AJ Wears :: A Merlot Sheath

A few weeks ago, I attended a fashion show event featuring Lafayette 148. It was still hot at that point, but FELT like it should be fall, so I rented this adorable wine-colored sheath to wear to the event. I love a fashion show, even more so one where they serve champagne for lunch. By the end of the runway show I didn't even feel my Spanx anymore! 

Dress, Likely via Rent the Runway (similar from Likely // similar for less!!).
Heels, Valentino (look for less from Charlotte Russe).
Bag, Balenciaga (similar from Rebecca Minkoff // similar from Express).
Earrings, Stella & Dot (exact).

And what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't share a few shots from the show? Here are some blurry, somewhat visible runway photos.

Love the looks of awe on these VIP ladies. I get it, I love pleats too.

AJ Wears :: A Faux Suede Skirt

People, I think I've found it. JustFab sent me the perfect transition piece for fall. Since it's faux suede, it's light enough for these days the weather still goes up to 80° . 

Skirt, c/o JustFab (Shop more suede skirts on Shopbop).
Heels, c/o JustFab.
Sweater, Forever 21 (similar - I'm wearing large).
Bag, Clare V (shop all of her clutches!).

PS!! My Shopbop Sale order came in and I am in L-U-V.

So I have a bit of a Stuart Weitzman problem, I admit it. But these Stuart Weitzman booties are just the perfect basic bootie, especially for fans of the Highland who don't always want to squeeze their calves into those. I'm also a big lover of the Nudist Heels - I bought it in one of the nude shades a few years ago - so buying it in black seemed like the next logical step. I wore them with jeans and a flannel on Saturday night and felt much cooler than I actually am. Anyone else get some gems from the sale?

AJ Wears :: A Pug Tee

True story: My outfit was inspired by a dog today.

I was watching a "fall fashion for dogs" segment on the news this morning (not kidding), and one of the pups was sporting a fly buffalo plaid look. Remembering a red plaid in the back of my closet, I popped it around my waist with my favorite Pug Tee from Fur & Collar. Yes, that's totally a plug for F&C by the way, but it's allowed because it's my husband's tee company (use coupon WOOF5 for 5% off and free shipping!). I wore the pug tee in honor of the dog that helped me get dressed today.

Also, we can file this under "Faking Fall" since this week in Arkansas has been ripe with high 80s and 90s. When attempting to stay cool but look fall, tie a flannel around your waist to pretend like you may throw it on at any minute when a chill hits the air. It's a 90's inspired trick (temp or decade, you decide!) anyone can pull off. If you're going for more of a Boy George look, throw on a felt hat as well. Fall!

Pug Tee, Fur & Collar.
Flannel, Gap (similar from Kohl's).
Jeggings, Old Navy (exact).
Bag, Alexander Wang (no studs, but this one from JF reminds me of it)
Booties, Nordstrom (similar from Charlotte Russe).