Why I love this look: I love a good cape look, whether it’s a blouse or dress. I think that—although it’s short on all 5″9 of me—this dress exudes a sophistication that works well in a variety of settings.  And to me, pairing gold and navy is a no-brainer combo to rock whenever I can.

Where I wore it: These photos were shot at Montrose Harbor in Chicago. I wanted to represent a little bit of nautical style in a less obvious way. And while I would totally wear this to an event on a yacht or a boat, it’s SO perfect for a summer dinner on land or a cocktail party!

Inspiration: Really, it’s based off of other looks I’ve worn that I love (see my fave cape blouse here) and summer in Chicago on Lake Michigan—I mean we have no ocean, we take what we can get! While you wouldn’t catch me dead wearing some sort of goofy anchor around a boat, this look is dressy-nautical to me and I love it. And I love all of my jewelry, but the gold lariat is inspired by the sold out Rachel Zoe style she has forever been spotted in, but this in stock piece happens to be about $500 less than Rachel’s sold out style and is part of my Lauren Loves x T+J Designs collaboration.

Lauren Loves: A Blue Cape Dress & Gold Jewelry

Fashion blogger cape dress

MK Collab Dress

Lauren Sebastian BigBlondeHair.com

Navy Blue Cape Dress

Nautical Fashion

Navy Blue Cape Dress

What to wear on a yacht

Photos: Emma Colby Photography

Shop the look by clicking on the links below!

MK Collab Mariella Dress // MKCollab.com/Shop/BigBlondeHair

Also seen on Vicki Gunvalson in Coral HERE

Kenneth Jay Lane Coin Necklace // HauteHeadquarters.com

Striking Gold Tone Necklace // MKCollab.com/Shop/BigBlondeHair

Luxe Golden Tassel Necklace // T+J Designs

Gucci Aviator Sunglasses // Shop Similar Here at Neiman Marcus

Steve Madden Stecy Sandals // Nordstrom

Saint Lauren Chain Shoulder Bag // Neiman Marcus

Marc Jacobs Marci Watch // Amazon


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After about 5 years of stalking celebrity fashion, I’ve only shown you a small fraction of my rather large closet and fashion knowledge. That being said, I’ve decided to dive in to a new “Lauren Loves” feature on BigBlondeHair.com. Every Wednesday (and more), you can expect a new outfit post of my finds inspired by celebrities as well as my own taste. I’ll feature everything from Saint Laurent to Forever 21 and tell you why I love it all. I own it all, so please feel free to comment with questions about sizing, retailers, styling or anything else. Xo & Happy Reading