Today's Everyday Fashion: Ode to Summer

Tiny pineapple from our backyard

Summer... I just can't quit you. I like other seasons: during fall I'm having fun reminiscing about summer, during winter I'm craving summer and then spring is a lovely prelude to summer. This summer was particularly good. We had way too much fun hosting more pool parties than I can count, a couple trips to the beach, and enjoyed the backyard. For our "fiesta" themed pool party last weekend, we made pina coladas and a taco bar, and JJ brought me the cutest surprise - two tiny pineapples he found in our yard! (We used them for decor and haven't attempted to eat them yet, although we did have some home grown strawberry guava.) 

Another great memory from this summer was our mini-vacay to St. Pete two weekends ago. Check out our photos below (some were previously posted on Instagram and others are new). I'll be relishing these last few weeks of summer and I'm already looking forward to next year! 

Today's Everyday Fashion: Sailor

Bow top, three ways
$20 bow top with black shorts
$20 bow top with black skirt

I am completely undecided about this shirt. On one hand, I love everything black and white right now, and I've always been a fan of bow blouses. On the other hand, it feels a bit like something I'd dress a little girl in, and it possibly has a sailor theme going on? (ps. If I have a little girl someday I will be dressing us in matching outfits. I am not above putting a black bow on a onesie so we can match.) How do you vote - two thumbs up, or too much like a costume?

Top: J.Crew Factory, $20
Shorts: J.Crew Factory, $31 (similarsimilar)
Sandals: Call It Spring c/o, $40 (similarsimilar)
Clutch: My Stella & Dot, $59
Pants: J.Crew Factory, $24 (similarsimilarskirt)
Skirt: Bloomingdale's c/o, $68
Heels: Charles David c/o DNA Footwear
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similar)
Approx. dates: Purse is 3 years ago. Pants, shorts, heels and sandals are 1 year ago. Skirt and clutch are recent. Shirt is new.

Bow tops under $100

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Maxi Skirt

Cobalt sweater with floral maxi
Cobalt sweater, floral maxi, wool hat

I'm not sure if this skirt counts as a true maxi since it's slightly sheer and only lined to a mini skirt length. I love this print though, and I really wanted to style it with a boho vibe for fall. There aren't many occasions for close toe boots here in Florida, but I wanted something more cold weather than sandals, so peep toe boots are the perfect solution in this outfit. I currently have two pairs (brown and black) in my closet and they have been staples for me over the past year. I rounded up some more under $150 below - are you a fan of this style of shoe?

Sweater: Spiegel c/o, old (similar, similar)
Skirt: A Boutique c/o, $32
Hat: Varga c/o, $30 (similarsimilar)
Purse: Vince Camuto/Macy's, $112 (same, similar)
Shoes: Chinese Laundry c/o DNA Footwear, $50 (same)
Approx. dates: Sweater is 2 years ago. Hat, shoes and purse are 1 year ago. Skirt is new.

Peep toe boots under $150