AJ Wears :: Lots of Stripes

You know when you see a pair of shoes and they make you actually gasp? That's what happened when I saw this mixed pattern pair on JustFab's Instagram. Florals mixed perfectly with stripes? OKAY. If you suck at mixing patterns, the easiest way is to let someone else do it for you.

Then when you hit level expert, you double up on your stripes.

Coat, c/o SheIn (exact).
Overalls, Current/Elliott (similar).
Shirt, The Limited (exact).
Sandals, c/o JustFab (sold out, but these are a cute similar-ish).

PS - Sale alert! Shopbop's infamous spring sale is here. It's a great sale to make a larger purchase that you've been mulling over, especially since the discount goes up as you spend more.

My picks? A classic DVF wrap dress is a great choice. I love mine, and in simple black it's one of the few pieces you can actually dress up or down. The Alexander Wang Mini Rockie (I'm saving my pennies for a gray one!), because it's adorable and studded and the perfect small bag. And of course...SUNGLASSES. You can snag the Prada pair I'm wearing in these photos for 20% off.

Go forth and add - just use code BIGEVENT16 at checkout.

AJ Wears :: Dots & Overalls

I wear a lot of stripes. My husband even likes to point out when I'm wearing a striped shirt and pretend it's a surprise, as in: <sarcasm> Oh wow, stripes, that's a new one! </sarcasm> So when I'm trying to mix it up, dots are a great alternative. I've found that dots have even more variations than stripes, as they often come in polka, animal print, or sporadic patterns like this top.

Also, do not be startled by my lack of sweater, boots, or scarf. This was taken last week on a 98* day, nbd. Just slowly melting up here in Little Rock. 

Overalls, Current/Elliott (similar from Alloy).
Top, Asos (exact).
Flats, Zara (exact).
Bag, Kate Spade (exact, on sale!).

More Times I Mixed It Up With Dots:

AJ Wears :: Overalls and a Blazer

I fell in love with this Rag & Bone jacket this week and then had a near heart attack at the $600 price tag. After a few days of obsessing and searching, I finally found an alternative at Banana Republic that ended up being 1/5th of the price! I love the internet.

In other news, I wear these overalls almost every weekend. They are perfect for sneaking extra brunch and I love them.

Overalls, Current Elliot (similar from Alloy).
Tee, The Limited (similar from Joe Fresh).
Jacket, Banana Republic (exact - I went with petite).
Loafers, Zara (exact).

More times I wore overalls: