AJ Wears :: A Polka Dot Set

When I put on this polka dot set this morning, I had no idea it would take me from brunch to the driving range to a full dinner of cheese dip. How versatile! Cute, comfy, AND good for any occasion!

I mean, I don’t recommend it for launching golf balls into a field (or if you’re really bad like me, accidentally at your friends), but it worked in a pinch.

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Polka dot set, c/o SheIn (exact // 15% off with code Q3AJWears).
Bag, Gucci.
Hat, local boutique (similar from Asos).

AJ Wears :: A Gingham Dress

I call this outfit “Tablecloth Chic,” inspired by my favorite Italian restaurant, Bruno’s. In fact, this whole thing makes me want some Eggplant Parm - pro tip, get your noodles tossed in alfredo because both the red sauce and white sauce are amazing there. In fact, just get two bowls of that to dunk your bread in too.

Am I a food blogger now?

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Dress, Asos (exact - on sale!).
Heels, JustFab.
Bag, Gucci.
Lipstick, Smashbox.

AJ Wears :: A Muppet Coat

Happy New Year!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I wore this weeks ago. And not to a fancy party or New Year’s bash, I wore it on a regular Sunday afternoon to go watch football or some other sport (clearly I was just there for the wings). Sometimes, a company sends you a c/o item and you pick out something ridiculous and then have nowhere to wear it, so you wear an actual muppet on an un-extraordinary day.

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And you know what? I’m gonna do that more this year. Never save a great outfit for a perfect occasion when that occasion might just be life.

Other things I resolve to do in 2019:

  • Brain Stuff: I got in a bad slump last year of zoning out in front of screens. This year, I want to be more active in my downtime. I’m planning on pulling out my piano and doing a refresh course, reading at least 20 books (as opposed to the four or so last year), and sitting down with Mr. AJ for more board games and puzzles in the evening instead of rewatching The Office for the 10th time.

  • Body Stuff: I really fell off the workout wagon in 2018. My Peloton has sat relatively unused by me (Mr AJ continues to kill it, of course), and the gym that’s so conveniently located downstairs wouldn’t be able to pick me out of a lineup of one. More spin, more yoga, and more outdoorsy stuff like hikes and walks this year. And if my PT is reading this, I promise I’ll do my knee exercises at least once a week.

  • Time Stuff: Embrace the power of “No.” I said yes to a lot of stuff I didn’t feel like doing last year, and it resulted in me feeling stressed and annoyed. I tend to feel selfish when I say no, instead of thinking of it as self care or preservation. This year, I promise to not overcommit myself to a bunch of stuff I hate.

  • Shoe Stuff: I will find the perfect pair of black flats this year if it kills me.

  • Travel Stuff: I only have one trip planned right now, but I’d like to get away as much as possible. Definitely planning another international trip this year - Italy? Portugal? Germany? We’ll find out.

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Coat, c/o SheIn (exact - get 15% off with code Q1ajwears15).
Leggings, Spanx (exact).
Sweater, Express (similar from Halogen).
Boots, Kendall + Kylie (exact).