AJ Wears :: A Grid Print Jumpsuit

Hello, it's hot outside now. Which means I face a daily struggle getting dressed for work. I want to look cute, but I don't want anything to touch my body. Okay, what I *really* want is to stay home and work in my pajamas, let's be real. 

Honestly, I should be utilizing services like Rent the Runway more often during the summer. They did a "Rent One, Get Two Free" (ROGTF? There's no ring to that) special recently so I rented a dress, skirt, and this jumpsuit for a few summery outfits. Because when you feel like wearing nothing, you might as well wear something completely the opposite.


Jumpsuit, J.O.A. via Rent the Runway.
Bag, Balenciaga via Poshmark.
Shoes, Christian Louboutin (similar from Lord + Taylor). 

AJ Wears :: A Little Red Dress

This weekend, I turned 34. Like, whoa. 34 sounds like the kind of age I would have thought was an "adult" when I was a kid.


While I participate fully in adulting-type things like paying a mortgage (and POA, bless it), going to a 9-to-5, voting, or remembering to get your oil changed every so often, I don't really *feel* very adulty sometimes. I still play video games most days of the week. I love - and have bought in the past year - stuffed animals. I have a really hard time turning down chicken nuggets in favor of a salad. 


(Shout out to Sephora for this killer makeup for my birthday dinner, FYI)


I like all of the fun stuff you get to do as an adult, though. I love staying up as late as I want, despite my body begging me to give in (and complaining loudly about it the next day). It's nice to have my own money to blow on stupid things like a Furby or eye masks that look like cucumbers. I really enjoy entertaining friends in our home, spending late nights by the pool laughing, and exploring the globe. 

Every year, my friends and I go out for my birthday. We sit around a table in one of my favorite restaurants, we drink good wine and laugh about stupid things. A lot has changed in my 33rd year, some things I would change, others I wouldn't dare. Some really great, some really terrible. What I can say without hesitation is - even if 34 still feels like I'm waiting to grow up sometimes - my 30s have been some of the best years of my life so far. So cheers to you, 34. 

Dress, Bec & Bridge via Rent the Runway.
Shoes, Stuart Weitzman (exact).
Earrings, Stella & Dot.
Makeup: Eye shadow, Anastasia BH Soft Glam, Lashes, Lilly x Sephora.

AJ Wears :: A Jazzy Denim Jacket

Occasionally, companies offer to send me their products to wear on the blog. Reminded of the real reason I got into blogging in the first place (free stuff, obviously), I nearly always accept if I can find something in their offerings that I like. However, I also like to use these opportunities to experiment with looks I might not have otherwise tried. 

Enter: this amazing and insane denim jacket that Kelly Kapowski would be like, totally jealous of. Be excited, and be a little scared. 


I know what you're thinking (through coveting tears, obviously): Is that a huge denim jacket WITH tears AND pearls all over it? Oh yeah, it sure is. It was almost 90° and I wore this thing all over town to run errands because it just made me feel COOL. Ain't nothing wrong with wearing something a little ridiculous if it makes you feel good. 


Jacket, c/o SheIn (exact).
Romper, Asos (exact).
Shoes: JustFab (exact - 50% off through 5/28).
Bag: Longchamp (exact).