Today's Everyday Fashion: Hot, Hot Pink

Neon pink dress, Wynwood Walls
Neon pink dress, Aldo jeweled clutch
Neon pink dress, Wynwood Walls
Neon pink dress, jeweled clutch, rose gold
Kendra Scott earrings
Neon pink dress, Wynwood Walls

I generally don't buy things without a well-thought out plan. But this purse was a total impulse buy - it was the last one on clearance and it was too over-the-top-Barbie to pass up!! During a recent brainstorming session, I was excited to realize it's the perfect compliment to a pair of rose gold heels I recently added to my closet, and all of it looked great with a neon pink dress as the base. Hot, hot pink is perfect for Florida year-round and I can't wait to wear this look for a special event or fancy dinner soon!

Dress: boutique c/o (similar below)
Shoes: Charlotte Russe, $25 (similar)
Purse: Aldo c/o Amazon, $27 (same, similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: Kendra Scott, Christmas gift (samesimilar)
Sunglasses: Foster Grant, $15 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Dress, sunglasses and earrings are 1 year ago. Shoes, purse are new.

Hot neon pink dresses on a budget

Ann Taylor  /  Asos  /  Off 5th  /  Shopbop  /  Macy's (plus)
Zappos  /  Revolve  /  Shopbop  /  Amazon  /  Shoptiques

Today's Everyday Fashion: Inspired by Wynwood

Pink pencil skirt, rainbow stripe sweater
Pink pencil skirt, rainbow stripe sweater
Pink pencil skirt, rainbow stripe sweater

This is my 4th outfit of 6 that we photographed at Wynwood Walls in Miami (see the others so far here, here and here). Several people have asked - what came first, the outfit or the wall? How did you find outfits that go so well? Usually our backdrops are left up to fate, but on this trip, I did some research ahead of time and Wynwood very much inspired what I packed. Nothing was purchased new - we planned our trip in less than 24 hours - so everything was already in my closet. But the murals and color palettes definitely inspired me to get more creative with what I already had. Today's look is so fun for the office - and I may have never put it together if not for the colorful inspiration that this Miami neighborhood provides. What colorful looks could Wynwood inspire you to put together? (You can view it online.)

Sweater: J.Crew Collection/thredUP, $50 (similar below)
Skirt: J.Crew Factory, $30 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Shoes: Saks Off 5th, $60 (similarsimilar)
Purse: Vince Camuto c/o Off 5th, $70 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Earrings: Kendra Scott c/o Amazon, $36 (similar)
Sunglasses: Foster Grant, $15 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Shoes are 3 years ago. Purse, earrings, sweater are 1 year ago. Skirt is a few months ago.

Rainbow stripe sweaters on a budget

Talbots /  Lands' End  /  Nordstrom Rack
Mango  /  ModCloth /  Shopbop  /  Brooks Brothers
LOFT  /  LL Bean  /  Anthropologie
(Lots of these come in plus and petite!)

Pink pencil skirt, rainbow stripe sweater

Today's Everyday Fashion: Palm Print, South Beach

Palm print, white shorts, South Beach
Palm print, white shorts, South Beach
Palm print, white shorts, South Beach
Palm print, pink earrings
Palm print, white shorts, South Beach
Palm print, white shorts, South Beach
Palm print, white shorts, South Beach
Palm print, white shorts, Miami outfit

The last 2.5 weeks have been so surreal. By a strange series of events, we found ourselves in Miami on a photo trip, and then news of Irma hit Florida - sending everyone into a rush to get supplies, prepare our houses, and/or evacuate. Things are slowly getting back to normal - we will be home soon, power has been restored. The water company suffered major damage and is still struggling, and our house will need repairs, but we are counting ourselves so fortunate. (A man from our church lost his life in the storm, so we are certainly keeping it all in perspective, too.) But now... the photos we will be sharing on the blog all week were taken in Miami, an area that was severely affected by the hurricane. What a bittersweet memory they now are, and only a couple weeks later... it's crazy, right?  How quickly life can change from one flash to the next, and how much our "plans" can be completed stopped in their tracks? Please consider our photos a tribute to beautiful South Beach, as much as a way to share this outfit idea with you. (This top is a great find - comfy, doesn't wrinkle, and fun details on both the front and back!) We love you, South Beach. Sending you lots of love from Orlando. 

Top: Stein Mart c/o, $59
Shorts: Levi's c/o, $27 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Wedges:  Marc Fisher c/o Amazon, $89
Sandals: Dolce Vita c/o Amazon, $33
Hat: Mud Pie c/o, $19 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Earrings: J.Crew Factory, $15
Purse: Stella & Dot (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Purse, shorts, sandals are 1 year ago. Wedges, hat, earrings are last few months. Top is new.

Palm print on a budget

boohoo  /  HSN  /  Saks Fifth Ave  /  Asos  /  Bloomingdale's
Express  /  JCPenney (plus)  /  Asos  /  Missguided  /  Old Navy (plus)
Asos  /  Sperry  /  Asos (maternity)  /  New York & Co.  /  Shoptiques