirt
Anchor Necklace: Charm from Micheal's craft store
Black Pants: New York and Company via Consignment Shop $12
Sailor Hat: Costume Shop $5