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).

AJ Wears :: Plaid and a Hat

Hats are awesome. Right? I did a terrible job of washing my hair so this hat has been my BFF the past couple of days. Felt hats also feel like a quintessential fall accessory - once you break them out, it's fall, even if the weather is hanging out at 90 degrees like a total jerk. 

Shirt, Gap (exact).
Skirt, J.Crew (similar).
Booties, Nordstrom (exact).
Hat, Asos (similar from Asos).
Bag, Alexander Wang.

More times I wore hats:

AJ Wears :: Buffalo Plaid

Sometimes I like to follow Instagram challenges to dig up some inspiration for outfits. Today's prompt for the Wear What Where September outfit challenge was "Playful Plaid." I thought, Great! I have so much plaid!

As it turns out, no, I do not have so much plaid. What I do have is this adorable shirt, which totally counts.

Top, Old Navy (similar from XXI).
Skirt, J.Crew Factory (similar from Boohoo).
Booties, Nordstrom (exact).
Bag, Balenciaga (I refuse to link "similar" items that are basically knock-offs, so hopefully you'll accept this similar style from MyHabit // or shop gently used City bags here).
Shades, Karen Walker via Ditto.