sailing outfit

Sailing the Open Sea Pt. 2

Earlier this week, I shared about a recent sailing trip with Tristan’s parents. I had to lay the foundation by sharing all of the outfit research I conducted in advance, so that I could be ready to go sailing at a moment’s notice. Here are some photos from that day.

Up and at ’em with some coffee.

Torie and Tristan at Sea (2)

I find it a source of pride that I don’t know how to take a selfie (or whatever). After taking the above shot, I attempted to take a manly photo of Tristan, and this is how it turned out:

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UG. Trying this again.

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There we go.

Here is our captain. Captain Dave.

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I somehow did not get a picture of my mother-in-law, probably because she was down in the cabin making a fabulous tapas lunch during the time I was in picture mode.

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Those are figs, people. I know, right? So fancy.

It was a day filled with lovely views and the most peaceful setting ever. I even had to take a little nap.

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We aren’t technically in the “open sea,” but it’s still pretty spacious!

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Look, the Needle!

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Since I didn’t take a full outfit photo, I’ve recreated my final outfit here:SUMMER SAILING OUTFIT Seattle Edition - Torie & Tristan

Anorak, Boyfriend Jeans, Flats, Sunglasses, Bathing Suit Top, Scarf (sorry, not all of these are still available!)

The casual research I conducted on sailing outfits totally paid off! Wouldn’t you know, my mother-in-law goes, “Oh, you look like Grace Kelly!”


First of all, I wouldn’t go that far. Second of all, isn’t every female trying to look like Grace Kelly every day, at least a little? I thought that was a cultural norm. But I was sure prepared with my sunglasses and headscarf! And was of course, very flattered.



Sailing the Open Sea

Tristan grew up on boats and his parents have a vessel or three. We went out sailing one day a few weeks ago and it was delightful. In two and a half years of knowing this family, this was the first time I’d ever been out on one of their boats. We just couldn’t get the scheduling to work. I’m so glad we finally did!

Just so I wouldn’t be caught off guard, I started gathering outfit inspiration months in advance. I needed to be prepared at a moment’s notice!

First, I consulted our Forefathers (click on images for source):

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Grace Kelly:


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The Kennedys:


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Then, just to cross my Ts and dot my Is, some general Pinterest and Google research:

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LOVING these yellow coats – waterproof but still fun!




This gal even managed to get Chanel into her sailing look:


Here’s a cute look, but I don’t know what woman would wear that skirt sailing… that thing would get blown up by the wind in .132 seconds. Not trying to moon the in-laws!


But I do love those shoes. I also found a Croc version that I love. People are so hard on Crocs. When I worked at Disneyworld, entire families would come in with matching Crocs. Then I finally tried some on, you know, for commuter shoes. THEN I was hooked. And that was when they were still the slingback ugliness! It’s my dirty little secret.

But these little darlings, now just $25, I would wear with pride.


Look at this video that shows them in action… with a very chic sailing outfit, I might add!

And Tristan is WELCOME to dress like George Clooney any day.

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Here’s another man look I love:


Stay tuned for the next post which includes the final outfit and some other shots from our sailing trip!