AJ Wears :: An olive jacket

We're so close to wine country, so we decided to take a bus tour to Napa for the day and check out a few wineries. I knew we'd be walking a lot, so I chose comfortable flats (or what I thought were comfortable, anyway) and went with light layers.



We toured Nicholson Ranch, Madonna Estate, and Sutter Home and had lunch in Yountville. We also may have ordered a case of wine from Madonna (all organic!). Wine country was beautiful and I really enjoyed the tour. After the bus dropped us off downtown, we walked to Pier 39 and watched the sea lions (lol at the noises) and checked out all of funky shops on the pier. They had a lefty store! Any lefties out there that have grown up using right handed scissors like me can understand the beauty of that. We also ate mini donuts, which were awesome.



We opted out of a cable car ride because I wasn't interested in waiting an hour just to get on it, but a nice man offered to take our photo on an empty cart which was good enough for me. After that, we hopped in an Uber car (seriously my favorite way to get around town now!) and did some shopping on Market Street, followed by a delicious burger at Zeitgeist.

Jacket, Target (exact, and similar - except with leather sleeves!).
Skirt, Forever 21 (exact).
Oxfords, Drae by JustFab.
Bag, Fossil (exact).
Necklace, BaubleBar.

AJ Wears :: A skirt and scarf

Hi from Hollis College in Rosewood, Pennsylvania! Just kidding. Any Pretty Little Liars fans out there?? We spent the day touring the studios at Warner Brothers and then attended a taping of Conan! Here's what I wore all day.

Mornings and evenings in LA(ish) can be cool, so I started the day in a scarf and ditched it for the tour once it got warm. We finished the day on Rodeo Drive, after hours. My husband thought he was SO SMART taking me to Rodeo after everything was closed! He was. He forgets I don't make enough to buy anything Hermes, even with my freelance gigs. But I did have fun ogling Chanel gloves and picking out my next Birkin. After, we found a cool little place called State Social House on Sunset and enjoyed some cocktails and chorizo potato skins...followed by gelato at Caffe Primo down the street. Okay, now for some more highlights from WB Studios.

We were on the studio tour while Pretty Little Liars was taping! They were working on a special black&white episode and there were pink golf carts everywhere. I didn't see Aria OR Mr. Fitz, but I did see that A had left his/her mark on the golfcarts with little acts of vandalism. Such a cute touch.


 HARRY POTTER, anyone?? The tour stops by a garage with actual vehicles used in movies like Get Smart, Batman, and Austin Powers. I couldn't resist posing with this car from Chamber of Secrets.

The Big Bang Theory stages were being used too! This is where I saw Johnny Galecki's Tesla. He was apparently doing a walk thru for the week's show. I can't believe he didn't have time for a few pictures and coffee. The nerve.

I highly recommend the WB Studio Tour! It's a little under $50 for a 2.5 hour tour, and our guide was awesome and gave us tickets to Conan for after. She also asked everyone on the tour what they loved so she could focus on those - I was her only PLL fan and her only Hart of Dixie fan, but she totally gave me the VIP tour. We even got to see the set for Lavon's house on Hart of Dixie! I touched the counter and was like..."waaaaaaade sat here." If you haven't seen it, you must. So cute.

Conan was great too - Zooey Deschanel was the guest. She was adorable but awkward. I totally get that vibe. It's very similar to my own.

Next stop - San Francisco! I'm sorry I'm not hosting the Friday Favorites today - but we'll be back on schedule next week when I'm back to normal. Please feel free to share your links in the comments anyway and y'all all support each other and see how people are remixing! I'm living out of a carry on right now, so I'm the remix queen. Gurl.

AJ Wears :: A peplum two ways

Today's outfit was interesting. When I got dressed, I liked the over all look, but when I started taking pictures (in the Target parking lot ahem), I didn't like the outfit at all. So in the parking lot, in front of God and everybody, I tucked in my peplum. Okay, that actually wasn't very scandalous, but the results were surprising.

When I sat down to edit these photos, I actually liked BOTH ways. I only just started experimenting with tucking in peplum tops because of a remix challenge, but they really are quite versatile in that manner. The little skirt keeps everything tucked in nicely, the fitted top lends itself to being tucked into full skirts, and you get a new look from just one quick little fix. If you're not packing a peplum...I think you're missing out.

Honestly, I can't pick a favorite. I almost wish I'd had some shoes and a bag change in my car because I think I could have made this look like two totally different outfits! Another day. Either way I wore the peplum (guess which I chose to wear into Target?), the lady checking out in front of me said, "Oh my gosh! You look adorable!" And I was like, "Aw...thanks." So it didn't even matter if my peplum was in or out.

Skirt, Forever 21.
Top, Forever 21.
Flats, ShoeDazzle.
Bag, Rebecca Minkoff (exact).