AJ Wears :: A Layered Crop

Well, I'm officially not homeless anymore. We closed on our condo, moved all of our junk in, and I'm feeling this renewed sense of joy with my closet. I don't know if it's because we were separated for three weeks or just seeing stuff in a new light because it's in a different closet, but getting dressed has been fun again. 

This outfit was a big hit on the instastories last week. The shirt is one I bought at Dillard's one day because I didn't like my outfit and had plans after work. The crop is from Everlane, bought with the idea that I'd pair it with high-waisted pants or skirts but never got around to wearing. And the pants you've seen before, a prize pair I found on sale after deciding I was going to dress more like Rachel Zoe. It's one of those outfits that I just felt great wearing, you know?  And you know I love a good, "Wait until you see the back!" moment.

Top, BCBG (exact - on sale!).
Crop, Everlane.
Pants, ABS (similar from Macy's).
Bag, Coach (similar color from Target).

AJ Wears :: Floral + Leather Jacket

I'm still working through my wardrobe resolutions for 2017. Not that I'm making any solid goals, but I feel like I'm still working through a transition period in my style. I'm still working out what exactly is my style - I had a small personal crisis after watching America's Next Top Model. Each model was tasked with defining her style in two words, and I cannot for the life of me figure out what my two words are. Edgy femme? Modern Avant-garde? Leather...and floral stuff?

If it's leather and floral stuff, I am set, for here is the world's coolest jacket. This was an outfit that felt decidedly me, if not a little cooler. I'll have to keep working on the words.

Jacket, c/o Shopbop (exact).
Shirt, Forever 21 (similar from Last Call).
Pans, ABS (similar from Macy's).
Bag, Gucci (similar from Rebecca Minkoff).
Heels, Stuart Weitzman c/o Shopbop (exact // similar from H&M).

AJ Wears :: All Black

The case for all black is as follows: it looks good, takes 0% effort to match, and sometimes, it tricks people into thinking you're wearing one piece. When rompers first came into style, I paired a black tank tucked into black shorts and put a belt over the waist, and people complimented me on my "romper" all evening. Add in the magic of culottes that sometimes look like a midi skirt, and BOOM. My blog is all smoke and mirrors.


Culottes, ASOS (similar from JCP).
Top, ABS Platinum (similar from ASOS).
Shoes, Gianni Bini (similar from Charlotte Russe).
Bag, Kate Spade (similar from Target). 
Necklace, BaubleBar.