Wear Now, Wear Later :: Suede Booties

The second August hit, I started seeing people Tweet about OMGBOOTS all over the place. Don't get me wrong, I love my boots and can't wait to start layering up, but as long as it's hot y'all need to slow your roll. However, I do think booties are a great way to start "falling up" your ensembles while it's still warm. So I created two looks using these adorable Palmer booties from JustFab to help you wait out the cold weather.

WEAR IT NOW 

 

Booties are cute with skirts and shorts while the weather is still a little warm. I love adding them sans socks to a casual outfit for shopping or patio time.

WEAR IT LATER

 

When the weather cools down, layer socks over leggings with your booties for a fun fall look. I love chunky vests and felt hats and can't wait to pull these out when the time is right. Yes, I almost overheated while taking these photos...notice how I only stepped two feet outside the front door? I ran back to the air conditioner after I decided I had enough snaps! Don't try this at home, kids.

As far as the booties, I LOVE these! JustFab just introduced their new Luxe line today, which features real suede and leather shoes and boots. Their prices are only a little above the normal JF pricing, making them really affordable (these are only $60!). I found Palmer to be true to size and super comfortable for a day of errand running. I love these little booties and can't wait to wear them all fall and winter! Shop the rest of the collection here.


Booties, c/o JustFab.

AJ Wears :: A floral tank dress

Today's post was going to be about wearability, until I saw how short this dress ended up being. I have no business explaining wearability to anyone in a dress this short. I'm not apologizing for it either. I like short dresses, and I've always gotten in trouble for it. I like to explain it away by saying, "But I'M short, so I have to wear shorter things to make my legs look longer and thus, make me look taller."

No doubt, this was an outfit more suited to girls night out or a fashion show, but when I get dressed in the morning, I pretty much just put on what I feel like for the day, regardless of what I'll actually be DOING. I'm happy to report I went to the studio to record my radio show for the day, and then dropped by Target to pick up a meat tenderizer and toilet paper. SO GLAMOROUS!

Then some dude asked if I needed help with my car. After explaining I was fine, just taking pictures of my outfit, he offered to take them for me and I curled up in a ball and died politely declined. Who's the weirdo now, y'all? It's me. It's aaaaalllllllways me.

Dress, Forever 21.
Vest, H&M.
Booties, Chassidy by JustFab.
Bag, Portfolio by JustFab.

AJ Wears :: An Anorak

Rainy day rule #1 - if you look good, you will feel good. I often tell people the only thing that gets me out of bed on a rainy day is something fun and bright. So when I found this retina-searing anorak at The Limited, I had to have it. Sure, it came in much more practical colors like khaki and navy, but what's so fun about that?

Since it only rained this morning, I ditched the Hunters for some sassy black booties. We did some shopping at the Promenade and then I ate a burger with macaroni and cheese on top of it from The House. Man. Life is good.

Good news if you want a little anorak for yourself - they're currently on sale at The Limited! It was actually cheaper in store - so you might want to check there first.


Jacket, The Limited.
Pants, Life in Progress.
Tee, The Limited.
Boots, JustFab.