AJ Wears :: Cropped Flares

You know me. I'm always down for a trend. I resisted cropped flares as long as I could, until I saw this particular pair of jeans in an Express email. They were on sale, so I ordered a pair and when they came in...they were definitely just flared jeans on a shorty. However, these things are SUPER stretchy and have a nice high rise, so I took a pair of scissors to the bottom to make them a length that works for me.

Chopping the bottoms obviously reduced the flare a bit, which might be a good thing in the long run for wearability. Which is a good thing, since I'll be wearing them every day thanks to how comfy they are.

Bonus story? I decided I wanted a bandana, so I went to Hobby Lobby and bought one for a dollar. Fashion! 

Tee, Banana Republic (similar from Old Navy).
Jeans, Express (exact).
Heels, Stuart Weitzman (exact // similar for less).
Bandana, HOBBY LOBBY YEAH BOI (similar from Asos that is not $1)
Bag, Barbara Bui (similar from Last Call).

AJ Wears :: A Trench Dress

Apparently, I wear this dress on Wednesdays. I wore it last Wednesday with some lace-up red heels, and I wore it yesterday with my favorite loafers as of late. As my friend Katherine put it, "It's like a blazer/trench without sleeves with nothing under it, so you could literally just flash someone whenever." Yes, that's exactly it. It's a great dress. 

Dress, Mango (exact - in white as well).
Flats, Forever 21 (exact. I love them. Three colors.).
Bag, Barbara Bui (similar from ChicNova).
Necklace, no idea (similar, kind of).
Glasses, Karen Walker (exact // similar for less).

AJ Wears :: A Grey Leather Skirt

Wearing a leather skirt in Summer, even a faux one, was a little ambitious. "A skirt is a skirt!" I thought to myself as I got dressed this morning. As it turns out, no. A skirt is NOT a skirt when it's created to be a tiny sweatbox, and any skirt is definitely not acceptable when it's 97 degrees outside. Sacrifice for fashion! We'll call it sacrifashion.

Top, J.Crew (similar from WHBM).
Skirt, ASOS (exact).
Necklace, Versona (similar from Nordstrom).
Shoes, Parfois (exact in pink // similar from ASOS) .
Bag, Barbara Bui (similar from JCP).