AJ Wears :: A blazer and jeans

I hate it when people call a particular outfit their "uniform". I've worn a few uniforms in my life - scrubs when I worked at a hospital, an ugly black polo when I worked at Chili's, various sports team and dance uniforms....none of them bring a warm fuzzy feeling to mind the way a blazer, skinny jeans, and striped tee do. If I had a uniform though, it would probably look something like this.

When I don't know what else to put on, it's stripes. When I want to look more polished, I add a blazer. And when I know I'm going to be hitting the mall hard, I pack my loafers. These are particularly fun because of the spikes.

I haven't decided if I'm going to do a shopping haul or not, but I had the most successful shopping weekend. My mom and sister and I are bad news when we go shopping together. I had a few things on my wishlist for the weekend - a black circle skirt, a floral blazer, and a really nice leather bag - and I managed them all (along with far too many extras!). My sister built a whole outfit after finding these adorable sunflower shorts at American Apparel. My mom said she bought mostly tops, while I seemed to grab only jackets. I don't do these big shopping weekends often, so it's fun to go splurge once in a while.

Top, Limited.
Blazer, Target.
Necklace, BaubleBar.
Loafers, ShoeDazzle.

Friday Favorites Remix :: A Striped Skirt

I actually had planned to wear this outfit weeks ago, and for some reason or another, it never happened. I ended up wearing the skirt last week with a completely different everything. So when a random cold front blew through last night and made it a bit chilly, I thought it would be perfect to pull out for Friday remix!

This sweater is from Wet Seal about a zillion years ago, but I can't seem to get rid of it. I love the little lady like details of the bow and beads. It makes a nice layering piece.

 And in case you were wondering what the Friday Favorites Remix IS, I choose a piece of my wardrobe from last week and wear it again in a new way. I don't know what the difference between "wearing again" and "remix" is, the only idea I came up with is that when you wear something again, you wear it in the same fashion as the first time....and when you "remix" you're finding a new way to wear the same piece. So here's how I wore it last week -

And now, I want to see how you're remixing your favorite pieces from week to week! Y'all link up below and show off your amazing re-wearing skills. Just pick something you've worn recently and give it new life. PS - for now, I'm going to keep the same linky thing until I find something I like better, so feel free to submit new links every week and show everyone some love.

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.