Friday Favorites Remix :: Black and White Blazer

Back to Life! Back to Reality! (omg click this) We'll end the week with a remix. Except, the past two weeks have kind of ALL been a remix so I just pulled from one of my recent Friday Faves and threw this blazer on.

I tend to dress this blazer up, so I kind of wish I'd tried flats or Chucks with today's remix after looking back at the other outfits. I should also try more color with it. That's why I love these remixes! They give me ideas!

How did you guys remix this week?? Link up below!

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 :: Another striped blazer

Well, this may come as a surprise to you, but I did not own any VERTICAL striped blazers...until now. Thanks to a 40% extra off clearance at Gap, I snagged this adorable linen blazer for about $20! I wore it in the Gap Little Rock fashion show a few weeks ago and couldn't shake it from my brain. There are adorable little details about it you can't even see, like a neon yellow lining under the collar and a polka dot lining.

Now, a few people have asked me how I wear a blazer at all in this heat - so here's what I do. I always make sure my shirt underneath is appropriate to wear on its own so I can ditch the blazer and throw it in my bag if I overheat. It was nice and chilly in Flying Saucer so a blazer + shorts combo was fine for there, but we ended up taking a bit of a jaunt around downtown Little Rock after that so I shed a layer while we walked around.

After lunch at Saucer followed by delicious Le Pops, we hopped on the trolley and rode it around to the Clinton Library and back to Capital Hotel where I posed for pics with BB. Staycation tourists!

We crossed the bridge and hit up Argenta Market for Mexican cokes (real sugar for the win!)

Then continued our tour of North Little Rock with a stop at the Old Mill. I'd never been before, but the park is beautiful (and if it looks familiar, you might have seen it in Gone With the Wind.)

Look at these awesome shorts I got BB at Gap! I know dressing for summer as a guy has got to be terribly dull (I mean, no statement necklaces or anything), so I thought a bold striped short might liven things up.

EXPERT POSER. My Great Aunt & Uncle used to take me on trips as a kid and make me pose in front of everything. I have giant photo books of a little fat, curly headed, blond ham of a child in front of all sorts of random signs and monuments and I blame that every time my husband accuses me of "hamming".

Do you ever explore your own city?

Blazer, Gap (In stores! Similar from JCrew).
Shorts, Limited.
Tank, Zara.
Wedges, Cynthia Vincent for Target.
Bag, Kate Spade.