AJ Wears :: A tutu

Look, I'm not apologizing for today's outfit. I LOVE a grown-up tutu (ie, tulle skirt). Sure, they aren't very practical in day to day life, but on the opposite side of thinking, they're perfect for making day to day life a little more fabulous, a little less mundane. I know I'm not the only one who pretends like she's Carrie Bradshaw when no one is looking.

Maybe I've been watching too much Carrie Diaries lately (LOVE that show), but I was feeling a little Carrie inspired today when I reached for this skirt. It's fun, it's flouncy, and I'm pretty sure the girls at Limited gave me a discount just because they liked my outfit. See? The grown up tutu can be magic.

Also, I wanted to wear these new shoes. They're like, neon coral so that was giving me this awesome 80's vibe. If you missed out on those fabu Zara sandals last summer, snatch these up from JustFab in black!

 Anyway, I wore this to the mall and then went downtown for a photoshoot for my new job (which is radio, btw - they needed some glamour shots to pimp me on the website). Practical? Why not!

Jacket, The Limited.
Top, Express.
Skirt, Forever 21.
Heels, JustFab.
Necklace, Forever 21.

What I Wore :: Hot Summer Nights

We love baseball and summer around here, but these 100+ degree temps are making it hard to spend any time outdoors! Tonight we met up with our friend Casey to celebrate her birthday and have a grand old baseball time.

I'm not sure a maxi (especially in black!) is the best choice for this kind of weather, but there's something easy and breezy about a jersey dress that still makes it feel like a great choice for a summer night (no matter how hot it may be).

Confession: I have a bad habit of dropping by Forever 21 on a Friday or Saturday night to pick up last minute details to complete my going out outfits. I wore this maxi all day but felt it needed an extra "pop" to go out on the town, so I dropped into the mall and grabbed this awesome pink statement necklace which I really felt like completed the whole look. DYING over statement necklaces right now. The bigger, the better!

Look at this awesome XXI bag! At only $15, it's a perfect pick for someone who loves wearing a bag crossbody and it's big enough to carry everything I need (including an SLR!).

 Me and Candice with the birthday girl! Happy Birthday, Casey! Go Travs!!

What I Wore :: Wedding Weekend

This weekend, my Mom came up to Little Rock from Texas to do a little WEDDING PLANNING with me! We had a pretty decent agenda for the weekend, including shop, eat great food, and enjoy the city. So after a Say Yes to the Dress marathon Friday night to kick things off, we were ready bright and early Saturday morning for a cake tasting at Sweet Love Bakes.

Yes, that is delicious cake, frostings, and fillings for us to try. White, chocolate, strawberry, lemon and pink velvet with buttercream, Nutella, and chocolate buttercream frosting. As for fillings, we had blueberry, cookie dough, peach, chocolate ganache, strawberry, and strawberry cream cheese. They were all AMAZING - I narrowed it down to three combinations, then two, then finally made my final decision. The cake will be beautiful. Kelli from Sweet Love sent me home with a couple of samples of my cake choices too for later so I can share with my fiance - so sweet! I enjoyed the experience so much more than I even knew I would and highly recommend the bakery to everyone for everything.

After the cake tasting, it was off to our venue to show my mom what we had to work with and give her an idea of the rest of the wedding. She loved it and is already brimming with ideas. The rest of our day was spent boutique shopping in the Heights, searching for a Mother of the Bride dress, and hitting the mall hard for some non-wedding related goodies.

What do you wear for a day full of wedding festivities? I was tempted to wear a frilly white dress (as I am indeed the Bride) but went with something more casual, this Forever 21 dress and scarf. Paired with some bright and cheery Nine West sandals and my Express tote, this was just sunny enough for a day of nothing but fun. Wedding planning is way more fun than anyone gives it credit for!

Tonight, a David Tutera marathon and a menu planning session! At this rate, we'll be done by Sunday and I can just sit back and relax until September :)

Side note: I find it hilarious how many people congratulate you when you're engaged that you don't even know. I just got congratulated in Dillard's after my mom said she was shopping for an MOB dress. So cute. Speaking of cute - the ladies at Proposals just went crazy over my mom. She really is a doll!