OOTD: Summer Style

Hey everyone! Welcome back to Compass to Confidence! Summer is finally here, and while it may get pretty hot where I live, I still enjoy summer fashion. Today, I wanted to share a summer ootd (outfit of the day) with you all. This outfit a go-to look for me during this time of year, and I absolutely love this look! The outfit can be worn for multiple occasions; a beach or pool day, an afternoon picnic, and even going out to run some errands. It is simple but also fun, and I enjoy putting my own twist on trendy pieces!

Let’s start with my favorite clothing item at the moment! I just adore this gingham printed bodysuit! I bought this at T.J. Maxx about a month ago, and I thought it was adorable. I really love how flattering scoop necklines are, and I like the simple thin brown straps. Gingham is always a popular choice for summer, and I like that the colors are neutral (brown and white). The material is super comfortable as well, but it’s not too hot for the summer time. I am not able to directly link this piece, but if you have a T.J. Maxx nearby, check it out, or even try to do some browsing online!

My other new obsession? These denim shorts! Before my recent vacation, I was in need of some new denim shorts. I happened to stop by Old Navy and came across the High-Waisted O.G. Straight Ripped Jean Shorts. I fell in love with these because they just fit me perfectly! They don’t rise up as the day goes on, and they literally go with any outfit. I always love high-waisted bottoms because they’re so flattering, and I am happy to now own a pair of dark wash denim shorts! I like that the small rips are subtle, and it’s not overdone. They are a classic pair of denim shorts, and I highly recommend getting them for yourself! These will never go out of style. I bought these for $30 and you can purchase them here!

For my bag, I went with this really cute half moon woven crossbody from H&M. I got this for Christmas last year, and I knew that it would go perfect with all of my summer outfits! Once again, I love the neutral color of the bag; tan/brown is a nice color to go for in the summer (black is great all year round, but it’s nice to change things up once in a while). I also think that the woven look is perfect for the warmer months. The buckle detail is such a nice touch as well! It fits everything I need for a typical summer’s day, and it is overall such a nice lightweight bag to bring with you wherever you go! Sadly, this is no longer available from H&M, however you can purchase it from websites such as Mercari or Poshmark. Check it out here and here (and for a pink version, click here).

I decided that I wanted to keep the entire look simple, but also classic and neutral, so for my shoes I went with my taupe block heels from Target. These shoes are so pretty, and they go with so many different outfits! They are also very comfortable to walk in, and I always love a chunky heel! I chose these shoes because I wanted to dress the look up a bit, however a pair of simple white sneakers or a nice pair of sandals would have looked great too! These block heels are $25 and you can purchase them here.

To complete the look, I chose to wear some of my current favorite pieces of jewelry! I’ve recently been layering my necklaces and I absolutely love the look of it! I thought that gold would look best with this outfit, so I chose three necklaces at three different lengths. First, I have my herringbone necklace purchased from Etsy (linked here). I just love the way this necklace looks when it’s on, and I really like the way it lays flat. Next is my coin necklace purchased from Amazon. I could not find this exact one, but I will link a very similar one here! There are so many coin necklaces in different styles, but I really like the simplicity of this one. For the last necklace, I went with a new one! I bought this while away on my most recent vacation. It is a pretty birch leaf necklace. It is the perfect length for layering, and the detail of the leaf is very beautiful.

I also wore a few dainty gold bracelets. The first one is a bar bracelet that I ordered from Etsy. I got it customized with mine and Tom‘s anniversary date to make it special and personal. The other two bracelets are from Amazon! I like the subtle details on these two, and I prefer dainty jewelry over anything too big or chunky. I decided to wear some stackable gold rings (along with the two that I wear every day (not pictured)). And lastly, I put on a pair of gold hoops with little rhinestones on them.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post! This outfit is one that I will be wearing all summer long! Let me know what some of your go-to summer fashion essentials are. Thank you for reading!

Styling One Bodysuit Four Different Ways

Hey everyone! I am very excited for today’s blog post! Today I am going to be sharing four different looks that I have created using one bodysuit. I know that some people are not the biggest fans of bodysuits, but I feel that every girl should own at least one!

For each outfit, I decided to wear a simple black bodysuit. Since this piece is one solid color, it makes it a bit easier to style, however, I may change things up in the future! A bright red or patterned bodysuit would be trickier to style, but I’m up for the challenge! 😉 The outfits that I am sharing with you today are very different, yet they are all very much my style. They are perfect for the end of summer as well!

Outfit #1

Without a doubt, this look is my favorite of the four! Something about wearing all black can just make you feel powerful and confident! With the simple black bodysuit, I wore a pair of paperbag shorts with a tie to cinch in my waist. I threw on a wrap coat that I wear very frequently as well. It is made of a very light material, so it can still be worn on warmer days. For accessories, I went with my go-to black block heels, and a pair of cat eye sunglasses to complete the look.

Outfit #2

For this look, I wanted to go for something with a bit of a boho edge. This look is perfect for those cool summer days!  To go with the bodysuit, I wore some patterned palazzo pants. These pants are incredibly comfortable and stylish, and I love that they are made of a lighter material. Though the look is stylish, it also feels as if you are walking around in pajamas! As for accessories, I wore my black wide brim fedora, a pair of gold flip flops, and my round 70’s inspired sunglasses!

Outfit #3

This is a look that I would definitely rock during the summertime! I am a big fan of skirts and dresses, so I had to include this outfit! I absolutely love this pleated royal blue mini skirt. It adds a pop of color that I adore as well! The skirt adds such a feminine touch, and this is a look that I like to go for often. For the accessories, I wore the same black heels from the first outfit, and a classic black and white purse.

Outfit #4

This last look is definitely the most casual of them all. It even gives off a bit of a sporty vibe, which I do like to go for sometimes! I paired the bodysuit with my favorite high waisted denim shorts. These are a staple in my wardrobe, and I reach for them all the time! I also added a cream colored cardigan to make the look a bit more fun. Lastly, I decided to wear my Stan Smith sneakers because they would match any outfit, and I love wearing anything white in the summer!

Leave me a comment below and tell me which look is your favorite! Thank you so much for reading!

OOTD: 21st Birthday

Hey everyone! Yesterday was my 21st birthday, and of course, I had to buy an outfit for the occasion! Today, I am sharing an ootd (outfit of the day) with you all.

I have spoken about the brand “Priceless” on my blog recently, and a while back, I bought what I felt was the perfect dress to celebrate my 21st. This is the “Clem Blush Mini Dress” in a size medium. I purchased this dress for $58.92. It was a bit pricey for me, but I decided to buy it since it was for my birthday! Everyone who knows me knows that pink is my favorite color, so I truly couldn’t resist. I absolutely adore the flirty look of this dress. The 3D flower detailing and flowy skirt add such a fun touch. The material is 100% polyester, making it a bit warm for the summer time, however it is not unbearable! I felt pretty comfortable during the day!

As for my shoes, I recently bought these beautiful nude block heels. I had been wanting these shoes for about 2 years now, but I never ended up purchasing them until recently! These are the “Michaela Mid Block Heel Sandal Pumps” in the color “Taupe.” I bought these shoes at Target for $25 in a size 9. I love these shoes because they are so classic and can be worn with (literally) any outfit. The shorter heel makes the shoes more comfortable to walk in as well.

For jewelry, I wanted to keep it simple. I felt that silver matched this look better than gold would have. I wore a silver double layer necklace, and diamond earrings. Although I liked silver with this look, I wear my 2 gold rings every single day, so they completed the look.

I had a beautiful 21st birthday surrounded by friends and family. Every year, we make a reservation for one of my favorite restaurants. The food was, as always, delicious! Afterward, we had cake and I opened a few gifts from loved ones.

I find so much beauty in growth of all forms. I look back at who I was even just a few years ago, and I find that I am completely different. I am ever-changing. I am continuously finding new ways to grow and love myself. I am not as fearful of the future as I used to be. I know that I will face challenges, but I also know that some of the best experiences of my life haven’t happened yet. This thought excites me, and it makes me look forward to the future. Of course, I don’t want to rush my life, but instead, take every day and make the absolute most of it. To show kindness to every single soul that I come in contact with. To inspire others to be their best selves. To be as happy as I can be. To enjoy life’s simple pleasures. And to show love. So much love to the world around me. While I may be turning 21, my heart is as it has always been, and I refuse to let anything change that. I am very proud of the woman I am today. Here’s to 21 years of life!

Thank you so much for reading!