AJ Wears :: A Ruffled Maxi

I need you guys to know that this skirt’s print is called “Splodge” according to the SheIn website. SPLODGE.

I’m wearing a splodge print skirt, whatever that is. Got a lot of compliments on my splodge skirt, though, so that’s something.

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Skirt, SheIn (exact - 15% off with Q3AJWears).
Crop, Everlane.
Sandals, JustFab.
Bag, Prada via The RealReal (similar from Banana).

AJ Wears :: A Pajama Suit

I’ve always loved a suit.

The history of the suit goes back to the late 600’s when King Charles II demanded all men wear waistcoats, trousers, and ties, which eventually evolved into the modern suit for men. By the 1870’s, Sarah Bernhardt raised eyebrows in Paris by wearing what she called “boy’s clothes,” a custom-made trouser suit that blurred the traditional gender roles.

In the 1900’s, women’s suits began to evolve into what we know them as today - from the ankle-length white suits the suffragettes wore to march in, to the fur-trimmed jacket Coco Chanel designed in 1914. The 80’s brought around the colorful power suit, with bold shoulder pads and matching belts. In 1990, Madonna wore a black suit over exposed lingerie in the Vogue music video. The suit has had a long history of being constantly reinvented over the years, while still maintaining its classic appeal.

When I think about suits on women, a few names come to mind. Katharine Hepburn. Hillary Clinton. Judy Garland. Ellen DeGeneres. In recent years, celebrities, designers, and bloggers have rekindled the suit’s excitement with bold patterns, interesting cuts, and cool colors (shirt not required, obvs).

Insert some “trickle down” story in Miranda Priestly’s voice about how I got here, wearing this suit that looks like pajamas.

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Suit, ASOS (similar from Topshop // mine is old, but I just ordered some more cute ones from Asos!)
Top, Everlane.
Heels, Manolo Blahnik (exact // similar for less)
Bag, Gucci. (similar from Macy’s)

AJ Wears :: A Polka Dot Dress

Guys, I’m into dresses again. I went through a pretty heavy pants phase recently but lately I’ve been in a grab-and-go kind of mood and this dress definitely fits the bill. In fact, I wore it at least two or three times in July when I first got it. I don’t know what it is about a magical cloth tube that makes you automatically look like you have your life together, but here we are.

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Dress, ShoeDazzle (pretty sure I bought the last one but here’s a cute one from Asos).
Shoes, Everlane.
Necklace, Baublebar.

I’d love to say that this dress is versatile, but to be honest…it’s pretty rinse, wear, repeat. I try to vary it a little with my accessories but for the most part, it looks exactly the same every day. So, I try to not wear it every day. TRY.

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