AJ Wears :: An olive jacket

We're so close to wine country, so we decided to take a bus tour to Napa for the day and check out a few wineries. I knew we'd be walking a lot, so I chose comfortable flats (or what I thought were comfortable, anyway) and went with light layers.



We toured Nicholson Ranch, Madonna Estate, and Sutter Home and had lunch in Yountville. We also may have ordered a case of wine from Madonna (all organic!). Wine country was beautiful and I really enjoyed the tour. After the bus dropped us off downtown, we walked to Pier 39 and watched the sea lions (lol at the noises) and checked out all of funky shops on the pier. They had a lefty store! Any lefties out there that have grown up using right handed scissors like me can understand the beauty of that. We also ate mini donuts, which were awesome.



We opted out of a cable car ride because I wasn't interested in waiting an hour just to get on it, but a nice man offered to take our photo on an empty cart which was good enough for me. After that, we hopped in an Uber car (seriously my favorite way to get around town now!) and did some shopping on Market Street, followed by a delicious burger at Zeitgeist.

Jacket, Target (exact, and similar - except with leather sleeves!).
Skirt, Forever 21 (exact).
Oxfords, Drae by JustFab.
Bag, Fossil (exact).
Necklace, BaubleBar.

AJ Wears :: A Skirt, Some leggings


Hello from California! After a few days of divas and shoes and glam and all that, I met up with my husband in Venice for some R&R. We decided to piggyback off of my JF trip and make a vacation/anniversary trip out of the whole thing. So! Here's what I wore for my beach day. Ignore the John Hamm character staring me down in the background.

 We woke up after being in a tempurpedic coma (thanks, beach house!) and decided to bike to the boardwalk at Venice Beach for some brunch. I LOVE BIKES. Oh man. This skirt/tee combo was perfect for the trip, especially since I wore cotton shorts underneath.

After a bacon egg and cheese and Snapchatting in front of the Snapchat HQs (so meta) we biked to Santa Monica for some shopping and a snack and I saw Rosario Dawson at the Apple Store and bought a leopard print purse from Fossil. A flat tire and about four bottles of water later, we dropped by the Santa Monica Pier to take some pics before heading back to Venice.

The sun goes down, it gets cool here! I ditched the skirt and tee for an olive jacket, stripes, and leggings to head down to Hollywood for a few.

 We also had a chance to drop by Fat Sal's for a sandwich - way too much of a sandwich, by the way - mine had chicken fingers, buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing, mozzarella sticks, french fries, and like everything but the kitchen sink. SO. MUCH. Nom.

I haven't been to Hollywood since I was a kid, so it was fun to test my hands in front of the Chinese Theater (mine are close to Judy Garlands!) and wait for Marilyn Monroe's ghost at the Roosevelt.

I'm hoping to do a full packing/outfit guide when the trip is over, but hopefully these hold everything over until then!

Friday Favorites Remix :: The striped peplum

I'm going to be sad when this peplum inevitably falls apart (or pills to the point of grossness) because it's been a favorite piece all summer. Peplum tops are comfortable, especially when they're stretchy like a t-shirt, but they look cute. I like them because I can eat as much as I want and my burrito belly will stay nice and camouflaged under the little skirt.

Like, how cute are these ShoeDazzle flats?? I had to exchange up 1/2 a size because they're tiny, and it took me almost a month to get them, but I'm in love. I tossed out a pair of black bow flats in my purge that were a little younger and dated, so this is the perfect replacement. They'll be fun all fall! Also, it's worth noting that I'm wearing sunglasses so I didn't have to put on eye makeup. Yep, it's been one of THOSE kind of days.

Here's how I wore the peplum last week!


How did you guys remix? Link up below! And have a great Friday the 13th. Oooh, so scary.