AJ Wears :: A vest and skirt

This is what you wear when you are running around like a crazy person all day. The people at Starbucks across the street probably thought I was a nutso trying to take a photo but I had about 14 seconds to do it so I ignored them and got exactly this many shots that I'd even consider putting on the blog. And that's today's story. Gah, I've got to get some better stories.

Vest, Forever 21.
Skirt, Love 21.
Bag, Coach.
Sandals, ShoeDazzle.

AJ Wears :: Flowers and Stripes

Y'all, summer finally made it. I wasn't sure we'd be getting any scorchers but the temps have finally settled in at 98-101 (plus the aaaaahsome humidity) so my advice to everyone is :: wear as little as possible.

I settled on this breezy tank (surprise! there's a bow in the back!) and some fun shorts for today. This combination came about when I was trying on this top a few months ago - I was wearing these shorts and thought, "Actually, these kind of work together!" Y'all know I love some stripes and florals. It's like peanut butter and brown sugar. Wait, what? You don't make those kinds of sandwiches? WELL YOU SHOULD. Trust me. It's delicious.

Today's post comes with a second piece of advice. Never start buying nicer bags. It's like Pringles. Once you pop, you can't stop. This is the latest addition to my little collection - the cutest little camera bag you ever did see! I blame Gilt and my friend Amy for reminding me to go look at the sale on Gilt. The end of the story is, I love it and I don't care and I just cut my bag collection down to less than 20 so what's another little sister? Plus, look. Preeeeettttyyyyy.

Top, TJ Maxx.
Shorts, The Limited.
Wedges, Banana Republic.
Bag, Rebecca Minkoff (exact).

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.