AJ Wears :: Socks with Heels

When I go in on something, you guys know I go ALL IN, right? I couldn’t buy just one pair of fancy socks to try the socks and heels thing. I had to order 10 different pairs from Amazon so we could do a trial and error run before finding the perfect combination. This was simply the first effort.

Mr. AJ didn’t get it and made fun of me (standard). The guy at the coffee shop said he was digging the look. A couple of people work called them “cute”. I think next time I’ll try an open toe heel or a pair of slides, but I love the idea of cutesy socks with fancy shoes! It’s not like they’re actually keeping our feet warm or anything, but I’m pretending that socks + non-sock shoes is like winterizing them.

What I’m saying is, stay tuned for more socks outfits…whether you like it or not.

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Side note: I can see people posing for photos all the time on this parking deck from my house, and I like to spy on them with binoculars. Now I’m the one casually posing during my lunch hour like a doofus, but I’m not up there to make fun of myself.

I would have definitely made fun of me during the next photo.

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So casual. So normal. I am actually laughing at myself since it was just me and a self-timer, but I don’t know at what. The wind? The fact that I can’t put on a coat properly? Because I feel like an idiot? Likely all of the above.

Coat, Banana Republic (similar from ASOS).
Top, Express (exact camisole).
Skirt, The Limited (similar from SheIn).
Socks, Forever 21 (exact).
Heels, ShoeDazzle (similar from Forever 21).
Bag, Alexander Wang.

AJ Wears :: Wide Leg Pants

I put these pants on last week and I was super pumped to wear some giant wide legs. They flow like a maxi skirt and with the fitted waist and tie suspenders, they’re about as unique as you can get.

And then I walked outside and realized it was pouring.

Since I didn’t want to end up with puddles up my legs, I swapped them out for a pair of cute ankle pants and went on with my day. If you’ve ever had to change due to weather circumstances, you know how disappointing it is. Your second outfit is never as cute as the first one and you spend all day thinking about how you COULD HAVE been cute, but the rain got in the way.

I mean, I wasn’t gonna walk around all day holding up my pants, so I was obviously better off, but still. 

There is no surprise ending to this story. I decided to wear this outfit on a better day. And here it is.

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Suspender Pants, c/o SheIn (exact // get 15% off until March 31 with code “Q1ajwears15”!)
Top, Loft (similar from Nordstrom Rack).
Boots, Stuart Weitzman (similar from Nordstrom Rack).

AJ Wears :: A Plaid Blazer

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve had a proper blog post, hasn’t it? I can’t say that this is even proper, since we snapped these photos on my iPhone after voting on Tuesday, but SheIn sent me this jacket and I was feeling hella cute, so it seemed like the perfect time to feature an actual outfit on the blog.

I do hope you guys have been enjoying the “Things I Wore” posts as well. I know it’s lazy, but I’m choosing to call it “authentic” instead.

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Blazer, c/o SheIn (exact).
Sweater, VINTAGE Gap (similar-ish from XXI).
Blouse, Elizabeth & Clarke (exact - it’s my favorite).
Jeans, Old Navy (exact).
Boots, Kendall & Kylie (exact, feel free to judge based on who made them but these are fierce).
Bag, Gucci (exact // similar from Asos).