AJ Wears :: A Plaid Suit

Happy Friday! This truly has been the summer of suits - especially this one. I love how easy the pants and jacket are to mix and match with other things; you might remember both pieces from my trip to San Diego.

If you’re normally a t-shirt and jeans kind of person, a suit may have some unintended side effects, such as duping your coworkers into thinking you have a super important interview somewhere fancy. Keep them on their toes by dressing for the job you really want - Diane Keaton.

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Suit, Asos (pants // jacket).

Tank, Madewell (exact).

Heels, Christian Louboutin (exact // similar for less).

Bag, Anine Bing (exact // similar for less).


AJ Wears :: A White Pleated Top / Dress

I’m honestly not sure how Zara intended for anyone to wear this thing. It’s marked as a top on their website, but on my 5’2” frame it’s certainly long enough to be a tunic, if not a full dress. But I do suspect they want you to wear it with pants, since the thing is entirely unlined. It’s certainly the sort of piece you’d want to wear something under - hence my black sports bra + spanx shorts situation here. The entire thing may be destined to become a bathing suit coverup one day.

What’s that? They make these things called slips, in nude and whites even so you CAN’T see what’s going on under my dress? Shhhhh. Never heard of it.

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Dress / Top / Whatever: Zara (exact).
Jacket, Old Navy (almost identical).
Bag, Alexander Wang. 
Sneakers, Asos (exact).

AJ Wears :: A Fluffy Red Coat

I’ve officially dubbed this coat “The Elmo Coat.” It’s ridiculous, it’s bright, it’s actually SUPER warm. You’ve already seen it on Instagram a few times if you follow me there.

I wore this out one night and the restaurant hostess said I looked like Cruella de Ville, if she lived on Sesame Street. AND I. AM. HERE FOR IT.

The thing about wearing a super fluffy coat is that people want to pet you. As long as you’re prepared for that, it’s otherwise a fun and rewarding experience. You also have to be prepared for constant whispers behind your back. Some will love it, some will hate it. Some will try to pose with you, thinking you’re the Times Square Elmo. Own it, girlfriend.

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But most importantly, never forget where you came from.

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Coat, Asos (exact - on super sale so heart and watch for returns).
Sweater, Atlantic Pacific x Halogen (exact sold out // similar from NY & Co).
Skirt, JustFab.
Boots, Stuart Weitzman (this dupe on Amazon has great reviews!).
Bag, Balenciaga (City bags on Poshmark).