Who wants to pool party?

Every year for my birthday, my darling in-laws throw me a pool party. We've had a princess party, casino party, and a pirate party so far. I have no idea what the theme of this year's party will be (dinosaurs?? Lisa Frank? 80's, 90's, Nyan Cat????), but I'm already shopping around for the perfect suit for the occasion. I've been really keen on the swimsuits with the wrap tops lately, so here's a round up of some of my favorites that I'm considering!

PilyQ | Mara Hoffman | ASOS

I've also been exploring some cute coverups, because half of the pool party is always spent inside eating chips and dips or playing spoons at the dining room table if it rains. I've got my eyes on these right now:

Pitusa | Sundress

PS - If we DO end up having a Lisa Frank party, I'm really hoping that this flamingo float shows up. Just for the pictures alone. Which reminds me...I need to start thinking of a signature cocktail stat.

AJ Wears :: High Waisted Pants

I'm having a bit of a love affair with black pants lately; I plan to write an entire ode to them soon. While you wait, consider this slouchy pair. There's something so irresistibly cool about a pair of relaxed black pants that I couldn't resist, especially a pair with a high waist. However, the drawback is that you give up a cute booty for the smaller-looking waist. Illusion of tiny waist in the front,  giant saggy butt in the back. I can only see myself from the front though, so I'm pretty okay with this.

Pants, ASOS (exact).
Tee, The Limited (almost identical from Romwe).
Heels, Gianni Bini (similar).
Backpack, Coach (similar // love this 3.1 Phillip Lim inspired one from Target!).
Necklace, BaubleBar.

Shopping for high waist pants? Here are a few of my favorites from Shopbop:

AJ Wears :: A Slouchy White Blouse

I'm a stalker. I mean, yeah, I'm sitting outside of your house with binoculars right now, but in this blog I mean a SHOPPING stalker. I often fill up my cart when I'm online shopping, close the browser, and then spend the rest of the day fretting about whether or not I should pull the trigger. I had one of those moments last night - I loaded up a cart at Last Call, left work, and by the time I got home the shirt I really wanted had sold out. I didn't care enough about the rest of the cart to go through with it after that, so I saved myself some $$$.

I tell you all of that to say - I shop stalked this shirt and panicked when the small sold out and the medium was in low quantities, and I'm glad I didn't abandon the basket this time. It took about 5-7 days before I was ready to commit, but I've worn it at least four times since it arrived. It looks more flattering in person, I promise. You can come outside and see for yourself.

Top, ASOS (exact but s/o. save it though, things often come back // similar with embellishments).
Pants, The Limited (this year's version).
Heels, Marne by JustFab.
Bag, Coach (several colors on Amazon).
Ring, c/o RocksBox subscription (get a month free with code AJXOXO!).