AJ Wears :: Stripes + Leopard

How do you avoid burnout? To be honest, I've been feeling exhausted lately - not just with my blog, but with work in general. 2015 started as a whirlwind of travel and adventure, and adjusting back to the reality of two jobs and a boatload of freelance work has not been a seamless transition. Unfortunately, the blog seems to be the first thing to suffer when I'm feeling overwhelmed. I have decided this year not to post just for the sake of posting, though. I'm reserving it for those outfits and photos that I really loved.

This is one of those outfits. I've no doubt worn some variation of this before, but I've felt better today than I've felt in a long time. I'm also wearing real pants for the first time this week, so that's something. I'm still managing to make deadlines and feel cute at the same time; Isn't that all we could ask for? PS - the secret to feeling put together when you're feeling nuts - stripes, black pants, and some awesome shoes. Throw on a little lipstick and you're ready to conquer the world.


Coat, Vintage Trina Turk (similar, on sale!).
Sweater, Equipment (similar at Chicnova).
Button Up, Old Navy (similar at Old Navy).
Pants, The Limited (this season's verson, on sale! I bought petite).
Loafers, c/o JustFab (exact).
Necklace + Rings, c/o Rocksbox (first month FREE with code ajxoxo!).
Bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Bow, H&M (similar from XXI).
Glasses, Prada (exact).

Oh, and the lip? Lipstick Queen Sinner in Scarlet Red. Never fails.