luxe resortwear for all your summer ’18 beachside brunches!

for the past few weeks i have been headed down to the jersey shore every wednesday for an acupuncture appointment, which i’ll definitely talk more about once my six sessions are complete… but this post, instead, is about how i’ve been dressing for my weekly excursion to beachier towns! read on!

i try to leave myself enough time to shoot my look when i’m down in the spring lake area because it’s just so beautiful there! the beach is never crowded and the winds are just strong enough! last wednesday, though, it was a little on the chilly side… so i opted to wear my (favorite) articles of society jeggings, cuffed, with a pair of shoes i’ve been DYING to feature. these baby blue perforated loafers are by earthies, a brand that i first tried last fall when i read that they were created for people with foot problems. because ya girl over here has MAJOR foot problems. i’ve suffered from a heel spur, plantar fasciitis, and a damanged lymph system which has lead to lymphedema (chronic water retention/swelling) in my left foot & ankle…. so choosing the proper shoes is so essential for me. my patent leather earthie’s loafers which you’ve seen on this blog thousands of times are honestly a go-to for me, so i was thrilled that they wanted to sponsor another pair that was more conducive to warm weather! thanks, earthies!!!!

spring lake, new jersey is a luxurious beachtown. three million dollar homes line the boardwalk and everyone is well dressed – even on a wednesday afternoon!!! i paired my new loafers with a beautiful off the shoulder embroidered top by aqua, sold at bloomingdales. it’s a last-season-special, so i’ve linked you to two similar tops that would make sense with this look. the reason i love it is because it’s thickly embroidered, which adds a higher quality to the garment, as opposed to some of the #OTS tops you’re seeing in small boutiques and forever21.

dangling from my ears are the most gorgeous three-in-one kendra scott earrings (linked below for you to shop!). you can remove each tassel to wear them as long as you wish! in the spirit of going full-on “effortless luxury”, i’ve kept them at full length – but knowing they can be worn three ways makes this purchase a smart one. did i mention they come in several colors? invest in a neutral for timeless wear, season after season!

i finished this look off with a giant navy and cream straw tote bag. in full disclosure, i received this bad boy at an event i attended (filled to the brim with goodies!!!) – but i’ve linked you to two really similar pieces from jcpenny and dsw… both really affordable! the key to this look is to go BIG or go home. a straw tote can easily go unnoticed under the arm if it’s too small… so if you’re replicating a look like this one, remember that your tote should be the star of the show!!!

follow along on instagram for more summer style tips, and leave a comment with your favorite accessory in this look: are you feelin’ the shoes, the earrings, or the tote best?


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