Today's Everyday Fashion: Diving Sticks

I was one of those kids that could swim before I could walk. I grew up exactly one block away from my grandpa, and he had a full-sized underground pool (a real luxury for a Kansas resident), and I was there - all. the. time. I had all my birthday parties at that pool, I spent every waking moment of summer at that pool. To this day, I love pools. What does this have to do with today's outfit? Well, one of my very favorite things as a kid were my diving sticks. Sure, I loved to dive for things, but mostly I was just obsessed with their neon colors. To this day, I always think about those sticks as a fashion influence and today's outfit was inspired by their colorful delight. Do you have any fashion influences from childhood? If so, what are they?

Inspiration photo: Diving Sticks
Occasion: Church
Shirt: Victoria's Secret c/o MJR Sales, $6
Belt: Gap, $10
Skirt: Limited, $35
Necklace: Forever 21, $8
Shoes: Diba via Nordstrom Rack, $30
Purse: c/o It's in the Bag, $63