AJ Wears :: An Outfit, Seriously, Look, it's a blog post

There are plenty of reasons for a girl to go on a blogging hiatus. Whether it's intentional or not, any of us that aren't full-time bloggers tend to disappear from time to time.

Some of us haven't made a blog post since December 2017, but that's beside the point. Y'all knew I was still alive thanks to an occasional Instagram photo. I don't have one excuse for my absence - but I do have a lot of excuses. My husband likes to call me "the girl with a million excuses," so let's pay homage to that and I'll list them off.

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1. Life is busy. Is that a good excuse? Nah, not really. There are girls who blog consistently with full-time jobs, school, planning weddings, going through life crisis, raising babies, etc etc. Have I really been *that* busy? I mean sure, I have a 9-5 and a couple of freelance gigs, plus I've upped the amount of volunteering and planning committees I'm on. At the end of the day, I just can't be bothered to take an outfit photo. Most days, I'm in my comfies faster than you can say "OOTD."

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2. I'm exhausted. Emotionally, that is. With all of the crap going on in the world, some days it just feels a little mundane to prance around in a pair of wide leg crops and talk about what color I'm just living for this season. I love the internet, but I've had to turn off a lot of the chatter lately because a girl can only take so much before she just needs a BREAK, ya know? Most days, I don't even open my laptop after 5 p.m.

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3. I've been doing things. Since moving Downtown, I find we DO a lot more things. Bike riding brewery tour. Jazz in the park. Taking Zoey for an afternoon at Bark Bar. None of those things require the cutest outfits, so there's been a lot less to actually take a photo of. I'm not complaining, we're LOVING the neighborhood and buying a bike was the second best decision I've made after buying a condo downtown.

I've also taken up a few new hobbies - one of which is streaming myself playing video games on Twitch. You'd be surprised at how much time I've wasted on Zelda when I could've been blogging. I regret nothing.

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4. I've been a little pudgy. I've talked about the subject of dealing with weight gain more than once on this blog, and when nothing is fitting quite right, there's a lot less to take pictures of. I have two options - diet and exercise, or buy bigger clothes. They'll be here Tuesday.

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5. I've been at Happy Hour. While I do save my favorite outfits for Thursday happy hours with my besties, we rarely remember to take a photo of them before we leave or it gets dark. This one particular Thursday I managed to have a camera in my bag thanks to a work project, so I bring to you the triumphant return of AJWC. 

P.S.: The happy hour at 42 at the Clinton Library is amazing. We've spent several Thursdays down there drinking $2.50 wine and enjoying their gorgeous patio. Try the chicken biscuits, they're delicious.

Top (under), BCBG. Crop (over), Jonathan Simkhai. Pants, Marks & Spencer. Heels, c/o JustFab.