Things I Wore :: March 2019

I guess it’s spring, people! The weather has started warming up, but I hardly took any blog photos in March thanks to constant rain on my cutest days. Bad planning on my part…but the good news is that I take daily photos with my Echo Look so I have SOME evidence that I wore clothes this month.

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3/1: These are my favorite pants. I’m so glad I ordered them on sale (and the matching jacket, which you’ll see later this month!).

3/2: I re-discovered this longer camisole from LOFT in my closet this year, and layering it under a sweater, over leggings has been my favorite weekend getup. There was a Mardi Gras parade in SoMa today so we checked that out and then went and ate a ton of crawfish cheese dip (it’s amazing) at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

3/3: Little Rock Marathon Day + Cold + Rainy = I stayed inside and in my comfies most of the day.

3/4: Giant comfy sweater for work

3/5: Work from Home (AKA Old Navy Leggings). At some point I put on something Fat Tuesday festive but apparently didn’t bother to take a photo.

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3/6: I’ve had this shirt for over a year and just now figured out that it’s a cute layer shirt! This cropped sweater remains a closet MVP and I wish I had more colors. If it ever unravels, I will be devastated.

3/7: Work + Volunteering at a Create Little Rock event. These pants are from ShoeDazzle randomly, but I have LOVED them because they’re stretchy and comfy.

3/8: Super casual day + some working from coffee shop.

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3/9: Pulled out our bikes since the weather was gorgeous and rode to the State Capitol to hunt Pokemon.

3/10: Daylights Savings and Errands. The Everlane Day Glove has proven to be a favorite flat this month!

3/11: I guess I was feeling ambitious on a Monday? Finally got around to wearing this Leith dress I bought weeks ago (here’s the sleeveless version - I love this shape).

3/12: WORK FROM HOME TUESDAY!!!

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3/13: This is the suit I was talking about! I ordered the jacket when Blair’s collection first came out, but it was way too big and a little pricey for what it was so I sent it back. Fast forward to it going on sale, me ordering it in a smaller size (and petite!) and getting the pants too (now on sale at Rack). I love this outfit.

3/14: Got my hair done today and wore another suit. I am officially a suit girl. This is my favorite trend in years. This is another petite number, this time from Asos. I also finally wore these heels out of the house after a month of sitting in my closet, afraid of committing.

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3/15: Work + Radio Remote (I later changed into my radio sweatshirt for that, though).

3/16: St Patrick’s Day parade and block party on our street! I did order a skirt and a headdress just for the occasion, and then discovered that the Irish Step Dancers were wearing the exact same skirt. Cooooool.

3/17: Actual St. Patrick’s Day called for more green. We went and saw Evita at the Robinson, which I didn’t really care for but I’m glad I saw.

3/18: I left work early today to go home and pack for my trip to San Diego! We also skipped cooking and went to Sushi Cafe instead…yum.

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3/19: Flying to San Diego! Time for you guys to cross reference what I said I packed with what I wore. If you want to see more of my outfits check em out here.

3/20: General exploring in San Diego and shopping.

3/21: First Day of the Conference!

3/22: Second Day of the Conference!

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3/23: We moved to the yacht today and took the trolley down to Tijuana.

3/24: Went to the San Diego Zoo and Coronado Beach

3/25: Spent some time in Little Italy before hopping a plane back to Little Rock.

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3/26: I always work from home on Tuesdays, even on the days that I’ve been gone for a week. I didn’t want to wash my hair so I didn’t go to work, but I still managed to have a jam-packed day with radio and voice over gigs.

3/27: I did eventually wash it and bam! I’m back on the outfits. I took a photo in this skirt c/o SheIn but finally got to wear it in an outfit and I gotta say, it’s a fun little number.

3/28: One of my favorite things about coming home from vacation is all of the BOXES you get! My Spring box from Elizabeth & Clarke showed up and I love this shirt they sent. It was a gorgeous day so I met some friends on a patio to enjoy the weather.

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3/29: Casual Friday. Ready to spend the weekend cooking and doing Peloton classes (get $100 to the boutique with my code HM8UTY when you buy a bike! DO IT LETS BE FRIENDS!).

3/30: We did very little on this Saturday, except go to Lowe’s and go look at Macbooks at the Apple Store. I bought two pairs of “street” leggings from Old Navy’s athletic wear on sale the other day, and they’re awesome for casual errand running for sure.

3/31: Barkus on Main day! It’s a giant dog parade and block party in downtown Little Rock. We followed it with crawfish at Rebel Kettle, cheese dip at Lost Forty, and tacos at Cantina Cinco de Mayo. Which I followed with a long spin class when I got home, because woof.

That’s (almost) everything I wore in March! I do have a tendency to change into workout/athleisure when I get home these days, so look for a post about that stuff coming your way some day soon. If you have any questions about where I got certain pieces, let me know in the comments or shoot me an email!

AJ Wears :: An Outfit, Seriously, Look, it's a blog post

There are plenty of reasons for a girl to go on a blogging hiatus. Whether it's intentional or not, any of us that aren't full-time bloggers tend to disappear from time to time.

Some of us haven't made a blog post since December 2017, but that's beside the point. Y'all knew I was still alive thanks to an occasional Instagram photo. I don't have one excuse for my absence - but I do have a lot of excuses. My husband likes to call me "the girl with a million excuses," so let's pay homage to that and I'll list them off.

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1. Life is busy. Is that a good excuse? Nah, not really. There are girls who blog consistently with full-time jobs, school, planning weddings, going through life crisis, raising babies, etc etc. Have I really been *that* busy? I mean sure, I have a 9-5 and a couple of freelance gigs, plus I've upped the amount of volunteering and planning committees I'm on. At the end of the day, I just can't be bothered to take an outfit photo. Most days, I'm in my comfies faster than you can say "OOTD."

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2. I'm exhausted. Emotionally, that is. With all of the crap going on in the world, some days it just feels a little mundane to prance around in a pair of wide leg crops and talk about what color I'm just living for this season. I love the internet, but I've had to turn off a lot of the chatter lately because a girl can only take so much before she just needs a BREAK, ya know? Most days, I don't even open my laptop after 5 p.m.

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3. I've been doing things. Since moving Downtown, I find we DO a lot more things. Bike riding brewery tour. Jazz in the park. Taking Zoey for an afternoon at Bark Bar. None of those things require the cutest outfits, so there's been a lot less to actually take a photo of. I'm not complaining, we're LOVING the neighborhood and buying a bike was the second best decision I've made after buying a condo downtown.

I've also taken up a few new hobbies - one of which is streaming myself playing video games on Twitch. You'd be surprised at how much time I've wasted on Zelda when I could've been blogging. I regret nothing.

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4. I've been a little pudgy. I've talked about the subject of dealing with weight gain more than once on this blog, and when nothing is fitting quite right, there's a lot less to take pictures of. I have two options - diet and exercise, or buy bigger clothes. They'll be here Tuesday.

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5. I've been at Happy Hour. While I do save my favorite outfits for Thursday happy hours with my besties, we rarely remember to take a photo of them before we leave or it gets dark. This one particular Thursday I managed to have a camera in my bag thanks to a work project, so I bring to you the triumphant return of AJWC. 

P.S.: The happy hour at 42 at the Clinton Library is amazing. We've spent several Thursdays down there drinking $2.50 wine and enjoying their gorgeous patio. Try the chicken biscuits, they're delicious.

Top (under), BCBG. Crop (over), Jonathan Simkhai. Pants, Marks & Spencer. Heels, c/o JustFab. 

AJ Wears :: A Lemon Dress

On my way to work this morning, I thought extensively about the new Beauty and The Beast. While it was magical and enchanting and Emma Watson was a lovely Belle, I found myself thinking it would have been even better had they hired someone who could really sing. Her voice was so over-processed and pushed that they could never have tackled one of my favorite numbers from the Broadway show, Home. A more seasoned singer could have knocked that out of the PARK and introduced a beautiful song to new generations. This is what bothered me about La La Land too - I TOTALLY get that Emma & Ryan would draw in a crowd, and the movie is about normal "just like us" people but why not give that opportunity to a Broadway actress? As someone who spent years of her life in musical theatre and voice lessons, it's always bothered me when lesser-known actresses get glazed over for famous girls that can't really sing that well.

Side note: Did you hear Emma Watson was cast in both B&TB & La La Land and had to choose? Ugh. Really loved you as Hermione and feminist, tho. 

WHILE I'M ON THE SUBJECT - Can we please get a lesser known musical for those "blah blah blah LIVE!" productions? Err'body in the world has seen Grease. Let's see Crazy For You or Thoroughly Modern Millie or Kiss Me Kate or okay now I'm just naming all of the musicals I like.

Anyway, here's what I wore this weekend.

And since I only managed to snap two photos on my iPhone of this outfit, here's a selfie with a corndog. Super casual.

Dress, Forever 21 (as I predicted on Twitter - this has sold out. Check local stores and blame Gal Meets Glam's large following for buying it out // this one's cute tho).
Shoes, Donina by JustFab.
Bag, Louis Vuitton.