Fair Sails Friday: April Showers

In this month's edition of Fair Sails Friday, we're exploring the beautiful blue hues currently in the shop. Blue is a refreshing color for springtime and a fabulous alternative to pastel pinks, yellows and greens that are favored this time of year.

This lovely lady chooses to accessorize her gorgeous frock with a blue clutch, matching shoes and a blue necklace!

When it comes to lovely shades of  light blue, let's imagine an outfit topped with this sweet blue velvet hat! As the temperatures rises, velvet becomes less fashionable, but while there's still a chill in the air this spring, this hat is just the topper to complete our blue ensemble.

The ears have the pleasure of wearing these blue bead cluster earrings. Perfect for non-pierced and pierced ears alike, these clip-on earrings are an early 50s fashion essential.

About the neck we're wearing this beautiful blue nylon scarf which, with its touches of purple, matches our hat perfectly! With its floral pattern and hints of purple, white and green, this scarf is not only suitable for the spring season, it can pick up colors in outfits beyond this blue ensemble. Also, as it is made of nylon, it would be just perfect worn over curlers or a pin curl set!

What's an outfit with a bit of sparkle? With no brooch to dazzle, we're adding a touch of glimmering glamour with this 14k gold blue topaz ring.
Flanked with diamonds, this lively topaz is sure to turn heads!

And, what's a lady without a handbag? While perhaps not the perfect match for our blue ensemble, this little blue purse happens to be one of my favorites in the shop and would be wonderful for evening or glamorous day wear.

While our light blue ensemble was quite lovely, we cannot forget about the always chic shade of navy. From day dress to formal wear, deeper shades of blue are incredibly sophisticated, versatile and stunning in any season.

These navy accessories are some of my favorites in the shop!

The navy blue mesh purse is from the masters of mesh, Whiting & Davis, and has room for the essentials and more. It also has a removable shoulder strap for use as a clutch or shoulder bag.

The crowning jewel of our navy blue collection is this stunning 14k gold and sapphire ring from the 1930s. Featuring deep blue stones and impeccable period construction, this ring is a testament to the charming combination that is navy and gold.

If you're looking for a bit of  blue sparkle that won't break the bank, this sweet rhinestone bracelet is certainly dazzling and under $10! 

Finally, as Fair Sails is brimming with scarves (more to come), let's talk about another. The blue scarf featured above is sheer in the center and trimmed with an opaque border in such a deep royal blue it's nearly purple!

Let us not forget those handsome fellas, we have some blue for him too! Recently added to the shop are these charming Christian Dior cuff links with blue enamel that is just worn enough to remind us that they are from the 1960s.

And with that we conclude this edition of Fair Sails Friday! Remember, all that has been featured above (exculding the images of the lovely ladies, of course) is available in my shop, Fair Sails. And, as a reader of Sailing over a Cardboard Sea, don't forget there is an exclusive coupon at your disposal!

Wishing you a pleasant weekend and, as always,
Happy Sailing!

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