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

Summertime Style with Kohl's

 
Lauren Conrad scallop shorts, Kohl's purse
 
 
White off shoulder top, LC scallop shorts
 
 
REED dress, black lace up block heels
 
 
Chaps pink plaid shirt, chambray shorts
 

Summer has officially arrived! And what better way to celebrate than with some fun outfits from Kohl’s?! Whether it’s a BBQ, brunch date, hot summer nights, or July 4th – Kohl’s truly has something for everyone, and on every budget.

I shopped the Kohl’s website to put together 4 outfits for different summer occasions. 1. My first look features peach scalloped shorts from Lauren Conrad’s line, paired with a purse and cat-eye sunglasses from Kohl’s. I love how trendy and fun this look is! 2. The next look is a scuba material dress that’s on clearance from the REED line and some amazing block heel lace ups, paired with pops of blue - a great little dressy outfit for summer. 3. My third look is a preppy outfit created around a plaid shirt that was already in my shopping cart. I love the color scheme and the no-iron material, and it looks great with lightweight chambray shorts. 4. Last but not least, the hubs and I are sporting red, white and blue outfits (below), thanks to Kohl’s huge selection of July 4th clothes and accessories. I’m already counting down the days to the holiday weekend!

Which of the four outfits do you like the best? Head to Kohl’s to shop your favorites!

 
July 4th outfits
 
 
July 4th outfit
 

Swim trunks (his)
Rock & Republic tee (mine)
Similar shorts (mine)

Wear it for: July 4th festivities

Today's post is brought to you by Kohl’s and Shopstyle. All opinions, purchase and editorial decisions are my own.

Amelia Island Travel Guide

 
Off shoulder chambray top, white jeans, cognac wedges
Chambray off shoulder, embroidered straw clutch
 
 
Chambray off shoulder tie sleeve shirt
 

I wore this for a casual dinner date and sunset cruise with JJ last week. Check out our travel guide and more photos from our trip below! 

Top: J's Everyday Fashion for E's Closet, $37
Jeans: Express, $37 (similarsimilar)
Shoes: H&M, $20 (similar, similar)
Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson c/o Ross, $10 (same)
Clutch: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Jeans are 1 year ago. Shoes are recent. Top and clutch are new.

Amelia Island River Cruise

Amelia Island is located just south of the Georgia border, on the east coast of Florida. With 13 miles of beaches, an adorable historic downtown area and endless activities, it's perfect as a romantic getaway, girls' weekend or a family vacation!

Amelia Island

What to do:
1. Amelia Island River Cruise - We boarded a pontoon boat with Captain "Pajama Dave" at the helm, and set off for live music, BYOB, and amazing views of the sunset. We spotted wild horses, grazing deer, a historic fort and dolphins!
2. Ritz Carlton Amelia Island  - We hit up Coast for lunch, spent some time at the pool with live reggae music, and used day passes to lounge in the luxurious spa.
3. Kayak Amelia - Take a stand up paddle boarding or kayaking class or tour, and experience all the natural beauty of the Atlantic coast. 
4. Fernandina Historic District - Tons of shops, restaurants, and historic homes to enjoy in one of the cutest downtown districts you've ever seen. 
5. State Parks - Tour the Civil War era forts at Fort Clinch State Park, or visit one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands at Little Talbot State Park

Timoti's Seafood Shak

What to eat/drink:
1. Timoti's Seafood Shak - Fast casual like you've never seen it, pictured above. Order at the counter and receive gourmet food at a great price.
2. Joe's 2nd Street Bistro - Take your significant other here on a date! Set in a historic home, Chef Ricky will spoil your tastebuds in a fine dining atmosphere. Our dinner was superb.
3. Moon River Pizza - Grab custom pizza by the slice, at this local hang out for a late-night snack.
4. Sandy Bottoms - Located right outside where we stayed (Seaside Amelia Inn), it features ocean views, yummy beach fare and a stage for live music.
5. Green Turtle - Where the locals hang out! We went on a Friday night and found live music, cold drinks and a great crowd. Also check out Palace - rumor has it that the mayor is a bartender there.

Seaside Amelia Inn

Where to stay:
Seaside Amelia Inn - It was our first time visiting Amelia Island, and we quickly discovered that this hotel is the ideal location. Situated right on the beach, you are steps away from bike and beach rentals, and fun in the sun. It's also a straight shot, about 2 miles inland, to the historic district. Breakfast, wifi, and parking are all included - we loved it.

Have you ever visited Amelia Island? What activities and restaurants do you recommend?

Amelia Island

Disclosure: We were provided lodging and some experiences c/o Amelia Island. We were not asked to create or share a travel guide - these reviews, images, and opinions are solely our own.