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

 

 

Are You Ready to Wear Shorts?

The weather in the Northeast is teasing us.. one day it’s 60 degrees and the next it’s in the 20’s.  Then we had Daylight Savings sneak up on us! How did that happen so quickly? We are off to Florida for Spring Break and all I can think about is wearing a bathing suit, shorts, lightweight dresses and sandals!  I can’t wait!  To get in the mood, I rounded up some really cute shorts that work for the beach, to cruising around during the day and then paired with a pretty top for a night out.  I added in some really great wicker bags.. how fabulous is the circular one?? OMG!! I am dying! I really like the first look and found this One Shoulder Top, this bow back top, this blue detailed one and this seersucker (!) in blue that would look cute with shorts.

With Spring nipping at our heels, Ridgely Brode finds several cute shorts (and wicker bags) on her blog Ridgely's Radar to get us ready!

top to bottom: Off The Shoulder Top and Cotton Midi Shorts  /  Jill Tote  /  Angela Clutch  (this bamboo clutch is also very  useful) / Floral Lace Shell and  Floral Lace Shorts  / Fluted Sleeve Blouse and  Devin Walking Shorts  /  Victoria Circular Wicker Tote

 

 More tops and bag options below