Today's Everyday Fashion: Pom Poms

 
Turquoise crisscross back dress, pink fringe earrings
Turquoise dress, hot pink clutch, pom pom sandals
 
 
Turquoise crisscross dress, hot pink clutch, pom pom sandals
 

I think this will forever be known as the summer of pom poms and tassels, and I can't complain. I wore a little of both in this outfit during our trip to Amelia Island last week - pompoms on my sandals and tassels on my earrings to accessorize a cute crisscross strap turquoise dress! I wore it as pictured for lunch on the beach with my love (picture below), and I also wore the dress again later as a swim coverup. Summer, bright colors, sand between my toes - I'm a happy girl this time of year!! Do you like the pom pom and tassel trends this summer?

Dress: J's Everyday Fashion for E's Closet, $37
Clutch: Gap, $16 (similarsimilarsimilar
Shoes: J's Everyday Fashion for E's Closet, $64
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Clutch is 3 years ago. Dress and shoes are recent.

Pom pom accessories under $70

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ASOS  /  Shopbop  /  Betsey Johnson  /  Shoptiques
Bloomingdale's  /  ASOS  /  Boohoo  /  ASOS
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Amelia Island beach
 

Today's Everyday Fashion: Ritz Carlton Amelia Island

 
Ivory textured dress, fringe purse, turquoise earrings
Ivory textured halter dress
Ivory textured halter dress, turquoise earrings
Ivory textured dress, turquoise ring
 

During our trip to Amelia Island last week we set aside a day to relax at the most luxurious place we could think of - the Ritz Carlton. After lunch at Coast, we snapped photos of my outfit (above). I love the textured details on this dress, and the darker layer underneath makes the off-white pattern really pop. It's a breezy, loose fit but also has plenty of structure and isn't clingy, so it was great for the 100+ degree weather. After photos we changed into our swim suits to enjoy the pool and spa, more photos below. (The last one was JJ's creative idea to put the camera on a tripod and go behind a waterfall in the spa area!) What's your ideal way to relax and unwind?

Dress: J's Everyday Fashion for E's Closet, $60
Purse: JCPenney c/o $36 (similarsimilar, similar)
Shoes: Nine West/DSW, $60 (similar, similar)
Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson c/o Ross, $10 (same)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Ring: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes are 5 years ago. Purse is 1 year ago. Dress is new.

Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
 
Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
 

Today's Everyday Fashion: Full Skirts and Turtlenecks

 
Inspiration: Vanessa Jackman via WhowhatWear

Inspiration: Vanessa Jackman via WhowhatWear

Panama hat, black sleeveless turtleneck, full polka dot skirt
 
 
Black sleeveless turtleneck, full polka dot skirt
Black sleeveless turtleneck, full polka dot skirt
 

I just love the idea of pairing a voluminous skirt with a sleek little turtleneck. Taking a cue from my inspiration photo, I ordered this sleeveless top for $10 so I could pair it with a polka dot skirt from last year. I didn't realize a little skin was showing at times until I reviewed the photos (whoopsie!), but I love the overall look and feel of the end result.  It's both comfortable but polished, and proper but flirty. Would you wear this outfit idea?

Top: H&M, $10
Skirt: Jane c/o, $20 (similar below)
Shoes: Payless c/o, $19
Purse: Urban Outfitters, $30 (similar)
Hat: J.Crew Factory, $18
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: Express, $18 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Purse is 6 years ago. Shoes, sunglasses and skirt are 1 year ago. Top is new.

Polka dot skirts on a budget