AJ Wears :: The Classics

On the days that I have "nothing to wear," I often turn to the most basic outfits. It's always a kind of duh moment when I realize a crisp white blouse and dark jeans is the perfect outfit 9 out of 10 times. I dressed mine up a bit with a killer pair of heels...when all else fails, just add heels!

Also, just add adorable leather bow you picked up for $5 at the H&M checkout stand. Impulse buy, but I love this thing.

Shirt, Theory (super similar from Theory on sale!).
Jeans, Hudson (exact).
Bag, Coach (This year's style - I scored mine for cheap at Marshall's).
Shoes, Miu Miu (super find from Bib+Tuck. Love this similar from BCBG!).
Ring, BaubleBar (exact).
Bow, H&M (exact).

What to Wear :: Amusement Park Day Trip

Okay, let's be honest here. Amusement parks are not exactly the height of fashion. I remember going to Six Flags almost every week when I lived in Dallas growing up, and the standard outfit was cut-offs + bikini top + tank top. I still think it's easy to look cute and be comfortable for a day of roller coaster riding! We went to Magic Springs in Hot Springs a few weekends ago for my husband's birthday and this is what I wore:

Sneakers (with grandma slipper socks for maximum comfort + sweat protection) perfect for walking around all day. There are so many cute sneaker options right now that this is actually the easy part!

A little bit of bling always makes an outfit look put together. It's a fact.

I didn't have my sweet backpack yet, so this freebie pack would have to do. It was ideal for toting sunscreen, sunglasses, a GoPro, and bottles of water. I even threw a swimsuit and flipflops in there just in case I wanted to partake in the water rides (I did not).

The last time I went to an amusement park, it was a little cooler. Hopefully this gives you a few ideas on what to wear for your next day trip! A breezy tank is perfect for hot days, shorts in a dark color are a must - you never know what you'll sit on! Sneakers for lots of walking, a backpack for toting your goods, and finish the look with fun accessories to feel slightly put together! I went with a fun necklace and a hair bow.

Tank, KS Saturday (s/o, exact in different shape, same shape in solids)
Shorts, The Limited (s/o, exact in other colors, similar from LOFT).
Sneakers, Kate Spade for Keds (exact).
Necklace, House of Harlow c/o RocksBox.
Backpack, LOL

AJ Wears :: A backpack

I've always thought backpacks were the ultimate cool girl bag. I remember seeing Rumi Neely tote around her vintage Chanel backpack like, 6 years ago when I first started reading fashion blogs and thinking I wanted one, regardless of whether they were in style or not.

Well, now they are. Welcome back, 90's. I stood in Marshall's yesterday Snapchatting my friends a photo of this bag and asked, "How do we feel about backpacks?" I got two YES, one EH, and one "If it were the 90's, sure." That was enough for me to pull the trigger on this little dude. I carried it today and I REGRET NOTHING. It's like a purse you don't need hands for, but that holds everything you need! Mine has a DSLR, bag of chips, sunglasses in their giant case, three kinds of lipgloss, wallet, two sets of keys, and a phone in it! Boom. You're gonna want one too. I mean, I'm not gonna wear it every day, but I'm already thinking of all of the situations where a large hands-free bag will come in handy. Amusement parks! Travel! Day trips! Concerts! Cool and comfort is definitely something I can get behind.

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Backpack, Coach via Marshall's (similar Coach style, similar for less).
Vest, H&M (similar spendy, similar cheap).
Dress, H&M (similar).
Shoes, Damienne c/o JustFab (go up 1/2 size).
Necklace, Vintage (similar).