Friday Favorites Remix :: The striped peplum

I'm going to be sad when this peplum inevitably falls apart (or pills to the point of grossness) because it's been a favorite piece all summer. Peplum tops are comfortable, especially when they're stretchy like a t-shirt, but they look cute. I like them because I can eat as much as I want and my burrito belly will stay nice and camouflaged under the little skirt.

Like, how cute are these ShoeDazzle flats?? I had to exchange up 1/2 a size because they're tiny, and it took me almost a month to get them, but I'm in love. I tossed out a pair of black bow flats in my purge that were a little younger and dated, so this is the perfect replacement. They'll be fun all fall! Also, it's worth noting that I'm wearing sunglasses so I didn't have to put on eye makeup. Yep, it's been one of THOSE kind of days.

Here's how I wore the peplum last week!


How did you guys remix? Link up below! And have a great Friday the 13th. Oooh, so scary.



AJ Wears :: A top and jeans

Some nights, the classic top and jeans combo is the most appropriate. I donned this get up to Local Lime for my monthly book club, which usually consists a lot more of gabbing and eating than talking about any books. Let's face it, we read more tweets than we do literature so that's what we're going to talk about.

As you read this, I'm on a plane and LA bound! I'm hoping I'll have time to blog a few trip outfits for you next week and put together a packing guide. Don't forget about Friday Favorites tomorrow - that's still going up and I'm looking forward to sharing my remix for the week with you.

If you want to follow along with my California adventure, I'm sure I'll be overloading Instagram with vacation brags (@ajwearsclothes).

Top, NY&Co.
Jeans, Forever 21. 
Shoes, Vivienne by JustFab.
Bracelets, BaubleBar.
Bag, Coach.

AJ Wears :: Anchor Shorts

Two things - I don't know what's happening. I remember Arkansas in August as moving into my dorm, sweating off about 25 lbs, and barely making it up and down the dorm stairs. So imagine my surprise at an Arkansas August that's amazing enough to sit on the patio at 4pm and then you need a sweater by 9! I'm in love. Secondly, today's ensemble is super chill but this is what I wear to run errands and patio drink. These espadrilles were an earlier summer purchase, but then I stepped in a giant mud puddle while I was walking my dog and almost destroyed them! After a Dawn and Shout bath, they're almost as good as new. To be honest, I really wanted the Tory Burch espadrilles, but they sold out and I'm not a gazillionare. Thanks, TJ Maxx!

PS - I accidentally published this like, last week. So if you've already seen it...oops! SAHRY. :)

Shorts, TJ Maxx.
Flats, Franco Sarto via TJ Maxx. 
Cardi, Target.