|dress||–||Athleta (found on consignment at Elliot Consigment, link is to current racerback version)|
|sandals||–||La Dolce Vita|
|clutch||–||Thai Handbags (via Etsy)|
|bracelets||–||Charming Charlie (c/o)|
|ring||–||Charming Charlie (c/o)|
|necklace||–||Sparkle and Sophistication (c/o, link is to similar)|
|earrings||–||Kenneth Jay Lane|
This comfy t-shirt dress was perfect for my trip to the Cayman Islands. I actually found it on consignment last fall, when it was far too cold to wear it in Chicago, but I knew when the weather turned warm it would be the perfect casual day dress. It’s from Athleta, which is part of the whole Banana Republic/Gap/Old Navy family of stores. I’ve always liked Athleta’s sporty style, but I never shopped there due to ridulously high prices. I just can’t justify spending more than $100 on a casual dress like this. Luckily, there are consignment stores where you can find items like this with much lower price tags.
I absolutely love a white dress paired with ultra bright accesories. My favorite example of this, and a big dose of inspiration for this outfit in general, was this look from Rach at The Pink Peonies. Planning my outfits for Grand Cayman, I knew I wanted to emulate this look, so I went on the hunt for an over-the-top bright pompom clutch. I found what I was looking for on Etsy. The shop Thai Handbags had a ton of options.
Now, in the spirit of honesty, I know that these handbags look a little cheap. But that said, I wanted a cheap handbag that I could take to the beach, get sunscreen on, and generally not have to worry too much about. I think a cheaper handbag is okay in these circumstances.
I really love this bright little clutch, but the group I was traveling with was definitely divided on it. When we went out to dinner the first time, one of the waitresses at the restaurant actually stopped me to tell me how cute she thought it was, and that reaffirmed my own feelings about it. Sometimes you have to go with your gut.
I love this nautical jewelry from Charming Charlie. They’ve got a whole line of bright pieces like these, including these bright enamel earrings, this gold enamel friendship bracelet, and this Kate Spade inspired enamel bangle.