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.

AJ Wears :: A Shirt Dress

Happy Monday! I figure there's nothing like a little color to brighten up the first day of a work week. I picked up this shirt dress at Gap for an extra 40% off last week - making it only $15! I had tried on this dress in the chambray when it first came out and loved it, but it sold out before I made a move. Next best thing, dayglo yellow.

As for the sandals, The Church of Blair has declared gladiators are back in, so I pulled these out of my closet and gave them a little love. I bought these back in college on ebay when they were semi-popular the last time but couldn't bear to give them away when they were SO OUT. I put them in the back of my closet and waited. They're still bizarre, but for some reason I love them.

Dress, Gap (exact in limited sizes).
Sandals, eBay (love these!).
Bag, Bombshell by JustFab.
Necklaces, JewelMint.


Friday Favorites Remix :: A dress to a skirt

Did you have any doubt I'd wear this Gap dress again? It's so pretty! I wanted to dress it down a bit so I used Extra Petite's trick of styling a dress as a skirt. This top actually is a tie-up top anyway, but I wanted a more polished look so I added the belt. (PS - saw some in store yesterday, so it's worth looking if your size is sold out online!)

Cheese! I make this face when I don't know what other pictures I need and I don't know what to do. I spent the day running around town - dropping by the radio station to do my Friday show so I could take a full three-day weekend, hitting up The Limited (AGAIN YES SHHHH) because it was 40% off sale and I couldn't stop thinking about a few things I'd tried on yesterday...and Garden Ridge, because I'm a glutton for punishment. I swear, you couldn't put together a decent lamp there if you had magical magnetic Nate Berkus Lamp Hands. I came home empty handed. But here's how I wore the dress last week!!

How did you remix your wardrobe this week? I've upgraded my linky tool and now there are pretty thumbnails, so link up below and show me the magic! Visit a couple of your remixing sisters and let them know you're a linker too if you don't already follow.