It’s Raining Pompoms and Tassels

As the saying goes, at least where I live, April has been showering us since it showed up. I am feeling soggy and wanted a bright, happy post of lots of colors, and thought what better than pompoms and tassels?!?  They are everywhere I look and a huge trend right now, even shoes are covered in them (as you can see here and here).   I have a few tasseled accessories already, namely this tote (featured here) and this one (featured here).  Now I want to get a bright pair of earrings and maybe some sandals.  What do you think, is this a trend you will be embracing or will you just dabble in a small way?

It might be raining outside but on Ridgely's Radar it is raining pompoms and tassels, from shoes, hats to jewelry. What is your favorite?

to by:  Eric Javits Bahia Sun Hat (another fun one here)  /  Indy Set of tassel bracelets (another option here)  /Melina Pompom Earrings  /Dahlia Clutch (and Ibiza Woven Tote with Tassel)  /Rebecca Minkoff Estelle Sandal   /  Loeffler Randell embellished sandal (check out these bright pink tassel sandals)  / Abby Sandal  /  kate spade new york pompom necklace  /  Jadetribe Tote (more styles here)

Taking a New Beach Dress out for a Walk

Spring break seems a distant memory now and looking at these pictures is making me want to plan another trip as soon as possible.  I bought this lightweight, breezy dress  (I also like this one, this bright ochre one, and this one)  to wear as a cover up at the beach and one really warm evening put it on to run out to the store to get last minute provisions. We stopped by to look at the boats coming in for the boat show and took these pictures.  It was such a glorious sunset, we ended up staying to enjoy the view!

While I have you, don’t miss the Bobbi Brown Sale20% off sitewide and free shipping on all orders! Plus, customers who spend $85 or more are able to choose a free beauty bag with their order. This offer is valid until Saturday, April 8th – no code needed at checkout!  It is perfect timing for me because I am out of my favorite mascara and my brightening brick!

Ridgely Brode wears a lightweight, breezy dress, flip flops and a classic straw tote to watch the sunset on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode wears a lightweight, breezy dress, flip flops and a classic straw tote to watch the sunset on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode wears a lightweight, breezy dress, flip flops and a classic straw tote to watch the sunset on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode wears a lightweight, breezy dress, flip flops and a classic straw tote to watch the sunset on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode wears a lightweight, breezy dress, flip flops and a classic straw tote to watch the sunset on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

to buy: Tiare Hawaii Short Dress  / Straw Hat old (similar here & here)  /  J. Crew Sunglasses  /  Straw tote old (similar here,  here & here)  /  TKees Flip Flops

Beauty Boosters

Got to love Beauty Boosters!  I first discovered the Perfect Pout, which I posted about here, and then I recently bought the Clarifying Toner.  When I added the toner to my basket I got the option to add a beauty booster to my purchase for $5. The beauty boosters are: Mini Cellular Rejuvenating Concentrate, Mini Hydrating Essence, and Mini Clarifying Toner. What a great idea!  I get to try other products for $5 and make sure I like them before I dive into the larger size.  I read on the site that the idea behind a beauty booster is to boost your existing products with hydration, skin care benefits and anti-aging ingredients. YES!

I got the  Hydrating Essence which is perfect for dry skin. You can mix a few drops into your moisturizer or foundation to add extra hydration. It has the yummiest, smoothest consistency and I really like the smell.  This is huge for me and I really saw a difference in my skin when I used it. The Clarifying Toner is great to set your makeup for a dewy finish but also to use on its own to add hydration. I like to spritz this all over my face when I do my makeup and then later in the day when I am feeling a little tight I have done another spritz!  When I read that the Cellular Rejuvenating Concentrate is a skin transforming serum that redefines facial contours by firming and re-texturizing the skin. Smooths and plumps fine lines and wrinkles. Helps repair damaged cells and stimulates cellular rejuvenation. I was sold!  At $5 I could afford to try each of the products and there is so much in the minis that I used them for a long time.  I wish I made a note of how many days they lasted me but, they gave me a good amount of time to notice a change in my skin.  Give them a try , you won’t be disappointed!

Nothing better than beauty boosters! Ridgely Brode tries mini sized boosters when she bought a full sized product, see more on Ridgely's Radar.

Nothing better than beauty boosters! Ridgely Brode tries mini sized boosters when she bought a full sized product, see more on Ridgely's Radar.

Nothing better than beauty boosters! Ridgely Brode tries mini sized boosters when she bought a full sized product, see more on Ridgely's Radar.

to buy: Kaplan MD Beauty Boosters

 

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)