Things I Wore :: April 2019

April was the month of athleisure! I took on a Peloton challenge this month to do one class every day, so you’re gonna see a lot of workout wear in the mix this month. The weather has been gorgeous as well, so we’ve spent our weekends hiking and biking and enjoying the outdoors. So this month was a mix of work wear and workOUT wear for sure.

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4/1: These pants have quickly become a favorite - bonus that there’s a matching blazer (AP x Halogen)! I’m feeling the wide leg crop this year and I NEED MORE if you guys have any suggestions.

4/2: Tuesday is work from home day, we got kicked out of the coffee shop early because of a wedding. I also attended my first city council meeting.

4/3: This outfit got big love on Instagram! Again with the wide legs. I had a presentation at work today so I decided to lean into the whole “professional” thing.

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4/4: Okay so when I bought this jacket, I did not think it was gonna make me look like a pharmacist. I honestly don’t even know if I want it anymore.

4/5: Old Navy still killing it this year - I LOVE this jumpsuit. Cute, comfy, NAVY - it’s all the things. I did wear this to work, but more importantly, I wore this to meet Louise the brewery pug at Lost Forty.

4/6: Not pictured: gorgeous baby blue workout set from Outdoor Voices. We did a 15 mile bike ride to the Big Dam Bridge and you can see it on my Instagram if you’re really curious!

4/7: Rainy day bowling outfit.

4/8: Another Old Navy find, I really don’t think you can go wrong with a classic striped dress. This was the perfect Monday outfit for grocery pickup, catching Pokemon in the park, and choosing a new probiotic from the Vitamin Shoppe. I’m wearing petite large for a relaxed fit - and it’s currently on clearance.

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4/9: WFH + Spin Class, nothing too exciting today.

4/10: I’d been WAITING for a nice enough day to wear this suit I got from ASOS, because pink linen demands a sunny atmosphere. I guess I forgot how unforgiving linen is in general and this is the last time you’ll ever see it in a non-wrinkled state.

4/11: I do a little event planning for work, and today was our big topping out ceremony on our new headquarters building. I tried to dress like a busy business lady since I’d be interacting with the Mayor, but was chastised for not wearing my company shirt and later changed.

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4/12 (day): Two outfits in one day, lucky you. This wrap top from SheIn is fulfilling all of my ballerina dreams right now. It’s super soft, too.

4/12 (night): We go to this fundraiser called Eggshibition every year and I never know what to wear. Last year everyone was painfully under-dressed so I decided to go with a springy two piece.

4/13: Much to my dismay, my husband and MIL dragged me to Hot Springs (IN THE RAIN) for Oaklawn’s Arkansas Derby day. I protested by wearing all black and ultimately was grateful for the comfort. We usually dress to the nines for derby day but given the gross day, I could not be bothered. Next year!

4/14: No idea what I wore this day, but I did finally go buy a bike helmet since everyone kept warning me of TBIs.

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4/15: Leaning into another comfy outfit for Monday, but more importantly - we went to the ballpark Monday night and took Zoey the pug to her first baseball game! She hated it, as expected.

4/16: Work from home + made a sporty appearance at a committee meeting at Heifer (buy your tickets for Urban Farm Fest June 6!).

4/17: I wear crop tops to work regularly, and I do not care. This one is from SheIn.

4/18: This jacket (Zara) always invites comments, usually about being a band director. I still love it anyway.

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4/19: Found these flowy culotte looking pants in my closet and decided they’d be cute for work. I do not remember the last time I wore them! It’s like new clothes.

4/20: Started our morning with Yoga Warriors (outfit not pictured), then did typical errand type things like Target and Taziki’s for lunch. I swear, these are the most comfortable overalls in the world and yes, it’s that cropped tee from 4/17 again.

4/21: Bike riding day! No Easter dress since I just went to the sunrise service at Riverfront Park, but it was a gorgeous day to ride out to the State Capitol and catch more Pokemon (yes, I play Pokemon Go, it’s a good way to get out and explore you losers. add me). Athena Crop + Court Skort from Outdoor Voices is my favorite outfit now.

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4/22: Work + THRILLED that this pair of jeans (Banana) fits again! Those spin classes are paying off. I also squeezed in a short bike ride this afternoon to get the Earth Day badge from Apple Watch.

4/23: Working from home and an afternoon at Nexus, followed by a long spin class and poke from Poke Hula.

4/24: No photo today, since I was up and at the airport at 5 am for a whirlwind work trip to Dallas. I did snap a photo in the Nordstrom bathroom at one point but I have no idea where it went. I was back in Little Rock by 11:30 and in pajamas by 11:31.

4/25: I’m honestly surprised I got this dressed up the day after all of that, but I had a girl date with my friends to go see War Paint at the Studio Theatre. Interesting story if you’ve never read about the feud between Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein!

4/26: I love Vanderpump Rules. Unapologetically. So I saw this tee on Etsy and did not think twice about ordering it. I’m also really enjoying the tee + jeans + blazer look lately!

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4/27: Italian Food Festival + dinner with friends. It’s definitely getting warmer around here. Shorts c/o SheIn, get an extra 15% off with code: Q2ajwears

4/28: Mr AJ and I decided to explore Arkansas this summer and have started hiking any time the weather is nice. We did the Big Creek trail near Heber Springs and I got to put my #DoingThings outfit to the test. And yes, wear an adventure fanny pack.

4/29: I’ve started wearing the Old Navy Stevie “pants” (I use this term loosely as I’d say they’re leggings but whatever) almost every Monday or any time I don’t feel like wearing real pants.

4/30: 30 days of Peloton down! I celebrated with an extra long ride another Outdoor Voices kit - I have spent entirely too much money at OV these past few months but I love their kits and please use my referral link for 20% off so I can afford more OV, thanks.

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!

Things I Wore :: February 2019

Looking through these photos, February was a pretty casual month for me. Wardrobe MVPs were definitely sneakers and sweaters that cover my hands - and leggings. Lots and lots of leggings. It’s like my bottom half was heading to the gym, while my top half was hanging out at coffee shops.

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2/1: I pulled on this Asos sweater a few times this month. It’s super soft and the bright color made me happy. I also discovered Old Navy’s Stevie “pants” aka thick leggings this month - I love them.

2/2: I stalked this sweater from the Atlantic Pacific x Halogen collection for about a month before finally ordering it - JUST in time, too, because it went on sale and sold out a day later (you know I got that price adjustment!). I’ve worn it every day I didn’t wear the blue sweater. You’ll also see these brogues / oxfords a few times this month; they were an Amazon purchase and SO comfy.

2/3: I guess it was warm enough for no sleeves today! No idea what we did this day, but these Old Navy leggings (the high rise 7/8!) are my favorite, and this Theory sweater has been going strong for at least five years now.

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2/4: A nice mild day in Little Rock, and you probably saw this dress on Instagram. I love a long sleeve dress and this print is too cute.

2/5: Tuesday is my work from home day, which means you’ll typically find me at Nexus tapping away on my laptop and drinking a bottomless drip (I take it black, thanks). I’ve been wearing the heck out of this Craft jacket I ordered from Peloton. It’s warm, it has a cute shape, and I get to rep my favorite bike. Please buy a Peloton using my code HM8UTY so I can get more merch and you can get $100 to the boutique.

2/6: I ordered the Everlane Day Glove when they had a sale on them, and the jury is still out on these. They definitely have a “breaking in” period that I’m still going through. I like the idea, though.

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2/7: I was really into the idea of a casual suit vibe, so I tried on about three different tees with this suit before I settled on this one from Everlane. These are those comfy Amazon shoes again! Seriously, I love them.

2/8 (day): Spent my day at a radiothon for Make-A-Wish, so I wanted to be comfy (and warm!). I got this sweater at H&M when I thought I didn’t have a pink sweater. Turns out, this was my third one, but it’s long and soft and perfect for leggings. In looking for it to link, I discovered they make a bunch of other colors. NEED.

2/8 (night): Dinner with friends at Bruno’s. My friend Erin always dresses to impress so leggings + sweater weren’t gonna cut it. I also took this opportunity to debut my new Elmo coat (it’s a hit - exact on sale!).

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2/11: This is a Before/After. I’m all dressed and feeling cute for work on Monday, only to walk outside and realize it’s really too cold and rainy for loafers. I added my beloved Zara raincoat (this season’s version) and some JustFab rainboots and then I was good to go.

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2/13: Valentine’s Week! Love this dress SheIn sent me for the holiday - it’s perfect for work.

2/14: Decided to be festive for V-Day in all red, froze to death and put on pants when I went home for lunch.

2/15: This sweater from H&M is another MVP for this month - it’s so easy to throw on and go. Pretty sure this is the one.

2/18: I guess I didn’t get dressed all weekend. I did, however, have to go to work on President’s Day so I decided it might as well be in these awesome boots. Hey look, it’s that AP sweater again! Seriously, this thing rocks.

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2/19: I fully admit to only getting dressed to go to a committee meeting today. It was cold so I was back in leggings for the afternoon. Dress c/o SheIn was a big hit at the meeting, though!

2/20 (day): Casual look for work. What’s that? The pink sweater? At some point, I’m gonna have to admit my wardrobe this month was less about “favorites” and more about “what’s in a pile on the floor”.

2/20 (night): Our friends got a table for a drag show benefit at South on Main so I decided to dress up a bit and throw on these snazzy pants from Asos. Guess what??????? THERE’S A MATCHING TOP. Also a little kid spilled his entire coke on me so I’m never leaving the house again.

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2/21: I stole this cardigan from my husband, thinking I would get that cool, oversized Grandpa look. I forgot that he and I are basically the same size so it just looks like my cardigan. But look, cute socks with those Amazon shoes.

2/25: I have fully committed to the suit for spring. This is one that I bought a few years ago and never bothered to wear together (blogged here). I felt like I was wearing fancy pajamas, but got so many compliments!

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2/26: Work from home day - aka, coffee shop. We also went and saw Crazy Rich Asians at the Ron Robinson Theater which was so cute. Comfy pink sweater sighting!!

2/27: Another suit - c/o SheIn and maybe too early to wear it, but with tights it worked out. Amazon shoes again. I’m not gonna lie, it was a little cold for this today but that’s what the indoors is for.

2/28: Work then Chicago with my girlfriends at The Rep! I ended up swapping my t-shirt and jacket for a comfy sweater (that white one from H&M) and my Elmo coat since it was so cold, but the general idea remained the same. Also - Chicago is on until March 24th - go see it. It’s absolutely awesome and we want The Rep to survive.