Endless Possibilities

The middle of July often brings along a summer style rut where all of those linen dresses and lace tops purchased back in May, become dull and blah. Thus, we must hit the style refresh button in order to spice things up. One of my favorite summer tricks is the scarf-as-a-shirt. Depending on the area size of your respectable scarf, options can be endless. In my case, I prefer the updated tube top.... plenty of shoulders and back to show off in the late summer sun. Try it on the beach or for dinner. Endless summer equals endless possibilities. 

Wearing: Hermes silk scarf (check TheRealReal), Aritzia skirt, Castañer espadrilles (Matches is my favorite place for them), Ray-Ban shades

Location: Newport, Rhode Island  

WKND TRIP MIXTAPE

You, me, and another 40 million Americans are going to be hitting the road, rails, and tarmacs this weekend in honor of the best holiday weekend ever. Drumroll please.... the 4th of July!!! *cue the fireworks*

If you are also a music junkie, a la yours truly, or simply appreciate some enjoyable bops when you are in transit, I've got you covered. 

In the music motherland, aka Spotify, I've put together a playlist that will take you straight from the passenger seat to the beach. And once you have arrived at your sweet destination, switch over to my other playlist, dubbed "out here on the isle", for a glorious 22 hours and 17 minutes of sweet summatime jamming. 

As for me, I'll be heading up to Newport, Rhode Island for a big ole dosage of happy (constitutional and rightfully patriotic) American fun. 


OUT HERE ON THE ISLE

WKND TRIP

 

 

Thank You Nancy

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I would be lying if I didn't admit that this look was completely, no-doubt-about-it, inspired by The Parent Trap... the 90s version of course. It's a hybrid of the twins' matching yellow looks and the Ralph Lauren button down looks. Thank you, Nancy Meyers for the plethora of sartorial inspiration. Please make another movie, so I can continue this journey.

Sidenote, yellow is the color of my dreams right now, hence this look. Faded yellow looks particularly charming with bright, firetruck red. Throws you for a loop of color confusion. It just works. 

Wearing: J.Crew linen button-down, Levi's vintage denim, Hunza G x Pandora Sykes bikini, and Ray-Ban shades

Location: Montauk, NY

Purple Crush

I’ve professed my love for Reál in the past and I’ll say it again and again. They are the absolute dreamiest dresses in the world, maybe a hyperbolic statement but I doubt it, and I could wear one every single day. This purple beauty has brought a romantic touch to my closet whilst still remaining true to my own vibe. I’ve been on a bit of a spending halt this month (more on that later), so I’m taking advantage of the gorgeous items already hanging in my wardrobe. Per example, I’ve worn this baby out on the town with earrings and espadrilles or during the day with loafers and my favorite, falling apart at the seams sweater.  What can I say? I’m an outfit-repeater, but when the criminal is this charming… I guess it can fly.

Wearing: Reálisation Par dress, Vintage sweater, Gucci loafers, and Ray-Ban shades

Location: Montauk, NY

introducing wavves

I'm currently in the tedious, yet enjoyable, process of redesigning the brand-new Sailing the Sea of Style website. But, I wanted to stop and present my latest project, "wavves", a visual and moving diary. 

As a sailor, I've had a longtime love affair with the ocean, so I finally wanted to express that love from behind a lens. wavves is a multimedia collection of photographs and short films that capture the untamed beauty of the ocean with the reckless passion and uncertainty of youth. 

 

episode one, season one was shot in Montauk, NY. 

featuring strangers by the kinks. 

I'm Back

 

Well, well, well.

Fancy seeing you around here, as it’s been quite some time. I finished my final exams last week, so I’m pleased to announce that I’m d-o-n-e with junior year. If you talk to any other person who has gone through this treacherous year, they will firmly agree that it’s akin to Dante’s 9th Circle of Hell. The absolute worst. It’s only recently hit me that I’m going to be a senior come September, but let’s not rush life. We have a full summer ahead before we even have the to cross the bridge to the land of stress, college, and my final year of high school.

During those crazy weeks of finals, I made an executive decision to take some time off from blogging. The main reason I did this was because I simply had zero time to focus on anything else other than school. The other reason, which I think is crucial to bring up, is that I wasn’t feeling inspired or motivated to blog. I know this could be seen as some ~saucy~ news to both readers and fellow people of the interweb, but yes, sometimes I just don’t want to post. After (almost) five year of blogging, I’ve realized that it’s okay to not be “on” all the time. A break is exactly what the digi-doctor ordered. 

So, at this point, you may ask… “Sloane, what’s next?”

And to that my friend, the answer is that some changes will be aflutter around here this summer. In the near future, STSS will begin the process of changing from a blog to an online portfolio with a blog component.  

Now, now, I don’t want you to think this is just for the sake of college applications or because I’m lazy. This is a decision I’ve been planning for awhile because as I grow and change, I feel like my own digital space should reflect that growth. 

Continuing on, in the next month or so, you will witness some design changes being born. To be honest, I’m not exactly sure if these changes will be happening overnight or… Forever and always winging it. Additionally, I have a plethora of digital back-logged posts from the past few months that deserve a spot in the online universe. Keep your eyes peeled for those. 

Now that the we have the nitty-gritty out in the open, time to dig into the goof stuff. What else is in store for this summer? I’ll be dancing the day away at Gov Ball on Saturday, followed by some time out in Montauk for quality surf and sun. No doubt that you’ll see me in the great Ocean State. Both Texas and California are on the horizon in July, so I’ll see you there. Finally, thank you for sticking with me this year. I’m completely aware that content has been up and down and back up, but I’m back.

Until next time, folks. Signing off.