Rah-Rah-Regatta!

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Day 3: "When shopping, consider buying both the bottoms and top for a matchy-matchy, do-it-yourself romper." 

Silly me, I fell so deeply in love with the Ratti Regatta tank from J. Crew that I almost went rabid when I found out there was a matching short, and I managed to get both in my size before they sold out like hotcakes.

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Obviously, there was no other outfit to wear on our 4th of July Fireworks sail aboard the Roseway and fortunately, the theme slipped right into R29's third outfit directive, as stated. I love how red, white and blue it is without being quite so red, white and blue. It's just a ridiculously adorable, wearable print, and while they look great together, the possibilities are kind of endless when you take them apart as separates.

I'll wear the tank with my khaki linen shorts, the striped shorts I wore in the last post, with some long white trousers or jeans, and the shorts with solid short-sleeved button-ups and a statement necklace, or tissue-thin tanks layered under an anchor-print chambray, and so on.

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What a catch! This one was made for boats, and the weather last night was glorious through and through. The sea breeze was kicked up a notch and just cool enough to keep things pleasant.

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M wore custom Indochino trousers with an Elie Tahari shirt, flat-bottom knit tie from Portland General Store on last year's trip to Maine (similar here in chambray), and the "albino whale" tie clip she got for her birthday last week, as well as trusty, beat-up brogues from Asos.

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The wind had its way with both our hair, evidently!

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Waiting for the last bits of sun to go down and fireworks to begin!

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We actually had panoramic, nearly 360-degree-views of fireworks all over the greater Boston area. Hingham, Quincy, Hull, all the way up to Marblehead, it seemed, started their displays just after dusk. Every time a new round would begin the folks on the schooner would ooh and ah, and the captain was hilarious - "Nope, not those ones," he'd say, "Those aren't it," and eventually we just kind of started teasing him.

"DO NOT LOOK AT THOSE FIREWORKS. THOSE ARE NOT THE BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS. YOU WILL BE THROWN OVERBOARD IF YOU CONTINUE TO GAZE UPON INFERIOR DISPLAYS."

The sail was lovely; not at all crowded and everyone in buoyant spirits, wine flowing and snacks parading. We kept our usual spot at the rear of the vessel - best seats in the house - and took it all in.

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Hey, girl. In addition to the regatta "jumper," I wore my Kate Spade Idiom necklace and anchor ring, a pair of preppy Tommy Hilfiger sandals, enormous Asos earrings, and my Bulova watch with a Jewelmint bracelet. That's it! Not even a summer cardigan to fall back on, and thank goodness, because it didn't get even close to being cool enough to needing one.

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Gorgeous sunset over the Boston Harbor.

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The handsome one being handsome, fireworks over the Zakim Bridge (it's kind of my favorite one here), and more handsomeness.

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That's it for now! Come back tomorrow for some pinafore action, yo.

XOXO, FFAF