AJ Wears :: Coral stripes

Hi people! Even with a jam-packed day, I managed to take not one...but TWO outfit photos today! I'm definitely making the most of my suitcase wardrobe this week. Today was meetings, pre-conference workshops, and tech rehearsals so I wanted to be comfortable - leggings, check! flats, double check! I added a blazer because our staff work room tends to get a bit cool, but I was able to shed the layer to take a quick nap by the pool this afternoon during my lunch break. There's something so wrong about wearing a blazer when everyone around you has a swimsuit on! I'm thinking I might wear mine under my clothes the next few days so I can dip when I get a break.

PS - My husband bought me this shirt for my birthday, how cute is he? I love it when he picks stuff out for me because I know he'll like my outfit. Also, I like wearing things he picked out and bragging on his great taste. So! Work day to dinner is often a pretty quick turn around, so I've been re-working pieces from day to night this week. Tonight I tucked this pretty blouse into a pencil skirt for a welcome reception.

I think this might have been cute too if I hiked the skirt up a bit to make it shorter and wore the blouse over it with a belt! So versatile. Hurrah. I ended up throwing on a jacket on the way out the door just in case and snapped this shot to prove it totally works with the jacket too. Love that. PS - totally fell over after taking these pictures in the sand in wedges. This nice couple offered to take my picture at one point but I didn't want to explain to them A) why I was taking these or B) what sort of art direction I'd need so I let them go on their merry way. So sweet.

Shirt, Banana Republic (exact).
Leggings, Forever 21.
Jacket, Forever 21 (similar color).
Sandals, Bridget from ShoeMint.
Wedges, Target.
Skirt, Forever 21.

Take One, Day 6 :: Skirting the Issue

First of all, thanks to everyone for continuing to support me in this challenge. It's a lot of fun so far. Second of all, how weird is it that this skirt looks totally different with an un-tucked shirt vs tucked? I love a good pencil skirt, so I had to wear it again with something a little more office appropes. Please don't burn me in effigy for using the word appropes.

 Honestly, I thought I'd remix the sweater  from yesterday because I love it so much, but...I didn't. That's what's funny about this challenge, is I put on an outfit thinking I know which piece I'll reuse, and then I change my mind as I'm actually getting dressed. PS - these shoes are a prettier pink in real life. They look a little meh-nude in these pics. Stay tuned at the end for another classic butt shot! This time it was to show off the cute zipper on the back of this skirt, I swear.

Skirt, The Limited.
Top, The Limited.
Cardigan, XXI.
Shoes, c/o JustFab.

What I Wore :: Navy + Chevron

I love chevron. I have it all over my house. I have prints, I have table runners, I even tried to convince my husband we needed a chevron duvet (he politely declined). But shockingly enough, I have nothing chevron in my wardrobe. UNTIL NOW.

I've often admired the tops and dresses I see on Pinterest but haven't really seen any in stores until I stumbled upon this one at Target over the weekend on super sale. I absolutely love the pink and navy together, a combination that seems so terribly obvious but I was completely oblivious to until this very moment.


Happy Friday!

Skirt, Forever 21.
Coat, Forever 21 (similar, ModCloth)
Booties, Beth by ShoeDazzle.
Top, Target.