Anchors Away

I’ve always had a thing for nautical chic.  Stripes, navy, cherry red… those things are my essence!  This past Fall, I got really into polka dots… and this summer, a crop of amazing anchor pieces has sprung up.  Needless to say, I want everything.  Here are some of my favorites.

T-Shirt  // Hoodie // Cardigan // Charm Bracelet (on sale) // Embroidered Red Sweater (on sale) // Printed Blouse // Delicate Bracelet // Dress // Sweatshirt // Stud Earrings // Wheel Drop Earrings // Skirt

P.S.  Wear your anchors with this DIY Necklace.  A match made in heaven.

P.P.S.  I’m over at MIMI + MEG today, talking about how I get sh*t done!

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  1. wonderfulandmarvelous says 7.3.12

    Cute picks! I really like these dainty earrings. They are so cute. 🙂
    xo Andrea

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Thanks, Andrea! I love them too… so big on dainty things right now!

  2. PennyPincherFashion says 7.3.12

    I’m not much of an anchor person, but I do like pieces that have a more subtle take on this trend – like the blouse & bracelet…very cute! 🙂

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Yeah, you can go bold or little with this trend. Anchor buttons are also a cute (more subtle) take on it!

  3. Clara Turbay says 7.3.12

    it´s so great, love it all.

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Thank you Clara!

  4. Clara Artschwager says 7.3.12

    J Crew has the best nautical pieces, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise 🙂 Love that polka dot blouse too, even though I’m not usually that into polka dots. 

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Sooo many great things at J.Crew right now! I love them all. The blouse is actually mini anchors – they just look like dots! (I want it so badly!)

  5. GlamFabChameleon says 7.3.12

    I do love anchors cause they represent summer in the clearest way. Even dough I prefer it on the jewelry pieces. This bracelet is simply stunning!

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Thanks Jelena… the bracelet is one of my favorites!

  6. Julie & Lauren says 7.3.12

    Anchors away… so cute! The perfect, perfect July 4th garb! Enjoy the holiday, Grace. XOXO

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Agreed! Happy fourth of July to you guys! xoxo

  7. Alex Hubbard says 7.3.12

    I tried on the cutest pair of anchor pumps at J.Crew this weekend. You probably would have died, they were so stinking cute!

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Oooh I bet I would have loved them!

  8. Kate {domestikatedlife} says 7.3.12

    I’m anchor-obsessed, it’s taking a lot of willpower to not buy all of this!

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Same here!!

  9. Jen says 7.3.12

    Love this!  Nautical and inspired by the 4th 🙂

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Agreed. Happy fourth!!

  10. L at DeuxChicago says 7.3.12

    All so cute! Love the charm bracelet. 

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Thanks! I’m so glad you like it!

  11. Viviana Carmona says 7.3.12

    Anchor-obsessed lately and that navy sweatshirt looks like the perfect addition to my closet!

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      thanks, Viv! I love it too – really the perfect low key piece… want it so badly!

  12. Thenowstylebook says 7.3.12

    SO CUTE!!! LOVE the red sweater and that sweatshirt!!! xoxo Elizabeth

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Thanks Elizabeth!!

  13. Notyouraveragebeachbum says 7.3.12

    Oh man. I was a Delta Gamma and our symbol was the anchor. The Christmas after I pledged my mom really went anchors away… so now I’m trying to get back into anchors just as a trend. I love the vintage vibe of the sweatshirt!

    And thanks for the link to your interview with MIMI + MEG… I really like your views on balance 🙂

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Haha – my sister was a DG too. I used to always find anchor things with her. I was a Gamma Phi and ours was a crescent moon – not nearly as cool!

  14. christin schindewolf says 7.3.12

    would it be ridiculous if i wore my anchor tee with the anchor skirt? i mean…then i would be super grounded. 

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Um no, it would be amazing!!!

  15. Sarah says 7.3.12

    Nautical style is so cute! In college, one of our sororities had the anchor as their symbol so I kind of got away from wearing anchors just because I was more in to repping my own sorority, which had the skull & crossbones and the owl as our symbols. (Not as cute, I know.)

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      I actually love skulls just as much as anchors. My symbol was a crescent moon – not nearly as cool as either!!!

  16. Amy (Whatimlovinglately) says 7.3.12

    Nautical is so perfect for the summer 🙂 I prefer the more subtle nautical items like the bracelets and that blouse!  Have a wonderful Independence Day!

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      You too – enjoy!!!

  17. so anthro says 7.3.12

    You are I are on the same wavelength today with the nautical posts 🙂 Love every single thing here!!

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Aw, thanks! Need to head over and check out your post!! I want everything, too! 🙂

  18. Elizabeth @ TheCornerApartment says 7.3.12

    Oh wow, I love all of these picks! Anchors are so perfect for summer- and the fourth of July!

    Cheers, Elizabeth @ The Corner Apartment

    • graceatwood says 7.4.12

      Thanks, Elizabeth… I 100% agree! xx

  19. RealGirlGlam says 7.5.12

    Completely loving anything anchors/nautical right now! That skirt is fabulous!

    • graceatwood says 7.5.12

      Thanks! I know… the skirt is at the very top of my wish list right now!!

  20. Emily says 9.4.12

    I just ran across this post on pinterest and I’m absolutely obsessed with anything nautical. I was slightly heart broken when that red sweater was sold out but I called and they were able to find me one in my size. Thanks so much for doing the leg work for me and finding it! I’ll be following your blog from here on out! 🙂

    • graceatwood says 9.4.12

      Aw, what a great story! This comment made my afternoon! I’m so happy you found me… and that you were able to snag the sweater… you are so lucky!! Appreciate the follow… I hope you enjoy reading Stripes + Sequins!