Nautical-Inspired Stripe Dress

















{Outfit Details}

Stripe Dress (c/o): The Mint Julep Boutique // Watch: Daniel Wellington // Colorblock Purse: Bangkok, Thailand (I found some really cute colorblock purses here, here, and here) // Statement Necklace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (This semi-precious stone necklace is darling!) // Sandals: Cotton On // Studded Double Finger Ring: Forever 21 (This is old but I love this, this and this marble one) // Turquoise Stone Midi Ring: Forever 21 (I love this midi ring set)


With sizzling summer temperatures approaching, I have an urge to incorporate a little preppy sailor vibe into my wardrobe; however, I do not want to take the maritime styling quite so literally with its sailor hats, sailor collars, anchor prints, and crisp yet overly contrasted pinstripes. So when I saw this beautiful stripe dress from The Mint Julep Boutique, I immediately fell in love. This dress has a slight nautical twist with the addition of some accent colors to the usual navy and white stripes, making this dress so unique.

While a lot of people I know tend to stay away from horizontal stripes for fear that it will make them appear wider, horizontal stripes make a great canvas for bold tailoring when worn the right way. This dress is a hundred percent cotton, which means that it is perfect for the hot California weather that is bound to hit any minute now.

I love how well my Daniel Wellington watch pairs with this dress, too! My purse and statement necklace were pieces I managed to get my hands on from my recent trip to Asia last month, but I have linked similar items which I am currently crushing over.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post; however, I did receive this dress from The Mint Julep Boutique for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.


  1. Shan
    July 14, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    Abby you look gorgeous!! Congrats on your new adventure, so happy for you.

    Love Shan xxx

    • July 15, 2016 / 7:03 pm

      Thank you so much, Shan! You are so sweet! <3

      Abby xx

  2. July 14, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    Congrats Abby! Your blog is GORG! I love all the thought and detail in the aesthetic and your pics are beautiful (as usual!) Have fun with your new baby! I consider my blog my second child! LOL! Cheers girlie!

    • July 15, 2016 / 7:05 pm

      Ah, Katherine!! You have no idea how much it means to me that you think my blog is aesthetically pleasing! haha You have always been so supportive so thank you so much for being there as I start this new journey!! <3 <3

      Abby xx

  3. Cecilia Chow
    July 14, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Congratulations, my dear girl! I found myself eagerly awaiting your new launch and thereafter checking out your blog at 3.30 in the morning! You have such a flair for writing…possessing the ability to connect and captivate by engaging your “audience” from start to finish. Well, at least that’s how I felt. Just one word to describe your blog: Spectacular! You go girl!

    • July 15, 2016 / 7:07 pm

      Thank you so much, mummy!! <3 I inherited my flair for writing from you, obviously! So I have you to thank for that! Thanks for always being my number one supporter!

      Abby xx

  4. Naini Ibrahim
    July 14, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Hi Abby. Gorgeous and beautiful! Best wishes on your new venture.

    • July 15, 2016 / 7:07 pm

      Thank you, Miss Naini!! Oh, how I’ve missed you! <3

      Abby xx

  5. July 15, 2016 / 7:18 am

    I absolutely love this dress on you! So glad that you took a risk with this dress and went against everything we know about horizontal stripes! You should have this on repeat this summer! So gorgeous!!! And your blog looks amazing! Congratulations girlie!

    • July 15, 2016 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you, Ingrid! <3 This dress is definitely going to be worn on repeat all summer long, especially for brunch or dinner dates! It looks so classy but yet so casual, too!

      Abby xx

    • July 18, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you, Jessica! Definitely one of my favorites for the summer!! <3

      Abby xx

    • July 18, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Oh, definitely!! It’s professional enough to be worn in the classroom! <3

      Abby xx

  6. July 18, 2016 / 11:14 am

    That is such a cute striped dress! I really love all the different colors and stripe sizes! A perfect nautical dress!

    xo Mariam |

    • July 18, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      Thank you, Mariam!! I’ve been wanting a stripe dress for so long but didn’t find anything I really love until I saw this one! <3

      Abby xx

  7. July 18, 2016 / 11:32 am

    CONGRATS LOVE!! Your blog is beautiful and you look STUNNING!! xo

    • July 18, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Aw, thank you so much, Ruthie!! It means so much coming from you because you are definitely goals!! <3 <3

      Abby xx

    • July 18, 2016 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you, Lauren!! I was so excited when I saw how well my Daniel Wellington watch paired with the dress! <3

      Abby xx

  8. July 18, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    I have an obsession with stripes and this is the kind of dress I would so totally get!. Looking gorgeous! xo ~Anna

  9. July 18, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    I absolutely love this dress – the colors are so vibrant! It looks beautiful on you and I love how you paired it with that gorgeous necklace. Xoxo

    • July 18, 2016 / 9:43 pm

      Aw, Gail! You are so sweet! Thank you so much for your kind words! <3

      Abby xx

    • July 18, 2016 / 9:44 pm

      Thank you, Mindy!! I have my Instagram Boyfriend to thank for these pictures! Ha!!

      Abby xx

    • July 18, 2016 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you, Sarah! You are so sweet!! <3

      Abby xx

  10. July 19, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    You look gorgeous in this striped dress! I think the watch pairs great also babe! I love your hair too xoxo

    • July 21, 2016 / 12:33 pm

      Thank you, Nicole! You are so sweet!! <3

      Abby xx

    • July 21, 2016 / 12:33 pm

      Thank you, Anna! I love this dress, too! <3

      Abby xx

    • July 21, 2016 / 12:33 pm

      Thank you, Heather! You are so sweet! <3

      Abby xx

    • July 21, 2016 / 12:34 pm

      Thank you, Lauren! It’s one of my favorite necklaces! <3

      Abby xx