Style File 07.13.10

Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend! If you follow me on twitter I am sure you read about how our friends got married Friday night!! All day I was searching for something to wear. I had been to the mall several times looking but had found nothing. Well I did eventually find something and will share those pictures with you tomorrow. We had a blast that night and couldn’t be happier for Jon + Carrie. The rest of the weekend was spent hanging around the house organizing, cleaning and unpacking baby things. I got a lot done and am feeling a little more confident that things will be ready for when the baby arrives. I still have a butt load of things on my lists to do but slowly they are getting knocked off.

Anyways, right down the street from us are the Waterford Boat Locks. They are actually some of the largest ones thru the series of locks that go from Canada to NYC ( its part of the Erie Canal). Now that it is summer, its busy all day letting boats thru as they travel on their way to wherever they are going. I love going down there and watching the locks. Its so crazy to see the water getting sucked out and the boats dropping down like 30 feet to meet the water level on the other side. I love it!

I thought how fitting to wear my little sailor dress I found at the Goodwill down there last weekend. I love this dress although it is really hot. It’s a really heavy linen type fabric (not great for air flow) but it will be awesome for the fall. I hemmed it a lot after I got it from the goodwill to make it a little more modern looking. I always feel pretty excited when I realize I am wearing a fully thrifted outfit or pretty close to one. After I put this outfit on I realized my whole outfit cost me like $15 bucks (well minus my sunglasses). It makes me want to do a little dance or something!

Dress: Thrifted via Goodwill + Hemmed
Necklace: Salvation Army
Belt: Target
Wedges: Steve Madden via eBay
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmasters via eBay

  1. Jen! I cannot wait to see you tomorrow and touch your belly (if that’s ok). Also, love the cobalt and white!

  2. I love this! You look amazingly summery!

  3. so cute! We have locks near my house (for the Mississippi River), and when I was little we would spend hours by them just watching the barges in the summer and the eagles in the winter. I haven’t been back in a while, maybe I will soon!

  4. you look so summery, the blue is so vibrant!

  5. I have a friend who has a vacation trailer in Canada (Clear Lake, Otawa, closed bigger town is Kingston) and we loooooovvvvee to go and watch Chaffey’s Lock when it goes up and down with the huge water drops. It is not somethign as easy to find in the area of the USA where I live, I guess because we don’t have as much water!
    Your sailor dress is super fitting for the occassion. 🙂

  6. Lol – Love the “Ahoy” look in the 2nd photo

    We also have locks near our house (we live in Lambertville along the Delaware River) but they are not in use anymore 🙁 Still cool-looking though! I should bring my camera with me on my next run and take some photos …

  7. You are doing so well without maternity wear! I seriously hope to be this stylish if I ever decide to have a little one :] & I love the nautical theme too.

  8. wow, that dress is super cute and matches the boat in the photos as well. can’t wait to see the wedding photos.

  9. Wow that’s pretty amazing that the whole outfit cost $15! That’s a great feat to accomplish in today’s world of overpriced clothing!

  10. that is the most adorable dress ever! you look so stunning and the setting is perfect.

  11. i’m a big fan of blue and white! love this dress.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous outfit!

  13. That dress looks so sweet on your Jen! Love this outfit.

  14. I can’t believe you thrifted that dress!! Such a find. As always, you are stunning.

    Beautiful location, too.

    Lulu Letty

  15. You’re so adorable. And I love that dress! It looks like it’s in excellent condition. And you match that boat perfectly!

  16. Oh my gosh cuteness overload!!

  17. Julia •

    I love those puffy sleeves! So cute! I live in the same lock system. At the other end, in Canada. It never gets old watching them. Wait until you have baby with you. The look of amazement on their face when the road moves(depending on where you are) is priceless! I always wanted to travel from one end to the other but I met a couple who did that once and they said it took months so maybe when I retire!

  18. I adore this dress! The colors and print are absolutely fabulous for summer!

  19. what a beautiful dress! I LOOVE it 🙂

  20. You look amazing! I just adore that dress, and was fully expecting to scroll down and see that it’s from some great online boutique. Great find!!

  21. BEST DRESS OF MY LIFE. I’m jealous. Jeez, what Goodwills are YOU going to?! 😉 Looks awesome at that length, too.

  22. This dress is absolutely adorable. I love the blue and white. Looks just spectacular!

  23. What an amazing dress!

  24. Gorgeous dress! you are one stylish momma 🙂

  25. You are looking gorgeous as ever! I’ve added you to my blog favourites 🙂 Love your style and I’m so excited for your pregnancy 🙂

  26. Great dress! They’re one centimeter (which is half an inch I guess for you guys) from closing the locks here due to the drought. I’ve once been inside one (on a boat luckily) and it was pretty boring actually 🙂 it was very slow.

  27. Loving the dress! What a beautiful color.

  28. What a great find! That dress is adorable, and I bet you could have it taken in to accomodate your non-preggo belly when the lil baby gets here!

  29. You look adorable! I love your dress. Great find.

  30. You look amazing! I LOOOOOOOVVVVEEEEEEEEEE this dress. You are the most fashionable Mama i’ve ever seen 🙂

  31. Ana * •

    You look just lovely Jen…..Beautiful. 🙂

  32. Omigosh, you are the cutest pregnant chick ever! 🙂
    That dress is so cute, very summery.

  33. Looks beautiful ur belly 😀 … how many months are you?

  34. This is what every girl hopes to look like when she’s pregnant! You’re adorable!

  35. I love this dress, and the photo location! I don’t live by this lock in particular, but it seems like we live in the same region and I also love going to the lock that’s closest to me and taking pictures. Watching the water go in and out is hypnotic.

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