AJ Wears :: A Floral Midi

This skirt is ridiculous and I love that about it.

I'd probably never be able to wear it to work or the grocery store, but the Arkansas Derby? You betcha. This was the perfect costume for a day at the horse races.

Same thing goes for the fascinator. Don't ask why I have one, I don't know. Also, don't ask why I'm not looking at the camera, because I don't know that either.

Skirt, c/o Choies (exact).
Top, Theory (similar from JC Penney).
Heels, Zara (similar, on sale).

As for the races, I won a couple of bucks and got to hang out with these lovely ladies, so the day was a success. The man at the drink counter kept calling me "The lady in the pretty skirt" every time I came to see him, which was pretty hilarious.

As for the races, I won a couple of bucks and got to hang out with these lovely ladies, so the day was a success. The man at the drink counter kept calling me "The lady in the pretty skirt" every time I came to see him, which was pretty hilarious.

AJ Wears :: A Mustard Blazer

While this blazer feels slightly fall-ish to me (it's the mustard), I love the way it looks with this top. Both from The Limited, purchased a few years apart, and still a perfect match. They seem to do that a lot, which is why I continue to buy suiting and work items from them year after year.

Top, The Limited (not online - try stores. Similar from XXI).
Blazer, The Limited (similar from ModCloth).
Jeans, Hudson (exact).
Booties, Isola (similar).
Bag, JustFab (similar with studs from ModCloth).

AJ Wears :: A casual suit

Happy Friday! I'm feeling an extreme sense of déjà vu as I write this, but that's probably because I started it, took an hour off to apply for Hollywood Game Night, and then came back and had no idea what I was doing. ANYWAY It's an incredible day and I wanted to wear something that would look decent without a jacket when I inevitably ditched it after lunch. Striped tee and black pants almost always looks chic sans blazer, so I went with the "casual suit" look today.

I fell victim to the Kate Spade sale recently and ordered this gorgeous bright Beau as a work bag for half of it's original price! I fell in love with this bag when it was first released (uh, hello, bows!) but my excitement waned slightly when I saw it on the arms of several large bloggers (c/o, of course). I constantly struggle with not wanting to be a follower (baaaah) but also really loving something even though everyone already has it (hello, rockstuds and pashli). Some things are just good, though, and this bag is one of those things. PS - it has a padded tech pocket for my iPad. Kind of a selling point for me. It's plenty large enough to tote my daily necessities to work and back and I got a great deal, so I don't regret this purchase at all.

I fell victim to the Kate Spade sale recently and ordered this gorgeous bright Beau as a work bag for half of it's original price! I fell in love with this bag when it was first released (uh, hello, bows!) but my excitement waned slightly when I saw it on the arms of several large bloggers (c/o, of course). I constantly struggle with not wanting to be a follower (baaaah) but also really loving something even though everyone already has it (hello, rockstuds and pashli). Some things are just good, though, and this bag is one of those things. PS - it has a padded tech pocket for my iPad. Kind of a selling point for me. It's plenty large enough to tote my daily necessities to work and back and I got a great deal, so I don't regret this purchase at all.

Jacket, The Limited (exact, it matches the pants).
Shirt, The Limited (exact - and I love it so much, I'm considering getting a back-up).
Pants, The Limited (exact - I'm wearing short).
Bag, Kate Spade (exact).
Flats, JustFab (similar from Zigi, Also in green!).