AJ Wears :: A striped blazer

You know how you sometimes take pictures and expect them to turn out, and they even look good on your camera screen, but you go home and try to edit them and they're just terribly exposed? That happened to me today - TWICE. Between the humidity here fogging up my lens and what I assume is just poor exposure and too much backlight, I was really disappointed in today's photos. But what I LOVED was today's outfit(s).

Greetings from Hilton Head! Today was our work day of the conference, which was basically touring the property, meeting about last minute details, and setting up for our conference attendees to start arriving tomorrow. I went with something comfortable - jeans and a tee - and added this blazer for something fun (and because I knew our work room would be freezing!). Then that evening, we went out for our big staff dinner at this place called the Crazy Crab and I switched out my jeans for shorts and wedges for a fun evening look!

Picked up the wedges on Target clearance a few weeks ago for $10 - the shorts are from Limited on clearance for only $15! I like collecting a few new things before I go out of town for work so I feel fresh and ready to tackle whatever the week brings me. This week so far has brought me lots of fried seafood and my first real experience with oysters - I've tried them before but never eaten more than one, so last night at Crazy Crab I resolved to give them a fair shot and discovered I quite like them with tabasco and lemon. I think it's the whole experience of shooting a gross blob out of a shell.

Today the madness begins...wish me luck! If anything goes wrong, I'll just run out to the beach and take a 15 minute break. Or stay there the rest of the day. Either way.

Blazer, The Limited.
Peplum, Forever 21.
Shorts, The Limited.
Necklace, H&M.
Wedges, Target.
T-shirt, Target.
Bags, Hex & Coach.
Loafers, ShoeDazzle.

Friday Favorites Remix :: Striped Jacket

I love seeing what things on my blog really take off or resonate with people, and one thing that seems to be really popular with everyone is a good remix. My 30x30 is consistently in my top posts, and I got a lot of great feedback from the Take One, Pass it on challenge. So inspired by that, I've decided to start a new post on Fridays - The Friday Favorites Remix!

I loved the Take One remix challenge. It let me remix my clothes and be creative without having to do too much pre-planning. And so often, I buy pieces I truly love and want to wear over and over again - and while I do, I don't often put those outfits on the blog because I feel like y'all "just saw that". So I came up with a solution! If people love seeing how to remix stuff they already have, and I love wearing things a bunch of times in a row, I should do a weekly remix segment. So I'm going to choose a favorite piece from the week before and remix it on Fridays. You like?

I loved this Gap jacket enough to wear it again, and I busted out the sleeves in this dress so I can only wear it with a jacket. I just need to cut off the sleeves and make it sleeveless, I guess. It fits in the waist but is way, way too tight in the shoulders. I almost couldn't slide my card in the machine at Sonic. NO DRESS GETS IN THE WAY OF ME AND MY HAPPY HOUR, OKAY? Anyway, here's how I wore it last week.

So, is this something we like? Would anyone be interested in linking up and joining me for a weekly remix?

Dress, Forever 21 (which is clearly why it fell apart).
Jacket, Gap.
Belt, The Limited.
Shoes, JustFab.

What I Wore :: Florals and Stripes

Looking for a more subtle way to mix patterns? Put them a little farther away from each other! I pulled this floral tee dress from my closet today because it's just too darn hot to wear anything else. I thought it would be fun to pair them with these striped shoes in the same colors.

I love a bold floral print in a simple cotton dress. It keeps it casual but chic. And cool. Did I mention it's a million degrees outside already this week?

My cutie heels from JF. I haven't found a way to wear them yet, so I probably should have just sent them back, but I loved the pin-up feel of the shoe and y'all know I can't resist some stripes. I'm hoping this outfit worked!

Happy hump day! Hope you're all having a fab week!

Dress, Forever 21. Shoes, JustFab. Glasses, Target.