AJ Wears :: A striped blazer

You know how you sometimes take pictures and expect them to turn out, and they even look good on your camera screen, but you go home and try to edit them and they're just terribly exposed? That happened to me today - TWICE. Between the humidity here fogging up my lens and what I assume is just poor exposure and too much backlight, I was really disappointed in today's photos. But what I LOVED was today's outfit(s).

Greetings from Hilton Head! Today was our work day of the conference, which was basically touring the property, meeting about last minute details, and setting up for our conference attendees to start arriving tomorrow. I went with something comfortable - jeans and a tee - and added this blazer for something fun (and because I knew our work room would be freezing!). Then that evening, we went out for our big staff dinner at this place called the Crazy Crab and I switched out my jeans for shorts and wedges for a fun evening look!

Picked up the wedges on Target clearance a few weeks ago for $10 - the shorts are from Limited on clearance for only $15! I like collecting a few new things before I go out of town for work so I feel fresh and ready to tackle whatever the week brings me. This week so far has brought me lots of fried seafood and my first real experience with oysters - I've tried them before but never eaten more than one, so last night at Crazy Crab I resolved to give them a fair shot and discovered I quite like them with tabasco and lemon. I think it's the whole experience of shooting a gross blob out of a shell.

Today the madness begins...wish me luck! If anything goes wrong, I'll just run out to the beach and take a 15 minute break. Or stay there the rest of the day. Either way.

Blazer, The Limited.
Peplum, Forever 21.
Shorts, The Limited.
Necklace, H&M.
Wedges, Target.
T-shirt, Target.
Bags, Hex & Coach.
Loafers, ShoeDazzle.

Friday Favorites Remix :: The silver tweed blazer

Last week's remix choices were slim. Two colored jeans, two blazers, and some leggings. Of course, I chose the blazer because I need to wear it while it's still under 90 around here. I tried it with shorts - it didn't work. I don't know why. So I grabbed my trusty wide leg navy pants and went on with my day.

I totally got called out on getting dressed just to leave the house for a few minutes today. I was popping into the audio studio where I freelance to cut a quick audition and they said they imagined me wearing sweatpants all day. It's true - if I don't have to leave the house, I'm in sweats. But if I'm GOING to leave, I'm going to do it right. Even if I only drop by Target and go to Sonic Happy Hour. Plus, I totally needed a remix. Look! I'm twirling! Whee!

Here's how I wore this blazer last week! I don't know if it's going to look good with a skirt, but I'm digging the monochrome on top.


How did YOU re-wear this week? Link up below! Yay!!


AJ Wears :: That same blazer, again

So, I was on the TV this morning. THV This Morning asked me to come in and talk about ways to style your own clothes to make them feel fresh. I rambled on about this boyfriend blazer for about 45 minutes and then we talked about florals. But that's not the point - the point is, it's cool to be on TV for something other than murder or robbing a cheese factory (not that I would know anything about THAT, ahem).

When it comes to public events - like a photoshoot, tv appearance, or hosting/speech situation, I go with my tried and true favorites. It's not the time to experiment with new looks. I made the mistake on a photoshoot one time of trying some new outfits and I looked pregnant in all of my pictures. You go with what you know works - for me, it's a favorite pair of jeans, a great blazer, and a pair of pumps I know polishes off any outfit. I did randomly decide it was time for me to learn to fill my eyebrows this morning at FIVE AM, which was probably a mistake on the day I'd be making my news debut as a "fashion expert (LOL)".

If you're interested in seeing me blather on about this blazer on TV, I've linked the video below. I came home afterwords to watch it on DVR and decided I didn't look like an idiot, and I like that they supered me "fashionista", so I agreed to do more segments in the future. The best part was, I had time after to go to Starbucks and take a 2-hour nap before work! Now I'm confused and it feels like Thursday. This must be Kim Kardashian's whole LIFE. Thanks for having me, THV!