Zip Sweater and White Jeans

Besides wearing my new white jeans every single moment on vacation, I have been pairing them with the zip sweater, pictured here, and this asymmetrical top (previously worn here).  When I find something that works, I tend to buy in multiples and wear it to death. Luckily, my husband doesn’t mind repeat outfits (wink).  I also love this navy top top with its flowy sleeves and this turquoise tunic for a little more glam. When we were looking for a spot to photograph this outfit we happened upon this gorgeous tree with its exposed roots, it is a Mysore Fig tree that is historic and protected, that was a perfect backdrop for what I was wearing.

Ridgely Brode wears her new favorite white jeans with a zip sweater while on vacation on her blog Ridgely's Radar and shares other favorite tops.

Ridgely Brode wears her new favorite white jeans with a zip sweater while on vacation on her blog Ridgely's Radar and shares other favorite tops.

Ridgely Brode wears her new favorite white jeans with a zip sweater while on vacation on her blog Ridgely's Radar and shares other favorite tops.

Ridgely Brode wears her new favorite white jeans with a zip sweater while on vacation on her blog Ridgely's Radar and shares other favorite tops.

Ridgely Brode wears her new favorite white jeans with a zip sweater while on vacation on her blog Ridgely's Radar and shares other favorite tops.

to buy:Valentina Zip Sweater (love this top too) c/o /  Seamless White Tank /  LOFT Skinny Crop Jeans  / Sunglasses  Old (similar here, here, here)  /  Julie Vos Hoop Earrings /  TKEES Sandals

 

 

Pajama Game

Look who got into the pajama game! I love everything from Serena & Lily and now I can get their pajamas in gingham, stripes or a classic white with piping!  I bought their border frame duvet and pillow shams in the Fall and was so impressed with how soft they are.  WOW!  I can’t tell you how comfy they are and how well I slept in them.  Pure luxury!  I promise.. this is not a sponsored post.  I just really like the quality and the way they feel when I lay my head on the cases and stretch out under the duvet.  I am hoping the PJ’s are just as yummy.

Look who is in the pajama game! Ridgely Brode can't wait to give these short sleeve pajamas a try and then report back on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

to buy: Gobi Embroidered Pajamas (comes in orange) /  Oxford Stripe Pajamas (comes in green)   /  Gingham Pajamas (comes in grey)

The Wedge Espadrille

Every gal needs a great looking wedge espadrille in their shoe closet! I particularly like the latest ones that tie around the ankle and have a good slanted heel rather than a platform.  I like how it elongates the leg and looks well with both pants and a skirt.  While I own these, I have my eye on these navy wrap ankle (there are also all of these from the same designer) and I am not sure I can resist these blue raffia ones.  Need more suggestions?  There are more styles here, here, and here.  Happy Shopping!

Every gal needs a great looking wedge espadrille! Ridgely Brode finds many styles to chose from on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

to buy: Loeffler Randal Harper in Silver (and other colors)  /  Splendid Joelle Ankle tie  /  Joie Delilah Espadrille  /  Joie Kacy Espadrille ( in ivory)  /  Kenneth Cole red Espadrille (also in tan)  /  kate spade new york espadrille ( in glitter stripe)

Black and White at the Beach

I have been looking for a pair of cropped white jeans that aren’t too skinny at the ankle and are forgiving on my backside.  I bought the skinny crop jeans from LOFT and have been wearing them every night on vacation.  I am amazed that they have kept their shape and I have not had to worry about washing them to get that crisp look.  The length looks well with my flats and wrap ankle espadrilles, plus they are mid-rise and fit very nicely on my backside. When I brought them and saw that they were working, I grabbed another pair in  black (more options here)! When I find something I like and it fits(!), I usually buy it in multiples…makes my life much easier.

Ridgely Brode wears classic black and white at the beach, showing off her new white jeans on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode wears classic black and white at the beach, showing off her new white jeans on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode wears classic black and white at the beach, showing off her new white jeans on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode wears classic black and white at the beach, showing off her new white jeans on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode wears classic black and white at the beach, showing off her new white jeans on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode wears classic black and white at the beach, showing off her new white jeans on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

to buy: Loft Skinny Crop Jeans  / Black and White Cardigan Old (similar here, here, here, here)  / Black Tank Top / Ivory Necklace / Sunglasses / Black t-strap Sandals (less expensive option here, here) / Black White Pouch Old (Similar here, here and here)

 

Beach Poncho

I am wearing a lot of beach ponchos these days.  They are so easy to throw on over my bathing suits and wear on my daily walks on the beach.  I wore these caftan on our trip over the holidays and this one is a wonderful tie-die blue silk that is so soft and lightweight it floats.  It is just want I want to wear when it is super hot and anything else would be too heavy and clingy.  I can’t resist anything in blue and the tie die pattern looks like ripples of water.

Ridgely Brode loves to wear a beach poncho at the beach and shares her new favorite, blue of course, on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode loves to wear a beach poncho at the beach and shares her new favorite, blue of course, on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode loves to wear a beach poncho at the beach and shares her new favorite, blue of course, on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode loves to wear a beach poncho at the beach and shares her new favorite, blue of course, on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

 

 

Ridgely Brode loves to wear a beach poncho at the beach and shares her new favorite, blue of course, on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

to buy: Calabria Silk Poncho c/o / Black V-Neck One Piece old (similar here) Straw Hat old (similar here, here, and here ) /  Prada Sunglasses

Easy Dressing for a Warm Beach Day

I am enjoying the warmer temps and sunshine in Florida this week for our sons Spring Break.  It has been a bit windy and a cold front did roll in but, that did not stop me from wearing my sundresses and getting in some beach time.  I recently found this dress and was happy that the tie does cinch in at the waist and gives a bit more definition than pictured (being red, white and blue it will be perfect for our patriotic holidays too!).  I broke out my new woven tote, sadly sold out in red , but available in a really great blue and black, which is always useful and chic.  I thought it would be fun to go with the red, plus I couldn’t resist the tassels and thought it would be beach friendly because it is made out of a woven plastic and the sand can be shaken off.  I also like these totes (posted here) and these are also fun.

Ridgely Brode, dressed in a lightweight sun dress, enjoys a warm beach day during her Spring Break on her blog Ridgely's Radar

Ridgely Brode, dressed in a lightweight sun dress, enjoys a warm beach day during her Spring Break on her blog Ridgely's Radar

Ridgely Brode, dressed in a lightweight sun dress, enjoys a warm beach day during her Spring Break on her blog Ridgely's Radar

Ridgely Brode, dressed in a lightweight sun dress, enjoys a warm beach day during her Spring Break on her blog Ridgely's Radar

Ridgely Brode, dressed in a lightweight sun dress, enjoys a warm beach day during her Spring Break on her blog Ridgely's Radar

Ridgely Brode, dressed in a lightweight sun dress, enjoys a warm beach day during her Spring Break on her blog Ridgely's Radar

to buy: Moon River Dress /  Misa Mercato Tote  / Straw Hat old (similar one here, here, and here ) /  Prada Sunglasses  /  Old Navy Flip-Flops